Echoes is a collection of short stories that celebrates love in all its forms and complexities. With a blend of warmth, humor and brutal honesty M. Jean Pike illustrates the love between a mother and daughter (Echoes) between a teenaged girl and her mentally retarded brother (Muddy Sneakers) and between a husband and a wife (The Box.) From the first stirrings of romance (Funnyman) to its last dying embers (All of August) and every challenge in between (Crossoads) this collection of love stories warms the heart and touches the soul.




something old, something new…

My debut paranormal romance, The Edge of Autumn, is now available as a Kindle Book for the first time ever! Ghosts, love triangles and murder, all for just $2.99!!!


sunset cove

They were connected by a nightmare,
and bound together by a dream.

Sunset Cove had always seemed too limited, too impoverished for waitress Lacy Kennedy. Desperately in search of a better life, she’s left trouble behind and worked hard toward the dream of opening her own bakery. No way she’s ever going to let anyone drag her back into the
nightmare of her past—not even a man as captivating as Chase Alexander.

From foster child to police officer, Chase has traveled a long road back to Sunset Cove, carrying with him the kind of news he knows will make Lacy hate him. Despite her icy exterior, he’s drawn to her in a way he never expected—a way that makes him dream of new beginnings, of pasts forgiven … of love on the lake.

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February, 1940

I’ve been digging through the old photos again. I love this picture of a simpler time in our nation’s history. technologically speaking, anyhow. I have no idea who this boy is. My only clue is a date on the back of the photo: February, 1940.



The blue birds have been busily scoping out next year’s digs!

I can hardly wait for next year’s nesting season 🙂


whispers in autumn

Looking for a spooky, fall romance? Why not give Whispers in Autumn a try!

To hear love whispering, they had to listen with their hearts.
Paranormal Studies expert Dove Denning came to Shadow Lake to attend her friend Emma’s wedding. After helping the police with a brutal murder investigation, the solitude and tranquility of the lake are just what Dove needs to ease her spirit—but the spirits that whisper to her aren’t so at ease.

Struggling over the death of his daughter, Dusty is a man who has come from dark places in search of peace. As his heart turns toward Dove, the ghosts from his past turn out to be more than just figures of speech. Together, Dusty and Dove find the power of redemption, of safety from a growing danger … of love on the lake.

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