LINDA SWIFT - AUTHOR

  Tales That Touch The Heart

CONTEMPORARY  FICTION 

                           FULL CIRCLE
 Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery

Joanna and Pete were high school sweethearts who believed they were destined to be together always.  But Pete was drafted and never knew that Joanna was pregnant with his child. Her domineering father relocated the family, forced her to give up their baby for adoption, and kept them from finding each other when Pete came home. Years later at a school reunion, they meet again.  Pete is a prosperous farmer, a widower with five children. Joanna is an unmarried big city college professor. In that same city, Beth is desperately searching for her birth family while her adoptive father is determined to stop her.Can Joanna and Pete overcome the obstacles that separate them now? Will Beth's find what she seeks? Does fate complete the circle of these diverse lives to bring happiness at last?  Review Exerpts: Camillia of Long and Short Reviews said: Linda Swift weaves a story so true to life one almost feels Full Circle is  a collection of journals kept over the years. The secondary characters, skillfully woven into the story, accentuate the love that truly does come full circle. The way things turn out seem SO RIGHT for each of the characters.                  Night Owl Romance Reviewer Diana Coyle said: "Ms. Swift penned a sweet, endearing storyline within these pages. .. .The author took me on a roller coaster ride of emotions and she made me feel as if I was another character in her story. It was definitely an enjoyable read for me and I look forward to reading more from this author in the future."                 WDRF Reviewer Vasiliki said: "The biggest joy in this story is in the characters. They are rich and well rounded and I think it is easy for any reader to identify with them. . . I would definitely recommend this story if you want a heart-warming read that you can get your teeth into with natural, 3-D characters, good dialogue, and a solid, feel-good factor."                   Amazon.com rated five stars  Reviewer Charleene said: "The story kept me interested and I didn't want to put it down until the end...keeps you turning to the next page to see what happens. I look forward to more of her work.
   THAT SPECIAL SUMMER           Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery When Paula's husband divorces her to find himself, she is devastated. Adding to her hurt and anger, he joins a band and dates a sexy young singer. Forced to start over in the job market, Paula returns to college for a degree in Special Education.As Paula struggles to cope, her shattered ego receives a boost when two men seek her company – Derek, a retired naval officer in college to qualify for a second career, and Greg, a wealthy businessman and philanthropist. Toss in a Professor with a huge misconception, a campus stalker, and her daughter's upcoming wedding, and Paula's new world becomes more complicated. But once she unexpectedly finds herself, and falls in love again, starting over proves to be better than she could have ever imagined.

  New releases from Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery

                   SINGLE STATUS

               Whimsical Publications

B.J. and Dana, through a state-side error, find themselves sharing a villa when they arrive to start up a St. Croix power plant. The job is single status which suits them in every way. B.J. is still smarting from the end of her ten year marriage and Dana carries hurt and guilt for the death of his wife and young son in a plane crash. B.J. soon becomes the scapegoat for everything that goes wrong on the job and Dana attempts to defend her--when not defending himself from her false assumptions about him. Despite their denial, the attraction between then grows. Can the torrid Carribbean nights melt their frim resolve and the power of love overcome their fear of commitment?

  

             

         TO THOSE WHO WAIT

          Whiskey Creek Press                               

In the small town of Olive Hill, life revolves around Central High school where new counselor Leah Carson and principal Scott Parker are united in their dedication toward common goals.  Working together day after day, they forge a bond of respect and friendship that gradually becomes love. When purpose turns to passion, they attempt to deny their feelings with little success.  Scott and Leah face a decision that will lead to happiness or heartbreak. Caught in a vortex of circumstances beyond their control, how can they choose when so many others are affected by the outcome?

    THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

       Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery

Leigh and Russell have not seen each other in years when they come to Kentucky to spend the holidays with Leigh's grandmother. Russell's own grandmother lived next door until her death and they had been in love before he left for college. Leigh waited for his return but to her disappointment, he never came back. When they meet again, the attraction between them is stronger than before but many complications exist. Leigh's husband and young son were killed in a car accident in upstate New York. She blames herself for her son's death and vows never to be a mother again. She left her elementary teaching job and moved to Florida where she sells real estate. Russell is a successful building contractor in Arizona, a divorced father of two, whose wife just remarried and will be moving overseas. She has offered custody of their girls, four and eleven, to him and he must decide now.When Russell asks Leigh to marry him, she thinks he needs a mother for his children and doesn't want the job. Will he be willing to say no to custody in order to get Leigh to say yes? Can she become Russell's wife if it means depriving him of his beloved daughters?

 

                    RESURRECTION 

 Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery

Charlotte Timberlake, an enterprising  newspaper reporter,  wants to write a book comparing past and present treatment for mental illness and persuades a doctor to have her admitted to a state hospital as a patient. When unforeseen events make it impossible for her to leave, she finds herself unable to convince those in charge, her children, or ex-husband that she doesn't belong here. Charlotte soon realizes it is up to her to find a means of escaping the nightmare of her self-condemned prison. 

 

 

             LET NOTHING YOU DISMAY

            Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery

 

Kala's position as tour guide at a Kentucky Welcome Center isn't enough to cope with huge debts left by her late husband's illness, but she manages to make ends meet . . until her car quits running. To save money on repairs, she enrolls in an auto-mechanic class taught by Rex, a handsome part-time instructor whose broken heart needs repairing, too. After recently losing his important job and family, he has sworn never to get involved with another woman.Kala discounts her growing attraction to Rex when she learns he is years younger, until the winter storm of the century throws them together. When the Interstate closes down, Kala opens her home to a houseful of strangers. Despite fire, flood, and frictio , she creates an old-fashioned holiday rich in the true spirit of Christmas. In the process, Kala and Rex discover the greatest gift of love.              READERS' PICK OF THE MONTH February & March- Find A Great Romance        Rated 5 books-The Long And Short Of It              Rated 5 hearts by The Romance Studio Rated a "Top Read" by Readers & Writers of Distinctive Fiction