Romance

My first ever published book – only 99 cents!

This month, the first book I ever published is on sale for just 99 cents! It’s an Ugly Duckling story, where the “nice guy” from high school finishes first, and the popular girl proves she’s got more to offer than a good time.

You can get your copy for $0.99 at Amazon and if you have Kindle Unlimited, you can read it for free!

No one wants to take a risk on The Girl Most Likely to Have Fun…except the one person in the world she’d rather not ask.

Katie Buick dreams of opening her own restaurant, but finding a financial backer is proving impossible. Until she makes a final, desperate plea to businessman Ric Emerson—the boy whose heart she broke in their senior year.

Ric’s worked hard to shed his high school image and become a success, and when Katie’s business proposal crosses his desk, he’s on board. What happened before is water under the bridge, right? But as they build the business, chemistry simmers between them, blurring the lines between personal and professional.

Can Ric trust Katie with his heart again, and give them a second chance at happiness?

 

First in Series books, free on PRIME!

For PRIME members – you can start my two most popular series now for free! THE HOUSE ON BLACKBERRY HILL is the first book in my Jewell Cove series – an inherited mansion holds the secret to Abby’s family history, and a hunky contractor helps her restore both the house and her heart. And SOMEBODY LIKE YOU, first in the Darling VT series, is a book of starting over. Lauren is divorced and moved back to her hometown to run a garden center, and has to confront the boy who br
oke her heart in high school – who is now on the straight and narrow as a Darling police officer.
Get started at
https://amzn.to/4azKG5a – SOMEBODY TO LOVE
https://amzn.to/3Uk1x6E – THE HOUSE ON BLACKBERRY HILL

Kindle Daily Deal for The House on Blackberry Hill

One day only! Today is a Kindle Daily Deal for THE HOUSE ON BLACKBERRY HILL – it’s on for half price! Get it for just $2.49 today and start the Jewell Cove series.

Reissue: A Cadence Creek Christmas

A Cadence Creek Christmas is reissued today, which means all 6 of the Cadence Creek stories are now republished! It’s available for kindle and in paperback at https://amzn.to/4c9DMF7.

The final three Cadence Creek stories feature the Shepard siblings, and this is Taylor’s story…

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Come to Cadence Creek for the wedding of the season…

Event Planner Taylor Shepard makes a point of not organizing Christmas weddings, but she can’t turn down her brother’s request for her first-class services. She leaves her home of Vancouver behind and journeys to Cadence Creek to plan the big event and finds herself falling for the small town’s holiday charm. It doesn’t help that she keeps running into reticent rancher and reluctant groomsman Rhys Bullock—not her type at all. So why can’t she stop thinking about him?

Rhys has seen Taylor’s type before. The bossy city girl will plan the wedding, take in the scenery, and high-tail it back to the west coast as soon as the holiday is over. But as the Christmas spirit begins to take over the town, he glimpses a side of her he never expected. The connection between them is surprising and strong, an unexpected gift Rhys never knew he needed. But how can their romance last beyond the season, when their lives are so far apart?

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I don’t know about you, but I actually love reading holiday stories when it’s NOT the season – so go ahead and grab this one now for some feel good romance!

Start these series with Prime Reading!

Are you an Amazon Prime member? If so, you can get the first book in both my Jewell Cove and Darling VT series in the Prime Reading program!

The House on Blackberry Hill: A family mystery, a ghost from the past, and new-found love will draw readers into this compelling story, first in the Jewell Cove series. When Abby Foster inherits the Maine mansion, she also inherits a family secret and meets her match in the sexy contractor she hires to rehab the house. https://amzn.to/4aag4Xy

Somebody Like You: Come home to Darling, VT, and a heartwarming series opener! Aiden Gallagher broke Laurel Stone’s heart back in high school. Now she’s back in Darling following a divorce and determined to start over, only to discover that the sexy cop still holds a piece of her heart. https://amzn.to/3PgGKOh

 

Limited time sale on The Cowboy’s Code

I’m gearing up for the release of the last Cadence Creek miniseries title, and I thought what better way to celebrate than to offer a Kindle Countdown deal?

