Later in Life Love Stories

These short, sweet, contemporary romances are set in the fictional small town of Ramsey, NY. The characters are a little older than standard romance protagonists - they've been married and divorced, or widowed, or maybe they've spent the last forty-plus years looking for the right partner and failing to find them. Many of them have children, which makes finding love even more challenging.





Welcome to Ramsey, New York - a small town full of characters. Some are looking for love, some most definitely are not. Sooner or later, everyone finds his or her happily ever after.

Camille Quinn has had her heart broken twice and she isn't interested in finding love again. She's busy raising her two children, Brandon and Molly. When Maxwell Steward, the first man who broke her heart, thirty years earlier, comes back to Ramsey, all she wants to do is avoid him.

When Brandon manages to crash into Maxwell's expensive sports car during a driving lesson, avoiding the man becomes impossible. The Ramsey Summer Fair throws Camille and Maxwell together and brings back memories for Camille. Maxwell seems more than happy to rekindle their friendship, seemingly not realizing how badly he hurt her in the past.

Camille isn't interested in being friends with her former boyfriend. She's much more concerned with guarding her heart.

Welcome to Ramsey, New York - a small town full of characters. Some are looking for love, some most definitely are not. Sooner or later, everyone finds his or her happily ever after.

Camille Quinn has had her heart broken twice and she isn't interested in finding love again. She's busy raising her two children, Brandon and Molly. When Maxwell Steward, the first man who broke her heart, thirty years earlier, comes back to Ramsey, all she wants to do is avoid him.

When Brandon manages to crash into Maxwell's expensive sports car during a driving lesson, avoiding the man becomes impossible. The Ramsey Summer Fair throws Camille and Maxwell together and brings back memories for Camille. Maxwell seems more than happy to rekindle their friendship, seemingly not realizing how badly he hurt her in the past.

Camille isn't interested in being friends with her former boyfriend. She's much more concerned with guarding her heart.



Welcome to Ramsey, New York - a small town full of characters. Some are looking for love, some most definitely are not. Sooner or later, everyone finds his or her happily ever after.

Terri Briggs is happily divorced. She and her ex-husband get along reasonably well as they work together to raise their son, Thomas.

Lucas Hogan owns businesses all over the world, including several in Ramsey. He's never visited the small town, though.

When Lucas does pay a surprise visit to Ramsey, he has a shocking proposition for Terri. His dying mother wants to see him happily married before she dies, and he's prepared to pay Terri for her time if she'll pretend to be his fiancée for a few weeks.

Although Terri hates the idea of living a lie, Lucas insists that it's just a bit of harmless play-acting for a good cause. She reluctantly agrees and the Ramsey Harvest Festival gives them plenty of opportunities to be together. When Terri finds herself falling for Lucas, though, she starts to regret her decision.

Welcome to Ramsey, New York - a small town full of characters. Some are looking for love, some most definitely are not. Sooner or later, everyone finds his or her happily ever after.

Terri Briggs is happily divorced. She and her ex-husband get along reasonably well as they work together to raise their son, Thomas.

Lucas Hogan owns businesses all over the world, including several in Ramsey. He's never visited the small town, though.

When Lucas does pay a surprise visit to Ramsey, he has a shocking proposition for Terri. His dying mother wants to see him happily married before she dies, and he's prepared to pay Terri for her time if she'll pretend to be his fiancée for a few weeks.

Although Terri hates the idea of living a lie, Lucas insists that it's just a bit of harmless play-acting for a good cause. She reluctantly agrees and the Ramsey Harvest Festival gives them plenty of opportunities to be together. When Terri finds herself falling for Lucas, though, she starts to regret her decision.



Welcome to Ramsey, New York - a small town full of characters. Some are looking for love, some most definitely are not. Sooner or later, everyone finds his or her happily ever after.

Penny Waters has given up on the idea of finding Mr. Right. Her friend, and fellow college professor, Kevin Patton, is similarly disenchanted with the single life. Neither of them wants to grow old alone, though. Getting married to each other seems like the perfect solution.

Once the decision is made, there seems no reason to wait, but Penny has always dreamed of her wedding day, and she won't sacrifice the things she wants simply because of the circumstances. She calls on Douglas Holloway, who manages multiple properties around Ramsey, to help her plan her special day.

Wedding planning soon fills Penny's schedule and the annual Haunted House Trail threatens to derail all of her plans. She doesn't have time to fall in love with Douglas, no matter how attractive he may be.

Welcome to Ramsey, New York - a small town full of characters. Some are looking for love, some most definitely are not. Sooner or later, everyone finds his or her happily ever after.

Penny Waters has given up on the idea of finding Mr. Right. Her friend, and fellow college professor, Kevin Patton, is similarly disenchanted with the single life. Neither of them wants to grow old alone, though. Getting married to each other seems like the perfect solution.

Once the decision is made, there seems no reason to wait, but Penny has always dreamed of her wedding day, and she won't sacrifice the things she wants simply because of the circumstances. She calls on Douglas Holloway, who manages multiple properties around Ramsey, to help her plan her special day.

Wedding planning soon fills Penny's schedule and the annual Haunted House Trail threatens to derail all of her plans. She doesn't have time to fall in love with Douglas, no matter how attractive he may be.



