After realizing her coworkers at L’Ombre, a high-profile restaurant in NYC, will never appreciate or respect her, Charlie Garrett allows her ex-boyfriend, Avery Michaels, to convince her to work for him as executive pastry chef at his new Seattle hotspot, Thrill. She’ll have her own kitchen, her own staff—everything she ever wanted professionally.
Twenty-year-old Nellie Monroe has a restless brilliance that makes her a bit of an odd duck. She wants to be a private investigator, even though her tiny hometown offers no hope of clients. She gets her first big break when she meets Amos Shetler, but she has to don a bonnet and infiltrate the Amish in order to solve the case.
New Yorker Sadie Maddox is the toast of the classical music world—and a bit of a diva. But lately her CD sales are sagging, not to mention parts of her anatomy. Maybe it's time for a change. So when her agent suggests a professorship at a small liberal-arts college, Sadie decides to give it a go. All is well until Sadie realizes the college is in Iowa and she is being banished to a pig farm against her will.
Heidi Elliott Series, Book Two
Heidi Elliott has joined the elite ranks of stay-at-home moms, a world of cartoons, toys, and lactation. When her husband's business experiences financial problems, Heidi decides to take a part-time job at a pyramid scheme dressed up in women's clothing: Christian lingerie by Solomon's Closet, a company created by her new friends Kylie and Russ Zimmerman.
Heidi Elliott Series, Book Three
Heidi Elliott has a to-do list a mile long. Like deep clean the kitchen cabinets. Volunteer in Nora’s kindergarten classroom. Grieve her most recent failed pregnancy. Find her misplaced hope. In the space of a month, Heidi manages to fail as a school volunteer, make a terrible impression on a social worker, and damage—possibly irreparably—her closest friendships.
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