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Inspired by…

What inspires a novel or character? Sometimes it's simply an image like this one. When I first saw it I knew I was looking at the heroine in my twelfth historical novel, Tidewater Bride. She embodies Selah Hopewell, the enduring, emotionally torn daughter of James...

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Tidewater Bride

Tidewater Bride

There's something magical about a new cover. When that file pops up in my inbox from my publisher's art director, it's indescribable! Now that it's May and catalog time for booksellers, I've just seen the cover for my 12th novel, Tidewater Bride, releasing from Revell...

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Epilogue coming soon…

Epilogue coming soon…

Thanks to reader and agent request, I now have an epilogue for you! Please stay tuned for how to access the reader gift and read more of this frontier story..

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Meet Aimee Lilly

Meet Aimee Lilly

My first thought upon meeting the narrator of my last four books was her novel-worthy name! Aimee Lilly sounds like a heroine, contemporary or historical, take your pick. And after bringing A Moonbow Night, The Lacemaker, A Bound Heart, and An Uncommon Woman to life...

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Best Bread Recipe

Best Bread Recipe

My Kentucky kitchen has become My Quarantine Kitchen instead! Some of you have asked for my bread recipe and I'm pleased to share. It's been a favorite of ours for many years, especially now when we're at home so much. The recipe is said to be from the mother of the...

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