Judythe’s Books

Love in the Morning Calm



The Promises Series
Love in the Morning Calm, Prelude (Book 1)

In the furor of the 60’s, when women fought for their rights and men battled the Viet Cong, a young Tennessee preacher’s daughter seeks liberation only to discover a love that defines her even as it replaces her new found freedom with a life changing responsibility.


The Pendant's Promise


The Pendant’s Promise, Book 2

An unwed teenage girl fabricates a marriage and widowhood because her baby’s soldier father is MIA in North Vietnam, but when he turns up twenty years later at her daughter’s wedding, the fiction shatters her comfortable world. Can a love, sidetracked by war, be rekindled when the child born from that love feels betrayed?


Until He Returns



Until He Returns, Book 3

Shirley Carlson’s husband has been MIA in Vietnam for decades. She’s filled her life with family, friends, her business, and David Sands’ companionship. Now David wants more. Only she wants her husband home and buried before she moves forward with another relationship.


When Love Blooms


The Fitzpatrick Family Series
When Love Blooms, Book 1

After a hit-and-run accident leaves her mother confined to a special care facility, Darcy Clark abandons her dream of an art career. Instead, she focuses on helping her father run the struggling family landscape business. She has no time or interest in romance.

When at-risk students from her old high school become her labor force on a city park project, their teacher Andy Fitzpatrick shows up to help and keep an eye on his kids. The chemistry between Darcy and Andy is instant.

Darcy dares to daydream about the possibility of a happily-ever-after until a dark secret connecting Andy to her mother’s accident comes to light. Will the secret kill their attraction before romance can blossom?


When Love Returns


When Love Returns, Book 2

Becca Fitzpatrick fell in love with Ethan Wells at age five. At eight, he proposed. At seventeen, he disappeared and broke her heart.

Twelve years later, he returns with a new name – Ethan LaMotte – and a new life in Paris. He claims he’s never stopped loving her. Once upon a time, Becca believed him. Not anymore. Now family, friends, and adoring students fill her life. Plus, she has an opportunity for the job of her dreams in her small Texas hometown.

Although their lives and work are an ocean apart, Ethan won’t lose Becca another time. But, will she risk her heart again and accept this new Ethan’s proposal?


Claiming Annie's Heart


Claiming Annie’s Heart

An Irish Love Story

Annie Foster’s outraged parents discover she’s living with her boyfriend Chad Jones and banish Annie to a remote boarding school in Ireland. Believing Chad has deserted her, Annie refuses to return to Texas when she graduates. Instead, she remains in Ireland to nanny a widower’s infant daughter. Now, five years later, she accepts the widower’s marriage proposal.

Chad has never forgotten Annie or the way her parents tore her from him. He refuses to give up hope that someday he’ll find her. Now a private security contractor with NSA, he arrives in Belfast weeks before Annie’s wedding.

Only problem is, he’s there to investigate her fiancé’s connection with terrorists. Without revealing his role, Chad must protect Annie while convincing her she still loves him because he’s never stopped loving her.

Unexpectedly faced with truths she never anticipated, Annie must choose between the man she’ll always love and her fiancé and his child, the daughter she has promised not to abandon.


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