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July-August Releases

By Deb Haggerty | September 17, 2020 |

We may have missed posting these summer releases, but rest assured, we haven’t slacked off on getting your words to press. Publication continues apace despite COVID. Here are our July and August releases. Enjoy and pass the link along to your reading friends.

July: Perfect Enough by Kelly Artieri; His Gift by Joan C. Benson; When Hearts Break by Jerry Eicher; Daddy, How Does a Sloth Give a Hug? by Diane Elgin; I’m Bored by Fran Fernandez; Before Your Birth Day by Teresa Krager; and Ladies of the Fire by Robin Luftig.

August: Return to Blueberry Street by Debbie Burton; Yes, You Can by Beth Gormong and Jeanette Levellie; Runner Shoots His Best Game by Marsha Hubler; What About Me by Kim Johnson; Awakening by Beckie Lindsey; I Hate Oatmeal by Jan Lis; Aunt Ida Clare by Michele McCarthy; Puppy Ciao by Annette O’Hare; Easton at the Pass by Rebecca Price Janney; Train to Laramie by Andrew Roth


JULY RELEASES

Georgie and his sister, Isabella, enter the foster system after their elderly grandmother can no longer take care of them. Georgie is worried he must be perfect in order to stay in his new home. Can he be perfect, or is he perfect enough?

Hardcover $18.99; Paperback $9.99; E-book $3.99

ISBNs: 978-1-64949-039-1 (paperback) 978-1-64949-040-7 (hardcover) 978-1-64949-041-4 (trade) 978-1-64949-042-1 (E-book)

Dreams Can Come True

Brace yourself for a thrilling race through the twists and turns of a young woman determined to see her dream come true. On the cusp of the stock market crash of 1929, seventeen-year-old Molly has aspirations for a career in music after high school. With the passion of an athlete preparing for the Olympics, she trains relentlessly to become the best she can be. As her world collapses in unimaginable ways, she is left to find peace and purpose in the midst of her crisis. The message of His Gift is universal to anyone who has ever dared to dream in spite of uncontrollable circumstances. The reader will discover with Molly, the hope and peace in a life when yielded to the Giver of all gifts.

Paperback $12.99; E-book $4.99

ISBNs: 978-1-64949-030-8 (paperback) 978-1-64949-031-5 (trade) 978-1-64949-032-2 (E-book)

Amish Fiction with Classic Storytelling

When Hearts Break is a powerful and beautiful work from the hand of Jerry Eicher. With this book, he moves Amish fiction from delightful romances into the realm of realism and classic storytelling. Jerry gives us full-blooded characters in their struggles and complexities, the things they overcome by the grace of God and the things that bring them to their knees in humility and defeat. By doing this, he makes his entire novel shine. Five stars. Highly recommended.
—Murray PuraThe Face of Heaven, Ashton Park, The White Birds of Morning, Gettysburg

Paperback $14.99; E-book $4.99

ISBNs 978-1-64949-027-8 (paperback) 978-1-64949-028-5 (trade) 978-1-64949-029-2 (E-book)

Do Animals Give Hugs?

In this story, they sure do! Kayla doesn’t want to go to bed, so she asks Daddy many questions about how different animals give hugs.

Daddy shows her, and Kayla always ends up in his arms.

Paperback $9.99; E-book $4.99

ISBNs 978-1-64949-003-2 (paperback) 978-1-64949-004-9 (hardcover) 978-1-64949-005-6 (trade) 978-1-64949-006-3 (E-book)

Baseball practice is rained out again. Zach is stuck in again. He is bored again. However, Zach soon finds himself in the most unusual, upside-down, inside-out Unboring Land. He comes to see unending excitement and unending sweets are not as great as he thought. After too much of non-stop everything, Zach decides listening to his mom and Sunday School teacher might be a good idea.

Hardcover $19.99; Paperback $12.99; E-book $4.99

ISBNs 978-1-64949-007-0 (paperback) 978-1-64949-008-7 (hardcover) 978-1-64949-009-4 (trade) 978-1-64949-0010-0 (E-book)

How does your baby grow?

Picture book about the stages of growth of a baby from conception to birth told in rhyme for children.

The perfect baby shower or birth day gift!

Hardcover $19.99; Paperback $10.99 E-book $4.99

ISBNs 978-1-64949-011-7 (paperback) 978-1-64949-012-4 (hardcover) 978-1-64949-013-1 (trade) 978-1-64949-014-8 (E-book)

Can a woman on the run find herself again?

The late 1960s sets the newly-widowed Lily-Rose Pembrick reeling as she flees Lincoln, Nebraska, with her children. Only taking the cash from the house safe and what she can get her hands on at the family bank, she leaves the recently-inherited and successful Pembrick Transportation company behind.

Exhausted from driving all night, she stops in Applegate, Ohio, and decides to start a new life on Norwood Street. There, she meets Fiona Kasey, an African-American no-nonsense housekeeper/companion to an elderly white woman, and Sugar Bowersox, a Southern spitfire who has lost herself in motherhood.

Together, they enjoy Lily-Rose’s backyard fire pit, where dreams are spoken and secrets revealed. As they embrace a kinship they never would have sought, Lily-Rose begins to think her past can finally be laid to rest—until someone ends up dead.

When Lily-Rose’s past catches up with her, who will be left standing?

Paperback $14.99; E-bok $4.99

ISBNs 978-1-951970-91-8 (paperback) 978-1-951970-92-5 (trade) 978-1-951970-93-2 (E-book)

AUGUST RELEASES

Buddy is back and ready to follow his nose into new adventures. When a porch pirate steals their treats, Buddy leads his canine companions on a mission to track down the bandit of Blueberry Street.

Once again, Buddy’s rival, Blitz, mocks the little beagle’s limitations and opposes his leadership. Return to Blueberry Street teaches the values of friendship and fairness while engaging readers in a mystery that leaves everyone guessing until the furry finale.

Paperback $9.99; E-book $3.99

ISBNs 978-1-64949-047-6 (paperback) 978-1-64949-048-3 (hardcover) 978-1-64949-049-0 (trade) 978-1-64949-050-6 (E-book)

Society strives to convince women to believe they can do anything and accomplish whatever they desire. The truth is, we can’t do it by ourselves. Through modern-day true accounts and biblical examples of women who overcame impossible odds, Yes, You Can! shows how to:

•Receive and believe God’s undying love for us

•Trust in God’s willingness to answer our prayers

•Tap into God’s power to achieve our goalsIWalk in God’s wisdom to navigate hard circumstances

•Find God’s strength to overcome impossibilities

Each chapter includes a journaling prompt or coloring page to help you personalize the life-changing truths.

Paperback $9.99; E-book $4.99

ISBNs 978-1-64949-055-1 (paperback) 978-1-64949-056-8 (trade) 978-1-64949-057-5 (E-book)

Ashland, Pennsylvania, 1959

Fourteen-year-old Tommi “Pockets” Leland and fifteen-year-old Vince “Runner” Ramsey have become the best of friends ever since they met while shooting pool at Joe’s Variety Store in downtown Ashland. But Pockets’ newfound faith in God and Runner’s lure to break the law puts a deep wedge in their relationship.

Runner is caught stealing, and only Captain Arlene Masters, counselor at Salvation Army Post 71, saves him from being sent to the Erie Reform School for at least a year. Although he walks the straight and narrow for a while, he doesn’t seem to learn his lesson. While Pockets and Runner work as pinsetters at the Sunset Bowling Lanes, Pockets spots Runner at the cash register. Is he stealing money again?

Pockets’ heart is ripped to shreds as Runner is arrested. Now he’ll probably be sent away for a long, long time.

Or will he?

Paperback $9.99; E-book $4.99

ISBNs 978-1-64949-033-9 (paperback) 978-1-64949-034-6 (trade) 978-1-64949-035-3 (E-book)

How to Survive Your Parents’ Divorce

You didn’t want your parents’ split to happen, but it did. And now your life has changed in ways you never imagined. One minute you’re miserable and the next so mad you want to scream. You feel alone and abandoned, like things will never be good again.

As much as it hurts, your story isn’t finished. God still has a purpose for you. While the breakup ended one part of your life, it’s the beginning of the next. Now you have the choice to give up or take courage and learn to cope. The tips and tools in What About Me? will provide you with help, healing and hope to survive your parents’ divorce.

Paperback $10.99; E-book $4.99

ISBNs 978-1-951970-94-9 (Paperback) 978-1-951970-95-6 (Trade) 978-1-951970-96-3 (E-book)

Every girl has a secret she hopes the light will never find—but the demons already have.

As four high school girls are faced with life-altering decisions, their new-found faith will be tested. Although warrior angels are assigned to guard and assist the unlikely friends, they must rely on their faith to withstand the evil Duke Astaroth and the beast’s demonic horde.

Now that their spiritual eyes are open to daily battles between unseen forces of good and evil, lives are at stake.

Lifelong friends Krystal and Bryce are finally an official couple. But can their love survive the greatest trial they’ve ever faced?

Since Mackenzie’s mentally ill mother was hospitalized, she secretly worries that her deepest nightmare may come true.

While best friends Tammi and Sadie continue healing from their abusive pasts, each wrestles with temptations that threaten to undermine their recovery.

Can beauty arise from the ashes of despair and loss?

Will the girls embrace who and whose they truly are?

Paperback $14.99; E-book $7.99

ISBNs 978-1-64949-061-2 (Paperback) 978-1-64949-062-9 (Hardcover) 978-1-64949-063-6 (Trade) 978-1-64949-064-3 (E-book)

A delightful book for picky little eaters.

Timmy refuses to eat his oatmeal. Mother tries to make his cereal look yummy, with no luck. See what she does with the oatmeal and how Timmy reacts.

Hardcover $19.99; Paperback $10.99; E-book $4.99

ISBNs 978-1-649490951-3 (Paperback) 978-1-649490952-0 (Hardcover) 978-1-649490953-7 (Trade) 978-1-649490954-4 (E-book)

Rosalina is not quite sure what to think of their new babysitter, Aunt Ida Clare. Aunt Ida is quite the sight. Rosalina’s Daddy calls her flamboyant.

Aunt Ida Clare shares the purpose behind speaking life-giving words to an unsuspecting brother and sister.

She is positively the best thing to happen to these impressionable children.

Hardcover $31.99; Paperback $10.99; E-book $5.99

ISBNs 978-1-64949-068-1 (Paperback); 978-1-64949-069-8 (Hardcover) 978-1-64949-070-4 (Trade) 978-1-64949-071-1 (E-book)

How far would you go to save innocent animals? Would you risk your life?

In the small town of Kerrville, Texas, thirteen-year-old Jeannie McKay has a notorious reputation for trying to right the world’s wrongs. When Jeannie and her best friend, Jonathan Wooten, rescue two purebred Weimaraner puppies found drowning in Johnson Creek, she vows to find out who is responsible. With the help of her small band of friends, Jeannie plunges head-first into solving the mystery.

Until she discovers … she’s in too deep.

Paperback $10.99; E-book $4.99

ISBNs 978-1-64949-043-8 (Paperback) 978-1-64949-044-5 (Hardcover) 978-1-64949-045-2 (Trade) 978-1-64949-046-9 (E-book)

WHO ARE YOU WHEN THINGS THAT DEFINE YOU SUDDENLY CHANGE?

Battle-weary Revolutionary War hero Peter Kichline and his remaining troops have returned to Easton mending from combat and captivity, having yearned for the familiar sights and sounds of their home town and its endearing people. Meanwhile, back in the future, Erin Miles is settling into her new life after moving to Easton with her son.

Yet something is not right—for either of them. The ground has shifted, and the world they once knew and cherished has changed. What they counted on to define themselves and their purpose in life is gone, and they set out to discover, “Who am I now?”

Easton at the Pass is book four in the much-loved and award-winning Easton Series about two people, over two hundred years apart, joined by blood ties, parallel experiences, and a winsome town beckoning “come home.”

Paperback $14.99; E-book $7.99

ISBNs 978-1-64949-058-2 (Paperback) 978-1-64949-059-9 (Trade) 978-1-64949-060-5 (E-book)

Runaway!

Tess flees her lecherous stepfather but takes the wrong train, arriving in Laramie. This end of tracks town bursts with workers building the Transcontinental Railroad, striving to lay the rails that will connect a nation. Threatened by outlaws, Tess is helped by Brett Calloway, a tie cutter for the Union Pacific. But when her stepfather locates her and joins the outlaws terrorizing the region, will her newfound faith in Christ be enough to guide Tess through the danger?

