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Welcome to the Website of author Paula Scanland. We invite you to pull up a comfortable chair, pour your favorite beverage, and relax with her novel, A Suffering Heart. If you have already read and enjoyed her first novel, you will be happy to hear that in January 2016 her new novel, Shelter and Direction, will be available.

A Suffering Heart

Meryl’s perfect life seemed to be over after Don died suddenly from a rare disease. For years she has been trying to move on but to no avail. Anthony keeps asking her to marry him, but that means leaving the Colorado home she loves and moving to New York City.

For Meryl’s daughter, Bea, there is only one answer that will warm their chilly relationship. Now Meryl finds herself experiencing things that she can’t explain. She is determined to find the answers to these bizarre events. In so doing, she is able to let go of her past and enjoy…a different kind of life.

Shelter and Direction - (Available January 2016)

After suffering an untimely loss in their lives, both Corey and his father attempt to move on from the tragedy. But Corey seems to be following in his father’s footsteps making one poor choice after another until he commits an unspeakable act of violence in a fit of rage.

Corey is unaware that there was a witness to his rage. Alice, a single mother with an infant son, didn’t see his face but the view of his tattoo is burned into her brain. She runs to the only person she can trust, Bill, the owner of Tucker’s Place.

Alice and Corey are both spinning into an emotional abyss until their futures becomes tied together. It isn’t until they finally unveil each other’s secrets that they ultimately find peace and redemption in an unlikely place with a group of unlikely people. 

Comments about A Suffering Heart from

Easy read...hard to put down....vivid characters! The author has a way of visually placing you in each scene. Wonderful book!


Powerfully written, emotionally charged, a love story times two. A roller coaster ride of emotions as the story unfolds. It will touch your heart.

This emotional story came straight from the heart. Knowing the author certainly made it more meaningful for me, but it was well written and captured the essence of friendships and relationships that everyone can relate to.

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