Maybe when she got married #WIPItUp #romance #inspirational

It's another WIPItUp Wednesday. Time to give snippets from current works-in-progress. Thanks to WiPItUp and Melody Parks for doing this.

More from In Hyacinth's debut, Courted by Discipline. This continues from where last week's post left off.

Courted by Discipline will be out soon! It's part of the 6-book contract I've signed with the new LazyDay Publishing. Excited!


“Sorry, honey. Your dad said you were to start school tomorrow. That it was important.”

Sighing because that meant arguing was pointless, Kathy cleared boxes off their kitchen table and slowly set it, pulling the kitchen chairs from where they were stacked – in the garage. She supposed they were lucky that her father had found a job at the local hospital so easily. Most of the people in the district were farmers and with only a small hospital, there weren’t a lot of jobs open. Her uncle had found them this house. A three-story ranch-style home, it was actually kind of cute. If you found peeling wallpaper and the scratch of mice in the night cute.

Kathy did. They had always lived in small towns, and this was the fourth they had lived in since she was born. Every move included the obligatory three to four weeks of removing wallpaper, painting, and setting out traps for pests. She imagined it would be nice someday to move into a home and not have to do any of that. Maybe when she got married.


Courted By Discipline

When Kathy Bretherton moved to Hyacinth at the age of eighteen, she looked forward to living amongst people who believed in traditional values like her family did. She did not expect to become part of the Hyacinth Courting Pool and the object of interest of every man looking for a wife.

Alexander Covington was the most eligible bachelor in town and he wanted her. For Kathy, who grew up in a household where the man was the head of the home and her and her mother's jobs were to take care of it, learning to accept him as her leader was relatively easy. Receiving his discipline was the life-changing part.

About the series In Hyacinth:

Hyacinth, Washington is all about traditional values. In Hyacinth; its residents live their lives by discipline; there is a strong male head of house; and words like trust, honor, and kindness aren't just buzzwords. Each story in the series is of a young woman (18-20) and her struggle to figure out who she is in this little town while at the same time going through Hyacinth's old-fashioned courting system. On their way to meet, get to know, and finally marry their princes, these heroines grow in ways they and their town never expected.

While spanking does exist in every story (more in some than others), the stories are more about the growth of the heroine and loving discipline in all its far-reaching ways, than about spanking.

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