Soon she’s alienated her best friend, angered her college professor, and botched her case. She wants to be a private investigator, even though her tiny hometown offers no hope of clients. Until she meets amos Shetler, an Amish dropout carrying a torch for the girl he left behind. Dispatch same day for order received before 12 noon.
Operation Bonnet: A Novel - Twenty-year-old nellie Monroe has a restless brilliance that makes her a bit of an odd duck.
Act TwoBlom Books - Her students really need her. So when her agent suggests a professorship at a small liberal-arts college, Sadie decides to give it a go. And this quiet Midwest community begins to grow on her. Yet, when sadie is forced to spend time with Mac, she likes him. When the semester ends, sadie packs up and decamps for the city that never sleeps…and finds she can’t either.
But lately her cd sales are sagging, not to mention parts of her anatomy. But the college is in rural Iowa. Maybe it’s time for a change. When sadie meets mac, a veterinarian, after all, she assumes they have nothing in common—he is, a country-music fan—and she’s counting the days until she moves back to New York.
Act Two - New yorker sadie maddox is the toast of the classical-music world—and a bit of a diva. Besides, she needs the money. Sadie’s colleagues are intimidated, her students aren’t impressed, and she has to live far too close to farm animals. Will she find the courage and grace she needs to embrace her Act Two?
Sugar: A NovelSkyhorse - After realizing her coworkers at l’ombre, to convince her to work for him as executive pastry chef at his new Seattle hotspot, a high-profile restaurant in NYC, will never appreciate or respect her, Charlie Garrett allows her ex-boyfriend, Avery Michaels, Thrill. Drama on and off the set soon take a toll on Charlie’s well-being, forcing her to choose if life in front of the camera is worth sacrificing life behind the scenes.
Sugar is a contemporary romance, set in the high-pressure commercial kitchens of New York and Seattle. A funny and clever story of how a female chef learns to thrive in the ruthless world of premier restaurants. Charlie is uncomfortable with the idea at first, but she soon realizes that this is her chance to show the world what women in the kitchen are capable of.
Sugar: A Novel - She sets some ground rules with the film crew, and promptly meets the man of her dreams, Kai, signs a non-disclosure agreement, off-camera. The show, and her demanding work schedule as head of the pastry kitchen, makes it nearly impossible for Charlie and Kai to spend time together. She’ll have her own kitchen, her own staffeverything she ever wanted professionally.
When she arrives at thrill, however, she realizes that Avery wanted more than a pastry chef for his restauranthe wanted a costar for the reality show they’re filming about the restaurant and its staff.
Heart Land: A NovelHoward Books - And when she finally gains the funding to move her new business back to New York, Grace must decide where home really is—will she chase her long-held New York dream, or find a new dream here in the heartland? A story of reconnection, and the power of faith, lost love, Heart Land follows a struggling fashion designer back to her small Iowa hometown as she tries to follow her dreams of success and finding true love.
Grace klaren has finally made her dream of living in the Big Apple and working in the fashion industry a reality. Back in silver creek, Iowa, Grace is determined to hate it. She buys it, rips it apart seam by seam, and re-creates it with new fabric, updating the look with some of her own design ideas. She snaps a picture and lists the dress online, and within a day, it sells for nearly $200
Heart Land: A Novel - They reconnect, and Grace remembers why she fell for him in the first place. Suddenly, Grace has her ticket out of here. She rails against the quiet of her small town, where everything closes early, where there’s no nightlife, where everyone knows each other. It turns out to be tucker, her high school sweetheart whose heart she broke when she left ten years ago.
But when she’s unexpectedly fired and can’t afford the next month’s rent, Grace does something she never thought she’d do: she moves back home. And her career begins to turn around when she finds a gorgeous but tattered vintage dress at a flea market.
Bottom Line: Heidi Elliott Series, Number Two Volume 2Blom Books - The moms’ group that saved heidi elliott’s sanity has gone on hiatus, as have any ideas about dropping the weight in all the wrong places and keeping the curves in all the right ones. And her husband, Jake, seems increasingly worried about their dwindling bank balance. In their place, the friday strut-n-Stroll provides, if nothing else, two miles of adult company and the outside chance to use polysyllabic words.
After all, what does she have to lose? As much as she has loved being home for Nora’s first steps, words, and forays into makeup artistry, Heidi misses working, not to mention money for pedicures. So when the beautiful kylie zimmerman, dangles the chance to become part of a “life-enhancing, with a wave of her multi-carat-laden fingers, woman-affirming business opportunity, ” Heidi takes the bait.
Better Together: Heidi Elliott Series, Book Three Volume 3Blom Books - Like deep clean the kitchen cabinets. Find her misplaced hope. She doesn’t have to go it alone. Volunteer in Nora’s classroom. Create sparkly USA ninja warrior Halloween costumes for two. Now that she and jake are parents of a kindergartner, Heidi has a to-do list a mile long. Sometimes we really are better together.
And heidi keeps moving to avoid thinking about anything other than paint colors. Meddle in her best friends’ relationships. Repaint several pieces of household furniture. Heidi elliott is busy, busy, busy. Grieve her most recent failed pregnancy. Jake wants to adopt. Nora plans to pray a sibling into existence.
Better Together: Heidi Elliott Series, Book Three Volume 3 - Thoughtlessness, and in the space of a month, make a terrible impression on the social worker, of course, Heidi manages to lose control of a group of kindergartners, leads to mistakes and misunderstandings, and damage—possibly irreparably—her closest friendships. And then she remembers.
Balancing Act: Heidi Elliott Series, Number One Volume 1Blom Books - The substitute filling in for her high school Spanish classes has made a complete mess—not just with her students, but perhaps in a way more personal. Her husband is developing the disconcerting habit of going out of his way to help a beautiful and wealthy client who is all kinds of perky. Fiercely independent, Heidi has never been one to ask for help.
. As maternity leave comes to an end for Heidi Elliott, so does virtually everything else she thought she knew. But when she discovers unexpected camaraderie with a Moms’ Group, big hair, Heidi finds herself in a sea of shoulder pads, and surprisingly strong women who just might hold the lifeline she didn’t think she needed.
Balancing Act: Heidi Elliott Series, Number One Volume 1 - And now, to further complicate matters, Heidi’s old boyfriend has moved back into the neighborhood. The tightrope walk is getting trickier by the minute.
Stretch MarksBlom Books - Mia is a granola-eating, sensible shoe-wearing, carbon footprint-conscious twenty-something living in a multicultural neighborhood in Chicago. Actually, frankie, a magenta-haired librarian; silas, the courtly gentleman of indeterminate age who lives downstairs; and Adam, including her BFF, Mia has a whole neighborhood of quirky characters who want to help, proprietor of the corner grocery store where Mia shops.
Her mother, babs, is a stiletto-wearing zsa zsa gabor type who works as an activities hostess on a Caribbean cruise line…and if you guessed there’s some tension there, you’d be right. Factor in an unexpected pregnancy and Mia’s idealistic boyfriend, well, and the mother-daughter relationship is, stretched very thin.
Stretch Marks - As is mia’s sanity when Babs shows up to…help. Could it be that mia and babs might actually be able to get along? With Kimberly Stuart’s trademark irreverent humor and a surprising and satisfying take on romance, grace, Stretch Marks is an authentic but tender story about family, and the importance of a good grocer.
But it’s adam—endearing, kind, possessed of a perfect smile and impeccable Persian manners—who ultimately charms Babs and rescues Mia from more than one mother-induced meltdown.