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Holy Water

Water and love are the sources of life, but what happens when the wells run dry? Enthralled by a charismatic corporate lawyer, college student Tulah finds herself entangled in a water-rights conspiracy. But soon the water source for her family's winery in Texas is in grave jeopardy.

To Have and to Hold

Pastor Maggie of Loving the Lord Church has finally gained the trust of her congregation, but they will all be tested when the church comes under attack through malicious break-ins and vandalism. Can she maintain her blossoming romance with dashing Dr. Jack Elliot and support the needs of her flock?

Belagana-Belazana

A white man is hired to live and teach at a Navajo Reservation school. He has the best of intentions, but that doesn't matter when many students don't trust him and he has cultural conflicts with some parents. When two students run away in the middle of a winter storm, he discovers his real purpose.

If the Creek Don't Rise

Step into the Deep South and immerse yourself in the lives and hardships, hopes and dreams, of folk who have nothing but grit—and sometimes love—as their currency. Called "The Voice of the South," award-winning author Nancy Hartney bares the souls and stories of this haunting mileau.

Lone Star Christmas

As December 25th nears, San Antonio prepares with twinkling lights, riverboat caroling, and frosty nights. But Maria, seven months pregnant, abandoned, and losing hope, encounters a darker force in the air. Will this Christmas be a celebration of life for Maria—or a deadly failure?

Festival Of Fear

Despite Cold War tensions hovering over the country, love is in the air for football star Nick Paxton and effervescent cheerleader Sarah Rogers. But evil lurks in their midst. Several local girls have gone missing and when they are found dead, Sarah becomes the next target.

Swine Branch

Who knows what lurks in the deepest, darkest corners of the Ozarks? And what do a mammoth environmental disaster, a series of ghastly murders, corrupt state politics, a bedouin shivaree, crooked bankers, and Noodler's Anonymous have in common? Skunk Creek!

Surface and Shadow

What are you willing to risk to break free?
Smothered by her husband's expectations and the rigid gender roles of the 1970s, Lydia Colton sees a chance to rediscover and unfetter herself—if only she can find out the truth about a wealthy man's suspicious death.

Worth Forgiving

Can prejudice and mistrust threaten an ex-con drug addict's new beginning? After spending three years in a Texas prison on drug charges, Katie Smith is released to rebuild her life. She could use a friend, but her past choices threaten to doom her to continued failure.

The Canyon House

When ten-year-old Poppy encounters a peculiar family in the canyon, she becomes entangled in the darkness abiding there and faces a deadly decision.

In Those First Bright Days of Elvis

Growing up isn't easy in El Dorado, Arkansas, in 1955. When Julie meets the young Elvis Presley, he becomes a driving force in her pursuit of love and self-worth.
Keenan masterfully weaves a story of human anguish and betrayal, love and loss, and shows how small choices can change one's life forever.

Angels from Ashes

True love is like a ghost. Many believe in it, but few encounter it. Chloe Clark stumbles on both but, burned by romance and riddled with low self-esteem, she's unable to recognize true love when it finds her.

Skunk Creek

What do you get when you mix the beauty of nature, Big Pork, politics, and prejudice? Murder, lust, and greed overtake a small Ozarks community. Book One in the Ozarkian Tales Trilogy.

Christmas in Catalonia

On an obligatory walk along Spain's Camino de Santiago before her marriage day, Gwen Alton's trek becomes a life-changing journey through ghosts, fear, and hope, and the beginning of a life-long pilgrimage.

Grey Pine

Digging out of the ashfall from the Mount St. Helens volcanic eruption is challenging enough, but when your girlfriend, your alcoholic father, and your uncooperative boss get thrown into the mix, can your sanity survive?

Magnetic and Main

It's hard to get on with your life when you're already dead. Life is still life, and love is still love. But was Penny's existence really perfect, or was it something else entirely?

Finding the Buddha

A dark story of genius, friendship, and stand-up comedy. A mysterious man with a Midas touch delights the world but still seeks release from his own personal nightmare.

Fling

"Both hilarious and touching, the madcap journey of an aging mother and her adult daughter from cold Protestant Canada into the hallucinogenic heart of Mexico's magic, where the past literally comes to life. Every page is a surprise . . . A scintillating read." Lewis Buzbee

Billy in the Lowground

A boy learns that life isn't a playground made just for his amusement, and fairness isn't part of the growing-up process, during the Great Depression.

