…second chances with first loves…
SAN JUAN ISLAND STORIES are light, sweet romances perfect for a Pacific Northwest summer day and set around the crisp green San Juan Islands in Northwestern Washington. Refreshing as an iced vanilla latte and local as a salad with Ranch dressing and sesame seeds, these stories capture the essence that every journey — no matter how far — is truly about finding a way back home.
What reviewers are saying:
I enjoyed I’LL BE WAITING, the new installment of the SAN JUAN ISLAND STORIES by Wendy Lynn Clark. I’LL BE WAITING is a short story in this companion series about the Millennium Graduating Class’s high school reunion (5 years post graduation). Each short story in this series is about different members of that graduating class. I recommend I’LL BE WAITING, along with the rest of this delightful SAN JUAN ISLAND STORIES series, to fans of contemporary romance–particularly short stories.
~ K. Holt, Amazon/GoodReads reviewer
A sweet romance that shows just how fond distance can make the heart. ~ Shyla of Romancing the Book
They are clean, lunch-sized short stories meant to be enjoyed on a quick break so that you can return refreshed and revitalized for the second half of your day!
- Fatty Patty
- Chance of Happiness
- Artful Dodger
- Swear to You
- Promise Me
- I’ll Be Waiting
- San Juan Island Stories Anthology (#1-#5)
“Fatty Patty” is the cruel nickname that followed Pepper to high school graduation. Five years later, she’s back at her reunion to prove it hasn’t defined her. In her slim Kate Spades, she’ll show them all — her underachieving classmates and especially the boy who broke her heart.
But Pepper’s not the only one who’s changed in five years. She’s not the only one who has regrets about the things that were, and especially weren’t, said.
And she’s not the only one who plans to use this chance to rewrite history…
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When was the last time you were truly happy?
Have you ever wondered if it’s too late? If you’ve made so many mistakes that you’ve missed your last Chance of Happiness?
Practical smart-girl Mia made all the wrong choices with vulnerable smart-aleck Ellis. At her five-year high school reunion she can finally forgive herself, forget him, and move on.
Or so she believes…
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Shy Kat bares her secrets to arrogant photographer Talon…
Five years ago, Katelina knew what it was like to be hidden in plain sight. But she never dreamed it was possible to change – until a strange connection binds her to the uncompromising photographer. Now an adult, she is shocked to find her feelings haven’t changed.
And neither have his…
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Reformed bad girl Sera just can’t keep her hands off church-boy-turned-biker Graham…
Seraphina doesn’t even go to her five-year reunion. What’s the point? She knows what they all think of her. The forever girlfriend of San Juan Island’s only punk rocker, she was loud, brash, and dirty. And she definitely liked that. Until the day she met the boy who was her exact opposite. Suddenly, she would have given anything to be single. And quiet. And even a little squeaky clean.
There’s absolutely no need for her to relive the embarrassing almost-confessions, the oblivious yet so-obvious ‘hints’ (which he ignored), or her final, shocking humiliation. In fact, another five years can’t go by fast enough.
And that’s exactly why she’s more than a little concerned when, less than a day after the big deal, a heart-breakingly familiar face turns up at her door…
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Allison knows that she’s not the same as she was in high school.
In high school, she was thin, smart, popular…and terrified.
Now recovering and married to her high school sweetheart, she struggles to keep her head above the reunion’s increasing demands. If she resigns, it means giving in to her illness. But if she doesn’t, it may cost her something far more precious…
Skylar Robinson has been corresponding by daily email with her high school crush, military helicopter pilot Luke Zemakis. They plan to meet during their five-year reunion cruise and see if they are still ensnared in the same intense feelings that overwhelmed their opposing personalities in high school. For Skylar, despite a steady stream of convenient relationships — including a current boyfriend who wants to propose — the only man she’s ever been serious about is Luke. And she’s ready to tell him. But then the unthinkable happens: Skylar journeys to the wrong marina and misses the reunion boat…
First love, first touch, first kiss…everything about your first crush is sparkling and sweet. In the lush San Juan Islands, five women rediscover their breath-taking first loves and learn that every journey, no matter how far, is ultimately about finding the way home.
This anthology contains five previously e-published stories, and now includes bonuses and introductions. Buy the anthology rather than individual titles and save 40%!
“Fatty Patty” (1) – Former fat girl Pepper shows off her new slim body to sexy surfer Julian. But why does he look like the one with the broken heart?
“Chance of Happiness” (2) – Practical smart-girl Mia makes all the wrong choices with vulnerable smart-aleck Ellis, but she knows how to study her weak subjects…like love.
“Artful Dodger” (3) – Shy Kat bares her secrets to arrogant photographer Talon. Because what is this strange ESP that binds them?
“Swear to You” (4) – Reformed bad girl Sera just can’t keep her hands off church-boy-turned-biker Graham, which is kind of a problem since he rejected her five years ago!
“Promise Me” (5) – Cancer-survivor Allison was lucky enough to marry her high school sweetheart. Rob is definitely true blue…except when he’s not…
At the five-year high school reunion, these determined women give their fragile first loves a second chance…
Enjoy all 5 stories with bonus introductions and save 40%! Available in ebook and print.