My Thoughts - Judy in Disguise Author: Jennifer Lynn Cary
About the Book
Book:Judy in Disguise
Author: Jennifer Lynn Cary
Genre: Historical Christian Romance
Release date: November 4, 2022
She wants her history to stay hidden…
…He’s trying to break free of his past
But as they reveal themselves to each other, can they carry out their covert mission?
Judy Larkin has been shy to show her true self ever since the worst day of her life. Which makes her the perfect target for her Simon Legree wannabe boss. He knows the right buttons to push making noncompliance next to impossible. But is she really the type of person to do this kind of thing? Especially with the boss’s preppy nephew?
Geoff Spooner has let himself be manipulated for too long but coming out from under his uncle’s thumb will cost him. Is he willing to pay the price? Could be this last demand will be the straw that breaks him free, but what will he lose in the bargain? His self-respect?
It’s 1972. Join Judy and Geoff in this quirky misadventure as they go undercover to discover who they really are, what the cardinal in the sycamore has to say, and what they are truly equipped to do.
You will love this sweet, clean tale inspired by the song “Judy in Disguise” because everyone roots for the underdog.
Historical Christian Romance author, Jennifer Lynn Cary, likes to say you can take the girl out of Indiana, but you can’t take the Hoosier out of the girl. Now transplanted to the Arizona desert, this direct descendant of Davy Crockett and her husband of forty years enjoy time with family where she shares tales of her small-town heritage and family legacies with their grandchildren. She is the author of The Crockett Chronicles series, The Relentless series, and The Weather Girls trilogy as well as the stand-alone novel, Cheryl’s Going Home, her novella Tales of the Hob Nob Annex Café, and her split-time novels The Traveling Prayer Shawl and The Forgotten Gratitude Journal. Judy in Disguise is the first book of her spin-off series The Weather Girls Wedding Shoppe and Venue.
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Have you ever been to a party and had so much fun you hated to leave? That’s how I felt when I finished up The Weather Girls. I fell in love with the characters and the memory lane saunter through my hometown of Kokomo, Indiana.
Then, chatting with a good writing friend, I realized I could have a spin-off series where Ferguson House, the business, and of course the cardinal and the sycamore tree all play a part.
The friends from the original series could drop by the stories, but these would be stand-alones. I also wanted to make these stories fun as well as heartwarming.
Then I had the question–where to get the story inspirations?
The same place I got it for Sunny, Stormy, and Windy—the oldies station.
That’s when I Googled song titles from the 60s that had girls’ names in them. When “Judy in Disguise” popped up, I knew it had to be the first of the new Weather Girls Wedding Shoppe and Venue series. The story ideas came fast and furious.
I am so excited about this new series, and I hope you will be too as familiar song titles get new plot points. Come join me at the Weather Girls Wedding Shoppe and Venue.
Judy in Disguise is written by Jennifer Lynn Cary. I love how this author can transport readers back to the 1970's and brings the past to life. It was so nice to catch up with previous characters from the Weather Girl Series.
In this story, Geoff and Judy work for Geoff's uncle in the wedding dress business. Business has not been great - and it's because of the Weather Girls and their shop. While there is an hour that separates the shops, it's clear to the uncle that the Weather Girls Wedding Shop and Venue is doing better. He wants to put them out of business. Judy and Geoff go undercover.
Seeing these two characters who are not fans of each other having to work together under the uncle's orders was comical. Judy has a past, that she refuses to show anyone - and Geoff has lived in his uncle's shadow for too long. Seeing the two of them get to know each other better was heartwarming.
Even if you have not read Cary's previous books, you will not be lost. She does a good job filling in any gaps. I enjoyed getting to see some of my favorite characters again. The story is well written, and the author did a great job in bringing historical details into the story.
Thank you to the author, publisher and Celebrate Lit for allowing me to read a copy of this book - all thoughts are my own.