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About Pamela M. Kelley
Pamela M. Kelley is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of women's fiction, family sagas, and suspense. Readers often describe her books as feel-good reads with people you'd want as friends.
She lives in a historic seaside town near Cape Cod and just south of Boston. She has always been an avid reader of women's fiction, romance, mysteries, thrillers and cook books. There's also a good chance you might get hungry when you read her books as she is a foodie, and occasionally shares a recipe or two.
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Three sisters. An inherited Nantucket restaurant. One year before they can sell.
Mandy, Emma and Jill are as close as three sisters who live hundreds of miles apart can be. They grew up together on Nantucket, but Mandy is the only one that stayed.
Jill lives a glamorous life in Manhattan as a co-owner of a successful executive search firm. Never married, she is in her mid-thirties and lives in a stunning, corner condo with breathtaking views of the city and Hudson river. Everyone thinks there's something going on with her partner, Billy, because as a workaholic, she spends more time with him than anyone else. But there's never been anything but friendship between them and Billy loves being a bachelor in NYC.
Emma lives in Arizona and is an elementary school teacher and an aspiring photographer. She met her college professor husband, Peter, in grad school and they've been married for about fifteen years. In recent years, she's noticed that Peter has grown distant. But when he shares a surprising secret, she doesn't see it coming and her world is turned upside down.
Mandy followed her high school boyfriend, Cory to Boston College, and right after graduation, they married and settled in Dover, just outside of Boston. Cory joined a successful hedge fund, while Mandy took a job at a downtown financial services firm as an administrative assistant. She quit a year later, when Blake, the first baby came. Two years later, when Brooke was born, Cory left to open a competing Hedge Fund and they moved home to Nantucket. Now that the children are older, Mandy has more free time and is eager to do more than just volunteer with local charity events. But Cory doesn't want her to work. He thinks it doesn't reflect well on him and appearances are everything to Cory. Though when Mandy finds a second cell phone in his gym bag, she begins to question what is really going on.
When their beloved grandmother, Rose Ferguson passes peacefully in her sleep a week before her ninety-ninth birthday she leaves them quite a surprise. In addition to her Nantucket home, they learned that she was the silent owner of Mimi's Place, one of Nantucket's most popular year-round restaurants.
There is of course, a catch--she left the restaurant equally to Mandy, Emma, and Jill--and also to Paul, the chef for the past twelve years. Before they can sell, all three girls need to work at the restaurant for a period of one year--or else their shares will go to Paul--who was also Emma's first love. And now he's their business partner.
But things are sometimes not what they seem.
Lisa Hodges has always thought her best friend Sue had a dream marriage. She'd married Curt, her high school sweetheart and current business partner. After thirty-five years of marriage, she never doubted him once--until Brandi Morgan joined their thriving insurance company. Brandi is thirty-five, blonde and beautiful and is also excellent at her account manager job. All the clients love her and business is up. Sue liked her quite a bit too--until the rumors started swirling.
And it all began with A Nantucket Affair, the island's biggest charity gathering with a catered dinner and dancing on the beach. As usual, Curt is the chairman for the gala, and this year, he has a new second in command, Brandi. Sue didn't give it a second thought, until Curt suddenly dropped the fifteen pounds he'd been whining about wanting to lose and a few well meaning friends started asking her what was going on.
Meanwhile, Kristen's boyfriend, Tyler is dealing with a devastating loss and Kristen wants to be there for him, but isn't sure how best to support him, especially when she discovers a secret he's been keeping, one that could have devastating consequences for both of them.
Abby is busy learning how to be a new mother, and Lisa is madly in love with her first grandchild. And Chase and Beth have discovered a new passion project--flipping houses. Beth does the research to find the undervalued homes and Chase works his magic to renovate them. But then they get in over their heads when a project requires more than they could ever have imagined.
Widow Lisa Hodges needs to make a decision fast.
Either she sells her house and moves off-island, or she turns it into a bed and breakfast, so she can stay near her four adult children.
Daughter Kate has a fabulous career in Boston--working as a writer for a popular fashion magazine and engaged to a dangerously handsome photographer, who none of them have met.
Her twin, Kristen, is a local artist in an on-again, off-again relationship with an older, separated businessman.
Chase runs his own construction business and is carefree, happily dating here and there but nothing serious.
Youngest daughter, Abby, is happily married to her high school sweetheart, and they've been trying to have a baby. But it hasn't happened yet, and she wonders if it's a sign that maybe their marriage isn't as perfect as everyone thinks.
