Mail-Order Bride Ink! Mischief, Marriage and Mayhem, these mail-order brides have something to write about! Mrs. Pettigrew, of the Pettigrew Mail-Order Bride Agency sees to that! She likes to hear from all her brides and loves a happy ending. But to ensure her brides get one, she does things to help love along. Sometimes, however, those things don’t always go as planned…Dear Mrs. Pettigrew,I’ve reached my destination and I must say that the Washington territory is not what I expected, neither is my new husband for that matter. His family is huge, loud and boisterous! We haven’t had a moment’s peace since our wedding. I don’t mean to complain, but I wasn’t prepared to become a schoolteacher for seven children! Seven mischievous, prank-pulling, children no less. No, they are not my husband’s, (thank heaven). They belong to his older brother and his wife. In short, I should have been warned! He said nothing in his letters about any of this. I don’t know how much longer I can endure it. Please write back to me as soon as you can before I go mad!Sincerely,Ebba WeaverDaniel Weaver was ready for a wife. His three older brothers had been married for several years and now it was his turn. So, like his brothers Arlan, Benjamin and Calvin, he sends for a mail-order bride, with a little help from their cousin Matthew of course. After all, he helped his brothers write their letters to their prospective brides, so why not him? But when the letter from his bride comes, it’s got more than her acceptance of his proposal written in it. Worse, it gets picked up and read by the town’s worst gossip, Nellie Davis. Ebba Knudson can’t figure out why folks in her intended’s town of Nowhere would be giving her such odd looks. It was bad enough she had other things to deal with by coming to the Washington territory to marry a farmer, but now this? Was there something wrong with her future husband? Or just with her? Of which she knew there was plenty. Enough to make her think she might not get married at all…Enjoy this sweet, historical, western romance and the first book in this laugh out loud new series!
From bestselling author of Lulu’s Cafe.
Some mistakes create accidental blessings.
Jillian (Jewels) Whitman lives with her mistakes and tries to move past the biggest one of her life – Dillon Bleu – Rocker and once best friend.
After saying goodbye to the lakeside trailer park of his youth, Dillon sets out to make something of himself only to discover all he needs is his Jewel. After hitting it big in the music industry, Dillon heads back to ask for a second chance.
Only… Nothing is ever as easy as it seems…
A southern tale of rags to riches where a man’s worth is ultimately found in his heart.
Can Christmas magic help her hear the music again?Melody Murphy shared her love of music with her father, but after tragically loosing him on Christmas Eve two years ago, she no longer has any interest in music or Christmas. She returns to her hometown of Charles Town, West Virginia, to help her mother save the family antique business, content to stay focused on her work. However, when a chance encounter with an adorable five year old leads her to befriend an attractive single dad, Melody begins to realize she’s been putting her life on hold, something her father would’ve never wished for her. Will she learn to hear the song in the falling snow again?Reid has recently moved to Charles Town to start over after his wife walked out, leaving him alone to raise their son, Michael. When Michael decides he needs Melody Murphy in his life, Reid needs to find out what it is that has his son drawn to the young woman like a magnet. The closer he gets to Melody, the more he begins to believe he might get a second chance at love after all. This is a sweet contemporary romance with Christian themes, perfect for holiday reading. The second in the series, Christmas Cocoa, will also be released before Christmas 2017. This is a stand alone, complete novel.
Life used to be normal for Billie Culpepper. Drab even. That all that changed after an accident left her in a coma for three days. That’s when the spookshow really began, when Billie realized that she could see the dead.
And the dead could see her.
Now, they won’t leave her alone.
Accompanying two friends through a haunted house, Billie uncovers a terrible secret that brings, not only the police, but the homicide detective responsible for putting her into the hospital in the first place. He’s also the one man she sworn to stay away from.
Originally published in 2008
You can never be too thin…can you?
Melissa seems to have it all–grades, friends, dance team and the eye of the new guy in school. The one thing Melissa doesn’t have is a perfect body. But there are ways to fix that. Strict dieting and throwing up can’t be all bad, can they? Melissa soon finds the consequences are devastating, but turning back isn’t so easy. Will she hear God’s voice before it’s too late?
There are ugly truthsand pretty lies.When I lost themI chose neither.I wrapped myself in silence.My husband, my best friend, became a stranger who gave up.Then….He moved next door, and everything changed.You think you know this story,but you don’t.Be careful what you ask for because the answer may not come the way you think.
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When Katie O’Callaghan left Ireland in search of a better life in America, she never dreamed that she’d end up having to flee Boston and head West less than a year later. But after suffering at the hands of her greedy Uncle, she is forced to take the only way out she can … marry a stranger out west.
Daniel Sullivan is in need of a wife if he wants the bank to lend him money for his new business. Too bad the only girl he’s interested in – one he met during a train robbery – is already taken.
Katie is determined to honour her promise to marry her fiancé despite losing her heart to Daniel.
Alec Kerley and the Terror of Bigfoot is an upper middle grade/young adult inspirational horror story for ages 12 and up. 22 chapters, 50,000 words. Parental guidance is suggested for some intense, scary moments.*Also check out the second book in the series, Alec Kerley and the Wrath of the Vampire.*Is the legendary Bigfoot real? Twelve year-old Alec Kerley finds out, in an adventure he’ll never forget!Alec’s mom died six months ago, and his world is upside down. Now, it’s just Alec and his dad, alone, together but apart. Making matters worse, Alec has discovered that his dad works for a secret government agency that investigates monsters – real, living, breathing monsters! When Alec joined his dad and the Gonzalezes, longtime family friends of the Kerleys, on what he thought was a short getaway to the Branson, Missouri area, he and his best friend Ken Gonzalez – along with Ken’s sister Sarah and her pretty friend Emily – expected to stay in cabins with a swimming pool and a Jacuzzi. What they got instead was a close encounter with a wiggly kid named Ethan Elvis Edgar, who breaks wind whenever he gets scared, and a terrifying attack by a group of the fabled Bigfoots, who are not happy the vacationers are there. And what Alec learns through his experience is that faith and hope and healing can be found in the most unexpected places – even in the midst of the Terror of Bigfoot.Exerpt:
Just because something can go wrong, that doesn’t mean it should.
Jada Stanton and several other travelers are caught in the flash blizzard of the decade in the middle of Where, exactly? Montana.
Dr. Bretton Heathrow left behind a few bad memories to make his dream come true. Stranded motorists are the last thing he expects at dark-thirty in the morning. But one bright shining star may make the near-disaster a worthwhile inconvenience.
Like the blizzard, Jada Stanton is the one he never saw coming.
**Friend and fellow writer, Jackie Zack, more or less issued me a challenge, write a Christmas novella. Considering I had only four weeks, what’s a girl to do?
I’m trying to offer this FREE on Amazon!
Child of the Appalachian mountains, Tess Spencer has experienced more than her share of heartache. The Glock-wielding, knife-carrying housewife knows how to survive whatever life throws at her.
But when an anonymous warning note shows up in her best friend Mirandas mailboxa note written in a dead womans handwritingTess quickly discovers that ghosts are alive and well in Buckneck, West Virginia. Hot on a cold trail, she must use limited clues and her keen insight into human nature to unmask the killer…or the next victim might be Tess herself.
Tinged with the supernatural and overshadowed by the mountains’ lush, protective presence, this twisting psychological mystery is the first in A Murder in the Mountains series.