If you loved my novellas, check out these collections where you will find my story in good company with several other stories by awesome authors. All collections are ebooks and are available exclusively through Amazon. Enjoy!
HAPPILY EVER AFTER – Contemporary retellings of classic fairy tales
Contemporary romances where men were princes and women were the princesses who loved them.
When Cindy Lou Hopkins turns twenty-five life will get better. She knows it. She’ll no longer be under the thumb of her stepmother Geneva or tormented by her stepsisters. She just has to stay alive that long.
The only kink in her plan for independence is the handsome, Lance Moore, she jokingly calls the town prince. A man who wants to get to know her better. A man Cindy isn’t worthy to be in the same room as.
When Lance throws a barn dance, Cindy is determined to have one night with him that will carry her through the rest of her life. Can she set aside prejudices from a bygone time and embrace her happily ever after?
Georgie Daniels rarely leaves the cottage attached to the Salt Cliffs lighthouse, except when necessary for a trip into town for food. For the last two years, since the lighthouse was declared a historic landmark, she’s lived in the cottage out of sight and, she hopes, out of the minds of the town. With the defunct lighthouse in arrears and in disrepair, she knows it’s only a matter of time before the lighthouse will be on the auction block of the town hall’s steps. With long hair that no one has seen before, except in the fabled fairy tale Rapunzel, things were going well until new neighbor Colby Ford shows up on her doorstep.
Georgie and Colby have both had their share of disappointments and heartache. Just as Georgie is beginning to open up to him, a letter she finds threatens to shut her down again. Can their shared desperate need for a home bring them together?
BETTER TO SEE YOU
Visiting her ailing grandmother in the fairytale-like German town, Lucy Blair plans to be a caregiver during her grandma’s illness and attend the world-renowned theater production of the Passion of Christ. What Lucy did not plan was to run into her old college boyfriend, Ron Woodson, who is in Germany to learn woodcarving for his furniture making business. Will their meeting rekindle the old flame or will the past smother the new spark?
JUST RIGHT ROMANCE
When Goldie Portman finds out her high school friend Cecelia wants to stage her high profile wedding to a senator’s son at Goldie’s Little Woods Inn, she is sure her prayers have been answered. She doesn’t count on the presence of Cecelia’s brother Justin, Goldie’s high school nemesis, and the proud owner of three rascally dogs nicknamed “the bears.” As the wedding details spiral out of control, the local media does their best to crash the event and another ghost from Goldie’s past arrives to add to the chaos. Sparks fly and there just may be a “happily ever after” if Goldie can manage the mayhem and deliver a wedding that’s just right for everyone.
Elise has lived a pretty charmed life. She has a loving family, minus one mom, but six brothers who treat her with love and affection. When one person turns her whole world upside down. Her stepmother has decided to take matters into her own hands and makes Elise’s brothers believe they are swans after she sends Elise to boarding school!
When she finally meets up with her brothers again she must figure out a way to erase the hypnosis making them crazy. Along with her friend Jacob will she find a way to save her family? Or will it be ripped asunder?
Available on Amazon: Happily Ever After
SMALL TOWN ROMANCES – Four Contemporary Romances of Love in Americana
THE LOVE OF HIS BROTHER
After the devastating loss of her husband, Whitney Poulten faces the future head-on. Rather than give in to grief, she’s determined to focus on what’s still good in her life: Her family, her faith, and her unborn child. Things are under control, until her brother-in-law shows up.
When Doug Poulten left home to make his mark in the world of thoroughbred racing, he didn’t say goodbye and he didn’t look back. But a personal loss makes him rethink what’s really important. He returns home to Montana, hoping to make amends with his family and prove he’s not the black sheep they think he is. When he learns his brother is dead, his attention turns to taking care of his sister-in-law, Whitney. The last thing either of them expects is for brotherly love to turn into something deeper.
When Pastor Zackary Lawrence lost his wife and unborn child, he couldn’t find the motivation to effectively pastor his church in Oak Mountain, Alabama. Now, six months later, the congregation has dwindled to less than a handful, and the bank forecloses on the building. Desperate, he takes a job at the local hardware store and reluctantly moves in with his parents.
Though Ella Russell has secretly been in love with Zack since high school, her hopes were shredded when he returned from seminary with a wife. Trying to forget the only guy she’s ever loved, she throws herself into her profession as a high school counselor.
Can God resurrect Zack’s life and allow him to finally discover the woman he’s always loved? If Ella entrusts her heart to Zack, will he shatter her hopes once more?
SMALL TOWN BACHELOR
VERITY CLARK DESERVES A SECOND CHANCE The struggling single mom is doing her best to raise her three kids. But when her eldest son is caught skipping school, she needs help. Thankfully, truant officer Garrett Sawtelle is on her side. Soon Verity is turning more and more to the caring educator, who’s awakening tender feelings she can’t afford to act on. Garrett wants to make a difference. He knows it’s against the rules to get too close to the families he counsels. But the spunky widow and her children are fast becoming part of this bachelor’s dreams for the future. Can he convince Verity that, together, they can build something real and lasting?
