Hearts, Homes & Holidays: A Sweet Romance Charity Anthology Filled with Family, Friends & Faith (Romantique Treasury)

Family Ever After Longing hearts, loving homes, and lively holidays combine in this Romantique Treasury. This warm- hearted anthology combines friends, families, and faith as hope blossoms in the lives of orphaned children. Proceeds from this collection of inspiring stories from nine bestselling authors will benefit special- needs adoption grants through Reece’s Rainbow.

Meet Written by nine bestselling and award-winning authors: Michele Brouder, Michele Pollock Dalton, Nancy Fraser, T.C. Hester, Jean Jacobsen, Caroline Lee, Kirsten Osbourne, Rose Pearson and Christine Sterling.

Written by nine bestselling and award-winning authors: Michele Brouder, Michele Pollock Dalton, Nancy Fraser, T.C. Hester, Jean Jacobsen, Caroline Lee, Kirsten Osbourne, Rose Pearson and Christine Sterling.

Smoky Mountain Embers

Cade never thought he would lay eyes upon his high school sweetheart again. For her, the call to become a globe-trotting photographer had been greater than the allure of a life with him.

When Lucille returns home for Thanksgiving, she finds herself pulled into her old life. Suddenly she must face the loneliness which has plagued her for months. And when those familiar embers begin to flame in her heart, she feels she must choose between love and her dreams once again.

But can love conquer her best laid plans? Can it conquer the firestorm that threatens to separate them forever?

Meet Andrea Byrd

Kissing You Again (Burning Embers Book 1)

Lisa thought finding one single, handsome, available man after choosing to start life over was pure luck. But three? To make her life even more confusing, her ex is back, and he’s looking better than ever.

With each man being perfect for her in their own right, Lisa’s heart and mind are completely torn on which to choose … The Scrumptious Chef … The Hot Yoga Instructor … The Bossy Billionaire … Or her recently returned, “Why does he still look so good,” Ex.

She knew starting life over would surely have its difficulties, but never imagined her biggest problem would be four completely different men vying for her love at once. And the heart fluttering romance each one brings with them definitely won’t make her decision on choosing just one any easier.

Lisa suddenly finds herself stuck, wondering whether leaving the past in the past and moving forward in her life with a new man as originally planned is the best decision? Or if her ex, Ryan, who currently resides in the small town of Embers Glen, Tennessee is still the man for her?

She now has the decision of a lifetime to make and it won’t be easy, but getting to that decision she’ll have some of the best dates ever. The romantic and intimate evenings she’s about to experience she never could have imagined even in her wildest dreams.

And when she realizes life after forty can actually be the most fun, romantic and adventurous time of her life, she’ll find the courage to try some new things her younger self NEVER would have considered.

Still, she must choose only one man as she moves ahead in her new life, but can she do it before her indecision ruins her chances with all of them?

Romantic dates, new loves, old flames, heart-pounding intimacy, true friendships, inspiring courage, a second chance at romance, and an exotic trip overseas that explores a lot more than just the local sights is what awaits in this novel.

***** Book 2 in the Burning Embers Series, “Foolish Kiss,” is out now. *****


Foolish Kiss (Burning Embers Book 2)

When Lisa moves to the small town of Embers Glen, Tennessee, she’s positive her new beginning in life will include a romance filled marriage to her true love that’s waiting for her there.

Unfortunately she discovers life is never as easy as it’s imagined especially when a handsome, successful, muscular, ex of hers she was, “definitely over,” shows up in his private jet. And the big mistake she’s about to make may alter all their lives forever.

Still, Lisa wholeheartedly believes that her and her true love, Ryan, are meant to be. The stars have aligned, the intimacy between them is amazing, and their feelings for each other run deep.

And although the one mistake she makes may ruin all her future plans – she still finds a new career, a new friend, and has her best friends to fall back on for desperate needed help even though she now lives hundreds of miles away from them.

Lisa loves Ryan, but her “inexcusable blunder,” may ultimately change their lives together forever. And there’s no way she can keep what happened from Ryan for much longer – or can she? Only time will tell, but that’s something she doesn’t have much of.

Romantic rendezvous, close friendships, intense intimacy, forbidden secrets, life changing decisions, and handsome ex-boyfriends that somehow stay close even when miles apart will whisk you away into this small town romance.


Mad About Matt

A hot cop and a sweet baker get a second chance at love in this small town romance.

Seventeen years after Shay Michaels said goodbye to summers in Red Maple Falls and the only boy she ever truly loved, she’s back and the proud owner of Sweet Dreams Bakery. Life is good until someone breaks into her shop,making her question if the life she left behind in New York followed her.

As the local sheriff, Matt is keeping a close eye on the place and an even closer eye on the beautiful owner who refuses to take the break in seriously. Two conflicting personalities that burn bright on their own become down right explosive when thrown together. But in order to move toward a future together, they will have to let go of their past and accept the mistakes they made.

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Welcome to Red Maple Falls, a small town filled with big personalities. Nestled in the White Mountains of New Hampshire it is home to the Hayes siblings, three brothers and three sisters, all awaiting their happily ever after.

Book 1: Mad About Matt (Matt and Shay)
Book 2: Crushing on Kate (Kate and Caleb)
Book 3: Moments with Mason (Mason and Cassie)
Book 4: Catching Cooper (Cooper and Sarah)
Book 5: Hung Up on Hadley (Hadley and Sam)
Book 5.5 A Bride for Sam (Hadley and Sam)
Book 6: Dreaming of Daisy (Daisy and Nick)
Book 7: Marshall Family #1: Charmed by Chase (Chase and Bex)
Book 8: Blindsided by Brooke (Brooke and Tyler)
Book 9: Lusting After Layla (Layla and Declan)
Book 10: Jaded Until Jax (Jax and Kristen)

Meet Theresa Paolo

Romance author, lover of books, 90’s pop music and happily ever afters.

