Quinn Callahan has let herself get sucked into something big. A launch
party for Bartholomew Branson's new book, one that he'd written before he
became one of the undead. The author was so down about missing out on the
launch...she felt bad for him.
Of course, nothing works out as easy as it should. Oh, the launch was
met with great enthusiasm from fans, his former agent and publisher. And it was
helping Karen out with her newly opened B&B. But, a few unexpected guests
and a murder complicate things for Quinn.
Another humorous addition to this series. Wonderful characters as
well...both to love and dislike.
Book 4: A Poisonous Review
Callahan, an American witch sent to a small village in Ireland for
punishment, enjoys her new life. She has found that running The
Blarney Tome bookstore and making friends has been fun. She’s also
found that she’s become quite the investigator. Not that she’s
proud of the murders happening since she’s arrived.
newest mystery is hurting people she likes. First, a mystery man who
came to reopen the bakery…or so he says. Two American men are
staying at Karen Tate’s B&B, and Quinn isn’t so sure about
them. A hermit. And, of course, the cast of characters that live
there, such as the rich and handsome vampire. Fun series.
Abigail Dixon Mysteries
Book 1: Death of a Flapper
“Abby” Dixon has moved to Paris from Chicago. A new life. A promotion from the
newspaper she worked at. Or so she thought. She wanted to write real news, not
fashion. Unfortunately...she became the news. Suspected of a murder, her neck
was on the line...literally.
story takes place in 1925 and is told from Abby's point of view only. She just
can't stay out of the investigation...even though she was the main suspect.
Especially since she was. She was determined to find out who the murderer was
to save her own neck.
characters, main and secondary. Humorous and yet serious.
The Great Witches Baking Show
Book 1: The Great Witches Baking Show
Wilkinson has worked hard at getting on The Great British Baking Contest. Not
so much for winning the contest but more so to get close to Broomewode Hall.
While watching the show, Poppy saw something in a painting in the manor house
of Lord and Lady Frome that set her on this path. A path she hopes will lead to
finding her past.
Poppy doesn't expect to find herself in the middle of a murder. Or someone
who she can talk to about her strange problems. She may have not found out what
she came looking for...but she has found some answers. And hopefully in the
weeks to come while doing her best to stay in the contest, she can find out
story and wonderful secondary characters. Definitely looking forward to more in
Book 2: Baker's Coven
Wilkinson has a very good reason for wanting to continue being a contestant in
the baking contest...she is looking for her birth parents and the clues lay in
Broomewode Manor. She's just having a time getting inside to find those clues.
mention, she's been kept a bit busy finding bodies, entertaining a ghost, and
keeping her newfound secret, well, a secret. She recently found out she's a
water witch. Now she just has to learn what that even means.
cozy mystery that will have you turning the pages and...if you like to
bake...putting some new ideas in your head to try out in your kitchen.
Book 3: A Rolling Scone
Wilkinson is back at Broomewode Village for her third week of the baking
competition TV show. The first thing they'll be baking is scones. Being in town
a day early, Poppy soon finds that every person in the village has tips on how
to make the best scones.
baking contest isn't her main reason for being here. Poppy is trying to find
her birth mother. Her only clue was the blanket left in the apple box with her
when she was just a baby. She happened to see the very design of that blanket
on a portrait in Broomewode Hall during a previous baking show. She's
determined to get into that room and see that portrait.
who recently found out she's a witch, also has always been able to see ghosts.
So Gerry, the first murder victim, is hanging around her...since he can't seem
to move on, and she's the only person who can see him. Great cozy mystery
Book 4: A Bundt Instrument
Wilkinson is preparing for another taping of the baking show when she gets a
call asking her to bake a wedding cake. She really didn't have the time but
managed to say yes. When all was done and said, it was a beautiful cake, and
her pride had her anxious for the wedding guests to enjoy it.
with each previous week since she started in the show here in
Broomwolde...there was a death. Poppy wasn't the one to find the body...she was
the second person. What haunted her most was, could she be the murderer? After
all, she'd been using her magic in a new way, and maybe it got away on her.
mystery of a witch who sees ghosts...including Gerry, the first person who
died, during the first show. And every week...there he is waiting for her.
After all, no one else can see him.
The Ginger Dead House
Poppy Wilkinson doesn't think of herself as a celebrity, but it seems
that being on The Great British Cooking Show has brought her to such a status.
