I intended these to be stand-alone books. Really, I did. Alas, the “best laid plans of mice and men…”, or is it “When man plans, God laughs”? Regardless, by the time I finished the novels on this page, I had ideas for more stories based on a secondary character or two… or three.
Both of them already have an associated short story, but there are also other books in pipeline to go with them as companions. Each can be read as a stand-alone though, so for now, they’re on this page.
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Winner of the Contemporary Romance and Grand Prize in the 2011 Writers On the Storm Category Five Writing Contest.
All Things Come In God’s Time, Including Love
Tara Whitman has a big problem. She’s in love with her best friend, and it’s getting harder to hide it from him. She fears the truth will destroy a friendship she holds dear, even as she battles jealousy toward the string of leggy blonds that parade through Jack’s life.
Jack Carlton spends his free time at one social event or another with the latest woman he dates to protect a huge secret he’s keeping from Tara – he’s in love with her, has been for years. Haunted by the memory of a kiss shared in their teens, he doesn’t want to endanger their friendship. Yet the thought of her kissing someone else drives him to distraction if he lets himself dwell on it.
A Contemporary Christian Romance short story
Prequel to the novel, In God’s Time.
Tammy is second-guessing her decision to accept a blind date set up by her older brother, Greg. She knows nothing about the guy except his first name. Greg’s refusal to supply anything more makes her wonder – should she even be there?
As a side note, this story was a result of a writing challenge made by a mentor of mine. As soon as he provided the parameters of the challenge, this story popped into my mind.
Contemporary Christian Romantic-Suspense
A haunting past. Present danger. Will there be a future?
Newspaper reporter Dana Chandler’s life is full of “big brothers” without a romantic notion in the bunch. She’s watched Alan Richards from across the courtroom for years, admiring him first as a prosecutor for three years then as a judge for the past year. In fact, she spends more time at the courthouse than her office. He’s compassionate but thorough, fair but strict. Feared by criminals, he seeks justice for victims of violent crime, a fact she appreciates for her own reasons.
When an old friend is accused of murder, Dana believes he’s been set up. She won’t allow that to be done to an innocent man, especially the one who saved her life years ago, but the case reminds her of how much she hates puzzles. Then help comes from unexpected quarters, including the judge she’s long admired. That’s all she needs – another “big brother.”
Superior Court judge Alan Richards knows nothing about his unidentified observer. Not even her name. She’s been his constant, at least in the courtroom, for four years, but he still doesn’t know anything about her. Finally, God opens the door for them to meet.
As the danger for Dana grows, Alan devises an unconventional plan….
A Contemporary Christian Romantic Women’s Fiction novelette sequel to the novel Keep Her.
“Maybe,” she’d said with a mischievous smile.
He should’ve taken that more seriously….
Alan and Dana Richards have been married three-and-a-half years, and he couldn’t be happier with the direction their lives have gone. Despite her penchant for praying for things without telling him about it first. Then she talks him into attending his 20th high school reunion.
When God answers Dana’s latest prayers in a surprising way, Alan sees people from his past in a new light and comes to understand that God has a purpose in every storm.