Synopsis:Sheridan “Dani” Reed is a recently unemployed photojournalist living in New York City. Her boyfriend is vacationing without her, and her best friend has abandoned her for a job in the south.
Is a quarter-life crisis a thing?
After accepting a freelance job in Louisiana for Southern Style magazine, she feels the bleakness of her life back in New York fading in the rearview mirror. Getting back to her southern roots seems to be just what she needs to lift her spirits and spark her creativity. During her stay, she meets playboy Micah Landry and his colorful family. She knows she should avoid him and keep things professional, but his southern charms are hard to resist.
Through the lens of her camera, she finds the beauty and soul of the Landry Plantation, but it’s her beauty and soul that capture Micah’s attention.
When an unexpected phone call takes her back to New York, she’s forced to face the life she was trying to escape head on.
Will her trip and the Landrys only become fond memories, or will Dani find her way back to them and her beloved south?
In their debut novel, Jiffy Kate bring you a story of love, adventure, and finding a place to call home.
An Excerpt from Finding Focus
Micah and I climb into his truck and he starts it up, but we just sit in the parking lot for a few moments in comfortable silence.
“You’re not what I was expecting, Chuck.”
I narrow my eyes at him. “Oh yeah? What were you expecting?”
He shrugs before giving me a shy smile. “I don’t know . . . someone snooty and prissy, I guess. But that’s not you. At least, not that I can see.”
“You think you’ve got me all figured out?”
Barking out a laugh, he replies, “No, not at all. Just makin’ an observation.”
His eyes are a little too focused on me and the air inside his truck is a little too thin. I clear my throat and face forward, causing Micah to take the hint to put the truck in drive.
Once my heart has slowed to a normal rate, I decide to try to have a normal conversation while learning more about Micah at the same time. “So, what was it like growing up on a plantation?”
“It’s just a house, Dani.”
“A very large house,” I counter.
“True, and it’s special to me because it’s been in my family for so long, but I wasn’t raised with a silver spoon in my mouth, if that’s what you’re wonderin’. The Landrys are no better than anyone else. Believe me, my mama would’ve tanned our hides if we ever tried to act like we were—”
“Snooty or prissy?”
When I read my very first Indie book about 3 years ago, I absolutely fell in love with it. I’ve always been a reader and this opened up a whole new world for the reading world. I’m a contemporary romance junkie and I admit a cover snob. When I saw this cover, I knew I needed this book in my hands ASAP. After a friend (thanks, Heather!) contacted me saying “I’d really like you to try this book out,” I was SO excited.
Let’s talk about Dani.. I absolutely loved her. Sometimes I wanted to shake her but I understood where she was coming from. The relationship she and Piper share I absolutely adored. In fact, I want a book for Piper..Like yesterday
3 words for ya:
MICAH LANDRY. \
A true southern gentleman, he loves his Momma, a hard worker, and SAF.
“I still can’t believe she’s giving me a chance prove myself to her, and I pray to God I don’t screw it up.”
“If it’s chivalry she wants, it’s chivalry she’ll get. I’d like to chival her right out of her pants.”
He’s everything I love in a book boyfriend and I was literally begging Dani to just jump on.. LOL
I absolutely loved the Landry family. Especially Annie–> “Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit”
I need an Annie in my life. I need a Micah in my life. I need a Piper in my life.. Basically I need to be Dani.
I LOVED this story. I’m a forever fan of Jiffy Kate. Finding Focus was a breath of fresh air. Thank you for bringing what I love about the Indie world back to life. A simple story line that makes me love.. Love.