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From one long-ago night…To a Christmas reunion!


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He must guard her—but can he guard his heart?
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Castles are built one stone at a time…


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Her bachelors are charming and cunning when it comes to the ways of love—until the right woman captures their unsuspecting hearts…


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Julie Ann Walker delivers perfect pulse-pounding romantic suspense!


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170 comments posted.

Re: Etched in Tears (1:39pm November 29, 2017):

Charleston, South Carololina

Re: Chime and Punishment (2:53pm August 9, 2017):

I would love to win and read your book.

Re: Silent Night Shadows (4:08pm October 8, 2016):

I always want to take risks but chicken out!

Re: The Reason (5:52pm July 16, 2016):

Start with acknowledging them.

Re: The Diva Serves High Tea (2:10pm June 18, 2016):

cucumber sandwiches

Re: Kill Devil (2:06pm June 18, 2016):

Evil is becoming more prevalent and it scares the crap out of me.

Re: Vendetta (11:41pm June 13, 2016):

suspense!!

Re: Always Watching (2:42pm February 16, 2016):

Reading and listening to my grandchildren talk about everything.

Re: Pouncing on Murder (3:01pm December 15, 2015):

When I quit learning I'll be rolling around in my grave, learning anything!

Re: A Skeleton in the Family (2:58pm December 15, 2015):

technology is great but I like holding a real book.

Re: Love, Dogs And Other Catastrophes (2:53pm December 15, 2015):

Just being here with my family to celebrate another year

Re: Here Today, Gone Tamale (3:31pm November 30, 2015):

Sounds like a book to read more than once.

Re: Smart, But Dead (6:16pm September 28, 2015):

The company I keep.

Re: Flames (4:38pm September 25, 2015):

Knowing my family always has my back

Re: A Geek Girl's Guide to Murder (2:21pm September 7, 2015):

General Hospital.

Re: Little Pretty Things (5:36pm August 25, 2015):

Was on a swim team.

Re: Cold as Ice (12:11pm August 23, 2015):

Mary in the Tess Gerritson books

Re: Island Dreams (3:40pm August 18, 2015):

no island for me. I need to feel I can leave anytime.

Re: The Wiregrass (4:33pm August 12, 2015):

Thinking about writing does me in. I'll stick to reading what others write.

Re: No Safe Harbor (2:41pm July 27, 2015):

Never even heard of it before. THanks for informing us.

Re: Double Mint (6:36pm July 23, 2015):

casinos and mystery sounds like a winner!

Re: School's Out for Murder (6:34pm July 23, 2015):

I was the always to busy to do homework.Not really but I could usually come with a pathetic excuse.

Re: Center of Gravity (3:28pm July 16, 2015):

Absolutely a book nerd and not ereader real books.

Re: Murder.com (3:26pm July 16, 2015):

Nick and Nora

Re: Desperate Measures (10:50am June 20, 2015):

peppermint tea

Re: Alive (5:34pm June 15, 2015):

Gin and squirt.

Re: Murder on Amsterdam Avenue (5:33pm June 15, 2015):

If it works with the mystery.

Re: Murder Freshly Baked (9:59am June 13, 2015):

I like a mix of likeable and unlikeable characters and someone with a quick wit.

Re: The Artisans (6:23pm May 19, 2015):

peanut butter and chocolate always a winning combination.

Re: Up the Hill to Home (3:08pm May 13, 2015):

anyone with a smart mouth

Re: The Wood's Edge (6:12pm April 24, 2015):

chocolate cookies

Re: Double Cross (11:17am April 18, 2015):

keep the romantaic mystery thing going...not musical.

Re: The Cozy Cookbook (12:41pm April 14, 2015):

My favorite is eating at my sisters house!

Re: Wicked Stitch (12:37pm April 14, 2015):

I totally enjoy visiting historical homes. Alway come away with a thankfulness for modernization but appreciation for the old.

Re: The Vigil (6:57pm March 8, 2015):

I have had to eat my words to many times to count

Re: Ask Me Nicely (12:34pm March 4, 2015):

Insta-lust yes Insta-love NO

Re: Assault And Pepper (4:03pm March 2, 2015):

My recliner with my feet up.

