Residing in Northwestern Ohio, I enjoy writing inspirational stories with strong redemptive arcs and sweet romance. My characters fight to overcome difficult circumstances with faith, hope, and love.
On my Family Life blog, I combine my career as a college instructor in Family Life Education with biblical instruction to help individuals and families develop healthy, life-giving relationships.
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Remember when fan clubs were a thing? You know, you'd send a self-addressed stamped envelope and a check for $4.95 and they'd send you a signed picture of the star? I do. I was in the John Stamos fan club. The picture, which I proudly displayed for way too many years...read more
Subscribe to my quarterly newsletter below to be entered to win a copy of Cara Putman's Imperfect Justice. Share this post on Facebook to try to win a SIGNED copy! Christmastime in NYC is magical and there are hundreds of things to do and see! And yet, I chose to sit...read more
A Christmastime to Dance: A romantic short story of hope and new loveread more
Sometimes you find an author that writes exactly what you want to read, with likable, believable characters for whom you cheer and with whom you hope. For me, that is Denise Hunter. I'm late to the game on appreciating Ms. Hunter's work, but since they've made room...read more
Subscribe to my quarterly newsletter below to be entered to win a copy of Joanne Bischof's The Lady and the Lionheart! I once sat in the front row of a traveling circus. It was magical. The tightrope motorcyclist seemed to balance above my head, eliciting squeals of...read more
Note: This is a three-book review of Denise Hunter's Summer Harbor novels I now know what it feels like to fall in love three times to three different men in three weeks. Am I the newest Bachelorette? Fortunately not, although I could definitely use a Chris Harrison...read more
Romance To what extent might this book make your heart swell to near-bursting? I judge this based on the number of times I swoon, the depth of my long sighs, and the length of time I press the book to my chest and close my eyes, soaking in the moment. Disclaimer: I...read more
The Writing Desk by Rachel Hauck My rating: 5 of 5 stars The Writing Desk links two love stories separated by more than one hundred years, each challenging its era's notion of acceptable marriage. The novel's two heroines, Birdie and Tenley, dream of romance, both in...read more
True to You by Becky Wade My rating: 5 of 5 stars In the first of the Bradford Sisters Series, Becky Wade weaves together family histories and tragic pasts with a sweet love story. As good-hearted Nora helps American hero John find the identity of his birth parents,...read more