About the Book
Book: Judy in Disguise
Author: Jennifer Lynn Cary
Genre: Historical Christian Romance
Release date: November 4, 2022
She wants her history to stay hidden…
…He’s trying to break free of his past
But as they reveal themselves to each other, can they carry out their covert mission?
Judy Larkin has been shy to show her true self ever since the worst day of her life. Which makes her the perfect target for her Simon Legree wannabe boss. He knows the right buttons to push making noncompliance next to impossible. But is she really the type of person to do this kind of thing? Especially with the boss’s preppy nephew?
Geoff Spooner has let himself be manipulated for too long but coming out from under his uncle’s thumb will cost him. Is he willing to pay the price? Could be this last demand will be the straw that breaks him free, but what will he lose in the bargain? His self-respect?
It’s 1972. Join Judy and Geoff in this quirky misadventure as they go undercover to discover who they really are, what the cardinal in the sycamore has to say, and what they are truly equipped to do.
You will love this sweet, clean tale inspired by the song “Judy in Disguise” because everyone roots for the underdog.
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About the Author
Historical Christian Romance author, Jennifer Lynn Cary, likes to say you can take the girl out of Indiana, but you can’t take the Hoosier out of the girl. Now transplanted to the Arizona desert, this direct descendant of Davy Crockett and her husband of forty years enjoy time with family where she shares tales of her small-town heritage and family legacies with their grandchildren. She is the author of The Crockett Chronicles series, The Relentless series, and The Weather Girls trilogy as well as the stand-alone novel, Cheryl’s Going Home, her novella Tales of the Hob Nob Annex Café, and her split-time novels The Traveling Prayer Shawl and The Forgotten Gratitude Journal. Judy in Disguise is the first book of her spin-off series The Weather Girls Wedding Shoppe and Venue.
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Have you ever been to a party and had so much fun you hated to leave? That’s how I felt when I finished up The Weather Girls. I fell in love with the characters and the memory lane saunter through my hometown of Kokomo, Indiana.
Then, chatting with a good writing friend, I realized I could have a spin-off series where Ferguson House, the business, and of course the cardinal and the sycamore tree all play a part.
The friends from the original series could drop by the stories, but these would be stand-alones. I also wanted to make these stories fun as well as heartwarming.
Then I had the question–where to get the story inspirations?
The same place I got it for Sunny, Stormy, and Windy—the oldies station.
That’s when I Googled song titles from the 60s that had girls’ names in them. When “Judy in Disguise” popped up, I knew it had to be the first of the new Weather Girls Wedding Shoppe and Venue series. The story ideas came fast and furious.
I am so excited about this new series, and I hope you will be too as familiar song titles get new plot points. Come join me at the Weather Girls Wedding Shoppe and Venue.
What is your work schedule like when you’re writing?
I like to write Monday through Friday. When I start a book, I generally have a feel for how long it should be and will use that word count number to decide on how many chapters as well as scenes per chapter. Once I have that, I can set weekly and daily word count goals.
So, after breakfast and a quiet time I get started on writing. If I meet my goal in an hour or two, then I’m done for the day. But if the words aren’t coming so easy and it’s taking a long time, I still have to keep my bottom in my chair until the goal is met. I handle the business portion of things on Saturdays.
Occasionally things happen—appointments, emergencies, etc.—that will require my attention. That’s when I use Saturday to complete my weekly goal.
I don’t write or do any writing business on Sunday. I’m learning to show more respect for the Sabbath.
Do you have a favorite or special place to write?
My husband is a computer guru. He designed me a desktop and that’s where I got started but… Okay, I’m short and my legs started to swell when I would spend too much time at my desk. So he got me a laptop and I have my grandmother’s old recliner and I can write to my heart’s content there. One of these days I should add up how many books I’ve written from this chair.
What are your hobbies?
Until recently, I would have answered that I crochet. However, last Christmas my youngest daughter bought me a Cricut Explorer Air II. If you don’t know what it is, that’s okay. Just understand it is a gadget and I am addicted to gadgets. This machine lets me make greeting cards, stickers, vinyl cutouts for signs and decorations and wall art, t-shirts, mugs, and something I’ve used with my readers—window clings. I like to make cardinal window clings and will occasionally offer them in my newsletter. The cardinal goes with so many of my books and fits into a regular-sized envelope, so it is easy to mail.
Do you prefer traditional books, ebooks, or audiobooks?
It depends on what I’m reading. I’m not into audiobooks so much yet, probably because I prefer to listen to the oldies station when I’m driving. But if I’m reading fiction, I like to read on my Kindle. However, if I’m reading nonfiction, then I want the hard copy so I can mark it up.
Do you have a favorite Bible verse, or is there a particular Bible story that really resonates with you?
Yes, Isaiah 41:13. I have held onto this verse for a very long time. The reminder that God is holding my hand gives me great comfort and gets me through the tough times.
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Sounds like a good read and I love that cover.