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Lost and Found Part 7

Deborah meets with Sarah and Richard and learns just how nasty the things done to here were. Olivia arranges a special job for Deborah to help out a reluctant Sarah. The Longs have a request for Sheila and Deborah that the two may find hard to deny.

Lost and Found Part 6

Some history of Christian James is revealed to John. Raul endures meeting Avery's family. Sheila explains her connection to the James family. Deborah unknowingly helps set up a sting leading to one of several showdowns with abusers of power.

Lost and Found Part 5

Deborah first met her mother, now she meets the girl whom she helped become become the young lady that she needed to be. Sheila isn't the only one who is in for a reunion as the duo joins in on a trip north to visit Sheila's hometown and meet some VIPs.

Lost and Found Part 4

Everyone seems to be in on the act as there as we get to the reunion 19 years in the making. Grab your tissues and take your blood pressure medication, this one is going to be a blood boiler.

Lost and Found Part 3

Sheila pays a heavy price for supporting Deborah as she loses her home and her job. The duo have to pull up stakes and move to a city they aren't familiar with surrounded by people they don't know...or is it that the duo don't know them but they already know the duo?

Lost and Found Part 2

The secret is out and things don't go well for Deborah. But when things are at their worst she see who her real friends are and just what it means to be friends with members of the Finn Family.

Lost and Found Part 1

Growing up is hard to do. Being the unwanted grandchild of the prodigal daughter and a pariah is harder. Being transgender yourself is worse. James is given a chance to start over and be the woman he is born to be.

Book 11: Lost and Found

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Sometimes you have to lose everything to gain something greater. James gave up his abusive life in California for an education in Massachusetts. What he finds is what he always dreamed of: genuine friends, a loving family, and a chance to be who she always truly was.

Story takes place between "Christmas Interlude" and "Family"
Book 11 in the Winnisimmet Tales universe.

Christmas Interludes

Four individual stories set during Christmas tying up loose ends and setting up more. Even the holidays are interesting times for members of the Winnisimmet Tales universe.

Sudden Losses Part 13- Finale

Donald and Francesca grow closer. Al makes an appearance in school and has her own discovery. Christmas comes and families have their own surprises for one another.

Sudden Losses Part 12

Valerie takes no prisoners. Francesca finds someone who appreciates her for herself. Raul pays a hefty price for having Avery and her friends as friends. Al finally says goodbye to Mattapan.

Sudden Losses Part 11

Raul sets his friends straight at a heavy price. Al opens up more about personal things with Stephanie. Thomas makes the expected request. Francesca and her friends have a scary situation.

Sudden Losses Part 10

Sudden Losses Part 9

Al gets further along her path to womanhood and meets Stephanie. Al's first day of school goes from good to bad to worse for her but she sees something that nobody wants to see- an angry Finn.

Sudden Losses Part 8

The funeral arrives and is a day of ups and downs for all members of the family. The dirty dozen strike but a counterattack leaves the traitor caught red handed. Shock ripples through the family as they rally around another of their own in a time of need.

Sudden Losses Part 7

Al's visit with Rebecca and Jessie is more fruitful than expected leading to more personal revelations and acceptance. Al's release from the hospital leads to a new crisis as she reveals the final pieces that may put an end to the danger to her.

Sudden Losses Part 6

The investigation into the accident starts to get more complex. Francesca finally breaks down then has to make a tough choice- keep Al's confidence or indulge her friends' curiosity. Pushing Francesca to the limit brings out the angry dad in Ben.

Sudden Losses Part 5

Al learns more about the family. Dr. Eliza get Al to talk about herself leading to tough questions. Francesca tags along to meet Al leading the two to having a needed heart to heart.

Sudden Losses Part 4

Al starts to open up after accepting the reality of the situation. Francesca grows closer to the Hermans. Tough questions about Al lead to tougher realizations as Al's family is brought up.

Sudden Losses Part 3

Francesca takes a stand and lets her feelings known. And corruption meets the incorruptible as a simple visit to obtain clothes for Al turns into a battle of wits between criminals and the family.

Book 10: Sudden Losses

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Francesca loses her parents. Al loses her parents and something more important. When tragedy strikes one of their own the family swings into action to help.

Events take place between "Across the Pond" and "Lost and Found"

Book 10 in the Winnisimmet Tales Universe

Sudden Losses Part 2

The reality of the accident sets in as Olivia and Richard are introduced to Al. Francesca packs up her belongings and says goodbye to her old life. Young Al may have seen something that she hadn't experienced before and she likes it.

Winnisimmet Tales stories

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Shorter stories set in the Winnisimmet Tales universe. These differ from the main series in that they focus on shorter periods of time, weeks instead of months, and do not feature chapters. Refer to the character index or the top of the story for the exact place on the universe's timeline.

Across the Pond Part 13- Finale

Things calm down for Ethan, or as close as you can get with such oddball relatives. Ethan uncovers why Kylie has been snippy towards everyone and takes corrective action. Ethan finally meets his new brother and future brother-in-law and endures the family tradition of meeting Jorge and Victoria.

Across the Pond Part 12

The custody hearing occurs but things are far from easy for Karen and Nigel. The fight is on leading to an exciting outcome that we were all expecting. One thing still holds true, never underestimate any member of the Finn Family and if you are going to commit a major crime be sure to know exactly who you are committing it against!

Across the Pond Part 10

Ethan's first day was going well until he learned that some things about school are universal. Ethan meets the rest of the family but gets unwanted attention. A quiet cookout leads to lots of fun while plans are in the works involving Ethan, but it isn't only he who is benefiting.

