Small Town Romance in the Great Smoky Mountains
Midnight in Legend, TN
She needs a new life, he’s determined to maintain the status quo. If they don’t compromise, the whole town loses.
Midnight Shelby is starting over. A real estate agent’s virtual tour of a large two-story brick building on the main street of the small town of Legend, Tennessee caught her eye and she’s leaving her smarmy ex-husband, the big city, and corporate life behind. The town is struggling but Midnight has ideas that will give it new life as well.
Martin McClain was born and raised in the Legend area. His family has lived there for generations, and he feels a duty to preserve the past. The website his son Daniel created has been good for business, but although Martin is a real estate agent by trade, he’s wary of newcomers’ motivations.
Especially Midnight Shelby, who seems bent on changing everything…even him.
Snowbound in a remote mountain cabin, Rebecca and David can’t wait to be rescued. But the help they need most is from each other.
Rebecca Mayfield is a terrific attorney, successful and respected. Her personal life, however, is currently a mess. Her most recent romance ended badly, her only son is out of the country, and it’s almost Christmas. Why not accept her friend Midnight’s invitation for a small town Christmas in Legend, Tennessee?
A freak blizzard intervenes, sliding Rebecca’s rental car into a snow-filled ditch near David’s cabin. Such close quarters, complete with a blazing fire could be romantic–but Rebecca and David have nothing in common. Or do they?
The mountain magic of Legend, Tennessee does its best to weave yet another love story…
Mike is renovating the house where Betsy and LizBeth Ann are staying. Everyone in Legend would like to see them get back together. The only thing standing in the way is Betsy’s stubbornness…or is it Mike’s?
Building a Dream
When you need an old building renovated fast, and the best contractor in town is an irritating bad boy.
Chloe McClain needs a classy art gallery, ASAP. She’s invested years of her life, and everything she owns, in the upcoming event that can make or break her career, and possibly give her beloved hometown a much-needed boost. Chloe has heard that the handsome new builder in town is the best one to hire for the job. She’ll just have to ignore the fact that his personality stinks.
Building contractor Greg Andrews thinks Chloe’s pile of bricks should be put out of its misery. But since he knows better than to get on the wrong side of the McClain family, he takes the job. His decision has nothing to do with the way Chloe’s eyes sparkle when she’s excited, or the view when she stomps away from him in her snug jeans. Women like her are bad news–he learned that the hard way.
One month to build a dream–or to watch it die. It’s a renovation project that can change their lives.
Trying to escape their painful past, Anne and Pete move to the middle of nowhere…and find each other.
Pete Garrity is new in Legend, having been hired as the general manager of The Legend Post-Dispatch by the newspaper’s elderly owner. Pete has a past he won’t discuss, and hasn’t gotten close to anybody in town. As a hideaway, Legend seemed perfect.
But now Pete finds himself stuck in Legend with no way out, and worries that his career is finished. What a surprise when Anne Bradley turns up in Legend–she might be just the answer to his dilemma.
Legend has a way of healing broken hearts, no matter how longstanding the brokenness. But first one must believe in possibilities…for second chances, and for moving forward with hope.
Retro Christmas Prequels
Christmas Season, 1975
They want to escape their little hometown forever. Even if it means giving up on love.
But it’s Christmas… The air is cold, hearts are warm, and mistletoe is overhead when you least expect it. Besides, sometimes the path that leads you away can also bring you home.
There’s no chance for happiness when your least favorite person is the love of your life.
1978: Eli McClain is in Legend, Tennessee, as an honored guest, and everybody but Jeannie Adams is thrilled about it. She doesn’t want to see his smug, handsome face, or be reminded of the kiss they shared right before he abandoned the small town they both called home.
Eli remembers Jeannie as the girl who was always competing with him in school for the best grades. Now, all grown up, she’s just as competitive and stubborn as before–but also completely irresistible. It’s almost a shame he’ll just be in Legend for a few days. And a shame he can never let her know the results of the fame and fortune he left Legend to pursue.
Spend your holiday in Legend with this series prequel, and discover that love is sweeter, and hot cocoa tastes better, in the shadow of the Great Smoky Mountains!
This boxed set contains eight novellas and one short story.
Come home to the sleepy little town of Legend, Tennessee, and leave your worries behind!
The McClains have been in Legend for generations. They’re a big clan – noisy, stubborn, and sometimes overbearing. But deep down they’re all about family and community. What’s not to love?
All nine of the McClain stories are sweet, as in rated G/PG. Or as some readers like to say, there’s just enough spice, but the lid’s still on the jar!
Readers often state in reviews that they would like to move to Legend, or that the stories read like a Hallmark movie.
Pour yourself a glass of sweet tea, relax in your favorite rocker, and let yourself be transported to Main Street, Legend, Tennessee – where life is slower and less complicated, and love is just around the corner.
Apple Books: coming soon!
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