Women’s fiction with a dose of attitude
The Memory of Hoofbeats
Work in progress
Sixteen years ago, a tragic accident cost Emma Metz her two best friends—one human and one equine. Now her father's dead too, and she's forced to return to the hometown she'd fled. She uncovers a history of lies tying her broken family to the one place she thought she could never face again—the stable that held her secrets and her grief. But to exorcise the ghosts of her past, she’ll have to release the guilt, embrace the uncertainty of a future she’d buried, and trust again in the healing power of horses.
The Day The Merry-Go-Round Stopped
Art restorer Maia Brice has been uncovering the beauty and secrets of a historic carousel that holds special memories from her childhood. On the first anniversary of two deaths – her grandmother and her unborn child – the final carousel horse arrives. A mysterious inscription on the horse’s belly and a letter left on her grandmother’s grave lead Maia to the ninety year-old carver, who suffers from Alzheimer’s. While stripping chipped layers of paint from the old horse and releasing layers of fragmented memories from the old man, she untangles the intertwined secrets of love, heartbreak, and misunderstandings among three generations of strong willed women.
It's Not Me, It's You
Some women are saved by their knight-in-shining armor. Others just talk to a suit-of-armor.
32-year old Nicole struggles with what so many women deal with every day—trying to please everyone in their lives. But most women probably don’t have a suit of armor as a confidant. He’s the one she turns to when her boyfriend turns a romantic dinner into a handed-your-undies-in-a-bag breakup. And when her promotion-making new project ends up risking her career. Not to mention when her oldest friend turns out to be anything but a real friend. And in all that chaos Nicole learns that she can’t live her life worried about what every one wants her to be, she needs to follow her dreams instead.
It’s Not Me, It’s You is a story of trust and acceptance—not of others, but of yourself, and of learning that the only knight-in-shining-armor who can rescue you, is you.
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