Paperback $14.99; E-book $7.99

ISBNs 978-1-64949-065-0 (Paperback) 978-1-64949-066-7 (Trade) 978-1-64949-067-4 (E-book)

June Releases

By Deb Haggerty | July 24, 2020 |

In the event your To-Be-Read pile is diminishing with all the down time Covid-19 provides, we’re doing our best to replenish it. Take a look at our June releases: 

Murder Walks on Peachtree Street by Nancy Arrant Williams; Mayflower Marty by Luan Hamill; Keep Running, Maggie McRooney by Edna Waidell Cravitz; Child of Destiny by T.E. Bradford; The Jindentors by Derinda Babcock, and Winter’s Light by Erica Marie Hogan.


Murder Walks on Peachtree Street is the story of Makkie Yeats, a middle-aged divorced woman in Azalea, Missouri—where all the streets are named after flowers—tricked into moving in to her childhood home with her Type A sister.

 Their 80-year-old mother, Jane, orchestrates everything. She convinces Zoe to sell her beautiful house and Makkie to give up her charming garden apartment. Jane, meanwhile, is moving to Fair Oaks, a mansion-turned-Senior-Bed-and-Board next door. She wants to be pampered and prays her daughters will resolve their differences before she dies.

 Makkie is part of the “Overheated Generation,” menopausal and miserable. Things get hotter when Zoe, who gets the last word on everything, refuses to turn on the air conditioning during an unprecedented heat wave. Distraught by the drama, Makkie goes to visit her friend Ferdy and stumbles into a murder plot and conspiracy—and an attractive FBI agent.

Paperback $12.99; E-book $3.99
ISBNs: 978-1-951970-97-0 (paperback) 978-1-951970-98-7 (trade) -978-1-95197099-4 (e-book)


See Plymouth, Massachusetts through the eyes of a pet bulldog.

Marty, the funny little bulldog, just loves his hometown in historic Plymouth, Massachusetts. Tag along with him as he visits some of his favorite places and see why he thinks his hometown is so special.

Paperback $10.99; E-book $4.99
ISBNs 978-1-951970-71-0 (paperback) 978-1-951970-72-7 (hardcover) 978-1-951970-73-4 (e-book) 978-1-95197074-1 (trade)


An annoying little brother, a class bully – and now – writer’s block. What else can go wrong for Maggie McRooney?


Twelve-year-old Maggie McRooney wants to win the very first sixth-grade poetry contest. She wants to win the blue ribbon. After all, she’s written dozens of poems, and everyone tells her she’s a gifted poet. But life gets in Maggie’s way. She misses her big brother who’s a soldier in Vietnam, and she’s tired of dealing with her annoying kid brother, the Little Mosquito. Then there’s Katrina Lucas, Queen of the Meanies, who takes pleasure in bullying Maggie, especially in front of Maggie’s first crush, Tommy Vidalis. Her Lithuanian grandmother comes to live with Maggie’s family after a car accident, and that means sharing her bedroom with her kid brother. You’ve got to be kidding! What teenager wants to share her bedroom with her little brother?

What could possibly make Maggie’s life worse? The unthinkable … writer’s block! Will Maggie ever be able to burst through that writer’s block and write a winning poem? And will she ever be able to stand up to the bully Katrina?

Paperback $10.99 e-book $3.99
ISBNs 978-1-64949-000-1 (paperback) 978-1-64949-001-8 (trade) 978-1-64949-002-5 (e-book)


Across the Divide, A Storm Is Brewing.

In a world where power determines position, word is spreading of the girl who possesses all three factors of magic. Some feel her existence heralds a new era. Others cling desperately to old traditions. The struggle will pit neighbor against neighbor in a conflict poised to spiral into civil war. At the heart of the maelstrom an adversary thirsty for domination wields a weapon of untold magnitude. When power can be harvested like wheat, no one’s magic is safe—even the Trine’s.

Paperback $14.99 e-book $4.99
ISBNs 978-1-951970-81-9 (paperback) 978-1-951970-82-6 (trade) 978-1-951970-83-3 (e-book)


A Tale of Three Kingdoms

Who are the near-mythical people called the Jindentors? Trezlandians and traders from the neighboring countries of Vindor and Binrom call them the Invisibles or Melting Ones and believe they can turn into rocks, trees, or birds of prey. A few whisper they are descendants of time-travelers.

Many who trade with the Jindentors want to find the source of their healing silver water and the location of their silver mines. As war with Vindor and Binrom looms, Trezlandian King Laydor needs the Jindentor skills and tactical knowledge that saved his father’s kingdom four decades earlier. His military advisors demand conscription in violation of treaties, and others want to increase Jindentor taxes in order to pay for the war.

Paperback $14.99 E-book $4.99
ISBNs 978-1-951970-78-9 (paperback) 978-1-951970-79-6 (trade) 978-1-951970-80-2 (e-book)


Winter’s storm rages over the Ice Mountains. The final battle has come!

As the end of the war approaches, the Winter Queen gathers her loyal followers. Yet, even with their strength, she feels her own diminishing. Better than anyone, Adlae Sundragon, the Winter Queen and true heir to the throne of Sunkai, knows the inner workings of the power she holds. Something is wrong, and the mysterious prophecy of the Winter Queens who came before haunts her.

Across the land, the Almaër Dominÿe comes to Sunkai, leading the People of the Dragon. The Heir of Molderëin carries the Sword of Kläerjaen over the treacherous Molderëin Mountains and the Eventide Sisters are divided between the light and the dark. As winter swirls fiercely around them all, Adlae Sundragon knows the time has come. Her fate is upon her.

The battle between good and evil will rage across the Kliat Plains as the Winter Queen commands the final assault for Sunkai’s throne.

Paperback $14.99 e-book $4.99
978-1-951970-84-0 paperback, 978-1-951970-85-7 trade, 978-1-951970-86-4 e-book

2020–New Books Jan-May

By Deb Haggerty | June 25, 2020 |

Despite what 2020 has thrown at us, we’ve continued to bring your words to print and to “publish the positive.” Check out the books we’ve published so far this year:

January: Sweet, Sweet Spirit by Rebecca Price Janney

February: Renewed Redemption by Andrew Roth, The Trojan Horse and The Wolf Pack by Ace Collins, God’s Intriguing Questions: Old Testament by Larry and Kathy Collard Miller, Loved More Than You Know by Ken Wilson, In a Belly, Stinky and Smelly by Kristin Lehr.

March: Torn Asunder by Mark Alan Leslie, Tyrone the Terrible by Jan Lis, 624 Juniper Street by Shelley Pierce, The Lost Coast by Patrick E. Craig.

April: North Woods Poachers by Max Elliot Anderson, Henry’s Great Adventure by Luann Hamill, Paint Splat Hero by Laura Loveberry, Coming Home to Hudson by Kimberly Rae, Second Helpings by Linda Wood Rondeau.

May: Amish Menorah and Other Stories by teh Six Men of Amish Fiction, Blessed are the Meek by Amos Wyse, Darwin Finds Freedom by NicoleLisa Schrader, Highwater Hattie by Shelley Pierce, Freerunner by Kathy Cassel, Journey to Hope by Claudette Renalds, God’s Intriguing Questions: New Testament by Larry and Kathy Collard Miller, Dark Motives by Zanne Marie Dyer.


God Has Come to Asbury, Melanie, and He Has Told Me, ‘I Want My Daughter Here.’”

With that message relayed from her friend, Jack, Melanie heads off to the Asbury College campus and a life-changing event.

1968 was the gloomiest year of Melanie McKnight’s life. In its shadows lurked the pain of her cousin “Mac’s” death in the Tet Offensive, her widowed father’s departure on the presidential campaign trail, and Melanie’s residence with a glacial grandmother. A ray of hope becomes a blazing fire when she discovers and campaigns for Senator Robert F. Kennedy, who seems to be the only one who can mend a nation fractured by racial tension and war.

But life has a way of surprising us—and altering our plans. Melanie learns many lessons along the way, including the greatest one of all.

During this present darkness in America, the events of fifty years ago have never shone more clearly nor provided so much hope.

$12.99 Paperback | $4.99 Ebook

ISBN: 978-1-951970-07-9 (paperback) | 978-1-951080-82-2 (trade) | 978-1-951080-83-9 (paperback) | 978-1-951080-84-6 (Ebook)


Can God love me again?

Abandoned in the gold camps of California, Mandy Barrett scavenges to provide for her two sons. Despite her bleak existence, she refuses to seek God’s help, bitterly recalling choices leading to her self-imposed exile.

Brian Dawson employs this angry woman on his farm and teaches her sons about Christ’s love. Mandy, however, turned her back on the Lord a decade ago and feels unworthy of his forgiveness.

Mandy soon learns that God is relentless in the pursuit of his people, and his free gift of grace is forever. But memories of her past failures haunt her still and Mandy wonders if this gift extends to her.

$12.99 Paperback | $3.99 Ebook

ISBN: 978-1-951970-17-8 (paperback) | 978-1-951970-18-5 (trade) |
978-1-95191970-19-2 (Ebook)


In the President’s Service

When seven mummified women are found on an Army training ground, Helen Meeker and her team are immersed into a perplexing and horrifying mystery. But that’s just the beginning! When more bodies are discovered, Teresa Bryant’s past offers a clue as to who the victims are, but it will take the skills of Napoleon Lancelot to uncover the reason for their deaths. At the same time, Nazi SS units are being smuggled into the United States to conduct terrorist operations while their leader, aided by a woman who claims to have no soul, is under orders to find and assassinate Helen Meeker.

The Trojan Horse is a complex World War 2 mystery focusing on a desperate nation seeking a radical new way to wage war, a Nazi scientist working with genetic sequencing to create the perfect soldier, innocent orphans caught up in human trafficking, and a woman who finds pleasure in cold-blooded murder. To solve a baffling whodunit before more women are killed and to stop brutal terrorists who have vowed to bring the war to American soil, Helen must reassemble her original team and race a clock that is moving much too quickly.

$12.99 Paperback | $4.99 Ebook

ISBN: 978-1-951970-05-5 (paperback) | 978-1951970-04-8 (trade) |
978-1-951970-06-2 (Ebook)


March 1943

With the fate of the world still in doubt, The Wolf Pack continues the story begun in The Trojan Horse. This time Helen Meeker’s team is attempting to stop a Nazi terrorist squad while also answering the question of who is behind the murder of more than forty young women. With Becca Bobbs and Clay Barnes joining Helen, Napoleon Lancelot, and Teresa Bryant to track down an invisible foe known only as the Wolf, this fast-paced adventure goes from Texas, to New York, to Germany, and to Washington before concluding on an island lost in fog and dripping with death.

The action is nonstop with danger lurking around every corner and the world’s most powerful figure haunting Helen’s every move. The clock is ticking, death grows closer with each heartbeat, and while battling foes they can’t see or identify, Meeker’s team must unravel a mystery that is too horrid to believe. Finally, when the smoke clears, the fate of who lives and who dies depends upon a woman who claims to have no soul.

The Wolf Pack concludes with a stunning and unexpected revelation that begs the question…what’s next?

$12.99 Paperback | $3.99 Ebook

ISBN: 978-1-951970-11-6 (paperback) | 978-1-951970-12-3 (trade) | 978-1-951970-13-0 (Ebook)


Why Does the All-Knowing God Ask Questions?

Has God ever asked you a question? Have you learned something about who He is and your own motives? Or maybe you’ve wondered why God asks questions at all. Have you noticed the many times God and Jesus ask questions in the Bible? Doesn’t it seem rather unusual? After all, God knows everything. To His glory, God Almighty doesn’t lack information, discernment, or understanding.

Therefore, why does He ask questions? Does He need to ask questions? For whose benefit does He ask questions? In God’s Intriguing Questions: 40 Old Testament Devotions, husband and wife team, Larry and Kathy Collard Miller share insights from examining 40 questions God asks in the Old Testament.

Their goal is to help you unearth a fascinating spiritual exploration of who God is, in all the amazing aspects of His nature—His love, grace, faithfulness, mercy, kindness, wisdom, and so many other incredible pure qualities. He desires to draw us into more intimate connection with Him by learning the truth about Him. Then we will seek Him more, trust Him more, and obey Him more often.

$12.99 Paperback | $4.99 Ebook

ISBN: 978-1-951970-08-6 (paperback) | 978-1-951970-09-3 (trade) |
978-1-951970-10-9 (Ebook)


How much does God love you?

Loved More Than You Know was written by a new grandfather, and the content emerged from the question: “If I were not here, what would I want to make sure my grandchildren know?”

The story tells of Susie and her miserable day. Her mother and father comfort her by holding her close and explaining to her about the God who loves her, who died for her, and who can live within her. Susie is introduced to the good news that we can know God personally. When another miserable day comes along, Susie has a new outlook and a new hope.

Through this book, your children can gain a greater understanding of how much God loves them, grasp the truth they can know God personally and have him in their lives, and learn they can handle anything since God is always with them.

