Welcome to another Coming Soon Sunday post. Here we have Courted by Discipline, the first book in +Bree Cariad‘s In Hyacinth series, a courting romance series
Courted by Discipline will be available Oct 20th but is currently available for pre-buy on Amazon. This excerpt takes place during Kathy’s first courting dinner with Xander.
“I met a few girls at the picnic last week,” she said as she picked up his plate. “We’ve been so busy I haven’t really had the time to do anything else yet.”
He nodded. “There are a lot of things to keep you busy. My sister would be a good one to talk to. She knows which events are worth it and which ones aren’t.”
“Who’s your sister?” she asked as she pulled the ice cream out of the freezer and carried it into the dining room where her mother had already taken the pie and pie plates.
“Her name’s Camille. Bright red hair, green eyes, very chipper. You can’t miss her.” From anyone else, she might wonder if they were being mean, but from the expression on his face, he adored his little sister.
“It must be nice to have siblings… wait. Cami?” she spluttered as she sat down, squeaking as she had forgotten her sore rump for a moment.
His eyebrows rose, though he seemed to overlook her squeak. “You’ve met her?”
“Yes.” Kathy turned to her father. “Cami’s the girl who wanted me to go volunteering with her.”
Gerald’s eyes lit up. “Well, then I approve. Her father’s a good man. Next time she asks, you may say yes.”
The rest of the time went far too fast. Before she was ready for it, the pie and ice cream were gone and Alexander rose to leave. “Thank you for this wonderful meal,” he said, looking at her mother. “It was delicious.”
She smiled. “Thank you, Alexander, but Kathy’s the one who made it.”
He turned his bright blue eyes on her and smiled. “Thank you, Kathy. You’re a good cook.”
Gerald stood up and accompanied him to the front door with Kathy gaping after them. As she turned to her mother, Carilyn started to giggle. “You should see your face.”
Trying to ignore that, Kathy stood up, wincing a little, and gathered the plates. “I’m sure there is something wrong with him,” she said airily. “After all… wow.”
Laughing, sounding delighted, her mother brought in the rest of the dishes. “I have to agree with you. He kind of has the whole package, doesn’t he? Good looking, lucrative business field, and a great personality.” She bumped hips with Kathy. “Oh, look. They aren’t all vermin.”
Squeaking out a laugh, Kathy started the dishes while Carilyn cleaned up.
Courted by Discipline
In Hyacinth, Book One
When Kathy Bretherton moved to Hyacinth at the age of eighteen, she looked forward to living amongst people who believed in traditional values like her family did. She did not expect to become part of the Hyacinth Courting pool and the object of interest of every man looking for a wife.
Alexander Covington was the most eligible bachelor in town and he wanted her. For Kathy, who grew up in a traditional household where the man was the head of the home and her and her mother a committed homemaker, falling in love with him was relatively easy. Following his lead and accepting his discipline was the life-changing part.
About the series In Hyacinth:
Hyacinth, Washington is all about traditional values. In Hyacinth; its residents live their lives by discipline; there is a strong male head of house; and words like trust, honor, and kindness aren’t just buzzwords. Each story in the series is of a young woman (18-20) and her struggle to figure out who she is in this little town while at the same time going through Hyacinth’s old-fashioned courting system. On their way to meet, get to know, and finally marry their princes, these heroines grow in ways they and their town never expected.
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