Kathy Coatney http://www.kathycoatney.com contemporary romance, children's books, writing Tue, 05 Jun 2018 02:52:29 +0000 en hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 Falling in Love for the First Time http://www.kathycoatney.com/books/falling-love-first-time-2/ Thu, 18 Jan 2018 21:42:33 +0000 http://www.kathycoatney.com/?post_type=books&p=2339 She fell in love with the man of her dreams, then grief tore them apart. Maggie Murphy is passionate about three things—running, nursing, and Daniel Gregorio. Maggie and Daniel grew up next door to each other in Paradise Falls, Idaho. They fell in love and got married, then settled in their hometown to build a […]

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She fell in love with the man of her dreams, then grief tore them apart.

Maggie Murphy is passionate about three things—running, nursing, and Daniel Gregorio.

Maggie and Daniel grew up next door to each other in Paradise Falls, Idaho. They fell in love and got married, then settled in their hometown to build a life together. Maggie worked as a flight nurse, while Daniel started Adventure Docs, an emergency medical service. Life was good until Daniel’s brother returned from the military, suffering from PTSD.

Their fairytale marriage unravels when Daniel’s brother dies, and Daniel’s own PTSD symptoms intensify. No longer able to control his outbursts of anger, his only choice is to push Maggie away. But when Maggie goes hiking and doesn’t return, Daniel won’t let anything keep him from finding her.

Will Daniel and Maggie get a chance to rekindle their love or lose each other forever?

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Falling In Love With You http://www.kathycoatney.com/books/falling-love-first-time/ Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:29:04 +0000 http://www.kathycoatney.com/?post_type=books&p=2313 Three friends, two loves, three broken hearts. Best friends from childhood, Jon Sullivan, Abby O’Hara, and Noah Murphy, built a friendship that survived the test of time—through childhood, marriage and loss. Noah always loved Abby, but Abby only had eyes for Jon—except Jon never loved her. Then Jon is diagnosed with ALS, and Abby convinces […]

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Three friends, two loves, three broken hearts.

Best friends from childhood, Jon Sullivan, Abby O’Hara, and Noah Murphy, built a friendship that survived the test of time—through childhood, marriage and loss.

Noah always loved Abby, but Abby only had eyes for Jon—except Jon never loved her. Then Jon is diagnosed with ALS, and Abby convinces Jon her love is strong enough for both of them. After fifteen years of a marriage, Abby’s discovers her love for Jon was only infatuation. Noah always owned her heart.

Jon’s final request to Noah—confess to Abby that you’ve always loved her and give her the life she was meant to have. But before Noah can profess his love, disaster strikes, and Noah fears he will never get the chance to fulfill his promise to Jon.

Will Noah and Abby find everlasting love?

 

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Dad’s Girls http://www.kathycoatney.com/books/dads-girls/ Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:30:40 +0000 http://www.kathycoatney.com/?post_type=books&p=2263 Lily and her dad were very close. They spent lots of time together. Friday was her dad’s day off, and they did special things together while her mom taught school. But then a few months before her sister, Violet, was born, her dad died, and everything changed. This is the story Lily shared about her […]

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Lily and her dad were very close. They spent lots of time together. Friday was her dad’s day off, and they did special things together while her mom taught school. But then a few months before her sister, Violet, was born, her dad died, and everything changed.

This is the story Lily shared about her dad to remember all the special things about him for her and Violet.

Inside the Story

Dads-Girls-Back-no-text-high-resDad’s Girls was written for all the children who’ve lost a parent. This particular book moved me deeply as it’s a true story, and the husband, father, son, nephew and friend we lost is missed every day.

A special thanks to Lily and her mom for sharing this story of the special man they called husband and Dad.

All proceeds from the book go to Lily and her sister, Violet’s college account.

 

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Angels R’ Us http://www.kathycoatney.com/books/angels-r-us/ Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:26:56 +0000 http://www.kathycoatney.com/?post_type=books&p=2261 Saving lost souls is hard work. Just ask Olivia and Zack, two angels who’ve been assigned to bring Maggie and Ian together. Zack was Olivia’s CIA partner in life, and he’s become her nemesis in death. What Olivia doesn’t realize is that Zack has vowed to love her into eternity. I hope you enjoy the […]

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Saving lost souls is hard work. Just ask Olivia and Zack, two angels who’ve been assigned to bring Maggie and Ian together. Zack was Olivia’s CIA partner in life, and he’s become her nemesis in death. What Olivia doesn’t realize is that Zack has vowed to love her into eternity.

