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Susan Page Davis Book List

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Interview with Susan Page Davis
When not writing, what hobbies do you enjoy?
Family history and real time with family. I also love animals and travel.

Have you traveled to do research for your books?
Yes, some of them. My farthest trip was to Alaska, which was wonderful. I’ve also done research in Idaho, New Hampshire, Arizona, Prince Edward Island, and several other places.

Do you enjoy reading your own stories?
If they have “sat” for a while since I wrote them.

Do you laugh and cry while writing your books?
No, I don’t, and I’m always surprised when someone else tells me she did.

Favorite book or character you have written?
George Hudson of the Frasier Island series is close to my heart.

Are you sad to end a series and leave the characters behind?

Do you write about places you have lived?
Yes, I’ve written quite a few books and short stories set in Central Maine, where I was born and spent most of my life. I’ve also written about Oregon, where I lived for a year, but I have yet to write about my “new” state of Kentucky.

Do you read the same types of books you write?
Yes, but I read other types of books, too. Right now I’m reading a biography, but the last two books I read were a legal thriller and a historical romance.
Susan Page Davis is the author of more than forty novels, in the romance, mystery, suspense, and historical romance genres. A Maine native, she now lives in western Kentucky with her husband, Jim, a retired news editor. They are the parents of six, and the grandparents of nine fantastic kids. She is a past winner of the Carol Award, the Will Rogers Medallion for Western Fiction, and the Inspirational Readers’ Choice Award. 
The Charm Bracelet
When Lisa Archer’s charm bracelet is caught in a mall escalator, she is rescued by a flippant but dashing EMT. Steve Rollins seems to understand only too well Lisa’s mixed feelings toward her escort, Dr. Bryan Cooper, who gave her the bracelet. When Lisa and Steve meet again, the sparks fly. Steve is sure Lisa hates him, and Lisa can’t help comparing vibrant Steve to mediocre Bryan, although Steve makes her furious every time she sees him. She tells Bryan she no longer wants to wear the charm bracelet, angering Bryan, and both are injured in an auto accident. When Steve responds to the emergency call and finds that Lisa is one of the accident victims, his guilt weighs him down. Will he have the chance to ask Lisa’s forgiveness and start over in his clumsy attempts to win her heart? With a lot of prayer and some manipulation from Steve’s sister, he may be able to charm his way into Lisa’s life. This romantic novel has elements of Christian faith. The e-book also includes a bonus short story, Wandering Irises.
Barbour Series
The Ladies Shooting Club Series
The Bride's Prerogative- 3  in 1
Book 1: The Sheriff's Surrender
A murder in Fergus, Idaho, has the town’s women scared. But the men don’t seem able to stop the rash of thefts, assaults, and vandalism that follow. Half a dozen women band together to arm themselves against trouble. The gunsmith's plain sister, the emporium's owner, a couple of rancher's wives and saloon girls take their shooting lessons seriously. The men are skeptical at first and slightly amused. The new minister's wife shocks the town by joining the club, and other women follow her lead. When they show no sign of letting up on their drill, the men beg the sheriff to disband the club and put their women back where they belong. Those are fighting words to the ladies. Domestic rebellion threatens until a new murder grabs everyone's attention. Will the sheriff and his men find the killer and put him away? Or will that honor belong to the Ladies' Shooting Club?
Book 2: Gunsmith's Gallantry
Shy gunsmith Hiram Dooley has woman troubles. His sister’s about to leave him to marry his best friend—if she ever gets a proposal; his sister-in-law feels it’s his duty to marry her, since they’re both widowed; and the woman he really loves, Libby Adams, has no idea of his esteem—and he isn’t sure how to tell her. When the schoolteacher suspects her father murdered her uncle, Hiram and Libby help unravel the mystery. With rowdy cowboys and mysterious strangers, the town of Fergus, Idaho is in an uproar. And it’s up to the Ladies’ Shooting Club to sort it all out.
Book 3: The Blacksmith's Bravery
Ride shotgun alongside Vashti Edwards, saloon girl turned stagecoach driver, as she tries to redefine her life into a brave Christian citizen. Watch as Griffin Bane, local blacksmith and stagecoach manager, wrestles with his attraction to her. He questions his decision to allow her this work as the dangers on the trail increase. When a gang of outlaws target the stagecoach line, the Ladies Shooting Club goes into action again to protect their friends. Will they succeed in saving the stagecoach line and Vashti and Griffin, so they can build a future together?
Prairie Dreams Series
Prairie Dreams Trilogy
Book 1: The Lady's Maid
Lady Anne Stone has just lost her father, the Earl of Stoneford. Her cousin Randolph was ready to take the title and the fortune with it but they can do nothing until they know if her Uncle David is dead or alive. He was in America last they heard but that was ten years ago. Elise Finster is Anne's maid. She has worked for the family since she was sixteen. She now fears she will be looking for new employment. Lady Anne has a different plan though, to go to America and find Uncle David, who unbeknownst to Anne, has always held a special place in Elise's heart.

