Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Welcome, Darlene Fredette

Redford Falls is an ‘imaginary’ small town I created from my favourite place to visit. My family takes day trips to the Annapolis Valley every summer. There are several quaint little towns where you can spend the whole day leisurely walking around. It’s peaceful and relaxing. The valley inspired me to write stories taking place in this perfect setting, but I also added The Falls Park from another nearby small town that has beautiful walking trails and the largest waterfalls I have ever seen. 

Because I started the series with a Christmas theme, I borrowed a few names from my favourite Christmas movie: It’s A Wonderful Life – Bailey, Potter, Bishop, and Martini. Then I added a spin on a few others – Candice ‘Candy’ Cane, Jackson Frost, The Kringles, The Marleys.


There is one element that can be found popping up in each book. Thumper, as many of the town’s residents refer to him, is a mysterious rabbit who has a small but significant role. Thumper is a legendary rabbit – a fable, a romanticized matchmaker. The elderly town’s people believe those who see the legendary rabbit will fall under cupid’s love spell.


All the books in this series are stand-alone titles because I didn’t want a reader to feel lost if they started with book three. However, I recommend starting with book one, so you can get to know this adorable town that is all about family, friends, and falling in love.

His Candy Christmas ~ A Redford Falls Story ~ Book 1

Who knew returning home would contain a cool nip in the air, irresistible chocolate, and a Santa suit?


His Candy Christmas

A Redford Falls Story ~ Book 1

August 31, 2020

The Wild Rose Press

Original Publication: 2013 - One Sweet Christmas

His Candy Christmas ~ A Redford Falls Story ~ Book 1

It’s going to take more than a few pieces of chocolate to fill this Scrooge’s heart with Christmas cheer. Luckily Candy has a whole shop full.

Candice Cane is not proud of the way she acted after her last encounter with Jackson Frost. Sure revenge was fun, but now Jackson is angry and looking for answers, and standing on the welcome mat in her chocolate shop. Now he's after some revenge of his own.

Jackson returned to his small hometown for one reason and one reason only. So, he's not sure how he ended up in a Santa suit in the middle of a chocolate shop, at the behest of its beautiful owner, instead of high-tailing it back to the city as fast as he can.

Kissed By Winter ~ A Redford Falls Story ~ Book 2

A woman who knows what she wants and a man who knows what he needs.


Kissed By Winter

A Redford Falls Story ~ Book 2

September 30, 2020

The Wild Rose Press

Original Publication: 2017 – Winter’s Kiss

Kissed By Winter ~ A Redford Falls Story ~ Book 2

She's been on a flight from hell for over eight hours, lost four hours of daylight, and arrived in temperatures twenty degrees lower than accustomed to. Disliking winter for a reason she refuses to discuss, Danielle Lerato would rather be anywhere than in Redford Falls. She needs to get the job done and return home before getting caught up in the small town's charm—and the arms of the handsome, brown-eyed restaurant owner.

Andrew Bailey's first encounter with the buttery blonde didn't go so well, and he well-remembers the chill of the glass of water she dumped over his head. Now, nine months later, a raging storm drops Danielle back into his life. She's determined to leave, but he'll do whatever it takes to convince her to fall in love with Redford Falls…and him.


Under The Apple Blossoms ~ A Redford Falls Story ~ Book 3

This spring the blossoms aren’t the only thing blooming in Redford Falls.


Under The Apple Blossoms

A Redford Falls Story ~ Book 3

October 26, 2020

The Wild Rose Press

Under The Apple Blossoms ~ A Redford Falls Story ~ Book 3

A tragic accident tore them apart. She left him behind and broke his heart. Is he strong enough to risk it again?

Police officer, Tyler Kringle, keeps his heart locked behind bars. His first and only love, Maripier Nadeau, left Redford Falls many years ago after a family tragedy. She moved on, leaving him to pick up the shattered pieces of his heart. But now Maripier is home to care for her father and to attend a dedication ceremony in her mother’s honour. Her return rattles Tyler’s cage, causing old emotions to resurface. Once he discovers the truth from the past, can he reclaim the love of his life and lock-down their future before she leaves again?


A Recipe For Forever ~ A Redford Falls Story ~ Book 4

She has one last hope – a small, family-run bakery that might just be baking up second chances. 


A Recipe For Forever

A Redford Falls Story ~ Book 4

November, 2020

The Wild Rose Press

Original Publication: 2016 – Nothing To Lose


A Recipe For Forever ~ A Redford Falls Story ~ Book 4

Dwindling finances has Jess Robinson running out of options. With a past filled with failures, she longs for a new beginning. Applying for a job she isn’t qualified for may be another crazy mistake, but at this point Jess has nothing to lose. 

Juggling two jobs, Travis Cooper has absolutely no time for a relationship and isn’t looking for one. But when his mother hires an unqualified baker, he has more to worry about than three-tiered wedding cakes and fighting fires. Will he break his own no-dating-employees r

About Darlene Fredette

Darlene resides on the Atlantic Coast of Canada where the summers are too short and the winters are too long. An avid reader since childhood, Darlene loved to develop the many stories coming to life in her head. She writes contemporary romances with a focus on plot-driven page-turners. When not working on her next book, she can be found with her husband, her daughter, and her yellow Labrador. Darlene’s favourite pastime is taking summer day-trips to the Valley to soak in the small-town feel.



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  1. Thank you for sharing. I love the match making rabbit.

    1. Thumper was a spur of the moment addition to the series. He's small but very significant.

  2. Best of luck with the series, Darlene! The covers are lovely!

    1. Thank you, Judith! I worked with RJ on the covers and she nailed each and every one. I love them!

  3. Thank you, Jennifer, for the awesome spotlight on Redford Falls! Happy Holidays!

  4. Have read them all, and so love visiting Redford Falls. Thumper is such a cute character, I think he keeps busy there as love abounds.

  5. What gorgeous covers and the stories sound wonderful! Wishing you all the best, Darlene!

  6. What a delightful touch with Thumper :) Wonderful series, Darlene !

  7. Wonderful idea--and how nice that you created a setting that puts you back in your favorite place when you have to write!!