Since she was a little girl, Tricia T. LaRochelle has been obsessed with tragic love stories. No beach reads for her. Bring on the grit with a double side of turmoil. She likes to feel the characters’ anguish as they fight to overcome obstacles to be together. Growing up in central Vermont, she has seen her share of tragedy but remains a hopeful romantic. She now lives in central Virginia where she continues to foster the possibilities of how love can conquer all.
Sara Browne Series Book 1
Eighteen-year-old Sara Browne is about to step off a cliff. She is taking a giant leap into the world of college—a normal transition for most—but not for Sara. A car accident that scarred her body and soul—and left her orphaned—has dictated six years of isolation, but that was all in her past. She is ready to leave those dark days behind. Her new goals: make a friend, behave irresponsibly (if she’ll allow herself), and go on an actual date.
The last thing Sara is looking for is a complication, but that is exactly what she finds in the hot, six-foot-three blond named Scott Williams, who she meets at the beginning of the school year. Sara is drawn to Scott in a way that she cannot explain, and he seems just as into her. She wants to trust her heart, but Scott’s promiscuous past keeps creeping into their lives. Jealous ex-girlfriends are one thing, but the stranger who defaces her car, sabotages her laptop, and who sends Sara threatening letters is far worse. Someone is determined to destroy her relationship with Scott and the life Sara is trying so hard to rebuild.
By the time Sara finds out who is behind all the trouble, her life is in shambles and she must fight with every ounce of strength and courage to save herself and the man she loves.
Sara Browne Series Book 2
Traumatic events follow in the footsteps of Sara Browne’s life. On a wobbly foundation, she attempts a new start with Scott by her side. Trying to navigate a relationship and college life, Sara struggles, looking for ways to heal. She latches onto a story that resurfaces about a student named Carrie Stevens who went missing the year before. As a diversion from her own problems, Sara obsesses over Carrie and what happened to her. She digs deeper, unleashing a terrible secret that rocks her to the core.
Praise for the Sara Browne Series
“LaRochelle keeps a tight rein on her winding plot, and the lengths that her vulnerable but strong heroine goes to in order to leave her traumatic past behind make for satisfyingly moving reading. This is as much a novel of suspense as it’s an exploration of grief, trauma, personal choices, and courage in the face of difficulties. A solid sequel with authentic characters and a gratifyingly knotty plot.”
—The Prairies Book Review
“Tricia LaRochelle understands what makes an effective romance story work. She doesn’t just offer a girl-meets-boy setup. What she assembles is an interesting pair of characters with flaws that make them distinct, relatable, and utterly human. She handles Sara’s traumatic past with sensitivity and keen attention to its emotional and psychological components, which makes Sara a convincing and fascinating case study in PTSD.”
“Be prepared to consume this book in one sitting—it’s a fairly quick read, and fast-moving enough to be difficult to put down.”
“I love when you are so hooked on a book you can’t read it fast enough, I couldn’t stop reading this one. It is so intense and emotional moments that have you really connecting to the characters. I loved it and would recommend it. It is an amazing new series that I can’t wait to read more.”
—Swoonworthy/Book Enticing Journey
“This was a fast paced read with a lot going on. The story was extremely layered and the characters had great depth. There were several subjects that were handled with great sensitivity. I can’t wait to read what will happen next in this amazing new series.”
—Reading In the Red Room
“This book has everything: a charming ingénue of a lead character, a blossoming love story that’s impossible not to root for, a group of mean girls lurking in all the dark corners, and a mystery that evolves in a way that’s both menacing and unpredictable. This is a promising debut that begs for a sequel!”
—Kim Catanzarite, award-winning author of The Jovian Duology
“Tricia LaRochelle has established an excellent beginning to this series, which will certainly continue to delve into these deeper mysteries of our hearts and what it takes to heal them.”
—Craig Allen Heath, author of Where You Will Die