Lina Rehal displays a copy of her novel, “Someday is Here.”
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Lynn author is all about romance

LYNN — Lina Rehal, a longtime city resident, has just self-published her fifth contemporary romance, “Someday is Here.”

She describes the action. “Photographer Blair Emerson reconnects with Jace Cooper, the handsome electrical engineer who left town 15 years ago to sail around the world. Excited that he’s found Blair again through social media, Jace invites the beautiful ex-wife of a former business associate to visit him at his home in Fort Lauderdale. Reluctantly, she accepts. When things heat up between them, it becomes difficult for him to honor his promise of a no-strings-attached vacation.”

The book cover is also quite steamy, unlike her previous works.

“I got brave,” she said, then laughed.

Rehal, retired from her executive secretary position at the Jewish Rehabilitation Center, is an active member of The Red Rock Rewriters, a weekly writing group that meets at Swampscott Public Library, She said her characters “are generally age 45 and up. My stories are about couples who find a second chance at love. They have some sizzle, but are not explicit. I like to leave something to the reader’s imagination.”

Rehal started writing early, when she was in the fifth grade, working with Revere classmates on a mimeographed yearbook. She later wrote features and travel articles for North Shore newspapers, including The Item.

“Carousel Kisses,” a 2011 series of nostalgic essays, poems and photos about growing up in 1950s-’60s Revere and Lynn, was Rehal’s first published book. A novella, “October in New York: A Love Story,” followed in 2016, and then came the full-fledged contemporary romance of “Loving Daniel,” the first book in her Tucker’s Landing series about people in a small coastal town in Massachusetts, and “Jillian & Sam,” the initial book in her “Love in the Cove” series.

Her books are available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. For more information visit www.linarehal.com.

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