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Check out what's happening here. My Sweet Southern Romance novels and inspirational nonfiction books are shown in the right sidebar. I hope you get hours of enjoyment while reading my books. Details can be found on my Books page.

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You can read more of what people say about my books by clicking the Endorsements and Testamonials tabs at the top of the page. Read the beginning of my novels and novellas by clicking the First Chapters tab. Get two free eBooks at the Freebie tab. When you click the Blogs tab above you can visit my two blogs--one is about Christian authors with book giveaways each week and my other blog, Lifelines, has my inspirational thoughts. Again, thanks for coming by. I'd love to hear from you. Below is a bit about my newest novella release:

A most eligible bachelor. A dignified woman.
The Perfect Pair?

Susan Lockwood is a serious-minded woman.

David Maxwell has never dated any woman more than six months—he becomes bored and continues to search for that someone who qualifies for the pedestal he’s reserved for her.
When David interviews Susan for a position at his company, they find what they’ve dreamed of in each other. David makes her smile, and that pleases her. Susan is like a tonic, bringing out the best in him.

A record-breaking snowfall and power outages hit Asheville. Stranded, Susan must stay at his mother’s and concludes David is tied to her apron strings. Not knowing he is attracted to Susan, she doubts she can overcome David’s dependence on his mother and accept his ideal job offer.

In 1958 in snow-covered North Carolina mountains, two souls meet only to bounce away from each other like bumper cars at the county fair…

Read Chapter 1


  1. Spot on!! very lovable post.

    1. Sarah, thanks for visiting my website and for your kind words!

  2. Beautiful cover. I'd love to spend time at a S Carolina beach house.

    1. I would too. I'd love to sit a while everyday in that chair on the cover of Tidewater Summer! Thanks for complimenting the cover and for leaving a comment.

  3. beautiful cover and the book sounds great! Shelia Hall

    1. Shelia, thank you! Glad you like the cover. Hope you have a chance to read the book. Thanks for leaving your comment!