College reunions are the worst--except when they lead to love:
Lizzie Moran is desperate to help her best friend’s husband recover from grief-stricken despair after her friend passes away. But their love was unlike anything Lizzie has ever seen. A love she knows will never happen for her, considering the bad choices she’s made.
Jack Clark is ready to take whatever measures necessary to yank his brother out of the abyss he’s fallen into after his wife’s death. And when he meets the lovely Lizzie who has the same goal, he is perfectly willing to put aside their differences, for the sake of his brother.
Tensions escalate when Jack and Lizzie are forced to attend a reunion together—and the fact that Lizzie’s former fiancé, the man who dumped her the same day her parents died, will be there doesn’t help. But an unlikely matchmaker has a plan—and if it succeeds, Jack and Lizzie might just realize they are meant for each other.
Written from the heart by K.M. Daughters, a unique writing partnership between sisters, Pat Casiello and Kathie Clare, ‘Fill The Stadium’ embroils readers in one family’s grapple with a fatal genetic disorder, its impact on two young brothers’ passion for football and its ability to redefine the many types of love that exist in life. But this is so much more than a book of thoroughbred fiction; Daughters’ narrative also raises vital awareness for Adrenoleukodystrophy, taking its inspiration from a real-world event organized by one of the author’s sons.
A UNIVERSAL SIGN WILL APPEAR PRECEDING THE APPEARANCE OF GOD. A PERMANENT SIGN WILL REMAIN – WONDROUS AND INEXPLICABLE ON EARTHLY TERMS The world's reckoning with God is imminent. Anna Babic Robbins, a Marian visionary from the remote Adriatic village, Valselo, is entrusted with the mission of delivering a parchment that documents unprecedented future events to a Chicago parish priest. The priest is charged with "shepherding" mankind to fulfill God's plan. Four devoted friends since grammar school at the Chicago suburban St. Mary Academy, the “Belles of St. Mary’s”: Bernadette O’Neal, a local television journalist on the Now Chicago show, married to an atheist; Tina Hernandez, a teacher at the women’s high school alma mater, married to a former teacher falsely accused of child molestation; Marlo Waters, a single supermodel; and Laci Marshall, the CFO for a non-profit organization engaged to a homicide detective, visit Las Vegas for Laci’s lavish bachelorette party when the universal sign appears. When God speaks, He whispers in the form of a seven-day, worldwide, impossible snowfall. The women and their loved ones witness the spectacle of the permanent sign, join humanity in facing judgment “before the throne” immediately after the sign appears, and grapple with how best to alter their lives before it’s too late after a preview of final judgment. WHEN GIVEN BY THE CREATOR HIMSELF, WILL THE HUMAN RACE TAKE THE SECOND CHANCE?
Amazon review: "This wonderful story builds from the not necessarily routine lives of "the Belles" to a breathtaking intensity, mounting with intrepid power, and then plunging to moments of heart-stopping apprehension. The Snows is in a category of literary style fitting any number of niches, an indescribable genre, sure to be memorable on so many levels.
Having followed K.M. Daughters since the beginning, The Snows appears to be a compilation of a remarkable writing career--the best of all that has come before. A most astounding feat.
You do not need to have an interest in religion or be religious to enjoy this novel. Nor is it necessary to read book 1 first, it is a stand alone novel. It was very good book and I would recommend this book to anyone that likes an intriguing story line with twists and turns. The premise could very well happen to us at any time if God decides to give us one more chance.
Amazon review: The Snows was selected as the reviewer's book club choice.
