Friday, February 25, 2022

HAPPY RELEASE DAY!

I'm excited to announce the release of my fifth book, Coppertown, from Random Tangent Press.


Coppertown is available on Amazon in three formats, e-book, paperback and hard cover. It's also part of the Kindle Unlimited program. 

Look for it at local venues in the near future. 

Happy Reading!

Coppertown

“A bird and a fish may fall in love, but where would they live?”

 In 1898 Boston society, Josephine Shipton's bicycle riding is scandalous, but her arrest is intolerable. Exiled to rural Vermont, instead of the planned ostracism, the heiress finds opportunity and new experiences. Free of societal constraints and her overbearing stepmother, Josephine discovers not only a fascination with the medical profession, but a passion to help others. This passion turns to something deeper when she tends a seriously injured miner.

Braxton Beaumont was a handsome child of the streets—who grew to a man savvy enough to use that attractiveness to his advantage...amassing a fortune along the way. But when he strides into the Coppertown, posing as a miner, neither his wealth nor strength can save him when the mine collapses.

Josephine and Braxton hail from different worlds. But neither social rank nor circumstances can stop the swell of sensations as old as time. Even if they surrender to this ill-fated love, will there ever be a place in society for the millionaire and the miner?

 

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

COPPERTOWN

 It's been a while coming, like so many things in our lives today, but I'm happy to announce the release of my new book, Coppertown.

The cover is the result of yet another fantastic collaboration with John Doppler over at Random Tangent Press, and is the perfect representation for this story. I am thrilled it will grace the cover of the book. 
 
   
"A bird and a fish may fall in love, but where would they live?"

In 1898 Boston society, Josephine Shipton’s bicycle riding is scandalous, but her arrest is intolerable. Exiled to rural Vermont, instead of the planned ostracism, the heiress finds opportunity and new experiences. Free of societal constraints and her overbearing stepmother, Josephine discovers not only a fascination with the medical profession, but a passion to help others. This passion turns to something deeper when she tends a seriously injured miner.

Braxton Beaumont was a handsome child of the streets—who
grew to a man savvy enough to use that attractiveness to his advantage...amassing a fortune along the way. But when he strides into the Coppertown, posing as a miner, neither his wealth nor strength can save him when the mine collapses. 


Josephine and Braxton hail from different worlds. But neither
social rank nor circumstances can stop the swell of sensations
as old as time. Even if they surrender to this ill-fated love, 
will there ever be a place in society for the millionaire and the miner?

 

Coming February 25th
from Random Tangent Press

Friday, July 12, 2019

Happy Release Day

 I'm thrilled to announce the release of my fourth book, The Good Life, from Random Tangent Press.

The Good Life is available on Amazon in three formats, e-book, paperback and hard cover. It's also part of the Kindle Unlimited as well as the Matchbook program. Look for it at local venues in the near future.

Happy Reading!


The Good Life

For Madison O’Neill, it's motherhood versus Hollywood.

When A-list actor Ring Stanford arrives in town claiming to be the father of her unborn child, Madison is shocked to learn he's telling the truth. Now this anonymous donor wants to be part of her baby's life.

Madison's world is runny noses and small-town minds. She wants no part of the celebrity circus he inhabits. Yet, she can’t deny an attraction to the man movie-goers never see...

Can two people from different worlds come together for the sake of their child, and perhaps discover the true meaning of the good life?

Friday, June 21, 2019

The Good Life Release Date

I'm thrilled to announce the release of my fourth book, The Good Life, on Friday, July 12th from Random Tangent Press.

The Good Life will be available in ebook and print editions on Amazon and is part of the Kindle Unlimited program. It will soon be available at local venues. Also, look for news of signings in the future.

In this fun, what-if story, I hope readers find pleasure in visiting with old friends from Northam as well as meeting new townsfolk! 

The Good Life 

For Madison O’Neill, it's motherhood versus Hollywood.

