~Pamela Gibson's Books~
Author of nine novels and eight history books, Pamela Gibson is a former City Manager who lives part time in Northern California’s wine country and part time in the Nevada desert. Having spent the last three years messing about in boats, a hobby that included a five-thousand-mile trip in a 32-foot Nordic Tug with her patient spouse, she now spends most of her time indoors happily reading, writing, cooking and keeping up with the antics of her gran-cats, gran-dog, and gran-fish. Sadly, the gran-lizard went to his final reward.
July 10, 2019
Historical ~ Regency ~ Suspense
Marry in haste…
Lady Gwendolyn Pettigrew longs to be a mother, but refuses to marry the lecherous old fool her father has found for her. When her best friend convinces her to consider her husband’s younger brother as a suitable candidate, Gwen agrees to a marriage of convenience, hoping against hope that her dream of becoming a mother will have a chance.
The Hon. John Montague, a penniless younger son, is handsome, witty, and thrilled that a woman with a dowry has agreed to wed him. Best of all she’s a fiercely independent bluestocking, a woman who won’t want to bother with a family. Because John has a shocking secret. He’s vowed never to bring a child into the world, a child who, like his own mother, might carry the strain of madness.
As secrets unfold, tension grows, threatening the fragile bonds they’ve forged. Worse, someone wants them to abandon their home and leave Yorkshire, and they’ll stop at nothing to make it happen.
A Touch of Chardonnay Love in Wine Country, Book 2
May 3, 2019
Contemporary ~ Contemporary Small Town
This bad boy just got an eight-year-old surprise...Cultural archeologist Lindsay Reynoso is in a small seaside town in California to evaluate an old mansion. When the home’s owner shows up to “help” the evaluation along, Lindsay is furious. Especially as the owner is former bad-boy tennis star Christopher Brandt...her one-time fling and the father of Lindsay’s son. Only he doesn’t know it.As far as Chris is concerned, the old mansion is tied to a past he’s better off leaving behind. He’d rather bulldoze the thing and move on. If only his gorgeous consultant would let him. Even while fighting over the demolition, the chemistry that once brought them together is smoldering stronger than ever.But honesty is very important to Chris, and Lindsay has an eight-year-old secret...
The Christmas Angel Love in Wine Country Novella #4
October 27, 2018
Contemporary ~ Holiday ~ Small Town
Reporter Molly O’Reilly has dreamed about Cade Logan since the first day he strolled past the front window of the newspaper. A strong, silent Texan, he’s a man of mystery who lives alone, keeps to himself, and shuns Molly’s attempts to get to know him better. But Molly smells a story and she’s determined to find out what Cade is hiding, even if it means tangling with the one man who can break her heart.
When Cade moved to Santa Marta, all he wanted was peace, solitude, and time to heal from a devastating loss. The last thing he needs is sexy, persistent Molly complicating his life. But maybe it’s time to let go of the past and open his heart. And what better way than with Molly and her Christmas angel.
Safe at Home Love in Wine Country Novella #3
September 29, 2018
Contemporary ~ Contemporary Small Town ~ Sports
Lisa Mallory’s organized life has just become chaos. Her mother is on her honeymoon, her home and belongings were lost in a fire, and her cat is missing. First priority is to find her pet, second is to find a home, and her third? To stay as far away as possible from the smooth-talking, boisterous, ball-playing piece of man-candy who just became her stepbrother.
Ryan Jordan can’t believe his dad wants him to ask Lisa to move in with him until she finds another place. She’s too uptight, too nerdy, and too much of a stickler for propriety, even though he knows she has as much right to their parents’ house as he does. The fact that the pesky girl he remembered has blossomed into a beautiful woman doesn’t help. And the teensy bit of drunken groping they engaged in at their parents’ recent wedding still invades his sleep.
Lisa and Ryan have known and annoyed each other for a decade. But all that is about to change.
Shadow of the Fox Mission Belles Book 1
September 12, 2018
Historical~Western~Pre-Gold Rush California
War looms in Spanish California.
Sorina Braithwaite, rebellious granddaughter of a prominent California ranchero, has her own battle to fight. Desperate to escape an arranged marriage to a man she despises, she threatens to expose an American spy unless he helps her flee.
Lt. Lance Grainger, intrigued by her audacity as much as her beauty, knows if Sorina disappears, her arrogant fiancé will follow, thus distracting him from the insurgency he’s plotting. But there’s a risk. As the son of a man branded a coward, Lance has spent his entire career rebuilding his family’s honor. If he’s thought to be a deserter, his honor will be in shreds.
As the declaration of war nears, Lance and Sorina set out on a journey of danger and intrigue, but both soon discover their hearts may be in the greatest peril of all.
A Model of Perfection Love in Wine Country
Contemporary ~ Small Town Romance
Model Victoria Larkin knows she was a brat growing up. But when an ex-boyfriend threatens to reveal an embarrassing secret, she flees to Santa Marta, hoping her big sister will forgive her past behavior and let her stay until she figures out what to do.
Matt Simmons—vintage car mechanic, grape grower, and owner of a flock of sheep known as the wooly weeders—doesn’t believe in love at first sight. But when he sees Victoria wiping alpaca spit off her shoes he’s smitten. And when she asks for his help, he’s hooked.