Come to Nantucket and get to know the Hodges family and friends. See why so many readers say they love this series because the characters feel like old friends.
Until her rental cottage is available, she's going to stay at the Beach Plum Cove Inn, Abby's mother's bed and breakfast.
Abby meanwhile is dealing with an issue she thought she'd resolved.
Rhett discovers someone that works for him is a thief and tries to figure out who it is.
Rumor is there's a celebrity or two on the island and the media (including Taylor's co-worker, Victoria), is in hot pursuit to track them down.
Molly Bishop loves living in Manhattan and managing a boutique luxury hotel. She's about to be promoted to her dream job of General Manager, the role she's been striving for her entire career.
There's only one thing standing in her way.
The will of her childhood friend, Christian Ford's grandfather. She hasn't even seen Christian in over ten years, but a recent run-in with his grandfather during a rare visit home, resulted in a new condition to the will. Christian will only inherit the ranch he's been running and the real estate development business that he has expanded, if he marries Molly and stays married for at least six months.
I love to cook and try new recipes and if you do too, you may want to check out the recipe I included at the end of the book, for Lazy Lobster Casserole, the dish that Molly serves her guests at the Rose Cottage Inn's first wine dinner. It's a recipe I know by heart and have made a million times and is great for special occasions. It's a holiday tradition in our family to have it every Christmas Eve. :)
***Also, please know that this was the first book I published, and it has a bit of a food focus, if you don't like cooking or talk of recipes, etc. this may not be a good fit for you.
Instant Wall Street Journal and USA Today best seller.
Growing up as an orphan, Angela Stark has never been a fan of the holiday season, even though she was a Christmas baby. This year is no exception when everything that could possibly go wrong does, and she and her elderly cat, Sam, are about to be homeless. Her last resort is to move in temporarily with her best friend, Jane—who is allergic to cats. But then, a letter arrives that changes everything, and she and Sam find themselves heading to Nantucket. It seems like the perfect financial solution that will enable her to return home to San Francisco a few months later.
But then she meets the Hodges family and friends. In particular, a certain best-selling author who tries to convince her to stay on Nantucket longer. And as she gets to know Lisa Hodges and her children, Kate, Kristen, Abby and Chase, she experiences what it’s like to be welcomed as part of a family, for the first time.
Secrets and lies...at The Whitley, Nantucket's most exclusive and glamorous, family-owned hotel.
The Whitley is Nantucket's most exclusive waterfront hotel - a sprawling collection of pristine white cottages and an elegant main building on a long stretch of private white sandy beach. It's a family owned business - brothers, sisters, cousins, aunts, all work there in various capacities.
Paula is happy in her back-office accounting position. But changes are in store when her grandfather promotes her and fires her cousin - who then blames Paula.
Meanwhile, a blond romantic-comedy superstar is hiding out at the hotel for a few months. She meets Paula's brother Nick, a chef - who has no idea who she is - and she likes it that way.
Paula's grandfather hires a consultant to help her settle into her new role. But she isn't sure what to think of David, who grew up on Nantucket but now lives in Manhattan.
He's brilliant and will be assessing Paula's suitability for the role. He's also home for another reason, a difficult family issue that makes Manhattan seem very far away.
The Hotel is an addictive new family saga from the Wall Street Journal and USA Today best-selling author of The Nantucket Inn and The Restaurant.
That was a year ago and she was just starting to feel better, when she came back from a vacation to find her house burned down. So she will be staying with Lisa at the Beach Plum Cove Inn for a while, until her house is renovated.
Mia's also worried about her younger sister and best friend Izzy--she has a serious boyfriend who has grown more controlling over the past year.
As it turns out, there are several member of the Hodges family that may be in need of Mia's services--she'll be planning not one but two weddings. There are a few road bumps along the way however.
Lisa has another long-term guest that she eagerly introduces to Mia. She finds this temporary neighbor equally intriguing and frustrating and she makes it clear that she's not even close to ready to date. She's not sure if she ever will be.
Book one--Ryder Revisited--is a Second Chance romance featuring Bethany and Ryder.
Chef Bethany Davis needs a job. Ryder Quinn needs a Chef. But she'd never make his short list.
