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Author Tonya Penrose

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About the Author


As an author, Tonya’s moved by the effect humor and narratives have on readers. That observation illuminates why her stories often convey messages inviting personal exploration. She is enthusiastic about crafting stories with beguiling characters, adding dashes of snappy humor, and engaging dialogue that leaves her fingerprint on each page.

When Tonya relocated to the mountains, she found fresh writing ideas waiting. From her favorite porch chair gazing at a tranquil lake, the nudge to scribe her first novel came calling. From her beach chair, the idea for a cozy series, Shell Isle Mysteries presented. Tonya confesses new respect for a chair’s ability to motivate writers. She chases her writing joy from the mountains to the seashore.

Her fiction and non-fiction stories are published in numerous anthologies, e-magazines, local press, and literary magazines. She’s a member of Poets and Writers. Tonya Penrose is her fiction genre pen name.

She’s excited to introduce Charm, the first book in her newest series. The Shell Isle Mystery Series offers two novels: Baubles to Die For and Red, White, and Boom. The characters of Page and Betsy keep chattering to Tonya, so expect future stories in this collection. Other books: Old Mountain Cassie: The Three Lessons and A Secret Gift.

If you enjoy Tonya Penrose’s novels, tell others. Book reviews are cherished.

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Twitter: @TonyaWrites

Welcome to Charm

A Charmed Life

Author: Tonya Penrose

Paperback ISBN: 9781956788891

eBook ISBN:  9781956788907

Genre: Romance

Release Date 05/02/2022





A few unexplainable facts have left botanist ABBY DRAKE dazed and confused: why she can’t account for three lost hours, why a road detour she was traveling changed into a closed loop around a mountain town called Charm, why she can’t find the place on her map and a route home, and way too handsome, MAYOR NASH WALKER has appeared offering an introduction to Charm’s uncommon ways.

Nash’s words hold Abby captive on a park bench. She’s stuck in Charm. Needing to discover why and agreeing to complete a series of lessons taught by sage, GITA GREENLEAF helps chart Abby’s course. Humorous encounters follow Abby. She tries to adapt to living in an enchanted village, where money isn’t needed, but acceptance of the impossible is required. Over the next couple of weeks, Abby comes to recognize the unique beauty of living a charmed life. Unable to resist her growing attraction to Nash, she questions her desire to return home, assuming the portal opens.

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