The story is focused on Elise. Her struggles to treat Anne as a friend and not use her proper titles so they do not look wealthy and become targets and to keep her mistress safe in this rough and strange country. When they run into dead ends in St. Louis they head to Independence. The only bit of information they can find sends them on the Oregon Trail with a wagon train. They hire a man to help them, unknown to them that Thomas had been hired to follow them and find out about David. Ed Bentley, called Eb, is dead set against these high bred English women going with but his partner, Rob, disagrees. As they head down the trail both Anne and Elise learn the basics of cooking, cleaning and taking care of mules, even driving them.

Susan writes in such ways that you are traveling along the Oregon trail with them, feeling the fears and frustrations as well as the joys. Seeing the beauty along the way as well.
**Received through NetGalley for Review
Book 2: Lady Anne's Quest
In the first book, The Lady's Maid, we watch as Lady Anne and her maid Elise travel from England to America in search of Anne's Uncle David. Her father and Uncle John have died leaving the Earldom to David. She refuses to give up on finding him to take his rightful place rather than another relative. Her search continues and leads her to Eugene, Oregon along with her friends Rob, Dulcie and Dan. When they have to travel further yet only Daniel Adams goes with her. She really liked Dan as a friend but nothing more, after all he was going to be a farmer here while she would be returning to England.

Daniel had went with his brother Hector to their new land but he couldn't keep his mind off of Anne. Finally Hector sends him off to find her and see if there is any hope at all to gain her affections. He travels with her to head where the latest rumor says her Uncle is. That he had bought a mine. They come upon all types of adventures as they travel along. Just about the time it looks like Anne might find her elusive Uncle David something else seems to come between them and send them in the wrong direction.

I enjoyed both of these books in this series. Susan did a great job of bringing characters alive. There was Dan who was holding onto a small hope that he could win Anne, and I found myself hurting for him each time he wondered where his life would be if she never did come around. Anne who had to hang on to each thread of hope even though it often looked like she might not find her Uncle alive. The villains that you wanted to see fail at their underhanded ways and the villain that you thought maybe had some good in them...somewhere deep down. The third book in this series, A Lady in the Making, will be David's story and will be released in October.
**Received through NetGalley for review
Book 3: Lady in the Making
David Stone had come to America from England twenty years ago to make his own fortune. Being a third son he would have no title or fortune handed down to him…or so he thought. He was sought out by his niece, Anne, in the previous book to be told that the title of Earl of Stoneford has come to him after the demise of his two older brothers. So now he is headed back to England to claim his title. After almost falling for a gold digger and being shot he’s ready to leave this country. Wouldn’t you know his luck….that very same woman that he despised above all others….is headed across the country as well!

Millie Evans is a new woman. She and her step-brother, Sam Hastings, had a tough life and didn’t live it very well but after she stole a bible….God truly did change her. She had to get away from Sam though and away from crime. When she noticed David Stone….a man she once tried to marry for his fortune….on the same stage, she was thankful she could return his things she had stolen. Cuff links and his bible. Returning his property was not enough for him to believe she was a changed woman though. Would she ever be able to regain his trust and prove she was truly a new creature in Christ?

Follow their perilous journey from Oregon, where they run into all kinds of complications, let alone David trying to ignore the beautiful Millie. If you enjoy knowing the whole story, you will want to read The Lady’s Maid, where Anne comes to America to find her long lost Uncle David, and Lady Anne’s Quest where she does find her uncle and much more. Another well written and enjoyable series by Susan Page Davis.
**Received through NetGalley for review
Love Inspired Books
Just Cause
No one believed Laurel Hatcher. On trial for the murder of her husband, she prayed for a miracle. And she got one, sort of: a deadlocked jury. A mistrial meant going through the ordeal all over again, but at least she'd have more time to prove her innocence. And now handsome police officer Dan Ryan is on her side, determined to find evidence that will clear her name. But Laurel doesn't even know what to look for—or who would want her husband dead. Until Dan takes her back to the scene of the crime...where a killer is waiting.
Petra Wilson was just enjoying a night of catch with her dog Mason when she heard something from the house behind her. She watched as a woman was murdered and as the murderer saw her. Problem was the police couldn’t find a body or any evidence of what she saw. Joe, a P.I. she met at her sister’s was the only person who believed her.

Joe Tarleton was determined to prove Petra really did see a murder….only their was no evidence. And even as strange things started happening to her, nothing pointed to the neighbor, who was also a well respected man. Joe needed to somehow find proof before it was too late for Petra. The more desperate the murderer became….the more danger the only witness was in.

