It's a new year, a new decade, and soon I'll have a new book released -- the first in a new series.
Out of the Embers, the first of the Mesquite Springs trilogy, has an official release date of March 3, but it's currently available for preorder at all the major online retailers. If you prefer brick and mortar stores, your local bookseller should be able to order a copy for you.
Isn't the cover wonderful? Those bluebonnets tell you that it's set in the Texas Hill Country, and Evelyn's apron hints at her profession. I'm not spoiling the story by telling you that she's a fabulous cook who opens a restaurant in Mesquite Springs and that more than one man, including horse rancher Wyatt, is attracted by more than her cooking.
I've been having so much fun bringing this new town to life, and though my heart ached over all that Evelyn endured, I was glad that I could give her the happy ending she deserved.
I wasn't simply glad, I was thrilled by the endorsements the book has received. Best-selling author Mary Connealy said, "I can't remember when I've enjoyed a book more," and Christy award-winning author Michelle Griep called it "a must read for historical romance fans."
If you'd like to learn more about Evelyn and Wyatt's story, here's the link. And, if you can't wait until March to get started reading, here's an excerpt.
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