Get ready for June 9th….

30 May

Get ready…it’s only a little over a week away!

Release day for SECRET LOVE, my sweet, nostalgic romantic novella set in small town America 1955 🙂

And check out my cover. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! I hope you do too!

I was lucky to have my daughter as the cover model and her amazing photographer friend Jill Szyszko behind the lens. Those two together are wonderful!

Don’t forget to save a spot on your Nook or Kindle for Secret Love, a bargain at .99… This is the first book in the Sweet Fifties series.




Saranac, Michigan, March 1955

Lizzie Tarleton has always done things her own way—including the time at the tender age of thirteen when she confessed to her brother’s best friend she loved him. But now she’s a new teacher at the local high school, and independent enough to know that you can’t force love. She’ll find love when the time is right—even though her parents are adamant the time is now. The only downfall to her idyllic life is the fact that her childhood crush—who broke her heart—is now her boss. If only she could stop daydreaming about him.

Wayne Whitmore grew up on the wrong side of the tracks and worked hard to get where he’s at in life. Even though he enjoys being principal at the small town high school, he dreams of coaching baseball. When his best friend asks him to watch over his little sister at her new job at Wayne’s school, he agrees. What he doesn’t count on is how she’s grown from the pig tailed kid who told him she loved him, to the woman who breaks his concentration with her beauty and smile. Unable to get over his fascination, and afraid he’ll ruin his friend’s trust, Wayne applies for his dream job—one that will take him far away.

One night while decorating the school gymnasium for an upcoming sock hop, Lizzie and Wayne find themselves alone. They share a kiss and Lizzie realizes her childhood crush for Wayne has never died. Wayne decides he doesn’t want to let Lizzie get away.

Can they come to terms with their secret love and then overcome the other secrets they are hiding in order to get what they each want? Or is their timing for love still off?


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4 responses to “Get ready for June 9th….

  1. hotcha1

    May 30, 2014 at 9:18 pm


    Date: Fri, 30 May 2014 23:59:46 +0000 To:

    • ChristineWarner

      May 30, 2014 at 9:27 pm

      YAY! I hope you enjoy it Lin 🙂 And thank you for taking the time to read and review…woo hoo!!!

  2. hotcha1

    May 31, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Thirteen year old Lizzie Tarleton had a serious crush her older brother’s best friend, Wayne and he was all alone in the living room and she took a chance to tell him how she felt, but he was almost eighteen and flew out the front door with her brother as she held back her tears. Now, ten years later she was back home teaching home economics at Saranac High School where Wayne was the principle……..

    Wayne Whitmore had something of his life as his dad came home from the war in a coffin, it was’t his fault that he lived on the wrong side of the tracks, but the Tarleton’s had made him an unofficial member of their family and he worked hard to save to go to college with some assistance from Lizzie’s dad. He promised Rick he’d look after his sister as he got the hardware store in Lasing started, but Lizzie was always on his mind and he decided to leave Michigan to take a job in Los Angeles because Lizzie deserve a decent man and he didn’t want to see that man with her……… What a wonderful story I read while singing Doris Day’s SECRET LOVE!! From: To: Subject: RE: [New post] Get ready for June 9th…. Date: Fri, 30 May 2014 20:18:14 -0500


    Date: Fri, 30 May 2014 23:59:46 +0000 To:

    • ChristineWarner

      May 31, 2014 at 9:38 pm

      Thank you Linda…so glad you enjoyed the story 🙂


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