Monday, July 3, 2017

Jaime Jo Wright & Leeann Betts | New Novel News

Of Rags and Riches
The Fishermans Nymph
by Jaime Jo Wright

Publsihed: July 1, 2017
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
Purchase: Of Rags and Riches

Love Flourishes during America’s Gilded Age

Journey along in nine historical romances with those who lives are transformed by the opulence, growth, and great changes taking place in America’s Gilded Age. Nine couples meet during these exhilarating times and work to build a future together through fighting for social reform, celebrating new opportunities for leisure activities, taking advantage of economic growth and new inventions, and more. Watch as these romances develop and legacies of faith and love are formed.

The Fisherman’s Nymph by Jaime Jo Wright - Flambeau River, Wisconsin, 1890
The reclusive daughter of a fly-fisherman guide must read the waters for a wealthy gentleman’s sport and send him back where he belongs before he hooks her heart and takes her away from the river she was born to love.

Get to know Jaime...

Would you rather go to the future or go to the past? 
I would rather go to the past. I mean, who wouldn’t right? Visit all those old places and see stories unfold before your eyes! I’d want to spend a day with Nathaniel Hawthorne, the classic writer of The Scarlett Letter or my personal favorite of his: The House of Seven Gables. But I’d also like to spend a day in my hometown and traverse its historic streets, mingle with its upper echelons, and work in the woolen mill with its hardworking lower class.

What are the names of your pets? If you don't have any, what would you name your pets?
I have two cats (I’ll be an old cat-lady someday!). Maddie, is a black cat with yellow eyes and a lover-kitty. Ivy, is a gray calico with spit and vinegar and a heart of loyalty that would challenge any dog! I also have four frogs. Actually, my KIDS have four frogs and I am their sole caregiver. Also, I do not take responsibility for their names. Our leopard frogs are: Hottie (ahem. Again, not my idea), and Gia. Our tree frogs are: Lily and Booey.

If you were stranded on an island what are three things you couldn’t live without?

Coffee. Definitely coffee. My family. Cause, let’s face it, without my little Peter Pan I’d be completely lost, and my Tinkerbell Co-Co is my soulmate in mischief, and, well, Cap’n Hook is scrappy and rougish and you sort of need that personality on a deserted island. My Kindle. I’ve enough books on there to keep me occupied for at least a year.

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Hidden Assets
by Leeann Betts

Published: June 30, 2017
Publisher: PLS Bookworks
Purchase:  Hidden Assets

Carly Turnquist, forensic accountant, responds to a call from her friend, Anne, who is in the middle of a nasty divorce, and travels to Wyoming to help find assets Anne thinks her husband has stolen. But the mystery begins before Carly even arrives when she sees a man thrown off a train. Except there’s no body. Husband Mike uncovers an illegal scam in a computer program he has been asked to upgrade, and then Anne is arrested for her ex’s murder. Can Carly figure out what’s going on, and why a strange couple is digging in Anne’s basement? Or will she disappear along with the artwork, coins, and money?

Get to know Leeann...

Favorite season?
Summer. I like heat. Unless it’s a hot flash, then I want AC immediately. But otherwise, I like heat.

What's your favorite chore?
Favorite and chore should not be in the same sentence. But if I had to choose something, grocery shopping. On an empty stomach. In one of those stores where there’s a tasting booth on every aisle. And they don’t mind you coming back for seconds. Or thirds. I think you get the idea.

What’s one thing you must have/do in the morning?
After a quick stop in the bathroom (TMI) then I turn to my devotions. Right now I’m working on a devotion book called Transformation: 365 daily readings that will change your life. I’m writing it one day at a time as I travel through the Bible chronologically.
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