"Norato's debut is sweet and sincere, a defanged Prada by way of a more innocent Bridget Jones." -- Publishers Weekly

Love in a Victorian

Historical Inspirational Romance

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"Ms. Norato's attention to historic detail . . . will sweep you back in time and keep you there through the whole book.  There's adventure, kidnapping, romance and twists and turns that keep you guessing.  All combine to make a worthwhile story that I highly recommend."

-- MaryLu Tyndall, acclaimed author of Legacy of the King's Pirates series

Sea Heroes of Duxbury

Sea Heroes of Duxbury

"Once again, Lisa has captured the essence of sound, sight and smell in the 1800s with living color. From the action packed horse race in the opening scene to the heart-tugging unrequited love to the sweet romantic resolution - THE CHRISTMAS HANDKERCHIEF was a delight to read."

-- Beverly Rathbun, author of Dancing with Ravens

I  Only Want To Be With You

Contemporary Romantic Comedy

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Historical Inspirational Romance

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The Christmas Handkerchief

Originally published in hard cover by Five Star Publishing.


An unsolved mystery separates ex-privateersman, Captain Brogan Talvis, from his lost son - his only living relation, his only family.  Shortly before her tragic demise, his wife abandoned their infant to strangers, refusing to reveal the child's whereabouts.  Now, three years later, Brogan has discovered the boy at the home of a shipbuilder's daughter, Lorena Huntley.

Lorena guards a dark secret about her young charge.  She finds herself falling for the heroic captain who has come to claim his newly built ship, unaware his motive for wooing her is to befriend the boy he plans on reclaiming as his own - until the day another's evil deceit leaves her helplessly ship bound for England.

As the perfect opportunity to reclaim his son unfolds, Brogan is haunted by thoughts of Lorena in her dire circumstance.  Forced to make a heartrending choice between his child and the woman who has begun to capture his heart, only his unselfish sacrifice can win him the greatest prize of all - love.

Prize of My Heart

"In LOVE IN A VICTORIAN, Lisa Norato pairs a gutsy female contractor with a suave, sophisticated attorney. As I poured through this delightful, engaging story, I couldn't help but root for these well-developed, wonderful characters to fall in love. Set in quaint Rhode Island, this story has all the makings of a sweet romance. I couldn't put it down."

-- Lisa Jones Baker, bestselling author of Secret at Pebble Creek (Hope Chest of Dreams)

The Promise Keeper

In everything he did, he had great success because the Lord was with him.

I Samuel 18:14

Come home to Elm's Corner

Every house has a story....
Historical restoration contractor Jamie Kearly thought she'd found her happily-ever-after house, until she lost the sale at the last minute to a higher offer. Attorney Richard Damien has purchased his grandmother's Victorian, because growing up in the historic village of Elm's Corner was the only time he's ever felt a sense of belonging. When he hired J. Kearly Restoration, he didn't anticipate the contractor would come with a bossy lady foreman, but Jamie's dad has sprained his ankle, leaving Jamie to take charge of the project. Now she has no choice but to transform her dream house into Rick's perfect home. Soon Rick will learn it takes more than four walls to make a house a home, and as for Jamie--well, it's going to take more than a hammer to nail down this confirmed bachelor.

Originally published in hard cover by Five Star Publishing.

Contemporary Romance

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"Written with exquisite attention to detail, Lisa Norato has penned an extraordinary love story, filled with intrigue, compelling characters, and a delightful romance that will keep you turning the pages as quickly as you can right up until the very end. Loved this story."

-- Jen Turano, bestselling author of Flights of Fancy (American Heiresses)

Sea Heroes of Duxbury

Where Eagles Fly

Where Eagles Fly was inspired by a dude ranch vacation my sister talked me into on the plains of Laramie, Wyoming.

Grandmother Hart gifts Tuppence with a very special handkerchief of handmade lace to be carried on Tuppence's wedding day, along with a promise God shall provide the man of her dreams.  But how can that be, when the man of Tupppence's dreams is marrying another, and Tuppence must assist her grandmother in baking a fruitcake for the couple's wedding?

Western Time Travel Romance

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Life is definitely coming together for Marcella Tartaglia -- New York City, an exciting publishing career, the BIG promotion.  She's on assignment in the Cotswolds and open to a fling, especially when the perfect hottie roars up on his motorcycle outside the church at her former boss's wedding.

Too bad the Honorable William John Anthony Grafton Stafford doesn't do flings.  He's a  blue-blooded country vicar in want of a wife and a real danger to a girl like Marcella who can't afford to lose her heart in England when all her dreams are waiting for her an ocean away.

"Norato brings her characters to life."

- RT Book Reviews

Historical Inspirational Romance

                    A Christmas novella

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King Ceasar House, Duxbury, Massachusetts. Story inspired by Ezra Weston II, known as “King Ceasar” for his worldwide preeminence as a shipbuilder and merchant in the early 19th century.

The new keeper has manned Pilgrim Light for a year now, and though her father recruited him for the post, Iris Moon has never seen the fellow nor will anyone discuss him.  Rumors circulate he was once a pirate and had been imprisoned.  Lured by the secrecy, Iris rows out to the light to meet the solitary keeper.  He's a curmudgeon who remains as mysterious as ever, until confusing dreams haunt her, causing Iris to suspect they share a past connection.

Jonathan Mayne sailed with Captain Moon's family as a young cabin boy during the earliest years of Iris's life.  A grown woman, Iris holds no memory for her childhood friend, who now guards the bay from a lonely lighthouse tower.  When a shipwreck survivor bent on revenge washes up on the shores of the Moon family mansion, will Johnny be able to protect Iris from her dead mother's secret while keeping a promise to her father never to expose it?

"Lisa Norato has written a funny, emotional and memorably romantic book that will be read again and again.  It's the kind of special book with passages you share with others because they touch you, or make you laugh, or pleasantly surprise you.  A well-plotted time travel that will keep you guessing right to the end and a tortured hero that will open your heart to the power of love."

-- Love Western Romance reviews

It was supposed to be a simple summer road trip . . . now Shelby McCoy has three weeks to discover why she's been sent back in time on a lonely stretch of Wyoming highway while driving to her sister's dude ranch.  She's welcomed by the original, nineteenth-century ranchers who claim she's their new cook.  A strange letter could be a clue, but unraveling the mystery won't be easy with an ornery cowboy hiding his own secret and thwarting her at every turn.

Cowboy Ruckert St. Cloud isn't happy about Shelby's arrival.  He has his reasons, one being doesn't trust a woman who tramps about in trousers, trying to do a man's work.  He doesn't understand Shelby's sassy talk and unconventional style are products of a future age.  Shelby doesn't know that behind Ruckert's silent stares and horse-whispering abilities lies a lonely, tortured man.  They're just a couple of misfits, so preoccupied with trying to discover the mystery of each other they forget to guard their hearts.