A Christmas Kiss for Kate: Mail-Order Brides’ First Christmas Book #5

From Chicago's crowded slums to the bright Wyoming prairie... Tortured with guilt over his first wife’s death, Chase Mayer closed his heart, leaving only a little room for his daughter Pearl. But Pearl is growing up, and even though Chase can’t imagine marrying for love, he knows Pearl needs a mother — even if it [...]

A Christmas Hope for Regina: Mail-Order Brides’ First Christmas Book #4

Secrets and scars gave him a stony heart. All she has left is hope. And Christmas is on the way. Regina had answered the letter and left her home in Missouri to make her way to the mountains of Colorado. That was in April. She’d come full of hope with the expectation of starting a [...]

A Christmas Card for Krista: Mail-Order Brides’ First Christmas Book #3

When Krista Franklin boards a stagecoach in St. Joseph, Missouri, she has no idea her whole life will change in the next two weeks. Acting as a companion for her sister, Krista finds herself falling in love with one of their fellow travelers. But if she follows the desires of her heart, the action could [...]

A Christmas Child for Callie: Mail-Order Brides’ First Christmas Book #2

An Impossible Dream A childhood injury left her with a limp and, the doctor told her, the inability to have children. But Callie yearned to be a mother. Calliope Perkins has been told she can never have children but does that really mean she cannot be a mother? Jacob Becker’s wife died giving birth. No [...]

A Christmas Coat for Abigail: Mail-Order Brides’ First Christmas Book #1

Miss Abigail Baraquin became a Mail-Order Bride to escape the threat of life in a bordello. After such a delightful exchange of letters, she never expected her prospective husband to be a drunken liar, nor did she expect a total stranger to step in and marry her. Mr. David Ferguson was the black sheep of [...]

Have you been to South Africa? Or is it on your list of places to visit?

I have to admit that South Africa wasn't really in my top places I wanted to visit. Don't get me wrong, it was on the list, but it wasn't high. Top 10, maybe. After writing One & Only through where my characters go on a 13 day safari, however, I can safely say it's in [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: A Year in the Life ~ Fall

A Year in the Life Episode Three: "Fall" Original Airdate: November 25, 2016 At odds with the most important people in her life, Lorelai seeks wisdom in nature. Rory goes out for a wild night with an unexpected crowd. I think this one is probably my favorite out of all four episodes, and there are [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: A Year in the Life ~ Summer

A Year in the Life Episode Three: "Summer" Original Airdate: November 25, 2016 Rory tries to save the Stars Hollow Gazette from shutting down. Lorelai sits on the advisory committee for Taylor's musical. Rory worries about Emily. Oh super. This is the episode with the Stars Hollow, the Musical. A total waste of 20 minutes [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: A Year in the Life ~ Spring

A Year in the Life Episode Two: "Spring" Original Airdate: November 25, 2016 As Rory's secret London love affair continues, working on her book proposal becomes increasingly difficult. Lorelai and Emily go to therapy together. I do love they gave Kirk a pig. Petals is adorable and the perfect pet for Kirk and LuLu. As [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: A Year in the Life ~ Winter

A Year in the Life Episode One: "Winter" Original Airdate: November 25, 2016 Fresh from a career high, Rory pays a visit to Stars Hollow. Emily copes with Richard’s death. The inn keeps Lorelai busy as she ponders her future. Let me preface these next four posts with the fact that I have a love/hate [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season Seven, Bon Voyage

Season Seven Episode One Hundred Fifty-Three: "Bon Voyage" Original Airdate: May 15, 2007 An exciting job offer for Rory and a beneficent gesture from Luke add up to a big surprise party, where every Stars Hollow friend, neighbor, and eccentric exuberantly celebrates the Gilmore Girls Whenever I watch the series I always feel weird at [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season Seven, Unto the Breach

Season Seven Episode One Hundred Fifty-Two: "Unto the Breach?" Original Airdate: May 8, 2007 Pomp and circumstances. Rory's graduation brings the expected: tears, hugs, a Richard-and-Emily party, a communal bottle of Champagne, and a diploma. And it brings the unexpected---a heartfelt suggestion from Logan. Okay, so remember when I said there were two mistakes that [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season Seven, Lorelai? Lorelai?

Season Seven Episode One Hundred Fifty-One: "Lorelai? Lorelai?" Original Airdate: May 1, 2007 On karaoke night, a tipsy Lorelai takes the stage to sing . . . and exposes her feelings for Luke. And Logan returns to Stars Hollow with a question for Lorelai. So, I have a love/hate relationship with his episode and it's [...]

Gilmore Girls Project: Season Seven, It’s Just Like Riding a Bike

Season Seven Episode One Hundred Fifty: "It's Just Like Riding a Bike" Original Airdate: April 24, 2007 Lorelai needs help shopping for a new car. Enter Luke. Paris decides that having a boyfriend complicates her grad-school decision. Exit Doyle. Lorelai is finally back at Lukes! After nine or ten months---or as Kirk pointed out since [...]