Short Stories

 

Grandma’s Friend

Laura Marshall’s grandmother loves to arrange blind dates for her. Most of which are abysmal failures. Until Grandma sets her up with devastatingly handsome and equally charming Ted Carlton. They hit it off perfectly. Laura even begins to imagine they may have a chance for a future together. Until she sees him in a passionate lip lock with some other woman. Now she wants to forget all about him. Except she can’t. Everywhere she goes, there he is. Doesn’t he know they’re totally wrong for each other?

Rosette
Rating: Sensual
Page Count: 21

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More Than A Memory

Bad memories are rampant for newly divorced Leah Collins. Cold and alone on a late night bus ride home, she can hardly believe it when she happens to sit down next to rich, successful and still incredibly handsome Ed Barnes. The object of a teenage crush so many years ago. Ed remembers Leah too. One thing leads to another and they discover they have more in common than just memories.

Rosette
Rating: Sweet
Page Count: 11

Nancy Carter doesn’t always rant and carry on like a raving lunatic. But then this is the first time an automatic car wash has actually devoured her car. Add to that the constant meddling of her well-meaning sister. No matter what, said sister insists Nancy come by her house to meet the latest entrant in her ongoing Matchmaker Sweepstakes. Enter Rob Martin to the rescue. Of her car that is. Then Rob and Nancy discover he’s the Sweepstake contestant she is supposed to meet.Now that he’s witnessed her crazy side, he’ll head for the hills. Won’t he?

Rosette
Rating: Sweet
Page Count: 8
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Forgotten Alliance

Sarah Novak was devastated by her husband’s affair. After more than twenty years, she thought their marriage was immune. Greg’s own actions in becoming involved with another woman devastate him as well. He is positive Sarah can never forgive him and doubts he can ever forgive himself. And worst of all, their marriage was officially over. Then, in spite of their pain, or because of it, Greg and Sarah make new discoveries about their relationship that surprise them both, and start them on the path to renewed commitment to themselves and to each other and their forgotten alliance together.

Rosette
Rating: Sensual
Page Count: 13

When the World is Right

Brian Hawthorne never meant to hurt his wife Casey, but he had. He never meant for them to fight. But they did. Hadn’t meant to spend the night alone at a hotel. But he did that too. Now all Brian wants to do is make amends. Assure Casey of his love. But, will she accept the gift he’s brought her and forgive him? And make their world right once again.

Rosette
Rating: Sweet
Page Count: 12
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Oh So Right

School teacher Megan Charles has known local business owner Randy Simms her entire life. Knows everything about him. She especially knows he’s nothing like her gorgeous mystery man. The one she’s absolutely positive is going to ask her to run away with him any day now.

Unlike Randy, her mystery man can take her to exotic, celebrity endowed locales. No way does Randy stand a chance to compete for Megan’s affections. Best Book of 2008 by The Long and Short of It Reviews.

Rosette
Rating: Sweet
Page Count: 17

Happily Ever After

Alex Carter is the new middle school principal and Burchfield’s most eligible bachelor. A fact which has the matchmakers in town out in force, with Sarah Walters’ best friend leading the charge. He’s a real knight in shining armor and perfect for the divorced, single mom Sarah. She’s been down the happily-ever-after road before.Knights in shining armor don’t exist  anymore. Do they?

Rosette
Rating: Sweet
Page Count: 19

May Become Permanent

Police officers’ lives are shoot-‘em-up excitement and bad guy turmoil. Not what Miranda Carl wants when she works, temporarily, at retired cop Rick Conroy’s detective agency. Until her first day proves so low key, it’s almost boring and Rick proves he really does care about people around him—especially her.

Rating: Sweet

Page Count: 9 pages

A Chance of Snow

A young couple struggles to keep their family home but reluctantly decide to move into an apartment in town when it overpowers their finances.

Rose Petal

Rating: Sweet
Page Count: 9 pages

A Nice Change of Pace

Multi-tasker extraordinaire, Melinda Olsen has a mad crush on her dreamy college professor. Until one day, on her way to work from class, Rod Garner runs her down with his motor scooter and she finds out dreamy isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Concern and caring are.

Rose Petal

Rating: Sweet
Page Count: 7 pages
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