Great suspense story. Petra had to keep asking herself if she really did see the murder. Joe had to prove that this woman he just met was not someone to create stories. And both of them would have to put their pasts behind them if they wanted a future together. Petra had left God behind twelve years ago and nothing like facing death to see that He is the only one to turn to during difficult times. The author keeps you on pins and needles as the heat turns up on our heroine.
On a Killer's Trail
A sweet, elderly lady is killed on Christmas Day, and nothing else—not a single wrapped gift under the tree—is disturbed. Detective Neil Alexander can't figure out the motive. Rookie reporter Kate Richards wants the story, but Neil has little to share. Until there's another murder. Same M.O. Same ballistics. There HAS to be a connection. And Kate is determined to find it. Neil is impressed with her dedication, but he worries where it will lead. They're on a killer's trail. And keeping Kate safe means keeping his heart off limits.
Hearts in the Crosshairs
Jillian Goff is Maine’s first female governor. She’s only been in office fifteen minutes when an attempt is made on her life. Is her stalker a political enemy, or someone from her past? The Executive Protection Unit sets out to keep Jillian safe to carry out her duties. Detective Dave Hutchins investigates, but the assassin eludes him. He and Jillian draw close as they determine to outplay the killer—but romance is forbidden between the governor and her protectors. When Dave’s boss hears a rumor, he removes Dave from the case and forbids him to see the governor. But Jillian knows she needs him. He’s called back into service when she opts for a wilderness vacation. Dave faces the hardest challenge of his life—keeping Jillian alive.
Children/Young Adult
Feather is captured by the fierce, wandering Blen tribe and taken far from her own people, the Wobans. Forced to work for her new masters, she finds a friend in Tag, a boy snatched from another tribe. Together they plan to escape. Feather is treated better after the Blens discover she can make fine arrows, but soon she learns her arrows may be used against her own people. Tag faces a rigorous test and snares a panther kitten. The Blens roam close to Feather’s homeland again. Can she and Tag escape and warn the peaceful Wobans before the Blens attack their village?
Sarah's Long Ride
Sarah and her mother loved riding in the long-distance cross country horse races together. They signed up for the 100-mile Bandicoot Ride before her mom died in a car accident. Sarah keeps her horse in shape, but she hasn't much hope Uncle Joe will sponsor her and enter the ride with her. She misses her mom and her friends, taking consolation in her riding. But her dream, even more important than endurance riding, is one where her bachelor uncle loves her and decides he can handle being a 14-year-old girl's guardian on a permanent basis.
Harvest House Publishers
Frasier Island Series
Book 1: Frasier Island
 Ensign Rachel Whitney is posted at a remote missile installation on a North Pacific island, where she is to work in isolation with two men. She could love her new assignment, if Lt. George Hudson weren't so antagonistic and obstinate. She sets out to prove she is perfect for the top secret job, in spite of the tension between them.

The island is attacked, and another crew member lets slip that George has neglected to tell Rachel about one important aspect of their job. The nuclear warheads she thought they were guarding have been disarmed, and they are really protecting a valuable and rare element discovered in the water at the base of the island.

When word leaks out about the precious material they are guarding, Rachel and George have few resources besides each other and their faith in God to help them survive and foil an enemy attack that could endanger all of America.
Book 2: Finding Marie
Marie Belanger witnesses a murder in an airport and runs for her life. The killers want her next, though she doesn't know why. Her husband, Lt. Pierre Belanger, calls on his old friend, George Hudson, to help him find Marie before it's too late. Could this have something to do with Pierre’s classified operations in China? Even with the help of the FBI and the NCIS, Pierre and George always seem to be one step behind the killers, who are one short step behind Marie.
Book 3: Inside Story
Claudia Gillette is a prize-winning journalist at a high-profile magazine.

She prides herself in her cool independence—traveling the globe, beating the deadline. Landing the interview with Heidi Taber, the only female in an elite U.S. Navy special operations unit, is yet another rung on her ladder of career successes.

Lieutenant Bill White is not happy about the journalist standing in front of him in the midst of the Philippine jungle. He has no time for public relations campaigns—certainly not during a covert mission to rescue a well-known aerophysicist from terrorists.

