Trish Milburn wrote her first book in the sixth grade and has the cardboard-and-fabric-bound, handwritten, and colored-pencil-illustrated copy to prove it. That "book" was called Land of the Misty Gems, and not surprisingly it was a romance. She's always loved stories with happy endings, whether those stories come in the form of books, movies, TV programs or marriage to her own hero.
Trish grew up in Kentucky and worked as a newspaper and magazine journalist for a number of years. She still does freelance work, but she devotes most of her time to writing novels. While working toward her first sale, she finaled in the prestigious Golden Heart contest sponsored by Romance Writers of America eight times, winning twice. She was also a finalist in Harlequin American's Great American Novel contest, which led to her first sale to American.
Other than reading, Trish enjoys traveling (by car or train - she's a terra firma girl!), hiking, nature photography, and visiting national parks. Two of her life goals are to visit every unit of the U.S. National Park Service and hike the Appalachian Trail. While many authors buy themselves a piece of jewelry or gorgeous new shoes to commemorate their first sales, Trish bought herself a TiVo so she doesn't miss any of her favorite shows while she's typing away at the computer keyboard to meet her deadlines.
In addition to romances for Harlequin American, Trish writes young adult novels under the name Tricia Mills for Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group.
When a family scandal threatens to break Audrey York's heart and spirit, she moves to the quaint little town of Willow Glen, Tennessee to bury her past and make a fresh start - incognito. Audrey's looking forward to fulfilling her dream of turning a run-down mill into a café, hopefully without bringing further attention to herself or the family name. But Audrey has one little problem - the fact that she's got a big heart. When she takes pity on an elderly man by the name of Nelson Witt at the local grocery store, Audrey suddenly finds she's gained an assistant in fixing up the café - as well as attracted the suspicions of a drop-dead gorgeous sexy single contractor named Brady, who just happens to be Nelson Witt's son. But once Brady figures out that Audrey's not after his father, it doesn't take long before Brady's after Audrey. When father and son team up to assist Audrey in fixing up her new café, Audrey finds out exactly what family and friends and trust - and LOVE - really mean - especially when the past comes knocking on her door courtesy of a newspaper reporter with news about her mother, a convicted felon.
Trish Milburn does a great job in hooking the reader right from the start and keeping us turning the pages for the happily-ever-after each of us craves. Will Audrey open her café? Will Audrey make peace with her past and her mother? Will Audrey and Brady find happiness in each other's arms? Fans of Trish Milburn will enjoy this book!
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Audrey York hopes to start over in remote mountain town Willow Glen, Tennessee. Her first friend is elderly widower Nelson Witt, whose wife just passed away. He helps her renovate a dilapidated mill into a café.
Nelson's son Brady is worried about his grieving father being alone and scammed by this woman his age. He plans to know the truth about this newcomer especially why she would relocate in Willow Glen. However, as the carpenter and the wannabe café owner fall in love, her past surfaces; leading Brady to distrust Audrey even more than he did before he learned why she came to town.
HER VERY OWN FAMILY is an entertaining contemporary romance starring two fascinating protagonists with no reason to trust one another. Brady is concerned that his widower dad is being taken in by a gold-digger with a past; while that past has taught Audrey to distrust everyone as people have agendas. The hero is Nelson who has the trust of both lead protagonists with his kindness. Fans will enjoy Trish Millburn's fine tale of starting over which is not easy when love and your history intrude.
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