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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Saturday Spotlight: Jessica Ferguson & The Last Daughter

Good Morning Friends!

Today I'm pleased to welcome back to the blog my dear friend and fellow Bayou Writers Group author, Jessica Ferguson with her book, The Last Daughter, part of The Wild Rose Press's "Tales of the Scrimshaw Doll" series.

Jessica Ferguson is the author of The Last Daughter, a romantic suspense published by The Wild Rose Press. Her short story If You Believe is a part of Kathi Macias’ Twelve Days of Christmas series. A Child Was Born was published in Hearts, Hearths and HolidaysSeasons of Love Volume I anthology. Jess is co-editor of Swamp Lily Review, A Journal of Louisiana Literature & Arts and a staff writer for Southern Writers Magazine

She is the author of one Silhouette Romance, The Groom Wore Blue Suede Shoeswriting as Jessica Travis. Jess worked as assistant editor/writer/photographer for The Times of Southwest Louisiana,and her work has appeared in magazines and newspapers in Louisiana and Texas. Find out more about Jessica by visiting her blog, connecting with her on FaceBook, Pinterest, Google+, Amazon, GoodReads, Tribr & Twitter @jessyferguson

Given away as a child, Rayna Guilbeau grew up with questions--questions about her real family and questions about how she ended up in Louisiana with a disfiguring heart branded on her chest. When she sees a sale ad for a house in Oklahoma City called Wounded Heart, she feels an instant connection. Somehow, the house holds the key to her mysterious past.

Trent Jones, an easy-going picker who's always looking to make a few bucks, is the new owner of Wounded Heart, a three-story house filled with antiques and mystery. When an intriguing young woman shows up on his property 

at midnight, claiming she was born there, he knows his life is about to change.

On an emotional journey into danger, Trent and Rayna seek answers. But can Rayna put the past behind her and accept Trent’s unwavering love?


"Rayna, I need to talk with you. Rayna?"

Rayna entered from the living area just as Trent reached the bottom of the stairs. "What's wrong?" she asked. "Are you okay?"

He rubbed his forehead. "I need to talk to you about that doll."

Rayna glanced toward a chair where she'd propped her old toy. "What about her?"

He motioned. "I did some research. She's pretty old. Actually, she's probably quite valuable."

"I'm not selling her if that's what you're getting at. Honestly, Trent." She turned from him and entered the room where the doll sat.

"No, let me finish." He followed. "From what I can tell she's been sold numerous times, landed in and out of pawn shops and doll stores. There's been some very questionable happenings surrounding her."

"What do you mean? How do you know?"

"Things happen. According to several collectors on the Internet...it's almost like she causes things to happen to people that don't like her. Or maybe don't like you--or whoever owns her at the time."

"That's absurd. She's a doll."

He rubbed his head again. "Maybe a cursed doll."

"She's not cursed. Nothing has ever happened to me."

He dropped his eyes to her chest.

She clasped her hand across her blouse and stared at him. "She didn't cause that. How could she?"

"How do you know she didn't? You have no idea how it happened or why."

"I just know," she yelled. "She was--" She stopped and squinted at him. "Trent, Trent, what's wrong?"

Oh wow! sounds intriguing to me! The Last Daughter is available now at Amazon!

Find more books in the series @ The Wild Rose Press!

Well friends, hope you enjoyed this spotlight. Stay tuned next week for more Tuesday Treasure, Thursday Thoughts and of course, Saturday Spotlights!

Until  later...take care & God Bless.


Winona Cross said...

Good morning, Jess and Pam! The Last Daughter is one of my favorites in The Tales of the Scrimshaw Doll Series. I truly loved it and was surprised by many of those twists Jess threw in there.

I've read all of The Tales of the Scrimshaw Doll Series books. Read this one for sure.

Jess * Jessie * Jessy said...

Thanks Nona! I always appreciate your encouragement.

Jan Newman said...

I read it and it's a good story!

NotesFromNellie said...

I read the book and loved the suspense and intrigue. A job well done Jess!