by Gina Barlean
He's just an old man with a green scarf, but she is a finely aged wine who awakens the young man in his heart. The cobblestone streets of a small French village sets the stage for romance. Adventure calls at any age, in surprising ways.
July 27, 2017
June 6, 2017
June 11, 2017
Small rural towns and Midwestern perspectives are something Barlean knows well. It takes a curious mind and good imagination to stay entertained in a one-stop-light town. However, don't be fooled. Interesting things can happen anywhere, especially in Barlean's books. Be assured, all is good in the simple lives of Barlean and her family...but in her books? Not so much. Conflict is alive and well in the novels Barlean writes.
Barlean has been a professional photographer, managed her small town's Opera House, and worked with entrepreneurs as the director of her town's Chamber of Commerce.
Barlean has gone to culinary school, where she discovered opening a restaurant was not her life dream, after all, but continues to enjoy cooking and entertaining her family and friends. Her husband tolerates all of her changing moods and adventures like the good soul he is. Barlean's children are grown and very busy with their own lives--Mamma is very proud.
In 1972, they were stars in their hometowns. Then they were drafted to play minor league baseball, thinking it would be an easy ride to the big time. Little did they know they’d be vying for a spot with every other talented kid who aspired to play professional baseball. Young, inexperienced, immature, far away from… [Read More]
Life, love, and a few dead bodies. Just another day in LA. One year ago, Alan and Stacey Navarro underwent a painful separation, leaving their daughter, Ruby, to live with her mom and an over-caffeinated Shih Tzu named Ed Wood. People split up all the time, and most kids might get over it, providing they… [Read More]
Cozy mystery writer Margaret Manning thinks her husband may be mimicking the behavior of some of the shadier characters in her books, even though he claims to have never read any of them. When several pieces of her jewelry go missing, she wonders if he’s responsible for it or if she’s losing her mind. When… [Read More]
There is a distant city that is about to meet its doom, but it takes a while for the doom to take full effect. Fatal things have happened, but it is not enough. That is why a pair of messengers came to the city. Their names are Black Cat and her associate, and their job… [Read More]
Once, there was a teenage girl who lives in New York City with her abusive mother. Her mother is very mean to her and makes her complete errands every morning for a particular reason. One day, her mother gave her an errand to complete and sent her outside. While she was outside, the girl meets… [Read More]