Winnisimmet Tales

Starting Anew Part 14

Al meets Amanda and lives up to her word by trying dancing. Amanda gets a special offer from Gabby. Al suffers her first true taste of bigotry. Kyle's situation causes drastic measures to be taken by members of the family.

Starting Anew Part 13

Zeke and Gabby finally date.Al gets a sad experience regarding being transgender. Tom finally strikes back against Michael and Reed. Michael accepts trouble and gets surprising support.

Starting Anew Part 12

Amelia appears before the judge while Amy hosts the younger girls for a sleepover. Al is forced to follow through on her promise. Gabby buys something that leads to an uncomfortable conversation with her kids.

Starting Anew Part 11

Zeke has his say and it ain't pretty. Gabby and the kids get a shocking surprise. Amy and the girls have their second sleepover as Donald gets to see loving dads. More trouble is brewing with Amelia.

Starting Anew Part 10

Gabby has a day out the ladies. Amy has trouble at the mall. Tom makes his presence known. Background on Anne, Mike, and George's mom. Trouble brews at the courthouse.

Starting Anew Part 9

Amy finally meets Ms. Lincoln and all get surprises from it. Al has an inner crisis about being a girl. The girls finally have their sleepover with the usual fun The guys have a day out but trouble brews.

Starting Anew Part 7

Watch the Lees get their just desserts! Watch Madame Pavlova experience something she hasn't before- girls unafraid of her! Watch the girls experience love at the school dance! And watch Gabby and Margo see the girls show true friendship!

Starting Anew Part 6

Amy has a confrontation but may have a new friend. The Lees get arraigned and have a big shock. The Phillips family see just how terrible things really were for Amy and help to nail the Lees. Pavlova is in for some fun- Finn style.

Starting Anew Part 2

Amy gets to tell people what really happened to her then bonds with Stephanie, Al, and Gabby. Valerie has a meeting with Amy and starts planning their response to the Lees' abuse.

Starting Anew Part 1

First he broke up with his girlfriend. Then he comes to school with bruises. Now he has a broken arm. Something is off about Donald but what the truth reveals is worse than anyone could have thought.

Book 12: Starting Anew

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Amy and Donald Lee are new to Winnisimmet. Both have had a rough go so far. Amy is a talented dancer who is forced to compete in beauty pageants by her mom while Donald is constantly berated by his father for not being a the man he envisions Donald to be. All of this comes to an end when Amy runs away and Donald endures abuse to reveal her location. What the Lees never counted on was Donald being part of the one group you never want to anger- the Finns.

Family Part 5

The Smiths find lost treasures while Nichole and Ophelia bond. The Smiths start to understand their guests more than ever as tough talks and minor slip-ups occur. And most of the group heads to a football match with expected results.

Family Part 4

The group splits up as one goes to Lincoln and the other to York. Later the combined group visits London. Michael gets a job offer and shows his caring side while David departs and his tryst is revealed to Lilly. And some more fun with Camille!

Family Part 3

David and Emma grow closer. The males head out for David's presentation while the females and Nigel Jr. have tea with friends. Michael shows he isn't just an average teen. And some more antics by Camille.

Family Part 2

A formal dinner is held with the family turning heads for all the right reasons. David and Emma grow closer. Jessica's birthday is celebrated and the kids and teens get a big surprise from their parents.

Family Part 1

Due to the unexpected early arrival and struggles of the newest member of the family the joint Smith/Peterson trip to England now includes the five Jones/Myers cousins. The Smiths get their first taste of a normal American family while growing to understand their new in-laws. Love could be in the air as well.

Lost and Found Part 12

It's all fun and games until the cops are called. The truth about Lucius Long is revealed and it isn't pretty. Plans are made to protect Avery, Sheila, and Deborah. And Ruth has a special request to fulfill regarding Sheila.

Lost and Found Part 11

Deborah gets a better reception in Boston. Avery reunites with Deborah and prompts an important discussion. Deborah, Sheila, and Avery endure an evening with the Finns. The Finn/James slumber party starts.

Lost and Found Part 8

Moving in with Sheila and Deborah may be just what Avery needed. Patrick and Deborah have an impromptu first date with the usual family teasing involved. And Kennedy goes all out to protect Deborah's interests leading to a showdown of epic proportions.

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 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.

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