Thomas Cooke has always known a life of privilege on Cooke Plantation outside Richmond, Virginia. Tobacco and a long line of black servants have paved the way to prosperity for him and his family. It’s a torment to him. The older he gets, the more he questions the foundation of an institution that is rotten to the core. Caught in a moral tug of war, torn between love for his family and the woman who serves him, he’ll stand up against everything he’s ever known while the Civil War rages around him. Risking it all.
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Starting over can be the hardest thing you’ll ever do.
Tim Murphy, a.k.a Murphy, has always been a light in the darkness, until the war nearly snuffed him out. He’s trying to start over. Uncle Sam owned him for a decade, tossing him into the godforsaken desert on the other side of the world for three tours. One nearly took his life. He’s hoping for a fresh start in the Green Mountains of Vermont, but doesn’t know where to begin. His brother from another mother, Billy “Jonesy” Jones, is trying to help him to pick up the pieces. A beautiful school psychologist named Charleigh Reed could be his Superglue–if he’ll let her in. He’s not sure it’s possible to teach an old dog new tricks. Maybe a golden retriever who shows up at his doorstep can give him a lesson or two.
Book eight of the Cordial Creek Romances brings us back to small town America where everyone knows everyone. You’ll see some of your favorite characters from earlier books in the series. If it’s your first time dipping your toe in Cordial Creek, you’ll want to go back and dive in all the rest, beginning with All the Little Things.
Journalist Charlie Baxter is consumed by a story. In 1906, Chester Gillette and Grace Brown went out on an Adirondack lake, but only one of them came back. The Gillette-Brown murder rocked the nation then and continues to stir the imagination today. For Charlie, discovering the truth of what happened that fateful night means more than a story. It’s about family and a need to wash the stain from his family’s name. His research takes him to the B&B on Ward’s Pond. There, in the former home of the man who prosecuted Chester Gillette, Charlie finds himself haunted by the past in ways he never anticipated.
Another guest staying at Ward’s Pond, Katherine Grace Brown, suffers from nightmares she doesn’t understand. Her visions of drowning intensify when she discovers her own connection to the century’s old murder. Does she share more than a name with Grace Brown?
Inexplicably drawn to each other and the murder, they work together to untangle the truth and solve the murder before history threatens to repeat itself.
He’s always been his sister’s keeper.
What does he do when she’s slipping away?
Shepherd Jude and Sawyer Willow have always been two peas in a pod. The Kendrick twins have been wrapped around each other since they were inside their mother’s womb. Shep has taken the job of being his sister’s protector seriously every day of his life. When Sawyer faces a major health crisis, he’ll fight for her with everything he’s got. It’s a war that’s much bigger than any nine-year-old child should have to face. Against all odds, Shep’s going to try to live up to his name and save Sawyer, but fate and the Adirondacks may be against him.
Conservation officer Graham Scott, police officer Jim Pedersen, and survivalist Kane Johnson will team up in a desperate race against the clock to help the Kendrick twins.
Will it be enough before time runs out?
Take a journey into the latest of the Lost in the Adirondacks series. Let the wilderness carry you along for the next adventure with your favorite characters while you fall in love with a new hero in the making.
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In print and on kindle, join Max and Clay as they discover that family ties don’t have to be based on blood….
Sixteen-year-old Maxine Marmarino is stronger than she looks. She’s grown up Italian to the core in the Big Apple, just her and Dad against the world. He’s been her champion and that’s enough for her—until he dies. Max is cast adrift in the Social Services network of New York City with nothing to her name except what she can fit in a backpack. When she’s shipped upstate, armed with her father’s leather jacket, his army shirt, and an attitude that is much bigger than her, she’ll feel as small as a mouse. Forced to leave everything she’s ever known behind, Max doesn’t know if she can cut it in this strange place with a man she’s never met.
Clay Thatcher is titanium tough. It’s been his best friend since he lost his leg in Operation Desert Storm. Life has forced him to be strong, but he’s still not sure he’s strong enough to go on after losing the love of his life. He has no clue what to do with a teenager. His best friend, Ray Marmarino, saved his butt on the other side of the world over twenty years ago. The least he can do is return the favor for his daughter. Clay has a feeling it’s going to be the hardest thing he’s ever done.
