THE BOOKS 

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Song Poetry

Poetry and adapted song lyrics on themes of Love Life and God.

Smoke

Set against a backdrop of the Canadian Pipeline debate, this novel follows four sets of characters as they pursue life, love, friendship and careers in the Okanagan of British Columbia.

Honey on My Lips

Have you ever been on top of the world then lost it all? Award-winning singer Dania Maeson has. When her guitar player husband dies, Dania spirals into addiction and self-destruction. Now, three years later, Dania is sober, is living in her sister's basement, and is teaching music lessons for a living. Also, she's met a guy -- a sexy carpenter with a past of his own. When sparks fly between Dania and Brandon, Dania must decide if she wants to return to the glory of the stage or if she is ready for new dreams with a man who wants to love her. 

Feathers in the Snow

Travel writer Isla Samms is vacationing in the Vernon hills in search of her next story. Nothing about this vacation is what she expected, though, from the early arrival of a baby to sleigh rides late at night to falling for the anti-social cowboy, J.T. Cooper. This vacation is starting to feel like the rest of Isla's life.

Launching on Leigh's birthday, Feathers in the Snow is free for one day only -- December 3, 2019.

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Santa's Surf School

Travel writer Melissa Samms has been looking to her Christmas surf school vacation in Santa Cruz, California, but so far, nothing about this vacation is going as she imagined. First, the airline loses her luggage. Next, the dealership has no record of her car rental. Worse by far, waiting to check into her hotel, she recognizes the man in front of her -- her ex, Travis Rossi.

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Whiskey & Mistletoe

With Isla and Mellie away, it is left to Augusta to sell Irish Whiskey manufacturer, Josh McLoughlin, on advertising space in Near & Far Magazine. One look at the pretty accountant, though, and Josh is far more interested in selling Auggie on himself. 

Coming December 3, 2021.

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The Heart of Things

Colleen and Abbie Lewis are a mother-daughter accidental crime solving duo. When a stray dog interrupts Abbie's soccer game, Colleen catches the boxer, then attempts to return him to his owners. Unfortunately, she finds Sylvester's people murdered in their own back yard. Needing closure badly after discovering the gory scene, Colleen attempts to solve the crime, but her efforts only bring her and her daughter into the sights of a killer. 

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The Way of Things

Book 2 in the Lakeland Series. 

 Abbie is celebrating her fifteenth birthday at the lake and finds a woman floating facedown and near dead. The woman is Anna, Colleen's best friend and local area realtor. Someone is targeting the female realtors of Lakeland. As well, Colleen stumbles into the middle of things when it becomes apparent that Gloria Sampson, mom to soccer goalie Dani, is being physically abused by her husband. When Colleen puts herself in jeopardy, Drew is furious, and tensions between them ride high. 

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The Best of Things

Book 3 in the Lakeland Series. 

 Abbie is working at her grandparents vineyard and loving every minute of it. Colleen is frantically working on the wedding plans, and Drew has traveled to Vancouver Island to visit his mother. Then a body is found at Zara Vineyard. Bobby De Luca has been sleeping with the victim, and he becomes chief suspect in the murder. When Sabine's body is discovered, Charles suffers a heart attack, and Colleen's brother, Mark, comes home from California to help out while their father recovers.

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The Merry Kind of Things

Book 4 and finale in the Lakeland Series. 

 The wedding everyone has been waiting for is finally happening! Of course, Lakeland is in the midst of a series of robberies which just may have a drug twist. Solving these crimes -- particularly after Fur Face becomes a victim of the burglaries, too -- has Drew distracted from wedding prep. Anna is having issues with her honey, and Abbie has her first serious crush. In the middle of it all, Colleen keeps her eyes on the prize -- the happily ever after they all deserve.

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Rock Bottom Ranch

Former rodeo queen, Pearl Robinson, made one little mistake with her life.

She married the wrong guy.

Now divorced, she is coming home.

She has a new job working at the ranch of former town bad boy, Tim Wenger.

Rock Bottom Ranch is a ranch with a mission -- to help troubled teens through therapeutic riding.

It doesn't take Pearl long to fall in love with her new job, her new students… and possibly also with her new boss.

Together they will work to fight the town's opposition to what they are trying to do.

Will they also become a family along the way?

 

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Shutter's Eye

At the age of 14, Amy Callaghan narrowly escapes death when Shad's Electronics Store -- where she is shopping  -- is blown up. The racially-motivated act of terrorism is never solved, and Amy and Jamila -- the only surviving member of the Shad family -- stay in touch. Fifteen years later, Amy is now an award-winning photographer, and her childhood friend is getting married.

A week before the wedding, Jamila is stabbed by an attacker, and although her wounds aren't life threatening, she needs Amy to help with last minute wedding prep. Since some of that prep involves her fiance Abe's side of the guest list, Jamila decides Amy will need the help of best man, Zander. And ho boy, is the gorgeous Zander willing and ready to help!

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Walking Walrus Cafe

Book 1 of the Peachland Passions Series. 

 The Walking Walrus Cafe has a reputation for being the best coffee in Peachland. In town on business, Brett Grayson has to agree. It is the hospitality of cafe owner, Monya, though, that has him thinking about settling in the little town on the shores of Okanagan Lake. 

Coming Summer 2021

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Sunflowers & Sweet Peas
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Book 2 of the Peachland Passions Series. 

Cassidy owns the florist shop beside the Walking Walrus Cafe. She also owns the heart of rookie cop, Ian Roshan. Raised in a family of cops, Cassidy has a no go rule where they are concerned. That's a rule Ian plans to convince her to break.

Watch for it in 2022