Hi everyone, I’m Patricia PacJac Carroll. I am a writer, Christian first, and blessed beyond my imagination. I live in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area in Texas with my wonderful treasure of a husband, my spoiled dog Jacs, my 90 yr old Father in law, and my awesome grown son, Josh. Did I say I was blessed?
The PacJac is from my initials and my husbands. I wouldn’t be able to write if it weren’t for him.
I belong to American Christian Fiction Writers, http://www.acfw.com/ and two wonderful critique groups who help me hone the craft of writing.
I write Inspirational stories filled with adventure, romance, and hope.
My book, Liberty Belle, is about Liberty Longstreet’s bid for freedom. I like to think of her story as a coming-alive story. We’ve all had those moments. You know the ones where you wake up, come to your senses, open your eyes and wonder just how did I get here, where have I been, or how did I let that happen?
After a bad day at the altar, Libby has a coming-alive moment, and a thirst for independence from her controlling mother is born. She reads an article in the newspaper about Julia Holmes and how she climbed Pike’s Peak … and in bloomers. This ignites a desire in Libby to step out of a life of mediocrity and find adventure and hopefully, a man who sets off sparks in her heart.
Julia Archibald Holmes was a real character in 1858. She wore bloomers, the women’s liberation
statement of her time, and created quite a ruckus on the wagon train to Denver. It seems the men couldn’t keep their minds on driving the wagons when they saw her in the bloomers. Add to that the curiosity of the Indians, and she was banned to her wagon. She is the first recorded white woman to climb Pike’s Peak, andwas known as the Bloomer Girl, because she climbed the mountain in her bloomers.
I used her experience to spark the adventure and courage in Libby to go after her own freedom. I hope you’ll give Liberty Belle a read and enjoy her journey as she and her sparky lawman, Wade, learn: The cost of freedom and the wealth of forgiveness.
A word of caution – one friend read the book and took off on a three day journey without chart or map. Read at your own risk. You might just strike out and leave mediocrity behind.
I’ll be giving away a copy of LIBERTY BELLE today to one lucky commenter. Just leave a comment and contact info to be entered in the drawing.
I will leave you with a blurb from LIBERTY BELLE:
Set in 1859 Denver, Liberty Belle is a story of finding freedom and forgiveness. A jilted bride, a
wayward sheriff, a small boy, outlaws, and a gallows provide plenty of action, romance, and hope.
Liberty Longstreet was left at the altar, but that wasn’t the worst of her day. She awakens to the fact that she needs to declare independence from her controlling mother. Wanting her freedom and to
find a man of her choosing, Libby leaves home for faraway Denver. She just doesn’t count on being robbed, falling for a wayward sheriff, or being accused of murder.
Sheriff Wade Calder throws down his badge in a quest for revenge. Instead, he takes responsibility for his enemy’s young son. Wanting only to be free, Wade runs into Libby, and she wins what is left
of his heart. Unfortunately, he has nothing to offer her until he picks up his badge. His honor is restored, but it may cost Libby her life.
Together they learn the cost of freedom and the wealth of forgiveness.
You can find Liberty Belle on Amazon as print book or ebook.
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