Saturday, June 29, 2019

#SaturdaySpotlight is on Judy Davis & Willie my Love!

Good Morning and Welcome to the LAST Saturday Spotlight of June 2019!

No, I can't believe this year is half over either, but I'm excited about all that's transpired and blessings yet to come.

I pray you are too.

Today's guest is no stranger to our blog. Judy has been in our spotlight before and has shared treasures and thoughts with us but today we get a peek into her newest release, Willie my Love!

Can two stubborn hearts find love under the tall white pines?

The year is 1856. White pine is king of the forest.
       The last thing Jonathan Wain wants to do is ride miles through Pennsylvania’s wilderness to help his father’s logging partner in the small settlement of Clearfield. His family owns clipper ships in the Chesapeake Bay that carry the coveted logs to the markets each spring, and they can’t afford a loss.
       The last thing Wilhelmina Wydcliffe wants is a handsome sea captain from Maryland meddling in her father’s logging operations under attack by unknown enemies. A feisty tomboy and better known as Willie to her crews, she has a dream to be the largest logging operator east of the Mississippi River.
       When both Willie’s and Jonathan’s lives are threatened, they are forced to work together to find their enemies before both of their companies are in shambles.
       But as their attraction to each other escalates, can they set aside their differences, unearth the truth and troublemakers, and discover contentment in each other’s arms?

Smiling, Jonathan took Willie’s proffered hand and shook it, without releasing it. “To show you I bargain in good faith, I offer your pistol as well.” With his free hand, he pulled her small, single shot, dueling pistol from his waistcoat and placed it in her open palm.
“But I have absolutely nothing to trade,” she said with a haughty theatrical voice.
“Ah, ha,” he whispered, pulling her close to him. “A kiss, perhaps?”
Her voice exploded as she tried to push him away. “Why you arrogant scoundrel, I ought to shoot you with this gun.”
His face moved closer. She gasped in surprise before his mouth swooped down on her lips. The kiss was brief, but soft and bewitching, and when he released her, she skidded safely backward.
“Now tell me,” he crooned in a velvet voice. “Why do you carry a loaded pistol?”
“For rattlesnakes.” Her hand fell to her side, the pistol enclosed in the folds of her dress.
“And the knife?”
“To cut off their rattles.”
He laughed, his hearty chuckles filling up the room and silence around them. “I'd rather sit naked with the rattlesnake than with you so heavily armed.”

Judy Ann Davis began her career in writing as a copy and continuity writer for radio and television in Scranton, PA. She holds a degree in Journalism and Communications and has written for industry and education throughout her career.

Over a dozen of her short stories have appeared in various literary and small magazines, and anthologies, and have received numerous awards. To date, she was written five novels, a collection of short stories, and a novella. Her works encompass romance, mystery, western, and paranormal in the historical as well as the contemporary arena. Her last novel, Four White Roses, was a finalist in the Book Excellence and Georgia Romance Writers’ Maggie awards.   

When Judy Ann is not behind a computer, you can find her looking for anything humorous to make her laugh or swinging a golf club where the chuckles are few.

She is a member of Pennwriters, Inc. and Romance Writers of America, and lives in Central Pennsylvania.


Facebook: Judy Ann Davis Author
Twitter: @JudyAnnDavis4

Uh, oh Judy, you've got me hooked! What a wonderful scene. Thanks for sharing. We certainly wish you the best of luck and God's blessings with your new book.

Hope you enjoyed the spotlight friends. You can get a copy of Willie my Love at Amazon.

I pray blessings over you and yours and hope you'll check back weekly for Wednesday Words with Friends and, as always, Saturday Spotlight!

Until next time, take care and God bless.


  1. I love historical romance! Sounds like a wonderful read! I'll have to check it out!

  2. I love to read about strong women, and Willie certainly fits the bill! Love the premise and the excerpt. Thanks so much for sharing, and best wishes for its success!

  3. Historical fiction is my favorite, and like Patricia, I like strong heroines. Great excerpt!

  4. Judy,

    I also like to read and write historical romance. It's a fascinating genre. Best wishes.

  5. Hi all, and thank you, Pamela for hosting me and "Willie, My Love." I'm coming in here late since I just spent the last two days in Youngstown, Ohio. My husband scheduled a ride on the WWII, B-29 plane, FIFI. It was exciting. A big heap of thanks to all who commented.

  6. BTW...WILLIE, MY LOVE is on sale for $0.99 for a few weeks in July.

  7. Best wishes, Judy. Just picked up my copy. Best wishes.

  8. Your heroine seems like a strong gal! Great blurb...nice work!