Posts Tagged ‘Inspirational’
What happens when the police insist a wedding date will bring the stalker out in the open, and Elliott suspects Charlotte of being a crook?Monday, February 10th, 2020
Lauraine Henderson began writing as a child, poems and journaling, until babies, building houses, and bookkeeping jobs usurped her world.
Now, well established in Oregon and with the children grown, she devotes her time to writing her favorite genre: clean romance. Years of life experience translate into plots, calamities, and happily-ever-afters as she writes her inspirational and romantic stories about fictional people who seem so real, you’ll want to know what happens after the book ends!
Elliott Palmer’s brilliant impulse to propose a fake engagement to his sister’s teacher in order to get rid of a stalker may be the biggest mistake of his life. Or it could be the best thing to happen since his cookie empire went national.
Charlotte Bloomberg feels like she’s walking a tightrope at work after the scandal last year that almost cost her teaching job. Yet…Elliott’s proposal could be the answer to her saving face with not only her co-workers, but her family, too.
As the two work through school calamities, nosy family members, and a stalker getting closer all the time, the lines between real and fake start to blur when hearts get involved. But what happens when the police insist a wedding date will bring the stalker out in the open, and Elliott suspects Charlotte of being a crook?
“We’ll start with the painful stuff first,” Elliott said. “Have you thought any more about what might have happened to the ring? If not, I’d like to contact the principal and the police.”
“I’ve been trying to remember. I went in to wash my hands after dinner. I didn’t want to get anything on my dress, and I think I was more nervous last night than I was the first night.” Charlotte wrung her hands together as she talked, and Elliott clasped his hands over hers to stop them.
“Calm down. Work the problem.”
Charlotte took a deep breath and closed her eyes, as though she could watch her memories like a movie. “I took off the ring and rinsed it because my hands were sticky. I set the ring on the shelf above the sink.” She paused. “I walked to the paper-towel dispenser to dry them off and…” Charlotte’s voice faded, but Elliott could tell she was living the memory. “And Krista came in. That’s right,” Charlotte’s voice lifted in excitement. “She said something mean. I laughed at her. She frowned and demanded I dump you. I think I laughed at her again. Then she got really angry and kind of scary, too. I realized that laughing at her probably wasn’t the best reaction. So, I simply told her we were in love and there was no reason to break up.”
“Good girl,” Elliott said, his heart swelling for this beautiful woman.
“Oh my gosh! Then I left. I was so distracted by Krista’s ridiculous demands, I forgot about going back to the sink and putting the ring back on.”
“Well, if Krista took the ring, I doubt we’ll ever find it again.”
“Oh, Elliott, I’m so sorry! I’m just sick about losing the ring. Is there anything I can do to replace it?”
Elliott pretended to consider her request. There wasn’t, of course. The ring had been in the family for years, but he was pragmatic enough to understand that it was only a ring. After his parents died, material things didn’t mean nearly as much as before and although he had enough money to live well, money itself and what it could buy never outweighed what was truly important in life; his sister, extended family, and now, Charlotte. “I know you don’t believe me, but I honestly can’t get upset. It’s a ring. A piece of metal with stones so small, you have to squint to see them. After my parents died, I put money in its proper place, way down on the list of important things in life. Possessions share that place on the list.”
“That’s why you don’t mind spending money?”
Elliott didn’t like where the conversation was heading. “Let’s not talk about money. It isn’t worth the time. I want to talk about us.”
“Us?” Charlotte’s voice squeaked.
“Here’s the thing, and I know it’s not exactly the most romantic setting and everything, but I really like you Charlotte. I think I may even be falling in love with you. I don’t want our relationship to be fake. I don’t know if you’re ready for a real engagement, but I really want to see where this might go.” He motioned his fingers between the two of them. “It’s possible we’ve been a little cavalier in our expressions for the sake of the ruse, but I want you to know,” he took a deep breath, preparing for Charlotte to run, “I’ve meant every word.”
Charlotte sucked in her bottom lip and looked at Elliott with puppy eyes, filled with wonder and awe. But a dark cloud blocked out the admiration he saw and pain replaced it. “You may change your mind when you hear what I have to say.”