As such, the contestants were encouraged to join in at least one charity event
for the Christmas season.
Bath, which isn't far from her home, is having a gingerbread house
contest. Right up her alley. Baking without the pressure of the show. It should
be a fun and relaxing event. Or not. Seems one of the contestants isn't very
well-liked. He won last year...and it's suspected by a few women that he
Now the pressure is on. The ladies want Poppy to win, so he doesn't. Another
fun to read adventure of Poppy. A young woman who sees ghosts and has to
remember not to talk to them when people are watching. And she recently found
out she's a witch. Yeah, just a nice normal life.
Book 5: Blood, Sweat, and Tiers
Poppy Wilkinson is back in Broomewode Village for another weekend of
baking. Another weekend of hoping to find clues to who her birth parents could
be. Another weekend of putting up with her pesky ghost, Gerry, who was murdered
in the first week of taping and hasn’t crossed over yet.
This week, Poppy came across a group of people who were part of a
bird-watching/wildlife group of sorts. They weren’t happy about the earl
shooting birds of prey.
And of course... there’s a murder. And of course, Poppy just happens to
be at the wrong place at the wrong time and finds the body. But at least she
has another clue to her past—and another warning that she needs to leave, that
her life is in danger. A little threat isn’t enough to stop her. Fun, easy to
read stories. I always look forward to the next book in this series.
Book 6: Crumbs and Misdemeanors
Poppy Wilkinson is in the sixth week of The Great
British Baking Contest. And it’s not looking good. It’s bread week, and
even after practicing all week…it’s been hit and miss. Bread and Poppy do not
get along well, even to the point that Poppy’s avoiding eating any of the
Thankfully, Eve has set it up for Poppy to come early on
Friday and learn a few tricks from the new pastry chef at Broomewode Inn,
Eloise. Hopefully, one day can give her enough tips to get through this
weekend. Although, with only five contestants left, all of who Poppy feels
close to, it’s tough to think of anyone being voted off.
Just when Poppy really needs her head in the game, a few
things happen that have her very distracted. Another excellent addition to this
series as Poppy bakes her heart out in the contest, searches for her
information on her birth parents, and is learning about being a water witch.
Book 7: Cream of Passion
Poppy Wilkinson may be out, but she’s not down. Working in
the Broomewode Inn’s kitchen is relaxing for her. And it seems ever since her
first week in Broomewode Village, she’s been around death.
Another soul has passed on, but not poor Gerry. He was
killed off at their first filming and is still hanging around the inn and the
short area he can go. Annoying as he is to Poppy, he does have his uses like
eavesdropping when no one can see him but her.
As for the contest, it’s down to four contestants. People
Poppy has come to enjoy being around and considers friends. She’s finding it
harder to have to say goodbye to them than it was for her to lose. But, on the
other hand, she’s enjoying her freedom without the cameras and pressure. Not to
mention enjoying watching the inn’s guests enjoying her treats instead of
Looking forward to the next book as Poppy continues to get
closer to the mystery of who her birth parents were.
Book 8: Cakes and Pains
Poppy Wilkinson loves her job of baking at the Broomewode
Inn. A dream come true. She has a new boss in the kitchen, but Ruta is
wonderful. Outside of the inn, she still tries to find answers to find out more
about her birth parents. She’s getting closer. Poppy is meeting with someone
who knew Valerie, her birth mom, back in the day. But after an odd, close-call
accident…the woman disappears without a trace.
Meanwhile, there’s been a death. Another murder that throws
everyone in a tizzy. Nothing is adding up on this one, or maybe it’s just
denial that the person of interest could do such a thing. And with only three
contestants left in the contest, there is plenty of tension there.
Looking forward to the next book in this series, as always.
Book 9: Whisk and Reward
Wilkinson is settling into her new life as the baker at the
Broomewode Inn. This is the last weekend of taping the show. She’ll
miss seeing her friends every weekend. And she’s looking forward to
where her relationship with Benedict may go.
first, they have the funeral for Benedict’s father, the Earl of
Frome, who was murdered last week. And of course, what would a story
be if there wasn’t another body this week?
remarkable story full of closures and surprises.
