Across the tracks and up a set of cement stairs from my grandmother’s home was Belmont Village, a quaint shopping strip with restaurants, a drug store, a convenience store, and several small businesses. My grandmother, who lived in Belmont neighbourhood, always bought her lottery tickets at the convenience store and often took me and my sister there to buy us a sugary treat.
What Belmont Village Looks Like Today
Love on Belmont: My Prequel
Back then, I had no idea Belmont neighbourhood and Belmont Village also held my fate: the most wonderful romance in my life.
When I met my future in-laws maybe 20 years later, we learned we had already met: They ran that small convenience store until the mid-80s. Moreover, their paths had crossed often with those of my mom’s family before I was even a thought.
Happy memories, shared fates, love…
How could Belmont Village not be the perfect place to set a sweet romance series about different couples on different paths to fulfilling love?
Where to Find Love on Belmont
Tea Shop for Two, the first novel in the series, will be released in 2021. In the meantime, you can enjoy several short stories. Claire’s Tea Shop is currently available at major book store retailers and in Belmont Village at All Things Tea or as a free ebook to newsletter subscribers. Trick or Tea is available at major retailers in ebook and paperback formats or for free to newsletter subscribers.
She’s opened his eyes to the delicious world of tea. Can she open her own heart to his love? It’s 1967 and young widow Claire is living her dream as the owner of Claire’s Tea Shop, a dream she refuses to give…
Can tea and Christmas magic mend a broken heart? Claire and Richard are preparing Claire’s Tea Shop for the 40th Annual Christmas Sale and Tea Party. When Pauline, their oldest daughter, surprises them with news of a dream opportunity for herself, Claire…
Will tea bags come between Claire and Richard? It’s 1987. Cable TV has over 25 channels, health culture has been born, and Claire is losing business to herbal teas that promise health benefits, the doughnut shop that serves smokers, and tea bags…
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