book review

Falling for the Innkeeper

Good afternoon reader friends! Today I have a brand new review for you, a sweet romance by Meghann Whistler entitled Falling for the Innkeeper!

  • Heat Level: ❤️
  • Genre: Christian Romance
  • Overall Rating: 5/6 Glass Slippers

Laura Lessoway is just trying to keep moving forward in the wake of a divorce from her workaholic husband. She and her young daughter Emma have been living at the Sea Glass Inn, a place once owned by her grandmother and left partially to her. Her mother’s trying to sell it, but Laura isn’t going to let her grandmother’s legacy go without a fight.

Johnathan Masters is a lawyer working on behalf of Carberry Hotels and is hoping to snag a prime piece of ocean front property. He’s not keen on playing hardball with a single mom, but he’s already arranged to stay a few days and is hoping he’ll seal the deal and go back to his office a winner.

Both are dealing with the scars of their pasts and learning to overcome their own fears for the future. While there’s an old saying that sea air cures all, it’ll take more than a stroll on the beaches of Cape Cod to bring this pair together.

Personally, I generally haven’t read much Christian romance, but I really enjoyed how Whistler made it a theme in her book without it being the focus. Laura’s faith just added to her character and it was nice to see how each of her decisions was given multiple layers of thought. Still, if you don’t enjoy religion as an ongoing theme, this book might not be for you, but general romance readers will probably see it as I did–a Hallmark-ish novel set in a charming location.

Laura and Johnathan have a great back and forth. They really seemed matched when it came to wits, and gave as good as they got. Honestly, if I didn’t know it was Whistler’s debut novel, I would have thought she was a seasoned author! The scenery was clear and the inner thoughts of the main characters were clear as a bell.

I’d recommend this book to all romance readers who enjoy a sweet read with a little faith and a whole lot of laughs.

New Book, sale

Royally Abandoned Sale

Happy holidays everyone!

We’re had such a fun year so far as friends and writers. Sarah’s been busy with her recent move to Virginia and her job in personnel security. Kelsey’s still working for the nonprofit and her daughter started kindergarten.

We’ve been to New York City for dinner with Tule Publishing, went to Hallmark’s first Christmas Con, and had some of our books pitched to film directors. Between late night phone calls, constant rewrites, and brainstorming sessions, we’ve also began more writing projects we hope to share more about soon.

We’re thrilled to say we’ve set up a special holiday sale to round out the year where Royally Abandoned will be on sale for only $0.99 from now until December 26th!

A seat on the throne or a place in her heart?

Greyson Montgomerydreams of a simple life, but as the crown prince of Aldora, simple is not in his future. Before ascending the throne on Christmas Eve, Greyson is given one month to explore how the other half lives. Armed with a few hundred dollars and a fake backstory, Greyson flies to Savannah, Georgia, to see if he has what it takes to chase the American Dream.

Scarlett Calhoun is a Southern Belle with a heart as big as a Georgia peach. When she meets the charming construction worker, Greyson, it isn’t long before she is embracing the holiday cheer. Soon, she’s teaching him how to cook, falling for his exotic accent and soulful eyes, and joining him on picnic lunches where they talk for hours.

With Christmas Eve nearing, Greyson must fly back to Aldora and either abdicate the throne, or take his rightful place as king. Will he ignore his birthright to remain with Scarlett or will she be royally abandoned?

This book is available for only $0.99 on Amazon, iBooks, Barnes and Noble, and Google Play HERE!PS. Royally Abandoned is up for a Swoony Award in the Christmas Romance and Royal/Celebrity Romance! If you’d like to vote, click HERE and type in the title and our names.

New Book

Cupid Claus

We’re happy to announce our latest release, Cupid Claus. This sweet, magic, Christmas romance will have you reaching for the hot cocoa and wondering what’ll be beneath your tree this year.

CupidXClaus_eCover_Amazon_KOBO_iBooks-683x1024When mistletoe is not enough…

With her only son still single, Mrs. Claus is rolling up her red sleeves and playing matchmaker. With a little advice from Cupid and a list of potential brides, she’s convinced a dash of magic will get the snowball rolling. There’s just one problem, Nick isn’t looking for love. All he wants to do is fill his father’s boots as he prepares to take over as Santa Claus.

While Mrs. Claus is scheming away, Nick meets Heather, a charming artist with a giving heart and a loving smile. Preparing for her first Christmas alone, Heather is looking for adventure. Nick becomes a kindred spirit as they both remember what it’s like to live in the moment. Just as they think they found a fairytale romance, Nick discovers his mother’s magical meddling.

