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April 29, 2024

Havilland Smythe doesn’t know what’s shocked her more: The instant attraction she feels for handsome Detective Roman Fairfax or his admission she’s the top suspect in the theft of a historic artifact. She’s immediately intrigued, possessing a legitimate interest in the stolen work of art. The Grand Duchess Anastasia Egg is part of a collection of four jewel-encrusted eggs gifted to the daughters of the last Tsar of Russia. Finding and reuniting them in an exhibit for public enjoyment and preserving them for future generations is a professional passion. Despite Roman’s ardent objections, she joins him in his search for the perpetrator and the missing egg. And in the process, she lands smackdab into an adventure of a lifetime, solving a mystery that’s baffled the art community for decades and falling hopelessly in love with Roman Fairfax.

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Publisher: The Wild Rose Press



Nonfiction Historical

Hidden History of Rochester, Minnesota

Coming August 2022!

The History Press/Arcadia Publishing (, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Rochester, Minnesota Retailers

Rochester began as a frontier town, struggling to make its mark in a sparsely populated wilderness. By the late nineteenth century, Rochester had expanded into a vibrant city, rich with business, educational and cultural opportunities. Rediscover the Dubuque Trail and the beautiful summer lake retreats, along with the Cook Hotel, the Central Fire Station and more.

November 27, 2017

The History Press/Arcadia Publishing (, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Rochester, Minnesota Retailers

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Romance Anthology

Miss Evergreen’s Plum Pudding Surprise

Miss Evergreen Cunning fell in love with Captain Pershing Ganville the day they contrived a prank involving flaming plum pudding and firecrackers. Now, she’s a woman dreaming of marriage and he’s a wounded soldier. Evergreen’s plan: bake plum pudding to unleash memories of their childhood, unlocking and healing Pershing’s heart.

Released October 2017. Available in ebook and print.

Satin Romance, an imprint of Melange Books.;




Rora is the Pandora of Greek legend who released evil onto the world, but kept hopelessness from escaping. For centuries she protected The Box, but now Prometheus has appeared and issued a warning that Eris, goddess of discord, and Nemesis, god of revenge, have sent the infamous Gorgons after The Box. Seeing him again sets Rora’s emotions into a tailspin and dredges up memories of a painful and passionate past. The Titan and she share centuries of relationship baggage. And she loves him, but he’s never confessed to loving her. The tension is thick between them, the energy electric. In no time they’ve surrendered to their passion, but the arrival of the Gorgons puts them, The Box, and mankind in danger.

Satin Romance, an imprint of Melange Books.;


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Love in the Land of Lakes

Lira & Gavril

A dilapidated riverboat brings together a passionate historic preservationist and a man who called it home during the Victorian era when it sailed the Mississippi River.

Read more about this fundraising anthology on the Midwest Fiction Writers website.

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The Romantic Times gives the Love in the Land of Lakes anthology a 4 out of 5 star rating!

“…the entire collection individually gives fans of romance a message of hope, a whisper of a kiss and just enough spice to keep it interesting.”


Knight of the Amulet

Claire Johnson no longer believes in love and happy endings, being left at the altar tends to tarnish a woman’s heart. However, her views change when a handsome knight steps from the depths of an antique amulet. He proclaims to be Sir Dimitry, a knight of King Arthur’s Round Table. It is impossible, but she has to believe it. After all, she saw him appear out of the purple stone. It doesn’t take Claire long to fall in love with the attentive, gallant and attractive knight. She tries to force aside her feelings because she doesn’t want to be abandoned again, and before they can have their happy ending they must break the amulet’s hold over Dimitry. The wicked Morgan le Fay cursed him into the necklace centuries ago and he’ll die in fourteen days if her maleficent spell is not broken.

Currently unavailable for purchase.


The Ice Carousel

She may have forgotten him but her heart hasn’t…

Dulcie Thorton returns to Harrison to write a story about the town’s famous Ice Carousel. Not only is it a 100-year tradition at the February Frost Festival, it’s also inspired love among many locals. She’s unaware that she has a history with its mysterious creator though she feels drawn to him when they meet.

Rankin, the carousel’s sculptor, has loved Dulcie for many years. Now she’s finally come back, just when he, and his magical carousel, will leave town forever. Unless he can win her over and ignite her memories, he can’t stay with her.

Dulcie isn’t sure that magic really exists. Yet how could human hands carve such a wondrous carousel? If she doesn’t remember her connection to Rankin and believe in magic, she will lose the only man she has ever truly loved. And time is running out…

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Mr. Jack Frost

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Read more about Mr. Jack Frost, Dr. Anderson’s Nanny and Courting His Royal Highness in the Books section!

They’re all still available in ebook and print format.