Uff da, it's cold.  Undeniably, the only phrase needed to describe a Minnesota winter.  With freezing temps and frigid winds, some may wonder why we live in a state often referred to as our nation's 'ice box'.  We're a hardy lot up North, and we embrace the season with open arms.  We venture out from our homes, cabins and winter lodges ready to brave—and even enjoy—the snow and ice.  Searching for adventure, some of the bold are lucky enough to find love along the way.

Not ready to face a bitter chill on the way to your won arctic love story?  No worries.  With Romancing the Lakes of Minnesota ~Winter, the fanciful and frosty escapades come to you in the comfort of your toasty abode.  Grab a hot drink, a warm blanket, and snuggle up in front of the fireplace with eleven heart melting and often steamy wintertime tales of romance on a blizzard of a journey across the 10,00 frozen lakes of Minnesota.

A Southern Spark on Northern Ice by Peg Pierson          

Sparks fly when a melancholy Minnesotan discovers a sexy spirit haunting her antique bed. Can she find a way to free his soul? Or will his southern charm capture her heart for eternity?

Alone with the Devil by Angeline Fortin

When a snowmobile accident sends Bliss careening into the arms of a long-lost love, she must decide if she can let the pain from their past finally fade away as the heat rises in a secluded north woods cabin.


Before the Trail Goes Cold by Ann Nardone

When a child goes missing, Jenny will risk anything to get her back. Even if it means putting herself in danger. But Jenny finds her heart may be in danger too when she teams up with the hot local deputy in a race against time.

Best Served Cold by Jude Wiesner

If Sydney can overcome her belief that all professional athletes are interchangeable, she might find that Ryan shares a common background and is more than just a pretty jock.

Blizzard of Love by Rose Marie Meuwissen

Stuck in a ditch with her two teenage daughters on their way to Lutsen Ski Resort in the midst of a raging blizzard, Kari realizes her rescuer may be just the man to put her back on the road to love again.

Frozen on Lake Superior by Kristy Johnson

Through the fierce winds and below average temperatures, Ellie Stevens finds love and adventure on the frozen shore of Lake Superior.

Love Under the Northern Lights by Dylann Crush

When a journalist with a Texas twang takes on a flannel-clad hottie in Minnesota, north and south ignite under the magic of the Northern Lights.

Love’s No Joke by Diane Wiggert

A man walks into a bar… A strange little bar with joke telling locals and a beautiful bartender. A twist of fate, and a broken snowmobile, leaves Shane Olsen stranded on the shores of Kabetogama Lake. Will it be the strangest day of his life, or the best?

Power to the Sixties by Ingrid Anderson Sampo

Fraught with laughs, arguments, deception and love, a day in the life of condo-mates is a life changer, especially for Faith, a man-crazy widow.

The Perfect Proposal by Jill Revak

A gorgeous manor. Sparkling snow. One dream proposal. Will Saige get the perfect weekend she’s been planning? Or will fate take her somewhere she never expected… Like into the arms of another man?

 Wish Upon the North Star by KT Alexander

A bear, a blizzard, and a cottage in the woods… The perfect recipe for romance.

Whether it’s the promise of love’s first kiss, the smoldering fire of unanticipated attraction, or the lighthearted tale of a lonely mermaid, our collection of original short stories will fill your heart with romance.


Let your heart take a romantic journey where tales of romance come floating across the land of 10,000 lakes into your heart on a warm autumn breeze


Our original short stories offer a cornucopia of tales, as varied as the brightly colored fall leaves to make you smile and even bring a tear to your eye. From the slow burn of secret unrequited passion, to unspoken love, to a second chance at love, let these stories transport your heart on a romantic journey.


A Splash with Fate by Rhonda Brutt                                            

When their paths crossed, Kaitlyn and Samuel had no idea how an act of charity, along with a few homeless animals, would change their lives.


Always a Wedding Planner by Jude Wiesner                        

Until Tessa can recognize that the one man totally wrong for her could be mister right, she will remain always a wedding planner, never a bride.


Camp Crooked Lake by Jill Revak                                

After seventeen years, city-girl Molly Rhodes revisits her childhood camp and reconnects with her first crush.                                                        


Cara’s Swim by Kristy Johnson                           

On the quiet shores of Lake Sylvia, amongst the golden colors of fall, Cara Waters expected to spend her days overseeing renovations of camp Chi-Ro and working on her novel. Instead she inadvertently exposed an old mystery, and found the love of her life.


Cup a’Java by Ingrid Anderson Sampo        

A parcel of the citizens of Foulwell, a motley group, come together at the Cup ‘a Java for caffeine, a chat and some playful razzing. Tall tales of an alleged romance figure prominently in the conversation.


Fish Flirt Too by Peg Pierson              

To save her beloved lakeside Inn from the clutches of her greedy stepdaughter, Savanah needs a miracle. Not a merman…  


For the Love of Bertha by Ann Nardone 

An old legend leads a lost soul to find answers … and maybe love.


Ghost Light by Rachael Passan

The spark between a paranormal investigator and a theater owner is given a helping “hand” from three card-playing seniors in a being-renovated Minnesota movie house.


Knight of the Witching Hour by Christopher Edmund 

Caden Lee Wester was a drifter. A lone wolf seeking solitude on a peaceful night at the lake until a young woman, in desperate need of help, plucked him from reality, tossing him head first into a fantastical adventure filled with magic, monsters, and witches


Magic at Moose Lake by Diane Wiggert  

While Shelby Maguire escapes to her friend’s cabin to find peace, quiet and to seek the answers to her man troubles. Tanner Burke heads to the same cabin to seek the illusive whitetail. But will an unexpected week together lead them to find something else?


Railroad Ties by Rose Marie Meuwissen

Little did Kayla know, by following her late husband’s love of trains to the shores of Lake Superior, she would end up on the right track to fall in love again.


The Inheritance by Kathleen Nordstrom 

All in one day, Katie lost her inheritance, was unable to carry out her dead grandmother's burial wishes and found love in a horse stable.  


The Leap by Angeline Fortin                            

A passionate confession at a lakeside celebration sends a single mother reeling and wondering if she should take a leap of her own.


Third Times a Charm by KT Alexander           

A witch, with a forbidden old flame, and the power of Samhain.


Read our anthology, Romancing the Lakes of Minnesota—Autumn, and get carried away on the gentle winds of autumn in Minnesota filled with stories of romance set on Minnesota’s lakes and experience the unique voices from our Minnesota author’s imaginations.

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