With Christmas Eve quickly approaching, Nick must decide if his love for Heather was the real magic all along or if it was just the work of Cupid Claus?

You can order your ebook or paperback copy now through Tule Publishing or wherever books are sold HERE.

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New Book

Hallmark Christmas Con

We’re so excited to announce we’re bringing our two latest releases to the very first annual Hallmark Christmas Con! We’ll be with Tule Publishing signing books, meeting loads of new people, and rubbing elbows with Hallmark movie stars like Lacey Chabert, Johnathan Bennett, Cameron Mathison, and Holly Robinson-Peete. But the most exciting part is that we have the very first paperback copies of Cupid Claus! Those will be available soon, but for now, the attendees at Christmas Con have first dibs!

A seat on the throne or a place in her heart?

Greyson Montgomerydreams of a simple life, but as the crown prince of Aldora, simple is not in his future. Before ascending the throne on Christmas Eve, Greyson is given one month to explore how the other half lives. Armed with a few hundred dollars and a fake backstory, Greyson flies to Savannah, Georgia, to see if he has what it takes to chase the American Dream.

Scarlett Calhoun is a Southern Belle with a heart as big as a Georgia peach. When she meets the charming construction worker, Greyson, it isn’t long before she is embracing the holiday cheer. Soon, she’s teaching him how to cook, falling for his exotic accent and soulful eyes, and joining him on picnic lunches where they talk for hours.

With Christmas Eve nearing, Greyson must fly back to Aldora and either abdicate the throne, or take his rightful place as king. Will he ignore his birthright to remain with Scarlett or will she be royally abandoned?

Order your ebook or paperback copy now HERE.

When mistletoe is not enough…

With her only son still single, Mrs. Claus is rolling up her red sleeves and playing matchmaker. With a little advice from Cupid and a list of potential brides, she’s convinced a dash of magic will get the snowball rolling. There’s just one problem, Nick isn’t looking for love. All he wants to do is fill his father’s boots as he prepares to take over as Santa Claus.

While Mrs. Claus is scheming away, Nick meets Heather, a charming artist with a giving heart and a loving smile. Preparing for her first Christmas alone, Heather is looking for adventure. Nick becomes a kindred spirit as they both remember what it’s like to live in the moment. Just as they think they found a fairytale romance, Nick discovers his mother’s magical meddling.

With Christmas Eve quickly approaching, Nick must decide if his love for Heather was the real magic all along or if it was just the work of Cupid Claus?

Preorder your HERE.

Not sure which book is best for you? Here’s a handy guide help make that decision for you. Happy reading!

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Royally Abandoned is Live!

When we met in college more years ago than a lady ever tells, we had no idea we would stay friends through moves, marriages, careers, and life in general! And when we each decided to write our own books, we had no idea we’d end up publishing one together. Now, we’re proud to say our first joint project is now available in print and ebook form!

A seat on the throne or a place in her heart?

Greyson Montgomerydreams of a simple life, but as the crown prince of Aldora, simple is not in his future. Before ascending the throne on Christmas Eve, Greyson is given one month to explore how the other half lives. Armed with a few hundred dollars and a fake backstory, Greyson flies to Savannah, Georgia, to see if he has what it takes to chase the American Dream.

Scarlett Calhoun is a Southern Belle with a heart as big as a Georgia peach. When she meets the charming construction worker, Greyson, it isn’t long before she is embracing the holiday cheer. Soon, she’s teaching him how to cook, falling for his exotic accent and soulful eyes, and joining him on picnic lunches where they talk for hours.

With Christmas Eve nearing, Greyson must fly back to Aldora and either abdicate the throne, or take his rightful place as king. Will he ignore his birthright to remain with Scarlett or will she be royally abandoned?

Royally Abandoned is available in ebook and paperback now through all major book sellers HERE!

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Cupid Claus

We’ve been waiting to share our cover for Cupid Claus for quite a while, and since it’s nearly release day, and it’s now available for preorder, we’d love to show you the face of our latest sweet, Christmas romance.

When mistletoe is not enough…

With her only son still single, Mrs. Claus is rolling up her red sleeves and playing matchmaker. With a little advice from Cupid and a list of potential brides, she’s convinced a dash of magic will get the snowball rolling. There’s just one problem, Nick isn’t looking for love. All he wants to do is fill his father’s boots as he prepares to take over as Santa Claus.

While Mrs. Claus is scheming away, Nick meets Heather, a charming artist with a giving heart and a loving smile. Preparing for her first Christmas alone, Heather is looking for adventure. Nick becomes a kindred spirit as they both remember what it’s like to live in the moment. Just as they think they found a fairytale romance, Nick discovers his mother’s magical meddling.

