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 Lauren Gayle lives in a small town tucked away in southwest Louisiana with her best friend, her husband of 25 years. She spends most days paying into her 401K at the J.O.B., hoping to avoid being a burden to her children in her old age. Most of her free time is spent pursuing her passion of writing, canning jams and jellies from various fruits harvested in her area, and cooking palatable delights or baking goodies for her hubby, co-workers, children and grandchildren. A voracious reader, she’s hopelessly addicted to her e-reader as a means of getting to sleep at night. 

Her first book, A Southern Lights Christmas, is available for pre-order in the Christmas at Mistletoe Lodge box set with several other authors. Her contribution to the set is the first in a four-book Southern Lights series. She plans to release the others by summer of 2020.

Lauren writes sweet southern romance with a touch of humor and inspirational flair.

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My Books


Preorder NOW for October release!


(Included in the Christmas at Mistletoe Lodge box set - available 

for preorder NOW using the link at top of page)

When a rare winter storm covers their Christmas getaway with bone-chilling snow and ice, two strangers are challenged with the reality of winter in a southern town.

Mack, a Minnesota man who’s sick of shoveling snow, books a Christmas vacation at Southern Lights Mistletoe Lodge in Louisiana. Natalie, a young widow, is there to escape the over protective smothering of her family. Will their first icy encounter prevent them from warming to each other through the inconveniences of icy roadways, frozen pipes, power outages, and frigid temps?


The Complete Series (Coming 2020)


Southern Landing (Southern Lights Book 2)

Two people struggling to forgive the unforgivable—can they achieve the impossible together?

When an off-duty accident forces Jacob 'Jake' Jeffries into unforeseen military retirement, he boards a bus to anywhere out of his frigid Minnesota hometown. He steps off in Lake Charles, Louisiana to fill his belly, but the lure of sultry temps, southern hospitality, and delicious food has him taking a job in the kitchen of a local diner. Jake bonds immediately with his pretty co-worker, a cook named Emmelia 'Emm' Saucier. When Emm stumbles onto information that has her questioning her parentage it leads her all the way to Molina, a small town in the Florida panhandle. Accompanied by Jake, she seeks answers to the questions she's had all her life. Will Emm’s bond with her parents back in Louisiana survive the strain? Can her budding relationship with Jake withstand the complications created by the truth of a career-ending accident with his alcoholic father?

Southern Retreat (Southern Lights Book 3)

 Two people trying to move on … can they find the strength to put their painful pasts behind them in order to live life to the fullest again? 

Southern Redemption (Southern Lights Book 4)

Can a recovering alcoholic find redemption and become the mother, grandmother, and woman she's always longed to be?

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