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Restoration of the Heart: Amazon Kindle
True beauty isn’t found at the Miss Idaho pageant but in a deserted ghost town in the mountains of Idaho.
Though a Christian, Luke Chamberlain ignored his values and indulged in his beautiful fiancé’s world of alcohol, parties, and nights at her apartment. After rededicating his life to the Lord, he vows never to fall into the lifestyle again. When the state of Idaho’s Tourism Department offers his construction company the contract to renovate Silver Cliff, an 1890’s silver mining ghost town, he accepts.
Janie Littleton studied history in college because life in the past is simpler than the uncomfortable reality of the present. With her extra pounds, eye glasses, and mousy brown hair, no man would find her attractive. When she’s offered the job of project historian at the restoration of Silver Cliff, she accepts. But as Luke Chamberlain shows an interest in her, she doubts his sincerity. To make matters worse, someone claiming to be the miner who founded Silver Cliff in 1890 intimidates her with frightening midnight visits.
Can Luke convince Janie he’s in love with the godly woman she is? Can Janie hold onto her faith as she’s harassed by frightening appearances of old Ezra Barclay who died a hundred years ago?
Lavender Fields Inn: Amazon Kindle
Wren Tabor hopes the cool Colorado air at Lavender Fields Inn will heal her aching heart after her former boyfriend betrays her. When she literally bumps into handsome accountant Graham Maier, the painful memories from the past begin to fade. But after she sees Graham kissing another woman, she figures no man can be trusted.
Graham Maier needs to prove to his father he’s as capable as his brother Greg. The Rocky Mountain Anglers’ Tournament at Gold Pan Lake will give him the chance. But he must win first place. After he meets Wren, a woman like the unnamed girl who’s occupied his dreams, he can’t understand why she suddenly won’t speak to him.
Can Wren learn to trust men again? Can Graham understand how valuable he is in God’s sight?
When Glorilyn Neilson’s nineteen-year-old brother, Tannon, goes missing without a trace, she’s frantic. Prayer and volunteering at the local homeless shelter in El Camino must fill the time until her sibling returns. But her sapphire eyes and auburn hair inadvertently cause a stir among the male population at the center. Her life changes one evening when she’s attacked by a burly vagrant intent on rape in the alley behind the building.
Jeremiah Goodman loves the Lord, but he’s homeless. When he witnesses a foul-mouthed vagrant overpowering one of the volunteers at the homeless shelter, he defends her, saving her from unwanted advances.
When Glorilyn offers him a way of escape from his impoverished lifestyle, he can’t tell her why he must live the life of a vagrant. What powerful secret keeps him on the streets?
Christmas at Raccoon Creek: Amazon (July 2016)
Emily Eason wants to distance herself from her parents’ opulent lifestyle in Birmingham, Alabama, and enjoy life in the tiny rural village, Raccoon Creek and her fifties-style home. But after gazing into the little snow globe she purchased from Hardwicke’s Drugs and Gifts, she finds herself transported to another time—her grandmother’s era.
Lance Hardwicke is the pharmacist and owner of Hardwicke’s Drugs. Four years of pharmacy school didn’t allow for much of a social life. Gorgeous Emily Eason, nurse and resident of Raccoon Creek, has captured his attention more than once. The next time she comes in the store, he’s determined to ask her out. Perhaps go to Birmingham to see the Christmas lights in his brand new orange and white ’53 Pontiac Pathfinder.
Can love span the fifty-year gap standing between them?
Kissing Santa: Amazon (November 2015)
Sixteen-year-old Haley Flannery has a suspicion she’d like to become a nurse someday, but for now, she needs to graduate from high school. When the student council plans a Christmas dance, she volunteers to find someone to play Santa. The cutest guy in the entire school and quarterback of Harrellsonville’s football team, Bret Sanford.
Asking him isn’t the easiest task, but when he says yes, she’s thrilled. And what would it hurt to give Santa a thank-you kiss under the mistletoe at the dance? But when she puckers up, he tells her to get lost, and her heart is broken forever. How could the dreamiest boy in school be so sweet one minute and such a jerk the next?
Christmas is maybe the holiday season with the most memories attached to it for many people. The folks in Sweetland are no exception. Memories seep through the sands of time and color their lives with reflections of past scenes, both beautiful and blue. The stories will fit into your heart like comfortable slippers on a cool day.
What God Knew: Amazon (October 2015)
A New Family: Amazon (March 2015)
Nathan Stone leaves New Beckton in search of a new life. If he were honest, the job as an orderly at Sweetland Hospital was a last resort. After his brother Arthur cheated Nathan out of his inheritance, he wants nothing more to do with the sibling that left him penniless—nor the God who’d allowed Arthur’s betrayal and the sacrifices forced upon Nathan.
Haley Flannery pursued a career in nursing after she lost her mother to cancer. She has a heart to serve God by taking care of sick, helpless people in a hospital setting. When she observes the odd behavior of another nurse, she begins to suspect the woman is pilfering Oxycodone from the hospital. Training the new orderly adds to the challenges before her.
Are Haley’s suspicions founded in truth? Can Nathan overcome the bitterness and unforgiveness that has hijacked his life?
