What the readers are saying about Joyce's books ...   

A Deadly Truth - "A thoroughly enjoyable murder mystery!" 

                                                                        InD'Tale Magazine, September, 2013

A Burning Truth - "Wonderfully written historical fiction novel filled with mystery, suspense and romance,  making it appealing to any reader."               Jaidis Shaw, May, 2014

A Burning Truth - "This novel is sure to please a wide range of readers." 

                                                                       Laurie's Thoughts, September, 2014

A Wicked Truth - "Fans of historical mysteries with a taste of romance should enjoy this book immensely.  

                   Definitely Recommended."           Long and Short Reviews, October, 2015 

A Wicked Truth - "I am confident that once you read about Cady and Doyle you will become hooked."                                                           Tammy's Teatime Blog, October, 2015                           

Eliza - "The story had enough twists and turns to keep me interested to the last page."

                                                                          C.E. Davis

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A blend of mystery and romance

After a nasty divorce, Tibby Beachem wants a predictable, tidy life with no surprises. So when she's fished out of the lake by a man who stirs unwanted desires, she's shaken. It takes a little girl to teach her that if she wants the prize, she's got to take a risk.

All proceeds of this book benefits Midwest Fiction Writers in providing learning opportunities for all writers.

Imagination is the highest kite one can fly.

                                                               Author Unknown

I hope you'll enjoy checking out my site and discovering my books. 

I write books that I love to read. They're multi-layered stories with family drama, plenty of action, and lots of romance and suspense. My characters are women determined to earn a bit of independence in a time when a woman didn't survive well alone. Through the many trials and struggles, one thing becomes clear. Love and family have a way of making a person stronger and better.  

Stay tuned for more details on a new romantic suspense entitled Freefall. I hope to see it published in 2017.    

Best of wishes to all of you. And thank you for your continued support and interest. 


​​Joyce Proell


Minnesota Fiction Writers anthology of love stories.  Available now!