Great Reads

New Release: Sapphire Promise

Loyalty to family. Trusting instincts. The ugly truth of survival. These virtues are deeply embedded in a mature Dutch teenager, Annika Wolters. Her attributes prove useful as she navigates typical coming-of-age insecurities and a blossoming romance with a handsome lieutenant in 1939 Batavia, Java. Nothing prepares her for the distress of Hitler’s attacks on European countries followed by Japan’s bombing of Pearl Harbor, toppling her idyllic life in the Dutch East Indies colonial society. Uplifting events from a true story showcase how determination, nursing basics, and language skills keep a young woman and her mother alive in the worst Japanese internment camp in the Pacific. If you admire clever women and unfailing love in a tropical wartime setting, you will be captivated by Sapphire Promise.

"Fans of historical WWII stories and stories based on true life events will thoroughly enjoy this book and cheer for Annika and her family!"

"This coming-of-age story occurs during a time of great turbulence. The author takes such care in reminding the reader about what it means to be human, love, care, survive, and heal." Jamie Stern-Member at Large, Director of Research, The Indo Project

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Love Thrives in Emma Springs Series

The Hitman's Mistake

After Miranda Whitley stops crooked cops from assassinating a federal judge, she's next on the hit list, and her survival depends on the man she's had one awkward encounter with, FBI Agent Grant Morley. But can she find him in time?

The last person Grant expects to discover on his vacation in the Montana woods is Miranda Whitley, nearly dead from a bullet wound in her side. But is she a victim, or the cold-blooded accomplice to assassins?

Miranda must convince Grant of her innocence, evade the killers intent on preventing her testimony, and fight her unwanted attraction for the agent, an attraction which seems to be mutual. Fortunately, love thrives in Emma Springs.

"Enthralling. Couldn't Put it Down."

"Sizzling chemistry"

"Intrigue, attraction and razor-taut tension"

"One can almost smell the saddle leather, the crisp mountain air and the slow simmering attraction between two people whose lives and future dreams couldn’t be more different"


Torn by Vengeance

Corrin Patten is solidly on a path to make partner in a prestigious Seattle law firm when an ominous threat from her past turns deadly. She can handle circumstances necessitating a temporary move to the backwater town of Emma Springs, but its charming physician is another matter, as she's issued a permanent moratorium on men. Can they defeat the wealthy stalker bent on mistaken revenge against Corrin and destruction of the peaceful Montana setting?

Dr. Kyle Werner revels in trust from patients he regularly treats in a community he's never wished to leave. Problem is, Emma Springs lacks a woman to share his perfectly bucolic life. He's read about pheromone attraction, but never experienced it until Corrin lands near his doorstep. They make an unbeatable team, but convincing her that his interest is sincere while they dissect layers of deceit requires the precision of a surgeon's scalpel. If you like tenacious heroines, sizzling attraction, and a shadowy villain with a grudge, you'll love this prescription for thrills.

"Suspense and intrigue."

"Hooked until the end. I immediately connected with... Corrin Pattern and Kyle Werner-and couldn't read fast enough to find out what awaited them."

"Danger and sweet romance in Montana... Brandle has developed a series of romances and part of the fun is how they interlock, following previous characters and introducing new characters."


The Targeted Pawn

Elon Hardy’s willing to dust off her welding torch and temporarily move to Montana to escape the deceitful husband she’s divorcing. Combating a rugged ranch owner who thought he’d hired a man requires her unpracticed courage.

A woman Rane Calderon trusted while growing up ruined his life, and at forty, he’s unprepared for his new welder, a curvy, determined brunette. Blisteringly mad he’s hired a woman, he fights his attraction for her while thwarting illegal efforts to build a for-profit prison atop his Native American ancestors’ burial ground.

Can Elon and Rane realize love doesn’t have a “best used before date” as their prospect for happiness unfolds?

“Sally Brandle has taken the worst of humanity and pitted that evil against the best of humanity, the ability to love and trust. A sweet, second chance, mature romance against all odds! Easy to read, filled with action, truly vile characters and characters that you cannot help but root for! Nothing graphic, this love story doesn’t need it!”