I'm currently on deadline for a historical I'm calling THE LAWLESS MISS HOLLIS. I really hope I get to keep the title. I have pictures of my characters up over my desk to inspire me. It's set in Newton, Kansas a few years after THE DOCTOR'S WIFE. I will be bringing Caleb and Ellie into the story somewhere.
My heroine, Sophie was once in cahoots with and controlled by a con artist, but she stole their last big take and ran. By faking references and background information, she has landed herself a job as a Harvey Girl. Sophie is determined to create her own destiny. Clay Connor is the city marshal, and she's none too pleased when he takes an interest in her. The last thing she needs in a lawman sniffing around. Things really take a spin when the con man shows up, threatening to expose Sophie's true identity if she doesn't go along with one last scam.
I have a turkey breast in the oven. My daughter told me I could have my own cooking show, as much talking to myself as I do when I'm cooking. So I made the stuffing using my Julia Childs' voice. (She didn't know who Julia Childs was, so it lost some of the effect. I should have thrown in BAM or two.)