I hope you enjoy the story. Stay tuned for Zack and Olivia’s next assignment.

Angels R Us is the first short story in the Crooked Halo Chronicles free to anyone who subscribes to my newsletter. Current newsletter subscribers receive free copies, too.

If you like this story, please consider posting a review.

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Leave Me Breathless http://www.kathycoatney.com/books/leave-me-breathless/ Mon, 05 Sep 2016 03:32:55 +0000 http://www.kathycoatney.com/?post_type=books&p=2258 What do an inquisitive reporter, a dedicated cop, and a band of geriatric mystery sleuths have in common? The desire to see justice done! Tossed from a prestigious San Francisco newspaper, journalist C.J. Pulaski returns to her hometown of Conspiracy, California, in disgrace. She’s hit rock bottom and will do anything to find her next big […]

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What do an inquisitive reporter, a dedicated cop, and a band of geriatric mystery sleuths have in common? The desire to see justice done!

Tossed from a prestigious San Francisco newspaper, journalist C.J. Pulaski returns to her hometown of Conspiracy, California, in disgrace. She’s hit rock bottom and will do anything to find her next big story and get her career back on track. In desperation, she even joins her father’s Trench Coat Brigade, a wacky group of seniors with a penchant for solving mysteries.

After his partner was killed in the line of duty, Nate Cole left the LAPD to become police chief in Conspiracy. Small town living suits him just fine until he has to solve a thirty-five-year-old murder, keep the Trench Coat Brigade in line and deal with a spunky, outspoken reporter. Now, Nate suspects there’s been something missing from his life—C.J.

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She’s Out of His League http://www.kathycoatney.com/books/shes-out-of-his-league/ Mon, 05 Sep 2016 03:31:18 +0000 http://www.kathycoatney.com/?post_type=books&p=2257 Reunion or heartbreak––only time will tell . . . Emma Delaney has always loved Sam Parker. Her childhood friend turned baseball superstar, Sam reminds her of warm sunshine, laughter and passion. In his arms, she dreamed of white picket fences and happily-ever-afters, until the day he abandoned her for baseball, proving what she’s always known—she’s out of […]

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Reunion or heartbreak––only time will tell . . .

Emma Delaney has always loved Sam Parker. Her childhood friend turned baseball superstar, Sam reminds her of warm sunshine, laughter and passion. In his arms, she dreamed of white picket fences and happily-ever-afters, until the day he abandoned her for baseball, proving what she’s always known—she’s out of his league.

Sam lived and breathed baseball for nine years, all the while trying to relieve his guilt over his brother’s death and avoid a father he disappointed. But now his baseball career is over, and Sam returns home to face his guilt, and the woman he abandoned for the game, the woman he can never have—Emma.

Kathy Coatney has written an achingly beautiful love story of survival in the face of heartbreaking tragedy. Make room in your bookshelf. This one is a keeper. -Georgia Bockoven, Author of the bestselling Beach House series.

Kathy Coatney captures the romanticism of first love and gives it the depth that maturity has brought to her young couple after nine years apart. Down-to-earth Emma is driven to succeed but still in need of love and adventure. Superstar Sam is on a journey of rediscovery—of himself and his place in the world and of the girl he left behind. Curran’s book is touching, passionate and true.” -Susan Crosby

With picturesque prose that brings to life America’s heartland, Kathy Coatney has penned a touching romance that asks the age-old question: Can love lost ever be found again? Packed with emotion, this moving story brought tears to my eyes. -Jennifer Skully, author of She’s Gotta Be Mine.

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Falling for You. . . Again http://www.kathycoatney.com/books/falling-for-you-again/ Mon, 05 Sep 2016 03:29:50 +0000 http://www.kathycoatney.com/?post_type=books&p=2256 They vowed to love each other forever, then grief tore them apart. Clare and Ethan Burke carved out a life in Paradise Falls, Idaho. While Clare built a career as an outdoor photographer, Ethan taught eighth-grade science. They raised three children and had a happily-ever-after life until tragedy struck and their daughter was killed in […]

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They vowed to love each other forever, then grief tore them apart.

