Desert Willow

Desert Willow

by Patricia Beal

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Overview

After a failed engagement, Captain Andrew Lee James has focused on building a career in the Army he loves. That commitment includes helping a feisty, out-of-work ballerina whose devotion to her grandmother’s dying wish immediately grabs his heart. She’s the one, but will he be able to win the heart of a woman who has vowed to never be involved with a soldier?

College graduate Clara Malone swore to never love anyone in the military again but when her dying grandmother asks her to deliver a love letter to the general who broke her heart decades ago, she agrees and finds herself escorted by a handsome Army captain whose kindness challenges her beliefs. Surrounded by desert willows that shower her path with pretty pink flowers and sing with the buzzing of hummingbirds, Clara enjoys the wild beauty of El Paso—and her time with Andrew—more than expected.

Can she deliver her grandmother’s last love letter without losing her heart to a man who represents everything she fears?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781645262541
Publisher: Iron Stream Media
Publication date: 02/12/2020
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Patricia Beal writes contemporary women's fiction and romance. She is a Genesis semi-finalist and First Impressions finalist. Her debut novel, A Season to Dance, came out on May 9, 2017. Desert Willow released in February of 2020.

Patricia is from Brazil and immigrated to the United States in 1992. She fell in love with the English language while washing dishes at McDonald's and learned enough to pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). She put herself through college working at a BP gas station and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Cincinnati in 1998 with a B.A. in English Literature. She was the news editor of the university newspaper for two years.

After an internship at the Pentagon, Patricia began working as a public affairs professional for the U.S. Army and served as a spokesperson for five general officers, providing statements for television, radio and print.

She was in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, when the first Operation Enduring Freedom detainees arrived, and the stories she filed during the early days of the detention operation there gained national attention. Writing from Iraq in the first year of Operation Iraqi Freedom, she focused on feature stories for Army newspapers, and a feature on a day in the life of "Bad Luck Squad" won her a Keith L. Ware award in print journalism.

Patricia loves the arts and travel and includes both in her stories often. She has danced ballet since her childhood and has performed with pre-professional companies in South America, Europe and the United States. Her dance experience brings great flavor and authenticity to her ballerina novels.

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