So, I made it through the January snow and freezing Kansas City temperatures by spending my winter mostly in August in Ava, Missouri! It was hot and sticky at times, but I loved it. I loved spending evenings on that old porch swing, and then, long summer days soaking up that small-town life. And I especially loved meeting Remington Jude and Ashley Westcott while I was there! They were in love. Everyone could see it. But then one day, Ashley was just...gone. No one knew why, and no one dared to ask Remington Jude, though I think we all assumed he knew.
From the day Ashley left, we could all see Rem's spark slowly starting to fade. He was lost without her. But why had she left? What had happened? That's what we all wanted to know.
Okay, so I didn't spend January in August, at least not physically anyway. Although, I'd totally jump on that wagon if it ever came by! And I wasn't in Ava--the real one or the fictional one--either, but I did meet Remington and Ashley. And I'd love for you to meet them too! And come this summer, YOU CAN, because due out THIS August is their story, entitled:
I'm really excited about this one! When Cicadas Cry tells the love story of Omaha-native Ashley Westcott and Missouri boy, Remington Jude. I've included the synopsis and a teaser below!
And stay tuned for the cover reveal coming soon!
One moment can shape our entire life.
One deep breath.
One slow exhale.
One painted sunrise.
One taste of forbidden love.
One word spoken too soon.
One word spoken too late.
One dance with a stranger.
One wayward memory.
One secret kept just a moment too long.
That’s all it takes.
But what I didn’t know when we locked eyes that first time was that every moment we shared was just another moment leading up to that one that would forever change the course of our lives.
It was the moment that I knew he knew. It was just a hunch, a feeling, a soft whisper to my soul. But it was in that moment—that one, life-altering instant--that I knew I had lost him.
When Omaha-native Ashley Westcott suddenly shows up in Remington Jude’s small, Missouri town, she’s the talk of the town. When she leaves abruptly one day, the rumors fly. But only Rem knows why she left, and he’s not talking.
I write about rain on tin roofs, gravel roads, old trucks with holes in the floorboards and small-town summer nights. I grew up on a farm in a little Midwestern town. Now, I live in Kansas City, Mo., with my weatherman husband.
Laura Miller's first contemporary romance novel, Butterfly Weeds, hit the Amazon Best-Seller's List and Top 100 in October 2012. The sequel to Butterfly Weeds, My Butterfly, released in June 2013. For All You Have Left, By Way of Accident, When Cicadas Cry and A Bird on a Windowsill followed. Look for The Life We Almost Had, Laura's latest small-town romance, at book retailers now. And check out her children's book, Pay It Forward!