Today I happily turned in the pages of Tidewater Bride, my last look at the book before it goes to print. January 5th will be here before we know it! I hope you enjoy reading this novel as much as I enjoyed writing it. Now if only I could time-travel back to the 17th-century and meet some of those characters who inspired my characters. One of them was considered a master gardener in James Towne, a woman by the name of Joan. That tiny speck of research helped inspire 398 pages. So in honor of Joan, I ran out to my garden and brought it some of the flowers and fruit she must have loved way back then.