Working My Way Back to You


Lobster Cove series

Beth and her ten-year-old son are living happily in Lobster Cove, Maine–the only place she’s felt true love. She works hard as a single mom to provide for her son. Her world is rocked by the appearance of her high school sweetheart. Love for Jeff battles with fear that he will find out he’s the father of her precious son. Lies pile upon lies as she dodges his questions about the child.

PE teacher Jeff Myers can’t believe his eyes when he spots a familiar face in the diner. Though the beautiful Beth ducks his advances, his persistence finally wins out and she agrees to a dinner date. But when he discovers she gave birth to a son rather than the daughter she’d told him about, he is over-the-top angry.

Can they escape the quagmire of emotions, rediscover love,  and bring three people together as a family?


“She isn’t here. Don’t say anything else.” She disappeared behind the door.

A tiny blonde, Jenna squeezed the bridge of her nose looking like Tinkerbelle trying to stave off a migraine. “I wouldn’t dream of doing anything different.”

“You are totally made of awesome,” Beth said from behind the door. “I owe you.”

Jenna sighed. “I’ll put it on your tab.”

“And that’s why I adore you.”

“You adore me because I sign your paychecks.” The door to the shop opened. “Shut up,” Jenna said, sotto voce. “May I help you?” she said, in a very hearty voice, to the new arrival in the shop.

“Yeah, I’m looking for someone named Beth.” Jeff glanced around the store. “I know this looks weird, but Maggie and Sally told me she works here.”

Jenna cleared her throat. “Beth isn’t here right now.” Big pause. “Do you want to leave her a message?”

Beth trembled waiting for Jeff to answer Jenna. “When she comes back, tell her Jeff Myers was here asking about her. Here’s my card so she knows how to get in touch with me.”

“You got it.”


Beth waited until the store door opened and closed.

Jenna yelled, “Ollie, Ollie, oxen free! Come out, come out wherever you are!”

Beth inched out of the storeroom. “Thank you so much.”

Jenna crossed her arms under her chest. “Okay. Who is that guy and why is he wearing my coffee?”


“This story from the Lobster Cove Series is emotional and romantic. My heart went out to the innocent girl controlled by a dominant, angry father who held her love for the only boy she ever loved or kissed. The strength of her character is amazing and the growth from a girl to an independent woman is a lesson learned for all women. I would love to read the other stories in this series and will do that as soon as possible. The small town residents are loving and supportive people lending a hand wherever needed. Doreen Alsen knows exactly how to pull at the heart strings to create a story that will long time be remembered by the reader.” Kay Quintin, Fresh Fiction Reviews


Purchase at The Wild Rose Press