Hi there. So glad you stopped by. Feel free to look around, check out a few links and stay awhile. Then click on my e-mail link (or copy and paste my address on your e-mail) and let me know what's going on in your world. You can also head over to my Facebook page or do some Twitter tweeting to keep the conversation going.
2013 has been a busy year for me and great fun with four books out for readers, two new and two re-releases. Small Town Girl is one of the new stories and it's getting some nice reviews like this one from Christian Bookshelf. "Overall, a great summer read! If you enjoy historical novels, I think you'll like this Small Town Girl."
The Merritt sisters you met in Angel Sister are all grown up and looking for love as the dark clouds of World War II gather on the horizon. Both Angel Sister and Small Town Girl can be read as stand-alone stories, but I just know once you head to Rosey Corner you'll want to see what else happened there. At least, I'm hoping so since I just skipped forward another four years and made another fictional journey to Rosey Corner. Love Comes Home will be available in July 2014. Find out more about my Rosey Corner books on the Rosey Corner link.
My Shaker Christmas novel, Christmas at Harmony Hill will be in stores in September. Writing a Christmas novella is a first for me. The time is 1864 and Sister Sophrena makes another appearance here. With a name like Sophrena, I had to work her into a new story. She was the Shaker journal keeper and the sister who loved Jessamine Brady in The Gifted. You can click on the Shaker Book link to read more about all my Shaker books, including Christmas at Harmony Hill. One of the good things about my Shaker books is that while they are all set in my Shaker village of Harmony Hill, they are stand-alone stories that can be read in any order.
Scent of Lilacs, the first title in my Heart of the Hollyhill series, found some new readers when it appeared with a new cover in March. Now the second Hollyhill book, Orchard of Hope is all dressed up in its new cover and about to hit the store shelves. When a new family moves to Hollyhill, Jocie comes face to face with the Civil Rights unrest of the Sixties. My Small Town, America stories might make you smile or have you wiping away a tear.
I'm super excited to have the Heart of Hollyhill series back in print. Summer of Joy will be re-released early next year. For a peek at the new cover, you can check out the Heart of Hollyhill link here. To welcome readers back to Hollyhill, Jocie has started up a new blog, the Hollyhill Book of the Strange new happenings in the town of Hollyhill.
My books are available for purchase or ordering at your favorite bookstores or on-line at sites like Christianbook.com, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble. By the way, I love talking to book clubs – in person if the club is in my area or by phone or Skype if you're across country. My News and Events page lets you know where I might be appearing in person or on the web. New giveaways and past winners appear there too. Keep up with what's going on down here on the farm along with new giveaways by signing up for Ann's newsletter. Or check out what's happening on Facebook or Twitter. In the square below you can find out all about my blogs, One Writer's Journal and the new Hollyhill Book of the Strange. Help Jocie out with that Hollyhill one by sharing your hometown fun. She needs help!
Thanks for walking with me on my story trail from Hollyhill to Harmony Hill to Rosey Corner and to Louisville. You're the best! Now where should we head next? How about to Harmony Hill again?
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Christmas at Harmony Hill
Scent Of Lilacs
Orchard Of Hope
Summer Of Joy
Small Town Girl