Re: By Book Or By Crook (2:37pm February 10, 2015):

The ability to write a book and capture people is always intriguing to me. Keep it up.

Re: As Gouda as Dead (3:47pm February 4, 2015):

I always chose one day when the kids got to stay home from school and spend it with their grandparents. Everyone felt special!

Re: A Stitch in Crime (5:00pm February 3, 2015):

I could possibly make a quilt but a book NEVER.

Re: Beyond Limits (5:26pm January 26, 2015):

The only good terrorist is the fictional kind.

Re: Meow If It's Murder (2:57pm January 13, 2015):

I loved the thin man movies.

Re: Once Upon a Grind (10:33pm December 8, 2014):

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Re: No Ordinary Home (12:38pm October 15, 2014):

I could not deal with people wanting to get up close and personal. I would be screaming for them to leave me alone.

Re: Soul Painter (5:03pm October 3, 2014):

Thank goodness for writers like yourself. I can not imagine not having the stories that keep me reading.

Re: Stirring The Plot (3:31pm September 30, 2014):

Reading, eating and being comfy. Nothing better

Re: Billionaire Blend (12:27pm August 27, 2014):

Sitting down with a hot cup of coffee, reading your coffeehouse newletter and pretending Hugh Jackman is across the table. Could not get much better.

Re: The Tenth Chamber (3:00pm July 31, 2014):

If you didn't care you would not be as good a writer.

Re: Muffin But Murder (3:41pm June 30, 2014):

Quirky is always entertaining!

Re: Words Of Conviction (5:03pm June 16, 2014):

I like the way two minds work together

Re: Rose House (11:26am May 24, 2014):

I love road trips but not on the interstate. There is so much out there if one has the time and inclination.

Re: Everything to Lose (4:03pm May 19, 2014):

working with James Patterson must have been enlightening. Good luck to you and can not wait to read you book.

Re: Love Songs for the Road (10:30pm January 22, 2014):

Your first of many. It sounds like the kind of book I enjoy.

Re: More Than A Touch (3:04pm January 17, 2014):

a BOOK NOT AN eBOOK. I love the covers and I enjoy turning the pages.

Re: Freezer I'll Shoot (4:06pm December 28, 2013):

Try hard to accept some things I really don't care for.

Re: Christmas Quilt (2:16pm October 23, 2013):

It is so nice to read about positives. Keep them coming.

Re: Three Days on Mimosa Lane (3:27pm August 16, 2013):

When I got divorced my parents were there for me and my kids.

Re: A Brew to a Kill (2:24pm August 6, 2013):

Being a coffee addict, with no regrets this would be great to win and read and drink.

Re: The Sweetest Hallelujah (1:10pm July 31, 2013):

Families are always good for laught and tears.

Re: The Eskimo Hunts in Miami! (1:07pm July 31, 2013):

I like the diversity!

Re: Traveling Light (3:08pm July 28, 2013):

I watch people at the grocery store and what they buy. Then I imagine their life. The bad part is I get home with a fraction of what I wanted.

Re: Exposed (11:21am June 26, 2013):

Your books never disappoint me.

Re: The Firebird (4:05pm June 6, 2013):

It would be a compilation of many books.

Re: Katie's Choice (3:48pm June 2, 2013):

It's a life so far from the one I live.

Re: Dead, White, And Blue (4:45pm May 30, 2013):

People who actually care for one another is always good.

Re: Yesterday's Echo (2:56pm May 20, 2013):

What is holding me back is myself and the feeling if I fail then what?

Re: Last Chance For Justice (2:51pm May 20, 2013):

As long as the story is good and the characters are well developed I don't care.

Re: Father By Choice (3:14pm April 30, 2013):

Kids always add to the story because they are all so unique on their take on things.

Re: Nickeled-And-Dimed To Death (3:07pm March 22, 2013):

I'm greedy for good books to read!!

Re: After the Rain (4:17pm January 21, 2013):

Saying something I can not pull back and swallow. Words can and do hurt.

Re: Beeline To Trouble (1:44pm January 21, 2013):

Sometimes romance is a mystery, but love both of them.

Re: Deadly Patterns (6:17pm December 15, 2012):

I use the same recipe and think of my dad whenever I make it he could never get enough!!

