Release Date: July 9, 2024


Dive into the beauty and passion of Love on the Lakefront: Romantic Tales from the Great Lakes. This anthology, crafted by the talented members of the Great Lakes Fiction Writers, brings together twelve unforgettable stories of love and longing, set against the backdrop of one of the most beautiful regions of North America.

From contemporary challenges to historical allure, from steamy passion to heartwarming romance, this anthology offers something for every romantic soul.

Available in both eBook and paperback, Love on the Lakefront is perfect for cozying up on a cool lakeside evening or escaping into a world of romance from the comfort of your home. Join us on a journey where love reigns supreme and every story promises a happily ever after.

Pocket Parchment by Iris Matthews
Jason Yuè is an expert on love as the archival librarian and historian of romance fiction, so he knows he must take some risks to exit the friend zone with Dolce Saunders Sol; when she discovers an antique dress with a mysterious hidden note sewn inside, the opportunity to use his research skills and win her heart is too sweet to resist.

Caught Looking by Sylvie Fielder
Now that baseball season has started, Reggie McKenzie just wants to enjoy her favorite sport and the spring weather in peace—but she can’t quite ignore the ill-informed, yet very attractive man seated nearby. Warning: Deceased parent, death prior to beginning of story

Autumn Magic by Iris Matthews
When shy Kimber Jones steps into her icewine tasting room and back into Jerusha Mortimer’s life with the determination to win the heart of her high school crush, the resolute bachelorette must decide if finally falling is worth the risk.

Romance on the Run by Cyndi Brec
Forbidden love blossoms between Victoria and Cyrus, but the elders demands and a mischievous feathered creature reroute their dreams. They have two choices: surrender or run.

Love at the Lake by Lisa Valli
Celia dreads seeing her ex at their friend’s wedding, especially after she finds out he’s taking a date. So, at the last minute she recruits her Uber driver to go to the wedding with her as her date. Will all end well or has the disaster just begun?

Mystery Weekend Romance by Patricia Miller
One expects to find and solve clues during mystery weekend events, but how lucky when one also finds love.

Tacking of Hearts: A Whiskey Salvation Short Story by Chrissy Hartmann
Falling for the cowboy of her heart, author Olivia Masters never imagined writing him into her island life. When a storm hits, she discovers he’s not the cowboy she thought. What tack of the heart will set their sails for a happily ever after?

Seasoned with Love: A Clover City Files Short Story by Barbara Howard
Savor the flavors of love and ambition in Chef Raphael Parera’s journey of redemption, where his culinary dreams and challenges intertwine with the unwavering support of his cousin’s best friend, Harper Martinez, a tenacious tabloid reporter.  Warning: Homelessness

Between Books by N. Lichells
Agent Jaxon Brown has seen and heard it all, until an assignment leads him to the Cochran Law Library at Cleveland University, where he encounters graduate student, Maya Johnson, and realizes he wants to uncover more than text between books. Warning: Contains explicit language, sexual content, reference of death by overdose, and mature themes.

Love Unleashed at the Bed and Breakfast by Christy Eberling
Armed with lakeside dreams and puppy kisses, a pet groomer isn’t prepared for sparks to fly when she joins forces with an attractive bed and breakfast owner for a good cause. Warning: This story contains a minimal amount of minor profanity.

Love in the Key of Summer by Zariah L. Banks
After a professional collaboration, Rue and Tawni never expected to cross paths again. But while attending the same music festival, they experience a sexy, serendipitous night full of dancing, great food, and unbridled romance set against a soulful Caribbean backdrop. Warning: Depression, pandemic, widower.

Love in the Time of Cherry Season by Lisa Rabey
Forty-something Zoe has had it with dating but when she meets Ollie at Scoop There It Is, she thinks maybe Ollie could be the person she’s been waiting for all along. Warning: fat phobia.