Missing the Crown Jewels by Valerie J. Clarizio
A Chandler County Novel
Sometimes it takes a bit of chaos to sort out one's life.
Storm’s intent is simple: hide in the quiet confines of his best friend’s family horse ranch in Kentucky. The perfect place to sort out his life after walking away from the Army, and fight his internal demons. His solitude is interrupted by his buddy’s little sister. The chemistry between them is off the charts, and he willing surrenders the battle.
The Crown family begins receiving threats, just weeks before the Kentucky Derby. The overprotective men in Peyton’s life vow to keep 24/7 tabs on her and the family’s prize horse—Prince Bourbonville—a hopeful for the next Triple Crown. Circumstances arise that threaten to keep Peyton and Prince away from the derby, but Storm and her brother Coach are determined they’ll attend, no matter the sacrifice.
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Long Character Interview - Heroine
Name: Peyton Crown
Profession: Manager of the Crown Credit Union
Do you have any special skills or training? I have a Master's degree in Business
How would you describe yourself? Quiet
Who is your significant other(s)? Mason 'Storm' Starr is on my radar.
How would they describe you? Kindhearted
Tell us about your family.
I grew up on a horse farm in Bourbonville Kentucky which is located just outside of Louisville. I have three older brothers who are all overprotective, especially since my mother died. I was in high school when my mother passed away. It was absolutely devastating. My Dad is a kind and caring man, but also a shrewd business man.
What do you think was left unsettled in your story?
My brother Jerimiah 'Coach' Crown, bless his heart, needs to find a woman–someone who will make him happy.
If you could change anything about your story what would it be?
I would have made a move for Storm far sooner than I did. So much valuable time was wasted. Time that I could have spent with him.
About the Author:Valerie Clarizio lives in romantic Door County Wisconsin with her husband and two extremely spoiled cats. She loves to read, write, and spend time at her cabin in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
She’s lived her life surrounded by men, three brothers, a husband, and a male Siamese cat who required his own instruction manual. Keeping up with all the men in her life has turned her into an outdoors enthusiast, of which her favorite activity is hiking in national parks. While out on the trails, she has plenty of time to conjure up irresistible characters and unique storylines for her next romantic suspense or sweet contemporary romance novel.
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