This query letter resulted in a multi-book publishing contract with Crescent Moon Press.
Crescent Moon Press –
The stock market crashed, the money is gone, and Carrie Ashworth scrambles to keep her brother and sister alive. She has two jobs in her newly-formed, newly-outlawed clan: grow crops for thirty-six people and maintain contact with Oliver Simmons, their local patrolman. Carrie’s life settles into a simple rhythm and is almost content when Greg Pierce shows up, a man with the ambition to help them survive.
A man determined to hate her.
Greg sets to work devising systems to protect their clan from the new regime, but it doesn’t take long for him to spot the real reason behind their clan’s safety: Patrolman Simmons has fallen for Carrie. When a government raid nearly wipes out the clan, Greg takes it upon himself to keep the socially awkward patrolman happy. Only Carrie doesn’t want Greg throwing her in Simmons’ path, especially when Greg’s brusque exterior melts and she catches a glimpse of the real man underneath. Back in town, Simmons’ coworkers are suspicious. A clan the size of Logan Pond can’t have simply “slipped” past his patrols all this time. When their loot goes missing, they want revenge. The one thread holding the Logan Pond Clan together is about to break.
Complete at 108,000 words, Citizens of Logan Pond is a new adult romance set in the not-too-distant future. It’s the first in a trilogy subtitled Life, Liberty, and The Pursuit, and will appeal to lovers of romance, family, and America as we know it. Think NBC’s Revolution meets Jane Austen. With all that has happened to the economy the last few years, this story is eerily plausible.
I’m the author of the best-selling LDS romantic suspense novel, Sadie, and its sequel, Augustina. I’m a firm believer in love on many levels—romantic love, friendship, love between a parent and child—and I also believe in the power of the human spirit to come through hard times stronger and better. This new series represents both beliefs.
Thank you for your time and consideration.