The Vampire Knitting Club Series
Crosyer is the dark, cool...in more than one way...vampire in the Vampire
Knitting Club Series. But hundreds of years ago, he was just a man. A man of
the court. A man who protected Queen and country. A man who had plans for a
night that all changed for Rafe. And now, his future loomed ahead of him.
is a short but enjoyable story that gives the reader insight into what made
Rafe into the vampire he is today...in this series. This story is not a
cozy mystery. Outstanding series!
Book 1: The Vampire Knitting Club
Lucy Swift was heading to Oxford to visit her grandma after she'd stopped in Egypt where her folks were on a dig. She'd spent a lot of time with Gran and helped her in Cardinal Woolsey's, her grandma's knitting shop, when she wasn't in the States or with her folks. Only this time something was wrong. Gran was nowhere to be found.
After finding out from the neighboring tea shop that Gran had died a few weeks earlier, the facts just weren't adding up for Lucy. But they would. The next few days of her life changed everything she ever knew. About life. About Gran. About herself.
This is a mystery that is written from Lucy's point-of-view only. There are unique secondary characters like the tall, dark, and handsome Rafe. And the quieter detective, Ian. Not to mention some unique older women and a brooding teen. Not to forget an adorable kitten. I'm looking forward to more in this series. Not Nancy Warren's usual genre, but just as good if you enjoy paranormal. And humor.
Book 2: Stitches and Witches
The peaceful street in Oxford where Cardinal Woolsey's, a knitting shop, resides hasn't been quite the same since Lucy Swift arrived on the scene. First, her grandma is nowhere to be found when Lucy arrives. Finds out her grandma had been murdered. And more mayhem starts happening. That was the start of it in book one, The Vampire Knitting Club.
Now, as Lucy is having tea with Rafe—who is tall, dark, handsome, and undead—a man falls over dead. Definitely ruins drinking tea for Lucy. On the other hand, her underground neighbors...members of the knitting club...are thrilled to have something to do with their endless days...years...centuries...and more. They’re all enjoying doing their part to help solve a murder—or two.
Funny, unpredictable, and page-turning books. Looking forward to the third book in this series. Not only is Lucy in the middle of murders... She also has two incredibly handsome men. One, she intrigues her and scares her. The other, at least he's alive...if only he'd show some interest in her.
Book 3: Crochet and Cauldrons
Lucy Swift just can't seem to stay out of trouble. It's not as if she's looking for it, it just finds her. This time in the form of an ancient mirror her mom brings her from one of the digs they were on. Something her mother would never do...if she'd known she was doing it.
The surprise visit from her folks has Lucy sending Gran off on an adventure so she doesn't accidentally scare Lucy's mom half to death. After all, everyone but Lucy and the vampires think the previous owner of Cardinal Woolsey's Knitting Shop is dead.
This is such a wonderful series. More mystery than romance as Lucy doesn't have very good luck with romance, learning to knit, or keeping assistants. She really is best at attracting problems. Looking forward to more in this series.
Book 4: Stockings and Spells
Lucy Swift is a knitting shop owner her can't knit a stitch. She inherited the shop after her grandmother passed away...only to find out she's not dead...but undead. And if there was ever a trouble magnet, Lucy is definitely that. Where Lucy goes—murder follows.
The vampires have decided to sell their knitting items at the holiday market. Should be simple enough as long as Gran doesn't show her familiar face there. But, being Lucy, she befriends the neighboring booth owner and before she knows it...she's neck deep in a mystery once again.
A great cozy series from Lucy's point of view. As she learns about a world she never knew existed. That she herself is a witch and that vampires exist. And, that finding a good assistant—and keeping her—at Cardinal Woolsey's Knitting Shop is quite a feat.
It's not quite a romance as there is the very handsome Rafe...who isn't very warm, since he's undead. And then there is the handsome detective, but Lucy has quite a few secrets that she has to keep hidden from him. Her life is never dull and she's brought quite a bit of “life” to the undead living underneath her shop. Looking forward to more in the series.
Book 5: Purls and Potions
Lucy Swift is the new owner of Cardinal Woolsey's. A knitting shop she inherited after her grandmother died...only, Gran isn't really dead...more like undead. Lucy also discovered she was a witch. So now, she owns a knitting shop but can't knit worth a hoot and she's a witch who can't quite get magic right.