$15.99 Paperback | $4.99 Ebook

ISBN: 978-1-951080-70-9 (hardback) | 978-1-951080-71-6 (trade) | 978-1-951080-72-3 (paperback)


A New Adventure in the Heaven’s Heroes series

In a Belly, Stinky and Smelly is a Christian picture book retelling a classic Old Testament favorite. The story of Jonah is about an Israelite who God chose to become a prophet. Jonah denies his calling from God, and his adventure at sea begins. In a Belly, Stinky and Smelly is told in a unique perspective of spiral language and bold imagery to help children of all ages understand the biblical significance of following God’s will.

In a Belly, Stinky and Smelly blends a special combination of sight word development, repetitive language and predictable patterns for children to enjoy. In a Belly, Stinky and Smelly also places a primary focus on prayer and obedience toward God. Inspired from: Matthew 4:19-20 “Come, follow me,’ Jesus said, ‘and I will send you out to fish for people.’ At once they left their nets and followed him.”

Children will be able to learn a simple prayer and the importance of hiding God’s word in their heart. You don’t want to miss this next adventure in the Heavens Heroes series

$16.99 Hardcover, $9.99 Paperback, $4.99 Ebook

ISBN: 978-1-951970-00-0 (hardback) | 978-1-951970-01-7 (trade) | 978-1-951970-02-4 (paperback) | 978-1-951970-03-1 (Ebook)


THE ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT has negotiated a Middle East peace now in its fourth year.

THE CHURCH UNIVERSAL has brokered a homogenized world religion.

THE ALLIANCE, an amalgam of society’s most ardent social-justice activists, has grown in power but not fast enough for its leaders.

Into this morass steps TRUTH PUBLISHING AND BROADCASTING, an empire driven by a biblical worldview.
Targeting Truth for destruction, the Alliance turns its foggy innuendoes into murder and mayhem.

Jake MacMillan built the Truth empire out of his own writing, wit and charisma. Between the Alliance and One World Government, Jake has become Target No. 1, leading to personal tragedy that puts him on a deadly precipice.

Darek Field, a young TV-magazine superstar, trades in that lofty power for a place on the Truth team. When Jillian Downs, a striking reporter, marries Darek they become a media sensation … and Target No. 2.

In this world of moral darkness headed toward oblivion, a planet starved for righteous leaders … is Truth enough to save mankind?

$14.99 Hardcover, $5.99 Ebook

ISBN: 978-1-951970-20-8 (paperback) | 978-1-951970-21-5 (trade) | 978-1-951970-22-2 (Ebook)


A Chameleon Decides he’s an Alligator.

Tyrone is the skinniest chameleon in the swamp. No one wants him on their team. After going on a fitness program, Tyrone gets carried away with his new self and terrorizes his friends in Gnarly Tree Bend until he meets Sly, the meanest gator in the bayou. Looks like Tyrone is gumbo.

The moral of this story? Someone is always bigger and badder than you, so you’d best make friends along the way.

Tyrone the Terrible is a bullying tale. The feisty chameleon picks on his bayou buddies before meeting his match. In the process, he learns the value of friends and family and how actions have consequences.

This delightful story is filled with swampy animal characters with a distinctly southern voice—not quite Brer Rabbit, but a good deep-south feel.

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ISBN: 978-1-951970-14-7 (paperback) | 978-1-951970-15-4 (trade) | 978-1-951970-16-1 (Ebook)


The Crumberry Chronicles

Eleven-year-old Jase Freeman would rather not think about the changes coming to 624 Juniper Street. Thanksgiving break at his grandparent’s Kentucky farm is the perfect distraction. The coolest treehouse ever, corn cob wars, and a mysterious what-could-it-be in the barn make for the perfect getaway.

Change isn’t the only thing waiting in the town of Crumberry. Unknown to Jase, a stranger lurks on Juniper Street. Friends who can’t understand, and teachers who demand his full attention complicate everything.

He never claimed to be perfect, but always thought of himself as a good kid. He knows he’s made some crummy choices lately that have jammed him up. If only he can figure out how to stop making a bad situation worse. He’s sure grown-ups complicate everything and wonders what life would be like if kids could make the rules.

Lies, confusion, and change leave Jase wondering what his dad would do. The need for forgiveness answers the question, “How can a God so big, love a boy so small?”

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ISBN: 978-1-951970-26-0 (paperback) | 978-1-951970-27-7 (trade) | 978-1-951970-28-4 (Ebook)


Another adventure of Punkin and Boo

A family trip turns into a deadly adventure when Punkin and Boo stumble onto the operations of a ruthless gang of marijuana smugglers. When the gang discovers that Boo’s dad is there to buy land for a resort, they kidnap the girls’ families to keep them from discovering the gang’s secret pot gardens. With the help of an undercover DEA agent, the girls escape into the untamed Sinkyone Wilderness on the wild Lost Coast of northern California. They face much danger as they seek to elude the gang, find their parents, and bring the criminals to justice.

Pursued by a desperate gangster known only as “El Fuente” and some very evil fallen angels, the girls discover anew the reality of God’s protecting hand over them, and the wonder of lost souls coming to know their Savior, They also find unlooked-for help from some mysterious treasure hunters, a guardian angel, and their old friend Jack Wilson, as they solve the mystery of the Lost Coast.

$9.99 Paperback $3.99 Ebook

ISBN: 978-1-951970-23-9 (papeerback) | 978-1-951970-24-6 (trade) | 978-1-971970-25-3 (Ebook)


What were the mysterious black planes? And what did they carry?

Time for the annual fishing trip. Every summer was the same. The two Washburn families packed up their identical over-sized pickup trucks and headed for Canada. Only this time Andy Washburn determined it was going to be different.

Andy and CJ, his cousin, both approaching their twelfth birthdays, tried to find ways to get out of all that fishing. CJ is a computer whiz, and tests new products for his father’s company, so he brings this year’s newest games and gadgets along, and they sure come in handy.
<[>After arriving at the lake, the boys made a deal with their dads. They’d fish for the first couple of days then the boys could go off and explore the area. This becomes even more exciting when two, identical, black float-planes landed on the lake after dark and disappeared into the cove around the bend.

Andy remembered at the Canada/US border, they’d been stopped and searched, another vehicle had been found to have illegal turtles hidden in the spare-tire well. Andy was sure these planes were poachers landing and taking off in the dark.

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ISBN: 978-1-951970-32-1 (trade) | 978-1-951970-33-8 (paperback) | 978-1-951970-34-5 (Ebook)


Tales from the Clearing

Henry the turtle wakes up one morning in the place he loves most in the world—his home, his Wonder Place. But on this particular morning, all he can think about is leaving his Wonder Place to have an adventure, like the ones he reads about in his beloved books. Where will his journey take him? What will he find? Go with him and find out.

$19.99 Hardcover | $9.99 Paperback | $3.99 Ebook

ISBN: 978-1-951970-35-2 (paperback) | 978-1-951970-36-9 (hardcover) | 978-1-951970-37-6 (trade) | 978-1-951970-38-3 (Ebook)


A fun combination of rhyme and color theory.


Kids will love rhyming through this artsy adventure while laughing and learning color theory at the same paint splattering time.





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ISBN: 978-1-971970-39-0 (hardcover) | 978-1-951970-40-6 (trade) | 978-1-951970-41-3 (paperback) | 978-1-951970-58-1 (Ebook)


Small Town Series Book 1

She was hiding from love …

Hiding behind her neighbor’s bushes to avoid the town matchmaker was not the way Leah Prescott expected to meet Hudson, North Carolina’s, new art teacher. Why did Jake McCormick move to her tiny town? He is charming, and his art and garden therapy days are unifying the town and giving new life to Leah’s ailing grandmother. But Marcus had been charming too.

Leah vows to avoid the mysterious Jake, but how can she when the quirky southern townsfolk are certain they belong together? Her three single best friends think it’s time for her to move on, but their heartache hadn’t ended up on a newspaper’s front page.

Is Jake worthy of Leah’s trust? Can Leah overcome her fears and risk loving again?

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ISBN: 978-1-951970-48-2 (paperback) | 978-1-951970-49-9 (trade) | 978-1-951970-50-5 (Ebook)


Can her marriage be saved?

Today is Jocelyn Johnson’s forty-fifth birthday. Unhappy with her marriage of twenty-two years, she has planned a noonday tryst with her talk-show cohost. A phone call from her college daughter, a peek into her teenaged son’s journal, a sick preschooler, a Goth daughter’s identity crisis, a middle-school son’s prank, and her husband’s inflamed suspicions, not only interfere with her hopeful birthday plans but throw her family into more chaos than a circus on steroids.

In desperate need of counsel, Jocelyn invites a Christian, her guest from her morning talk-show segment, to dinner. However, the evening holds little promise of calm. In the midst of bedlam, a forgotten faith rekindles causing Jocelyn to rethink her life and her marriage.

You will laugh and you will cry from the first page to the last as you journey through the day’s events and Jocelyn’s search for Second Helpings.

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ISBN: 978-1-951970-42-0 (paperback) | 978-1-951970-43-7 (trade) | 978-1-951970-44-4 (Ebook)


Come sit and enjoy!

Six short stories by the men of Amish fiction to entertain and educate you. You’ll journey with an Amish man and the Jewish woman whose life he saves, agonize with an Amish girl in love with an Englische man, fret with two sisters both in love with the same man, pray with the family whose child is injured in a fall, work with the Amish sheriff in a western town, and laugh at the girl forced to be Amish for the summer.

The men of Amish fiction have a winner!

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ISBN: 978-1-951970-59-8 (trade) | 978-1-951970-60-4 (paperback) | 978-1-951970-61-1 (Ebook)


For the English, it was the end of the world as they knew it. For the Amish, it was Tuesday.

Jedediah Wenger lost his family to an Englishe drunk driver. He has yet to put his life back together including the long-forgotten courting of the Bishop’s daughter, Felicity Troyer. When he’s suddenly faced with the task of helping the fading midwestern town of Prosperity survive, he realizes the task is greater than the town or the District can overcome.

Hearing about Prosperity through a ragtag ham radio, the remnants of the Government sends US Cavalry Captain Jimmy Flanagan to protect the town, which has evolved into a symbol of hope for all of America. His nagging concerns about his family in Nebraska keep him restless where he would otherwise find contentment.

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ISBN: 978-1-951970-75-8 (paperback) | 978-1-951970-76-5 (trade) | 978-1-951970-77-2 (Ebook)


How does a timid mouse fit in?

Forced to flee for his life, Darwin searches for the Free Mice from Grandfather’s stories. But will they accept a scaredy-mouse like him?





$16.99 Harcover | $9.99 Paperback | $4.99 Ebook

ISBN: 978-1-951970-88-8 (hardcopy) | 978-1-951970-87-1 (paperback) | 978-1-951970-89-5 (trade) 978-1-951970-90-1 (Ebook)


Quirky.
Different.
Happy.

Hattie’s mom says, “You be you, Hattie. You’re the best you there is.”

Hattie is unafraid to stand up to the boys of fourth grade and show Annie what being best friends means.

Hattie personifies what we want for our daughters.

Individual. Confident. Kind.

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ISBN: 978-1-951970-52-9 (hardcover) | 978-1-951970-51-2 (paperback) | 978-1-951970-53-6 (trade) | 978-951970-54-3 (Ebook)


Set against the backdrop of the sport of freerunning, Kia must decide whether she will continue running or face her past abuser in order to save another child.

Night is Kia’s favorite time, when she freeruns to outdistance the memories of abuse she suffered as a young child. But when former reality television star Terrence Jones arrives at their school as the new head track coach, things begin to change in unpredictable ways. Kia tries out for the team to fit in, but just as she’s gaining a new sense of normal, her abuser steps back into her life. Not only that, but being on the track team causes even more turmoil. Why does the assistant coach, Cassandra Clark, dislike Terrence Jones so much, and even more troubling, why does Coach Clark dislike her so much? As the pieces of the puzzle begin to come together, Kia realizes she has to choose between running from her past or saving a child from the same sort of abuse she suffered. But will she have the courage to do so?

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ISBN: -978-1-951970-45-1 (paperback) | 978-1-951970-46-8 (trade) | 978-1-951970-47-5 (Ebook)


The Legacy of a Mail-Order Bride

Upon the death of her grandmother, Boston socialite Cathleen Doyle resists her parents’ numerous attempts to find her a husband. While they are only interested in improving their social standing and increasing their financial holdings, Cathleen longs for someone to love her without consideration of her outward appearance or her hefty trust fund.

When she rejects every suitor, Cathleen’s parents insist she marry a man she only knows as an unscrupulous cad. Finding an advertisement for a mail-order bride in the Boston Globe, Cathleen jumps at the opportunity to escape the upcoming nuptials. She prefers her own marriage of convenience with a Wyoming rancher to a life of misery with a man she detest.

