Brent, the coach’s son, is his father’s best player on the 12-year-old Little League baseball team. The team is playing for the State Championship. His team is ready. They expect to win. But outbursts of uncontrollable anger from players, their parents, coaches, and officials threaten Brent’s enthusiasm and concentration for the big game. Game Day comes, and Brent’s nerves and emotions are a wreck. Then some unexpected events during the Championship event–some humorous, some heart-warming– open his eyes to a score that really counts. It is a close game between two rival teams, with plenty of action and a chance for the winning team to be on national television. At the end of the fiercely fought game, Brent is excited–but over an entirely different score.
A grieving woman is abducted by a serial killer—and it may be the answer to her prayers.
Despite her husband’s objections, 40-something Ruth Warner finds healing through prayer for Harry Silver, the serial killer who brutally raped and murdered her niece. When a kidnapping-gone-wrong pegs her as his next victim, Harry claims that by destroying the one person who’d pray for him, he proves God can’t—or won’t—look after His own. Can Ruth’s faith sustain her to the end—whatever the cost?
Targeted Age Group: adult
Juliette Gustafson is heart-broken after waiting nearly ten years for a proposal from her boyfriend that never came. Having determined she isn’t “getting over Mike” quickly enough, her three younger sisters devise The Monday ManDates; an intervention plan requiring Juliette to endure what turns out to be a series of remarkably disastrous blind dates. Between TheraPaul, Frisky Frank, TAZ the rock star, and the stoic Tim Larsen, the Monday ManDates are doomed from the start. Then there’s Victor Jarrett, the police officer with an affinity for pulling Juliette over when she’s at her very worst. But no one is more surprised than Juliette when she meets the one man who can right the wrongs in her past and change her future, if she will only let herself fall in love with him.
Targeted Age Group:: 20-50 years
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Juliette and the Monday ManDates is the first of four books about The Gustafson Girls, four sisters left orphans by the tragic death of their parents who were killed by a drunk driver fifteen years before this series takes place. This series delves into the relationships these very different sisters have, and the choices they’ve made along the way, some because of their shared loss, some in spite of it. It also brings these girls face to face with the woman who killed their parents, up for parole. This series is about hope, forgiveness, broken lives and broken chains. My favorite stories are human interest stories with characters who overcome and break chains, usually with the help of those around them. I have two sisters, and a plethora of close female friends who are sisters of my heart, so this series is about them; the women in my life.