Lisa’s new memoir, A Light in the Darkness: Transcending Chronic Illness through the Power of Art and Attitude, chronicles 10 years living with chronic illness while creating to healSunday, February 9th, 2020
â€œI donâ€™t have any secrets.â€ Ally looked into Gavinâ€™s intense gaze, burning into hers, â€œNeither do IThursday, June 13th, 2019
Lauraine Henderson began writing as a child,
poems and journaling, until babies, building houses, and bookkeeping jobs
usurped her world. Now, well established in Oregon and with the children grown,
she devotes her time to writing her favorite genre, clean romance.Â
life experience translate into plots, calamities, and happily-ever-afters as
she writes her inspirational and romantic stories about fictional people who
seem so real, youâ€™ll want to know what happens after the book ends!
been offered the chance to take over the Lazy Daisy Inn and Campground so their
respective grandparents, the current owners, can retire and marry. It seems all
too easy for Ally and Gavin to prove themselves during the six-month probationary
period until theyâ€™re fighting disasters at the campground and failing at
over-optimistic baking expectations.
As Ally and Gavin slowly explore their growing attraction, they help each other
fight fires, endure raging storms, and share a few passionate kisses. But
thereâ€™s more than fires to fight when Allyâ€™s grandfather disapproves of their
budding romance and Ally is convinced Gavin has a girlfriend in the wingsâ€¦a
girlfriend expecting his baby!
Ride along as the two unlikely innkeepers figure out how they fit in their new
life and learn the lesson taught by the Daisies in the Driveway.
Ally to enter before him. She couldnâ€™t help noticing that even though heâ€™d
dressed down in jeans, he still smelled intoxicating, like the buttoned-up
lawyer she had met only a few weeks ago. The room looked strange and not at all
like the fantastical space she remembered. The old, worn open beams of the
stick-framed roof were the same grizzled brown, nails pinned haphazardly,
reminiscent of artwork hanging on wire strung between them, and to the side,
under the slant of the roof, sat a small twin-sized bed with the familiar faded
floral quilt from her youth. An adequate chest of drawers guarded the new
partition. Although small, the room gave every appearance of an old attic and
certainly the space would be enough for the short amount of time she would need
it. The only thing out of place was the half-window at the end of the
unfinished wall. Ally laughed out loud at the sheetrock, nailed and taped, but
wanted to know if it was a mirror image of hers.
and opened his door, stepping aside once again for Ally to enter. Sure enough,
his room was an exact duplicate in reverse, including the odd-looking
half-window at the end of the new wall. Except his side didnâ€™t even have the
sheetrock; only wall studs with the back of her roomâ€™s sheetrock to separate
the two spaces. His dresser was also standing against the partition, but a
different style than hers, and his bed was covered in a faded quilt of the
American flag. Altogether, the whole room appeared terribly small for someone
of Gavinâ€™s height.
laughter that jumped from her lips. â€œPrivacy without secrets.â€
other, but we could speak in our normal voices and be heard.â€
burning into hers, and agreed. â€œNeither do I.â€
What does a man of God do when the enemy pulls out all stops to destroy everything that he has believed inThursday, April 18th, 2019
Son’s Wife: The Beginning
Son’s Wife Book 1
Shelia E. Bell
Inspirational Romance, DramaÂ Â
Lady Audrey Graham believes she’s found the perfect woman to become
her eldest son, Minister Stiles Graham’s wife. Sweet, sensitive,
kind, and of course a fine Christian girl, Audrey couldn’t ask more
of lovely Rena Jackson. But skeletons fall from the closet when
Audrey and Stiles discover that Rena is in love and committed to the
troubled, rebellious, ex-con, Frankie. My Son’s Wife is more than a
love triangle, it’s a time bomb set to explode with twists, turns,
entanglements and sinful revelations that only a loving God can make
Son’s Wife Book 2
story of the Graham family continues in My Son’s ex Wife. First Lady
Audrey Graham is more than relieved when Stiles encounters the young,
vivacious nutritionist Detria Mackey. Rena is equally captivated by
recent divorcee, Robert Becton. Does the handsome, science teacher
Robert Becton possess what Rena needs to give her life a much needed
jump start? When Rena returns to Memphis for less than pleasant
reasons, Stiles and Rena realize they still have deep feelings one
another, but will their feelings overcome the past that severed their
relationship? Will Audrey manage to come between them again or will
other circumstances intervene that will give them cause to rethink
their past and move forward to the future.
Son’s Next Wife
Son’s Wife Book 3
Lady Audrey Graham is gone and her husband suffers from loneliness
and the after-effects of his second stroke. Their son, Stiles, now
minister of his fatherâ€™s church, is engaged to Detria and has found
happiness at lastâ€”despite his heartbreaking divorce from Rena.