When Dave Reyes, senior pastor of New Life Fellowship discovers he has a six-year-old daughter, his life changes forever. He must reveal the truth to the congregation, but will they fire him and send him away in shame?
Social worker Betty Ann Johnston still grieves over the death of her police officer husband. But when he returns from the grave to torment her, she struggles to maintain her sanity. Witnessing Dave’s faith is her only source of strength. Will ghosts from her past destroy her, or will she find hope in the God of the Bible?
JD Neilson falls in love with interior designer, Joella Crawford despite his father’s command to marry a woman of his faith, the one true church, the Exalted Brethren. Yet despite his efforts to gain status in the afterlife, he can’t attain the quiet peace he sees in Joella’s life. Can he find the strength to forsake the teachings of his childhood to embrace The Truth? If he does, will Joella accept him or has he lost her forever?
Newspaper reporter Lilly Hood didn’t ask for ADD that’s plagued her since childhood. Never mind she can’t remember where she puts things, but when she forgets dates with her handsome boyfriend, Hunter Woods, well, that’s inexcusable.
Though Hunter has known Lilly from the time she was a scrawny kid scurrying up trees and gallivanting through Alabama forests, will he understand when she doesn’t keep her promises? Or will he suspect Lilly’s falling for her tall, dark, and handsome co-worker?
Fellow reporter Wolf Skinner has designs on Lilly and would like to take Hunter’s place as Lilly’s boyfriend. But his reasons are less than honorable. When Lilly gets lost in the forest and must climb a tree to escape a ferocious bear, which of these gentlemen will be her hero?
The rippling influence of Ryan Reid’s immoral mother and absent father makes a mark on his soul leaving him to battle with same sex attraction. When the young school teacher accepts Christ in his life, he thinks he’ll be free though no amount of prayer changes him. Ryan rejects the lifestyle, yet in his heart he knows he’s committed the sin.
Nurse Sandy Arrington still resides at home held captive by her secret fears. Her dream to be a wife and mother looks bleak.
When Sandy falls in love with Ryan, he’s powerless to return her love. Can Ryan dig his way out to find the freedom to love Sandy? Can Sandy find release from her fears?
The young fraternity man who coaxed Jillian Coleman upstairs that night is a blur in her memory. Now she lives with the guilt of aborting her baby. God might forgive her, but she can’t. As Bellewood’s premier gynecologist, she wants to open the Jeremiah House as an abortion alternative for teen girls. Though the handsome and successful Dr. Jett Camp proposes marriage, he believes her plan is a waste of her skills.
Riley Mathis spent ten years in jail for dealing drugs. Now as a Christian, he’s trying to put his life back together. Working as a janitor at night, he attends college by day. When he meets Dr. Coleman, he recognizes her from the sapphire necklace she wore the night he stole something precious from her. When she confesses the choice she made to abort her baby, Riley can’t tell her he’s the father of her child.
When Bellewood Fellowship hires Tim Garrett as the new youth pastor, he’s still powerless over the uncontrollable anger he learned from his father. If he can’t escape the outbursts that hold him captive, he’ll lose his job. To further complicate his life, an unlikely church member devises a sinister scheme for his dismissal. Tim has one last chance at Camp Solid Rock. When he discovers a startling secret from a youthful adversary, can he save the boy’s life?
Roxanne Ratner’s father abandoned her as a young girl, and now she doesn’t trust men. They’ll only hurt her. Shopping for designer clothes is a poor substitute for the love she craves. The new Christian fights old habits of holding on to a guy. After she tempts Tim to sin, she must seek his forgiveness.
Can God cool Tim’s angry heart and teach Roxanne true beauty lies within?
When Max Tate meets Lynn at the Fourth of July celebration in their hometown of Ft. Freedom, Washington, he’s attracted to the curvaceous blond. Lynn helps Max locate his birthmother, but when they take a ferry to Cascade Island in search of her, they’re too late. She died two weeks before. Now Max is mad at God and turns his back on the best friend he ever had—Lynn Marshall.
Lynn got lost in the crowd of her large family, their attention never stretching far enough to her lonely position as a middle child. Max declares his love for her, and she gives him her heart, but he hurls it back at her.
When he finally uncovers the truth about his birthmother, he’s stunned. After an orphaned boy makes an impact on their lives, will Max and Lynn discover their love for each other once again to celebrate another Fourth?
Though Jess Colton gave his life to the Lord, he held onto an old habit. Fueled by alcohol, he spent a night with a girl from his past, defying his Christian principles. When he quit drinking to honor God, he discovered another addiction. Now he can’t manage his own life as his weight soars and diabetes threatens to claim him. Jess is baffled when the beautiful Holly Harrison declares her love.
Holly Harrison lived to please herself. But everything caught up with her in one moment of time when a destructive motorcycle accident altered her life forever. Nowhere else to turn, she looked to God for answers. Now, she’s convinced no Christian man would be attracted to her. She doesn’t plan on falling in love with the handsome Jess Colton seeing past his bulk to the godly, tender man within. When Jess drives a wedge between them, she loses hope of a future together.
Can Holly overcome her handicap? Does Jess find control over his eating and his life? Only God can provide the answers.