CHRISTMAS ON NUTCRACKER COURT, October 2012

Mass Market Edition
Kensington

Fairbrook is a town tailor-made for Christmas, with beautiful old houses dotting quaintly named streets like Sugar Plum Lane and Nutcracker Court.  But not everyone is eager for the holidays to arrive.  Cash-strapped single mom Carly Westbrook worries about providing a merry Christmas for her boys.  It doesn't help that they've been having run-ins with neighbor Max Tolliver, an aspiring novelist stricken with writer's block.  Then there's Grant Barrows, a formerly wealthy businessman whose heart seems to have shrunk along with his bank balance.

Some folks are still determined to make the season sparkle.  Like The Diamond Lils, a ladies group who meet weekly to play poker and socialize.  This year, they're looking to do some good deeds--and wealthy widow Lynette thinks that a little matchmaking between Grand and Carly would be a perfect place to start.

Yet Christmas is a season for surprises.   And sometimes, the gifts we never expected turn out to be the most precious of all....

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CHRISTMAS ON NUTCRACKER COURT

CHRISTMAS ON NUTCRACKER COURT, September 2011

Kensington

Fairbrook is a town tailor-made for Christmas, with beautiful old houses dotting quaintly named streets like Sugar Plum Lane and Nutcracker Court.  But not everyone is eager for the holidays to arrive.  Cash-strapped single mom Carly Westbrook worries about providing a merry Christmas for her boys.  It doesn't help that they've been having run-ins with neighbor Max Tolliver, an aspiring novelist stricken with writer's block.  Then there's Grant Barrows, a formerly wealthy businessman whose heart seems to have shrunk along with his bank balance.

Some folks are still determined to make the season sparkle.  Like The Diamond Lils, a ladies group who meet weekly to play poker and socialize.  This year, they're looking to do some good deeds--and wealthy widow Lynette thinks that a little matchmaking between Grand and Carly would be a perfect place to start.

Yet Christmas is a season for surprises.   And sometimes, the gifts we never expected turn out to be the most precious of all....

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ENTERTAINING ANGELS, January 2011

Mass Market Edition
Kensington

Return to Mulberry Park, where courage, love, and forgiveness work miracles—with a little angelic intervention.

Meet a ball player turned pastor who questions his call to the ministry. A waitress whose college aspirations dim as she cares for her fatherless son and invalid grandmother. An engaged woman harboring a guilty secret. A pregnant teen seeking work and secretly living in a tree house. A childless couple who operate a community soup kitchen.

Thanks to a wise, homeless man named Jesse, these individuals discover that dreams, like dandelion seeds scatted in the wind, can take flight and blossom in astonishing ways.

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ENTERTAINING ANGELS

THE HOUSE ON SUGAR PLUM LANE, April 2010

Kensington

The beautiful Victorian house that Amy Masterson decides to rent, fully furnished, is more than just a place to start over with her young daughter. When Amy learns that the three-story house on Sugar Plum Lane belonged to her great-grandmother, Eleanor Rucker, who Amy's mother had been searching for until her recent death, she hopes she can find a window into the past her mother never found.

As Amy settles into Fairbrook, she's stunned to learn that Ellie Rucker still lives on Sugar Plum Lane, cared for by Amy's neighbor, Maria. But Ellie's mind is failing rapidly, her memories fading with each passing day. She shows no hint of recognition when her great-granddaughter introduces herself, and Amy is heartbroken at the chance they've both missed. But it's never too late to hope--or to trust in bonds of love that, though they cannot be seen, can never be broken...

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The House on Sugar Plum Lane

MULBERRY PARK, March 2010

Mass Market Edition
Kensington

Each day after work, Claire Harper jogs in Mulberry Park, hoping to find a respite from the grief that has haunted her since her young son’s death.  It’s a futile effort—until the day she finds a letter to God written by a seven-year-old girl named Analisa.

On impulse, Claire writes back, and Analisa’s letters gradually draw Claire into the companionship of other Mulberry Park regulars—all, in their own way, in need of comfort.  And as friendships grow, sorrows lift, and lives and hearts connect, each will discover just how far and how high one simple letter can reach.

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MULBERRY PARK

ALMOST HOME, August 2009

Kensington

Featuring "Queen of Hearts" by Judy Duarte

Her high school reunion is coming up, and advice columnist Jenn Kramer couldn't be dreading it more - until she lays eyes on Marcos. Jenn hardly noticed him when they were kids, but now he's all grown up...and how deliciously he's changed...

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Almost Home

ENTERTAINING ANGELS, May 2009

Kensington

Return to Mulberry Park, where courage, love, and forgiveness work miracles—with a little angelic intervention.

Meet a ball player turned pastor who questions his call to the ministry. A waitress whose college aspirations dim as she cares for her fatherless son and invalid grandmother. An engaged woman harboring a guilty secret. A pregnant teen seeking work and secretly living in a tree house. A childless couple who operate a community soup kitchen.

Thanks to a wise, homeless man named Jesse, these individuals discover that dreams, like dandelion seeds scatted in the wind, can take flight and blossom in astonishing ways.

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SILVER BELLS, November 2008
"A MULBERRY PARK CHRISTMAS"

Zebra

After a bitter breakup, Jillian Ridgeway’s heart just isn’t into Christmas this year.  But running into her first love, “Mac” Maguire, fills her with memories of the tender kiss they once shared…

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MULBERRY PARK, April 2008

Kensington

Each day after work, Claire Harper jogs in Mulberry Park, hoping to find a respite from the grief that has haunted her since her young son’s death.  It’s a futile effort—until the day she finds a letter to God written by a seven-year-old girl named Analisa.

On impulse, Claire writes back, and Analisa’s letters gradually draw Claire into the companionship of other Mulberry Park regulars—all, in their own way, in need of comfort.  And as friendships grow, sorrows lift, and lives and hearts connect, each will discover just how far and how high one simple letter can reach.

Watch the Trailer
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