Spring Vacation Collection (A Timeless Romance Anthology #2) by Josie S. Kilpack, Annette Lyon, Heather Justesen, Sarah M. Eden, Heather B. Moore, & Aubrey Mace
About the Book
Moonlight Kiss by Josi S. Kilpack
Being in the same circle of people for emails for work, Clint reaches out to Sarah and they begin e-mailing and Instant Messaging for several months. Then Clint asks Sarah if she wants to extend their stay in Mexico a few days, along with a few other co-workers, after their work retreat. She says yes, in hopes of having a fun get away from being a single mom for the weekend. Little does Sarah know that Clint will constantly be drinking, as well as try to pull some moves on her that make her uncomfortable. Luckily, Mark steps in and helps Sarah escape an especially uncomfortable situation. Will Sarah decide that Clint is not really who she wants in time for a relationship with Mark to blossom before they all head home?
Chasing Tess by Annette Lyon
Tess has lovingly supported her boyfriend James the past three years while he attended law school, with the promise that when he graduates they will get married. She has ran errands for him and allowed him plenty of time to fulfill school obligations. James’s parents are throwing a huge graduation party for him and he has hinted to Tess that he a special surprise for the party. At the party though, Tess is shocked when James announces he is taking a prestige internship in New York, far away from where they now live. Feeling emotional and humiliated, Tess leaves the party early. Once back at the apartment that she shares with her sister, Hope, Tess comes up with the idea to go visit her mother in California. After making arrangements, she hopes in her car and drives all night to go be with her mom and so they can also discuss James’s bad behavior. Tess arrives at her mom’s way too early in the morning to ring the bell. So she goes to the beach and turns on her phone to discover a dozen or so missed calls, a few phone messages, and several texts, all from James. After turning her phone back off Tess hears James calling her name. Has he really followed her to California? Can they make up and solve their differences, or will James just break her heart again?
Dancing at the Flea Market by Heather Justesen
Mara is meeting up with old college roommate, Anna, for a spring vacation at the beach. While on vacation, Mara meets Carter, a widower of two years that is still grieving for his wife. They quickly become friends and start falling for each other, but Mara will be heading home to North Dakota and Carter to Texas, where he is an IT guy at a university. Once home from vacation, Mara and Carter keep in touch. Texting and talking on the phone almost every day. Will Carter be able to let go of the past and the death of his beloved wife in order to completely fall in love with Mara, or will he continue to grieve and lose Mara in the process?
The Best Laid Plans by Sarah M. Eden
As a kid, Madison’s dad walked out on her mom and her. Ever since, her mom’s relationships with men have been rocky and they never last and Madison has developed a fear of people leaving her. Now her mom has a new boyfriend, Grant, that is supposedly the absolute very best. So, while Madison’s friends go on vacation to Cancún, she heads home to once again check on her mom and her new boyfriend. The only problem is her mom’s new boyfriend is her latest ex-boyfriend’s uncle. This reawakens her old feelings for ex-boyfriend, Derek, but she doesn’t want to face them. Two years ago she left him because of her fear that he would leave her first. Now Derek wants to get back together with her. Will Madison run away like last time, or will she confront her fears and move back home to be with Derek?
Picture Perfect by Heather B. Moore
Since graduating from high school, Gemma has looked about the same. Right before a weekend getaway with some high school friends, Gemma cuts and dyes her hair to try to get her boyfriend’s attention. But not only does he not really like the change, he breaks up with her. For the past month, Gemma felt like her relationship with Randy had been off and the break-up helped prove that. Once on vacation, it is just Gemma, Liz, and Drew. The girls start teasing Drew when he states that he currently isn’t dating anyone and it doesn’t help when Liz tells Gemma that maybe Drew is waiting for her. Will Drew and Gemma end up getting together, or will the unexpected re-appearance of Gemma’s old boyfriend, Randy, throw a wrench into their new found relationship?
The Science of Sentiment by Aubrey Mace
Science and art teacher Rose is still smarting from the breakup with her boyfriend, Kevin a year ago. Wanting a weekend away from everything, Rose goes up into the mountains to her Grandfather’s cabin, only to find Kevin there. Although they argue, but Rose ends up staying. They have a good time together, even when they don’t always agree. Will they be able to overcome their differences and discuss what happened in their relationship a year ago, or will their relationship go downhill from here?
