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He sent for a nanny…

and ended up with a mail-order bride.

Marshal Beau Garrett penned a desperate ad for a nanny to wrangle the five unruly children he inherited. So why is this society miss at his jail claiming to be his betrothed? Penelope Parker thought the mail-order bride ad was her salvation when she fled the city and an arranged marriage. Meddling matchmakers may be to blame for the mix-up, but no matter, she won’t go back. With one week to change Beau’s mind, she’ll just hike up her muddied skirts, tame the children and prove to her reluctant groom he needs a wife.

October 2022 Love Inspired Historical

A Business Arrangement

When the railroad pushes to buy her land, orphaned Cameron Sims will do anything to keep the only home she and her sisters have ever known. Even if she must marry a stranger. But she’s determined her agreement with the mysterious, dashing man—who’s unlike anything the Kansas railroad town has ever seen—will remain simply business.

Duncan Murray doesn’t want a wife. He wants Sims Creek, a sanctuary that can help him forget a troubled childhood. But his reluctant, and captivating, bride-to-be is key to making his dreams a reality. And despite their business arrangement, Camy and Duncan might be signing on the dotted line for true love…

November 2016 Love Inspired Historical

Pinkerton detective Garrison McGuire is a man on a mission: find his orphaned nieces, ensure their well-being, and return to Chicago’s darkest alleyways where he can appease his conscience. Unfortunately, he can’t help the pull he feels to the woman who gambles, misquotes scripture and rescues orphans.

Darbigal O’Donnell never had much use for God after her parents traded her for a pick-axe and a shovel, but that doesn’t stop her from carrying on the legacy of the godly man who rescued her from a life of prostitution by saving young girls in similar situations, even if it means breaking the law. When she robs a train on its way to Coaly Creek and shoots the wrong man, she begins to discover there is more to life than revenge.

Can this hard-edged detective soften enough to admit his unconditional love to the outlaw who won his heart and the children she protects?

Forget Me Not Romances, a division of Winged Publications (May 22, 2017)

Sold into slavery by her jealous sisters, Ada finds herself captive on the ship of a Greek merchant. Expecting a harsh new master, she’s surprised to find the captain compassionate—and attractive. Yet she can’t fall for the man who owns her—not when she watched her enslaved mother pine after her unyielding father. 

Nicolaus only wants to rescue the beautiful, mistreated woman from the auction block. He plans to free Ada, just as soon as he secures his inheritance. Which means racing the ship back to his homeland to best his brother. If he loses, all his cargo will be forfeited—including Ada. But as perilous storms reveal her courage and grace, the question becomes, can his heart stand to let her go?

July 2015 Love Inspired Historical

Book 1 of Royal Guardians

With no brothers to carry out her father’s legacy, Sh’mira, the maimed daughter of a prosperous farmer, must marry a man willing to leave his home. However, the only one who does not scorn her disfigurement is Ariel, her father’s bondservant.

In exchange for his freedom, Ariel’s master offers him Sh’mira as a bride and the rights of a firstborn son, but the former Commander of the Temple Guard cannot accept the honor. He’s bound by a vow to protect Judah’s future king from the child’s murderous grandmother, but when the queen’s guard attacks the tiny village, he’s been hiding in he finds he cannot leave his master’s daughter.

Forget Me Not Romances, a division of Winged Publications (July 24, 2019)

Book 2 Royal Guardians

He Was Hers to Command

Swept away from her home and into the desert, Abigail is as much a prisoner as she is a princess. A ruthlessly ambitious captain of the palace guard intends to force her into marriage and rule Judah through her. Yet the badly beaten soldier Abigail rescues offers another choice—if she dares trust him. She is royalty, yet Jesse is surprised by the gentle compassion Abigail shows him as he heals. In return, he will help her escape to Jerusalem, protecting her life with his own. But Abigail’s rank and Jesse’s deadly past makes any future impossible, unless forgiveness forged by love can triumph overall.

Forget Me Not Romances, a division of Winged Publications (Dec 3, 2019)

Contemporary Novella

When Ettie Mae Porter was fifteen her mother abandoned her and her father uprooted her and moved her to Kansas. Ten years of pain and rejection has left her heart scarred and searching for a place to call home. After she receives a phone call about her grandfather’s passing, she returns to her childhood home only to find old friends waiting to break through her impenetrable walls of anxiety. Their overwhelming attention has her on the edge of freaking out and ready to run back to Kansas.

Jackson Lee Davis has never forgotten the carefree girl he loved as a teen and intended on marrying after she graduated high school. When she shows up unexpectedly at his father’s hotel, due to his sister’s scheming, he can’t help but swoop in and rescue her. Unable to help himself, he falls right back into the role of a suitor and tries to convince her home is in Biloxi with him, but first he has to convince her that romance isn’t just a script written for movies, and hope like crazy she’ll believe love is possible, especially between them.

 Forget Me Not Romances, a division of Winged Publications (June 26, 2017)

An Unlikely Governess (A Harris-Spotchnet Finishing School of the Peculiar Kind Book 1)

Bernadette Chambers has one last assignment before graduating Harris-Spotchnet’s Finishing School of the Peculiar Kind, and unfortunately, she’ll need more than her training has prepared her for when it comes to being a governess to a small child who witnessed her father’s kidnapping, but her lack of preparedness with the child is nothing compared to the sparks ignited by the child’s uncle and his desperate desire to keep his niece safe.

Retired Society Agent Isaac Clanton Willoughby, knew his brother was on the verge of a scientific breakthrough to cure a disease that took his late wife when he disappeared days before the cure was to be unveiled at Andropogon’s Worlds Fair. Now it’s up to him to discern his brother’s secret codes, find out who took him, and ensure his niece’s well-being by hiring the perfect governess without becoming distracted by her beauty and intelligence. But when he discovers nothing is as it seems, can he push past his reservations and trust the woman to help him unravel the mystery left by his brother before it is too late?

Forget Me Not Romances, a division of Winged Publications (June 1, 2017)

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