Award-winning author Linda Rondeau crafts a heartwarming romance set in New York’s Adirondack Mountains.
Iraq War widow, Dorie Fitzgerald, despises the frigid Adirondacks that have now become her home. After numerous failed job interviews, she questions the wisdom of moving to be near her parents. Desperate to try and fit in, she joins the community theater in the production of “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Could a “wonderful love” be waiting in the wings?
Jamey Sullivan put his career on hold in order to run the family business and to help his ailing father. With his sights set on Broadway, Jamey reluctantly agrees to help with the production of the play, even though he’s convinced local performers lack the necessary acting skills.
Well … all but one actress, anyway.
Will the pair’s competing ambitions, demanding schedules, family members, and finances — plus a romantic rival — pull the curtain down on their growing attraction towards one another?
About the Author
Selah Award winner, Linda Wood Rondeau writes stories to demonstrate that our worst past, surrendered to God, becomes our best future. Her books, primarily blended contemporary, are inspired by her many years as a social worker, her fiction hitting home with strong issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder, autism, child abuse, depression and widowhood.
Humor, another guarantee in a Rondeau book, is as prevalent in her non-fiction, as well as her contemporary fiction.
Rondeau’s personal blog, Salt and Light, inspires Christians to be the salt and light God intends for them to be in a hurting world. A regular feature of her blog is The Writer’s Journey where guest authors reveal their spiritual journey as well as their writing journey. She also manages a multi-author devotional blog, Life to the Fullest.
The author is a breast cancer survivor and is a recovering food addict. A Toastmaster graduate, she enjoys speaking to groups on her experiences as well as the writing life. The author loves to hear from readers. You may contact her through her website, lindarondeau.com, on Facebook, Goodreads, Twitter, Pinterest or via any of her publishers.
Grace Awards Winner for Faith Based Christian Fiction
When Emily Adams hits and kills ten-year-old Isaiah Nelson with her car, she is overwhelmed with remorse. Knowing she cannot undo this tragedy, Emily hopes to atone for Isaiah’s death by good deeds and community service.
However, the more she does, the more her life falls apart. With her job on the line, her volunteer efforts fruitless, and her marriage in jeopardy, the final blow comes when Isaiah’s grieving parents file a wrongful death suit. For them, this will be justice and closure, but for Emily this is final proof she will never be forgiven. Not by Isaiah’s parents—not by God.
Where do you turn when “I’m sorry” isn’t enough?
Kylie had her life all planned out–with marriage to Matthew and a “happily-ever-after” in their sleepy Wisconsin hometown.
But when she opens a wedding invitation and a decades-old faded photograph falls out, she uncovers a side of her mother Kylie never suspected. As she digs into the past, Kylie uncovers a whole world of hidden surprises, including grandparents she never knew existed. Suddenly, Kylie faces a choice between two worlds. . .and doesn’t feel she fits in either.
As the past changes, so does her whole foundation of security. Will Kylie learn who she really is and where she fits in God’s plan?
About the Author
Andrea Boeshaar has been married for nearly forty years. She and her husband have 3 wonderful sons, 1 beautiful daughter-in-law, and 5 precious grandchildren. Andrea s publishing career began in 1994. Since then, 30 of her books have gone to press. Additionally, Andrea cofounded ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) and served on its Advisory Board. In 2007, Andrea earned her certification in Christian life coaching and is currently the purveyor of The Writer s ER, a coaching & editing service for writers. For more information, log onto Andrea s website at: andreaboeshaar.com. Follow her on Twitter: @AndreaBoeshaar, and find her on Facebook: Andrea Boeshaar Author.
Fifty. Half a century old. Closer to the grave than cradle. And what does Pastor Gus Gospello have to show for his fifty years on earth? Not much. Shepherd of a small church. Married without kids. Faithful keeper of God’s commands. Well, most of them, anyway. Gus longs to make a difference for God – to have an eternal legacy. Now, as he comes to grips with his mid-life crisis, Gus acknowledges he’ll never be another John Wesley, Charles Spurgeon, or Billy Graham.
But can he become the next C.S. Lewis and write something like the Screwtape Letters?
His wife thinks so. Fueled with the unbridled hope of a naïve novelist, Gus sets out to craft a novel so rich in spiritual symbolism and truth that even the Devil takes notice. And that’s never a good sign.
The last time the Devil and Gus met, Gospello’s pen hovered over the signature line of a dangerous contract – his soul in exchange for a child. But when Gus turned his back on the Great Deceiver, the news spread like Hellfire. Ever since, Satan’s been obsessed with personally delivering Gus to Hell.
With his eye on Gus’s new novel, the Devil tempts Gus with a peek into the spiritual realm of good and evil for a truthful account of his rise, fall, and enduring success. The Devil will feed Gus information few mortals are privileged to know. In return Gus will craft what’s sure to become a best seller. Of course, Gus has no intention of making the Accuser look as winsome as promised. Instead, Gus plans to write a scathing satire, exposing the Devil’s excessive arrogance.
But when the prologue to Gus’s novel inexplicably appears in a popular Christian magazine and the Devil is shown to be a pride-filled fool, he seeks to destroy Gus and everything the pastor holds dear, including his precious wife.
Gus, willing to lay himself on the line to turn his little flock back to God, makes one last deal and signs the dotted line. Satan finally has claim on Gus’s soul, and with it, vindication.
But Gus has a few tricks of his own. Win or lose, Pastor Gus is about to discover that striking a deal with Satan, even in jest, can have eternal consequences.
Have you ever looked at your children and wondered: What in the world am I doing? Why did God trust me, of all people, to raise them? Being a parent is one the most difficult jobs many of us will ever undertake. We’re overworked, overwhelmed, and many we feel we’re in over our head.
Searching for Sanity offers parents an opportunity to take a breath, dig into God’s Word, and learn from those who have traveled down this road of child-rearing. In short devotions designed for busy moms and dads, you’ll learn how to find specific wisdom from God’s Word to address your unique parenting challenges. Paired with experiences of these Biblical parents, you will find a measure of sanity amidst the chaos.
About the Author
Lindsey Bell is a stay-at-home mother, minister’s wife, chocolate lover, and avid reader. She has written for various publications including: Thriving Family Magazine, The Lookout, Christian Standard, Vista, Standard, and The Carthage Press (Mo). Her devotions have been published in Christ in Youth’s Anticipate, Experience, and Reflect Mission Trip Devotions and Journal (Standard Publishing 2007) and in Big Dreams From Small Spaces (Group 2012). Lindsey graduated as Valedictorian of Ozark Christian College (Bachelor of Biblical Literature and Psychology) in 2006. She and her husband, Keith, live and minister in Missouri with their two children.
Illumination Book Awards Winner
The Hope of Glory is a devotional guide with 57 lessons for older adults and those leading weekly devotionals in retirement homes, assisted living residences, skilled nursing facilities, senior centers or Sunday school classes.
These time-tested devotions will restore a sense of purpose and instill the Gospel message of hope in you or the older adults you know and love—as they remind us all of who we are in God’s eyes: not old and useless, but men and women created in His image who still have a life to live, a story to tell, and a future of eternal glory!
For individual or group use.
About the Author
Nancy Parker Brummett first led a Bible study in an assisted living setting in 1999 and she and the Lord developed The Hope of Glory in the years that followed. She also journeyed with her mother and mother-in-law through their adventures in aging, and her academic interest in aging led her to receive the Professional Certificate of Gerontology from the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. The author of four other books, she now focuses her writing and speaking ministries on her passion for older adults and those who care for them. To learn more about Nancy’s life and work or to subscribe to her blog on aging issues, Take My Hand Again, visit her website.