I knew that C.S. Lewis and I had more in common than our Christianity when he said, "You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me." Welcome to a celebration of faith, tea, and the written word. I'm always engaged in a book, and whether it's one I'm reading or one of the inspirational romances I write, there's always a cup of tea close by. Join me in a cup as we chat about faith, our favorite books and the exciting places our reading and writing adventures take us.

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Where to Find Me!


Like many others, I'm on social media more than blogs these days. I find it's far easier to interact with book friends like you! 

If you don't subscribe to my newsletter, check it out! I only post when there's a new release / have a free book / have a prize package to offer. 

Here's the link: click here

In the meantime, I hope you are well, finding gems of happiness and blessing along your journey! God be with you!

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Cover Reveal...Five and Dime Christmas

Christmas might be over 9 months away, but in just six months, you can start your Christmas reading with this fun collection from Barbour. Releasing September 1, Five and Dime Christmas features stories from Cynthia Hickey, Patty Smith Hall, Christina Lorenzen, and me!

Woolworth's Five and Dime is a magical place to work at Christmastime, but will it also be a place to fall in love in 1881? 

Maggie Larson works the lunch counter where she befriends a girl who's lonely father delivers milk each Friday. Hattie Scott learns her favorite customer is Englishman Timothy Branson and a threat to her brother's job. Essie Hensley doesn't need money but welcomes the challenges of working a job where she meets a minister and six little boys who inspire Christmas wishes. A job is the only thing independent orphan Lizzie Miller needs, but she can't pass up an invite to a bookkeeper's family Christmas.

It's not quite available for preorder, but here's the Amazon link!

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Happy Book Birthday!

A Small-Town Christmas Challenge releases today! Wahoo!

It's my fifth book with Harlequin, 23rd publication overall. Wow! It's such a celebration for me as I look back on all God has done in my life.

Here's the scoop on the book:

When she inherits a beautiful historic house, nurse Leah Dean knows selling it could solve all her problems. But there’s just one catch—she and co-owner Pastor Benton Hunt must cohost the Gingerbread Gala in the home first. As Christmas approaches, Leah and Benton grow closer, and parting with the house—and each other—is not as easy as they thought…

It's available from your favorite online retailer as well as brick and mortar stores like WalMart and Barnes and Noble. 

Thanks for celebrating with me!

Sunday, November 7, 2021

Celebrate Lit Giveaway!


Hello Readers!

I am so thankful for you and all your support!

To show you how much, I have partnered up with Celebrate Lit Publicity to do an amazing giveaway where you can win a spectacular prize of over 40 books or a $500 Amazon gift card to buy books you love to build up that TBR pile! 

Look at this amazing selection of books, and it includes my December Love Inspired, A Small-Town Christmas Challenge, which isn't even for sale yet!

Be sure to enter Celebrate Lit's Thankful for our Readers Giveaway going on now through November 13.

Enter here: https://promosimple.com/ps/11e3d/2021-we-are-thankful-for-our-readers

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Faith Hope & Love Reader's Choice Finalist!

So excited that A Future for His Twins is a FHL-RCA finalist, short contemporary!

This means so much to me, but considering it's the first contemporary story I ever wrote, I'm still in shock. 

The other finalists, Jill Lynn and Myra Johnson, are AMAZING authors and I loved their books. If you haven't read their books, I urge you to check them out!


Monday, June 7, 2021

Coming soon...Christmas in July!


The Love Inspired Authors and Readers Group, Christmas in July event is coming to Facebook on Thursday, July 8th, 2021. It's live from 5:30 am EST to 8:30 PM EST, and you can expect:

  • Giveaways from some of your favorite LI and LIS authors! (not necessarily Christmas books!)
  • Fun interactive posts! 
  • Winners galore!

I'm giving away two copies of Seeking Sanctuary at noon, Eastern Time, 9 am Pacific.

To join the fun, you must have a Facebook account and be a member of the Love Inspired Authors and Readers Group. It's easy to join. Follow this link. You must answer the membership question, but it's a formality--it's not hard!

The LI group is so much fun. There are multiple giveaways each week, lots of fun, sharing, and fellowship. All positive and caring posts. 

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Seeking Sanctuary is out...plus a recipe!


Seeking Sanctuary is out in the world! Wahoo! I'm so excited!

It's the story of Paige, a single mom-to-be trying to figure out her next steps, and bookstore manager Kellan, her brother's army buddy, who's carrying a secret burden.

I had so much fun writing this book. I was able to incorporate:

  • a bookstore
  • matchmaking octogenarians
  • sparkly shoes
  • preschoolers
  • Iceland poppies
  • pickles
  • my tuna salad recipe
In case you're curious about my tuna salad recipe, I don't have anything down to exact measurements. It's one of those things I just do, taste, and adapt accordingly. But if you want to try tuna salad like I make (and the characters eat), here's what I do:

1-2 cans of tuna packed in water, drained
mayonnaise, to taste
a squeeze or two of lemon juice
sweet pickle relish
chopped onion, red preferred but white okay
a stalk or two of chopped celery
dry dill weed to taste

There you go! Easy peasy! We have a debate over the pickle relish--my husband and mom far prefer dill pickles to sweet pickles. 

Where do you fall on the debate?