When I begin to develop any story, the setting is always a vital part of my planning. Often it is ‘place’ that inspires the story. So it was with the Romantische Strasse in Germany. This ancient Roman road (hence Romantische or Romantic) winds through picturesque old walled towns beginning with Wurzburg and ending with Augsburg. Each of the several medieval towns on this meandering road is charming in its own way. One can make the drive easily in a few hours, but to do so is to miss much of the experience. Better to spend a night or two in at least two of the towns and immerse oneself in its architecture and history. It is widely varied and always interesting.
|Meistertrunk Inn, Rothenburg|
|Walled city of Rothenburg, Germany|
Following are my own published novels. For further details about my own books, as well as my reviews of books I have read, go to my Goodreads page.
• Romantic Road ~ Takes you on a chase across Europe with our heroine who finds herself in a series of precarious situations. She encounters a handsome stranger, but is he helping her, or is he dangerous? This story has hair raising suspense, romance and a sprinkling of humour
• The Memory of Roses ~ The story of a secret and how it impacts two generations of the McQuaid family. It unfolds on the beautiful Greek Island of Corfu and is a tale complete with beautiful and passionate women, handsome and fiery men, and an intriguing mystery.
• Delighting In Your Company ~ Delighting In Your Company is a paranormal romance set on an exotic Caribbean island, featuring a handsome ghost and an adventurous heroine who travels back in time to solve a mystery!
"Delighting In Your Company is a unique paranormal romance that brings together island folklore, history, and mystery with an unlikely romance between the past and present that had me going through a torrent of emotions and made it impossible to put down." -- The Romance Reviews
• Sonata ~ Sayuri McAllister has just arrived home to Vancouver to find that a robbery has taken place at her family home, and it is being investigated by her old flame. She also has a new stepmother with a charming brother who is intent on bedding and wedding the rich and beautiful Sayuri. It’s a confusing and difficult time for Sayuri, especially when dangerous accidents happen to her father and herself – or are they accidents?
• Abigail's Christmas (short story) ~ An enchanting tale of love and romance, with a magical touch of fantasy.
"Abigail’s Christmas is a sweet and special story that honors both love and the holidays." -- Sizzling Hot Books