Secretly boarding the train in Boston, Cathleen’s journey is overshadowed by doubt and regret. As she weighs the consequences of her hasty decision, she remembers some of her grandmother’s last words—to trust her future to God.

With renewed hope, Cathleen steps off the train in Laramie and searches the crowd for the man she hopes to marry. Only minutes after her arrival, her fanciful dreams begin to crumble. Will Cathleen follow through with her plans to marry the handsome stranger? Does she have the courage and fortitude to survive as the wife of a cattle rancher?

Ben Sorenson turns away in anger when his father arrives at the ranch escorting yet another young woman in search of a husband. His father is convinced that only a mother can provide the love and care his children need. They had a good mother and Ben refuses to consider a replacement. And certainly not the spoiled rich girl his father helps from the wagon.
Will Ben agree to marry the beautiful young woman or will he send her back to Boston where she belongs?

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ISBN: 978-1-951970-65-9 (paperback) | 978-1-951970-66-6 (trade) | 978-1-951970-67-3 (Ebook)


More intriguing questions from the Bible.

God and Jesus, who is God, ask many questions in the Bible—both Old and New Testaments. Why? His questions reveal who he is and the motives of the person he is addressing.

In Book 1 of God’s Intriguing Questions, the Millers examined God’s questions in the Old Testament.

In this Book 2, the Millers unearth rich background information and inspirational insights into sixty of the questions Jesus asks in the New Testament.

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ISBN: 978-1-951970-68-0 (paperback) | 978-1-951970-69-7 (trade) | 978-1-951970-70-3 (Ebook)


Jet Wholeman, is a gritty, self-reliant homicide detective, who’s facing the perfect storm. While tracking down a young girl’s killer, he encounters a vicious terrorist cell. Jet grapples not only with the reality of evil, but with feelings of powerlessness to protect his own children. Adding to this emotional tempest, his marriage is unraveling. The realization dawns on him though he is skillful at uncovering criminal motives, he is blind to the internal forces driving him to embrace a secret life. He begins to wonder who is in charge—himself or something greater?

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ISBN: 978-1-951970-55-0 (paperback) | 978-1-951970-56-7 (trade) | 978-1-951970-57-4 (Ebook)

More 2019 Titles

By Deb Haggerty | June 24, 2020 |

If this blog feels so last year, well, it’s because it is. Here are the books that made it to print with ELPI in the last half of 2019:

August: Tommi Pockets by Marsha Hubler, I Love the World: It’s People I Can’t Stand by Dave Beckwith, Talitha, the Traveling Skirt by Becky Van Vleet, Song of Sugar Sands by Debra Coleman Jeter, and Shadow of the Dagger by Anne Greene.

September: Sword of Soter by Raleen Burke, The Girl He Knew by Clarice G. James, Heart of the Ajs by T. E. Bradford, The Mystery of Ghost Dancer Ranch by Patrick E. Craig, Pursuing Gold: A Historical and Critical Thinking Curriculum by Cynthia L. Simmons.

October: Stumbling upon Romance by Sally Jo Pitts, Bumpersticker Be-Atitudes by Deb DeArmond, The Best Gift of All by Michelle Lazurek, In Search of Destiny by Derinda Babcock, Jesus Calms a Storm by Kristin Lehr, Deceived: God Brought Purpose from My Pain, by Molly S. White, Your Winning Edge by Dave and Joanne Beckwith, It Really IS a Wonderful Life by Linda Wood Rondeau.

November: What Did You Bring Me? by Mary Mueller, The Christmas Gift, by John Alexander, Victor and the Vroom by Lydia Rueger, The Great Cave Caper, by Max Elliot Anderson, Capsized by Death by Catherine Finger, These Are the Days of My Life by Deb Haggerty.


Thirteen-year-old Tommi “Pockets” Leland has one goal in life—to be the first female world champion pool player. But in the 1950s, gals were not welcome in poolrooms. With her pop’s approval, she disguises herself as a boy to shoot at a local poolroom, where she and her pop are an unbeatable team.

But Pockets has another secret life that even Pop and Meemaw know nothing about. She runs with the Thorns, a street gang, and during a rumble with the Hawks, the hated rival gang, Pockets is arrested. Instead of being sent to reform school with the other gang members, she must counsel with Salvation Army Captain Arlene Masters, who has a passion to help kids.

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ISBN: 978-1-9510800-05-1 (trade) | 978–1-951080-06-8 (paperback) | 978-1-951080-07-5 (Ebook)


Overcoming fears and threats

•Dealing with crazy-makers and malicious people
•Experiencing God’s love when you’re at your lowest
•Taming the wild stallion of the soul
•Repairing relational brokenness
•Learning the power of being powerless
•Four types of anger and how to deal with each type
•How to do a “controlled release” of anger

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ISBN: 978-1-950051-56-4 (trade) | 978-1-950051-57-1 (paperback) | 978-1-950051-58-8 (Ebook


Meet Talitha, a little plaid skirt that likes to travel.
Through the years, she visits many two-year-old girls in a special family who wear her skirt to get their pictures taken. But Talitha encounters problems when she least expects it.  Filled with colorful and detailed illustrations, young children will delight in this heartwarming story about a little skirt’s adventures.

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ISBN: 978-1-951080-30-0 (hardcover) | 978-1-971080-27-3 (trade) | 978-1-951080-28-0 (paperback) 978-1-951080-29-7 (Ebook)


Too selfish, too sinful, and too skeptical to marry a preacher. Yet, Acadia Powers does. God truly does work in a mysterious way. Acadia nearly lost her faith at an early age due to what she saw as the hypocrisy of her parents’ generation. In college—where the novel begins—she meets and falls in love with Peter O’Neil, who is fervent in his faith and wants to share the good news with the world. Can she reach deep enough inside, or beyond herself, to find what she needs to keep on trying, or has she made too many mistakes already?

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ISBN: 978-1-951080-32-7 (trade) | 978-1-951080-33-4 ( paperback) 978-1-9510180-34-1 (Ebook)


A Secret Map to Priceless Treasure,

A CIA Analyst Turned Detective

Three people are murdered and one kidnapped to find the solution to the map. As Nicole Phillips seeks to find her kidnapped brother, she doesn’t know whom to trust. No one is who they appear to be. All is deception.

To bring his brother’s murderer to justice, CIA Intel Analyst Josh Baruch puts his life on the line. Can he walk the tightrope between obeying the killers’ instructions and bringing them to justice?

Because Nicole Phillips’s husband died in a mysterious plane crash, she fears falling in love again with a reckless, danger-loving type like her late husband. Josh Baruch, the CIA analyst using her as bait to track her brother’s kidnapper, is just such a risk-taking man. Besides living on the edge, Josh is bitter about women and questions God.

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ISBN: 978-1-951080-18-1 (trade) | 978-1-951080-20-4 (paperback) | 978-1-951080-19-8 (Ebook)


New Kingdom – New Friends – New Dangers

Not Everyone Can Be Trusted

Karina, Tristian, Rashka, and Sam venture forth into the wilderness of Soter on the next leg of their quest to retrieve the Armor of the Creator. With the ancient evil already affecting the kingdom, nothing in Soter is what it seems—from what skulks beneath the canopies of the woods to what lies within the sleek white and gold of the capitol city to the people Karina and Tristan have known since they were children. Danger lurks around every corner. Discerning who to trust is paramount to staying alive and discovering the location of the Temple of Soter. Yet, to Karina’s horror, Faramos’s reach finds them time and again. The longer they are forced to dawdle, the more people are affected by the growing panic in Soter, and the closer Faramos is to taking over the Three Kingdoms. Can Karina retrieve the information they need while Tristan keeps his brother at bay? Or will the entire quest disintegrate before they even arrive at the temple?

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ISBN: 978-1-951080-24-2 (trade) | 978-1-951080-25-9 (paperback) | 978-1-951080-26-6 (Ebook)


The Girl He Knew – Or Did He?

Charlie Dawson is a co-owner of a successful design-build firm in his historic hometown of Plymouth, Massachusetts. More important to him is his happy marriage to Juliette, the girl he fell in love with in tenth-grade French class … the one he married right after college … the one he planned to have babies with soon—right up until the day she dropped dead.

Wrapping his mind and heart around the facts surrounding her sudden death is made even more difficult by an overbearing father-in-law—a retired Army Colonel and West Point graduate; a local police sergeant who suspects Charlie is at the center of foul play; and a compassionless and demanding client who doesn’t give him space or time to grieve.

Fearing he’ll forever lose the girl he knew, Charlie sets out on a course to discover the truth.

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ISBN: 978-1-951080-44-0 (trade) | 978-1-951080-45-7 (paperback) 978-1-951080-46-4 (Ebook)


She has magic she cannot use …

He has a secret she must uncover.

THE SIX WORLDS OF BAQA

Asfar, first planet from the sun—a desert planet steeped in superstition and tradition. As daughter of the Shultan, Nafisa el Faruz is the princess, defender of the sun, and champion of her people. Hers is the most powerful magic—zaman—Holder of Time.

TRINITOS, third planet, is home to the sky gate and the wicked man who controls its use—the Ajs An’hlj. He is yunfah—a wind walker—one who can control the air itself. The only thing he covets more than control is power, and he has his sights set on Nafisa.

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ISBN: 978-1-951080-21-1 (trade) | 978-1-951080-22-8 (paperback) | 978-1-951080-23-5 (Ebook)


A Faith-filled Mystery Adventure for Young Adults

Cousins Hannah and Jacie, known as Punkin and Boo, are at their grandparent’s ranch in California for the summer. While exploring the old ranch, the girls stumble on a mystery that involves desperate crooks, the ghost of a long-dead Sioux war chief, a young Native American man on a mission to save his tribe, and secret tunnels and caves left over from an old Spanish Mission. Throw in a guardian angel who protects the girls from some evil spirits that want to bring the story to a bad end, and you have The Mystery of Ghost Dancer Ranch, the first in a series of faith-filled mystery adventures for young adults, featuring Punkin and Boo.

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ISBN: 978-1-951080-38-9 (trade) | 978-1-951080-39-6 (paperback) | 978-1-951080-40-2 (Ebook)


A Companion to Pursuing Gold: A Novel of the Civil War

Do you know how the Civil War changed money in America? Most people don’t. This remarkable curriculum combines years of research behind the historical fiction novel, Pursuing Gold, into a great resource for teachers. This book offers interesting historical insights, questions on each chapter in the book to ascertain comprehension, tips on teaching critical thinking, and money management.

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ISBN: 978-1-950051-46-5 (trade) | 978-1-950051-47-2 (paperback)


God gives everyone a purpose—what we make of it is our legacy.

Come visit the quaint town of Hamilton Harbor. Nestled on the bay in Northwest Florida, this sleepy community is waking up as revived businesses, new friendships and budding romances come together in the salty coastal air. But renewal also rekindles mysteries from the past and a legacy of faith and hope for the future.

Some secrets need to be uncovered …

Accident-prone dog groomer, Claudia Stewart, is a newcomer to Hamilton Harbor, Florida. She hopes to shed her black cloud image, fit in the community, and find a guy who will knock her off her feet.

Instead, Claudia and her giant schnauzer client knock handyman Pete Cullen off his feet and leave him dangling from an overhead beam.

Pete, rejected by a past love, wants to focus on restoration projects and avoid romance at all costs. But Claudia, even with her bungling ways, threatens to steal his heart.

Was their crash meeting just another one of Claudia’s mishaps? Or did the encounter put them on a collision course with romance?

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ISBN: 978-1-951080-50-1 (trade) | 978-1-951080-51-8 (paperback) | 978-1-951080-52-5 (Ebook)


Bumper Sticker Be-Attitudes is your ride to enriching moments with Jesus!

Bumper Sticker Be-Attitudes is a devotional built on the belief there are spiritual principles everywhere we look—if we open our eyes to the truth.

We’re bombarded by messages from a world determined to inform, sell, and influence. From bumper stickers to billboards, someone’s always trying to tell us something. Often, at first glance, these messages may briefly amuse.

But a second look may reveal much more as we recognize biblical principles that enlighten, encourage, and empower us—in places we never expected to find them.

We shouldn’t be surprised to find God in unusual places. Paul tells us in Romans 1:19 “But the basic reality of God is plain enough. Open your eyes and there it is!” (MSG).

From the bumper of the car in front of us to the fortune cookie after the Chow Mein, one-liners meant to entertain often hold a much deeper meaning when seen through the eyes of those who follow Christ.

