grew up in the American West, but that doesn’t necessarily mean she knows how
to ride a horse. What it does mean, however, is that she loves to weave the
country’s rich history into riveting tales full of romance and intrigue.
When she’s not writing, Julia enjoys cooking, sewing costumes for her children,
spending time with her husband, and watching her children perform in sports or
plays—or, if she’s really bored or stuck on a plot twist, cleaning the house.
She also writes contemporary inspirational romance under her real name, Laura
Follow Julia as she unveils heroes whose strength and courage are only
surpassed by their tenderness, and heroines who hide their lonely hearts with a
cover of steel. It will take overcoming insurmountable odds and an iron will
for them to find a love that lasts forever. Luckily, they have Julia to help
easy—deliver a cache of stolen items back to Mount Vernon after recovering them
from profiteers. Soon, however, Chas discovers that nothing in this case is
simple. When he’s called upon to search for a little girl gone missing after
her parents are murdered, there’s only one woman who can help him . . . but
he’ll need to make her his wife in order to complete the investigation.
Jessica Flanders is only trying to rescue her younger sister from a fate
bleaker than death. How can the powers that be possibly think that separating
them from each other is a good idea? Jessica made a dying promise to her
parents. Now she needs Chas’s help to get her sister back, but when they dig
deeper into the matter, they discover another little girl with an even greater
need for being rescued.
Soon it becomes clear that someone else is searching for the missing girl, too.
Can they keep her safe until the case is solved and the murderers are caught?
If so, Chas and Jessica will need to forge a bond that is stronger than the
evil forces surrounding them, and in the process, a love that will never be
Read each of the Pinkerton Matchmaker stories in any order. These agents give
the phrase “married to your work” a whole new meaning!
completed my first novel in 2013, although I have been writing since I was a
something inside of me that drives me to write. I love exploring new characters
and ideas. I’ve always been a pretty good daydreamer, and it has carried over
into adulthood. So don’t ever let anyone make you feel like being a daydreamer
is a bad thing!
off by daydreaming about them and then once a small plot idea forms, I start
writing, letting my characters take over. I’ve found they’ll usually tell me
what they want to say and do. I just have to get out of their way. Once in a
blue moon, though, my characters are stubbornly silent, and I have to invent a
few more side characters to help them along, such as is the case with my
current project. Bleh!
things! I love when the weather turns cooler and, although we don’t get much of
it in Arizona, when the leaves turn colors. I also love the smells of pumpkin
pie and muffins. Thanksgiving is actually one of my favorite holidays. As for
Halloween, I loved it as a kid but find I don’t like it quite as much as an
adult. But I do enjoy watching my kids have fun dressing up and
favorite memories isn’t exclusive to Halloween, although it happened during
that holiday, too. My mom was a terrific baker, and she enjoyed baking sugar
cookies. My brothers and sisters and I loved helping her! For almost every
major holiday we celebrated, she made a big batch of cookie dough and we
enjoyed cutting out cookies in shapes that went with the holiday we were
celebrating. It’s a special memory that I will always cherish!
by Misty Walker
Publication Date: October 23, 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Falling for an enemy is taboo.
Falling for a guy who stands for everything you and three generations before you have fought against?
But the day Gunner Cox saved me from a fire was the day my heart no longer belonged to me. It belongs to the damaged and broken boy being dragged down by a monster who shares his DNA.
Race. Hate. War. It’s all I know.
Until Tiana Williams enters my life and my heart.
Now, I’m done riding the fence between good and evil. I will fight my demons and I will get the girl.
Even if it kills me.
About Misty Walker
Misty Walker has been writing stories, articles, and poems since junior high. Preferring to stay behind the scenes until now, she has been an avid romance reader, a blogger, and an audiobook proofer for the last fifteen years. Growing up in a nomadic household, Misty has lived all up and down the western USA, but recently settled in Reno, Nevada. Misty is a mom to two kids who are slowly trying to kill her, but they are cute, so she will keep them. She just celebrated her sixteen-year anniversary with her computer geek husband and has two dogs, Dunkin and Dutch, that are her constant companions while she happily reads and writes her life away.
An awkward encounter in the park
New York was full of public green spaces: Prospect Park close to the Musgrove house, Green-Wood Cemetery near the dry cleaners, and of course Central Park in Manhattan.
She had gone to see an exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and then went for a long walk on the endlessly winding trails, when she happened upon Henry and Louis walking with Freddie.
“Anne!” Henry exclaimed. “What on earth are you doing, walking alone in Central Park?”
Anne gave them a nonchalant shrug. “What does it look like I’m doing? I’m walking alone in Central Park.”
Louis took her arm. “You idiot! Well, you’re going to have to stick with us.” He gestured at Freddie. “Have you met Anne? She’s our brother’s wife’s sister.”
“We met at your brother’s house, and we already ascertained that we went to Cornell at the same time,” Freddie nodded civilly to Anne.
“Hello,” Anne answered her nod with a weak smile.
“We’re asking for details about Freddie’s glamorous career as a pilot. She’s frustratingly close-mouthed about everything,” Henry complained.
“Well, you know military personnel can’t say much about what they’re doing. Why are you asking?” Anne chastised the both of them. Her eyes met Freddie’s for a moment, and Anne’s voice dried up and withered away to nothing. She remembered when she was the one asking Freddie the questions, and Freddie would answer her with a laugh, “Well, I could tell you, but then I’d have to kill you.”
“Well, what I can tell you is that the recruiters really aren’t lying when they say ‘It’s not just a job, it’s an adventure,’ ” Freddie offered.
by Jody Holford
Publication Date: October 22, 2019
Genres: Adult, Cozy Mystery
Newspaper editor Molly Owens loves her new life—and her new man—in the beautiful seaside town of Britton Bay, Oregon. But when a car-show killer strikes, she needs to put the brakes on the culprit . . .
As editor-in-chief of the Britton Bay Bulletin, Molly steps in for a sick reporter to cover the Classic Car Crawl, an exhibit of vintage automobiles. Her main challenge is not being driven to distraction by the presence of her hunky boyfriend, Sam Alderich, a fellow car enthusiast whose auto shop is sponsoring the event. But when she and Sam discover the co-founder dead in his car, Molly quickly shifts gears to solve the murder.
With a showroom full of suspects—including the co-founder’s longtime partner, much-younger wife, enigmatic ex, and car owners with grudges and grievances—Molly soon starts to feel like she’s spinning her wheels. And after things take a turn for the worse, it’s all she can do to steer clear of trouble and stay out of a killer’s clutches . . .
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About Jody Holford
I’m a mom and wife first and many things after. I’m a best friend and a regular friend. A daughter, sister, auntie, and a teacher. I am a book lover, a shopper, a pajama-wearer, movie-watcher, worrier, over-thinker, and a wanna-be-good-Samaritan. I’m a Gemini, a nervous talker, and an emotional writer. I am represented by Frances Black of Literary Counsel.