It's release week for A Mail-Order Haven! Juliette's story is ranking high as a favorite for me. I love the story line, her personality, and I'm pretty much in love with Devon. Plus, the cover is uh-maz-ing. Seriously! It's probably my favorite one. *swoons*
She’s always lived on the right side of the law…
An outcast, Juliette Davenport fled to Promise Creek after being accused of robbing banks. Instead of marrying the man she’d written to, she received his house and mine, along with eight other women he tricked into traveling to him before he died. They’ve become her family, but now they’ve struck the mother lode, and Juliette needs a bodyguard.
He’s spent most of his life on the wrong side of the law…
Devon MacAllister has lived a hard life. After getting caught stealing, he was offered a deal: go to jail or clean-up his act and use his skills to catch criminals. He changed his ways and now protects innocents. But when his latest client turns out to be the sister of a notorious bank robber, a man Devon once worked with, things get complicated.
Juliette is firm in her plans for self-reliance, and Devon agrees to help her however he can. He’s determined to guard her, but as her intelligence and fiery spirit break through his shields, his job of protecting her turns into a need. When news of the mine spreads, bringing danger neither is prepared for, Devon and Juliette realize love is the greatest risk of all.
So, I thought it would be fun to share a little more about the two main characters, Juliette Davenport and Devon MacAllister. When writing, I always choose pictures of people who I envision my characters looks like. Normally, I lean toward more contemporary actors/actresses or people who catch my eye. Juliette, from the very beginning, wasn't like that. Here's who I picture:
Did you see that coming? If not, I'd love to hear how you pictured them while reading. This story was truly a pleasure to write, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!