If you would like discussion questions for your bookclub, send me an email with your address. I'd be happy to send them to you for any of my books. (Unforgettable, Tea for Two, The Perfect Blend, Sunset Beach, and Beach Dreams already include discussion questions.)

If Only in Our Dreams
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A Christmas secret upends Harper’s life and relationships. She might lose one loved one in order to cherish another.

About If Only in Our Dreams: Harper Deering has figured it out. The most fulfilling Christmas celebrations go beyond the giving of gifts and involve the giving of one’s self—a mirroring of the original Christmas, so to speak. She’s organized her family’s traditions accordingly.

But the discovery of a lifelong secret on Christmas morning rocks her world and sets her on a course that challenges her ideas of generosity and loyalty. Is there such a thing as being too sacrificial to keep a loved one happy? Harper has always been a risk taker, but the relationships at stake now are all too precious. Which one is she willing to lose?

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When She Stumbled
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Georgie Hobbs loses it all and finds herself seeking revival in a most unlikely place.

About When She Stumbled: Georgie Hobbs awakens on a gorgeous morning in her lovely Washington, DC apartment and stands on the precipice of professional and personal success. She’s the author of an exciting new biography about a hotshot marriage therapist. She has a talented boyfriend in Manhattan, where she may move if their love continues to grow.

But in a matter of hours, Georgie sees her vision of the future crumble in nearly every respect—her career, her love, her home—gone.

City girl Georgie escapes to the tiny rural town of Grimsey, Iowa, to lick her wounds and find shelter with her sister’s family. Thanks to an old movie star, a handsome sculptor, and unearthed secrets, shelter is just the beginning of what she finds.


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You're Where I Want to Be
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Delaney Shaw spent her youth faced with adult responsibilities. The time has finally come for her to blossom as she should have years ago.

About You're Where I Want to Be: As a pregnant teen, Delaney Shaw had to grow up quickly. Now she’s forty and embracing experiences she missed as a hard-working single mom—college, independence, and…romance? No, thank you. No time for romance. But Delaney’s grown daughter, her best friend, and a dashing-but-vexing professor might change her mind.

Delaney’s been blessed with a chance to change her future, if her past and present hang-ups can just get out of the way.

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A Special Kind of Double
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Franny Otterbridge is not equipped to search for her sister alone. She’s even less prepared for what she finds.

About A Special Kind of Double: Franny and Grace Otterbridge were always the closest of sisters. But after their father’s death, Grace veered off in a different direction. Now Franny feels she’s lost her. Literally—Grace has gone missing. Franny assumes she’s taken off on another wild hair, but signs soon suggest otherwise. Franny accepts amateur sleuthing help from new flame Nevan Burns, a young fine artist (who’s also a fine young artist). He proves himself more than good company, and Franny finds herself swinging from one emotion to another, from joy to fear, from anticipation to dread. She’s not equipped to search for Grace alone. She’s even less prepared for what she finds.

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A Midnight Clear
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For Maddie Travers, there's something weighty about the midnight hour. She's no Cinderella, but for better or worse, her life has a way of changing after that twelfth stroke.

About A Midnight Clear: When she attends a Washington, D.C. dinner party thrown by friends far wealthier than she, writer Maddie Travers is distracted by internal debates. Should she move back to D.C.? Should she seek work she might find more fulfilling? She meets the appealing “regular guy,” Dom Sebastiani, at the party and consequently wonders whether she’s ready to seek romance again. So many decisions! At the stroke of midnight, a shocking turn of events sets Maddie on a path that holds at least as many questions for her as it does answers.

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Together by Design
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Home stager Elena Tafani thinks she's got everything under control. She's about to learn that life isn't as tidy as it appears.

About Together by Design: Elena Tafani is in control of almost every aspect of her life. But getting arrested is only the first in a number of experiences that throw her summer completely off kilter. She may know how to stage a home to show it at its best, but her life isn’t showing quite as well. There’s her runaway niece, her hard-bitten sister, her over-indulgent parents, and her judgmental clients. Then there’s Chaz, the best friend for whom she’s developing very confusing feelings. What’s a good rule follower supposed to do?

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Local Girl
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Local Girl introduces entrepreneur Edie Keegan, a small-town perfumier with a matchmaking friend all over her business.

