Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Kimberly Fish

Kimberly Fish

Kimberly Fish was born into a military family which really meant she travelled a lot. She then married a military man and travelled some more. She really likes to travel. Writing grew out of long letters home and a fascination with how people, across the world, deal with life. Everywhere she's lived, she's dug into the story of the community, discovering good, bad and it's complicated to explain how the people survived the various bumps and booms of their history. Sometimes these stories just niggled her imagination until she found a way to reveal those nuggets of truth to a new generation. Sometimes she was inspired by a place, and invented a story. Sometimes those two things got confused and became a novel.

Thanks to a very generous family she's allowed to indulge these moments. Kimberly loves writing, researching, chatting over tea, and traveling--which make each story even better.

 

Big Inch, The

Big Inch, The

Fiction, Suspense, Texas, Women Sleuths.

Lane Mercer, sent to Longview, Texas in July, 1942 is part of a select group of women working undercover for the fledging federal agency, the Office of Strategic Services. Assigned to protect the man carrying out President Roosevelt’s initiative to build the nation’s first overland pipeline to hurry East Texas crude to the troops, she discovers there’s more to Longview than the dossiers implied. There’s intrigue, mayhem, and danger. Shamed from a botched OSS mission in France, Lane struggles to fulfill her mission and keep from drowning in guilt. Getting involved in local life is out of the question. Between family, do-gooders, and Nazi threats, she’s knitted into a series of events that unravel all of her carefully constructed plans, revealing that sometimes the life one has to save, is one's own.

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Comfort Plans

Comfort Plans

Fiction, Texas, Historical Romance, 2018 Best Book Awards.

Colette Sheridan is being remodeled. As a San Antonio architect, she’d have vowed her career was to investigate the history and create new functions for the structures everyone else saw as eyesores. The old German farmhouse in Comfort, Texas, might be the screeching end of that dream job. The assignment seemed so ideal at the start; generous clients, a stunning location, and a pocketful of letters that were surely meant to explain the ranch’s story. All that goodness crashed louder than a pile of two-by-fours when her grandfather announced he’d lured Colette’s ex-husband back to San Antonio to take over the family architecture firm. Now, not only does Colette have to endure the challenges posed by Beau Jefferson, the client’s handpicked contractor, a house that resists efforts to be modernized, and letters that may hold the secret to buried treasure, but she also has to decide if she has the courage to fight for her future.

Set against the backdrop of the Texas Hill Country, Colette and Beau have to rely on plans neither of them constructed in order to navigate the changes of a house with a story to tell, and a future they couldn’t even imagine.

 

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