Inspired by the true stories of women who served in France during World War I, Sadie is a sweet romance filled with courage, hope, and lasting love.

 She yearns for far-flung adventures.

He longs for the home he’s found in her heart.

Will a world at war tear them apart, or draw them closer together?

For most of her life, Doctor Sadie Thorsen has imagined seeing the world on grand adventures. When America joins the war raging across the world in 1917, it seems her dreams are about to come true. She travels overseas as a contracted physician, eager to do her part, and hoping to encounter the man she loves. Endless streams of wounded push her to the limits of endurance, then she receives word Harley John Hobbs, the man who owns her heart, is missing in action. Unable to bear the thought of life without him in it, she refuses to let go of her hope that he’s alive.

The day Sadie Thorsen shoved Harley John Hobbs down on the playground was the day she marched off with his heart. He spent years doing everything in his power to become successful, determined to have more than himself to offer Sadie if she ever returns to their eastern Oregon town. Conscripted to join American Expeditionary Forces, Harley John answers the call and heads to France. Wounded and alone, he clings to the promise of seeing Sadie one last time.

Can deep, abiding love withstand the tragedies and trials of a world at war?


Praise for Sadie

“A truly amazing story! It’s a great start to this new series. Sadie, is a beautifully written heartfelt & emotional book that will pull at your heart-strings. Wonderful characters & storyline. I loved it from the very first page.”

Amazon Reviewer

“A heartbreaking and heartwarming tale.”

BookBub Reviewer


“A very well researched story that entails World War 1. A determined young woman and the honorable gentleman who she loves. It is a romance, a history lesson and a return to old friends in previous tales of Pendleton. Couldn’t put it down.”

Goodreads Reviewer


“I’m not gonna kiss you.” Harley John Hobbs smiled down at the girl he loved, drinking in every detail of her face. Thick eyelashes fluttered like butterfly wings above her smooth, pink cheeks. A short nose tipped slightly upward on the end while her full lips formed a sultry though unpracticed pout resting in their natural state. A state that drove him to distraction every time his gaze fixated on them, leaving his mouth so dry he could hardly swallow.

If that wasn’t trying enough to a young man doing his best to behave like a gentleman, sunlight glistened across her glossy brown hair, creating tempting crimson highlights as bright and deep as a robin’s breast in spring. Tenderly, he brushed a wayward tendril behind her ear then cupped her stubborn chin, adorned with the slightest cleft right in the center. “I’m not gonna kiss you the way I want to, Sadie. Not today. I won’t kiss you like that until I can kiss you forever.”

Sadie Thorsen grinned in the saucy manner he adored. “And just how do you think you’re going to kiss me, Mr. Hobbs? Hmm?” Her head tilted to the right, drawing his attention from her desirable mouth to her long, slender neck. He wondered what she’d do if he pressed a kiss to the silky skin glowing golden in the waning summer light.

“I don’t recall giving your lips permission to waltz with mine,” she said in a warning tone undermined by her wide smile and the mirth shimmering in her magnificent molasses-hued eyes. Those eyes had practically been begging for a kiss for the past quarter hour, and he desperately wanted to oblige her, but he felt compelled to show a modicum of restraint.

He chuckled and drew Sadie closer to him. “Here I thought I had a standing invitation to kiss you anytime the notion settled over me.”

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