by: SUBMITTED PHOTOS - Deanne Wilsted of West Linn has released her second novel, Untangling the Knot.West Linn author Deanne Wilsted has released her second novel, “Untangling the Knot,” published by Soul Mate Publishing. The book is available as an ebook currently and will be released in a print version later this spring.

Wilsted said the book is one that could fit within several genres including women’s fiction, contemporary romance and inspirational.

“A cross between ‘Parent Trap’ and ‘The Wedding Planner,’ ‘Untying the Knot’ is a contemporary romance about Ryan, a widowed father of two, who is engaged to be remarried, and the church wedding coordinator, Gabariella, who in some very comic ways, subconsciously sabotages the ceremony plans,” said Wilsted. “Running beneath the humor and romance, however, is a deeper story of grief and the journey taken by Ryan, his kids and Gabriella to embrace, rather than run from, their true emotions.” She notes that the book does have light references to God, the afterlife and Catholicism.

“I’ve been writing since I was young,” she said. “But never put my heart, soul and energy into it.”

When she and her husband moved to Boston from London, she took a break from work and with her husband’s blessing and support began writing full time.

“It’s been a long journey,” she said.

Wilsted’s first book, “ Betting Jessica,” was self-published.

She has a third book nearing completion and a fourth in the works as well.

Wilsted is currently the president of Rose City Romance Writers, a chapter of the Romance Writers of America. The group welcomes new members.

To learn more about “Untangling the Knot” visit To learn more about Wilsted visit and to learn about Rose City Romance Writers visit

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