Captiva Island Series



High-school sweethearts Daniel and Maggie Wheeler live an idyllic and picture-perfect life in the suburbs of Boston. Daniel works at a prestigious investment firm in the city, and Maggie has been a devoted and supportive wife for over thirty years. They have five children, two boys, and three girls, and are the envy of all their friends. Everything about the Wheeler home seems full of joy and love as long as no one looks too close. When Daniel makes an announcement that Maggie never anticipated, her world is turned upside down.

With her faith in everything she has ever known completely shattered, Maggie is forced to look within to understand how she ended up where she is. When an unplanned trip to visit her friend on Captiva Island, Florida presents, she decides to use that time to come to terms with her new reality. It will take all her courage to forge a new life for herself and her family.

A trip to paradise, new friends, a beloved property, and a handsome stranger open a new world with exciting possibilities for Maggie and a belief that just when you think that you can't go on, a beautiful future awaits.

Welcome to the Key Lime Garden Inn. Paradise is a good place to start over.


a captiva wedding – AVAILABLE ON AMAZON

Sarah Wheeler knows what she wants. Marriage and children are not part of her plans. She’s seen too many marriages fall apart. The last thing she wants is to be a statistic. As for children, Sarah doesn’t see herself as the nurturing type. She’s content helping her mother run the Key Lime Garden Inn on Captiva Island and working as Director of Community Relations at Southwest Florida’s Outreach Center. Work leaves her with little time for romance—until infuriating, charming, and intriguing Trevor Hutchins distracts Sarah and throws her off balance.

Trevor Hutchins has traveled the globe. No one captured his attention or heart—until he met Sarah Wheeler. A humanitarian who thrives on making a difference in people’s lives, Trevor can never stay in one place for more than a few months. Being close to home means struggling against his controlling family, especially his capitalist father. The past is about to catch up with Trevor and threaten his plans to forge a forever relationship with Sarah.

Maggie Wheeler has her dream life. As owner of the Key Lime Garden Inn on Captiva Island, she’s found paradise. Every morning she walks on the beach, remembering the past, but looking forward to tomorrow. With each passing day she feels closer to Paolo Moretti, the owner of a Sanibel Island’s popular nursery, Sanibellia. At 50, Maggie wonders if a second chance at love might be in her future after all.

Paolo Moretti loved Maggie Wheeler the first time her laid eyes on her. Years ago, he came to Sanibel Island from his home in Gaeta, Italy. Working with his sister, Ciara, they built a thriving plant nursery. Until now, Paolo’s true purpose lay in this work. After a traumatic year, Paolo gave Maggie the space she needed, he’s waited long enough. He’ll do whatever it takes to show Maggie that she can trust him with her heart.



Fear. A four-letter word that keeps us bound to the past, terrified of moving forward.

Christopher Wheeler would rather spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair than let Becca Powell reach inside his heart. The terror of losing another person in his life prevents him from a love that could change his world forever.

Chelsea Marsden’s carefree and free-spirited attitude serves one purpose—to hide her true feelings. Falling in love again after the loss of her husband to cancer scares her. A new romance ends before it begins thanks to his interfering adult children. Chelsea will do anything to keep from acknowledging what everyone around her already knows—that Sebastian Barlowe holds the key to her heart.

Beth Wheeler has made a career out of helping others who can’t help themselves, and yet she’s incredibly blind when it comes to her own life.

Gabriel Walker doesn’t let fear control him, and he doesn’t take no for an answer. He’ll do whatever it takes to help Beth find herself, and the stability she needs once again.

Do it afraid. Three words that can empower those living in fear.

Love. One word that is the answer for everything.


Captiva Christmas – available now on amazon

Christmas on Captiva Island is threatened when the Wheeler family struggles with several new developments.

Lauren and Jeff Wheeler’s marriage is tested when a chance encounter and a persistent admirer widens an already troublesome crack between them.

With the family scattered and no plans to be together for Christmas, Maggie Wheeler resorts to extreme measures.

An abusive husband forces Sarah and Ciara to get involved—a decision that could cost Sarah and her unborn baby dearly.

A best friend leaves Captiva Island, and a heartbreaking diagnosis leaves everyone shocked.

Like all of Annie Cabot’s books, Captiva Christmas will have you laughing one minute and crying the next. Either way, this holiday story will warm your heart, and remind you of the true meaning of Christmas.


Captiva Nights – available now on amazon

Ciara Moretti has never been in love but that hasn’t stopped her from dreaming of Mr. Right.

When months of correspondence via emails and texts with Maurizio Bianchi begins a long distance romance, not even 5,000 miles and an ocean between them can keep them apart.

Maurizio wants a future with Ciara but until he comes to America, his true motive will stay hidden from everyone, including Ciara, her brother Paolo, and the entire Wheeler Family.

There is trouble brewing for Becca and Christopher. The demands of medical school forces Becca to question the wisdom of their commitment to each other.

As Christopher and Beth train to run the Boston Marathon fears of losing the woman he loves steals Christopher’s focus, putting his safety at risk.

Gabriel Walker shares news about his mother’s health and puts the future of his and Beth’s relationship in question.

National Geographic photographer Emma Thurston moves back home with a surprising announcement, shocking her best friend, Sarah Wheeler and everyone she knows on Captiva Island.

A famous mystery author is staying at the Key Lime Garden Inn for an entire month. As much as Gareth Graham tries to hide from the past his friendship with Emma changes everything for both of them.

