Judith Keim was born and raised in Elmira, New York, and now makes her home in Idaho with her husband and their two dachshunds, Winston and Wally, and other members of her family.
Growing up, books were always present being read, ready to go back to the library, or about to be discovered. Information from the books was shared in general conversation, giving all of us in the family a wealth of knowledge and a lot of imagination. Perhaps that is why I was drawn to the idea of writing stories early on. I particularly love to write novels about women who face unexpected challenges and meet them with strength.
A hybrid author who both has a publisher and who self-publishes, Ms. Keim writes heart-warming stories of strong women who face challenges and find love and happiness along the way. Her books are based, in part, on many of the places she's lived or visited and on the interesting people she's met, creating believable characters and realistic settings her many, loyal readers love.
DESCRIPTION: Lydia McCarthy didn't want any man in her life, much less an incorrigible old flirt like Morrison Fox. Widowed in her forties, being single suited her. She truly couldn't see any sane reason to risk her peaceful life for someone who said he wanted to make wine out of her one minute and then embarrassed her the next. Did it matter at her age that Morrie might be her last chance to find true love?
“Intriguing and passionate…”— Booklist
Mara Simon, trophy wife turned high-powered Hollywood producer, isn’t about to let TJ McCloud, the love who left her behind, shut down her movie set. There are too many livelihoods at stake.
A forensic anthropologist more accustomed to studying bones than sizzling bombshells, TJ doesn’t recognize Mara at first. But even the girl he used to love can’t stop him from cordoning off her movie set while he investigates a possible murder site.
Despite their conflicting lifestyles, Mara and TJ must work together to solve the mystery so both can move forward. In the process, they are forced to rethink everything they thought they wanted out of life.
Previously titled McClouds Woman
Carolina Magnolias series in order:
Home Town Rebel
“...engaging and compelling.”— Jill M. Smith, RT Book Reviews
“Ms. Rice is a wonderful storyteller....” Angela Johnson, Old Book Barn Gazette