About Local Girl: Entrepreneur Edie Keegan achieves ever-growing acclaim for her popular Local Girl perfume. Her romantic life hasn’t been quite as successful, but that’s fine with her. As she insists to her matchmaking friend, Sara-Penny Butler, she’s not in the market for love. But Sara-Penny knows better, and she understands Edie and her painful past more than Edie realizes.

When Ben Walsh, the town veterinarian, turns Edie’s head, she questions whether love is worth the risk of getting hurt, whether Ben is the man for her (despite her cat allergies), and whether Sara-Penny is ever going to mind her own business.

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Grace is Like Chocolate
Without the Calories

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No matter how busy, crazy, or off track our lives can be, we are assured of the sweetness of God's ever-present, freely given grace.

About Grace is Like Chocolate Without the Calories: These one hundred devotions remind readers how fully God's grace covers every slip and stumble. Our best can never be good enough, but grace is greater than our largest shortcoming. Writing with humor and heart, four of America's best-loved inspirational writers share their own lives, inviting readers to find the blessings in the challenges. Whether you are facing deadlines, double-scheduled meetings, growing loads of laundry, or all that and more, if you begin your day with a reminder of God's love, your whole day will be all the sweeter.

My fellow authors in this sweet collection are Sandra D. Bricker, Loree Lough, and Cynthia Ruchti.

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Miss Apprehension
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Miss Apprehension introduces Cherise Paul, unintentional runaway bride, and her adventures on the set of a Hollywood film.

About Miss Apprehension: The setting for Cherise Paul’s destination wedding couldn’t be more romantic. So why does she feel she’s being dragged down the aisle? She doesn’t plan to run away and become entangled with the famous young actor, Niles Adair, and his film crew, but circumstances unfold exactly that way. When her fiancé, Jerry Gallagher, re-enters the scene, Cherise must decide: What does she want? What is she afraid of? What does she not understand? And who would have thought that Spanx could play such a pivotal role in one woman’s destiny?

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More Than Meets the Eye
in the In Love and War collection
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Part of the In Love and War collection, More Than Meets the Eye focuses on young Washington, D.C. graphic designer, Jensy St. Martin, and her challenges in life and love.

About More Than Meets the Eye: Jensy St. Martin is not pleased when she recognizes the latest ad man to join the Washington, D. C. agency she has long considered her professional home.

Phil Quinn was a cocky, love-’em-and-leave-’em type when they attended the same high school ten years ago, and she senses he hasn’t changed much since then. When the two ad designers are forced to work together on a campaign, Jensy learns more than she wants to know about the man, and his growing attractiveness becomes the least of her worries.

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Under the Dogwood Tree
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Under the Dogwood Tree brings you into the life--and loves--of young librarian Bernadette Doyle in beautiful Northern Virginia.

About Under the Dogwood Tree: Bernadette Doyle thinks she’s put her life on hold for the summer, while she cares for Cookie, her aging firecracker of a grandmother. But Cookie’s run-in with a spastic dog leads to Bernadette’s run-in with a handsome EMT who recognizes “Bernie” as his past childhood love.

The next three months of rekindled romance, uncovered crime, suffered loss, and explored recovery show Bernadette that her life is not on hold. Far from it—her life has just begun.

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Forget breaking the proverbial leg on the stage, what about a broken heart?

About Love's First Stage: Anna Chesterfield earned a six-month trip to audition for the Manhattan theater through such odd circumstances, she’s certain God had a hand in it. And the kind attention from her benefactor’s smart, attractive, newly dateable son only convinces her further. But when she encounters several moral dilemmas, she struggles to know exactly why God led her to New York. Is it time to grow up or time to grow away from the future she’s craved all her life?

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Better Than Chocolate
Tasty Morsels of God's Goodness

(Now Available)

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Every woman has time for chocolate. Taking a moment to delight in the Lord is even better.

This sweet little book is a collection of 100 daily devotionals that busy women can read and enjoy while having their morning cup of coffee, waiting for an appointment, or ending the day and turning off the light.

My fellow author in this delicious collection is Debby Mayne.

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Be Still and Let Your
Nail Polish Dry
(Now Available)

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Today's women are wives, moms, and businesswomen, juggling family, careers, responsibilities, and harried schedules. This devotional helps women take a little time for themselves every day to renew their spirits and grow closer to God . . . all in the time it takes to paint a set of fingernails.

