Jeb’s Wife

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JEB’S WIFEis the story of a marriage of convenience–a young woman desperate for the money she needs to rescue her brother, and her scarred, reclusive neighbour.

A legal marriage will help them both, but Leah won’t share his bed. He’s older than her, much stronger than her, and a little frightening… Besides, with his injuries, he can’t be wanting a full marriage, can he?

But Jeb can’t help but yearn for his kindhearted wife. He knows he frightens her… but maybe, if she saw the man he truly is, she might change her mind and become a wife not just in his home, but in his arms.

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It’s now available for pre-order anywhere you buy your books! It will be hitting the physical shelves in bookstores, Walmarts and Targets September 2020!

I hope you’ll pre-order it now!

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A long awaited shelf

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I’ve been wanting to get another bookshelf for the longest time. As an author who releases approximately six books a year, I have a lot boxes of books delivered to our home, and I don’t give away every single copy that I receive. I keep a few for later giveaways, or to give to friends, etc. So I end up with literally boxes of books piled up with nowhere to put them.

Well, this quarantine, Mr. Johns finally got sick of staring at book boxes, and we ordered another shelf from Wayfair. I was so thrilled! It’s very pretty, and it matches my desk so nicely.

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Our son and I worked for a couple of hours putting it together, and then Mr. Johns came home from work with a his drill, and that sped up the process considerably.

I emptied out some boxes of books into the selves on the bottom, and I have more space still for when more boxes arrive. (My next release will be in September, so that’s coming up!) I stacked the books all two deep in the cupboard below, and there is still space in there, so I was so happy with how spacious it is!

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And just so you can see how well it matches my desk, this is a quick picture of my desk where I work.

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Have you picked up my latest release? It might still be on the shelves still, and if it’s already gone, you can pick it up online anywhere books are sold.

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On the shelves now! 

3.295427.512.9781335488183They need her help. She needs them

An Amish bachelor. A motherless child.

Can she turn them into a real family?

Schoolteacher Patience Flaud longs for a family of her own—but knows it can never happen. At least she can help Amish bachelor Thomas Wiebe with his small Englisher daughter. As she settles the child into Amish life, Patience begins falling for the bewildered new father and his heartbroken little girl. But is love enough to make them a permanent family?

Harlequin

Barnes and Noble

 

 

Facebook Giveaway!

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I have a new giveaway posted on my Facebook page, so if you’re on FB, click on over and check it out! This one is for three fantastic books–two are mine, and one is Belle Calhoune’s newest release, An Alaskan Twin Surprise.

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If you’d like a chance to win this prize pack of three books, go over and like/follow my page. The giveaway is pinned to the top, and I’ll be doing a draw for the winer June 30. 2020!

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On the shelves now! 

3.295427.512.9781335488183They need her help. She needs them

An Amish bachelor. A motherless child.

Can she turn them into a real family?

Schoolteacher Patience Flaud longs for a family of her own—but knows it can never happen. At least she can help Amish bachelor Thomas Wiebe with his small Englisher daughter. As she settles the child into Amish life, Patience begins falling for the bewildered new father and his heartbroken little girl. But is love enough to make them a permanent family?

Harlequin

Barnes and Noble

 

 

Spot the Difference!

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I love it when Harlequin uses my book cover for a Spot the Difference. 🙂 And this month, they did!

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Do you see it? I spotted this one right away. A lot of times I really struggle to find these, but either this one was easy, or just because I know this cover like the back of my hand, it jumped out at me. 😉 You can tell me if it did the same for you.

I hope you’ll pick up a copy if you haven’t grabbed one yet!

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On the shelves now! 

3.295427.512.9781335488183They need her help. She needs them

An Amish bachelor. A motherless child.

Can she turn them into a real family?

Schoolteacher Patience Flaud longs for a family of her own—but knows it can never happen. At least she can help Amish bachelor Thomas Wiebe with his small Englisher daughter. As she settles the child into Amish life, Patience begins falling for the bewildered new father and his heartbroken little girl. But is love enough to make them a permanent family?

Harlequin

Barnes and Noble

 

 

Don’t hate me, but…

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I’m kind of liking quarantine. Is that crazy? It might become crazy over time, but I’m such a home body that this really isn’t bothering me too much.

Like many people I worry about staying clear of the virus. I take precautions and do my best to be as responsible as possible. I wear my mask when I go out on essential errands, and use sanitizer on my hands.

And at home? I write books. I read books. I do basic yoga that is probably not very pretty to look at, but it keeps me limber.  I cook a lot… and I tend to my little balcony garden. I hang out with my son who is homeschooling until my husband comes home and we eat together.

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It’s rather peaceful, actually! I mean, I do have deadlines to meet and a living to make, but I can do all of that from right here in my home, and taking away any obligation to leave the home for anything but groceries or the post office, I’m gone from stressed out (stage one of quarantine?) to kind of mellow.

It makes me think of ladies back in the 1800s, taking their strolls through the garden, doing a little painting by some trees, and then reading in the sitting room. I used to wonder how they didn’t die of boredom, but I think I’m starting to understand what happens to you when you’re cooped up over a long period of time. You kind of give in to it!

I think an 1800s life of leisure would suit me, so long as I was allowed to write books, wasn’t squeezed into a corset, and didn’t have anyone patronizing me. Oh, and no balls! I couldn’t survive a hot, stuffy social obligation rife with airborne pathogens. (I would have been difficult to marry off, wouldn’t I? 😉 )

So maybe what I want is just a gorgeous country house with lots of beautifully kept land surrounding it, and to be left alone at it. Too much to ask? Probably.

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On the shelves now! 

3.295427.512.9781335488183They need her help. She needs them

An Amish bachelor. A motherless child.

Can she turn them into a real family?

