Author: T.K. Ware
I could’ve died that day, along with my unborn child.
I can only imagine your expression after hearing that. Please don’t judge me as if you’re perfect. I’m opening up to you— a stranger, a fellow church-goer, a reader of drama-filled books, a distant friend. Regardless of the nature of our acquaintance, I’m confident in the fact that you can’t hurt me. I’ve suffered enough and our connection is only by the gateway of literature. I’m glad I got that part out of the way because there is so much I want to tell you.
I won’t bore you with a repetition of words or events from my last confession. Instead, I’ll tell you the events that led up to the worst moment I can remember— that morning when all I could do was cry out in horror. You may ask why I didn’t tell you all of this in the beginning. Well, my rebuttal would be, when do we ever do things completely right?
Be patient with me and I’ll tell you everything.
Let’s start from the beginning, shall we?
Author: T.K. Ware
Ebony had a secret….
An ill-advised relationship with a married man in the church sent Ebony down a path of regret, which led to an unplanned pregnancy. When the pressure of being the pastor's daughter and carrying a married man's child weighs upon her, emotions flare. Shortly afterwards, she threatens to publicize the entire affair, deciding to bear the consequences of the matter.
After an untimely event, and unprecedented conviction, Ebony is forced to confess as she battles with thoughts of betrayal to God, the church, and herself.
Author: Angela Pisaturo
Genre: Inspirational Fiction
Veronica Wheaton allows her tragic childhood, growing up with a bipolar mother, to color her view of the world, and subsequently, applies that view into her journalistic reporting. All goes well for her, until she makes a major mistake in a news story, and it nearly costs her the job that she loves. Veronica goes through a painful ego let-down and almost self-destructs. Then there is the shocking revelation about her long-lost father and the secrets that her family kept hidden, that throw her further into darkness.
If not for the annoying, bible thumping weatherman, who recognized her pain, Veronica would have never found healing for her woundedness, and the love that she had been searching for all her life.
Author: Christine Dillon
Genre: Inspirational Fiction
Physiotherapist Esther has survived cancer, but wounds within her family remain unhealed. Is her revived faith the reason for the rift or could a simmering secret be the root cause?
Cosmetics consultant Rachel buried her past - and her father’s God - but the past refuses to stay buried. Will she continue to run or is confronting her pain the way to freedom?
Two women. Two different lives.
One collision course with truth.
Can God’s grace shine even in the darkest of shadows?
Author: Kim Vogel Sawyer
Genre: Historical Fiction
Decades of Loss, an Unsolved Mystery, and a Rift Spanning Three Generations
Hazel DeFord is a woman haunted by her past. While berry picking in a blackberry thicket in 1943, ten-year old Hazel momentarily turns her back on her three-year old sister Maggie and the young girl disappears.
Almost seventy years later, the mystery remains unsolved and the secret guilt Hazel carries has alienated her from her daughter Diane, who can’t understand her mother’s overprotectiveness and near paranoia. While Diane resents her mother’s inexplicable eccentricities, her daughter Meghan—a cold case agent—cherishes her grandmother’s lavish attention and affection.
When a traffic accident forces Meghan to take a six-week leave-of-absence to recover, all three generations of DeFord women find themselves unexpectedly under the same roof. Meghan knows she will have to act as a mediator between the two headstrong and contentious women. But when they uncover Hazel’s painful secret, will Meghan also be able to use her investigative prowess to solve the family mystery and help both women recover all that’s been lost?
Author: Kitty Foth-Regner
For many, a nursing home is the despised last stop before heading out into the Great Beyond. Not so for the heroines of The Song of Sadie Sparrow—three very different women whose lives intersect in a warm and endlessly engaging facility called The Hickories. Sadie Sparrow, Meg Vogel and Elise Chapelle represent different generations. They have experienced different sorrows and entertain different hopes. They even adhere to different worldviews, from devoutly Christian to unapologetically atheist. Yet over the course of a single year, they forge unlikely bonds that impact each other’s lives in the here and now—and perhaps for all eternity. A beautifully written story of friendship set against the backdrop of life’s twilight years, The Song of Sadie Sparrow explores contrasting views of purpose and pardon, life and afterlife—and faith’s role in shaping those views, now and forevermore.
Will finding the truth cost her the people closest to her heart?
move to facilitate McFar's greed. But he's powerful. And adamant. Will McFar get his way and uproot this beacon, offending the traditions and faith of the townspeople? Or will the story of the cross cause things to turn out another way altogether?
visions of the story in their heads. Years later, they would tell these tales of life to their own children, and so on through the generations. Welcome to my back porch. Please make yourself at home. By the way, I remember when…
But how’s he supposed to turn down fresh cinnamon buns? And Robert hasn’t bargained on his neighbour’s innocent, probing questions. They erode his faith in naturalism and collide with his assumptions about life, love, and truth. Have his foundational beliefs been the cause of his personal losses? As he searches for answers, Anna's example of loving integrity keeps him coming back. Or maybe it's her homemade pies. Yet to risk re-thinking his core convictions for a chance at personal peace would expose his soul and tear open an old wound.
Others in the neighbourhood, too, are under Anna’s thrall – a teacher facing a crisis pregnancy, a crusty cat-lady, a cancer-ridden conspiracy theorist, a Cambodian immigrant family. Each is touched by the power of her obscure and ordinary life.