Crafting characters you'll never forget.
Anita Renaghan is the author of Literary Fiction and Sweet Romance novels as well as the Avalon Hall medieval fantasy YA trilogy.
A grief-stricken mom. Two lost souls. A chance for all three to heal.
New York City. Liz Campbell is drowning in sorrow. Unable to find closure following the death of her son and pressured to start “living again” by her mother, the heartsick woman gets into her car and drives as far as it will take her. But when she runs out of gas while penniless in a tiny Illinois town, her only choice is to accept the kindness of two strangers.
Finding a job at the general store, Liz befriends the men who aided her – a haunted bachelor who won’t keep time and a former soldier drunk on booze and survivor’s guilt. And though she discovers their company soothes the ache in her soul, learning they also suffer from debilitating loss leaves her desiring to help them in return.
As Liz constructs a life worth living, can she bring peace to those who bear their own burdens?
With grace and empathy, Anita Renaghan weaves a tender story of three people lost in inexorable darkness climbing back to the light together. In a novel of unimaginable emotional pain and inspirational inner strength, she reminds us all of the need for true sympathy and the power of the human will.
Silent Hearts is a moving contemporary women’s literature book. If you like rebuilding after adversity, personal growth, and sweet romance, then you’ll love Anita Renaghan’s touching tale.
Ruby Island was a semifinalist for the "Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author Project" in 2020.
Ruby Island is out now on Amazon ebook and in other paperback stores! It's a sweet romance, the first for me, and it was very fun to write. For more information, here is a blurb about the book:
Amy Reynolds has been harboring a secret crush on Matt Cole for two years. Today, they will crash land on an island in the Bermuda Triangle and fall in love and raise a family together, but neither will remember any of it.
While traveling together for a photo shoot and interview with international movie star, Bill Ruby, Amy and Matt end up flying through a flash of white light. Three boys instantly appear in the backseat of the aircraft: three boys who claim to be their children.
Amy stays on Ruby Island to get acquainted to the boys, and in the process ends up rekindling her old flame with Bill Ruby, while Matt runs back to his fiancé in New York City. Neither can remember where these three boys came from. Through arguments, DNA tests, and the developed photo images of their time on the island, their forgotten thirteen years unfold, proving they were a happy family, and leaving Amy wondering if they ever will be again.