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Flickering Heart

2023 Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal Winner in the Fiction-New Adult genre
2022 First Place Winner for Romance in the Incipere Awards


2022 Honorable Mention for Romance in the Incipere Awards

About Tricia

Since she was a little girl, award-winning author 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.

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Tricia LaRochelle

Flickering Heart

Sara Browne Series Book 1

GOLD MEDAL WINNER for 2023 Readers’ Favorite Fiction – New Adult
FIRST PLACE WINNER for Romance in the 2022 Incipere Awards

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.

Emotional abuse and implied sexual abuse.


Sara Browne Series Book 2

HONORABLE MENTION for Romance in the 2022 Incipere Awards

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.

Violence and reference to sexual abuse.


Sara Browne Series Book 3

Three years after her freshman year from hell, Sara graduates college a stronger and more well-balanced woman. Her relationship with Scott is strong, and their future together bright. If only her parents could be there to join in the celebration.

Just when she thinks the craziness of the past is finally over—and for good—a mysterious stranger shows up at her graduation, turning Sara’s world upside down. This man may just be the answer to her prayers or another devastating blow to her already traumatic life.

Sara Brown Series Box Set

Books 1-3

The Sara Browne Series brings the reader on a heart-wrenching journey of redemption, where courage and forgiveness hold the key to unlocking true love.

When eighteen-year-old Sara Browne enters college, she hopes the trauma from her past is behind her. Within no time, a hot, six-foot-three blond named Scott Williams manages to capture her heart. But his love comes with a price, one that Sara may not be able to pay.

Lurking in the shadows, ugliness awaits their beautiful and powerful bond. It will take every ounce of strength for Sara not only to overcome the obstacles before her but to survive and somehow love again.

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.”
—Readers’ Favorite

“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.”

“LaRochelle writes like a pro and delivers a profoundly entertaining romance story with genuinely flawed characters and a deftly handled plot with explosive moments. The prose is dazzling, the first-person narrative voice is expertly executed, and the dialogues sparkle from page to page.”
—The Book Commentary

“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 sci-fi thriller series The Jovian Universe

“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


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