I’m thrilled to announce the release of my second book in two months! No, I didn’t dash this one off in a month–I was working on it while getting Silken Strands ready for publication.
If you’re a mom, if you live in Minnesota, if you homeschool or know homeschoolers, and if you’ve ever been helped through a crisis by a faithful friend, you’ll appreciate this book.
From the back cover:
Faith, a successful author of suspense thrillers, has a personal mystery to solve. Isme, her ten-year-old daughter, is seeing things. Weird things that come true in bizarre ways. On her quest to find out what could be going on with Isme, several friends hint that her husband, Lance, needs watching. She ignores their suggestions until a second vision from Isme—a black cat on her parents’ bed—directs Faith to physical evidence that Lance is having an affair. Faith springs into action, putting her fictional sleuthing skills to work in real life. She has a weekend to gather clues before Lance returns from his annual convention. Surprises keep popping up, including the revelation that her grief over her stillborn son has been poisoning both her marriage and her relationship with God. Can she trust the God who broke her heart to fashion something good from the horror every married woman dreads?
Shattered Faith, winner of the American Christian Fiction Writers First Impressions contest in 2017 (novella category), is a work of contemporary fiction set in Minnesota in the summer. Just as the hard frosts are hitting us, think how nice will it be to curl up by the fire with a mug of hot chocolate and this engaging story! You can imagine yourself with Faith as she goes fishing on Lake Minnetonka, strolls through the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, and canoes on Minnehaha Creek. That’s what you’d do if you suspected your husband was having an affair, isn’t it? But Faith has her reasons. She’s gathering clues and advice from some women who have insights to share. What she hears might not be the knowledge she’s searching for, but perhaps it’s what God knows she needs.
In Shattered Faith, I pay homage to the many wonderful homeschooling moms I had the pleasure to get to know over my twenty-six-year homeschooling adventure. The main character’s best friend, Jen, is a multi-talented, energetic, and fun homeschooling mom. Through Jen and the other women Faith reaches out to, she learns that God’s good plans for his children reach far beyond the pain of today’s immediate crisis. Though this book deals with some heavy themes, it’s full of gentle humor and hope.
If you were unable to attend the Book Launch Event for Silken Strands in October, here’s another opportunity to find out more about that novel and get your copy autographed.
I hope you’ll join me at this festive open house on Sunday, November 3, from 2 – 5 p.m. to celebrate my two books. Enjoy refreshments and relaxing live music, get your books autographed, and chat about the books, being an author, or anything else that comes to mind. Books will be available for purchase at a discount–think Christmas gifts! The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at Maple Grove Lutheran Church, 9251 Elm Creek Blvd N, Maple Grove, Minnesota.
If you can’t attend, you can order Shattered Faith on Amazon. Don’t forget to post a review to let me (and others) know what you thought!