In the St. Nick of TIME The Sullivan Boys series, Book 5 | July 6, 2011
#4 Best Romance Novel 2011 in the P&E Readers Poll
All the Sullivans are good cops… The last Sullivan is a girl. Can she stack up against the boys?Kay Sullivan Lynch, reinstated to the Chicago Police Department after two years as a widowed mom of four, not only plans to excel on the force, but to show her brothers—who opposed her return to “the job”—that she’s up t o the challenge. Captain Flynn Dowd, battling demons of his own, empathizes with Kay’s struggles—but Sidewalk Santas collecting for the hungry are dropping dead all over Chicago. No apparent motive, no identifiable MO. It’s up to Kay and Flynn to stop the "Santa Slayer."As they race against time to stop the killer, Kay’s grief-deadened senses awaken to Flynn's overwhelming sexual magnetism. But when he becomes more than just her partner, will her kids' opposition force her to choose between motherhood and her man?
4 1/2 Stars, RT Book Reviews, "Fantastic…A Keeper."
In The St. Nick Of Time was voted #4 Best Romance Novel 2011 in the P&E Readers Poll. And K.M. Daughters was voted #6 Best Author 2011.
ALL'S FAIR IN LOVE AND LAW The Sullivan Boys series, Book 4
"The perfect blend of romance and suspense." ~ The Book Connection
The enchantress on stage at an amusement park review captivates new CPD Captain Patrick Sullivan. Stunned to learn she’s the infamous defense attorney, Charlie Demarco, who substituted for her twin at the performance, Pat battles Charlie in and out of the courtroom. With CPD cutbacks and a serial murderer to apprehend, Pat struggles to uphold the law and his reputation, while Charlie seems determined to undermine him. Chained to her job to restore her family’s finances, Charlie has no choice but to defend the criminals Pat wants behind bars. Her biggest battle yet involves defending her heart against Patrick Sullivan. | Read an excerpt
4 Stars, RT Book Reviews, "Compelling…A Page Turner."
Veterinarian Matty Connors’ visions lead her to homicide detective Brian Sullivan once again despite her resolve to remain anonymous the past four years. Her official work with the police in California resulted in the brutal murder of her fiancé, and since, a recurrent nightmare she barely survives. Brian, the reputed ladies man of the Sullivan family, has yet to give his heart to a woman until Matty lays claim to it. His black-and-white approach to solving crimes doesn’t jibe with Matty’s spooky pronouncements or her reputation for alleged infallibility. A wild goose chase searching for a murder weapon casts doubt on Matty’s “truths” and threatens their smoldering romance. Is Brian her nightmare slayer and ultimate truth? When the puzzle pieces fall in place for Brian, will it be too late to save Matty? | Read an excerpt
BEYOND THE CODE OF CONDUCT The Sullivan Boys series, Book 2
-- 4 STARS, RT BOOK Reviews
FBI Agency brass and Sullivan family connections force Special Agent Bobbie Leighton into an undercover operation with inactive Homicide Detective Joe Sullivan. Posing as a cattleman and his arm-candy wife the couple is assigned to infiltrate Bradley Sterling’s illegal operation. Suspected of baby trafficking, Sterling may be connected with Jimmy Sullivan’s murder. How do Bobbie and Joe adhere to their professional code of conduct living under the same roof? Can they forget their personal history, ignore their volatile feelings for each other and ensnare their target when they might be next on Sterling’s victims list? || Read an excerpt
AGAINST DOCTOR ORDERS The Sullivan Boys series, Book 1
The Henna Housewife Killer continues to evade the police
for the murders of red headed housewives. ER doctor Molly
Jordon treats Detective Danny Sullivan when he's brought to
her ER with a bullet wound. Molly has never had a carnal reaction
to a patient before but Danny sparks so much heat in her,
he appears in steamy dreams. A cop's widow and single parent,
Molly is fiercely averse to the life of worry loving a cop
entails. And Danny isn't any cop. He's the son of a retired
Police Commissioner and one of six siblings who are all law
enforcers. Danny thought that a cop's job and marriage didn't
mix after his bitter divorce - until he meets the bossy, irresistible
Molly Jordan who throws medical orders at him that he has
no inclination to follow. || Read an excerpt
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GOSPA JOURNEYS SERIES/ Inspirational
LEFT AT THE ALTAR
White Rose Publishing
Despite Sam Mackenzie's deep-rooted belief that marriage can turn two loving people into monsters, his all-encompassing love for Emma Jordan spurs him to propose before leaving the country bound for Valselo, the Adriatic village where millions believe the Mother of God speaks to three visionaries. Despite Emma‚s love for Sam, she is unable to envision a life in a remote town on a distant continent. Emma refuses his proposal and spends the next three years making a life without Sam. When she‚s left at the altar, a loving conspiracy between her parents and parish priest, ˜Sam's uncle, ˜brings Emma to Valselo and an inevitable reunion with Sam. God seems to be orchestrating a second chance, but both believe they have had good reasons to turn away from God‚s guidance. Will they listen to Our Lady's messages which call humanity to open their hearts to God's mercy and love? Or will they lose each other a second and final time?
