My Books

Romance and mystery...which books to feature on this page?

After careful thought, I've chosen some of my favorites, some award winners,

and hopefully, books that will make you laugh and sigh.

You can see my entire list here:

When Bryce Benton comes home to Whisper Creek to coach football, he doesn't expect to find his first love and to uncover a dark secret.


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Nate Shelton comes home to Michigan to restore an old lighthouse for his dad. He doesn't count on running into the one woman who wants it torn down.


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Trouble starts for Brady Carrick when he gambles on taking a diner waitress, down on her luck, and turning her into a card sharp.


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Julia Somerville wants to raise her niece after her sister commits suicide. But what will happen when she discovers her first love is really the child's father?


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Most recent title


Winner: HoltMedallion & 

National Readers Choice

Best seller

A fan favorite

Winner: Golden Quill Award

Nominated for a Maggie Award

A woman's rights advocate clashes with a former Navy JAG attorney turned corporate lawyer in a quaint North Carolina town.

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In 1898,Gwen Barlow gives up her comfortable lifestyle as a librarian to manage her uncle's floating palace, the Jubilee Showboat. She grapples with financial problems, personnel issues and a murder investigation.

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Complications continue for Gwen as the father of the showboat's ingenue is found murdered on deck in this second Jubilee Palace mystery. Luckily, handsome Carson Stockwell helps solve the crime.

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Small town charmer

1st Jubilee Showboat Mystery

2nd Jubilee Showboat Mystery