One accidental kiss from Lawry Hampton. That was all it took to throw Meredyth Summercourt’s world upside down. Determined to marry the ever-elusive Vance Everstone, she simply doesn’t have the time or desire to fall for her best friend Lawry Hampton. But with Vance out of the country, and with Lawry at her side nearly every day, teaching her what the world is like through the eyes of a little orphan girl named Wynn. Now Meredyth can’t deny that what’s holding her to Vance is nothing more than a desire to redeem herself from her past. Will she marry Vance once he returns from Europe? Or will she be strong enough to break free from the tangled web she’s convinced she deserves, and accept that God’s plan for her life includes redemption…and, quite possibly, Lawry Hampton?
What's in a Name? For her own protection following the murder of her brother Will, hotel heiress Estella Everstone assumes the alias of Elle Stoneburner and takes a job as companion to an elderly widow. Never did she imagine that her position would lead her back to her beloved Everston, a picturesque resort property tucked away in the rugged mountains of Maine. Living below her station in a guise of anonymity has its struggles, but her spirits are buoyed by a newfound friendship with the hotel manager, Dexter Blakeley. When Estella finds herself in need of help, Dexter comes to the rescue with an offer of employment she can't refuse. As the two interact and open up to each other, Estella feels a growing attraction to Dexter—and increasing discomfort over concealing her identity. But will he still love her when he learns the truth about who she is?
She knew the house was keeping secrets. If only the darkness would speak . . . After her elder brother’s mysterious death, Rebecca Hunter vows to expose the man she believes responsible: Mr. Lewis Browning—known by the locals as the Midnight Devil and by Rebecca as her new guardian. Summoned to his reclusive country estate to await her London season, Rebecca plans her own secret investigation among the darkened corridors of the mysterious Greybourne Hall. Yet Lewis Browning is not as she once imagined, and his motivation is horribly unclear. Recurrent nightmares and Rebecca’s restless feelings are further complicated by the shadow of her mother’s prior descent into madness and wondering if she, too, will follow the same heartbreaking path. Even as midnight rides, strange injuries, and further murders lead back to Mr. Browning, Rebecca can’t ignore the subtle turn of her heart. Has she developed feelings for the man she swore to see hanged? And moreover, can she trust him with her uncertain future?
Be mindful of the water around this delicate flower. When strange dreams and enchanted visions begin to manifest themselves within their 8-year-old child, the Everstone family makes a desperate plea for help to the world's most premiere magical academy - The Magister's School for the Gilded Highborn. Journey with the goodhearted Cora from her small farming town of Riverbend to the illustrious capital of The Golden Realm as she eagerly attempts to learn about her powers, their source, and hopefully, how to control them before she is overtaken by the very gifts she is burdened with. A FLOWER AMONG THE GOLD is the first volume within the REALMS OF ERDARIS, a seven-part Epic Fantasy series written by Michael Patrick. Story to be continued with: Volume Two: Forgotten In The Ashes Volume Three: The Jade Dragonheart, Part 1 Volume Four: The Jade Dragonheart, Part 2 Volume Five: The Grand Forges Volume Six: The Life Chronicles Volume Seven: The Shadow's Mark Visit us at RealmsofErdaris.com and sign up for our blog. Book News, Author Page, and Latest Information Available on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter. Copyright (c) 2020 by Michael Patrick. A FLOWER AMONG THE GOLD is meant for readers Ages 8 and up. Page count is 192 on paperback, word count is 50,000.