Contemporary Novels

The Starting Over Series


One Sunday I read a fascinating newspaper article about Controlled Demolition, Inc,. a Maryland company known worldwide for their implosions of large buildings like casinos and housing projects.  By the time I finished the article, I had a glimmering of an idea for a story.
 
Years past, but eventually I was able to write that story as The Burning Point.  (Later also released as Stirring the Embers.) Naturally my heroine had friends, and equally naturally, a trilogy was born.  The books are equal parts romance and women's fiction and writing them was a wonderful series of challenges.

The Starting Over Series, In Order:

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  • Stirring the Embers

    The Starting Over Series, Book 1

    Previously titled: The Burning Point Kate Corsi always dreamed of working in her family’s world-famous demolition business—a wish her old-fashioned father denied until his untimely death. He leaves a fortune to Kate and the business to her ex-husband, Donovan—but only if they agree to live under the same roof for a year. Kate and Donovan married too young and stayed …

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  • Phoenix Falling

    The Starting Over Series, Book 2

    Previously titled: The Spiral Path Though they are sliding toward divorce, Raine Marlowe persuades her enigmatic superstar husband, Kenzie Scott, to play the lead in a movie she wants to produce and direct. Kenzie agrees, but without realizing how dangerously close the character’s dark secrets are to his own. Then Kenzie’s past explodes into a career destroying scandal. Like a …

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  • An Imperfect Process

    The Starting Over Series, Book 3

    Previously titled: Twist of Fate When lawyer Val Covington receives a windfall and leaves her corporate career to practice “do-gooder law,” her assistant offers to come with her—if Val will look into the case of Kendra’s former lover, who is on Death Row for a crime he didn’t commit. Val agrees, but she can’t do it alone. She finds help …

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  • A Holiday Fling

    The Starting Over Series, Book 4

    Previously titled: A Christmas Fling British actress Jenny Lyme isn’t a movie star, but she’s well loved in England for her television work. Now her hometown community center is in danger of being sold. The only hope for its salvation is if Jenny can film and sell the Christmas Revels production she’s directing. A really good cameraman is needed—and she …

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