Say Yes, Sarah
Lost babies, found
What do you say when a 15-year-old asks if you’re her mother?
When a mother gives up her baby, does she have a right to love and happiness later? How do you separate the love of your lost child from that of the man who adopted her?
Fifteen years ago a teenage pregnancy and a rebellious life forced Sarah Chapman to give up her baby. She’s since alienated herself from any relationships, including family. But when she discovers the long held secret of her grandmother’s dead twins, she sets out to find her daughter, heal the wounds of loss and right her wrongs. Finding love along the way is the furthest thing from her mind. Not to mention her overwhelming sense of maternal love.
Evan Kingfield feels he’s been in a walking coma since his wife died five years ago. His only focus is to raise his teenage daughter the best he can. But what does he know about a girl’s teenage angst? And why has she become so distant? He has no idea how to be father and mother at the same time. So when his daughter confesses that she’s found her birth mother, Evan is devastated. He already lost his wife, the love of his life, he couldn’t bear to lose his daughter too.
...because sometimes one is not enough
A legendary crystal entangles two reluctant lovers with the help of an eccentric aunt and a mystical Indian.
Celeste Jordan knows nothing about gems so she questions why she sees a mark on hers that no one else can see. Rock Foster, a mineralogist, “rockhound”, is skeptical. As a scientist he doesn’t believe in legends, but he’d heard of crystals that hold knowledge for a privileged few. Reluctantly, he agrees to take Celeste to the desert dig site where he found the gem. Little did the loner know his life would be turned upside down and that love would knock down his door.
As an image consultant, Celeste always looks her best. Dirt, sweat, and outdoor showers have never been a part of her life. But she’s determined to get to the bottom of the mysterious gem and its affect on her, even if it means leaving the comforts of home for one night. Although attracted to the ruggedly handsome Rock, she knew nothing could come of it. They were each married to their careers and their worlds were miles apart. But when Mother Nature twists up a storm that changes all their plans, one night turns into another, then another...
One More Night
His Brother's Baby
Twin Brothers. One Woman. Is she in love with the right one?
Illegal cigars. Mistaken identity. Heated passion on a cold stormy night.
David Rutland has spent a lifetime covering for his errant twin brother and making things right. No more. Time for the irresponsible womanizer to grow up and face the music. But David isn’t prepared for his world to be rocked when he meets the beautiful redhead who mistakes him for his missing brother. David doesn’t know what’s worse, deceiving his brother or deceiving this woman he’s waited his entire life to find. Gabriella Santori knows the meaning of a rock and a hard place. Lured by the big tipping Damien Rutland to save cigar bands for him at the cigar lounge where she works, she eventually realizes he’s up to no good. She decides she’s had enough and arranges a meeting to tell him, but she’s taken back by the difference in him. He’s not the creepy, macho, unnerving customer from the cigar lounge and before she knows it, she’s smitten. When Gabriella later discovers she’s pregnant and learns that Damien is missing, she enlists David’s help out of desperation. As the family waits for news of Damien’s whereabouts, Gabriella can’t help falling in love with the wrong brother…or is it? Must David forego the love of his life because of his twin’s irresponsibility? And will they ever find his missing brother?
Money can't buy everything....
...least of all Janeen Warner's affections. She is bent on making a name for herself as a kaleidoscope designer and refuses to allow anything to stand in her way. Her iron will is tested when a famous composer, whose music captures her soul, steps into her life.
Georgios Andros has lost the magic of his music. Too many tours and recording sessions have left him empty and passionless. But when he looks into one of Janeen's kaleidoscopes, he sees the spirit and soul of the woman who created it, awakening music in his heart.
Trying to win Janeen's heart, Georgios uses his influence to pave her road to success. But Janeen wants that success on her own, without the help of Georgios's money or power. Will her stubbornness push him away, leaving her with an empty purse, and a pocket full of principles?
2nd Place Winner in the 2003 WisRWA Readers' Awards
Way Out West
Some of us live for tomorrow. Some long for the old days.
A fantasy western town is the last place city girl Callie Sumner expects to find love. Her escape to the remote town is a desperate effort to leave her unhappy past behind and start anew. But the hardships of the Old West throw her for a loop until a handsome gambler shows her the West through his eyes.
Benton “Rand” Randall leaves the corporate rat race to find anonymity in Way Out West. What he finds is a breath of fresh air in a sassy saloon girl who warms his frozen heart. But his past catches up when a vengeance-seeking former employee threatens everything he values, including the town and Callie. Will he lose Callie if he exposes his identity to save the town and his corporate empire? Can she love a man she knows only as a gambler?
Winner of the New Jersey Romance Writers’ Golden Leaf Award.
Confessions of a Bitch-aholic
Do you find a lot of people annoying? Do you wish you could just tell someone off and get it off your chest? Well, I do, and I do.
Join me as I unload some of life’s frustrations and annoyances in a light-hearted trip down bitch lane.
I’ve assembled some of my favorite irritations into this personal collection ranging from the invisible help sign over my head, to mispronunciations, to consumer deception. If the same things bother you, you’ll take heart that you’re not alone. And if they don’t bother you, well, you’re a much better person than me and we’ll probably never be friends.
Born To Bitch
A fake wedding album...an April Fool's joke
How can a wedding album start a tug-of-war between the bride and groom? When they aren't really married and an April Fools joke goes awry.
In a moment of self-pity, April Vaillancourt, a graphic designer and all-around dreamer, creates a fake wedding album. She accidentally leaves it behind at a restaurant after a girls night out. Weeks later, when it turns up on the desk of the fake groom, he confronts her, and she's faced with telling the truth or living a lie.
Michael Goode is a high-powered investment advisor on the threshold of becoming CEO. His neat and orderly bachelor life is jarred when April's prank appears on his desk. Ready to take her to task for the brazen invasion of his privacy, he instead falls captive to her charms. Intrigued by her evasive tactics, he pursues her, but when he finds himself wanting to spend every minute with April, he begins to question his bachelor life. Could there be something better?