Annette M. Irby
Anchored in the King's Affections
Jordan Ambrose is looking for passion. From her husband. And,
as Randy Ambrose will tell you-she's great at pushing his buttons.
The problem? He's hiding out from intense emotions, like passion.
So their love life is lackluster. Well, except for those letters.
Jordan discovered a box of love letters in her husband's home
office closet. Why doesn't he act like the "R" from the letters, so
clearly written to "J"? If she can drag him away from his writing
desk, they can talk about it. But will Randy stop hiding and love
Wyatt Hansen has no fears about commitment, but only three years have
passed since his beloved wife died, and he can't bring himself to break
their annual dinner date-that is until he meets restaurant owner, Lara
Lara doesn't have time for romance; she has a business to run. At least
that's what she tells herself so she doesn't have to admit that
commitment scares her. But Lara's business is failing, and it just may
take a miracle-or marketing analyst, Wyatt Hansen-to save it.
Can Wyatt rescue Lara's restaurant, help her overcome her fears, and
prove he is good husband material?
"Readers who want more than fluff will relate to Jordan and Randy Ambrose as they struggle to
break the chains of silence imposed by years of fear and find the joy God intended when He
created marriage between man and woman." ~ Colleen L. Reece, Author/Teacher/
Speaker, 140 "Books You Can Trust," 5 million copies sold
"First class romance! As a lover of romance, nothing is more romantic to me than a love story
between two people married to each other. And in her tender and touching novella Love
Letters, Annette Irby fans the embers of Randy and Jordan Ambrose's lukewarm marriage into
a flame that's sure to keep the home fires burning for a long time to come. With easy prose,
natural dialogue and a plot certain to resonate with romance lovers married or not, Love
Letters is a poignant glimpse into a marriage rekindled and hearts restored. A beautiful story!"
~ Julie Lessman, best-selling author of the Daughters of Boston Series
"Oh, what a fun read! When it comes to gentle romance, Annette Irby knows how to flutter the
pulse and inspire the soul. I give Husband Material five heart-tugging sighs."
~ Julie Lessman, bestselling author of The Winds of Change Series
Copyright 2011 - 2019 Annette M. Irby
What others are saying:
Love Letters is a novella, and is available in print or e-book format.
Note: Dollar Downloads (like Husband Material) are short inspirational romance stories.
Whoever heard of a bookish cowboy? When Logan
McDaniel's brother-in-law dies, he steps in to help his
beloved sister run her ranch. But what does a city boy know
of herding cattle?
Claire Langley loved her cousin. After he dies, she agrees to
serve as a temporary nanny for two heartbroken children.
Claire and Logan find they share a love of books, and Claire
can't resist the nerdy uncle who is great with children, and
who reads to her of pirate romance. Claire's ailing mother
needs her in Seattle. Can she break away? And if she does,
can there ever be a future for Logan and her?
Dollar Downloads like Her Nerdy Cowboy are short inspirational romance stories available from Amazon ($0.99) and
White Rose Press ($1.00)
What others are saying:
Neither of them is ready for a relationship, but love may not
give them an out.
Jenna-Shea Brown considers herself a broken therapist. Years
ago, she witnessed something that caused PTSD. She can’t let
her boss or her patients know about her battle. Who would want
to trust her to help them, when she can’t help herself? She’s
finally able to find a fresh start in her family’s beach cabin, but
the renovations aren’t complete. Her parents have hired her
ex-boyfriend to finalize them, but his negligence led to her
being in the wrong place at the wrong time all those years ago.
Liam Barrett is trying to prove he’s nothing like his deadbeat
dad. He’s working hard, yet still failing. Adrenaline and
adventure offer him a diversion, but maybe he can’t escape his
genes. He’d like to make things right with Shea, but he’s unsure
if she’ll forgive him. Meanwhile, he’s challenged to forgive his
father. He’s also worried about Shea and all these episodes she
won’t explain. Now that they’re back in close proximity, he’s
falling for her again. But can anything heal the past?
Will keeping his promise lead to another broken heart—or
help them find love again?
Professor Mikaela Rhoades has a plan: she’ll encourage her
students’ marine biology research through an exclusive
program while helping an old family friend’s whale touring
business stay afloat. The challenge is the tour captain is her
first love and ex-fiancé. Mikaela longs to help his family in
the wake of his father’s death, but she’s keeping secrets.
She’ll have to face her past and overcome her concerns
about the future to make it through the summer.
Captain Hunter Cahill has taken over the family touring
business after his father’s death. Unfortunately, he’s
drowning in grief and debts. He’s hoping the incoming
stodgy professor will help resurrect the failing business, but
he’s not prepared when that person turns out to be Mikaela,
his former fiancée. Years ago, he promised his father to
pursue her if she ever returned to the island single. The
more time they spend together, the easier it is to keep that
promise, though she still plans to leave at the end of the
season. How much will it cost him to spend the summer
What readers are saying:
"The word 'nerdy' in the title caught me, plus the price was right, so I couldn't help myself. I
was glad I got this book! This book was short, great for a relaxing read at the end of a hard
day." ~ 5-star Amazon review
What readers are saying:
"If you’re looking for an emotionally satisfying, Hallmark movie type of romantic escape you’ll
find it Finding Love in Friday, Washington. 4.5 Stars For a Second-Chance Romance!" ~ 5-star
What readers are saying:
"Love, love, love this story and the characters!!! I cheered for them and cried for them. Great story!"
~ early reader
"Through all that happens in the story, I enjoyed reading all the interaction between Aunt Matilda
and everyone else. This woman is definitely a unique character. I loved how she felt comfortable in
her own skin, no matter what kind of wacky antics she was involved in. Maybe we all need an Aunt
Matilda in our lives." ~ 5-star Goodreads review
Could what drove them apart be what draws them back
Liberty Winfield lives with loss every day. She’d rather leave her
history behind her, but when faced with moving back to her
hometown, the past becomes unavoidable. She takes a job at the
florist shop owned by her ex-boyfriend’s family from a decade
ago. Now he’s unavoidable.
Clay Garrison knows the pain of ruing his mistakes. Most of his
regrets center around Liberty. If he could undo his poor choices,
he would. Liberty is back. He has one more chance to make
things right. She doesn’t believe anyone could love her
unconditionally, so he sets out to prove her wrong. He must also
try to right the biggest wrong of their past, knowing that in doing
so, he could lose her forever.
Will addressing the past together help them find love?
Washington Island Romance Series
STAND-ALONE SHORT STORIES AND A NOVELLA
FULL-LENGTH NOVEL SERIES