Maggie Wheeler’s health journey has her family worried. Her beloved best friend, Chelsea Marsden returns to Captiva from Paris with surprising news and a renewed commitment to the island, Maggie, and everyone she holds dear.

Come back to Captiva Island and fall in love once again with a cast of characters who overcome everything life throws their way by holding onto each other.


Captiva Hearts – available now on amazon

Maggie Wheeler Moretti has had her share of tragedies, but nothing prepares her when her son Michael, a police officer, is shot while on duty. Maggie travels to Boston to be with him and the rest of her family, and for the first time considers selling the Key Lime Garden Inn and moving back to Massachusetts.

Chelsea Marsden runs the inn in Maggie’s absence and does her best to avoid seeing her ex and meeting his new wife. Isabella Barlowe is not one to be ignored, however, and Chelsea finds that her past relationship with Sebastian leads to a new outlook and a kindred spirit.

Jacqui Hutchins takes a break from her graduate studies to return to Captiva for the summer. With a history of bad relationships and equally bad choices, she’ll need Chelsea’s wisdom and patience to get her through yet another round of manufactured drama.

Finn Powell is ready to spread his wings and fly…literally. He wants out of the family business to become a commercial airline pilot. All he has to do is convince his father and brothers. Without his sister Becca to soften the blow, Finn has an uphill battle that he’ll do anything to win.

Even in the darkest hours, a light can shine through as is the case for two couples who are ready to take the next step. Becca Powell and Christopher Wheeler, along with Beth Wheeler and Gabriel Walker are engaged, and the idea of a double Christmas wedding on Captiva Island becomes the next major event to navigate.

With so many opinions and family interferences, what could possibly go wrong?

Come back to Captiva Island and fall in love once again with a cast of characters who overcome everything life throws their way by holding onto each other.


Captiva eVER aFTER – Available now on Amazon

Two weddings?

Two opportunities for conflict, drama and lasting memories.

Beth Wheeler has waited her whole life for a Christmas wedding, but she never envisioned it taking place on Captiva Island. Even if it makes her mother happy, without snow, jingle bells and sleigh rides, Beth’s sandy Christmas wedding might as well take place any other month than December, with her dreams of sugar plums and romance never realized.

Becca Powell always knew her wedding would take place on Captiva Island since she’d lived on the island her entire life. Her simple, uncomplicated beachside wedding is threatened when her soon-to-be sister-in-law’s plans for her own nuptials, along with a hurricane threaten to ruin everything, not just for her, but for everyone she loves.

If you believe in the power of love, then this story is the one you must read.

Captiva Ever After holds more than the excitement surrounding a one day event. It continues to weave not only love and commitment for close family and friends, but the reality of what love can do for others who refuse to believe in anything good.

Where there is hope, there is love.

Come back to Captiva Island and fall in love once again with a cast of characters who overcome everything life throws their way by holding onto each other.


Captiva HIdeaway – Available now on Amazon

Will Maggie Wheeler Moretti lose the Key Lime Garden Inn?

Since the double Christmas weddings, Millicent Brenner has become more of a threat to the Moretti family than ever before.

Maggie Wheeler Moretti and her family struggle with the possibility that the Key Lime Garden Inn will be lost to them forever. With everything Maggie has done to build her beautiful sanctuary on Captiva Island, she now has to muster all the courage she can to fight this latest battle.

Her mother, Sarah Garrison has been independent and a social butterfly for most of her life. Now, she has to accept her limitations and plan for the next phase of her life. The only problem? That next phase involves every Wheeler family member, and as only Grandma Sarah can do, it’s a three-ringed circus and a roller coaster of emotions.

Will Millie get what she wants and will she change the Captiva Island landscape forever?

Come back to Captiva Island and fall in love once again with a cast of characters who overcome everything life throws their way by holding on to each other.


Return to Captiva – Available now on Amazon

The Key Lime Garden Inn has a mysterious guest, and everyone wants to know his story.

Matteo Benedetti comes to Captiva Island and the Key Lime Garden Inn to confront the demons that have haunted him for many years. In doing so, he changes the lives of many on the island.

Lauren Phillips struggles after a fire rages through her real estate office threatening her life and the life of her unborn child.

The lunch-bunch return to Captiva just when Grandma Sarah is set to move into her condo.
Ciara Moretti decides a wedding in her home country of Italy would be the perfect place to marry Crawford Powell, as long as her brother, Paolo, family and friends can make the destination wedding.

Jacqui Hutchins and her brother Wyatt return to Florida to care for their father Devon after his devastating stroke.

Come back to Captiva Island and fall in love once again with a cast of characters who overcome everything life throws their way by holding on to each other.


Captiva Cabana – Available now on Amazon

“Sometimes when you’re trying to navigate the course of your life, it’s better to just ride the wave,” Maggie said. “Part of the fun is not knowing where you’ll end up.”

Three generations of women, a new pup and a bonfire on the beach ~ What could possibly go wrong?

Just when things seem to be quieting down on Captiva Island, several new developments within the Wheeler family throw their world into turmoil once again.

An old injury has the potential to disrupt the Moretti’s plans for the Key Lime Garden Inn. Even the romance and beauty of Ciara and Crawford’s wedding in Gaeta, Italy can’t protect the Moretti’s from the threat of permanent change for their family.

It will take Grandma Sarah’s quirky wisdom, an evening under the stars, and an islander’s selfless act of love to turn things right again.

Come back to Captiva Island and fall in love once again with a cast of characters who overcome everything life throws their way by holding on to each other.

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