When A-list actor Ring Stanford arrives in town claiming to be the father of her unborn child, Madison is shocked to learn he's telling the truth. Now this anonymous donor wants to be part of her baby's life.

Madison's world is runny noses and small-town minds. She wants no part of the celebrity circus he inhabits. Yet, she can’t deny an attraction to the man movie-goers never see...

Can two people from different worlds come together for the sake of their child, and perhaps discover the true meaning of the good life?

 

Saturday, June 8, 2019

THE GOOD LIFE - Cover Reveal

To those who've been waiting for the next book connected to Northam--we're almost there...

The cover for The Good Life is the result of yet another fun and fantastic collaboration with John Doppler over at Random Tangent Press. His expert skills produced an amazing design, both beautiful and timely. I am thrilled it will grace the cover of the book. 

In this fun, light-hearted story you'll meet new residents of Northam as well as visit with some of your favorite townspeople from previous books. 
 

For Madison O'Neill, it's motherhood versus Hollywood.



When A-list actor Ring Stanford arrives in town claiming to be the father of her unborn child, Madison O'Neill is shocked to learn he's telling the truth. Now this anonymous donor wants to be part of her baby's life.

Madison's world is runny noses and small-town minds. She wants no part of the celebrity circus he inhabits. Yet, she can't deny an attraction to the man movie-goers never see...

Can two people from different worlds come together for the sake of their child, and perhaps discover the true meaning of the good life?


Look for The Good Life...
Coming soon from Random Tangent Press!

Sunday, March 3, 2019

To Thee I Sing hits the Top 100!

 
It gives me great pleasure to announce To Thee I Sing has made it to the top 100 in Historical Fiction World War II on Amazon.

Thanks to everyone who's purchased the book! If you haven't read it, I hope you get the chance soon. It's available on  all major online retailers. Here's what readers have to say about To Thee I Sing...

"I love historical fiction so To Thee I Sing was perfect for me. There's so much to this book. In addition to the unforgettable characters, interesting story line, and compelling romance, the author brings a fresh perspective of life in the US during WW II. What I like about quality historical fiction like this is how elements of the story are relevant today. C.L. Howland captures the era very well. I pictured my relatives who lived during that era. The author creates characters I think about long after I've finished the book.
I've enjoyed all three of her books and wait eagerly for the next one." 
--CW, Amazon


 "Once again C.L. Howland delivers an amazing tale of war, ethnic strife, and familial love. Two characters each scarred by World War II come together to help POW's in their community. But there are some who resent their caring ways, and threaten their lives for choosing to help. I won't share anything more, but will say that if I could have read it in one sitting I would have." --Lisa Ladd, Amazon

And in case you have yet to experience the magic of Northam and its residents, please enjoy my first two books, My Mother Grows Wallflowers and Legacy of a Wallflower.

Happy Reading!

Friday, November 2, 2018

Happy Release Day

I am thrilled to announce the release of my third book, To Thee I Sing, from Random Tangent Press.

To Thee I Sing is available at all major online retailers (Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, Playster, Overdrive, etc.) and soon found at select local venues.

I hope readers find as much joy in the reading as I did in the writing! 


To Thee I Sing


Cerulean skies. White sand. Festive luaus.

Hawaii is heaven on earth.

Until a sleepy morning in December...

Elizabeth Wellman, a reserved academic, survives the attack on Pearl Harbor only to flee her Vermont home under a barrage of sensational press. She soon learns long sleeves can't hide all her scars.

She takes refuge as a teacher in a New Jersey suburb. Invited to a student's picnic, Elizabeth is shocked to learn Port Johnson isn't a park, but a prisoner of war camp where local families gather each week. It's with this unconventional group that she finds security, a sense of belonging--and love.

Dante Montenari, a wounded veteran, is drawn to Elizabeth despite his best efforts to keep her away from the back-alley violence of his world. He has lost women to bloodshed and may again as the couple become pawns in a territorial dispute between the Italian and Irish mobs.

War has already exacted a heavy price form these injured souls. Will they at last find peace, or perish?