Drawing from the original devotional of the same title, as well as Delight Yourself in the Lord . . . Even on Bad Hair Days and His Grace is Sufficient . . . Decaf is Not, this 365-day version includes devotions for the whole year and journaling lines for every single day.

My fellow authors in this exciting collection are Kristin Billerbeck, Andrea Boeshaar, Sandra D. Bricker, Gwen Ford Faulkenberry, Diann Hunt, Loree Lough, Debby Mayne, and Cynthia Ruchti.

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Labor of Love
(in The Midwife's Legacy
(Now Available)

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About the collection: Four brave women fight against the outside elements, the odds, and those who oppose them as they help to bring new life into the world and also find new love. In this generational, which starts in the Midwest and leads to the Willamette Valley of Oregon, a journal with messages of faith and encouragement in the calling of midwifery is a key factor, written in the mid 1800s by the first midwife of the family, Adele, and added to through the early years, as her descendants also remark on what has helped them. As each story unfolds, the journal provides encouragement to help these women as they embark on their own adventures as midwives, each nugget of wise counsel and Godly wisdom aiding them with what they are going through in their personal lives.

About Labor of Love: Kendra Silverstone has been certain of her calling to be a midwife as long as she can remember. Whether aiding in childbirth at the Willamette Valley Hospital Center or in the privacy of a family home, she feels God's loving hand in her work. But when a local doctor campaigns aggressively against midwifery at the same time one of Kendra's mothers experiences the loss of her newborn, she finds her confidence shaken. She starts to reconsider her life's work and question her reading of God's guidance. Her blossoming romance with carpenter Steven Nichols provides a bright light in her circumstances, not only because of his supportive, nurturing love, but because of the journal he finds while repairing and refinishing an antique desk passed down to Kendra through the years. Will the guidance and blessings provided through her ancestors' words be enough to convince Kendra of God's will for her life?

My fellow authors in this exciting collection are Jane Kirkpatrick, Rhonda Gibson, and Pamela Griffin.

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'Tis the Season
(also in Carolina Christmas)

(Now Available)

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About the collection: Two women find love in the same charming house--85 years apart. Love finds a home on Christmas morning in two heartwarming holiday stories.

About 'Tis the Season: When Nikki Tronnier accepted an offer, nearly a year ago, to serve as personal chef to aged billionaire Harvey Fennicle, it meant moving back home to Cary, North Carolina. It also meant she would soon reach a lifelong goal to buy back the Tronnier family home built by her great-grandfather, William, for his lovely bride, Lillian. Nikki hopes to return to the tradition of hosting the kind of gatherings her family used to enjoy. But before she is able to make an offer, someone else buys the house. In her disappointment, she's ready to put up a fight about that. Then she learns that the one person who stands in her way is the very man who just stole her heart.

My fellow author in this romantic holiday set is Debby Mayne. Her Deck the Halls tells the love story of William and Lillian Tronnier.

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His Grace is Sufficient...
Decaf is NOT

(Now Available)

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"My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness" (2 Corinthians 12:9). With this single promise, God's grace does what nothing else can. Grace enables us to do the impossible. When we don't have the ability, the resources, or even the drive to accomplish God's will for our lives, His grace is there. And when our feet slip or we've chosen the wrong path, His grace is a heartbeat away to dust us off and show us the way home, no questions asked.

Complete pardon? Clemency? Unearned favor? Oh, come on. What's the catch? Can it really be that, as we navigate the high-wire act of our busy lives, God's grace forms a quiet safety net beneath us? Each one of us has lived with imperfect (perhaps very conditional) love, and the concept of God's perfect love often seems unfathomable by comparison. But all those things we hope will justify or fortify us in some way--good works, career or family focus, even chocolate or caffeine!--contribute nothing long-lasting. They're just momentary, while the supply of God's grace never runs dry.

So does that mean when you step into line to order your next double espresso, we would suggest that you make it a decaf? Absolutely not! But we're here to show gently remind you...that there is nothing else that offers the high-octane surge of His full-on grace.

My fellow authors on this delightful, hope-filled devotional are Sandra D. Bricker, Loree Lough, and Cynthia Ruchti.

