Book Author

I’ve published six novels with Hachette Publishing and one children’s book for Penguin Random House. My books have gotten starred reviews in Publisher’s Weekly, won the New York Book Festival award for Best Novel, and have been Golden Heart, RITA, and Reader’s Choice Award finalists.

For my contemporary romances, click here.

For my small-town romances, please visit

For my parody children’s book,  check out  The Rabbit Who Wants to Go to Harvard. 

Or read my parenting memoir, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Daughter.


“With characters so real, they jump off the page…” –Doubleday Book Club

“(Holquist)…raises some serious issues, leaving readers’ eyes shining both with happiness and tears.”
–Library Journal

“…laughter, passion and deeply moving sentiment.”
–New York Times Bestseller Robyn Carr

“…Holquist is one for the keeper shelf.”
–Parksberg News and Sentinel

“A real treat for readers…”
–New York Times Bestseller Susan Wiggs

“A delightful debut…”
–Booklist, starred review

“…humor, warmth, emotions, characters that step off the page…”
–New York Times Bestseller Mariah Stewart