|Daughter of Valor|
by Emily Mims
Emily Mims author of Daughter of Valor answers five easy questions to help readers get to know her better.
What's your favorite down-home family style meal?
Fried chicken, mashed potatoes and black-eyed peas
Describe the perfect vacation.
A road trip! My husband and I like to pile in the SUV, set the GPS (or not) and go where our curiosity takes us, having destinations in mind but at the same time the freedom to stop and explore if we see something that interests us.
What are your hobbies?
I play four instruments and perform in two bands, a dulcimer band that plays old Appalachian folk music and an all-ukulele band that plays a mixture of fun numbers
When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?
Romance novels-what else?
What kinds of things do you read when you're researching a new book?
Wow-that depends on the book. For 'Daughter of Valor' and its two accompanying Lunchbox romances, I Googled everything from prostheses to IED and RPG explosions to grenades to paraplegic sex. I also do hands-on research. For my next book, 'Never and Always', I learned to make soap.
Author of twenty romance novels, Emily Mims combined her writing career with a career in public education until leaving the classroom to write full time. The mother of two sons and grandmother of three, she and her husband Charles live in central Texas but frequently visit grandchildren in eastern Tennessee and Hawaii. She plays the piano, organ, dulcimer and ukulele and belongs to two performing bands. She says, "I love to write romances because I believe in them. Romance happened to me and it can happen to any woman-if she'll just let it."
About the Book
Title 'Daughter of Valor'
Genre romantic suspense
Author Emily Mims
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Wounded war hero Holly Riley has come to the lakeshore community of Heaven's Point to recover from her injuries and build a new life for herself and with her band of fellow wounded warriors. Temporarily employed as a nanny to Congressional candidate Jimmy Adamcik, Holly and Jimmy quickly begin to care for one another in spite of Holly's distrust of politics. But Jimmy finds himself sucked deeper and deeper into the seamy side of the political process, and an old enemy from Jimmy's past targets Holly's soldiers one by one. Will Jimmy and Holly's love survive the double onslaught-or will they be the final target of their unknown enemy's rage?
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