Golden Leaf Spotlight on Best First Book: Barbara Claypole White

The annual NJRW “Put Your Heart in a Book” Conference is less than a month away! To help share our excitement, we’ll shine the spotlight on one of our Golden Leaf finalists each day until the conference.

The Golden Leaf is awarded annually for excellence in romance fiction by authors who are NJRW members or in Romance Writers of America (RWA) Region One.  Winners will be announced during the NJRW Put Your Heart in a Book Conference held October 18-19, 2013.

Spotlight on Best First Book: “The Unfinished Garden,” by Barbara Claypole White  (MIRA)

The Unfinished Garden cover

“That’s it? You’re taking the dog and leaving me in a field?”

“You chose the setting.” James stopped and turned. “I suggest you cry and scream. Works for me. And while you do that, Isaac and I are going to design a tree house for the oak in the paddock.”

“You know how to build a tree house?”

James tossed back his hair and grinned. He was wearing two silver hoops and two small diamond earrings today. The stud in his left ear sparkled in the sun, dazzling Tilly. “You’d be amazed what a farm boy can do with a pile of boards and planks.”

Monty and James started down the hill. “Put on your oxygen mask,” he called over his shoulder. “And don’t scare the wildlife.”

Even as she watched him walk away, Tilly screamed a silent Come back! How could you miss a person you could still see?

Good luck to Barbara and all our Golden Leaf finalists!

And it’s not too late to register for the conference. Visit our website for more information.

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