Have you ever wondered whether love is destiny or chance? What if it's both? What if it's the universe at work linking one hungry heart to another? That's what you'll find in my romantic women's fiction novels. I aspire to give you romance entwined with the comedy of life, the complexity of circumstance, the importance of family and friends, and the hope of what is meant to be....
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M. Kate Quinn
Coming Soon! Book 3 of the Sycamore River Series - "The Hope Chest"
Book 1 - Sycamore River Series
On Rylee McDermott’s 30th birthday, she doesn’t have much
to show for her life. Dumped by her sometimes boyfriend, she’s living back home
with her mom and stepfather number three. But when she inherits her
grandmother’s bridal shop, she is determined to make it work.
Darius Wirth, host of TV’s business-rescue program, Wirth More,
needs just the right fit for the show’s season one finale, one that will both
wow their main sponsor enough to garner a second season and keep him from
letting his father down again.
Rosie’s Bridals fits the criteria, and before long Darius and
Rylee begin work on the episode. Sparks fly, despite the no-fraternizing clause
in their contract. So it’s hands off.
But what’s a girl to do when all she wants is her hands on the
Can these two wounded
hearts find both success and their way to love?
Book 2 - Sycamore River Series
Bridal shop alterations expert, Kit Baxter, lives a
nightmare when forced to tailor her grandmother’s wedding gown for her traitorous
cousin who’s marrying the ex-boyfriend that dumped her.
A thunderstorm sets the stage for a crazy scheme when
a fallen tree demolishes car and she’s rescued by next door neighbor, Hop
Monaco, the town’s fire captain, leaving her owing the old guy a favor.
Shane Dugan, the new recruit at the fire department which
requires he reside in town, needs temporary housing while awaiting availability
of his new apartment.
Kit rebuffs Hop’s outlandish idea, but when the
pressure of the wedding festivities looms Kit reluctantly agrees to rent Shane
her spare room if he’ll play the part of her boyfriend.
But, what starts out as two strangers with a bargain,
evolves into something more, and for the first time since her world turned
upside down, Kit’s starting to think maybe.
Victoria at Sea
Book 1 - Destiny's Detour Series
Why has no place in what the
heart knows for sure.
On the eve
of their wedding Victoria Gliden and fiancé Owen Walker call it quits. He
accuses her of not being able to get over her deadbeat father’s vanishing act when
she was a child and she and her cold feet run and don’t look back.
interior designer, Victoria, has an important meeting on Cancun that could
garner her a promotion and the plan was to incorporate her presentation with
the honeymoon cruise that’s journeying to the island. Since she’s sure Owen is
on his way to Portland to escape the aftermath of their ruined wedding, Victoria
takes the honeymoon cruise anyway. Only Owen has the same idea and they’re
stuck with each other for six days, five nights.
Gliden, Victoria’s father, dies in a freak accident and is sent back to earth
disguised as a crotchety old man with the mission to convince his daughter to
believe in love. So, he, too boards the ship.
destiny takes a detour when Victoria befriends the quirky old man with kind
eyes and together they join forces with a quartet of unabashed women in their
fifties who drink pink martinis and flirt with the wait staff but are wiser
than they look. While trying to dodge Owen, Victoria’s new acquaintances help
her face old wounds and confront new fears.
all, Victoria and Owen both realize it all boils down to one word—why?
By journey’s end will two broken hearts get
The Ronan's Harbor Series
Book I - Letters and Lace
Where the heart's journey requires love as its compass. A chance meeting at a
A sultry dance with a
A brazen kiss…
Not a good way to meet
Trouble arrives special
delivery when divorced innkeeper Sarah Grayson receives a letter of complaint
against the renovation of her Jersey shore inn for her daughter’s wedding. At a
town meeting, she’s stunned to learn her adversary is none other than the
stranger from the dance floor, Benny Benedetto.
Benny should’ve known
better than to buy property with his brother. Now he has to protect his
investment without letting his attraction to Sarah get in the way. When she
begins receiving threatening letters, all fingers point to Benny—but he has his
Determined to solve the
mystery, Benny and Sarah search for the writer’s identity together. But the
undeniable passion they unveil proves that sometimes while chasing one desire,
the heart’s compass leads another way.
Book II - Restless Spirit
Strange things are happening at Aubrey Donner's cottage
in Ronan's Harbor, NJ. Noises in the night, crashing antiques and an eerie
presence all add up to only one thing: her cottage is haunted. Her new job
hosting a pet-related program on local television finds her battling to hide
her lifelong fear of dogs from local no-nonsense K-9 officer Asa Kavanaugh and
his four-footed, pony-sized partner, Scout. Aubrey can't wait to be done with the duo
until she realizes she can use Asa and Scout's help to wrangle her phantom.
While chasing shadows, yearnings of two wounded hearts collide, banishing old
fears and unveiling the possibility that true love may really exist after all.
Finalist - Best First Book - Golden Quill Awards
Moonlight and Violet - Winner - Best Long Contemporary Romance - Golden Leaf Award
Brookside Daisy - Finalist - Best Contemporary Romance - Golden Leaf Award