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Inspirational Journeys Presents: Janine Mick Wills Returns to Talk About Juanita and the Outlaw

My returning guest is the author of the Texas Treasures Christian Romance series, set in Texas during the 1880s. Last time we talked about her first book entitled Cassandra and the Cowboy. You can listen to the interview at the following link:

You can purchase Cassandra and the Cowboy at:

Listen as we discuss the new book.

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

JANINE MICK WILLS RETURNS TO TALK ABOUT JUANITA AND THE OUTLAW: BOOK 2 OF HER TEXAS TREASURES SERIES!
Hello:
I’m proud to announce the following guest for your listening pleasure.
Please be sure to read onward after the following message to learn how you can be my guest here on INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS.
Thanks for listening and do write to let me and my guest know what you thought of this presentation.

WHO?
Janine Mick Wills
WHEN?
Tuesday December 3, 2019
WHERE?

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR JANINE MICK WILLS…

As far back as she can remember, Janine Mick Wills, a native of Columbus, Ohio, has loved the Lord and the written word. A former pastor’s wife, she now resides in South Carolina with her retired Air Force husband, where she heads the ladies’ ministry at her church and fills every spare minute writing for the glory of God. Janine considers a Child of the King to be her most important title, but she also enjoys being called a wife, a mom, and a mamaw to seven grandchildren.

Her featured book is entitled: Juanita and the Outlaw: Texas treasures, Book 2

Book description:

Juanita López loves God and her family and only wants to make them happy.
Sent to Boston to become a lady and find a suitable husband, Juanita López quickly tires of parties, fancy ball gowns, and dandies vying for her attention. When racial prejudice attacks from an unexpected source, she longs to return to Texas and her beloved home, the Triple P Ranch.

Pete Murphy is hiding from everyone, including God.
Pete, a cowboy with a facial scar and a wounded spirit, arrives at the Triple P, wanting nothing more than a fresh start. He accompanies his boss to Boston, where he meets the lovely Juanita López. At first, he can’t believe that she could find him anything but hideous, but eventually he accepts she can see beyond his physical scar and past sins.

But Pete’s former life catches up with him, putting Juanita in harm’s way and threatening to destroy their budding relationship. Can Pete save Juanita before it’s too late, and will their love survive this obstacle of their faith?

Purchase link:

Excerpt:
“Do you think we could start over?” She held out her hand. “My name is Carmen Juanita López, but I am called Juanita. I am most delighted to meet you.”
Pete enveloped her hand in his large one. Juanita could feel the warmth of it through her glove.
“My name’s Peter Daniel Murphy, and it is I who am honored to meet you.”
“Peter? May I ask why you go by the name of Pete?”
His back straightened, as though her question had upset him. She was quick with her apology. “I am sorry. I can see that is a personal question. I will call you Pete if you like.”
“Juanita, where are you?” Reginald’s voice carried over the distance to where Pete and Juanita stood. “Are you out here?”
Juanita ducked into the grape arbor. “Oh, no. It is Reginald.”
“I thought you were to marry Mr. Davenport.”
“That was—” Juanita was about to say, until I met you, but caught the words before they escaped her lips. Pete Murphy probably thought her brazen enough already.
“You don’t want his company?” Pete asked.
“No. I do not.”
He grabbed her hand. “Then come with me.” He pulled her farther into the night and in the direction of the stables.

Connect with Janine at the following links:
janinemickwills.com
Janine Mick Wills – Writing for the Glory of God (Facebook)
Janine Mick Wills – Author (Twitter)
Janine Mick Wills – Author/Writer (Pinterest)

BE A GUEST…

As authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs, we often find it hard to stand out above the constant chatter on the internet. If that sounds like you, I’d like to help you boost the visibility of your brand. My name is Ann Harrison-Barnes and I run a podcast called Inspirational Journeys. On my podcast I post solo episodes of value to my listeners, led by the Holy Spirit. I also talk to authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs who want to share their inspirational journeys with the world. If you’re interested in being a guest on my show, please send an email to annwrites75@gmail.com or fill out the form found at:
https://annwritesinspiration.com/contact.
Please be sure to leave Inspirational Journeys in the subject line of your email or in your comment on my contact form so that I can send you my interview framework.
If you’re launching a book, please let me know and I’ll send you my featured book questionnaire. I ask that you do this, so I can feature your book in the show notes blog post associated with the podcast
Thanks for listening to Inspirational Journeys and have a Blessed Day.

