Wednesday, April 11, 2018

*~Book Tour: The Soldier's Homecoming~*

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

The Soldier's Homecoming
(Home to Covenant Falls #5)
by Patricia Potter
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
April 1st 2018 by Harlequin Superromance

He’s looking for roots. She won’t be tied down.

Army ranger Travis Hammond needs to heal physical and emotional wounds. A job in Covenant Falls checking out equine therapy programs for veterans is a start, but it’s only temporary. And he doesn’t need a partner, especially some reporter with the persistence of a terrier and irresistible green eyes. Like Travis, Jenny Talbot’s just passing through town. Unlike Travis, Jenny knows exactly where she’s going next—back to the Middle East, as soon as she recovers from her own war injury. But there’s a bend in the road for both of them.

    A little girl running.  Blood everywhere.  Spreading like a river.  Edging nearer and nearer. 
Panicked, Jenny woke, soaked in her own sweat.  The jerk in her body as she woke renewed intense pain in her shoulder.  Disoriented, she looked around, trying to control the trembling.  The night-light, now necessary for sleep, was just strong enough to reveal the shadowed bedroom rather than the rubble of a once prosperous city. 
    Had she screamed again?  She hoped not.
    Her brief prayer was not answered.   She heard a tentative knock on the door, and her mother inched the door open and entered the room.  Her hair was in disarray, her robe partly open, her face slathered with some kind of dream. 
    "Jennifer?"  Her mother's voice was loud, and jenny smelled alcohol on her breath as she leaned over.  "Another nightmare?"
     Jenny struggled to sit upright.  Even after four months, the pain in her shoulder could stop her cold.
     "It's okay, Mother.  It's gone."
      She'd never told her mother the truth of the nightmares,that they always revolved around the child standing bewildered in a blood soaked street.  Had she survived?  The question wouldn't leave her.   "I'm okay now.  Really.  Just a bad dream.  Remember I used to have them when I was little."  Jenny looked at the clock.   A little after 4:00 a.m.   "I'll read for a while, then go back to sleep."
      "If you're sure . . .?"
      "I am.  It's gone now."
      "Maybe a sleeping pill . . ."
      "Maybe," she said, although she had no plans of taking one.  She had watched others in pain become reliant on pills.  That would not happen to her . . .
      She went to the corner of her room where she kept the physical therapy equipment, selected a rod, turned on the portable TV to an all news station and sat down in front of it.  Her injury didn't hurt so much when she was occupied with the news.
      She held the rod across her body like a vaudevillian dancing with a cane.  She moved it to the left and then to the right.  It was one of the excruciatingly painful exercises to expand the mobility of her right shoulder.  She smothered a cry as she impatiently shoved the rod too far.
       The news turned to the Middle East, reporting on refugees fleeing from wars in Syria and Iraq.  She wanted to cry.  Scream.  Do something.   The scenes haunted her She needed to record what was happening.  She wanted the world to know.  To care, dammit.. 
     More than anything else, she wanted to be back on her own, free to fly like a bird.

     Would she ever fly again?

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About the Author

Patricia Potter is the USA Today Bestselling Author of more than fifty books. She has received numerous writing awards, including RT Storyteller of the Year, its Career Achievement Award for Western Historical Romance and its Best Hero of the Year Award. She is a seven-time RITA finalist and three-time Maggie Award winner. She has served as president of Romance Writers of America. The Soldier's Homecoming is her fifteenth book for Harlequin.

Prior to writing fiction, she was a reporter for the Atlanta Journal and president of a public relations firm.

Tour Giveaway

- 1 winner will receive a $25 Amazon eGift Card (open internationally

- 1 winner will receive signed print copies of of THE SOLDIER'S PROMISE, TEMPTED BY THE SOLDIER, A SOLDIER'S JOURNEY, and THE SEAL'S RETURN (US only)
- Ends April 18th

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