The Jackson Falls Books
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The book that started it all!
From USA Today bestselling author Laurie Breton comes a sweeping romantic saga, spanning two decades, a gritty, realistic, and sometimes heartbreaking love story.
He had the face of an angel, a voice that could rip your heart to shreds, and a single blinding ambition: to be a rock star. She was four weeks away from marrying her childhood sweetheart when he blew into her life and turned it upside down.
Eighteen-year-old Casey Bradley has been writing songs since she was twelve. Danny Fiore is a singer with the looks, the talent, and the determination to match his soaring ambition. When Casey walks away from everything she’s ever known to marry this charismatic man, she knows that together, they can move mountains.
Partnering with brilliant guitarist and composer Rob MacKenzie, Casey writes the songs that catapult her husband to a fame beyond their wildest imaginings. But the road to success is rocky, and littered with land mines. Rivers of darkness flow through her troubled marriage, and every time Danny breaks her heart, it’s Rob who picks her up, dusts her off, and sets her back on her feet.
It isn’t until an unimaginable tragedy strikes that Casey begins to question who she is and what she really wants from life. In the process, she discovers the surprising truth that the choices a woman makes at thirty aren’t necessarily the same ones she made at eighteen.
Hard experience has taught Rose MacKenzie Kenneally that men can't be trusted. But when gorgeous high school English teacher Jesse Lindstrom sweeps her off her feet at her brother's wedding, Rose temporarily forgets that she's given up on men forever. Eight weeks later, the unthinkable happens when this thirty-six-year-old divorced mother of two teenagers discovers she's pregnant by a man she barely knows.
When Jesse proposes marriage, Rose digs in her heels. She cherishes her hard-won freedom, and no man, no matter how infuriatingly sexy or nice, is going to take that away from her. But her teenagers are running wild in the city. Her ex, Eddie the snake, is too busy with his new trophy wife to be bothered with something as trivial as fatherhood. Luke and Devon need the stabilizing influence of a man like Jesse Lindstrom. So she accepts Jesse's proposal with a few conditions of her own.
Jesse wants a real marriage, but Rose is determined to resist his charm. The harder she resists, the harder he pushes, and indifference becomes increasingly difficult. But Rose carries a dark secret, one she's kept hidden for twenty years, a secret that could destroy their shaky marriage. When Jesse faces a serious accusation, Rose is forced to confront her demons head-on. Is Jesse Lindstrom the one man she can trust, or will she find out that she's sleeping with the enemy?
They were best friends for more than a decade before they discovered their True North in each other. Now, musicians and songwriters Casey Fiore and Rob MacKenzie have spent their first year of marriage out of the limelight, exploring uncharted territory and quietly building the peaceful life they both crave.
That peace is shattered by the arrival of the fifteen-year-old daughter Rob never knew he had. Grieving the death of her mother, Paige MacKenzie is willful and defiant, furious with the world and with the father she believes never wanted her.
Marriage is hard. Parenting is harder. As they cope with the new roles that have been thrust upon them, Casey and Rob uncover old secrets and new truths in their struggle to become a family.
New From Laurie Breton!
A New Jackson Falls Short Story!
In the delivery room, she's a goddess. In the real world, Doctor Deb Levasseur's life is a mess. The beloved baby doctor has spent the last two decades avoiding Christmas. This year, she decides to compromise and extend the olive branch to her estranged sister. But life is what happens while you're making other plans, and when her hopes for a nice family Christmas fall through, Deb impulsively invites handsome widower Sam Goodwin to Christmas dinner. Will this Christmas be a dud like so many others, or will the doctor find the courage to reach out for what she really wants?
Sometimes, Christmas miracles really do happen.
The Jackson Falls 3-Book Box Set includes Books 2, 3, and 4. Available now at Amazon.com!
A new Jackson Falls Box Set that includes Books 5, 6, and 7. Stay tuned for more info!
