Book Three in the beloved Corrigan Sisters series.
Hollywood, California, 1933. Selling perfume in a department store is far from the life Helen Corrigan envisioned when she headed for Hollywood with stars in her eyes. Beneath the glittering façade, things in Tinseltown are seldom what they seem, and Helen fights to maintain her moral scruples amid trials and temptations. However, she’s not about to give up on her dream. All she needs is a lucky break. But what if the only “break” involves her heart?
Screenwriter Rusty Noble has one goal in mind: to make moving pictures that uplift and inspire their audiences. But his thankless job at Cooperman Studios keeps him toiling away on B-grade movies. Worse, box-office sensation Cynthia Starling—beloved by audiences and detested by those who actually know her—won’t let Rusty out of her talons. The idea of breaking away and starting fresh with his own studio seems a sketchy pipe dream at best, a career-ending fiasco at worst.
But when a new starlet enters his orbit–a starlet with the same vision for uplifting movies that he has–things start looking up.
This story of hope, heartbreak, and healing along the Boulevard of Broken Dreams will linger with readers long after they close the book.
Book One in the Corrigan Sisters series
In 1928, Chicago rocks to the rhythm of the Jazz Age, and Prohibition’s in full swing. Small-town girl Marjorie Corrigan, visiting the city for the first time, has sworn that coffee’s the strongest thing that will pass her lips. But her quiet, orderly life turns topsy-turvy when she spots her high school sweetheart—presumed killed in the Great War—alive and well in a train station. Suddenly everything seems up for grabs.
Book Two in the Corrigan Sisters series
Can glamorous jazz singer Dot Rodgers and conservative small-town businessman Charlie Corrigan find happiness together in Roaring Twenties Chicago? Pick up Aint’ Misbehavin’ and find out! The much-anticipated sequel to You’re the Cream in My Coffee.
Lumberjacks and Ladies Work Together to Build America
Struggling to remain independent in the 1800s, four women reluctantly open up to help from lumberjacks—and love.
All That Glitters by Candice Sue Patterson
Winifred finds herself running the family lobstering business when her father and brothers join the California gold rush. Will she stubbornly reject help from a local lumberjack?
Winter Roses by Pegg Thomas
Elizabeth cooks for a logging crew, spurning the men’s advances, until reoccurring gifts capture her attention. Will she heed her mother’s warning about “shanty boys”?
Not for Love by Naomi Musch
Widowed, Maggie seeks a husband—in name only—from the logging camps, but the man who answers her letter is a surprise. Can she open her heart to love again?
Undercover Logger by Jennifer Lamont Leo
Carrie will not sell her timberland and allows the banker’s nephew to sign onto her logging crew to ferret out the reason she is losing money at an alarming rate. Will truth be revealed to her forlorn heart?
The WINDY CITY HEARTS Series
Courageous women making their way in the Windy City–Chicago–in the early twentieth century.
In 1944, when a lively young mother and her precocious child befriend a gruff and lonely spinster, emotional wounds from a decades-old tragedy begin to heal. Readers will be drawn to this poignant story about love, loss, and the redemptive power of friendship.
Chicago, 1928. Connie Shepherd lives the kind of glossy life other women read about in the society pages. Engaged to a handsome financier, she spends her days and nights in a dizzying social round. When eccentric Aunt Pearl, an amateur chemist, offers her an unusual wedding present–the formula for a home-brewed skin tonic–Connie laughs it off. But when disaster flings her privileged world into chaos and throws her back on her own resources, will Aunt Pearls strange gift provide the key to survival?
By turns heartbreaking and hope-filled, Moondrop Miracle tells the story of an extraordinary and unforgettable woman whose determination to succeed changes her life forever.
COMING in 2023!
LOVE’S GRAND SWEET SONG
The girl with a golden voice rises from small town, working-class roots to the top echelons of the Chicago grand-opera scene.
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“The Violinist”: In 1915 Idaho, homesick lumberjack Callan MacTavish despairs of ever seeing his Scottish homeland again. With kindness and patience, music teacher Rose Marchmont reaches a part of Callan’s heart he’d long ago locked away. She sees beyond his rough exterior to the artistic heart beneath. He longs for more than he can offer her, but she doesn’t know about the secret trauma that keeps him from crossing the sea.