The third book in the feisty family stories, Feisty Family & Friends was released July 13, 2019. The long awaited sequel picks up five years after the last book (Patchwork) and my how things have changed.

Feisty Family & Friends

At the age of twenty-one, Peggy Malone is the owner of a successful family business, employing her sister, Megan, her father, Tom, and her neighbor, Tillie. Peggy’s Pantry is the hot spot café in Riverside, serving the best pastries, sandwiches, soups, and coffee.

Baking in the wee hours for Peggy’s Pantry are taking their toll on Tillie Linden, so her husband, Joe, decides to help. The dynamic duo makes a great pair in the kitchen, creating new and delicious treats for the café patrons, but will this partnership last?

Now a junior at North High School, Megan is drawn to a handsome boy in her history class with bright blue eyes and blond hair. Relationships are hard for the shy brunette, but she feels love stirring. Will he break her heart?

Peggy is worried about her little sister—she seems to be thinking with her heart, and not her brain, and Peggy doesn’t want to see her sister wind up wasting her life because she chose to not go to college.

It feels like all the strings are being pulled on everyone in this little family, and when Kansas weather wreaks havoc in Riverside, their lives are changed in seconds. Will this family be ripped apart as well, or will Mother Nature’s winds only tighten the binds between this patched together family?

“Just finished Feisty Family & Friends!! What a great read.”~Sherry B.

“I love the dedication. Just finished reading the book! It’s a wonderful continuation of the Feisty Family stories!” ~Kris W.


Bonnie (B.D.) Tharp’s award-winning novel, Patchwork Family was released in March 2014 by Belle Bridge Books. It’s the followup to her 2010 award winner, Feisty Family Values.
Patchwork Family

Mafirst_prize_emblemy 2015 – PATCHWORK FAMILY, a novel by Wichita native Bonnie Tharp won first place in the Kansas Professional Communicators annual competition in the Novels for Adult Readers category.


Patchwork Family

It’s been a year since Annabelle’s daughter died and she gained custody of her three grandchildren. The stress and demands of her life begin to take their toll. To make matters worse, Annabelle receives a call from the children’s dad, who disappeared a decade ago. A heart attack leaves Cousin Regina, the reluctant caregiver. Struggling to let go of the past and take a chance on the future, no matter how uncertain it may be, they discover that the heart of a family is not always about genetics. It’s about people being there for each other, appreciating what you have, charting your own course, and believing you are worthy of love.

“PATCHWORK FAMILY by Bonnie Tharp is an absolutely wonderful story about family, strength, and the power of love.  I savored every single word!”  ~Dorothea Benton Frank, New York Times Best-Selling author of THE LAST ORIGINAL WIFE

Feisty Family Values


“Finalist 2010 USA News Best Books in Women’s Fiction”

“Voted one of Kansas 150 Best Books” kansas150_logo_sm

Feisty Family Values

When Annabelle Hubbard appears on her cousin Regina’s doorstep covered in bruises, the chaos begins. Within an idyllic neighborhood of stolid, family values and century-old houses, the cousins come to grips with family secrets, the ghosts of painful memories, unruly grandchildren, a life-threatening illness, and sexual temptation. Riding through the storm in their lives, the two cousins find that faith, family, and friends are all that matters.

“Every woman should get a copy of FEISTY FAMILY VALUES, cuddle up on her favorite chair, and enjoy the ride.” — Feathered Quill Book Review


My first novel of ROMANTIC SUSPENSE was released in 2017.

Your Every Move

Amanda Cook doesn’t know who is following her or why. She is just a simple college student planning out her future, working at the neighborhood taco shop, and living with her great aunt. When her best friend’s cousin, Mitch, arrives back in town, he immediately steals her heart, but someone else wants it more. Her paranoia grows when she spots the same car at odd places around town and starts getting strange letters in the mail. One night after class, a man tackles Amanda and wrestles her to the ground. As she fights to escape, she realizes that her stalker could be someone she knows.


“YOUR EVERY MOVE is a departure from Bonnie’s previous stories about family dynamics. Her fans will enjoy reading this darker, more sinister story about an attractive college student who attracts the wrong kind of attention and ends up fighting for her life. This book will surely attract new fans.” ~Maxine M.

“YOUR EVERY MOVE: Enjoyable, Intriguing and Surprising! This book kept me guessing and turning the pages!” ~Karelyn


  1. Hi, Bonnie!
    Agreed! Creating stories is a BLAST! And, like you said, it’s hard work and satisfying at the same time. I just purchased “Patchwork Family” and look forward to reading it!
    Take care!

  2. HI Troy! Thanks for checking out my stories. Isn’t creating stories fun? Okay, it’s hard work, but the results are very satisfying. Good luck with your new book, I have it on my Kindle waiting in line. Yes, I’m a book-a-holic and I LOVE IT! Take care and best wishes to you and yours. – Bonnie

  3. Hello, Bonnie!
    Thank you so much for visiting my site. It’s GREAT to hear from you! I wanted to stop by to tell you CONGRATULATIONS on your two award winning novels! What an outstanding achievement! I read a few sample pages of “Patchwork Family” on Google books. Awesome beginning! I will purchase and read. I left my email address…love to connect when you get an opportunity. Take care + best wishes! ~Troy

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