When she's pushed into trying magic by creating a love potion...she gives in. Oh, what a mistake. Lucy finds herself in another big mess and in the middle of yet another murder. Ever since moving to Oxford, she's kept the police busy and the vampires—who are quite happy to have something to do with their everlasting time.
The books in this series are cozy mysteries. Real page-turners that are full of humor. I finish one and can't wait for the next.
Book 6: Fair Isle and Fortunes
Swift has ended up in the middle of yet another murder. It was all innocent
enough as she was her cousin Vi's assistant at the fair—to raise money to
repair the church in Moreton-Under-Wychwood. When Violet's fortune-telling
became too real...real trouble started. To save her cousin...she had to help
solve a case.
course, her “cool” friends were always nearby to give a helping hand. I really
enjoy this cozy mystery series with its unique twists of vampires.
Book 7: Lace and Lies
Swift entered a contest for Cardinal Woolsey's, her yarn shop she
inherited from her Gran, to host celebrity knitter, Teddy Lamont, to
teach a knitting class. It would be televised as well. Excellent for
getting the shop's name out there and hopefully, gaining more
murder wouldn't be good for the shop or the taping of the show...but
such is life. Or in this case, death. Lucy isn't new to be entwined
in a murder case. Nor is it the first time that a murdered body was
found inside her shop.
undead friends enjoy such things. It gets a bit boring being a
vampire and living so many years. So, with the help of Rafe and
Theodore, who was a policeman in his previous life as a living man,
they work on helping Detective Inspector Ian Chisholm solve this
case. Of course, Ian doesn't know about all this behind the scene
this series it's full of humor and great characters.
Book 8: Bobbles and Broomsticks
Swift is part of a wedding party. Charlie, from Frogg’s Books across the way,
and Alice are getting married and she’s a bridesmaid. She’s so excited for this
couple. After all, Lucy and her cousin Violet had used some of the craft to
help the couple out. Sure, it might have gone a bit sideways there for a
bit…but in the end, Charlie finally noticed Alice.
course, this is Lucy and trouble seems to find her. And it finds her in a big
way. Charlie and Alice’s wedding with definitely be memorable. I love this
series and the characters. Humor, a touch of romance, and sleuthing that
usually ends with a surprise villain.
Cat's Paws and Curses
Swift just can't stay away from trouble. And her knitting shop seems
to attract the wrong sort of people. As in, not for the first
time...someone is murdered at Cardinal Woolsey's.
is a short novella but it's packed full of unique characters. Undead
knitters who have a tough time behaving themselves...such as, not
showing their speed and their age in front of humans. A unique cat.
A handsome tall, dark, and sexy vampire. Wonderful series full of
Book 9: Popcorn and Poltergeists
Swift once again falls into a murder investigation. With Rafe, her
ever-faithful vampire protector at her side, of course.
a murder at St. Mary's College, Lucy tags along with Rafe assuming it's one of
her knitting students who was murdered. Detective Inspector Ian Chisholm, whom
Lucy dated a few times, is never happy to see her. They seem to keep bumping
into each other over dead bodies.
the guise of Lucy being Rafe's assistant to look over some old books at the
college library...they try to uncover some missing manuscripts, clear the name
of the previous...dead...principal, and find out more about the poltergeist who
continually scares the students out of using the library. Full of humor, as
always. I really enjoy this series.
Book 10: Garters and Gargoyles
Swift lives in Oxford, England, and owns Cardinal Woolsey's knitting shop. She
inherited from her grandmother...who is still around. And Gran is just one of
the undead. Ever since she came to Oxford to find out her grandmother had been
murdered and she left all she owned to Lucy, life has been interesting.
have been murders, and Lucy always seems to be in the middle of them. And her
grandmother and her friends, all part of the vampire knitting club that meets
in Lucy's backroom, get quite bored and enjoy helping solve the mysteries along
time, an old friend...who wasn't really a friend since she betrayed Lucy when
she was sixteen...pops in for a visit. Before Lucy can stop things, Pamela
worms her way into helping Lucy waitress for a dinner that William was
catering. And from there, it all goes downhill. An excellent cozy mystery told
from Lucy's POV.
