Fiction

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Fiction

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Meg Randall likes things in life to be under control–hers! She doesn’t like Gothic romances, and she has no intention of living in one. But she and her sister, Caro, have been trapped by a storm in a glowering seaside castle with a domineering man, his possibly crazy mother, and their sinister servant. Someone keeps wildly playing the piano in the middle of the night, the housekeeper is incurably hostile, and they are surrounded by unnerving undercurrents. To add insult to injury, is Caro actually falling for the annoying man Meg privately calls Our Hero?
Not that Meg cares…

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Gaela’s Gardens

Gaela's Gardens

Gaela Clancy, head caretaker at Eden’s Gate, doesn’t like it when questions sprout in her gardens. Who is the troubled and troubling man hanging around the garden estate? Why is he so obsessed with Gaela? Will she lose the home and job that rescued her from a desperate past? And just how extreme is God’s forgiveness? (synopsis) Gaela Clancy, head caretaker at a garden estate, is an intensely private person with secrets she would rather forget. So when a scruffy loner with haunted eyes shows up at Eden’s Gate, she runs from the memories he awakens. But, recognizing the need in his eyes, she begins to pray for him and a fragile friendship sprouts. The more she gets to know this bitter outcast, who calls himself Caine and turns out to have an incredible musical talent, the more she realizes he, too, hides a painful past. Can Caine and Gaela learn to trust again? Is it possible that hard work and the help of unlikely friends will overcome all obstacles? Maybe, just maybe, Eden’s Gate can become a sanctuary for those whom life has cast aside.

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Coming Soon

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Love Circle

One lonely old woman does one small act of kindness for one confused teenager. Let the cascade begin. . .

Love Circle is the unlikely name of a cul-de-sac of shabby tenements surrounded by factories. There is one small house left in the neighborhood, and G. H. Love wants to buy that, too, along with the vacant lot next to it. Virginia Brandon has no desire to sell her home, but what’s the point of staying? Is there any purpose for her in this run-down urban jungle? Little does she know what a revolution will begin, and how some of her preconceptions and prejudices will change, when she reaches out timidly to one young girl. Follow the cascade effect of one act of kindness through the hands of an old widow, a young black girl with a sneering boyfriend, an old Jewish man who has lost his faith, and more.