With Christmas Eve quickly approaching, Nick must decide if his love for Heather was the real magic all along or if it was just the work of Cupid Claus?

Cupid Claus will be released on November 13, 2019 and the ebook is available for preorder now HERE! We’ll let you know when the paperbacks are available too.

Until then, remember, a book is better when you have someone to share it with.

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Publishers Weekly Review

Sarah and I are super excited to share a very special review. The wonderful team at Tule Publishing submitted Royally Abandoned to Publishers Weekly for review and they accepted it! Here’s their thoughts on our sweet, holiday, royal romance:

Fischer (the Elton Hall Chronicles) and McKnight (What Happens in the Highlands) team up for this lighthearted royal romance with a twist: the royal would rather not be royal. Determined to abdicate the throne of Aldora, Prince Greyson Montgomery travels from Aldora, an island kingdom off the coast of England, to Savannah, Ga., where he finds a job as a construction worker and meets Savannah socialite Scarlett Calhoun. As Scarlett falls for Greyson and his appealing, caring nature, he is impressed by her easygoing, charitable attitude. Ironically, Greyson’s omission of his royal status makes him less appealing to Scarlett’s mother, who seems to believe that a construction worker is not good enough for her daughter, adding a possible impediment to their relationship. When Scarlett decides to spend Christmas with Greyson in Aldora and he finally tells her about his royal heritage, they both must decide whether the revelation of his princely status will affect the possibility of their future together. Fans of prince and commoner romances will enjoy this variation on the theme. (Oct.)

Isn’t that exciting? We hope all your royal romance lovers out there love it just as much!

Preorder your copy HERE!

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Royally Abandoned

It’s finally time for us to reveal the cover for our first joint romance novel, Royally Abandoned. Now available for preorder, this sweet, holiday romance will go live on October 1st, just in time for Christmas.

A seat on the throne or a place in her heart?

Greyson Montgomery dreams of a simple life, but as the crown prince of Aldora, simple is not in his future. Before ascending the throne on Christmas Eve, Greyson is given one month to explore how the other half lives. Armed with a few hundred dollars and a fake backstory, Greyson flies to Savannah, Georgia, to see if he has what it takes to chase the American Dream.

Scarlett Calhoun is a Southern Belle with a heart as big as a Georgia peach. When she meets the charming construction worker, Greyson, it isn’t long before she is embracing the holiday cheer. Soon, she’s teaching him how to cook, falling for his exotic accent and soulful eyes, and joining him on picnic lunches where they talk for hours.

With Christmas Eve nearing, Greyson must fly back to Aldora and either abdicate the throne, or take his rightful place as king. Will he ignore his birthright to remain with Scarlett or will she be royally abandoned?

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Remember, a book is better when you have someone to share it with.

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Christmas in July

Merry Christmas…in July. It’s a heatwave here in New Jersey, making it the best time to stay inside and read books set in winter wonderlands. Today, I’ve compiled a short list of some sweet and spicy reads from Tule Publishing to get you in the holiday spirit.

Their Christmas Miracle by Lynne Marshall

Hunter is a talented cook who opened up his own diner. Tracy is a nurse who knows how to bake a mean pie. Together, they’re a recipe for perfection. But when Hunter becomes the guardian of his recently orphaned godchild, will his new bond with Tracy withstand a surprise, new addition?

Once Upon a Royal Christmas by Robin Bielman

After an embarrassing first impression, reporter Rowan thought she’d never see Prince Theo again. But Theo loves her small town and the antinomy of it all, even though he can’t hide from the throne forever. Will he follow his heart or his royal duties?

A Small Town Christmas by Nan Reinhardt

Wine maker and single dad Conor is struggling to save his winery and care for his daughter. Hot shot lawyer Samantha comes to his aid to keep his business in his hands. When close quarters breed new feelings, will these opposites give romance a try?

A Baby for Christmas by Joan Kilby

New widow Mia never expected to be in labor, in the snow, outside a stranger’s house. Recently single Will never expected to deliver a stranger’s baby. But sometimes, the unexpected can spark an unforgettable holiday.

All I Want for Christmas by Jennifer Gracen

Musician and bar owner Sean still pines for the girl who got away. But when she walks into his bar years later, will he get a second chance to make things right? He doesn’t think so, but he knows he’s up for the challenge.

A Match Made at Christmas by Patty Blount

After September 11th, Elena has more than just the emotional scars. A mysterious boy handed her an ornament at Ground Zero and she still carries it with her. Thirteen years later, she’s all grown up and meets the boy again, now a man named Lucas. After years apart and tragedy between them, can they find a way to heal?

