“I laughed. I cried. Such an awesome book!”

“I laughed. I cried. Such an awesome book!”

In 1950, parents sent their single unwed daughters to live in houses of shame as some called it. Forced to give up their babies in closed adoptions, these women had to go on, some living for decades without knowing what happened to their children. When seventeen-year-old Betty Hamilton is dropped off at Dartmouth Home for [...]

Looking for a great place to find FREE and DISCOUNTED books?

We, as readers, all know that Book Bub, Freebooksy, Bargain Booksy, and The Fussy Librarian are among royalty when it comes to finding discounted and free books, but have you heard of another called Book Raid? No? Well, then, let me introduce you! The "Book Raider" is constantly scouring the four corners of the known [...]

“Emotional and gripping. I cried and laughed.”

“Emotional and gripping. I cried and laughed.”

After France surrenders to the Nazis, all eyes turn to the Channel Islands off the coast. Knowing the Germans could invade their quiet home the resident children of Guernsey are evacuated. Among them are Amelia Ashton, and her older sister Evelyn. The promise to stay safe. Forced onto the boat by her older sister, seventeen-year-old [...]

The Titanic Orphans #Titanic #TitanicStories #historical

Imagine getting full custody of your two young boys and then waking up to realize one day they are missing. Then imagine finding out weeks later they were living with some woman in New York because their father, after kidnapping them, fled the country with the boys on the ill-fated Titanic that sank in the [...]

“Titanic comes to life in this beautiful novel!”

The gossip had spread across Ireland. People talked of her speed, size, and how even God couldn’t sink her. Titanic—the ship that could forever change their lives. With Ireland on the brink of war, passengers Esme and her husband Declan board the luxury steamer headed to America. While her husband dreams of a better life [...]

Addergoole Fourteen #Titanic #TitanicStories #StoriesfromtheTitanic

In April of 1912, fourteen people who were friends and relatives from the small town of Addergoole Ireland, left for Queenstown to board the Titanic. If you have the time, I highly encourage you to watch this documentary on these fourteen souls, eleven of whom perished in the sinking. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4oEedkYtaA   If you want to [...]

The car that went down with the Titanic . . . #historicalromance #amwriting #writing

Remember in the movie Titanic where Jack and Rose finally get it on in the car that is stored down in the cargo hold? Yeah, well, sorry to ruin the moment for you, but actually, in real life, they couldn't have done it. Well, I mean, if they were real they could have done it, [...]

The REAL woman behind A Road Paved in Copper #sweetandspicyromance #romance #historicalromance #western #amreading

I've gotten this question before, and the answer is yes. So what is the question? "Have I ever used real women as inspiration for my characters?" Anyone who knows my dad knows he likes to tell stories. One afternoon while visiting my parents, he started telling me this story about the woman who founded a [...]

What is your Burlesque name? #sweetandspicyromance #romance #historicalromance #amreadingromance

Want to do something fun today? Take a few minutes to figure out what your Burlesque name would be. I know what you're thinking: what is she talking about? Why would I want to do that? Well, honestly, I don't really know why other than it's just something to make you laugh. And don't we [...]

Every Era has it’s Slang ~ 1930’s Slang Words #sweetandspicyromance #romance #historicalromance #amreading

While it was hard to put slang in a couple of my historical romance novels, one of them was not only an absolute must, but was some of the funnest writing I’ve done. One simply doesn't write a novel set in the roaring 1920's and not use the slang people spoke back then. It's just [...]