Re: Holiday Buzz (3:56pm December 6, 2012):

I could whip up the frosting for my granson and then sit down and read your book. The perfect day!

Re: Midnight Exposure (5:11pm October 29, 2012):

Joanna Brady in the books by J J Jance.

Re: Death, Taxes, and a Sequined Clutch (10:18am October 16, 2012):

Act like you could not care less, never let him know how hurt you are.

Re: Shattered Silence (2:37pm October 14, 2012):

A uniform and a gun,thats enough.

Re: Resurrection Express (5:00pm September 19, 2012):

It's not always easy taking advice.

Re: The Curse (3:06pm September 16, 2012):

I have not moved to the ebook reading. There is something to be said for paper books. I feel the day is coming where I will have to accept technology, just not ready.

Re: Treacherous Toys (1:08pm September 5, 2012):

Your book sounds like a winner.

Re: Every Breath She Takes (6:12pm September 3, 2012):

It will be new to me and greatly appreciated!

Re: Bruja Brouhaha (1:32pm August 24, 2012):

Sounds like a good one to curl up with after dark and read!

Re: Hearse And Buggy (2:38pm August 17, 2012):

My all time favorite was Little
Women. The Amish are fascinating but I really do enjoy electricity!!

Re: Going To The Bad (12:27pm August 5, 2012):

Losing a favorite character might be good for the story but can leave a hole until that person is replaced.

Re: The Last Victim (12:11pm August 5, 2012):

Always go with your inner voice.

Re: Into The Darkest Corner (1:52pm June 23, 2012):

I am not a book club member but I do discuss and trade books with friends who read the same genre.

Re: Capitol Murder (3:55pm May 8, 2012):

The ottoman sepulcher

Re: Karma (3:49pm May 8, 2012):

I like a combination,humor, sarcasm,romance and little mystery. It's all good.

Re: Capitol Murder (12:53pm May 4, 2012):

The ottomom seulcher

Re: Sunrise Point (3:16pm April 27, 2012):

Angel's Peak.

Re: Somebody To Love (11:38am April 24, 2012):

I have been very blessed with the people in my life and circumstances have always turned in our favor. I than God every day for my life and the people that surround me.

Re: The Deathly Portent (2:23pm April 19, 2012):

builer's tea.

Re: A Plain Death (1:14pm April 14, 2012):

Having faith in yourself is the most difficult but belief in a higher power makes it a little easier.

Re: Woodrose Mountain (2:57pm April 4, 2012):

Overcoming obstacles always makes a person interesting.

Re: A Light On The Veranda (3:12pm March 30, 2012):

The setting gets the imagination going.

Re: Sticks and Stones (12:45pm March 23, 2012):

My brother and his wicked sense of humor.

Re: Missing (1:49pm March 1, 2012):

The Search.

Re: A Fitting End (2:48pm February 10, 2012):

A local diner.

Re: Spin (2:18pm February 7, 2012):

His name is Henry

Re: Falling For The Fireman (3:28pm January 24, 2012):

Anyone that does the exceptional is a hero.

Re: Sweet Reward (5:11pm January 2, 2012):

Harry Bosch is a favorite of mine. I would love to read your books so they are on my booklist now just waiting for the budget.

Re: A Promise Of Safekeeping (1:00pm January 1, 2012):

I hold onto pillowcases my Grandmother embroidered and then add to the collection at yard sales. I can't believe people don't cherich what someone worked so hard at.

Re: The More the Terrier (4:56pm December 31, 2011):

I would like to get organized and learn to bake.

Re: Lover's Leap (2:17pm December 29, 2011):

I would love to start the new year with an uplifting and hopeful book. Keep them coming!

Re: She Can Run (6:46pm November 29, 2011):

romance mystery or thriller. I love a few surprises along the way.

Re: The Storm That Is Sterling (1:45pm November 23, 2011):

Hands down House. Thanksgiving would not be complete without the family playing cards and getting rowdy!

Re: Falling Together (1:37pm November 23, 2011):

From the bones out

Re: Until There Was You (3:10pm November 16, 2011):

My best prom experience was helping my daughter get ready for hers.

Re: Wilder (3:00pm October 7, 2011):

Finallyl a story not in the big city.

Re: Roommates (4:59pm October 4, 2011):

I really like the name Logan, it just sounds manly.

