Saturday, July 2, 2016

Writing like crazy!

I know I haven't posted for a while, but it's for a great reason!



I've been busy writing new cozy mysteries. Two are completely done and I'm working on their sequels right now. In keeping with my contemporary romances and historicals, they're quirky and funny.


See? a great reason :)


Below is a picture of one of my editors, hard at work while she supervises my writing. Believe me, my three furry editors are tough!!



Tuesday, March 29, 2016

New Release - Color of Danger



When Patience Sullyard finds a mysterious note tied to a pigeon’s leg, her commissioned panorama at a falconry flies the coop. Instead of painting in hues of brown and beige, her focus shifts to saving a troubled stranger. Walter Bexley craves adventure from his boring life. Insinuating himself into Patience’s problem by accompanying her to the falconry might be just the answer. Will the risk they take be worth the exhilaration, or will Patience and Walter discover the threat is too dangerous?

Friday, February 5, 2016

New Release! Book#2 in Sullyard Sisters Series

Lydia Sullyard is not insane. Truly she’s not. To her horror, she’s trapped inside Bedlam Hospital against her will. There’s only one way for her to gain her freedom, but the consequences are unthinkable.
Stratford Bexley agrees to visit Lydia in Bedlam. But the thought of stepping into London’s cesspool makes him want to change his mind. And what it will take for her to be released would alter Stratford’s life forever.
Is Lydia’s love strong enough to rescue Stratford from certain ruin, or will he save her life instead?







Sunday, January 10, 2016

New Historical Release!

Color of Deception - Book 1 of 3




When artist Kitty Sullyard draws a strange symbol in her toy panorama, she doesn’t expect it to be life threatening. Tossed into a situation she never asked for, she learns the hard way who not to trust.

After Kitty mysteriously disappears, Nathaniel Bexley has only a single clue with which to find her. It’s something only he would know. Will he be able to decipher the secret message she’s hidden in a drawing, or will Kitty be doomed to the hands of her kidnappers?





Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Love Birds Box Set!

For a limited time, you can get all five of the stories in my Bestselling Love Birds Series for only 99 cents!




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 Love Birds of Regent's Park

 The Unwanted Earl

 A Courtship for Cecilia

 Maid for Romance

 His Lady Peregrine


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http://www.amazon.com/Love-Birds-Collection-Ruth-Hartman-ebook/dp/B016FLIKAO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1449000659&sr=8-1&keywords=love+birds+complete+collection

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Time for a Duke - Regency/Time Travel





Izzy Hodgkin just wants her vacation to London, England, to be an adventure. Who knew that involved being locked in a closet only to find it’s 1812 when the door is opened by a handsome duke?

Thrust into a life she didn’t ask for, Izzy struggles to come to terms with the fact she might be stuck in another century. There doesn’t seem to be an instructional manual for the rules of time travel. Everything is foreign. Clothes, accents, customs. For a girl from modern America, being told that women aren’t equal to men is hard to take. Although it does help that the duke, Charles, is the most gorgeous creature Izzy has ever seen.

Will Izzy stick with her plan to attempt to return to present day America to achieve her goal of financial independence? Or will she and Charles find happiness in 1812?

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Over a Fence







Romance novelist Cora Dumont needs a place to land after college. So when her parents ask her to housesit for a year, she jumps at the chance. Being home stirs up feelings for Drew, a former neighbor. Too bad he’d never given her the time of day. When Drew Dunkirk moves back home, he doesn’t expect to run into Cora. Seeing her brings back the crush he had on her in high school, has him hoping to finally act on those feelings. But Drew’s fence becomes a point of contention between them and the fur flies. Will the fence separate them in more ways than one? 


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Sunday, February 8, 2015

New Adult - "Waylaid" Due out on Feb. 24th!

Addy Lafollette has a plan. College. Veterinary school. Then way down the road, 
marriage and kids. Her plan doesn’t include getting involved with someone before 
she even leaves for college. But gorgeous Graham throws a glitch in her well 
thought out life.
 
Graham Stewart is content to float through life working on his uncle’s farm, 
hanging with friends, and pitching for the local softball team. He’s never had a 
reason to get serious about much. Until Addy. Life becomes a quest to convince 
her to stay in town, with him, when all Addy wants is to leave for college to 
implement her plan.
 
Can Addy find a way to be with Graham without giving up her dreams?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

New Ebook Box Sets From EsKape Press!


Coming November 1st - two new box sets from EsKape Press!!

I'm fortunate enough to have a book in each set! Below are short descriptions of each story.

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"Romancing the Dustman's Daughter"

Augustus Sinclair’s betrothed has dropped him for his best friend. When he meets Anne Balfour, though, he questions whether he’d ever really been in love with his fiancĂ©. Some of Anne’s reactions to what he considers everyday activities are puzzling, but that doesn’t stop him from falling head over heels for the first time in his life.

 

Anne Balfour is amazed to be a guest at the Shrewsbury’s, one of Mayfair’s most well-to-do families — even though her father’s dishonest intentions are the reason. Can Anne find love with Augustus or will she be revealed as the dustman’s daughter?

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"Love Birds of Regent's Park"

Lucy Ashbrook discovers that birds aren’t the only pleasing things at the Regent’s Park Bird Sanctuary. A certain Sanctuary worker, Oliver Barrow, has stolen her heart. Lucy’s father, however, won’t hear of his daughter marrying a common laborer. Besides, Oliver has a secret that just might get in the way of anything more than friendship developing between them. Can they find a way to be together in spite of the many obstacles?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Release Day! "A Courtship for Cecilia"





Cecilia Fletcher yearns for true love with the man of her heart. A life of her own away from her demanding mother would be an added benefit. But in order to do that, Cecilia must live a lie, making it necessary to use a false name in order to hide a family secret.




Barrington Radcliff was betrayed by a woman who he thought loved him. Because of that, trust is hard to willingly give. When he meets pretty Cecilia Fleming, his heart wants to give her a chance. Something about her doesn’t ring true, but Barrington allows love to overrule his good judgment.








Can Cecilia and Barrington get past their hurt and secrets long enough to find true love?


 


















http://www.amazon.com/Courtship-Cecilia-Love-Birds-Book-ebook/dp/B00OQZBL9Y/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1414499910&sr=1-1&keywords=a+courtship+for+cecilia

Friday, September 19, 2014

Coming Soon - "A Courtship for Cecilia"


Cecilia Fletcher longs for true love with the man of her heart. A life of her own, away from her demanding mother would be an added benefit. But in order to do that, Cecilia must live a lie, making it necessary to use a false name in order to hide a family secret.

 

Barrington Radcliff has been betrayed by a woman who he thought loved him, having his heart broken in the process. Because of that, trust is hard to willingly give. When he meets pretty Cecilia Fleming, his heart longs to give her a chance. Something about her doesn’t ring true, but Barrington allows love to overrule his good judgment.

 

Can Cecilia and Barrington get past their hurt and secrets long enough to find true love?