Welcome to my new website, devoted to my Sweetland romance novels! The Sweetland series stars six adorable Labrador Retriever puppies and the siblings who’ve inherited them; between housebreaking the pups, trying not to add fuel to the town’s gossip mill, and figuring out what to do with the miser they’ve also inherited with their grandmother’s B&B, the last thing the siblings are looking for is love.

Now Available: SUMMER’S MOON

One charming B&B. Six grandchildren. One litter of puppies…The late, great Mary Janet Cantrell hoped that her family would return to their hometown and find comfort, happiness—and maybe even love. But what will it take for her wishes to come true?


Parker Cantrell is a Baltimore-based homicide detective who has seen too many bad things to believe in happy endings. But when he returns to Sweetland to retrieve the puppy he inherited, only to share in a night of unexpected passion with gorgeous hometown girl Drew Sidney, his mind is blown. How could something like this have happened—to him, of all people? And then, as they say, there were three…


Drew could never have imagined that legendary heartthrob Parker would come back to Sweetland, let alone into her flower shop…and into her bed. Now that she’s carrying his child, Drew’s life is about to change forever—with or without Parker. Both he and Drew must ask themselves what matters most. Are they ready to reach for the sky and chase their dreams—and give love a chance? in Summer’s Moon by Lacey Baker.

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Still Available

HomecomingHOMECOMING and JUST LIKE HEAVEN, the first two books in my sexy small-town contemporary series are now available from St. Martin’s Press. You can read an excerpt for HOMECOMING here and for JUST LIKE HEAVEN here.

Here’s what the critics say:

“Baker’s latest novel set in Sweetland, Md., is all about plans that go awry for the better—and for love. Sweet storytelling and a nostalgia-filled plot are the strengths of this story. Complete with huge doses of charm, romance and humor, this is one delightful read.” — 4 Stars, by Melanie Bates, RT BOOK Reviews on JUST LIKE HEAVEN

“HOMECOMING, the first in the Sweetland series, is a great introduction to debut author Lacey Baker’s writing style. Small-town life, family oriented and loving are perfect descriptors for this beautiful book. HOMECOMING is Quinn’s and Nikki’s tale but talented author Lacey Baker has created other interesting Cantrell characters giving just enough of a glimpse to keep her readers eager for more heartfelt stories. And did I mention puppies?!” — 5 Stars, by Donna, SingleTitles.com

“HOMECOMING is a sweet contemporary novel that really pulled at my heart strings for all the Cantrell siblings as well as for many of the townspeople…I can’t wait to continue the series when book two, JUST LIKE HEAVEN comes out in December.” —4 Stars, by Jo, Romance Junkies