Christmas Wishes on Main Street 2018
Everyone believes in Christmas Wishes... right?
For the heroes and heroines in Christmas Wishes on Main Street, it's not quite that simple.
The Authors of Main Street and Indie Artist Press are thrilled to offer the latest collection in what has become a holiday tradition. Sweet romances in smaller packages, just right for the busy holiday season when you just need a break to pull you out of the madness. So snuggle up with your favorite warm drink and let Authors of Main handle the rest.
In this collection, you'll find stories by some of your favorite Authors of Main Street:
Stephanie Queen, Kristy Tate, Jude Knight,
E. Ayers, Carol DeVaney, Jill James
Christmas Babies on Main Street
Eight individual stories from the bestselling Authors of Main Street - New for the 2017 Christmas Season!
This year, The Authors of Main Street have combined their talent to bring you stories about love, the holidays, and babies from around the world. From the small hamlet of Eastport in Canada, to the gorgeous landscapes of New Zealand, to Main Street, USA... you'll find the Christmas spirit and warm love stories on every page.
Inside this year's box set, you'll find Christmas novellas from Kristy Tate, Carol DeVaney, Jill James, E. Ayers, Jude Knight, Stephanie Queen, Susan R. Hughes, and Leigh Morgan.
Snuggle up with your favorite blanket, grab a cup of hot chocolate, and let the Authors of Main Street help you celebrate the holiday season.
Apple Lake Series - Book One
Christmas at Apple Lake
Christmas at Apple Lake
Apple Lake Series - Book One
Coldwater Creek, Georgia 2006
No one ever said happiness was forever.
Gage Landon knew all about forever. It wasn’t.
Not only had Ken, her twenty-nine-year-old husband, manipulated her life, but he’d continued to betray her, their children and their marriage vows. Ken had put another woman before his family. How had she missed the signs, the clues?
A cool calmness carried what little sanity she had left.
If only she’d known the future, she’d have taken steps to improve their declining marriage, to develop a stronger independence.
They’d argued over money—again. In an outburst of rage, Ken had stormed out of the house without a word, slammed the door behind him, and roared off in his souped-up Chevy.
That was the last time she’d seen her husband, Ken, alive.
The realization of being on her own hit her in the gut. She barely had enough in the bank to bury her husband.
Being manipulated and taken care of had blown up in her face.
She wasn’t prepared for changes that were sure to come, but life wouldn’t be put off. She’d been so gullible, because she believed she could change Ken. No more. Never again. The future appeared bleak, but she wasn’t going to bow down to failure.
No. She was going to take charge.
At twenty-eight, she wanted more for her children. Herself. More than to simply exist: to be what she knew she could be.
The time had come to get up off her duff and do something.
To find a way to do what she had to do to raise her girls.
Christmas was two weeks away and Christmas was all about her girls, love and forgiveness.
Three months later.
Three months after Ken’s death, her home at Coldwater Creek had burned to the ground.
Gage used every ounce of courage within her to climb from the devastation that had battered her the past three months.
She’d had no intention of living in the home her grandparent’s had willed to her, but the move to Apple Lake was imminent.
To uproot the girls, pull up stakes and move to the North Georgia mountains.
To begin again.
Summer Romance on Main Street 2018
Welcome to Main Street. Sweet Summer Romance stories to lift your heart and bring back memories.
Christmas at the Inn on Main Street 2016
Indie Artist Press is excited to offer this collection of four Christmas romance ebook novellas for a special holiday price in gratitude for all of our loyal readers, and for all readers who love a great love story. The Authors of Main Street is a delightful gathering of talented writers who hope you enjoy reading this collection as much as they have taken pleasure in creating it for you! Happy Holidays from the Authors of Main Street!
Apple Lake Series - Book Two
The Christmas Stocking
The Christmas Stocking
Apple Lake Series - Book two
I had a great time writing this book. Children make Christmas, and this story is no different.
Ellie Newsome’s marriage is crumbling, and she’s gone through a few rough weeks. She desperately needs to talk to her mother. But her mother has Alzheimer’s, and is in a nursing facility.
The excerpt takes place in the nursing facility and Ellie has yet one more let-down.
All twenty-four-year-old Ellie Newsome ever wanted was a happy home, a trustworthy husband and the sound of pitter-patter dancing across her floors.
She’d never wanted to settle for less…but she had. Had she known Ryan had only married her to give him babies, she’d not have said yes. But she had. Now, her hopes and dreams were gone. Gone as quickly as her husband had taken the coward’s way out, and deserted her a week after the second miscarriage and two weeks before Thanksgiving.
Alone, an ailing father, her mother in a nursing home, and with no way to support herself, Ellie had only her faith for comfort.
Little did Ellie know, God was about to intervene.
One week before Thanksgiving.
Twenty-six-year-old Luke Conway has lost his wife in a car accident. Luke is still hospitalized and in critical condition. His two children have nowhere to go but the Children’s Home in Apple Lake, Georgia. Except the Children’s Home is full. And no one else in town has room, or is too old to care for the children.
A social worker knocks on Ellie Newsome’s door late at night with Luke’s daughter, nine-year-old Danni Conway and six-month-old Brett Conway, by her side.
At first Ellie refuses to care for someone else’s children, but finally gives in when the social worker promises to find the children another home within a week.
It’s now two weeks before Christmas, and the children are still with Ellie. She’s determined the children won’t go without Christmas, even if the worker places them before Christmas. She discovers shopping for them and teaching Danni to bake cookies, gives her more joy than she thought possible.
She’s had no contact with the children’s father, neither has the case worker informed her of his condition.
One week before Christmas
Luke Conway is about to be released from the hospital, but he can’t go home. He needs care. The case worker hinted at Ellie to take him in until he is better. Ellie refuses.
