Where's Lorena Alger? This is what everyone in Ash Lake, Florida is asking about their most famous resident - a young girl about to be canonized as a saint, a young girl who hasn't moved from her grave in over 150 years. Now she is gone, and her grave is now occupied by the fresher corpse of the cemetery caretaker. Great grandniece Ronnie Lord is determined to aid the town sheriff in Lorena's safe return. She finds it isn't an easy task when a nosy reporter and stubborn relatives get in the way.
Allayne Witt was the "local girl made good" of Ash Lake, Florida. One of daytime's most popular stars, Allayne wins further admiration for her fight with breast cancer, and high school friends Ronnie Lord and sister Gina are happy to assist with her needs, despite the chaos involved in preparing for Lorena Alger's canonization. When Allayne unexpectedly dies, however, her mother Lorraine is convinced a murder got to the star before the cancer did.
Mary-Esther Sloat is a woman with a patchwork past: three failed marriages, misspent youth, and a series of dead-end jobs. When she attempts to donate a kidney to her dying mother, she learns a life-altering truth: Loretta Boudreau Day is not her biological mother. After Loretta dies, Hurricane Katrina destroys Mary-Esther's only tie to New Orleans: her beloved Nana's house.
"Separated at birth"
Karen Fletcher, alias Mary Elizabeth Kensington, has everything: a haughty British-born façade, a successful public broadcasting career in Atlanta, a beautiful home, and a devoted fiancé. Following her breast cancer diagnosis, Karen returns to her southern hometown of Chattahoochee, Florida, to garner support, seek treatment, and unravel the tangled fabrication she has so carefully woven. Karen embarks on the long and often painful journey to claim the rest of her life.
Chris, Duff, and the Will Tuttle Claim Service have their hands full with a wealth of new claims; newlyweds; an elopement; and a varmint that presents new problems for all of them. Varmint is the second in the Chris and Duff Insurance series.
Once Burned is about a career girl who has everything but love because she's 'once burned - twice shy.' A fire claim introduces a man handsome as he is determined to teach her to trust and love again. Will she find happiness or get her wings singed as her hopes go up in flames?