The Sutherland Series includes 3 books to date, centering around the family of Sarah Sutherland — an average woman, a working mom, someone not too different from most of us — other than in her ability to transcend time. Each story stands alone but when read together, the adventures intertwine. Ideal for those who enjoy history, mystery, psychological suspense, romance, and endings that surprise.
- Historical fiction with a touch of paranormal
- Time travel plots that connect past and present
- Entertaining escape for the open-minded
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TORY ROOF is a woman’s story – an unexpected romance and account of bravery – that pits logic against longing. The story takes Sarah Sutherland from the safety of her contemporary New England home into the arms of a fiery Revolutionary War agitator. In the process, she discovers her own independence and why she was chosen to traverse time. The present-day plot unfolds throughout the course of a year and dovetails with actual events in 1765. In trying to reconcile her two realities, Sarah learns that the people around her are not as they seem, and that her life is in danger in both realms.
FINALIST: Literary Fiction
2019 Independent Book Publishers of New England annual competition
NAMED A “BEST BOOK LAUNCHED THIS WEEK” (June 21, 2019) REEDSY DISCOVERY (Historical Fiction)
SILVER LINE is the tale of two college students (Sarah’s son, Jared, as aspiring reporter, and his friend, Alexa, a poli-sci major) who discover they can revert to their former, older selves — a rugged miner and spirited dance hall girl living in an 1860s Colorado town. Lured by the adventure and heat of romance, they continue to return. But in present time, they are driven by something else: finding the missing art from the unsolved Gardner Museum heist. Their quest leads them to a stalker, shady art dealers, and a homeless man who knows a lot. They finally realize that clues to the present lie in the past.
OUTSTANDING PLOT AND STORY APPEAL. “You did a great job in building two very interesting characters. The personalities were plainly developed and understandable. The characters resonated with me, and I felt that you’d created a fantastic bond between them.” — Judge, 27th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards (2019)
SELECTED FOR ‘BEST FIRST LINES’ BY PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BOOK LIFE, FEBRUARY 2019
ABSENT is a story about Sarah’s husband, Carter, an emotionally-reserved, partially color-blind, think tank executive, challenged by a camouflage project at work. When he meets the lovely Tracee Green–a synesthete who sees words as colors– he agrees to be taken on four cerebral, sensory-rich journeys to enhance his perception. While he gains personal and professional insight, he now must grapple with new emotions — and something suspicious going on in the old Victorian estate where he is being treated.