Thursday, April 23, 2020

My Story BEFORE The Story ~ Doctor Katherine Clark ~ Courting Doctor Clark by Patty Smith Hall

Hello. My name is Doctor Katherine Clark, and I really don’t have time to talk right now. At this moment, my only concern is for the victims of a terrible train wreck that has happened on the outskirts of our small town of Hillsdale, Michigan. We were in the mist of the worst blizzard I’ve seen since moving here from South Carolina many years ago. Two trains collided at the height of the storm, and while there were few deaths, the remaining people are now stranded here until the spring thaw.

Oh heavens, is that Josh McClain? What is he doing here? I haven’t seen him since Papa and I left Abbeville soon after my mother’s death. Josh was the best. We’d get into all kinds of trouble back then, mainly because I’d want to save some bird or racoon or something. But Josh never complained. Sometimes, he’d even help me nurse my little creature back to health. He was the kind of friend I could depend on. A shoulder to cry on after our mothers were killed in a terrible carriage accident.

I hadn’t realized until this moment how much I’ve missed him.

But Josh is all grown up now, and wickedly handsome, though I’m not sure why I’d notice that. And he’s a doctor which is a pleasant surprise! Just one more thing we have in common. I wonder if he can still make me laugh. No one could make me laugh like Josh! But why was he here? His father owes the largest cotton mill in the southeast. Surely, he expected Josh to take over the family business.

I could have heard Josh right. Did he say we were engaged? Maybe, he’s concussed. That has to be it. Yet, he keeps saying it’s true. He has to have bumped his head because he’s talking gibberish. He’s adamant. We are engaged. But how can that be? We haven’t seen each other in almost fifteen years.

Of course, Papa and I will have to take him in. Josh is a friend of the family, after all, and maybe, just maybe he’ll tell me why he thinks I’m to marry him.

Engaged to Josh McClain? Impossible!

Or is it?

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My Story Title:  Courting Doctor Clark

My Story Genre:  Historical Romance

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The Author of My Story:   Patty Smith Hall      

Multi published Patty Smith Hall lives near the North Georgia Mountains with her husband, Danny, her two daughters, her son-in-law and her grandboy. When she’s not writing on her back porch, she’s spending time with her family or reading on her back porch. 

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The author will be honored to gift a winner a signed copy of
Courting Doctor Clark 

(US only)

Be sure to leave a comment with an email address where you can be reached should you win.

DRAWING TO BE HELD WEDNESDAY EVENING ~ April 29, 2019.

9 comments:

  1. Welcome to www.journeystojoy.net, Patty!

    I pray your week here will be a huge blessing to our readers and to you as well.

    Love,

    Joy

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  2. What a fun character interview! It sounds like a novel that's right up my alley. Blessings to you both.

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  3. I've never heard of this author, but this book sounds wonderful! I'm so curious to know the answer to this heroine's questions. Ha!

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  4. Anneliese,

    Patty Smith Hall has been writing for many years and has LOTS of books out in the Romance Genre.

    This one is just one of MANY GREAT ROMANCE STORIES!

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  5. Stacy,
    I can see it being one you'd like to read, knowing what you enjoy writing.

    Patty has written lots of good ones.

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  6. I loved this character interview and I would love to read the rest of her story. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.
    Connie
    cps1950(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. Hi Stacy, I had a lot of fun with these characters—I love stories about friends who find love with each other so it was great to write one! Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Anneliese, I’m happy that you came by. This was a fun story to write—Fun fact: I used my mom’s maiden name for my heroine’ s last name. My cousins always reads my books just to see if I’ve used their name!

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  9. Good evening, readers;

    We have a WINNER and that winner is.... do I hear a faint drum roll?

    ANNELIESE DALABA

    CONGRAT-YOU-LATIONS, ANNELIESE!

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Your Joyful response is not required, but boy, would I like to read what you think about the journey this writer is taking toward joy. Thank you.