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He’s looking for roots. She won’t be tied down.
Army ranger Travis Hammond needs to heal physical and emotional wounds. A job in Covenant Falls checking out equine therapy programs for veterans is a start, but it’s only temporary. And he doesn’t need a partner, especially some reporter with the persistence of a terrier and irresistible green eyes. Like Travis, Jenny Talbot’s just passing through town. Unlike Travis, Jenny knows exactly where she’s going next—back to the Middle East, as soon as she recovers from her own war injury. But there’s a bend in the road for both of them.
Interview with Patricia Potter
I have a tendency to fall in love with all my heroes and heroines, but Jenny Talbot in my new SuperRomance, “The Soldier’s Homecoming,” shoots up to the top.
When I start a book, I spend weeks thinking about the hero and heroine before even considering a plot. When they become real to me, they write the book themselves. They do things I never considered.
Although I love strong heroines, the hero is usually the catalyst in my stories, especially in a series like Covenant Falls which is based on the return of veterans to civilian life in a small welcoming town in Colorado. But Jenny would have none of that. She truly marches to her own drummer and has since she was a child. She chooses books over play, a college lecture in lieu of the senior prom, jeans and a denim jacket over fashion, life in a hostile and dangerous country over comfort.
She was easy to bring to life because she’s a reporter and I was once a reporter on a metropolitan paper and my uncle was a war correspondent. I understand only too well how a good story can blind a reporter to everything else. I know the intense curiosity that drives them. Like Jenny, I want to know everything about people I meet, even if it’s just in passing. I want to know what they are reading, about their family, what they like and why. I can be embarrassingly nosy. So I understand Jenny and what motivates her. She loves learning for the sake of learning, and absolutely nothing is boring to her, including a hat cemetery.
She’s prepared for everything but marriage. She regards it as a trap. Her own parents’ marriage is bad, as is her sister’s. After getting her journalism degree, she worked on a small paper until she had a small stake and headed overseas where she made a reputation writing about out- of- way places for travel magazines. When she saved enough, she headed for war zones, her true destination. She went from one dangerous place to another until she was wounded and forced back to the states. Her goal: to return as soon as possible. Someone needs to tell those stories.
Her curiosity and hunger for a good story isn’t deterred by an injured shoulder. Until she can go back overseas, she’s looking for a story locally and thinks she finds it in an equine therapy program for veterans in Covenant Falls. Problem is the providers do not want publicity. They enlist their newest member, Major Travis Hammond, to get her out of their hair. Burned by another woman journalist, he’s not happy about it, especially when they end up on a road trip to explore other equine therapy programs in the southwest.
Their adventures together are just starting and neither are prepared for falling in love.
Other Books in the Series
About the Author
Patricia Potter is the USA Today Bestselling Author of more than fifty books. She has received numerous writing awards, including RT Storyteller of the Year, its Career Achievement Award for Western Historical Romance and its Best Hero of the Year Award. She is a seven-time RITA finalist and three-time Maggie Award winner. She has served as president of Romance Writers of America.The Soldier’s Homecoming is her fifteenth book for Harlequin.
Prior to writing fiction, she was a reporter for the Atlanta Journal and president of a public relations firm.
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Locks, Hooks and Books
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Inside The Mind of an Avid Reader
Two Points of Interest
Hearts & Scribbles
Thoughts of a Blonde
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April 14th: Grand Finale
– 1 winner will receive a $25 Amazon eGift Card (open internationally
– 1 winner will receive signed print copies of of THE SOLDIER’S PROMISE, TEMPTED BY THE SOLDIER, A SOLDIER’S JOURNEY, and THE SEAL’S RETURN (US only)
– Ends April 18th