A WOMAN CHOKED INTO SILENCE AND HER DOG NAVIGATE A NEW LIFE TOGETHER ... BUT WILL HE FIND THEM.
In this sequel to The Community Garden … more than tomatoes are dying, Lizzy Mueller still can’t speak above a whisper, losing her voice when her husband Charlie strangled her in a rage. Rae, Lizzy’s new shaggy Bernedoodle, is deaf in one ear. Rae is Lizzy’s lifeboat, helping her adjust to a new life alone as she deals with the lingering trauma of losing her voice. Having lost faith in those closest to her, Lizzy pours all her love and affection into Rae, who returns her love unconditionally. Together, Lizzy and Rae live in a world of small sounds, subtle gestures, and learned hand signals … finding a way to communicate without words.
When Charlie is released early, Lizzy knows it’s time to up her game, enrolling in a women’s self-defense class. Jiu-Jitsu isn’t Lizzy’s only defensive weapon. She also has Rae who can smell and hear things at a level that Lizzy cannot. Will Rae be able to warn Lizzy of the impending danger? Will Lizzy understand in time or will Rae’s warnings go unheeded?
A DEAD BODY, A COMMUNITY GARDEN, AND MORE SUSPECTS THAN WEEDS IN THE ONION PATCH.
Community garden steward Frank Mueller is responsible for more than turning over the compost pile. His biggest challenge is the garden know-it-all and busy body, Berta Johnson. Berta can devour the garden's serenity faster than a hornworm can strip the leaves off a tomato plant. When Berta turns up dead and buried in the compost pile, everyone is shocked, but quietly relieved. Who would want to kill Berta? Turns out just about everyone. With no evidence, and an abundance of suspects, solving this murder will be like trying to keep the rabbits out of the lettuce.
A COMING-OF-AGE STORY FOR FOUR 58-YEAR-OLD BEST FRIENDS DUBBED THE FEARLESS FOURSOME.
Cory, Kate, Trish, and Monica will have to be fearless once more as they support each other with humor and compassion while facing the joys, sorrows, and
challenges of aging.
The friends are reunited 40 years after graduation when successful journalist Cory
Wells leaves her abusive husband and returns to California and the friends she left behind. Cory’s determination to rediscover who she is inspires her three friends,
Kate, Trish, and Monica evaluate
their own lives.
Delaney McKenzie’s in a tailspin. With another failed relationship, a gallery nearing insolvency, and a father urging her to abandon art for accounting, Delaney is tired of living her life for others.
It’s time to finally figure out what she wants
in business, life, and in love.
Tyler Szymanski thought Delaney was as sterile as her gallery until he glimpses the warm woman beneath the façade. He’s anxious to see more, but when he helps his brother Stirling open a successful gallery near Delaney’s, it’s clear she sees him as the enemy. It will take Delaney’s three eccentric neighbors—and one rambunctious puppy—to help these headstrong lovers learn that trust isn’t a one-way street.
Dating the wrong man isn’t a casual endeavor for Samantha Stewart—it’s practically a career. At thirty-five, Sam is a never-married, baseball-loving, successful engineer whose chances of finding true love, having kids, and living semi-happily ever after are looking bleaker with every passing ball season. Aside from her equally single best friend Marta, Sam’s only other guides on the path to true love are her two inner voices who regularly fill her head with conflicting advice.
After a frightening brush with death, Sam decides not to waste another second in finding her soul mate. She enlists Marta’s help to create a magical man list, a divining rod for finding the perfect man, complete with “magical” ceremonies that involve breaking into a baseball stadium and almost drowning in the ocean. But if there’s one thing Sam and Marta discover on their hilarious journey—there’s no sacrifice too great when it comes to finding true love.
Work, work, work. That’s how Jessica Anne Singer has dealt with the loneliness surrounding her since her divorce. Except for her squawky cockatiel, Merlin, Jessica hasn’t had a date in years, but all that’s about to end. Jessica’s best friend, Cath, has decided that Jessica needs to meet her dreamy online professor, Brant Wilson, who inspires her in more ways than one.
Creative writing professor Brant Wilson is intrigued by one of his online students, Jessica Singer. She seems more worldly than most of his students and has a penchant for arguing with him over just about everything, which he finds oddly enjoyable. But when she asks to meet with him in person to discuss her grades he immediately refuses. He never meets with his students
Undeterred, Cath hatches a harebrained plan to find the reclusive professor. When the plan actually works, Jessica uncovers the “real” reason the professor doesn’t meet with his students. Stunned by her discovery, Jessica must decide if she’ll listen to her head or her heart when it comes to determining if Professor Brant Wilson is
the right man for her.
Dating websites suck. Skylar has found that members lie about everything. And photo manipulation is rampant—don’t get her started on the guy with the surprise peg leg. She’d rather be a workaholic than take her chances on another loser with mad Photoshopping skills.
Skylar’s best friend Cath, however, has some unconventional methods to help her snag a mate—including a stakeout, complete with donuts and binoculars. Well, what does Skylar have to lose? Besides, Cath’s methods have worked before…
For more of Cath’s zany matchmaking antics, check out The Write Man.
Blues guitar player Sean has little to sing about. While women love him when he’s performing, once they discover his day job—garbage man—they dump him quicker than trash on collection day.
Kaylee has been proposed to more than most women. Too bad the men doing the asking are residents of the nursing home where she works.
Enter Rose, Amelia, and Gwendolyn, Sean’s new neighbors. The elderly busybodies have a knack for matchmaking, and they’ve decided Sean and Kaylee are their next project—whether they want their
help or not!
Read about Rose, Amelia, and Gwen’s first foray into matchmaking in
For the Love of Art.