Like a mother comforting her children, the Appalachian Mountain range draws two injured souls into her arms...
Dr. Garret Damiani, a bitter psychiatrist, wants to heal his autistic daughter. In fact, he is content healing everyone--but himself--and masterful at denying his feelings. When he arrives at Mountain Rise, a camp for autistic children, he is cold, distant and comfortable.
But Garret's self-protective tactic is difficult to maintain when he confronts Faith LeFeuvre, their art therapist. She is secretly fighting her own battle, yet when she meets Garret and his daughter, an instant and potent bond draws her to them. With steadfast determination, she sets out to heal the Damiani family and force Garret from his spiney shell, not knowing in the process she will also heal herself.
...soothes and protects them...
Faith and Garret face a myriad of hurdles to gain what they are both fearful of obtaining, yet unavoidably drawn toward. Can their love, forged in the heat of a sultry summer, survive the pressure of adversity and past tragedy or will it shatter into fragments?
...and then releases them to face their uncertain future.
Will they discover the secret of Raphaela's Gift?
"...a tender story of hope and love." Robin Taylor, romancejunkies.com
"a charming tale with underlying hope for all autistic children and their families."
Chas Ridley, The Romance Studio
"a poignant, emotional story that just might convince you that maybe there are miracles." Sandra Tibbetts, Roundtable Reviews.
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She's does all the rescuing. But love has a way of changing everything.
Hailey Jensen is in the rescue business--animal rescue--and more than willing to risk life and limb for fowl or fauna. Just when life couldn't get better, her world crumbles. Her identical twin has cancer, and her marine rescue is failing before it even gets started. Lacking coping skills, she takes refuge behind sarcasm and solitude.
But, thanks to Dr. Rainer Hartmann, her sister's friend and a man who mistakes overbearing control for helping, she finds herself on the opposite end of the control stick. A wildly independent woman, Hailey fights with the determination of a bulldog as Rainer struggles to drag her out of despair...and into his arms.
In Sydney Allan’s sassy, page-turning suspense a woman races to discover the truth about a murderer...before it’s too late.
A bright spring morning goes horribly wrong when Danielle Whitlock gets the shock of her life. Her best friend is arrested for murder. Worried for her friend, and angered by the injustice of the false accusation, Dani decides to investigate. But she quickly realizes she’s in over her head. Desperate for answers, she enlists the help of her ex-boyfriend, Rob Greyson. However, the deeper they dig, the more twisted and confusing the case becomes, until she is backed into a corner, leaving her with two horrific options:
Stop the devious killer, no matter what it takes...
Or become the killer's next victim.
Secretary Kath Lewis embarks on the vacation of a lifetime only to have things go horribly wrong from the get-go. She has a Marilyn Monroe moment just as she’s meeting the sexy Captain Morgan Hawk for the first time; her brother--her only traveling companion--is called home to handle an emergency; and as Kath and the seductive captain sail to the next port to pick up her best friend, the boat is caught in a violent (supernatural) storm...and something sinister is unleashed from the deep.
LENGTH: 23,000 words (Novella)
WARNING: This novella is a sensual paranormal romance with a totally implausible plot. As such, it contains a dangerous pirate with a to-die-for body, sizzling sex on a yacht, adult language, and a few fun surprises for your reading pleasure.