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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

New Release -- SAVED BY THE BELLE by Isabella Norse

Dot Habersham spent the first half of her life traveling the world, meeting new people, and trying to make a difference in the lives of others. Now middle-aged, she has settled in Kudzu Korners, a small town filled with Southern charm and good friends.

But the arrival of Russell Phillips, widower, father, and the spitting image of Dot’s favorite actor, stirs emotions that she hasn’t felt in many years. Could love come knocking at this point in her life—and his?

Just when their friendship begins to blossom into “more”, Russell says something that might be impossible to fix. Will the memories of those they have lost keep each of them tied to their pasts, or can their budding relationship be SAVED BY THE BELLE


“Dot, drop everything! We have a hair emergency.” The bell hanging from the handle of the door jangled as Amber pushed her way into Polka Dots hair salon.
Dot, salon owner, paused in her sweeping and looked up, eyebrows raised. “How big of a problem can it be, hon? I just cut your hair last week.”
“Oh, no. It’s not me, it’s my dad.” Amber propped the door open with her heel, leaned out, and tugged a reluctant gentleman in by the arm.
“Well, hello there, handsome.” Dot studied the newcomer with a skilled eye. “Amber, I don’t know what you’re talking about. Your dad looks fine. Better than fine, actually.” She gave the man a wink.
“Thank you,” he began, only to be interrupted.
“Fine? You call this fine?” Amber grabbed her dad by the shoulders and turned him around, gesturing toward his head. “My father has a… I can barely say it.” She took a deep breath and tried again. “My father has a ponytail.”


  1. I'm so excited that Dot and Russell's story is now out in the world! *tosses confetti*

    1. I'm excited, too, Isabella. I'm so glad things turned out great for them!

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    1. Thank you, Deborah! Livia did a wonderful job on the cover!

  3. Haha! Good excerpt. Best of luck, Isabella.

  4. I love that the heroine is older and maybe not a thin beauty. She's mature and unique. I like that. I also like the name of the hair salon--"Polka Dot's". Very clever.
    Love the cover and I think this is going to be a delightful story. All the best to you, Isabella. I wish you every success.

    1. Thank you Sarah! I love Dot for the same reasons. She's middle-aged, curvy, colorful, and comfortable in her own skin. Livia created a wonderful cover!

  5. Isabella,

    I laughed out loud. "My father has a ponytail!" This story will be a fun adventure to read. Best of luck with it.

  6. Looking forward to reading this - your excerpt hooked me! Good luck!

  7. Oh what fun it looks like you've written. Wishing you the best on this book! Doris