About the Author
Tess Thompson writes small-town romances and women's fiction with 'all the feels'. Her female protagonists are strong women over 30 who face challenges with courage and dignity. Her heroes are good guys - the ones you want to bring home to mama and grow old with because they're loyal, smart and funny. While her stories are character driven, she weaves suspenseful plots that keep readers turning pages long into the night.
Her desire is to inspire readers on their journey toward their best life, just as her characters are on the way to theirs. In her fiction, she celebrate friendships, community, motherhood, family, and most of all how love can move the world. If you like happy endings that leave you with the glow of possibility, her books are for you.
Like her characters in the River Valley Collection, Tess Thompson hails from a small town in southern Oregon, and will always feel like a small town girl, despite the fact she’s lived in Seattle for over twenty-five years. She loves music and dancing, books and bubble baths, cooking and wine, movies and snuggling. She cries at sappy commercials and thinks kissing in the rain should be done whenever possible. Although she tries to act like a lady, there may or may not have been a few times in the last several years when she’s gotten slightly carried away watching the Seattle Seahawks play, but that could also just be a nasty rumor.
Her historical fiction novel, "Duet for Three Hands" won the first runner-up in the 2016 RONE awards. "Miller's Secret", her second historical, was released in 2017, as were the fourth and fifth River Valley Series books: Riversnow and Riverstorm.
She currently lives in a suburb of Seattle, Washington with her recent groom, the hero of her own love story, and their Brady Bunch clan of two sons, two daughters and five cats, all of whom keep her too busy, often confused, but always amazed. Yes, that’s four kids, three of whom are teenagers, and five cats. Pray for her.
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Blue Midnight (The Blue Mountain Series Book One) by Tess Thompson
Blythe Heywood denied her destiny when she left Finn Lanigan behind thirteen years ago to return to her fiancé, a wedding, and the life of safety and security that she'd yearned for since she was a child. But in the wake of her husband's betrayal, Blythe is forced to begin again. And it's her memories of Finn, the only man who ever weakened her knees, that call her across the Pacific Northwest in search of the next chapter in her life.
Starting over in the foothills of Blue Mountain changes everything Blythe thought she knew as she learns that sometimes the road not taken is actually the path that is meant to be. The first book in the Blue Mountain Series joins Tess Thompson's lovable but complex characters with a mature love story about second chances, families, and learning to love after loss.