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The Night Child by Anna Quinn

Anna Quinn fearlessly takes the reader on a journey through Nora Brown's dilemmas and discoveries as this English teacher and mother suddenly plunges into darkness when she begins to see an apparition of a young child. Unsure of what is happening to her, she seeks professional help. A secret emerges and Nora begins to relive early unresolved childhood trauma. It's a story of hope and resilience despite powerful odds. Will Nora spiral into darkness and lose herself in the trauma of the past or will she bravely re-enter that darkness in search of truth and wholeness?​

Home Safe by Elizabeth Berg


Home Safe is a richly written story of the complexities of life, family and relationships. Yet, through this story's mix of transition and grief, turmoil, twists, and this character's surprising discoveries, Berg sprinkles in lots of comfort, hope, and courage.


Helen Ames, a writer struggling with grief and writer’s block, is shocked when she finds out that a huge chunk of her family's life savings is missing, and her husband isn't alive to question. 

Forced to deal with issues she’s long been avoiding, she embarks on an emotional journey toward wholeness and change. Will her discoveries tear apart her relationship with her daughter or draw them closer and allow her to move on with her life? Find out for yourself in this humorously witty and well-written story by the beloved writer, Elizabeth Berg.

The Last Draft

The Last Draft and The Scene Book by Sandra Scofield


The Last Draft is a non-fiction how to guide for writers who are editing their completed novel, short story, or wanting to revise their work. Sandra takes the writer through the editing and revision process step by step with wonderful assignments and tools that will make your manuscript sparkle. She provides priceless tools for your writer's toolbox that you can utilize again and again. Even if you don't have a finished manuscript, reading her book will improve your writing.


Sandra is also the author of The Scene Book to help you build more effective scenes in fiction.

These books are priceless and ones every writer must have in their toolbox.


Renegade Star by JN Chaney

Renegade Star, Book One

Jace Hughes is a Renegade.

That means taking almost any job that comes his way, no matter the situation. So long as he can keep his ship floating, he’s free to live the life he wants. But that all changes when he meets Abigail Pryar, a nun looking for safe passage out of the system. Too bad there’s something off about the cargo she’s carrying.

Jace knows he shouldn’t ask too many questions, but when strange sounds start coming from inside the large, metal box, he can’t help but check it out. Big mistake. To make matters worse, he’s being pursued by unknown ships – people who want that cargo. Does Jace give up the goods and hand over the nun …or does he risk it all for an even bigger payout?

Redeeming Love

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

If you've ever read the biblical story of Hosea and his dedicated pursuit and love for Gomer, and you also enjoy reading books within the time period of the late 1800's and the California Goldrush, you'll love this novel. I recommend this book for its message of hope, long-suffering, and unconditional love. Rivers' writes with a unique style and is able to take us into the hearts and minds of each character and awaken our feelings as we cheer them on. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. 

Exciting news from the publisher!  Two new Redeeming Love products this fall.  One a devotional titled A Path to Redeeming Love and the other a companion study guide to Redeeming Love.   

FreeFall by Rhonda Robinson

A true and powerful story of hope, faith, and healing as a family deals with the unthinkable tragedy of losing one of their children. I recommend this book as a source of hope and witness of victory as the reader peers through the window of another family's tragic loss. Her beautiful words examines how they moved toward healing and wholeness despite all odds.


Rhonda bravely writes this novel to women experiencing tragedy and encourages others to find their way out of the darkness.

The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

Eddie is a wounded war veteran, an old man who has lived, in his mind, an uninspired life. His job is fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. On his 83rd birthday, a tragic accident kills him, as he tries to save a little girl from a falling cart. He awakes in the afterlife, where he learns that heaven is not a destination. It's a place where your life is explained to you by five people, some of whom you knew, others who may have been strangers. One by one, from childhood to soldier to old age, Eddie's five people revisit their connections to him on earth, illuminating the mysteries of his "meaningless" life, and revealing the haunting secret behind the eternal question: "Why was I here?"

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