Bumper Sticker Be-Attitudes captures those deeper meanings, combines them with a hearty helping of fun and touches the heart with humor and truth. If you’re a busy believer who needs a chuckle and a chunk of Jesus at the same time, pull quickly into the fast lane

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ISBN: 978-1-951080-41-9 (trade) | 978-1-951080-42-6 (paperback) 978-1-951080-43-3 (Ebook)


The Best Gifts of All Are Made with Love

Paige can’t wait for Christmas so she can receive her favorite doll. Her mother gives her the doll, but she also lovingly hand stitches a teddy bear and offers this as another gift. Paige, unaware of the time and effort taken to make this gift, tosses the bear to the side. Mother is upset, but Paige doesn’t understand why.

She and her mom volunteer at the local food pantry. Paige meets Luisa, a girl who doesn’t have much money. Luisa shows Paige her favorite toy—a one-eared teddy bear, stained and dirty. Paige doesn’t understand why Luisa likes that bear until she hears her story. When Paige comes home and picks up the bear her Mom made, she realizes the best gifts of all are not the ones that come wrapped with pretty dresses, but the ones made with great love.

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ISBN: 978-1-951080-64-8 (hardcover) | 978-1-951080-65-5 (Trade) | 978-1-951080-66-2 (paperback)


Lexie Logan didn’t realize how much influence she had …

Yet the people she left in the past made life-changing decisions based on their belief in her knowledge of future events.

Because of Lexie, Jim and Edna Bell decide to leave their comfortable home to face an uncertain future and the dangers of the Oregon Trail. Others travel the Trail with them because their belief in her is so strong.Because of Lexie, Mary Bell Johnson knows her future will be impacted by the ugliness of the Civil War, yet she chooses to remain in Kansas with her husband knowing she may be widowed and left to raise her sons alone.

Because of Lexie, two brothers choose different sides of the conflict: one wears Union blue, the other rebel gray. As the war drags on, each wonders if he will survive the carnage to return home to rebuild a new life, or if he will die by his brother’s bullet.

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ISBN: 978-1-951090-79-2 (trade) | 978-1-951080-80-8 (paperback) | 978-1-951080-81-5 (Ebook)


A Retelling of a Familiar Bible Story

Jesus Calms a Storm is a Christian picture book depicting one of the many miracles performed by Jesus in the New Testament. This exciting retelling is told in a unique perspective of spiral language and bold imagery to help children of all ages understand the biblical significance of this wonder.

Jesus Calms a Storm blends a special combination of sight word development, repetitive language, and predictable patterns for children to enjoy. Jesus Calms a Storm also places a primary focus on prayer and gratitude toward God. Inspired from: Psalm 56:3 “When I am afraid I put my trust in you.” Children will be able to learn a simple prayer and the importance of hiding God’s word in their heart. Beginning with Jesus preaching the word of God and following along as the disciples go on a wild ride, Jesus Calms a Storm will take you on a historical journey through a New Testament favorite.

$15.99 Hardcover | $9.99 Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-951080-55-6 (hardcover) | 978-1-951080-56-3 (trade) | 978-1-951080-57-0 (paperback)


God Brought Purpose from My Pain

Deceived is the true story of Molly White, who, as a young adult, had two abortions. As a result, Molly struggled with alcohol and drug abuse, shame, guilt, anger, and depression, even thinking of suicide. Deceived tells the raw and candid story of what led to her abortion decisions, the negative impact those experiences had on her life and family, and her miraculous salvation and healing journey. As a result, God called her to be a voice through pro-life activism for those who cannot speak.

Through Molly’s powerful story, from lying on the abortionist’s table to rising as an international pro-life leader, the book educates readers on every aspect of the abortion issue including biblical insights, types of abortions, and scientific research on its consequences. Reading of God’s incredible love for Molly and women who’ve lost children through abortion, readers can learn how to join her on God’s amazing journey in pro-life service for him.

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ISBN: 978-1-951080-76-1 (trade) | 9781-951080-77-8 (paperback) | 978-1-951080-78-5 (Ebook)


Weakness Into Strength
An Entirely New Way of Living!

Overcoming Limitations and WoundednessDiscovering Power in WeaknessDefusing Tormentors in the MindReleasing Resentments and RegretsThe ABCs of Helping Others Change



$12.99 Paperback | $4.99 Ebook
ISBN: 978-1-951080-73-0 (trade) | 978-1-951080-74-7 (paperback) | 978-1-951080-75-4 (Ebook)


Set in the beautiful Adirondack mountains, a perfect backdrop for a Christmas romance.

Midville newcomer and Iraq War widow, Dorie Fitzgerald, despises the frigid Adirondack wasteland that has now become her home. After twenty failed job interviews, she questions the wisdom of moving to be near her parents. Desperate to belong, she joins the local Community Theater, in production for It’s a Wonderful Life.

Jamey Sullivan has put his professional life on hold in order to run the family business and to help his ailing father. He signs on for Midville’s production of It’s a Wonderful Life, although he hopes to receive a Broadway casting call any day now.

When these two meet, they are instantly attracted to one another. However, ambition, demanding children, and a romantic rival threaten to squash their growing love for one another. Each must discover that the best things in life are found where your heart resides.

$12.99 Paperback | $4.99 Ebook
ISBN: 978-1-951080-47-1 (trade) | 978-1-951080-48-8 (paperback) | 978-1-951080-49-5 (Ebook)


The Best Gifts Are from the Heart

A young boy asks people in his life, “What did you bring me?” to all the people in his life. What they bring him are not material things. He learns the best gifts are free and from the heart.



$16.99 Hardcover | $9.99 Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-95108067-9 (hardcover) | 978-1951080-68-6 (trade) | 978-1-951080-69-3 (paperback)


The Joy of Giving

As she warms herself by the fireplace in the mansion on a hill, Ms. Mouse considers her husband’s question, “What do you want for Christmas?” An angelic vision in the embers reveals the perfect request. The fulfillment of her gift demonstrates the joy of giving. This book should appeal to children ages 4-8 as well as educators, day care workers, and teachers in Christian schools who want to inspire the joy of giving.

$16.99 Hardcover | $9.99 Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-951080-61-7 (hardcover) | 978-1-951080-62-4 (trade) | 978-1-951080-63-1 (paperback)


Celebrating Uniqueness

Victor looks similar to the other cars in his class, but under his hood is an engine that sounds like no one else’s:

VROOM ZOOM

TIKKA TAKKA

REV REV ZIKKA ZAKKA

His engine helps him do interesting things the other cars can’t, but the sound also gets him in a lot of trouble.

Should Victor fix his engine? Or does the engine sound exactly the way it’s supposed to?

$15.66 Hardcover | $9.99 Paperback

ISBN: 978-1-950051-79-3 (hardcover) | 978-1-950051-77-9 (trade) | 978-1-950051-78-6 (paperback)


Four boys’ detective club encounters real criminals.

Four boys had formed a detective club in their little town where nothing much ever happens. That is, until they put their money together and ordered a police scanner for the shack where they held their meetings. The area around where they lived, in New Market, Virginia, was littered with caves. The uncle of one of the club’s members has a cave right on his farm. That’s when the guys hatched the idea of going out to the cave for a little innocent exploring. The cave was on private property, so they knew they’d be safe and no one could bother them. But on the night before their big adventure, the scanner came alive with reports of a big bank heist in a nearby city. The boys thought surely the robbers would be long gone by the time they set up their campsite near the cave. They were wrong.

Inside the cave the next morning they found something. Now the robbers were coming in the entrance of the cave and the boys couldn’t get out.

$5.99 Paperback | $2.99 Ebook
ISBN: 9781-1-951080-92-1 (trade) | 978-1-951080-9-38 (paperback) | 978-1-951080-94-5 (Ebook)


Book Four in the Jo Oliver Series

“Move over Kinsey Malone, Josie is in the house!”—Elizabeth Martin Stearns, Waukegan Public Library

“This skillfully crafted suspense story of a police chief tracking a serial killer will have you on the edge of your seat.” —Patricia Bradley, award-winning author of Shadows of the Past

As Police Chief Jo Oliver prepares for her dream wedding in Maui, she must keep a killer with ties to her past from derailing her plans for the future.

$12.99 Paperback | $2.99 Ebook
ISBN: 978-1-951080-85-3 (trade) | 978-1-951080-86-0 (paperback) | 978-1-951080-87-7 (Ebook)


Answers to Life’s Challenges

What a gift it would be if you or I could find a handbook with all the answers to overcoming all of life’s challenges. Deb Haggerty has come very close to creating just that! Within these pages, you’ll discover the joy of laughing before whining, praying before crying, loving before blaming and embracing before ignoring! Her gift of storytelling combined with her penchant for creative writing will keep you turning page after page, nonstop! You will find yourself greeting life’s challenges with renewed hope and enhanced happiness.

—Glenna Salsbury, Hall of Fame Professional Speaker, author of The Art of the Fresh Start

$9.99 Paperback | $4,99 Ebook
ISBN: 978-1-95108095-2 (trade) | 978-1-951080-5-32 (paperback) | 978-1-951080-54-9 (Ebook)

Summer Is Sailing By: Here Are Our June and July Books

By Deb Haggerty | August 8, 2019 |

I have no clue how June and July escaped me, but they did. We published seventeen books just in those two months in addition to attending several writers’ conferences.

To purchase any of these books, click on the covers or the links. As an Amazon Associate, we earn a small commission from qualifying purchases.

June brought the following releases: SuperGal vs. GOD by Lori Hynson; Smack Dab in the Midlife Zone by Leigh Ann Thomas; Crown of Flames by Erica Marie Hogan; Colorado Treasure by Derinda Babcock; Experiencing God’s Love in a Broken World by Roy and Deb Haggerty; Joy for the Journey by Dell Hyssong; One Smooth Stone by Kristin Lehr; Wildfire for Rose by Andrew Roth; Legend of the White Wolf by Max Elliot Anderson; Heart Wisdom by Kathy Collard Miller;I Know What Grandma Does While I’m Napping by Shelley Pierce; and SuperGal vs. GOD Bible Study and Book Club Guide by by Lori and Diana Hynson.

July was a short month as Deb was out of the office, but Tracy’s Choices by Max Elliot Anderson; Daybreak by Beckie Lindsey; The Canary Cage by Evelyn J. Wagoner; God Said Yes! From Tragedy to Triumph by Dr. Marolyn Ford; and If I Could Ask Jesus Coloring Book by Donna Wyland and Lynne Davis were released.

August promises six more wonderful books for you to read!


 


She thought she could do it all until she couldn’t

Lori appears to be SuperGal. But privately, she anxiously battles to maintain control over her out-of-control life. She thought she could do anything but felt the pressure to do everything. There was no room for God in her realm.

SuperGal wasn’t looking for love, but when she meets handsome tenor Ben, her battle-hardened heart begins to melt. After only six short weeks, Lori’s joy turns to despair when Ben becomes critically ill. Suddenly, her carefully-constructed world begins to unravel.

As God and Satan line up for the final, ultimate battle for Ben’s life and Lori’s soul, all she can do is stand near the door of the hospital room, helpless and broken. This SuperGal had to face her own failure as she faced this dying man. The fixer needed to be fixed.

But on that very night, Lori experiences a mysterious encounter that changes everything.

$9.99 paperback, $4.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-950051-59-5 (trade) | 978-1-950051-60-1 (POD) | 978-1-950051-61-8 (e-book)

 

Approaching or living through the infamous middle years?

* Children move through school, fly the coop, and return home bringing more children
* “Natural” highlights are–in reality–gray hairs
*Clothes-shopping in Juniors brings guilt and undergarments get sturdier
*Children need us less, parents need us more
*Questions abound: Who is that woman in the mirror? What is my purpose? Where do I fit in? What now, Lord?

Over 40? No problem. With joy and transparency, Smack-Dab in the Midlife Zone uses Scripture, prayer, and the power of story to show women in midlife how being smack-dab in the middle of God’s plans and purposes is the best place to be.
With the Lord’s guidance, this packed-with-transition life season can be infused with growth, discovery, and edge-of-your-seat adventure!

$9.99 paperback, $3.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-950051-71-7 (trade) | 978-1-950051-72-4 (POD) | 978-1-950051-73-1 (e-book)

 

The Almaër Dominÿe has risen from the flames …

Damari Kael has been transformed into the Almaër Dominÿe, as was foretold. But with this title, comes the responsibility of a people Damari knows nothing about. She knows only that their country is under attack, and she must go to war against those she once called family.

Clea Jandry has invoked a birthright she did not know belonged to her. In search of the Summer Flower to strengthen her weakening magic, Clea finds herself tested by a king long thought dead.

Far away, in the heart of Sunkai, Gelsey Malaki of the Night Wood attempts to hold the throne against a mounting evil. But Raphaela Kael’s power has increased since she left the Mother City for Kaldon, awakening a darkness which covers all the land in the evil of the Abyss.

In the north, Adlae Sundragon has received a message from the shadows. She now knows her fate and must act. Yet even as loyal men and women gather from across Nfaros to her side, she feels the Abyss growing stronger. Only in the Circle of the Sundragon—only within the crown of flames her family created—will Adlae find the answers to destroy the darkness.

