I said I’d release Join Up before Christmas and here we are … December 22nd and Join Up‘s out on Kindle.
This story was hard to get going. I felt a lot of pressure to write the story I thought my readers would want to have as the final book in the Island Trilogy. And, what I thought they’d want to read about was Meg and Jared. But I just didn’t have a Meg and Jared novel in my head.
Until I realized maybe the Island Trilogy wasn’t a trilogy, and maybe this didn’t have to be the final book, and so maybe I could write whatever story I wanted to.
I definitely needed the help of my amazing editor – Hilary Smith – to release that story, but once I did, it came fast and easy. The book you’ll read, if you read Join Up (and I hope you do) was more or less written in a month (now that it’s done, it’s so easy to forget the tough months that came before, and the hard weeks of editing after!).
So, it’s out, it’s available, and I hope you’ll read it.
Here’s the blurb:
A summer at one of the poshest riding camps in the province. A hundred horses. Rolling hills ribboned with hacking trails and cross-country jumps.
It could be perfect. Unless you’re Lacey Strickland, and you’re leaving Salem, Meg, and Jared behind on the island.
The only thing that isn’t hard to leave is Lacey’s memory of her first kiss, delivered in a spring-scented hayfield, which sizzled, then fizzled into nothing at all.
The other thing making camp less-than-perfect for Lacey? She’s not a cosseted camper, but a staff member – teaching riding lessons from sun-up to sun-down.
In Meg’s first letter to Lacey, she writes: “I bet anything there’s at least one amazing horse waiting for you there. And maybe a new great – if not best – friend.”
Is Meg right? Could Lacey meet a horse she’ll love just as much as Salem? And are there new friends in her future? Maybe even somebody who could give her more than just one kiss in a hayfield?
And here’s where you can buy it.
Please let me know if you have any questions or comments – you know I love your feedback!