Kathleen Denly writes stories to entertain, encourage, and inspire readers toward a better understanding of our amazing God and how He sees us. She enjoys finding the lesser known pockets of history and bringing them to life through the joys and struggles of her characters.
Sunny southern California, a favorite setting in her stories, is also her home. She lives there with her loving husband, four young children, two cats, and too many fish to count. As a member of the adoption and foster community, children in need are a cause dear to her heart and she finds they make frequent appearances in her stories.
When she isn’t writing, researching, or caring for children, she spends her time reading, visiting historical sites, hiking, and crafting.
There are so many things to love about this story. I’m a historical reader by heart, but I was so captivated by our modern day hero and heroine telling the story of our Revolutionary War couple. Both sides were beautifully written and equally compelling. The whole idea of this love letter binding the generations together… it was loveliness through and through.
The chemistry sparked strong between both sets of couples. The romance melted my heart on more than one occasion. Everything felt very real. There were so many poignant lines and phrases and scenes. Read more ›
Andy Brodrick is a licensed mental health counselor by day and a writer by night. He makes his home in the Ozarks and loves hiking in the scenery they provide. Though he isn’t published yet, Andy has written several novels and short stories. He’s an introvert who will almost always choose a good book and a cup of coffee over going out. However, he’s also fully aware that he would only be half of himself without some very good friends (you know who you are). A lot of people think Andy is quiet, but that’s only because they haven’t asked him about Superman, the Lord of the Rings, the Legend of Zelda, or his next writing project. Most people don’t know this, but Andy is an accomplished self-defense tactician, the kingpin of the Chocolate Chip Cookie Black Market, and a former Olympian (he’ll let you guess the sport). Also, he wrote this bio at 2am, so some of the above statements may actually be flat-out lies. He’ll let you guess those too.
A research librarian and associate professor, Elizabeth Camden has a master’s in history from the University of Virginia and a master’s in library science from Indiana University. She has published several articles for academic publications and is the author of four nonfiction history books. Her ongoing fascination with history and love of literature have led her to write inspirational fiction. Elizabeth lives with her husband in central Florida.
Rachel Fordham’s debut novel The Hope of Azure Springs is book one of a three book deal with Revell. In addition to writing and researching Rachel also teaches writing courses and loves engaging with other bookish. Her number one passion is her family, in fact their antics are often the topics of her social media posts. They reside together on beautiful island in Washington state.
Jaime Jo Wright is the Publishers Weekly and ECPA bestselling author of two novellas, and a human resources director by trade. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband and two children. The House on Foster Hill is her debut novel. To learn more, visit jaimewrightbooks.com.
Joyce Valdois Smith is wife to Bob, mother to four married children and grandmother to twelve beautiful grandchildren. She is a retired public health and school nurse. Writing has been her long time passion. Joyce is an author of Christian historical and contemporary fiction as well as children’s books. She has recently released, “Grandpa Forgot My Name.” She is active in her church. She lives with her husband and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Lady Catherine (Katie), in southwest Missouri.
I love these authors and the way they always deliver romantic stories you won’t soon forget. Their books fill my bookshelves for a good reason. I just finished Dawn Crandall’s Enchanting Nicholette in this collection and I’m looking forward to reading the other novellas soon.
Enchanting Nicholette was another heart-satisfying read by Dawn Crandall. This tender story pulls you into the world of these characters and you don’t want to let them go. Every moment that Nicholette and Cal shared on the page was full of that beautiful romantic tension the author writes so well. I loved every minute of it!
I can’t stop thinking about this story. I hardly know where to begin in telling you my thoughts about it. The Hidden Side is such a powerful tale of God’s grace in the lives of those who are hurting. It’s full of heartache and healing. You won’t be able to put it down.
The historical half of the story gripped me with ease. Each scene is so very well written and pulls you deep into the revolutionary spy ring right along with the heroine. Who wouldn’t be intrigued by mysterious spies and charming soldiers quoting poetry, right? 🙂 Read more ›
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Hi! I'm Savanna An aspiring author
& freelance writer.
Redeemed by sovereign love.
A busy gardener most days.
A blessed housewife every day.
The Missouri Ozarks is my home;
Civil War history, my passion.
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