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Forever Finley An Episodic Novel
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Forever Love in the Town of Finley
True love never dies. So begins the legend of Amos Hargrove, a brave Civil War soldier who survived battle and returned home only to learn his beloved had died before they could marry. His spirit, some say, still pervades the town he founded and named after his long-lost sweetheart, gone far too soon. Today, in the town of Finley, dreams come true, love blossoms, and second chances are unearthed. Is Amos’s spirit truly at work, granting wishes as he continues to search for the girl he never stopped loving? Does his unfulfilled desire continue to have influence on those who call Finley home? What will it take to finally reunite two souls meant to be together? Forever Finley is a novel constructed of stand-alone “episodes,” each building toward a final dramatic conclusion, weaving past and present threads into a single tale of loss and perseverance, the strength of the human spirit, and the ability of love to endure…forever.
Each story can also be purchased individually from Amazon, Kobo, iBooks, and B&N
One Fateful Christmas Eve Contemporary Women’s Fiction
Is the magic of Christmas Eve enough to change Mallory’s mind and heart?
Mallory Stewart is an on-the-rise young editor certain she’s about to land a position at one of the “Big Five” publishing houses.  All she has to do to clinch the deal is attend her prospective boss’s Christmas Eve party.  But Graham Kendall, the charismatic author of a bestselling book on fate, insists her plans are about to be thwarted. Mallory immediately discounts Dr. Kendall’s warnings.  Though she edited his book, the industrious Mallory believes in hard work rather than luck or good fortune.  When a series of devastating Christmas Eve misadventures conspire against her, Mallory is forced to reexamine everything—her beliefs, her dreams, her own definition of success.  What will Mallory choose? What will she discover—about Graham, about her own destiny, even about… a man’s socks? (Yes, socks.)
Miles Left Yet Contemporary Fiction / Boomer Lit / Literary Humor
It’s Never the End of the Road
None of them really expected to wind up at the Granite Ridge Retirement Community for Active Seniors. And yet, here they are—Jim arriving after his wife’s unexpected passing, Norma after selling her home to rescue her financially strapped daughter, and Mildred after her lifelong neighborhood becomes overrun by crime. It’s an odd place to be, for sure - put out to pasture, some might phrase it. At the end of life’s road. And yet, inside, they all still feel as young as ever. When a figure from Mildred’s past emerges, a motley crew from the retirement community embarks on a road trip—in a vintage Mustang convertible, no less - which quickly turns into an adventure of second chances, fresh starts, and the discovery that love is never a landmark in the rearview mirror. No matter what the odometer reads, as long as there’s gas in the tank, there are always still new roads to explore... plenty of miles left yet.
Play It Again Sequel to the 2011 YA Sports Romance Playing Hurt
A Second Chance at First Love
Four years ago, Chelsea and Clint had both seen their share of tragedy.  Will their second chance at love end in triumph…or will it be yet another heartbreak? Chelsea was a teenage small town celebrity—a basketball star with the promise of a free ride to college…until an accident on the court shattered her hip and her dreams. Clint was a high school Minnesota hockey player whose first love died in a car accident on the way to one of his pond tournaments; head no longer in the game, Clint was forced to hang up his skates. On a family vacation to Minnesota, Chelsea met Clint, a fishing guide and personal trainer at her resort.  Through their overwhelming, inexplicable, and undeniable whirlwind romance, they began to heal each other—to discover their own strength and resilience.  Their summer together was short, but it bubbled over in intensity: stolen kisses, passionate meetings under starlit skies, lovemaking to the beat of a cascading waterfall.  And it ended with the promise of a second summer. Life got in the way, thwarting their plans.  Now, four years later, the compass of Chelsea’s heart is pointing her back to Minnesota—toward the strongest love of her life.  But can that original heat be reignited, or will old wounds snuff out any chance at rekindling their original passion? Play It Again picks up as Chelsea’s and Clint’s paths cross again to explore issues of forgiveness and second chances, and to ask whether true, lasting adult love can grow from the fires of youthful passion.
