New Release - Book 1: Grocery Girl

New Release - Book 1: Grocery Girl

It's never too late to be what you might have been.

- George Eliot


When I made the decision to write down the love stories that pop into my head, I gave myself a deadline: my birthday.


Happy Birthday, Virginia'dele Smith


So, today's the 47th birthday and my first day as a published author.

Some might say that I'm too old to begin again, with a new career in a new industry. They might be right — the learning curve has been steep!! — but I'm doing it anyway.

I'm very excited to present Book 1 in my Green Hills series of heartfelt and wholesome, small-town romance novels!


Grocery Girl


She inhales life with every breath. He’s suffered a world of pain. Can they rise above tragedy to find their happily ever after? 

Maree Davenport refuses to let a tearful past rule her future. After losing her parents at the age of five, the big-hearted fabric designer is determined to embrace her feelings and find happiness no matter what. So when she literally runs over a handsome new firefighter in the produce section, the hopeless romantic is certain she’s just collided with destiny.

Everyone Rhys Larsen ever loved has died. And though he may have hit it off with the pretty girl at the store, the haunted EMT knows better than to let her into his heart. But when an accident leaves her wounded and in need of care, he vows to nurse her back to health.

As Maree struggles to break through the grieving man’s walls, she fears his deep-seated superhero complex will make him unreachable. And as Rhys grapples with trying to protect the beautiful woman from his curse, he worries he’ll have to choose between doing the right thing and true love.

Can this conflicted couple reconcile their opposite takes on adversity and find purpose in each other’s arms?

Grocery Girl is the touching first book in the Green Hills wholesome small-town romance series. If you like strong but vulnerable characters, emotional growth, and quaint backdrops, then you’ll adore Virginia'dele Smith’s celebration of joy. 

Escape to Green Hills today!


I can't wait to hear your thoughts about the book, the characters, and Green Hills. Please leave a review here on or on your Amazon purchase. And be sure to subscribe at the bottom of this page to receive a link for exclusive access to my online community, Welcome to Green Hills!

With love and hugs,

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