Grow Old With Me

Novel # 1 in the Quilt Trail Series

A modern-day Beauty and the Beast meet in their fifties when a disfigured carpenter becomes a long-term guest at a bed and breakfast in the western-style tourist town of Love Valley, NC.

Benjamin Pruitt plans to repair the town’s buildings before retiring to a solitary life. Sarah Campbell longs for freedom since her long task as caregiver has ended.

Can Benjamin and Sarah piece the tattered remnants of their lives into a beautiful design to warm their waning years?


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I am a North Carolina native transplanted to Tennessee. My contemporary Christian romances give readers a unique view of rural life in both states. Not afraid to tackle tough questions, I write about people who grow spiritually through the difficulties life tosses in their paths.

 I am a pastor’s wife, mother of two, and grandmother of three. I’m a registered nurse and water aerobics instructor. I’ve written and published award-winning articles.  Grow Old With Me is a 2011 Global eBook Award Finalist and an Amazon Best Seller.
 Avid photographers, my husband and I enjoy traveling America’s back roads where rural culture and history are preserved through a unique art form—quilt barn squares. Each book in the Quilt Trail Series will deal with some aspect of quilting and its influence in the Appalachian region.
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Proceeds from note cards, post cards, and prints contribute to the preservation of quilting and rural American culture. I also donate money from book sales to support various charities or quilting related projects.