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A Publishers Weekly’s starred review

“This cozy series debut from West (The Borderline Chronicles series) invites readers to the charming small town of Timber Falls, Ore. When Daniel Durand returns to his hometown to complete his medical residency at the local hospital, he’s immediately smitten by midwife Winifred Baker. After his unflattering first impression, Winnie rebuffs Daniel’s advances; she’s still raw from the breakup of her long-term relationship with her high school sweetheart, Ethan, and self-conscious about dating a younger man. But they soon bond over their shared love of graphic novels, and after Winnie realizes she may have misjudged Daniel, she asks him to accompany her to a wedding Ethan is also attending. As their feelings deepen, Daniel’s determined to prove his intentions are sincere to Winnie, her mother, and the entirety of Timber Falls if necessary. The low stakes are comforting rather than boring, giving this joyful romance the perfect slice-of-life feel. The endearing cast, sweet love story, and fully realized setting will be more than enough to keep the pages turning. This is small-town romance done right.”

It was love at first brush-off…

Dr. Daniel Durand wanted Winnie Baker the minute he laid eyes on her. Never mind that she’s his attending physician’s daughter, can’t stand him, and she’s a few years older than him. Giving up would’ve been the smart thing to do when the hot blonde midwife gave him the cold shoulder at the elevators his first week of residency at Santiam, but he never did give up easy. After bonding over early-morning Mexican food, can he convince her that he’s just the arm candy she needs for that wedding…and get her to consider one of their own? 

Winnie Baker isn’t taking her cousin to another wedding. Her mentor’s big day is far too important to miss. And she’s not going by herself, not with her ex-boyfriend promising to be in attendance and blowing up her phone with texts on a weekly basis, asking for another chance. But the pickings are a bit slim in Timber Falls, a sleepy Oregon town in the foothills of the Cascades. She moved here to focus on building her midwifery practice, not get involved with cute millennial boys with trendy shoes and long eyelashes. And yet, even this small rural hospital is feeling a bit crowded, with her mother and her group of doctors-in-training constantly underfoot…especially since she was supposed to be one of those doctors. 

Will an easy-going guy like Daniel still be interested when she spills her secret? 

Could Be Something Good is the first book in the Timber Falls romantic comedy series. It contains mild cursing, a make-out scene involving melted butter and stolen moments in medical supply closets, but no open door sex scenes. If you like ridiculous bets, meddling relatives, and reverse dates, grab this book now.


He just wanted to kiss her. Now he’s locked in the tool trailer with his brother’s best friend…

After ignoring his feelings for Ainsley for years, emergency room doctor Kyle Durand finally decides it’s time to act. But the same day he makes his move, he finds out she may already be engaged. Engaged? How’s he supposed to get close enough to find out without making a fool of himself? Not a simple task for any man, autistic or otherwise…

First-grade teacher Ainsley Buchanan’s been pouring herself into Timber Falls for years on committee after committee, and this school year looks to be no different. But when the town’s most eligible bachelor signs up to her Habitat for Humanity build not knowing one end of a hammer from the other, she can’t help but be suspicious about why he’s really there…

Ainsley wants to believe that Kyle’s focused attention on her means he wants something more. But she believed that before, with another man, and found out she was wrong in the harshest, most public way possible. 

Can she believe that this is anything other than a mistake? 

Must be a Mistake is the second book in the Timber Falls romantic comedy series, set in small-town Oregon. This book contains scenes of bullying against religious minorities and sensual ice cream licking (not related), but no open-door sex scenes. Fans of Hart of Dixie love the Timber Falls series! If you like kid-prompted shenanigans, communities that come together to help each other, and over-the-top proposals, pick up this book now! 

Actual cover coming soon!


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