As shells explode and tracer fire streaks the air, Claudia finds herself caught up in a danger she never expected…or wanted. With lives at stake, she fears her presence in the unit is their greatest detriment to survival. Will she find the strength to live through the nightmare…or has her ambition cost her her life?
Summerside Press
Love Finds you...In Prince Edward Island
In 1860, the Prince of Wales is visiting Canada and the United States, on a goodwill tour. How much havoc can his journey inflict on quiet Prince Edward Island? Molly Orland’s family needs money, and she hires on as a parlor maid at the governor’s mansion, to help prepare for the prince and his entourage. Peter Stark is sent a few days in advance of the royal party, to check on the arrangements. Can a maid and a gentleman fall in love? Or perhaps they’re not really so far apart in station. Molly’s grandfather is determined to confront one of the aristocratic visitors about an incident in the past, but Peter’s not sure that’s a good idea. And how can he care so much about the beautiful farm girl, when he’ll only be on the island a few days?
 The Crimson Cipher
Emma Shuster’s father is murdered, leaving his secret encryption project unfinished. Since she worked with him, the navy offers her the position they’d hoped her father would fill—breaking ciphers. It’s 1915, and saboteurs are doing their best to keep America out of the Great War by bombing ships and factories and fomenting unrest among workers. Can Emma discover their plans and unmask their leader? Adventure and romance beckon as she joins a band of cryptographers trying to stop their enemies within the United States.
Barbour/Heartsong Novella's
Wyoming Brides Series
Wyoming Brides 3 in1 Novella
Book 1: Protecting Amy
 Frontier scout Tom Barkley and two cavalry troopers are assigned to escort the major's beautiful daughter safely from Fort Bridger to Fort Laramie. Set in Wyoming, 1858.
Book 2: The Oregon Escort
Cavalry corporal Mike Brown is detailed with 40 other troopers to escort a wagon train from Fort Laramie to Oregon City , but he finds himself standing off a Sioux war party alone with lovely school teacher Lydia Jackson. Set in Wyoming , 1860.
Book 3: Wyoming Hoofbeats
The Sioux Indians captured Rachel Haynes two years ago, then traded her to the peaceful Arapaho tribe. Rachel hasn't seen another white man for ages, so when the Berkleys show up to trade, she longs to rejoin her people. But will the young warrior she has been promised to see reason in giving her to white man? Matthew Berkley knows the Lord has something planned for his future. After meeting Rachel, he begins to wonder if the Lord wants him to settle down. Will being robbed and attacked cause his devotion to waver? Will Rachel see that she belongs to the Berkley family? Can Rachel and Matthew trust the Lord to preserve their love through the trials that lie ahead?
Maine Brides
Maine Brides  3 in 1

Book 1: The Prisoner's Wife
 Jack Hunter is about to be hanged for the murder of his neighbor. Jack knows he's innocent, and the unscrupulous constables will seize his land when he's dead. He asks Lucy Hamblin, the only girl he ever loved, to marry him in the jail. Her father broke them up three years ago, but now her father is dead. Will Lucy be willing to grant his last request and become the widow Hunter? Set in Maine, 1720.

Book 2: The Castaway's Bride
 Edward Hunter has been shipwrecked and marooned on a desert island for four years. He finally returns home and finds changes everywhere. His native Maine is now a state. His beloved father is dead, and Edward now owns the shipping company. And his fiancée, Abigail, Bowman, believing him dead, has promised to marry his cousin. Abigail's younger sister, Deborah, acts as a mediator between Edward and Abigail, but he soon begins to wonder if attempting to win Abigail back is a mistake. Perhaps God has another plan for him and the loyal, understanding Deborah.

Book 3: The Lumberjack's Lady
Letitia Hunter works as a clerk at her father's lumber company, but her place in society is well established. When an intriguing French lumberjack comes to work in the office alongside her, Letitia knows she cannot allow the feelings he stirs within her. Her father would never consider him an eligible suitor.

From the moment Etienne rescued the boss's lovely daughter from drowning in a frozen lake, he has not been able to put her out of his mind. Working with her only complicates things. Yet his feelings for her are so strong ... Can he overcome prejudice and prove his worth both as an employee and a man?
White Mountain Brides
White Mountain Brides 3 in 1
Book 1: Return to Love
Set in 1689: Richard Dudley will never forget the night Indians raided the small village of Cochecho, New Hampshire. In the five years since the raid, rarely a day has gone by that he has not missed his brother and mourned the fate of his missing sweetheart. But when a redemption party returns from Canada with Sarah in tow, he finds more changes than he ever imagined.

Sarah Minton, weary and heartsore, enters the village with trepidation. Years of not knowing the fate of family and friends only intensifies her grief as she learns the truth. But surely, if Richard is still alive, life will be bearable. After all, the memory of his affection made captivity bearable.

Will Sarah's fear and the deep changes within her keep her from learning to love? Can Richard overcome bitterness and prejudice to claim his bride?
Book 2: A New Joy
 Orphaned at a young age, Jane was indentured as a housemaid. During an Indian raid, she was captured, carried off to Canada, and sold. Then her arranged marriage ended with the death of her abusive husband. When she is at last ransomed, she returns to Cochecho with little hope left.

Charles Gardner hadn't expected to find a wife. He, too, endured captivity and is just beginning to rebuild his life. But he cannot keep himself from thinking of Jane Miller.

A stilted courtship, a distant marriage, hostile Indians. Will life repeat itself for Jane, or does God have joy in store for those who remain faithful to Him?
Book 3: Abiding Peace
Since her redemption from captivity in Canada, Christine has led a quiet, unassuming life. She's content to care tirelessly from Pastor Samuel Jewett's motherless family. But life is about to take an unexpected turn.

