Readers, Kathleen Y'barbo Turner is a very special friend. We've prayed each other through both good times and hard times.
Welcome, Kathleen. Do you have a favorite genre to write? If so, what is it?
Fiction, of course! More specifically, I love writing both historical and contemporary romance, especially if there’s a touch of steampunk in the historicals and something Southern in the contemporaries.
If you didn’t live in the part of the country where you do, where would you live?
I would live at a beach somewhere warm. Of course, that assumes that our children and grandchildren would live nearby. So maybe I should say I would live on a beach near an airport and not too far from a bank where our lottery winnings are on deposit (to pay for those plane tickets)—LOL!
What foreign country would you like to visit and why?
I want to go back to
to see my son who lives there and then have the time to travel around Great Britain
to see all the wonderful sites and visit the locations where my family is from.
Side trips to Italy and France would,
of course, be on the agenda.
I have family roots in
Ireland, England, Norway,
and Sweden, so I’d love to
visit Europe, too. Describe what you think
would be the most romantic vacation you could take.
I’ve already taken it and while I won’t share the details, I will say that it involved
an elopement, and a two-week stay at the officers’ quarters at Joint Base Pearl
I remember the first pictures you sent me from there. Where would you like to set a story that you haven’t done yet?
Occasionally I toy with the idea of writing about the area where I was born,
Jefferson County, on the . Texas Gulf Coast
What is the main theme of this novel?
Sadie’s Secrets is a story of redemption, although that comes in different forms to each of the main characters. I’ll have to let you read it to see what I mean. :D
I can hardly wait. My copy hasn’t arrived yet. Tell us about the story.
From bestselling author Kathleen Y’Barbo comes Sadie’s Secret, the third book in The Secret Lives of Will Tucker series, captures the romance of the South mingled with adventure and laced with secret identities and hidden agendas.
Undercover agent William Jefferson Tucker is not looking for marriage—pretend or otherwise—but his past is a secret, his twin brother has stolen his present, and his future is in the hands of the lovely Sadie Callum. Without her connections to the world of upper-crust
Orleans, Jefferson might never
find a way to clear his name and solve the art forgery case that has eluded him
Only God can help these two secret agents find a way to solve their case and uncover the truth about what is going on in their hearts.
Please give us the first page of the book.
May 10, 1889
Detective William Jefferson Tucker of the Criminal Investigations Division, London Metropolitan Police, stepped across the threshold of the sewer pit known as the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola with one purpose in mind. To see his brother, also named William.
William John Tucker.
His twin. His polar opposite.
With his first order of business being an explanation of exactly what John had done this time, he turned toward Major Samuel James’ office. When in doubt, go to the top, that was his motto. And Major James was the top dog around here.
“Hold on there,” someone called.
turned to see a uniformed guard coming toward him, one hand on his holster and
the other pointing in his direction.
“Just paying a visit to the warden,” he said with all the charm his mama had taught him. Nothing to get upset about.”
“We’ll just see about that,” the guard said as he nodded toward the other end of the dimly lit hall. “Just come on back here and sign in, and then we will see if the warden’s interested in visiting today.”
Shaking his head,
tried not to show amusement at the man’s pompous behavior. While he had seen
the other side of a jail cell on many occasions, it had always been in the
position of arresting officer and not prison guard. To spend day after day in
this place would cause anyone to own an ill temper.
If you want to read more, Harvest House Publishers has posted the entire first chapter on their website. The link to the site can be found here: http://harvesthousepublishers.com/book/sadies-secret-2014/
How can readers find you on the Internet?I’m active on Facebook and Twitter, so head over to my website at www.kathleenybarbo.com to find links to both my Twitter and Facebook pages. Also, there is a link to email me directly or sign up for my newsletter.
Thank you, Kathleen, for sharing this new book with us.
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