Monday, February 28, 2022

An Irish American Trilogy


It's beginning to feel like spring where I live. We can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. Today the high will be a whopping 42 degrees, and it looks to go upwards from there throughout the week. People have even spotted robins, flocks of them, which is a sure sign of warmer weather. So to get in the spirit of March, I thought I'd remind you of the first series I wrote, The White Pine Trilogy. It's set in the woods of Michigan and involves two families, one of Irish descent. So what better time to start reading these than as we're heading into the month that holds St. Patrick's Day. Be sure to start with The Tangled Roots of Bent Pine Lodge, a feel good love story you won't forget, with flashbacks to World War II era. Here's the link:

Let me know what you think. and don;t forget to leave a review.  It's really appreciated.

Saturday, February 5, 2022

Romance and Love in Ruby and Sal

 Looking for a gift for a loved one on Valentine's Day?  Think about books, especially one that inspires romance and passion.  You can find it all right here in Ruby and Sal, Book #1 of The Unforgettables.  Great for both men and women, this series touches base on many historical figures in the West Michigan area, including Al Capone who plays a  part in this story. It turns out that guns, mobsters, and prohibition were all a part of Ivy's great-grandmother's life.  Find out how it affects her life today in this amazing mystical series. 

Here's a small Excerpt:

Three men got out of the car, but it was the man who last exited who immediately drew her attention.  He wore a long coat, even though it was warm out, and he, too, wore a black homburg on his head.  He had white spats snapped over his shoes and when he turned to look at her, she noticed three deep scars running down his cheek.  Having seen posters in the post office for the FBI’s most dangerous criminal list, she was shocked when she realized that the famous Al Capone, also known as Scarface, was standing in front of her.  Ruby wanted to run inside, but if she did, she would miss speaking with Salvatore.

Salvatore’s boss said something to him, and as he gestured toward Ruby, he chuckled the way all men did when they looked at her now.  Ruby could see Salvatore’s face color, he nodded, and then he walked directly toward her.  When he approached the porch, he tipped his hat, and said, “Good afternoon, miss.  I’m Salvatore D’Angelo.  I believe we met a while back, but I never got your name.”

“I’m – my name is Ruby.  Ruby Shaeffer.  My Pa owns this place.”

He smiled that flirtatious way he had, with his white teeth and teasing eyes; it seemed to Ruby that the birds were singing just for her.  “I see.  Well, my boss over there needs to have a meeting with your father, but first he would like to know if he can have some water.”

“Sure, of course.  I’ll get a pitcher and bring it right out.”  Ruby knew by the heat she felt rising on her face that she was blushing, but she managed to give him a small smile in return.  It was then that her father came out of the garage.  He quickly walked over and invited Mr. Capone to sit on the porch.  Ivy excused herself, and went inside for some cold water.  When she returned the men were seated at the table, and as she poured the water, she was aware of Mr. Capone’s eyes following her.  He chuckled, and said, “Ya gonna let this one get away, Salvatore?  Go on.  We don’t need ya here.”

“Yes, sir.  I won’t be long.”

“I’m sure you won’t.”  The men laughed raucously, and Ruby was surprised and humiliated to see her father join in.

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