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THE WAY HOME



Abigail Cook never fit into the life of her prominent Boston family. When vicious lies surround her broken engagement, she endures a grueling stagecoach ride to Independence, Missouri, to start a new life. What she finds is nothing she expects. Arriving on the edge of the civilized world with no job and no place to live, she must put her life in the hands of faith.Abigail Cook never fit into the life of her prominent Boston family. When vicious lies surround her broken engagement, she endures a grueling stagecoach ride to Independence, Missouri, to start a new life. What she finds is nothing she expects. Arriving on the edge of the civilized world with no job and no place to live, she must put her life in the hands of faith.

SMOOTHING A ROCKY ROAD
(One Scoop or Two)

Math teacher Melissa Tanner is managing her dad's beach front, ice cream stand for the summer. The tourist area is near a military base, and she knows the risk of dating service men. But when she meets Captain Ty Waltman, she re-evaluates her prejudice against men on temporary duty. Bachelor pilot Ty loves his globe-trotting career but meeting down-to-earth Melissa makes him reconsider his future. Yet, can he give up a life of travel and tie himself to one base and the Hurricane Hunters in order to be closer to Melissa?


GULF COAST SERIES, Book I and II

PARADISE LANE, Book I

When a single mother in a small Gulf Coast town meets a successful New York businessman from her past, sparks begin to fly. But as they fall in love, secrets he's determined to keep from her threaten to destroy their fledgling relationship.

Nicole Russo runs a cafe to support herself and her sick daughter and to pay back her late husband's enormous debts. Independent and unwavering, she refuses to rely on any man to help her financially, even one with a guilty conscience.

Slade Larson, a rich bachelor, has no intentions of staying in his former home town, but meeting Nicole and her daughter Em throws his well-laid plans into turmoil. He has no idea how to deal with the feelings he has for Nicole and Em.

Can the healing power of forgiveness and love bring them back together when Nicole finds out the truth?

RETURN TO PARADISE, Book II



A thirteen-year secret. A love that never died. Consequences that have to be faced.

Brianna Westbrook knew it wouldn't be easy to return to her hometown to face Mac Larson, the father of her son. For thirteen years Brianna raised Lance alone, thinking it was the right thing to do. After their breakup, Mac has moved on without her, married someone else and had two daughters. She wouldn't interfere with his life.

Now things are different. Mac is divorced and her son has gotten in trouble in Houston. Brianna and Lance both need what her small hometown offers, but by going home she'd have to expose her secret and face the man she had never quit loving.

Mac Larson loved Marsh Isles and the restaurant business. Even when he returned from college to make this his home, he knew he was walking away for the love of his life. Now Brianna was back in town with a secret that would change his life forever. Could he forgive her for keeping his son away from him?

Would Marsh Isles bring Brianna and Mac back together?

Sparks fly in the quiet halls of a nursing facility when a widowed nurse and a decorated former Special Ops soldier, now an ex-con, figure out how to live and love again. Assigned to a work-release program with the state prison system, Major Daniel Whitman turns his attention to finishing his time with the state so he can concentrate on clearing his name and restoring the honor he worked so hard to achieve. Lisa Hudson, his nurse supervisor, must reluctantly work with this ex-con whom she can't imagine being an asset to her patients or to her. As a widow who lost her husband on their first wedding anniversary, she struggles to return to a normal life. Can she allow a man whose life is filled with more problems than hers show her how to love again?

Fran's piece, SAVING THE CHILDREN won second place in the romance division of East Texas Writers' Guild First Chapter Award.

Fran's piece, The Trumpet Player, appears in the anthology Katrina Memories, edited by Philip L. Levin. Available on Amazon.com

Peter M. Skrmetta, A Boy from Brac, appears in the Gulf Coast Writers 2014 Anthology, Mississippi Profiles, Edited by Philip L. Levin.

Fran was named a winner in the Summer 2014 Magnolia Quarterly Writing Contest with her short essay entitled From Shrimp Factory to College.

Fran's books and artwork are available at the gift store in the Biloxi Lighthouse Visitor Center, 1050 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, MS, across from the Biloxi Lighthouse.

They are also available at Southern Bound Book Shop, 1015 Howard Avenue, Biloxi, MS.

Check out my New Art Gallery where I show my hand-painted items. I hope to have them for sale in bookstores and gift stores in my home area and on the internet.

Even in this high-tech world of fast living, each of us has a place of escape. My place is a quiet bayou harbor. The mirror slick surface of the black water and the swaying marsh grasses take me from season to season, not with changing colors, but with the wildlife it supports. Graceful herons, snowy white egrets, and crash-diving pelicans live alongside of alligators, blue crabs, and playful otters. Thousands of minnows bring the water to life in the spring, and mullet jump across the water in summer and fall. Most of my stories are set along the beaches, islands, and waterways of the Gulf Coast. Ironically my first novel was set in the beautiful mountains of West Virginia. Even so, my heroine found her escape - and her love - in a beautiful snow-covered setting. If you can't physically get away, I hope you'll pick up a book - one of my romances, of course - and let yourself escape into a world where your problems are set aside for a few hours and love always wins.

All of my books are available on Amazon Kindle editions and Barnes & Noble. You don't need a special device to read most eBooks. Formats for your computer and mobile devices are readily available for free.

On the Crest of a Wave was a Finalist in the 2010 National Readers' Choice Awards (Traditional) sponsored by Oklahoma Romance Writers of America.

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CLEAN ROMANCE BOOKS

Available Now from the Wild Rose Press, Amazon & B&N

WINDSWEPT

My newest Montlake Romance is available through Amazon (Paperback and Kindle).

ON THE CREST OF A WAVE

(Multiple formats on Amazon)

ONCE IN A HALF MOON

A LIGHT IN THE DARK

Copies are still available on Amazon.com

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