Sunday, September 18, 2022

LOVE AND PUMPKIN SPICE LATTES by Author Annee Jones (Pumpkin Patch Romances - Book 1) **Book Birthday**

Welcome to Romance Sweet Reads. Today, it's my pleasure to introduce you to the brand new multi-author series of sweet/inspirational romances. Pumpkin Patch Romances are a series of nine books by some of your favorite best-selling and award-winning authors.

We begin this new series with Love and Pumpkin Spice Lattes by Author Annee Jones.

A surprise visit from an old friend is the beginning of something sweet for a barista… but not everyone is in love with the idea. Who would want to sabotage this budding romance?

Piper loves her life. She runs a small coffee shop that’s quickly become a favorite in town. She has great customers, wonderful coworkers, and not a complaint in the world. When her coworker notices that one of her customers is paying extra attention to her, she finds it endearing. Trey is sweet, kind, and funny, but she doesn’t like him like that. She’s happy with things the way they are.

When Gus, an old friend from school, returns to town and stops by to pay her a visit, she couldn’t be more thrilled. He’s the same great guy he’s always been and just as handsome. Their relationship falls right back in place. It’s as if he never left. Before long, they plan a trip to the pumpkin patch for old time’s sake, but the nostalgia is short-lived when someone makes ominous threats and even follows them on one of their adventures.

Something is brewing, and it’s not just a budding romance. When Gus and Piper uncover the truth, will it pull them closer or send them running in opposite directions?

Available in eBook exclusively on Kindle Unlimited
Also available in PRINT

Chapter One

The door of the Busy Bean coffeehouse blew open in a gust of wind and slammed loudly against its hinges. Piper, along with everyone else in the café, jumped, and the whir of conversation from moments before stopped as everyone looked toward the café’s entrance.

A man’s large frame loomed in the open doorway, a bouquet of autumn flowers obscuring his face. The arrangement was certainly eye-catching, consisting of roses in burgundy and fuchsia, with bursts of pink dianthus, orange mini carnations, and pincushion sparks. Green palm fronds framed the show-stopping display.

“Ow!” Piper yelped. Distracted, she’d forgotten to stop pressing the button on the espresso machine, and boiling liquid spilled over the edges of the paper cup in her hand. Setting the cup onto the counter, she reflexively licked her burned finger.

The balding, bespectacled head of the delivery man peered out from behind the flowers as he hurried inside the shop. A tall man wearing a brown scarf and beret stood up from a nearby table and closed the door behind him.

“Goodness!” The delivery man exclaimed, smoothing the few strands of his hair over his shiny pate with his free hand. “I almost got blown away out there!”

Piper smiled ruefully and waved. “Hi, Sam,” she called, hurrying over to the sink behind the counter and lifting the tap. The stream of cool water instantly soothed her reddened skin. “It is definitely blustery, even for a September day in Pumpkin City,” she said.

“What a beautiful bouquet,” the petite woman standing at the counter remarked. Her gray hair was pulled back into a tight bun, and she clutched a dark-green knitted bag to her side that was nearly as big as she was.

“Thank you,” said the florist, traversing the small eating area to join them at the coffee bar. “My wife Bea will be tickled to hear that. Our 13-year-old grandniece, Mary Kate, helped designed this arrangement—it’s called ‘A Beautiful Sight.’” He gazed at it, smiling fondly, before continuing.

“Mary Kate is one of Bea’s Amish relatives, you see,” he explained. “The women in her family run a stand about an hour or so outside of town where they sell flowers from their garden. We try to buy as many of our flowers from them as we can for Harvest Blooms—that’s our flower shop down on Gourd Street.”

“Really!” The customer exclaimed, her eyes widening.

“Yep,” Sam said, nodding. “I don’t think you’re from around here, since I don’t recognize you, but in case you didn’t already know, this part of Pennsylvania has quite a large Amish population. Mary Kate’s older brother, Jasper, actually drives her into Pumpkin City in his horse and buggy when she comes into the shop on weekends to help Bea. My wife’s become quite fond of the child.”

Author Annee Jones loves to write all things romance, fantasy, cozy mystery, & more. She is
passionate about writing stories where dreams come true, and love wins in the end!

Professionally, Annee works as a disability counselor where she helps her clients navigate
through complex medical and legal systems while rediscovering their wholeness in Spirit.

You can find the entire Pumpkin Patch Romances series on Kindle Unlimited

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Thank you for stopping by. Please come back tomorrow when we'll feature the second book in this new series, and the fourteenth (and last) book in the Last Man Standing series.


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