Cecily Wolfe


Cecily Wolfe writes contemporary young adult and women's fiction, as well as contemporary sweet romance with her teenage daughter under the name Alessa Martel. She is also the author of the award-winning, best selling Cliff Walk Courtships Christian historical romance series as well as the sequel series, Cliff Walk Cousins, under the name Cecily K. Wolfe. She graduated from Kent State University with degrees in English and library science, and enjoys her career as a librarian in Cleveland, Ohio, where she lives with her daughters - both of whom are published authors.

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Cliff Walk Cousins
Christian historical romance. Sequel series to Cliff Walk Courtships, this family saga covers the relationships between the five young adult Davenport cousins during 1914-15 in Newport, Rhode Island.
Faithful in Love
Price: $5.99 USD.
Abide in Love
Price: $5.99 USD.
A Harvest of Stars
Locklyn Gaines isn’t her mother, but the residents of her small southeastern Kentucky town don’t care. She has grown up in the shadow of her mother's shame, suffering the abuse of a drunk stepfather, with only her friend Isaiah for companionship.
A Harvest of Stars
Price: $2.99 USD.
Price: $2.99 USD.
Cliff Walk Courtships
Christian historical fiction set in Newport, Rhode Island in 1893-1894
Crown of Beauty
Price: $5.99 USD.
Throne of Grace
Price: Free!
Treasure of Hope
Price: $5.99 USD.


Faithful in Love
Series: Cliff Walk Cousins. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 79,030. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Romance, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
Faith's charmed life is complicated by her romantic feelings for her uncle's apprentice, but will her family's interference and criminal accusations keep her and Nico apart, perhaps forever?
Abide in Love
Series: Cliff Walk Cousins. Pre-release—available October 28, 2021. Price: $5.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Historical, Fiction » Christian » Romance
When Ruby falls for a charming man who is already engaged to another woman, will a friend from her past capture her heart before she is tempted from the Christian principles by which she was raised?
Daisy: A Portrait
Pre-release—available January 1, 2021. Price: $5.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Classics
A locket. A lover. A lie. Jordan Baker is an independent woman who won't live on any man's terms, so why is she so upset by her old friend Daisy's success with the opposite sex? In this modern retelling of The Great Gatsby with a hint of The Picture of Dorian Gray, a secondary character gets her say - but will her efforts to discredit the perfect girl backfire and ruin her own chance at love?
Love Always, Mia
Pre-release—available July 4, 2021. Price: $4.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
Will the pursuit of perfection lead Mia down a destructive path . . . following in her beloved sister's footsteps?
American Girls
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 71,560. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Love, loyalty, lies . . twin sisterhood has a price. How long could you keep a life-changing secret from your twin? Perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult and Joshilyn Jackson.
The Library War
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,470. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama, Fiction » Coming of age
Best friends with SECRET CRUSHES - on each other! Connor and Maya have volunteered at the neighborhood library together since middle school, but when a grant makes a paid summer position available, their relationship crumbles as they compete to prove which of them is more worthy of the job.
Series: A Harvest of Stars. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,980. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
*sequel to A Harvest of Stars, includes the short story Moonlight A strange man has been watching Lanie as she leaves high school with her friends every day, but she is reluctant to tell her parents about this unnerving development.
Treasure of Hope
Series: Cliff Walk Courtships. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 60,000. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Romance, Fiction » Historical » Victorian
She's known as a hopeless flirt, but Sarah doesn't care. She's beautiful, young, and rich, and doesn't want to waste a minute of her life worrying about anything or anyone. Sneaking out to parties on the Cliff Walk with her friends during winter nights becomes dangerous, and when a terrible accident happens, her carefree outlook is forever lost.
The Competition
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,570. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Four teens with friendships in the balance and futures in the making compete against each other along with 96 other high school juniors for the chance of a lifetime: a full scholarship to a prestigious private college. Some students will do anything to win, but others may pay the price.
Crown of Beauty
Series: Cliff Walk Courtships. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 62,660. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Romance, Fiction » Historical » Victorian
Catherine is rich and sheltered, with an eye for books rather than boys. Will has been misbehaving since the loss of his family's fortune and his father's suicide. When the two meet unexpectedly, will his secrets ruin the love that grows between them?
That Night
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,520. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Longlisted for the 2018 In the Margins national book award. Perfect for fans of Thirteen Reasons Why or Before I Fall. - Amazon reviewer Drug overdoses don't happen to girls with good grades and athletic talent, with longtime friends and a devoted boyfriend. Or do they?
Reckless Treasure
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 82,800. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Coming of age
The romantic equivalent of GAME OF THRONES. author J.B. Trepagnier Francesca is weeks away from high school graduation and the hope of moving away from her trashy mother and hustling twin brother. She is busy crushing on their older neighbor and blind to the love her best friend Mitch carries in his heart for her. A mysterious stranger arrives in town, offering opportuni
Throne of Grace
Series: Cliff Walk Courtships. Price: Free! Words: 69,580. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Inspirational
(2.00 from 1 review)
Josie is content as a maid in a rich cottager's mansion along the Cliff Walk of beautiful Newport, Rhode Island, but the arrival of her employer's handsome, pensive son tempts her into a relationship that while chaste, is forbidden between their social classes.
A Harvest of Stars
Series: A Harvest of Stars. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,770. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
*contains sexual situations, strong language, violence, and depictions of abuse Locklyn Gaines isn’t her mother, but the residents of her small southeastern Kentucky town don’t care. She has grown up in the shadow of her mother's shame, suffering the abuse of a drunk stepfather, with only her friend Isaiah for companionship. With high school graduation days away, the two of them have the smallest

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Smashwords book reviews by Cecily Wolfe

  • Heartshire High on Aug. 19, 2017

    If you're looking for intense high school drama, this dark but ultimately hopeful story is exactly what you need. Celia is beginning her senior year in a new town at a new school after her emotionally distant father, who focuses more on his annoying girlfriend than Celia, leaves her mentally unstable mother and takes Celia with him by court order. Celia is immediately drawn to a mysterious girl and activity in the forest that proves to be deadly. Dark and dramatic, her story is an emotional ride that leads her to understand more about herself in the midst of tears and loss that seems unbearable. Celia is a painter, and the author does a beautiful job of capturing her world view, as Celia sees every detail around her, both in landscape and in people, and uses that not only in her art, but to build a greater understanding of life and the strength she has inside her.
  • The Battle of Chibi on Nov. 22, 2017

    This seems overwhelming at first - but is definitely worth sticking with it for the treasure inside. This story is a blend of genres that speaks across culture and time, really making connections with readers who can see that people are, on an emotional and social level, the same no matter when or where we live. Politics and war seems so large and impersonal, but the personal shows through in this sweeping saga. I am not familiar with the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, and this seems like a fantastic introduction to a classic that should be more well-known and hopefully, with Tjoa's work here, will be. A very readable, enjoyable way to absorb some fascinating history.