Want to know where I’m at in writing each book? This page is updated a couple times a week, so you can keep track of how much further I have to go in writing these books. 😀
The Wedding Pact (Marriage by Fairytale: Book 3)
Coming July 14!
On her 21st birthday, Ophelia was due to marry her guardian. Only she didn’t know it.
Miss Ophelia Crowe has led an extremely sheltered life. After her parents died when she was five, she went to live at her guardian’s country estate. She went on to live a life where everything was managed for her. From what she could wear to what activities she could do, each and every day had been carefully structured by the servants.
The problem was, she didn’t know who her guardian was.
Until the morning of her 21st birthday when the maids present her to him looking more like a doll than a lady who would like to have a say in her future. And a doll is exactly the way he treats her. She comes to realize just how much he’s structured her life so that she’s been trained to be the kind of wife he wants.
Well, she’s decided she won’t marry him. In a bold move, she runs off on a horse in the night in order to escape the fate everyone has set out for her ever since she was a child.
All Vicar Julian Roskin wants is to lead a quiet life. He’s caused enough trouble in the past. He doesn’t need any more problems. But, late one night, his safe and predictable world is turned upside down when a beautiful young lady ends up on his doorstep in need of protection. Protection, in this case, will require him to marry her.
Reason tells him not to do it. Nothing good can come from marriage to a lady he doesn’t know anything about. But something about her demands he take her up on her offer. Dare he take the risk, or should he do everything he can to send her back?
This is loosely inspired by the Little Red Riding Hood story.
Nelly’s Mail Order Husband (Husbands for the Larson Sisters: Book 1)
Nelly Larson grew up on a farm, and she loves everything about it. From the moment she wakes up to when she goes to sleep, she enjoys getting her hands dirty, whether it’s taking care of crops or animals. She loves the life so much, in fact, that she got her own homestead. She keeps so busy that she doesn’t have the time or the desire for a husband. She’s just fine being on her own, and no one is going to change her mind. Her sisters can’t believe Nelly will truly be happy if she doesn’t get married, so they take matters into their own hands and answer a mail-order husband ad on Nelly’s behalf.
Valentine Silverton has been used to a life of comfort and luxury for his entire life. Then, all at once, he is a pauper. The only recourse he has is to find a wealthy heiress. He posts an ad searching for a suitable woman. Of the replies he gets, the one from a young woman who owns acres of land and manages her own homestead sounds the most appealing. While he has no idea what a homestead is, it’s apparent she runs her own business, and being a landowner must mean she has lots of money. So he runs off to Omaha to marry her.
When he finally meets Nelly, both of them are in for a big shock. While the last thing Nelly wants to do is hand over the running of her homestead to a man, he balks at the idea of doing chores on a farm.
In this romantic comedy, both might initially be in for a rude awakening, but it’s a romance so the happy ending is a guarantee…along with some laughter along the way.
Second Draft Done!
(Dave and Mary Larson’s Third Romance Story)
Cover coming soon
This is Dave and Mary Larson’s third romance. Romance doesn’t have to end just because you get married and have children. In Eye of the Beholder, their marriage borne of practicality led to love. In To Have and To Hold, Mary had to learn to let go of her past once and for all. Now, in Forever Yours, both will learn that a trial can solidify a union when two people are committed to their marriage.
In this book, Dave suffers from a fall from a horse and is confined to the indoors. This will be difficult for him since he’s used to being outside all the time. At one point, he’s going to go out during a storm to protect the animals, and this is where he gets sick. Up to now, Dave has always been the strong one.
I thought it would be interesting to see what would happen if Mary gets to be the strong one for a change. We all have our moments where we face insecurities and fears. I had thought, “What if Dave had to face those things? What would happen?” So that’s what the basis of this book will be like.
Second Draft Done!
Fairest of Them All (Marriage by Fairytale: Book 4)
Coming August or September!
Evander Meyrick, the Duke of Sutherton, has lived the past thirteen years under a curse. He didn’t know just how bad the curse was until every lady he’s married died within a year of their wedding date. Now he has a step-daughter who is ready for her first Season, and he longs to give her a normal life, which is something he could never have. Since he’s unable to leave the confines of his townhouse, he sends out a proposal to any available lady who’ll marry him. In return for taking the risk of being his wife, he’ll see to it that her family is financially secure.
After having three failed Seasons and learning her family is bankrupt, Miss Viola Keane takes the Duke of Sutherton up on his offer. Yes, it’s strange that he requires her to only be in his presence when it’s completely dark in the room, but she promises to abide by his rules. As she gets to know him, she grows more and more intrigued with him. Though he lives the life of a hermit in his attic, he’s incredibly tender and sweet, and something about him stirs feelings in her that she never expected a spinster to have.
But this curse he believes he’s under is keeping her from truly being his wife. In order to have the marriage she longs for, she might have to defy the curse by doing the one thing she’s been forbidden to do: look at his face.
Second Draft Done!