From March 1-7, readers in the US and UK can get the first book in the Cadence Creek series for just 99 cents! THE COWBOY’S CODE features a sexy as sin rancher, a strong, stubborn social worker, and a cause close to both of their hearts…

He’ll do anything to protect the ones he loves…

Social worker Angela Beck has too much to do to wait around for a cowboy who’s all charm and little substance. Setting up her women’s shelter means everything to her. Trouble is, she needs the support of Sam Diamond and his family to get the project off the ground. And that means working together…

Sam has always loved a challenge, and the sharp-tongued Angela has him on his toes. As they work together to make the shelter a reality, he discovers the warm, vibrant woman beneath the efficient exterior. She might just be the kind of woman he’s been waiting for…

But trusting doesn’t come easily to Angela—she’s learned to count on herself and not lean on others, especially the sexy rancher with a protective streak. When Angela’s painful past resurfaces, Sam knows it’s time for him to step up and be the man she needs—and hopefully win her heart.

SOMEBODY LIKE YOU is in Prime Reading

Hey all – just dropping by with a note to let you all know that SOMEBODY LIKE YOU, the first book in my Darling VT series, is still available in Prime Reading! If you are a Prime member, you can read this book for free on your kindle (or in the kindle app!)

Come home to Darling, VT, and a heartwarming series by New York Times Bestselling Author, Donna Alward!

You can go home again…

After a heartbreaking divorce, Laurel Stone returns to Darling looking for a do-over. She’s certainly not searching for romance, especially from Aiden Gallagher, the boy who broke her heart in high school. She’s happy to focus on her new business, until a theft sends Aiden – now a cop – to her doorstep.

Aiden’s left his teenage hellion years in the rear-view mirror, and he wishes more than anything to have a second chance with Laurel. But she’s understandably cautious, even as the chemistry still sizzles between them whenever their paths cross.

When Laurel’s new employee, a homeless veteran, is assaulted, the two must unite to find his assailant. The barriers between them tumble one by one, until Aiden comes up with a plan to give Laurel what she’s always secretly dreamed of. But can Laurel move beyond the hurts of the past to embrace a new future?

Promise at Refuge Point is out today!

Is there any better way to spend Valentine’s Day than with a fantastic romance novel? It sure seemed like the perfect time to release one, and today PROMISE AT REFUGE POINT – the final book in my Jewell Cove series – hits the shelves! It’s available in ebook and paperback, and also for free in the Kindle Unlimited plan from Amazon.

I have LOVED writing this series, starting with THE HOUSE ON BLACKBERRY HILL. When I started it, I did all the initial worldbuilding for the town of Jewell Cove along Maine’s midcoast. I wanted the landscape to be similar to Nova Scotia’s south shore (which is one of my fave spots!) and I modeled it on two towns that I kind of blended together – Mahone Bay and Lunenburg. At the center of that first book was also a gorgeous (yet neglected) mansion that I modeled on two museums here in Nova Scotia: Prescott House in Starr’s Point, and Uniacke House in Mount Uniacke. Throughout the books, the images of the house, the waterfront, the sparkling bay and the quaint shops along the Main Street… they gave me so much joy and comfort. I love that cozy small-town feel!

Of course that often comes with a side of “everyone knows everyone else’s business” so….

You can BUY (yay!) it right now at Amazon and read it for free in Kindle Unlimited, or order the paperback from your favorite vendor in a few days’ time, once vendors have populated their titles!

Last chance to preorder Promise at Refuge Point

This is the last week for you to preorder PROMISE AT REFUGE POINT, the final book in the Jewell Cove series (but you do not have to read the series in order!). You can preorder your copy here and it will also be available in Kindle Unlimited on release day!

Summer Arnold is the sweetheart of Jewell Cove. There isn’t a job she hasn’t worked or a life she hasn’t touched. But Summer has a secret. No one in town knows the truth of her early childhood, nor the disgraceful ancestry that she hasn’t acknowledged. Her shame is an emotional wall keeping the world from getting too close. Now, her latest job—working on a documentary about the history of Jewell Cove—is threatening to unearth her secrets.

It’s one disaster after another for Jax Brodie’s documentary, until he hires Summer Arnold. His personal assistant’s knowledge of Jewell Cove and insight into his production problems are invaluable. She works her way into her personal life too, teaching the chronic overachiever how to trust those around him and helping him to realize that the man he’s become is… enough.

While a relationship wasn’t in either of their plans, Jax and Summer find themselves growing closer. Little by little, Summer’s emotional walls begin to crumble, That is until Jax learns the secret of Summer’s heritage. Now Summer must choose between running from the past and trusting the man she’s come to love.

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