The Footman's Tale
A Something Wonderful Prequel
"Oh, Remy…I had no idea! You are a man with a large, loyal heart." - 5-star Goodreads review
The Footman's Tale is a FREE short story prequel about the dreamy footman from The Astronomer's Obsession, and his inspiring romance with Odette. It's best enjoyed after reading The Astronomer's Obsession.
Available in PDF or eReader format, it's what I call a Soaking Story... at about 30 minutes, it's just the right length for a soak in the tub. Lock the door, grab the wine, light a candle, and enjoy!
Something Wonderful Book 4
You never forget your first... jilted fiancé, that is.
An abandoned bridegroom
Bell tuner Jory Tremayne has never been more certain of anything than his love for Miss Anna Pepper, despite her fancy dresses and insensible footwear. But when he offered his heart five years ago, she ran off with it and left him alone beneath a midnight moon.
Now, he’s resolved to stop mourning her loss and find a lass who will take him and his fish-scented dog. That is, until Anna returns. Apparently, she wasn’t finished destroying him.
A reluctant bride
Miss Anna Pepper has left a trail of jilted suitors behind her, but she’s never been able to forget Jory Tremayne. With blue eyes as clear as the stream he fishes, he brought joy and contentment to one Cornish summer five years ago. But a bruised heart left her unable to trust his tender endearments, and she fled, abandoning him beside their favorite fishing spot without a by-your-leave.
What began with one jilted fiancé has turned into a distressing habit. Now, facing certain ruin and shadowed by remorse over her poor treatment of Jory, Anna returns to Cornwall to learn his fate. Perhaps if he’s well settled, she can shed this uncomfortable guilt and find her own happiness.
The problem? In her hasty flight, she’s left behind a few things. Like clothing. A maid. Money.
And avenging relatives…
Unbeknownst to Anna and Jory, his hordes of relations have learned of her past betrayal, and they enact their own agenda. Without funds, Anna finds herself working as a common barmaid to avoid arrest, while Jory becomes her reluctant champion.
With each turn of the screw beneath his cousins’ well-intentioned hands, Anna and Jory are forced to face their past. Will they overcome doubts and betrayal to trust love again?
The Physician's Dilemma
Something Wonderful Book 3
"A wonderful book hangover" - 5-star Amazon review
"Absolutely loved this story!" - 5-star Goodreads review
A physician seeking love
Julian Grey has led a charmed life. His every endeavor has been easily achieved, and he doesn’t want for much. Freedom from the females in his family. A man-sized scone. A bride so he might join his friends in wedded bliss. He’s even found the perfect lady to court. But first, he needs to hire a surgeon for Heloise Manor, London’s newest foundling home.
If only it weren’t for the annoying Miss Grace, whose brash manner and freakishly accurate memory irritate him like a pebble in his boot.
A surgeon seeking employment
Charlotte Grace wants nothing more than to be a surgeon, but she’ll be content helping her father treat his patients. Until he retires, that is. That is, until he retires.
Set adrift, Charlie goes to London to further her studies and seek like-minded doctors for intelligent discourse. Instead she encounters small minds and Dr. Julian Grey, a physician who studied with her father years ago.
Life is too easy for Dr. Grey—even London’s stubborn traffic parts for him. With little effort he’s gained the entrée into the medical world that she desperately longs for. But she’s willing to overlook his failings if he’ll hire her on as surgeon at Heloise Manor.
Will he realize that the best things in life don't come easy? Will she learn that shared dreams are the best dreams before it's too late?
The Artist's Redemption
Something Wonderful Book 2
"It sounds perfect to me." Listen as editor Rebecca Heyman critiques the first line of The Artist's Redemption.
She was everything he never knew he wanted. He was everything she was determined to avoid.
A problem-plagued painter
Problems are piling up for Alexandre Marchand. His last courtship ended in failure. Nightmares have been invading his waking thoughts, he can’t concentrate on his art and to make matters worse, someone is selling forgeries of his work. He’s running dangerously low on funds and sets out to find a wealthy widow, or perhaps a biddable heiress. Instead, he encounters Regina Townsend, who is neither biddable nor wealthy. Used to keeping to himself, he doesn’t have any wish to play the hero. But if anyone ever needed one, it’s Regina.
A rogue-resistant runaway
Regina Townsend will protect her daughter and unborn child at all costs. With nowhere else to turn to escape her greedy brother-in-law, she flees to an abandoned cottage on England’s southern coast. She has a plan to secure her future. One that doesn’t require help from any man. Certainly not a silver-tongued, golden-haired lying rogue.
Can a piglet, a forged painting and Castle Soup bring them together?
The Astronomer's Obsession
Something Wonderful Book 1
"I was instantly entranced" - 5-star Amazon review
"Highly recommend" - 5-star Goodreads review
The story of two friends and a slow-burning love that outshines the universe.
An astronomer of humble origins
Harry Corbyn has an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. In a discipline dominated by titled noblemen, he’s fought to get where he is. And where he wants to be next is Egypt, to lead an expedition to measure the size of the solar system. An extended stay at Redstone Hall is not part of his plan.
An artist of noble birth
Celeste St. James knows she’s meant for more than needlepoint and high society. With dreams of exhibiting at Paris’ prestigious Académie, she doesn’t need distractions.
But she returns to Redstone Hall when her father becomes ill and reunites with her childhood friend. When the two join forces to help Celeste’s father build an ambitious telescope, their powerful connection draws them deeper into each other’s orbit, until they must choose between their dreams or their love.