What draws you to a book? Romance? A handsome hero? A strong heroine?  A tale that enables you to escape or make you sigh?

I believe in the power of story. It can comfort, challenge, and inspire. It can make us laugh, and it can bring us to tears. It can teach, take us on an adventure, and help us dream.
Although the stories I put to paper are fictional, they’re about real people with real struggles, with a little bit of humor and romance.


Will trust be the winning ticket to 
mending two wounded hearts? 

This story was inspired by events that took
place at the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific 
Exposition—Seattle’s first world’s fair.

This historical romance is available on Amazon in paperback, on Kindle, and Kindle Unlimited. You can also find the paperback on Barnes&Noble.com.

Maggies Miracle, was originally written as a six-page story, and it was available only to newsletter subscribers. Ive now added four additional chapters! The new version is still offered as a gift to readers who subscribe to my author newsletter, but it can also be purchased on Amazon.

A Daughters of Riverton Short Story

A small-town nurse aches to serve her country.
A soldier returns from war, seeking direction.
Could one decision be life-changing for them both?

Sequel to By All Appearances

A popular model longs to find her purpose.
An outreach minister strives to move beyond his past.
A tragedy brings them together, 
but will secrets drive them apart?

A Night Divine can also be read as a standalone.
This contemporary novella is available on Amazon in paperback, on Kindle, and Kindle Unlimited. You can also find the paperback on Barnes&Noble.com.

An attractive special events planner is 
determined to keep her distance.
A disfigured musician struggles to guard his heart.
By all appearances, both are destined to fail.

This contemporary romance set in Seattle is now available on Amazon in paperback, on Kindle, and Kindle Unlimited. You can also find the paperback on Barnes&Noble.com and BAM.

My three-book series is called The Daughters of Riverton. These historical romances are set in the early 1900s, and they take place in a fictional town based on my own hometown and the people who lived there.

Sarah’s SmileHope’s Design, and Rebecca’s Song are all available in ebook and paperback. The complete Daughters of Riverton series can also be found in a boxed set for Kindle on AmazonYou can also learn more about these stories and Riverton by exploring this site. I hope you’ll grow to love Sarah, Hope, and Rebecca as much as I do …

Whos the author behind the stories? Youll discover some of those pieces by checking out About Me and Places I’m Featured. There youll find a replay of my FACEBOOK LIVE VIDEO interview with Patricia A. Durgin and Marketers On A Mission. We chatted about my life, my writing, editing for other authors, and how I approach marketing. 

Im passionate about encouraging people to pursue their dreams and find purpose in any season of life, so my stories tend to reflect those themes. If youre looking for inspiration in those areas, please visit my blog The Garden of Dreams

Be sure to sign up for my newsletter, and along with keeping you updated on the novels, I’ll share photos, recipes, devotionals, and favorite movies and books. As a new subscriber, youll also receive my short story, Maggies Miracle, as a gift (Ebook formats or PDF). 

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