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April 5, 2022 - Author's Spotlight

I thought it would be nice to post books here as well as in my NL. That way you can find them whenever you want to. You can also go back and check out older books as well. Just click the image to check out the book!

 

When a whistleblower speaks up, she tips the first domino of a twenty-four-hour chain reaction on the eve of Sycamore Hill’s most important holiday event. A baker gets a career-making opportunity, a reporter chases the truth, a woman faces her greatest fear, and a lost child returns as the dominos continue to fall. The residents of Sycamore Hill approach a new year, and five couples celebrate sweet beginnings filled with endless possibilities in this short story sequence.


Owen and Gloria: Thursday 2:00 p.m.

Sycamore Hill’s prodigal daughter returns, shaking up the small town, righting a wrong, and finding the faith and family she’d lost along the way.

Gloria hasn’t returned to Sycamore Hill since her university declared her guilty of cheating. She’d lost more than her home that day; she’d lost her faith in humanity. But when a questionable drug study with ties to the university endangers the residents of a Sycamore Hill ministry, Gloria can no longer remain quiet. She returns to town, and Owen—the town’s unmarried pastor and the only person who believed in her innocence—helps her to finally and truly come home.


Ethan and Kathryn: Thursday 11:59 p.m.

When you mix two former sweethearts, one missing recipe, and a dash of secrecy, what do you get? A recipe for romance!

Kathryn took something that belongs to Ethan. Correction. It belongs to his family. Taking it back isn't stealing, and letting himself into Kathryn’s house to get it is not breaking and entering if he has a key. However, Kathryn’s not a thief. She’d found Ethan’s recipe. But when her actions threaten to spoil Ethan’s bakery, they whip up a solution on Kathryn’s internet morning show, Sycamore Hill at Sunrise.


Ben and Emma:Friday3:00 a.m.

God closes a door, but He opens a skylight, entwining Ben and Emma’s future in the twilight hours of a winter’s eve.

Nursing school made dating impossible for Emma, and now that she finally had time to think about a relationship, the pickings were slim, especially in a small town like Sycamore Hill. She’d begun petitioning the Lord to drop Mr. Right into her life, ideally before a black-tie gala fundraiser. She couldn’t bear the idea of attending alone—again.

When Ben—a local reporter—chases the scoop of a lifetime, he falls painfully into Emma’s kitchen. With a whistleblower about to rip the lid off a scandal that’ll put the small town on the map, Ben needs Emma’s help to follow the career-making lead and protect the residents of Sycamore Hill.


Eli and Meg:Friday 7:35 a.m.

At some point, a girl has to stop running and fight. Eli is willing to help Meg, but how can he fight an unknown enemy?

Eli and Meg trained together every morning to prepare for an annual road race. When Meg is uncharacteristically late on race day, Eli knows in his gut that something is wrong. He finds Meg facing her greatest fear, and Eli thrusts himself between her and an aggressive dog. However, when Meg passes up an opportunity to escape to safety, he realizes no one in Sycamore Hill really knows Meg at all.


Jackson and Kim:Friday, 6:00 p.m. and Saturday morning

Kimdidn’t want to like her ex’s twin brother, but how could she not like the man returning her son?

Kim doesn’t have the mental headspace to host the black-tie gala on the eve of her abducted son’s homecoming, but she must. As she grapples with conflicting emotions about the morning reunion, she clings to the message of Christmas: God with us.

Returning his nephew to Canada destroyed Jackson's relationship with his twin brother. And after all his brother had put Kim through, she might not welcome the continued presence of Jackson or his parents in Sycamore Hill. Sorting out the legalities won’t be easy, but the right thing rarely is. Jackson will do what is right, whatever the personal cost, trusting the message of the season.

 

Everyone needs a second chance. At Redemption Creek Ranch, four business-minded cowboys find love, forgiveness, and family.


Dane Armstrong never got over his first love. So when she shows up for an event at his ranch, two young children in tow, he’s frozen with fear. He had no idea her husband had walked out on her, leaving her with two children to raise.


Sloane Winston is doing everything she can to hold it all together. She made a bad decision that resulted in the two biggest gifts life could give her. But working at the local diner barely brings in enough to pay for babysitting. Seeing Dane Armstrong again reminds her of what could have been, if only she’d stayed with her wealthy, amazing high school boyfriend. But there was a reason they broke up, and that reason hasn’t changed.


As Dane works hard to atone for his own mistakes with Sloane, he realizes that falling for her means sacrificing the life he enjoys. But that life soon starts to feel empty. He’ll have to step up and become the man she needs if he wants to make their relationship permanent.

 

Teamwork makes the dream work.

Three women with the same goal.


Tomasina, aka Tommy, Lombardi has spent her life trying to be the son her dad always wanted. As the special teams coach of the Bolton College Bulldogs football team, she hoped to make him proud when her team won the division championship. Then her head coach assigned her to work with the neurologist from the town’s hospital on his grant-funded study of concussions. She can’t avoid handsome but infuriating Dr. Wu, but she can’t allow him to derail her career.


Tommy’s not the only woman on staff with man troubles. Motorcycle-riding Sandrina Tutko interned at the library at Stratford-upon-Avon, yet it’s a stuffy English professor who was chosen to head the study abroad program, not her. He may be an expert on Shakespeare, but he’s never even been to Great Britain.


Nichelle Washington is the first African American woman Dean of Students at the college. Opposing the town’s popular fast-food hangout isn’t winning her points with its charismatic owner, but she refuses to allow her students to risk the obesity she faced as a child before she became a vegan.


When Tommy discovers Sandrina and Nichelle, whom she hadn’t seen since high school, are now her colleagues, they join forces to navigate the halls of academe. Maybe it’s not a man’s world after all.

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