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Winds of Change 

     After losing her husband and daughter in a plane crash, Boston social worker Jennifer Barrett is rebuilding her life. Finding solace in her work, Jennifer helps young client Mark Powell find work at the seniors' residence where her father lives. After learning Mark hasn’t seen his father, an internationally-known broadcast journalist, in over four years, she can’t understand how a father could abandon his only son to chase war stories.

     When Jennifer meets Ben Powell, she is prepared to dislike him, despite his charm and affable manner. But, when he reveals he’s been battling post-traumatic stress disorder, she realizes he didn’t want to bring his demons home to Mark, who has suffered from clinical depression. As Jennifer gets to know Ben, she realizes there may be room in her heart for laughter and new love.

     Lana Fitzpatrick, a close friend of Jennifer’s and a young nurse helping care for Jennifer’s father, is also a widow, raising her youngl son Danny alone. As Lana gets to know her handsome co-worker, Mark Powell, and sees him bonding with Danny, she finds her heart filling with love.

     As new family bonds form, all discover the power of friendship and love to overcome loss so they can face life with renewed hope.

"Sparkling debut… readers will love being swept along by Winds of Change.”

                           — Jill Allen, Clarion Review

"This is exactly the type of book I love to read, it reminded me of Nora Roberts or Jodi Picoult. I could picture everything perfectly as the author described it and it was the kind of book I wanted to just keep reading and reading. I was sad when it ended but I loved the ending!"

"The title is so perfect because it really is about making changes, and we all know how hard/scary that can be. But it can also be amazing. I read this book in one night and would recommend it to fans of women’s fiction, or just anyone who enjoys a moving, excellently written story."

New Beginnings

      Workaholic real estate agent Carol Brock can't seem to find a good man. Her first husband cheated with a law clerk less than half his age. Then she found herself in a string of bad relationships with unscrupulous men, including a con man and art thief, who shredded her professional reputation and strained her relationship with her college-age children. Carol has sworn off men and is determined to reclaim her life and career on her terms. But, when Boston’s most eligible bachelor, restoration specialist Devin Elliott, puts in an offer on a charming Victorian, Carol admits she’s attracted. Devin’s offer unwittingly unleashes a psychopathic rage in an ex-girlfriend that spills into Carol’s life. As she and Devin try to stay one step ahead of violence, Carol must decide whether she's ready to risk her heart again.

"A compelling and compulsively readable story about a woman finding herself again as she writes her second chapter in life. This book has everything: romance, suspense, heart and sizzle!"
                 Cara Lockwood, USA Today bestselling author of
                     "I Do (But I Don't)"

"I enjoyed Metcalfe's first novel, but found this one to be a step above as she has honed her storytelling... especially a new element she did not have in the last novel: suspense... another well-written book that grabbed and held my attention."

—Jason Deas, Author of "Birdsongs" and "Pushed"

"Some books are plot driven, others are character driven, some focus on the romance, others on external conflict or relationships…well this book is ALL of that and more! I really enjoy her writing style and like the way she creates her characters... 5 stars and ready for the next one!

April Dawn

Road to Tomorrow

   Andrea Garrett is trying to escape her abusive marriage. Fearing for her life, she leaves her two small children with her twin brother and flees her home the day before her husband is due to arrive back from a tour of duty. After falling asleep at the wheel and landing in a ditch, her life takes on a new direction when strangers step in and introduce her to a life she could only have imagined and one that could save her soul and give her children the future they deserve.