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 The Warmth of Fires 

The son of a famous author, Stuart is a creative writing teacher and an expert in lifelong writer’s block. While trying to write a book that could save his career and finally earn his father’s respect, he finds himself seeking a breakthrough in a cottage nestled in a Maine graveyard. The village is great for inspiration, but the more he writes about zombies in the tavern basement and serial killers who make cinnamon buns, the further he gets from his truth.

His heart isn't in those stories. And the thing that keeps him from getting it right is the same reason his relationships are failing, he can't connect with his father, and doesn’t feel at home in his own city. While trying to craft a life that will please everyone else, he's put himself last.

Just when he's at the brink, his mother exposes a family secret that changes his definition of family and forces him to ask if he really wants the approval he's been seeking all along.

With the clock ticking on his sabbatical, he discovers that family isn't always what it seems, the pressures we create for ourselves can be our own undoing, and home is often where we least expect to find it.

The Warmth of Fires is the sixth book in The Collected Stories of Ramsbolt.

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Of Metal and Earth Winner Next Generation Indie Book Awards
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 Of Metal and Earth 

Amazon #1 Best Seller and winner of the 2019 Next Generation Indie Book Awards for First Novel!

Finalist in Outstanding Literary / General Fiction by the Independent Author Network Book of the Year Awards for 2018.​

Seven ordinary lives are changed by their extraordinary relationships with a little green Jeep in Of Metal and Earth, a tale of restoration and redemption.

This emotional journey of car ownership is a must-read for automotive enthusiasts and the perfect gift for anyone who loves books about cars.

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 Stick Figures from Rockport 

Stick Figures from Rockport is a story of loss and recovery, an ode to the family you come from, the family you choose, and the landscapes that shape who we are.

 

Lane reminds us that we are forever tied to the places we come from and you can go home again, but you may be different for the journey.

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 Blood and Sand 

When her father goes to prison for crimes against the country, Logan Cole loses everything: her family, her fortune, her future, and her home.

 

Under a barrage of vicious online threats, she heads for the Canadian border, stopping in the smallest cozy town she can find. It's the perfect place to be anonymous, but it's not the high society she once knew.

The only job she can find is at the local bar, and she’s never worked a day in her life.

Logan makes a name for herself as a hard worker. She masters the world of cocktails and brings the town to a new way of drinking. When a tragic accident threatens the bar, Logan has to choose between revealing her true identity to save it or saying goodbye to the only thing she’s ever built on her own in order to save herself.

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 Penny's Loft 

Penny’s entire life has been a straight path to her one ambition of becoming a surgeon. Overwhelming and stressful, her residency is a rutted road of red tape and bureaucracy, but soon she’ll get to the rewarding part of healing the sick and injured. The last thing she needs is to lose focus, but her path comes to an abrupt halt when the grandmother she never knew dies and leaves her an antique store and a cat named Jake.

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 Hope for Us Yet 

Adelle is fighting a crumbling economy to live a quiet, drama-free life dedicated to her flower shop in Ramsbolt. But the town is decaying, stores sit empty, and there isn’t enough money to solve the town’s problems. With the town manager leaving for good, eyes turn to Adelle for help. After all, her father ran the town for decades. But he suffered for the cause, and Adelle has no interest in living in the public eye.

Running for office would mean facing old grudges and confronting the forces that were her father's undoing. But if she doesn’t stand up to for Ramsbolt, no one else will. And she could lose the only home she’s ever known.

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 A Good Day for Pie 

Having grown up poor and hungry on the outskirts of town, Kyle swore he’d never move back to Ramsbolt, Maine. He turned his job as a chef into a business degree, then into a career in finance, and he never needed to look back. But when his father falls ill, Kyle heads home, swearing it won’t be forever.

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 The Worsted House 

Logan Cole is restless. Yes, she loves her friends, her husband Grey, and the life she's made for herself in the tiny, cozy town of Ramsbolt, Maine. She’s comfortable in a house he thinks is too small. And she enjoys her bartending job, though it barely pays her bills. But something’s missing.

 

She needs a hobby, a passion all her own, and when a chance comes along to open a store in a new flea market on the edge of town, all the pieces seem to fall into place.

 

But the sketchy lease and its landlord make her nervous. And when Grey goes behind her back to buy a gorgeous, old house they can't afford, her trust is broken. The property comes with an angry neighbor intent on making their lives impossible. And he'll go to any lengths to see them lose their home, including reporting them for mortgage fraud.

 

Logan’s sense of security in the town she loves is shattered.

 

The more questions she asks, the more connections she uncovers—and the angrier Grey gets. She promises to stop her paranoid investigation, but with their home on the line, risking her marriage may be the only way to save it.

 
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About the Author

Jennifer is a Maryland native and Pennsylvanian at heart. She holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy with a minor in communications from Barton College and a master’s in liberal arts with a focus on museum studies from the University of Delaware, where she wrote her thesis on the material culture of roadside memorials. She has co-hosted a daily automotive blog, served as president of a large car club, and is the co-owner of a classic Jeep that inspires her to take things apart and put them back together, sometimes in better condition than they were when she started. Sometimes.

Click here to read more about the author from her interview with AllAuthor.com.

 
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