Clare and Ethan Burke carved out a life in Paradise Falls, Idaho. While Clare built a career as an outdoor photographer, Ethan taught eighth-grade science. They raised three children and had a happily-ever-after life until tragedy struck and their daughter was killed in a boating accident.

Two years later Clare and Ethan still love each other, but their grief has pushed them to the brink of divorce. Their problems become insignificant when Clare leaves for a photo shoot into the mountains and doesn’t return. With a blizzard looming, Ethan must move heaven and earth to find her.

Will they get a second chance or lose each other forever?

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Potatoes http://www.kathycoatney.com/books/potatoes/ Mon, 05 Sep 2016 03:25:27 +0000 http://www.kathycoatney.com/?post_type=books&p=2255 Farmer Terry is a spud guy. He raises two varieties of potatoes, Russet Norkotah and Red. Farmer Terry planted his first potatoes in high school with his brother, John, and continues to grow them today. Text with photographs of Farmer Terry tells the story of how potatoes are grown. News & Reviews “These books are […]

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Farmer Terry is a spud guy. He raises two varieties of potatoes, Russet Norkotah and Red. Farmer Terry planted his first potatoes in high school with his brother, John, and continues to grow them today. Text with photographs of Farmer Terry tells the story of how potatoes are grown.

News & Reviews

“These books are great for kids to learn how the food they eat gets to the table. The pictures are great. And there’s a few things adults can learn, too!”

“Have her whole series my daughter loves them. Educational with lots of great pictures. Totally recommend these!!! Check out all her books.”

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Olives http://www.kathycoatney.com/books/olives/ Mon, 05 Sep 2016 03:23:57 +0000 http://www.kathycoatney.com/?post_type=books&p=2254 Farmer Nick and Farmer Charlie are olive guys. They are neighbor farmers who raise two different varieties of olives, Sevillano and Manzanillo. Farmer Nick worked in olive orchards all through high school, and Farmer Charlie started farming after he was an adult. Text with photographs of Farmer Nick and Farmer Charlie tell the story of […]

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Farmer Nick and Farmer Charlie are olive guys. They are neighbor farmers who raise two different varieties of olives, Sevillano and Manzanillo. Farmer Nick worked in olive orchards all through high school, and Farmer Charlie started farming after he was an adult. Text with photographs of Farmer Nick and Farmer Charlie tell the story of how olives are grown.

News & Reviews

“Fun and full of information about how olives are grown and packaged. Farmer Nick and Farmer Charlie are friendly guys who raise olives and show us around their orchards. Great photos accompany the text. This series continues to introduce kids to how food is raised in an accessible, engaging way.”

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Bees http://www.kathycoatney.com/books/bees/ Mon, 05 Sep 2016 03:22:39 +0000 http://www.kathycoatney.com/?post_type=books&p=2253 Beekeeper Pat is an insect guy. He started out as a bike guy until he traded a bike for a colony of bees, and he’s been a bee guy ever since. Text with photographs of Beekeeper Pat and his amazing dancing bees tell the story of the important work bees do. News & Reviews “I […]

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Beekeeper Pat is an insect guy. He started out as a bike guy until he traded a bike for a colony of bees, and he’s been a bee guy ever since. Text with photographs of Beekeeper Pat and his amazing dancing bees tell the story of the important work bees do.

News & Reviews

“I had absolutely no idea bees could be so interesting. Actually, I thought they’d be a very boring subject until I read Kathy Coatney’s “Beekeeper Pat and the Amazing Dancing Bees.” I especially like the way Ms. Coatney has incorporated second grade vocabulary words in an easy-to-read and enjoyable writing style. The photos are great, too, giving the reader an actual view inside the world of bees. I’ll be reading this story to my 2nd grader grandson during the holidays. He’s interested in so many different things, and this book will help expand his horizons. Thanks, Ms. Coatney. I plan to purchase your other books, as well.”

“Educational with great pictures my kids have the whole series. Love to read them to my young kids. Must have!”

“The second book in the Farmer Guy/Gal series, this is all about bees and honey. Each page contains a photograph with very interesting information about beekeeping and how bees live. The close-ups of the bees are amazing, and not sure if it’s only me, but the bees look kinda yummy!”

 

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