HAPPY HOLIDAYS!! And welcome to my website! This is the place to learn all about me and my novels. I write stories about discovering love and fighting for love set in the Pacific Northwest. Many of my novels feature “married romance” and families; I enjoy writing about life and all its messiness and beauty.
I have all kinds of exciting news to share with you, including my new release, Point Hope, and a new audiobook for A Cowboy for Christmas. I also added information on my upcoming books: Costa Rica and In a Field of Oranges.
“From bestselling author Kristen James comes a hauntingly beautiful story of loss, heartache and redemption. Frozen in a damaged marriage, Trey and Rosette find themselves jolted by an unexpected tragedy – and an orphaned niece in need of a family.” Bookbub
The mighty Pacific has a rugged, rough, unforgiving beauty—like Trey’s life.
After an IED brought his Navy career to an end, Trey became an EMT in his hometown of Coos Bay, Oregon. He struggles with PTSD, which affects his ability to do his job and connect with his family. His wife seems to be living life without him.
Rosette can’t figure out what happened to her marriage, or to Trey—the man she once so desperately loved. It feels like she’ll lose everything along with him. Meanwhile, he’s enclosed in his own world without her.
Their marriage is on its last legs when their family is faced with two deaths and an orphan. They’re already raising two young children and Trey’s teenage brother, Alex. Trey and Rosette make a shaky agreement: to play “family” for now so they can take care of Trey’s recently orphaned niece. But can faking it ever be enough?
It’s make-it or break-it time. If they split apart, who will raise Hope?
WHAT ARE READERS SAYING?
“Don’t miss this book!”
“Kristen James’ best book yet.”
“Good story with all the right elements – mystery, drama, love, and family values.”
“This story started out tugging at your heart strings, and kept progressing, with life changing events. I was brought to tears many times throughout the story.”
“This is a book of life’s journeys and choices, and how every choice impacts another. Touching, mind provoking, interesting book.”
“The brutal honesty of the emotions of the characters made the book come to life with every page I turned.”
THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY:
A tiny flash of inspiration started this book. I saw a picture: a couple separating, and as one stepped out the door to leave, they found a tiny, abandoned newborn on their doorstep. I wondered, what would happen if a couple decided to divorce and found a baby like that? The finished novel is a bit different; I wanted to make the story more believable and complicated. The baby is actually a family member, and the main characters have their own family to consider too. Trey and Rosette have two small children in the story, plus they’re raising Trey’s teenage brother, Alex. These characters came vividly alive to me while writing, and the story seemed to naturally develop from their personalities and the conflicts in the story. It was great fun to write! Of course, it deals with difficult, emotional issues, but I wanted to show the beauty in life despite that.
New Holiday Audiobook!
Can he trust her to stay? Can she trust him with her heart?
This one joins my audiobooks for A Spy for Christmas and The River People.
Audiobooks for Point Hope and More than Memories will be available in early 2014.
If you enjoy Christmas stories, I also have A Special Ops Christmas and A Spy for Christmas. It’s Christmas with a military twist! All three of my Christmas stories are on special for 99 cents in Kindle through the holiday season.
Love cowboys? You might like my popular novella, The Cowboy Kiss. Just visit my Amazon page to see all my books.
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