Claire "Pepper" Patton began her career as a competitive
surfer in Folly Beach, South Carolina, as a teenager. She
dropped out of college and began working at a surf shop,
the Curl, when she wasn't riding the waves. Her
Foster (the son of In the Curl's Read more...
Harlow Jane Cassidy has been back in Bliss, Texas, now
enough for Buttons and Bows, her dressmaking business to
only thrive but start expanding. She was raised in Bliss,
but left for New York for awhile to pursue her fashion
design dreams. Family business called her back to Texas Read more...
Inspiration Valley is home to the Novel Idea Literary
Agency, where Lila Wilkins works as an agent. Lila's
duties are being put on the back burner while the area
prepares for the Taste of the Town festival, which is
bringing in celebrity chefs for a week-long event Read more...
The latest instalment of the Rosato and Associates
finds attorney Judy Carrier trying to navigate the hidden
world of undocumented immigrants. Judy has been assessing
her life since her best friend and colleague Mary was
promoted from associate to partner at their law firm.
also Read more...
Marcy Singer owns the embroidery shop, The Seven-Year
Stitch, located in a small town in Oregon, Tallulah Falls.
She and her dog Angus are there nearly every day helping the
locals and the occasional tourist choose craft projects,
whether they are experienced or just beginning. Marcy's
personal life Read more...
Tricia Miles and her sister Angelica are successful
bookstore owners in Booktown, a small tourist village made
up of mostly bookstores, each with a theme. Tricia's
bookstore, Haven't Got a Clue, is geared toward mystery
lovers, while Angelica's bookstore, the Cookery, is aimed at
those who loved Read more...
Beth Kennedy is a woman trying to do it all. She's the
President of the Tarver Elementary School PTA, she's the
owner of a children's bookstore, and she's a single mother
of two active children. So it shouldn't be a shock when
her best friend Read more...
Kelly Flynn and her knitter friends from the House of
Lambspun in Fort Connor, Colorado, are busy helping alpaca
farmer Jayleen save her alpacas from the raging wildfires
that are sweeping across the land. Moving the animals isn't
the easiest thing, since racing an unpredictable fire isn't
easy Read more...
The owner of the Button Box, Josie Giancola, is invited by
artist Forbis Parmenter to the opening of his latest
exhibit, which has been inspired by voodoo. The centerpiece
of the exhibit is completely covered in buttons, and his
grand plan is to place the last button, which he's Read more...
Olivia "Ollie" Paras is the White House executive chef, but
she has a certain
reputation amongst White House staffers for stumbling into
trouble that has
nothing to do with kitchen capers. In the recent past,
she's been caught up in
solving murders involving White House personnel and she'd Read more...
Dr. Sophie Knowles is a mathematics professor at Henley
College, which is in
the middle of Winter Intercession, a four-week optional
intensive session in
which students earn credit for a class as they would during
semester. During this already hectic time, the bell tower
on campus is Read more...
Harlow Jane Cassidy has been living in her hometown of
Bliss, Texas, for over
a year, and things are starting to fall in place. She's got
a guy she likes (who
really likes her back) and her dressmaking business is
Harlow is making all of the dresses Read more...
In Dappled Hills, North Carolina, there are competing groups
When Beatrice Coleman, an active member of the Village
Quilters, finds out
that Muriel Starnes has organised a meeting in her house to
administration of a quilting scholarship but has not invited
anyone from the
Village Quilters Read more...
Marcy Singer owns a successful embroidery shop, Seven-Year
Tallulah Falls. Marcy and her boyfriend Ted are in the
beginning stages of
their relationship, but Marcy feels that things are getting
off to a great start.
Things are also going well for Marcy's mother, Beverly, a
Hollywood Read more...
Rita Lucero, owner of Zydeco Cakes, is a gifted cake
designer and a successful
small business owner. What she's not so great at, though,
is saying "no" to
people, especially her former mother-in-law, Miss Frankie.
signed Rita up for the local small business alliance, and Read more...
Sunshine "Sunny" Meadows is a psychic who decides to set up
a table at the
annual Summer Solstice Carnival in Divinity, New York, where
will be set up. This is great opportunity for her to meet
new clients. Sunshine
has reason to think things in her life are Read more...
Johanna Rios and her sister Carmen grew up in the foster
care system after
their mother committed suicide in a violent incident when
they were children.
The legend of the ghost of La Llorona tells of a story of a
searches riverbanks for her children, and their mother Read more...
Anastasia "Stacy" Graysin, co-owner of Graysin Motion, one
ballroom dance lesson companies in the Washington D.C. area,
is excited to
hear that national television show "Ballroom with the B-
Listers" will be filming
in town. Although business partner Tav is more reluctant to
participate, he is Read more...
In the third cosy in the Mall Cop Mystery series, EJ
Ferris is recovering from
the disappointment of not landing the security director job
Galleria. Instead, that job went to the niece of the board
chair of the group
who owns the mall. It would be Read more...
Grace Ann Terhune is beside herself because her mother's
salon may close
because of a mistake. Violetta has been the proud owner of
Shop for decades, but suddenly all of their clients have
been going to the new
salon in town -- Snippets. Grace Ann can't Read more...
I've been an avid bibliophile since I
was a small child growing up in the
Midwest. More than thirty years later,
a move to the East Coast, and nothing
has changed my reading habits, except
that I no longer have to do it under the
blankets with a tiny light!
The genres I enjoy are mysteries,
thrillers, chick lit (especially Brit
chick lit!), contemporary fiction,
cosies... pretty much anything except
paranormal and historical stuff.
My favourite authors are Brad Meltzer,
Michael Connelly, John Lescroart, Marian
Keyes, Jane Green, Laura Lippman, Meg
Cabot, and Lisa Scottoline. But there
are a whole bevy of others that I adore.
(And I have the three
PACKED-to-the-gills IKEA bookshelves to
When I'm not reading, I love to knit,
watch a variety of television shows,
cook, and socialise with my friends.
I'm a huge sports fan, but I especially
follow football, NASCAR, tennis, hockey,
and most Olympic sports.
I always history classes in school, but I learnt more from my day at a living history museum with my mother (during holiday) than I did during most of my history classes put together! I wish that all history classes made the information as interesting and relatable as the narrators did.
It doesn't really matter to me whether it's a slow burn or an instant attraction, as long as isn't that "yes, yes, we all know you're going to end up together, so why is it taking SO long" type. I think there's a fine line between "slow burn" and just stringing the reader along.
As for what I pair my book with, I like hot tea or hot chocolate, depending on the season.
This sounds like a great book - right up my alley! Good luck with it!