Sail away with my new summer love story

I am delighted to announce the publication of my newest modern love story, THE LAST GIFT. It is available as an e-book from Champagne Books, as well as at or Barnes and Noble.

Set sail on a Mediterranean cruise with Donna, a workaholic afraid of boats, and Scottie, a ship’s officer who loves the sea more than anything.  

Being a romantic doesn’t make you hopeless.

Inn By the Lake, my sweet modern love story set at Deep Creek Lake in Western Maryland, is available from Champagne Book Group now. My historical novels, Divided Loyalties and Love Letters & Gingerbread are available at or

“The romance between Amanda and Luke developed realistically and is lovely. Highly recommend this novel!

—Romance Novel Addicts

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.

Bad aim brings them together. Everything else drive them apart. Can the inn’s past promise them a future?

INN BY THE LAKE, my first modern love story, is available in both paperback and e-book directly from my amazing publisher Champagne Books or or buy the ebook from Champagne,, or from Amazon.


On brick and mortar and online bookstore shelves now: my historical novels, DIVIDED LOYALTIES and LOVE LETTERS & GINGERBREAD.

Mary K. Tilghman's books Divided Loyalties, 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,
Rising Ridge

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

Or support your local bookstore! My books are on the shelves of The Greyhound in Berlin, Md., or online to buy a copy.