PLEASE NOTE: This is not a full-length novel. This is a 25,000-word novella, written for fans of my Jackson Falls Series. If you haven't already read DAYS LIKE THIS, I strongly urge you to do so before reading THE NEXT LITTLE THING.
Sometimes, love is complicated. Sometimes, love just is.
New baby, new house, new life. In this short novella-length follow-up to DAYS LIKE THIS, Casey Fiore and Rob MacKenzie are finding that marriage continues to pose its challenges. Casey has finally achieved the happiness she sought for years. But for Rob, adjusting to these major life changes is more difficult, leading to tensions and misunderstandings that the couple must work through in order to grow and thrive as a family.
Whenever Colleen Bradley Berkowitz imagined her homecoming to the tiny rural enclave of Jackson Falls, Maine—if she ever thought about it at all—she certainly didn’t picture herself coming home widowed and penniless, with her tail tucked between her legs, and driving a car that should have long since gone on to its eternal reward.
Dependent upon the largesse of the sister she’s barely spoken to in a decade, Colleen is determined to get the hell out of Dodge the minute she has enough money saved up to escape. But fate seems to have other plans. Her sister is determined to repair their broken relationship. The son she left behind all those years ago is in crisis and needs his mother. And then, there’s the incomparable Harley Atkins, whose come-hither blue eyes and soft Georgia accent are enough to make any red-blooded woman reconsider her options.
REDEMPTION ROAD is a heartwarming story about love, about sisterhood, and about second chances.
Rock musician Rob MacKenzie is in New York, producing the latest record album for a spoiled teenage pop star, when an unexpected loss sends his comfortable life into a tailspin. Reluctant to leave his wife, Casey, alone at their home in small-town Maine, Rob brings her and their two daughters back with him to New York while he finishes the album.
But Casey isn’t the same woman she was before. Too many losses have brought her to a dark place where he can’t seem to reach her. They've become two strangers facing each other from opposite ends of a long dining table. As the distance between them grows, Rob tries frantically to hold onto the woman he's loved since he was twenty years old. But for the first time in the two decades he's known her, Rob can't put Casey back together. While Casey seeks her own solution to their dilemma, Rob's juggling act includes a growing suspicion that he may have taken a wrong turn somewhere along the way.
When everything falls apart, can love go the distance?
When there's nothing left to lose, will you turn to the one person who can save you?
A dozen years ago, they were high-school sweethearts, until life took them in different directions. Marine Mike Lindstrom lived and breathed the Corps until an IED ended his career and took away the most precious thing in his life. Emotionally and physically broken, he’s come home to the small Maine town of Jackson Falls to heal. But Mikey’s not the man he once was. Angry, bitter, and grieving, he’s adrift, lost in a sea of anxiety, nightmares, and well-meaning family. He's as broken as Humpty-Dumpty. Nobody can put him back together again.
And then Paige MacKenzie walks back into his life.
Rock-and-roll royalty, Paige was recently dumped and publicly humiliated by her fiancé. She’s come home to lick her wounds and wait for the media frenzy to die down before she returns to L.A. to finish her next album. The first person she runs into is the man she almost married at seventeen. The last she’d heard, Mikey Lindstrom was halfway around the globe, saving the world. They haven’t spoken in twelve years, and that’s just fine by her.
So why does she feel like Mikey’s drowning, and she’s the only one who can save him?
Rock guitarist Tony DeAngelo, running from the aftermath of a tragedy that tore his family apart, has come to the small Maine town of Jackson Falls to record an album—and to find himself. Instead, he finds Annabel Atkins.
Artist Annabel has poured all her passion into her paintings, leaving no room in her heart for any man. Especially one who won’t be sticking around. Annabel’s roots are buried deep in the rocky Maine soil, and once the album is finished, Tony will return to his world of road tours, award shows, and gorgeous women. Getting involved with him will almost certainly lead to a broken heart.
But the heart wants what it wants, and when a family emergency calls Tony home to Boston to face his demons, he and Annabel must both decide whether what they feel for each other is worth fighting for.