What do you do when that annoying ex keeps popping up?

That’s what Abby West would like to know.

Six years after leaving Brooklyn and her entire life behind, she’s back for one summer.

Two jobs, wild friends and a crazy family who all think she should stay away from the one who broke her heart and ran her out of the city.

It should be easy, but the heart wants what it wants. Everyone deserves a second chance, right?

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Palm trees…open seas…and a second chance at love.

With an impulsive phone call to a radio station and an exhaustive knowledge of 80s musical trivia in her back pocket, young widow Julia Delmonico wins a spot on a “Second Chance at Romance” cruise to Hawaii. She isn’t even sure that she’s ready to find love again, but as she floats toward paradise with a piña colada in one hand, she bumps into Martin Estrada—single, handsome, and funny. But it isn’t simply smooth sailing: Julia begins to feel that there’s more to Martin than meets the eye, and that he might actually be hiding something big from her. 

Is Martin’s past more important than a possible future with Julia? Can she live with his secrets and fall in love again, or is she ready to keep going on alone? With a little advice from the octogenarian in the cabin next door, and a strong nudge from the flamboyant and insistent “cupid” who’s been assigned to Julia on the cruise, she might just take a chance and choose love…

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Meet Stephanie Taylor

Stephanie Taylor is a high-school teacher who loves sushi, “The Golden Girls,” Depeche Mode, orchids, and coffee. Together with her teenage daughter she writes the American Dream series—books for young girls about other young girls who move to America. On her own, Stephanie is the author of the Christmas Key books, a romantic comedy series about a fictional island off the coast of Florida, as well as other teen and YA titles.

Sophia Giannakos will settle for nothing less than the rare love her parents share. At a tender and impressionable age, she has found her soul mate in Dean, the boy she has known her whole life — until secrets and deceptions pull them apart. No stranger to heartache, Anastacia, Sophia’s mother, attempts to comfort her, without revealing ugly family truths that could haunt her daughter’s future.
In the year 1956, Anastacia, a former NYU student, finds herself in the challenging role of a single parent. Left with emotional wounds from a bad marriage, she is reluctant to trust and resists her growing feelings for Alexandros, an old acquaintance. But his persistence and unconditional love for Ana and her child is eventually rewarded and his love is returned. In a misguided, but well-intentioned effort to protect the ones they love, both Ana and Alex keep secrets — ones that could threaten the delicate balance of their family. 
The story continues in the 1970’s, as their daughter attempts to negotiate between two cultures. Greek-American teenagers, Sophia and Dean, have shared a special connection since childhood. Although their desire for one another is undeniable, Dean resists her, rebelling against the pressure his father places on him to uphold his Greek heritage. When he can no longer fight his feelings, Dean asks Sophia to conceal their love. She hesitantly complies, until it becomes too much for her. Like her mother, Sophia loves with every fiber of her soul, leaving her shattered when Dean pulls away from his family, culture and ultimately his love for her, leaving her no choice but to find a life different than the one she’d hoped for. 
Evanthia’s Gift is a multigenerational love story spanning fifty years and across two continents, chronicling the lives that unify two families.

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Meet Effie Kammenou

Effie Kammenou is a believer that it is never too late to chase your dreams, follow your heart or change your career. She is proof of that. At one time, long ago, she’d hoped that by her age, she would have had an Oscar in her hand after a successful career as an actor. Instead, she worked in the optical field for 40 years while raising her two daughters.

In 2015, three years after the death of her mother from pancreatic cancer, she published her debut novel, Evanthia’s Gift, book one in a women’s fiction, multigenerational love story and family saga, inspired by her mother and her Greek heritage. Kammenou continues to pick her father’s brain for stories of his family’s life in Lesvos, Greece, and their journey to America. Her interview with him was published in the nationally circulated magazine Reminisce.

The complete, award winning series of The Gift Saga is available on Amazon in print, Kindle and Audible—Evanthia’s Gift, Waiting For Aegina, Chasing Petalouthes. Her latest release, Love is What You Bake of it, is the first book in a new series.

Effie Kammenou is a first generation Greek-American who lives on Long Island with her husband and two daughters. When she’s not writing, or posting recipes on her food blog, you can find her entertaining family and friends or traveling for ‘research.’

As an avid cook and baker, a skill she learned from watching her Athenian mother, she incorporated traditional Greek family recipes throughout the books for a little extra ‘flavor.’

Moonlight Kisses and MugShots

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Veronica (Ronnie) Travis, Miami policewoman, now a Saddle Creek, WY Sheriff’s Deputy and the new owner of Travis B&B, thanks to her Aunt Sally, who leads her on a scavenger hunt to discover her illegal activities.

Sheriff Mitch Rogers, a permanent non-paying guest at Travis B&B is convinced the late owner of the B&B had secrets; big ones. And hopes to find out what it is from his new deputy, Ronnie, If he can only keep it professional between them.

After Rosie’s Diner becomes a crime scene with an ensuing investigation, Ronnie has to sacrifice everything she’s come to love and treasure, but is Mitch included? Or is Ronnie leading Mitch on a wild goose chase just like her Aunt Sally?

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