Books by Ellen

Sweet romance to share between the generations. In small town or urban setting, in these stories — there’s no age limit on love.

Morning Tryst

At sunrise, the world displays a moment of hope and promise.

During a San Francisco visit, photographer Serena Carter sights arresting potential in the hotel bartender and invites him to model. Later, in San Diego, they meet at a beach, and she discovers his personality as fascinating as the images her camera captures.

Self-made millionaire Zack Sans usually avoids cameras. He prefers the world of scientific laboratories and engineering students. But something intrigues him about the petite photographer.

When realistic Serena accepts an opportunity to photograph Missouri State Parks in all seasons, she expects the budding friendship to die. Will Zack’s ties to Missouri overcome cyberstalking, a wildlife encounter, and opposite views of family?

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Comfort Zone

Will independent, empty-nester Janet risk a new love or stay in her comfort zone?

HVAC tech, Janet Zwingel has too much on her plate to clutter her life up with a man. Her daughter is engaged, and with a mortgage due each month, she has to maintain her job status quo.

Police detective Rich Taylor lost his wife two years ago.  His friends are urging him to date, but he’s not interested. Well, not until he meets the intriguing woman who fixed his A/C.

Just when he thinks anything is possible, life throws him and Janet a curve-ball.  And a dead body could keep them from having a future together.

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Stare Down

Love thy Neighbor. How literally can you follow the command when a murder investigation intrudes?

Tucking a weapon into a holster is part of getting dressed for Detective Maylee Morgan of the St. Louis Police. Her new assignment is the case of an unidentified body, and she soon discovers her new neighbor is more than a potential jogging partner.

Surgeon Dave Holmes is optimistic about his future. He has a new job, a new apartment, and an immediate attraction to a woman running in the park. He intends to discover more than her beautiful legs and unusual name. Then his boss is murdered, and Dave lacks an alibi. Maylee’s questions and the handgun on her hip revive horrible memories.

Mayless’ search for hard evidence clears Dave, but brings her to the personal attention of the killer. In a tangle of career, family, and budding relationship all their lives could unravel if the wrong thread is tugged.

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Seed of Desire (A Crystal Springs Romance #3)

You can tell a lot about a man by how he treats a dog.

Beth Cosgrove keeps her private life private. Most people in the tiny community of Crystal Springs, Wisconsin know her as an accountant, dog breeder, and 4-H volunteer. Only her family is aware that her refusal to date is tied to her husband’s disappearance three years ago.

Attorney Jackson Dray changed jobs and moved across the state to lend a hand at his brother’s apple orchard. While judging a 4-H dog show, he’s intrigued by one of the project leaders.

Rural life is not a simple thing. Soon an ex-girlfriend, puppies, lawsuits, and Beth’s brother-in-law attempt to keep the couple apart. Will the seed of desire be allowed to flourish?

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Hiding Places (A Crystal Springs Romance #2)

She flees for safety and discovers an entire new life.

Mona Smith receives a warning from her brother – a local drug kingpin intends to collect money she doesn’t have. She hurriedly stuffs what she can into a backpack and flees Minneapolis.

Linc Dray has been rejected by the final candidate on his list. Unless he marries within thirteen days, he won’t be able to inherit his grandfather’s farm – and continue the dream of growing the current tiny apple orchard to commercial size.

Mona sprints into Linc’s life, begging for a ride out of the city.  He wants to do the right thing. Is she a clever con artist or the answer to his dilemma? After a bumpy beginning, he proposes a marriage of convenience. But before they can exchange vows, Linc is framed for murder. And what can they do about these inconvenient emotions?

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Starr Tree Farm (A Crystal Springs Romance #1)

A young widow. A recovering vet. Will the trouble in her wake permit a second chance at love?

Laura Tanner eagerly accepts the opportunity for a winter vacation in Crystal Springs, the tiny Wisconsin town filled with childhood summer memories. Her duties on the Christmas tree farm while her relatives take a vacation gives her the perfect change of scene one year after her husband’s murder. She plans to work on a delayed dream of a bookstore — and prod her private investigator uncle to take some action on her husband’s case.

Brad Asher’s military career ended with injuries in Afghanistan. Family welcomed him home, where he’s still finding his place via several part-time jobs. Laura’s return to the community gives him hope for a second chance with the girl who spent summers with the neighbors.

But trouble follows Laura from St. Louis. Will Brad be able to keep her safe and in his life?

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