ABOUT BOOK: Tiny houses are all the rage these days, but what can you do with something so small? Here are seven stories about people chasing their dreams, making fresh starts, finding love, stumbling upon forgiveness, and embarking upon new adventures in tiny houses. Travel with them around the country in this big novella collection.

Love is Sweeter in Sugar Hill: She has a tiny house. He lives in a mansion. She vows to charge a doctor with malpractice. His job depends on that doctor's finances. Will love find a way?

Kayla's Challenge: She was one "I do" short of marrying the man her pushy parents chose for her. Now, half a country away, she needs a tiny house to finally be free.

If These Walls Could Talk: Both claim to have inherited the same Queen Anne until an unexpected blessing changes everything.

First Love: Betrayed by her husband and desperate for healing, she can only move forward by going back home.

Dash of Pepper: His responsibilities tie him to the small town he loves, but her career plans will lead her to the big city. Will he cut his roots for her or will she clip her wings for him?

Big Love: Homelessness expanded her world and constricted his. Now she needs his help, but he only remembers the pain. Can they find big love in a tiny house?

The Light Holding Her: Friends since childhood. She's being stalked. He's in danger. Is their faith big enough to carry them through the trials into a deeper relationship?

ANSWER ONE of the following Questions to ENTER the DRAWING.

1. Have you ever heard of the term "tiny houses"? If not what do you think they are talking about?

2. Tiny homes are great for a couple or individual wanting to adopt a simple lifestyle. Maybe you don't need a lot of space for knickknacks or photo albums. Maybe you don't want to keep many rooms clean and tidy. A big advantage is that these tiny home plans are no larger than 1,000 sq. ft., allowing you to save money on heating, cooling, and taxes - definition is taken from a website. How many of you could see themselves living in one? Why or why not?

3. Given the mini description of the stories inside this book which ones make you want to check them out by the description?

4. Have any of you seen the Tiny homes on a TV program? Documentary? What did you learn about it from the show? What did you find interesting? What did you think would be a problem?

5. If you had the money, time, and health to follow your dream what would that dream be?

Can't wait to hear your answers to these questions.



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The tiny homes I’ve seen on T.V. are practical, charming and innovative. It’s amazing how much living area there can be such a tiny space. The common theme in this novella series is the “tiny houses.”


I read Love is Sweeter in Sugar Hill by Ane Mulligan. I was amazed at how quickly this author had me care about her characters and emotionally involved in their situation. RN Lyndsey Beaumont has worked at the hospital for two years under the watchful eye of Carter Elliot; Hospital Administrator. Things are changing and she’s not sure she likes it. Carter is responsible for the new wing being added and finances are tight. Lindsey is charge nurse who’s passionate about her job and wants to make sure her patience’s get quality care. She’s determined to make things happen so she keeps after Carter. It’s not that Carter doesn’t want to do the right thing he does. He just had a lot to manage. They both were juggling their jobs and feelings they had for each other. It made things stressful.


Lyndsey has been hurt by the men in her life and she’s not about to let her emotions control her now. Her mom says to her, “Honey, love is always going to be a risk…you can’t live your life with your heart stuck in the past.”


She’s been doing good until lately she noticed things becoming awkward around Carter Elliot. He did have the dreamiest eyes.


Carter was having troubles of his own, “Coming or going – or staying for that matter – everything about Lyndsey Beaumont got under his skin.” Especially her big brown eyes.


There are few surprises for readers at the end I didn’t see coming. I couldn’t believe so much could happen in just eleven chapters. I have seen this author evolve into quite the page-turning, engaging storyteller with characters I liked hanging out with. Bravo Ane!


I had fun reading the first story.  I look forward to reading the rest in the collection. I’ll be back with more reviews when I finish reading the other stories. Below are the titles in the collection; I look forward to reading. This will make a fun summer read.


Love is Sweeter in Sugar Hill: by Ane Mulligan

Kayla's Challenge: by Linda W. Yezak

If These Walls Could Talk: Pamela S. Meyers

First Love: Yvonne Anderson

Dash of Pepper: Kimberli S. McKay

Big Love:  Michael Ehret

The Light Holding Her: Chandra Lynn Smith


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”


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I thoroughly enjoyed reading this collection of 7 stories written by different authors but all revolved around tiny houses.

Each story was very unique and written well with some romance and suspense.  The characters are well development and left the reader wanting to know what happened next.

Although, they  were all wonderful my favorite one was "If These Walls Could Talk."  The story takes place in the winter in WI, where the main character Kia inherits a house.  After getting to the house she finds out that there is someone living in her house who claims the house belongs to him.  The story continue as they figure out who is the true owner of the house while learning more about their families past.

I would recommend this book to any reader.

I received this copy from the author on bookfun.com for my honest opinion.

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I recieved this book from the author at bookfun.com for my honest opinion.

Seven stories of love and laughter found in a tiny house. This collection has something for every reader. There's sweet romance, lots of laughter and even some gripping suspense in the last story. While only two of the authors - Ane Mulligan and Pamela S. Meyers- were familiar names to me, each of the others had such enjoyable stories that I had a tough time choosing a favorite.

I also loved that each story revolved around a tiny house. I'm familiar with the concept through one of my husband's favorite shows, "Tiny House, Big Living". Pretty sure I'd feel claustrophobic but these stories really made me wonder.

I absolutely recommend this collection!

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Thanks for the review Pam!


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