About the Authors
Josie S. Kilpack
Josi S. Kilpack is the author of eighteen novels, which include women’s fiction, romance, mystery, and suspense. Her suspense novel Sheep’s Clothing won the Whitney Award for Best Mystery in 2009, and she was the Best in State Award recipient for Literary Arts in Fiction in Utah in 2012. Josi is one of the co-authors of The Newport Ladies Book Club Series (Daisy, 2012 and Shannon, 2013). Baked Alaska, the ninth book in Josie’s Sadie Hoffmiller culinary mystery series, has a release date of winter 2013.
Josi and her husband, Lee, are the parents of four children and live in Northern Utah. In addition to writing, Josi loves to read, bake, and travel. She’s completed six half marathons to date, but may never run another one, because right now she hates running.
Annette Lyon is a Whitney Award winner, the recipient of Utah’s Best in State medal for fiction, and author of ten novels, a cookbook, and a grammar guide as well as over a hundred articles. She’s a senior editor at Precision Editing Group and cum laude graduate from BYU with a degree in English. When she’s not writing, editing, knitting, or eating chocolate, she can be found mothering and avoiding spots on the kitchen floor.
Heather Justesen earned a BA in English Literature from Southern Utah University, where she met her husband, Bill. She worked in newspaper for several years, and they spent two years as foster parents. They now live in the little town where she grew up in Central Utah, work on their local ambulance as Advanced EMTs, and raise a cat, two dogs, and a whole slew of chickens, geese, ducks, guineas, and a tom turkey, which is very vain. When she can squeeze in the time, she gardens and bakes. She also writes serial stories for BigWorldNetwork.com, available in e-book and audio formats.
Sarah M. Eden
Sarah M. Eden read her first Jane Austen novel in elementary school and has been addictied to historical romance ever since. An avid researcher, she loves delving deep into the details of history. She was a Whitney Award Finalist for her novels Seeking Persephone (2008) and Courting Miss Lancaster (2010).
Heather B. Moore
Heather B. Moore is the author of nine historical thrillers, written under the pen name H.B. Moore (so men will buy her books). She’s the two-time recipient of the Best in State Award for Literary Arts in Fiction, and the two-time Whitney Award winner for Best Historical. Heather is also a co-author of The Newport Ladies Book Club series (2012), and the co-author with Angela Eschler of the inspirational Christian book, Christ’s Gift to Women. These co-authored works are written under her name (so women will buy them). Other women’s novels include Heart of the Ocean and A Timeless Romance Anthology: Winter Collection, as well as the romance novella Third Time’s the Charm: An Aliso Creek Novella.
Heather owns and manages the freelance editing company Precision Editing Group, just because she isn’t busy enough. Her editing website is www.precisioneditinggroup.com.
Heather lives in the shadow of Mt. Timpanogos, with her husband, four children, and one pretentious cat. In her spare time, Heather sleeps.
Aubrey Mace lives in Sandy, Utah. She attended LDS Business College and Utah State University. Aubrey has three published novels: Spare Change, which won a Whitney Award for Best Romance, My Fairy Grandmother, and Santa Maybe, which was nominated for a Whitney Award for Best Romance. She has a romantic comedy scheduled to be released with Covenant Communication in early 2014.
When she isn’t at her day job or writing, Aubrey enjoys cooking gardening, traveling, and spending time with her family. She likes dark chocolate birds, and British comedy; the order of preference changes, depending on the day.
Authors Josie S. Kilpack, Annette Lyon, Heather Justesen, Sarah M. Eden, Heather B. Moore, and Aubrey Mace have teamed up to create a fun and romantic spring vacation novella collection. Each story is filled with characters that readers will fall in love with as they work through complicated or maybe not so complicated romantic relationships. Each author has a similar, but unique style of writing from the others in this novella collection. I would recommend this novel to readers that want to get away and go on a “spring vacation” into the wonderful world of the Spring Vacation Collection.
Series: A Timeless Romance Anthology
Genre: romance; contemporary; anthology; novella; short stories
Publisher: Mirror Press
Publication date: February 1, 2013
Number of pages: 334
Other books in the series:
1-A Timeless Romance Anthology: Winter 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
12-A Timeless Romance Anthology: Annette Lyon Collection
13-A Timeless Romance Anthology: All Hallow’s Eve Collection (August, 2015)
14-A Timeless Romance Anthology: Under the Mistletoe Collection (October, 2015)
15-A Timeless Romance Anthology: Mail Order Bride Collection (February, 2016)
A review copy of this book was provided by H.B. Moore Fans.
9/4/2015 02:27:39 pm
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