Patricia Holden


A resident of Flyover Country in the Unites States, Patricia Holden, the pen name of a good Catholic girl from the Midwest, is committed to Christianity and traditional social roles, as well as high arts and culture. Watching politics, observing human behavior and writing are some of her long-time interests. The author known as Patricia Holden is a classically trained soprano and proud citizen of Cardinal Nation, although, during hockey season, Bleeds Blue. She lives with family and two cute and charming tyrants...make that toy dogs. She also crochets like a mad woman (designs can be found on Facebook @BohemianFlairCrochet and on Pinterest on the Bohemian Flair Crochet board).

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Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
Currently, I am working on Book 6 of my Turn My Head series. This is the story of the sixth brother and his lady. Book 7 is in the can. Book 8 will be committed to paper as soon as I get through this draft of book 6.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I'm not writing, I'm reading, singing, crocheting, cooking, and enjoying the arts.
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Where to find Patricia Holden online


Turn My Head
In the twenty-first century, good, old-fashioned and rich family men are had to find. Tucked away in American fly-over country is one family of seven brothers - Adam, Ben, Christian, Damian, Ed, Francis, and Gabriel. All of them are bound by a family quirk: they know their brides when they see them. They call it "head turning." The catch is that in American life, love at first sight is just not believable,at least not to women. Find out what it takes to convince the ladies that their men really mean what they say.
Turn My Head
Price: Free!
Break Through
Price: $1.99 $0.99 USD. (50% off until July 31!)
Third Time's the Charm
Price: $2.29 $1.15 USD. (50% off until July 31!)
Conflict of Interest
Price: $2.29 $1.15 USD. (50% off until July 31!)
Romeo Night
Price: $1.99 $0.99 USD. (50% off until July 31!)
Last Man Standing
Price: $2.49 $1.25 USD. (50% off until July 31!)