Welcome to Ramsey, New York - a small town full of characters. Some are looking for love, some most definitely are not. Sooner or later, everyone finds his or her happily ever after.

Jana Bailey is doing her best to raise her son on her own after she was unexpectedly widowed four years ago. Money is tight, but she's managing. When her car breaks down and it's clear it needs to be replaced, she has to make a difficult decision.

Her son, Shawn, has been training in Tae Kwon Do for a year and he really loves the sport. Paying for that and a car payment, though, will stretch Jana's budget past its limits. Master Andrew Caldwell offers a possible solution.

Jana can work part-time at the Tae Kwon Do school, on nights and weekends when she isn't busy at the college where she's employed as an administrative assistant. There's just one catch. In addition to working there, she'll also have to start training.

It's been years since Jana did any formal exercise and she's never done any martial arts training, but she'll do just about anything to keep Shawn at the school. That includes agreeing to help Master Caldwell at Ramsey's Thanksgiving Festival, among other things.

The classes prove to be challenging, but trying not to notice how attractive Master Caldwell is proves even more difficult. He's seven years younger and in incredibly great condition. There's no way he'd ever be interested in Jana, she reckons, even if she were ready to think about dating again.

Welcome to Ramsey, New York - a small town full of characters. Some are looking for love, some most definitely are not. Sooner or later, everyone finds his or her happily ever after.

Jana Bailey is doing her best to raise her son on her own after she was unexpectedly widowed four years ago. Money is tight, but she's managing. When her car breaks down and it's clear it needs to be replaced, she has to make a difficult decision.

Her son, Shawn, has been training in Tae Kwon Do for a year and he really loves the sport. Paying for that and a car payment, though, will stretch Jana's budget past its limits. Master Andrew Caldwell offers a possible solution.

Jana can work part-time at the Tae Kwon Do school, on nights and weekends when she isn't busy at the college where she's employed as an administrative assistant. There's just one catch. In addition to working there, she'll also have to start training.

It's been years since Jana did any formal exercise and she's never done any martial arts training, but she'll do just about anything to keep Shawn at the school. That includes agreeing to help Master Caldwell at Ramsey's Thanksgiving Festival, among other things.

The classes prove to be challenging, but trying not to notice how attractive Master Caldwell is proves even more difficult. He's seven years younger and in incredibly great condition. There's no way he'd ever be interested in Jana, she reckons, even if she were ready to think about dating again.



After fifteen years of full-time work and part-time study, Suzy Snyder has finally finished her degree. Now she just has to find the perfect new job. She's been working at the Diner since she was a teenager, but even though she's now the manager, she wants more.

A job as an area manager for Lucas Hogan sounds perfect, but Karl Kemp, the man temporarily filling the position, is quick to let Suzy know that she doesn't have enough experience for the job. The two end up arguing about just about everything as they seem to bump into one another all over the small town of Ramsey.

By the time Suzy and Karl end up working next to one another at the Christmas Tree Extravaganza, they've reached an uneasy truce, but will it last through the rest of the holiday season?

After fifteen years of full-time work and part-time study, Suzy Snyder has finally finished her degree. Now she just has to find the perfect new job. She's been working at the Diner since she was a teenager, but even though she's now the manager, she wants more.

A job as an area manager for Lucas Hogan sounds perfect, but Karl Kemp, the man temporarily filling the position, is quick to let Suzy know that she doesn't have enough experience for the job. The two end up arguing about just about everything as they seem to bump into one another all over the small town of Ramsey.

By the time Suzy and Karl end up working next to one another at the Christmas Tree Extravaganza, they've reached an uneasy truce, but will it last through the rest of the holiday season?



When Leanne Canfield's employer lets her go with very little notice and a generous severance package, she's ready to take a few days off before she starts job-hunting again. She gives up her apartment and leaves Chicago, ready for a new start somewhere else.

But first, she's going to spend a weekend with her two best friends from college. They get together every year and they've been planning this gathering for months. It's the first time in a long time that Leanne has been back in Ramsey, New York, where she went to college.

Of course, it always snows in Ramsey in January, and Leanne isn't surprised by snowy roads. The tiny puppy on the side of the road is a shock, though. Sam Snyder, the handsome veterinarian in Ramsey, isn't what she's expecting either.

The last thing Leanne wants in her life is a puppy, but she finds herself falling in love with the little abandoned pup. Getting involved with a man who always puts work first isn't in her plans, though.

[Released on August 20, 2021, and available for pre-order now.]
When Leanne Canfield's employer lets her go with very little notice and a generous severance package, she's ready to take a few days off before she starts job-hunting again. She gives up her apartment and leaves Chicago, ready for a new start somewhere else.

But first, she's going to spend a weekend with her two best friends from college. They get together every year and they've been planning this gathering for months. It's the first time in a long time that Leanne has been back in Ramsey, New York, where she went to college.

Of course, it always snows in Ramsey in January, and Leanne isn't surprised by snowy roads. The tiny puppy on the side of the road is a shock, though. Sam Snyder, the handsome veterinarian in Ramsey, isn't what she's expecting either.

The last thing Leanne wants in her life is a puppy, but she finds herself falling in love with the little abandoned pup. Getting involved with a man who always puts work first isn't in her plans, though.

[Released on August 20, 2021, and available for pre-order now.]