“The romance between Amanda and Luke developed realistically and is lovely.
Highly recommend this novel!“
—Romance Novel Addicts blog
Champagne Book Group has just released the first of my two modern love stories, INN BY THE LAKE. Both the paperback and e-book are now available. You can buy the paperback directly from Champagne Books or Amazon.com or buy the ebook from Champagne, bn.com, kobo.com or from Amazon.
Amanda thought she was getting away from the pressures of work when she agreed to host a bridesmaids’ weekend at a lakeside inn. She planned perfectly for the bride and the rest of the bridal party—from the delicious dinners to quaint accommodations to a hike by the waterfalls.
She didn’t count on Luke, the innkeepers’ son, whose lack of tennis ability is just part of his charm.
As they get to know the inn and each other on a tour of the 1880 Victorian inn, Amanda finds a long-lost diary that recounts a visit by a famous couple more than a century ago. She also didn’t expect to get caught up in a battle over the inn’s future. While Luke and his parents struggle to save their business and home, Amanda discovers her own firm represents the developer planning to build a resort where the inn stands. They’re destined to meet again, only this time on opposite sides at a hearing deciding the inn’s fate.
Can the diary Amanda and Luke found hold the key to saving the inn and perhaps their chance for a future together?
Bad aim brought together the lawyer and the innkeepers’ son. Everything else drove them apart. Can the inn’s past promise them a future?
My second book, THE LAST GIFT, set on a cruise ship on the Adriatic, will be published in late spring 2021. It features Donna, a workaholic afraid of boats, and Scottie, a ship’s officer who loves the sea more than anything, who find themselves in a forbidden love.
Being a romantic doesn’t make you hopeless.
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On brick and mortar and online bookstore shelves now: my historical novels, DIVIDED LOYALTIES and LOVE LETTERS & GINGERBREAD.
Divided Loyalties, a Civil War story—now in its second edition
“Brilliantly captures a young woman’s resilience during a time when our nation was at the breaking point.”
—Alexa Jacobs, author,
Paperback available at
E-book has been discontinued only temporarily. New version due out soon.
Or support your local bookstore! My books are on the shelves of Nora Roberts’ Turn the Page Bookstore, in Boonsboro, Md., (close to the Antietam Battlefield), The Greyhound in Berlin, Md. (near Ocean City), or online to buy a copy.
Love Letters & Gingerbread, a Jane Austen-inspired Christmas novella, set in Annapolis
“A delightful romance! Tilghman skillfully captures the essence of young love and warm Christmas traditions in this holiday novella.”
—E. Elizabeth Watson, author,
Westward Bound and
The Ladies of Scotland series
Love Letters & Gingerbread, a novella set in 1831 Annapolis, relates the Jane Austen-inspired stories of Angela and Patricia, as the sisters ponder the question: What is love?
Patsy pines for faithless Vincent while her new neighbor William showers her with kindnesses as he falls in love with her. Her sister Angela, the family’s caretaker since their father’s sudden death, discovers unexpected emotion rising in her heart upon meeting Gordon.
Paperback available at
E-book available at