That’s my cowboy!

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If you look at the books on the nightstand at the beginning of this Harlequin video, one of those books is mine! Do you know what that means? It means that cowboy is technically MY hero! As in, the hero that I wrote! How cool is that?

I’m rather tickled, because I thought this video that Harlequin made was rather cute, and it took an author friend of mine to point out my book in the beginning.

So, if you’d like to meet the hero from this video, he’s in this book

 

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And if you love cowboys, this Christmas, I have a new cowboy romance coming out! It will be released November 1, 2019, and I can’t wait for you meet Seth Straight, rugged cowboy and Gabby Rogers’ best friend who steps up for a sham marriage to help her newborn triplets get the formula they so desperately need…

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…really last a lifetime?

Single mom Gabby Rogers needs help raising her newborn triplets, so when her best friend, Seth, proposes a marriage of convenience, she cautiously agrees—on the condition it doesn’t ruin their friendship. As far as the town of Eagle’s Rest knows, Gabby and Seth are the perfect couple, but the imaginary romance soon feels surprisingly real. With the triplets’ first Christmas drawing closer, will Gabby risk showing Seth how she truly feels?

 

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Netgalley!

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If you review books and have a platform, then you know about Netgalley and I need not explain. For those who don’t know about it, it’s a place for reviewers to request to read advance copies of books yet to be released for the purpose of posting reviews.

Well, AN AMISH SECOND CHRISTMAS is now posted on Netgalley!

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If you’re interested in reviewing this book, that is where you can find it. And I do hope you’ll take a look! This book is on the shelves in October!

 

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For the Amish, the day after Christmas is for family, feasting, and exchanging simple gifts. And for three different couples, it will bring another precious chance for love . . .
 
THEIR SECOND CHANCE
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Shelley Shepard Gray
Amish nanny Hannah Eicher never thought she’d ever see Rob Prince again. There was no way a relationship between her and the handsome English fireman could overcome her family’s objections—and their personal differences. But when he saves her from a sudden blaze, Hannah longs to see if they can turn holiday hope into a lifetime of happiness . . .
 
HIS AMISH ANGEL * Patricia Johns
She’s too outspoken to be a proper Amish wife. So as advice columnist “Miss Amish,” Maggie Lapp helps Amish and English with their romantic problems. But when her tradition-minded former fiancé accidentally reveals her secret, Maggie will need more than a miracle to make things right—and find a perfect love for all the Christmases to come . . .
 
AN HEIRLOOM CHRISTMAS * Virginia Wise
Rachel Miller won’t let her disability keep her from selling heirloom plants and proving she can be independent. She certainly doesn’t need reckless Joseph Webber working at her greenhouse to pay off a disastrous Rumspringa stunt. But she and Joseph have more in common than they think—and their surprising holiday partnership might just blossom into forever joy . . .

 

AN AMISH SECOND CHRISTMAS is also available for pre-order!

A brand new contract!

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I’m so excited to be able to announce the I’ve signed another three book contract with Kensington Books! This is for a brand new miniseries, tentatively titled THE INFAMOUS AMISH, and you should be seeing it on the shelves in 2021!

A special thank you to my agent, Rachel Beck, at Holloway Literary for negotiating the deal for me. She’s the best, and she makes the whole process so painless. And Kensington is a wonderful publisher who has been an absolute joy to work with during my last contract, so I’m excited to continue on.

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This miniseries follows the adult children of an Amish patriarch who is in prison for fraud. Abe Yoder was arrested with some Englishers who were collecting money from unsuspecting Amish communities for a fraudulent charity. He was a very popular preacher who could make a three hour sermon feel like an hour and a half, and more than one Amish community feels personally betrayed by him. The Amish are supposed to forgive, but it’s a lot harder to forgive a leader who defrauded whole communities than it is to forgive an Englisher who is already on the outside and expected to be heathen. Abe Yoder was one of them.

Abe’s children have the unique challenge of adjusting to their father’s guilt as well as finding a way to move forward within their shaken community. Their family name has been sullied and no one trusts them anymore… Is love and marriage even possible for the Yoders? And is there redemption for their wayward daet?