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Inspirational Journeys Presents: Book Review of Cassandra and the Cowboy by Janine Mick Wills

Hello everyone in the blogosphere, Today I have a special treat for you. I am reprising a book feature from a blog post I did on July 9, 2019. However, instead of an interview, I will link my book review of the featured novel below.

Book Title:

Cassandra and the Cowboy: Texas Treasures book 1

Written by Janine Mick Wills

Book description:

Cassandra Pickett is one prayer away from giving up on God. The tragic death of her father and the devastating results of the Great Drought of 1886 have centered the family ranch, the Triple P, in the crosshairs of the Goose Neck Ridge Bank of Texas. Desperate to save the Triple P, Cassandra sees only one option: marriage to Phillip Brigham, her neighbor and local cattle baron, who promises to repay her father’s loan. When the enigmatic Matt Atkins shows up looking for a job, Cassandra wonders if the cowboy could be the answer to her prayer instead. As they work side by side, Cassandra’s feelings for Matt deepen, and she envisions the possibility of marrying for love and not out of necessity. But her dreams are shattered when she discovers Matt harbors a hidden agenda for the Triple P. Will Cassandra have to turn to Phillip after all, or will God take the shards of her broken dreams and create something far beyond what she could ever hope for?

Purchase link:
Available in Kindle and paperback

To hear my audio book review, listen to the most recent episode of my podcast: Book review of Cassandra and the cowboy by Janine Mick wills

About the author:

As far back as she can remember, Janine Mick Wills, a native of Columbus, Ohio, has loved the Lord and the written word. A former pastor’s wife, she now resides in South Carolina with her retired Air Force husband, where she heads the ladies’ ministry at her church and fills every spare minute writing for the glory of God. Janine considers a Child of the King to be her most important title, but she also enjoys being called a wife, a mom, and a mamaw to seven grandchildren.

Connect with Janine at the following links:
janinemickwills.com
Janine Mick Wills – Writing for the Glory of God (Facebook)
Janine Mick Wills – Author (Twitter)
Janine Mick Wills – Author/Writer (Pinterest)

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As authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs, we often find it hard to stand out above the constant chatter on the internet. If that sounds like you, I’d like to help you boost the visibility of your brand. My name is Ann Harrison-Barnes and I run a podcast called Inspirational Journeys. On my podcast I post solo episodes of value to my listeners, led by the Holy Spirit. I also talk to authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs who want to share their inspirational journeys with the world. If you’re interested in being a guest on my show, please send an email to annwrites75@gmail.com or fill out the form found at:
https://annwritesinspiration.com/contact.
Please be sure to leave Inspirational Journeys in the subject line of your email or in your comment on my contact form so that I can send you my interview framework.
If you’re launching a book, please let me know and I’ll send you my featured book questionnaire. I ask that you do this, so I can feature your book in the show notes blog post associated with the podcast
Thanks for listening to Inspirational Journeys and have a Blessed Day.

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Inspirational Journeys presents: Special Guest Interview with Janine Wills

Today’s guest is the author of a Christian Romance series, set in Texas during the 1880s. Listen as we discuss her writing process and how she became inspired to write this western style series.

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

JANINE WILLS!
Hello:
I’m proud to announce the following guest for your listening pleasure.
Please be sure to read onward after the following message to learn how you can be my guest here on INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS.
Thanks for listening and do write to let me and my guest know what you thought of this presentation.

WHO?
Janine Mick Wills
WHEN?
Tuesday July 9, 2019
WHERE?
YouTube:

Podcast:

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR JANINE WILLS…

As far back as she can remember, Janine Mick Wills, a native of Columbus, Ohio, has loved the Lord and the written word. A former pastor’s wife, she now resides in South Carolina with her retired Air Force husband, where she heads the ladies’ ministry at her church and fills every spare minute writing for the glory of God. Janine considers a Child of the King to be her most important title, but she also enjoys being called a wife, a mom, and a mamaw to seven grandchildren.

