Hello, Jolene Navarro here checking in from the Texas Hill Country.
I’ve started a new series that tells the story of four sisters. Sisters that was raised in a lumberyard by their single dad. Sister relationships fascinate me, and I fell in love with the fictional Bergmann sisters as a family as much as I did the men they each making a future with. I’m the oldest of three girls, no brothers. My mother was the oldest of four sisters and one brother. Her mother, my grandmother, is the youngest of three girls, so to say I have experience with sister relationships might be an understatement.
My sisters, my aunts and my great-aunts, have all been a huge inspiration in my life. From the joy of holidays, family gatherings and trips to the tragedy of failures and loss, they are there. They are also the first ones to point out what they might see as something you need to improve on. LOL When a conversation starts with “Can I be honest” never ends well.
So when I started creating my fictional family of four sister I had plenty to draw from. To say the least sister relationships are complicated. Bouncing from unconditional love, tons of laughter and support to deeply hurt feelings and at times petty arguments. More than anything it is love and support thorugh the good and tough times.
In August I got to introduce Nikki Bergmann, the oldest sister, in Texas Daddy (still on sale for 1.99). Joining the Navy right out of school, she returns after twelve years with a secret she kept from everyone. Her and single dad Adrian De La Cruz get their story in the first Lone Star Legacy Series.
Danica’s story is the next one to come out, and I just got her cover, so this is my official reveal of her twins and the blub. It was a challenge writing a secret husband story, but I loved every minute of getting to know Reid McAllister. And I have to say those twins just stole my heart. You are the first to see the cover! I just love these girls.
Danica Bergmann is working hard to find a balance between her dream of a wildlife sanctuary, managing the family lumberyard and her stubborn father that refuses to change, while she is trying to raise her six-year-old twin daughters, alone. She thinks one of her prayers have been answered for the sanctuary when she gets news of a volunteer with a wildlife management background. To her horror, Reid McAllister walks in, the husband she never told her family about, the father of daughters that he doesn’t know exist, the man that walked out on her one month after he vowed to love her forever.
Reed was too ashamed to tell Danica that he was arrested and in jail. Five years later and he is out and at her doorstep. He plans to apologize and move on, but then he finds out about her twin daughters: his twin daughters. He knows he doesn’t deserve to be in their lives, but he can’t walk away. He has to find a way to redemption and to gain the trust and love that he lost.
At times while writing these stories (working on Jackie’s Christmas story as you read this), the sisters have taken over. That’s what sisters do, right?
Do you like reading series based on families? Do you have a preference over brothers or sisters?
If you have a favorite sister or brother series that you think I should read, tell me about it.