January Titles

We've started this year out right with the release of four wonderful new titles by favorite Walnut Springs Press authors--Anna Jones Buttimore, Joyce DiPastena, Marie Higgins, and Tristi Pinkston.

 No Escape by Anna Jones Buttimore
ISBN 978-1599928043
260 Pages

Hoping to escape his grief over the loss of his beautiful wife Heather, Michael Boyd leaves behind his New York precinct and his gun to embark on a police-exchange program. As a police officer in rural North Wales, he is struck by the tenacity and resourcefulness of Catrin Pritchard, a single mother with a frightening past. It appears that her brother Seth is involved in drug dealing and something much bigger.

After Seth's sudden death, Michael is forced to overcome Catrin's hostility and her wariness to trust anyone, especially a man. Michael vows to protect her and her young daughter from the unknown assailants trying to silence them, and he and Catrin must decipher the meaning of the mysterious code etched on the back of a valuable oil painting.

As the threats and terror escalate, Michael finds himself betrayed by those closest to him even the Heather he remembers and realizes Catrin was right not to trust anyone. But when they find themselves trapped in an underground cave with the tide rising, one of those people is their only hope for escape.

Anna Jones Buttimore is a witty, talented author. Her descriptive tone draws the reader immediately into the storyline. Filled with Welsh ambience, suspenseful intrigue, and a touch of romance, No Escape is a definite must-read a book to savor while curled up in front of a comforting fire. --Cheri Crane, author of Moment of Truth

Anna Jones Buttimore is a rare talent, at the top of her game in
No Escape. She is a brilliant storyteller; her writing is sometimes humorous, sometimes lyrical, but always riveting! I've read all of her books in one sitting but this one I read sitting on the edge of my seat! --Kerry Blair, award-winning author

Anna Jones Buttimore is a rare talent, at the top of her game in
No Escape. She is a brilliant storyteller; her writing is sometimes humorous, sometimes lyrical, but always riveting! I've read all of her books in one sitting but this one I read sitting on the edge of my seat! --Kerry Blair, award-winning author

Secrets after Dark by Marie Higgins
ISBN 978-1599928050
250 pages

Will Hannah be Thornton Manor's latest victim?

Residing at Thornton Manor under the premise of courting Jonathan Thornton, Hannah Forester intends to find out who murdered her father - and why. After all, Jonathan's brother Morgan was the last person to visit Peter Forester before his demise. But upon her arrival at Thoronton Manor, Hannah is informed that Morgan perished the previous year in a house fire. She soon learns the manor is full of secrets: a ghost haunting the East Wing, a white wolf that roams the grounds by night, and the story of a curse-protected treasure on the neighboring island. Most disturbingly, Hannah discovers that numerous young women have visited the manor only to vanish without a trace.

When a hooded, deep-voiced man visits Hannah's bedroom late at night, warning her to leave the manor for her own safety, she realizes he must be Morgan Thornton. But why does he hide in the East Wing, and why does his family insist he is but a ghost? As Hannah falls in love with the handsome older brother, she must continue to court Jonathan in order to remain at the estate. Can she convince Morgan where her true loyalties lie? And will she uncover the Thorntons' secrets quickly enough to solve her father's murder before she loses her own life?

Targets in Ties by Tristi Pinkston
258 pages

After two long years, Ren’s mission is finally over, and it’s time for Ida Mae, Arlette, and Tansy to travel to Mexico to pick him up. They have their itinerary all planned out—visiting the ruins in the Yucatan, shopping, playing in the sand and surf—and then they’ll head to Ren’s mission home and be reunited with that dear boy. But a wanted antiquities thief crosses their path, and soon the ladies find themselves tangled up in a web of lies, intrigue, and costly jewelry. Held hostage by men desperate for riches, they do what only they can do—keep their heads about them, plan their escape, and discuss the proper making of tortillas. Will they survive their most harrowing adventure yet?

“Ida Mae and company are at it again with a wild romp through Mexico. This story’s twists and turns will keep you on your toes!” Heather Justesen, author of
Family by Design
“If Ida Mae, Tansy, and Arlette were actual women, I wouldn’t appreciate them any more than I already do. Tristi’s characters are every bit as lovable and real as my dear next-door-neighbor, Ruby. Grouchy Arlette, silly but surprising Tansy, and down-to-earth Ida Mae have quickly become my fictional best friends.” Andrea Pearson, author of the Kilenya series

“Hilariously intriguing, Targets in Ties is like a non-alcoholic margarita, the perfect blend of sweet, tart, and salty, and topped with an umbrella that makes it all the more appealing.” Nichole Giles, author of
The Sharp Edge of the Knife 

Dangerous Favor by Joyce DiPastena
372 Pages

Mathilde de Reivelle's father has been accused of stealing from the king, an allegation that has reduced her family to poverty. She has one chance to find and marry a man who can help her prove her father's innocence. Lord Therri, heir to a rich barony, has the wealth and connections Mathilde needs to delve into the mysteries of her father's past. Furthermore, Therri embodies all her romantic dreams.

Etienne, the younger son of a disgraced family, has neither wealth nor connections, but is smitten with Mathilde at a glance. She finds the knight intriguing, but believes he is only out to seduce her. While she seeks for a way to win Therri's attention, Etienne tricks her into granting him her favor, an embroidered white ribbon, for a tournament, setting in motion a dangerous chain reaction of events. Can Etienne save Mathilde from a nightmare from her past and prove himself the true hero of her dreams?

Joyce DiPastena is the queen of sweet medieval romance. She pulls the reader into a story full of romance, intrigue, politics, and history. I thoroughly enjoyed Dangerous Favor and look forward to reading it again and again. -LDS Women's Book Review

I can't get enough of Joyce DiPastena's books and the rich world of medieval France with its tangled web of loyalties of love. . . . Mathilde and Etienne's sweet romance will curl your toes and make you smile. --Jennifer, Clean Romance Reviews

Joyce's lyrical writing transforms love stories into passionate, clean romances that will leave readers sighing with ardor and longing for their own knight. --Rachel Rager, author of
By Love or By Sea