If you enjoy reading contemporary Christian romantic adventures with great characters, humor, witty banter and dramatic conflict with a moving plotline (and sometimes a touch of intrique), then you’re in the right place! Grab a cup of your favorite beverage and spend a few minutes here! As a brief introduction, my debut novel, Awakening, released in late 2010, and is the first novel in The Lewis Legacy Series (currently six books and counting!). Awakening is the book of my heart since it is (very loosely) based on my love story with my husband, Jim. I’ve since added Second Time Around, Twin Hearts, Daydreams, Moonbeams, Enchantment, and most recently Abide to the series. In December of 2014, I added Prelude, the prequel to The Lewis Legacy Series and the love story (set in small town Texas in 1962) of Sam Lewis, Sr. and Sarah Jordan, parents of Sam Lewis, Jr., the core character in The Lewis Legacy Series. Sam Sr. and Sarah make memorable appearances in several of the series books. Abide takes the series in a fresh and exciting new direction in bringing readers the love story of Catherine (Caty) Lewis, the youngest daughter in the Lewis family of six siblings, and Caty is very close to her oldest brother, Sam.
In addition to The Lewis Legacy Series, I released a full-length, stand alone novel, Catching Serenity, in September 2013, and it combines mystery with my signature romance and adventure. I’ve also released a fun “Passport to Romance” novel celebrating international travel, Echoes of Edinburgh. For holiday reading, I’d encourage you to check out my four fun Christmas novellas, Meet Me Under the Mistletoe (the only other book I’ve written inspired by a certain aspect of my own love story with my husband), and its three sequels, Starlight, Star Bright, Sleigh Ride Together with You, and the final book, Starlight In Her Eyes (released in December of 2015). This past year, I released Perchance to Dream, a standalone holiday romance (Lewis Legacy Series readers, you’ll want to read this one since there’s a “sighting” of some familiar TeamWork characters!), and Heart’s Design, as well as Love So Amazing, the first in my new Wondrous Love Series. Love So Divine, the second in that series, released in January of this year, and also includes sly winks to my Starlight characters as well as Sam Lewis.
My books always feature characters who seek to honor the Lord by putting their faith in action. Of course, being human, they often stumble and fall in endearing and humbling ways. But they always pick themselves up, dust off, and get on with the process of living. My couples often don’t follow the “formula” pathway to romance. I personally believe it’s a greater test of faith, devotion, and commitment when a couple faces challenges together and works through difficulties or obstacles in order to find an enduring, lasting love. In other words, I don’t usually keep them apart with “cat and mouse” games and skirting around one another until near the end when they suddenly fall into the arms of the other with a chaste kiss, declare their undying love, and then ride into the sunset for their happily-ever-after. I want more pure romance in my stories, and that’s what I give my readers. But, trust me, my characters face roadblocks and obstacles along the way (and they often butt heads). Sentimental moments are interfaced with one thing after another in my books, and I hope you’ll keep turning the pages!
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