A Little Background
As anyone who knows me will tell you, I live and breathe writing and editing. I’ve been a writer “forever”. My working career involved extensive technical writing, research and analysis. I’m now editing fiction novels and memoirs as well as writing my own novels. When my daughter had her first non-fiction title published in 2009, I had to write something of my own… three romantic women’s fiction novels later and I am so hooked my cats have threatened to leave and my husband just smiles and nods when I tell him the latest with my characters. My debut novel Winds of Change involved a steep learning curve. I must have re-written it about three times before my beta reader/editor was close to satisfied. Number two – New Beginnings – just took off… usually at 5:30 a.m. Road to Tomorrow required extensive research into the working life of a border collie before I could craft the ending. read Mary’s Biography »
After losing her husband and daughter in a plane crash, Boston social worker Jennifer Barrett is rebuilding her life. Finding solace in her work, Jennifer helps young client Mark Powell find work at the seniors' residence where her father lives. After learning Mark hasn’t seen his father, an internationally-known broadcast journalist, in over four years, she can’t understand how a father could abandon his only son to chase war stories. When Jennifer meets Ben Powell, she is prepared to dislike him, despite his charm and affable manner. But, when he reveals he’s been battling post-traumatic stress disorder, she realizes he didn’t want to bring his demons home to Mark, who has suffered from clinical depression. As Jennifer gets to know Ben, she realizes there may be room in her heart for laughter and new love. Lana Fitzpatrick, a close friend of Jennifer’s and a young nurse helping care for Jennifer’s father, is also a widow, raising her youngl son Danny alone. As Lana gets to know her handsome co-worker, Mark Powell, and sees him bonding with Danny, she finds her heart filling with love. As new family bonds form, all discover the power of friendship and love to overcome loss so they can face life with renewed hope.
Workaholic real estate agent Carol Brock can't seem to find a good man. Her first husband cheated with a law clerk less than half his age. Then she found herself in a string of bad relationships with unscrupulous men, including a con man and art thief, who shredded her professional reputation and strained her relationship with her college-age children. Carol has sworn off men and is determined to reclaim her life and career on her terms. But, when Boston’s most eligible bachelor, restoration specialist Devin Elliott, puts in an offer on a charming Victorian, Carol admits she’s attracted. Devin’s offer unwittingly unleashes a psychopathic rage in an ex-girlfriend that spills into Carol’s life. As she and Devin try to stay one step ahead of violence, Carol must decide whether she's ready to risk her heart again.
Andrea Garrett is trying to escape her abusive marriage. Fearing for her life, she leaves her two small children with her twin brother and flees her home the day before her husband is due to arrive back from a tour of duty. After falling asleep at the wheel and landing in a ditch, her life takes on a new direction when strangers step in and introduce her to a life she could only have imagined and one that could save her soul and give her children the future they deserve.