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Cover Reveal
on March 17, 2023

I’m happy to share the cover for my next World War II historical novella, His French War Bride: Paris. The story picks up where His French War Bride: Normandy left off, with Lieutenant Harry Dean reporting for duty in Cherbourg and Christine Arquette rejoining her French Resistance unit for the battle of Paris. I loved researching this exciting time when people who met under extraordinary circumstances fell in love. Look for Harry and Christine’s story later this year.

#1 New Release
on March 1, 2023

Thank you to all the readers who’ve helped Treachery and Redemption reach the top of Amazon’s Religious Short Stories and Collections category. It’s a thrill seeing that orange ribbon announcing #1 New Release on the books Amazon page! So happy my novella Time Will Tell is included. Congratulations to the talented writers who also published stories in this collection: Kelsie Deschenes, Valerie Goree, Anne Greene, Cynthia Hickey, Dianna Shuford, Colleen Snyder, and Sherri Stewart.

Treachery and redemption
on February 15, 2023

If you enjoy mysteries and romantic suspense, you’ll love Treachery and Redemption, a collection of stories by nine different romance authors. Book 1 in my Hackle County romantic suspense series, Time Will Tell, is included. These stories will keep you on the edge of your seat, rooting for the heroes and their happily ever after.

Forgiveness
on January 30, 2023

Carly Day knows she’s let people down and can only prove she’s changed through her actions. When her first grandchild is born, she joins forces with her son-in-law’s uncle to care for the baby and help mend the relationships she broke so long ago. Love Accepted (Lilac Romance Book 6). On sale now for 99 cents.

Second chances
on January 27, 2023

Buck Day wanted to be alone so badly that he settled in the swamps and started an ecotour business. But family has a way of lingering, even when they’re hundreds of miles away. Returning to Lilac for a wedding drudges up all the reasons he left. Fractured family. Small town gossip. The girl who turned him down. But life is full of second chances, and tiny sparks of hope can suddenly burn bright with laughter and acceptance. Read Buck and Sunny’s love story in True Hearts (Lilac Romance Book 2). On sale now for 99 cents.

Listening to magic
on January 10, 2023

Author Alice Hoffman got it right when she said “Books may well be the only true magic.” Words on a page transport me to other worlds. Listening to well-narrated fiction adds the warmth of another’s voice and the depth of another’s interpretation. I’ve been working with professional narrators since 2018 to produce audiobooks for all of my stories, Today I’m sending a shout out to Rebecca Fine who narrated two of my World War II historical romances. Rebecca describes her own accent as “varied British” and says “It is my desire to suspend the listener’s disbelief, bring them into the story and carry them along the emotional highs and lows of their heroes and villains.” Listen to the various European and American accents she presents in His Scottish War Bride and His French War Bride: Normandy and be swept away to another place and time. Like magic.

Love
on January 4, 2023

Love is a verb. It acts in opposition to greed and power. It respects and lifts up everyone. It’s hard, and it’s my word for 2023.

New traditions
on December 28, 2022

Sometimes you have to give yourself permission to discard old traditions. When Cole Higginbotham gets fed up with commercialism, he quits his family’s year-round Christmas shop and goes in search of something different. Little does he know herb farmer Noelle Arber, on her own self-improvement quest, will challenge him to figure out what’s really important. Read about the new traditions Cole and Noelle create in Red Bows and Mistletoe.

So many ways to celebrate
on December 26, 2022

In my World War II historical romance One Lilac Christmas, Amity Belmont joins the Women’s Army Corps against her parents’ wishes, leaving behind a strict Mennonite upbringing to serve her country. As a WAC, Amity meets women from different backgrounds who adhere to different faiths or none. In order to succeed as a unit, they must respect the differences that are the source of their strength.

Whatever you celebrate and however you celebrate, I wish you Happy Holidays.

Home is where you find it
on December 22, 2022

Not everyone is home for Christmas. Sometimes work keeps you away, as it does for doctor-on-duty Brady Thomasson. Maybe you’re ashamed of past mistakes, like lawyer Camille Zignetti. Whatever the reason, never underestimate the ability of a matchmaking grandfather to make things right. Read about Brady and Camille’s unexpected holiday home in Christmas at Mountain Mist.

In search of inspiration
on December 19, 2022

If you enjoy historical romance, you’ll love Hearts of Honor, a collection of inspirational love stories by fourteen different romance authors. My World War II romance His Scottish War Bride is included. Curl up in a comfy chair and escape into the past!

Need a little Christmas spirit?
on December 14, 2022

Feeling grumpy like digital currency trader Jacob Reed? Or burned-out like journalist Marla Norquist? A touch of Christmas magic can soften the heart of the bah-humbuggiest Scrooge. It certainly worked wonders for this ambitious pair. Enjoy their unexpected romance in A Little Christmas Spirit, on sale now for 99 cents.

Unwrap yours in time for Christmas
on December 13, 2022

Listeners will be happy to hear Time Unwrapped (Hackle County Book 3) is now available in audiobook. This holiday story completes the first trilogy in the Hackle County time travel romantic suspense series. Wait until you see what happens in the fourth book. Look for it in 2023.