The Christmas Thief is book 1 of 3 in the Cottage Grove Mystery series (Print available for entire series only. Search Cottage Grove Mysteries).
There’s a thief in Cottage Grove, and Tasha’s a suspect. Not exactly the dream she’d had in mind when she moved into her rustic fixer-upper cottage.
Marc Shepherd wasn’t part of her plans either. The Stetson-wearing contractor moved in next door, kicking up dust and threatening to cut down a beloved pine that shaded Tasha’s cabin.
With Christmas around the bend, and a criminal threatening the community’s peace, will Tasha solve the puzzle … before it’s too late?
“A perfect holiday season escape.” ~ Amanda Flower, USA Today Bestselling Author
Targeted Age Group:: 18-65
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
This one actually began years ago after I'd written a few chapters of a romance and sent them to a publishing house. The editor at the time wrote back and asked, "Would you send the rest?"
I was thrilled. So while my little kids napped and played and wreaked general havoc – they're all young adults now! – I wrote the remaining chapters and sent them to the publisher. The book was rejected. Broke my heart, but I wrote another book – and that one was rejected, too. Sigh.
Eventually, I had my first sale, which led to many other book contracts. I never forgot about Tasha and Marc in the town of Cottage Grove, though. Admittedly, when I dusted off that original manuscript, I realized it needed work. So I called my mom, Elaine, a longtime mystery fan, and asked her to brainstorm with me. The result was The Christmas Thief.