I’m just thrilled to continue working with Kensington Books. Writing these Amish stories has been so much fun, and I can’t wait to start on the new miniseries. You can count on them to be more of the same heartfelt stories you are used to getting from me… but with a little added sizzle. 😉

Writer Jokes

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I came across this joke online, and it made me laugh!

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The thing is, authors work really hard for their money. If you’re looking for a job where you can make a lot per hour, don’t choose writing! As an author, you write because you can’t imagine doing anything else. And all of us write with the hope that one day we’ll make a fortune, but in all reality, most of us never do. If we make a living wage, we’re incredibly proud of ourselves, and we work our tails off to get it!

So when you see TV writers who sit around having coffee, hanging out with friends, writing a little bit and then solving a murder or something… please join us authors is a giant eye roll! LOL! That’s not how it works.

But when readers pick up our books and enjoy them, pass them around, write a review, gush just a little–that makes all that work worth it! It REALLY does.

And I wouldn’t turn down a bestseller. 😉

 

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Have you checked out my release this month? It’s a cowboy romance with adorable twin girls and it’s guaranteed to tear your heart out. That’s the kind of book I write!

 

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He’s forgotten how to be a daddy
But he’ll learn for his
Montana Twins

It’s no surprise that Sawyer West doesn’t recognize the beautiful woman visiting his ranch. After an accident, he doesn’t remember anyone. Not even his twin toddlers. Still, something tells him he can trust Olivia Martin, who offers her help with the girls—and recovering his missing memories. Yet that trust may shatter when he learns why she’s really there…

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And it’s on the shelves of your favourite bookstore!

 

 

 

Adorable times three!

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I have a brand new cover for you–this one is for my November 2019 release! This is the last book in my Home to Eagle’s Rest miniseries.

What do you think? Are you going to pick up a copy? 🙂

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Can a marriage of convenience…

…really last a lifetime?

Single mom Gabby Rogers needs help raising her newborn triplets, so when her best friend, Seth, proposes a marriage of convenience, she cautiously agrees—on the condition it doesn’t ruin their friendship. As far as the town of Eagle’s Rest knows, Gabby and Seth are the perfect couple, but the imaginary romance soon feels surprisingly real. With the triplets’ first Christmas drawing closer, will Gabby risk showing Seth how she truly feels?

Official release! :)

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Today is the official release day for A RANCHER TO REMEMBER!

If you love toddler twins, brooding cowboys and family secrets, you are going to love this third book in my MONTANA TWINS miniseries.

I spotted it in the grocery store the other day, and I couldn’t resist taking a picture of it. You’ll have to forgive me for not squatting down next to my cart with my purse balanced on one shoulder and getting into the shot with it. There are days I’m just not willing to do the gymnastics necessary in full view of strangers. LOL

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So if you haven’t picked up your copy yet, please do! They are on the shelves everywhere books are sold!

And if you prefer Amazon… here’s a quick link for you, too. 😉

Looking my age

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I’m taking a summer break. I know, I know, this is unheard of in the Patricia Johns world, but I’m doing it! Our son is home from school, and I wanted to be able to do some things with him this summer instead of distracting him while I work. So I worked extra hard to get my manuscript finished before he got out of school, and here we are! 🙂 The rest will do me good!

So, while my husband had some time off of work, we went into the city for the Royal Alberta Museum. I’ve been wanting to go for some time, and I finally convinced the two of them that it would be fun. So off we went. And it was fun! There was an exhibit on the Vikings, which I found interesting, but the part we all really loved was the dinosaurs. I mean, how could you not? Dinosaurs!

Anyway, we took a few photos, and the one thing I noticed is that I’m definitely looking my age. That’s not a bad thing–I’m forty, and there are worse things than looking forty. But it took me a little by surprise! I don’t look as young in pictures as I do in my head… The mammoth behind me probably feels the same way. 😉

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There were other exhibits, like Natural History that also caught my eye.

 

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And over all, we had a very nice time wandering around the museum. These are the sorts of things I’m trying to do more of this summer–just getting out with my family and playing tourist in our area.

