November 11th, 2017

Julia is delighted to kick off Christmas in the Texas Hill Country and the Whiskey River Christmas series with her new release, set just after WWI. Wounded soldier Drew Harwood returns home to his fiancee Felicity–only to lose her in the world-wide Spanish flu epidemic. Setting his face against joy and love, he hires an army friend to manage the ranch his bad leg prevents him from running and turns his Victorian home into an inn. But determined that her cherished fiance will have the happiness denied them, the spirit of Felicity lingers.

When Red Cross nurse Audra Donaldson comes to spend Christmas at the Harwood House Inn to visit her brother, Drew’s manager, Felicity thinks this widowed battlefield nurse might be just the person to heal Drew’s heart–and Audra’s own. It won’t be easy for this lonely, bitter man and this woman who doesn’t want to risk loving again to open themselves to each other…but who can resist a love that lasts beyond time?

New Series Approved!

August 20th, 2017

Julia just received word from her editor that her proposed two-book series, THE SCANDAL SISTERS, featuring the twin sisters of Hadley’s Hellion Christopher Lattimar, has been approved! First up will be Prudence’s story, due to her editor by the end of November and set to appear the latter part of 2018. Then will come Temperance’s story, due the end of April 2018 and probably releasing in early 2019. Let the writing continue!


July 15th, 2017

With posting on social media, I’ve been neglecting my poor news/blog updates! Here’s a quick summary of what I’ve been up to. First, lots of traveling–five weeks in Australia, a week-long cruise to Alaska, a week at the Atlantic shore of Florida, several visits to children/grandchildren in the Austin-Houston-San Antonio areas, and one spectacular wedding! Along with that, Christopher’s book, last of the Hadley’s Hellions, was completed and will be out soon! (Review copies are going out now.) I’ve acquired yet another new editor, who has the proposal for my next series, The Scandal Sisters, which features Christopher’s twin sisters. In a little over a week, I head to Orlando for this year’s Romance Writers of America conference, where about 2000 writers gather to do workshops, seminars, meet with agents and editors, and basically hobnob with our fellow wizards. I’ll try to be better about keeping this space updated!


February 13th, 2017

A new release is always a sweet event, and for the Valentine Month, Julia is offering a copy of her upcoming release, third in her Hadley’s Hellions series, CONVENIENT PROPOSAL TO THE LADY. For a chance to win, visit here:


October 3rd, 2016

In honor of the release of the first two Hadley’s Hellions stories, Julia is offering two lucky readers a set of both stories, FORBIDDEN NIGHTS WITH THE VISCOUNT and STOLEN ENCOUNTERS WITH THE DUCHESS. Click here to enter!


October 3rd, 2016

This month, Julia’s History Refreshed column takes a peek behind the veil with a discussion of life in the seraglio. After inhaling the flavor of these vanished worlds in four novels, check out how much is fact, how much is invention, in a classic non-fiction account of the harem. Read about it here:


February 22nd, 2016

For the month that means “romance,” what could be more romantic than an armchair voyage to Italy, courtesy of a quartet of historical novels set in that enchanting country? From the magic of a Venetian gondola, to the excitement of Siena’s paleo, to the walled charm of San Gimignano, to a thrilling chase through the city-states of Pisa, Milan, Venice, Rome and Naples, find a new trove of reading treasures here:


February 8th, 2016

If you are dejected by the approaching end of the beloved Downton Abbey series, here are some fiction choices to console you that segue into the periods before and after the world of Downton. Plus, get a glimpse of what series creator Julian Fellowes is offering next! Find it at:


February 8th, 2016

What could be more romantic in the month of romance than a visit to beautiful, sunny Italy? How about a vicarious journey with a determined lady and the rake who wins her heart? Product of a misalliance between a Society lady and an Italian musician, Allegra Antinori yearns to return to the land of her father’s birth after her dreams of wedding her childhood love and proper Society gentleman are smashed. With an estate in ruins, beguiling rogue Will Tavener needs to charm a wealthy bride. With them set on opposing aims, why do Will and Allegra find it so difficult to resist the attraction that keeps drawing them together? For a chance to win ROGUE’S LADY, enter at


January 5th, 2016

Searching for Victorian-set historical fiction (in honor of all the Christmas traditions that come to us from that era) Julia discovered that the majority she found were historical mysteries (thanks, perhaps, to Sherlock Holmes?) As an added present, many of the reader favorites are long-running series, perfect for avid readers who love to remain in a favorite fictional world. Enjoy!


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