Renaâ€™s now living in another state and has found a new love
herself, Robert, though she resists his marriage proposals because
she doesnâ€™t feel she could ever be completely forgiven for her past
sins. Things take a turn for the worse when Stilesâ€™ father suffers
another stroke and Detria has a miscarriage. Stiiles’ faith is tested
like never before. But who knows in whose arms he will land up in
Book 3 in the page-turning My Sonâ€™s Wife series!
Sister My Momma My Wife
Son’s Wife Book 4
4th installment in the My Son’s Wife series, and Stiles Graham is the
proud father of a little girl by his wife, Detria. Although he loves
his role as daddy, he doesn’t act so happy when it comes to his role
as husband. His mind continues to have thoughts about his ex-wife,
Rena who seems to have moved on with her life in Andover,
Massachusetts with none other than Robert Becton. Stiles is further
stunned beyond belief when he uncovers secrets that have been hidden
away for years about the Graham family. In his search to heal the
wounds of the past, he is hit with the truth about his very own
mother, his one and only sister, Francesca (Frankie) and his new
wife, Detria. What does a man of God do when the enemy pulls out all
stops to destroy everything that he has believed in, including God’s
mercy and grace.
Wife My Baby…And Him
Son’s Wife Book 5
the fifth installment of the My Son’s Wife series, Senior Pastor
Stiles Graham and First Lady Detria Graham s marriage is rapidly
falling apart, thanks to her adulterous ways. Stiles had hoped and
prayed that the time they spent away from Memphis would make their
marriage stronger, but after just months from returning from Myrtle
Beach, Stiles questions whether that is truly the case.When whats
done in the dark comes to light, and Stiles discovers that Detria is
cheating on him with his good friend, Skip Madison, the marriage
quickly unravels. This startling revelation brings out the worse in
Stiles Graham, and leads to his eventual downfall. During the midst
of it all, Detria learns that she is pregnant. As much as she wanted
to steer clear of Skip Madison and give her marriage to Stiles a
fighting chance, her heart says something different. Now she finds
herself worried about who is the father of her unborn child. Turmoil,
trouble, deception and disaster infiltrate this marriage, and much is
at stake, including Stiles pastoral position at Holy Rock. When
tragedy strikes this already dysfunctional marriage, it sends life,
as they know it spiraling down a never-ending tunnel of hurt, anger
and grief, leaving both Stiles and Detria questioning their faith and
belief in God to restore their lives and relationship.
McCoys of Holy Rock
Son’s Wife Book 6
been two years since Hezekiah McCoy became the senior pastor of Holy
Rock, and Hezekiah, First Lady Fancy McCoy and their sons are
certainly shaking things up. Frequent and lavish vacations, a new and
much larger house, and what seems like a never ending flow of cash,
the McCoys are enjoying the tremendous favor of God,Â orÂ could
there be some other reason for their rapidly growing success?Â
Son’s Wife Book 7
McCoy boys are rocking Holy Rock! The young handsome, charming,
debonair Khalil McCoy is the new senior pastor and his fresh out of
the closet brother, Xavier, is Financial Administrator and Youth
Director. The McCoy brothers have no limits or filters and set a new
record for stirring up drama. Find out whatâ€™s really next for the
McCoys, for Holy Rock, but especially for Dem McCoy Boys!
Brother, Father, and Me
Son’s Wife Book 8
saga of the McCoys and Grahams of Holy Rock continues. Stiles must
decide if he will return to the pulpit he once graced. Pastor yearns
to have a relationship with Hezekiah, while Khalil and Xavier have a
personal vendetta against their father and will do just about
anything to destroy his ministryâ€¦and his life. Hezekiah finds it
impossible to unite with the man he discovered is his father and the
brother he refuses to accept. Who will be left standing?
Truth My Time My Turn
Son’s Wife Book 9
McCoys and the Grahams try to work together as Stiles makes a
decision whether or not to return to Holy Rock. Hezekiah shows a
softer side (or does he really), while Khalil makes it evident the
apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree. Xavier continues to war
against his flesh but will Pepper be able to help him win the war? So
much intense drama in this next installment of the My Son’s Wife
E. Bell (formerly Shelia E. Lipsey)Â is an award-winning,
national bestselling author with 20+ booksÂ published in
christian fiction, womenâ€™s fiction, nonfiction, and young adult
genres. Her books have garnered numerous awards and accolades,
including 2017 Christian Literary Readers’ Choice Award, 2015 Rosa
Parks Award, 2014 Christian Literary Award, AAMBC Nate Holmes
Honorary Award, Kindle Award, OOSA Book of the Year, numerous SORMAG
awards and more.
