Southern Comfort (The Bakery Romance Series book 5) coming soon!


Sweet Delights (The Bakery Romance Series book 6) coming July 2017 – Picnics and Promises novella collection)


Picnics and Promises – a summer boxed set – coming July 2017!

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Frosting and Flurries Frosting and Flurries is only 99 cents! Enjoy five delicious Christmas romance novels for one low price! Sugar and Spice, Book 4 of The Bakery Romance Series, is part of this collection!




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Loving Luke – A Christmas Novella – only 99 cents! Available on Kindle Unlimited!

When Kim Taylor returns to Bethlehem to run her family’s cookie shop, her life is in shambles. She’s hurting from her broken engagement, her mom’s recently died and, she’s unemployed. She also doesn’t get along with her dad. She’s always felt like she’s played second fiddle to her perfect older sister, Tina. She secretly longs for her father to love her the way he loves her sibling.

She’s stunned when Luke Barnes, her former high school boyfriend, strolls into her cookie shop.

Recently widowed, Luke Barnes has returned to Bethlehem to raise his daughter, Lisa, in a wholesome environment. When Kim offers Lisa a job in her shop, Luke is hesitant to accept. After all, Kim was wild in high school and he doesn’t want his daughter being mentored by someone with an unsavory past.

Seeing Kim reawakens Luke’s long-ago memories. Their high-school romance is a painful reminder of the man he used to be. But, falling for Kim is not on his agenda right now. Luke is struggling with a problem, and it looks like Kim is the only person that can help him solve his dilemma.

Luke has already hurt her once, so, can she find the courage to trust him again?

Raspberry Kisses – The Bakery Romance Series Book One – On Kindle Unlimited!

Facing eviction, Rhea Morrison, a young grieving widow, must save her failing bakery. Her recently-injured twin sister, Raven, loans her money – stipulating Rhea attend a singles retreat to spy on Martin Lane, Raven’s new love interest. Disgruntled, Rhea attends the retreat and is attracted to Martin. She discovers that Martin can help save her bakery.

Pastor Martin laments over his secret, traumatic past mistakes. He’s destined to lead his father’s church, despite blatant rejection. He can’t love Rhea – he’s yet to forgive himself for his past, and if Rhea knew how he used to be, she would have no interest in pursuing a relationship with him. In spite of their shared attraction, he helps Rhea form a plan to save her business. Martin, a former successful bakery owner, can expertly create delicious pastry recipes.


Rhea feels torn about her attraction to Martin – he’s a pastor, and after her husband’s death, she vowed to never get involved with another pastor. Plus, her twin sister, Raven, has strong feelings for Martin. Can Rhea let herself have romantic feelings for Martin – knowing it would hurt her sister?

Can Martin and Rhea overcome their past so that they’re free to love again?

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Shades of Chocolate – The Bakery Romance Series Book Two – on Kindle Unlimited!

Toni enjoys making sweet treats in her bakery. Haunted by her abusive childhood, she struggles with her faith in God. Her world changes when a handsome stranger comes into her bakery, reminiscing about his childhood. Jason Matthews misses his days of working in his family’s bakery. Estranged from his father, he longs to find the joy and comfort of baking again. Can Toni and Jason overcome their pasts and their problems and learn to trust one another?

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Sweet Dreams – The Bakery Romance Series Book Three on Kindle Unlimited!

Misty Stewart found Christ shortly after the birth of her baby, causing her to make drastic changes in her life. Short-tempered and street-smart, she realizes being around her un-saved, dysfunctional family is draining her, so she feels the Lord wants her to distance herself from her relatives. She hopes this distance from her family will allow her to deepen her faith, making it possible for her to raise her two-year-old daughter, Jennifer, in a better environment. Struggling to raise her daughter alone, she bonds with her new neighbor, Sterling Richards. She’s drawn to kind-hearted Sterling, but wonders about the deep sadness that he harbors. Sterling has familial problems that run deep, and romance is the last thing on his mind.

Sterling Richards, a professional baker, is grieving over the recent death of his father/business partner. Since his father left him as the sole beneficiary of his life insurance policy, his relationship with his identical twin brothers is strained. Why would his father fail to include his twin sons as part of the inheritance? He now struggles to mend the relationship with his brothers, struggling to run his father’s bakery alone.

Can Sterling and Misty find the courage to love one another?


sugarandspice_amazon-683x1024Sugar and Spice, book four of The Bakery Romance Series, is currently available in Frosting and Flurries (a romance novella collection). Sugar and Spice is available on Kindle Unlimited!

Sheila Parks is stunned when Mason Smith, the identical twin brother of her ex-boyfriend Reese, moves to Blue Spring and opens a bakery. Reese’s cruel breakup still bothers her and seeing somebody who looks just like him is a painful reminder of her predicament. Unemployed, Sheila needs financial help and it appears that Mason can assist her with her problem. Can she learn to trust a man who looks just like her ex?

