That Second Chance Series has a new look!

I’ve given my That Second Chance Series covers an update! Aren’t they beautiful?



It’s All About That Second Chance…

Sometimes we’re lucky enough to get that second chance – in life and in love. That Second Chance Series are stand-alone stories of strong women who battle heartache and loss with a courage and determination to find new paths and true love. What ties them together? A common theme: belief in the beauty of that second chance.


She’ll risk anything to save her child…even the truth.


They promised to love one another forever, but tragedy tore them apart. Now, destiny may just bring them back together.


Real wealth is about more than bank accounts and portfolios…


How does one see truly—with the heart or with the eyes?


A wise and humorous tale of living large after 40 as women finally make peace with themselves—wrinkles, blubber, neuroses, exes, and all.


Sometimes love happens when you least expect it…

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          BOXED SET 1                                    BOXED SET 2                            COMPLETE BOXED SET 
                                                                                                                       (exclusive to my webstore!)

Brand New in the Truth in Lies Series!

A Family Affair: The Homecoming



Delilah O’Reilly and Nicholas Borado fell in love, married, and planned to spend a life together full of dreams, joy, and endless possibilities… until lies and betrayal tore them apart.

Six years have passed since Delilah and Nick saw each other, but they’ll meet up again in a most unlikely place—Magdalena, New York, Delilah’s hometown. Hurt and accusations will resurface, but they won’t stop the sparks from flying, or the town from wondering about this couple’s secret past…wondering too if Delilah and Nick might just have a chance for a future together…




Read an Excerpt Below!

“My father never had money, and it’s always been obvious…”

“Obvious? To whom? Not you, or you wouldn’t have let him bankroll your college, now would you?” Nick was not going to let Delilah judge Hank just because the man drove a beat-up pickup and ate baloney sandwiches. While the bar owner might not be rich, he certainly wasn’t living paycheck to paycheck, not even close. “I’ve been in this town long enough to realize those with money aren’t flashing hundred-dollar bills at the diner.”

A huff and a scowl followed by “I know that. And I never knew about my father’s financial situation because he told me we were fine, that there was an insurance policy from my mother’s death, and that covered college and the other things he bought me.” Her gaze narrowed. “Are you saying it wasn’t the truth? That he lied to me?”

The worry and disbelief on her face pinged his gut. “I’m not saying anything other than people aren’t always what they seem.”

“Really?” The accusation in her voice smothered him. “You mean guys who pretend they’re someone else? You mean those people?”

So, she wanted to play that game? “Yeah, and women, too, the ones who act like they come from money and wish they didn’t. You know the kind. Desperate, on the hunt, pretending they don’t want or need the money or the status… The perfect play to get an unsuspecting sucker to buy.” Buy? He’d bought it all, from the tears, the sadness, the forlorn looks that said she just wanted to belong somewhere. Yup, he’d been the idiot to offer refuge—his heart, his life, his future—and she’d torched them all.

She fisted her hands on the counter, sucked in three deep breaths, blew them out nice and slow. He bet her yoga instructor would approve. “We can’t change the past, or how we’re tied together, no matter how much we wish we could.”

Will there be more "A Family Affair" Books?

That’s the question readers ask most, even more than “Will we ever find out who Christine’s real father is?” (I still don’t know the answer to that one… I mean, I really don’t “know” who Christine’s father is!) There’s a reason for this. Had I decided early on which man would be her father, I might have written in such a way—unconsciously or not—to steer the reader in that direction. But since I have no idea, we can all keep guessing.

I might not be able to answer the paternity question, but I can answer the one about the future of this series. Yes, there will be more! I’ve still got people’s stories to tell and loose ends to tie up. Loose ends drive me crazy. When my husband and I watch a movie that leaves too many unanswered questions, we create our own “endings” so we can have closure. The same goes with a series that ends on a cliffhanger and then gets cancelled. No!!!

So, the Truth in Lies series, aka the A Family Affair books, will continue to move along, introducing new characters, answering questions about old ones, dragging others we’re wondering about into the light…

AND, I’m writing a series of short stories that tie into the A Family Affair books and give readers an up-close look at what happens after the story ends! Or, as is the case in the first set, what happens before the story begins!

Find out more:  A Family Affair Shorts: Destiny

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