From the moment her beloved told her he’d like to take her home for the holidays, Honeysuckle Flowers has dreaded the thought of doing so. Despite the fact that she’d rather remain where she is, she concedes and follows Rudyard to his family’s home. Rudyard’s loyalty is soon tested when his family learns of her profession. Unashamed of being London’s most celebrated star, she’s determined in showing everyone that she’s more than what they think she is.

The author has written such a delightful story. Keeping to the times, you can imagine the situations and the locations the characters find themselves in. Back then, a singer’s profession was often thought of as taboo. High society looked down on it at every turn.

In Choosing Heart Or Home, Chris shows us that despite certain setbacks, anything is possible. Most especially when true love exists between two willing souls.


Christmas, 1889

The widowed Queen Victoria reigns over an empire on which the “sun never sets,” and London is bright with holiday decorations. Detective Rudyard Bloodstone’s career is moving along well as Holborn Station’s lead investigator. And, his year had gotten even better when he met London’s celebrated music hall star, Honeysuckle Flowers.

As he and his lady embark on celebrating the holidays, Rudyard grows homesick for Wales and his family there. He makes plans to see his parents and thinks it is the perfect time to introduce Honeysuckle to them. To his unhappy surprise, his mother paints her with a trollop’s brush. His mother is firm: he is loved and missed and most welcome in the family home but not his lady. He must choose between them and to choose means the risk of losing the other.




Chris was born and raised in Chicago. Her father was a history professor and her mother was, and is, a voracious reader. She grew up with a love of history and books. Her parents also love traveling, a passion they passed onto her. She wanted to see the places she read about, see the land and monuments from the time periods that fascinated her. She’s had the good fortune to travel extensively throughout Europe, the Near East, and North Africa.

he is also a retired police detective who spent twenty-five years in law enforcement with two different agencies. Her desire to write came in her early teens. After she retired, she decided to pursue that dream.

She writes two different series. Her paranormal romance series is called, Knights in Time. Her romantic thriller series is, Dangerous Waters.

She currently live in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, four rescue dogs and a rescue horse.