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"Each entry is like a bite-sized piece of delicious food: sweet, filling, and wholly satisfying. What a refreshing daily devotional on the subject of God's amazing grace, written by four amazing authors. A perfect accompaniment to my daily Bible readings." Sharlene MacLaren, best-selling Author of Little Hickman Creek, Daughters of Jacob Kane and River of Hope

"This devotional should be labeled "Manual for Life." The authors show the pains, problems and persisting nightmares of everyday life and balance them with the light of hope in Jesus. I definitely recommend His Grace is Sufficient...But Decaf is Not for anyone seeking to find God's assurance and encouragement. And for those of us who can only tolerate a tiny bit of caffeine, you can definitely read this book with a good cup of decaf - despite what the title suggests." Tracie Peterson, best-selling author of over 85 novels, including Striking A Match, Song of Alaska and the Heirs of Montana series.

"What do you get when you merge four of my favorite authors, a cup of coffee and a grace-filled message? One of the best devotionals for women in recent years. His Grace is Sufficient…Decaf is Not invigorates the soul in much the same way that your morning cup o' joe invigorates the body. Highly recommended." Janice Hanna Thompson, author of Hello Hollywood!

Delight Yourself in the Lord...
Even On Bad Hair Days

(Now Available)

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"Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart." (Psalm 37:4) Probably the most quoted promise in the Bible, this one passage of scripture inspires hope, sustains faith, and oozes with joy.

Whether single or married, career girl or stay-at-home mom, today's Christian woman is faced with daily obstacles. Delight Yourself in the Lord...Even on Bad Hair Days is a devotional filled with upbeat reminders about infusing hope and joy in the Lord as the first step toward conquering life's problems and chasing down the desires of your heart. Through 100 funny and thought-provoking devotions, the authors remind women to go back to the basics with God. And we even share a few private "bad hair confessions" along the way!

My fellow authors of this fun, poignant devotional are Sandra D. Bricker, Kristin Billerbeck, Diann Hunt, and Debby Mayne.

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"The authors of this devotional know what it's like to face the difficult moments in life and to have their faith deepen because of those moments. Your faith will be deepened, too." Robin Lee Hatcher, bestselling author of Fit to Be Tied and A Matter of Character

"Thank goodness for five funny women who are brave enough to bare their hearts--and of course, commiserate about truly bad hair days. For me, it's an irresistible combination!" Shelley Shepard Gray, author of the Seasons of Sugarcreek series.

"I laughed, cried, and pondered my own life. If you buy one devotional this year, buy this one!" Colleen Coble, author of the Rock Harbor series and the Mercy Falls series.

(Now Available)

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I'm very excited about this nostalgic trip back in time to the 1950s, when the challenges faced by and between men and women were simply different than they are today. I think readers will enjoy ballroom dancer Rachel Stanhope, her brash young hero Josh Reegan, and the romantic and professional adventures that throw them together and teach them to embrace the best and worst about each other.

Rachel Stanhope tries to see the good in everyone. But even her good graces are challenged when she meets Josh Reegan outside her Arlington, Virginia dance studio on a brisk fall morning in 1951. Admittedly, he's attractive, but she finds his cynicism and cockiness hard to tolerate.

A hard-news journalist and former World War II Air Force pilot, Josh considers distractions like ballroom dancing frivolous wastes of time. He has yet to shed his wartime drive to defend good against evil whenever he can. Yes, Rachel's confident nature is a refreshing challenge, but he wouldn't tangle with her if his newspaper hadn't roped him into covering one of her studio's competitions in New York City.

Between Arlington and New York, between the melodrama of ballroom antics and the real drama of political corruption, between family involvement and romantic entanglement, Rachel and Josh have their hands full. The last thing either of them expects is mutual need and support. But once they stop dancing around the truth, the results are unforgettable.

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"Trish skillfully weaves authentic human emotions into a well paced story which combine to set this above an everyday romance. . . . Unforgettable is a delightful story and my favourite Trish Perry read. Put on your dancing shoes and grab a copy for yourself!" Relz Reviews

"I'm beginning to think there's not a genre that Trish Perry can't tackle with ease. From her chick lit, to her romance, to her new venture into historical romance, her versatility as a writer and ability to stay true to her brand is remarkable. Perry's historical romance, Unforgettable truly lives up to its name." TitleTrakk

"This is a terrific inspirational historical romance that brings to life 1951 with intriguing little tidbits . . . " Genre Go Round Reviews

Tea for Two
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Although heroine Tina Milano and her women's group are mentioned in The Perfect Blend (the first book in this series), Tea for Two is where we meet her and hero Zack Cooper. I knew I would write this book while I wrote the first, so it was fun to plant a passing mention of Zack and Tina while I wrote Steph's story in The Perfect Blend. By the time I was able to write Tina and Zack's story, I was eager to unfold their lives, conflicts, and love. I hope readers will be eager to experience what happens to them!

