Luanna Rugh is a native Californian who met her husband, Leonard, while working at a local restaurant. They had been married about a year when he was drafted to serve in Vietnam. They jointly wrote "Promises Kept: How One Couple’s Love Survived Vietnam," published in 2009, winner of the 2010 EPIC eBook Award for nonfiction. Luanna is currently working on a mystery novel and an anthology. She co-wrote "Snowflake Secrets," "Seasons of Love," and "Directions of Love," with Lorna Collins, Sherry Derr-Wille, and Christie Shary, and "An Aspen Grove Christmas" and "The Art of Love" with the addition of author Cheryl Gardarian. Her solo romance novel is "Love From the Sea." She lives in Laguna Woods, CA with husband, Len and their macaw, Kelly. They enjoy traveling, seeing friends, and visiting with their daughter, son-in-law, and two grandsons whenever possible.
And a Silver Sixpence in Her Shoe
Four women in Aspen Grove, Colorado will discover the extra blessing this old tradition brings when a silver sixpence appears to change each of their lives. Find out how each of them finds this special good luck promise of love.
“Something Old” by Lorna Collins
When Lexie Thomas returns to Aspen Grove, Colorado to visit her grandmother, she never expects to find an old wedding gown, and she could never imagine the journey she’ll begin. But will it lead to love?
“Something New” by Sherry Derr-Wille
Dana Mathews thinks she’s too old for love. That is until Sean Peters becomes her neighbor. Can this old gal learn a few new tricks?
“Something Borrowed” by Cheryl Gardarian
Carrie Roberts borrows her friend’s heirloom diamond earrings for a special performance, but when one disappears, she finds herself accused of theft. In the process of clearing her name, can she also find love?
“Something Blue” by Luanna Rugh
When Shannon Delaney inherits her mother’s house, she decides to repaint, and she definitely wants something blue for her bedroom. Will her painter turn out to be something more than just another tradesman?
"Spring's Fling" by Sherry Derr-Wille:
When Spring Morrison asks the Easter Bunny for a perfect man, she has no idea that her mother will use the opportunity to play matchmaker with Wade Parker. Does mother know best?
"Summer's Challenge" by Luanna Rugh:
Summer Woods is starting a new life with a new identity. Can Officer Nathan Lockhart protect her from her past while he-s falling in love with her?
"Autumn's Blessing" by Christie Shary:
Young and pregnant widow Deidre feels her life is over until she becomes the patient of Dr. Jeremy Saunders. Can he help her let go of the hurts and burdens that weigh her down and embrace life again?
"Winter Song" by Lorna Collins:
To Dan Jensen, life seems hopeless. But when he gets railroaded into performing in a Christmas musical, a lovely young woman named Amy Roberts provides more than musical assistance. She brings hope and the promise of a new life.
Can a simple crocheted snowflake contain magic? The Sullivan sisters think so. On Christmas Eve, 1958, Great Aunt Maude gives a unique snowflake ornament to each of them: Allegra—thirteen, Sonata—twelve, Melody—nine, and Carole—eight. Years later, they learn she might have crocheted a little something extra—a bit of magic and wisdom—into their gifts. In Snowflake Secrets, each sister, now grown, uncovers the magic of her unique ornament. As they confide their revelations to each other and their dying mother, they discover the secret they all share. Every narrative is unique and told in a different voice by four authors: Allegra by Lorna Collins; Sonata by Christie Shary; Melody by Luanna Rugh and Carole by Sherry Derr-Wille. Yet all their stories are woven together into the tapestry of Snowflake Secrets, an inspirational tale of family, love and finding that special joy that makes life worth living.