Women's Fiction With Heart
Finding it. Keeping it. Isn't that what we all want, what we all crave? Somebody to complete us, somebody to grow old with, somebody to remind us of what's really important in life. That's what my Jackson Falls Series is all about. Realistic people finding their soul mates. The road to true love isn't always smooth, but the end result is worth the bumpy ride. Check out one of the love stories that have made readers cry from coast to coast. You won't be disappointed!
PRAISE FROM READERS FOR THE BOOKS OF LAURIE BRETON:
"a great example of what women's fiction can and should be"
"With so many alpha male, 2 dimensional characters out there, it was a treat to read a novel with depth. I ended up loving all the characters. You grieved and laughed with them as they struggled with all the difficulties life threw at them. Life is messy. Love is hard."
"took me on a woman's personal journey through passion, devastation, self awareness, loss, love, and hope"
"If you were born in the early to mid 1950s, this lady knows the soundtrack to your life"
"I laughed and I cried. I read until my eyes would take no more."
"Wonderful and uplifting love story."
A relationship in transition. A husband with
old insecurities. A wife with new uncertainties.
A teenage daughter who crashes
into their lives with no warning.
The love story that began in
COMING HOME continues!
Book 3 in the Jackson Falls Series
43 five-star Amazon reviews!
For two decades, their friendship survived the roller coaster ride to fame and the tumult of her first marriage to his best friend. Now that they've finally found their way home to each other, songwriters Casey Fiore and Rob MacKenzie are about to face another challenge, one that neither of them could have anticipated: Rob's teenage daughter, Paige.
Still haunted by the ghost of Casey's first husband, charismatic rock icon Danny Fiore, they've been tiptoeing around the elephant in the living room. While Rob struggles with long-held insecurities, Casey is gradually blossoming into the woman she was always meant to be. But with change comes uncertainty, and even as she finds herself overwhelmed by the ferocity of her feelings for her new husband, Casey wrestles with divided loyalties and the unexpected changes this marriage has wrought in her.
When the fifteen-year-old daughter Rob never knew comes to live with them, the quiet life they've carved out for themselves in Casey's rural Maine hometown is turned upside down. Paige MacKenzie is prickly as a porcupine, hurt and angry and resentful toward the father she's convinced deliberately deserted her.
As Casey and Rob face the challenges of parenting a rebellious teenager while trying to become a family, they unravel secrets and discover truths about themselves and their relationship, truths that, if not dealt with, could threaten the future of their marriage.
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"This story will take every emotion you have and tear it apart...it slowly builds an emotional powerhouse that explodes upon your imagination...I cried, I laughed, and I celebrated this book."
-- Rita Hestand, Romancing the Web
"Laurie Breton is a masterful storyteller. Her book sweeps the reader through two decades of a heartwarming, touching and emotional story that will tug at the heartstrings of all who read this book."
-- Yvonne Hering, Reader to Reader
The book that started it all!
Book 1 in the Jackson Falls Series
150 five-star Amazon reviews!
One man became her husband.
The year is 1974. Danny Fiore is a handsome, charismatic singer with huge ambitions and a voice that can peel the paper off the walls. Casey Bradley is just eighteen years old, but the songs she writes send an icy blue finger down the center of Danny's cynical spine. Danny knows exactly where he's going, and he has no intention of taking any woman along. A girl like Casey would want things he's not prepared to give. A home. Stability. Children. He's married to his music, and that's the way he likes it.
Casey is engaged to her childhood sweetheart, her wedding just four weeks away. There's no room in her life or Danny's for an extracurricular love affair. Besides, she's a good girl who doesn't believe in casual sex. But nothing between them could ever be casual, and the first time she looks into Danny Fiore's eyes, Casey is ready to toss away her entire future for a man who's almost certain to break her heart. Neither of them plans on falling in love. But sometimes, the heart has a mind of its own.
The other man became her best friend.
