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"I am so in love with the beautiful series. A box of kleenex will be needed to read this book and there are just no words that will do this book justice, it is heartbreakingly beautiful."-Netgalley Reviewer
"A Life Without Flowers is a bittersweet, hopeful read that explores forgiveness, understanding, and the process of grief. While the book is full of tragedies and pain, the overall message is one of redemption and love. Five star read!"-Amazon Reviewer
"I could not put this down at all. The emotions run high yet there is this feeling that there is something big coming Carol's way yet. I'm excited to see where Carol's journey finally lands her in the next book to come. This book and series needs to be read."-Top Amazon Reviewer
Healing can take a lifetime...
Twenty-four years after losing her daughter in a tragic accident, Carol Denman has finally made peace with Katie’s father. But releasing her ex-husband from blame and facing how deeply she held herself responsible were only the first steps in Carol’s journey toward peace.
With the pain of her failed first marriage behind her, Carol is determined to mend her broken relationship with her mother. But she soon discovers she isn’t the only one who has been hanging on to bitterness. A road trip to face the past leads Carol’s mother, Judith, to unearth the seeds of past mistakes and deep resentments in ways neither of them would expect.
The roots of family animosity run deep and thick. While Judith seems hesitant to start digging, Carol commits to pruning away the thorns of the past so she no longer has to live a life without flowers.
Second chance romance please!
Sometimes the only place left to go is home.
Kara Martinson always thought her high school crush was out of her league, but they did share one night she’s never been able to forget. Nearly three decades after being disowned by her parents and forced to raise her son on her own, Kara’s made it—her art is being toasted at a gallery opening. Even better, she and her son are finally on stable ground. Until Mr. One-Night Stand himself crashes her party.
Harry Canton always knew Kara would make it as an artist. Almost thirty years after high school, he still considers her the one that got away. But the surprise reunion doesn’t quite go to plan when Harry discovers he left her with more than just memories when he went away to college. Desperate to connect with the family he never knew existed, Harry convinces his son to move cross country for a fresh start with his father—and pleads with Kara to come home, too.
Kara hasn’t stepped foot in their hometown since the day she was sent away. But her son desperately wants the father he never had and denying him that may cost her everything. Can love heal old heartaches so Harry and Kara can have a second chance at the future they were robbed of so long ago? Or will the pain of the past be too much to face?
The Road Leads Back can be read as a standalone which is part of an overarching six book Stonehill Series. It is a sweet, second chance, small town romance from your new favorite author Marci Bolden. If a charming, sweet second chance romance story that reconnects hero and heroine after years and years apart sounds like your idea of a good time . . . this book is for you! Guaranteed HEA & No Cheating.
What readers are saying about The Road Leads Back:
“This is a heartfelt tale of second, and third, chances. Kara and Harry liked each other when they were in school together, but were both too shy to approach or tell one another. They spent one night together that irrevocably changed Kara's life. Instead of college, she was homeless and sent to a community for unwed mothers. She learned to survive and raise her son, Phil. Twenty-seven years later, Harry reunites with Kara and is floored by the news he missed his son's life. Harry wants to reconnect and convinces Kara and Phil to return to her hometown. The hometown she never returned to after being forced away and hurt by those adults in whom she should have had support. Everyone has much to be angry about and no one can seem to keep their tempers. Read this journey through the pain, anger, and maybe enough forgiveness for those third chances.” (5/5) – Coral Mitchell
“The Road Leads Back is the first book I've read from this author and most certainly won't be the last. I absolutely LOVED. THIS. BOOK! The book … hooks you fast. It was nothing that I expected it to be. I loved it because it was unique… and very believable…There were so many twists that it kept me engaged throughout the whole book. … This book stayed with me long after I finished.” (5/5) – Itsy Bitsy Book Bits of ItsyBitsyBookBits.com
“[Marci’s] writing talent shines with her sweet romance The Road Leads Back. This all-too-true storyline evolves through vivid description and masterly written character development. The Road Leads Back gives us an in-depth view of the joys of love and what it really takes to find happiness. I recommend this book, even if you aren’t a romance reader.” (5/5) – Sloane Taylor of SloanTaylor.
‘OMG… This book has me feeling every kind of emotion... Have a box of tissues ready…Truly beautiful. Netgalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘It was so compelling… An extremely emotional rollercoaster of a read. I’m sure I felt my heart literally break.’ , Netgalley Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
A truly emotional story about love, loss and forgiveness.
Carol Denman divorced her husband over twenty years ago and has never looked back. But on the day before their daughter's thirtieth birthday, John barges back into Carol's life with a request that threatens the fragile stability she has built.
John Bowman is sick. Very sick. While he still can, he has some amends to make and some promises to fulfill. But to do that, he not only needs his ex-wife's agreement...he needs her.
With the past hovering between them like a ghost, Carol and John embark on a decades-overdue road trip. Together they plunge back into a life without water...but which may ultimately set them free.
A Life Without Water can be read as a standalone, but is part of an overarching three book A Life Without Water Series. It is women's fiction that pulls at your heartstrings from your new favorite author Marci Bolden. If you are seeking a well written, heartbreaking book about forgiveness, and finding peace amidst a tragedy . . . this book is for you!
As Carol continues her travels, family, old friends, and new confidants want to help her heal. However, this is a path Carol must travel alone. She knows her husband would want her to be happy again. She just has to figure out how to move forward.
Carol must dig deep to find a way back to the peace and happiness she once had in her life with Tobias. Coming to terms with being a widow isn’t going to be easy, but with the support from her loved ones and a few strangers, Carol embarks on her most poignant journey yet—finding a life without regrets.