One night, coming back from drawing water at the river, Christine discovers a man snooping about the cottage she shares with a widow. At knifepoint, he swears her to secrecy and demands that she supply him with food and other necessities. To save the pastor's children from harm, Christine complies with his demands, even finding herself stealing from her friends. When murder finds its way to Cochecho, however, she can no longer be silent. Her confession puts a strain on the tentative but growing relationship between her and the preacher. Did the man she helped commit murder...and will their love survive?
Alaska Weddings
Alaska Wedding  3 in 1
Book 1: Always Ready
Caddie Lyle is living her dream as a Coast Guard officer stationed in Kodiak, Alaska. During the rescue of some Russian fishermen, she meets with an accident, but that doesn’t keep her down. Back in port, she begins dating Boatswain’s Mate Aven Holland, an officer on a law enforcement cutter. He’s busy tracking down smugglers, but finds time for Caddie. When they learn a tragic connection from the past, will they be able to go on with their relationship? And will Caddie outflank Aven’s arch enemy when they meet on a rocky island?
Book 2: Fire and Ice
Robyn Holland’s grandfather is injured in a dog sledding accident, and Robyn blames herself. Her business raising and training sled dogs takes a hard hit when six dogs are stolen from her kennel. Veterinarian Rick Baker helps her investigate the customer she suspects—and they find more than they’d bargained for.
Book 3: Polar Opposites
Cheryl Holland works at her son-in-law’s veterinary practice. Rick brings in a new partner, and she expects a young man Rick’s age. To her surprise, his former roommate, Oz Thormond, is Cheryl’s age, single, and very handsome. She’s sure they’re too different to be more than friends—until Oz invites her to go to the North Slope with him to do polar bear research. Will studying huge white carnivores draw this couple together, or prove that they’re truly polar opposites?
Barbour Books - Multi-author
Virginia Brides : Weaving a Future
Weaving a legacy of family history in the Shenandoah Valley starts with Cathy Marie Hake's novel, Spoke of Love, when Garnet Wheelock comes to America in 1750 and has her indenture bought by widower Samuel Walsh. In Vickie McDonough's novel, Spinning out of Control, Micah Walsh returns to his family from a trapping trip in 1803 to find his wife dead and a stranger, Amy Rogers, taking care of his newborn daughter. In Susan Page Davis's novel, Weaving a Future, Sadie McEwan has fallen for horse trader Harry Cooper in 1848, but she hides a harmful secret. When love starts to grow, will life's complications be too much to overcome? Can God bring good out of lives that seem to be spinning out of control?
Snowbound Colorado Christmas - Almost Home
Amazon                    Smashwords
 Four stories of romance set against the great blizzard of 1913 in Denver, Colorado. In Tamela Hancock Murray's opening novella, Fires of Love, a house party in the midst of the storm brings together hostess Thalia and the man she loved long ago. In Lena Nelson Dooley's The Best Medicine, the snowfall brings love to guest Rose and a dashing physician. In Susan Page Davis's Almost Home, Patricia leaves the party and sets out on horseback with her old friend Jared, but they soon regret leaving the safety of town and plunging into the snow. In Darlene Franklin's Dressed in Scarlet, wealthy Natalie nearly runs down a man in the storm. She takes refuge at the famous Brown Hotel, where she finds love. Curl up with this cozy collection of historical romance.
Wyoming Weddings - Trail to Justice
Three complete novels in one volume: contemporary romance set in Wyoming. Trail to Justice, by Susan Page Davis; Hearts on the Road, by Diana Brandmeyer; and A Wagonload of Trouble, by Vickie McDonough.

Travel through the challenges of life and love in Wyoming. Ride along with Randi who drives a truck throughout the state where she befriends a traveling minister at a time when she longs to be home with her niece. Saddle up with Ruby on an endurance horseback ride that bonds her with the local veterinarian. Sympathize with Bethany and her family as their guest ranch is threatened just when a city slicker arrives with a bunch of teens. Can these women surmount their troubles to pursue romance with the new men in their lives?
Christmas Mail-Order Brides -  Mrs. Mayberry Meets Her Match
Amelia Mayberry started a matchmaking business a few years after losing her husband. She wanted to support herself and kind of fell into this business. She is planning on retiring but feels she has one thing to fix. Her husbands good friend from the army, Lennox Bailey, had a failed attempt of marriage through her. She was heading from Missouri to Sacramento to fix it.

Lennox was glad to see Amelia. He just hoped she would not bring up what had happened two years ago. He refused her when she wanted to refund his money, she had done her job well, it was the lady who was just wrong. Amelia has three ladies in mind but maybe Lennox is starting to see who would make the perfect bride for him on his own.
Christmas at Barncastle Inn - Love Comes to the Castle
Four novellas by Susan Page Davis, Lynette Sowell, Janelle Mowry, and Darlene Franklin. The Barncastle family shares its rambling, mini castle of a home with guests, but Jayne’s parents are thinking of retiring. Jayne has a plan to bring more business to the inn—by offering guests a weeklong Christmas extravaganza in any historical time period. Her parents are willing to try, if Jayne will stay and help them make it work.