When the City Mouse is forced to become the Country Mouse with no turning back, Max and Clay will learn a valuable lesson. They might not be able to fix the shattered pieces of their past, but maybe they can build a new beginning.
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Come back to Cordial Creek, the cozy Vermont town you love with so many characters who feel like part of the family. It’s time to fall in love with someone new…
Nicholas Clark is in the business of spreading the Christmas spirit. As the owner of Wishing Tree Farm, he is carrying on the family tradition of helping people from near and far to find the best Christmas tree Cordial Creek has to offer. There is only one problem. He’s feeling more like Scrooge this year ever since life knocked him on his butt. He’s having a hard time picking himself up.
Until Holly Bridges comes along.
If Christmas was a woman, it would be the lovely author who has come back to Cordial Creek to make it her home. She’s inherited her Gram and Gramps’ home. It’s the perfect place to hunker down, write up a storm, and set her sights on the owner of Wishing Tree Farm. She’s made a wish, hoping she can bring back the spirit of the holiday to the handsome owner of the local tree farm. If she’s lucky, she might make him fall in love.
Unless his past comes knocking on his door all over again.
You fell in love with the Henrys in A Man of Few Words and Hindsight’s 20/20. The journey began with Jackson Henry and continued with his youngest son, Emmett. Now, it’s his oldest son’s turn. Meet Emmett’s big brother, Wyatt.
Wyatt Henry has always been his brother’s keeper. It’s been his job. That, and learning how to be a horse farmer and a man above measure like his father, Jackson Henry—the Henry Way. Emmett made his arrival when Wyatt was two years old, and his kid brother has lit up his world ever since. He’s been the light in the darkness—when his mother died when he was only six, when his father died in a tragic accident on the farm. So what does he do when that light could be snuffed out?
When Emmett jumps in to help a damsel in distress in a barroom fight, he suffers a severe head injury that leaves him blind. It nearly destroys him, taking Wyatt with him. Wyatt has to try and help his brother pick up the pieces. He won’t give up on him, no matter how depressed and angry Emmett is. While he is dealing with Emmett’s challenges, Wyatt will face a life-threatening illness of his own. Through it all, his wife Samantha will be at his side as they work together to take Jackson Henry’s advice and make mountains into molehills.
Out now on Kindle, Nook, and in print at amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, or ask at your local bookstore. If they don’t have it, they can order it! I hope you’ll fall in love with a Henry the way I have. These men are some of my favorites! Everyone needs a Henry!
I have walked that lonely field, stood where my father fell. I have felt his presence, and his valiant heart beats in me.
My father, Benjamin Willson the First, was liberty’s son. Because of his love for my mother and his extraordinary sacrifice, I came to be.
Because of Jacob Cooper, the man who raised me, I became the man I am supposed to be. The son Benjamin Willson would be proud to call his own.
Jacob taught me that someone must shine a light in the darkness. Even if I am only one candle amongst thousands, I will do my part to live up to the expectations of the men who went before me, born up by the love of a mother who was willing to fight the British and defy the bottomless pit of her grief to bring me into this world.
The drums of Madison’s war are beating again, and I must answer the call.
Like my father before me. Like the man who raised me as his own.
I am liberty’s legacy.
Charlotte and Ben Wilson hold tight to each other as they read the final words in an 1812 journal belonging to Benjamin Willson Cooper—their son from a past life. A son born of unspeakable tragedy at the close of the American Revolution. A boy raised by a man who chose to honor his best friend by raising the fatherless boy as his own; instilling in him the value of the word “liberty,” along with its price.
Against all odds, Charlotte and Ben endured the trials of war, despair, and years to find each other again in the twenty-first century, Now, through the window in time opened to them by the old journal, Charlotte and Ben sift back through the years to find out what became of their child.
Join them as they conclude their journey of discovery that will prove family ties cannot be broken.