Zack Cooper tries his best to raise his children, but he's losing his grip on them in their teen years. They've both had scrapes with the local law.

Tea Shop owner Milly Jewel has the perfect woman in mind to help Zack. Counselor Tina Milano meets weekly at the tea shop with her women's group. Milly encourages Zack and Tina to work together to draw the teens back before they get in even hotter water. Milly never thought things might heat up between Zack and Tina. Or did she?

Tina's connections with the Middleburg police department prove a mixed blessing for Zack and his kids. Both her best friend and old boyfriend are officers on the force.

And when Tina's women's group gets wind of her personal pursuits and clashes, they want to help. The group's meetings at the tea shop take on a slightly different flavor. Tina wonders who, exactly, is counseling whom.

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"The second installment in Trish Perry's Tea Shop series, following on from The Perfect Blend, Tea for Two is an endearing and delightful contemporary romance, with two relationship shy people brought together by circumstance and the nudging of friends."

"Perry's second Tea With Millicent novel is as charming as the first. The romance is meaningful, the goodies delectable and the humor will bring a smile to your face. Zack's true-to-life dilemmas with parenting will hit home with many readers." Romantic Times Magazine

"In this novel of hope after loss, Trish Perry brings together characters most readers will be able to recognize among their own families and friends." CBA Retailers+Resources

The Perfect Blend
(Now Available)

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2011 Georgia Romance Writers
Maggie Award

2011 Gayle Wilson
Award of Excellence

2011 Virginia Romance Writers
Holt Medallion Award

2011 Romance Writers Ink
More than Magic Award

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What a thrill to start a new series! These new characters and stories are set in one of my favorite places ever. Middleburg, Virginia retains much of its historic flavor, with its old stone houses, elegant estates, rural farms, and small-town friendliness.

Milly Ashford Jewell, owner of Milly's Tea Shop, listens, observes, and occasionally advises the heroes and heroines of these stories. Milly has lived both frugal and extravagant lifestyles, so she attracts, and empathizes with, people from all walks of life. Each group of people that gathers at Milly's tea shop undergoes some kind of change. Is it the tea shop? Is it Milly? Or is it something beyond simple understanding?

Steph Vandergrift left everything to elope with Middleburg attorney Rick Manfred, who then stood her up at the altar. Too embarrassed to return home, Steph hopes to earn enough to get by until she can decide what to do next. Tea Shop owner Milly Jewel hires her and appreciates the extra help at the tea shop.

Also appreciative of Steph is Kendall James, one of the kindest, most eligible bachelors in the area. But by the time Steph feels able to consider dating again, her run-away fiance returns and tries to win her back. Steph is wary, but she and Rick always blended so well.

Christie Burnham, the frank-talking equestrian from whom Steph rents a room, and her frillier sister Liz become fast friends and confidantes to Steph. Between the two sisters, there isn't much any man is going to pull over on Middleburg's newest bachelorette and tea shop employee.

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"Perry (Sunset Beach) entertains and gently inspires in this first of the [Tea with Millicent] series, a cozy tale about love lost and found. . . Perry takes what could be a glib, weightless tale and makes her own blend work." Publishers Weekly

"Author Trish Perry creates the perfect blend of characters in this funny romance. . . Women will enjoy this lighthearted read, while remembering we all crave acceptance and God gives it--unconditionally." CBA Retailers & Resources

"With its three-dimensional characters and a quaint setting, this series debut by the author of Sunset Beach and Beach Dreams, which both won state RWA Awards, is certain to earn Perry new fans." Library Journal

Sunset Beach
(Now Available)

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2010 Greater Detroit RWA
Booksellers Best Award

2010 Ancient City Romance Authors
Heart of Excellence Readers' Choice Award

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When I wrote Beach Dreams, I wasn't aware I would have the opportunity to revisit the San Diego beach house. I loved creating all new characters for the return trip in Sunset Beach. Sonny Miller, her vacation roommates, and their questions and confessions about family and identity provided plenty of conflict and fun. I enjoyed watching with Sonny as the mysteries of her past unfolded. And I loved exploring the possibilities of new friendship and romance afforded by Irina and her brother. I'm not yet ready to say goodbye to these new characters, and I hope readers will feel the same!

