Three Contemporary Romance Novellas
Cassie has a great life, a teacher during the school year and working at Yellowstone during the summer. She even has a fantastic boyfriend, Matt, who keeps in contact with her when they are far apart and hangs out with her after they both get off work at the park during the summer. But she feels that everything has gone stagnate. Doing the same old thing day after day and year after year. After having dinner with some friends from college that she hasn’t seen in years, Cassie is more unsettled with how life is going, while her friends have picture perfect life’s and fiancés. One night after work Cassie mentions some of her feelings to Matt. Matt seems hurt and confused and now Cassie is more confused than ever. One night after work one of her friends contacts Cassie to see if she can chat. After learning about the cheating fiancé and broken life her friend really has Cassie thinks she has ruined everything with Matt. Will Cassie come to terms with her feelings before she loses Matt completely or will she continue imaging the perfect life she needs instead of the one she has?
Golden Sunrise (Originally published in the Summer Wedding Collection)
Best friends since high school Natalie flies to Vegas for the wedding of her best friend Sierra and her high school sweet-heart Jason. Much to her chagrin, Adam, her own high school boyfriend and best man of the groom is also at the wedding. Natalie wasn’t expecting to see Adam at the wedding and is a bit flustered at seeing him. He broke her heart right after high school graduation when he went off to school at Cal Tech and she went off to Julliard—completely opposite parts of the United States. Now seven years later, with no contact in-between, Natalie is attracted to Adam just as much as ever. Will the past hurt get in the way or will Adam and Natalie get back together just in time for the wedding of their best friends?
Firsts and Lasts (Originally published in the Summer in New York Collection)
Dani gave herself six months to at least become a chorus member in a Broadway show. Now six months later, Dani still has not made it into a Broadway show. She has been working random jobs to pay rent and they don’t work well with her audition schedules. Now it is her last week in New York and she is visiting all the sights she didn’t have time to visit before. About to enter the Metropolitan Museum, Mark, a stranger, asks to go inside with her. They meander around together and have hotdogs from a street vender for lunch. One day together turns in to everyday together whether it is a few hours or most of the day. Dani and Mark have connected. They are both looking for a way onto Broadway, Mark as an instrumentalist and Dani as a dancer/singer. Their last night together Mark and Dani kiss, changing everything. Will Mark stop Dani from leaving or will Dani return home to her somewhat dull life, possibly as a high school theater teacher?
Three Historical Romance Novellas
War of Hearts (Originally published in the European Collection)
It is December of 1939 and Anna, a journalist for a magazine company, takes an assignment to cover the Winter War in Finland. Once in Finland, the photographer for her article turns out to be her former boyfriend, Pete. Pete previously broke off their relationship, leaving Anna broken-hearted. She went to Finland to escape seeing Pete everyday only to come face-to-face with him again. When Anna is hurt with this flash of reality shake Pete to his senses or will their love be abandoned in the past?
Between the Lines (Originally published in the Love Letters Collection)
The Aide and Cultural Society is participating in a letter-writing friend program. Quite, shy Jane Martin decides to sign up to participate. There is not enough participants on the other end and little does Jane know that fellow school-mate Thomas Allred in disguise becomes her letter-writing friend. Will the lies catch up to Thomas and make him lose Jane’s love, or will Jane forgive him and allow their love to bloom?
A Taste of Home (Originally published in the Silver Bells Collection)
Claire Jennings, accompanied by a childhood schoolmate, William Rhodes, are both headed home from California, where they have been working, to spend Christmas with their families. Claire is shocked to learn that one of her brothers has the measles and their family home has been quarantined. If Claire is to make it back to her position and lose her job she must spend Christmas in the city away from her family. Claire is bitterly disappointed about not seeing her family for Christmas. William is not thrilled to be home for Christmas as his mother recently remarried and he doesn’t like the man. Rather than go home for the holiday, William stays in town with Claire paying for both of them to stay at a hotel, as well as going shopping and attending a dance with her. William thinks he has done well to distract Claire from missing her family, but on Christmas Even night she breaks down. Will William be able to find something to cheer Claire up on Christmas Day? Will their new found friendship turn to love?
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Annette Lyon is a Whitney Award winner, a three-time recipient of Utah’s Best of State medal for fiction, and a four-time publication award winner from the League of Utah Writers, including the Silber Quill Award in 2013 for Paige. She’s the author of more than a dozen novels, almost as many novellas, several nonfiction books, and over one hundred twenty magazine articles. Annett is a cum laude graduate from BYU with a degree in English. When she’s not writing, knitting, or eating chocolate, she can be found mothering and avoiding the spots on the kitchen floor.
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Award winning author Annette Lyon has written over a dozen novels, including this well-loved novella in this collection, including six wonderful crafted stories—three contemporary fiction and three historical fiction. Each story is its own with enjoyable plots and pleasurable characters. In her contemporary novellas, Annette takes us from Yellowstone, to Las Vegas, to New York, experiencing these different places, while in her historical novels she gives us a taste of Finland and the Winter War of 1939; Provo, Utah in 1926; and a taste of the Overland Route Rail Line (Union Pacific Railroad) in 1913. Each location is different, but has a story of its’ own. I tend to lean more towards historical fiction stories, but Annette has created contemporary and historical tales that I would recommend to readers of all types.
Series: A Timeless Romance Anthology
Genre: romance; contemporary fiction; historical fiction; novella; Christian; LDS fiction
Publisher: Mirror Press
Publication date: July 3, 2015
Number of pages: 350
Other books in the series:
1-A Timeless Romance Anthology: Winter Collection
2- A Timeless Romance Anthology: Spring Vacation Collection
3- A Timeless Romance Anthology: Summer Wedding Collection
4- A Timeless Romance Anthology: Autumn Collection
5- A Timeless Romance Anthology: European Collection
6- A Timeless Romance Anthology: Love Letter Collection
7- A Timeless Romance Anthology: Old West Collection
8- A Timeless Romance Anthology: Summer in New York Collection
9- A Timeless Romance Anthology: Silver Bells Collection
10- A Timeless Romance Anthology: All Regency Collection
11-A Timeless Romance Anthology: California Dreamin’ Collection
13-All Hallow’s Eve Collection (August, 2015)
14-Under the Mistletoe Collection (October, 2015)
15-Mail Order Bride Collection (February, 2016)
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