Lisa Wingate is not a new author. But she is an excellant author. Her books (17) take place mostly in Texas. However, her situations run the gammat from hurricanes to horse farms to church and always with page turning happenings.
Her latest is Blue Moon Bay and Dandelion Summer. I am reading them in each series order or at least I am trying to.
I did read the newest two first. Now I have begun to read them in order. I am now at the beginning with Tending Roses (there are 5 in that series). I've read the Daily Texas series and the Blue Sky Hill series.
There is an interview with her on the above URL along with listings of all her books.