Professional musician Tacy Clark hasn’t been back home to Hill Top Orchards since the death of her beloved Uncle Jerry. When she gets an email from her aunt, the guilt she’s been feeling since her uncle’s death forces her to make the trip back home.. When her car breaks down, a ride from her aunt’s neighbor, Brody Porter, is the beginning of a roller coaster of emotions, as Tacy is forced to deal with guilt and the pain of never having known her mother. Intending to stay only as long as it takes to harvest the apples for the annual festival and be free from guilt, Tacy is determined not to get involved with Brody Porter and his little girl Cami.
Brody Porter was burned by his estranged wife, Carrie Ann, a struggling actress, who came into his life during a lull in her career and then left him alone to raise their daughter, four year old Cami. He’s vowed never to play the knight in shining armor again. His only interest in Tacy Clark is making sure she gets those apples harvested for the town’s annual festival. Without that harvest, the festival might not raise enough funds for the church preschool. Without a place for Cami to go every day he won’t be able to put the time he needs into his livelihood, his coffee shop, Brews & Bites.
Tacy Clark and Brody Porter are both determined to get what they want and go their own ways. Will the sweet scent of apples and a harvest moon soften the hearts of two people who need each other more than they know?
Available on Amazon: Small Town Romances
While America’s men were fighting in the second World War, the women back home were keeping things together and waiting with love in their hearts for the men to return. Enjoy these four romances that take place during this time in our history.
Warring with Love
Betsy Colter’s Heart is On the Line
Betrayed by her soldier fiancé, Betsy takes a job as a Harvey Girl waitress and vows to steer clear of military romance. But soon she’s falling for her army pen pal, Dr. Spencer Gregory. When a wounded Spencer returns home and rebuffs her friendship and love, Betsy’s deepest fears come true. Though he’s a decorated soldier, Spencer sees himself as a burden—one he won’t saddle Betsy with. But keeping her at arm’s length is no longer an option when Betsy’s former fiancé shows up eager to win her back. If their romance is to survive the war, Spencer must set aside his pride and win her heart.
CLARINDA FINCH HATES CHANGE
As the newly elected mayor of Maple Notch, the war widow must lead her town through the dark days of World War II. But where she finds comfort in tradition, the town council insists on trying new ways of handling the homefront challenges. Her most untraditional opponent? Councilman Ralph Quincy.
High school principal Ralph never expected to become a friend to Clarinda and her family. But as she spars with him over the war effort, the smart, spirited mayor is the most compelling woman he’s ever known. Can they put aside their differences and fight for both their town and a future together?
Love in Steel Town America during the midst of WWII
Youngstown, Ohio 1944
Molly Clayton works as a ladies columnist for the Valley Bulletin, the town’s most prominent African American newspaper. Between writing, aiding the war effort, and helping her struggling parents pay the bills, she doesn’t have time for her favorite pastime of swing dancing.
When a friend gives her tickets to a Valentine’s Day dance for her birthday, Molly can’t wait to attend. She meets Stephen Keller, a handsome jazz magazine editor. She’s attracted to him, but a painful secret lurks beneath the surface of Stephen’s easy charm that makes him defensive to others and suspicious of her faith.
Things take a turn for the worse when a vicious rumor threatens to destroy both her career and her blossoming courtship. Will she gain the courage to confront the rumor and speak her heart to Stephen before it’s too late?
Snow Globe Reunion
Stranded by a snowstorm, Carrie Sanders is left holding a bag an old woman she’d been talking to left behind in the airport coffee shop. Mystified by the woman’s disappearance, she sits on the bench staring at the snow globe that was in the bag.
Inside the glittery snowy world it’s Christmas during the 1940s. Fighting sleep, the next thing she knows she’s in the arms of the soldier she last saw skating on the pond in the snow globe. He’s no stranger, but the boy next door who never forgot her.
Available on Amazon: War Dolls
Snow Globe Romance
When Elsa finds an old snow globe in the attic of the New York City mansion where she works as a cook’s assistant, she is magically transported to the quaint Snow Globe Village where she meets the long lost grandson of her employer and is offered a chance to become a baker and his wife… Will Grant convince her to stay in the Snow Globe Village or will she turn the snow globe upside down and take them both back to a place where it would be impossible for them to share a life of love?
Snow Globe Reunion
Stranded by a snowstorm, Carrie Sanders is left holding a bag an old woman she’d been talking to left behind in the airport coffee shop. Mystified by the woman’s disappearance, she sits on the bench staring at the snow globe that was in the bag. Inside the glittery snowy world it’s Christmas during the 1940s. Fighting sleep, the next thing she knows she’s in the arms of the soldier she last saw skating on the pond in the snow globe. He’s no stranger, but the boy next door who never forgot her
War of the heart
When a vintage snow globe sends Boston dress designer Louise Martin and British B&B owner George Walker back in time to London, December 1940, they race against the clock to reconcile a feud between their families and solve a 75-year-old mystery. As Louise relies on George for guidance, friendship then love, will the future he envisions strangle her own dreams? Will their relationship survive generations of mistrust, the Blitz and the possibility of being stranded in wartime 1940, never to return to their former lives?
