Shawn Barclay didn’t plan to stay in Iowa long. He’d only left his family and the close-knit community of Mistletoe, Arkansas as a favor to his parents. They’d asked him to help the daughter of a friend who was in an accident.
After arriving in Iowa, it doesn’t take long before Shawn invests in saving more than the woman’s farm. When he sees how the town avoids her, he decides to save her reputation, as well.
Bridget Rawlings isn’t exactly considered a catch in Prairie Rose, Iowa. In fact, the locals all but shun her and her three children. A cloud of death and disaster seems to surround both her and her farm. After all, The Bad Luck Widow has already buried two husbands.
Although she admires Shawn’s courage and willingness to help, Bridget doesn’t welcome his aid.
What if the locals are right? What if she is bad luck? She’s not willing to risk Shawn’s life and prove them right.
Then Shawn makes a very public surprise announcement. Will it solve Bridget’s problems, or break both their hearts?
They say love covers a multitude of sins, and for matchmakers Mercy, Martha, and Maude, it’s a good thing! Fearing the town’s new pastor is lonely, they decide to take matters into their own hands, and order him a mail order bride! Imagine his surprise when he finds out? Only he doesn’t! Mercy, Martha, and Maude see to that!
Winnie Longfellow has spent years caring for her sick mother, and now that she’s passed, has nowhere to go but her Aunt Eugina’s. But her aunt has other things on her mind, other problems to deal with, and so Winnie accepts a proposal from a pastor out west looking for a mail order bride. Little did she know, he was looking for so much more, anything more! He had no idea he’d sent for one! Now Winnie finds herself at the mercy of three madcap matrons, determined that love will find a way. Despite multiple misunderstandings, a horrid bully/gossip, and a woman she’s sure her intended will marry instead of her, Winnie discovers some things about herself, and finds that love really does find its way …
On her way home, Elsie Graham comes up with an intriguing plan to escape the future her parents have arranged for her. Instead of marrying the odious man her family has chosen, she swaps places with a mail-order bride who has second thoughts. Elsie has always dreamed of a fulfilling life, but when she meets her husband-to-be, she realizes that her dangerous scheme could ruin her last chance at happiness…
Will she be able to determine her own fate, or will she regret her spontaneous decision?
After a terrible misunderstanding, Tom McCarthy’s life has turned into a nightmare. He is forced to endure the suspicion of the townspeople over his family’s actions. His loneliness forces him to look for a mail-order bride, and when he meets Elsie, he is charmed by her values and unique personality. However, he is reluctant to reveal his past, fearing that she will lose interest…
Will she trust him enough to stand by him through the tough times ahead?
Tom and Elsie’s newborn love grows stronger every day… However, can it endure the constant attack of those who want to see them leave town in shame? Will they disprove the rumors that torment them, or will love be defeated by hatred?
“Love’s Heartfelt Journey” is a historical romance novel of approximately 80,000 words. No cheating, no cliffhangers, and a guaranteed happily ever after.
Binge read all THREE inspirational beach romances under one cover! The Otter Bay Novels: Sweet Waters, A Shore Thing, and Fade to Blue
Sweet Waters (Book 1)
A woman with a broken heart, a firefighter with a past, and the secrets that can only complicate things …
In this small-town romance, jilted Tara leaves home to chase after the fairy tale life she once knew in Otter Bay. Soon she meets handsome but complicated firefighter Josh–and several mysterious faces from long ago.
But what happens when lies unfold and the fairy tale turns out to be a bad reality show instead?
Despite their second chance at love, Tara and Josh find themselves at odds with family, their faith, locals at the Red Abalone Grill—and each other.
Can they face their truths together … and be set free?
A Shore Thing (Book 2)
A sassy idealist, the handsome architect she’s up against, and the Otter Bay project that splits the town …
When Callie learns that beloved waterfront land in Otter Bay may soon be developed, she forms a committee at the Red Abalone Grill and confronts the architect assigned to the project.
Gage may be new to the small town, but he is not about to back off the project—no matter how cute Callie or her beloved canine companion may be.
But when threats against Callie and Moondoggy—her pet—increase, Gage and Callie soon find themselves on the wrong side of danger.
Despite being opponents in the battle for Otter Bay, these two just might be perfect for each other. But will they ever figure that out?
Fade to Blue (Book 3)
How do you restore a soul? One brushstroke at a time …
Yearning for a fresh start, Suz packs up her young son and together they move to the California coast. There she takes a position restoring priceless art for a castle overlooking the sea.
Seth never imagined he would see Suz again. But their paths lead them to the same small town of Otter Bay, where the Red Abalone Grill serves up gossip alongside its burgers and fries.
While sorting through a palette of what ifs … an even bigger brush with yesterday awaits Suz and Seth. With shocking twists on the horizon, will they be torn apart? Or discover the true restorer of all that once seemed lost?