Drive Into My Heart
Price: $2.99 $1.50 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 68,960. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Teamed up for once for the six million dollar annual Fireball race, Art Thompson and Maddie Riley put aside their usual animosity and discover that not only do they have more in common than a love for really fast cars, illegal street racing, and the Manhattan social scene, but that unbeknownst to them, they were meant to be together.
Next Bride In Line
Series: Turn My Head, Book 11. Price: $1.99 $0.99 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 53,960. Language: American English. Published: November 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Irish dancer Maureen Dolan is putting her life back together after her divorce. Her brother's friend Linus Drummond is working to keep his family business going after his father abandoned it, and the family. Between them, they discover they have a mutual love: ballroom dance. And while they dance at wedding receptions and more, Linus and Maureen discover they were meant for each other in all ways.
The Stork Club
Series: Turn My Head, Book 10. Price: $1.99 $0.99 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 61,420. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
Right before their wedding, Gabriel Pernoud and Alicia Drummond discover they are going to be parents. The addition to the family is well received, but their mothers' dispositions are not. Gabe's mother is anxious for his forgiveness, and Alicia's does nothing but meddle. Can they put everything in perspective and resolve a lot of differences before the wedding? Find out.
No Turning Back
Series: Turn My Head, Book 9. Price: $2.29 $1.15 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 63,740. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Marianne Drummond struck Sean Dolan's fancy as a budding sixteen-year old. Not anxious to wait for jail bait, Sean ran into the arms of another women and made a mess out of both of their lives. Twelve years later, after Marianne spent years playing violin all over the world, she's back in town, and very much available. Since Sean is recently divorced, so is he. There is no turning back this time.
High Maintenance
Series: Turn My Head, Book 8. Price: $2.29 $1.15 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 64,990. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Mickey Dolan can't stand high maintenance women. When his partner hires Tara McKenzie, a confirmed southern belle, to be part of his interior design staff, Mickey is most unhappy. She gives off all the vibes of being amazingly high maintenance. Tara isn't sure why Mickey doesn't like her, but she needs the job so she seeks to impress her hot, and amazingly primal boss.
Secrets of the Bayou
Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until July 31!) Words: 14,230. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Before the war of 1812, Tom St. Clair returns to the Mississippi River Delta to begin courting the woman he loves, Laura Gayos. When he visits her family's home, he discovers that she is not there. Where went is answered by a most unlikely source. Once he knows the truth, Tom sets out to confront her over the wrongs done to both of them by their fathers, and to bring her back to his home.
Blood Betrayal
Price: Free! Words: 20,340. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
NaNoWriMo 2017 book. Last updated 2017-11-22 14:14:11
Contracted in marriage by their fathers, Charleston lawyer Jack Calhoun, and Savannah miss Liza Williams decide to marry, but in name only. As they live together, a mutual attraction grows only to have their new found happiness cut short by the War Between the States. When the shooting is over, Jack is not in sight, and Liza has to deal with their blood relations having betrayed them.
Talk Dirty To Me
Series: Turn My Head, Book 7. Price: $1.99 $0.99 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 50,150. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
At the end of a long music season, violist Josie Miller finds herself homeless, jobless and stranded in her hometown of St. Louis. Ryan Fallon, a local lawyer and the man she's secretly been in love with for years, takes her in as a favor to his sister. As family drama unfolds, Ryan and Josie explore their attraction and try their darndest to avoid doing anything more than talking dirty.
Last Man Standing
Series: Turn My Head, Book 6. Price: $2.49 $1.25 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 69,200. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Wealthy computer engineer Francis Pernoud is considered to be the Last Man Standing in his family. Officially, he is the only remaining bachelor of the seven brothers. Unofficially, Francis's siblings don't know the honest truth: Rosemary Fallon, granddaughter of U.S. Senator Aidan Dolan turned his head years earlier. Now, they are challenged to admit the truth or face life without each other.
Romeo Night
Series: Turn My Head, Book 5. Price: $1.99 $0.99 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 43,250. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Beth Hartke Pernoud and her husband Ed Pernoud find out they are going to be parents after previous disappointments. After four years of Romeo Nights, Beth and Ed have to come to grips with how their lives are about to change. After experiencing a complication early on in the pregnancy, Beth has to learn to shelve Little Miss Independent, and Ed realizes that relationships involve more than kink.
Conflict of Interest
Series: Turn My Head, Book 4. Price: $2.29 $1.15 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 67,870. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Margot Dolan was desperately trying to keep her busy life together when Damian Pernoud walked through the door of the women's shelter where she worked. One look at Margot, and Damian's head turned. There was only one problem: a conflict of interest threatens to tear them apart barely before they even get to know each other.
Third Time's the Charm
Series: Turn My Head, Book 3. Price: $2.29 $1.15 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 70,280. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Sarah Jane Rappaport turns down a proposition from her boss who happens to be the nemesis of Christian Pernoud, the man who swore she had "turned his head" two years earlier. When Sarah takes refuge with a friend, she spills the full story to Christian who decides to rescue her. They resist their attraction to each other keeping things strictly business only to find out the Third Time's the Charm.
Break Through
Series: Turn My Head, Book 2. Price: $1.99 $0.99 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 58,510. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Adult
Ben, the second of the elusive Pernoud brothers clan, is nursing the new reality that his older brother is getting married and leaving him at home to run the business while he spends a pre-honeymoon in Europe. His head turns when a local television reporter, Darcy Platt, is sent out to the family estate following a spring storm. Darcy is nursing wounds from abuse, and Ben helps her Break Though.
Turn My Head
Series: Turn My Head, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 58,520. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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Mae Jones doesn't want to work in an office anymore, so she answers an ad for a "Household Manager" and comes face to face with Adam Pernoud, the rich, most eligible, and most elusive bachelor in all of St. Louis. What Mae doesn't know, and what Adam does, is that she "turned his head," the Pernoud family term for love at first sight. The rich man used to getting his own way has to convince her.

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