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A Cape May Christmas Story

“This Christmas was different. Rita’s sons, now grown men, needed her— she had to get it right.”


Rita Abernathy’s lifelong dream has come true: She and her husband Charles are the proud owners of a one-hundred-and-fifty-year-old Victorian home in the historic district of Cape May. For years, they made treasured family memories in the quaint coastal town, spending time at the beach during the summer and experiencing true Christmas magic during the holiday season. Rita believes the Cape May magic has returned to their lives at just the right time.


But, things aren’t as cheery as they seem in the Abernathy’s magnificently decorated Victorian home …


Rita’s grown sons are two years apart in age and vastly different men. Chase is a single, online travel blogger with a following worthy of his larger-than-life personality. Paul is a disgruntled family man, worried about losing his job. With the help of her daughter-in-law and sassy six-year-old granddaughter, Rita vows to bring her estranged sons together again.


Patti Kelley is a local pastry chef, widely known for her succulent croissants. Chase lends Patti a hand the night of the Christmas parade and falls in love with the sights and tastes of the seaside paradise. Soon, Patti’s fancy coffee isn’t the only thing brewing inside that bakery …


Will the magic of Cape May be enough to heal this fractured family in time for Christmas?


The Sound of Wings

Seventy-year-old Goldie Sparrows faces declining finances, questionable health, and a late husband who torments her from the beyond. She seeks refuge in her butterfly garden, which is filled with voices and memories from long ago.

Jocelyn Anderson is a struggling writer who finds escape from her custody battle in the journal of her late mother-in-law. As she gets pulled through the pages of time, Jocelyn discovers her own husband has a hidden history she knows nothing about. Is this secret now Jocelyn’s to keep?

Krystal Axelrod is living a life she never dreamed she could have. And yet the demons of a dysfunctional childhood and mean girl culture from her cheerleading days cast their shadow over her ability to feel whole, capable, and worthy. Does Goldie hold the key to Krystal’s path to freedom?

A masterfully crafted tale of love, friendship, betrayal, and the risks we take in the pursuit of justice.

2022 Literary Titan Book Awards Silver Winner

2021 International Impact Book Awards Winner in Women's Fiction
2021 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards 1st Place Winner in Relationships
2021 PenCraft Book Awards 1st Place Winner in Women's Fiction
2021 NYC Big Book Awards Winner in Book Cover Design-Fiction
2021 NYC Big Book Awards Distinguished Favorite in Women's Fiction
2021 Firebird Book Awards Winner in Relationships
2021 IPPY Awards Silver Winner in Mid-Atlantic - Best Regional Fiction
2021 Readers' Favorite Book Awards Bronze Medal in Fiction - General
2021 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Winner in General Fiction/Novel (Over 80,000 words)
2021 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist in Inspirational (Fiction)

White Branch

“….stirring….up to the touching conclusion.”

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