where neighbors care, gardeners share, and God allows do-overs


Fresh Start Summer – A movie crew’s headed to town, and BFF’s Grace and Maggie have different opinions on how much to get involved with those folks from the land of “fruits and nuts.” Revisit, or meet for the first time the folks introduced in the first book in The Seasons of Cherryvale, where neighbors care, gardeners care, and God allows do overs!

  • 2014 Reader’s Favorite Award, multiple ★★★★★ reviews
  • San Diego Christian Writers Excellence in Writing
  • Finalist in the 2011 Grace Awards
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The stars of Cherryvale are back in this novella, perfect for a weekend read. Summer is over, and the former rivals celebrate their rekindled friendship by traveling “across the pond” to England’s countryside. But their pony-trekking plans soon go awry when they discover a friend in need.

I read the “Grace & Maggie Across the Pond” Novella and enjoyed it so much that I thought my husband would also appreciate it. He agreed for me to read it to him…while we sat in our “happy little lawn swing.” …we both thoroughly enjoy the humor with which you write. We see that on your website you invite folks to get acquainted with Jesus and want to tell you we appreciate that, and pray God will bless you in your endeavors of ministry.” Reviewer, Jeanette Hood


Autumn Changes – Along with shorter days and cooler nights, big changes are stirring up Cherryvale. While the trees along the CherryPath exchange summer-green garments to autumn’s crimson and gold, Grace and Maggie scurry to prepare for the town’s annual Harvest Festival, but spar over how to help pop star Tiffany Lane adapt to her new lifestyle and adoptive hometown. A surprise visitor—or two—spice up the town like cinnamon in Grace’s pumpkin walnut muffins just in time for The Scrapbook’s preview opening. The second book in The Seasons of Cherryvale, Autumn Changes continues the stories of the friendly folks and charming small town introduced in the much loved Fresh Start Summer, and Grace & Maggie Across the Pond.”

Will peaceful Cherryvale ever be the same after all the changes blown in on the autumn wind?

What gives with all these pesky teenagers? Will Grace & Maggie ever get them under control in time to for the annual Harvest Festival? And who will turn Rose’s head as the leaves change from green to gold?


Hearts Unlocked – Perfect for a weekend read, Hearts Unlocked follows Autumn Changes. Settle in with a slice of your favorite pie and some hot cider as romance blows in on the autumn wind. Both titles available in Paperback and Kindle.


Christmas Bells – A Christmas Eve blizzard strands dozens of tourists like a bad episode of Survivor:Cherryvale on Grace’s wedding anniversary no less. Instead of directing the Christmas Festival, and hibernating to spend an evening alone with her husband, Grace must scramble to feed and house the multitudes. When she challenges a troubled young soldier fleeing mistakes she’s made with her own family, Grace is reminded of the real meaning of Christmas.


Spring Blossoms – The cherry trees are budding with the promise of spring, and Grace is busier than a honeybee in a flower garden planning BFF Maggie’s wedding. When cupid swoops in and says, “make it double,” she’s thrilled, but has little time or patience for Cherryvale’s newest resident, Fancy Bellini, who seems overly interested in Grace’s husband, Mark. When Grace has a public meltdown, everyone in town wonders if she’s finally taken on too much, but what she finally confesses astonishes everyone, including Grace herself.

and announcing all these 6 titles…

Complete in one volume!

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When Mark surprises Grace with a trip to Hawaii (Christmas Bells) she’s not sure how to keep herself busy while he’s at his medical conference, but lei making classes and snorkeling lessons soon introduce her to a Hawaii that’s rich in history and full of new friends who soon feel like ohana. A short story availabe for your e-reader for .99

All are available on Kindle!