SAILING AWAY PLANS just released

Wouldn’t it be nice to forget our troubles, the pandemic, hurricanes, war and debacle, and just sail away to the Caribbean?
My hero is a successful doctor who’s worked hard all his life. He’s handsome and kind, but lonely and bored. He bought that gorgeous yacht he’d been dreaming of for years. He still plans to treat patients…in St. John Island.
Why can’t his children or staff understand him?
Why is love seeking him at the wrong time? Or is it the perfect time?

Release Day: September 2

Please help me celebrate the release of my new romance novel, SAILING AWAY PLANS, book 1 of the new series, LOVE PLANS. it will be followed by nine other books in the same series. See the Love Plans family tree and background of the series below.

Sailing Away Plans

Love Plans Series, book 1

Widower, empty-nester, and successful surgeon, Dr. Steve Winston is fed up with his routine work and announces he’s quitting his Cincinnati clinic, moving to live on a boat, and starting a new health center on a Caribbean island.
Dedicated to her patients, Nurse Lillian Haynes never stops doing odd jobs for Dr. Winston. His decision to resign breaks her heart. No amount of money will convince her to take care of his pets anymore, but when he invites her out to dinner, she agrees and polishes her appearance in hopes of being noticed by the man she’s secretly loved for ages.
Delighted to discover what a stunning woman she becomes once she’s shed her boring uniform, Steve shares his dreams with Lillian and tries to convince her to accompany him to his island—until her son and his children rush into town to protect their father from his own craziness.


Twenty-years ago

To celebrate the ninety-fifth birthday of George Winston, the family patriarch, his sons Carl and Ludwig threw a big party and invited their own children and grandchildren. Old George, still alert and as acerbic and facetious as he’d been in his youth, responded to the birthday wishes with a speech to his offsprings and made them play a game. He displayed a card with the word PLANS.

“I want you, kids, to have a goal and succeed in life. For that purpose, you need to have plans. Pull a card and show us what your plans are to reach your dream.”

To start the game, his oldest grandson, Dr. Steve Winston, pulled a card from the box held by the old man.

“I have SAILING on my card,” Steve declared.

“SAILING PLANS for you, Steve. Will you be able to execute this plan?”

“Maybe. It’d be a nice dream to sail far away.”

The great-grandchildren followed suit, pulling a card from the box.

“Show us your cards, kids.”

The children waved their cards. The parents read and laughed.

“Here are the results,” George announced. “DATING PLANS for Matt Winston and KISSING PLANS for his little brother Royce. RESCUE PLANS for Rafael Lopez and HEALING PLANS for Jason Randal. BABY PLANS for Audrey Kent, WEDDING PLANS for her brother Tyler, and FAMILY PLANS for her brother Tim. VACATION PLANS for toddler Denise Lambert and LAST-CHANCE PLANS for her baby brother Rick.”

“These are fun plans, Popoff,” ten-year-old Matt commented.

“I will not be around, but I’ll be watching you from up there.” The old man lifted a finger to the sky. “I hope you can carry out your plans and fulfill your dreams.”

And so each of the great-grandchildren had a story to tell.

Sailing Away Plans is book 1 of the Love Plans Series


Love Plans Series, book 2, On preorder
A divorced surgeon and a psychologist with a challenging daughter. When the teenager’s father returns, things get complicated.


Love Plans Series, book 3, On preorder
Ariana fought hard to escape the slums and become a nurse. Captain Lopez taught her to conquer fear. Can he help her forget the scum from the past and win her trust?


Love Plans Series, book 4, On preorder
His fiancée, his patient and a cute little girl compete for his heart.


Love Plans Series, book 5, On preorder
They meet at the artificial insemination clinic. Zach is working on an article. Audrey is secretly getting a baby. But artificial insemination works in many ways.

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