A heartwarming story about family, friendship and finding love in unexpected places
‘Tis the season for Christmas cheer in the quaint little town of Cape May, New Jersey where widow, Mallory Gardner, is hanging on for dear life as she struggles to keep her business afloat and help her daughters deal with the loss of their father. But that isn’t easy for daddy’s little girl who blames Mallory for her father’s death.
But when A. J. Miller waltzes into her store eighteen years later, things get a little sticky. He’s looking for redemption and second chances. She’s looking for peace of mind and a happy family that does not include a man who ran off with her best friend during their college years.
Christmas is a time for forgiveness, for romance and cheer and second chances. Will the spirit of the season break through those irresistible forces and immovable objects for love
A jewel thief on the loose . . . a dead body in the closet . . . a good deed gone wrong, and the homecoming is just getting started!
When the McKall triplets return home to Cape May, New Jersey for their high school reunion, they never expected to be involved in a homicide on their first night in town. But after their former classmate Sissy Post bangs on their door and begs for help, they feel the need to become involved.
The misguided attempt to help places Shelby McKall at the murder scene, and lands both Shelby and Sissy in custody. When the victim turns out to be none other than the archenemy of both women, they find themselves in deep trouble with the evidence stacking high against them.
Now, the McKall sisters must prove Shelby’s innocence, and they’re looking to the newest detective on the force for help. Arrogant and stubborn, this former nerd—who sizzles hotter than the Arizona sun in August—gives the sisters a hard time at every turn. But as the crime spree continues, the sisters feel drastic measures are in order. Only this time, they’re in way over their heads!
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Gosh, it’s March already?? Spring is such a wonderful time of the year. The snow is just winding down, the crocuses are poking their little heads through the last of the snow, and the days are longer as a result of the time change in mid-March. That’s when I start to plan our summer activities. How about you?
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On the Writing Front
So, here’s some good news! I’m 39 pages away from writing “The End” on Diamonds in the Ruff. I’m extremely excited about that because it means the next story—the one I’ve been kicking around in my head—comes to fruition.
In Other News
As I’ve mentioned a gazillion times, I’ve been on the hunt for an agent and a new publisher because Montlake doesn’t publish cozy mysteries, so I want to assure you that I will write and publish a novella in the interim so you’re not waiting any longer.
On the Homefront
Who knew it would take this long to buy a used motorhome? Right now, the market is so good they’re flying off the shelves—in a manner of speaking. Anyway, we continue to live in our tiny apartment where we’re camping out on air mattress’s, lawn furniture and a cute little cocktail table. My purpose for telling you is that I’m going to start a blog solely dedicated to our journey since we closed on our home in July.
We’ve had some really funny things happen along our journey and several of my fans have begged me to do a blog. I’ll be posting the link when I put the first one up and hope you’ll take the ride with me. Once we get on the road, I’ll be posting lots of pictures of where we’ve been so that you can travel along with us. Eventually, I’ll add music that will be consistent with the characterization of where we went.
Other Good News
Guess what? My publisher has included Blind Retribution in the Swing into Spring sale for the entire month of March at $1.99. What a bargain. If you’ve already purchased your copy, tell your friends—spread the word!!!
Also, under my Carolyn books, Montlake surprised me with an ongoing sale from $1.49 to $1.99. on the Chef’s Toque Romance series. These books include my very own killer recipes which I’ve made part of the story. If you want to purchase the series, Amazon has done an amazing job of bundling them up for only $5.47.