I am delighted to introduce you today to Jeanette-Marie Mirich – an author who lives just one county away from me when she’s in Kentucky – and her new book The Courtship of Harry’s Wife!
Have bags will travel should be Jeanette-Marie’s life’s theme. She moved twenty-two times before settling in her first home. An Oregonian by birth and who graduated with a B.S. degree in education from Portland State University, Jeanette has swum in the Ligurian Sea, collected shells and sea glass along the Indian Ocean, Pacific, Atlantic, Caribbean Oceans, Straits of Malacca, Gulf of Mexico and the Andaman Sea. Her peripatetic lifestyle is courtesy of the U.S. Air Force and her husband’s medical training. Passionate about needs in the third world after living in Thailand during her husband’s deployment, she has accompanied her husband on dozens of medical mission trips. Mother of three, Grammy to thirteen exceptional grandchildren, she travels from her Kentucky home to an Oregon cabin, scribbling poems and short stories as well as writing novels.
Her first novel, “Happy Christmas, Miss Lawrence’, won second place in the Colorado Independent Publishers’ EVVY awards. Her second novel, ‘Shadow Games,’ received honorable mention. Both novels were published by Stonebridge Publications. Quilting has also captured her heart. She is currently inflicting the love of colors on granddaughters.
THE COURTSHIP OF HARRY’S WIFE
SERIES: D.B. Burns Mysteries #1
GENRE: Inspirational Mystery/Suspense
PUBLISHER: Mountain Brook Ink
RELEASE DATE: September 1, 2019
I shouldn’t have made the promise when Harry was dying but . . . you know how it is. You want to please when the person you’ve always loved is hooked up to plastic tubing looking peaky.
Delilah Morgan, a woman of honor, is unable to ignore her promise to her husband, Harry, which leads to trouble, with a capital T. The beautiful, unassuming Delilah plans to mourn in private after Harry passed, but he had other ideas—specifically, leaving his wife in good hands and protected from the elite of their small Kentucky town. However, he neglects to include his wife in his plans.
Harry has selected local judge, Lyle Henderson, the heart-throb of most of the women in town, to court his widow. The judge acquiesces to Harry’s wishes until Henderson’s life spins into a maelstrom after the discovery of bodies in his long absent wife’s car. The police and FBI begin to suspect him of murdering his wife and her apparent lover.
Determined to clear the judge of murder, Delilah resolves to hunt down the true story. Their adventure nearly costs them their lives and leads them on what Delilah suspects is a wild-goose chase toward love. In reality, their wanderings reveal what sacrificial love can encompass.
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Hi Jeanette! Welcome to the blog!
Jeanette: Dogs are my companions in crime.
Carrie: They do have that ‘sidekick’ thing going for them, don’t they? 🙂
Jeanette: Definitely tea. English Breakfast preferably.
Jeanette: Classical music or country western.
Jeanette: Print. I’m tactile.
Q: Around here I like to say that reading is my superpower. If YOU had a superpower, what would it be?
Jeanette: Remembering names and personalities of people so I can speak to their heart
Carrie: Oh i love that!
Q: Which books are ‘on your nightstand’?
Jeanette: Gracelace, by Ruth Chou Simons, Queen, by Steven James, The Cloistered Walk, by Kathleen Norris, Word Painting, by Rebecca McClanahan and Devotions for a deeper Life by Oswald Chambers
Carrie: Ooo I’ve heard great things about Gracelace!
Q: Writing spaces are as diverse as authors and books. Where is your favorite space to write?
Jeanette: In front of a window looking out at light. My second floor spot that overlooks the backyard garden in Kentucky and my living room in Oregon overlooking Fernridge Reservoir and the water rippling from the coastal winds.
Carrie: I do love Kentucky’s landscape but looking out over Oregon water has that beat!
Q: Which of your main characters in The Courtship of Harry’s Wife is most like you?
Jeanette: Delilah. Her quirky thoughts just pop into my mind.
Carrie: I already like her!
Q: Did you have the whole plot outlined before you started writing, or did you let the characters dictate what came next?
Jeanette: I write character driven stories. They tell me what to do and I salute and type. Not quite, but for this novel it was more taking dictation than following my outline. Josephine has a mind of her own. I regret that it comes from me.
Q: What do you most want readers to take away from The Courtship of Harry’s Wife?
Jeanette: God makes all things new. Olive Lorraine is a new creature when she repents. I wanted to reveal what love does over years of praying, as a heart softens and sees truth.
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What about you? What interests you most about The Courtship of Harry’s Wife by Jeanette-Marie Mirich?