Author: Tess Thompson

Tess Thompson is a novelist and playwright with a BFA in Drama from the University of Southern California. In 2000 she wrote her first full-length play, My Lady's Hand which subsequently won the 2001 first place prize for new work at the Burien Theatre. Her first novel, "Riversong", became a bestselling ebook in 2012, reaching #1 on Nook and spending 35 days in Amazon's Top 100.

Like her main character in "Caramel and Magnolias", Tess is from a small town in Southern Oregon. She currently lives in near Seattle, Washington with her two young daughters, Emerson and Ella, and their puppy Patches. She is inspired daily by the view of the Cascade Mountains from her home office window.

Tess is working on her third novel and regularly blogs about her journey as a mother, author and friend at www.tesswrites.com.

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The River Valley Collection

The River Valley Collection
  • Number: B00CLDQTQ8
  • Release: 2013-04-29
  • Author: Tess Thompson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Booktrope Editions
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In the first two novels of The River Valley Collection, bestselling author Tess Thompson (formerly known as Tess Hardwick) assembles a colorful cast of endearing small-town characters and takes you on two journeys that will make you believe in the possibilities of life and renew your faith in love, friendship and the power of community - even in the face of unimaginable grief.

A surprising mix of romance, humor, friendship, intrigue and gourmet food - The River Valley Collection entertains while reminding you of life's greatest gifts.

RIVERSONG - Top 100 Kindle Bestseller April/May 2012

When Lee Tucker's husband commits suicide, he leaves her pregnant and one million dollars in debt to a loan shark. Out of options, she escapes to her deceased mother's dilapidated house located in a small Oregon town that, like her, is financially ruined, heartbroken and in desperate need of a fresh start. Lee's resilience leads to a plan for a destination restaurant named Riversong, to new chances for passion and love, and to danger from her dead husband's debt as her business blooms. Lee Tucker is the kind of woman you find yourself rooting for long after the last page is read.

RIVERBEND - New release May 2013

"Tag. I found you."

Just as Annie Bell's reputation as one of the best chefs in the Pacific Northwest grows to new heights, she receives a threatening phone call from her abusive ex-boyfriend. Marco is out on parole and hungry for revenge, blaming her for his ten-year imprisonment. Fearing for her life and that of her young son, Annie reluctantly accepts help from Drake Webber, a cold and wealthy recluse hiding a dark history of his own. Supported by the gang of misfits from their restaurant Riversong, Annie forges ahead despite her growing terror that Marco will appear at any moment and make good on his threats.

Also includes an exclusive preview of RIVERSTAR, the third book in The River Valley Collection, available August 2013!


Riverbend - The River Valley Collection, #2

Riverbend
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: B00CLDQT2W
  • Release: 2013-04-29
  • Author: Tess Thompson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Booktrope Editions
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“Tag. I found you.”

Just as Annie Bell’s reputation as one of the best chefs in the Pacific Northwest grows to new heights, she receives a threatening phone call from her abusive ex-boyfriend. Marco is out on parole and hungry for revenge, blaming her for his ten-year imprisonment. Fearing for her life and that of her young son, Annie reluctantly accepts help from Drake Webber, a cold and wealthy recluse hiding a dark history of his own. Supported by the gang of misfits from their restaurant Riversong, Annie forges ahead despite her growing terror that Marco will appear at any moment and make good on his threats.


Riversong

Riversong
  • Number: 9781935961147
  • Release: 2011-03-30
  • Author: Tess Thompson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Booktrope Editions
  • Buy Now

Author Tess Thompson (formerly known as Tess Hardwick) assembles a colorful cast of endearing small-town characters and takes you on a journey that will make you believe in the possibilities of life - even in the face of overwhelming adversity and unimaginable grief.

Lee Tucker is the kind of woman you find yourself rooting for long after the last page is read. When her husband commits suicide, he leaves her pregnant and one million dollars in debt to a loan shark. Out of options, she escapes to her deceased mother's dilapidated house located in a small Oregon town that, like her, is financially ruined, heartbroken and in desperate need of a fresh start. Lee's resilience leads to a plan for a destination restaurant named Riversong, to new chances for passion and love, and to danger from her dead husband's debt as her business blooms.

A surprising mix of romance, humor, friendship, intrigue and gourmet food, Riversong entertains while reminding you of life's greatest gifts.


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