Book 11: Diamonds and Daggers
Swift has enough to keep her busy with running her knitting shop. But...she
can't seem to refuse Sylvia Strand, a vampire who was a 1920s movie star and
her gran's best friend, when she asks a favor from Lucy. If only she had the
hindsight to say no.
usual, it didn't work out well for Lucy, the person who ends up dead, or DI Ian
Cholsom who knows something is off, but, being he's not privy to the world of
vampires, just can't latch onto what Lucy may be hiding. Poor guy.
fun and page-turning adventure with Lucy, Rafe, and the gang. A cozy mystery
with vampires who enjoy knitting.
Book 12: Herringbones and Hexes
Lucy Swift runs Cardinal Wooley’s, a shop that
sells yarn for knitting and crocheting and such. Lucy runs the shop but she
just can’t get the hang of knitting. She does have the knack of getting into
situations where there’s usually a dead body involved. She also has many undead
bodies around her, as in vampires. In fact, Rafe, a very old and handsome
vampire, has asked her to marry him. Big decision. She’ll grow old and die. He
Pursing investigations on murders seems to come
easier for Lucy than making that one decision. And, this book is no different.
First someone’s alive…and then they are dead. That she can solve. The issue of
answering Rafe, not easy and could she be running out of time? Does a vampire
with a life that goes on and on…get tired of waiting?
I love this series and look forward to the next
book as soon as I finish reading the present one. Love the characters and
Book 13: Ribbing and Runes
Lucy Swift is getting married to the love of her life.
She’d thought long and hard about being a mortal and marrying a vampire. Rafe
is the love of her life, though, and he’d be the one losing the most…when she
grew old and died.
When Lucy meets a witch that is absolutely gorgeous…and is
actually much older than she looks according to Gran…they realize she has found
some sort of fountain of youth. After finding out Lucy isn’t going to have Rafe
turn her, Sylvia decides this is the next best thing.
Some things should be left alone. Murder and mayhem usually
follow such secrets. On top of everything else, Lucy’s parents show up a few
weeks early. When you’re a witch and your friends are vampires…life can get
complicated with more mortals hanging out. Another great addition to this
Book 14: Mosaics and Magic
Lucy and Rafe are getting married! So maybe they’ll have a nice, quiet, lovely wedding with no mishaps. Right! Nope, not happening. I won’t mention what happens at the wedding, as it would be a spoiler alert. There is a murder, of course, and this time Lucy’s best friend, Jennifer, from the States, is there to help solve the crime.
I enjoyed going back to Oxford and seeing the gang again. A page-turning story filled with humor and wonderful characters. Even Lochlan is there from Ireland. If you aren’t sure who Lochlan is, check out Nancy’s other series: The Vampire Book Club.
Live a Little
Cynthia Baxter tried to spice things up with her fiancé. After a rather unsuccessful and embarrassing try...she realizes she's living her mother's life—not her own. So, she lets the real Cyn the Bold out and with a new look and attitude...she faces the world.
Jake Wheeler is an FBI agent who is trying to find a way to prove his friend was murdered and catch the men who did it. When he comes upon the little sex goddess in his new neighborhood, he realizes a tough gal like her can help him with his case. She's the type of gal who knows the ropes and will be able to seduce the truth out of men.
A humorous story with plenty of danger and...de-briefing. Cynthia may have a new attitude but she's definitely not the gal Jake thinks she is. But now that she has a chance to do something—there's no stopping her. Loved the story. It's a real page-turner.
By the Book
Shari Wilson loves her mailman who keeps mixing up her mail with her downstairs, hunky neighbor’s mail. For a few months now she’s been exchanging mail and heated looks with the man. His eyes say that he wants her, but his body is making no moves towards doing so. And then she delivers his package...and her fantasies about him are shattered.
Luke Lawson AKA Lance Flagstaff is rather embarrassed when the book he wrote falls out of the envelope and his sexy neighbor actually believes he needs it. And runs as fast as she can back to her apartment upstairs. Sex for Total Morons, the how-to guide he wrote has ruined everything. Or has it? If she believes him to be so inept, then maybe he can test out his book and see if it works.
Keeping secrets never ever ends up as a good thing. Things have been moving along so well with Luke and Shari that he just doesn’t quite find the right moment to tell her he wrote the book. He figures he has plenty of time. Right. This book gets pretty heated as this couple go through the how-to sex guide.
Take a Chance Series
Prequel: Chance Encounter
Daphne Naigle has gone and made a mess of her young life. Putting her trust in the wrong man. Her family is disappointed in her and she chooses to move on, to go live with the black sheep in the family.