Bethany Davis has worked in some of the most exciting restaurants in New York City. She's from Quinn Valley, a small Idaho town and she hasn't been home for more than a few days in years. Her mother is sick and it's a blessing in a way that her restaurant just closed and she's out of job, because now she can take as much time as she needs to be with her mom. If she's going to stay though, she needs a job ASAP. But the only option available is at Quinn's Pub, owned by her first love, Ryder, and his sister Maggie.
Ryder tried to put Bethany out of his mind completely when she left him so many years ago. He's desperate for a good chef, but she is the last person he'd choose. He doesn't trust that Bethany is back for good and he's wary of getting too close and getting burned again.
Everyone else thinks they belong together. Will the two of them ever realize it?
Book 2--Calling Charlie, a personal favorite, inspired by a work situation years ago, featuring Maggie and Charlie.
Maggie Quinn loves her role as bartender and co-owner of Quinn’s. Calling Charlie Keane to place her weekly order is something she looks forward to. It’s no secret to her friends and family that Maggie has a crush on Charlie’s voice. She’s eager to meet him in-person—but Charlie keeps rescheduling their business lunch. He enjoys their weekly calls too, but is afraid that when they meet, Maggie will be disappointed. But he may have waited too long—Maggie has started dating someone new. Is it too late for Charlie?
Book 3--Hannah's Home
Hannah Keane is tired of being on the road. She's eager to move home to Quinn Valley and live a quiet life, writing music and teaching workshops and classes at the local kids' center. But there's also another reason she doesn't want anyone, especially the media, to know where she is.
David Quinn is the last of Marcia Quinn's five children to settle down and he doesn't seem to be in any hurry to find love. The very last person on his list would be Hannah Keane, who seemed to look down her nose at him the last time she saw him, like she did back when they were in high school. But as he begins to realize that maybe he was wrong about Hannah, he also starts to worry that something else is going on, something that Hannah is running from and that she won't be able to stay in Quinn Valley after all.
Discover River's End Ranch, a gorgeous "destination" ranch and resort in Riston, Idaho, that is run by the six Weston siblings and their well-meaning, semi-retired parents. Five bestselling western romance authors have created a world like no other--full of fun outdoor activities, a huge family in need of love, and side characters you will never forget. Join us in a world where our characters learn, laugh and love.
In Veterinarian's Vacation, Jess Weston is about to graduate from veterinarian school when Jake, her cousin Wade's best friend from high school, comes back to town for a two-week vacation and Wade puts him in the cottage next to hers. It was bad enough that she'd had an embarrassing and totally unrequited crush on Jake when she was younger, but now he is even more attractive, and he might be sticking around for longer than two weeks....as her new boss, which puts him firmly off limits.
Charming Chef--Barbi Johnson's first love is back in town. Ryan is now a celebrity chef and he just inherited the house that Barbi wanted to buy for her yoga studio--her lifelong dream. Too bad, she also broke Ryan's heart years ago when she dumped him and he's not too keen to help her or fall for her again.
Cute Cowboy--Lily Donahue has her hands full, between her fun, busy job as an event planner for River’s End Ranch, moonlighting in a local country music band and writing songs. But then she meets reserved rancher Cody Jamison who is also her new landord. He thinks she's loud, she thinks he's stuff. But you know what they say about opposites attracting?
Merry Manager--The only woman busy general manager, Wade Weston is interested in, is the one he can't have, widow Maddie Johnson. Wade was the best man at her wedding and Maddie works for him at the spa as a masseuse. There's absolutely no way this could ever work.
In TRUST, 36-year-old, high school teacher Lauren seems to have it all. She moved back to Waverly, a small seaside town, just north of Boston, MA several years ago. She has a great career, and has finally found true love. Lauren's wedding is just a few weeks away, when one of her students goes missing and when his body is found a few days later, she suddenly becomes a person of interest.
Her fiancé, David, is a former minor-league pitcher turned stockbroker, who is excited to settle down with Lauren. But when the missing student is found dead, and the media turns its attention even more closely on Lauren, David is surprised to discover that Lauren hadn't told him everything about her past.
With the help of his 91-year-old grandfather, who is a retired town sheriff, and his best friend Jake, the current assistant sheriff, David sets out to find the truth.
Charlie is a cop, like her father was, and when he died on the job, she swore she'd never date a cop. And she and Charlie are such good friends, she wouldn't want to risk losing their friendship. But when they agree to a pretend relationship, to discourage a girl in his office, it starts to feel real. A little too real.
***Note, this was previously published as part of Lucy Kevin/Bella Andre's Kindle World, Four Weddings and a Fiasco. This version has been revised.