ABOUT PARADISE PINES

Four seasons of romance novels set in a former fishing lodge on a private section of the California seaside, near Cambria.

Managed by a charming woman named Angelina Love, the large double-decker facility has been turned into a duplex with a single, spacious apartment on each level. Miss Angie “lives” in the bottom half of the place. She greets existing friends and possible friends the same way—with welcoming smiles, friendly hugs, and the occasional sweetly spoken nugget of wisdom borrowed from God's Word...often the book of Proverbs.

Her unsuspecting tenants have no idea they’ve been led to the lodge by divine direction, that Angelina Love is often thought to have angelic traits, and that she and God have very specific plans for some serious romance that will last far beyond the seasons.
  

Spring Raine (#1)

An uncharacteristic, last-minute decision to do something "wild and crazy" before entering the stressful world of forensic science sends Raine Presley to Cambria, California. Against a cloud of disapproval from her slightly manipulative, over-protective parents, she signs a seasonal lease at the beautiful Paradise Pines Lodge...and winds up over her head in life and love.

Declan Keller's just minding his own business—literally—when Raine drops into his world and turns it upside down. He's far too busy carving beautiful shapes out of chunks of wood to be babysitting a gal from Pasadena. Even so, his father’s promise to an old friend obligates him, despite a looming deadline that could make or break his career in the art world. He’s praying for anything but Raine when she comes along.

Neither Declan nor Raine is prepared for the seemingly divine influence of Paradise Pines—and Miss Angelina Love. A mysterious lady who may or may not own the lodge, Miss Angie possesses an amazing talent for mending ruffled feathers, spouting proverbs, and somehow bending even the most determined of hearts to the power of love.

RELEASE DATE: 02/24/2017

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Summer Dreams (#2)

The getaway of a lifetime...kinda.

Summer Callahan isn’t in Cambria for the beach or the ocean or the pine-scented air around Paradise Pines Lodge. She’s there as a companion to her flighty cousin, Deah—with the understanding that they will have separate agendas the entire time. Summer just wants to be left alone to dream up the romance novels she writes under a pseudonym.

A real-life hero who rivals a romance novel...really!

But never in Summer's wildest writer's imagination does she dream of being caught in an undertow and almost drowning, only to be rescued by a wealthy artist. And when Logan Bullard proves hard to shake, Summer fears for her heart—especially when Deah sets her sights on Logan.

A Cupid to pull it all together...?

But at Paradise Pines Lodge, what's meant to be has a way of happening...at the best time and in the best way. Miss Angelina Love—who may or may not own the place—has an "in" with Heaven's own "department of romance." And she's determined to see Summer and Logan together.


RELEASE DATE: 05/19/2017

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Autumn Falls (#3)

Autumn Warren and her friend Cecily determine to have one last hurrah before the crazy whirl of planning Ceci’s wedding. Autumn reluctantly agrees to lay off the barbed comments about her friend’s imminent move to Italy—for no better reason than that she fell in love!—and the girls rent an apartment at Cambria’s Paradise Pines Lodge for the entire fall season.

Autumn’s agreement to silence her outraged protests in no way indicates a change of heart about letting a man into her own life. She’s watched enough friends get married and divorced to sour her forever on the subject of love and the sanctity of marriage. If she ever does fall in love, it’ll be forever…and she's seen absolutely zero evidence of that kind of devotion even existing. Autumn doesn’t believe in divorce, and given the current statistics, why even risk it?

Then she meets Russ Amundsen and his adorable daughter, DeLyn, and finds herself in danger of losing her carefully guarded heart. And what is it about the mysterious Miss Angelina Love—who may or may not own Paradise Pines—that makes Autumn believe her heart never stood a chance once she set foot inside Paradise Pines Lodge?


​RELEASE DATE: 09/08/2017

Winter Wonders (#4)

Winter Wonder has much bigger plans than being a local news anchor. She’s going places—faraway places, grand places she’s only dreamed of so far. She certainly won’t be stuck in Ojai, California for the rest of her life. 

Then her brother’s little puddle-jumper plane crashes in the Cambria pines, leaving them both stuck in a lovely old fishing lodge with a strange lady who has a knack for making Winter’s mind go places it doesn’t want to go. Places like Heaven, and God…and love.

Local minister Brady Merckle leads  a quiet life, far from the one he led as a youth—and he likes things just the way they are. Then Winter Wonder lands in Cambria, and Brady enjoys sparring words with the beautiful woman who dropped from the winter sky. But she’s a driven, determined journalist, and the last thing Brady needs is for some over-curious reporter to dig up his past. He’d best stay a whole village away from Winter.

Then the saucy visitor extends her stay, and Miss Angie decides to spruce up the lodge…using Brady’s plentiful brawn. He and Winter find themselves thrown unrelentingly together.

Winter has arrived, and a Miracle is about to happen.


RELEASE DATE: PENDING