Winnisimmet Tales

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."

Outside Looking In Part 3

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It was after lunch so the group headed to the Finn home to eat. Leslie hadn't said a word since getting in the car at the campus. The shock of having Iris as her daughter was starting to hit and it was taking its toll on her.

She walked into the house and went up to her room to lay down. Valerie met the others at the door and hugged Iris, not even bothering to ask how things went. Iris hugged her and announced "it's over" then burst into a deep cry.

Outside Looking In Part 2

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In the morning Iris was jostled awake by Leslie. The two ate another quiet meal before Iris went downstairs to Jorge and Victoria's apartment so Leslie could attend class. The two were quiet and calm around her, in contrast to their usual fussy nature around the teens and young kids. Victoria told her to check her email and work on her schoolwork until lunch, she was out recovering but she wasn't excused from all work.

Outside Looking In Part 1

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It was early May in Winnisimmet and the signs of summer were arriving earlier than normal. The budding relationships were in full bloom as Sam York and her girlfriend Iris Donaldson were walking with their friends Reed Pena and his girlfriend Jessie Lawrence. The three girls talked openly about their plans for the summer now that they were on the final approach to their 8th-grade graduation.

Heading East- Toro Family Part 6 Finale

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Sunday morning Juan called to inform them about finding Miguel a condo that he might be interested in buying. One of the former Red Sox players was putting his up for sale and it was a very good price. It was off Boston Common and had a permanent parking space for Miguel's car as well as a guest's car. Lupe told him if it fit his criteria then they should snap it up. He called back later and told her it's a done deal, they had a showing later on in the day.

Heading East- Toro Family Part 5

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Reyna was up early and stared out the window at the vast city and county below. She never liked LA, it held too many bad memories. Her dad and Abuela were buried here but it never felt like home. Looking at the emails and instant messages sent to her from Jaimie, Rebecca, Jessie, and the others she had hopes that Winnisimmet would become her true home. They wanted to be friends with her and she desperately wanted to be liked by them.

Heading East- Toro Family Part 4

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Miguel picked up his car and waited as Beverly picked up her rental car. Beverly refused to allow Miguel to pay for it, citing it as a business expense, which it actually was. Reyna had to step in and tell him "uncle she won't listen, just do what she says."

Heading East- Toro Family Part 3

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Miguel didn't bat an eye as he saw Reyna wearing makeup again. He asked her "did they teach you what is appropriate and when?" She shook her head, but Lupe told him "I'll talk to her about that, it's something mothers and daughters need to talk about anyway. It's a rite of passage for us."

Heading East- Toro Family Part 2

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Downstairs while the girls were talking, Miguel was telling John and Valerie about the contract negotiations. He trusted them enough to tell them his intent regarding the deal. What surprised him was Valerie's reaction to his agent.

Heading East- Toro Family Part 1

Miguel Toro is a star pitcher and uncle. His niece learned about Jaimie Finn and started on her transition soon after. But in the time since things haven't gone well for her. Now on the verge of a new contract Miguel feels maybe it is time to make a drastic change in their lives. Maybe it's time to move east.

Heading East- Mark Part 5 Finale

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Kennedy's face dropped as Michael Jones asked her for the whole story. She sighed and told him "you look like him, your name matched the last name of the man Valerie told me about as being his biological father, and being from this area it was a bit too much of a coincidence. I wanted to confirm with Valerie before I asked you directly."

Heading East- Mark Part 3

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Kennedy, William, John, Valerie, and Anne left leaving Mark with Miles, Christina, Michael, Paige, Jaimie, and the twins. Jaimie asked that Cat come inside for a second, telling Mark "now would be a good time to win her over." He understood what she was trying to do and had to think of a way of fixing the problem.

Heading East- Mark Part 1

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Mark Sylvester was crying his heart out. His office phone sat off the hook beside him, the person on the other end having just given him the news he dreaded hearing. One of his cases came to a sad end, the poor girl he had been fighting hard to get free of her abusive situation settled matters her own way to make the pain go away- she killed herself.

Jaimie's Day

A look into the mind of Jaimie Finn as she tackles school, family, and friends during a single day. The first time we see what Jaimie is truly like outside of one of the family's recurring dramas.

Righting Wrongs Part 13- Finale

The teens go shopping but one finds trouble. Kennedy meets with the lawyer and gets a huge shock. The funeral turns interesting. Reed and Kylie break out of their shells.

Righting Wrongs Part 12

Friendships among the kids and teens are solidified. Michael gets put in his place as the true damage done by his teasing is revealed. Kennedy and William testify while Mr. Hogan and Ms. Mead have their day in court. Kennedy suffers a loss while the Penas see the family truly at work.

Righting Wrongs Part 11

Fractures start to appear in the family as moving day doesn't go well for all. Reed and Kylie stop trying to be like others and be their own people. Kennedy and Willie experience more aspects of parenthood to the enjoyment of the kids.

Righting Wrongs Part 10

Kylie has to talk for the first time about Hogan's abuse. William opens up to Kennedy as Kylie makes another friend. Stag and Hen parties lead to guy's night in and Kylie's first slumber party. The wedding day arrives but exactly who is getting married?

Righting Wrongs Part 8

The rest learn the big news. School dance leads to a bad night for Reed. Dan hits a new low with the family. Kylie shines among people who knew her past. And new neighbors for the group?

Righting Wrongs Part 6

Anne finds another victim then lays down the law. Reed gets stuck going to a guy's night out leading to revelations that changes the group dynamic. A date turns into a typical Finn disaster.

Righting Wrongs Part 5


Chapter 10
While Reed was learning to defend himself Anne Connors was working hard on Reed and Kylie’s case. She had been in contact with State Police investigators about abuse allegations against Kylie’s former teacher and added her thoughts on what Kylie had said. She had secretly been in contact with the school’s current principal to keep him under surveillance and obtain the old footage from the days Kylie was in school.

Righting Wrongs Part 4


Chapter 8
Olivia’s talk with Valerie didn’t go unnoticed and Reed felt extremely embarrassed over it. He just wanted John to speak with Mr. Sky, he didn’t want to start a war with him. Mr. Sky was a bit of a jerk but Reed respected him for trying to keep the class in order. This was going to be a big problem when he got back to school.

Righting Wrongs Part 3


Chapter 6
Kylie was entertaining the girls as Reed and Jaimie walked downstairs. She was acting like a whole new person ever since Kennedy and Willie talked with them earlier. Instead of the quiet, scared 8 year old brother he saw a happy, fun 8 year old sister.

Righting Wrongs Part 2


Chapter 4
Both boys screamed at hearing that name. Nichole. They knew that name, they feared it. She was the innocent girl their father almost killed trying to get at Jaimie. Kevin begged them not to do that to them. Anne had to assure them she wouldn’t do that, they would find someone else to help them.

Book 08: Righting Wrongs

Reed and Kevin are the two youngest members of the most hated family in Winnisimmet, Massachusetts. Their family is notorious for their hatred of another family, the Finns. But are they like their relatives? Can they escape their relatives' reputations and histories? Can they find family who accepts them for who they are and see that what they were isn't who they are or what they will always be?

Book 8 in the Winnisimmet Tales Universe

The events of "Heading East- Toro Family" take place before, during, and after this series.

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