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Born into a poor West African family in the disease-stricken town of Fontem, John N. Atabong embarked into the unknown in search of hopeMonday, October 8th, 2018
Sixtus Z. Atabong
into a poor West African family in the disease-stricken town of
Fontem, John N. Atabong embarked into the unknown in search of
was eleven, but he triumphed against all odds to give his children
the best care and education available. Eventually, he sacrificed his
most valuable possession, his son Sixtus, sending him to study in the
United States with nothing more than lessons learned from his days
working the farms and his fatherâ€™s basic biblical teachings. Sixtus
Atabong’s journey of temptations and challenges in the US gives rise
to a mission: to give back. He uses his gift to extend Godâ€™s
healing hands and unfailing love to the far corners of the earth
through sustainable health care infrastructures. Fulfilling his
fatherâ€™s dream, Sixtus hopes that he too can leave the world a
better place than he found it.
Z. Atabong, PA-C, President and Founder of Purpose Medical Mission
(PMM) is a neurosurgery Physician Assistant. PMM is a nonprofit
organization focusing on developing sustainable healthcare
infrastructure and services in developing countries. It has helped
build clinics and hospitals in Cameroon, The Democratic Republic of
Congo, Nicaragua, and Guatemala. Sixtus believes in empowering
communities with the knowledge and tools to address the global threat
of health disparity and lack of basic education.
is the recipient of numerous local and national awards for his
leadership and humanitarian work, including the Texas Tech University
Health Sciences Center Hall of Fame Award and the American Red Cross
Humanitarian of Year Award. In 2013, he was awarded the PA Service to
the Underserved Award by the American Academy of Physician
was born and raised in a small farming village in Muyuka
Sub-division, Cameroon, West Africa. He migrated to the United States
in 1995 where he faced many challenges, but eventually obtained a
Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical Laboratory Sciences and a
Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. He uses his life
experiences and voice to motivate individuals on attaining their
God-given purpose. He speaks on issues such as, living a purposeful
life, realizing your American dream, financial independence, and
goals in life have been achieved through faith and
self-determination. He enjoys traveling the world with his family and
learning about different cultures. He lives in Lubbock, Texas, with
his wife, Kyu Mee, and their two sons.
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Shut Up and Drive
Coming of Age, Contemporary
teen, one cranky old man and the open road. What could go wrong?
old Wil Carter can think of more than a fistful of things heâ€™d
rather do than go on a road trip with his ninety-five year old
grandfather. But when Gramps Wilf barks an order, you listen or get
an earful of grief.
lost his parents in a horrible car accident when he was five. Gramps
has been the only parent he has ever known. Now that heâ€™s ready to
go off to college, the old man says he has things Wil needs to learn
to be the man heâ€™s supposed to be. But the trip turns out to be
more than he bargains for.
their week-long road trip across the Canadian Prairies, Wil not only
learns tidbits about his own life, but realizes the grandfather he
thought he knew has mysteries of his own. With each stop they make, a
new layer of emotional truth is revealedâ€¦for each of them.
Gramps teach Wil what he needs to know before the journey ends? And
is Wil strong enough to hear it?
LAIRD â€“ is a psychology/criminology major, freelance writer and
author living in Edmonton, Alberta with her husband, Ryan, three
daughters [Jaimie (fourteen), Jordhan (twelve), and Sophie (eight)]
and baby boy, Xander (ten). Her passion is helping children and
families living with Sensory Processing Disorder, mental and
emotional disorders and other special needs.
find her work in many online and in-print parenting, inspirational,
Christian and writing publications in Canada, United States,
Australia, and Britain. In addition, sheâ€™s authored an
award-winning childrenâ€™s book (Iâ€™m Not Weird, I Have SPD), two
memoirs (the multi award-winning, Not Just Spirited: A Momâ€™s
Sensational Journey With SPD and White Elephants), a Young Adult
novella (Blackbird Flies), an adult Suspense/Thriller (Out Of Sync),
a Young Adult Suspense/Paranormal (Dark Water) and a contemporary New
Adult novel (Just Shut Up and Drive,). She is presently working on a
sequel to Not Just Spirited as well as the next book in the Dark
Water series. Stayed tuned as Chynna has several Works-In-Progress on
As women we encounter multiple challenges, while simultaneously wearing
many hats. We need courage to face our challenges and commitments. In Song
of Solomon 4, Solomon ascribes the essences of his locked garden to the
courageous woman he has taken as his wife. This inspirational study will
provide an opportunity for you to discover:
â€¢ The secrets of the fruit, spices, and essential oils in Solomonâ€™s locked garden.
