How wisdom held in a cup of tea helped inspire Becky Harmon’s “Brace for Impact”

Brace For Impact brings to mind two things for me. Stuffed animals and love. Of course, why else would there be a moose on the cover? Even if you don’t share my love of stuffed animals, maybe you’ll at least be able to appreciate her cuteness. My beloved Lucy, the stuffed Canadian moose, sacrificed her own happiness to return to Florida to live with me. She was my best souvenir from Canada when I visited several years ago. While standing at the hotel room window in Niagara Falls, I began thinking about how I could write a book or short story to include the beauty of the falls. Yes, the title Tryst in the Mist was suggested but I have to say my title creating co-worker’s suggestion looks better on the cover. Brace For Impact brings together a United States Air Marshal and former Army Captain turned commercial pilot. It seemed only fair to name one of the main characters in the book after Lucy.


And then there is love. I firmly believe that love is the reason for living and for writing a book. In the Brace For Impact acknowledgments, I mention the Yogi tea tag that sits in my windowsill. “Love is an experience of infinity”. It wasn’t until I started researching where the life affirmations on Yogi tea tag’s come from that I realized the true meaning of this one. It wasn’t “I can love you forever as I first thought and that isn’t a bad thought”, but more “I can love you more tomorrow than I do today.” So, I guess the point of this is that it has many meanings to each of us. Just remember that love and infinity go together like chocolate and peanut butter. For me, that’s perfect. However, what’s good for one, may not be good for another. I’m sure some of you might prefer raspberry or peanuts in your chocolate. However you take your love, and even your chocolate, I wish you many wonderful days, months or years together.



If you can find the time this month to explore the three new titles released by Bella Books, maybe one, if not all, of the stories will attract your attention. If it’s Brace For Impact that you choose, I sincerely hope you enjoy joining Lucy Donovan and Dex Alexander as they meet, travel and fall in love.

Today’s tea tag is “Kindness is the light of life”. Let’s all take a moment to be that light in someone else’s life today.


Brace for Impact is available for pre-order now.

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  • Mercedes
    Posted January 9, 2019 12:41 pm 0Likes

    Nice. I enjoyed reading this.

    • becky harmon
      Posted January 15, 2019 10:14 am 0Likes

      Thanks, Mercedes!!

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