Sonny Miller is tired of not knowing who she is. Soon she'll begin graduate school to earn her masters in Psychology. But how can she counsel future clients about their identities when she isn't even sure about her own? To that end she has cooked up a little meeting at a certain beach house in San Diego.

Sonny's mother, classical soprano Teresa Miller, isn't aware she's about to be reunited at the beach house with her sister, Melanie Hines, after 25 years of estrangement. And Sonny isn't aware her mother has invited a surprise guest of her own. Russian adoptee, Irina Petrova, finds herself dragged along on a trip so tumultuous she summons her handsome concert violinist brother for moral support.

The four women converge on the funky little beach house in San Diego, each with her own disappointments and hopes about family, identity, and love. For Sonny, the trip reveals all she expected and more than she ever dreamed.

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"Sunset Beach expertly weaves humor and grace into a story of reconciliation and fresh starts. Each character has a few hidden pieces of her past that come to light, and you're going to love the journey they take at the quirky, beloved beach house. I found that the story had a thread of romance just strong enough to keep me happy, enough twists and turns to keep the pages flipping, and a few laugh-out-loud moments that are Trish Perry's trademark." Christian Review of Books

". . . more than just a romantic tale . . . There are many beautiful, biblical themes in Sunset Beach that make it well worth the read. The hero was yummy, and the heroine was loveable. You couldn't help but want to see things worked out in her family."

". . . I enjoyed this book! Our heroine Sonny is likeable, realistic, and struggles with the same things I did when I was a coed in college. Our hero, Grig is the type of boy you want your daughters to marry, and if you have daughters give them this book to read so they can see the benefits of being with a strong Christian man." Book Bargains And Previews

"Trish Perry has done an incredible job with Sunset Beach. This book has all the earmarks of a great read." ArmChair Interviews

Beach Dreams
(Now Available)

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2009 Phoenix Desert Rose RWA
Golden Quill Awards

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By the time I finished Too Good to Be True, I had developed a strong fondness for Jeremy and a sense of intrigue about Tiffany. I didn't want to leave them hanging, "unfinished" in the fictional world. I was pleased to discover many readers felt the same way. So I began a novel about them, set in Northern Virginia, as were The Guy I'm Not Dating and Too Good to Be True. Shortly thereafter, Harvest House asked me to set the novel in San Diego, so they could release it as the third book in the San-Diego-based Beach House series. The change in setting put an entirely new twist on Jeremy and Tiffany's story, and I'm thrilled with the results! I hope readers will be, too.

Tiffany LeBoeuf seriously needs to get away. She has just lost her mother to cancer, and she returns home to find herself fired for devoting the past three months to her mother's care. Grieving and stressed, Tiffany seeks rest for her body and soul at a cozy beach house in San Diego.

A scheduling mix-up causes a double booking, and Tiffany ends up sharing the house with a woman named Eve. When Eve's boyfriend, Jeremy Beckett, arrives to surprise Eve, he surprises Tiffany as well. Jeremy and Tiffany share a brief history, and it's not a pretty one. They also share a mutual attraction, and it's not a comfortable one.

Jeremy settles in at the beach house next door, intent on making his love life right. What happens after that surprises them all.

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". . . a perfect beach read, and the characters are going to wiggle their way into your heart and have you dreaming about them when you finally put the book down." Christian Review of Books

"There are some powerful truths behind the humorous delivery, and while I laughed, I also shed a tear or two over the tender moments of revelation. Novel Reviews and I give Beach Dreams a high recommendation." Novel Reviews

"Beach Dreams is a fun, contemporary romance about how God uses even our mistakes to bring about His divine purposes--the perfect getaway read." CBA Retailers + Resources

"And let me tell you what I love about [Perry's] writing. She really knows how to write about relationships. . . . While this book is a great beach read and loads of fun, it's by no means shallow, and on occasion it contains excellent insight into spiritual matters. And those almost-kisses were pure torture! I'm just sad the story had to end."

