Books in the “Close to Home” series are linked by character associations, but each can be read as a standalone story, and contains a happily ever after with no cliffhanger.
Book 1 — CUP OF SUGAR (February 2014)
Hero: Conn Lawler
Heroine: Nia Chambers
Secondary Characters: Sara Robinson, Curtis Lawler, Lindsay Lawler
Supporting Characters: Peter & Meredith Chambers, Maggie Lawler, Zeus (the dog)
Book 2 — ICING ON THE CAKE (June 2014)
Hero: Curtis Lawler
Heroine: Sara Robinson
Secondary Characters: Nia Chambers, Conn Lawler, Lindsay Lawler
Supporting Characters: Ben Russo, Jake Campbell, Candy, Peter & Meredith Chambers, Maggie & Edward Lawler, Zeus (the dog)
Timeline: Begins 10 months after CUP OF SUGAR ends.
Book 3 — CHERRY ON TOP (Coming Summer 2016)
Hero: Ben Russo
Heroine: Lindsay Lawler
Secondary Characters: Nia Chambers, Curtis Lawler, Conn Lawler
Supporting Characters: Maggie & Edward Lawler, Oz Russo, Abe Russo, Radar (the dog)
Timeline: Takes place at the same time as ICING ON THE CAKE.
Book 4 — SWEET AS CANDY (Coming Summer 2016)
Hero: Jake Cambell
Heroine: Candace Caine
Secondary Characters: Curtis Lawler
Timeline: Immediately after ICING ON THE CAKE.
Beyond Book 4, will there be more? My guess is yes. 😉
Who’s Who — How the Characters are Connected
(warning…this information contains minor spoilers)
Nia Chambers: only biological child of Peter & Meredith Chambers
Sara Robinson: adopted daughter of Peter & Meredith Chambers
Conn Lawler: youngest of the three Lawler siblings
Curtis Lawler: middle child of the three Lawler siblings
Lindsay Lawler: eldest of the three Lawler siblings
Maggie & Edward Lawler: divorced parents of Curtis, Conn and Lindsay Lawler
Ben Russo: middle child of three Russo brothers; pastor at Peter & Meredith Chambers’ church
Oz Russo: eldest of three Russo brothers
Abe Russo: youngest of three Russo brothers
Jake Campbell: police officer; Curtis Lawler’s partner & friend
Candace Caine (Candy): Sara Robinson’s co-worker at Lucky’s
Macy Caine: Candace’s daughter
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