Our House in Arusha
When a New York travel writer on her way to Kansas ends up in the Serengeti, her life gets a complete makeover. Within months, she is the wife of a French safari guide and the stepmother of an eleven-year-old boy. The year that follows is a test of courage and resilience as each member of the family struggles to make a place for himself in a tantalizing and dangerous world. Part love story, part adventure saga, Our House in Arusha explores the meaning of second chances. (Paperback $11.95; Kindle $2.99)
An Irruption of Owls
A mysterious illness is the catalyst for this story about love and sacrifice. The Texiers are living in a New Jersey suburb when they receive a call to action: Sara’s mother, age eighty-seven and living alone, is suddenly unable to walk, and none of her doctors can figure out why. Within weeks, Sara has moved back into her childhood bedroom, Thomas has enrolled at a school in Prague, and Patrick has become the only French safari guide in tiny Randolph, Vermont. (Paperback $15; Kindle $2.99)
Becoming Madame Texier
A winter in France is the prescribed cure for a daughter in mourning. Reluctantly, she leaves her mother’s empty house and takes up residence in her mother-in-law’s chic apartment, vacant since Mireille Texier checked into a nursing home. While sifting through family artifacts, she uncovers the story of Hélèna Rul, an artist’s model who fell in love with an American painter in the 1920s. In exploring the lives of artists and writers who lived in Paris during the Roaring Twenties, she begins to recover her own.
The Snowbird Chronicles
The homeward quest is a thread running through this family saga, which begins in Tanzania and ends in France.