Heartwarming Romance

"Ardoin drew me in with breadcrumbs bursting with promises and led me to the perfect ending."

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Like a hiker choosing a path to travel, Christian fiction authors take various paths (or genres) to bring readers the stories they love. I've chosen to walk two paths, contemporary and historical, both in the Christian romance genre. I love going back in time to bring you sweet love stories set in the 1800s, but I've also added contemporary romances to my published books.

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One cookbook connects them all…
Renee ~ Book Seven in a string of heartfelt inspirational stories, featuring different women throughout the decades from 1920 to 2020.

In 1986, Renee Burnette, a widow living in the North Carolina mountains, has longed for two things she never had growing up—a permanent home and a lasting friendship like the one she has with Val from her cooking club. In the summer of 1986, the local apple growers sponsor a bake-off with a monetary prize that would bring Renee closer to her housing goal. But after Renee and Val each enter, their relationship goes from best friends to bitter rivals.

When Renee learns of the opportunity for a promotion at work, she’s determined to prove her qualifications to her handsome, single boss. The closer they draw to one another, though, the more Renee fears that an office romance will jeopardize her job and her housing dream.

As the bake-off competition intensifies, Renee’s office relationships are strained, her sweet son becomes unruly, and the rift with Val widens. Can a decades-old cookbook help Renee restore the bonds every woman needs?