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08Aug
This is going to be difficult for me but I think I'm up to the challenge. Understand, I am a wise woman of strong opinions. :-) After all, when I'm right, I'm right, right? ;-) So many people seem to be in a quandary as to voting this year.  Personally, I've just about tuned out the entire horse race.  Yet within me is the conviction that vote I must. My forefathers, brave men like John Hancock and George Washington and James Madison risked swinging from a gallows so that I might have the privilege....

Books

Molly's Revenge

Molly's Revenge

Book 7 - Serenity Inn Series
Pacific Press • 2011

Praying for deliverance "from the snare of the fowler" was one thing, but did God really expect her to forgive the "fowler"?

Vivacious and beautiful, eighteen-year-old Molly Maguire lives a charmed life thanks to the generosity of her benefactors, Lord and Lady Pembrooke. But all that changes when Lord Pem-brooke's health fails and his son unexpectedly closes the manor. Given the options of remaining in Ireland to fend for themselves or signing a two-year contract as indentured servants in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Molly and her widowed mother choose to begin a new life in America.
Serenity's Desire

Serenity's Desire

Book 1 - Serenity Inn Series
Pacific Press • 2010

Is it possible that God would punish me by taking away my mother? Could I be the reason she died?"

Plunged into a world of uncertainty following the death of her mother, seventeen-year-old Serenity struggles to understand why God allows tragedy when He has the power to prevent it. Turning to her mother's journals, she catches a glimpse of the God her mother loved and trusted. Paging through her mother's Bible, Serenity finds strength in God's promise to never leave nor forsake her.
Serenity's Quest

Serenity's Quest

Book 2 - Serenity Inn Series
Pacific Press • 2010

"Lord, please use me somehow. Show me where You need me and what You need me to do."

Loss seemed to doggedly pursue young Serenity Pownell. First, her mother's death, then her home destroyed by fire, and now, her father. Had he really been lost at sea?
Josephine's Fortune

Josephine's Fortune

Book 3 - Serenity Inn Series
Pacific Press • 2010

Could he be counted on to never leave nor forsake one of his own?

Josephinc Van der Mere felt desperate and alone. Serenity had left on her own adventure out West, and her father, New York State Assemblyman Samuel Pownell, had fled from the bounty hunters who were determined to arrest him for aiding run-away slaves.
Abigail's Dream

Abigail's Dream

Book 5 - Serenity Inn Series
Pacific Press • 2010

Surely God had bigger dreams for Abigail than catering her sister's tea parties and looking after her five children. Didn't He?

Fiery tempered and quick to react. Abigail Sherwood bridles under the controlling influence of her brother-in-law. How different he was front her father--a gentle parish minister who loved every member in his little church in England. After his death, Abigail and her mother had sailed to the New World to join her sister and brother-in-law in Chelsea, Massachusetts. Little does she imagine that ten years later she would find herself unmarried, and with no prospects, acting as cook and nanny to her sister's rapidly growing family.
Lilya's Haven

Lilya's Haven

Book 4 - Serenity Inn Series
Pacific Press • 2010

The idea of God was just a pretty little fable. Wasn't it? Why would the world wander after this man called Jesus?

Beautiful, willful, and adventurous, Eulilia Northrup of the Virginia Northrups felt no need for the God of her best friend, Serenity. Swept off her feet by the wily Wade Cooper, eighteen-year-old Lilia elopes, imagining a life of bliss and roses in her future. It does not take long, however, for her to discover the real reason Wade married her.
Annie's Trust

Annie's Trust

Book 6 - Serenity Inn Series
Pacific Press • 2010

As she fights to save her baby's life, Annie wonders if she will ever move beyond the fear that holds her captive, or the anger that demands, "Where is God in all of this?"

The once bright, effervescent Annie Hawkins is forever changed by a devastating chain of events: a raging fire that destroys the Pownells' estate in western New York, leaving disfiguring scars on her heart as well as her hands; a terrifying boat ride to New Orleans; and an abduction at the hands of a ruthless man. After months of uncertainly, Annie eventually finds herself in Independence, Missouri, where she reunites with her best friend Serenity Cunard.
Rebecca's Crossing

Rebecca's Crossing

Book 8 - Serenity Inn Series
Pacific Press Publishing • 2011
At nineteen, Rebecca Cunard, youngest child of Eli and Fay Cunard is a feisty and independent young woman.  More at home in her prospector's garb than the lacy dresses she wears to work at Joe Master's mercantile store.
Flee The Tiger

Flee The Tiger

A World War II adventure of espionage and mystery, with a twist of romance
Kay Rizzo • 2011

Singapore, 1941-

The ultimate weapon: The blueprints for Ka-Go, a microwave death ray that pulverizes human bodies from the inside out, are stolen from a Japanese research center.

The unlikely currier: When the thief entrusts one half of the stolen data to a widowed schoolteacher, American Matthew Corona, he along with his two young sons, must flee before the “Tiger of Malay” and the Imperial Army bludgeoning its way across Southeast Asia. Matthew must retrieve the second half of the plans and deliver the complete package to British headquarters in Hong Kong before sailing for the security of Hawaii’s shores.
The Prodigal Daughter

The Prodigal Daughter

Pacific Press • 2014

"Splendid performance, Miss Austin.  If you ever decide to pursue an acting career in Hollywod, give me a call."

 The Prodigal Daughter is based on the true story of the young, gifted and determined young woman who leaves home to become a star despite the protests of her heartbroken father.  Brianna soon finds herself swept into a world far different from the life of fame and riches she'd imagined.  As her dreams crumble, little does she realize the horror into which she is plunged.
Elizabeth, An Adventist Girl Series

Elizabeth, An Adventist Girl Series

A four book series based on a true story, takes nine-year-old Elizabeth Mayes and her family on a 3,000 mile journey across America by train, canal, river boat and covered wagon, from Balston Spa, New York to Hangtown, California in 1851. Readers, ages 7-12, will find their faith in God growing as they share Elizabeth's encounters with dancing bears, river boat races, curious Indians and runaway billy goats.