I Remember It Well

Suzy and Red sat together on the couch of their family’s home, surveying the “keep” pile, deciding what to take to their new condo in an assisted living center.  At the age of 88, they were both healthy but needed a facility that could take care of any medical issues that arose. But they wereContinue reading “I Remember It Well”

START OFF SUMMER WITH JUNE FREE OFFERS

Summer is a great time to soak up some sun with a good book. Start your summer reading list with a few free offers listed below. Subscribe to my newsletter on the homepage to get early access to deals. 1. COOL AND COZY SUMMER READS   2. Historical Romance Reader Magnet – Irish Eyes PrequelContinue reading “START OFF SUMMER WITH JUNE FREE OFFERS”

A Miracle in Lighthouse Cove

I sit outside my church wondering if I should go in. I hear the melodic sounds of the congregation singing Christmas hymns. It sounds much better from here than inside. Together, they combine to create a singular chorus of joy and community. But from my pew, all I hear is offbeat, out of tune shrillContinue reading “A Miracle in Lighthouse Cove”

What If? Peace in Serene Scotland

Author Note: This was a writing group challenge to write a story with a fictional “what if” scenario about a historical time or event. I am enamored with history and the idea of alternate realities. In this incarnation, a time loop changes the scenario but protects the timeline. It’s interesting to consider how choices moldContinue reading “What If? Peace in Serene Scotland”

The White City

From her first step off the el train, Maggie’s eyes widened in wonder. The newspaper accounts and word-of-mouth tales of the grand White City paled in comparison with her green eyes looking at the real thing. After seven years in America, she was accustomed to the sight of buildings tall enough to reach the sky,Continue reading “The White City”

An Unexpected Wind

Emma dreamed of visiting the Hardie Casino baths. Hardie’s two-story building with big arched Greek columns was the fanciest and the largest bathing casinos in Miami. Her mother, Carla, recently began working there as a sandwich maker, since their move from New York. Emma would sit every night entranced as Carla told her about allContinue reading “An Unexpected Wind”

NEW RELEASE: The Sailor and the Songbird

Just released the first in A Timeless American Historical Romance series, The Sailor and the Songbird. The Timeless series of American historical romance novels follows members of the McIntyre family who find love amid the backdrop of pivotal times in American history.  FOR A LIMITED TIME THROUGH JUNE, I will be offering the ebook FREEContinue reading “NEW RELEASE: The Sailor and the Songbird”

Home

Our room did have a small electric heater, and we used hot stone water bottles in the big bed at night.  My sister and I shared this room in our small rowhouse flat. It was an old drafty building, so my parents gave us the top floor room. The rising heat made it the warmestContinue reading “Home”

Irish Eyes

Twas a cool breeze out that night on the streets of Manhattan, but for me, it was as frigid as the snow queen herself.  I felt the icy stare of me mistress, my friend, see straight through me as if I were nothing but a ghostly figure, not even there.  To her, I may haveContinue reading “Irish Eyes”