Christmas at Ruby’s Christmas / Reminiscence
christmas at ruby's cover
Welcome to Ruby’s, where the Christmas spirit is alive and well.
Ruby’s Place (the classy family-friendly nightspot that once lit the night sky in tiny Sullivan, Missouri) is no more—closed for decades—but that doesn’t keep those who once shared an eggnog or plate of homemade marshmallows from remembering the tinsel-wrapped moments Ruby’s supplied come Christmas. On a snowy holiday evening, feeling a bit down on her luck, a middle-aged Angela finds herself back at Ruby’s, staring through its foggy, grimy window to remember the Christmases she spent there with her favorite aunt as a child. Could the best Christmas present of all simply be spending one last moment with that special loved one, in a place where memories were born? At Ruby’s, it seems, the “spirits” are not confined to just the dusty liquors behind the bar, and such a Christmas wish might not be made in vain.
All Roads Thanksgiving / Family / Dogs
Do all roads really lead us home?
Twenty years ago, Louisa’s twin disappeared. Twenty years ago, Jesse entered the foster care system under a mysterious set of circumstances. Just days before Thanksgiving, the two cross paths, both claiming to own the same dog. Questions and strange coincidences quickly begin to mount. Is Jesse just another scam artist out to prey on a family’s long-held hopes? Is Louisa so overly suspicious that she can’t see a miracle staring her in the face? They’ll never guess who holds the key to it all...
All Roads Cover
Tangles Love Poems
Award-winning author Holly Schindler has channeled her love of lyrical writing, metaphors, and wordplay into a unique collection of love poems that range from joyful first encounters to heart-wrenching loss. As a young music teacher, Schindler often dabbled in songwriting, and her poetic turns of phrases have been sprinkled throughout her work from the beginning. Tangles is the first of what she hopes will be many book-length journeys into the expressive, melodic world of poetry.
**Includes book club discussion questions.**
Holly Schindler
Forever Finley An Episodic Novel
Each story can also be purchased individually from Amazon, Kobo, iBooks, and B&N
One Fateful Christmas Eve Contemporary Women’s Fiction
Is the magic of Christmas Eve enough to change Mallory’s mind and heart?
Mallory Stewart is an on-the-rise young editor certain she’s about to land a position at one of the “Big Five” publishing houses.  All she has to do to clinch the deal is attend her prospective boss’s Christmas Eve party.  But Graham Kendall, the charismatic author of a bestselling book on fate, insists her plans are about to be thwarted. Mallory immediately discounts Dr. Kendall’s warnings. Though she edited his book, the industrious Mallory believes in hard work rather than luck or good fortune. When a series of devastating Christmas Eve misadventures conspire against her, Mallory is forced to reexamine everything—her beliefs, her dreams, her own definition of success.  What will Mallory choose? What will she discover—about Graham, about her own destiny, even about… a man’s socks? (Yes, socks.)
Miles Left Yet Contemporary Fiction / Boomer Lit / Leterary Humor
It’s Never the End of the Road
Play It Again Sequel to the 2011 YA Sports Romance Playing Hurt
A Second Chance at First Love
Four years ago, Chelsea and Clint had both seen their share of tragedy.  Will their second chance at love end in triumph…or will it be yet another heartbreak? Chelsea was a teenage small town celebrity—a basketball star with the promise of a free ride to college…until an accident on the court shattered her hip and her dreams. Clint was a high school Minnesota hockey player whose first love died in a car accident on the way to one of his pond tournaments; head no longer in the game, Clint was forced to hang up his skates. On a family vacation to Minnesota, Chelsea met Clint, a fishing guide and personal trainer at her resort.  Through their overwhelming, inexplicable, and undeniable whirlwind romance, they began to heal each other—to discover their own strength and resilience.  Their summer together was short, but it bubbled over in intensity: stolen kisses, passionate meetings under starlit skies, lovemaking to the beat of a cascading waterfall.  And it ended with the promise of a second summer. Life got in the way, thwarting their plans.  Now, four years later, the compass of Chelsea’s heart is pointing her back to Minnesota—toward the strongest love of her life.  But can that original heat be reignited, or will old wounds snuff out any chance at rekindling their original passion? Play It Again picks up as Chelsea’s and Clint’s paths cross again to explore issues of forgiveness and second chances, and to ask whether true, lasting adult love can grow from the fires of youthful passion.
