Welcome to Nottoway #1
May 20, 2012
Available in: e-Book (reprint)
Clarice Jarrod has it all — well almost. She has the job of her dreams, and she’s just purchased a cute little two-bedroom house with loads of character in Nottoway, Virginia. So why is someone terrorizing her? It isn’t until strange things begin to happen that she discovers the previous owner operated a whiskey still and was murdered there thirty-five years ago. And someone wants her gone.
One of Nottoway’s most eligible and confirmed bachelors, Tylan Chance, sold her the house and feels responsible for the sassy teacher’s dilemma. But he quickly finds himself attracted to her. Burned once by a previous marriage, Tylan is cautious of relationships. As he helps Clarice search for the culprit, his resolve is tested in the face of his desire for her.
Originally published February 1997 by Arabesque/Pinnacle.
Candice Poarch takes pride in crafting believable stories featuring African-American heroes and heroines. The characters in her books demonstrate a strong sense of community and family support. She firmly believes that everyday life in America (whether small town or major metropolitan city) has its own rich rewards. She also likes telling stories that will leave today’s busy reader feeling refreshed and hopeful—not always an easy task, she says, but well worth the challenge.
Her fourteenth book, BITTERSWEET, (Dafina, July, 2006) deals with the heart, family, extended family and community. "I really enjoyed Bittersweet... romance, comedy, mystery and intrigue...I would definitely recommend Bittersweet as a book club selection." —Karen Monroe, Woman2Woman Book Club member. Candice Poarch’s fifteenth book, SWEET SOUTHERN COMFORT, will be published by Kimani Press in November, 2006.
A native of Stony Creek, a small town in Southern Virginia, Candice Poarch holds a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Virginia State University. Formerly a computer systems manager, writing is now her full-time career. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Multicultural Romance Writers, and Washington Romance Writers, where she served as publicity coordinator for three years and worked on market news for two years. Investing is her favorite hobby. She particularly wishes to teach children the value of investing, feeling that children can use these skills to help provide them with financial security and confidence in their adult lives.
Ms. Poarch is married and has three children. She currently lives in Springfield, Virginia.