It’s a special day today…The Broken Hearts Bakery is now available to the world! This is especially fun for me because it’s my first independently published full-length release and also the first full book in my new Haven Ridge series!
All this week, I’ll be posting fun behind the scenes tidbits, chances to win your very own copy plus some great prizes, and I also will be doing a cover reveal for the next book in the series! So keep your eyes open here and on social media for all the festivities.
And in the meantime, here’s a little peek at what the book’s about…
Sometimes the town that broke your heart is the only place that can heal you.
When Gemma left her hometown of Haven Ridge, Colorado, she swore she’d never return. And she’s kept that promise, leaving old shadows behind and building her reputation as one of LA’s preeminent family law attorneys. But when her lifelong best friend begs Gemma to come stay with he teen stepdaughter while she’s on a business trip, she doesn’t have the heart to refuse. She’ll simply keep a low profile, do her honorary aunt duties for Taylor, and be gone before anyone notices.
But Haven Ridge seems to have a mind of its own, and before she knows it, Gemma finds herself caught up with new friends and old rivalries. When Taylor is targeted by teen bullies, Gemma does the only thing she knows how to do: ply her honorary niece with baked goods and words of affirmation. Soon her temporary lodgings are ground zero for teenage girls seeking sugar and consolation for shockingly adult problems—which the girls soon dub the Broken Hearts Bakery.
Complicating matters is an unexpected reunion with Gemma’s high school sweetheart, Stephen, who is determined to change her mind about him, the town, and the nature of love itself. Because as it turns out, her niece isn’t the only one nursing a broken heart.
This story incorporates some of my favorite book details: a second-chance romance, strong female friendships, quirky townsfolk, and wry humor. I hope you love reading Gemma and Stephen’s story as much as I loved writing it!
It’s been some time in coming, but I’m thrilled to announce the release of my new Haven Ridge clean contemporary romance series… beginning with The Broken Hearts Bakery in April 2023!
Set in a small southern Colorado mountain town, the Haven Ridge series is heartfelt and romantic with just a touch of magical realism. Here’s what the first book is all about:
Fourteen years ago, the town of Haven Ridge failed its most important mandate—to be a sanctuary for heartbroken citizens in need. Now it’s getting a second chance to set things right …
When Gemma left her hometown of Haven Ridge, Colorado, years ago in a cloud of controversy, she swore she would never return. And she’s kept that promise, instead building her reputation as one of LA’s preeminent family law attorneys. But when her lifelong best friend begs her to come stay with her teen stepdaughter, Taylor, while she’s on a business trip, Gemma doesn’t have the heart to refuse. She’ll simply keep a low profile, do her honorary aunt duties, and be gone before anyone knows the difference.
But Haven Ridge seems to have a mind of its own, dragging Gemma unwillingly back into the community she’s tried so hard to leave behind, and she soon finds herself caught up with new friends and old rivalries. When Taylor is the object of an ugly bit of teen bullying that brings back far too many unwelcome memories, Gemma does the only thing she knows how to do: ply her honorary niece with baked goods and words of affirmation. Soon, her temporary digs are ground zero for teenage girls seeking sugar and consolation for shockingly adult problems—which the girls soon dub The Broken Hearts Bakery.
Complicating matters is an unexpected reunion with Gemma’s high school sweetheart, Stephen, who is determined to change her mind about him, the town, and the nature of love itself. Because as it turns out, her niece isn’t the only one nursing a broken heart…
I can’t wait to share the romance and magic of Haven Ridge with all of you!
Please visit the book page for links to the preorder on retailers. Paperbacks are already available for preorder through my website (you get an autographed copy!), and additional paperback preorder options will be added in February 2023. And don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter to get preorder alerts, release day news, and (shhh!) an opportunity to get a Haven Springs prequel novella for free (coming Feb 2023)!
You asked for it… so I’m pleased to announce that the Discovered by Love novella series is now available in print, with all four books combined into a single beautiful omnibus edition! Each story is about 100 pages, the perfect length for an afternoon read in front of the fire (or, if you’re in a warmer climate than me, out on the back patio with a cool drink)!
When a groom is left at the altar on a private island, he convinces the resort’s chef to act as his tour guide to the sun-drenched paradise of Belize. But it isn’t long before their purely platonic arrangement begins to stray into personal waters.
A fantasy novelist is reunited at London fan convention with her estranged actor boyfriend when he’s subbed in as the romantic hero for her TV adaptation. As he scrambles to get her approval for the role of his lifetime, she’s forced to consider there might be more to her ex than just his Hollywood persona.
Two rival architects get snowed in at the site of the dream renovation in Vail, Colorado and must work through their differences to make it to make it through the weekend. Because as the temperature drops and their competition heats up, the only way out is together … with or without their hearts intact.
When a tech entrepreneur and a real estate agent end up double-booked in their Islamorada, Florida, vacation rental, they decide to turn the inconvenience into a solution to their plus-one problems. But neither anticipates the possibility that a fake relationship might just give way to real feelings …
Hey, friends! I have a special feature for you today– if you’re an aspiring writer or you’ve always wondered what the publishing world is like, this is for you! I was asked to collaborate with Marginalia Manuscripts, a literary consultantcy in London, to share my thoughts on the triumphs and pitfalls of the literary life.
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