Contemporary

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Susan Lohrer brings readers a poignantly humorous story about family, love, and the questionable perks of aging.

Her carefully ordered world is turning upside down…

Linda is the one who holds her family together. She’s an absolute rock—at least, she was until her daughter announced her pregnancy (wait, isn’t 40 way too young to become a grandmother?) and delivered the news that the baby has Down syndrome.

Now she finds herself standing in the middle of a bookstore, floundering to regain her equilibrium as her carefully ordered world tumbles willy-nilly around her. Instead of making a relatively simple decision about which book to buy, she’s spent an hour waffling between two titles and trying (and failing) to come to grips with this new reality she hasn’t had nearly enough chance to prepare for. It’s not that she hasn’t already fallen head over heels in love with baby Chloe, but this is something she’s not equipped to handle—she can’t even choose a self-help book on the subject, for goodness’ sake.

Her friends and the medical professionals blithely insist she’ll forget all about special needs the moment she sees her grandchild for the first time. Even the too-good-to-be-true, optimistic fellow customer she encounters in the aisle of the bookstore seems to think she’s worried over nothing.

This handsome stranger is obviously compassionate and knows a lot about Downs, but Linda is in no way interested in striking up a conversation with him, let alone a friendship, no matter how intriguing he is… until he performs a random act of kindness she can’t ignore.


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"Lohrer draws a beautiful love triangle
with three dimensional characters
and an interesting supporting cast....
A book worth reading a second time!"
—Shaunna Gonzales, InD'tale Magazine on Rocky Road

"Susan Lohrer is a bright new talent who is going places."
London Times best-selling author Katie Fforde

"Susan is so funny, she had me howling."
—best-selling author MaryLu Tyndall

Over the Edge, a romantic comedy from 5 Prince Publishing.

"Over the Edge is a touching, action packed romantic comedy... Secrets from Kat's past have the potential to mend or totally destroy her relationships... The fast moving pace is guaranteed to hold your interest throughout the entire book."—Rusty Allen


To mend her broken family, a high school principal with a heart full of secrets has to risk destroying the relationships that are most precious to her.

When her childhood home is put up for sale, she knows that returning home and taking a lateral promotion so she can buy the house back is the one sure way to provide stability for her disaster of a sister.

If only she can do right by her sister, maybe that will make up for at least some of her bad decisions and the secrets she’s kept locked up for all these years.

But before she can close the sale, another buyer swoops in—and who do you think is hired to renovate the house for that buyer? Her ex, who’s at the heart of her deepest, best-kept secret, right alongside her sister.


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All Romance



Rocky Road, a romantic comedy from 5 Prince Publishing.


Cover for Rocky Road

Nancy Anne “Ancy” Robertson has her heart set on her dream promotion—and the chance it will give her to finally live her life on her terms and help the kids who need help the most. But she could lose her job altogether if her career-annihilating secret comes out: her fiancĂ© is also her physical therapy patient. She needs to get him off her patient list, but he sets off a series of one credulity-challenging disaster after the next, and she’s the only one on staff who’s qualified to treat his injuries. Maybe some people would walk away, but he volunteers building houses for people who can’t afford them, and that fact melts Ancy’s heart. Some days, though, he’s seriously challenging her ability to see her world through rose-colored glasses. 

And her flamboyant wedding planner can’t follow instructions at all. Ancy’s simple, elegant ceremony might turn out to be the most expensive wedding known to mankind. 

But when another qualified PT joins the staff, her world is set to turn rosy again. 

Except the new PT is Steve, her ex-fiancĂ©. And he’s shooting for her promotion. 

Working side by side with him, Ancy discovers she isn’t nearly as over Steve as she thought she was. 

On top of dealing with her job troubles, the absurdities of her love life, and not one but three interfering mothers, each with an alarming secret of her own, Ancy’s efforts to keep from literally losing her autistic brother—who’s her inspiration but has a penchant for wandering off at the most inconvenient moments—grow to comedic proportions. 

With her career prospects plummeting alongside her hilariously doomed love life, Ancy starts to wonder whether the rings in her life are more trouble than they’re worth. After all, she’s facing a few too many: the fake kind, the stolen kind, the sticky wax kind that belongs under a toilet… and maybe, just maybe, the kind meant to make a girl say I do.

Buy it in print:
In Creston, BC: visit Black Bear Books, Bahamas General Store, or Creston Card & Stationery.
Amazon
5 Prince Publishing's online store
BAM!
Book Depository US
Book Depository UK

Buy the e-book:
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
iTunes
Kobo
Smashwords


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