Jack Chance has had a rough life. Most likely opposite of the fragile flower on the bus with him. Looks like she had all life had to hand her. So why the sadness?
Jack and Daphne get to know each other on the bus ride from California to Oregon. They share their pasts. After all, they are only two strangers on a bus ride who will never see each other again after the ride. Right? A very short story to introduce the Take a Chance Series.
Book 1: Kiss a Girl in the Rain
Evan Chance has it all, or does he? He's in a top law firm, dating a beautiful woman and he has plenty of money. What else is there? When his mom sends a birthday card that includes his “bucket list” from when he was twelve, it haunts him a bit. How could he be so successful at almost thirty-five years old and not have accomplished some of the simple things on this list? Where did all the time go? And when something happens to someone he cares deeply for...it's like a wake-up call to start living.
Doctor Caitlyn Sorenson lives in the tiny town of Miller's Pond. Most days it's great to know all your neighbors. Other times it can drive you crazy that they know every time you fart. One of those times is when the darkly handsome biker dude passes through town. Kind of hard to escape the eyes of the town when they do not want to lose their only doctor in town, and have hopes of her marrying the chief of police.
This was such a good story that it was hard to set down until the end. Evan's troubles start with an ugly dog that soon grabs the reader's heart. Sometimes life is so busy while we chase endless dreams...that it's easy to miss what is right in front of us. I'm not sure what the second book will be about at this time, but I'm definitely excited to read more in this series.
The Almost Wives Club Series
Book 2: Iris in Bloom
Iris Chance, the owner of Sunflower Coffee and Tea Company should feel complete. But as her thirty-third birthday inches up on her, so does some panic. She wants a baby, a family would be great but Hidden Falls isn't exactly brimming over with eligible bachelors. There is the new English teacher but he seems to be carrying some baggage of his own.
Geoff McLeod was thankful for the mid year teaching position he found at Jefferson High. When his wife chose to leave him, he wanted to get out of LA, away from her. The small, quiet Oregon town seems a good place to be. And for a man not wanting to get divorced, after meeting the local coffee shop owner, he finds it can't happen soon enough.
Welcome back to Oregon and the Chance family. In the first book Kiss a Girl in the Rain, we meet Evan, the second oldest of eleven children. Some are natural born, others were adopted. When they hit sixteen, they can ask Jack and Daphne which they are. Some choose to, others do not. This is another great addition to this series. Looking forward to more.
Book 3: Blueprint for a Kiss
Prescott Chance is quite the success. Everyone wants a home designed by the great architect, only he is not to be bribed by wealth or power. If he doesn’t feel it, he doesn’t design it. His world is not the unorganized clutter he grew up in with ten siblings. He likes his peace and quiet and organized life. Until one woman comes in and rattles his cage.
Holly Legere needs her job. Yes, her boss is demanding and hard to work for, but when you have student loans to pay...you do what pays the bills. Like finding a way to get the touchy architect to change his mind about designing the Rupert’s a home.
Two different worlds. His a world of supermodels and movie stars on his arm. Hers a world of scrunching enough to get by day by day. When their two worlds collide...it seems impossible that they could ever meld together. Another great edition to the Take a Chance Series.
Book 4: Every Rose
Dr. Rose Chance may deliver babies and take care of them afterwards, but it's the last thing she wants for herself. After growing up with ten siblings and never having all the things a princess deserved...no thank you. The same for love and deep relationships. She was just fine without all those added to her life.
Dr. Matt Vasilopolous is an extremely busy man. So busy, in fact, that it slipped his mind that the best man has to throw together a stag party for the groom. Good thing he's fast on his feet when cornered. He just wished the best dressed doctor around wasn't there to hear his dilemma when Harvey called him. Surprisingly enough, that same beautiful doctor offers her help.
Another great story in the lives of the unusual Chance family. A mix of eleven children who may or may not be Chances by birth. Jack and Daphne Chance took in children and birthed their own, each child has the choice at sixteen to ask if the were adopted or not. The prologue, Chance Encounter is free and will introduce you to the unique world of Jack and Daphne Chance.
Book 5: Love to Go
Marguerite Chance had been burned by a good-looking guy once. No way was she going to allow it to happen again. But oh my, Alexei was more beautiful than any man she'd ever met. She delivered her organic grown produce to her clients herself at least once a month to see how they were doing. Alexei's Greek was her favorite stop. But she knew a man like him couldn't be happy with only one woman. Especially not someone as drab looking as she was.
