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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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A sweet romance spiced with deception, set in 1959.

Jean Stewart and her mama stand firm to protect their family business from a big-city developer’s takeover. Oscar Wainworth sends his son William to convince the ladies to sell their property. William has an instant attraction to Jean, believes he shouldn’t be the one to discuss the sale with the Stewarts, and gives them a fake name. If they know he’s a Wainworth, he’s likely to find himself out on the sidewalk.

One lie leads to another until William may have dug a hole too deep to escape. By stealth he learns that Jean can’t associate with anyone who is dishonest. To win Jean’s love, William must convince her that his lies flowed from good intentions.


  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.