Copyright © 2018 HollySchindler.com. All Rights Reserved
Follow Me Online
Forever Love in the Town of Finley
True love never dies. So begins the legend of Amos Hargrove, a brave Civil War soldier who survived battle and returned home only to learn his beloved had died before they could marry. His spirit, some say, still pervades the town he founded and named after his long-lost sweetheart, gone far too soon. Today, in the town of Finley, dreams come true, love blossoms, and second chances are unearthed. Is Amos’s spirit truly at work, granting wishes as he continues to search for the girl he never stopped loving? Does his unfulfilled desire continue to have influence on those who call Finley home? What will it take to finally reunite two souls meant to be together? Forever Finley is a novel constructed of stand-alone “episodes,” each building toward a final dramatic conclusion, weaving past and present threads into a single tale of loss and perseverance, the strength of the human spirit, and the ability of love to endure…forever.
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Christmas at Ruby’s Christmas / Reminiscence
christmas at ruby's cover
Welcome to Ruby’s, where the Christmas spirit is alive and well.
Ruby’s Place (the classy family-friendly nightspot that once lit the night sky in tiny Sullivan, Missouri) is no more—closed for decades—but that doesn’t keep those who once shared an eggnog or plate of homemade marshmallows from remembering the tinsel-wrapped moments Ruby’s supplied come Christmas. On a snowy holiday evening, feeling a bit down on her luck, a middle-aged Angela finds herself back at Ruby’s, staring through its foggy, grimy window to remember the Christmases she spent there with her favorite aunt as a child. Could the best Christmas present of all simply be spending one last moment with that special loved one, in a place where memories were born? At Ruby’s, it seems, the “spirits” are not confined to just the dusty liquors behind the bar, and such a Christmas wish might not be made in vain.
All Roads Thanksgiving / Family / Dogs
Do all roads really lead us home?
Twenty years ago, Louisa’s twin disappeared. Twenty years ago, Jesse entered the foster care system under a mysterious set of circumstances. Just days before Thanksgiving, the two cross paths, both claiming to own the same dog. Questions and strange coincidences quickly begin to mount. Is Jesse just another scam artist out to prey on a family’s long-held hopes? Is Louisa so overly suspicious that she can’t see a miracle staring her in the face? They’ll never guess who holds the key to it all...
All Roads Cover
Award-winning author Holly Schindler has channeled her love of lyrical writing, metaphors, and wordplay into a unique collection of love poems that range from joyful first encounters to heart-wrenching loss.  As a young music teacher, Schindler often dabbled in songwriting, and her poetic turns of phrases have been sprinkled throughout her work from the beginning.  Tangles is the first of what she hopes will be many book-length journeys into the expressive, melodic world of poetry.
Tangles Love Poems
None of them really expected to wind up at the Granite Ridge Retirement Community for Active Seniors. And yet, here they are—Jim arriving after his wife’s unexpected passing, Norma after selling her home to rescue her financially strapped daughter, and Mildred after her lifelong neighborhood becomes overrun by crime. It’s an odd place to be, for sure—put out to pasture, some might phrase it. At the end of life’s road. And yet, inside, they all still feel as young as ever. When a figure from Mildred’s past emerges, a motley crew from the retirement community embarks on a road trip - in a vintage Mustang convertible, no less - which quickly turns into an adventure of second chances, fresh starts, and the discovery that love is never a landmark in the rearview mirror. No matter what the odometer reads, as long as there’s gas in the tank, there are always still new roads to explore... plenty of miles left yet.
**Includes book club discussion questions.**