Schoolteacher Patience Flaud longs for a family of her own—but knows it can never happen. At least she can help Amish bachelor Thomas Wiebe with his small Englisher daughter. As she settles the child into Amish life, Patience begins falling for the bewildered new father and his heartbroken little girl. But is love enough to make them a permanent family?

Harlequin

Barnes and Noble

 

Facebook Giveaway!

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This week, and running until June 20, 2020, I have a giveaway on my Facebook page. For any Amy Lillard fans out there, you’ll be excited at the chance to win her newest book, Loving Jenna.

Amy Lillard writes for Kensington Books, too, and we teamed up for this giveaway. She’s an award winning author with more than forty novels and novellas in print. She’s a Mississippi native living in Oklahoma with her deputy husband–talk about real life romance novel right there! 🙂

Come by my Facebook page for a chance to win three books by myself and Amy Lillard!

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The giveaway ends June 20, 2020.

If you’d like to skip the line and buy these books, they are all on the shelves right now! 🙂

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Pretty little pleasures

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I love when the sun is shining and the rain clouds are coming up behind… It’s beautiful. It give me a rush of sublime awe–where I feel very small and the forces of nature feel very, very big.

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I’ve been enjoying this spring–the rain storms, the blasts of heat, the sudden chilly days that take you by surprise. Somehow, all of us being asked to stay indoors makes the view outside my window that much more meaningful. When this is all over, I don’t think we’ll be taking some of our common pleasures for granted anymore!

But these days, I’ve been watching my little balcony garden grow. My potted strawberry plant is a real little go-getter. There are at least twenty-five blooms and tiny green strawberries, and I’m so proud of her effort.

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I hope you’re finding the small pleasures in your days, too! 

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On the shelves now! 

3.295427.512.9781335488183They need her help. She needs them

An Amish bachelor. A motherless child.

Can she turn them into a real family?

Schoolteacher Patience Flaud longs for a family of her own—but knows it can never happen. At least she can help Amish bachelor Thomas Wiebe with his small Englisher daughter. As she settles the child into Amish life, Patience begins falling for the bewildered new father and his heartbroken little girl. But is love enough to make them a permanent family?

Harlequin

Barnes and Noble

 

New FB giveaway!

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I just thought I’d give you all a heads up about the giveaway happening on my Facebook page right now. I’ve teamed up with fabulous Amish author Lisa Jones Baker!

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Lisa writes for Kensington Books, and you’ll love her Pebble Creek series. In fact, for this giveaway, Lisa is offering a copy of her new release, Promise at Pebble Creek, as well as a mystery trinket!

I’m offering two signed copies of my own new releases, The Nanny’s Amish Family, and Thursday’s Bride.

(All of these books are available in Walmart, Target, and bookstores everywhere if you’d like to pick them up. 🙂 )

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If you’d like to enter to win all three of these books, come by my Facebook page and give it a like! The giveaway is pinned to the top of the page, so you can’t miss it. I’m choosing a winner June 8, 2020, and I’d love to see you there.

And make sure you visit again! I’m having giveaways every week.

 

Publishers Weekly!

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I’m just thrilled to announce that I made #22 on this week’s Publishers Weekly mass market bestsellers list! I’m just so excited!

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I took a screenshot of the list, and I printed if off, because really, there is nothing quite so memorable as your first time on a bestsellers list!

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There it is… Isn’t it beautiful?

Here’s a better look at it:

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I’m just so grateful for my amazing readers who made this possible. All of you who ran out and picked up a copy–I love you! 🙂

And if you haven’t gotten one yet, they’re on the shelves now!

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On the shelves now! 

3.295427.512.9781335488183They need her help. She needs them

An Amish bachelor. A motherless child.

Can she turn them into a real family?

Schoolteacher Patience Flaud longs for a family of her own—but knows it can never happen. At least she can help Amish bachelor Thomas Wiebe with his small Englisher daughter. As she settles the child into Amish life, Patience begins falling for the bewildered new father and his heartbroken little girl. But is love enough to make them a permanent family?

Harlequin

Barnes and Noble

 

The Cowboy’s Baby Bonanza

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I have an older release that is getting a brand new chance on the shelves! The Triplets’ Cowboy Daddy is being re-released with Trish Milburn’s Twins for the Rancher. It will be on the shelves any day now, if not already!

FYI: The release date is June 2, 2020 for purchasing it online, but they hit the physical shelves at your local Walmarts, Targets, grocery stores and drug stores earlier than that!

So if you like handsome, brooding cowboys and baby multiples, then this is the collection for you!

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When life gives you…babies?

The Triplets’ Cowboy Daddy by Patricia Johns

Rugged cowboy Easton Ross hasn’t forgiven Nora Carpenter for leaving town. Now Nora is sole guardian of her triplet goddaughters, and she needs backup—fast. When Easton lets the new family bunk with him, he can’t help falling head over heels for the lovable triplets. But for Nora, living in Hope, Montana, would mean a lifetime of gossip. And she has to put her new daughters first…

Twins for the Rancher by Trish Milburn

Rancher Adam Hartley has big plans to expand the family business in Blue Falls, Texas. Unfortunately, someone else bought the old abandoned restaurant he’d been eyeing. Yep, beautiful single mom Lauren Shayne just stole his dream…and his heart. Love almost destroyed Lauren’s life once, and she won’t make that mistake again. But Adam is determined to win over Lauren and her adorable twin babies!

 

You’ll be able to find it anywhere Harlequins are sold, including online! If you haven’t read my this book from my Hope, Montana miniseries yet, then now is a great time to pick it up and get my story as well as Trish Milburn’s. 🙂

Available at, but not limited to:

Harlequin

Amazon

Barnes and Noble

I hope you’ll pick up a copy!