Holiday at Magnolia Bay by Tracy Solheim

Navy Seal Drew is taking a leave from active duty after a death that left him shaken. Marine Biologist Jenna has made it her life’s mission to save wounded things. But when she’s sworn off military men and he’s not a fan of being coddled, are the holidays just what this pair needs?

A Merry Mountain Christmas by Trish MilburnWhen Heidi goes to a picturesque mountain town for the holidays, she takes a job at a Christmas decor shop. The owner, Ben, is all too happy to have her help…especially when he realizes she might be just what his life was missing.

This Christmas by Jeannie Moon

Single mom Sabrina is the epitome of a strong woman. But when the man who walked out on her all those years before rolls back into town, will she finally crumble under the pressure or make this Christmas one to remember?

The Christmas Window by Melissa McClone

Doggy daycare owner Callie wants to win the annual window display competition to prove to everyone she’s all grown up. Brandt never wanted to return to his small town, but life pulled him back. Opposites attract in this sweet romance, but will they make it through the holidays?

The Cowboy’s Christmas Bride by Laurie LeClair

When country star Cassidy is told she may never sing again, she goes back to her small town for some R&R. Ryder retired from bull racing to raise his daughter, but he’s in for another wild ride when the girl that got away rolls back into his life. Will Christmas give then a second chance, or is their romance nothing but a sad song waiting to be written?

Montana Secret Santa by Debra Salonen

Krista is only in the Marietta’s Secret Santa Society for a chance to reboot her career via tech genius Jonah. But business meetings melt into long chats over hot chocolate, and before long, the call of the mistletoe becomes too hard to ignore.

Christmas Lights and Cowboy Nights by Shelli Stevens

Rosa has no interest in a fling, much to the disappointment of ladies’ man Calvin. But when they’re forced together at a secluded ranch over Christmas, their attraction becomes hard to ignore.

A Texas Christmas Reunion by Eve Gaddy

When Savannah moves back home to Whisky River, she never expected her ex to be her new boss. Harlan knows he messed up all those years ago with Savannah, but wants to make things right by Christmas. Will he make this holiday one to remember or end up back on her naughty list?

Christmas, Alabama by Susan Sands

Photographer Rachael loves small town life, but doesn’t like her meddling family telling her to settle down. When a hot doctor moves into town and offers to play the part of fake boyfriend, she’s left wondering if everything is just pretend.


Have you read any of the books on this list? Let me know and have a happy Christmas in July!

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Meant to Be

Congrats to best selling author Nan Reinhardt on her latest release, book two of the Four Irish Brothers Winery series, Meant to Be! I was lucky enough to get my hands on a copy early, and I have a lot to say…

  • Genre: Contemporary Romance
  • Heat Level:❤️
  • Overall Rating: 6/6 Glass Slippers

Chicago lawyer Sean may have moved away from the small town of River’s Edge, but it’ll always be his home. And when he’s shot outside the courthouse and needs some time away to recover, he returns to the place of his birth where he has so many fond memories and where his best friend Meghan still lives.

Meghan’s the new mayor of River’s Edge and is having a hard time bringing the place up to speed. When her best friend gets shot, she puts her life on hold to see him through the darkness. But a handsome police detective might just make her wonder if it’s time she expanded her circle of friends. Torn between the past and future, the little town seems to get a lot smaller.

While Meghan tries to keep River’s Edge running, she falls into a comfortable rhythm with a healing Sean. But when their friendship seems to drift towards something more, she’s more confused than ever. Stepping over the line could mean the end for everything they’ve shared. But if they keep their distance, will they possibly be giving up what’s meant to be?

Who did I spy on page one? A certain familiar face from the first book named Sam. Moments where characters from other books pop up, reminds me of why I adore series works. Seeing bits of previous stories go on in the background is always one of my favorite touches, especially in small towns.

I loved Meghan. She has a great head on her shoulders and a real way of connecting with people, although she’s more sensitive than she lets on. I enjoyed the fantastic relationship with her friend Sam as well. Their witty back and forth was fun nod to girlfriend relationships. Although the focus was definitely on Meghan and the possibilities with Sean.

Sean and Meghan have decades of history behind them, making them a seemingly perfect match. But watching them stumble through the what if’s only highlighted their differences sometimes. However, it’s easy to see why a girl might be drawn to Sean. He’s handsome, smart, and accomplished, but never let it go to his head

Overall, I enjoyed this latest installment and look forward to what’s next in this line of sweet, small town romances.