Alexei Vasilopolous, brother to Matt from Every Rose, is happy with his budding food truck business. He's not so happy about the face he was cursed with. Ever since he was a young tyke women were tugging his cheeks or in awe of his beauty. He had been openly chased by women his whole life. Now someone like Marguerite—she was perfect. They had their livelihood in food as a common bond.
Great story. The secondary story is what is going on in Iris and Geoff's life (Iris in Bloom, book two.) And of course, the reader gets to revisit some of the other quirky Chance's. Like Jack and Daphne, the parents. You can read their story for free in the prequel, Chance Encounter.
Book 6: The Sheriff's Sweet Surrender
Sheriff James Chance has women problems. One is stalking him and he can't seem to shake her and the other does her best to hide from him. And he'd really rather have that one hide under his sheets with him. As a cop, he knows she's hiding something. As a man, he still wants to believe she's okay.
Kimberly Parker's life seems to consist of packing up and moving. Always trying to stay in front of her past. Living here in Hidden Falls, Oregon—she would like to stay. The Chance family are so welcoming and James Chance... Well, he's a cop. In her world, that said it all.
Welcome to the Chance Family. A couple of hippies who never really grew up, but collected eleven kids along the way. Some of their own and others adopted. As crazy as their parents are—all the kids know that Jack and Daphne are the picture of what true love looks like.
Book 7: The Daisy Game
Lauren Chance is just waiting until she's old and loses her looks. Seriously. She is so tired of being beautiful. Not that she wouldn't be happy to find love, but no men ever see past her beautiful face and body. It's a curse.
Joe Benbow has returned to Hidden Falls to bring his dad home. His ashes anyways. He didn't expect to see Lauren at his grandparents farm. Lauren...the girl he made a fool out of himself in front of and suffered his greatest humiliation for it. He may be older, but it seems his heart still remembers being young and in love with her.
The more Joe tries to keep his distance from Lauren...the more it seems they are drawn together. But, he's leaving. Another great story of the Chance clan. Jack in his DIY projects...even though he's not a very good do-it-yourselfer, and all the others and their quirks.
Five Brides--One Dress
Book One: The Almost Wives Club: Kate
Kate Winton-Jones is going to get married in a month. When her fiancé leaves the restaurant to go back to work...before their dinner arrives...a rakishly handsome man helps himself to Ted's chair, meal and even conversation. Kate always wanted to please everyone and somewhere in all that pleasing others, she lost herself. One short conversation with a stranger has her rethinking everything. Especially what her life is going to be like being married to Ted...and his family.
Nick Mansfield cannot get the beautiful...engaged...woman out of his mind. There was something about her that stands out more than any other woman he has ever known. And he has known plenty of women. If only she weren't engaged.
Another story that pulls the reader in and doesn't let go. I loved watching Kate change from who others wanted her to be, to who she really was. Loved Nick as well. I'm looking forward to more books in this series.
Book Two: Secondhand Bride
Ashley Carnarvon was the poor relation. She and her mother lived on her uncle's property and under his bullying thumb. When her friend and bed buddy of the past ten years proposes to her out of thin air...her life changes. Only is it for the best?
Book Three: Bridesmaid for Hire
Bennett Saegar's life was in quite a tangle. The movie was his screenplay had starred an actress he thought fit the part perfectly. Too bad hindsight hadn't shown him she was a nutcase. As he hides out at a family friend's pool house, the last thing he expected was the first female that had been nuts when it came to him. Only here she was...all grown up and not so crazy.
In the first book of this series, The Almost Wives Club: Kate, Ashley's cousin Ted is the one dumped. Now Ashley gets the special wedding dress passed on to her...along with its curse. I can't wait to read the rest of this series to see who ends up with the hand-me-down dress. Great stories about women almost marrying the wrong men.
Tasmine Ford was the hired bridesmaid from book two, Secondhand Bride. She was left holding a deserted wedding gown and the burden of letting the guests no there would be no wedding. And that was just the beginning.
Book Four: The Wedding Flight
Eric Van Hoffendam had been left at the altar. It wasn't that there was love lost over not marrying Ashley, no, it meant he would be heading to jail. Just when he thought he was going from rich boy to jail bird...his life takes a whole new turn.
