Award winning author, Marilyn Gardiner, has done it again. “Trivial Pursuit” is a hard book to put down. If you like a good romance without any embarrassing love scenes, you’ll love this one. Marilyn’s use of descriptive terms transports the reader’s mind to the places described so effectively you feel as though you are standing there with the characters. That, coupled with her skillful use of suspense, makes you want to read straight through to the end. This book is more than just a simple romance, it is an inspiring work about the strong and profound effect love can have on the most hardened of hearts. Well done, Marilyn.
—Robert James Allison,
Matters Of Faith
A story of faith, love, and two people with the same needs, but very different points of view. A captivating story with true-life characters that will leave you with a smile on your face, and warmth in your heart.
Heart of a Traitor
Marilyn Gardiner has done it again. Suspense, romance and characters who seem to reach out and thrust you into this intriguing tale. Don't schedule any meals when you pick up A Trivial Pursuit. You'll miss them, for sure. You'll find yourself trying to read more slowly as you near the last word, so that it won't end. Here's hoping a sequel is in the works.
Shepherd's Pie (Nov 2006)
Moon Over Chicago (Mar 2007)
By the end of their story, I truly cared about the characters in “A Trivial Pursuit.” The minor players did not overshadow the romance, rather adding a rich dimension of family life to the hero and heroine’s backgrounds, thus enabling greater understanding of the characters’ motives, strengths, and frailties. The author strikes a very good balance of the spiritual and physical attraction between a man and woman. I highly recommend this inspirational romance, not just for its engaging cast of characters and skillful portrayal of corporate America, but also for the joy of reading a good love story.
The Loffington Twins, Private Investigators Series
Book One, Awake, My Love, 2005
Book Two, Sweeter Than Honey, 2007
My byline has appeared on everything from children’s literature to senior citizen fiction, from news writing to poetry, fiction and non-fiction. I have taught a successful Creative Writing course and been involved in a program teaching adults to read. Credits include Wings ePress, Inc. as well as a multitude of newspapers and magazines. I have placed in the top three in national contests and treasure a Writing Excellence Award from my college.
I have a loving and supportive husband and two grown daughters, who have given me a total of eight perfect, handsome and intelligent grandchildren. (So says this prejudiced grandmother.) Since my first memory, music and books have been my passion. When I took the SATs, I was the only one in my entire 11th grade class who knew the author of Anne of Green Gables. Music continues to feed my soul. I have sung in choral groups all across the eastern half of the U.S., done solo and ensemble work and am currently a member of a large chorale. Today I have books in every room in my house, and never go out the door without reading material under my arm. With equal passion, I avoid cooking and cleaning house.