Across the Pond Part 9

Ethan meets the rest of his cousins as well as his aunts and uncles but not all goes well. Ethan's control breaks down as he becomes more and more emotional as others talk around him and about him. School starts and Ethan might have found the place where he belongs, with people he likes, and under the guidance of someone who cares.

Across the Pond Part 8

Sammi's suffering ends but Ethan's continues. Ethan leaves England in classic Finn style but may have bitten off more than he could chew with his new family...

Across the Pond Part 7

Sit back and grab your popcorn as the inevitable happens. The Smiths know that sometimes the best revenge are the ones where you don't have to do a thing, the person does it all themselves. If you weren't convinced that they were changed people this edition will change your mind. And despite hearing so many stories about their exploits the Smiths learn for themselves why you don't mess with the Finns.

Across the Pond Part 6

Ethan gets a crash course in extended family and how they should act as he learns more about his aunt's family from their new guests. Harry is in for a shock as the investigation gets into full gear and the true extent of what happened is revealed to Mr. Smith. Mr. Smith awakens to the reality of Karen's family being different yet also just like any other.

Across the Pond Part 5

After being cooped up in the estate the four finally hit the city and enjoy it as only Finns can. Mr. Smith has some important meetings cementing his position regarding Nigel, Nichole, and the new family members. Ethan gets a taste of the downside of siblings and the Smiths finally see the man they have heard so much about.

Across the Pond Part 4

The dinner party goes off as expected but the "why" is a surprise. Mr. Smith lets the world know where he really stands regarding his son and new family.

Across the Pond Part 3

Sometimes the truth is hard to accept but the Smiths are slowly seeing that they have made several major mistakes. Ethan experiences what it is truly like to have family, not just people you happen to be related to. Mrs. Smith is more astute than anyone realizes and has her own plans in the works which involves her new daughter-in-law and grandchildren.

Across the Pond Part 2

The truth is tough to accept but what really happened four years before to drive Nigel and Nichole away is revealed by Nichole. Hannah wastes no time in pushing things to the limit with surprising results from the Smiths. Things will never be the same in the Smith household.

Across the Pond Part 1

A year after their marriage Nigel and Karen Smith take their son, daughters, and future daughter-in-law on a trip to England to visit Nigel's parents. Unbeknownst to them their nephew is awaiting the chance to meet them, hoping to reconnect to the only other family he knew. The truth behind Nigel and Nichole's ouster from the family is starting to be revealed after four years of heartache and tears.

Book 09: Across the Pond

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Ethan Smith was the young son of a noble without a title, without a future, and without ethics. When his formerly disgraced Uncle Nigel takes his family to visit Nigel's parents the Smith family's world is forever changed.

This story takes place after the events of the three "Heading East" stories and "Outside Looking In" and takes place before the events of "Sudden Losses"

This is the 9th Winnisimmet Tales series.

Heading East- Jones Family Part 6 Finale

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While the kids were out in Boston enjoying their time riding on the old trains Michael had his long awaited interview for a possible promotion. Leslie, Iris, and Rachel drove in with him as both were going to the federal building for appointments. Luckily for Leslie, hers was before his so he was able to be there for her as backup if need be.

Heading East- Jones Family Part 5

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The next morning Miles was up before Neil and managed to sneak out away from him without him knowing. He was met by the sounds of several people being sick, which was followed by more people groaning at being sick. His brother was the worst complainer, followed by his dad.

Heading East- Jones Family Part 4

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After another three hours, John finally called to tell them the four were returning him shortly. The cleanup would take a while but the regular police had been held over relieving the out of city officers. A half hour later he returned with a few bruises but otherwise OK.

Heading East- Jones Family Part 3

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After a round of showers to clean off the salt water and sand the boys spent the rest of the afternoon in the yard. The girls went to visit Kylie and baby Willie Jr. with Faith being dragged along. The parents set up the amusement park visit while they were with the Penas, coordinating schedules. After a half hour, Rachel Douglas suggested the girls have a sleepover to make things easier on them all.

Heading East- Jones Family Part 2

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Downstairs Michael and Sarah suspected something was amiss with Neil. Valerie shook her head and asked, "has he ever talked about what goes on in school?" Both weren't aware of talk about anything regarding the school that wasn't parent-teacher conference related to which Valerie asked: "has he mentioned how the kids act?"

Heading East- Jones Family Part 1

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Newhall, Missouri was a changed place. In the past two and a half months every town agency had been completely torn apart by the state and federal corruption probes. There was rampant nepotism, greed, extortion, conflicts of interest, fraud, and embezzlement throughout the town brought to light by the investigators. It went further to include the County of Hadley which Newhall residents completely controlled.

Outside Looking In Part 6- Finale

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Sunday was quiet as word spread that the girls had settled their differences and Rachel was left to calm herself before the storm on Monday. Leslie brought the girls next door for a Sunday dinner with John, Valerie, and the five kids. She informed them it wasn't a request, it was a demand from Valerie.

Outside Looking In Part 5

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Rachel was lucky, she obtained an appointment with Dr. Dane that afternoon. Dr. Dane was doing the evaluation as a favor to Dr. Samuels and hearing her story he gave her additional time to talk. Her name had come up before with Reed Pena and Scott Nelson so he knew Rachel was going to be a tough case but she was worth taking a chance on if she indeed was just a victim of her parents' abuse.

Outside Looking In Part 4

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Monday was Iris' big day, she was returning to school. She would be among her friends and classmates again. She would also be among the gossips and worse, in the presence of Rachel Murphy.

As soon as she saw Iris arrive Rachel made her way over to her. The first thing out of her mouth was "enjoy your little vacation? I heard you and Sam had a big argument and you couldn't face being dumped by her."

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