$12.99 paperback, $4.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-950051-86-1 (trade) | 978-950051-87-8 (POD) | 978-1-950051-88-5 (e-book)

 

Why did they die? Victoria Silverthorne needs answers.

Nightmares of her parents’ deaths fifteen years earlier haunt Victoria’s dreams. During her search for clues, she discovers she has a paternal aunt and uncle in Denver who may be able to shed light on the mystery of her parents. Against the wishes of many, she travels from the safety of her life on the Texas Panhandle to Denver, and then on to the booming mining town of Silverton, Colorado, to find answers.

Antonio “Tony” Morales fears for Victoria’s safety. Travel in the late 1890s is fraught with danger, and he is afraid if Victoria leaves she won’t return. His fears multiply when he discovers one of Denver’s leading crime bosses believes Victoria’s parents left her a map to Spanish gold. When Victoria sends for her palomino gelding, Dorado, and writes of her desire to visit her parents’ gravesites, Tony decides enough is enough. He has no intention of letting her go without him.

$12.99 paperback, $3.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-950051-83-0 (trade) | 978-950051-84-7 (POD) | 978-1-950051-85-4 (e-book)

 

Who wouldn’t want to love the God who so loves us?

Experiencing God’s Love in a Broken World—A Spiritual Journey is designed to encourage people who are Christians to know God more intimately and to serve him more effectively. What could be more awesome than being deeply in love with the One who created us for that very purpose?

This book provides the basis for study and discussion for one-on-one or small group mentoring. Our hope is you will take the time to meditate on these sections and discover what they mean to you. May the Holy Spirit guide you in your journey.

$9.99 paperback, $4.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-950051-74-8 (trade) | 978-950051-75-5 (POD) | 978-1-950051-76-2 (e-book)

 

Exciting and inspirational stories to bring you to the knowledge God wants to bless you and give you Joy for the Journey.

During the last fifteen years, the award-winning trio, The Hyssongs, have traveled full time throughout the US and Canada singing gospel music to more than 250 audiences each year. Their travels bring them many unique experiences and allow them to meet people with exciting, and sometimes unbelievable, stories.

You will walk with this family as they follow a man through dark woods at night and enter a burlap-sack door to his shack. You’ll meet a WWII soldier wounded in Germany and wait with his fiancée for news from him on the front line. Don’t miss the story of a boy who had a flat tire and walked to a house for help. Afraid and alone, he saw something through the window that would either inspire him to knock or to run for his life.

These short stories can be read one at a time―but you may not be able to stop with just one as they bring you Joy for the Journey.

$ 12.99 paperback, $4.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-950051-95-3 (trade paperback) | 978-1-950051-96-0 (POD) | 978-1-950051-97-7 (e-book)

 

One Smooth Stone is a Christian picture book depicting the epic battle of David and Goliath.

This exciting retelling is told in a unique perspective of spiral language and bold imagery to help children of all ages understand the biblical significance of this ultimate showdown.

One Smooth Stone blends a special combination of sight word development, repetitive language and predictable patterns for children to enjoy. One Smooth Stone also places a primary focus on prayer and gratitude to God. Inspired by Joshua 1:9, children will be able to learn a simple prayer and the importance of hiding God’s word in their heart

Beginning with a stone and thanking God for making us bold and strong, One Smooth Stone will take you on a historical journey through an Old Testament favorite!

$ 16.99 Hardcover, $9.99 paperback, $4.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-950051-98-4 (trade HC) | 978-1-950051-53-3 (trade paperback) | 978-1-950051-54-0 (POD) | 978-1-950051-55-7 (e-book)

 

His father dead, his farm destroyed, what is Jason to do?

Confederate guerillas burn his farm, and his dying father challenges Jason to pursue their dream of a horse ranch. Fleeing war-torn Missouri, he joins a freight train heading west on the Santa Fe Trail. He discovers a Cheyenne family hunting wild horses, pursuing dreams of their own. Jason throws in with them, but will the beautiful Indian girl, Rose, be a help or a hindrance to their success? Only with the capture of Wildfire, famous stallion of the mountains, can the future of the ranch be secured. Will his faith in Christ be enough to fulfill his destiny?

$12.99 paperback, $3.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-950051-68-7 (trade) | 978-950051-69-4 (POD) | 978-1-950051-70-0 (e-book)

 

One day, Brian Fisher discovered a white wolf pup caught in a trap and set it free.

Since then, Brian was convinced that he and the wolf shared a special bond. Stung by the disbelief of his family and friends, Brian sets out to confirm that his fantastic story is true and ends up getting a bit more than he bargained for. He soon finds himself stranded in a snowstorm and attacked by a mountain lion. When a group of lawless hunters begins killing off the wolf population, Brian is caught right in the middle.

Take an eleven-year-old boy, a mysterious white wolf, a dangerous band of illegal hunters, and all the excitement of the rugged outdoors near Yellowstone National Park. Put it all together in a book, and you have an adventure story even the most reluctant of readers will pick up and enjoy.

$5.99 paperback, $2.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-950051-99-1 (trade) | 978-1-951080-00-6 (POD) | 978-1-951080-01-3 (e-book)

 

Your Heavenly Father says, “Listen to my words of wisdom and live.”

Wisdom for living is one of God’s wonderful provisions and there’s no greater collection of wisdom than in the biblical book of Proverbs.

In Heart Wisdom, a ten-lesson Bible study revised and enlarged from the original version, you’ll learn to navigate every area of your life through insightful commentary and challenging questions drawing from verses in Proverbs. Plus you’ll learn from women of the Bible and also be drawn closer to your Father’s loving heart through a “Letter from God.”

You’ll gain God’s knowledge and insights about overcoming anger, using money wisely, responding lovingly in relationships, trusting God more, becoming humble, and many other topics including being a woman after God’s own heart from the example of the “Proverbs 31 Woman”.

Heart Wisdom, a welcome addition to Kathy Collard Miller’s Daughters of the King Bible Study series, is perfect for groups and individuals. You’ll find it helpful, encouraging, and enlightening with Kathy’s characteristic depth of questions and insightful commentary.

$9.99 paperback, $4.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-950051-65-6 (trade) | 978-1-950051-66-3 (POD) | 978-1-950051-67-0 (e-book)

 

One little girl imagines her grandma’s secret life.

I Know What Grandma Does While I’m Napping will amuse children and grandmas as they enjoy the imagination of a preschool girl at naptime. Silly pictures, easy rhymes, and Seussical onomatopoeia bring the story to life. Today’s grandmother is not the gray-haired, rolled stockings, muumuu-wearing grandma of old. As the numbers of grandchildren being raised or babysat by grandparents grows, so will the need for books that connect the two generations.

$11.99 paperback, $4.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-950051-89-2 (trade) | 978-1-950051-90-8 (POD) | 978-1-950051-91-5 (e-book)

 

Lori learned she needed God to be a SuperGal

In SuperGal vs GOD
Lori learned life-altering lessons about unexpected love, pride, failure, and surrendering to God’s amazing plan.

SuperGal vs GOD—The Bible Study and Book Club Guide will walk you or your group through each facet of this incredible story and lead you to a place of self-examination and revelation in your relationship with God.

$9.99 paperback, $4.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-950051-80-9 (trade) | 978-1-950051-81-6 (POD) | 978-1-950051-82-3 (e-book)

 

Tracy would be the first to tell you that she never expected her life to turn out the way it did.

Tracy was the first person in the State of Illinois to be arrested, convicted, and sent to prison for the knowing attempt to transmit the AIDS virus. How could this happen? Tracy grew up in a middle-income home in Rockford, Illinois. But Tracy made choices early in her life that would have a direct effect on her life in the future. She began to use alcohol very early. In high school, she listened to peer pressure as friends introduced her to drugs. At seventeen, she quit school and took to life on the street as a prostitute in order to earn money for her growing drug habit.

Tracy was arrested by Lt. Jim Mays in a prostitution sting operation. Lt. Mays was instrumental in Tracy’s decision to put her faith and trust in Jesus Christ. As a result, her life completely changed. However, the years of substance abuse and the complications from HIV infection were taking their toll. The Governor of Illinois later granted Tracy a full pardon so that she could come home to die. But she didn’t die, and Tracy used her last months to reach out to young people. This is a documentation of her efforts. Tracy’s Choices illustrates the point that there may be many forces at work trying to get a young person off track, but in the end, You are Responsible for You.

$9.99 paperback, $4.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-951080-02-0 (trade) | 978-1-951080-03-7 (POD) | 978-1-951080-04-4 (e-book)

 

Every girl has a secret she hopes the light will never find—-but the demons already have.

Krystal, Mackenzie, Tammi, and Sadie fight spiritual battles between unseen forces of good and evil that reach deadly proportions.

When Krystal’s relationship with lifelong friend, Bryce, turns romantic, she is faced with the most important decision of her life. No matter her choice—everything will change forever.

As the friends rally to help Krystal, they each face their own battles against the forces of darkness and within themselves.When tension between the group and members of a rock band continue to escalate, only time will tell which bonds will grow stronger and which will break.

The thief comes only to kill, steal, and destroy.

$12.99 paperback, $4.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-951080-15-0 (trade) | 978-1-951080-16-7 (POD) | 978-1-951080-17-4 (e-book)

 

The Canary Cage is more than a saloon …

It’s a place of intrigue, lost love, and regret. As Lily soon discovers, once you enter its doors, you may lose more than your reputation.

It’s 1899 and socialite Melissa Forrester has traveled from her home in Norfolk, Virginia, to Guthrie, Oklahoma. She’s there to visit her sister’s grave and learn why Augusta shot herself. Now alone in the world, Melissa is angry at God and at Tyler Buchanan, the man she holds responsible for her sister’s death.

Impulsively accepting employment at the Canary Cage, the saloon where her runaway sister had worked as a singer named “Roxie,” Melissa adopts an assumed name herself, and, for a time, lives a saloon girl’s life as “Lily.” She’s determined to seek out Buchanan, the man Roxie claimed to have loved. Lily’s bitterness burns, and she fully intends to make him pay for rejecting her sister.

Buchanan, Guthrie’s most successful newspaper publisher, turns out to be a tougher adversary than Lily expected. Tyler has his own demons to wrestle. Years earlier, he had fled Charleston, South Carolina, leaving scandal behind, and started a new life in Guthrie. When Lily arrives, he’s irresistibly drawn to her, and a familiar battle between head and heart resurrects. The more he tries to avoid her, the more she seems to be everywhere. With an aggressive, marriage-minded debutante added to the mix, Tyler has his hands full.

Lily grows closer to those who inhabit the Canary Cage and finds she has more in common with their dreams, struggles, and heartaches than she could have imagined. Experiencing intolerance firsthand, she begins to see herself and those around her in a different light.

She discovers more about the circumstances surrounding her sister’s suicide and Tyler’s shadowy past and wonders—could there be another, darker explanation for Augusta’s death? Perhaps there are even more important questions. Will the price Lily has to pay for her subterfuge be too high? If she continues to harden her heart, harboring unforgiveness and resentment, will she lose her true self and become someone she doesn’t want to be? Will her willfulness rob her of the friendships and the love she’s finally found in Guthrie? Will she, like other seemingly lost souls, be unable to escape the Canary Cage?

$12.99 paperback, $4.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-951080-08-2 (trade) | 978-1-951080-09-9 (POD) | 978-1-951080-10-5 (e-book)

 

Two terrible illness. Two breathtaking miracles

Marolyn Ford experienced instantaneous and miraculous healings as a result of prayer, not once, but twice in her life. Hers is one of the most incredible and inspiring stories you will ever read—both miracles are well-documented and are staggering examples of God’s supernatural power. Making Marolyn’s story even more compelling is that each of her hopeless diagnoses came from the highly esteemed Mayo Clinic. Then, after both healings, the doctors were dumbfounded, concluding the only explanations were that a miracle had occurred.

After she suddenly lost her eyesight at age eighteen, the Clinic pronounced, “You’re blind, Marolyn. There’s nothing we can do. No surgery, medication, nor glasses will help. Eventually you will lose all your eyesight. Go home and learn how to live with it.”

A dreadful fall in the bathtub years later left Marolyn with internal damage that led to a total paralysis of her digestive system. For twelve long years, she was unable to eat or drink except via an IV. Once again, the Clinic gave the grim prognosis. “There is nothing we can do. Your life will be short-lived. Go home and get your house in order.”

Everything was in order. Funeral arrangements had been made. Unless a miracle occurred, she would not live until morning.

But God had different ideas. Marolyn moved from tragedy to triumph twice!

