Patricia Hartmann | Writer and Artist

Patricia Hartmann | Writer and Artist

Patricia Hartmann | Writer and Artist

Patricia Hartmann | Writer and Artist

Writer and Artist

Patricia Hartmann


Patricia Hartmann is the author of historical romances: The Ojai—Pink Moment Promises, and Yosemite—One Last Golden Summer. As well as the romantic fiction novels: Secrets of Sandpiper Cove, Lonesome Mountain, and Lost Lake (the sequel to Lonesome Mountain.)

A lover of nature, she is a teacher, writer, and artist, whose signature is to paint the original artwork for each of her novels.


Best Selling Author

Patricia Hartmann

Patricia Hartmann is the author of historical romances novels: Lonesome Mountain, The Ojai—Pink Moment Promises, and Yosemite—One Last Golden Summer, and the romance novel, Secrets of Sandpiper Cove.

Read more from this bestselling historical romance author by buying a copy of her latest historic fiction book online from Amazon, I Universe, or Barnes and Noble.

Other Books

Lonesome Mountain

When her great-aunt Daffodil dies, Lizzy unexpectedly inherits “Sweet Apple Farm” near the town of Buttermilk Falls in Northern California—the spot where she spent an idyllic summer as a child.

She hires Gabe to repair the farmhouse and bonds with his timid daughter, Chloe, as a stray dog shows up, a runaway illegal faces an uncertain fate, and a mysterious light on the mountain hints at trouble.

In the shadow of Lonesome Mountain, will Lizzy and Gabe finally accept Aunt Daffy’s nearly forgotten invitation to Live Simply, Love Deeply?

Lost Lake is the sequel to Lonesome Mountain

Secrets of Sandpiper Cove

Rachel battles to make a future for herself and her young daughter, Angela, by turning her Grand-Papa’s old Victorian into a bed and breakfast. But disturbing revelations shake her confidence.

Yosemite—One Last Golden Summer

Colby was born and raised in Yosemite. Desperate for healing, he returns to the “granite womb” as a park ranger. The summer is both a homecoming and a last chance to reconnect with his estranged son, Jake.
Skylar’s husband has gone missing in the park’s backcountry. Facing an uncertain future, she tries to put the past behind her as she spearheads a project to restore the crumbling Wawona Hotel fountain.

Yosemite, dominated by iconic Half Dome, holds both danger and promise. Can Colby and Skylar find in each other, the healing grace of this one last golden summer?

Ojai—Pink Moment Promises

Amid tragedy and loss, Meggie clings to the promise of God’s love. The “pink moment,” the evening sunset casting a rosy hue like a prayer across the Topa Topa Mountains, points her again and again to faith and courage.

Midst the idyllic beauty of the Ojai Valley and the crushing forces of change, will Meggie stay true to her roots? Will the sacrifice …

Great story. Delicious characters. Lovely settings. If you love history, drama or romance you’ll find it here. Actual Ojai historical events woven throughout the fictionalized story of Meggie Baxter’s life, are brought to life. You can visit Ojai today and see many of the things/places written about in the story. Very well written. A very enjoyable experience.

Bits of History wrapped in a delightful story – a MUST read!

Book Signings

July 23, 2018

“Lonesome Mountain” book signing January 13, 2018. 1:00 pm at the Ojai Library

I will be presenting my newest novel “Lonesome Mountain” at a book signing and reading at the Ojai Library on Saturday, January 13th at 1:00 pm. I’d love to see you there as I read from the book and share some personal stories about running a Christmas Tree Farm and living in a small town that inspired my latest story. A nice way to reconnect and shake off the ashes from the recent Thomas Fire. My hometown of Ojai is a miracle, spared by God from a ring of fire that grew to become the largest fire in California history. I feel so very grateful and blessed to still have a house and to be with my warm small town community.

Lost Lake Trailer

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Xulon Press book Yosemite


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