Five Brothers' Books

Meet the five Roach brothers here.  From a multiracial family, these brothers topple for five unique women in this series.  You'll love funny and romantic James in From Passion to Pleasure; playful, charming and loving John in Once in This Lifetime; reticent, resistant, yet charismatic when he wants to be Nate in Someone Like You; professional, level-headed--excepting when Pamela is involved--Peter in Not His Choice; and committed, cute and charming Bart in Local Gold.



Local Gold

Five Brothers' Books: Book V

One bad relationship and Brianna Robinson evades emotional involvement like she avoids poison ivy. The one man in her life now is her best friend, the same man who stepped in when her son's father checked out.  He was there for every prenatal and pediatric visit.  He coached her through labor pains and held her hand through delivery, even after she nearly broke his finger. 


He's the lawyer upstairs who can write a will, help her son with homework, and make dinner all at the same time.  He's the man who never refused her anything, and Brianna is beginning to feel like it's time to give him the one thing she has always withheld from him–her heart.


Bart Roach has loved Brianna since he met her pregnant.  Back then she couldn't accept his love; so he offered the friendship that she needed.  Now they share a house and raise her son together.  The child calls him dad, for he is the only father the boy knows; and Bart loves him like his own. It feels like family, but it's not quite that.  Tired of settling for the counterfeit, Bart wants the real deal–Brianna as his wife.  He takes a shot at gaining her love.


Just when she's ready to give it, a problem pops up and puts a wedge between them.  Now it looks like Bart missed the shot he took.   Is he about to lose his heart right along with the woman and son whom he loves?


Not His Choice

Five Brothers Books: Book IV

Peter Roach is a bachelor and loving it.  Three of his four brothers have taken well to wedded bliss.  Peter’s desire is polar opposite.  When a woman, who doesn’t fit the ‘in-need’ bill, walks into Carla’s Soup Kitchen, Peter reluctantly helps her as tears start to fall.  One argument, one offer of a ride, and one offer of accommodation get him involved in Pamela Brinkley’s life deeper than the meaning of the word.  The funny thing is, after just a few days of knowing her, the single life is starting to lose a lot of luster.


Pamela Brinkley is a single mother, raising her four kids.  Her salary seems to shrink monthly.  There’s always a cash flow problem—money floods out of her bank account.  The man who saves her from being stranded by giving her a ride when her car breaks down gives her shelter the same night when her oil runs out.  Peter Roach is an incredible human being.  Pamela is baffled that he continues to stick around after his Good Samaritan acts.  Not many modern men would do all that for a girl with four kids.  One hot kiss on a stormy night reminds her that she has needs she’s been neglecting.  Stick around, Peter!

A heartache from the past reminds Peter why he should steer clear of heart-entanglement in the present.  With Pamela and her situation so similar to Marianne and hers, can Peter trust that Pam won’t break his heart?  The trouble is that Pamela may be forced to make a choice that will cost her the love of the man she cares for—Peter Roach.


Someone Like You

Five Brothers Books: Book III

Stacy Williams is bold, confident, and adventurous. One of the best teachers in the church school system where she teaches, she is staggered to find out that despite her competence and excellent teaching skills, she is expendable in the game of religious politics. In short order, she finds herself out of a job; and very shortly she’ll be out of status with the imminent expiration of her visa. She does what she knows to do best, which is to petition God’s throne for a solution to her problem.
Nate Roach is a cynic with no illusions about love. Betrayed by a woman in the past, he does not believe in sincerity and loyalty. He trusts no one and wants nothing to do with women. So, he’s not appreciative of the irritant called Stacy Williams coming into his life. His guard shoots up at her familiar manner and mesmerizing smile.

Yet despite the animosity he has towards her, Nate finds himself pulled to her pizazz. Stacy, too, finds that she likes Nate in spite of his reticent personality. They form a friendship; and as she gets to know him, Stacy begins to feel much more than friendship for this man. When she senses a mutual interest in Nate for her, it enters her mind that the solution to her status problem might be staring her in the face. But can she put on the line the trust that this man has risked to place in her?


Once in This Lifetime

Five Brothers Books: Book II

Getting involved with John Roach wasn't part of Julia Robinson's plan. But when he demolishes all the differences that she points out between them, Julia is left without objections. Marriage is his end game, but Julia's past walk down that road hadn't ended well. Despite the love that John has for her, Julia's not sure that what he's feeling will last. Love hadn't lasted in her first marriage. Why would this time be different?


From Passion to Pleasure

Five Brothers Books: Book I

Good things come in short packages... reword an old saying.  With Lauren 5' 11" and James 5' 6" someone is at a disadvantage.  Initially his height is a hurdle for her, but that disadvantage disintegrates as his disposition endears him more and more to her.  Lighthearted, easygoing, fun, and funny.  That he is as well as very warm and extremely loving.  In fact he is passion personified.   After merely a month of acquaintance, Lauren knows loneliness no more, not with James around, making her smile and causing her to feel cherished and very much loved.


All good things must come to an end...


...Another familiar old saying.  Will the good thing Lauren has found in James come to an end?  With a childhood fear that has persisted into adulthood still lingering in her life, and with James guarding a secret that could shatter a love he's incredibly found, this good thing called love that they've found in each other might just meet an unexpected end.




Are you nuts about Christian romance novels? Then you're at the right site.  Here you can read all the romance you want and vacate no values.  If you're about faith in the Father, and if you like the words 'God,' 'prayer,' and 'church' in romance novels, then my books will be a comfortable read for you.  I always say, how can those elements not be in romance when God is the author of love?


My heroes and heroines are not perfect.  They are Christians like you and me who are striving daily to make it to the Kingdom.  That means they sometimes slip and fall as in A Fall for Grace or A Price Too High.  When somebody drives them to the edge, they sometimes lose it and let the person have it before thinking about soft answers turning away wrath.  I believe in making passion plain without putting everything on the page, so you'll find hugs, kisses, and very warm looks that tend to sizzle (smile) in my books.  I write to deliver a delicious and romantic read that will make you yearn for more after the novel is done.  I hope you'll try my titles.


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Brigette Manie


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