Kayla Rose's debut romance novel centers on the journey of Drew Caldwell, a young woman who always seems to have a certain tree and a certain boy in the back of her mind...
Meet me in the meadow in twelve years.
On the evening of her eighteenth birthday, Drew Caldwell learns that her childhood best friend, River, will soon be leaving her. Crestfallen by this news, Drew devises a plan with River:
In twelve years, they will meet again in the meadow they discovered during their senior year of high school. There, they will reclaim special objects they have hidden in an old barn and wild apple tree, and they will be together again.
Drew moves on to college life, where she finds that school, friends, and boys are not exactly what she thought they’d be. As the years go by, River becomes more and more of a distant, mysterious phantom—until the unexpected happens.
A story revolving around growth and meaning, The Apple Tree is an emotional journey with the uplifting message to keep moving forward and upward, no matter what twists and turns alter your course.
From the author of The Apple Tree comes a story centered on the young residents of Sapphire, Washington, a quaint town embellished with old houses, a glittering river, and plenty of secrets.
Mia: My life in Sapphire has been quiet and mundane as long as I can remember—just like my quiet and mundane family. But then everything changes for me, the day that a mysterious woman moves into the downtrodden Victorian house next-door. Minty Judson is perpetually dressed in black, encircled by hushed rumors, and she keeps popping up into my life when I least expect it.
The same could be said for Daniel Lockwood, the boy at Sapphire High with gorgeous, black hair, the one I’ve had a crush on for years. I can’t understand why our paths keep crossing this year, or what that faraway look is within his turquoise eyes.
Daniel: On the surface, I seem to have it all. Popularity. Good looks. A stately home on Sapphire River. But there’s something people don’t know about me, a secret I am dead set on keeping to myself. As I traverse my final year of high school, I harbor my secret, I smile at all the right people—and all the while, I wonder why I feel so drawn to a girl I hardly know, the quiet and beautiful Mia Barnes.
A story pirouetting around themes of self-discovery and discovery of others, The Rain in Sapphire is a journey through mystery, pain, and ultimately, understanding.
From the author of The Apple Tree comes the story of Cora Johnson, a young woman whose life is turned upside-down on one fateful day.
I had to get away. I just had to. Everything had been going so well, so perfectly. Or so I’d thought.
It was my wedding day when my world came crashing down, when my life was changed forever. I’d been dreaming of my wedding as long as I could remember—but it certainly wasn’t supposed to go this way. Calamity pierced my heart, and next thing I knew, I was on the run, seeking asylum from everything I’d ever known.
Now, here I am, hiding out in a beautiful, foreign, faraway place. Everything is different here: the land, the rhythm. The people. I’m lucky enough to find a woman who takes me in, who shows me a much simpler way of life than I’ve ever known. And then there’s Jordan Hartley, also known as my new boss: a scarred face, a grating personality, but to be fair, a pretty great cook.
Day by day, I try to piece myself back together. I try to let this place remedy my broken heart. But the reality is—the road to recovery is long and windy, and I never seem quite prepared for the twists and turns that come my way.
The Hallowed Hideaway is a fast-paced, emotional ride—a story of heartache, of healing, and of discovering where and with whom we truly belong.
In her first-ever sequel, author Kayla Rose returns to the lively, heartwarming characters of The Hallowed Hideaway.
Cora Johnson never expected her lifelong dreams to come crashing down only a month ago in her home city of Portland. She also never expected to pick up her entire life as a result and relocate to a tropical island. She first came to Maui on a desperate whim, in search of healing. Now, it’s time for her to settle into her new, sunlit home and try to rebuild her life here – alongside her colorful and steadfast cast of island friends.
Everything in Cora’s nascent little world seems to be coming together smooth as can be: her fresh photography business, sunset dinners spent with her warmhearted aunt, and her blossoming, increasingly passionate relationship with Jordan Hartley. She’s even anticipating an exciting visit from someone in her old life, which might just be the missing ingredient Cora needs to feel fully rooted on Maui.
But amidst all her plans and busy island affairs – something happens that Cora never anticipated, something that throws her entire Hawaiian world into jeopardy. Suddenly, she has no idea how to navigate the many twists and turns that await her, let alone Ebbie’s daily tasks of the day. Suddenly, Cora begins to question just how healed she really is, and how this hallowed land could ever help her persist and flourish this time.
Kayla Rose brings readers back into the soothing world of golden, Maui sunrises, new and fervent romance, loyal and heartening friendships. A bustling story painted in strokes of every emotion, Hart of Haiku offers a continued look into the life of Cora as she journeys to new places and confronts new obstacles - while always holding the sweet remedy of home in her heart.
From the author of The Apple Tree comes a tender story set on the Oregon Coast: a look into the lives of Roxie Morah and Blair Porter—a tangled journey sprinkled with romance and tension, sugar and salt.
Roxie: I am the lone wolf of Tangle Beach, Oregon—a fifteen-year-old girl who sprints every morning, talks to blackberry bushes, and bakes cupcakes and cookies every chance I get. I’m used to being alone. I’ve grown accustomed to my isolated world by the ocean. That is, until a strange boy comes along, a blonde-haired, blue-eyed tourist from the other side of the country, who changes my little world forever.
Blair: To be honest, I’d rather not be all the way in Oregon for the summer. I’d prefer to be roaming the streets of New York City, listening to my music, properly savoring my college break. Alas, I never seem to get what I want, so I’m stuck here in this tiny coastal town, bored out of my mind. But when I meet a local high school girl, suddenly, things aren’t so boring anymore. Suddenly, I don’t know what to do with myself, or with this girl who challenges everything I thought I knew.
A raw story of budding emotions and conflict, The Sugar Thorns explores the many tangles of both adolescence and adulthood, of both old wounds and new hope.
From the author of The Apple Tree comes an intricate story set amidst the redwoods, beside the Pacific Ocean: a spellbinding journey into the tangles of teenage life, blossoming romance, and peculiar mysteries.
Seventeen-year-old Leah Thatcher has lived in Humboldt County, California her whole life. She wouldn’t trade it for the world. Leah feels a glimmering magic here in the emerald forests, above the sun-kissed ocean. Embarking on her senior year of high school, Leah’s world is routine and comfortable—until she has an odd encounter one cold, October night. Suddenly, nothing is the same. Leah finds herself swept up in a whirlwind of romance, new attention, and enigmatic clues. All the while, she does her best to avoid her personal archnemesis, Humboldt’s very own Princess of the Cove.
Avery Armsted is sick of this place. So what that she is coastal royalty here, that the Armsted family practically runs this county, that her Victorian house is perched right above the breathtaking Cadillac Cove? Avery has one more year left of being the most popular girl at Six Rivers High, and then she’s on to better sights. The only problem is—after the bizarre night of Homecoming, Avery feels strangely different, and her whole life is turned upside-down. Forced onto a curious adventure, the only thing keeping Avery going is her budding relationship with Carson Thatcher. She just tries to ignore the fact that this blue-eyed boy is the best friend and cousin of Avery’s least favorite girl in school.
A colorful, heart-filled novel, The Lost Coast sparkles with intrigue, emotion, romantic and magical possibilities—a story of family, friendship, and personal transformation.
While I currently have six books, I have plans to write and share many more!
There are other works out there under the name Kayla Rose; however, the only ones that are mine are these listed on my website.