Stories of the Heart – Novels


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Hearts in the Storm

The most destructive storm rages within the heart.


A woman haunted by loss, a man shattered by failure, a wave-battered boat in the clutches of a monster storm, a love that reaches beyond the grave – Hearts in the Storm.

As Hurricane Renee charges toward the fragile barrier islands of the Outer Banks, the main characters in Hearts in the Storm discover that the most destructive storm is not the one that swirls around them. It is the one that rages within.

Trista’s life has fallen apart. A failed marriage and the death of her daughter have left her struggling with loss and regret.   Desperate to free her conscience, she formulates a plan that takes her to North Carolina’s Outer Banks on the anniversary of her daughter’s death. However, Hurricane Renee, a monster storm bearing down on the tiny barrier islands, threatens her perfect plan. In the face of the storm, only one man is willing to help her. Reluctantly, Trista accepts the help of an irresponsible drunkard known as “Duck.” Trista discovers that Duck is haunted by the death of his best friend. Together they drive a wave-battered boat into the teeth of the hurricane. Each one hopes to conquer the tempest that rages around them and the tempest that rages within.



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Set You Free


Flat eCoverLove, Lies, and the Secrets That Bind

Deena is running from a dangerous past.  When she finds herself in a small fishing village tucked away on the banks of the Chesapeake Bay, she thinks she is finally safe. While there, she discovers a journal that weaves a story of secrets, passion, and unrequited love.  In its pages, she discovers the answers to her struggle with the shadows of her own past.  In the end, those shadows close in on her and threaten all that she holds dear.

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“This read is thrilling and full of suspense, keeping you tied to the pages, right through the book.”

“This suspenseful and well-written book caught my attention with the first sentence and kept me guessing and engaged all the way to the last word.”

“Those in the mood for a mystery within a mystery will undoubtedly enjoy this tale.”



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Dreams of the Sleepless

In the twilight between the heart’s dark secrets and reality’s harsh light, lie the dreams of the sleepless.


Joe has been running for months, trying to escape the nightmares of his past. On a sleepless summer morning, he becomes entangled in the lives of Molly, a young woman who can no longer see a future, and Eli, an old man who wishes he could erase his past. A violent confrontation in those early hours with Jeb, Molly’s cruel ex-boyfriend, explodes in events that will change all four lives.

Even in this small, rural town, Joe can’t escape the twisted nightmares that haunt him. When they erupt in violence, they threaten his newfound relationship with Molly, his life, and the lives of those who have befriended him. In the end, Eli, Molly, and Joe wrestle with their own sleepless dreams and the realization that escaping the night haunts of the past requires running toward the dim, uncertain light on the horizon, promising a new day.

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