A former software consultant turned writer, Judi is the author of two children’s books (the Fiona the Firefly series); two mystery/romance novels – She’s Not You and Dark Secrets; a time-travel mystery/romance – The Looking Glass Labyrinth; and a new Christmas romance – Broken Christmas Promise. Her characters overflow with real world emotion and imperfections while her settings, so well described, place her readers in a foggy remote Cape Cod village or at a romantic Paris dinner on Le Bateau – she makes everything come alive. Her mysteries, with twists and turns, keep her readers on the edge of their seats never knowing what will happen next. Her travels have taken her all over the world, even to the Marshall Islands, and have filled her bookshelves and computer with photographs and journals that capture her experiences and feed her imagination as she writes. But her roots and true inspiration come from New England, in the mountains of Vermont and her childhood beaches of Wellfleet on Cape Cod. “She’s Not You,” a mystery/thriller/romance novel, the first in the Oyster Point Mystery series set on Cape Cod, made the Quarter Finals in the Cinematic Book Contest. In her spare time, Judi is a professional watercolorist and an avid photographer: she loves to read, walk and garden while enjoying family and friends and still traveling which. But wherever she is, her characters and their magical and sometimes troubled worlds fill her mind.
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A small, isolated fishing village on the tip of Cape Cod, a place where the town’s jail has one cell with a broken lock and the police force consists of the Chief and two deputies, seems an unlikely spot for dead women to be washing ashore. And yet, so far this summer, two bodies have been discovered on the morning tide, both resembling each other and Jamie Janson.Jamie returns to Oyster Point to clean out and sell her grandaunt Pita’s Cape Cod cottage, a place filled with family memories – when there had been a family. Her homecoming is marred by the discovery of a woman’s body during her morning run along the beach. Huddled around the seaweed encrusted form is a group of men, including Oyster Point’s Chief of Police, Jack Hereford. Is their meeting destiny, chance or orchestrated by Pita? Jack soon realizes that Jamie’s emotional fragility belies her inner strength and courage – unspoken qualities by Pita when she asked him to watch over Jamie. That deathbed promise will turn out to be the toughest part of his job and maybe the best part of his life.As Jamie settles into her life on the Cape, an unknown male with camera in hand shadows her everywhere – on the beach, around her cottage, even at Jack’s sister’s house. With her life spinning out of control, Jamie’s visions resume, dreams she hasn’t had since her parents were killed when she was sixteen. Making a vow to confront the stalker and keep him from forcing her to live in fear, she and Jack devise a plan to entice the suspected stalker out into the open. The scheme backfires and Jamie’s gone….
An unheeded warning from her best friend, an estate sale at a “haunted” crumbling Victorian, a painted woman whose sparkling blue eyes follow her every move, a cracked discolored mirror that reflects another’s face, and mysterious words that materialize in a diary – all these events create a vortex through which Rachael Corbet is sucked back to 1804 and into Lady Rachael Johnston’s body. Why? Lady Rachael’s written words are quite clear, “You can and will save my captain.” Impossible – the man has been dead for centuries, shot and killed right here in this house. Trying to escape what she hopes is a dream, Rachael runs directly into the arms of Lady Johnston’s returning sea captain and totally understands why Lady Rachael desires to keep him alive… he’s takes Rachael’s breath away with his tenderness, strength and thoughtfulness. Is she falling for a man who died centuries ago? She would have to change the past to keep him alive. Yet history has a way of repeating itself. Unscrupulous rogues, including Lady Rachael’s pathetic brother, attempt to abduct her for her inheritance. A shot is heard; Nathaniel shouts for Rachael to run; she turns to flee and then, in an instant, chooses to alter history. If she saves him, will she give him up? Will she return to her pathetic life or choose to stay with the sea captain she loves?
Paris, the last place that Brielle Garnet had ever wanted to visit, beckons to her from the cryptic words of a Paris solicitor, Jacques Moreau. Her dislike, no hatred, of all things French began when she was four – her French mother walked away and never returned. She’s tempted to dismiss the letter as a scam; she’s busy editing the latest issue of her fashion magazine. Yet the phrase “concerning the will of a relative” intrigues her.
When a first class ticket arrives, Brielle decides to take a chance, something she rarely does anymore. Off to Paris she flies having no idea that her entire life is about to change. In the law office, she listens stoically to Jacques read the will of someone who she has never heard of. But it’s the next document that he hands her, her mother’s death certificate, which shakes her world. For years she has envisioned the moment when she faces her. Now, where does her hatred go? The lawyer concludes by handing her a set of keys to a shuttered Paris flat unopened since 1940.
Against the advice of her older overly protective boyfriend, but in keeping with Jacques guidance, she begins to restore the flat, recapturing a feeling of independence that she had lost over the years. Still, her thoughts go back to her mother’s mysterious disappearance and death, events that have locked her heart in a vise for years. With Jacques’ help, she embarks on a dangerous journey to discover her mother’s dark secrets which end up being shocking, impossible, improbable and unbelievable.
And her feelings for Jacques – are they real or colored by Paris? Can she risk that he won’t walk away… like everyone else had in her life?
Jenna Kastle, Marketing Director for a New York advertising company, decided against her better judgement to deliver an important marketing presentation to Heritage, a Boston based company. Boston had been her favorite city until ten years ago when she received a mysterious call from her fiancé Brett, a pilot serving in Afghanistan. He had asked her to marry him on Christmas Eve right before he deployed. When he called, he broke their engagement with no reason given; he shattered her heart into a million pieces. She placed the ring into its blue velvet box, packaged it up and shipped it back to him. He had been just a memory until today. As she set up her computer for the presentation, she heard his name as he was introduced, “Brett Wolfhead, Heritage’s founder and CEO.
She froze at the all-to familiar sound of his voice. His dark eyes fastened on hers. Her heart hammered. How did she handle this – ignore him and let him think that he had never hurt her or confront him and demand an answer?
She chose to confront him never imagining what his answer would be.
In “Til Death Do We Part”, Judi Getch Brodman knits together a young woman, a murder, an unanticipated love, abduction, and the twists and turns that her readers have come to expect.
The flaming red haired tomboy on the swing with the big smile returns years later to a quiet snow covered village in Maine where she hopes for nothing more than a final Christmas in the old family vacation home. Yet somehow Elle Harrington, now a forensic consultant, becomes obsessed with solving the 1800’s murder of a woman found buried under the old oak tree outside the house when she was a child. But how does she piece together long forgotten history and hearsay, a forbidden love affair, and the contents of a locket that she found wrapped around the woman’s bones? And enter another complication – a handsome Boston architect who causes Elle to reassess her life while putting her in danger.