I began writing my Smoky Mountain series soon after moving to southwestern North Carolina. I didn’t intend to set the first one, a Christmas novella, in my new location, but the mountains called to me.
Blush level: None at all, unless you blush at unashamed sweetness.
Minty’s Kiss is one that pulls at your heart strings. Little town folks with big hearts. You know you have a gem on your hands when you have the readers wishing the story was a full-length novel, so you could explore the characters even more. ~Goodreads Review
When Molly retreats to North Carolina with Gracie, her ten-year-old daughter, she’s surprised to find her childhood crush, Nick, still living in the area. Months before her retreat, Molly’s husband announces he’s leaving to sail around the world with his best friend. She divorces him and takes Gracie and Harold, her seventeen-year-old cat, to the Smoky Mountains where she spent many happy childhood vacations.
The morning after her arrival, Nick shows up on her porch, and he is even more handsome than she remembered. She feels the flush of her adolescent crush heating up. But first, they must find Harold after he runs out the cabin door and into the woods.
When Nick discovers Harold lying dead at the base of the tree where Molly always went to read as a child, they bury him. A broken-hearted Gracie and Molly return to the cabin and discover a gray furry kitty under the porch. Gracie names him Minty
Gracie refuses to believe her father won’t come back for them, so she resents Nick spending time with her mother and tries her best to pull them apart. Can a small kitty named Minty help Gracie accept the love developing between Nick and Molly in time for her first Christmas in the mountains of North Carolina?
Minty’s Kiss is a sweet romantic novella, filled with holiday cheer brought to life by an adorable kitten.
Blush level: None – very sweet romance
“I absolutely loved this novel. P.C. Zick has a way of making her characters come alive and her storyline so believable and enjoyable, the reader quickly is absorbed into the novel past the last page.” Avid Reader, Amazon Review
When Lacy and George begin dating, each of them keeps a shield around their hearts. Lacy’s been hurt so many times, she’s afraid to let another man come close. George, reeling from a bitter divorce, doesn’t trust women for fear they’re all like his ex-wife.
Working together at Misty Mountain in a small town in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains creates its own set of problems, especially when the ex-wife moves into town. Lacy’s family history causes further complications when too many want to remind her of her sister’s bad reputation and subsequent death.
It’s a complicated mess, but the attraction between Lacy and George keeps them coming back to simpler solutions. If they can put down their shields long enough to discover the love growing between them, then nothing will stand in their way to finding happiness.
Blush level: Only sweet kisses – no blushing
“This sweet story is filled with the feelings and desires of a first true love relationship. Add some family drama and mystery and you have a recipe for a story that reminds you of your own first love.” Colleen Chesebro, Silver’s Book Reviews
Mountain Miracles once again brings back some of the beloved characters from Murphy, North Carolina. Two newcomers come to town to start new businesses. Sissy’s dream has always been to own her own business so she sets her sites on opening a coffee shop, right next door to David, who is also trying to start a new business — a small town newspaper. The two are undeniably attracted to one another and join a partnership of sorts to help one another get started. But life has different plans for these two who may have to give up their dreams in order to fulfill past obligations. With the help of Fran, they begin to hope that all is possible.
A Merry Mountain Christmas
Blush level: So very sweet it will bring cavities!
“This story is well done. It is filled with competing questions and situations.” Dave Parker, VINE VOICE
A Merry Mountain Christmas stars none other than Fran, the woman who has been a mother to all of the characters in the previous books. In this Christmas novella, it’s Fran’s turn to find love. She reunites with her first love and finds a passion for rescuing cats and dogs. This inspiring story shows its never too late to find love.