A Hometown Proposal

Book Three of the Shannon Sisters Series

She’s looking for a second chance to reconnect with her daughter but finds so much more.

Since her husband’s climbing death a year ago, Maureen Shannon’s relationship with her twelve-year-old daughter has spiraled out of control. Desperate, she resigns from her partnership at a legal firm and moves back to her hometown in Whitefish, Montana, with the hope that family and nature can heal their wounds. Her investment in a heli-skiing and lodge operation makes financial sense, but her attraction to the owner doesn’t. He’s everything she’s come to hate—a man who makes his living chasing adventure.

Jake Hartman knows Maureen Shannon is off limits. She’s an investor in his company—a silent investor who’s never silent. Worse, she’s a mom who’s beautiful, intelligent and makes him feel more alive than he’s ever known. A self-confirmed bachelor, he finds himself uneasily contemplating a very different partnership.

But will Maureen be able to let go of her past and build a future with a man who never imagined becoming a husband or a father?

Coming on January 26, 2021

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A Hometown Proposal

Dear Reader,

Almost twenty years ago I published the Shannon Sisters trilogy with Harlequin Superromance. When I revisited the stories early last year I was hoping to love them. I did not. But I did see many ways that the stories and the trilogy as a whole could be improved. I wanted to add more heart, a bigger sense of community and smooth out some rough edges in the plotting. I hope I have succeeded in all these goals. If you've read the original books, I beg you to replace your copies with these new releases. And if you've never read the originals--please don't. I guess if I can take any solace in this whole process, it is this: I've actually learned a few things in my 25 year career. And that, at least, is a good thing.

Warmest wishes,


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This book will begin shipping on January 26, 2021

A Hometown Proposal is available in the following formats:

January 26, 2021


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