Joelle Parker graduated from the prestigious Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandizing, FIDM, in Los Angeles, but after designing her fill of sportswear, she?s inspired to apply her artistic skills and create a wonderfully romantic honeymoon hotel from her family?s majestic Victorian home in Mirasol, California. Her Aunt Dinah becomes her partner, but gives her only six months to make a success of the imaginative enterprise.
Joelle Parker graduated from the prestigious Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandizing, FIDM, in Los Angeles, but after designing her fill of sportswear, she’s inspired to apply her artistic skills and create a wonderfully romantic honeymoon hotel from her family’s majestic Victorian home in Mirasol, California. Her Aunt Dinah becomes her partner, but gives her only six months to make a success of the imaginative enterprise.
Rick Keene is a citrus rancher whose family has also lived in Mirasol for several generations. He’s a handsome young man who prefers riding a horse to driving a tractor, and he’s delighted to find Joelle’s fancy hotel so close to home. He describes his fiancée as a successful Santa Barbara attorney who can’t spare the time to plan their wedding herself.
Joelle finds it increasingly difficult to imagine Rick will be happy with a woman who refuses to be bothered with the details of her own wedding. Dinah cautions her niece not to fall in love with every good looking man who comes through the front door. Joelle, however, believes keeping Rick from making a disastrous marriage should be one of the primary services of the Honeymoon Hotel.
Always a passionate lover of books, this New York Times bestselling author first answered a call to write in 1980 and swiftly embarked on her own mythic journey. Her first book, LOVE’S ELUSIVE FLAME, was a Zebra historical in 1983. Her 33rd book, a contemporary, DEFY THE WORLD TOMATOES was a November 2010 release from Samhain. Her 34th, WHERE DREAMS BEGIN, debuted at #1 on Samhain’s Romantic Suspense bestsellers list in June, 2011. With more than seven million copies in print of her historical, contemporary and futuristic books written under her own name as well as her pseudonym, Cinnamon Burke, she is as enthusiastic as ever about writing.
A native Californian, Phoebe attended the University of Arizona and California State University at Los Angeles where she earned a BA in Art History and an MA in Education. Her books have won Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Awards and a nomination for Storyteller of the Year. Her futuristic, STARFIRE, won a RomCom award as best Futuristic Romance of the year. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Novelists Inc., PEN, AWritersWork.com and Backlistebooks.com.
She is the proud mother of two grown sons and one adorable grandson, who loves to have her read to him.