Romance Novels


Vivacious interior designer, Amanda Billings, is plagued by nightmares but determined to press on as if her ex-boyfriend hadn’t turned her world completely upside down.

Ad man, Mick Thompson, believes Amanda is the one to make him forget the fiancée who dumped him and prompted his move to Kansas City from Napa Valley.

As Amanda begins to transform his depressing life right along with his sterile apartment, Mick is ready to jump on the relationship road with her, only to find out that the past is tagging along.

Interiors By Design contrasts manipulation and selfish obsession with true love and sacrifice. It is a story of two people’s struggle to escape past mistakes and move forward to make a new life together.

Oh, and there’s cats.


A review from Amazon: “I started this book thinking it would be a cute mending-broken-hearts love story. I was totally wrong! This book caught me off-guard and I loved it!!! The events played out like a movie in my head and I couldn’t put it down.”

Interiors By Design is available at Amazon and Audible.

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When Sarah Palmer finds herself back in her little hometown of Loraine, Nebraska, with her young son, who was part of the town’s biggest scandal in its 125 year history, and a basement full of sculptures she couldn’t sell in Chicago, her only thought is how she can get out again fast. That is, until a certain dark-haired, equine veterinarian sweeps her off her feet.

Marty Scott can’t keep his mind off the short, little spit-fire with the tough exterior and a heart as soft as a kitten. Once he figures out the way past her defenses, he thinks it’s just a hop and a skip to the altar. That is, until a new scandal is born out of tragedy.

Sarah tends to run from her problems. Marty is a problem solver, who prides himself on his solutions, but sometimes even the best problem solver gets stymied. Sometimes the answer needs to come from a higher power.

A review from Amazon: “I couldn’t put this one down! The descriptive details, throughout, enable you to feel like you are a part of the story as it unfolds. The characters are so well developed, that they “speak” through the pages. Horses,  relationships… all run amuck; with surprising results! A MUST read!”

Horses, Adrenaline, and Love is available at Amazon and Audible
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Cover of Cinnamon Girl Explains It All

Cinnamon Girl Explains It All

Four years after the tragic loss of her family, newspaper reporter C.G. Harrellson is still a splintered soul. Blaming herself, she denies herself any opinions save the syndicated opinion column she anonymously writes as a release valve: Cinnamon Girl Explains It All.

Even though Detective Wolf Hunter is in the midst of trying to track down a serial killer, he can’t help being intrigued by the strange, little reporter who has been assigned to meet with him weekly to write a crime report.

Despite C.G.’s initial fear of the brown eyes that remind her of her late husband and the tender touches that make her feel not just new love but old pain, Wolf patiently pulls her out of her numb, emotionless existence to start again.

Meanwhile, Wolf’s partner notices similarities between the Cinnamon Girl column and the murder scenes, sending Wolf in search of the elusive Cinnamon Girl, herself.

Little does he realize, she’s as close as a kiss.

A detective, a reporter, her best friend, a cheating husband, a serial killer, Bingo…

Cinnamon Girl Explains It All

A review from Amazon:  Very entertaining book, just when you think you have it figured out there is a twist! Lovable characters mixed with a hard to stop reading storyline made for an entertaining read till the very last word! Suspenseful and thought provoking book that I would definitely recommend to anyone who likes a good mystery or romance story!
Cinnamon Girl Explains It All is available at Amazon  and Audible
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8995932_origWhen Mari Baker moves in next door, Benjamin Rhodes knows she’s the girl for him. Who cares if she’s ten years older than he is. She’s perfect.

When Mari Baker moves in next door, Eli Rhodes is captivated by her fiery spirit and brunette curls. Sure, she’s nothing like the singles bar hook-ups he usually entertains, but someone like her could make a man change his ways.

When Mari Baker moves in next door, Joe Rhodes is unofficially engaged to Beth Havland, so why is this little snippet of a woman getting under his skin? Yeah, she’s sweet and smart and shares his faith, but he and Beth have made plans. At least they’ve talked about making plans.

When Mari Baker moves to Colorado Springs, she’s looking for a fresh start–a new path. The first path she walks, however, is up the steps of the big Victorian house next door after she slips on the ice and throws her purse down the storm drain before she even has a chance to open the door of her new rental.

The Rhodes brothers become her rescuing angels that night, and the next path that forms is the one between their house and hers.

A review from Amazon: I have been anxiously waiting for the next novel by this author and I was not disappointed! The characters in this book are well developed and believable. From the first giggle on the first couple of pages to the anxious anticipation toward the end of the book I was entertained. I didn’t want to put the book down and tried to read it slowly but that didn’t work! This is a great story that I highly recommend.

