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Love comes home for Christmas in two heartwarming holiday stories.

There are two stories in this book, a historical and a contemporary. My story, Sweet Southern Christmas, is set during World War II.

Ruby McFadden is immediately drawn to the handsome Cliff Hamilton when she begins work at an Arkansas ordnance plant during World War II. Both she and Cliff lost loved ones in the war, and in each other they find friendship, healing...and some much-needed fun. Cliff's feelings grow into something more, but is Ruby willing to take another chance on love? As Ruby makes plans to return home for the holidays, Cliff devises a plan to give her a Christmas she'll never forget.
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Join a geocaching adventure in the spectacular Lake of the Ozarks wilderness, with Lyssa, the reluctant volunteer whose former nemesis is now her chief sponsor; Madison, a city girl paired with an outdoorsy guy who gets on her very last nerve; Hadley, who doesn't know enough about guys to realize she's met a womanizer; and cautious Reagan, who meets an equally cautious guy. Will they find the treasure they're looking for ... or something else entirely?


My novella in Rainbow's End is titled Beneath the Surface:

When Madison Wallace’s sister signs the two of them up to participate in the Rainbow’s End Treasure Hunt, Madison is less than thrilled. She isn’t the most outdoorsy girl in the world, so spending two months traipsing around the Ozarks isn’t her idea of fun. Especially when her sister has to back out at the last minute. Grant Simmons loves the outdoors. He jumps at the chance to participate in the treasure hunt with his grandfather, but when the elderly man’s health takes a turn for the worse, Grant is without a partner. When Madison and Grant find themselves teamed up for the treasure hunt, their differences quickly rise to the surface. Will Madison be able to break through Grant’s walls and get him to open up? Can Grant look past Madison’s polished exterior to see that beneath the surface is a heart of gold? If these polar opposites can find common ground, they might find a love worth treasuring.


Summer Nelson is planning her dream wedding--for someone else. Minimal instructions and a generous budget mean the successful wedding planner and indulge her fantasies for the big wedding at a swanky Charleston resort hotel. And that's just the distraction she needs, since her own marriage is on the rocks and her future is uncertain.

Luke Nelson has always had trouble sharing his feelings. But after three months of separation from Summer and no sign of reconciliation, Luke is certain he made a mistake--and has no idea how to fix it.

As Summer throws herself into the finishing touches for the wedding, the city is shut down in the face of a massive hurricane. And then Luke shows up. What else could go wrong? Now stranded with her estranged husband and a motley crew of tourists while the gale winds howl, can Summer and Luke weather this storm--together?
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Two women with nothing in common except the need for a friend and a fresh start. When Amish-born Lydia Ann Raber and Southern belle Caroline DeMarco discover a shared history of loss, the unlikely duo decides to open a gift shop in beautiful Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Lydia Ann is surprised to find herself drawn to handsome woodworker Simon Zook. When God offers her a second chance at love and family, will she take it? Or will the secret Simon harbors cause her even more heartbreak? For Caroline, love comes in the way of newspaper reporter Michael Landis. Their low-key romance is a dream come true for Caroline, a fugitive from an infamous past. Is Michael to blame when the paparazzi start hovering once again, or can Caroline trust him with her heart?

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Kristy O'Neal gave up her dream job as a park ranger at Shiloh National Military Park to get married and move away. When she's left at the altar, she returns to the park to find her old position has already been filled. She accepts a seasonal position even though it is a step back, career-wise. Working alongside Ace Kennedy (the man who has her old job) is almost more than Kristy can handle. Throw in a matchmaking mother and friends who think she should put herself back in the dating game, and Kristy is nearly at her wits' end. She sees the past as a battlefield of failed relationships and isn't sure she's ready to risk her heart again.

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Park ranger Vickie Harris might love her job at the Washington Monument, but she's never been in love. On her thirtieth birthday, Vickie impulsively promises that she'll ask out the next eligible man she meets. That man, professor Thatcher Torrey, has spent years building his life around work. Thatcher is searching for an historic document and enlists Vickie's help with his quest. Just as these polar opposites form a bond, a secret from Thatcher's past pulls them apart. Will they go their separate ways? Or will they finally realize that when it's with the right person, Love Is Monumental?

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Experience the grandeur of the Grand Canyon alongside Ainsley Davis as she returns to her job as a park ranger after a hiatus that centered around the birth of her child and the death of her husband. Once an adventurer, now Ainsley flees danger and avoids risks. She enjoys the attentions of Jake, an ex-cop, who goes out of his way to protect her, and she cringes when her old friend Dustin tries to push her back into the adventures of life. Love is a risk, so will Ainsley consider a future with either man?

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Emma Miller appears to be the most blessed girl in Indiana. She teaches school, enjoys the attention of a wonderful man and has a loving family. But this Amish girl has more on her mind than buggies and bonnets; she longs for adventure and wants to see the world. So when her sister Abby convinces her to spend the summer with relatives in Charm, Ohio, Emma jumps at the chance. In Charm, she meets an Englisher who has come to town to escape her chaotic life and despite their differences, the two become fast friends. Emma finds herself pulled between two worlds and her ultimate decision will impact not only herself but everyone she knows.

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