The Lakeland Series Box Set
Available November 2021
Colleen and Abbie Lewis are mother and daughter living in a small, lakeside town, and they are -- oops! -- about to become accidental crime solvers. The idyllic little town of Lakeland, where they live, is experiencing a rash of pretty nasty crimes. Between the murder of a local couple, the assaults perpetrated against local realtors, a sexual assault and murder in the vineyard owned by Colleen's parents, and a series of burglaries that may or may not be drug-crime inspired, the local authorities have their hands full. Colleen and Abbie never mean to get involved -- yet somehow that is exactly what keeps on happening.
Fortunately, Colleen and her family have been Lakeland residents for a very long time. An entire townful of people wants to keep this duo safe. That includes a couple of very different, extremely appealing men -- and, a whole slew of dogs!
As a local area dog groomer, Colleen figures there can never be enough dogs -- and this series is filled with a variety of canine friends. And as for men -- well, there's Diego, the sexy soccer coach, there's Drew the local cop and lifelong friend, and there's Bobby, the family friend who just may or may not be shady and breaking his grandmother's heart. What's a girl to do other than fall in love and do her best to live happily ever after?
With a novel happening in every season, this local town has some stuff going on. Like, love blooming all over the place. This is going to be a year for Colleen and Abbie to remember. First, though, they have to live to tell the tale!
"Gilmore Girls Meet Stephanie Plum"
Near & Far Magazine Series Book 3
Whiskey & Mistletoe
A Christmas romance novel.
Near and Far Magazine accountant, Augusta Chamberlain, has been abandoned at Christmas. Sure her business partners and roommates, Isla and Mellie Samms, are on working holidays, but that doesn't make Auggie any less alone. Someone had to stay behind and pitch their advertising services to Irish Whiskey distiller, Josh McLoughlin. Their magazine needs his business, and Auggie is nothing if not responsible.
Of course, her business ethic is about to seriously tested. McLoughlin has a cute accent, six-pack abs, and a dirty sense of humour -- and Mellie failed to mention that the man is bunking with Auggie for the duration of his stay. If that wasn't annoying enough, Josh is sweet to children, he can dance, he can ice skate... and he can do a whole bunch of other, more adult things exceptionally well.
Auggie may have just met the perfect man. Too bad he lives halfway around the world!
New Series Coming Summer 2021
Walking Walrus Cafe
Walking Walrus Cafe is located on the shores of Okanagan Lake in the tiny summer tourist town of Peachland, British Columbia. Owned and operated by three generations of women, book one in the new Peachland Passions Series is set to launch in early 2021.
When Monya's husband died, she had no choice but to raise their daughter alone. Now Nina has a daughter of her own, and together the three generations run Walking Walrus Cafe in the tiny Okanagan tourist town of Peachland, British Columbia. They have lives that are busy, full, and reflective of the town where they live.
Brett is just in town on business, but when he tastes Monya's hospitality, he starts to wonder if maybe he should stay. The more he learns about the gigantic size of this small-town lady's heart -- and the more he watches her determination in action -- the more he realizes Monya is one of a kind. Now he just has to show her that she is his kind. And if she will let him, he plans to be a good man to her and her girls.
Leigh Macfarlane writes fun and sexy contemporary romances with a range of heat levels. Most often, her novels are set in the Okanagan Valley of Beautiful British Columbia, Canada, and celebrate all the region has to offer. Leigh's books often reflect on current local and global societal issues, on what it means to be a family, and may contain adorable fur babies and sometimes a dead body or two.