Kerry Evelyn

Short Stories

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Supplements to the Crane’s Cove Series

A Sweet Southern Holiday Story

The beginning of a legacy…

Two and a half years after the events of Love on the Edge, Daisy Mae Saunders, known fondly to all as Meemaw, relays her own love story, set in 1948 Savannah, to Lanie and Matt’s newborn daughter.

In 1948 Savannah, the Ellis family takes in boarders to generate the income needed to keep Parkview House, the family home. It’s not enough for Daisy, who feels they should be doing more for the community. A talented baker, she sets a goal to sell her baked goods to raise money in order to provide struggling families a weekly meal, beginning with Christmas dinner.

When Parkview House’s Thanksgiving turkey tries to escape his fate and gets loose, Daisy chases it into the square across the street, where a handsome gentleman in fine clothes is quick to come to her aid. Harlan is attentive and kind, truly everything a girl could want, and he has eyes only for her. As they get to know each other, Daisy can’t help but feel he’s keeping something important from her. But when a teenage stranger shows up looking for him, family secrets and ghosts from the past flip everything they’ve known on its end. Daisy knows in her heart Harlan must resolve his past before they can plan a future together. Can their budding relationship overcome this new challenge in time for Christmas?

Ginny Perdita has traded in her figure skating costumes for coaching at her home rink after a tragic accident took her sister and brother-in-law, orphaning her young niece and nephew. Thrown into instant parenthood and now unable to compete, she’s had to bury her Olympic dreams.

Alexei Kriz is starting over after his girlfriend refused to follow him to Colorado Springs to play hockey. Despite that, he’s thrilled to have been picked up for the Palmer City Voltage and plans to throw himself into the game and volunteer work with the Flying Stars, a youth team of special athletes who also call the rink home. There, he runs into Ginny – the one who got away.

It’s been years since Ginny and Alexei first connected back in Sochi. Still frosty that he never called her after the games, Ginny is wary of his intentions and affection for her and the three-year-old twins. Still, she can’t ignore the feelings that pull her to the Czech defenseman.

When they are assigned to work together for the Flying Stars program fundraiser, Ginny’s ice begins to melt as she watches him guide the young players and dote on the twins. Alexei vows to not let her get away forever this time. When she’s offered a high-level coaching job in New York, can he warm her heart for a second chance at love?

Hockey Trainer Sarah Hutchinson was devastated by the death of her fiancé two years ago. She hasn’t been able to move on, can’t imagine living her life without him, and certainly won’t let herself fall in love again.

Law enforcement officer Zach Miller experienced his own tragic loss. Unable to save his brother, he’s spent the past six years living with his guilt and going through the motions of daily life. Helping others has become a Band-aid to cover his wound that won’t heal.

When Zach and Sarah meet during an investigation, Zach feels a powerful connection and recognizes the pain in her eyes. It’s the same look he sees in the mirror, every day.

When a group of Sarah’s players decide to play matchmaker, Sarah is forced with a choice—attend the charity Valentine Gala with Zach, or continue living in survival mode? Can she move beyond grief and open her heart to love again? And will Zach be able to free himself from guilt and let go of the past?

The Will Donovan Series

Will Donovan has big plans on his last free weekend before he joins the FBI. With romance on his mind, he tells his girlfriend Emma she can pick anywhere she wants to go. To his dismay, his mystery-loving girlfriend chooses the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast. Not quite the romantic backdrop he had envisioned, but for Emma, he would go anywhere. Especially if it meant securing their future together before he leaves.  

At the Inn, things are not what they seem. Late in the night, curious meowing wakens the guests. Perhaps Max, the resident cat, desires a midnight adventure? Fueled by the gruesome tale of Lizzie Borden and her parents’ mysterious deaths, they follow a trail of ever-distancing meowing to an ominous hole inside the basement wall.  

Together with their quirky fellow guests from the third floor, can Will and Emma solve the mystery of what really happened back in August of 1892 before time runs out for Will’s big plan to win Emma’s heart for keeps?

FBI Agent Will Donovan is finally ready to propose to his girlfriend. A Halloween weekend trip to his home in Crane’s Cove offers the perfect opportunity, but he and Emma arrive in the middle of chaos: three teenage girls have gone missing from the town’s premier resort.

A desperate search begins as residents and authorities try to find them before they freeze…or worse. With only his instincts and a single clue, Will has his work cut out for him. A hidden passage, a looming snowstorm, and a 19th-century secret only complicate the search as the night unfurls.

Can Will unravel the mystery of the passage before it’s too late? And will he miss his chance to propose to Emma?


That’s all Sarah Hutchinson wants to do on the second anniversary of her fiancé’s death. A small cabin in the woods seemed like the perfect place to rest, reflect, and decide how to move forward. Until a barely-alive frozen man appears from out of nowhere and collapses on her threshold, shattering the tenuous solace she achieved.

FBI agent Will Donovan is hunting a criminal informant. Local police find the transport vehicle near the Acadian woods—the driver shot with his own gun and left for dead. The warden who insisted on moving the felon a day early against orders has also mysteriously vanished. As a blizzard rolls in, Will and his team must position themselves strategically to resume the search when the weather improves.

The comfort Sarah gained from isolation turns to terror when she finds out there could be a dangerous fugitive in the area. Is the mysterious stranger in her cabin one of the missing men? If so, could saving his life be the last thing she ever does? Or, can Will and his team get to Sarah before it’s too late?

For Sarah’s love story, buy Sweet Romance: An Anthology.

Crane’s Cove Stories For All Ages

Malice does not live in Crane’s Cove, but it does visit every once in a while.

The fall church carnival is in full swing. The townspeople are enjoying classic rides, games, and foods. Unfortunately, not every treat is sweet.

Something’s amiss with the cotton candy vendor. Who is he? What’s his connection to the town? What happened in Old Man Wetherby’s past to make him a target? And is there a reason everyone who walks away from his booth isn’t behaving the way they usually would?

It’s up to Sammi to reverse the curse before it sours the carnival…Or worse, claims someone’s life.

After Mellie and her friends discover a mysterious nutcracker in a bin of donations, they realize something is amiss. As objects fly out of purses and other mischievous activities occur, they wonder if the nutcracker is more than it seems.

The quest for its rightful owner leads them to Old Man Wetherby, whose father went down with his crew in a legendary shipwreck off the coast of Crane’s Cove. The girls wonder if this is the same nutcracker from the old man’s stories.

In the spirit of Christmas, they visit him and ask him to recount the story. As it unfolds, the girls learn about an old family mystery. Can they solve it in time to bring Old Man Wetherby a Christmas miracle?