4 Stars, RT Book Reviews, "Compelling…A Page Turner."
JUST THE WAY YOU ARE Volume 2 in the Gospa Journeys
After surviving a fire, Noelle Walker is finished with undergoing unsuccessful operations to eliminate facial scars and to restore the use of her hand. Her neighbor, owing his life to Noelle's selfless rescue, finances her Valselo pilgrimage where she might experience the living presence of the Mother of God. Noelle silently prays to receive the miracle of self-acceptance so that she might live normally despite her gnawing self-consciousness about her appearance.
When she meets the handsome Shane Thompson, his avid, romantic attention makes Noelle believe that perhaps miracles do happen in the quaint Adriatic village. The renowned maxillofacial surgeon doesn’'t seem to care that her hand is crippled and her face is scarred—--that is until he claims he can give her “"her miracle."
”Noelle survived the fire, but will she survive her broken heart after concluding Shane’s interest is conditional on fixing her appearance? Will Shane acknowledge that only God can perform miracles, and can he convince Noelle that he loves her regardless of her scars, and not because of them?
Jack and Beth Dunne travel separately to Valselo on a good-will pilgrimage to support a local orphanage. Jack uses philanthropy as an excuse to see Beth again after bitterness and grief separated them following the funeral of their five month old son three years ago. Forever soulmates, despite the seemingly impenetrable barriers they have erected between them, will they find the courage to forgive and fix their marriage? Or will they selflessly love enough to let each other go? || Read
an Excerpt |
A nightgown model and a soap opera star meet in Valselo,
a Croatian village where millions believe the Mother of God
appears to three visionaries. Yugoslavian born Maya Lidovic
owns Intimate Whispers, a New York based sleepwear company.
Determined not to lose her faith in a secular world, she spends
her vacations leading tours in Valselo where her parents run
an inn. Colin O'Reilly plays heartthrob, Dr. Brock Stone,
on the soap opera Tides Of Tomorrow. Through various setbacks
in life he's managed to keep God first. But now he's furious
at God for taking his mother. Colin doesn't believe that God
has sent the Virgin Mary to earth with messages of hope. He
doesn't believe that God cares about the world. A series of
apparitions, prophetic dreams and earthy attraction draw these
different people together. Human frailties obscure the intention
of the call that brought them to their destinies. || Read
an Excerpt |
Wounded and faithless, Dr. Matthew Robbins arrives in a small Croatian village determined to discredit the visionary who claims to see the Mother of God. Matt believes only proven facts, and he's sure Anna Babic is either lying or delusional. But, despite all his unpopular testing, he can’t disprove Anna’s visions--and what's worse, he finds himself falling for the beautiful visionary who speaks with the blessed Virgin Mary.
Anna has experienced skeptics in the past, and they've never left a lasting effect. But Matt is different. Despite his open disbelief and vehemence to discredit her, she finds herself hoping he'll change his mind.
Drawn together as if by a heavenly hand, can Anna choose a life as the wife to her unlikely match? Can Matt believe on faith alone that God loves him enough to heal him and free him to love Anna? | Read an excerpt
4 1/2 Stars, RT Book Reviews, "Fantastic…A Keeper."