Welcome to Hilltop!
Welcome to Hilltop, the Town That Heals.
For three days in December, the population of tiny Hilltop, New Hampshire triples, as people from around the region flock to the
legendary Hilltop Christmas Festival. Relationships are mended, marriages restored, lives changed in a festival that is more than hot chocolate, more than Santa, and more than the sum of its parts.
The first two novels, "A Hilltop Christmas" and "A Hilltop Reunion," are available now.
The novel was a 2017 finalist in both the Phoenix Rattler and Indiana Golden Opportunity contests. It semi-finaled and then finaled in the 2018 Genesis contest before taking first place in the Genesis Romance category.
"A Hilltop Christmas" is 80,000 words and available now in e-mail, disc or hard copy.
"A Hilltop Reunion" is also finished and available.
Paul and Jill
The second novel in the series, "A Hilltop Reunion," traces the relationship between Police Chief Paul McKee and Jillian Despres, the woman he longed for all through high school. When Jill comes back to Hilltop after personal and professional setbacks, she's attracted to him again, he to her again and they explore a relationship. But the past thrusts its ugly face in theirs, and only with God's grace are they able to overcome and to see what they could be together and with Him.
Noah and Jane
When Jane Archer comes home to tiny Hilltop, New Hampshire, her goal is to take care of her convalescing grandmother and get back to Boston as soon as possible. She doesn’t expect to be saddled with the direction of the Hilltop Christmas Festival, three days of activities exalting the birth of a God she no longer serves. But her grandmother asks her to take over the Festival this year, and she can’t say no to the woman who saved her life.
The Rev. Noah Hastings didn’t want to come to Hilltop in the first place. Too small, too cold for this California boy. And he has trouble figuring out these Yankees, with their “thin sharp faces and sharper wits.” It’s his first church, and his goal is to amass some “ministerial brownie points” and be out of there. But his early life with his father has left Noah with damaged confidence, and despite his call, he’s not sure he can handle a pastorate, let alone Jane Archer.
But when the integrity of the Festival is threatened, Noah must call on his Lord, and Jane on the God from whom she's drifted, to find justice and restore Hilltop to what it is.