One Halloween, I opened the door to two trick-or-treaters, about nine years old. As I offered them candy, one of the boys asked in an awed voice, “Are you rich?”
Laughing I asked him why he thought so, and looking at the overstuffed shelves at the bottom of the stairs, he said, “All of those books!”
Afterward, I looked at the paperback mysteries, the old encyclopedia we’d acquired one volume a week at a grocery store, the assorted hardbacks from bargain tables and secondhand stores, and I realized that he's right, I am rich.
Detour on Route 66 (Choices Book 5)
by Beth Carpenter
Marsha and Eric had their retirement all mapped out, but they’d barely begun when Eric died, and the color faded from Marsha’s life. Can a stranger, detouring through town, help her find joy once again? A Short Story - Story Five of the Choices series. It’s not necessary to have read the other stories to enjoy Detour on Route 66.
At The Turning Point: A Short Story (Choices Book 1)
by Beth Carpenter
A Different Kind of Vegas Story " I stared at the ring on my finger. After the champagne, I had a vague memory of a tacky wedding chapel. I remember giggling as I carried a slightly grubby bunch of silk lilies down a short aisle. Married. I guess that meant that I wasn't a slut; I was an idiot ." -From At The Turning Point...
Romance with a little Mystery A year ago, Donna lost a special man. Now his daughter, Kristen, needs her help. Kristen is getting married, but upsetting information casts doubt on her intended groom. She hires Donna to investigate. Donna arrives in Flagstaff to find a fiasco of missing money and messy books. As if that weren't...
Publisher's Weekly Calls RECALCULATING ROUTE a "Sweet Treat" Traveling companions. That's how it begins. She's a widow, alone after a long and happy marriage, struggling to rebuild around the hole in the...
It's Christmastime. A magical sleigh ride, a fairy-tale proposal, and Donna's engaged to be married and eager to start a wonderful new life. However, news of her daughter's pregnancy and her determination to keep the baby’s father in the dark might throw a wrench in everyone’s plans. Old and new relationships lead to secrets, plots...
“It’s just as easy to fall in love with a rich man as a poor man.” After a disastrous first marriage, Rebecca took that advice to heart. Two husbands later, Rebecca is now a woman of independent means and still beautiful. She decides to build a home in Sedona to be near her young grandson. However, there are signs that her beauty...
A Sweet Alaska Romance with a Chewy Mystery Center Laura’s long-awaited summer in Alaska almost ends in tragedy when a bear strongly objects to sharing a berry patch. Clay, a plant expert, comes to Laura’s rescue. She returns the favor when Clay is accused of poisoning his ex-wife, risking her job to stay and prove his innocence....
Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; All Romance
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