LOVE LETTERS…an Annapolis Christmas

Love Letters and Gingerbread: FrontCover

My new novella set at Christmastime in 1831 Annapolis is available as a paperback and e-book at and Paperbacks are also available at independent bookstores. Their website is  here.

What is love?

Sensible Angela and romantic Patsy have very different points of view in LOVE LETTERS & GINGERBREAD, a historical novella set during Christmas 1831 in Annapolis.

For eighteen-year-old Patsy, it’s the passion burning in her heart for faithless Vincent who fails to write after he goes away.

For her practical older sister Angela, love is made up of the tasks that fill her day taking care of her mother and little sister.

Patsy prefers pining for Vincent over paying attention to a new neighbor, William, who showers her with kindnesses. Angela considers herself too busy for suitors, until she makes the acquaintance of handsome Gordon. 

Christmas will never be the same for these sisters or the men who love them.

LOVE LETTERS & GINGERBREAD pays homage to Jane Austen’s SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, a story of two other sisters who responded to love in very different ways. Those who have read DIVIDED LOYALTIES may wonder about these two young women’s names. In fact, I decided I wanted to know more about the no-nonsense, lovable nurses who befriended Maureen and her friend Eliza. But it is a companion book only. Of course I want everyone to read DIVIDED LOYALTIES, but LOVE LETTERS & GINGERBREAD is a quick holiday romance, easy to read all on its own.

It’s available on Amazon in paperback and e-book and in both electronic and paper versions on Barnes&Noble’s website and in ebook on

When you read it, please leave a review. I’d love to hear what you think.