Her featured book is entitled: Cassandra and the Cowboy (The first novel in Texas Treasures, a three-book inspirational series)

Book description:

Cassandra Pickett is one prayer away from giving up on God. The tragic death of her father and the devastating results of the Great Drought of 1886 have centered the family ranch, the Triple P, in the crosshairs of the Goose Neck Ridge Bank of Texas. Desperate to save the Triple P, Cassandra sees only one option: marriage to Phillip Brigham, her neighbor and local cattle baron, who promises to repay her father’s loan. When the enigmatic Matt Atkins shows up looking for a job, Cassandra wonders if the cowboy could be the answer to her prayer instead. As they work side by side, Cassandra’s feelings for Matt deepen, and she envisions the possibility of marrying for love and not out of necessity. But her dreams are shattered when she discovers Matt harbors a hidden agenda for the Triple P. Will Cassandra have to turn to Phillip after all, or will God take the shards of her broken dreams and create something far beyond what she could ever hope for?

Purchase link:
Available in Kindle and paperback

Excerpt:
Planting her hands on her hips, she looked up into the cowboy’s amused eyes. “Do you have any idea what you just did?”
“Beggin’ your pardon, ma’am, I thought I chased off an unwanted varmint. Aren’t ya glad I arrived when I did?”
Cassandra caught the word yes before it slipped from her lips.
The cowboy stepped closer. “In my opinion, that fellow needed his plow cleaned.”
“I did not ask for your opinion nor did I ask you to barge up here and interfere.”
“Well, I didn’t exactly barge, ma’am. My horse just trotted here. And I didn’t think savin’ a damsel in distress was interferin’.” He thrust a hand under her chin. “Let’s try again. My name’s Matthew Atkins, but my friends call me Matt.”
When Cassandra eyed his outstretched hand, he chuckled. “Ma’am, your name?”
“Stop calling me ma’am. My name is Cassandra Jane Pickett, and I am not a damsel in distress.”
“Plum nice to meet ya, Cassandra Jane.” Matt’s eyes twinkled a merry blue. “I meant no harm callin’ you a damsel, but you did look a wee bit in distress.”
Cassandra tried to flounce past the cowboy, but he sidestepped and blocked her path. She pulled a wry face and tried again, but this time, she tripped on the hem of her dress. Matt’s arms snaked out and caught her, his calloused thumbs brushing the inside of her wrists. Cassandra fought the quiver edging up her back.
“Would you kindly unhand me?” she asked, breaking free from his hold.
“Whoa there. Would you mind tellin’ me why you’re as upset as a prairie hen dunked sideways in the river? Where I come from, a man who doesn’t protect a woman’s honor isn’t worth spittin’ on.”
“My honor was fully under control, thank you, and I did not need your help, and I certainly don’t want your spit.”
“I don’t mean to feed your fire, ma’am, but things looked different from where I stood.”
“Maybe you should stand someplace else.”
Matt shuffled a step to his left and presented a maddening grin. “How about over here? Better?”
“That’s not what I meant, and you know it.” She stomped a foot. “Are all men so aggravating?”
“I’ll be the first to admit we men have our moments. But the one I chased off didn’t deserve a moment or the time of day.”

Connect with Janine at the following links:
janinemickwills.com
Janine Mick Wills – Writing for the Glory of God (Facebook)
Janine Mick Wills – Author (Twitter)
Janine Mick Wills – Author/Writer (Pinterest)

BE A GUEST…

As authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs, we often find it hard to stand out above the constant chatter on the internet. If that sounds like you, I’d like to help you boost the visibility of your brand. My name is Ann Harrison-Barnes and I run a podcast called Inspirational Journeys. On my podcast I post solo episodes of value to my listeners, led by the Holy Spirit. I also talk to authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs who want to share their inspirational journeys with the world. If you’re interested in being a guest on my show, please send an email to annwrites75@gmail.com or fill out the form found at:
https://annwritesinspiration.com/contact.
Please be sure to leave Inspirational Journeys in the subject line of your email or in your comment on my contact form so that I can send you my interview framework.
If you’re launching a book, please let me know and I’ll send you my featured book questionnaire. I ask that you do this, so I can feature your book in the show notes blog post associated with the podcast
Thanks for listening to Inspirational Journeys and have a Blessed Day.

Podcast cover art photo provided by Nathan Anderson on Unsplash:
https://unsplash.com/@nathananderson