In the first story, Love Comes to the Castle, by Susan Page Davis, the plan is put to the test. Their first fantasy Christmas is a week in medieval times with the wealthy Dillard family of Hartford, including their widowed son-in-law, Luke Gilbert, and his six-year-old boy, Andy. Can Jayne transform the B&B into a magical castle for Andy and please everyone in the finicky family? And will Luke find a new love that can heal his heart and Andy’s? The following Christmas brings the Goudreau family for a World War II era Christmas, complete with romance and music from White Christmas in Christmas Duets by Lynette Sowell. In Janelle Mowry’s Where Your Heart Is, the inn is transformed into a pirates’ lair. Rounding out the quartet is Darlene Franklin’s First Christmas, when a single mom finds new hope while helping the folks at Barncastle Inn portray the nativity.
Mountain Christmas Brides: Almost Home

Revolution at Barncastle Inn
Lily Mitchell’s sister organizes a Patriot’s Day vacation at the Barncastle, with the entire week’s activities set in Revolutionary War days. Lily’s husband was killed in Afghanistan two years ago, and she’s found it hard to move on. A fun vacation where Lily’s family joins Vermont “Patriots” takes her mind off her grief—until one of the “Redcoat” officers quartered at the inn draws her attention. Though they oppose each other in the re-enactment, Ethan Danvers makes a special connection with Lily and her son. They’re enemies for the week—but will they be allies for life?
**This novella is part of the new Celebrate Any Time series, which began with the Christmas at Barncastle Inn collection. The four authors are releasing new stories about the family-run Barncastle Inn, where you can celebrate in any time period you want. Whether it’s a medieval Christmas or a colonial Patriot’s Day, you’ll love spending your holidays at the Barncastle.
Love in Four Corners - Almost Arizona
Julia Newman goes home to Arizona, riding one of the last stagecoaches in 1912 to her mountain town. She anticipates a joyful reunion with her brother, Oliver, who is a bookkeeper at the High Desert Mine. But her world is shattered when a lone bandit holds up the stagecoach. The sheriff, whose suit Julia once rejected, says he has reason to believe Oliver was involved in the robbery—and he’s not sure but that Julia was too. Julia’s pleas don’t persuade Adam Scott, and when Oliver doesn’t appear to welcome her home, Julia knows she has to find him before the sheriff does.
The New England  Collection  The Prisoner's Wife
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 Jack Hunter is about to be hanged for the murder of his neighbor. Jack knows he's innocent, and the unscrupulous constables will seize his land when he's dead. He asks Lucy Hamblin, the only girl he ever loved, to marry him in the jail. Her father broke them up three years ago, but now her father is dead. Will Lucy be willing to grant his last request and become the widow Hunter? Set in Maine, 1720. 
The Beaches and Brides Collection      The Castaway's Bride
Amazon                                 Amazon
 Edward Hunter has been shipwrecked and marooned on a desert island for four years. He finally returns home and finds changes everywhere. His native Maine is now a state. His beloved father is dead, and Edward now owns the shipping company. And his fiancée, Abigail, Bowman, believing him dead, has promised to marry his cousin. Abigail's younger sister, Deborah, acts as a mediator between Edward and Abigail, but he soon begins to wonder if attempting to win Abigail back is a mistake. Perhaps God has another plan for him and the loyal, understanding Deborah.
The Westward Christmas Brides Collection
Another Christmas Story
Take the journey into the American west alongside nine women who are chasing their dreams—Cynthia, for security; Beryl, for a new family; Adeline, for freedom; Molly, for marriage; Beth, for a new start; Belinda, for a place to heal; Suzette, for adventure; Carolina, for peace; and Caroline, for a future for her children. Celebrate Christmas alongside these pioneers as love finds them in nine distinctly different romances penned by leading Christian fiction authors.
The 12 Brides of Christmas Collection
Book 8: The 12 Brides Of Christmas
 The Christmas Tree Bride
Polly Winfield lives at the stagecoach station that her father operates and often sees Jacob Tierney, one of the drivers. But winter arrives on the prairie bleak and uneventful, and she confesses to Jacob that all she longs for is a Christmas tree. Will a stagecoach accident prevent him from making her wish come true? 
The Cowboy's Bride Collection
Multi-Author Novella Collections
 12 Brides of Summer Collection #1
 Blue Moon Bride
Ava Neal hopes moving west will be a new start, then she meets handsome Joe Logan who helps her hide her valuables when the train is robbed. Might their paths cross again?
Christmas Mail-Order Angels
 The Reliable Cowboy
Isabella lost her husband to the sea, and she wants to get as far from the coast as she can. When she leaves Maine to marry a cowboy in Wyoming Territory, she reasons that Edwin will be safe on the ranch. But every time he is late for an engagement, she finds herself worrying. What could be horrible enough to make him late for their wedding?
Mainely Mysteries Series

Susan Page Davis 
Megan Elaine Davis
Mainely Mysteries 3 in 1
Romance and intrigue abound at Blue Heron Lake when journalist Emily Gray returns to the lakeside town of Baxter, Maine, to prepare her family’s island cottage for sale. She soon finds herself reporting on, and trying to solve, a trio of murders in the deceptively quiet little town.

