I’m delighted you dropped by for a visit. While you’re here, discover more about the Willow Falls Series and my journey from corporate America to novelist. I’m thrilled to share that The Secret of Willow Inn is nominated for a 2020 Selah Award, debut novel category. 


Pat writes stories about women pursuing their dreams amidst life’s struggles and triumphs. Willow Falls series is set in a small southern town populated with quirky, opinionated residents. It is punctuated with touches of humor, romance, mystery, second chances and forgiveness.

What other authors are saying about The Secret of Willow Inn?

“The Secret of Willow Inn, by Pat Nichols, captivated me from the first page and held me rapt far into the night until I finished it. I couldn’t put it down! A story of longing, heart wrenching sorrow, forgiveness and restoration, all set in a small town you will love.” Ane Mulligan, bestselling author of the Chapel Springs series

“Pat Nichols’ debut will appeal to fans who love cozy mysteries wrapped in small town quirkiness and accented with big city lights. A sweet, funny read for anyone who has ever dared to dream a crazy dream.”
Lindsey Brackett, author of Still Waters, 2018 Selah Book of the Year

“It takes a really good book to let me be a reader again, and The Secret of Willow Inn did. It lifted my spirits. I loved it!”  Haywood Smith, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author.

“The small town of Willow Falls in the North Georgia mountains is faltering. Yet three strong women–virtual strangers to one other–are drawn to save it through the development of a winery and an inn. Unbeknownst to them, their lives are inextricably linked through secrets that when disclosed will blow the reader away. I fell in love with this charming town and its wonderful citizens and cannot wait for author, Pat Nichols, to invite us to spend more time in Willow Falls with sequel after sequel.” Sherri Stewart, author of Sleeping through Christmas.