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When Never Comes(Coming May 1, 2018) As a teenage runaway and child of an addict, Christy-Lynn learned the hard way that no address was permanent, and no promise sacred. For a while, she found a safe haven in her marriage to bestselling crime novelist Stephen Ludlow—until the fatal night his car skidded into Echo Bay. But Stephen’s wasn’t the only body pulled from the icy waters that night. When details about a mysterious violet-eyed blonde become public, a media circus ensues, and Christy-Lynn runs again. Desperate for answers, Christy-lYnn is shattered to learn that Stephen and his mistress had a child—a little girl named Iris, who now lives in poverty with her ailing great-grandmother. The thought of Iris abandoned to the foster care system—as Christy-Lynn once was—is unbearable. But she’s spent her whole life running, determined never to be hurt again. Will she finally find the courage to stand still long enough to open herself up to forgiveness…and love? Available NOW for preorder in e-book, hardcover, or audio on Amazon!

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Love, Alice – A year ago, Dovie Larkin’s life was shattered when her fiancé committed suicide just weeks before their wedding. Now, plagued by guilt, she has become a fixture at the cemetery where William is buried, visiting his grave daily, waiting for answers she knows will never come. Thenone day, she sees an old woman whose grief mirrors her own. Fascinated, she watches the woman leave a letter on a nearby grave. Dovie ignores her conscience and reads the letter—a mother’s plea for forgiveness to her dead daughter—and immediately needs to know the rest of the story. As she delves deeper, a collection of letters from the cemetery’s lost and found begins to unravel a decades-old mystery involving one of Charleston’s wealthiest families. But even as Dovie seeks to answer questions about another woman’s past—questions filled with deception, betrayal, and heartbreaking loss—she starts to discover the keys to love, forgiveness, and finally embracing the future.

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Summer at Hideaway Key – Lily St. Claire has never been a beachgoer. But when her late father leaves her a small house on Hideaway Key—one neither her mother nor she knew he owned—she’s determined to visit the sleepy spit of land along Florida’s Gulf Coast. Expecting a quaint cottage, Lily instead finds a bungalow with peeling shutters and mountains of intriguing memorabilia. But it’s the carton of old journals in the front room that she finds most intriguing. The journals were written by her mother’s sister, an infamous beauty whose name has long been banned from the St. Claire home. The journals tell a family tale Lily has never heard, of her mother and her aunt as young girls in Tennessee and the secrets that followed them into adulthood. As she reads, Lily gains a new understanding: about her family and about herself. And she begins to open her heart—to this place, these people, and the man next door. But can she ever truly learn to trust, to believe that love is not a trap but a harbor? And is it true that hearts, even broken ones, can be forged anew?

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The Wishing Tide – A novel about the pull of the past and the power of love. As offseason begins on the Outer Banks, a storm makes landfall, and three unlikely strangers are drawn together. Five years ago, Lane Kramer moved to Starry Point, North Carolina, certain the quaint island village was the place to start anew. Now the owner of a charming seaside inn, she’s set aside her dreams of being a novelist and of finding love again. When English professor Michael Forrester appears on Lane’s doorstep in the middle of a storm, he claims he’s only seeking a quiet place to write his book. Yet he seems eerily familiar with the island, leaving Lane wondering if he is quite what he appears. Meanwhile, Mary Quinn has become a common sight, appearing each morning on the dunes behind the inn, to stare wistfully out to sea. Lane is surprised to find a friendship developing with the older woman, who possesses a unique brand of wisdom, despite her tenuous grip on reality.

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The Secrets She Carried – When a young woman returns to North Carolina after a thirty-year absence, she finds that the once grand tobacco plantation she called home holds more secrets than she ever imagined. Though Peak Plantation has been in her family for generations, Leslie Nichols can’t wait to rid herself of the farm left to her by her estranged grandmother Maggie—and with it the disturbing memories of her mother’s death, her father’s disgrace, and her unhappy childhood. But Leslie isn’t the only one with a claim to Peak. Jay Davenport, Peak’s reclusive caretaker, has his own reasons for holding onto the land bequeathed to him by Leslie’s grandmother. Before she died, Maggie hinted at a terrible secret surrounding Adele Laveau, a lady’s maid who came to Peak during the 1930s and died under mysterious circumstances. Jay is haunted by Maggie’s story, yet the truth eludes him—until Leslie uncovers a cryptically marked grave on the property. As they delve into the mystery of Adele’s death, Leslie and Jay discover shocking secrets that extend deep into the roots of Leslie’s family tree—secrets that have the power to alter her life forever.

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13 Comments on “Books

  1. I just finished “When Never Comes” and I am hoping you have a sequel planned! It was the first of your books I’ve read,but it won’t be he last! I found myself hooked, not wanting to put the book down and still eager at the conclusion to know what happens- with Christy-Lynn and the all he doors she’s opening, with Wade (their relationship and his book), with Iris and with Rhetta. Please continue so readers aren’t left hanging!

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  2. I was searching for an audible in kindle unlimited and this book caught my attention. The book’s title and cover just pulled me in without hearing a pre audible. This book had me at “the HELLO”!! Please please say there will be a continuation? Looking forward to reading \ audible your other books.
    By the way the release date was a perfect timing just in time my birthday was May 4
    Fan for life😃
    Lisa

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  3. I read this book as well while on vacation. Wasn’t quite finished when I got home, so I curled up in the recliner to finish it and left my dirty clothes to wait! It was riveting as I got to meet each character and feel Christy-Lynn’s pain. As soon as the laundry from my trip is done, the bills are paid, and dinner is prepped, I’m loading another of your books onto my iPad. Keep writing!

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  4. I to stumbled across “When Never Comes” through Kindle Unlimited. (Shout out to that amazing program) I am hooked. I am sure to read all but next on the list is “The Seceets She Carried” Barbra Davis you have an amazing talent please continue to use it and Kindle 🙂

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  5. Forced myself to go to sleep this morning about 2am. I was reading “When Never Comes” on my iPhone Kindle app and didn’t want to shut it down. Beautifully written — loved it!! It would be a shame to not have a sequel . . . just saying! In the meantime, I’ll be reading your other books and keeping an eye out for that sequel . . . wink!!!

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