Please welcome Katy Eeten to my blog today with her release, Christmas In Meadow Creek!
Thank you, Connie, for hosting me on your blog today! I know you like to share humorous stories with your readers, so I have an amusing experience to share. When I was nineteen or twenty, I got called to jury duty. I was selected for a trial and after much deliberation, it ended up being a hung jury.
My husband and I moved to California a few years later, and even though we only lived there for a little over a year, my name was picked for jury duty (the defendant was found guilty). A couple years after moving back to Milwaukee County, I was again summoned to jury duty (the defendant was found not guilty).
A year and a half later, we moved to a different county in Wisconsin and no joke… I was summoned to jury duty for the fourth time before the age of thirty. That time, I wasn’t picked for the actual trial. Maybe they were intimidated by all my experience? Ha! I’m now 38 and have been summoned one additional time but not selected for the actual trial.
My husband and I moved back to Milwaukee County last year, so I’m expecting another summons any day now, lol. Although my uncanny experience inside a courtroom could provide some good material, none of my books have involved jury duty of any kind 😊
My latest book is Christmas in Meadow Creek, a contemporary Christian romance novella. This is my second published book, with Blast from Her Past being my first. Both are available for Kindle, Kindle Unlimited, and paperback on Amazon.
I seem to recall getting several jury duty notices when I moved several times. Sometimes I think they follow you around! LOL
Tell us about your story, Christmas in Meadow Creek...
Sarah Laughlin left her big-city life and dead-end relationship behind for a fresh start as a fourth-grade teacher in the small, Wisconsin town of Meadow Creek. And it feels like home, too, despite the persistent troublemaker in her class and the lack of familiar faces. But the holidays are going to be lonely this year. Until she meets firefighter Lincoln Thompson. Suddenly, the hope of spending Christmas with someone she cares about is within reach.
Lincoln loves his home town of Meadow Creek, but ever since his long-time girlfriend left him for a better life in the city, he wonders if he’ll ever find love in this small town where everyone knows everyone. Then he meets Sarah during her class's field trip to his firehouse, and a spark is lit. But when they discover that Sarah's troublemaking student is none other than Lincoln's beloved nephew, their newfound relationship is put to the test. Can they navigate through the complexities of family dynamics to find a love that will last?
“Y’know, it’s kind of funny how we keep running into each other.” Lincoln leaned his elbow on the table with his head resting on his hand, as if blocking out anyone behind him, and focused solely on Sarah’s face.
She was suddenly ultra-conscious of her breathing, her blinking, her every move. And was it just her, or was it getting hot in here? “Yeah,” she finally managed to say. “Three days in a row now.”
Lincoln’s lips formed a slanted smile, and for the first time she noticed a dimple on his handsomely rugged cheek. He leaned in before speaking again, his voice extra low. “I was wondering if you wanted to make sure we saw each other again? Maybe tonight—for dinner?”
She prayed he didn’t notice how hard she swallowed upon hearing his question. And what was that noise—was that her heart beating? She hoped he couldn’t hear it. Why was it so hard to think straight all of a sudden? This was the first request for a date she’d received since moving. Well, since Todd had broken up with her, really. Thankfully, her brain was finally able to send her mouth the message to smile. “Sure. Yeah, I’d like that.”
Lincoln’s crooked smile turned into an all-out beam. “Great. Can I pick you up at seven? If you don’t mind giving me your address.”
Quickly nodding, Sarah got out her phone. “I can text it to you. What’s your number?”
She sent the text to the number he recited and put her phone away.
Lincoln’s eyes crinkled as he spoke. “Well, I better get back to serving.” He stood to leave, touching Sarah’s arm gently. “I’m glad I ran into you again. I’ll see you at seven.”
Sarah nodded. “Looking forward to it.”
As she watched Lincoln walk away, her heart raced. Did that just happen? She peered at the faces around her table and locked in on Jessica’s gaze. She was flashing Sarah an excited grin, and Sarah blushed. I know, she mouthed, making Jessica laugh. Thank goodness she’d changed her mind about coming to the breakfast. The excitement gurgling around in her stomach was more than she could ask for. She now had something to look forward to this holiday season after all.
Your book sounds like a wonderful sweet romance! Thank you for sharing a piece of it.
Let's find out about Katy...
Author Bio and Contact Links
Katy Eeten is the wife of a youth pastor and mother of two school-age boys. She lives with her family in southeast Wisconsin, despite her dislike of cold weather. She works full time in the business world, but her true passion is writing. Katy’s newest release is her holiday novella, Christmas in Meadow Creek. She’s also published Contemporary Christian Romance Blast From Her Past and has another novel, A Heart Held Captive, due out next spring. When she’s not working or writing, she can be found taking walks, baking goodies, dining out, or spending time with her family.
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Thank you for stopping by Katy, I hope you have great success with your book.
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