Author Jeannie Oakes Herod Weaves an Endearing Story of True Love

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New book follows the touching tale of Jessie and Jacob in “The Hawk and the Dove”

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Love is sweeter when one waits for the right one to come along. Jessie and Jacob knew they are made for each other the moment they met. Author Jeannie Oakes Herod craftily spins an unforgettable story of a bounty hunter whose hands were tainted and a beautiful young woman who’s a symbol of innocence. They are the hawk and the dove- an unlikely pair who are perfect for each other. The Hawk and the Dove is a compelling story that will definitely appeal to historical romance enthusiasts.

Jessie Campbell lost her parents in a tragic fire, and she only has her grandmother in her life. They get by together, working hard on the ranch they own. Their lives are pretty simple, doing mundane chores and making both ends meet. Then one day, a rider passes by their place. He has a dead man tied to his horse, and he is asking for some water for the animal before he continues the ride to the town. Jessie and her grandmother take a shine on him and show him kindness.

There’s something about Jessie that draws Jacob to her. She is beautiful, but it is the inner beauty that appeals to him the most. He wants to take care of her, ease her pain and make her happy. He thinks of settling down and likes the thought of going home on a long day with someone waiting for him, someone he could love and will feel the same way. The two of them have a connection with each other, but the nature of his job holds him back from his intentions. Danger is looming in the peaceful little town as a series of events disrupts the residents. Jacob’s service is needed to put everything back in order. Is there a chance for a bounty hunter like him to get the chance of lifetime and have the love of an innocent beauty like Jessie?

Rich with remarkable characters, with a touch of humor and complete ingredients for an endearing love story, The Hawk and the Dove is a tale that tells of true love and the magic it holds. This is a kind of story that will capture the hearts of romance lovers and make them believe in the purest of love.

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About the Author
Jeannie Herod was born in 1957 at Greenville Air Force Base in Mississippi. With her father serving in the military, the family was stationed in Arizona and Alabama, returning to live near Kosciusko, Mississippi, when her father retired. The air force years instilled a love for travel, adventure, and meeting new people. She is an artist and studied art at Holmes Community College.
She lives with her husband in the country home built by her grandfather and drew some of the inspiration for her first book from her imagination of their very real pioneer existence. Mom to four children, whom she home-educated from preschool to high school, they are her greatest achievements. Wife, mother, stepmother, and grandmother, she has always loved working at home, caring for her family.

The Hawk and the Dove * by Jeannie Oakes Herod
Publication Date: February 28, 2013
Trade Paperback; $23.99; 404 pages; 978-1-4797-8947-4
Trade Hardback; $34.99; 404 pages; 978-1-4797-8948-1
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4797-8949-8

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