Sarah Adler discusses writing her quirky debut novel Mrs. Nash’s Ashes and her favorite memorable “only one bed” moments in romance.
Sarah Adler didn’t know she was writing a romance book when she started her novel. She wasn’t even a romance reader. All of that changed, though, when she wrote Mrs. Nash’s Ashes, her debut romance novel.
Today, Sarah Adler provides a behind-the-scenes look into her publishing journey, recounting the rollercoaster ride of rejections, what it is like to have a novel go to auction, and what this book taught her about identity that she was surprised to uncover through her characters.
Sarah’s “only one bed” scene I now count among my favorite romance moments, and we discuss her favorite books that uniquely capture this dilemma and why this has become such a beloved romance trope for readers.
Don’t miss today’s BONUS BOOK LIST, which include The Best One Bed Trope Books for Romance Lovers.
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Meet Sarah Adler
Sarah Adler writes romantic comedies about lovable weirdos finding their happily ever afters. She lives in Maryland with her husband and daughter and spends an inordinate amount of her time yelling at her mischievous cat to stop opening the kitchen cabinets.
The Most Unique Only One Bed Moments in Romance (Podcast)
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Saints for All Occasions by J. Courtney Sullivan
The Girls We Sent Away by Meagan Church
Mrs. Nash’s Ashes by Sarah Adler
You by Caroline Kepnes
Caroline Kepnes Interview with Amy
Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter
One’s Company by Ashley Hutson
Paint by Number Jesus Art
Mrs. Nash’s Ashes Playlist
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New Orleans Rush by Kelly Siskind
A Week to be Wicked by Tessa Dare
A Night to Surrender by Tessa Dare
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A Lady for a Duke by Alexis Hall
The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary
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The Bodyguard by Katherine Center
Happy Medium by Sarah Adler
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