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 with abandon?
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 Farr.

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?
Love Letters
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
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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.
Her Nerdy Cowboy
E-book Price: $1.00 (Amazon) and White Rose) or print copy: $9.99 (White Rose)
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?
Annette's Books
Finding Love in Friday Harbor, Washington
Dollar Downloads like Her Nerdy Cowboy are short inspirational romance stories available from Amazon ($0.99) and White Rose Press ($1.00)
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Finding Love on Bainbridge Island, Washington
Book One
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 romancing Mikaela?
Book Two
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
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"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 Amazon review
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"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
Finding Love on Whidbey Island, Washington
Book Three
Could what drove them apart be what draws them back together?

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