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Prime Catch by @IFridl is a Love and Romance Festival pick #historicalromance #romance #giveaway


Prime Catch


Ilona Fridl


Historical Romance

Book Blurb:

Someone is killing executives in a string of Alaskan canneries. Is it natives because their food supply is being cut short? Or is there another reason, another culprit? With racial tension running high, Juneau 's Sheriff Amos Darcy, a man of few words, is going to find out who it is, come hell or high water. Deputy Sarah Lakat, a Tlingit woman, knows her job, but she wants to prove her people aren't responsible for these vicious crimes. Her family and childhood friends give her access to clues the white sheriff would never have discovered, though, and she has to realize justice must be served no matter who the murderers are. Amos is married to his work and Sarah was badly hurt by a man in her past, yet as they work together in the investigation they grow close, facing danger and discrimination together. Can they solve the case even as they fight their attraction to each other?


They settled into their seats, and Bill took off for the three-hour flight to Juneau. Amos passed her a thermos of coffee. “I brought this with us for a midday meal.” He pulled two tinfoil wraps out of his canvas sack and handed one to her. “Have a ham sandwich.”

“I'm not hungry,” she said quietly, studying the contours of her boots.

“With all the shocks to your system, you need to keep your strength up.” He paused. “I realize these past hours have been rough on you, but don't sacrifice your health for it.”

She laid the sandwich on her lap and a tear slid down her cheek. “He didn't care what he did to me. The one man I trusted six years ago disappeared and then came back to deceive me.”

Amos grasped her hand. “Not all men are like George.” He sincerely wanted her to believe it.

She shook her head. “I've been very good on my own. I guess I wasn't cut out to be a wife, and that's going to upset my mother. I'm the only child she has left.”

Deep down, Amos was chiding himself. Damn it, tell her how you feel. She's as low as a bump on an ant's leg. You care about her. Aloud he said, “If it helps, I care.”

She patted his arm with her other hand. “You've been an understanding boss to me, and I am grateful. I guess I have to realize I'm not a desirable woman.”

He released her hand and cupped her chin. “What the hell are you talking about? I've been ready to carry you away these past months. It's because of the job that I haven't.”

Sarah started to laugh and cry. “You're a good friend, but I don't want your sympathy.”

“Sympathy?” he spat out. “Why do you think I slept so bad at the cabin in Sitka? You were in the same room. Why would I go down to Angoon to keep an eye on you? I was worried what would happen. And way back, why do you think I asked you to become a deputy? I like being around you. When you got those flowers from George, jealousy was eating my innards. There, you got it from the horse's mouth.”

She stared at him as if he told her he was a three-headed monster. “Well, Amos, this certainly complicates things.”

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Start the day thinking what you can do to make the person you love have a better life.

Giveaway –

One lucky reader will win a $75 Amazon US or Canada gift card

Open internationally. You must have a valid Amazon US or Amazon CA account to win.

Runs February 1 – 28

Drawing will be held on March 1.

Author Biography:

Ilona Fridl was born in the Los Angeles area of Southern California, where she lived the first twenty-one years of her life. In high school and college, she took Journalism and Creative Writing. She moved with her family to Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she met her husband, Mark. They started a locksmithing business and raised a daughter to adulthood. All the while, she dreamed about being a writer, but she hated typewriters. In the nineties, they purchased their first computer, and she never looked back. With some articles and short stories under her belt, she started her first novel. The eighth book is just being released by The Wild Rose Press. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, and a student of AllWriters in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

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Feb 01, 2022

Thank you, Ilona, for sharing your book in our Love and Romance Book Festival!

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