The Red Rock, Colorado Collection
The Wild Rose Press (Sweetheart Rose)
November 10, 2013
Available in: e-Book (reprint)
All three complete digital books included.
FINDING SARA - Book One (originally published November 2008 in trade paperback and eBook)
Coerced by a domineering father into marrying a man she does not love prompts Long Island, New York heiress Sara Carleton to run away and board a train heading to the West Coast. On an unscheduled stop in Red Rock, Colorado, fate intervenes when she is mugged in a dark alley. Rancher Jackson Phillips doesn’t mind helping the attractive mugging victim he and his sister rescued at the train station, but having her come to his ranch to recuperate turns out to be much more than he bargained for.
LOVING ROSE - Book Two (originally published October 2011 in trade paperback and eBook)
Harboring a secret she dared not share, Rose Phillips ended her relationship with Dr. Mike Mahoney two years ago. When a tragic accident places her under his professional care, she realizes her feelings for him are still very much alive. Torn between wanting to bare her soul and fearing he’ll reject her after he learns her secret, Rose struggles to resolve her dilemma.
Why Rose ended their relationship has always puzzled Mike. He’s never stopped loving her. Now that she’s back in his life, he wants more than anything to pick up where they left off. Rose appears receptive, but because of her actions trust is difficult. Dare he risk a second broken heart?
MARRYING MOLLY - Book Three (originally published April 2013 in eBook and July 2013 in trade paperback)
After a two-year absence, widow Molly Henson and her young daughter, Karli, return to Red Rock, Colorado, where they lived when Molly’s husband was alive. New love is the farthest thing from Molly’s mind—until she meets Steve Roper.
Steve hasn’t come to Red Rock looking for love. He’s there on business and hoping to find answers related to his ex-wife’s sudden disappearance. Meeting Molly makes him all the more eager to move on with his life.
Molly soon realizes she harbors a secret about Steve’s ex-wife. Confiding in Steve may end their relationship. How strong is their love, and dare she take the risk?
I attended the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington where I received a BA in English and Education. Post graduate school led to a Master of Library Science Degree from the University of Washington. I put my education to work by embarking on a career first as a classroom teacher and later as a school librarian. It wasn't too long before I got the urge to write stories. I'd enjoyed making up stories as a child and had always been an avid reader. I started out writing for the confession market and after selling a few decided to attempt a novel. The result was Home for the Heart, a romantic suspense published in 1981. From 1979 to 1989 I operated the Edmonds Writing School where I taught classes in fiction and nonfiction writing, and a special class in romance writing. Teaching the latter led to the publication of How to Write and Sell Romance Novels. Other publications of mine include critical essays on writers, various articles on writing, and scripts for educational filmstrips and audio cassettes. I'm a member of both the Seattle, and Faith, Hope, and Love chapters of Romance Writers of America, and have been a conference speaker and workshop leader. A couple of years ago, I got another creative urge, this time, to draw and paint. Again, as a child I'd enjoyed those activities, but they had been put aside as I grew up. Now, I'm having great fun exploring drawing, watercolor, and pen and ink. My other spare time pursuits include collecting toys, games, and children's books, and anything to do with wire- haired fox terriers.