From the Earth to the Moon

A Thornton Vermont Story

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Part of the Thornton Vermont series:

Thornton, Vermont, 1953:

After six years in the Navy, the last three spent engaged in the Korean War, George Cartwright is coming home. No longer craving adventure, George wants nothing more than to start building a quiet life. When a beautiful, unexpected stranger meets his train, George understands why it's called love at first sight. Ginny Fletcher is everything George never knew he wanted in a woman, but his love forces him to question the meaning of brotherhood, family, and the weight of promises.

Reviews:Angela Amman on Amazon wrote:

Garriepy does a wonderful job of transporting her readers back to 1953, when family expectations weighed heavily on family dinners and the promises between young men and women were made with heartfelt conversations and small touches. Her characters are captivating, and the story she builds around two brothers and the woman who may come between them is developed with perfect pacing.


From the Earth to the Moon is a work of short romantic fiction.

Buck’s Landing

A New England Seacoast Romance

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Part of the New England Seacoast Romance series:
  • Buck's Landing

Sofia Buck escaped Hampton Beach, New Hampshire, ten years ago with no intention of returning, but her father’s untimely death forces her to come back for the summer to deal with Buck’s Landing, the family business he left behind. Sofia has one goal, to keep the business running until it’s sold. What she doesn’t count on is falling in love.

Silas Wilde walked away from an unsatisfying legal career in Manhattan. Relying on instinct and serendipity, he finds himself running a seaside market and gift shop on Hampton Beach’s Ocean Boulevard. He’s content in his new life and livelihood, until a chance encounter with his new next-door neighbor awakens him to the one thing he’s missing. Her.

Threatened by Sofia and Silas's very different dreams, can their love survive the summer's end?

Reviews:Elizabeth Yon on Amazon wrote:

Buck's Landing delivered everything I love in a romance story - sizzling chemistry, steamy scenes that deliver heat without being raunchy, humor, and well-developed characters moving in a tight, believable plot. And as the cherry on the sundae, Cameron Garriepy can weave a world so beautifully imagined and so honestly written that I found myself right there on the beach with the smell of the salt air in my nostrils. The lights, sounds, scents, and summer excitement of the boardwalk's carnival vibe was particularly enjoyable. A great, satisfying read.


Buck's Landing is Cameron D. Garriepy's debut romance, and the first in the New England Seacoast Romance series; an homage not only to Ms. Garriepy's New England roots, but to the romance authors whose work she grew up devouring.

Nothing Goes Away

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“Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.” ~ Pema Chodron

Angela Amman's debut collection of short fiction delves into the private shadows of three very distinct relationships. For these three women, there are lessons to embrace before they can release the turmoil which holds them back from hope.

"Cicada Song" tells the story of a mother's struggle with her daughter's attitude toward food, revealing her own fears and misgivings.

In "Splinters," a young woman on the brink of first love copes with secret pain she thought long buried and banished.

"Scents of Iron and Pine" explores the depth of subtle cruelty and self-delusion a wife is willing to endure to hold her family together.

Reviews:Lisa A. Kramer on Amazon wrote:

Angela Amman's writing is lyrical, powerful, and truly wonderful. I love how much psychology and intense emotion--sometimes disturbing emotion--she packs into a short tale.


Unkept

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As the live-in manager at her father’s funeral home in Burling Gates, Missouri, Vienna Oaks has succumbed to the mediocrity and abject loneliness of her life.  Her days are suspended between the mundane and the misery of her clients’ throttling grief, of changing light bulbs, and encountering strangers as bereft as she. But after orchestrating the funeral for a little boy named Parker prompts a severe panic attack, she finds herself at a personal crossroads in which she is forced to confront the pregnancy she’s been hiding, her childhood nemesis, the boy she never stopped loving, and the deep-seated secret surrounding her mother’s death more than a decade before.

In another part of town, Heather Turnbull has just learned from her estranged father that her mother, a lifelong recluse, has died.  When making arrangements for her funeral, Heather chooses Oaks Family Funeral home, where she comes face to face with Vienna – the woman she tortured throughout grade school, the woman who has recently had an affair with her husband.

Together, Vienna and Heather navigate through a makeshift friendship born of circumstance and devised to assuage their ambivalence towards motherhood and their tenuous relationship with reality, discovering, in tandem, the art of forgiveness and the will to go on.

Reviews:Priscilla and Her Books on Amazon.com wrote:

...if a writer can keep themselves, their ego, their opinions, their mental junk out of the way and pinpoint the focus, the story tells itself. This is what great writing is about. This is what Unkept is about.


With humor and poignancy, Ericka Clay’s debut novel, Unkept, explores the thorny landscape of childhood trauma and the ferocious politics between little girls — and the adults they become.