A Tribute to Author Heather Burch

Author and friend Heather Burch passed away on July 19. She was one of those people who truly lit up a room. Heather had a big heart with room for everyone and was amazingly kind. Beyond that, she was fun and funny AND she was a USA Today bestselling author. It was too soon to lose this amazing woman.

As a tribute to Heather I would like to offer two of her books as a giveaway.

Heather’s website has this to say about her novels: Her books have garnered praise from USA Today, Booklist Magazine, Romantic Times and Publisher’s Weekly. Heather lives to tell unforgettable stories of love and loss—stories that make your heart sigh. To enter your name for a chance to win, please make a comment on this post.

The books I’ve read are:

One Lavender Ribbon – Can a stack of long-hidden love letters from a WWII war hero inspire a heartbroken woman to love again?

Along the Broken Road – Armed with only a journal and a promise, soldier Ian Carlisle returns home to fulfill his friend’s dying wish: to find the man’s daughter and read her his journal, one page at a time.

Wishing Beach – After a painful divorce from a narcissist, Angela Reed-Baker has taken up residence on the famous Wishing Beach Island, a destination known for granted wishes beneath the mysterious Banyan tree near her beachfront estate. Just as Angela begins to settle in, her life takes an unlikely turn when she discovers a tattered photograph of a young woman among her groundskeeper’s belongings.

These novels features characters with complicated lives, who find the strength to overcome challenges, and find love along the way. I can highly recommended each one.

To enter your name for a chance to win, please make a comment on this post.


M.K. Tod writes historical fiction. Her latest novel is THE ADMIRAL’S WIFE, a dual timeline set in Hong Kong. Mary’s other novels, PARIS IN RUINS, TIME AND REGRET, LIES TOLD IN SILENCE and UNRAVELLED are available from AmazonNookKoboGoogle Play and iTunes. She can be contacted on FacebookTwitter and Goodreads or on her website www.mktod.com.

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28 Responses

  1. I can’t imagine how I have missed this author, not even her name is familiar. All three books that you have read sound like winners. I have my fingers crossed. Thank you for the opportunity to meet a new (to me) author.

  2. How tragic that she has gone from us too soon. Her novels sound fascinating. I love to read romance.

    1. Thank you for sharing your memories of Heather as well as her books. To have had the opportunity to meet her must have been precious, and a blessing to know her.

      I’ve only read one novel so far, but rest assured that her others are on my TBR.

  3. How tragic that she left us too soon. Her novels sound fascinating. I love to read romance.

  4. I have never read any of her books but I have added several to my TBR list. She sounds like she was a fantastic woman. Sorry for your loss.

  5. I haven’t read any of her books, but now I have an enter list of hers to add to my wishlist. All of those who speak of her makes me wish I had the chance to know Heather.

  6. I am so sorry your your loss. She was an amazing author! Her spirit and love live on in her fabulous books

  7. I followed Heather on Facebook and it broke my heart when I read the post about her diagnosis. I am grateful that she was able to live her life on her terms, surrounded by family and friends.

  8. I followed Heather on Facebook and her post about her diagnosis broke my heart. I am grateful that she was able to live her life on her terms, surrounded by family and friends.

  9. All of the tributes to Heather here and on FB are wonderful. I have not read her books but I will now. So sorry I didn’t know of her before now. My sympathy to you, her family and friends.

  10. Mary, I am sorry you missed the tribute yesterday. It was beautiful. I didn’t know Heather, but felt like I did through the many shared stories and pictures. Thank you for doing your own tribute. Reading Heather’s post when she announced her diagnosis was a shock. I learned about her that day through an author friend. I ordered Ozark Mountain Christmas and loved it. So far that is the only book I have read of Heather’s. I am thankful to habe been introduced to her writing. And like many others, I am saddend that stories she still had will be untold.

    1. Thanks for this lovely comment, Wendy. Heather and her stories will live on in the memories of friends and families. She also had a passion for telling stories featuring veterans. One Lavender Ribbon and Along the Broken Road are examples of that. Best wishes and happy reading.

  11. It was a lovely tribute to Heather and her legacy. I have never read her books but now I do.

  12. So sorry for your loss. She sounds like an amazing friend and author. Thank you for introducing me to a new author. Look forward to reading some of her books.

  13. What a lovely tribute. I have not read her books, but will add a couple to my TBR list. Thank you for offering a giveaway of her books as well.

  14. So sorry you lost your friend too soon. Heather seemed like such a lovely down to earth person. Her books all sound so interesting

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