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Love Me Forever releases Tuesday…and a blue lace dress I’ll never forget

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LOVE ME FOREVER releases on Tuesday…a big day for me and several other Kindle Scout winners!!

Tonight I wanted to put up a pretty, girly graphic. After all, the clothes during the Civil War were outrageously feminine with big hoop skirts and rows and rows of lace…

I love pretty gowns…especially lace. I remember the first junior high dance dress I ever had. Silver blue lace with a full blue taffeta underskirt and big, wide blue taffeta sash that trailed behind me.

Kinda like a Southern belle.

The dress was gorgeous and very modest. I was only thirteen, but I felt as grown up and pretty as any prom queen.

Even more special was that my mom stayed up all night finishing the dress on her old sewing machine. Every stitch was perfect, the lace aligned, and the big ole sash had nary a wrinkle. Cinderella’s mice couldn’t have done a better job.

I lost my mom years ago…but I still have that blue lace dress. It’s so special to me…every once in a while, I’ll take it out and run my fingers over the lace, knowing she used her magic to make it for me.

Her little girl.

Over the years, the lace has faded, but the memory hasn’t.

Such is the power of a mother’s love…

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If you love Civil War romance and time travel and TWO hunky military heroes, check out my Kindle Scout winner below.

~Jina
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LOVE ME FOREVER

She wore gray.
He wore blue.
But their love defied the boundaries of war.
And time.

LOVE ME FOREVER is a Kindle Scout winner and is now available for PRE-ORDER at Amazon.com and on sale August 4th!  

 

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I Remember Mama and Apple Pie Day

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Going over my Kindle Scout book LOVE ME FOREVER trying to make it as perfect as possible before submitting the Final m/s for copy edit…keep you updated on my progress.

Which made me think about my mom and her apple pie on Apple Pie Day. Like the little girl in the graphic, I helped her cut the dough and tried to make the perfect crisscross pastry across the pie. She was an elegant, sophisticated lady like the belle I write about in LOVE ME FOREVER I remember when I was eleven and she took me to a fancy tea in a big antebellum house in Lexington with all the posh ladies. No one defined Southern charm more than she did…

So when my pastry pieces flopped and cracked, she’d always tell me the story of the little turtle who could…who never gave up until she got where she wanted to go…and I’d get there if I just didn’t give up. (She inspired my turtle and the princess story--check out my bio on Kindle Scout for more info.)

So here I am, making my m/s as perfect as I can…and never giving up. Thanks, Mom.

~Jina

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LOVE ME FOREVER

She wore gray.
He wore blue.
But their love defied the boundaries of war.
And time.

LOVE ME FOREVER is on Kindle Scout — you can read the first 5,000 words HERE. You’ll meet both my heroines and both my heroes in the excerpt. It’s a saga of love and romance and war. Believe me, I walked every road, fought every battle with my characters, even walked around in a hoop skirt to “get it right.”

This is a book of the heart…any questions? Please ask!!

Thanks for stopping by.

 

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