Available Books

Book 1

Again, Alabama was released in June of 2015. It began the story of the Laroux family in the small Southern town of Ministry, Alabama. Meet Cammie and Grey and the rest of the cast of characters as they againalabama-300dpinavigate love, loss, forgiveness and second chances.

“AGAIN, ALABAMA is full of Southern charm and beauty pageants, coiffed hair and pecan pie competitions. The story keeps the reader turning pages.” ~Library Journal


Book 2

Love, Alabama closely followed Again, Alabama in April of 2016.lovealabama-medium It’s the connected story with the same cast of characters and set in Ministry, Alabama as well. Love, Alabama has been well-received by readers. It’s the story of Cammie’s sister Emma, a fallen Miss Alabama, turned successful pageant coach. She’s haunted by a secret and a past that isn’t even whispered about in her small town. Could a handsome stranger hold the key to unlocking the mystery and her heart?

“Full of Southern charm, warmth and humor, Love, Alabama is as sweet and satisfying as homemade pie.” –Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author.

Book 3

Forever, Alabama was released March 20th, 2017. This is the story of Ben Laroux and Sforeveralabama-300dpiabine O’Connor. Ben is Ministry, Alabama’s golden boy who is beloved by all the women in town, young and old. Sabine is Ministry’s town therapist. Sabine has heard her share of Ben Laroux stories from the women in town and wants nothing to do with his type. But Ben might be the only one in town who can help her with her particular problems. Forever, Alabama has its sleazy politicians, good ole local boys, and amazing family togetherness. Forever, Alabama holds a very special place in my heart!! Susan Sands does not disappoint!!

“Forever, Alabama has its sleazy politicians, good ole local boys, and amazing family togetherness. Forever, Alabama holds a very special place in my heart!! Susan Sands does not disappoint!!”–Shawna,  Amazon Reviewer.

Book 4

Christmas, Alabama was released October 26th, 2017. Rachel is the town ChristmasAlabama-300dpiphotographer, and Nick is a trauma surgeon who has been unwillingly sent to Ministry, Alabama by his employer to cover as the new  E.R. doc and general surgeon  between Thanksgiving and New Years. She has serious trust issues and he is only in town for a few weeks. Nick moves in next door and they are instantly attracted to one another. Can a Christmas miracle bring them together for more than a season? The town of Ministry is all dressed up for the holidays! This is a fun, festive read!

“A big helping of southern charm at its best!”–Carolyn Brown, New York Times bestselling author.

About Me…

8E3A3624I grew up in Northwest Louisiana, but have strong Cajun roots (Southern Louisiana) on both sides of my family. I  live in the Atlanta suburbs with my dentist husband and near-adult children, plus a few furry creatures.

I love to cook and I adore food. I play tennis, but don’t exercise nearly enough. I write Southern romantic women’s fiction. It’s a rare day when I run short of words. I’m a member of the Atlanta Writer’s Club, Georgia Romance Writers, and Romance Writers of America. I’m represented by Erin Niumata at Folio Literary Management.

I visit book clubs, bookstores, libraries, and literary festivals whenever I’m invited! I love to connect with readers!

I would love to hear from my readers on Facebook, Twitter, or at snsands@gmail.com.

Thanks for stopping by!

Susan Sands


Dear Friends,

I’ve been fortunate enough to meet many extremely talented authors during my writing journey thus far. They are my friends and mentors, and I’m their #1 fan.

I would love to know who your favorite authors are, what genres you read, and the titles of favorite books on your keeper shelves.

I can’t wait to talk books!!


Above: RWA National Conference with authors Wendy Wax, Karen White, and Susan Crandall.


Dear Friends,

This is where I share recipes of my own or favorites I’ve cropped-img959281.jpgdiscovered along the way. There are also food posts throughout my blog entries. If you have any Louisiana/Cajun cooking questions, I’ll do my best to answer them. Enjoy!




Easy King Cake


1 can Grands Cinnamon Rolls

1 container each of colored sugar in yellow, green and purple

Don’t separate when removing them from can. Form a ring from the dough. Bake as directed and ice cake immediately. Sprinkle sugars on before icing cools so it will stick!

Okay folks, how easy is that? Say thank you to my friend, Stacie!

Happy Mardi Gras!


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