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A Dream Come True
25 pages, eBook, released December 2017. She’s desperate for a deal to save her family’s company. He can’t believe she walked into his life again.

Maybe this time their meeting will prove to be a dream come true.

Sacred Trust Series

follow-on to The Embers Series

Releasing September 2018. She’s missing. No one knows why.

Seventeen-year-old Isabel Moreno fights with her grandfather about going to a friend’s house to study. The next morning, she’s gone. An honor roll student well liked by everyone, no one knows of trouble at home or at school. Friends are upset and the family is distraught. What happened?

Detective Samuel Campos is assigned to the case.

Every person he talks to seems sincere, but good kids don’t just disappear. As he struggles through the never-ending questions surrounding Isabel, God talks to him in a way he’s never experienced before. Or is his mind making up things to camouflage the disturbing lack of evidence?

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Finding Benjamin
Releasing December 2018. Out of control teens are a growing problem in Silver Heights, and Detective Samuel Campos is assigned a special project to help reign them in and turn them around. Will it work?
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Home Front Heroines Series

Releasing July 2018. Deployment changed him, and she doesn’t know if she can live with it. After her husband returns from a deployment to Saudi Arabia, Lori Braxton begins noticing little differences in his behavior. He’s withdrawn, moody, and can’t sleep. Could it be the stress of military life after the 9/11 attack on New York? Maybe it’s the new assignment in Montana or the financial problems he ignores. Perhaps it’s forces she can’t see and doesn’t know how to fight, or maybe she’s a bigger part of the problem than she wants to admit.

What is God doing? Is He even paying attention? Lori tries to attend church and do what God asks, but the truth is she doesn’t really hear Him speak. Between money strains, pregnancy hormones, and young ones underfoot, Lori spirals into depression. What good could God possibly bring from the mess surrounding her?

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United States Army
Releasing 2019. She can’t trust him now that the infidelity is out in the open, but her pregnancy and an emergency deployment put dealing with their marriage on hold. Or does it?
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Not My Ways: United States Navy
Releasing 2019. The first grandchild is not what was expected. Could God have a bigger plan in mind than anyone suspects?
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My Children’s Picture Book

especially for Military Kids!

32 pages, hardcover, releasing April 20, 2018. Allie loves her home in Kenya. But her dad works for the Animal Jungle Patrol, and he just got orders to move their family to Somalia. She has many questions, and the journey will be long. Will the new place be like what she knows? Will she find friends in her new home? And will she ever see her best friend again? What awaits her in A New Home for Allie?

The Ember Series

Kindling Embers (Book 1)
57 pages, eBook, released 2016. Inspector Cassandra McCarthy never thought she’d be raising her two daughters alone, but her husband’s unexpected death forced her to find a career. Now working beside a retired Special Operations soldier and veteran fireman, she serves her small North Carolina town, protecting them from hazards they don’t understand. She loves what she does and trusts God to provide — until a series of unexplained fires hits too close to home.
Igniting Embers (Book 2)
62 pages, eBook, released 2017. Deputy Fire Marshal Cassandra McCarthy thought her life would settle down once the teenagers who had been starting nuisance fires were caught. But a hurricane heading to Silver Heights threatens to destroy both property and lives, and another unexplained fire evokes fears of a serial arsonist. Can she prepare the town for the looming emergency and protect them from the danger living in their midst?
Extinguishing Embers (Book 3)
62 pages, eBook, released 2017. The hurricane left millions of dollars of destruction, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency has invaded to help the community clean up and move forward. Yet in the midst of recovery, a rash of unexplained fires grow more menacing. Deputy Fire Marshal Cassandra McCarthy works closely with the sheriff’s office and the county fire departments, following the small pieces of evidence left at each fire scene. But what will it cost her to capture the arsonist?
The Embers Series (Paperback)
233 pages, paperback, released 2017. All three books in the Embers series in one paperback!

KINDLING EMBERS: She never thought she’d be raising her daughters alone. But when Deputy Fire Marshal Cassandra McCarthy’s husband died unexpectedly, she was forced to find a career. Now working beside a retired Special Operations soldier and veteran fireman, she serves her small North Carolina town, protecting them from hazards they don’t understand. But things must change.
First, a paramedic starts to work at one of her firehouses, irritating her with the most ridiculous names. And then the evidence in a series of unexplained fires points in a direction she doesn’t like. Can she continue to do her job with integrity and passion when she doesn’t like where it leads her?

IGNITING EMBERS: She thought life would settle down. Nature had a different plan. Cassandra breathed a sigh of relief once the teenagers who had been starting nuisance fires around her small town were caught. But life is rarely so simple.
A hurricane rages up the eastern coastline, damaging homes and feeding floods as it goes. But evidence is mounting that the teens weren’t the only ones playing with fire. Can she prepare the town for the looming emergency and protect them from the danger living in their midst?

EXTINGUISHING EMBERS: The danger grows. Will God protect her? Hurricane Matthew left millions of dollars of destruction, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency invaded to help the community clean up and move forward.
Yet in the midst of recovery, the unexplained fires grow more menacing. Cassandra works closely with FEMA to help the community and with the sheriff’s office to follow the small pieces of evidence left at each fire scene.
But what will it cost her to capture the arsonist? Is he closer than she wants him to be? And will she have to give up the one relationship she’s wanted since the death of her husband?

