Jessica Crawford wasn't looking for romance when she met Brandon Phillips, but one look and she knew she was headed for love. Brandon, however, has a dark side that is fueled by jealously, and his brother knows how to work it. Torn between the two brothers, Jessica flees the country in search of a reprieve. What she gets is even more trouble with a third suitor.
Victoria Schwimley is the author of the Jessica Crawford romantic suspense series: Coveting Love and Confronting Truths. She also writes children’s mystery/adventure stories, and a YA Faith series: Capturing Faith and Twisted Faith. Her stand-alone novels are In The Victim’s Shadows and Lacy’s End.
Victoria lives in Elk Grove, California with her husband, children and many loving grandchildren who entertain her with wild antics and loads of laughs that give her plenty of story ideas.
Although Mrs. Cooper's appearance in this story is minimal, it makes me smile every time I read it. Mrs. Cooper is patterned after my mother's curiosity to see what was happening in the neighborhood. With every noise she heard outside, she would run to the window to peer out through the curtains. Thanks for the memory, Mom.
She ran to meet the car as it swung into the driveway. She noticed Mrs. Cooper standing at the picture window in her living room and waved to her. Embarrassed at being caught snooping, Mrs. Cooper let the draperies go, and quickly fled from the window. Mrs. Cooper was the resident busybody of the neighborhood, but having this reputation did not seem to stop her from spying.