The Lavender Vale Farm Series
Merciful Love - Book One
Formerly titled Love's Mercy. Newly revised and updated. Available on all distributors.
Faye Andrews wants to keep the shameful truth about her real father a secret.
Chase Michaels wants to make his guardian's last days as peaceful as possible and vows to protect him at all costs.
Faye’s life is heading down the road to nowhere when her mother shows up with a request Faye wants to refuse, but can’t. Her bio-dad is dying and she needs to head south to Thistle, Texas, and help set his affairs in order. Except, bio-dad doesn’t want her help, he wants reconciliation. He wants her love.
Chase’s life is spiraling out of control. His guardian, Heath, the only person left who cares about him, is dying. Vowing to protect him, Chase is wary when the legitimate heir arrives and worries that she’ll make Heath’s last days miserable and ruin all the hard work Chase has done to the farm.
A man on his deathbed. An estranged daughter. A young man who belongs to no one. And the mercy they find in a loving God who brings them all together.
What Readers Are Saying...
I admire how Jackie Castle let her experiences shine through this story and was willing to share it with her readers. I highly recommend this book. Amazon reader 5-stars
There is a depth of emotion that was utterly breathtaking in it's scope. Goodreads review - 5 stars
[This story] was handled with love, understanding and dignity. I feel that the authors personal experience has shown through clearly and makes it even more touching. Goodreads reviewer - 4 stars
Graceful Harmony - Book Two
Formerly titled Love's Harmony. Updated version coming soon!
Melanie Brown's life was sinking into a miry pit.
She hated her job, had an apartment she couldn't afford, and her pride was tumbling. After being dismissed from her teaching job, as a music instructor, Melanie's mother, Lilly Brown showed up with her flying eagle RV, ready to take her to a 'safe place' on her sister Faye's lavender farm. There, in the quiet town of Thistle, Texas, she could recoup her losses. Melanie had thought her life couldn't get any worse. She was wrong.
Wild Billy Higgins loved taking risks. He'd rode bucking broncos and ran into burning buildings, but none of that prepared him for the bristly, sharp-tongued woman that had come to stay at his best friend's farm. He could have believed that Faye's beautiful sister was an angel sent from heaven if her horns weren't tilting her halo.
He'd never backed away from a challenge, then again, he'd never been up against the likes of Melanie Brown before. They say opposites attract. Billy just wasn't sure if they could ever get along and live in harmony.
What Readers Are Saying:
I love returning to Sweet Grove, Texas. This is a sweet and clean romance with natural dialog, wit and heart. I highly recommend this book to anyone missing Sweet Grove or just looking for a great story. Amazon Reader- 5 stars
I really enjoyed this sweet and clean love story. The characters were fun, real, and charming. I look forward to reading more by this author in the future. Amazon Reader -5 stars
Blessed Gifts - Book Three
Ben wasn't sure if he was father material. Then in a stopped heartbeat, he became a single parent.
Benjamin Brown wasn't proud of his mistakes, but he did intend to try to step up and do what was right, even if the baby's mother wanted nothing to do with him. When the delivery goes bad, Ben is left holding his son with no idea of how to take care of a baby's basic needs.
Lively Lilly has a plan.
Ben's mother, Lilly, takes him to his sister's farm in Thistle Texas. There is nothing for miles around except fields of lavender, gardens of produce, and an ornery old goose.
However, his sisters Faye and Melanie promised to help Ben get back on his feet. Unfortunately, he fears that he's slowly sinking in the mud.
Olivia Canales wants out.
She has outgrown her family home and nagging/interfering mother. She wants her own place, but jobs in town are few and far between. Besides, she loves working on her best friend's Lavender Farm and Faye has promised her full-time work once they get everything going and open up to visitors.
When Faye's brother shows up with a baby he has no idea how to take care of, Olivia's heart goes out to his dilemma. The deceased mother's parents show up and give Ben an out his problem: They will raise the baby, but only if he gives up all his rights.
Ben doesn't want to lose his son but desperately needs help so he can finish his last semester of college.
Olivia agrees, only to end up going in deeper than she ever anticipated.