Divorce and heartbreak make you reevaluate everything!
Dianna Friedman never expected her husband to leave her. After over twenty years of marriage, she’s making the most of what she has left–a sarcastic near-grown son and a mountain of bills that just keeps growing. She’s in over her head, but determined to survive. Until a man knocks at her door with a proposal to bring their spouses to justice.
Everyone else may have seen it coming, but Paul O’Connell was blindsided by his wife’s betrayal. Determined to prevent her from bleeding him dry in their divorce, he turns to the only person he thinks can help him: the wife of the other man.
Dianna and Paul start as unexpected allies, but become fast friends…and maybe more—although neither of them can admit their growing dependence on the other. When Dianna’s life takes an unexpected twist, she and Paul must reevaluate everything…including what they really mean to each other.
Friends Without Benefits can be read as a standalone which is part of an overarching six book Stonehill Series. It is a sweet, second chance, small-town, seasoned romance from your new favorite author Marci Bolden. If a charming, sweet, contemporary romance story that helps recent divorcees heal and love again . . . this book is for you! Guaranteed HEA & No Cheating.
Annie O’Connell runs a business she loves, has a daughter she raised entirely on her own, and protects two younger brothers the way she has all their lives. She’s the foundation of her family, but sometimes being solid as a rock means she has sharp edges. After a lifetime of fighting to succeed, there is only one person she trusts not to let her down: herself.
Marcus Callison has loved Annie for as long as he’s worked for her. Convincing her to admit the feeling is mutual is a challenge he’s been facing for just as long. He would stand by her through thick, thin, and everything in between. But he won’t stand by while she pretends what they feel for each other isn’t real.
When Annie’s carefully constructed life is shattered, Marcus is determined to stand by her, help her through disaster, and prove that what they share is stronger than the tragedy that changes the lives of everyone in its path…if only she’d let him.
Police Detective Jack Tarek wasn’t officially working the Julia Frederickson case until a second victim made the matter personal. Holly is willing to cooperate with Jack “unofficially,” but she quickly becomes a distraction he can’t resist. The leads on their cases might be running cold, but the attraction between the investigators is sizzling hot.
With every lead a dead end, those close to the investigation grow increasingly impatient for answers. Just as hidden secrets come to light, one of the investigators vanishes without a trace. The HEARTS team has just hours to solve the case—or risk losing one of their own.
In a no strings relationship, the only fantasy too taboo is falling in love.
A no strings relationship, the freedom to explore all their wildest fantasies, and walking away when they’re done is all Casi and Conner want from each other. Nothing is taboo . . . except falling in love.
Still reeling from catching her husband in bed with his mistress, the last thing Casi Hanson is looking for is romance. When she meets brokenhearted Conner Bennett, she thinks she has found exactly what she needs.
Their mutual desire for a “no strings attached” sexual relationship offers the opportunity to explore fantasies and fetishes their spouses denied them and the freedom to walk away when they are done.
The Rebound is an erotic standalone that explores the wildest fantasies and fetishes imaginable. This is erotic fiction from M. Bolden, the alter ego of author Marci Bolden. If a “no strings attached” sexual relationship offers the opportunity to explore fantasies and fetishes their spouses denied them . . . this book is for you!
Kate Ellis has a pattern: dating the worst men. When she pushes the most recent Mr. Wrong out of her life and home, she has space to invite her son's roommate to crash for the summer. Kyle is sweet, respectful, and while he works a local internship, he will be the simple, uncomplicated company Kate needs.
Over a steamy hot summer, Kate and Kyle share dips in the pool, glasses of wine, and meals that feel altogether too charged. Is the attraction that simmers just below the surface as one-sided as Kyle thinks? When he dares to push the issue, he finds Kate more than willing to succumb to his seduction.
Would you give your ex a second chance?
Four years after having her heart shattered, Meg Tanaka is finally over her good-for-nothing ex. By focusing on her career and helping her loved ones navigate their lives, Meg has recovered from—or at least buried—the hurt Aiden caused. Unfortunately, her old resentment rushes to the surface the moment she finds out he’s back in town.
Aiden Howard has made a lot of mistakes in his life, but never one as bad as choosing his medical career over the love of his life. Still unable to get over losing Meg, he’s come home with one mission: earning her forgiveness.
Despite Aiden’s attempts to make amends for the past, Meg is determined not to give him another chance to break her heart. But how can she resist the one man she believes is her forever love?
Forever Yours is a standalone within the overarching six book Stonehill Series from your new favorite author Marci Bolden. If bearing your heart to your ex who broke it previously while breaking down respective barriers sounds like your idea of a good time . . . this book is for you! Guaranteed HEA & No Cheating.
Quinn Stanton found his ex-wife murdered in her home. While he was cleared of any involvement, he and his six-year-old son Danny definitely aren’t safe. After a series of suspicious break-ins at his house, Quinn decides he needs the one thing the police—including his twin brother—can’t provide: protection.
With Quinn and his son in a safehouse, the HEARTS team tries to unravel the mystery of who killed Eliza Stanton—and who could possibly want Quinn and Danny dead. But as secrets come to light and passions ignite, protecting each other may be the one promise Quinn and Rene can’t keep.
Joshua Simmons is Eva’s ex and the one man she can’t quite escape. As the county medical examiner, he frequently consults with HEARTS and cases—and uses that connection to keep close to the woman he’s still not over. When Eva needs a fake husband to work alongside her as a decoy, Josh agrees on one condition: that Eva won’t do anything to put herself in harm’s way.
Living together stirs up old feelings and old passions. And while Eva and Joshua try to sort out their demons, a voyeur is on the loose and getting braver by the day.