Re: Murder By Mocha (3:27pm September 20, 2011):

I always have a box of good & plenty stashed away. Of course cinnamon rolls are always devoured.

Re: To Sketch A Thief (3:11pm September 17, 2011):

I think if you spend one on one time with an animal the name will just come to you.

Re: The Last Rising (3:05pm September 17, 2011):

Reading about shivers makes me want to do some homework of my own. Keep it up.

Re: To Sketch A Thief (2:54pm September 16, 2011):

I got a puppy and named him Barkley. A year later my sister go a dog and called to say his name was Barkley because it ws the only one he responded to. I just think she took the name to irritate me.

Re: Deep Disclosure (4:04pm September 7, 2011):

My problem is projecting future problems or dilemmas. When I catch myself doing it I just have to tell myself to QUIT. I can not control anything or anyone other than myself.

Re: Deadly Descent (12:40pm September 5, 2011):

Navy seals of any gender are to be applauded!!!

Re: Bel Air (2:38pm September 4, 2011):

My favorite ice cream is pistachio, I can remember going to a parade with all of the family and afterward stopping at an Italian restaurant the meal was good but the ice cream was beyond good. Probably because the day as a whole was so memorable.

Re: Sweet Justice (11:18am September 3, 2011):

I really enjoy romantic suspense books. The most evil bad guy for me has to be Hannibal Lecter. He was a master at manipulation.

Re: Serendipity (2:01pm September 1, 2011):

I really like the strong silent type with a wicked sense of humor!

Re: Claim Of Innocence (1:14pm August 29, 2011):

Upset family members is a definite. Usually what they are upset about I have no control over but I'm supposed to calm the waters. Being the pacifist in the family is not always great or even appreciated.

Re: Lucky Girl (11:09am August 23, 2011):

Dating is a distant memory. What I remember most of my first date was my grandfather meeting him in the living room and grilling him with no mercy. I'm surprised he still took me out!

Re: The Bone House (3:42pm August 22, 2011):

Your books keep the reader engaged which I totally enjoy. Keep them coming!

Re: Fall From Pride (10:15pm August 20, 2011):

The book sound intriguing .

Re: The Orphan Sister (5:31pm August 17, 2011):

My summer this year encluded my son his children moving in with us, after 6 years of being retired it has teted our patience and budget but invigorated our relationship with the grandkids. It seems to balance out good and bad. But it will be a relief when they find their own place.

Re: Only Mine (2:59pm August 12, 2011):

The answer is Only Yours.

Re: Spycatcher (1:48pm August 11, 2011):

Souonds lilke you have lived an exciting and rewarding life and can draw on all of that to write a very interesting book. Thanks.

Re: Midnight Fear (1:51pm August 7, 2011):

Any author who can keep the suspense going is great in my mind. Keep it up!!!

Re: The Genesis Key (9:52am July 28, 2011):

Extending life sound good if your 20 years old, at 60+ I'm not so intrigued but would love to read your book.

Re: Undead And Undermined (5:03pm July 22, 2011):

Love it when someone other than me is the whiner!!

Re: A Spark of Death (4:28pm July 15, 2011):

I love what ifs.

Re: The Crepe Makers' Bond (5:17pm July 13, 2011):

I'm always the funny one, can find humor in almost any situation.

Re: Magnificent Passage (4:56pm July 12, 2011):

sounds like a book to hold my interest!

Re: Louisa And The Missing Heiress (5:08pm June 15, 2011):

My imagination is so limited, thank goodness for people like you

Re: Forced to Kill (12:47pm June 4, 2011):

Reading about skills and bravery I do not possess is always a good read or listen!

Re: Heat Wave (11:42am June 2, 2011):

Maud

Re: Mind Games (1:24pm May 27, 2011):

Patricia Cornwell would be fun to follow around. Being able to cut up dead bodies is NOT anything I could or would do but its fascinating to read about.

Re: It Happened On Maple Street (3:12pm May 19, 2011):

I love positive books, the real world is violent enought leave me reading something nice.

Re: Wickedly Charming (3:03pm May 16, 2011):

Sounds like an absolute winner! Would love to win!

Re: A Family Affair (4:24pm May 8, 2011):

Family feuds are the worst!