$15.99 hardcover, $12.99 paperback, $4.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-951080-14-3 (trade hardcover) | 978-1-951080-11-2 (trade paperback) | 978-1-951080-12-9 (POD) | 978-1-951080-13-6 (e-book)

 

A coloring book to enhance the picture book

Coloring book to accompany and enhance the storybook, If I Could Ask Jesus, which encompasses questions a child might have about heaven.

$4.99 paperback
ISBN: 978-1-951080-31-0 (POD)

Second Quarter 2019–Gone in a Flash!

By Deb Haggerty | June 23, 2019 |

We’ve had an incredibly busy second quarter here at Elk Lake. Conference season has started, so Deb has been traveling around the country teaching workshops and interviewing prospective authors. And we’ve published a whole lot of books for your summer reading pleasure.

To purchase any of these books, click on the covers or the links. As an Amazon Associate, we earn a small commission from qualifying purchases.

April brought the following releases: Little Boy, Little Boy by Elizabeth Armstrong; When Heaven Visits by Jerry Barnes; Anna’s Secret by Blossom Turner; Doubleheader by Clarice G. James; I Prayed For Patience—God Gave Me Children by Linda Wood Rondeau; and Then Came Grace by Travis W. Inman.

May was a short month as Deb was out of the office, but As Far Away As Possible by Barry Napier and Power Up by Jessie Mattis were released.

Stay Tuned for June!


 


A picture book of memories

Little Boy, Little Boy is a mother’s reminiscences about her son. She remembers all the good times and the escapades he had growing up. Anyone who has lost a son will treasure this book.

 

$9.99 paperback, $4.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-950051-43-4 (trade) | 978-950051-44-1 (POD) 978-1-950051-45-8 (e-book)

 

Dramatic Accounts of Military Heroes

When Heaven Visits presents twenty-four real life stories of page-turning action and encouragement. Read personal, vivid, and gripping details of war at its worst. Feel God’s presence as Ryan cries out in fear, “Lord if this is the end, please make it quick!” Hear an audible voice telling Chris how to escape from a burning vehicle. Be amazed as you see rocket propelled grenades driven into the pavement instead of striking Albert. Gasp as a buried bomb explodes, taking the lives of two of George’s buddies. Cry with Shane when he looks into the lifeless eyes of the young boy he killed during battle. Be inspired by veterans touched and protected by God.

 

$9.99 paperback, $4.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-950051-24-3 (trade) |978-1-950051-25-0 (POD)978-1-950051-26-7  (e-book)

 

Her Fall from Grace Was Hidden with One Little Lie … But Truth Wins Out!

Anna Clarke has faced loneliness for years, caring for a sick and distant husband. Recently widowed, with all that brought meaning to her life gone, the consummate good girl falls from grace in a moment of weakness and passion.

Horrified to find she is pregnant, she is surprised when those closest to her assume the baby is her late husband’s. Guilt and pride allow the lie to live until her deceit hits a wall when the biological father Dr. Matthew Carmichael comes calling.

Shocked at how one lie bled so easily into another, Anna realizes her reputation of devout Christian living is about to disappear like a leaf caught in a windstorm. She hears the whisper of her loving Heavenly Father, who longs to restore her soul, but does she have the courage to face the scandal and the truth of her feelings toward the handsome Dr. Carmichael?

$12.99 paperback, $4.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-950051-33-5 (trade) | 978-950051-34-2 (POD) 978-1-950051-35-9 (e-book)

 

Double Life or Doubleheader?

Casey Gallagher credits a carefully crafted game plan for her wins: her solid marriage to Sam; her lucrative marketing career in Boston; and her popular sports column, Doubleheader, which she writes with her brother, Griffin McGee.

When Casey discovers her late father, the one man she idolized, had an affair which produced a son he never knew about, she’s determined to identify this so-called brother before he sullies her father’s reputation. She narrows the field to three: two Boston Red Sox rookies who’ve recently befriended her, and a rookie state cop who works with her husband.

When Casey attempts to fit the changes life throws at her into her idealistic plan, she’s challenged by the dialogue running in her head. Is it her conscience or her imagination? Or is it the voice of the God she’s not sure she believes in?

$12.99 paperback, $4.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-950051-36-6 (trade) | 978-950051-37-3 (POD) 978-1-950051-38-0 (e-book)

 

God indeed has a sense of humor
He chose children to teach us too-smart adults what being his child means, the very special relationship the believer enjoys with our Heavenly Father. We adults experience the same chaos, misadventure, and heartaches as our charges. Through a child’s example, we learn how God nurtures us with his infinitesimal patience. This easy to read, often hilarious narrative, uses cartoons, witticisms, anecdotes, quotes, and Scripture study to bring home these truths. A veteran social worker, Rondeau draws upon her many experiences in working with families as well as her personal experiences as a mom. You will want to keep this book close at hand for those moments of weakness and pass the story along to your friends.

$9.99 paperback, $3.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-950051-40-3 (trade) | 978-950051-41-0 (POD) 978-1-950051-42-7 (e-book)

 

Woman in Danger, Baby in Trouble
Lilly and Caton find themselves in a neonatal intensive care unit when their pregnancy unexpectedly takes a turn for the worst. Jayne allows herself to dance too close to the edge of danger and is left for dead under a bridge. Ruth receives a mysterious letter that might explain what happened to her daughter, Jackie. Susan discovers an old friend who just might awaken a new opportunity to love again. Mariah gets to fill in for her mother with the Secret Sisters gift exchange—but the gifts she bestows turns out to be more powerful than anyone could anticipate. Find out what Travis W. Inman has in store for these larger than life characters in Then Came Grace, the second installment of the Glenfield Series.

$12.99 paperback, $4.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-950051-27-4 (trade) | 978-950051-28-1 (POD) 978-1-950051-29-8 (e-book)

 

A young girl is nearly burned alive when her house goes down in flames around her.

A teenage boy is plucked from a river mere seconds before he drowns.

A father and his infant son are rescued from a car crash they should not have survived.

Despite these events taking place in different states, the survivors tell stories that share one thing in common: a man who has no face, rather a radiant light where his head should be.

While on assignment to debunk a faith-healing preacher, online journalist Jacob Gentry catches wind of these stories. Despite his skepticism, he finds himself fascinated and slightly obsessed. Jacob can’t help but dig into the crazy stories of the phenomenon that online communities are starting to refer to as the Bright Man. As Jacob travels from site to site of these miraculous rescues, he finds that he is getting closer and closer, catching up to this enigmatic figure.

While on the chase, and also still bent on his original story of a fraudulent faith-healer, Jacob discovers that there might be more to the Bright Man stories than the stuff of urban legends—that he may, in fact, be on a journey towards his own revelations regarding life and death, fiction and faith.

$12.99 paperback, $4.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-950051-48-9 (trade) | 978-950051-49-6 (POD) 978-1-950051-50-2 (e-book)

 

Hope and Help from the Holy Spirit
Eleven-year-old Lexi has learned all there is to know about God—or so she thinks until Miss Kate arrives and shakes up Kids’ Church with her new ideas. As if it’s not enough that Lexi has to get her history grade up or miss out on the class trip with her friends, her new relationship with the Holy Spirit is suddenly put to the test when a family crisis strikes. Can Lexi trust that God is good in the middle of all this pressure?

 

$9.99 paperback, $3.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-950051-62-5 (trade) | 978-950051-63-2 (POD) 978-1-950051-64-9 (e-book)

June’s Coming Soon!

In Like a Lion–Out Like a Lamb

By Deb Haggerty | April 7, 2019 |

In like a lion, out like a lamb describes March here at Elk Lake headquarters outside Plymouth, MA. But we weren’t curled up cozy and warm by the fireplace, we were publishing books! We have another varied assortment of new books for you since our last post: two children’s books, a book about cancer, a book to make you feel beautiful, and an exciting fantasy entry. And just wait until we spring into Spring!


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New releases are Buddy the Beagle on Blueberry Street by Debbie Burton, Tranquility by Christa Conklin, In Her Shoes by Joanie Shawhan, Under the Dancing Tree by Chip Mattis, and Hello, Beautiful by Jeanette Levellie and Beth Gormong. And just wait until April!


Meet Buddy, a rescue beagle with a history

Like most dogs he would rather follow his nose into trouble instead of following his owners’ rules. Buddy thinks he doesn’t need people until he breaks a safety rule and hurts himself. Unable to walk, Buddy discovers how much he needs everyone’s help to recover.

$9.99 paperback, $3.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-950051-21-2 (trade) | 978-950051-22-9 (POD) 978-1-950051-23-6 (e-book)



She must prove there’s more to life than peace and more to death than dying.

The One People find guidance to peace and unity in the pages of TRANQUILITY. Drethene views the methods prescribed in the book as hurtful attempts to escape their diverse ancestry. Such pain is personal, as her parents aim to conceal how different she looks from the rest of their people.

Even her job keeps Drethene quiet and secluded. While working in the Academy library, she secretly reads histories used only to teach future leaders to loathe the past. Drethene is inspired by these books filled with cultural variety. When she discovers another world as part of her people’s heritage, a well-established enemy is revealed, and she rises to meet the truth and save both worlds.

Now Drethene must convince the One People that their lives are not as tranquil as they seem. They are being hunted and must reunite with a sister-world that has been erased from their past. If they choose to remain in the comfort of their rewritten history and false sense of peace, they will be dragged into the maelstrom they have forgotten to fear.

$12.99 paperback, $4.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-948888-66-0 (trade) | 978-948888-67-7 (POD) 978-1-948888-68-4 (e-book)



Frightened by cancer? Riddled with questions?

Perhaps you or a loved one is battling this disease. Do you know where to turn for encouragement, comfort and support? In Her Shoes—Dancing in the Shadow of Cancer is a collection of vignettes, highlighting the stories of everyday women with everyday lives interrupted by cancer—their challenges, heartbreaks, questions and triumphs. Each devotional focuses on one aspect of their cancer journey. In these pages, you will find:•Humor•Sidebars with helpful tips•Uplifting scriptures•Encouraging prayers•Real women coping with a diagnosis of cancer.

Cancer is hard, but you are not alone. As you cross the threshold, catching a glimpse into the lives of these women, you will find strength, inspiration and hope.

$12.99 paperback, $4.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-950051-18-2 (trade) | 978-950051-19-9 (POD) 978-1-950051-20-5 (e-book)



A baby girl is a precious gift.

Under the Dancing Tree is an expression of the timeless love between a father and his precious daughter. Through every stage at every age, a loving father takes joy in watching his daughter experience the wonders of growing up. A father’s love for his daughter is a constant struggle between holding on to his innocent little girl and longing to see the wonderful woman she’ll become.

This book seeks to create those bedtime moments for active, engaged fathers and their little girls. The rhyme and rhythm are memorable, drawing the reader into the song of a dad’s heart. The artwork is green and vibrant, alive with a father’s memories and colored with his dreams.

$9.99 paperback, $3.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-950051-397 (trade hardcover) 978-1-950051-03-8 (trade) | 978-950051-04-5 (POD) 978-1-950051-05-2 (e-book)



DO YOU . . . Wish you had a different body, face, or personality?

Feel less than adequate compared to others? Wonder why God created you? Often criticize your choices and decisions? Long to see yourself through God’s eyes of love? Want to live confidently in spite of your shortcomings? Realize how valuable you are? In Hello, Beautiful, Jeanette Levellie and Beth Gormong lead women on a hopeful journey to find lasting beauty in the eye of the beholder: God. This interactive devotional contains 40 stories based on some of the authors most vulnerable moments, highlighting how God redeemed the pain and taught them how to love themselves. Each chapter begins with a Bible verse describing God’s view of us, His precious creation. Chapters end with either a journaling prompt or coloring page, giving readers the opportunity to apply the confidence-building principles.Hello Beautiful is designed for those of us who find it too easy to think and speak hurtful words about ourselves based on lies from our past. Hello Beautiful strives to point out those lies, and replace them with the Truth. Learn the secrets of seeing yourself through love’s viewpoint and shake off feelings of inadequacy. Finally find the courage to look in the mirror and say, “Hello, Beautiful!” and mean it.

$12.99 paperback, $4.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-950051-30-4 (trade) | 978-1-950051-31-1 (POD) 978-1-950051-32-8 (e-book)


More New Books from Elk Lake!

By Deb Haggerty | March 1, 2019 |

The groundhog didn’t see his shadow here, but March is roaring in with three snow storms in ten days. We’re hoping Winter is having her last hurrah! And we’ve been busy here at Elk Lake, publishing wonderful new books for your reading pleasure. From a hike on the Appalachian Trail to an ocean voyage by sailboat–from spies in World War II Philadelphia to a pregnant single mom who finds aid from an unusual source–from an encouragement book for pastor’s wives to a newlywed who’s juggling stepdaughters and an evasive husband. Wow! We’ve been booking!

