Ava: Love Letters

Ava Monroe loves matchmaking and even though she promised her best friend John she’d stop, she can’t. Determined to find her new friend Jayne a suitable mate, Ava even contemplates matching her with John.

John Franklin wishes nothing more than to marry Ava, but she is too engrossed in her mischief to see his love. Taking matters into his own hands, John attempts to foil Ava’s match for Jayne by proving love is better left to fate than a matchmaker.

Can a clueless matchmaker and a literary scholar find happiness when she breaks her promise to him?

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Fun Facts about Ava

  • John Franklin is the first and middle name of my mother’s biological father, though I never knew him and he was rarely in her life, I thought it was a nice sounding combination together to give to this hero for a name
  • I heard the voice of Toni Collette in my head every time the character Jayne Tippens spoke. As you may recall, Toni played Harriet in the Gwyneth Paltrow version of Emma. Don’t ask me why this happened, but it did.
  • I thought I had made up the town’s name Avondale, but I have since learned that there is really an Avondale Estates in Georgia.

Victory’s Gate

Left standing at the altar, Victoria Hamill decides to spend her honeymoon trip in Bury, Lancashire alone. However, when she finds a hidden gateway in the garden she’s transported in time to war torn Antebellum Charleston, SC. Going against convention and her assumed families wishes, Tori nurses an injured Union Captain back to health and finds her heart nurtured as well. Unsure of how she’d gotten there or when she’d return to present day, Tori decides to live for the moment and follow her heart on this path to new love.

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