And while her next book, Highland Rebel didn't have quite the same effect, it's rare that a book knocks me that sideways, it only happens every few years and when it does - watch out :-), I really did love Highland Rebel.
I was cruising Fiction DB not long ago and saw that her third book was coming out in what I thought was July - but now it might be August - whatever the month - this is one of my most highest anticipated book of the whole year.
I tried finding a picture of the cover, but couldn't find it anywhere. So I emailed Judith and asked if she had seen the cover and where I might find it to add to my sidebar. She emailed me back - attaching the cover!!! YES!!
So here it is - she's writing for HQN now and they gave her a fabulous cover. I was looking for a blurb but didn't find one. BUT I do know from what Judith wrote in her email that:
"It's a 17th Restoration love story between a Cavalier and a Puritan woman who were childhood friends."
Does that sound cool and different or what!?!?
I know time flies, but I hope it really flies until I get this one in my hot little hands!!
Ahhhh- through the power of Twitter and the friends on Twitter, I've found a description:
Abandoned by his cavalier father at a young age, William de Veres grew up knowing precious little happiness. But William has put the past firmly behind him and as a military hero and noted rake, he rises fast in the ranks of the hedonistic Restoration court. Until he is forced to seek shelter from a young Puritan woman...
The civil wars have cost the once-high-spirited Elizabeth Walters her best friend and her father, leaving her unprotected and alone. She flees an unwanted marriage, seeking safe haven, but what she finds is something she never expected. When her kindness and her beauty bring her to the attention of William, and then the king, she will have a choice to make. After all, can a notorious libertine really be capable of love?
Doesn't this sound scrumptious?