Some days life is wonderful. Other days it’s murder.
Former Marine August Reyes is home for good, haunted by images of bloodshed. He meets up again with Elle Styles, the girl he's never been able to forget.
When August was eight and Elle was six, she changed his and his mother's lives before she and her widowed mother left the Wisconsin vacation town. Twenty-two years later, she's returned to Trouble Bay with her four-year-old daughter, but they’re only staying for six weeks. Elle and August are different people now. He sees life through darkness, and she sees it through light. And light and dark don’t mix well.
Someone else was changed by Elle when she was young. A woman who lives by her own rules. Rule Number Two—Don’t let anyone cheat you—is in play now. And this might lead to Rule Number Three: Don’t kill anyone ... unless killing is necessary.
The town of Trouble Bay is about to live up to its name. Life there can be murder... Even when you’re falling in love.
Broke, pregnant and deserted by her
boyfriend, Maddie Barrymore swerves to avoid a kitten while driving in a
Wisconsin blizzard—and her life takes another turn. Like Puss in Boots, she
stays in an empty house. She has the baby, the kitten, gets a job and a
degree…yet every day she’s ready to flee if the real owner shows up.
Five years later, he does…
Dumped by the woman he loves, film
producer Logan MacLeesh’s heart is as dark as one of his movies. He plans to
hole up in his grandmother’s old mansion and throw himself into his work…until
he discovers the sexy squatter and her four-year-old son. Before he can call
the sheriff, Maddie’s tale of how she ended up there entertains him. They make
a deal that as long as she tells him a story every night, she and her son can
stay. Even the cat, though Logan’s always been a dog person.
A dog in need of saving…
Far away in another state, a homeless
dog lifts his head, sniffs…and smells him. The human who’s meant for him.
As he heads through the snow toward the scent, his journey seems impossible,
even though it’s Christmas, a time when miracles happen.
Neurosurgeon and widower Paul Thorpe’s thirteen-year-old
daughter needs help. A genius in the operating room, he’s clueless as a father.
Then he catches a segment on TV about a woman who conducted a successful eight-week
boot camp to help teenage girls find their awesome...
He makes her an offer she can’t refuse...
Psychologist and life coach Bronte McPhee is too busy
building her Finding Your Awesome empire to take time for romance. But she can’t
turn down the money Paul offers. She and her Cavalier King Charles spaniel
travel to the chillier climes of Wisconsin. After all, she’ll be back in
But she’d forgotten that in eight weeks, anything could happen....
Katie Guthrie has pie magic. Intuition tells her what to bake. Whether it’s a
Goodbye Pie or a Welcome Home Pie, it will turn out perfect and be waiting for
the person who needs it most.
She cherishes her life in the small village of Miracle,
Wisconsin, and has no desire for change. But to help a friend, she agrees to
film a cooking pilot show. Only to realize the filmmaker is the dying boy
Katie used to call her angel when she lived in Chicago with her junkie mother.
Gabe Robbins is no angel, and he’s no boy anymore. Burned out after a three-year stint building a hospital
in Africa, Gabe ignores his demons by living day-to-day and filming wedding
videos. Nothing deep, nothing he has to become invested in. Nothing that will
get under his skin, until…
Watching Katie create her pies from behind his video
camera makes him realize what he’s missing. Thanks to Katie and her pies, Gabe
discovers his passion again. But will it lead him to his heart’s desire…or will
this miracle take him away from Katie forever?
Contemporary romance, Women’s Fiction, romance, cats, small
town, Wisconsin, magical realism, family, family relationships, Miracle