Christmas in Mistletoe Square Now Available for Pre-Order!

It may be July, but Christmas is coming, friends! And I couldn’t be more excited, because this Christmas, a few of my author friends and I want to invite you somewhere special for the holidays!

The CHRISTMAS IN MISTLETOE SQUARE collection is now available for pre-order ahead of its October 1st release!

About the Collection

Christmas In Mistletoe Square

Christmas is in the air in Kedgewick Creek, North Carolina, at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Will romance find four couples in the month of December or will the pressure to keep the festivities Mistletoe Square is known for keep these couples apart? Find out in this collection of four novellas from inspirational authors Pepper D. Basham, Cara Putman, Janine Rosche, and Teresa Tysinger.

About My Novella

In my novella, An Unscripted Christmas,
Ellie and Oliver Larson, one of Kedgewick Creek’s most beloved couples, face a Christmas like none other. Could it be their last together after thirty years as man and wife?

When Oliver, Kedgewick Creek Playhouse’s director, struggles to put Ellie ahead of the Christmas musical that’s become a town tradition—and Ellie loses sight of the big picture—things begin to go off script. With the help of God’s perfect timing, will their love story find its second act?

Christmas tradition and hope for new memories come together in this tale of forgiveness, grace, and renewed joy.

I can’t wait to share more about how this sweet story has come together! What do you want to know ahead of reading? Will you be reading this fall when it comes out, or save it for the holidays?

It’s Summer in Laurel Cove & Release Day for SOMEONE FOUND!

Happy book birthday to Someone Found! I’m so excited for you to finally read Quinn and Eli’s story. This book includes a bit of several of my favorite things: the North Carolina mountains (of course) in the summer, hiking, cute old people (you’ll love Otis!), and learning just how far God will go to find us when we feel lost. Throw in some pretty swoon-worthy romance and I hope you’ll find this third book in the Laurel Cove Romance series to be the perfect summer read!

About Someone Found

This is a stand-alone novel in the Laurel Cove Romance series, but readers who’ve read Someplace Familiar or Suddenly Forever will recognize a few familiar faces.

Life’s detours can be the most important steps we’re meant to make.

Injured and stranded, hiker Quinn McAlister is stuck recovering in Laurel Cove, North Carolina. The quiet mountain town and its polite residents are a far cry from the stifling home and painful disappointments back in Maine. When her handsome rescuer offers her a place to stay, she’s faced with coming to terms with her past and putting faith, for once, in a hopeful future.

Camp director Eli Moreland has devoted his adult life to serving others. The summer takes an unexpected turn when the beautiful hiker staying in one of the cabins sparks a deep desire for more. Giving her advice about faith comes easy. What’s hard is deciding if he’s ready to reopen his heart to love.

Being lost is worth the pain when being found is so sweet.

Celebrate with Me!

If you’re on Facebook, join me this evening (Tuesday, June 8) on my Facebook page for a virtual book launch including a LIVE video with me for 15-20 minutes, Q&A, and giveaways. If you’d like to submit a question, just leave it in the comments below! If you’re not on Facebook, but have question, feel free to email me and we can chat!

I’m also hosting a Someone Found Release Week Giveaway! ENTER HERE to win a floral book sleeve, wooden bead keychain wristlet that reads “Have Faith” and a $10 Amazon gift card! I’ll notify the winner by email by June 15. Good luck!

It’s Release Day for Once Upon a Summer!

Summer is right around the corner and I’ve got just the right book to add to your reading list! Whether you’re at the beach, in the mountains, or just relaxing at home, ONCE UPON A SUMMER is the perfect mix of sweet, fun, easy reading. And it’s AVAILABLE TODAY!!!

I’ve had such an amazing time working again with my friends Andrea Boyd, Toni Shiloh, and Jaycee Weaver on this project. While I hope you’ll love my novella, Gwen and the Three Dates, I KNOW you’ll adore their stories too. Read all about this fun collection here, then be sure and keep reading for details on our release week GIVEAWAY!!

ABOUT ONCE UPON A SUMMER

Embrace the enchantment of summer with these contemporary twists on timeless tales.

A New Beginning by Andrea Boyd— Who is she? Acacia Martin raised by an impostor mom serving a prison sentence for her sins, or Jasmine Callahan abducted at birth from a family she’s yet to meet? Luckily, she has Drake to help her untangle the mess that is her life. Will he ensnare her he art in the process?

An Ever After Summer by Toni Shiloh — The employees of In a Bind are terrified of Jean-Luc Thibodeaux, so Bellamy Larson hops on a plane to France to deal with the beastly client. Yet once she arrives, she’s convinced he merely needs a friend. Then her heart begins to want ever after, not just one summer.

