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Robin Van Auken, writing as Madeline Sloane, is an author with more than a dozen published books, including several contemporary romance novels.
Robin lives in the highlands of Northcentral Pennsylvania, in a wooded area along a peaceful river. She is a full-time writer and part-time college instructor.
She and her husband, Lance Van Auken, enjoy traveling to the United Kingdom and Europe, and spend much of their time abroad in ruins, castles, cathedrals and museums. She particularly enjoys crypts with mummies, musty libraries and authentic pubs. In the U.S., they bounce along the East Coast, traveling from New England to Florida to visit family and friends.
Robin's books include elements of her passions: travel, boating, scuba diving, history and archaeology. The characters are generally from idyllic Eaton, a fictitious town in Pennsylvania she has invented, although most of her books also feature exciting and exotic cities the heroines (and their lovers) visit during the course of their romantic journey. She invites you to travel with the women and men of Eaton as they explore the world, and themselves, in the Eaton Romance Series.
Anna Johnson is tormented with guilt after her best friend is injured in a house fire the night of her birthday party. Is there an arsonist loose in the quiet town of Eaton? State Fire Inspector Aaron Tahir wants answers. That is, until he discovers he wants something more tangible ~ Anna. Sparks fly from their first meeting and it isn’t long before they’re afire.
Syndicated columnist Bridget Cormac has built a comfy lifestyle writing about history’s mysteries. When Police Chief Alec Boone drops a 50-year-old murder case in her lap, she’s eager to assist. Friendship kindles into a passionate affair, but their relationship is tested when the two professionals butt heads over the outcome of their findings.
Single mother Erica Moore worries her 16-year-old daughter’s summer romance could end in heartache, or worse. Then her own summer sizzles when Clay Knight shows up at her new bookstore, East of Eaton. After years of loneliness, can Erica open her heart to hope and let herself love again?
Fate calls heiress Sabrina Windham to her grandmother’s hospital bed where she hears a confession of betrayal and death.
Sabrina learns of another, heartbreaking family legacy: the Zephyrus, a classic sailboat is lost to time. Is Destiny leading her on a twisted path? Her search for the original boat takes her to Rhode Island and into the arms of the embittered Jay West.
Erin Andersen specializes in motivation. When Stephen Spence misses one too many deadlines, the publisher sends her to salvage the book.
He blames writer’s block, but Erin thinks he’s narcissistic, lazy.
Erin’s reckless compromises prove costly as the six-figure book deal slips through her fingers. She must choose between her career and her foolish heart.
Whatever she decides, she might lose both.