Teresa Hill (pseudonym of Sally Tyler Hayes) grew up on a farm in Kentucky. She was a tomboy and learned to drive a tractor and loved to climb trees.

Her mother warned that one day, when she wanted to have pretty legs for boys, she would be sorry about all her scrapes and scars. She met her husband while they were both working their way through college when he was her boss. She wanted to live by the sea and she wrote her first novel on a little island off the South Carolina coast. She and her husband share their home, a brick ranch (for him) with a view of the mountains (for her), with a collie, a German shepherd and a 20-pound cat.

Twelve Days – The McRae’s Series, Book 1 – Sam & Rachel – 2000

Twelve Days before Christmas, Rachel McRae opens her front door and a social worker puts a baby in her arms – one who comes with a four-year-old boy and eleven-year-old girl – siblings abandoned and in need of a temporary home, but there’s a catch: Rachel’s family is falling apart.

Rachel and her husband, Sam, have dreamed of a house filled with children; a dream that has led them to repeated heartbreak. Sam McRae has finally decided the only thing left to do is leave his wife.  Reluctantly, Rachel and Sam take the children in, but just until after Christmas. They will do their best not to fall in love with them, not to get their hopes up that this time a miracle will happen and that these children will stay and that their marriage can still be saved.

Luke’s Wish – Contemporary Romance – 2011

Disillusioned with love, single dad Joe Morgan has no time for his instant and unwanted attraction to enchanting dentist Samantha Carter, but Joe needed Samantha’s help. His son, Luke, has the crazy idea that Samantha is the tooth fairy and he’s saving teeth in a jelly jar so Samantha will grant his wish for a mother!

With one tender, unexpected kiss, Joe breaks through Samantha’s fragile defences and spending time with Joe and Luke awakens bittersweet yearnings. Samantha’s wish is for them to be a family, but that won’t ever happen

Five Days Grace – The McRae’s Series, Book 4 – 2014

Wounded Naval Intelligence Officer Aidan Shaw is at the lowest point in his life, hiding away in a friend’s cabin on a remote Ohio lake, then, the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen breaks in.

While Aidan holds Grace McRae at gunpoint, she disarms him with her kindness and concern. Soon Aidan realizes the only thing he has to fear from Grace is losing his heart.  Grace has already made one dreadful mistake: falling for the wrong man. She isn’t sure she can survive another, but Aidan is a true hero – tough, honourable and incredibly brave. Aiden is also determined to do the right thing – including walking away from Grace if he can’t be the man she deserves.