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With Papa dead and Mama in assisted living, Mona Lisa Buttaro plans to sell the family home and restaurant, but her quirky brother, Joey, is a roadblock. Joey works at the family restaurant, and if she sells Booty’s where else could Joey work?

Mona Lisa hires former classmate Cliff McFarlane to do repairs on the family home. Newly sober, Cliff was in the popular crowd that excluded her in the past, but she is still attracted to him — not that she’d let him know. Mona Lisa wonders if she should give up on all men — unless she could find one like Papa, whom she idolized. Then she makes an outrageous discovery.

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When Ruth Ann Templeton’s husband, Drew, leaves her for another woman Ruthie is devastated. She seeks solace at their beach cabin in Puget Sound where she meets Victor, a neurologist who has marital problems of his own. Their relationship blossoms just as Ruthie’s husband moves home asking for forgiveness. But can Ruthie trust and forgive him or any man?


Thanks to a DNA test, Annette Dupont’s world is flipped upside-down when she discovers her life is built upon lies. Determined to find her birthmother in Lancaster County, PA, she uncovers her Amish family’s secrets as a torrential storm barrels in.

Annette has sworn off men but finds she cannot resist attractive Mennonite Matt Miller, even when she discovers another woman is pursuing him.

In the end, will Annette find healing, family, and love?

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Stories of Second Chances

As a passionate observer of human relationships, I’m intrigued by second chances of every nature. Come, enter my fictional world and meet my characters on their unique journeys. We’re all on one!

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The audiobooks of both
Starting From Scratch and
A Letter from Lancaster County
are now available!

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Please help me congratulate Kate Schaeffer, winner of my Spring All Around Giveaway of a $100 gift card and Mona Lisa Smiles.  Many thanks to all who entered. I appreciate each and every one of you!

Spring All Around

Spring All Around

I always get excited this time of year when I see spring blooms such as the chartreuse foliage unfurling from our ceanothus bush I was sure had died over the winter. Fortunately, I didn't cut down its homely bare branches.I spotted yellow primroses in our front yard...

Celebrate the release of my latest novel, Mona Lisa Smiles

Celebrate the release of my latest novel, Mona Lisa Smiles

I want to take a moment to congratulate all 50 winners of my Goodreads Giveaway, who each won an ebook of my latest novel, Mona Lisa Smiles.I thoroughly enjoyed writing this book. As a single woman, I used to own a restaurant, which brings both fond memories and the...