Bestselling author Ruth J. Hartman spends her days herding cats, and her nights spinning sweet romantic tales that make you smile and maybe even laugh out loud - or so she's been told by readers! She, her husband, and their three cats, love to spend time curled up in their recliners watching old Cary Grant movies. Well, the cats, Maxwell, Roxy and Remmie sit in the people's recliners. Not that the cats couldn't get their own furniture. They just choose to shed on someone else's. You know how selfish those little furry creatures can be.
Ruth, a left-handed, cat-herding, Jeep-driving, farmhouse-dwelling romance writer uses her goofy sense of humor as she writes tales of lovable, klutzy women and the men who adore them. Ruth's husband and best friend, Garry, reads her manuscripts, rolls his eyes at her weird story ideas, and loves her in spite of her penchant for insisting all of her books have at least one cat in them. Or twelve. But hey, who's counting?
Most of her books include cats. Her characters, like Ruth in real life, live with several cats, and love every minute of it. Well, maybe not the litter box, but you get the idea.
Books by Ruth J. Hartman:
The Love Birds Series:
"Love Birds of Regent's Park" (Book #1): Love isn't just for the birds.
"The Unwanted Earl" (Book #2): The one thing Amelia Talbot needs is the last thing she wants.
"A Courtship for Cecilia" (Book #3): Is the chance for love worth the risk of a broken heart?
"Maid for Romance" (Book #4): Leah knew the rules, she just chose to ignore them.
"His Lady Peregrine" (Book #5): When Percy wanted a lady to fall for him, he didn't mean it literally...
"The Matchmakers" Who's to say cats can't be matchmakers?
"Romancing the Dustman's Daughter": Is it really love if it's based on a lie?
"Romance at the Royal Menagerie": Life is wild when you live with lions.
"Rescued by a Duke": Sasha has lost her brother, and now has fallen into an abandoned well, certain she will die, too. Charles, a duke, is shocked to find a woman trapped in the old well on his property. But what happens next?
"Time for a Duke": (Time-travel)- Izzy gets locked in a closet while on a tour of a Duke's home in England. Imagine her surprise when the door is opened by that very duke. And it's the year 1812!
"Waylaid" How does a girl choose between her dream and true love?
"Over a Fence" Sometimes a fence separates more than just houses.
"Cats and Cowboys": A postal worker (and her cat) flee Indiana after she's dumped by her boyfriend. Then she meets a handsome cowboy who hates cats! What's a girl to do? (Short story)
"Better Than Catnip": A woman who runs a cat rescue center falls for a handsome man. But his son is terrified of cats!
"Flossophy of Grace": What happens when a dental hygienist falls in love with her patient?
"Pillow Talk": A klutzy tooth fairy falls in love with her dentist. (Fantasy Romance)
"Purrfect Voyage": A woman and her cat are stranded on a two-week yacht cruise with a cat-hating, handsome stranger.
"Grin and Barrett": Two dentists fight growing feelings of attraction for each other, as they compete for all the new patients in their small town.
"Murphy in the Paw-Paw Patch": A cat, born without pads for his paws, makes a journey to find some. At the paw-paw patch! (Children's book).
"Life in Mental Chains," her first book, is a true-life story about her struggle with severe OCD, which also revolves around dental offices she worked for. (Memoir)
More information about Ruth and her books can be found at: www.ruthjhartman.blogspot.com