This week I’ve got something special for you. My 7 In Hyacinth books are out of print, but they’ve been put into a box set. 7 books for only $6.99 when the original total was $28.93 isn’t bad. And if you have KU? It’s out on that too 🙂 Here’s a snippet from Courted by Time.
DeLynn wasn’t chosen during her courting year and is now faced with a whole rash of possibilities she’s never considered before.
…now there was the opportunity of going to college. And it scared her. She’d never been away from home and was raised to be a wife and mother. Now it looked like that might not happen, at least not in the Hyacinth way of doing things.
As Blaine let out a little snore, her body shook with silent laughter. Her poor brother. At seventeen he’d been the man of the family for eight years. It must be strange for him to have been supplanted by Barrett. But DeLynn was sure her mother’s new husband was a very good thing for this family. Closing her eyes, she felt herself slowly drift back toward sleep. As she went from conscious to unconscious, a very strange thought went through her head.
What if I fell in love the modern way?
Hyacinth, Washington is about traditional values. Its residents live their lives by discipline. Words like trust, honor, and kindness aren't just buzzwords. Each of the novellas (and 1 novel) in this set is the tale of a young woman and her struggle to figure out who she is while going through Hyacinth's unique courting system. On their way to meet and find that one guy, these heroines grow in ways they and their town never expect.
Courted by Discipline: Kathy just moved to Hyacinth and isn’t sure of their courting system. When she catches the eye of the town’s most eligible bachelor, Xander, her life turns upside down.
Courted by Fall: Cami’s dreams of marrying her prince died the day he left town without a word. On a downward spiral, she thinks all her dreams are going up in smoke—until Jerod comes into her life.
Courted by Trouble: After a disaster, Stephanie has no expectations about her future. Former friends pull her back into her old life in Hyacinth & she finds happiness for the first time in a long while. When newcomer, Chris, winks at her, her life takes an unexpected turn.
Courted by Understanding: Dora is dependable, realistic, and doesn’t dream about things she isn’t meant for. So when businessman, Gaelic, notices her, Dora has no idea how to handle it.
Courted by Experience: Celie returns to her childhood home of Hyacinth to take part in her courting year. Unfortunately the eligible bachelors aren’t her type. Instead, she’s attracted to a widower her grandmother is against. She has to decide: give up her dreams of courting or find a way to get Marcus on her list.
Courted by a Knight: Deeka isn’t sure she wants to take part in courting. She has a life to live. When outsider, Curtis, comes to town, she begins to hope she can have both.
Courted by Time: Passed over in her courting year, DeLynn decides to go to college nearby. When the campus chaplain shows interest in her, she doesn’t know what to do. Give up Zachary or the Hyacinth way of life?
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