the-thorn-healer-finalWow! It’s been a crazy year, but after lots of hard work and some brainstorming help from my super duper brainstorming team and agent, Julie Gwinn – we have a new book baby!!

Yes! Today, the third book in the Penned in Time series is here!

This book is a little different than its two predecessors. Here are a few differences:

  1. The Thorn Bearer used both the Blue Ridge Mountains and England for settings. The Thorn Keeper used England. The Thorn Healer takes place completely in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.
  2. The Thorn Bearer (TTB) and The Thorn Keeper (TTK) are best read together, but The Thorn Healer (TTH) can stand alone – although you might enjoy it more if yousee how the heroine, Jessica, changes from book one to book three.
  3. Though The Thorn Bearer has follows the timeline of the sinking of the Lusitania in its first few chapters and The Thorn Keeper has pinpoint historical events within it, The Thorn Healer follows a close set of historical events surrounding the small mountain town of Hot Springs. 

tth-rt-reviewpromoWhat else to know about The Thorn Healer? It received 4 1/2 stars from Romantic Times and was listed as a Top Pick!! 

So if you’re looking for a good Christmas present for yourself…or someone else, try out this story. It’s even green for Christmas colors 😉

You can purchase it for kindle or paperback at:

Want to know more? Watch the book trailer here

And join the Blog Tour happening this week and next through Singing Librarian Books!! YAY!

Special shoutout to Carrie Schmidt, Meghan Gorecki, Rachael Wing, Mikal Hermanns, Marisa Deshaies, Rachael Farnsworth Merrit, Judy Bush, and Julie Gwinn!!!



  1. Carrie

    love you! And Jessica & August and their story <3

  2. Winnie Thomas

    Happy book birthday/release day! I thoroughly loved this book! Hugs!


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