Guitar wizard Rob MacKenzie doesn't have Danny's looks, or his charisma, or his sense of style. Tall and gaunt and bony, Rob isn't a god, just an ordinary mortal, an easygoing guy who wants nothing more than to write his songs, play his guitar, and find the right woman. But life is never quite as simple as it seems, and his search for Ms. Right keeps leading him down all the wrong roads.
When Rob MacKenzie and Casey Bradley Fiore begin writing songs together, the result is an unstoppable hit-making machine that catapults Danny Fiore to stardom. But the road to success is littered with land mines, and life with Danny isn't all that Casey expected. Rivers of darkness run through her troubled marriage, and every time Danny breaks her heart, it's Rob who picks her up, dusts her off, and glues the pieces back together.
When tragedy struck, she had to find herself.
It isn't until she suffers an unimaginable loss that Casey begins to question who she is and what she really wants from life. As she searches for herself amid the wreckage, she discovers the bittersweet truth that the choices a woman makes at thirty can differ vastly from those she made at eighteen.
Coming Home is a poignant story about
the seasons of a woman's heart, and the roundabout route
we sometimes have to take to get to where we're meant to be.
"Laurie Breton gets better with each book. Her writing style sparkles, drawing readers in with each word. This book is fast-paced and has a cast of characters everyone will love."
--Yvonne Hering, NPOB Reviews
"Ms. Breton has penned a wonderfully engrossing novel that will quickly find its way into your heart...a romance that will have you believing in second chances."
-- Julie Shininger, Escape to Romance
Book 2 in the Jackson Falls Series
42 five-star Amazon Reviews!
They met at her brother's wedding, and the handsome stranger swept her off her feet. The initial attraction was the easy part. The trust? That was a little harder.
Hard experience has taught Rose MacKenzie Kenneally that men can't be trusted. But when gorgeous high school English teacher Jesse Lindstrom sweeps her off her feet at her brother's wedding, Rose temporarily forgets that she's given up on men forever. Eight weeks later, the unthinkable happens when this thirty-six-year-old divorced mother of two teenagers realizes she's pregnant by a man she barely knows.
When Jesse proposes marriage, Rose digs in her heels. She cherishes her hard-won freedom, and no man, no matter how infuriatingly sexy or nice, is going to take that away from her. But her teenagers are running wild in the city. Her ex, Eddie the snake, is too busy with his new trophy wife to be bothered with something as trivial as fatherhood. Luke and Devon need the stabilizing influence of a man like Jesse Lindstrom. So she accepts Jesse's proposal with a few conditions of her own.
Jesse wants a real marriage, but Rose is determined to resist his charm. The harder she resists, the harder he pushes, and indifference becomes increasingly difficult. But Rose carries a dark secret, one she's kept hidden for twenty years, a secret that could destroy their shaky marriage. When Jesse faces a serious accusation, Rose is forced to confront her demons head-on. Is Jesse Lindstrom the one man she can trust? Or will she discover that she's sleeping with the enemy?
ABOUT LAURIE BRETON
Author of love stories that speak directly to the heart. Painter, photographer, lover of all things Boston and Bon Jovi, I've just jumped headfirst into indie publishing.
As a small child, I entertained myself by making up stories as I lay in my bed at night. At the age of eight, I started writing them down. That was nearly fifty years ago, and I’m still telling stories. My character-driven novels of romantic suspense, women's fiction, and contemporary romance have touched the hearts of readers everywhere. Several of them have become USA Today or Waldenbooks bestsellers. No matter what label you put on them, they are all love stories, filled with deep emotion and peopled with strong characters, realistic men and women who aren't afraid to face the challenges that life throws at them.
I’ve lived all my life in Maine, where I spend an inordinate amount of time (and gas) driving around the bumpy back roads, seeking inspiration and working out plot points in my head. If I get really stuck, a day trip to Boston can usually get the juices flowing again.
I've just completed my tenth book, the third installment in my Jackson Falls Series, DAYS LIKE THIS. When I’m not writing, I can be found either reading a good book, slapping acrylic paints on canvas, or shooting sunrises and sunsets with my Canon camera. You can see my art work at my Etsy shop, The Maine House.
I hope you enjoy reading my books as much as I enjoy writing them!