My name is Sarah J. Bradley, and I'm an author. That means that I may look completely normal to the outside world, but in my head are worlds and characters and stories that are anything but normal. Writing is my escape, my therapy, and my passion. I'm more than overjoyed to be able to share it with others.
I'm a life-long Midwestern girl, grounded in traditinal values. But I'm also a student of life, an observer. I am facinated by people, places, and stories that are not my own. I believe we could all have our own beliefs, lifestyles, and values and still live peacefully as a society...if we would stop taking ourselves so seriously.
I choose to laugh.
Rejected by the woman he loves and abandoned by his band, Collier James is broke and alone, a thousand mile from his home in Nashville. Collier turns to his uncle who sends him to Rock Harbor, Wisconsin where he hopes recording mogul Shara Brandt can help him find the spark to take his music career to the next level.
Miranda Pierce cannot escape her sister Madelyn's control. To do so would mean losing all contact with her son, Dusty. She's also unable to escape constant contact with Madelyn’s husband, the man who raped her at fifteen, but who is now powerful enough to destroy her if she reveals that he's the father of her son. Madelyn allows Mira to return to their childhood home in Rock Harbor, and Mira hopes to build a music career that will support both her and Dusty.
In the studio Mira and Collier must work together in spite of their mutual dislike. Mira's lack of discipline clashes with Collier's single minded drive and sparks fly. As a tour date in Nashville nears, Mira and Collier strike an uneasy truce. Working together, sparks of a different kind pass between them.
No amount of musical success can keep the walls from closing in on Mira as Madelyn tries to cut her out of Dusty’s life forever. Desperate, Mira risks everything, even her life, to prove herself and protect her son.
Collier’s worried about Mira’s erratic, desperate behavior. As she spirals out of control he realizes he will have to sacrifice everything to save her from whatever it is that threatens to consume her. In the process, Collier discovers that this sacrifice might just be the spark his life needs.
Approaching middle age, Ramona Simms doesn't live a colorful life. She has a dead end job, a gassy dog, and a mother who believes marriage is the only measure of success for a woman. She dreams her childhood idol, the retired rocker Jesse Alexander, will take her away from everything someday, but the only Prince Charming in her real life is her coworker, the persistent, colorless, Virgil.
Then Ramona learns Jesse is coming out of a retirement to do a series of concerts. Convinced this is her destiny calling, Ramona sets out on the journey of a lifetime, dreaming to turn her black and white life to something far more colorful.
After the death of her husband, former champion figure skater Isabella Marks is left with more bills than money and more questions than anything else. Why did her husband drain their bank accounts and put their home into foreclosure? Where did the money go? She wants the truth and she needs a hero.
From the outside, it seems like former hockey bad boy Quinn Murray has a great life. But no one knows about the blackmail his boss, former figure skating great Serena Shipley Chapman holds over him. Trading sexual favors for her silence eats away at his soul until he feels dead inside. He longs for a clean start he thinks he doesn’t deserve.
When their paths cross in Nashville sparks fly. Can either of them feel worthy enough for a chance at pure love?
Shara Brandt doesn’t know how she wound up on a creek bank behind a school, miles from home. She doesn’t know who murdered her wealthy, but cruel, grandmother. She does know she has one chance to learn the truth about the murder, clear her name, and leave behind a shadowy past she can’t remember and can’t forget. She adopts the alias “Bethany Elias,” works her way into the hearts of the residents of Rock Harbor, and tries to ignore the way her heart races every time the reclusive Bryan Jacobs comes near her.
Emotionally bruised after his ugly divorce, Bryan trusts no one. He certainly doesn’t trust the beautiful newcomer, Bethany. He knows she’s hiding something, and he is determined to expose her secret. To do so, however, he must lie to her, and himself, about his motives…and the feelings stirring deep within him each time he sees Bethany.
It is their search for truth that will bind them together or shatter their lives forever, but only if they are willing to take a chance.