Sunday Series Spotlight: Funerals and Weddings by Bernadette Marie

Something Lost

Saying goodbye is sometimes the beginning.

Craig Turner was Coach Diaz’s star player, back in the day. He was held in high regard, until he broke the rules and dated the coach’s daughter. Young and stupid, his affection for her lasted until graduation, and then it was time to face the real world–but his love for her would never leave him.

Rachel Diaz became who her father wanted her to be, a well educated, well traveled, successful woman, but she holds a well full of secrets from the outside world. As a high school therapist, she uses her past traumas to help others overcome their own.

When the Fabulous Five arrive at Coach Diaz’s funeral, to pay their respects, a rekindling happens between them all—and between Craig and Rachel.

Is Rachel woman enough to face her demons and is Craig man enough to accept them? Or will their encounter be as brief as the affair they had a decade ago, behind her father’s back?

Follow the entire Funerals and Weddings series:
Book 1: Something Lost
Book 2: Something Discovered
Book 3: Something Found
Book 4: Something Forbidden
Book 5: Something New

Something Discovered

Sometimes coming home opens the door to discovering something new.

After Coach Diaz’s funeral, Alex Burke realized there was nothing left for him in Boston, especially after he found out his girlfriend had moved on. Moving back to Colorado, and bonding with his college friends, is what Alex needed to get his life back in order.

Catherine Anderson grew up in the shadow of Coach Diaz’s daughter. The best friend that was always overlooked, Catherine had reservations about the men who had been Coach’s Fabulous Five, especially Alex Burke who always had eyes for Rachel, and didn’t even know Catherine existed.

Coming together to mutually help Rachel through hard times, Catherine and Alex realize they’d had eyes for one another back when. Perhaps now that Alex was home, it would be a good time to explore an adult relationship. But when news out of Boston rocks his world, it just might be more than Catherine can handle.

Don’t miss any of the books in the Funerals and Weddings series:
Book 1: Something Lost
Book 2: Something Discovered
Book 3: Something Found
Book 4: Something Forbidden
Book 5: Something New

Something Found

Sometimes you find that love was never lost

Though amicable, Ray Stewart’s failed marriage weighs heavily on his mind, especially when his children are with him every other week. He was the one to have walked away, but now that his ex-wife Kelly is seeing someone new, he’s not sure he can handle that.

Kelly Stewart didn’t fight for her marriage, and now she has a second chance at starting something new. But now she’s juggling a career, kids, and an ex-husband. How is she supposed to move on with all of that on her plate?

When tragedy strikes Ray’s family, he turns to Kelly for support. What they find while spending time together is that their love was worth fighting for, and maybe it’s time to try again. But new relationships and unexpected twists of fate will have them questioning everything they thought was possible.

Don’t miss any of the books in the Funerals and Weddings series:

Book 1: Something Lost
Book 2: Something Discovered
Book 3: Something Found
Book 4: Something Forbidden
Book 5: Something New

Something Forbidden

Sometimes you have to break a promise to find true love.

As far back as he could remember, Bruce Griffin had a crush on his best friend Alex’s little sister. But when a best friend knows all the good and bad about you, sometimes the bad parts mean he forbids you from having anything to do with his sister.

Sarah Burke was brought up on the basketball courts, just like her brother was. Though he was a superstar, she was better. She could handle herself in any situation, so she wondered why her brother found it necessary to forbid her from having anything to do with Bruce Griffin, someone she’d had eyes for since she was a little girl.

When Bruce and Sarah find themselves in a questionable situation after a wedding and a few too many drinks, they will have to decide if they should leave it as a one night stand, or explore the feelings that they’ve had their entire lives–but doing so might bring an end to the friendship Bruce and Alex have. Then again, it might be worth it.

Don’t miss any of the books in the Funerals and Weddings series:

Book 1: Something Lost
Book 2: Something Discovered
Book 3: Something Found
Book 4: Something Forbidden
Book 5: Something New

Something New

Sometimes love shows up on your doorstep

Bridal consultant, Laura Torres, had driven by the enormous house in Boulder at least a thousand times wishing she could get an invitation inside. The possibilities of using the house for a wedding venue had dollar signs going off in her head. But the owner wasn’t one to make friends outside of a close knit circle he kept. But wasn’t it her luck to pick up a pair of clients that were part of that circle.

Work was Toby Maxwell’s lover, and there wasn’t time to even consider a relationship, even though all of his friends had paired off, gotten married, and had kids. But he was content to wander the halls of his enormous home alone.

When Laura convinces her clients to have their wedding at Toby’s house, she knows she can make him a proposition that will net her a windfall. What she doesn’t expect is to fall for the lonely millionaire who thinks she’s only out for his fortune.

Don’t miss any of the books in the Funerals and Weddings series:

Book 1: Something Lost
Book 2: Something Discovered
Book 3: Something Found
Book 4: Something Forbidden
Book 5: Something New

Meet Bernadette Marie...

Bestselling Author Bernadette Marie is known for building families readers want to be part of. Her series The Keller Family has graced bestseller charts since its release in 2011. Since then she has authored and published over fifty books. The married mother of five sons promises romances with a Happily Ever After always…and says she can write it because she lives it.

 

Obsessed with the art of writing and the business of publishing, chronic entrepreneur Bernadette Marie established her own publishing house, 5 Prince Publishing, in 2011 to bring her own work to market as well as offer an opportunity for fresh voices in fiction to find a home as well.

 

When not immersed in the writing/publishing world, Bernadette Marie can be found spending time with her family, traveling (mostly to Disney parks), and running multiple businesses. An avid martial artist, Bernadette Marie is a second degree black belt in Tang Soo Do, and loves Tai Chi. She is a retired hockey mom, a lover of a good stout craft beer, and might have an unhealthy addiction to chocolate.