Thank you for visiting my Books page. Please scroll down and take a look! I’m an eclectic writer, and in my short career, I have written a story in almost every Christian Fiction genre. Most are in the draft stages, but always with the themes of grace, forgiveness, and God’s amazing love. I hope to encourage my readers to trust and follow Him more deeply while enjoying the faith journey through my characters. I pray our journeys will be richer for the grace we learn to receive and extend while on this earth. Please let me know how God has inspired you. I would be greatly encouraged to give Him all glory! I write primarily Romantic Suspense, although more than one person has commented that the rich characters remind them of Women’s Fiction with a Romantic Suspense element. Either way, I hope you’ll enjoy my Bay Town Series.
For those who love sweet romance (I do too,) I’ve written a few Cozy Holiday Stories with a little bit of romance, a hint of suspense, and a whole lot of faith. Mistletoe Village is now available. I have two Christmas books releasing this fall. Let Them Eat Fruitcake, a Bay Town Christmas Romance, and The Christmas Cross in Morioka Castle (working title), a romance set in Japan. The latter was written in colloboration with a group of talented authors with the common thread of Christmas and Castles! I can’t wait to read them all.
My first historical romance will be released in 2023. The Welsh Songbird takes place in …you guessed it, Wales! My Grandmother-in-law was born and raised there, and when we visited her family, it was fascinating! So I love the 1940s setting and have fallen in love with my characters…seriously! My husband said it’s his favorite story yet. This book is another collaboration with Celebrate Lit’s Happily Ever After Mysteries 2. Retellings of Fairy Tales, but set in the 40s. Watch for hints in my blog of what fairy-tale!
I’m excited to bring a seven-book series set in a small town in the Gulf of Mississippi. The Prequel, Book One, and Book Two are currently available. Both deal with human trafficking. Shadowed Doubt, Book Three (Due 2023) is in edits now and brings back a younger character who’s faced more challenges than many her age. I’m currently writing Renewed Joy, Book Four (due 2024), dealing with domestic violence. When complete, there will be seven books in the series, releasing every June. The stories are about delightful characters facing challenging situations in and around the quaint city of Bay Town on the Gulf of Mississippi. You’ll find those with strong faith and many with flawed. You may be surprised by the outcomes, but I promise our Lord’s precious hope. You may read them in any order, but you might enjoy them more if you read them in the order written, falling in love with the personalities, as I have. Enjoy!
Revived Hope, Prequel to BTS – Released Nov 2021
Melanie Thompson is on the verge of making it big. The best wedding consultant in Southern California, or so she’d hoped. Her underlying motivation is proving to herself and her father that she can do it all. But can she? Doubts creep in, and her dream begins to unravel when her life is threatened, her shop vandalized, and tragedy strikes home. Realizing that her trust was in the wrong place, her decisions will change the course of her future and her faith. Who will she trust? In this prelude novelette to the Bay Town Series, single-mom Melanie Thompson overcomes the foolish mistakes of her past, seeking to build a better life for her teenage daughter. Complications with her ex-husband, the new business, and a threatening landlord prove to be a challenge she can face. But when tragic heartache hits home, it’s not her own strength that gets her through. Her store is vandalized as her life is threatened, and tragedy strikes home. A new strength arises. Revived Hope, set in California, paves the path for Melanie and Lacey’s move to the gulf coast of Mississippi.
Shattered Guilt, Bay Town Series (BTS) Book 1
Released June 15, 2021
When they told her about Southern hospitality, no one mentioned human trafficking.
The move to Bay Town, Mississippi, was supposed to be a fresh start for single-mom Melanie and her daughter, Lacey. The quiet Southern town offers a nice relief after the frenetic-paced life of Los Angeles, but something sinister lurks beneath the surface.
Her bridal business struggles to take off, and instead of turning to the Lord, Melanie makes a desperate plea for help–from her ex-husband. Lacey is attacked, and while she is hospitalized, her friend goes missing—a victim of human trafficking out of New Orleans.
With her ex-husband showing true signs of repentance, the pastor she’d begun to fall for taking a step back, and her daughter’s friend lost to the animals who stole her, Melanie goes on a desperate, dangerous mission to rescue the girl and get their lives back.
And she’ll do it with or without the Lord’s help.
How can Melanie find the girls and rescue them without getting caught herself? Why can’t she trust the Lord to keep them all safe, and which man in her life is the right one–if either?
Read this heart-gripping, pulse-racing novel and see how the Lord’s hand is on us, even when He seems so very far away.
Restored Grace, BTS Book Two – Release June 21, 2022
They promised Jesus would be with her through everything, but is that enough?
The free-spirited vintage thrift shop owner, Carol Scape, wallowed in grief after her boyfriend’s murder. However, with newfound faith, she’s finding out what it means to die to herself and put others first. Even if it could cost her life.
Carol is on a mission to save a runaway teen and an at-risk girl from Will Boudreaux, the man just released from jail for running a prostitution ring. The same man who previously terrorized Bay Town residents. Can’t the town get a break? Can’t she?
She’s up for the challenge, but when sparks ignite between her and the town mayor, it muddles things. Having sworn off men, he’s getting in the way of what she feels she must do. Or is he?
Restored Grace is the second book of the Bay Town Series, continuing one year after Shattered Guilt. It’s a stand-alone, amped-up, romantic suspense. Buckle your seat belt. You’re in for a ride. Click to pre-order and receive special pricing and a free e-story. Only available till release day!
Mistletoe Village, A Christmas Romance – Released Nov 2021
Two broken women, two defeated children. Can Grace offer what they’re looking for?
When the city holds nothing but painful memories for sisters Rence and Sandy, they pack it up and head out for Grace and the promises it holds. Promises of a new start, a new job at Grace General for Rence, and a place to begin healing. But most of all, a promise to each of their hurting children that a real Christmas awaits them in Grace, complete with snow on giant evergreens and lots of Mistletoe Magic.
But despite its Christmas card atmosphere, Grace, Oregon seems to hold a lot of secrets. Who is that giant of a man they encounter in the woods? Why won’t anyone talk about him? What is the hold the past seems to have over the town? Will they be able to break it before history tragically repeats itself? And will Grace be the place where love and forgiveness finally meet?
Let Them Eat Fruitcake, A BTS Christmas Romance Releasing 2022
The Cross in Morioka Castle (working title) Releasing 2023 (Mock book cover)
A grief-stricken Japanese woman living abroad returns home to Japan for her father’s unexpected funeral. With his death go her goals of opening a soba shop with the family’s secret recipe. When she meets a rich, handsome stranger At Morioka Castle, he gives hope to her dire situation until she suspects him of being in partnership with her mysterious uncle, who wants her out of Japan. Still, her bitter great-grandmother may hold family secrets from Morioka Castle that could restore joy to her life.