â€¢ A deeper meaning of these fruits, spices and essential oil essences inÂ Scripture by studying different women in the Bible.
â€¢ How others learn through their struggles and triumphs when you meetÂ Cinnamah-Brosia and the women with whom she does life.
â€¢ Encouragement to allow the Holy Spirit to cultivate the essence of courageÂ in your heart.
â€¢ Fun facts about the spices and essential oils, along with ways for you to
enjoy incorporating reminders of the fruit they represent into your life.
Pulled reluctantly into womenâ€™s ministry nearly four decades ago,Â LynnÂ WatsonÂ now treasures the opportunities that were provided to lead, encourage and mentor women through relationships and Bible studies. She wrote a few of the studies, too. Drawing from those experiences, along with years serving others professionally in the complementary healthcare field and her love for essential oils,Â LynnÂ delights in bringing her readers freshly inspired insights drawn from and focused on the many fruits, plants, oils, and spices mentioned in Godâ€™s Word. Married since 1973,Â LynnÂ and Steve call Bartlett, Tennessee home. TheirÂ home is filled with handmade treasures and lots of love for family, especially their five beautiful (of course) grandchildren.
It was a match made in heaven. Or so everyone thought. Sadie Mae Cummings is all set to marry her childhood sweetheart, Kyle, when she is assigned to tutor Lincoln, the new college football running back. This sophomore phenomenon has all the girls on campus knocking on his door. But Sadie isn’t interested in his advances.
Lincolnâ€™s overblown ego doesn’t take well to being shunned, and he resolves to make Sadie his own. He pursues her relentlessly, until finally Kyle finds himself shut out of Sadie’s life, with their shared future crumbling around him.
After two years, Sadieâ€™s relationship with Lincoln ends, and she is left having to put the pieces of her life back together. She desires nothing more than to recapture her relationship with Kyle. He has stayed true to the dreams they had planned together, living the vision even without Sadie by his side.
When she moves back to her hometown, she labors to rekindle their love. But things have changed, and Kyle has moved on. Sadie quickly discovers how hard it is to rebuild burned bridges.
Follow Sadieâ€™s story as she fights for a chance to restore broken dreams. Will love endure?
This inspirational romance by EC Jackson is book two of the Hope series and is a standalone book.
In A Living Hope by E. C. Jackson readers will find faith in Gods plan for each of his children. The main characters are religious and faithful normal people that struggled to fallow what God has in store for them. A few verses from the Bible are quoted and use to illustrate what the character is learning or visioning as a message from God to them. It isnâ€™t a preachy book at allÂ and is a clean romance that will help you see yourself between the pages.
Sadie was engage to a wonderful young man and believe that they were pick by God to belong to each otherâ€¦that is until she has to help a shallow student from flunking a class. The guy obsess with the attention he gets from the opposite sex decided to get Sadie just because she doesnâ€™t care about him. When she abandoned her fiancÃ© and family because of shame she stay with the guy and suffered much abuse from him that lasted two years. Finally she needs the support system of her family and she returned home right next door to her ex-fiancÃ©. Now she want back in the relationship and have to struggled to get Kyle to see her as an adult with a different personality and strength than the confused girl he was engage to.
In all, I enjoyed A Living Hope by E. C. Jackson, for its entertainment and morals values. I would recommended to Adults as well as Young Adults the same. It could become a teaching tool for anyone who has fallen in love lately.
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When eight parade floats explode during the annual Fourth of July celebrations, Agent Chris Harmer must find who planted the bombs before the terrorists strike again.
His troubles aren’t isolated to terrorism. Chris falls in love (more…)
A Counselor for the ANASAZI Foundation and an author…how exciting.Â Tell us where you were born and where do you live now.Â
I was born in Ut but I “grew up” in Gresham, OR. I currently live in Gilbert, AZ.
I have lived in Utah all my life. How long have you been writing?
I started writing in a journal when I was 9 y.o. and never stopped.
Well that should make you a seasoned author, does it not? What is your favorite part of being an author? (more…)