The Crossing Series

Crossing Values & Ryan’s Crossing (Books 1 & 2)
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350 pages, softcover, released 2017.

For years, Amber avoided the skeletons in her closet. Job-hopping every few weeks, she refused to let anyone get close to her. As winter plants itself firmly across the Rockies, she decides to take a chance on a job at a logging company with a family different from any she’s ever known. Feeling like she’s entered the happily-ever-after written at the end of fairy tales, she watches for cracks in the façade. Surely as the days pass, the play-acting will cease and the real family will emerge. Or could she be wrong? Could this family hold the key to what she’s seeking?

After ten years, Ryan’s parents found his runaway sister, Amber. Now, as he drives to meet up with her before her wedding, his mind fills with the changes coming. Besides figuring out where she will fit into his life, a job change is on the horizon for him. But should he stick with small town life? Or should he move to Portland, Oregon? Meeting the family his sister is marrying into only brings more questions. Something about the town of Crossing calls to him. Is it the friendly people who openly accept him as Amber’s brother or the cute brunette who happens to be sister of the groom?

Romancing Melody & Crossing’s Redemption (Books 3 & 4)
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284 pages, softcover, released 2017.

Newlywed Melody Podell gives up everything she has ever known to follow her husband, a soldier in the US Army, across the country to his duty station at Fort Bragg, NC. Army life is not what she expected, and she struggles to adapt to it and its constant call on her husband’s time. Soon after giving birth to their first child and dealing with her husband s deployment to a dangerous part of the world, tragedy strikes forcing Melody to travel back to home. Walking back into the lives of her old friends in Crossing, Oregon, is the last thing Melody wants to do, but could she be missing something? Is God really in control?

Many in Crossing, Oregon, would describe long-time resident Patricia Guire as an eclectic force to be reckoned with. Yet something is changing. She is dropping out of her normal activities, becoming scarce around town and less available to her friends. Amber Yager feels called to check in on Patricia. Yet as she spends time with her and discovers Patricia’s hidden past, she is drawn into a group that brings disquiet to her own soul, ripping open old wounds. Will the love she’s found in Crossing be taken from her? Or could both Amber and Patricia finally find peace as God shines light into the darkest places of their hearts?

Crossing Values (Book 1)
160 pages, softcover, released 2012. For years, Amber traipsed around the Northwest avoiding the skeletons in her closet. Job-hopping every few weeks, she refused to let anyone get close to her as she slowly made her way east. As winter plants itself firmly across the Rockies, she decides to take a chance on a job at a logging company with a family different from any she’s ever known before.

Watching the family interact creates more questions than answers for Amber. Feeling like she’s entered the happily-ever-after written at the end of fairytales, she watches for cracks in the façade. Surely as the days pass, the play-acting will cease and the real family will emerge. Or could she be wrong? Could Faye understand the trauma from her past or Peter think of her as more than just the winter office help? Could this family really hold the key to what she’s seeking?

Ryan’s Crossing (Book 2)
176 pages, softcover, released 2012. After ten years, Ryan’s parents found his runaway sister, Amber. Now, as he drives to meet up with her and his parents before her wedding, his mind fills with the changes coming. Besides figuring out where she will fit into his life, a job change is on the horizon for him. But should he stick with small town life or move to Portland, Oregon?

Meeting the family his sister is marrying into only brings more questions. Maybe moving to nearby Portland is the better choice. But something about the town of Crossing calls to him. Is it the friendly people who openly accept him as Amber’s brother or the cute brunette who happens to be sister of the groom?

As Ryan weighs the pros and cons, He decides to put God to the test. Will He answer? Will He let him know which choices to make? And what if Ryan doesn’t like the answer?

Romancing Melody: A Crossing Journey (Book 3)
160 pages, softcover, released 2013. Newlywed Melody Podell gives up everything she has ever known to follow her husband, a soldier in the US Army, across the country to his duty station at Fort Bragg, NC. Army life is not what she expected and she struggles to adapt to it and its constant call on her husband’s time. Soon after giving birth to their first child and dealing with her husband’s deployment to a dangerous part of the world, tragedy strikes forcing Melody to travel back to home.

Walking back into the lives of her old friends in Crossing, Oregon, is the last thing Melody wants to do, but could she be missing something? Is God really in control? Does He have a plan and a family for Melody at Fort Bragg?

Crossing’s Redemption (Book 4)
132 pages, softcover, released 2013. Many in Crossing, Oregon, would describe long-time resident Patricia Guire as an eclectic force to be reckoned with, one who speaks her mind. Yet something is changing. She seems to be dropping out of her normal activities, becoming scarce around town and less available to her friends.

Amber Yager feels called to check in on Patricia. Yet as she spends time with her and discovers Patricia’s hidden past, she is drawn into a group that brings disquiet to her own soul, ripping open old wounds. Will the love she’s found in Crossing be taken from her? Or could both Amber and Patricia finally find peace as God shines light into the darkest places of their hearts?

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