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"Susan Aylworth writes delightfully wholesome books.

Her name is a guarantee of heart-warming romance."

~ Debbie Macomber, New York Times best-selling author

“I love being a writer! I especially enjoy creating romances set in quirky, small towns because of the sense of connectedness and community. Wholesome, sweet stories explore the tender emotions of falling in love—the feelings that sustain couples through long happily-ever-afters.” ~Susan

Latest Releases: Seasons of Destiny Series

Winter Skye

Two people with amazing talent, both poised on the edge of disaster, have so much going for them…and deep negative histories opposing. Can they make room for love to flourish?

Amber in Autumn

Two powerful people, both afraid to trust, have to decide where their priorities lie and what role love may play in their lives.

Sunny's Summer

As attraction leads to romance, the two share confidences, revealing wounds both old and new, and leaning on one another’s trust. When the bond of their trust is broken, can their budding romance be salvaged?

Paris in the Springtime

Her old high school crush has plans of his own, plans that include Paris, and his arguments are highly persuasive.

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World closed for business

How has your life changed since the world closed its doors? For Roger and me, the differences are small. He is fully retired and can afford to wait it out. I'm still working, but as a novelist, I'm accustomed to a solitary, work-from-home existence. I play with my...

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Strong gals; #womenstrong

Strong gals; #womenstrong

March 8, International Women's Day, began a week celebrating women. A local church group, anticipating the day, decided that the full 2020 year would be a good time to demonstrate women's strength. How better to do that than to show the community the power of...

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Of blossoms and bees

Of blossoms and bees

Blossoming almond orchard in Tehama County. In past blog posts, I've rhapsodized on the joy of living in an agricultural area, shared my love of the false spring we have each year, and touted the beauty of blossoms. This weekend, I took my husband for a drive in the...

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Spring already?

Flowering almond tree grove blossoms in California February can fool you, if you haven't lived long in the Sacramento Valley. Every year, we manage a couple of weeks of spring-like weather when it's still winter everywhere else. Then we typically get right back into...

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It’s Hearts and Flowers Time

How does the time go so quickly? The year has barely begun, yet it's almost Valentine's Day. Here, in the beautiful northern end of California's Central Valley, the weather is cooperating. My son, in Oklahoma, is facing five inches of new snow, while our roses are...

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November roses

November roses

One of the joys of living in the California Central Valley is the beautiful bounty that grows here. It's among the great blessings I appreciate at this time of year when Americans celebrate Thanksgiving. Traditionally, this celebration came at the end-of-harvest....

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The Pacific Flyway

The Pacific Flyway

California grows rice, about two million metric tons of it each year, and 95% of that is grown in the Sacramento Valley. Those of us who live in the valley become accustomed to the rhythms of the rice season, planting to harvest.ea We are also firmly in the Pacific...

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The Nativity

The Nativity

Christmas has passed and I am once again putting things away until next year. That activity means I get to stir up memories of each of the treasures collected over the years. That includes a growing collection of nativity scenes. Our first acquisition was a small,...

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The Perfect Gingerbread House

The Perfect Gingerbread House

Thanksgiving in our home is much like the holiday in many other American households. We have the turkey with all the trimmings and invite any of the family who live nearby. This year we had two sons with their combined families who joined us for the day. Our youngest...

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Visiting the Neighbors

Visiting the Neighbors

Here where we live in northern California, we boast the largest municipal park in the nation. Parts of it look like deep wilderness, until you hear a car horn from just a few dozen yards away. Other parts are truly wild, inhabited by bobcats, eagles, lynx, bears, and...

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