"...the perfect, light, romantic book to read on a rainy day, sipping Earl Grey."
"...a delightful story!"
"...an excellent, fast paced book that will not disappoint."
"A story with characters you will love, an entertaining plot, and a very enjoyable read."
ABOUT THE BOOK: Val’s intentionally quiet life is disrupted when she decides to help her cousin Gwen win a contentious election. The stress of the campaign and personal attacks by the opposition, leave Val shaken. And as if that weren’t complicated enough, Val finds herself falling in love.
Published in 2016
Best Laid Plans & Other Disasters
"Rivers...convincingly creates a world in which the choices that women—and men—must make about career, romance, and family aren’t just theoretical. They’re personal." -- Kirkus Reviews
“Witty, warm, and compulsively readable.” -- Amy Avanzino, author of Wake-Up Call and From the Sideline
“Relationships are never easy, and in this tightly woven tapestry of real life challenges each character must roll with the punches and redefine their goals going forward. It will suck you in, hold you tight and keep you on edge...” -- Kathryn Mattingly, author of Benjamin, Journey, and Olivia’s Ghost
ABOUT THE BOOK: A year after she is elected mayor of a prosperous Colorado city, Gwen's career and life are fully on track, all according to plan. So why is she in such a slump emotionally and physically? New conflicts keep boiling over in city government, and her earlier allies no longer support her. She and her boyfriend have an ideal relationship, which she finds inexplicably dissatisfying. Without telling her, he decides to take a new job that has him traveling out of state every week. Suddenly unexpected developments turn everything topsy-turvy, and Gwen is forced to re-examine her carefully-planned life.
Published in 2017