Re: A Family Affair (2:27pm May 6, 2011):

A family is people you surround yourself with in good and bad times. There does NOT have to be a biological connection

Re: Deadly Promises (2:25pm May 6, 2011):

It's terrible to be glad someone was killed but on the other hand some people really need to be. Unfortunately there will be someone just as awful to fill his shoes.

Re: Love Drunk Cowboy (10:36am May 4, 2011):

I would trade all shoes except flip flops for cowboy boots! Especially if there was a manly cowboy included.

Re: Heart of Deception (11:09am April 29, 2011):

I am envious of women who can pull off wearing a hat. Unfortunately I am not one of them!

Re: My Favorite Countess (12:34pm April 28, 2011):

I loved George Clooney on ER. YUM!

Re: It Happened On Maple Street (6:40pm April 19, 2011):

I have been blessed tonever be in aviolent relationship and I am eternally grateful.

Re: Drip Dead (4:44pm April 14, 2011):

Anyone that spends time with middle schoolers and enjoys themselves is a hero in my book!

Re: Deadly Ties (3:50pm April 10, 2011):

Books like this one make me even more grateful for the family and friends that I have. One bad choice can make a huge difference.

Re: A Song For My Mother (9:20pm April 9, 2011):

I'm sure my love of reading came from my mother, she always had abook handy to pick up when there was a lull in the activity.

Re: Play Me (11:46am March 29, 2011):

hot and steamy can fill up any day! Keep it up.

Re: A Lot Like Love (4:18pm March 24, 2011):

The slow burn for sure, let thing heat up slowly then ignite. I love to read late at night when everyone else is asleep.

Re: Night Shadows (4:22pm March 7, 2011):

Fear, anxiety welcome to my world. I'm happy your pushing thru!

Re: Staying At Daisy's (4:20pm March 7, 2011):

I love a sarcastic character!

Re: Breaking the Rules (1:51am February 14, 2011):

I have enjoyed appletinis in the past and probably ill again in the future!

Re: Love Me If You Dare (1:45am February 14, 2011):

Valentines was fun when I was young its even better now with excited grandkids!

Re: Fatal Justice (3:19pm January 6, 2011):

Love a good mystery with likeable characters. Keep up the good writing!

Re: Pay Up (4:07pm December 23, 2010):

I don't consider the heroine flawed just wonderfully human.

Re: The False Friend (11:10pm September 26, 2010):

Bee Season

Re: Nemesis (6:24pm August 22, 2010):

The humidity is what does me in. I just have to run thru the sprinkler with the grandkids to feel better.

Re: Roast Mortem (12:58pm August 15, 2010):

Pancake breakfast at the local stations is always a highlight. Men cooking serving and looking hot!

Re: Revenge for Old Times' Sake (3:00pm July 18, 2010):

I am so glad there are people like you who can transport me somewhere totally different!!

Re: Silent Truth (1:57pm May 16, 2010):

If wishes were horses I would be there. Have fun!!

Re: The Mane Squeeze (4:25pm February 27, 2010):

I read Vicky Lewis Thompson for fun. I really enjoyed her Nerd books.

Re: Ordinary World (5:16pm February 15, 2010):

A good book and cheesecake it couldn't get better.

Re: Hasta La Vista, Lola! (2:33pm January 29, 2010):

I love books with smart talking female investigators. Keep the books coming!

Re: Trust Me (10:05am August 15, 2009):

It's nice to know I'm not the only one who second guesses myself.

Re: The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society (7:57pm July 5, 2009):

Demons and Angels was a bit far fetched for me.

Re: Dial Emmy For Murder (3:02pm June 20, 2009):

I am one soap opera addict, General Hospital for almost 30 years. Can't break the habit.

Re: Jump (8:47pm June 18, 2009):

Move over Agatha Christie!

Re: Beneath Bone Lake (11:14pm May 29, 2009):

snakes and codkroaches really do not belong in my world. They make my skin crawl.

Re: Red Kiss (10:08pm May 8, 2009):

The muscles and tatoo on the cover make it irresistable.

Re: Comfort Food (4:32pm April 26, 2009):

I just finished reading Cara Blacks book Murder in the Latin Quarter and would recommend it to everyone.

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