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New releases are When Valleys Bloom Again by Pat Jeanne Davis, The Sailboat and the Sea along with The Sailboat and the Sea Study Guide by Peter Lundell, By the Sea by Claudette Renalds, Joy After Noon by Debra Coleman Jeter, Sweet Moments: Insight and Encouragement for the Pastor’s Wife by Shelley Pierce, and When Sunday Smiled by Andy M Davidson. There’s something for everyone with more exciting books coming in March!


World War II Interrupts Romance

As war approaches in 1939, Abby Stapleton’s safety is under threat. Her father, a British diplomat, insists she go back to America until the danger passes. Abby vows to return to her home in London—but where is home?

With her family facing mortal danger so far away and feeling herself isolated, she finds it hard to pray or read the Bible. Did she leave God behind in war-torn London too? Abby becomes friendly with Jim, a gardener on her uncle’s estate.

Jim can’t get Abby out of his mind. Did she have a sweetheart in England? Was it foolish to think she’d consider him? He curses his poverty, and the disgrace of his father’s desertion and drunkenness haunts him. Can he learn to believe in love for a lifetime and to hope for a happy marriage?

Abby couldn’t know the war would last a long time, nor that she would fall in love with Jim—soon to be drafted by the US Army—or that she’d have to confront Henri, a rejected suitor, determined by his lies to ruin her reputation and destroy her faith in God’s providence. Will she discover the true meaning of home and find happiness with Jim?

$12.99 paperback, $4.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-948888-91-2 (trade) | 978-1948888-92-9 (POD) 978-1-948888-93-6 (e-book)


LittleBoat Sets Out to Sea …

LittleBoat sets out to the open sea and is surprised to find BigSea talking to him. And very surprised BigSea knows him better than he knows himself! Their interactions are at times heartfelt or snarky, comforting or tense, happy or sad, intriguing or challenging, and always instructive. Each day of the journey opens a desire, emotion, hope, or fear common to all humanity. You will certainly identify with LittleBoat throughout his deeply and universally felt emotions, thoughts, and actions. And as you do, prepare for a unique personal encounter with BigSea.

$14.99 paperback, $9.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-948888-83-7 (trade) | 978-1948888-84-4 (POD) 978-1-948888-85-1 (e-book)

Go Deeper with BigSea and LittleBoat.

LittleBoat sets out to the open sea and is surprised to find BigSea talking to him. And very surprised BigSea knows him better than he knows himself! Their interactions are at times heartfelt or snarky, comforting or tense, happy or sad, intriguing or challenging, and always instructive. Each day of the journey opens a desire, emotion, hope, or fear common to all humanity. You will certainly identify with LittleBoat throughout his deeply and universally felt emotions, thoughts, and actions. And as you do, prepare for a unique personal encounter with BigSea. Study Guide has discussion questions for each section as well as space for personal journaling and prayer.

$9.99 paperback, $4.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-950051-09-0 (trade) 978-1-950051-10-6 (POD) 978-1-950051-11-3 (e-book)


Newlywed Struggles with Stepdaughters and an Evasive Husband

Joy marries a widowed bank executive caught in an ethical dilemma. She misreads his obvious frustration while at the same time, struggles to integrate into her new family. Inspired in part by Love, Come Softly and in part by Rebecca, this novel explores the challenges of second marriages and dealing with stepchildren during the crucial years of puberty and teenage angst. A college professor coming up shortly for the huge tenure decision, Joy finds herself falling apart as her career and her home issues deteriorate and collide. The truth about Ray’s relationship with his first wife hovers in the background adding to Joy’s difficulty in adapting to her new life.

$12.99 paperback, $9.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-948888-97-4 (trade) | 978-1-948888-98-1 (POD) 978-1-948888-99-8 (e-book)


Twin boys adopt a dog and its reclusive owner.

Walks along the shore inspired much of Alex Caine’s successful writing career. But today, he had no ambition but to romp with his dog, Bailey, and bask in the early morning sun still low on the horizon. He’d found the perfect life.

Alex found himself near the row of cottages beyond the dunes and spotted a scene so unusual he removed his sunglasses for a clearer view. Rarely was anyone stirring so early in the morning, but there in the sand sat two young boys—not more than three or four years of age. Concerned for their safety, he scanned the area for adult supervision. Why are these boys out alone?

Very pregnant Sarah Stuart trembled as she called the children inside. Thank God, the stranger left before she had to waddle out on the beach. Though the man appeared harmless, she refused to take a chance. A recent widow, Sarah struggled with her feelings of loss and trying to make her way with the twins on her own.

They make a strange pair, Alex and Sarah, but the twins are a channel for them to find themselves and each other.

$12.99 paperback, $3.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-950051-00-7 (trade) | 978-1-950051-01-4 (POD) 978-1-950051-02-1


Welcome to Sweet Moments! It’s time to put your feet up and allow me to minister to you.

She stood before me with wide eyes and an open heart. She would soon marry the love of her life. She had one question of me: “What advice will you give me before I marry into the ministry?

“Run!”

Of course I didn’t say that. Truth be told, I wanted to cry for her. Young and in love and clueless as to the days and years ahead. Instead of telling her to run like the wind, I gave her the best biblical advice possible …

Life as a pastor’s wife has been a lot of fun, filled with new friendships and many learning opportunities. This life has also brought much heartache. I suppose we can quote Dickens and say it is the best of times, it is the worst of times.

With each lesson learned, I have thought of you and wondered—are you all alone and longing for a friend? Are you earlobe deep in ministry and wondering where your joy went? Are you enjoying this distinct calling? Do you know how very special you are to God?

Welcome to Sweet Moments! It’s time to put your feet up and allow me to minister to you. Let our friendship begin …


Grief Provides the Impetus to Hike the Appalachian Trail

When his son Aaron died in a motorcycle accident, Andy found that nothing else mattered—nothing. He lived five months on the Appalachian Trail while dealing with his grief. The wilderness is the backdrop for what he found: “God’s world opens up when everything you need is on your back and your only concern is the next white blaze.”When Sunday Smiled is a poignant tale of a father’s journey on the Appalachian Trail as he seeks to heal his wounded heart. This unique memoir is not just another adventure tale. It is a transparent view into someone who has experienced deep loss as he tries to make sense of his world. As Andy travels the A.T. he is confronted with how to live with others, how to relate to God, and how to live with himself.

$12.99 paperback, $5.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-948888-94-3 9 (trade) 978-1-948888-995-0 (POD) 978-1-948888-96-7 (e-book)

A Happy New Year–New Books to Read

By Deb Haggerty | February 28, 2019 |

2019 is starting with fireworks. From a coloring book to shower you with blessings, a dog who finds a home, a fire-breathing dragon, and romance and history enough for everyone, Elk Lake aims to educate, entertain, edify, and encourage!

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Releases are Benny Finds a Home by Cheryl Johnson, illustrated by Courtney Smith, Dragon Between Worlds by T. E. Bradford, Morning Glory by Rebecca Price Janney, and Showers of Blessings by Holly Barlow, designed by Cheryl Childers.


HOLLY NEEDED A FRIEND. BENNY NEEDED A HOME.

Holly needed a friend. Why did her family have to move in the first place. Why could Aaron and Elise make friends, and she couldn’t?

Benny needed a home. Why had all his brothers and sisters found their forever families, and he hadn’t? Was something wrong with him?

Benny Finds a Home is more than just a story of a puppy finding his forever home. It is a story of how God can use all his creations to show his love for usCome fall in love with Benny and his forever family as Benny learns how to help Holly find her answers and have many adventures along the way.

$15.99 hardcover, $9.99 paperback, $2.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-950051-06-9 (trade) | 978-1950051-07-6 (POD) 978-1-950051-08-3 (e-book)


The line between good and evil is as thin as one choice.

Before he was a villain, he was a boy … Young Cyril dreams of the things he might one day achieve, of the powerful magic he might wield. But when betrayal rips his dreams to shreds, thrusting him into the hands of a mysterious and frightening tyrant, he finds himself poised on a fulcrum between redemption and revenge. In the heat and smoke of dragon fire, one young man must decide what will be. Will he seek peace, or reach for power? Will he follow the light, or let dark desires rule? Will he follow the Dragon Between Worlds?

$3.99 paperback, $2.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1948888-86-8 (POD) 978-1-948888-87-5 (e-book)


Spiritual Renewal Comes to America!

In 1739 America is in a state of spiritual despair, although signs of life have appeared to some. Catherine Harrison and her father are believers, but he’s desperately ill, and her mother’s choice is for Catherine to marry the wealthy magistrate’s son. Pastor Harrison sends his daughter to William Tennent’s “Log College” with an urgent summons—“Get the German.”

Henry Sharp, the German, is looking for a position when Catherine shows up bearing her father’s mysterious directive. At last, Henry hears, “This is the way, go in it.” But the path is neither easy nor simple. He faces immediate opposition from the church, and he isn’t free to pursue his affections for Catherine.

When the elders force Henry to leave, George Whitefield, evangelist extraordinaire, invites him on a tour, and Catherine sees a potential relationship with Henry slip away. Just before Henry and Whitefield return to Philadelphia months later, Catherine faces a new crisis. Might she have a second chance?

Morning Glory captures the spirit of the thirteen colonies during the First Great Awakening, which forever changed America and its people. Readers will recognize Whitefield, Benjamin Franklin, and Jonathan Edwards, as well as their own spiritual struggles. This is the first book in a series about revivals which shaped American history.

$12.99 paperback, $4.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-948888-88-2 (trade) | 978-1-948888-89-9 (POD) 978-1-948888-90-5 (e-book)


Showers of Blessings– a Scripture coloring book

Coloring has become a passion for young and old alike. Showers of Blessings pairs Scripture verses with beautiful drawings to match. Color away as you enjoy the blessings of God’s word.

$9.99 paperback
ISBN: 978-1-948888-81-3 (trade) | 978-1-948888-82-0 (POD)

Two Exciting New Books from Elk Lake

By Deb Haggerty | February 28, 2019 |

We ended 2018 with forty new books on our shelves. Thanks to all of you for reading what we publish. Read on for a preview of the new books!

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Releases are Chasing Sunrise by P.S. Wells and Prodigal Avenger: A Story of the Secret War in Afghanistan by Tim Moynihan


A Covert Rescue Mission No One Expects to Succeed–Who will survive?

Special operator and “nice Jewish kid from Hawaii,” Jake “Snake” Drecker, is intent on a mission across borders to eliminate a brutal terrorist cell. That they may or may not also be holding an American missionary hostage is unclear. The intelligence is sketchy, the objectives vague, and the chance of success slim.

Jake’s boss and old friend, Lieutenant Colonel Mike “Pancho” Sanchez, wonders at the mysterious motivation behind his best soldier’s decisions–and about an equally mysterious rogue military unit that shows up at the worst moments to insert itself into their operations. That the CIA seems willing to sacrifice both Drecker’s team and the hostage only adds to the mystery, forcing Pancho to dig deep to discover the truth behind the missionary’s past.

And time is running out as Drecker drags his team on a quixotic rescue operation into the very belly of the beast–a mission Drecker and Pancho both know they cannot survive unscathed.

$12.99 paperback, $5.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-948888-78-3 (trade) | 978-1948888-79-0 (POD) 978-1-948888-80-6 (e-book)


Chasing Sunrise explores betrayal, friendship, integrity, and the life-changing gifts of love and hope.–Richard Paul Evans, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

“I quit.”Michael Northington tossed his special forces insignia across his commander’s desk. He wore the uniform to protect lives, but when an assignment kills a friend, he leaves behind the military world to seek solace on St. Croix.

Haunted by guilt and his friend’s unsolved murder, Michael teaches scuba to tourists and acquires a taste for classical music. Until his battle buddies arrive on his island paradise.

Elise Eisler felt like a song out of tune since her parents died. Desperate to keep her parents’ musical legacy alive, and striving to restore the island’s atmospheric theater, the artist has little interest in the mysterious stranger who moved into the cottage.

Coaxed back into the field, Michael pursues tangled political connections in search of the killer. When deadly internationals and the black market blow onto his tropical home at the same time Hurricane Hugo unleashes its fury, are Michael’s skills enough to protect those he cares about?

Told with a custom blend of fast-paced action, tropic landscapes, and lush detail, Chasing Sunrise is an unforgettable adventure and a piece of paradise you’ll want to take with you.

“Opposite worlds, opposing ideals, and conflicting desires, Chasing Sunrise is action-packed adventure.”–Bill Myers

“A fascinating story supported by wonderful storytelling and a well-woven plot line, Chasing Sunrise is a tale that will keep you turning pages.”–Ace Collins

$12.99 paperback, $4.99 e-book
ISBN: 978-1-948888-63-9 (trade) | 978-1948888-64-6 (POD) 978-1-948888-65-3 (e-book)