Risking it all
on July 28, 2023
I’m fascinated by the stories of war brides who risked it all to come to a new country and begin a new life. New customs, new language, new food. As if fighting in World War II wasn’t exciting enough! These strong women and men found love in the most unexpected places and then had to adjust when the bombs stopped dropping. Read about Maggie and John ‘s bumpy postwar journey to small town love in His Scottish War Bride. On sale now for 99 cents.
Enemies to lovers
on May 17, 2023
Your life can change in a day when you do the right thing for the wrong reason. Just ask Reo Greene. She’d only meant to teach Jack Warfield a lesson for excluding her during senior year, not destroy his college football scholarship chances and turn his friends against her. There’s no way his upcoming visit won’t be awkward for everyone who took sides five years before. But Lilac’s matchmakers love a challenge, even if it means shaking things up in a town that time forgot. Read Jack and Reo’s story in Wings of Love (Lilac Romance Book 1). On sale now for 99 cents.
Coming soon – New romantic suspense
on April 19, 2023
Be on the lookout for Time Dodger, the fourth book in the Hackle County time travel romantic suspense series. Like the previous books, Time Dodger is also set during the pandemic. Only now, reluctant hero JJ Islip is dealing with insurrectionists, climate activists, sibling rivalry (Did I mention JJ is April’s younger brother?), and an intriguing techno wizard named Sierra who seems to know more about his life than he does himself. Coming in 2023!
Cover reveal – Historical romantic suspense
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 met under extraordinary circumstances and fell in love. Look for Harry and Christine’s story later this year.
#1 New Release – Romantic suspense collection
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 book’s 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 – Romantic suspense
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 this romantic suspense 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.