Susan’s Books

Susan G Mathis is a multi-published author of stories set in her childhood stomping ground, the beautiful Thousand Islands in upstate NY. Katelyn’s Choice, the first in The Thousand Islands Gilded Age series, released in March, 2019. The Fabric of Hope: An Irish Family Legacy and her Christmas Charity novella are also available.

Susan is also a published author of two premarital books with her husband, Dale, two children’s picture books, a dozen stories in a compilation books, and hundreds of published articles.

Katelyn’s Choice

Available now!

The Gilded Age comes to life in this first installment of the Thousand Islands Series!

Katelyn Kavanagh’s mother dreamed her daughter would one day escape the oppressive environment of their Upstate New York farm for service in the enchanting Thousand Islands, home to Gilded Age millionaires. But when her wish comes true, Katelyn finds herself in the service of none other than the famous George Pullman, and the transition proves anything but easy.

Thomas O’Neill, brother of her best friend, is all grown up and also working on Pullman Island. Despite Thomas’ efforts to help the irresistible Katelyn adjust to the intricacies of her new world, she just can’t seem to tame her gossiping tongue—even when the information she’s privy to could endanger her job, the 1872 re-election of Pullman guest President Ulysses S. Grant, and the love of the man of her dreams.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Charity

 

 

Susan Hawkins and Patrick O’Neill find that an arranged marriage is harder than they think, especially when they immigrate from Wolfe Island, Canada, to Cape Vincent, NY,  just a week after they marry—with his nine-year-old daughter, Lizzy, in tow. Can 23-year-old Susan Hawkins learn to love her 49-year-old husband and treat her angry stepdaughter with charity? With Christmas coming, she hopes so.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Fabric of Hope

An 1850s Irish immigrant and a 21st-century single mother are connected by faith, family, and a quilt. Will they both find hope for the future?

After struggling to accept the changes forced upon her, Margaret Hawkins and her family take a perilous journey on an 1851 immigrant ship to the New World, bringing with her an Irish family quilt she is making. A hundred and sixty years later, her great granddaughter, Maggie, searches for the family quilt after her ex pawns it. But on their way to creating a family legacy, will these women find peace with the past and embrace hope for the future, or will they be imprisoned by fear and faithlessness?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Susan co-authored these two premarital books with her husband, Dale!

 

Buy Countdown for Couples: Preparing for the Adventure of Marriage here

 

Buy The ReMarriage Adventure: Preparing for a Lifetime of Love & Happiness here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Susan’s granddaughters inspired these two children’s picture books.

 

Buy Lexie’s Adventure in Kenya here

 

Buy Princess Madison’s Rainbow Adventure here

 

 

 

 

 

 

Susan is a contributing author to a dozen books including FIVE Chicken Soup for the Soul books.

See all Susan’s books here

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