When Starting Over Leads to Romance

cover for on line adA branch in life’s path leads to change…

Life brings its own set of challenges, whether we are ready for them or not.  Follow three women through a significant life change and their response — including their response to a hero who comes into each life.

Starting Over Book One: More Than A Job

Paige Hamilton is a survivor, forced into seeking a new life when her job and ten-year career end at the hands of a new company owner. When the handsome stranger is the first to help her through that transition, she falls fast and hard for Joshua Robinson.

Then she discovers that he is the cruel owner, and that the company she’d loved — the company that cared so much about the adults with disabilities she’d worked with — is in a downward spiral that puts the life of one of her friends at risk

Starting Over joy coverBook Two: The Return of Joy

When Joy Huffman’s recurring dreams of the husband she lost become urgent she is convinced to go to the cabin, their project of love, in New Mexico. With her daughter and mother-in-law, they set out to learn what Steve wants them to know – that his death was no accident, but murder. Their investigation stirs up the evil that ended his life, and puts them all at risk. The caretaker at the cabin, Mark Stone, is challenged to keep them safe while he unravels the mystery of why Steve died. Along the way he falls in love with Joy — but will she be open to loving again?

Starting Over Book Three: Finding Her Voice

Jennifer had the perfect life. A loving husband, a beautiful daughter, a flexible job in the family business. When it was all taken from her, Jen struggled to move through her days with the help of friends and family — but they couldn’t understand, and somehow expected her to get over her grief. Even her twin brother, Joshua, was unable to help her heal.

Ollie, the little terrier mix that had been her daughter’s rescuedFindingHerVoiceCoverArt dog, was the only one who seemed to share her grief and understand her pain. When the divorce ended in the sale of their home, she and Ollie set out on a road trip of discovery. She needed time and the care of an old friend, and along the way met others who had lost a child or a marriage or both. None of them expected her to get over it, but they did help her go on living.

Her old friend listened, and with love guided her to an outlet for her feeling through music — and through letters with other bereaved parents, including Michael.

Life would never be the same, but maybe she could find the music, find her voice, find her own path to living after her loss. And if she was lucky, find love along the way.

The first three books are available from Desert Breeze Publishing, Inc. in electronic formats and available in electronic or paperback from Amazon.

COMING July 21, 2014 – Out of Agony, Starting Over Book Four

Some of the readers of Finding Her Voice have asked a very pointed question — what happened to Brian, Trudy’s father. Brian’s ex-father-in-law stays in touch with him, and continues to use him as the lawyer for the family business. After all, they have all been through a terrible loss together.

Brian’s hard shell of attitude protects him from any one else knowing the despair that is tearing him apart inside. Then one day he blasts out at the coffee shop barista and the woman behind him in line asks, “Are you just having a bad day or are you always a jerk?”

Jessie turns out to be the new partner in his law firm, and her ethics and sharp sense of right and wrong turns things upside down and remind Brian what he used to believe in.

COMING March, 2015 – Better Than You Know, Starting Over Book Five

Susan is a successful blind professional who depends on her husband to provide child care while she is the wage earner in the family. When he descends into domestic violence she must get him out of her life and her daughter’s.  She then faces the prejudices around parenting with a disability, from people assuming her daughter must be blind, too; that she can’t parent if she can’t see, and scariest of all for both her and Jean, her ex threatens her with, “I am watching you all the time. You just don’t know because you’re blind.”

 

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