The Vintage Wren by Chautona Havig
Cassie Wren. Legal assistant. Convenience queen. Thrifter extraordinaire.
If there were a “green police” she’d be a fugitive from eco-friendly justice. But when a friend’s teasing feels like a challenge, Cassie accepts it.
The result? One year. Twelve months. Fifty-two weeks. Three hundred sixty-five days–of green.
It seemed simple enough. Cut back on paper plates, plastic forks, and straws. Easy peasy. But when her competitive side wars against her desire for convenience, Cassie finds it’s not so easy to be “eco-friendly” and “Cassie-friendly.”
January:Cassie’s first month includes eradicating the extraneous paper, glass, plastic, and metal from her life. However, she finds that it’s not quite as easy as she thought. Paper and plastic cover everything manufactured or packaged–even water, produce, and restaurant food! That’s not including glass and metal!
But it’s not all been bad. She’s saved a lot of money, has prospects for a new business, her impromptu blog is gaining traffic, and she even has a new boyfriend. Cassie just might make it.
The Vintage Wren is a serial novel featuring the frustrated rantings of an unconvinced environmentalist.
Flipping Hearts by Chautona Havig
When a hurricane rips through Hooper Island, a tidal wave of TV crews follows and upsets the locals.
Brooks Crawforth agreed to volunteer crews helping to clean up and repair things on the island, not a whole home and garden series on the total renovation of several houses and a bit of cleanup on the side. He’s furious, and the show host is spitting nails at the person who blew it in the first place.
His and his father’s jobs are in jeopardy, the islanders are about to kill him, and that crazy show host blames him for her assistant’s last-minute, “you’ve-got-to-sign-this-now-or-we-can’t-come” contract.
One more thing. Did she have to be so cute?
He’s got even more trouble, though. Islanders are starting to blame Mallory Barrows for the invasion. Not only that, there are rumors of dismantling the association and allowing tourism on the islands. How’s he supposed to fix this mess?
They can’t stand each other, but if they can manage to flip off the enemy switch and flip on some cooperation, maybe their hearts’ll get flipped, too.
This “enemies to romance” novel introduces the next island in the Independence Islands Series featuring five islands, six authors, and a boatload of happily-ever-afters.
The Independence Islands Series: beach reads aren’t just for summer anymore.
A wedding party is quarantined at a mountain lodge—
and one of them may be a cold case killer.
PI Jane Carson is maid of honor and hosting a mountain retreat wedding, bringing the Valleytown High School chorus ensemble together after eighteen years. To avoid the humiliation of going dateless in front of old boyfriends, Jane invites her boss at Grey Investigations as her guest.
Coincidentally, the only unsolved homicide marring PI Robert Grey’s law enforcement record is the murder of the chorus teacher’s wife eighteen years ago.
Due to a self-imposed quarantine in the wake of the Covid pandemic, Robert and Jane are confined at the mountain lodge with those who might hold the key to uncovering the killer. But at what cost? He’d promised to keep his investigation discreet and not disrupt the weekend.
But when results from new evidence analysis uncover important clues in the cold case, Robert’s lawman mindset kicks in and Jane and Robert stand at a crossroads between loyalty and justice.
Which way will they turn? And how will the choices they make shape their future?
The Last Gasp (Ever After Mysteries Book 1)
At the pinnacle of his Hollywood career, Garrison Prince’s reign ends tonight.
As plain old Gary Prinz, he can pursue his Bible education, buy a bungalow in Pasadena, acquire a few chickens, and marry the girl of his dreams. He just never imagined trading the silver screen for a pulpit would wreak such havoc.
A cigarillo girl, Lucinda Ashton spends her days with her boyfriend, Gary, and her evenings selling candy and “gaspers” to the Hollywood elite at the Taj Mahal Theater.
However, when gunshots ring out just as intermission begins, Lucinda finds herself smack-dab in the middle of a brouhaha that leaves three dead, and no one has a clue why.
All the police know is that the evidence points to Lucinda as the killer and Gary as the intended target.
Four new friends, one young orphan, and a potluck of clues that don’t seem to fit anywhere leave the police baffled, Lucinda in fear for her freedom, and Gary ready to trade in his acting shoes for gumshoes if it’ll save his “Cinda.”
The first book in the Ever After Mysteries combining beloved fairy tales and mysteries, The Last Gasp. This Cinderella retelling blends a murder with enough crime and story clues to keep you on the edge of your seat.