Today marks the release of book #2 in The Soul Mate Tree Collective. This one, Can’t Stop the Music, is by the husband and wife team of CD Hersh – Catherine and Donald Hersh.
Tagline: Woodstock connected them. Misunderstandings separated them.
Buy Link for Can’t Stop the Music: https://amzn.com/B01N9RDN96/
Buy Link for the four books released or up for pre-order: https://tinyurl.com/SoulMateTree
How did you come up with the idea for Can’t Stop the Music? When the first email came inquiring of our interest in this project, we began brainstorming ideas before we knew the particulars. We came up with a story line that ultimately had to be scrapped, for the moment, because it had no tree in it. So, it was back to the drawing board.
A short while later, while watching a commercial on TV, Donald came up with a new inspiration. He approached Catherine with the statement, “I have it. We should set the story in Woodstock.” Catherine looked at him and said, “Whaaat?” Woodstock was not where she expected him to go. He’s not a fan of rock-n-roll music. When Donald explained where he got the idea, Catherine was copasetic with the plot because she likes rock-n-roll.
The story’s concept came from a commercial for a car company. We can’t remember which one, probably because when we think about the commercial now all we can envision is our novella Can’t Stop The Music. The essence of the commercial is a grandma and granddaughter searching for the tree under which grandma and grandpa met. When they find it, they, and the child’s parents, hug the tree. The closing scene of the commercial shows the family leaving the area in a car and passing a sign that said Woodstock. The jump from a tree at Woodstock to the magical Soul Mate Tree at Woodstock was a groovy choice for us. The rest is a nostalgia romance, at least as told in Can’t Stop The Music.
Blurb: College senior and hippie wannabe Rosemary—Rose for short—has a teaching job within her grasp, but she wants more. She wants love, the kind of love that has bound her parents for so many years. When she’s dumped by her current boyfriend because her morals can’t bring her to give into free love, she finds herself at Woodstock in the middle of the biggest free-love, music festival of the 60s. Alone, again. That is until a magical tree grants her wish and she finds the man of her dreams—and loses him before she really knows who he is.
Dakota meets the girl of his dreams at Woodstock, but a jealous wannabe girlfriend drives them apart before he can discover Rose’s last name and where she comes from. After he sees a disappearing tree that promises him true love, a frantic search to find Rose comes up empty-handed.
Magic and music brings them together at Woodstock 1969. Misunderstandings tear them apart. Will two flower children find one another again, or live lives of missed opportunities?
It isn’t everyday that a husband and wife team up to write romance. Tell us a little about yourselves.
C.D. Hersh–Two hearts creating everlasting love stories.
Putting words and stories on paper is second nature to co-authors C.D. Hersh. We’ve written separately since we were teenagers and discovered our unique, collaborative abilities in the mid-90s. As high school sweethearts and husband and wife, we believe in true love and happily ever after.
The books of our paranormal romance series entitled The Turning Stone Chronicles are available on Amazon. We also have a short Christmas story, Kissing Santa, in a Christmas anthology titled Sizzle in the Snow: Soul Mate Christmas Collection, with seven other authors.
We are looking forward to many years of co-authoring and book sales, and a lifetime of happily-ever-after endings on the page and in real life.
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