The Silk Sister - longtime friends Janelle, Sandra and Vicki - have turned their business savvy into a top-tier event agency. And in the wealthy enclave of Wintersage, Massachusetts, there's an abundance of lavish parties, society drama and longing hearts to keep them busy.
Growing up among the powerful and privileged, formalwear designer Sandra Woolcott learned early on to never show weakness - just smile and hold your head high. And ten years ago, when her young heart was broken, she learned just how strong she really was...
When Isaiah Jacobs left for the Naval Academy, he said he didn't want to hold Sandra back - although he really wanted to hold on forever. Sandra let him go, masking her hurt with a glittering social life and career. Now Isaiah is back in Wintersage to care for his ailing father. And when he and Sandra meet again, it's all they can do not to fall for each other once more. But they've build such different lives, and so many years have passed - is their long-ago love worth the risk? Can they bury the pain of the past and build a promising future together?
ESPRESSO EMPIRE - BOOK ONE
His business is her pleasure
Beauty's about more than just appearance - it's a state of mind. And at the helm of Espresso Cosmetics' spa division, Tia Gray gives clients makeovers of a lifetime. After an inspiring transformation, a runaway grandmother takes off for Vegas on the back of a motorcycle. But persuading the woman's powerful, sexy grandson that this trip is a right of passage isn't going to be easy...
Esteemed lawyer Ethan Wright is convinced that he knows best. But a spur-of-the-moment road trip with Tia to find his grandmother, and all the wild mishaps they encounter along the way, show him just how irresistible passion - and Tia - can be. Is he willing to give in to the hidden desires of his heart?
ELLISON BROTHERS - BOOK TWO
An Irresistible Enemy
When a fierce blizzard wreaks havoc on the small town of Candy, Ohio, Nia King isn't sure she will ever make it home. She is frozen and breathless and almost there when she discovers a gorgeous, intense stranger stranded by the roadside. This guy - whom she only knows as just Kyle - is the stuff romantic fantasies are made of. Sweet secretary Nia would never entertain the idea of a one-night stand. But after two days housebound with the dark-eyed Adonis, nature begins to take its course.
Of all the farmhouses to get stuck at! Kyle Ellison cannot believe he has just had the lovemaking of a lifetime with the woman whose life he has come to ruin. He has no idea that Nia has been trying to save the small town's candy factory - the factory he has come to shut down. The hard-playing corporate executive cannot surrender to sentimentality. But the lingering taste of Nia's sweet kisses have made him hungry for more...
ELLISON BROTHERS - BOOK ONE
2013 Maggie Award of Excellence WINNER
2013 Write Touch Reader Award Finalist
Only one man can satisfy her craving...
No one dumps Brandi Collin! After being left at the altar, the Nashville high teacher plans to get back at her ex by undergoing a major transformation. But how is she supposed to shed those extra pounds with that intoxicating aroma wafting into her condo? And the tempting smell of mouthwatering chocolate has nothing on the handsome hunk who's creating the irresistible confections.
Adam Ellison has given up everything for his dream of winning the International Chocolate Pastry Competition. His voluptuous new neighbor knocking on the his door at three in the morning is a distraction he doesn't need! Now only one thing will satisfy Adam's craving for Brandi. But what happens when she discovers her struggling pastry chef is really the heir to a multimillion-dollar corporate empire? Will Brandi still be there intoxicating him with her kisses...or will Adam lose his chance for a lifetime of love?
Detective Hunter Coleman has a lesson to learn. A lesson in etiquette. At least that’s what his suddenly wealthy girlfriend thinks. Now that he has to entertain socialites, Hunter is going to have to brush up on his p’s and q’s. This detective’s next assignment is a “Manners Makeover” at the Spencer School of Etiquette.
But Hunter finds he is more interested in his lessons than he thought he would be. Actually, it’s his teacher, Ali Spencer, who has caught his interest. All he seems to think about is smudging her perfect lipstick with long, hot kisses and upsetting her practiced poise with the most improper proposals. With his fiancée out hunting bigger game, Hunter realizes that good manners are no match for basic instincts, and he’s got all the charm he needs to win the woman he really loves.
"By New Year’s Day” in THE HOLIDAY INN
Phyllis Bourne Williams, Farrah Rochon, Stefanie Worth
2009 Beacon Award WINNER Best Romance Novella
2009 Golden Quill Finalist for Best Novella
Accolades for The Holiday Inn
“Williams pens a touching story.” ~~ RT Bookclub
“Holiday Inn is excellent. Each story was refreshing, funny, romantic, and realistic. Each couple was faced with dilemmas that are constantly being asked. I found myself rooting for each couple as they struggled emotionally to hold on to each other. This is the perfect holiday story for anyone who loves and believes in happily ever after.” ~~ Priscilla C. Johnson APOOO BookClub
“Just in time for the holiday season, readers will enjoy these tales of everyday challenges and everlasting love.” ~~ Anthonette Dotson, Romance Reviews Today
“With a nod to It’s A Wonderful Life, these three whimsical second chances uses the magic of The Holiday Inn to rekindle lost dreams and mend broken relationships. The three couples are developed enough so that their differences seem real, which in turn makes each pair’s scenario plausible. Well written, fans will enjoy spending time at the enchanting Holiday Inn (even without Bing).” ~~ Harriet Klausner
2006 Published Laurie Award Finalist
2006 Single Titles Reviewer Choice Award Nominee
2005 RWA Golden Heart Finalist
(as The Midas Touch)
Praise for A Moment on the Lips
“A Moment on the Lips is a classic page turner; an updated version of a timeless love story that keeps you interested until you turn the last page. Keep this one around for when you need a refreshing look at love!” ~~Heather Nestorick, eCataromance.com
“A Moment on the Lips is refreshing…the subtle romance is sweet and enjoyable.” ~~ Romantic Times Bookclub
“Ms. Williams delivers a story full of hope and second chances.” ~~RomanceJunkies.com
“…a good old-fashioned romance, where the hero and the heroine take their time to build something meaningful. The whole feel of the story makes the reader slow down and enjoy the journey. It was quite refreshing.” ~~Delores Hines, SORMAG