Part women's fiction, part romance.
Fall in love with home renovation and almost empty-nesters as they rediscover what brought them together in the first place.
From the outside, Kirk and Jamie appear to have a beautiful home and the perfect marriage. Inside, the aging Craftsman is falling apart, their marriage is crumbling from neglect, and Jamie Royce wants out! Kirk, on the other hand, isn’t ready to give up on either the house or their relationship.
With their divorce scheduled for the day after their daughter’s high school graduation, Jamie and Kirk have to fix the home’s problems to lift their selling price out of the basement. Working to renovate the home together, they discover secrets—in the home, in their marriage, and in the fertility clinic that helped give them their daughter—and find themselves questioning what true love really is.
2016 Whitney Award finalist and RONE Award finalist. Awarded a Crowned Heart in InD'Tale Magazine.
"I really enjoyed this book! I sat down to read it one night and was quickly drawn into the story. The characters seemed real to me, and I thought the author showed tremendous perception and sympathy in creating a marriage that had broken down, while never making either party seem like the bad guy. Both parties in the marriage had strengths and weaknesses; both had contributed to the problems and both had to make changes. The comparisons to the remodeling project were very apt and well done. I really enjoyed this."
1. Do you ever look at a house and wonder what stories it has to tell? One day while our son was at soccer practice, my husband and I went on a walk through Boise, and I saw a gorgeous Craftsman bungalow that I just knew had something to say--even if I was making it up.
For someone who is a "plotter" (versus a discovery writer), I sure get surprised while I'm writing and it takes the story in an entirely different direction. That's what happened when I discovered the origin of my fictionalized Craftsman.
2. At the time I started writing this book, I had written three women's fiction novels and one romance. I decided to see if it was possible to write a romance with a married couple.
3. My husband and I have done many renovation projects on our homes. If you happen to buy one of our former houses, chances are good that somewhere behind a wall, mirror, or a fireplace mantel, you'll find our initials and a year inside a heart--or even a copy of this book stashed away.
If you liked The ReModel Marriage and want more of my women's fiction, try Still Time. *They are not connected in any way.
If you liked Virginia and family drama but are looking for more of a RomCom, try While You Were Speaking.