*I’m sorry not to have included pictures of my family, but if you follow me, you know that I try to keep photos of them offline. In fact, Mr. Johns insists upon it! So you’re stuck with a picture of Yours Truly. 😉

 

Montana Twins miniseries

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Since my third and final Montana Twins book is coming out this August, I thought I might introduce you to the entire series!

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Two stubborn hearts. One ranch.

Could Montana Twins unite them?

With orphaned twin infants to care for, Casey Courtright hoped to buy the ranch he works on—but he can’t match Ember Reed’s offer. Nevertheless, Casey agrees to show Ember the land she plans to use for her therapy center, but only if she’ll help him with the babies. And as the twins draw them together, Casey might just find that Ember is his perfect partner.

 

 

 

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A cowboy committed to bachelorhood
…until these little
Montana Twins change everything

Thanks to his dysfunctional family, cowboy-to-the-bone Colt Hardin insists marriage and fatherhood aren’t for him. But then his uncle dies, leaving Colt the ranch he’s always wanted—and the herd to his late cousin’s mischievous twin toddlers. Now Colt must find a solution with their pretty mother, Jane Marshall. Can these little cherubs show Jane and Colt what a family can truly be?

 

 

 

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He’s forgotten how to be a daddy
But he’ll learn for his
Montana Twins

It’s no surprise that Sawyer West doesn’t recognize the beautiful woman visiting his ranch. After an accident, he doesn’t remember anyone. Not even his twin toddlers. Still, something tells him he can trust Olivia Martin, who offers her help with the girls—and recovering his missing memories. Yet that trust may shatter when he learns why she’s really there…

 

 

 

I hope you’ll pick up all three! Rugged cowboys, twins, and the heroines who love them! Watch for A RANCHER TO REMEMBER–it’s on the shelves now!

You don’t have to bend the knee…

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The other day, I was getting ready to go get groceries, and I called to my husband, who was in the other room, “I’m leaving now! I need someone to kiss me and tell me I’m pretty!”

From the bathroom, I heard my son heave a sigh. “Okay, Mom. You’re pretty. Bye.”

LOL! Obviously, the “someone” I was referring to wasn’t my son. My husband came to kiss me, told me I was pretty, and off I went.

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You see, I live under the very strong conviction that while I might not be treated like a stunning beauty anywhere else, I definitely deserve it in my home. I mean, really, where else do I get to be prettiest girl in the room? And where else do I want to be?

I married a man who thinks I’m beautiful, and I still draw his eye. He says, “Never marry a woman who isn’t gorgeous.” At first, I thought this was rather shallow, but he explained that if you marry someone you aren’t besotted with, then what’s the point? Marry a woman you think it just stunning, and you’ll always wake up happy. And beauty is definitely in the eye of the beholder.

In my home, I get to make demands like “kiss me and tell me I’m pretty” before I slog out to get the groceries. I get to be the beautiful one, the one who draws her husband’s eye. And he gets to be the handsome one, the strong one, the guy I go out of my way to flirt with.

It may only be a regular middle class home, but here, I’m QUEEN!

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And calling for backup!

Police officer Mike McMann is always cool under pressure, but taking custody of his infant nephew has left him in a cold sweat. Coming to his rescue is social worker Paige Stedler. Paige gives him a crash course on parenting—and a tempting glimpse into a life beyond the badge. But is Mike ready to trade in his SWAT team aspirations for a white picket fence?

 

 

 

Cover vs. Cover

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I always love when Harlequin uses my cover in their online marketing. They used mine for Cover Vs. Cover! 🙂

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A RANCHER TO REMEMBER is the very last book in. my MONTANA TWINS miniseries… a story about a rancher who has an accident and suffers from temporary amnesia. He’s the father of twin toddlers, and can’t remember how to be a dad. So when his old friend arrives in town, who better to help him remember the life before his accident? But as his shattered memory starts to return, how come it’s his friend he remembers most vividly, and not his late wife?

Does he really want to remember the man he was?

 

I hope you’ll pick up a copy! It’s on the shelves now!

 

And if you’d like a sneak peek at the first chapter, here is your chance!

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