Book #3, and the conclusion of the Whispers of Liberty series.
Something is wrong with Officer Jim Pedersen. He isn’t eating. He isn’t sleeping. His easygoing nature has vanished, replaced by a brooding, irritable mood that won’t go away like a dark cloud hovering over his head. No one understands what is going on. Is it gambling? Money troubles? Problems at work? Another woman? They haven’t seen the mysterious mailers that have arrived at work. They haven’t seen the disturbing pictures. Read the threats. Been shaken to the core with fear that sends ice running through the policeman’s veins. Day by day, the man everyone knows is disappearing. Will his best friend, conservation officer Graham Scott, figure out what’s wrong before Jim vanishes without a trace?
Get lost in the fourth installment in The Lost in the Adirondacks Series with Graham, Jim, and all of your favorite characters from the series. A word of advice–don’t stay up too late while you are reading and don’t read alone.
Andrea Rose Lane . a.k.a Andie, treats herself to a Columbus Day weekend getaway in New York City to kick the dust off of her everyday, same ol’ same ol’ life. Little did she know that a pair of vintage shoes in a brilliant red from a thrift store would transport her into the 1940’s. In the midst of the Depression and World War II, she’ll discover her roots are tied in with those amazing shoes in the heart of Brooklyn. They’ll carry her into the middle of her great grandmother’s love story. Fall in love with Rosie and Her Ragamuffin Sam.
Here’s just a taste:
I opened my eyes. I was standing in a store, staring at my shoes on a shelf, but they were brand new with a tag on the heel. They were fancy, like something out of the Roaring Twenties, but I needed a working woman’s shoes, not those of a frilly flapper. Shoes that would keep me on my feet all day long and well into the night to take care of all those mouths to feed. At least six of them, judging by the children lined up behind me like the babies in Make Way for Ducklings, a little one nestled in the arms of the oldest girl. Everyone was neatly dressed, but there was evidence of mending to make clothing last. I glanced down. My coat was worn, yet still serviceable.
I fished in my purse, wondering if I had enough, fearful I didn’t. A large, calloused hand set down on my shoulder and gave a gentle squeeze. I gazed up at a tall man in dungarees and flannel, gray sprinkles scattered throughout his hair. One eye, as deep of a blue as my favorite marble, winked and he grazed my cheek with a kiss.
“Don’t you worry, Rosie. I told you I would always put food on the table and shoes on your feet. You’re my Cinderella. I’ve got this.” I glanced down and tears sprang to my eyes. His feet were bare.
“Sam, where are your shoes?” I laid my hand on his lapel and gave a little tug.
He shrugged and slid me a lopsided grin. “That poor old man outside with his tin cup, collecting coins? He had nothing. It’s too cold out there, Rosie, to have nothing. I’ve got my old shoes at home. I’ll do.”
Time is no barrier to love.
Charlotte Ross, by her own admission, is a history geek. It’s only to be expected, as both of her parents are closely tied to preserving the colonial heritage of Johnstown, New York.
What Charlotte didn’t expect was tripping over her own feet and falling into the height of the American Revolution. She understands SUVs, microwave ovens, and cell phones, but is thrust into a world of mayhem, guns, and blood. Finding herself living the life of her ancestor gives her a new perspective on identify, family, and freedom. With no electricity, instant communication, or medical supplies, she quickly learns to fight her own battles alongside her beloved father. The struggles of her newborn nation and the tolls it takes on those she loves changes her forever.
Jacob Cooper, a local gunsmith, has loved Charlotte since the first moment he saw her. He cannot picture his life without her–if he survives the hell that is the American Revolution. He is positive she knows his feelings for her. It’s evident in the shy way she glances at him, and the warm smiles she aims in his direction. Yet, lately there is something distant about her; something he cannot put his finger on. It’s as though she is no longer at home in her own skin.
For a displaced girl like Charlotte, every part of managing her life in the eighteenth century is difficult.
And then she meets the Patriot, Benjamin Willson.
Continue the journey with the already released follow-up, Liberty’s Promise. The third installment, Liberty’s Legacy, coming soon!