But Victoria’s dilemma seems to have no solution. When a showdown with the ex nears, Matt might have to don his superhero cape to keep Victoria from being crushed like a bin of Santa Marta grapes before they can discover if their mutual attraction will be a perfect pairing.
Plumb Crazy About You
August 1, 2018
Resisting the rival…
Cassie Larkin is determined to buy Plumb Crazy, Santa Marta’s civil engineering firm, when her boss retires, to prove to her family she can be as successful and independent as her super-model sister.
But Cassie isn’t the only one who wants the business. Worse, her rival is an experienced engineer who looks as scrumptious as one of the town’s famous cream puffs and has already proven to be a hero.
Nick Sebastian is desperate to leave his father’s mega firm. But he’s already in trouble. His rival for the business is a wiz with a transit, knows everyone in town, and has already brought out his protective instincts along with a few baser ones.
As their showdown looms, each must decide where love fits into the plan because winning just might prove to be as sour as spoiled wine.
A Pinot for Your Thoughts Love in Wine Country #5
Spicy Contemporary~Mystery & Suspense
Can she trust a man who broke her heart?
Spunky Beth Sawyer is determined to save a debt-ridden historic house she inherited from her grandmother. The Victorian mansion might be spared foreclosure if she can get a handful of cranky boarders out in time to open a bed and breakfast. Instead they’ve declared war and enlisted the aid of a man who still holds a piece of her heart.
After a dangerous assignment nearly takes his life, investigative reporter Aiden Reynoso limps home to Santa Marta to recover and rethink his career. He craves peace. Instead he finds chaos and a sexy new landlady, one he reluctantly left years ago after a brief fling.
The cliff-side mansion guards its secrets well, and so does Beth. Her beloved grandmother had an obsession. If revealed, it will ruin her reputation in a town that revere’s her memory. But the clock is ticking and Beth needs an ally. Can she trust a man who once broke her heart or is she destined to fight alone while her dreams turn as sour as spoiled wine.
You Were Mine at Merlot Love in Wine Country
July 7, 2016
Is it love or just another Napa crush?
Always impulsive, winery event planner Mariel Reynoso dreams of earning the respect of her family by proving she is as competent as her successful older sisters. When an arrogant ex-lover threatens to get in the way of her promotion, she decides to find a fake boyfriend to discourage him.
Zack Leoni is big, sexy, and intimidating. Best of all? He owes her.
Now a Deputy Sheriff, Zack is a man whose career is in danger. Falsely accused of a crime, he’s got time on his hands while an investigation concludes. When Mariel asks him to help her, he’s shocked. Five years ago he embarrassed her in public, an action he’s long regretted. A chance to make it up to her is just what he needs. The problem is he might not be able to keep his hands off her.
Old hurts quickly disappear as proximity flares into passion. But Zack and Mariel must learn to trust each other before their relationship can mature and be as intense and satisfying as a bottle of fine Merlot.
Scandal's Child Scandal Series #1
Miranda Comstock, widowed and impoverished, accepts a position in London caring for a child who was blinded in a fire. When she discovers the child’s mysterious guardian is the lover who’d seduced and abandoned her five years earlier, her first thought is to flee. But nine-year-old Phoebe depends on her and is blossoming under her care.
Jeremy Montague returns from Jamaica to take up his duties as the new Earl of Longley and is shocked to find his former lover is his ward’s nurse. Believing she played him for a fool, he vows to remove her from his household, especially when his traitorous body begins to remember the passion they shared.
But there is a mystery afoot involving a long-ago disappearance, Miranda’s resemblance to a society debutante, and the child’s suppressed memories of the fire, which are starting to emerge. As Phoebe’s memories become sharper, Jeremy begins to suspect that he and Miranda were pawns in a twisted game. And both must learn to trust again, if they are to find their way back into each other’s hearts.
Sauvignon Blanc to Sigh For Love in Wine Country
February 13, 2017
Is it friendship or is it love?
Sarah James has always wanted to be part of a family. Her divorced parents are estranged and she has no siblings. But she does have friends, especially Sam, who’s always underfoot…eating her food, fixing stuff in her house, and seeking advice about his love life.
Aspiring winemaker Sam Reynoso has taken care of Sarah since the sixth grade. She’s smart, comfortable, and indulgent. They’re best friends until a wine and food pairing competition throws them together in an intimate, tension-filled setting.
As feelings neither of them expected start to emerge, each will have to decide if their new relationship will evolve , or if their newfound love will be nipped in the bud by a crushing secret.
A Kiss of Cabernet Love in Wine Country Book 1
October 20, 2014
Napa Valley vineyard manager Paige Reynoso is furious. After a six-year absence, her boss—big-city entrepreneur Jake Madison—has returned, only to announce he's selling the vineyard. Paige has always dreamed of buying Garnet Hill, which sits on land where her ancestors first settled, but without the cash, she's out of luck. And then there's an even bigger problem…she has a serious thing for the surprisingly tempting man who's just destroyed her dream.
Jake's in a tight spot. With his other business ventures struggling, he needs cash—fast. The last thing he needs is the too-lovely Paige convincing him the grapes are an effective long-term investment. Or needing Paige herself, whose spirit and heart bring his to life. But as their attraction grows, Jake knows he's not in a position to offer her anything beyond this moment. Because Jake has a big secret…and it has nothing to do with sour grapes.
Each book in the Love in Wine Country series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Book #1 A Kiss of Cabernet
Book #2 A Touch of Chardonnay