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No one should be forgotten at Christmas…
The approaching holiday season brings no joy for Elenora Gregory. Isolated and forgotten, she ekes out a meagre existence for herself and her mother, but with no money for even ordinary comforts, a Christmas celebration is far beyond her reach. How can others have so much when her life is so empty?
Amid the whirl of holiday preparations, Edwin Langton can’t forget the face of the girl in the red cloak. Enlisting the help of his siblings, he quickly discovers the truth of her need. Can they find a way to make Christmas brighter for the lonely little family?
As the Langtons prepare their surprises, Elenora resigns herself to another cold, lonely holiday. But will their presents be the greatest gift she receives on Christmas Day?
What’s so special about an ordinary girl?
Everything in Allissa’s life is average and unimportant—except her Daddy. Handsome, witty, brave, and strong, he’s everything she is not. But of all the people in the world, he treats her like she’s truly special.
When a routine day takes a startling turn, Allissa learns that her Daddy’s love goes far deeper than she ever imagined. Why would he give up so much for her? Does she truly have worth beyond what she sees? And could there be more love waiting for her, even if she’s just Allissa?
How can her heart ever sing again?
Ashley lives in the shadows. She sits on the outskirts, watching everyone else standing in the sunshine. Her heart hurts, and she wants no one to touch it—because no one can fix it.
But when a new girl at school decides to befriend her, Ashley finds her past surfacing. No amount of fleeing can save her from Susanna’s tenacious kindness. Why is Susanna so persistent? How can she possibly understand Ashley’s pain? Is there any chance that Ashley can find healing, and will a song ever come to her anew?
Previously published in the Hope anthology by the King’s Daughters’ Writing Camp.
Everything seemed against her that day.
Sitting on the porch besides her grandmother, all she could think about was why God had allowed this to happen to her. Mémère reminded her that the Lord turned everything to good, but she didn’t believe it. It was just one of those phrases everyone repeated…
Can the story of an old car, a long-ago war, and young people of yesteryears change her perspective?
To be published in the “Everything” anthology by the King’s Daughters’ Writing Camp.
A 5,000-WORD STORY, COMING MARCH 15, 2023!
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If true love is laying down your life, how can a simple girl really live it?
Neriya always hated rainy days. They were unproductive and gloomy, and always had her doing dumb things to combat the dreariness, like buying a $6 drink and sitting in a café to feel stylish. Or maybe she did that because she was still upset that she’d been left by her friend group for another, more popular girl.
When Neriya’s angry blindness throws her—literally—against Samantha O’Dell, a short conversation challenges her view of rainy days. As she begins to prove Samantha’s claim that rainy days are a time to slow down and see God’s love around us, Neriya finds herself wondering: can laying down your life really be as simple as slowing down and sharing that love with others around you? And can someone as ordinary and obscure as her still make a difference for someone else?
Previously published in the Seize the Love anthology by Abigail Kay Harris et. al.
Goodreads link & Pinterest board pending.
It’s her first Christmas away from home, thanks to the snowstorms.
Isabella’s been through a lot this year. She’s lost her father. She’s chosen an unconventional career path that she is pressured to change. She’s struggling with her first year of college. Overwhelm, guilt, and worry are her constant friends.
When her grandparents invite her to their nearby farm for the Christmas holidays, Isabella finds trouble still dogging her path—or rather, clogging her tires. But will an unexpected rescue turn her eyes back from the darkness she wallows in to the Light she’s been given? As the day progresses and emotions sway, can Isabella find the peace she longs for as she realizes the true meaning of Christ’s birth?
A 15,000-word novella whose first part (5,000 words) has been published in the Seize the Night anthology by Abigail Kat Harris et. al.
“It’s the darkest just before dawn.”
Agent Leeam Walker walks in darkness. He is imprisoned in his surroundings, held captive by circumstances. Questions haunt him, but he has no answers. Uncertainty shrouds his path. Is there yet any hope before him?
Criminal Hugo Maldonaldo is sinking. His safeguards are gone, and he is falling deeper and deeper into filth. Sin and evil piles up on his hands. He is broken, despairing, and alone. There is no hope, no future, for him.
Officer Matthew Randall awaits a dream. For over thirty years he has waited, yet every day comes the reminder that this desire is unfulfilled. He has failed; he has not yet been enough to earn this privilege. Now he begins to lose hope he ever will.
Christmas Eve is a radically different day for each of these three men. Leeam struggles to care for his dependant little brother while battling the corporation of criminals overtaking his land. Hugo strives to forget memories and conscience while trying to hold out against the evilness around him. Matt goes to bring joy to abandoned children while longing desperately for a baby to call his own. As the hours pass, each battles guilt, loss, and hopelessness. Will any of them find some light in the darkness this night?
A 30,000-WORD PREQUEL
“Maybe,” he whispered, “red can be a beautiful colour, after all.”
Jay hates and fears the colour red. It represents the murders of his parents, and the menacing danger that surrounds him in the cutthroat criminal-controlled section of Kalsyia’s biggest city. Life is one eternal round of fear and anxiety.
When a traumatic event catapults Jay out of his home, he expects nothing but mistreatment from the officials of the city. Being kindly treated and placed in a foster family was never in his wildest dreams.
Officer Randall is wonderfully kind, and his wife very sweet. Their adopted son vividly reminds Jay of his worst abuser, yet he is the best and truest man Jay has ever seen in his life. But Jay knows how wicked and quick to change people are, and he strives to keep the Randalls far, far away from his heart.
As time stretches on, can he learn to love and trust these people, in spite of what similar persons did? Can the colour red come to mean more than death and danger? And can anyone ever truly love him, worthless as he is?
A 120,000-WORD NOVEL COMING 2023!