Susan English can’t stand Robin Lanford! She’s so full of herself she irritates everyone on the faculty of Fairfield High. When Robin bets Susan fifty dollars that she can’t get a date with Kurt Deveraux, the head football coach, Susan jumps at the chance to put the little heifer in her place. She had no idea that teaching Robin a lesson would irrevocably change her life, strain treasured friendships, and throw two families into chaos.
This is Book 3 of Love on Life’s Zip Line. John just kept surprising Patricia. Remembering little things about her and about their life together. He was like the man she had fallen in love with in college. Not like the man she had spent so much time hating and avoiding and keeping from their daughter and granddaughter. Could she trust him? Should she take a chance on him again?
This is Book 2 of Love on Life’s Zip Line. Ashley is savoring being single in the city that she is claiming for herself one delicious day at a time. She is in control until handsome medical student Mark points at her and says, “You, call 9-1-1 now.” She makes the call and watches him give CPR to a passenger on their NYC subway train.
He is focused on his career and haunted by the death of his lover. Attracted to him, Ashley wants to help him, but does not want to get swept into a relationship she’s not sure about. She discovers that love on life’s zip line is the messiest and most complicated experience of all, but it is oh so worth it.
Shaken by an unwanted divorce, Jennifer was not ready to get involved with anyone. And, then she met Matteo Soldati. They were about as different as two people could be. San Diego red white and blue to the core, Jennifer was from a multi-generation Navy family. Matteo was a guest Italian ski instructor at a resort in Lake Tahoe. He would soon be going back to Italy where he lived with his parents and young son between ski seasons. Then he would be going to Switzerland where he taught at Davos and St. Moritz. She would be going back to San Diego to piece together a new life. It was unlikely that they would ever see each other again. But things changed.
Their love story plays out in the Swiss and Italian Alps and San Diego. The Italian Ski Instructor is a good read for people who like sweet romance with twists and turns in unexpected places.
Long Description for Craig’s Hometown
Kathryn Sinter had run away from home because home wasn’t what she thought it was. She had chosen Seattle because she liked seafood and flowers and it was as far as she could get from her soon to be ex-husband without drowning in the ocean. Her plans for re-invention did not include a man, but Craig Hameston, a recently retired diver in the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve, was hard to ignore.
Part-Scottish and part-Esquimalt First Nations Family, he turned her weekend trip to Victoria, B.C., into a personal tour of his hometown. The day after they met she was glad to be next to him, watching his sure hands and feet working the controls of his seaplane as they soared into the September sky on their way to a perfect picnic spot on Vancouver Island.
Craig appeared to be an old-school kind of gentleman. Maybe it was part of his military tradition. And, he was rock solid and sexy. When she returned to Seattle, part of her hoped she would see him again, but it scared the hell out of her to think about committing to a serious relationship with any man, even a man as special as Craig.
When Laura Langston, a nurse from Oklahoma City, went to Siena, Italy, to celebrate her 60th birthday, she was not looking for a man. But, there he was – 62-year-old Raffaele Balducci, a talented potter, jazz guitarist, father, and grandfather. His face was pleasantly wrinkled from many years under the Tuscan sun. He had lively brown eyes and dark wavy hair sprinkled with gray. Their attraction was swift and strong. Laura and Raffaele were old enough to know how love works and brave enough to search for their own way forward.
Tomas Brandon is an electrical engineer by day, a pub musician some nights, and an officer in the Irish Army Defense Reserve some weekends and summer days. Ellen Porter is an American engineer on temporary assignment in Dublin.
Come along to find out what happens when Ellen wanders into the pub where Tomas is playing one spring evening. If you like sweet romance, this Irish-American tale is for you.
Bronze Medal winner in the 2016 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards and Finalist in the 2016 IAN Book of the Year Awards
Dani Roberts is a humble park ranger with a dark relationship past. To avoid dealing with her future, she hits the road for a little adventure. In a lonely cafe in the middle of the nowhere Nevada she runs into two rock stars. Given the current lack of direction in her life, she accepts a ride on their tour bus.
Hank Tolk is certainly her type, and definitely a terrible player. Sean Rush is a bigger-than-life, scary-looking, tattooed monster of a man. She has no intention of hooking up with either of them, but when disaster strikes, one of these rockers snags her heart.
If things were different, falling in love might be simple, but Dani has demons to wrestle with before she can be with a man who has the world at his feet.
Love on the Rocks is a classic story of an ordinary girl meeting an extraordinary man. It is peppered with humor, sweetness, and a touch of sexy. This journey of self-discovery, friendship and love will make you want to jump on the tour bus for the long haul.
The Stafford Brothers were born into a closely-knit family and raised and educated among Atlanta’s elite. But the six sons of one of Atlanta’s most successful doctors have not always walked in their father’s footsteps. Charles, Jesse and Vic, Jr. followed the medical path. Marc and Greg took different routes. Nick isn’t sure which way he wants to go. The brothers have challenges to face, secrets to keep and stories to tell.
In Book 2 Love on Life’s Zip Line, Ashley is savoring being single in the city that she is claiming for herself one delicious day at a time. She is in control until handsome medical student Mark points at her and says, “You, call 9-1-1 now.” She makes the call and watches him give CPR to a passenger on their NYC subway train. He is focused on his career and haunted by the death of his lover. Ashley discovers that love on life’s zip line is the messiest and most complicated experience of all, but it is oh so worth it.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
For years, I avoided writing series books. It seemed like too steep a hill to climb, but I have changed my mind. A series lets me develop characters over time. For example, in my new series Love on Life’s Zip Line, some characters recur throughout the books. They are at different places in their lives in particular books of the series. In one book, a hero and heroine may be the main characters, but they may be the minor characters in later books in the series. The bottom line on series writing is that I get to know my characters better.
The series features love stories of four generations of a Texas family. The stories embody John Donaldson’s conviction: “I have come to understand that life is a zip line. The view below goes by too fast. It is sometimes beautiful, sometimes blurred, and always changing. The ride is exhilarating and scary. Love on life’s zip line is the messiest and most complicated experience of all, but it is oh so worth it.”
Who is this guy John Donaldson? If you read the sample charpter of Ashley on the Line provided here, you will begin to find out. The books can be read in any order, but it’s more fun to start with Book 1 or 2, saving Book 3 for an in depth look at John Donaldson and the love of his life.