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Saturday, July 30, 2011

High School Reunions – We All Have Them

Did you ever wonder what happened to…The Prom Queen? The guy most likely to serve time in a federal prison? The couple voted most likely to succeed? If intrigued with the opportunity to rewrite a bit of history…or exact a little revenge…The Last Rose of Summer invites you to a reunion of The Class of ’85.

A little over a year ago, those words launched another series for one of the contemporary romance lines of The Wild Rose Press, Last Rose Of Summer.

Like it or not, what happens during our high school years sh
apes who we are at the time and who we will become in the future. And who among us hasn’t received an invitation to the event we either celebrate or dread—maybe both.

But, what fun to drop various characters—specifically a hero and a heroine—into whatever happened to scenarios. Then sit back and watch them struggle then triumph. All the flair and drama of reconnecting with former classmates with no fear of embarrassing ourselves.

For my part, I am fortunate to have created three titles to be included in the series.

Glad Tidi
ngs, released in December of 2010, is the story of forever friends and Summerville High alums Jake Holbrook and Bethany Thomas. A holiday release, Glad Tidings takes place between Halloween and Christmas Eve, after the Class of ’85 reunion.

Next Tues
day at Two, released July 27, 2011, SHS grad Blane Weston views her Class of ’85 reunion as a chance to renew a former love. Matt Durand, a recent business acquaintance who won’t take no for an answer, has other plans for her on that particular week-end. He catches the same flight to wherever it is she happens to be going. But, imagine his surprise when he learns her destination holds memories and unfinished business for him.

In To Be, Or Not, release date December 7, 2011, far from h
aving a score to settle, Barry Carlson, professional baseball’s former golden boy and the hero of To Be, Or Not, has some serious making up to do. The love ‘em and leave ‘em attitude of his youth has finally caught up with him and he’s eager to catch up on what’s important in life, someone to love who loves you back just as deeply. In Barry’s case, Amanda Marsh is The One who got away. And he has his work cut out for him if he hopes to win her back.

Three different couples from the Class of '85 each taking a very different journey to their own happily ever after.
To learn about—and possibly download—these stories, go to my author page—Margo Hoornstra—at, where you’ll also find three short stories of mine to download for free.

And, please visit


Margo Hoornstra said...

Hello Everyone,

Wanted to let you know I am sorry that the URLs didn't come up on my posts. This being my first time, I didn't know how to do that.

Please use the URLs listed here to access my website and my publisher's.,,

Thank you

Mara said...

Hi, Margo
I went to only one high school reunion and that was enough for me! I musy say that I looked fabulous and different (I wore makeup, high heeled boots, tight jeans, etc) very different from my ripped jeans and kicks that I wore in HS.
That was kind of fun, but once was enough. However, if I was writing a book, I can see how HS could be fertile ground for characters!
Good luck with the series,
marajbrandon AT earthlink DOT net

Margo Hoornstra said...


It was a ball writing these books.
I would do it again in a minute.

Glad you enjoyed your reunion.

Margo Hoornstra said...

Sorry again,

Got The Wild Rose Press URL wrong.,

Vanessa A. Johnson said...

What a novel idea to Alter the endings of those at high school reunions. I have threatened some friends to put them in. My novels

Jennifer Lowery (Kamptner) said...

I've always liked the premise of this series Margo! It's a great idea.
Nice post!

Anna said...

It would be interesting to see what happened to everyone. Fun? Hmm I don't know. Never been.

Love the blurbs for your stories.

Margo Hoornstra said...


Lucky friends! :)

Margo Hoornstra said...

Ah Jennifer,

It's like I said. More fun to 'observe' reunion events than 'experience' them. I truly enjoyed writing these three books. Completed them all in the same year to boot. Not sure I want to do that anytime soon!

Margo Hoornstra said...


I'm glad you enjoyed the blurbs.

The best reunion stories are the ones you make up!

Robin said...

Those are fun stories to read! Especially because I was from the class of 85! LOL

Robin D
robindpdx (at) yahoo (dot) com

Anonymous said...

I have avoided attending my HS and college reunions. I do think reunion stories are fascinating. It's nice to see the HS underdog finally get the girl, etc.

User1123 AT comcast DOT net

Chelle Cordero said...

Hi Margo, I've recently gotten very nostalgic about reuniting with fellow classmates from my high school and college days; LOL. thank goodness for FaceBook!

Now that you've got me thinking, it would be fun to include some of the more memorable characters in my stories. Thanks!


Na said...

Not enough time has passed for me to have a high school reunion but I always like reading about them and seeing reunion movies. They are both fun and nostalgic. I'm always curious to see what happened to people and of course re-connecting with people. It's always sweet to when a person reunites with another and unexpectedly a relationship starts.

Margo Hoornstra said...


'85 was a good year! Though my high school graduation year was a tad before that. Heh-heh!

Margo Hoornstra said...


Imagination is everything!

Margo Hoornstra said...


Come to think of it, very few of my characters in this series were based on former classmates.

A couple of friends are in my books though.

Margo Hoornstra said...


People watching is one of my favorite past times.

As you get older, you find how important those memories are.