Book 1: Homicide at Blue Heron Lake
Book 2: Treasure at Blue Heron Lake
 Book 3: Impostors at Blue Heron Lake
Breaking News
When news editor Kurt Borden sends his star reporter out to do a story on a senator who disappeared more than 40 years ago, the reporter goes missing too. Kurt's wife, Janet finds an elderly neighbor ill in his home. The old man begs her to give a cryptic message to his grown children. Could the two mysterious events in small-town Maine be connected? To help unravel the mystery, Kurt and Janet must rely on their faith and use all their wits and diplomatic skills.
Mailbox Mayhem
This book contains two humorous stories about two young Maine police detectives, Paul Fournier and All-Eyes Martin. Come to central Maine, where the neighbors are quirky and the crimes are solved quickly.

In the first story, “Mailbox Mayhem,” Paul and All-Eyes are hauled off their first murder investigation to look for a mailbox thief and an elderly woman. This story was originally published in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine.

In the second tale, “The Disappearance of Chumble,” Mr. Reynolds’s dog is missing, and All-Eyes is sweet on Paul’s sister. Join the detectives for this wacky adventure, as the crook demands $2,600 ransom and the neighbors on Hoffstead Street try to help. Watch Paul and All-Eyes crack the dognapping case—and so much more.
The Outlaw
Johnny Paynter flees Denver to escape being hanged for a murder he didn't commit. At his brother's ranch in Texas, where he thought he could take refuge, he finds his brother, Mark--dead. Taking advantage of his strong resemblance to his brother, Johnny assumes Mark's identity. Soon Johnny discovers that Mark had been corresponding with a widow named Sally in St. Louis, and she's en route to be a mail-order bride to Mark. Seeing no other option, Johnny makes a fateful decision to go through with the wedding, posing as his brother. But Sally has secrets she's hiding, too. How will a marriage survive with so much deception?********************
Guideposts Publishing
Patchwork Mystery Series
Book 6: Pieces of the Past
Sarah Hart is an expert quilter and antique quilt restorer. This 62-year-old widow, living in western Massachusetts, seems to attract mysteries. Sarah makes a quilt for her father, who resides in a nursing home. She meets another resident there and decides to make a quilt for Vern Pickett too. When Sarah shows interest in the 1940s photograph of Vern’s old sweetheart, he asks for her help in locating Alice Ward. After seventy years, will this story end in tragedy, or can Sarah reunite two people with regrets?
Book 16: Nothing to Hide
Sarah Hart catches a glimpse of Ruby Sears, and old acquaintance, during Caitlin Connolly’s wedding ceremony. But afterward, she can’t find Ruby at the reception, and Ernie Maplethorpe denies having seen her. Something’s fishy, and Sarah is determined to get to the bottom of this. Her late husband Gerry did some work for Ruby years ago, and Sarah wants to see her. But the whole town seems to be in a conspiracy to keep her hidden.
Book 19: Secrets in the Storm
In a February blizzard, the beautiful stained glass window over the library stairs is shattered. Sarah finds evidence pointing to vandalism—and a mysterious intruder in the library. This fun February mystery includes a disappointing Valentine’s Day for the residents of Maple Hill—dates are canceled all over town when another storm moves in. But they’re made of tough stuff and look forward to the fundraiser at the end of the month to raise money to restore the window—and of course, there’s that old Irish holiday, Bachelor’s Day.
Book 26: Threads of Love
Sarah is preparing for her wedding to Liam Connolly, but a new mystery keeps distracting her from the nuptial plans. Beatrice Lattimer receives a mysterious gift—a quilt sent through a lawyer’s office, with no indication of the donor’s identity. She asks Sarah to help her discover who sent her the beautiful but cryptic quilt, and why. Meanwhile, Sarah’s friend Martha is up to her ears in preparations for the Fall Fair, but takes time to go wedding gown shopping with Sarah, and twins Audrey and Amy are starting high school. Sarah has so much to think about, it’s a wonder she can keep track of everything. But the quilt mystery takes top priority as she tries to figure out what the odd pictures in some of the blocks mean.
Miracles of Marble Cove Series
Book 12: Setting Course
This can be bought through Guideposts
Diane Spencer unwittingly removed some colonial-era letters from Old First Church. She and her friends have studied them, and now Diane has to return them and explain to the minister why she had them for three months. She and Beverly, Margaret, and Shelley have formed a close bond. All live on the same street in a small Maine coastal town, and all have survived near-death experiences. Diane’s beaten her cancer and is now a mystery author. Can she solve a real mystery concerning the church’s founder as well?
Book 15: **Not Yet Titled
Book 21: **Not Yet Titled
Yet to come in 2016...

