Kathleen Shoop


Kathleen Shoop is a Language Arts Coach with a PhD in Reading Education whose work has appeared in The Tribune Review, four Chicken Soup for the Soul books and Pittsburgh Parent Magazine. She lives in Oakmont, Pennsylvania with her husband and two children.

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The Christmas Coat
Price: Free! Words: 21,770. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Family, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Two days before Christmas, ornery Elliot Ebberts is distracted and short on holiday happiness. His extravagant, lucky coat goes missing and he traces the coat’s path through the hands of good people in dire situations. Meanwhile, his plan to wow his wife Libby reveals Elliot’s shallowness. Is it too late to rediscover the meaning of Christmas? Can Libby and their children ever forgive him?
The Magician
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 147,800. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
Patryk Rusek’s plan to escape from Blue Horizon Retirement Community is in motion. Except Owen isn’t at the pickup point. Depressed, Patryk reads from his hand-drawn chronicle of Donora, mesmerizing onlookers with childhood tales of Stan F. Musial, beloved baseball Hall of Famer. Step back in to time as a boy born in the Depression becomes a baseball legend.
The Thief's Heart
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 107,250. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Des Moines, 1892. After losing their promised inheritance, the Arthur family’s luck finally changes. An extraordinary woman, Violet Pendergrass, provides refuge for them to rebuild their lives. Handsome fifteen-year-old Tommy Arthur has one foot in manhood and the other dragging up the rear of his boyhood years. He strives to protect and provide for his family. Can he succeed or is it too late?
The River Jewel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,990. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
The River Jewel takes readers of the bestselling Letter Series novels back in time, before there was a last letter, before the Arthurs lost everything, before they knew a girl named Pearl. Meet Tilly Rabel, a proud mussel-woman, and Landon Lockwood, the troubled son of one of the wealthiest men in America. Heartbreak, triumph, and a very special baby weave a tale sure to please.
The Strongman and the Mermaid
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 154,580. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
2019 Donora, Pennsylvania Lucy discovers her beloved grandfather clutching a fat, hand-illustrated, antique book. In it is the story of Donora, the town that shaped America, its people and Patryk himself. 1910 American Mary Lancos and Polish immigrant, Lukasz Musial, find each other under a snowy, pink moonlit sky. They must decide if love is enough to risk losing everything else that matters.
The Kitchen Mistress
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 204,990. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
(5.00 from 1 review)
1892—Des Moines Katherine Arthur and her family are back and it’s time to collect the money Mrs. Mellet left them in her will. The tidy sum will allow the family peace of mind and a future that’s stable and fulfilling. But when things don’t go exactly as planned, Katherine steps up to do more than her share. Hired as a kitchen mistress, her intuition rule her decisions, leading her to love.
The Road Home
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 146,000. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
The Long-Awaited Sequel to Award-Winning, Bestselling Author Kathleen Shoop’s The Last Letter… Fourteen-year-old twins, Katherine and Tommy Arthur, have done their best to make each boarding house feel like home. The Arthurs come to understand that forgiveness is the only way back to hope, the only way to find all that was good in the misfortune that transformed their lives forever.
Tending Her Heart
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,840. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
Sweet, Fun Romance--Set in 1971, nurse Julie Peters is ambitious and tenacious, but her plans to modernize Waterside Hospital's labor and delivery protocols are thwarted by old-school doctors and brown-nosing colleagues. The last thing on her mind is falling in love as she confronts her career-related demons. Still, she feels the pull of attraction to one special doctor. Can they make it work?
Return to Love (Book 2-Endless Love series)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,040. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
Fresh off their whirlwind nuptials and unexpected, but joyous pregnancy, April and Hale Abercrombie are gleeful about their future. But, things go awry and Hale must find a way to help make things right. With passion, warmth and humor, Hale and April stumble through their grief and finally learn if they are willing to trust, hope will return and they will find their happily ever after.
Home Again (Book 1- Endless Love series)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,650. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
Set in 1969 on the shores of the Albemarle Sound, North Carolina… April Harrington returns to her family home after her fairytale wedding disintegrates. Nothing is the same as she remembers. Nothing except for Hale, a Viet Nam pilot who is haunted by a dreadful secret. In Hale’s presence, April feels familiarity and solace. Can they find new love in an old treasured home by the water?
Love and Other Subjects
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,640. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
For every woman who wonders if she chose the right career… Carolyn Jenkins strives for two things—to be the greatest teacher ever and to find true love. She’s as skilled at both as an infant trying to eat with a fork. Carolyn depends on her friends to get her through the hard times, but with poverty-stricken children at her feet and a wealthy man at her side, she must define who she is.
After the Fog
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 122,920. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
The sins of the mother… In the steel town of Donora, Pennsylvania, site of the infamous 1948 “killing smog,” headstrong nurse Rose Pavlesic tends to her family and neighbors. As the smog descends she is faced with conflict she never imagined. A love story, the gritty plot is propelled by choices made under pressure and Rose's attempts to forgive herself and let her family’s healing begin.
The Last Letter
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 114,340. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
She wouldn’t have believed it if she hadn’t found the letter... Katherine's mother arrives on her doorstep, dying, forcing her to relive a past she wanted to forget. After years of anger, can Katherine find it in her heart to understand why her mother made the decisions that changed them all? Can she forgive and finally begin to heal before it’s too late? Will the letter set them free?