A failing bookstore. A crumbling house.
This inheritance was the not-so-promising reason for Dahlia's return to the small town of Candle Beach, Washington. With a nasty trustee who is determined to keep her from succeeding and Garrett, a handsome neighbor who challenges her at every step, she doesn’t expect to have a future there.
However, the town grows on her and she sees transformations in herself that she didn't expect. With her childhood friends wanting her to stay and a developing attraction to Garrett, could Aunt Ruth's bequest be the key to Dahlia's happily ever after?
An instant connection that can weather any storm...until their dreams collide.
When Gretchen Roberts graduated from college, she planned a brief stay in her hometown of Candle Beach. Ten years later, she’s still working for her parents and wondering how her life got so off track. Luckily, she's got a plan for the future, which hinges on being hired for the lead sales job at a luxury housing development south of town. With a referral from her best friend Maggie, she's a shoo-in for the job.
But there's one little snag...
Parker Gray grew up knowing he’d work for his parents’ real estate firm in nearby Haven Shores. What he didn’t expect was that he'd be in constant competition with his older brother. He’s got to get out of there before he loses his mind, and the sales position at Oceanview Estates seems like a perfect way of reaching that goal.
Gretchen and Parker meet by chance and are instantly attracted to each other -- until they find out they're both after the same job. Who will win the coveted position? And when the dust settles, will they still want each other?
A promise between brothers. A secret that threatens to tear a budding romance apart.
Maggie Price is resilient. After her husband died, leaving her a young widow with an infant son, she returned home to Candle Beach to create a new future for them by purchasing the Bluebonnet Cafe.
She loves her life, but something feels like it’s missing...
Jake Price promised his younger brother he’d take of his wife and child if something happened to him while deployed overseas. Now, five years after his brother’s death, Jake vows to fulfill that promise and take care of Maggie and her son Alex.
Maggie tries to fight her attraction to Jake, but he knocks down her resistance and they fall in love. Will she still feel the same if she knows the real reason he’s in Candle Beach?
Candle Beach novels are "clean and sweet" romantic fiction that can be read as standalone novels and have happily-ever-after endings with no cliffhangers.
Suburban mom Jill Andrews has two young kids and a husband who travels more than he's home. Her biggest worry is the decision to re-enter the workforce, until she trips over the body of her neighbor, Samuel Westen, who'd been feuding with Jill's sister-in-law Desi.
When the stress of being the police's top suspect lands Desi in the hospital with pregnancy complications, Jill must navigate her own mom-life crisis, sift through a tangled web of secrets and lies, and discover the identity of the real killer before it's too late.
Jill Andrews Cozy Mysteries
Brownie Points for Murder -- Book 1
Death to the Highest Bidder -- Book 2 -- Coming Soon
A Deadly Pair O'Docks -- Book 3 -- Coming Soon
Stuck With S'more Death -- Book 4 -- Coming Soon
Murderous Mummy Wars -- Book 5 -- Coming Soon
A Killer Christmas Party -- Book 6 -- Coming Soon
- #1 New York Times Bestseller for 8 years running
- Now celebrating its 25th anniversary
Simple ideas, lasting love
Falling in love is easy. Staying in love—that’s the challenge. How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands, conflicts, and just plain boredom of everyday life?
In the #1 New York Times bestseller The 5 Love Languages, you’ll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide. Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing, Dr. Gary Chapman’s proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner—starting today.
The 5 Love Languages is as practical as it is insightful. Updated to reflect the complexities of relationships today, this new edition reveals intrinsic truths and applies relevant, actionable wisdom in ways that work.
Includes the Couple's Personal Profile assessment so you can discover your love language and that of your loved one.
Dahlia thought settling her aunt’s estate in the seaside town where she’d spent her childhood summers would be easy – a one- or two-day job at the most. Discovering that she’s inherited a crumbling house and a failing bookstore puts a wrench in that plan.
With a nasty trustee who is determined to keep her from selling her inheritance, and Garrett, a handsome neighbor who challenges her at every step, Dahlia doesn’t expect to have a future there.
However, Candle Beach grows on her and she sees transformations in herself that she didn’t expect. With happy memories everywhere she turns, her friends begging her to stay, and a developing attraction to Garrett, could Aunt Ruth’s bequest be the key to Dahlia’s happily-ever-after?
To begin your vacation to the enchanting seaside town of Candle Beach, grab your copy of Sweet Beginnings now!
After you’ve read Sweet Beginnings, you’ll probably want to stay in Candle Beach for a while. Continue the series to find out how each of the women in a circle of friends navigates life, relationships and their own dreams for the future.
Book 1: Sweet Beginnings – Dahlia's story
Book 2: Sweet Success – Gretchen's story
Book 3: Sweet Promises – Maggie's story
Book 4: Sweet Memories – Angel’s story
Book 5: Sweet History – Charlotte's story
Book 6: Sweet Matchmaking – Sarah's story
Book 7: Sweet Surprises – Maura's story - coming soon