Too Good to Be True
(Now Available)

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2008 RWA/FHL
Inspirational Readers' Choice Awards

2008 Georgia Romance Writers'
Maggie Awards

2008 Lake Country Romance Writers'
Barclay Gold Awards

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I actually got the idea for Ren's story before writing Kara's. I wanted Ren to be funny but somewhat vulnerable emotionally. I knew her story would have much to do with our timing versus God's. I had specific romantic encounters in mind for her and Tru. The more serious facets of the story--surviving divorce, infertility, trying to adopt, and honoring one's humorously manipulative parents--just started floating around in my head while I folded laundry, applied my makeup, drove to the grocery store. As often happens, the random ideas settled into place once I sat down at the computer and got to work. That "settling" is one of God's many blessings during the writing process--great fun!

Your classic romantic heroine swoons after meeting Prince Charming in, say, an enchanted forest. But Rennie Young would never have met the gallant Truman Sayers if she hadn't fainted immediately beforehand--in the boys' sportswear department of her local Wal-Mart.

Ren, a 20-something elementary schoolteacher, has reluctantly accepted that her husband--who divorced her over a year ago--is not coming back. Tru Sayers, a handsome young labor-and-delivery nurse, seems like a gift from God. Ren's friends and Tru's siblings are supportive and excited about the match. But there are . . . complications.

Ren's control-freak mother is desperate to match her daughter up with "more suitable" men. Tru's mother wants Tru to remain a bachelor--and at her beck and call--forever. Is it possible to honor your parents while on the verge of killing them?

Despite conflicts, embarrassments, and a pity binge or two, Ren learns how to lean on the Lord and His loving will for her. Just when Ren thinks her happiness is slipping away, God shows her that no miracle is too good to be true.

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"It's too good to be put down!"

"Trish Perry is truly a wonderful writer. She draws you into the story and gives you a story which is very difficult to put down until you are on the last page of the book. I can hardly wait 'til she writes another book. I recommend this book, Too Good to Be True, to anyone who loves a great story and unbounded romance."

"Trish Perry has penned another entertaining romance that is fun and engaging yet encompasses the serious issues of prejudice, overbearing parents and how childhood shapes us."

The Guy I'm Not Dating
(Now Available)

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Second place
2007 RWA/FHL
Inspirational Readers' Choice Awards

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I got the idea for Kara's story while attending a women's Bible conference with my daughter. She introduced me to a young woman who had been living with her boyfriend until he found the Lord and felt convicted to end their relationship. In time, the Lord won her heart as well. The two of them became friends for quite a long time before they decided to begin a pure "courtship," with marriage a strong possibility for their future. I was so impressed by the way they turned their relationship around. Eventually the Lord put the story of Kara and Gabe on my heart. I liked the potential for conflict, humor, and romance in their less-than-orthodox modern love story.

Kara Richardson has finally suffered one breakup too many. She's decided to go the no-dating route to romance, although she's not quite sure how that works.

She couldn't have picked a worse time to meet Gabe Paolino. Gorgeous men hardly faze Kara. A personal trainer, she works with hunks every day. But Gabe, the handsome young deli owner in town, proves way too available and way too challenging for Kara's vow of friendship. How will she adhere to her new lifestyle without scaring Gabe away?

Enter matchmaking friends, a strange elderly aunt, three demanding teens, and one hard-to-take vixen with eyes for Gabe. Add an overcrowded road trip and plenty of God's blessings, and Kara may discover that the guy she's not dating is the best boyfriend she's ever had.

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"I sat down and picked up The Guy I'm Not Dating not really intending to read it, just thinking I'd glance over a few pages. Two hours later I'm still 'glancing over' those pages and laughing enough to make my husband ask, 'What is so funny?' Later the same night, I turned to the last page and had to declare, 'Loved it! Loved, loved, loved it!'" Roseanna White, Christian Review of Books

"In this novel there were some very touching and insightful moments that I think every Christian should experience. And the ability the author had to make you care about the characters was truly amazing! This book was not only fun (though it was hilarious), but it also caused me to think differently. I'm very impressed with the underlying theme in The Guy I'm Not Dating, and I highly recommend it."

"Trish Perry pens a humorous tale about the struggles of a twentysomething waiting for God's timing while not searching for the right guy. Perry's fun and genuine characters remind us of the value of convictions and the joys of not dating." More to Life Magazine


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