My novels have been called romance, chicklit, and women’s fiction. I don’t like to put a label on them because I don’t think they neatly fit into any category. They’re stories about women and the power of female friendships. They’re stories about how romantic relationships can enrich and complicate life. Mostly they show that we have the power within us to overcome the obstacles that have been placed in front of us.
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Waiting for Ethan
Love is unpredictable…or is it? When Gina Rossi was in junior high, her best friend’s psychic grandmother got everything right – from predicting that Gina would break her arm and travel to Italy, all the way to leading police to a missing neighborhood child. The one time Gina didn’t listen to her, she almost got herself killed. So when she says Gina will marry a man named Ethan, but she will have to wait for him, Gina believes her, and waits. Now thirty-six, Gina’s Mr. Right is nowhere in sight, until the day she’s stranded in a snowstorm, and rescued by the last type of “Ethan” she expects. This Ethan is sexy, and clearly her hero, but instead of falling in love, Gina is confused and somehow disappointed. Despite waiting her whole life for him, something doesn’t feel right. Should she try to make their relationship work or should she question destiny and follow her heart? And is she brave enough to handle what happens when she stops waiting and starts living?
Sometimes a bad breakup can piece you back together. Getting dumped is never easy, but there’s a special sting if your ex-fiancé is a producer for a popular morning sports radio show. Jillian Atwood’s breakup with Nico has become the hosts’ number-one topic. They’re even running a competition to find him a new girlfriend. The entire population of Boston, it seems, is tuning in with an opinion about who Nico should date next — and what Jillian should do to get over him. Jillian’s co-worker, Ben, has his own ideas on that score. He hates seeing Jill depressed over a guy as unworthy as her ex. While he’s providing a friendly ear, he's also realizing how much more he’d like to offer. If Jill could just get over the man who broke her heart, she might find the one who’s perfectly equipped to heal it.
An empty nest lead to a full life. When the twins leave for college, they give Peggy a gift certificate for an exercise class. At first, Peggy is insulted. But once the sting wears off, she realizes if she gets in shape, she might gain the confidence she needs to go on her favorite TV show and talk to her late husband one last time. With help from her new friends at the gym and Carmen Tavarez, the mother of Grace’s boyfriend, Peggy begins to emerge from her shell and spread her wings. She may soon discover that her sum is more than a mother, a widow, and her body.
In their attempts to have a child, a husband and wife must contend with personal desires, crossed boundaries, and broken trust as they reimagine what it truly means to be a family. Nikki and Kyle Sebastian have a loving and healthy marriage. It’s only missing one thing they want―children. When the couple is diagnosed with “unexplained infertility” and endures several failed rounds of IVF, Kyle, for both their sakes, is unwilling to bury them deeper in emotional and financial debt. Desperate to have a baby, Nikki betrays Kyle’s trust in an attempt to try IVF one more time. The choice fractures their once-stable union. Now burdened with suspicion, resentment, and further grief, their little family is falling apart. Picking up the pieces of their broken home means reassessing their dreams for the future―dreams that Nikki’s not ready to give up. If she can’t find a way to forge a new path forward with Kyle, she may find herself alone at the end of the family tree she longs to help grow.
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