Inspirational Romance Novels
Find out more here: http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/fiction9a.html (Friendship Heirlooms Series)
Find out more here: http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/fiction9.html (Family Heirlooms Series)
Return to the quaint little town of Peaceful, Wisconsin, from Karen Wiesner’s award-winning Family Heirlooms Series, where you first met and fell in love with these colorful, lovable friends. Now you can read the stories of those secondary characters in an all-new spin-off series. Nuggets of faith can be passed down as heirlooms from friend to friend, heart to heart, soul-mate to soul-mate.
I’d been waiting to write an inspirational romance series for some time when the concept for the Family Heirlooms Series came to me, but the idea for these particular characters was actually an old one. In previous version of my book Wayward Angels, Book 4 of the Wounded Warriors Series, I designed the hero Gregg Stevens as having a huge Christian family. But, while I was writing the Wounded Warriors Series, I realized I could use this huge family in another series, another family, leaving Gregg with his older brother Craig and a sister. The rest of the siblings became the Samuels family for Family Heirlooms.
Glass Angels and Shards of Ashley, Books 4 and 5 of the Family Heirlooms Series, introduced secondary characters that inspired me to want to write their tales. In particular, Zoë Rossdale, LeeAnn Wagner, Michael Fremont, Jasmine Pepowski, Pastor Wesley Horace, Elaina Houston and Ethan Lynwood wouldn’t leave me alone until I did. I came up tales for Zoë and LeeAnn and Michael connected to but not really fitting in as part of the Family Heirlooms Series. I quickly realized I could write a spin-off series with all these characters as well as other secondary ones from the original and spin-off series’, and the Friendship Heirlooms Series was born.
I’ve already posted excerpts from the first six books in the Friendship Heirlooms Series as well as the original series, Family Heirlooms, (all available now), during TRS’ Thanksgiving Party. Below are blurbs for the final books in the Friendship Heirlooms Series, Books 7 and 8, coming soon.
ALL GOOD THINGS, Book 7 of the Friendship Heirlooms Series
Coming September 2018
All good things must come to an end, but bad things continue forever?
Vashti Samuels, Rozlyn Gosnik, and Justice Adams grew up together as the children of lawyers at Adams, Samuels & Gosnik General Practice Law Firm in Peaceful, Wisconsin. The three were best friends all their lives. Together, the three of them traveled the globe and went on all the adventures a restless, reckless tomboy like Vashti could desire. Never once did she realize Roz felt only jealousy and animosity for her because she believed Justice was attracted to her when Roz had loved him single-mindedly all her life. The truth came out when Vashti and Justice changed their minds about continuing with their three-musketeer plans to become psychiatrists, transferred to law school, and Justice made a surprising move on Vashti that Roz walked in on. Abruptly, Roz made her true feelings known. Their friendship fractured, and Vashti couldn’t make things right no matter how hard she tried. Meanwhile, Justice and Roz began a stormy relationship that ended in a volatile marriage.
In the years that follow, Vashti has harbored a silent attraction to Justice since their unexpected encounter, but she hasn’t allowed herself to think of him as anything but the friend she lost to her best friend. In her own personal life, she’s never had much use for romantic relationships. When she was lonely, she had all the friends—male or female—she could ask for. The few times she’d felt more for the men in her life hadn’t worked out and, truthfully, she hadn’t wanted them to.
When Justice ends up in the hospital after Roz commits suicide and nearly extinguishes her husband’s life in the process, he makes it clear Vashti is the last person he wants to hold his hand during his convalescence and grief. His life has always been spent in the middle between Roz and Vashti and, even with Roz’s death, he’s not free of her censure. He isn’t sure he’ll ever be free, certainly not to admit that he’s always been intimidated by Vashti, the über-independent, self-confident knockout that he’d had almost as many feelings for as he had for Roz. Vashti insists she only wants to be friends again, but deep down she knows if she can’t have his heart she’d rather have nothing at all.
CLUMSY GIRL’S GUIDE TO HAVING IT ALL, Book 8 of the Friendship Heirlooms Series
Inspirational Contemporary Romance/Chick-lit
Coming April 2019
Clumsy Girl’s Guide to Having It All is the follow-up to Clumsy Girl’s Guide to Falling in Love and Clumsy Girl’s Guide to Having a Baby. Clumsy Girl’s Guide to Falling in Love started the tale of Zoë Rossdale, the clumsy girl who always has her elbows, feet, eyes, and brass-red hair going in the wrong directions. Curt Bertoletti has spent years trying to forget the seriously messed-up Zoë and her embarrassing ways. Even as he vows that he won’t stray again, he can’t help remembering how well he and Zoë fit together. They’d truly been two abnormal peas in an even stranger pod. For better or worse, Zoë will always be Zoë—the clumsy girl with her dress tucked into her pantyhose, toilet paper stuck to her shoe and trailing in her wake. If Zoë will always be Zoë, the only question left is, can they both live with that fact? Forever? Clumsy Girl’s Guide to Having a Baby continued the tale of clumsy girl Zoë, back, married to the love of her life, Curt, and setting off on another crazy adventure—maybe the most fun and dangerous of all. Having a baby! In this final installment, clumsy girl Zoë Rossdale returns, married to the love of her life, Curt Bertoletti, and enjoying motherhood. She has everything she ever wanted. But is it too good to be true?
Karen Wiesner is an accomplished author with 117 titles published in the past 18 years, which have been nominated/won 134 awards, and has 39 more releases contracted for spanning many genres and formats. Visit her website at http://www.karenwiesner.com and sign up for her free newsletter to qualify for her monthly book giveaways. Check out her author page at Facebook, where you can like, friend and follow her: http://www.facebook.com/KarenWiesnerAuthor.