I hope you all had a wonderful, memorable Christmas yesterday. Our family had a lovely day with fun, good food, and great company. It seems like we were preparing for Christmas for weeks and then, in a flash, it was over.
Now that we’re on the other side, I’m adjusting my focus on the New Year. January 1st always seems to sneak up on me anyway, but this year, I’ve got two new releases coming up that I’m really excited about. I thought I’d share a little about them.
Marrying Mandy is the first book in my new series, Brides of Clearwater. This is also my first title published by Kindle Press. I know that many of you helped by nominating it on Kindle Scout some months ago, and I sure appreciate that! Marrying Mandy releases January 2nd, and is available for pre-order.
Mandy Hudson swore she’d never marry. Abandoned by her parents and raised by her grandparents, she has a hard time trusting that real love will last. When her grandmother dies, Mandy’s shocked to discover a stipulation in the will. Considering marriage to her best friend may be the only way to keep her family’s beloved bed-and-breakfast.
The loss of his job threatens Preston Yarrow’s shaky financial stability. Besides, he can’t watch his best friend give up the only real home she’s ever known. Frustrated by Mandy’s stubborn refusal to let him help, he’s certain they are stronger together than they are apart. A marriage of convenience might be crazy… or an answer to both their prayers.
Since Finding Grace is the sixth and last book in the Love’s Compass series, writing it was bittersweet. In addition to telling Tyler and Beth’s story, I also had the opportunity to tie up a few loose ends with some of the characters in previous books as well. Finding Grace releases January 3rd.
Single dad Tyler Martin can’t be more grateful to the woman who finds his missing daughter. Even though he feels a spark between them, falling in love is a risk he shouldn’t take. Too bad chance encounters and his stubborn heart keep trying to convince him otherwise.
After escaping a nightmarish relationship, Beth Davenport is content with her safe and blessedly normal life. Yet something about Tyler and his adorable daughter makes her wish for more. With the walls around her heart finally starting to crumble, she’s afraid of a future she can’t predict.
Can they let go of their fear and trust God to lead them to the love they desperately need?
I hope you all have a Happy New Year!