A Pocket Full of Roses

A Plots & PossibiliTeas Box

Sunday has done the work to make something of herself and leave the backwater life of East Texas behind her. But it would seem that East Texas isn’t quite done with her.

Faced with inheriting the house and land she grew up on, she takes a job as a naturopathic doctor and moves home to make a decision about the fate of the property and those who rely upon it. If her fiancé, Jeffery, has his way, they’ll put up a fence and make it a place for the rich to play.

While trying to make up her mind, she is tasked with replenishing the office stock of various herbs and medicinal plants. Her guide through the swampy waterways?  The boy who broke her heart in high school. Time and distance have done little to quell the attraction she feels for him…but she’ll do everything she can to make sure he doesn’t know that.

Now she has to choose between the man who can give her the life she’s always wanted, and the one that will show her that her backwater community is something to be celebrated and is exactly where she belongs.

  • Country girl goes city but comes back to her roots
  • The one-that-got-away
  • Interesting and memorable characters
  • A view of a culture and lifestyle often overlooked or looked down upon
  • An undeniable (yet resisted) romantic attraction
  • Sweet  Home Alabama and Where the Crawdads Sing
  • Small town/rural stories


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The Book

Naturopathic Doctor Sunday Frederick can’t seem to shake her backwater roots. After years of rubbing elbows with Austin’s elite, she jumps at the chance to practice natural medicine in her beloved hometown and escape the concrete jungle in favor of a simpler life with fiancé Jeffrey Frost. But returning to the sleepy East Texas community of Old Salem with a fast-talking fiancé in tow proves more of a challenge than Sunday ever expected.

After one look at the Frederick family’s twenty-thousand-acre estate, Jeffrey has big dreams of converting the historic property into a prosperous game ranch. But when his ambitions drive threaten to drive a wedge between Sunday and her close-knit kin, she struggles to balance his desires for their future with the best interests of her family and the surrounding community—a fight that is further complicated when she is called away on a special wildcrafting assignment in the swampy, mosquito-infested river bottom of her youth.

To her dismay, hometown rebel, Eli LeBlanc, is tasked to serve as Sunday’s guide while hosting her at his dilapidated houseboat. With his crude manners and outlaw ways, Eli hasn’t changed a bit since high school, and Sunday has better things to do than answer his prying questions about her personal affairs. But as the days pass and the balmy night air is filled with the sound of crickets and softly rushing water, there’s a freedom and hospitality to river life that can alter a girl’s priorities and open her heart. With her wedding to Jeffrey only weeks away, and the future of her family’s estate resting on her shoulders, Sunday finds herself torn between everything she thought she wanted and the surprising new path she feels destined to take.

Genre: Literary Romance/Southern Romance

Published: October 2022

The Goodies

Pink Rose Lemonade

The Tea Spot

Are the pink roses from her fiancé? Or are they an apology? This tea combines beautiful pink rose petals with a light lemony tea. We’ve packed it in a reusable rose print bag.

Key Lime Biscotti Bites

At the end of a long, hot afternoon mudding, Sunday enjoys a little lime and tequila with the crew. This little bite reminds us that ain’t nothin’ better than a little sweet to counter the bitter.

Lemon Biscotti Bites

The Bites Company

Home is sitting on the front porch with Mama Pearl, some iced tea, and thick slices of lemon pound cake. We think Mama Pearl would love these!

Mezquite Honey

Those who live in the Pocket have their secret “honey holes.” Some have snakeroot or swamp lily root, others, we imagine, might have a delicious, unique honey like this one. 

MultiFlora Honey

We love that Sunday sees the beauty in the mire. Throughout the book, flowers decorate the scene. If she had the choice of which honey to choose, we’re confident she’d choose this one.

The Good Cause

We are honored to donate a portion of the profits from this box to Shriners Children’s Hospitals. This particular organization played a pivotal role in the author’s young life and it’s a cause we are wholeheartedly behind.

Shriners Children’s Hospitals is a non-profit dedicated to providing the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment without regard to race, color, creed, sex or sect, disability, national origin, or ability of a patient or family to pay.

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