Welcome to Charm
Coming Spring 2022 from World Castle Publishing
A few unexplainable facts have left botanist ABBY DRAKE dazed and confused: why she can’t account for three lost hours, why a road detour she was traveling changed into a closed loop around a mountain town called Charm, why she can’t find the place on her map and a route home, and way too handsome, MAYOR NASH WALKER has appeared offering an introduction to Charm’s uncommon ways.
Nash’s words hold Abby captive on a park bench. She’s stuck in Charm. Needing to discover why and agreeing to complete a series of lessons taught by sage, GITA GREENLEAF helps chart Abby’s course. Humorous encounters follow Abby. She tries to adapt to living in an enchanted village, where money isn’t needed, but acceptance of the impossible is required. Over the next couple of weeks, Abby comes to recognize the unique beauty of living a charmed life. Unable to resist her growing attraction to Nash, she questions her desire to return home, assuming the portal opens.
Red, White, and Boom
Shell Isle Mystery Series
Published by Cozy Cat Press
Our two magnets for mayhem are at it again! While cousin sleuths Page Wright and Betsy Ross await the cannon firing at Shell Isle’s July 4th celebration, Page gets an inkling. A murder is imminent landing she and Betsy in the middle of another escapade. This time it’s charter Captain Jake who’s managed to anger five dodgy suspects possessing enough motive to take him out. The determined sleuths chart a course to solving the murder but stumble upon more than they imagined.
A twisty plot with plenty of hijinks, Betsy’s current culinary debacles, and dashes of romance between Page and Detective Tanner promises a fun romp. Fair warning. This whodunit will challenge readers to the final scene.
A Secret Gift
Published by Boroughs Publishing Group
An anonymous benefactor appears in corporate climber Halley Bowen’s life bringing the chance to create her “dream life” in the seaside town of Port Royal and pen her first romance novel. However, Halley’s worry gene is activated by one of the agreement’s stipulations. She must experience within a designated time something which has always alluded her, a grand romance.
Upon arrival in Port Royal and armed with her ideal man checklist, Halley rents a bungalow from contractor Ben Shaw. He scores high marks for triggering heart flutters but fails her perfect guy evaluation. Comic exchanges and mishaps plague Halley and Ben as they endeavor to navigate loves often choppy waters.
To find their happily ever after, they must overcome Ben’s trust issues, Halley’s inability to recognize forever love, and Ben’s uppity ex-girlfriend’s attempts to sabotage their blooming romance. From synchronistic meetings at a park’s enchanted daisy bench, Halley gains unexpected insights from sage Libby Wellington, who companions her toward knowing her heart’s desire.
Baubles to Die For
Shell Isle Mystery Series
Published by Cozy Cat Press
In Baubles to Die For, gifted sleuth Page Wright’s inner world is anything but ordinary, yet her outer world craves a revamp from her mountain bookshop’s continuing demands. A summer escape to her beloved cottage on Shell Isle with cousin Betsy Ross always promised fun and relaxation…until this latest holiday. Two constants exist that Page cannot escape: Betsy’s spicy culinary fiascos she’s obliged to chase with endless antacids, and the special guidance she receives from ‘inklings’ when her sleuthing gifts are needed.
While the ever-curious Page and Betsy savor lunch at the Beach Bistro, the sleuth observes a cryptic exchange between her la-di-da neighbor, Catherine Lange, and a seedy-looking man sitting a few feet away. Their words travel across the café’s table on a paper napkin. However, the pistol passed under the table awakens Page’s first inkling that unknown forces are conspiring to muck-up her and Betsy’s carefree sojourn.
The cousins witness subsequent sightings of Catherine, dripping in her canary diamond jewelry and making ominous threats to the people in her inner circle. Also worrisome is the tall, dark, and too handsome undercover FBI agent, Steve Tanner, living in the bungalow next door. His recent strange behavior defines stealthy. On alert now that trouble lurks, Page must entice an always reluctant Betsy to help when the nudge to act comes, knowing time is pressing.
Old Mountain Cassie:
The Three Lessons
Published by Christian Faith Publishing
In the quaint Appalachian village of Divine, brooms sweep shop owners outside to trade tales of the latest sighting of Old Mountain Cassie. Local lore claims Cassie holds the secrets to a prosperous and joyous life…but only for seekers so destined.
Lacey Jordan’s fascination to meet the reclusive mountain sage intensifies as she eavesdrops on the latest Cassie chatter swirling around her outside of Holsom Market. And a mystified Lacey believes that if she can spend time with Old Mountain Cassie, the confusion and chaos that has plagued her life will lift.
How will Lacey find the woman tucked away in the woods? And more...what are these sacred and mystical teachings of Cassie’s that offer the keys to “living life amazing?"
Old Mountain Cassie: The Three Lessons is an inspiring, tell-all-your friends, celebration to read. Cassie and the folks of Divine offer a recipe for an extraordinary life. A generous portion of humor, extra helping of insight, and a taste of mystery and romance will leave readers both fulfilled and hungry for the next story served up Cassie style.