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Plotting Summer
**Releases June 26, 2024**

The book is always better than the movie.
But occasionally, life is better than the book.

Ten years ago I made a mortifying, life-altering mistake. Now, this once seemingly insignificant choice is threatening to wreck my entire existence. And possibly throw Tristan Palmer—my next-door-neighbor and the guy I’ve had a secret crush on for the entirety of my life—into the fray unaware.

The mistake?

I am Sunny Palmer. As in the anonymous, best-selling author of over a dozen beloved romances and renowned thief of Tristan’s last name. Okay, not renowned yet, thank the high heavens! But that news will spread like wildfire if people discover that this introverted book nerd is the woman behind the pen name. And the fact that my first book, Secret Crush, is Tristan’s and my fictionalized love story leaves zero room for calling it anything but what it is—a travesty of greatest proportions.

That’s why NO ONE can know! Ever!

So it’s wretched luck that when I finally visit Sunset Harbor, the small-town island where I grew up, I run into the still heart-stopping, book-boyfriend-worthy man himself. And shockingly, Tristan seems intent on reminding me what the island has to offer. Because that’s what friends do.

Logic demands I resist his charm and guard my secret at all costs, which is why it’s vastly unfortunate that Tristan Palmer was and always will be … my greatest weakness.


Plotting Summer is a small-town island romantic comedy with the perfect amount of swoon and none of the explicit scenes or language. Read the rest of the Falling for Summer series–seven standalone romances with interconnected characters, all falling in love in Sunset Harbor.

Summer Ever After by Kortney Keisel

Beachy Keen by Kasey Stockton

Plotting Summer by Jess Heileman

Summer Tease by Martha Keyes

Beauty and the Beach by Gracie Ruth Mitchell

One Happy Summer by Becky Monson

Rebel Summer by Cindy Steel 

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Somewhat of a Ruse
**This novella was originally part of the Sweet&Swoony Promo!**

Everyone desires something from her. Her only desire is a man she cannot have.

Laura Turner is grateful for her position as governess to her younger cousins—employment that helps provide for her impoverished family. But when her oldest cousin missteps, Laura is reluctantly thrust into Society as her lady’s companion.

When the charming man Laura encounters at a ball turns out to be the very gentleman intended for her cousin, Laura is forced to ignore her absurd hopes and enact a ruse that will lead Mr. Huntington to pursue her cousin. With everyone’s expectations placed upon her and her position at Linwick Manor at stake, there is no room for error. Especially when Mr. Huntington’s intentions begin to shift to Laura.

If only Laura weren’t such an atrocious liar.

*Heat Level: Mild, Sweet/Clean


A Newport Christmess
**Available in Ebook and Paperback. Audio Coming Fall of 2023**

Love can be downright messy.

This last year has been a total disaster, but my failed six-month marriage takes the cake. While my ex is out having the time of his life, my coping mechanisms consist of an unhealthy obsession with true-crime podcasts and trying to revive my floundering social media account.

So, when I get an offer from one of social media’s darlings—Nikki Aker—to make gingerbread centerpieces for her Christmas wedding, I can’t refuse. Not only because the job pays well (my maxed-out credit card will attest to how much I need this money), but it’s a last-ditch effort to increase my following before I’m forced to get “a real job.”

There’s only one small problem I didn’t account for: Nikki’s a self-proclaimed matchmaker, and apparently, I’m her next target. My only hope to escape unscathed is to conspire with Nikki’s grumpy—albeit gorgeous—brother, Landon, who seems equally determined to get through this wedding with his single status fully intact.

All we need to do is convince Nikki we're developing feelings for each other. What can possibly go wrong?

*Heat Level: Mild, Sweet/Clean


A Newport Christmas is a stand-alone sweet romance novel, book four in the Christmas Escape series. Other books in this series include: 

Book One: Christmas Baggage by Deborah Hathaway

Book Two: Host for the Holidays by Martha Keyes

Book Three: Faking Christmas by Cindy Steel

Book Four: A Newport Christmess by Jess Heileman

Book Five: A Not-So Holiday Paradise by Gracie Ruth Mitchell

Book Six: Later on We'll Conspire by Kortney Keisel 

Book Seven: Cotswolds Holiday by Kasey Stockton 


The Nabob's Daughter
**Available in paperback, ebook, and audio**

She’ll do anything to escape an arranged marriage.

He’ll do anything to help her.

Honora Crauford relishes her life in India. So when her father informs her of his latest business transaction—marrying her off to a bankrupt nobleman in England—her only hope for returning home is to convince her betrothed, by whatever antics necessary, that a marriage to her comes at a cost that not even the greatest fortune can justify. 

Graham Whitworth can hardly believe his wretched luck. It seems the only way to save his family’s insolvent estate is to comply with his father’s demands and marry the extremely wealthy, but utterly ridiculous, nabob’s daughter. But when Honora missteps, Graham discerns her farce and begins to see who she truly is—a most impressive lady. A lady likely capable of fixing his family’s financial troubles. 

Realizing they both desire freedom, Graham and Honora join forces to restore the Whitworth estate and return Honora to her beloved India. But sometimes love has its own agenda, and the revoking of a once undesirable arrangement may just prove to be the greatest sacrifice of all.  

*Heat Level: Mild, Sweet/Clean


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A Well-Trained Lady

**Available in paperback, ebook, and audio**

Everything has changed. Except her heart. 

Arabella Godwin is an Incomparable in London Society—elegant, wealthy, and meticulously trained. Yet, she has nothing to show for her efforts aside from her pretentious reputation and a collection of disappointed suitors. When her plan to secure a promising offer of marriage is temporarily delayed, she must bide her time in the company of an estranged childhood friend—the much-too-endearing, but regrettably untitled, Augustus Brundage.

As the friends’ tattered relationship returns to familiarity, Arabella must prevent herself from fully regressing into the carefree, impressionable young lady who once foolishly trusted Augustus with her heart. To make the same mistake again would ruin everything she has worked for—and certainly more. 

But, can a heart be so easily trained? 

*Heat Level: Mild, Sweet/Clean


A Well-Trained Lady is a stand-alone sweet Regency romance novel, book four in the Seasons of Change Series. Other books in this series include: 

Book One: The Road Through Rashbury by Martha Keyes

Book Two: A Forgiving Heart by Kasey Stockton 

Book Three: The Last Eligible Bachelor by Ashtyn Newbold

Book Four: A Well-Trained Lady by Jess Heileman

Book Five: The Cottage by Coniston by Deborah M. Hathaway

Book Six: A Haunting at Havenwood by Sally Britton

Book Seven: His Disinclined Bride by Jennie Goutet


Abigail: A Novel

**Available in paperback, ebook, and audio**

Secrets are meant to be kept -- especially when the truth will change everything. 


Since the death of her mother, Abigail Blakeslee has lost any desire to become a debutante and enter Society. But now, foregoing her first Season has brought an unwanted invitation to join her aunt and cousins for a summer at Timpton House, the large estate of the Stanton family.

Reluctantly accepting, Abigail is thrust into the vexing world of social propriety and matchmaking she had hoped to avoid. More vexing still is her cousin’s suitor, the young Timpton heir—Edwin Stanton. Moody and distant at times, remarkably endearing at others, Edwin seems a puzzle she can never solve, but can never quite put away. But then, Abigail has her own secret to hide—her own mystery to conceal. Perhaps such puzzles are better left unsolved, or perhaps love can find a solution.

A beautiful coming-of-age story with just enough romantic tension to keep you reading late into the night.

*Heat Level: Mild, Sweet/Clean

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