CONTEMPORARY - Stand-Alone Novels

Below are my published Contemporary Romance and Romantic-Suspense that are not part of any series - i.e. stand-alones (for now *G*). If you enjoy reading series, check out the Donovan family novels or the Mysterious Ways series. Click on any book cover image to go to the Amazon sales page for that book.

Winner of the Contemporary Romance and Grand Prize in the 2011 Writers On the Storm Category Five Writing Contest.

All Things Come In God's Time, Including Love

Tara Whitman has a big problem. She's in love with her best friend, and it's getting harder to hide it from him. She fears the truth will destroy a friendship she holds dear, even as she battles jealousy toward the string of leggy blonds that parade through Jack’s life.

Jack Carlton spends his free time at one social event or another with the latest woman he dates to protect a huge secret he’s keeping from Tara - he’s in love with her, has been for years. Haunted by the memory of a kiss shared in their teens, he doesn't want to endanger their friendship. Yet the thought of her kissing someone else drives him to distraction if he lets himself dwell on it.

Newspaper reporter Dana Chandler's life is full of "big brothers" without a romantic notion in the bunch. She's watched Alan Richards from across the courtroom for years, admiring him first as a prosecutor from three years then as a judge for the past year. In fact, she spends more time at the courthouse than her office. He's compassionate but thorough, fair but strict. Feared by criminals, he seeks justice for victims of violent crime, a fact she appreciates for her own reasons.

When an old friend is accused of murder, Dana believes he's been set up. She won't allow that to be done to an innocent man, especially the one who saved her life years ago, but the case reminds her of how much she hates puzzles. Then help comes from unexpected quarters, including the judge she's long admired. That's all she needs - another "big brother."

Superior Court judge Alan Richards knows nothing about his unidentified observer. Not even her name. She's been his constant, at least in the courtroom, for four years, but he still doesn't know anything about her. Finally, God opens the door for them to meet.

As the danger for Dana grows, Alan devises an unconventional plan....

A novelette sequel to Keep Her is also now available.

"Maybe," she'd said with a mischievous smile.
He should've taken that more seriously....

Alan and Dana Richards have been married three-and-a-half years, and he couldn't be happier with the direction their lives have gone. Despite her penchant for praying for things without telling him about it first. Then she talks him into attending his 20th high school reunion.

When God answers Dana's latest prayers in a surprising way, Alan sees people from his past in a new light and comes to understand that God has a purpose in every storm.