Love in the Sierra Nevada
The FOOL’S GOLD series by Susan Mallery is made up of contemporary romances set in the small California town of Fool’s Gold, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The town is known for its friendliness, festivals and shortage of men (at least initially). Once they hire a city planner to help with this, things start to change.
Charity Jones, the newly hired city planner, is the main female character in the first book, CHASING PERFECT. Her romantic interest is Josh Golden, a former world-class cyclist. As with most romances, getting to the happy ending is what it is all about! Other characters, who end up getting their own books, include various members of the Hendrix family including triplet sisters, Nevada, Montana and Dakota, Pia O’Brien (who has a unique situation involving frozen embryos), and various other characters including a librarian, veterinarian, a couple of doctors, entrepreneurs, DJ, a goat herder (nope, not kidding!) and many others.
As of July 2013, there are 11 books in the series. The first book, CHASING PERFECT, was published in May 2010 and Susan has been writing frantically ever since. She releases several FG books a year and an occasional series-related (ebook only) novella. The stories are generally light-hearted but some of the characters face some hard issues. The books are very family — and community-oriented and quite humorous. Elkhart Public Library has all of the numbered series and a few of the others. We also have three of the FOOL’S GOLD e-novellas, ONLY US, ALMOST SUMMER and SISTER OF THE BRIDE, in our downloadable digital collection. These, and another e-novella, HALFWAY, are also available through Amazon, B&N and the iBookstore. Susan has links on her website.
In addition to FOOL’S GOLD, Susan has published the first two in her new BLACKBERRY ISLAND series. She also has several other series and a number of stand-alone novels. For more information about Susan’s books, visit her website at www.susanmallery.com. She also has a website, foolsgoldca.susanmallery.com which is devoted to the characters and events of the series. Susan is on Facebook where she often posts about the characters, and occasionally asks for reader input on book content.