After Luke is allowed to visit with his children at the hospital, Danni misses her father so badly after they go back to Ellie’s, she cries for an entire day and through the night.
Ellie calls her friend Gage Landon, who knows Luke. Gage assures Ellie that Luke is one of the most honest and above board men in town.
Ellie relents and allows Luke to move into her home until he has recovered from his injuries from the accident, with one condition.
The police must visit at least once a day to check on them, unannounced.
Apple Lake Series -Book Three
The Trouble with Wishes
The Trouble with Wishes - Book Three
When we last left Ellie - in book two - The Christmas Stocking,- being a patient woman, she had waited for Luke to mourn the loss of his wife.
Waited for him to find a place in his heart for another woman and the chance at happiness again. Ellie wanted to be that woman…and she would be waiting with open arms.
No matter how much time passed or how long it took, she prayed she would have the husband and family she wanted more than anything else in life.
The Trouble With Wishes
Wishes and dreams are held in our hearts. Some we share, others we embrace deep inside.
Ellie Newsome has both.
One wish she hides well. The wish is hers. Hers alone.
One she wouldn’t share.
Was it fear or timing that leads her to the secret wish?
To conquer Luke Conway’s heart.
Luke Conway grieves for the loss of his wife. His goal is to learn to live with the sorrow and find love again.
But could he get past the emptiness? The guilt?
That was the trouble with wishes.
Wishes may not always be realized.
Then again, who knows?
Apple Lake Series - Book Four
Coming October 2019
Christmas Blessings - Book Four
What had begun to convince Ellie to believe her dream of capturing Luke's heart was real, shifted south abruptly.
Luke had a change of viewpoint where their relationship was headed. Though it broke her heart, there was nothing she could do but deal with it.
She refused to influence him.
The decision must be his, and his alone.
He must want her as much as she wanted him.
“Are you going to marry my daddy?” Danni asked. On her tummy, feet in the air, chin in both hands, she glanced up from her homework, with an expectant ten-year-old’s expression.
Without warning, Danni’s question hit Ellie so hard her toes curled. If only. My life would be complete.
Ellie squeezed her eyes shut, exhaled the breath she’d held, then closed the computer’s top, knowing this conversation wouldn’t be a short one. Neither would it be an easy one.
“Well, sweetheart, that’s an interesting subject to consider. Why do you ask?” Danni wasn’t a normal little girl, she was in tune with people’s feelings beyond her years.
“I see the way you and daddy look at each other.” Danni, slid her math book aside, sat up with her legs crossed, then grinned. “I wondered if you wanted to be our mommy.”
Ellie wouldn’t lie to her, Danni was far too smart and would see right through her and the answer she’d have to come up with.
Still, she couldn’t reveal her entire dreams and wishes that someday they’d all be a family. A family she could only hope to be a part of and lay her head down at night, in peace. In love.
Appreciating Danni, and her own hopes and dreams, she knew it would only be a matter of time until she’d ask the same of her daddy. As close as Luke and Danni were, Ellie had no doubt she would share their conversation with him.
To tread lightly, yet honestly, here would be the safest outcome.
Coming up with the right words was the problem.
She wished she’d been better prepared.
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Nursing wounds over a broken engagement, twenty-seven-year old Cali Weston, has no inclinations of becoming involved again and submerges herself into Weston Art Gallery, intent in making it the best in Atlanta.
Summoned to Crossroads, Tennessee to settle her father's affairs, she meets Trace Robbins, widowed at twenty-six.
It's been a year since the death of his wife, Jena. Trace faces raising his son, Dylan, alone. He blames himself for both the accident and Jena's death. Now her memory haunts him. Neither love or marriage is an option.
Sparks fly when Cali realizes Trace's interests are centered not on her, but on two-hundred acres of prime farm land, she'd acquired from her father. Cali finds her concern leans toward the heart. She struggles with meeting obligations of the art studio and holding onto last ties of her father's memory.
Neither deny a strong attraction to the other.
Trace can't let go of Jena's memory, and Cali won't play second fiddle to a ghost.
A SMOKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS
Think Sandra Bullock meets country hunk. Wacky fresh and funny characters are stranded together in a Smoky Mountain snowstorm three days before Christmas.
Tina Cole wants back control of her life, until she meets a country hunk. Falling in love isn't part of the bargain. On the rebound from a fizzled relationship, she lands on writer Hank Gordon's doorstep and finds that everything she thought she wanted out of life means nothing without love.
Recently divorced and disillusioned by love, Hank Gordon has sworn off women. He isn't in the mood to entertain a woman with an attitude who frustrates him more than any woman he’s ever met. Hank’s novel deadline is twenty-four hours away and he's cut off from
the world with no phone or email service, and a beautiful, aggravating crazy woman to distract him.
If Hank thinks his life couldn't get any worse, he's wrong. Not only is he baby-sitting a sassy Southern princess who has no idea what a kitchen is for, but two escaped convicts turn up at the cabin, while Hank’s horse is about to foal.
A rollicking story filled with passion, humor, suspense, and zesty romantic adventure.
A Smoky Mountain Christmas is a delightful read. Two quirky, misfits on the rebound accidentally wind up stranded together in an isolated place. Over the course of a few days, they grow to appreciate each other and lose their hearts in spite of seemingly overwhelming odds. Two more dissimilar characters I've never met, but they are able to grow together and find that the other is exactly what they need to heal their past hurts and become whole again. A sweet feel-good story for the holidays.
A Matter of Taste
The sheriff turned a blind eye when young Hannah was violated by her drunken stepfather.
Hannah's mother, the one person who should protect her, was dying of cancer, but even in her weakened condition, she offered a way out.
After her mother's death, will Hannah be able to protect herself or will she be driven over the edge?