Gwen and the Three Dates by Teresa Tysinger — Life isn’t a romantic movie, but Gwen Lochs is determined to find her leading man. When she joins a cheesy dating site, Gwen agrees to just three dates. Can Ben Smith watch his best friend and soulmate find someone else? A romantic comedy about searching for that just-right love.

Unkissable by Jaycee Weaver — Reality diva Charlotte Lavigne’s on-camera meltdown reminds former teen-TV prince Jaime Reyes exactly why he left Hollywood ten years ago. A chance encounter leads to a bargain that transforms them both. When it’s time to face her past, will their rediscovered love be strong enough to build a future together?

RELEASE WEEK GIVEAWAY!

To celebrate our release week, we’re giving away this fun summer bundle to one reader! To enter to win a $10 Amazon gift card, mesh tote, cute sunglasses, and summer tumbler visit HERE. Entries are open through May 31 and the winner will be contacted by email. Good luck!

Embarking on a New Adventure: Come Along!

Do you like adventures? Activities that cause a little bit (or a lot) of adrenaline to course through your veins? Gets your heart pumping? Makes you squeal with excitement?

I’m definitely NOT an adrenaline junkie. I actually hate that jittery feeling I just described (except squealing with delight — who doesn’t like that?). But, today I am embarking on a new adventure of sorts that has me pretty pumped.

Today I officially join the family of resident authors over at Inspy Romance! Along with two dozen other amazing Christian romance authors, this popular blog invites readers and writers alike to discuss all things inspirational romance. I’ve followed along for years and to be invited to join the team is a dream come true.

Check out my very first post on Inspy Romance, where I talk about how I played it (not so) cool when I received the invitation to go on this amazing adventure. To celebrate I’m also giving away a copy of one of my books, so be sure and comment on that post.

Why is this an “adventure” for me? I think adventures often require us to step outside of our comfort zones just a little. That’s what makes the blood pump a little faster, right? But adventures also bring promise of memory-making experiences. For me, joining Inspy Romance meets both of these requirements for an adventure. I’m a little nervous to write alongside some of my favorite authors who’ve been doing this for a lot longer than myself. I’ll be writing a post once a month, which also means I’ll have to call upon different creative juices to keep readers engaged. But, saying “YES!” also means I will undoubtedly gain not only new readers of my books but also new friends. You see, the Inspy Romance community is a friendly, compassionate, and fun bunch. Not only is the comment section on the blog great, there’s also an active Facebook community where the discussions on books, writing, and romance continue every day.

How could I say no to that adventure?!

Tell me about an adventure you’ve been on. How did it get your heart pumping? What memories came from the experience?

COVER REVEAL for Someone Found (Pre-Order Now!)

More than three years separated the releases of my first and second novels. Other priorities in life need my attention and I just wasn’t creatively or professionally ready to devote more of a consistent effort to writing and the business of indie publishing.

BUT… God has blessed me with different circumstances lately. So, just a few months after the release of Suddenly Forever, I’m thrilled to announce that book three in the Laurel Cove Romance series is coming soon! On June 8, you’ll get to read Quinn and Eli’s story in Someone Found! Today I’m sharing the COVER REVEAL and launching the pre-order for the eBook! (Paperback and eBook both will be available on release day.)

Take a closer look at the cover that I think perfectly captures the summery, romantic, outdoorsy vibe.

This time, it’s summer in Laurel Cove! If you’ve ever visited the North Carolina mountains in the summer, you know how gorgeous it is! There’s hiking, camps, summer festivals, and so much more.


About Someone Found

This is a stand-alone novel in the Laurel Cove Romance series, but readers who’ve read Someplace Familiar or Suddenly Forever will recognize a few familiar faces.

Life’s detours can be the most important steps we’re meant to make.

Injured and stranded, hiker Quinn McAlister is stuck recovering in Laurel Cove, North Carolina. The quiet mountain town and its polite residents are a far cry from the stifling home and painful disappointments back in Maine. When her handsome rescuer offers her a place to stay, she’s faced with coming to terms with her past and putting faith, for once, in a hopeful future.

Camp director Eli Moreland has devoted his adult life to serving others. The summer takes an unexpected turn when the beautiful hiker staying in one of the cabins sparks a deep desire for more. Giving her advice about faith comes easy. What’s hard is deciding if he’s ready to reopen his heart to love.

Being lost is worth the pain when being found is so sweet.


What’s your favorite part about summer? What makes you excited about reading Someone Found?

Also Available in the Laurel Cove Romance Series

Someplace Familiar