Introducing my newest series for 2016…Cupid’s Coffeeshop.
Join us in the quaint and charming town of Ashford Falls, nestled in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the heartwarming Cupid’s Coffeeshop series features an entire year of couples finding their happily-ever-afters, filled to the brim with warmth, humor, and a dash of the unexpected. Step into Cupid’s Coffeeshop, where happily-ever-afters are served daily…
The three main characters are the Lockharts–who inherited Cupid’s Coffeeshop upon their grandmother’s death. Fifty years ago, PJ and Mary Lockhart opened their coffeeshop near the train station in this tiny one stoplight town. Now, it’s a booming bedroom community for nearby Washington, DC. If the kids can successfully run the coffeeshop for one year, and make it profitable at the end, they get not only the coffeeshop but a cool million each.
Patrick Joseph Lockhart is the eldest Lockhart grandchild–at one whole week older than his cousin, Joe. Patrick is the business man, able to run spreadsheets and manage a the financial side. He is quiet and bookish and somewhat reserved. He and his cousin, Joe, were raised close as twin brothers until their family splintered ten years ago. Patrick is also rather desperately in love with the cookie supplier for the shop, Joy. Unfortunately, she’s engaged. We’ll have to see what Cupid does with that. He looks rather like John Krasinski.
Joseph Patrick Lockhart is younger than Patrick by one week. He’s handsome and sexy–and knows it too. His failed actress mother always claimed he was the result of a brief liaison with one of Hollywood’s leading men. Who knows if it’s true? Joe doesn’t care. He’s the wild child of the Lockhart clan. He doesn’t take well to being bossed around by his older cousin, Patrick, and challenges him at every turn. He concocts creative coffee drinks by day and enjoys spending his nights any wild way he can think of. Joe’s never been in love…and doesn’t intend to be. We’ll have to see how Cupid feels about that. Joe looks rather like a scruffy Chris Pine.
Zooey Mary Lockhart is Patrick’s younger sister. She’s just twenty when the story starts. Though she aspires to be a visual artist and graphic designer, she failed out of college last semester–but hasn’t told anyone in the family yet. She spends most of her time playing peacemaker and voice of reason between her brother and her cousin. Like her cousin, she’s never been in love but would like to be…someday. Cupid might give her a summer romance. Zooey looks rather like Rashida Jones.
And overseeing all of this is their grandmother’s lifelong friend and executrix of her estate, attorney Ruby Davis. She loves the three Lockhart kids as though they are her own grandchildren. Just turning seventy, she’s still spry. She had to choose between her ambition and her love whens he was young. She chose to pass the bar but she sometimes still wonders…”What if…?” Maybe Cupid will help her find the answer this year. She looks rather like an older CCH Pounder.
Each month, a new couple will meet in Cupid’s Coffeeshop. I hope you’ll enjoy reading these stories as much as I enjoyed writing them. Cupid’s Coffeeshop brews love, laughter, and happily ever after…
Java Frost, book one in the Cupid’s Coffeeshop series is up for pre-order now. Snag it here and snuggle up for a cozy winter read.