Welcome, romance lovers...

Hey there!  Welcome to my world, my escape from reality.  I'm the author of the historical romance Wellington Cross series, the paranormal romance Angel series, and a new historical romance Wellington Patriot series.  


Happy October!  Fall is one of my favorite times of the year.  The weather turns cooler, the leaves start turning brilliant colors, and pumpkins are everywhere.  I have my house all set for the fall season with orange fairy lights, colorful leaves, and pumpkins to mimic nature outside.  I like reading spooky books this time of year, too.  If you like to read them, as well, my book Wellington Belle is a cozy murder mystery mixed with romance.  I will be having some free days of this book this month and also a special paperback giveaway.  See my Giveaways page for more details. 


I am currently working on my next book, A Revolutionary Engagement,  but in the meantime, you can read my latest book Voyage of the Heart. This book is the first in a historical romance series called the Wellington Patriot series, which is set during the 1700s.  Take a Voyage of the Heart, beginning in England and Ireland and then onto a ship that takes them across treacherous waters to the American Colonies on the eve of the Revolutionary War.  You can read more about this book below and also under the Voyage of the Heart tab.  


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Voyage of the Heart

(Book One in the Wellington Patriot Series)

Baldwin Wellington, son of Lord Alden Wellington, grew up in Wellingshire, England in Highwoods Castle.  He was a mischievous young man, and after being accused of a crime he didn't commit, he is ostracized from his family.  He is punished, barely escapes with his life, and is sent to the British Colonies in North America. 


Meanwhile, Bronwyn Kerrigan is an Scots-Irish lass whose father dies and she has to make an important decision about her future.  She can either accept a marriage proposal or take an indentureship for Lord Fairfax in the colony of Virginia.

Baldwin and Bronwyn meet each other on the ship crossing the Atlantic where they will endure many hardships, to include disease, storms, and pirates.

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About Me

​I was born and raised in Johnson City, Tennessee, and went to college at East Tennessee State University before marrying my high school sweetheart and moving to Virginia Beach, Virginia. I started writing as a hobby when I was in college after purchasing a couple of Southern Heritage cookbooks, which were filled with pages of beautiful old plantation homes. I used to sit outside in my backyard and type on a manual typewriter at a picnic table under tall maple trees.  I continued writing after moving to Virginia Beach and visiting beautifully restored homes in Williamsburg as well as plantations on the James River. My day job has been medical and legal transcription while writing on the side, and I self-published my first book in December 2012.  I enjoy the freedom and creativity of self-publishing.  My book, Sunrise Kisses, was a finalist in the 2018 Golden Quill Award Contest sponsored by Golden Box Books Publishing.  I love being outside in nature and enjoy visiting historical homes and gardens, reading, traveling, gardening, taking walks, doing yoga, and spending time with family and friends.  I am still married to my sweetheart after 31 years, and we have one son who is an actor.  If you'd like to read a recent interview of me by AllAuthor, click here.

My Books

First of all, I love writing about romance.  To me, the best stories are about love and relationships.  So that's what I write about.  I have three series of books so far.  The first series I have published is the Wellington Cross Series, which is set in the late 1800s on plantations along the James River in Virginia.  The second series I have written is the Angel Series, which is set in modern times in Virginia Beach about angels and their interactions with humans.  My newest series is the Wellington Patriot Series, which takes place in the late 1700s during the time of the American Revolution.


I live in Virginia Beach and I like writing about this area.  I've been living here for 31 years now and I love it.  There is so much to do close by.  There are miles and miles of beautiful beaches, sand dunes, trails, and many bodies of water:  the ocean, the bay, and many rivers, canals, and man-made lakes.  Also nearby are Colonial Williamsburg and the James River Plantations, which inspired me to write historical novels.  I have toured many historical plantations and homes, and they help me to picture stories in my head so I can then write it down.


All of my books are available on Kindle through Amazon and also in paperback through Amazon and Barnes & Noble (by order).  Amazon has a special - if you order the paperback version through them, you get the Kindle version for FREE!  I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoy writing them.

Click on the book covers below to read more about each book including reviews.

Wellington Cross Series:
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Angel Series:
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Wellington Patriot Series:
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© 2013-2020 by Cheryl R. Lane

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Madeline Wellington loses her memory but eventually finds her way back to her husband, baby girl, and plantation in this post-Civil War book set on the James River in Virginia. Nominated for 2017 Top Female Author in The Authors Show.

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