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Dragonflies at Night:
 More Than a Love Story
By Anne Marie Bennett
Women's Fiction, Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 365 Pages
September 22, 2020 by KaleidoSoul Media


A dragonfly brings a mother’s love to a grieving daughter.

Meet Savannah, the thirty-something owner of Life Celebrations, a party planning business. Despite losing both parents as a teenager, Savannah is creating a positive life for herself, surrounded by friends and co-workers who are now her family. But she also has a secret—as much as she wants to settle down and have children, she is afraid to, for fear of getting cancer and having to leave them without their mother, as she herself was left behind years ago.

Meet Deirdre Rose, Savannah’s mother. She continues to watch over Savannah, who feels deeply connected to her mother whenever she sees a dragonfly.

Now meet Ben, a thirty-something recording artist who is good-looking, talented, and a household name. Despite his fame, Ben is lonely. He trusts few people because it seems everyone wants something from him instead of getting to know who he really is.

Savannah and Ben cross paths when they meet at a yoga retreat in the Massachusetts Berkshires. They are drawn to each other’s creativity and outlook on life. She sees beyond his celebrity and he admires her strength in what she’s had to overcome.

What happens when the retreat ends and they go their separate ways? Will they be able to make a long distance relationship work? Can Savannah put aside her fears, and will Ben allow himself to be truly vulnerable?

Above all . . . what message do Deirdre Rose and Dragonfly have for both of them?

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Guest Post: Let's Hear It for the Aunts

Savannah, the romantic heroine of Dragonflies at Night, has a very special relationship with her mother's sister Suzanna (aka Auntie Zan) who took her in when Savannah’s parents died. Later in the novel, there’s a sweet scene where Kline, a good friend of our hero Ben, introduces Savannah to his little girl, Carly. She has always called our hero “Uncle Ben,” and assumes that she should call his new girlfriend “Aunt Savannah.” Thus begins another very special auntie relationship with a very special niece who isn’t a blood relative. 

My mom was an only child, and my dad's two sisters lived several hours away, so I missed out on a close aunt-niece connection. Because of this, I have always tried to be a “special aunt” to my own nieces and nephews (big hugs to Allison, Stephanie, Mike and Pete). 

My mom’s two closest friends were “honorary aunts” for me. From the time we could talk, my brothers and I called them “Aunt Peggy” and “Auntie Hazel.” They always felt especially blessed that my mom encouraged us to do this because they didn’t have nieces or nephews of their own. Auntie Hazel had an important influence on my spiritual life; she lived close by so she was a good listening ear/sounding board for when my adolescent relationship with my mom became difficult. 

What about you? Is there a special Aunt who has made a different in your life? Tell me about her. Maybe she’s blood-related, maybe not. Aunts come in all sizes, shapes, and colors; DNA isn’t always a factor.

About the Author

Anne Marie Bennett was touched by a dragonfly once and has never forgotten its message. She has published books about her cancer journeys and the process of SoulCollage®. This is her first women’s novel.

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One winner will receive an ebook of All You Need is Love and Lilacs, a dragonfly suncatcher, and a $25 Amazon eGift Card (dragonfly suncatcher to US winner only, international winner will receive ebook and gift card only)

Ends October 14, 2020

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