Baker City, Washington is a "ghost town" with a difference, real ghosts who meddle in the lives of their relatives, friends and descendants. Some people only see the results of their hijinks, but others actually "see and hear" them.
Baker City Hearts & Haunts - Book 1
Cobwebs, eerie sounds and creaky floorboards greet Cat O’Leary McTavish and her twin daughters when they move to their new home, a dilapidated dude ranch near Baker City in the Cascade foothills of Washington State. Her plan to restore the destination resort to its former glory hits a snag when she learns she has the ‘O’Leary Gift’ and can talk to the dead man who still resides in her house.
Former Army Ranger, Rob Williams always planned to run the family guest ranch after completing his military service. Instead, he “bought the farm with his life” when he died in Vietnam, but being dead doesn’t mean he’s going anywhere. Encountering someone who “sees” and “hears” him is a welcome change.
Cat’s determination leads her into danger, when they discover an adversary wants to turn the one-time dude ranch into a gravel pit.
Will a woman with a dream and a man who’s had his dreams cut short, manage to save a ranch and each other when the biggest surprise of all is love?
Baker City Hearts and Haunts - Book Two
Home from her Army Reserve tour in Afghanistan, she’s divorced, unemployed and dealing with her unruly, spoiled six-year-old. Sergeant First Class, Ann Barrett has enough on her plate. The last thing she needs is a ghost playing matchmaker. Not ready to trade in her fatigues for a civilian job as a high school teacher, Ann applies for a position at the Army Reserve base.
Issues arise when she meets her new boss, former Army Ranger, Master Sergeant Harry Colter. He came to Fort Bronson in Seattle to escape the grief when his best friend died in an ambush but hasn’t realized he didn’t come alone, or his buddy is playing ‘Cupid’.
It’s difficult for Ann to leave the war behind when so many things enrage her, like her ex-husband and the family that puts the fun back in “dysfunctional.” However, in order to handle what comes now, she must deal with her past, her child and the 20-year-old secret she learns about Harry.
Will a woman with enough baggage to fill a footlocker and a man who knows life comes with no guarantees save each other and find a future?