Warren, Linda, A Texas Family (Willow Creek, Texas, Book 2), (Richmond, Surrey: Mills & Boon, 2013).
Title: A Texas Family (Willow Creek, Texas, Book 2)
Author: Linda Warren
Issues: Child Abduction; Parenthood
A Texas-size secret…
Nine years ago, Jena Brooks fled Willow Creek, Texas, as a frightened teenager. Now she’s finally found the courage to come home, and this time she’s not leaving without her baby. Memories of Asa Corbett stealing her newborn child still haunt Jena to this day. Unfortunately, her best chance at finding her baby is Asa’s eldest son, local cop Carson Corbett.
Trusting a Corbett again isn’t easy, but they’ll need to rely on each other completely to face their pasts and discover the truth. Together, Jena and Carson have a chance to heal old wounds and unite their families for good… if the truth doesn’t first tear them apart.
I love secret-baby books. There. I’ve admitted it. I enjoy all the tension and complexity the theme brings to a story. And the tumultuous emotions. I love reading them and writing them. Saying that, I also have to admit out of thirty-three published books I’ve only written two secret-baby books. A Texas Family is my third.
The idea for this book came to me a few years ago when I was in the hospital. With nothing to do but lie in bed, I watched a lot of soap operas, which I don’t normally do while I’m at home writing. Of course, I got pulled into a storyline. A girl had gotten pregnant when she was about fifteen or sixteen. She had carried the baby to term, but her father had given it away because he said she was too young to raise it. Years later, she comes back to her hometown a strong, mature woman determined to find the baby who had been taken from her.
As with soap operas, they go and on, and once I was home I had to stop watching and go back to writing. But that story stayed with me and I knew I had to write my take on it, Texas-style. There are a lot of twists and turns and if you like a tearjerker, you’ll love this book. So come join Jena Brooks as she goes home and meets Carson Corbett, who will risk all to help her.
Don’t miss A Texas Hero (July 2013), the first book in my Willow Creek, Texas series. A Texas Child will be released in December 2013.
‘Til next time, with love and thanks,
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