A Soldier's Return

A Soldier's Return

by Judy Christenberry

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Coming Home…

Ever since he was a kid and his orphaned family split, sending himinto foster care, Captain James Barlow knew he was a jinx to anyone heloved. He'd hidden out safely in the marines…until a detective foundhim and most of his siblings. The captain had seen battle, but noenemy made him uneasy like his newfound family—and the beautifulCarrie Rand.Even before Jim walked into her Dallas P.I. office, Carrie had fallenfor his photo. The square-jawed hunk she'd sought had starred nightlyin her fantasies…until the real thing put the dream lover to shame.But how could Carrie transform the stoic ex-marine into a hot-bloodedman?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426858796
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 03/01/2010
Series: Children of Texas , #3
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 255,614
File size: 633 KB

About the Author

Judy Christenberry, hasn't always been a writer, but she's always been a dreamer. As a child, for entertainment while doing chores, she told herself stories-she was always the heroine. However, Judy didn't start writing until she turned thirty-eight, just one year after her father's unexpected death.

After this, she realized life promised no guarantees about how much time you have. Why wait to pursue your dreams?

She had begun reading Harlequin Romance novels about ten years earlier, so romance writing came naturally.

Over time, Judy realized two central themes dominating her writing: family and small town/country life. Many of her books have cowboy heroes, partly because she read all Zane Grey's romantic versions of the Old West as a teenager, and partly because her parents grew up on farms.

As a child, Judy was surrounded by animals. Her father raised a few head of cattle to keep meat on the table. At one time or another, there were sheep, Thanksgiving turkeys, ducks and dogs, and there were always chickens.

Raised in a family of four children with a stay-at-home mom who was a terrific cook and an excellent teacher, where family tradition was concerned, Judy learned the importance of family at an early age. But, family comes in all shapes and flavors. What's important isn't the two parents and the 2.5 children, it's love and support.

The last element that frequently appears in Judy's stories is a dash of humor, just enough to bring a smile to your face. She believes laughter is good medicine and it definitely makes a six-foot hunk even more attractive!

Therefore, it may surprise readers when they discover Judy was born and raised in Dallas, Texas: a major city. In addition, her marriage ended fifteen years ago. Yet, with support from her mother and siblings, Judy and her two daughters discovered their own definition of family. She taught during the day, wrote at night, pursued her dream and raised her children.

Now, with her daughters pursuing their own dreams, Judy writes full-time and is wrapped up in her storytelling. She lives each new adventure with the vigor of a young girl, still dreaming up tales while washing dishes. She hopes to entertain her readers as much as she entertains herself!

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What is a man to do when he's been without family since the age of nine and he thinks that everyone he gets close to meets with a tragic end?Jim Barlow has been alone since his parents died in a car crash leaving him and his sisters and brothers orphaned and scattered in different directions.   When his youngest sister Vanessa becomes curious about her siblings, her stepfather, a private investigator starts the ball rolling that would eventually bring brother and sisters together again.Carrie Abrams, who works for the detective agency has had a picture of the handsome marine on her desk for the last year.   Carrie has been equally as alone as Jim, afraid to get close to anyone.   But what will happen when a pretty blonde and a hot-blooded marine come together......?