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Welcome to Mockingbird Bridge

 Originally released as the Heart of Colton series – re-releasing Spring 2024

Traveling across the quaint, two-lane Mockingbird Bridge, visitors step back in time in the charming town of Colton, Mississippi. Despite its idyllic exterior, even Colton grapples with change, and it’s time for Black and White residents to come together and work towards a brighter future for Colton.
As Colton’s younger generation returns home, childhood friendships blossom into romances, former foes find common ground, and a reformed bully makes amends. Can they breathe new life into Colton and bring hope for the town's future?
In the South, family trees are as tangled as the kudzu vines that threaten to strangle them and family dynamics can get complicated. But in Colton, no matter how big or small the issue, the community comes together to support one another. People look for the good in others and believe love will guide them through any challenges they face.
Cross Mockingbird Bridge and discover a world of small-town charm with diverse characters in heartwarming contemporary romances filled with history, hope, and happy ever after’s.


The Way Forward

by Eliana West


Dax Ellis is returning to Colton, Mississippi a changed man. He’s traveled the world, earned a fortune, and surrounded himself with good friends. The home he couldn’t wait to leave is calling him. He longs to put down roots, but the small town he once knew is declining. He wants to help if only he can convince everyone he’s not the same petulant bully he used to be. — in particular, the one person who has every reason not to trust him.


Callie Colton cherished the summers with her grandparents, in spite of the boy who called her names and tormented her at every chance. Now, Colton is her home she loves living a quiet life as a small town librarian. When Dax shows up, she starts receiving anonymous threats and Callie realizes he still has the power to hurt her. This time she’s not the same scared little girl she used to be. It’s time for Callie to face her fears—including her foolish attraction to him.


Dax had no idea the little girl he’d bullied is in Colton. Once he sees the beautiful woman she's grown into, he can’t stop dreaming about the gray eyes he once tormented. When danger arrives at Callie’s doorstep he will have to face his past in order for them to find a way forward.


The Way Home

by Eliana West


A letter from the past will transform their future…


Taylor Colton always loved the crumbling plantation house passed down through his family for generations. Now he’s bringing his popular renovation reality show to the small town of Colton, Mississippi, so he can bring the plantation house known as Halcyon back to life for the cameras.


After an ugly breakup, Josephine Martin needs a new start to heal her broken heart in peace. A hidden letter reveals a family secret that leads her to Colton to protect her family’s history and honor a promise made before the Civil War…and to a house she didn’t know was hers.

Suddenly, Josephine must decide if she’s ready for the challenge of restoring a run-down mansion and its history, and Taylor’s facing a challenge he can’t charm away. Together, they must untangle a tragic history, a rocky relationship, and risk everything they love. Can they overcome the past to find their way home?


The Way Beyond

by Eliana West


When she finds out his secret, will he lose her for good?

Jacob Winters has a secret: he’s come to Colton undercover as an FBI handler. He didn’t plan to stay, but the small town has charmed him with a sense of community he hasn’t felt in a long time. And his attraction to the beautiful Mae Colton complicates things even more. Jacob doesn’t do relationships—he won’t risk making memories he might regret.

Mae Colton loves her little town of Colton, Mississippi, and doesn’t want to leave. In fact, instead of moving on to bigger things—namely a political career in D.C.—like she’d planned, she wants to run for a second term as mayor of Colton. But not everyone in town supports this choice, including the commitment-phobic Jacob Winters.

Mae is ready to make their secret relationship official and go public, but that would break Jacob’s one rule. When a threat against Mae’s life forces him to admit the truth of his feelings, he has to race to save the woman he loves before it’s too late.


A Hidden Heart

by Eliana West


Rhett Colton has spent the last two years working deep undercover for the FBI. He’s forsaken his friends and family to keep his community safe, but now that his mission is over, he’s haunted by what he’s done and is having a hard time returning to his previous life. Only two things are keeping him from becoming totally lost—his dog, Rebel, and the beautiful new town veterinarian. 


Jasmine Owens is ready to start over in the charming town of Colton, Mississippi, by opening her own veterinary practice. Jasmine knows what it’s like to constantly have her abilities questioned, but she’s strong enough to persevere. When she agrees to board Rhett’s dog while he’s away in D.C., they begin talking every night over the phone and she realizes Rhett isn’t the man she thought he was. He’s so much more and sparks quickly fly on both ends.


But when new threats surface, Jasmine and everyone in Colton’s safety are threatened. Rhett will need to make a decision. He’s always sacrificed everything for his job, but is he willing to risk their relationship too?

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