The expensive and beautiful Evangeline wedding gown is yet to be worn in an actual wedding. It has been cursed, passed down and deserted. Will the right bride ever connect with this gown for the perfect wedding? The reader is yet to meet two more brides in book four and five...to see if happiness is found for this dress...and perhaps a bride and groom as well.
**Mild sexual content
Megan O'Reilly needs that next great story, not a wedding dress. If she wants to become an agent instead of just an assistant, she needs to focus on finding that magical manuscript that will get her promoted to an agent. Instead, she finds a magical wedding dress and Prince Charming along with it.
Dylan West is man enough to work in his mom and aunt's vintage store. It was during one of those work days that she entered his life. When Meg walks in through that front door, his heart left his chest and joined hers.
The Evangeline designer gown continues its journey of being a dress without a bride. Three women have had it in their possessions before their weddings. None of them has worn it. It was cursed along with its maker. Will Meg be the first to break the curse?
Book Five: If the Dress Fits
Evangeline was once more than a famous model and designer. That person has been buried deep inside the always perfectly dressed and made up woman the world sees as Evangeline. When she needs help to get out from the curse of a wedding gown that has been passed around but never worn, she makes a false claim. And now the one man who knows that hidden woman is the only person who can help her. Will he?
Wade Davenport receives an odd phone call. An old girlfriend needs his help. Even with all the years that have passed between them, she still has a way of making it hard to refuse her anything. Sadly, he sees that her Evangeline persona has pretty much buried the young woman he used to know.
In the world of the rich and famous some folks will do anything to keep their armor nice and shiny. No matter the cost. Will Evangeline find a way to remove the curse from her business, or will she find something better?
Fast Ride Novella
Nell Tennant needed to get away from the fast pace of LA. What better place to go then Harleyville, Kansas to stay with her great aunt Gertie Hopkins. After a scare for the biker gang in town goes wrong, Nell and Gertie end up with a wounded biker in the house who can't remember anything. Accept that he thinks Nell is his girlfriend.
Wes Doman doesn't like the man he is, whoever that is. He can't remember a thing about himself. He's not sure how he got such a great girlfriend considering he's a long haired, most likely criminal, biker who belongs to some nasty gang.
Gertie's anti-biker tactics aren't quite reliable it seems. Instead of getting rid of the nasty critters, she's stuck with one. This is a funny and sexual novella with a few surprises. **Previously published in Bad Boys on Board
**Sexual content and language
Duncan Forbes is a professor and he's on sabbatical while he writes and searches for lost and stolen art. Following a lead on a long lost Van Gogh leads him to the small town of Swiftcurrent, Oregon...with the sexiest librarian he's ever seen.
Alexandra Forrest has an agenda. Now that her grandfather has passed away, she plans on finishing the details of writing his memoirs and packing up his home to sell. Then move to the big city to complete her life plan. One that definitely does not include the sexy stranger in her library.
Gillian Forrest Munn messed up her life big time as a teen and small towns don't forget. Now that her husband left her, she's alone again and only Officer Tom Perkins seems to really believe she has changed.
A dead body in the library in this quiet town changes everything. Things like this don't happen here. A steamy romance and murder mystery are only two of the happenings going on. Another page turner story.
**Strong sexual content and language
Hometown Heroes: Wild Ride
Wild Ride is also in this boxed set.
Emily Sargent inherited The Shady Lady Bed & Breakfast in the sleepy and unusual town of Beaverton, Idaho. A town full of eccentric people who care about one another. When a stranger comes to town, he stays at her B&B. A real paying customer instead of the two special women she inherited along with her inn.
Joe Montcrief is looking at property for a customer and cannot believe what he has fallen into. The oddest town full of loonies. A kleptomaniac, Napoleon, one woman pretending to be French and the mascot is a huge rat like creature. He can't wait to get back to Manhattan, accept for one thing. The innkeeper.
Another page turner from Nancy Warren. A mysterious man who owns Changing Gears in Harleyville and seems to have just that special motorcycle that can change your life. A town full of fun and unique people. And of course the outside corporate folks who see things as money, not as peaceful and beautiful. This little town may not have money but they are no match when it comes to saving Beaverton.
**sexual content and language
I see you have a lot of good books listed. Will have to check them out.ReplyDelete