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I'm a Christian writer and speaker located in South Carolina, USA. My novels are exciting contemporary and historical romances set in Charleston and on the High Seas. I love to teach Bible studies and novel-writing classes.

My latest Christian novel will be released Oct. 5, 2021, ANNA GRACE, Patriot Rose, Book 3, Charleston Brides Series. Grab it now on sale and have it come to you the day it is released, October 5!


HERE'S a tag for Anna Grace, Patriot Rose, Book 3:

A Charles Town belle and a blockade runner ignite fireworks in more ways than one during the American Revolution. See the cover and sale on Amazon. 

 --The hero, John, is the son of Georgia Ann and Samuel from Book 2 below.


Georgia Ann, English Rose Book 2  Charleston Brides

The lure of the legendary Spice Trail beckons Samuel, but he may never find a spice more precious than the treasure he left in Charles Town.   

Two Charles Town men love Georgia Ann Cooper—Samuel Vargas and his step-brother, Joshua Becket—but only one both attracts and infuriates her. Even though he’s a dangerous budding patriot and a privateer—or more likely pirate—Samuel fills her dreams and waking moments. When he leaves Charles Town for high sea adventure on the legendary Spice Trail, she determines to push him out of her thoughts and her graces. A task made slightly easier when she sets out on her own journey to accompany her father on one of his merchant trips to the Mediterranean.

Samuel Vargas is determined to make his own way in the world, not live in the glow of his parents’ escapades throughout Charles Town and the seas surrounding the Spanish Main. There’s no better place to earn his fortune than the Spice Trail. But the adventure becomes more than he bargained for when he stumbles across a familiar face from Charles Town in Tripoli, and he’s forced to use all his abilities to save the life of the woman he’s been trying to forget.

As their paths intertwine on a journey filled with Barbary pirates, intrigue, and romance, only love and the grace of God can overcome the past and ignite a new beginning for Georgia Ann and Samuel. 

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Marisol, Spanish Rose

Book 1  Charleston Brides

Marisol Valentin flees Spain after murdering the nobleman who molested her. She ends up for sale on the indentured servants’ block at Charles Town harbor—dirty, angry, and with child. Her hopes are shattered, but she must find a refuge for herself and the child she carries. Can this new land offer her the grace, love, and security she craves? Or must she escape again to her only living relative in Cartagena?

Captain Ethan Becket, once a Charles Town minister, now sails the seas as a privateer, grieving his deceased wife. But when he takes captive a ship full of indentured servants, he’s intrigued by the woman whose manners seem much more refined than the average Spanish serving girl. Perfect to become the governess for his young son.

As their paths intertwine on a journey filled with danger, intrigue, and romance, only love and the grace of God can overcome the past and ignite a new beginning for Marisol and Ethan.

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 Inspirational Historical Romance

In a Pirate's Debt

Jamaica & Charles Town, 1720

PREQUEL TO SUMMER OF DECEPTION! Luke Barrett's pirate ancestor!

Travay flees a forced marriage and falls into the hands of a pirate.

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Travay Allston flees her stepfather's estate and a man who has won her hand in marriage in a gambling payoff. After forcing her horse over a cliff into the Caribbean, she falls into the hands of privateer Captain Lucas "Bloodstone" Barrett. 

Falling in love with a pirate was never part of her plan. . . 

Summer of Deception -Romantic Suspense

Sequel to In a Pirate's Debt. Captain Bloodstone's descendant and Charleston plantation owner, hero Luke Barrett.

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A wounded warrior . . . a woman searching for truth.  

Even with his eye patch, bitterness and distrust, former Marine Special Ops, now plantation owner, Luke Barrett captures Rachel's heart until the night she finds evidence he is following in the footsteps of his pirate ancestor, Captain Bloodstone, but in smuggling the white gold, cocaine, which cost her brother's life during his Charleston, South Carolina, coastal investigation.

Rachel York is escaping a bad relationship and seeking to uncover the truth regarding the death of her brother who worked for the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). She doesn't believe he's really dead. She's found a job at a historic Charleston tea plantation but when she arrives, the man who hired her is dead and his nephew has no clue she was coming. Would God bring her this far to fail her now?

Luke Barrett is a widowed and wounded Marine Corps Special Forces operative who has returned home with an eye patch making him more like a grumpy pirate than the owner of a southern tea-plantation. Handsome but untrusting, he's suspicious of Rachel but allows her to stay on trial as a nanny to his young daughter whom he adores.

Rachel revels in the beauty and history of her temporary home and looks for ways to contact her brother's partner to uncover the truth. But strange things are happening on the plantation and she begins to wonder if the honorable and grumpy owner might not be involved in nefarious activities. In spite of that, she finds herself attracted to the brooding, temperamental owner of the plantation.

Luke is finding his own heart melted and lost faith rekindled by the feisty nanny, but suspect she has secrets of her own. When love is about to bloom a hurricane comes and craziness ensues. Is her brother really alive? Does Luke love her, or is he really a drug smuggler? With all the secrets kept, can love survive the turmoil?

Power Over Satan

Short Bible Study on your authority in Jesus Christ!  You don't have to live depressed, sick or defeated another day. 

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