She was jealous. Of her friend #WIPItUp #InHyacinth #courting #romance

Happy WiPItUp Wedneday! Thanks, Melody Parks, for doing this.

Courted by Discipline came out last week and is available at Amazon & Barnes and Noble! Yay! So this week, I'm going to start giving you a look at Courted by Fall, Book 2 in the series.


Tears in her eyes, Camille continued to wave long after Xander’s car was gone. That was it. Her favorite brother and her new sister-in-law and best friend were gone. Off to Tennessee where Kathy would attend college and he would continue his law career. Escaped from Hyacinth for good. Lowering her hand, Cami felt the tears slide over her cheeks and wasn’t quite sure why she was crying. The last few months had been filled with so much emotion and losing two of the people she loved the most, hurt.

“Camille! Come help me clean up.”

Charlotte Covington’s voice poured over the lawn and used to obeying, Camille turned and passed the few people who were still milling about and followed her mother inside the house. “It’s good to see your brother so happy,” her mother said, handing her a dishrag to dry dishes as she piled dirty ones in the sink.

“Yeah. Kathy, too.” As the words came out, Cami’s hands shook and she managed to hide them in the cloth. Kathy had only lived in Hyacinth for one year and she was married to a great guy. While Cami was happy for her, as she loved her brother and seeing the two of them together had been great, Camille grew up in Hyacinth and the man she expected to court her had up and left town two days before her eighteenth birthday after his misdeeds were revealed. That she had expected to marry Damian at some point, every girl in town knew. Some of them had reveled in teasing her about his getting some girl pregnant in college and dumping her. There had also been some nasty references to her chances of being with child. Kathy had told them where to get off, using language that Cami had never heard. Even though her language had garnered her several spankings from the man who was now her husband, it hadn’t stopped Kathy from defending her friend every time one of the girls went vicious.

And it made Cami feel horrible that she was jealous. Of her friend.


Courted By Fall
Coming Nov 20, 2014

Camille Covington thought she had it all: the perfect life, the perfect future, and the perfect suitor; until it went downhill just days before her 18th birthday. Now struggling to pick up the pieces, she did everything she could to not let anyone know just how depressed she’d become. She did such a good job that she fooled even herself.

Newcomer to Hyacinth, Jerod Kinsley, offered friendship but used to the more traditional way of Hyacinth life, Camille didn’t know what to do with it. Set on a path of destruction, she quickly found out just how supportive her family and Jerod could be. As he and her family encouraged her on a life she never even imagined existed before, Cami began to find her inner strength. When her and Jerod’s relationship solidified through the Hyacinth Courting system, she found out just how freeing discipline from the man she loved could be.

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.

Courted by Discipline, Book One is available.

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