When a wish comes true… Debbie Regan finally gets to enjoy Christmas in a snow globe world like the one she always dreamed of. Only the Christmas shop owner, Preston Campbell stands in her way. But she hasn’t come this far to let go of the dream. Preston is biding his time until his mom’s shop sells and he can move on… Except the Yuletide is bearing down on him with no buyer in sight. He is forced to hire vivacious Debbie Regan to help for the season. Both of them find themselves wanting things they had never let themselves desire before.
Love in Little Snow
Dr Bailey Cartwrite is devastated when his girlfriend, Lucy, is killed. But in her last act of love, Lucy appears to Bailey as an angel and sends him to the world of Little Snow – the snow globe world. All Bailey must do to find what is lacking in his life, is believe in the magic of Christmas… Bailey wakes up in Little Snow to find himself married with a baby son. Together with Holly, the woman who says she is now his wife, Bailey starts to learn about the life he’s supposedly created with her. In doing so, he realizes that Holly, too, is facing heartbreak. Can Bailey renew his trust in God and find peace and true love with Holly?
Christmas at Racoon Creek
Emily Eason wants to distance herself from her parents’ opulent lifestyle in Birmingham, Alabama, and enjoy life in the tiny rural village, Raccoon Creek and her fifties-style home. But after gazing into the little snow globe she purchased from Hardwicke’s Drugs and Gifts, she finds herself transported to another time—her grandmother’s era. Lance Hardwicke is the pharmacist and owner of Hardwicke’s Drugs. Four years of pharmacy school didn’t allow for much of a social life. Gorgeous Emily Eason, nurse and resident of Raccoon Creek, has captured his attention more than once. The next time she comes in the store, he’s determined to ask her out. Perhaps go to Birmingham to see the Christmas lights in his brand new orange and white ’53 Pontiac Pathfinder. Can love span the fifty-year gap standing between them?
Available on Amazon: Snow Globe Christmas
Where Love is as tall as the New York skyscrapers
Love Among the Lilacs
From Homeless to Heartache
Bookkeeper Mollie Wright knows about living on the streets, and her purchase of sweet Lilac Cottage is a dream come true. She is determined to stay and fight when a legal error puts her ownership at risk.
Attorney Sean Grady never wanted his great-aunts to sell their cottage in Westchester County, New York, so when a paperwork snafu puts the deal on hold, he moves swiftly to evict the pretty, feisty squatter.
Mollie finds unexpected allies in Grady Cove neighbors and a member of Sean’s own family but knows the clock is ticking.
Will a theft and her past secrets force a showdown to heartache, or will Mollie and Sean discover home is where your heart is?
Love Over Par
Katherine O’Connor is in dire straits and the only thing she can think of to do is apply for a job as a caddy. The only problem is…women aren’t yet allowed to play golf in America. She cuts her hair, dons boy clothing and gets the job. She didn’t plan on falling for her handsome boss. Once her identity is revealed, complications of her deception seem overwhelming. Bradford Woodward knows something is suspicious about the frail young man in his employ, but since his brother hired the caddy, he’ll honor the boy’s employment and try to find something the boy knows how to do. When “Kevin” asks to play in a promotional golf tournament, Brad doesn’t see the harm in it. What transpires next turns his world upside down and makes him question everything he thought to be real. Can these two repair a relationship formed under false pretenses?
April Roberts is twenty-year-old Ballerina trying to make a living in 1983 New York City. Times are hard for everyone and April is no different. Between the harshness in the underground world of Ballet, the cattiness of the women she works with, and the drug craze popping up in the city, the odds are stacked against her.
There is hope, one thing that can make or break her, a dance competition. If she wins, first prize is a trip to France to study with the masters of her dance. If she doesn’t, she will be stuck in the Bohemian Hell that is New York City.
Along the way she meets Luke, a wannabe Filmmaker who literally bumps into her world, his best friend Dodger, an almost famous Rock Star, and her enigmatic landlord Sammy. Which man will win her heart and dance her Forbidden Dance?
In just a matter of days, Addie Mayfield’s life is upended. Through an arrangement her father makes, she sets sail on the RMS Titanic as governess to the two young Fairchild children. When tragedy strikes, she finds herself rescued alongside strangers on the RMS Carpathia, headed for New York City. Far from home, she is taken in by the O’Reilly family to wait for her family to send for her. With no money for her passage home, she’s brought to the small hamlet of Montauk to become a caretaker for a great aunt she has never met.
Captain Frank Shea is a man without a ship. Removed from duty as captain of the RMS Morrow, he’s come to Montauk to recover from a leg injury. More painful than the injury is his fall from grace after spending his entire life at sea. The ocean was his home and he has never needed anyone. Now faced with an uncertain future, he’s desperate for a way back to the sea. Until he meets Addie Mayfield, a woman who is just as lost as he is.
Can these two people find hope for the future after all they’ve lost? Can an unexpected love heal two broken souls?
Available on Amazon: New York