Mason is stunned when Sheila storms into his bakery, mistakenly thinking that he’s Reese. Mason is used to comforting his womanizing brother’s ex-girlfriends. A stutterer, Mason has always had a hard time socializing with others. However, he finds himself smitten with beautiful Sheila. Can he control his stutter so that he can ask Sheila to be his date to his grandmother’s Christmas birthday party?

Both Sheila and Mason deal with past pains as they work together during the Christmas season.

First Mates

First Mates

Steeple Hill Love Inspired
Released February 2005
ISBN: 978-0373872985
February 2005
***First Mates – Copyright © 2005 by Cecelia Dowdy
® and tm are trademarks of the publisher.
This edition published by arrangement with Harlequin Books S.A.

Tossed on troubled waters…
A cruise around the Caribbean offered just what Rainy Jackson needed to get over her faithless ex-fiancé–sun, swimming and solitude. As the heat sank into her bones, she began to feel interest in the world again…and in handsome fellow passenger Winston Michaels.
Winston had also hoped for time alone to reflect.

But finding a friend in faith in the lovely Rainy Jackson helped him to deal with his twin sister’s death without relying on unhealthy means such as alcohol to deaden the pain. And Winston’s outlook brightened further when dates back home in Miami brought him and Rainy even closer. Would Rainy be the one to share Winston’s life voyage?
I hope you will enjoy this story about love and faith!

Bittersweet Memories
Chesapeake Weddings available now for only $2.79!
ISBN: 978-1602608023
Re-release of John’s Quest, Milk Money and Bittersweet Memories in one volume! Order your copy now!
Relax along Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay as you read about three strong African American women who suddenly face upheaval in life. Monica is caring for her abandoned nephew and trying to pick the proper tutor for him. Emily is struggling to save the family farm when a CPA turns up to do an audit. Karen has been deceived by her fiancé, and now she’s expected to trust a neighbor who knows too much of her business. Can God rebuild their tattered lives with new loves? Life sends three African American women into a tailspin. Monica’s blind nephew has been abandoned with her. Emily works to save her dairy farm after her father dies. Karen’s fiancé turned into an embezzler. Can these women let God rebuild their tattered hopes when new romances unexpectedly enter their lives?
Bittersweet Memories – A Barbour Heartsong Presents Title! 99 cents!
Publication Date: April 2009
ISBN: 978-1-60260-354-7 Read the prologue.
Karen Brown is angry at God, and at herself, for
falling in love with Lionel Adams, her ex-fiancé.
When her beloved suddenly disappears, along with thousands of dollars stolen from their mega-church,
she re-locates back to her hometown in Annapolis Maryland to live with her mother. She’s stunned to discover handsome plumber Keith Baxter living next door. Keith is smitten with Karen, but wonders if she’s still in love with Lionel. He wants Karen to accept him into her life, but he doesn’t know if he’d be a good match for her due to his troubled past. Can Karen forgive Lionel, and let the Lord back into her heart?
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Milk Money – A Barbour Heartsong Presents Title!
ISBN: 978-1-60260-255-7
Heartsong Presents Title #826
Publication Date: December 2008
Milk Money is currently only 99 cents as an e-book!
Read the first scene!
Running a dairy farm is a big job, but doing it alone is almost impossible.
When her dad dies, Emily must work hard to save the family farm, but she manages. Until the day the CPA pulls in her drive and announces he’s there to do an audit on the place.
Franklin Reese is appalled at the lack of interest the Cooper women have in the financial end of their livelihood, but he dives in, determined to help them learn. The further he looks into Mr. Cooper’s dealings, however, the more uncomfortable he becomes.
Can he uncover the truth of the situation and still earn the love of the amazing Emily Cooper? Will Franklin’s addiction to alcohol keep them apart, even after the farm is taken care of? Only God can heal hurting hearts and repair broken lives. Will these two let Him in?
John’s Quest – A Barbour Heartsong Presents title! My Christian romance novel, John’s Quest is not available for only 99 cents or 79 cents!ISBN: 978-1-60260-006-5
Heartsong Presents Title #794
Publication Date: March 2008
Read The First Scene
John French, a science professor, is an agnostic–he’s unsure if God exists. When he’s hired to tutor a blind seven-year-old child, Scotty, he finds himself falling for the child’s beautiful aunt/guardian, Monica Crawford. Monica’s life changes drastically when her irresponsible younger sister abandons her handicapped son on her doorstep. As John helps Monica to educate her nephew, he falls in love with her. However, problems arise when Monica, a devout Christian, finds herself drawn to Scotty’s handsome and intelligent tutor. Monica finds herself in a bind because she knows it’s a sin to be unequally yoked with a non-believer. How in the world can these two lovebirds overcome the huge problems that stand in the way of their relationship?
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