New Book Release: September 2023


Another book, CHRISTMAS BELLS AND WEDDING VOWS, hits shelves today! Yes, that makes two book releases this September—for those who are counting!


This book is truly very special! It’s a Christmas book just in time to get you into the Christmas spirit! Because let’s be honest, Christmas seems to come sooner and sooner every year. (The stores around me put out Christmas stuff in August now!)


Whatever your preference for when you like to get into the Christmas spirit, make sure to check out CHRISTMAS BELLS AND WEDDING VOWS!


Another reason this book is special is because it has not just one Christmas story but THREE! I had the privilege of collaborating with two other wonderful historical romance authors—Misty Beller and Lacy Williams. They both write sweet, closed-bedroom door romances, with uplifting and inspirational values. And I have no doubt you’ll enjoy their stories too!


The final reason this book is special is because it involves two characters that make an appearance in my Colorado Cowgirl series. So if you weren’t quite ready for the Cowgirl series to come to an end, then don’t miss this story. You’ll get to go back to Fairplay and spend a little more time there.


For those who haven’t read any books in my Colorado Cowgirl series, have no fear! This newest addition, Claiming the Cowgirl (my story inside CHRISTMAS BELLS AND WEDDING VOWS), is a standalone book, one you’ll completely understand and enjoy by itself.


If I haven’t convinced you yet on how special the book is, let me tell you one last thing about it. Each of the three stories, have to do with marriages of convenience. So if you love a good marriage of convenience story (and I do!), then you’re in for a treat to get three!


To find out more about CHRISTMAS BELLS AND WEDDING VOWS visit my website at:



New Book Release: September 2023


It’s time for another book release! Captivated by the Cowgirl is now available!


Recently over on Instagram, a reader asked me what book has been my favorite to write. And guess what I answered? Yep, you got it! Captivated by the Cowgirl!


The reason this book was so much fun was because I absolutely loved creating the witty banter between the hero and heroine. The hero really lays on the charm. The heroine does her best to resist that charm. And in the middle of it all is lots of bantering with plenty of romantic tension!


In addition to the fun dialogue, I also loved writing Captivated by the Cowgirl because it was my first venture into writing about royalty. Yes, one of the tropes in this book is secret royals! The hero is a prince who is trying to hide from an assassin and just happens to choose the remote mountain town up in the middle-of-nowhere in Fairplay, Colorado.


I invite you to run out and grab your copy of the book today and get ready for a wild but fun adventure! If you don’t take my word for it, here’s what some of my readers are saying:


“This was probably the most playful of the series. Take a cowgirl, add in a charmer, and have them beware of an assassination plot = fast paced and fun read.”


“This book was so cute and totally swoony! I absolutely LOVED the incredible banter between Felicity and Philip. Honestly, I could read it again and again. It was so electric.”


“The banter that went back in forth had me laughing and blushing at the same time. I love this book. A must read. Jody Hedlund has become my favorite author, hands down!”


To find out more about Captivated by the Cowgirl visit my website at:



New Book Release: August 2023


Are you ready for another sweet but sizzling western romance? Then you’re in luck, because Convincing the Cowgirl is now available!


Although it’s the third book in my Colorado Cowgirl Series, I assure you that you won’t feel lost if you read it as a standalone (without having read any others in the series yet). But why not read the other books first!? I guarantee that you’ll love them too!


What makes Convincing the Cowgirl so special? It’s a marriage of convenience story, that’s what! If you’ve read any of my other series, you’ll soon learn that I LOVE the marriage of convenience trope and almost always include it in at least one book per series.


Marriage of convenience stories are so much fun to write because the storyline puts the hero and heroine together in forced proximity which allows them to develop their relationship and learn more about each other more quickly.


Marriages of convenience also cause awkward scenarios which allow for increased romantic tension. For example, in Convincing the Cowgirl, the newlywed couple has to decide their sleeping arrangements. They don’t talk about it at first, and so the heroine naturally expects that her new husband will want to share the marriage bed and crawls in beside him. He, however, is closed off to love and intimacy and assumes they’ll have separate rooms. When he finds her in bed beside him, what will he do? You’ll have to read the book to find out!


Marriage of convenience stories also make the reader wonder how the couple will fall in love. Obviously since they’re already married, the question is not necessarily will the hero and heroine end up together, but HOW will they learn to overcome their obstacles and fall in love. The journey (and not the destination) to true love becomes the focus of the story.


So, what are you waiting for?! Go enjoy a marriage of convenience story today!


To find out more about Convincing the Cowgirl visit my website at:




New Book Release: July 2023

Yes, I DO have another book releasing and that really does make TWO new books in one month! Both are a part of my newest historical romance series, the Colorado Cowgirls.


Committing to the Cowgirl released just a couple of weeks ago. If you missed it, then go here:


Now Cherishing the Cowgirl is available! It’s a sweet but sizzling romance full of lots of favorite tropes including: grumpy-sunshine, cranky billionaire, crusty boss, rags-to-riches, fairytale, and class differences.


Two books in one month? Is that really possible for an author to do without compromising the quality of the books? (And two more next month? For a total of four books in such a short time?)


Let me reassure you as a perfectionist that compromising quality is simply not something I’m willing to do! All the books in the series have been thoroughly edited and sent out to beta readers as well.


The reason I’m able to release the books so rapidly is that I waited until ALL the books were written, edited, and ready for publication in one batch (rather than writing and publishing one before starting on the next).