Rocky Mountain Angels is available at Amazon and Audible

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Joe Rhodes had it alla sweet, beautiful fiancée, a successful construction business, and a three story home that he and his brothers had restored to its full Victorian splendor. Then the housing market collapsed, sending his business to the brink of bankruptcy, and he had to sell the house to save the business. At least he still has Mari.

Mari Baker is just a month away from marrying the man she calls her “dazzling Joe” when she repeatedly notices a tall, mysterious stranger watching her. Could he be a stalker? Suddenly she finds herself alone with the man, and nothing will ever be the same again.

Joe isn’t sure what to believe about the guy in the trench coat. Mari certainly isn’t making any sense about it all. How can she expect him to believe such a ridiculous story? Before, he would have said he trusted her implicitly, but now he isn’t sure. It‘s just too far-fetched. Maybe he has lost it all.

Mari knows she sounds crazy, but Joe just has to believe her. She can’t do this alone.

A review from Amazon: Wow! I did not see that coming! After reading the first book in this series, Rocky Mountain Angels, I was very happily following along In the romance of Mari and Joe as they plan their upcoming wedding, and the intriguing addition of a possible stalker in Mari’s life. I was expecting a sort of romance/ suspense theme but then the plot surprised me completely and headed in an entirely different direction. Without giving it away, I was fascinated by the idea of ordinary people being chosen to take part in the most unordinary event in human history! “What if it happened now?” Engaging and down to earth.

Rocky Mountain Sunrise is available at Amazon and Audible

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RMR_Cover frontBen Rhodes was depressed. His ex-girlfriend had betrayed him, then skipped the country.

Rhonda Holloway spent a year trying to help him–a year falling in love with him.

Ben didn’t notice.

With the help of an anti-depressant, he wakes up to the possibilities, and as he reassesses everything she’s done for him, love blooms in his heart. But Rhonda is gone on a European book tour.

And comes home engaged.

Fear wins the day as love is denied. Truth is pushed aside for the sake of integrity. Hope goes in and out with the tides of time and the words of one small boy.

One very special boy.

A review from Amazon:  I LOVE this book! The characters are so believable that they feel like distant relatives. This was one of those “dinner and laundry can wait till I finish reading” sort of books that my family is happy when I have finished. As good as the love story is, I appreciate the spiritual questions it brings to mind even more. Such redemption! This book could stand alone, but is even better after the first two in the series.

Rocky Mountain Redemption is available at Amazon

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The gospel as you’ve never experienced it before!

 

 

“Jesus, are you just strolling on the lake?”

They heard a hearty laugh. “I guess I am. You should try it! It’s invigorating!”

 

 

 

 

Praise for Rocky Mountain Destiny:

“Okay, hop in the van, we’re taking a road trip.  With Jesus…and his disciples.  What?  I love this fresh perspective on the old, old story that I know so well.  Or do I?  Seriously, reading this story of our Messiah set in a new and different environment makes me read the Gospels with fresh eyes and a new appreciation.  And fall in love with Jesus all over again!”

Rocky Mountain Destiny is available at Amazon

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Jesus’ Good News Tour continues with a gospel retelling like no other!

Marcus took his sister by the elbow, moved her a few steps toward a bench on the edge of the pavilion and sat, pulling her down with him.

Their relationship had been severely strained during her college years, and he wanted desperately to connect with her the way he used to. He awkwardly took her hand. “Steph… I’ve been close to Jesus this whole trip. Believe me, what he’s saying makes sense if you’re… tuned in to the way he talks about things.” She looked skeptical, but he pressed on. “Really. You may not like what he says or what his words actually mean, but he’s not crazy. He just has a mission here that few will understand.”

She let him keep hold of her, but her voice was still dripping with sarcasm. “I guess not. Who would have guessed his mission was slicing himself up for lunch.”

Marcus released her hand with a breath blown out in exasperation. He knew exactly what Jesus meant. His flesh and blood were going to be sacrificed. He intended to give up his life for humanity. But he didn’t know if Stephanie would be able to deal with that; he barely could himself. And what of Aunt Mari? Does she know her son is going to die?

Rocky Mountain Calvary is available for Pre-order at Amazon

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When the summit of Pikes Peak is beset with a summer storm, Lalita Torres thinks the embarrassment of trading her shorts and tank top for a touristy union suit to keep warm is the worst that could happen.

She was wrong.

A lightning strike sends her back a hundred and twenty-three years and into the care of Dr. Tate Cavanaugh.

Lalita thinks she’s in a reality TV show. Tate thinks she’s lost her mind.

 

 

Praise for JOLT:  It’s not often a book draws me in so quickly and completely that I forget to eat and sleep, but JOLT was riveting enough to keep me glued to my chair till well past 2AM so I could finish it.  I love the Colorado setting, the unique storyline, and the endearing characters.

JOLT is available at  Amazon

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