It is the week after Thanksgiving and a number of quilting
guests from across the country have arrived at the
beautiful Elm Creek Manor in Pennsylvania. They are there
for a free week of luxury lodgings, delicious food, and the
fellowship of quilters. In happy exchange, they will all
donate Read more...
Strumming her brother's guitar, Dorothy Lynn Dunbar was
happy with her lot in life and especially when she was in
her secret forest glen and could sing her songs and be at
peace. She liked the folks in the small community of
Heron's Nest and she especially liked Read more...
Lost in her own thoughts, Isabel Dalhousie was startled
when Martha Drummond, a neighbour joined her on her walk to
Cat's Delicatessen. To Isabel, Martha was in that awkward
territory of being not just an acquaintance, but not quite
a true friend. Despite her small fears that they would Read more...
Could this coming Christmas of 1933 be more dismal?
Jobless and isolated from her friends, Lady Georgiana
Rannoch is now made to feel unwelcome in her own family
ancestral home in Castle Rannoch on the cold windy moors of
Scotland. After her father had lost his fortune in the
crash Read more...
The spring flowers may be blossoming in Cedar Creek,
Missouri, yet Rosemary Yutzy's heart is still chilled and
filled with grief by the unexpected early death of her
husband Joe, who was killed in a hunting accident in the
Rosemary hadn't really wanted to come to the Read more...
As the ear-piercing screams tore through the evening sky,
so too was destroyed the quiet veil of peace that Lady
Kiera Darby had enjoyed for the past sixteen months.
After the horror of her marriage to Sir Anthony Darby, an
Anatomist who only wanted her for her artistic abilities Read more...
Even highly successful lawyers need to worry about getting
to the daycare centre on time and Brek Abigail Cuttler is
no exception. After a busy day working on client files,
Brek feels a little guilty about being the last parent to
arrive, but is happy to pick up her beloved Read more...
Plunging into the icy black waters of the Thames, Chrispin
Guest thought he could still save the man who had fallen
from the window high on London Bridge. Despite his
bravery, it was too late and the man was already dead.
Neighbours whispered conflicting tales and some felt it was Read more...
Enough was enough! Despite his normally easy going ways,
Baron Benton Gray had had it with all the news of his
doings and relentless gossip making the headlines in The
London List, a notorious rag of a paper that everyone in
the ton and the people who worked for them Read more...
Jack Jensen was afraid of heights. He also isn't as
athletic or as masterful as his younger brother. Much as
he enjoys the family that had adopted him, Jack has always
lived in the shadow of his younger brother Troy who could
do everything better than him. Troy was Read more...
Dr. Jason Chang, one of the premier astrophysicists at NASA
could not believe his eyes when he looked at what was
happening to galaxy cluster Abell 2744, nicknamed Pandora's
Cluster! Rechecking more than once and even after
conferring with his international colleagues, he still has
trouble absorbing that what Read more...
Annie Stoltzfus has set her cap on Adam, the oldest boy in
the King family, but his heart has found another and an
outsider as well. Leaving her fast paced life in New York
behind, Remy McCallister was trying her hardest to learn
all the correct Amish ways, so she Read more...
Generations of Delbraith lords loved the siren call of
chance and wagering was in their blood. Handsome to a
fault, the young Lord Julian Roscoe Neville Delbraith was
no exception and he loved to play the proverbial game of
wine, women and even more gambling. Yet, underneath this
wastrel exterior Read more...
After a long four years of missing her beloved fiancé, Lady
Anne Hayworth has had enough. She is determined to go to
Scutari for herself and no one is going to stop her.
Despite the wonderful recommendation from her maid Martha's
brother, she certainly doesn't think Captain Crimson Read more...
The girl no longer knew who to trust. He said his name was
Henry but that is not what his ID said. She felt no
compulsion about leaving him and she had other things to do
before she knew she would be caught.
As Detective Inspector Hazel Micallef read the Read more...
Used to pretending and playing games with her brother
Edmund, Amalie thought it would be amusing to stall on her
prearranged marriage the insipid Rochester by being a
governess for the Laird MacKennah's daughters. Now caught
in this new situation between feuding and barbaric
clansman, Amelia realized that everything Read more...
Mariam Lantz was restless. Despite the storm and the very
early hour of 1:00 in the morning, she left her family
home in the Amish community of Willow Ridge, Missouri to
scurry to her bakery to get a head start on the day's
baking and for the special Read more...
When you pick up that small blue ribbon buried in the
sewing box, does it take you back to the day you had that
small beautiful boy? Do you ever want to write about the
first time your child was very ill and how you felt through
that harrowing experience Read more...
As the fog crept in with velvety paws and settled for an
evening nap over San Francisco, an unlikely pair of brother
and sister white cats with orange tipped ears watched a
strangely attired human enter the murky waters of Mountain
Lake. In its depths laid numerous golf balls from Read more...
At last! The classroom is safe for kids from the wicked
supervillains out to wreck their writing! No longer will
you need to be afraid of the horrible Sabotage Squad or
face the damage done by the evil powers of the Double
Negative and the fearsome Comma Splice!
It is Read more...
Ever since I taught myself to read at
age two, I have been an avid reader and
collector of books. I am seldom
without a book in my hand, stacks by my
bedside and more waiting on my Kindle,
so I am very happy to be a book
reviewer for FreshFiction and have been
so since the last century. How can you
tell I love historical fiction? Other
book genres I love are regency
romances, suspense thrillers,
contemporary fiction, more romance
books and anything I can get my hands
on! Having a background in education
and organizational development, I also
love to read kids’ books and YA and
books on business.
I currently live in the National
Capital Region of Canada (aka Ottawa)
where Tinkerbelle, my beautiful Siamese
cat, rules the roost and reminds us
every day of her regal heritage,
especially when she wants treats! As
the saying goes: dogs may have owners,
but cats have staff!