Love and loss often go hand in hand.

I deal with both on a daily basis. With my consulting work through the Massachusetts State Police, I help solve missing person cases. People who are loved—and who are lost. There are some cases that have happily ever afters—but not many.

With my job at Valentine Inc., my family’s matchmaking business, I locate people who are loved—and who are lost. Most cases have happily ever afters—but there are some that do not.

With my own life, I’ve been lucky enough not to have lost anyone close to me, though I worry about the love of my life, Sean Donahue, on a daily (sometimes hourly) basis, thanks to his health problems. The thought of losing him has almost sabotaged our relationship a number of times. But I’m stubborn. And I love him. And the combination is almost enough to keep the worry at bay. Almost.

Now, he’s facing a new threat—an arsonist is targeting his family? What else can I do but try to figure out who it is before the fires become deadly? The things a girl does when she’s in love…

Despite the concerns, I’ve chosen to live for the moment, to follow that old saying that it is better to love and lose than never love at all. More importantly, to believe it.

It’s the only way to really live, don’t you think?


You can read more about Lucy in PERFECTLY MATCHED, the fourth book in the “Lucy Valentine” mystery series.

** Thanks to the Heather, I have one (1) digital copy of PERFECTLY MATCHED to give away for either the Kindle or the Nook. Contest ends May 24. Leave a valid-email address with your comment. The e-book will be sent directly from the author. **

Meet the author
Heather Webber (aka Heather Blake) grew up in a suburb of Boston, where she learned early on how to ride the T, skip rocks in the ocean, and root for the Red Sox. As a young mother, she tried her hand at writing novels and hasn’t looked back. These days she lives in southwestern Ohio with her family. She is currently hard at work on her next novel.

For more information on Heather and her books, check out: www.booksbyheather.net

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