Love on a Whim

When her plans wilt before her eyes, can she revive her dreams?

Escape to Cape Cod–where you just might find the secret to happiness

Callie Dixon had the world by its tail . . . until it all slipped away. Fired from her dream job after making a colossalmistake, she’s escaped to her aunt’s home on Cape Cod for time to bounce back. Except it isn’t a home, it’s an ice cream shop. And time isn’t going to help, because Callie’s bounce has up and left. There’s a reason she made that mistake at work and she’s struggling to come to terms with it.

Things go from bad to worse when Callie’s cousin Dawn drags her to a community class about the secret to happiness. Happiness is the last thing Callie wants to think about right now, but instructor Bruno Bianco–a curiously gloomy fellow–is relentless. He has a way of turning Callie’s thoughts upside down. Her feelings, too.

Could Bruno be right when he says that hitting rock bottom is the very best place to be? If so, how is that supposed to help her find exactly what–or who–has been missing all along?

“Fisher (On a Coastal Breeze) introduces readers to a little-known literacy crusade in this enjoyable romance set in turn-of-the-20th-century rural Kentucky.”


“Fisher (Mending Fences) delivers a refreshing story about reconnecting with family and discovering one’s purpose in life.”


Happy endings are important. Science backs me up on that! Studies have found that people are more likely to repeat experiences that finish on a pleasurable note. After all, there’s a reason dessert comes last.

But there’s another reason happy endings are important. It’s called HOPE. Life might knock us down over and over, but we keep getting back up. All because we have a hope that, in the end, things are going to work out.

And hope is one of the greatest gifts given to us by our Maker.

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Meet Suzanne

I’m a wife, mother and grandmother, dedicated tennis player, enthusiastic home cook and gardener, and a lover of books.

You might be wondering why a girl from California is writing about the Amish in the Pennsylvania, Quakers in historical Nantucket, literacy in Kentucky, camping in Maine, and now ice cream on Cape Cod. There’s an easy answer to that—I have an overdeveloped sense of curiosity. Most writers do!

So while I write about different subjects and in varied time periods, there is always a theme to my books: to uplift my readers with stories that spread hope, truth and love.

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