Date Published: 9/2012
1867 . . . Southern lawyer and Civil War veteran, Reed Jackson, returns to his family’s plantation in a wheelchair. His father deems him unfit, and deeds the Jackson holdings, including his intended bride, to a younger brother. Angry and bitter, Reed moves west to Fenton, Missouri, home to a cousin with a successful business, intending to start over.
Belle Richards, a dirt poor farm girl aching to learn how to read, cleans, cooks and holds together her family’s meager property. A violent brother and a drunken father plot to marry her off, and gain a new horse in the bargain. But Belle’s got other plans, and risks her life to reach them.
Reed is captivated by Belle from their first meeting, but wheelchair bound, is unable to protect her from violence. Bleak times will challenge Reed and Belle's courage and dreams as they forge a new beginning from the ashes of war and ignorance.
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Holly Bush was born in western Pennsylvania to two avid readers. There was not a room in her home that did not hold a full bookcase. She worked in the hospitality industry, owning a restaurant for twenty years and recently worked as the sales and marketing director in the hospitality/tourism industry and is credited with building traffic to capacity for a local farm tour, bringing guests from twenty-two states, booked two years out. Holly has been a marketing consultant to start-up businesses and has done public speaking on the subject.
Holly has been writing all of her life and is a voracious reader of a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction, particularly political and historical works. She has written four romance novels, all set in the U.S. West in the mid 1800’s. She frequently attends writing conferences, and has always been a member of a writer’s group.
Holly is a gardener, a news junkie, has been an active member of her local library board and loves to spend time near the ocean. She is the proud mother of two daughters and the wife of a man more than a few years her junior.
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Reading Addiction Blog Tours MEET and GREET
#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career? I certainly hope so. I’ve been writing for years but
ebooks finally gave me a way to get my stories to my readers.
#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process? It’s always somewhere deep in
the middle of the book. Most times I know the beginning of a book and the conflict that
will drive the story and I generally know how the conflict will be resolved. But there’s a
lot of pages in between and it’s easy to get ‘lost’ in the middle.
#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of
Your Family? I’ve always attended a writer’s group which I recommend to anyone that
is interested in writing. I’ve met some great writers and learned a ton listening to others
work out kinks in their books and getting feedback on mine.
#4 – What is next for your writing? I’m about 30,000 words into a women’s fiction novel.
#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently
reading? I am addicted to reading although I can’t read historical romance when I’m
writing it. I’ve just started Doris Kern Goodwin’s Team of Rivals in the non-fiction
category and am waiting impatiently for Mary Balogh’s Christmas book due out in a few
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#4 – Comedy or Drama? Comedy.
#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks? Sorry, neither.
#6 – Fantasy or Reality? Reality
#7 – Call or Text? Text
#8 – Public School or Home School? Public School
#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate Hot Tea.
#10 – eBook or Paperback? Ebook!!
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