Why did I opt for a rapid release strategy? There are many reasons, actually. A primary one is that I have a short window of time from when my final Colorado Cowboy book released in February to when I start a new, not-Western series in December. It made sense to release the Cowgirl books shortly after the Cowboy series since they’re related.


The quick release will also give readers the opportunity to read an entire series over the summer without having to wait so long between books. In addition, it will give me a chance to look at marketing trends, rankings, and visibility with books that release closer together.


So there you have it! Now, go indulge yourself with a fun romance series full of all the feels!


To find out more about Cherishing the Cowgirl visit my website at:



New Book Release: July 2023


Happy Summer! And Happy Book Release Day!


For those of you who enjoyed my Colorado Cowboys Series, then grab hold of your hats and saddle up for a brand-new series! Yes, a new series, the Colorado Cowgirls, is coming this summer. All FOUR books are releasing over the next couple of months!



Today is the release of the first book, Committing to the Cowgirl. It’s a sweet but sizzling romance full of lots of favorite tropes including: pretend courtship, fake engagement, childhood sweethearts, meddling mother, co-workers in proximity, and bargain benefits both.


Committing to the Cowgirl involves a minor character from the previous series, Astrid Nilsson, who is returning to Fairplay, Colorado after years away at medical school. Now a doctor, she’s responding to an advertisement to join a medical practice as the second doctor. Little does she realize the physician already there is her childhood sweetheart, Logan Steele, who once broke her heart.


If you enjoy sweet, closed-bedroom romances that still contain a bit of sizzle, then you’ll probably like this series. While some of my others series are more serious and involve deeper Christian themes, this series is lighter on the inspirational message and heavier on the romance.


Here’s what a few early readers are saying about this romance:


“I was super excited for this new series, and it did not disappoint. The romance was sweet, and I read this book so quickly!”


“The romance between Logan and Astrid was fiery with a passionate undercurrent. While everything is kept clean, there are definitely some kisses that’ll scorch your kindle.”


“I loved their chemistry, and it was entertaining how things spiraled for them from fake courtship to engagement.”


To find out more about Committing to the Cowgirl visit my website at:



New Book Release: May 2023


Today is a BOOK BIRTHDAY! Yay! (Throws confetti!)


WAIT FOR ME, another book in my time travel series, hits shelves today! If you’ve read (or watched) the Outlander series, then you’ll probably enjoy this book, especially if you’re looking for a closed-door, sweet romance.


Have you ever wanted to travel through time and discover what it was really like to live in another era? I have! But only if I could go back for just a little visit and then return to my comforts of the modern era!


But time traveling? Is it really possible?


In my Waters of Time series, one of my goals was to make time traveling seem believable. As I researched time traveling, I learned that ancient holy water and comas both caused people to have realistic visions. So I combined the two and used that as my method for the time crossing.


Here’s what a couple of readers had to say about it:


The whole concept of holy water as a vehicle for time travel is built strongly and simply and in such detail that it's not only a fascinating concept to think about but completely easy to believe within the world of this series.”


“I was once again captured by the thought and wonder of whether or not there really is such a thing as “Holy Water.” Could it really heal someone or give them the power to travel back in time?


If you haven’t read any of the other books in the series, what are you waiting for!? 😁 Either way, though, you can still read WAIT FOR ME as a standalone. While it references a few characters from previous books, the story (and time traveling details) are easy to follow.


This book like the rest in the series is slightly heavier on the sizzle (compared with my regular historical romances). The passion and chemistry between the characters is heated, but as I mentioned, it remains closed-door and sweet.


Early reviews are rolling in and readers are saying this:


As always, Ms. Hedlund writes romantic chemistry between her hero and heroine that practically sizzled off the page.”


“The attraction between Dawson and Philippa is instant and the chemistry is intense, but author Jody Hedlund never crosses the line in this sweetly romantic but totally clean romance.”


I hope that you’ll dive into the twisting waters of time in the pages of WAIT FOR ME. To find out more, visit the book page here:



New Book Release: February 2023


Happy Valentine’s Day! And Happy Book Release Day!


I honestly can’t remember ever having a book release on Valentine’s Day before, so that’s kind of exciting! Because, if you’ve read any of my books, you know I’m BIG on romance. I love it, and it oozes from my books!


The same is true of my new release, The Last Chance Cowboy. It’s a sweet but sizzling romance full of lots of favorite tropes including: Marriage of Convenience, Mistaken Identity, Unexpected Baby, and more.


The Last Chance Cowboy is essentially a redemption story for Dylan, who is the prodigal son turned sheriff. He’s back home after years of wild living and is doing his best to put his past behind him. So, he's in for a surprise when a woman shows up on his doorstep claiming that she has his baby.


As a midwife, Catherine, the heroine of The Last Chance Cowboy, is also struggling with a redemption story of her own. Since she’s been accused of a crime that she didn’t commit, she’s on the run from dangerous criminals. When she arrives in Fairplay and the sheriff proposes marriage, she thinks she might have found a solution to all her problems. She soon realizes that problems always have a way of catching up to a person . . .


Here’s what a few early readers are saying about this romance:


“The book was unputdownable! It is one of those books you want to keep reading but at the same time you want to slow down because you never want it to end.”


“This book is full of love and forgiveness, plenty of flirtatiousness and heart pounding kisses. Dylan is such a sweet talker, I can’t blame any woman for falling for him! This book pulls on all the heartstrings.”


I love marriage of convenience stories, especially when Jody Hedlund writes them. You can be guaranteed clean heat, passion in spades, and lots of charm and wooing. Dylan’s ‘darlin’ had my heart melting.”


To find out more about The Last Chance Cowboy visit my website at:



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