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Linda Rettstatt

Linda Rettstatt is an award-winning author of women's fiction and contemporary romance. Her first job, as a clerk for her hometown newspaper in Brownsville, Pennsylvania, also presented the opportunity to write theater reviews and human interest stories. Following a passion for writing and the arts, Linda worked for several years as a composer and songwriter, semi-professional musician, and nature photographer. She holds a Master's Degree in Social Work and has worked in both the clinical and general social work arenas. She currently resides in Southaven, Mississippi.

The desire that Linda held from her teen years to write fiction never died. She seriously pursued a career as a novelist in 2002 and has not stopped writing since. Of her writing, Linda says, "I write for women— stories of strength, love, humor and hope. Writing is a passion I once possessed that now possesses me."

Linda's short stories have garnered recognition and awards from Writer's Digest and Pennwriters, Inc. Her writing has been compared to that of Nicholas Sparks and Elizabeth Berg. Linda's novel, Love, Sam won the 2012 EPIC eBook Award for Mainstream Fiction.  Linda is published with Champagne Books, Turquoise Morning Press, and Wings ePress.
A Note From Linda Rettstatt

I write women's fiction and contemporary romance--stories of love, strength, humor and hope. My stories are driven by women, not unlike myself--probably not unlike you. Women who face life's challenges with doubt, courage, fear, strength, love, and who find in themselves an untapped resource for survival and triumph.

Writing is my joy and my passion. I hope my stories give my readers hope and the encouragement to find their own happy endings.

Most of my books are available in both e-book and trade paperback formats.

Current Releases
Recently divorced Edie Montgomery, age 54, plans an Alaskan cruise with her best friend. But Sylvie has a medical emergency and has to back out at the last minute. Hesitant, but knowing it's time for her to reclaim her life, Edie goes alone. A...
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Smooth Sailing: A Second Chance Romance

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A Falling Star (2nd edition)

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Reinventing Christmas (2nd edition)
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After the Fall
*Winner of the 2016 EPIC eBook Award in Contemporary Ficton Five very different women, each carrying her own secret, meet on the Jersey shore for a retreat: Embracing the New You: Reinventing Yourself After Fifty. A story about change, self-a...
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Ladies in Waiting (2nd edition)
Renting to own not only describes Lily Champion’s rental arrangement, it describes her life. But Lily’s learned that sometimes when the ground shifts beneath you, it moves you to where you need to be.  *** Lily Champion lost ...
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Renting to Own (3rd edition)
Jane and Mitch Devereaux have had what appeared to be an unshakable marriage--until now. Jane's sudden success as an author and Mitch's dissatisfaction with the changes in their life drive a wedge between them. When Jane uses their sex life t...
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The Real Thing

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Flight of Fancie
Alexandra Ramsey has been rescuing strays since she was abandoned by her mother at the age of seven. Now Alex’s passion is poured into Harley’s Haven, the no-kill animal shelter she built from scratch in Cade's Point, Mississippi. ...
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Jake Garber is a new man after being placed in the witness protection program pending a Federal child-trafficking case in which he’s a witness. Shannon Chase is the identity stolen by a young woman escaping her past to protect her child. A fogg...
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Trudi McNeil Sheppard and Wynn Colton have a history that reaches back into their childhood.They were playmates, then dating teens who became lovers until they went their separate ways for college. Thirty years later,  Wynn has returned t...
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The Promise Tree
Abby Walker Mulgrew is hoping the twenty-fifth anniversary cruise with her husband, Wil, will give her marriage the boost it needs. But when Wil asks her for a divorce just one day into the cruise along Alaska's inner passage and Abby later encounter...
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The Restoration of Abby Walker
Thirty-nine and unsure of what she wants to be when she grows up, Janet DeMarco changes her work, her hair color, and her name, becoming Hope, and finds that is exactly what she and a few of the people in her life have been lacking. ...
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Finding Hope
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On her fiftieth birthday, realizing she is not content with her life, Beth Rutledge makes a decision that tests the strength of her marriage, confronts the strained relationship with her mother, and forces her to spend time with the one person she kn...
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The Year I Lost My Mind
Claire Hutchings, in an effort to understand and bring to an end a recurring nightmare, delves into a past that spans from South Africa to Pennsylvania, and discovers that her life, her identity, is a lie. ...
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At fifty-two, Kate Reynolds believed that she had her life in order—a career, her own home, treasured friends, and financial stability. When she is asked to take an early retirement, the bottom falls out of her perfect world and Kate plummets t...
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And the Truth Will Set You Free

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