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Now available from Devine Destinies

The Gift of the Songbird
Hannah Cummings has big plans for her future. An invitation to sing at the mansion of the dashing Elisha Spielman on Thanksgiving Day promises to launch her music career and help her raise funds to receive further vocal training. It’s a most fortuitous invitation, and Hannah is grateful and excited to accept. However, one man seems to stand in her way.

Daniel March won’t have it. Hannah has always sung for their village’s Thanksgiving festival to support the orphanage, and this year should be no different.

Friends since long before the terrible war separated them, Hannah feels there is more to Daniel’s determination to change her mind than simply his need to get his own way.

 Can a songbird help them count their blessings and come to see each other in a different light?

Preachin' to the Choir

Jonathan could do nothing to stop his wife’s losing battle with cancer. With twenty years into the ministry, he can't believe the Lord would leave him with both an empty nest and empty spot on the other side of the bed.

Kat, music teacher and mother of grown twins, feels settled in small town Texas. Life may be dull, but it's predictable, unlike her life with her late husband. Kat concludes a happy, committed relationship with a male is impossible, so she makes peace with herself and with God. If nuns can live celibate, why can't she?

One Sunday, Jonathan spies a golden beam of light descending upon Kat while she is directing the choir. Why hasn’t he noticed how beautiful she was before? From here on out, Jonathan knows he’ll be preachin’ to the choir, but will Kat—and his congregation and their children—let him?

Read an excerpt at my blog by clicking here.

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Country Boy, City Girl

City girl Veronica "Ronnie" Hawthorn has found peace at last in the Missouri Ozarks town of Green Springs. She and her young daughter, Natalie, are excited at the prospect of running their own arts-and-crafts store in an old farm house. But when city girl Ronnie "falls" into her handsome neighbor's arms, she is surprised to discover that country boy Dave Darden is one of the most eligible bachelors in America. 

Dave is intrigued by his sexy new neighbor and simply adores "Nat," but his need to run every business he encounters efficiently gets in his way of impressing Ronnie. She wants to run her store--and her life--her own way without Dave's (or anyone else's) meddling. Can they get past their pride and acknowledge their love for each other?

Scrambled Eggs

Sharlene always wanted a baby, but her spoiled husband only wants a child to secure his position in his wealthy uncle’s will. A mix-up at the fertility clinic reveals his hypocrisy, prompting a pregnant Sharlene to strike out on her own. She's determined her child will enjoy the happy home growing up she was denied.

Single Sharlene “runs into” Zack on a busy street and falls for him--as he does for her. She takes the struggling student/small business owner Zack up on his offer to rent an apartment in his building. They become close neighbors, but good manners keep them at arm's length for longer than necessary. Even their best friends cheer them on!

Sharlene wonders could Zack ever love a child that isn’t his? Zack wonders will he ever find enough courage to tell Sharlene he’s the biological father of her child before she goes into labor?


Find love and adventure in my fantasy-romantic-comedy series from Devine Destinies Books--Loving Who. Click on the Loving Who series link at the top to learn more. 

If You Give A Time Traveler A Cookie
Book 4 (short story) in the Loving Who series

Check out an excerpt by clicking here.

Losing Who  
Book 3 (novel) in the Loving Who series

Read an excerpt from Losing Who at my Confessions of a Blonde Writer blog.

Leaving Who
Book 2 (novel) in the Loving Who series

Read an excerpt from Leaving Who on my blog by clicking here.

Loving Who
Book 1 (novel) in the series

Also available at Amazon

Read an excerpt at my blog by clicking here.

This series is available in Kindle and print versions at Amazon.

 The Tinsel Timewarp

Cici and John experience the true meaning of love when they help their friend Chandra deal with her grief on Christmas Eve by creating a tinsel time warp.

Cici wants everyone to have a perfect holiday, but she discovers things don't always work out that way. When a crying Chandra shows up at her home, Cici asks her alien boyfriend, the time traveler John Smith, if he can help mend Chandra's broken heart. John creates a time warp for Chandra where she can spend one more Christmas Eve with her late grandmother doing all the holiday things they loved to do, but, as usual, things quickly go south. The tinsel time warp grows and expands and threatens to take over the entire planet, and Cici is forced to go up a ladder when she's afraid of heights. 

Will time travel heal all wounds and make for a Merry Christmas for Cici, John, and even the melancholy Chandra?

Featuring characters from the Loving Who series (PG rated). Click on the series link above to find out more.

My books are available in all e-formats (and most in trade paperback) from their publishers. They are also available at Amazon, Kobo, and wherever fine books are sold online. Please contact me at cynthianna @ if you experience any trouble purchasing my titles. Thank you!