I’m excited to share that my contemporary inspirational Christmas romance, Ornamental Graces, will be self-published on October 11, 2016! Just in time for the Christmas season and at the tail end of the Jubilee Year of Mercy.
This is the first of my published novels set in my hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I had such fun writing scenes in my favorite city, including a couple of critical ones that take place at Pittsburgh Penguins hockey games. With its history of diverse ethnicities and significant Catholic population, I can think of no better place to introduce Irish Daniel Malone to Polish Emily Kowalski and let the fireworks – or in this case, mud – fly.
After his duplicitous girlfriend left, Dan Malone spent six months in a tailspin of despair and destruction: emotional, physical, and spiritual. Just when his life seems to be back on track, he meets Emily Kowalski, younger sister of his new best friend.
Emily’s the kind of girl he’d always dreamed of—sweet, smart, and sincere. But he’s made a mess of his life and ruined his chances for earning the love and trust of a woman like her.
Could Dan be the man Emily’s been waiting for? How could he be when every time they get close he pulls away? And will he ever be free from his shady past and the ex-girlfriend who refuses to stay there?
Can’t wait? You can get a sneak peek at Dan and Emily’s story by checking out my Pinterest Board for the novel.