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Harland Creek Book 1
BY JODI ALLEN BRICE
Lying on her job application wasn’t the best way to kick off her fresh start in a small town, but Heather Smith is out of options. She desperately needs the job, or she will soon be without a place to live. Even so, Heather truly likes Elizabeth Harland, the old woman who hired her as her caregiver, and is eager to work hard and prove she’s right for the task.
Now, if she could just figure out why a local farmer keeps casting suspicious glares her way…
Sure, Grayson McCade has his hands full with his farm. That doesn’t change the fact that he considers the residents of Harland Creek family, and he takes time to look out for them all. The second he learns a newcomer has been hired to care for Elizabeth, he worries the kind-hearted old woman is being scammed.
Acting on what he believes to be the best of intentions, he sets out to uncover the truth about Heather’s past. Will the secrets revealed tarnish Heather’s new start before it even begins? Or will Grayson help make Harland Creek the home her heart longs for?
1. Why did you write a new series in a completely different genre?
When the virus hit last year I couldn’t finish my other two books I had started. I had two paranormal books in two different series that were selling very well and I could not finish them. I started thinking about writing something uplifting and hopeful. The town of Harland Creek is named after a church my mom goes to in Mississippi. It’s not a town, just a small farming community. From there I developed the fictional town complete with unforgettable characters.
2. How did you come up with a flower farm as a setting?
I adore flowers and I often wondered what it would be like to be a flower farmer. To be honet, I would be terrible. I can’t keep anything green alive. LOL
3. What other occupations or hobbies that are mentioned in the Harland Creek Series do you like to do as well?
Quilting! I used to quilt all the time before I started writing. Once that took off I found I didn’t have the time anymore to quilt. This year I got a new sewing machine for my birthday and have gone back to quilting in between writing books.
Jodi Allen Brice has written numerous books under a different pen name. Under Jodi Allen Brice she writes fiction and small town clean and sweet romance.
She transitioned away from paranormal romance in the year 2020 when the virus hit. She said she felt she needed to write a book that would change hearts and minds where Christ is concerned. She is a Christian who loves studying Bible prophesy and spending time with her family in Arkansas. She’s is also an avid quilter and camping. Sometimes she does both at the same time!