Fun Friday is here again, this time bringing Augustina van Hoven and her investigative reporter Becky Hollister in An Innocent Man. I’ll let Augustina introduce her properly…
Thank you, Betty, for the opportunity to introduce my character, Becky Hollister from AN INNOCENT MAN.
Becky is an investigative reporter with the Idaho Statesman. She is a close friend with time traveling Jessica in my first two books of the Love through Time series and appears in both books. Due to a devastating heartbreak she experienced, Becky moves from Boise to Lewiston and starts working for a new newspaper, The Lewiston Tribune. She rents a small house and that simple thing changes her life, forever.
For fun and relaxation, Becky loves to garden, but being on the go makes a backyard garden impractical. She also loves to cook. This gives her a great opportunity to enjoy both things by growing herbs and vegetables indoors in mason jars and a hydroponic grower.
Herbs are easy to grow in a well-lighted area in quart mason jars. You place a half inch of small stones in the bottom of the jar to help with drainage then add potting soil and a plant or seeds. Fresh herbs really add to the flavor of any food dish. And by growing them in the house, you are guaranteed fresh herbs year round. A good hydroponic grower runs around $120. You can grow lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, herbs or even flowers in them year round.
Becky keeps her herb jars on shelves in front of a southern facing window. Her Aero hydroponic grower currently sits on her counter and she’s growing lettuce in it. She can have a great salad by grabbing her scissors.
After being jilted at the altar, journalist Becky Hollister moves to a new city to try to put her life back together and ease the heartache. She’s surprised to find her new home is already occupied by a man who died 20 years ago. Will solving his murder help her to learn to love again?
Sheriff’s deputy, Mark Collins, is intrigued by the feisty reporter and her determination to unlock the truth behind a crime that happened when he was a kid. But every time he tries to get closer to her, she runs away like a wounded animal. If he can help her solve the cold case, can he also help heal her broken heart?
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Augustina Van Hoven was born in The Netherlands and currently resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, two dogs and three cats. She is an avid reader of romance, science fiction and fantasy. When she’s not writing she likes to work in her garden or in the winter months crochet and knit on her knitting machines. Get to know her at www.augustinavanhoven.com.
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This one is right up my alley! I love a good ghost story! And fresh herbs in my cooking. I may have to try growing some—but then again, I do not have a green thumb. It’s probably safer for the plants if I buy what I need. How about you? Do you grow your own herbs or other plants? Without killing them, like me?
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