If you enjoy reading contemporary romantic adventures with great characters, humor, witty banter and dramatic conflict with a moving plotline (and sometimes even a touch of intrique), then you’re among friends. 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. Awakening is also the book of my heart since it’s (very loosely) based on my love story with my husband, Jim. I’ve since added Second Time Around, Twin Hearts, Daydreams, and Moonbeams to the series. In December of last year, I added Prelude, the prequel and love story (set in small town Texas in 1962) of Sam Lewis, Sr. and Sarah Jordan, the parents of Sam Lewis, Jr., the core character in The Lewis Legacy Series.
In addition to The Lewis Legacy Series, I have two fun Christmas novellas, Meet Me Under the Mistletoe (the only other book I’ve written inspired by my love story with my husband, Jim), and its two sequels, Starlight, Star Bright and Sleigh Ride Together with You. I’ve also released a fun “Passport to Romance” novel celebrating international travel, Echoes of Edinburgh. Most recently, I’ve released Love So Amazing, the first book in my new Wondrous Love Series. My first full-length novel apart from The Lewis Legacy Series, Catching Serenity, released in September of 2013. It has a little bit of everything, including mystery and (of course) lots of romance. As much as I love my TeamWork crew, it’s also good for an author to branch out with different characters, setting and stories. Up next: Heart’s Design, a love story set in the foothills of western Maine.
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 one another’s arms with a chaste kiss, declare 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 often butt heads). Sentimental moments are interfaced with one thing after another in my books, and you’ll keep turning the pages!
I’d encourage you to check out my books. If you’re so inclined, please do me the great honor of writing a review for one or more of my books on Amazon, Goodreads, or any of the other websites which feature my books. Of course, I love nothing more than getting to know my readers! Drop me a line anytime via this website or find me on Facebook or via my Author JoAnn Durgin page or via the Contact page here on my website (an email is sent directly to me and I personally respond to all my readers).
My other pages here on my website will tell you more about me, my family and my life. The Books page will give you descriptions and the covers of each book as well as links to purchase them (click on the individual book covers).
Thank you most sincerely for visiting my website and may your life be overflowing with joy. Many blessings to you!