Texas Trails Multi-Author Series
 by Moody Publishing
Book 2: Captive Trail
The second book in the Texas Trail – Morgan Family Series continues in the excellence of the first book. In Lone Star Trail we know that Billie Morgan and her horse were gone, Comanche's. They continued searching for her but assumed she may be dead. She was nine years old at the time.

Taabe Waipu is escaping the Comanche camp. She had an opening for escape and took it. She would not marry Peca and be tied down to the Numinu for the rest of her life. Pia had been her sister since she was taken all those years ago and she loved her and the baby but Chano, Pia's husband, thought she should marry Peca, a warrior who enjoyed raiding. Taabe took one of the fastest horses from the six Peca had left at their home as a way of asking for marriage and left with all the speed she could. Several days later the horse fell into a hole and Taabe was thrown off. She awoke in pain and the horse was gone.

Ned Bright and his partner, Patrillo Garza who went by Tree, live on a ranch with run a stagecoach from it. Tree is a widower with four rambunctious sons and Quinta, the nine year old daughter, was already a wild cat and a spoiled one at that. Tree is now the station agent at the Bright-Garza Station and Ned was the driver of the stagecoach from their ranch to Fort Chadbourne, delivering mail and any paying customers. It was his first day. Their passengers were not ones who would pay though, two Sister's going to open a girls school.

When Ned and Brownie, the shotgun rider, seen a body in the road they were concerned it was a trap. When Sister Natalie jumps out of the coach and heads for it Ned makes quick work of getting there first. It is a woman. The Sister's insist she stay at the Mission house.

The Fort's Captain sends out feelers for missing girls to see if they can discover who Taabe really is. She no longer speaks or understands English. She was punished in the early days of her capture if she spoke English. Many people go to the Fort and then are taken to the Mission to see if Taabe is their daughter, even if the description did not match these people were desperate to find their missing children.

A really good historical adventure with a touch or romance. The threat of Indian raids, not always knowing who you could trust, Taabe's struggle with the language and adjusting between the Indiana and white world. Looking forward to the next four books in this series. The first two are excellent even as they are written by two different authors.
**Book received through NetGalley for review
Book 5: Cowgirl Trail 
This is the 5th book in a six book series written by three different authors. In Cowgirl Trail we find that the cowpunchers on Rocking P Ranch are wanting to strike. Mr. Porter won't let them have a few head of cattle like he had in the past and he refuses to raise their pay. Alex Bright is caught between loyalty to his boss and the men. And mostly Alex's heart. Maggie Porter has just returned home after two years. As the ranch foreman now, Alex was hoping she'd notice him in a more personal way. Like he noticed her. The way things were going it looked like any hope between them was being torn away. After a cold hearted decision by Martin Porter the choice is made to strike.

Maggie Porter thought that maybe her feelings she had for Alex since she was thirteen were only a young girls crush, but now as a young woman she knows they are true. Only he won't stand up to the men for her dad and her dad has issues that he is too proud to share with his men, thus leading up to this turmoil. When everything seems to be falling apart, Maggie and her friend Carlotta decide they will get a group of Cowgirl's to round up the rest of the cattle and to drive them to Fort Worth.

At this point in history the cattle drive is not as far. They need to get to Fort Worth and the train delivers them the rest of the way. There still are dangers and with growth in the area they are not as free to travel over land like the old days. But the threat of the Indian's no longer existed. Another exciting adventure in this series. Alex is the son of Billie and Ned Bright. Billie's story is in the second book. She had been kidnapped by the Indian's as a young girl and not found until she was quite a bit older.

If you enjoy adventures, check out Susan's other books. She has a great series that takes you on a journey down the Oregon Trail. I find her writing to be descriptive enough that I feel I have been in the wagon train or on the cattle drive.
**Received through NetGalley for review


  1. I loved Find Marie and Frasier Island. I didnt realize she had written so many books!

    1. Thanks, Donna! The third book in that series is Inside Story, about Marie's sister, Claudia.

  2. A great interview. Thanks for sharing. You have written so many books and I saw a lot of very interesting ones especially the Alaska ones. I love reading about Alaska and not sure why because I hate the snow and cold. LOL The Blue Heron Lake ones seem intriguing. Going to have to find some copies of your books.

    1. Gail, thanks for coming by. I loved Alaska, but I went in September. Not TOO cold then! I would love to go back someday. The Blue Heron Lake series (Mainely Mysteries series is the name of the anthology) are set in my native state of Maine, and my daughter Megan helped me write them. She lives in England now, and is hoping to come home for a visit soon. All are Christian books with faith threads as well as the mystery and romance.

  3. I have enjoyed her western series !

  4. Thanks, Melody! I'm happy to tell you I am working on another western right now, for Barbour Publishing. They're the ones who published The Ladies' Shooting Club and Prairie Dreams series, as well as all of my "Brides" books.

  5. I like reading your books so great to see you here with Judy. interesting comments thanks for sharing and you must write a story with the Ky setting, this is where I grew up and lots of stories there. If I should win I would like the print book, still like to hold the book and turn the pages.

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