Maria Juana's Gift

Set on the Texas-Mexico border, this poignant and suspenseful story of a young couple's battle to save the life of their infant daughter "gracefully shifts gears from heartwarming to heart wrenching." Daily Sun News

Waiting for Paint to Dry

Matty Bell lives in a safe, self-made, monochromatic life of work-eat-sleep-survive. It's easier to run and hide than deal with the pain she's suffered since being raped. But what about love?

Summer of '58

How long can you keep a secret to protect someone you love? Forever? That's what Angela Garrett promised the man in the dark.

Sacred Gift

Everyone is gifted, but some never open their package. What do you do when you find out your adopted daughter Angela is talking to ghosts . . . and one of them is your mother who died before Angela was born?

Copperhead Cove

The stillness of the warm, Kentucky afternoon on Copperhead Cove is shattered by the echo of a high-powered rifle, sending birds flying and two famous basketball coaches to a watery grave.

Worth Her Weight

How can a woman who gives to everyone but herself accept God's love and healing when she believes she's fat, unworthy, and unfixable?

The Story Is the Thing

The old cowboy is gone, but he left his story behind. It is a story of love, loss and life lessons, of confession and absolution, a story of poetry and rescue, a story of loneliness and a story of coming together.

Just Follow Me

Angela Girardi travels to Manhattan to seek out John Lennon and hand-deliver her mother's unopened suicide note, which had been mysteriously addressed to the ex-Beatle. But the night of December 8th changed the course of her life forever.

Walking Air

An intimate look inside the lives of diverse characters who share a connection with a small town in Mississippi. Richly varied and poignant, Reynolds's far-reaching stories carry us to the heart of being frail, strong, and human.

The Perfect Victim

There was something dark and dangerous about him and, God help her, she responded to it. How could a single mom invite something so twisted into her home and her bed? And what about her son? Could she protect him?

A Case of Love and Squalor

Private detective Joe Andrews is hired to seize some explicit pornographic videos of a manís beautiful drug-addled granddaughter, Esme. Andrews becomes involved with Esme, but will he be able to save her—and himself?

Dream Talker

Ella pays an ill-fated visit to a Cherokee shaman, causing her father and boyfriend to fall victim to a curse. To free them, will she join forces with a mysterious shopkeeper whose plan may carry a deadly price?

Popsicle Styx

How can a prison chaplain avoid being murdered while he's busy making love to a condemned man's daughter and still not get caught up in an escape conspiracy?

Belize Navidad

Follow your star or follow the crowd? Belize Navidad is Christmas magic in a tropical-isle setting. This one warms the heart as it chills the spine, with nods to A Christmas Carol and The Gift of the Magi.

Goodnight Goes Riding

Rod Miller is a three-time Spur award-winning author.
"Miller is a talented man. Writer. Cowboy. Poet. He understands the complexity of the West and the good people who live on the land and make it work, and his skill with words tells the tale well." RANGE magazine

Mosh It Up

Punk rock riot girl Boop has the indomitable soul of a dreamer and the train-wreck life of an unruly compulsive. Her mess-ups, kind heart and willingness to change make Boop an endearing rogue, but most unforgettable is her antic, hilarious, no-taboo voice.

Hawke's Point

Jonas Hawke may be past his prime but he's still a damned good lawyer. That's why everyone in Beacon Junction turns to him for advice as soon as something goes wrong. And plenty does – murder, adultery, corporate conspiracy – everything you'd expect from a sleepy Vermont town.

The Perils of Heavy Thinking

This book may not cure all the world's problems, but it is certain to provide hours of stress-free entertainment and laugh-out-loud moments. Even the most irritable funny bones will be tickled with delight. Learn the joys of being an underachiever, the dangers of donut abuse, and more.

Molly's Moon

On a routine trip to Europe, businessman Ethan Paxton learns of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Marooned abroad while fear grips America's throat and the world is in chaos, he learns his teenage daughter, on a mission trip in Mexico, has been abducted by terrorists. With America's airports closed, he is left with few options.

Los Angeles, 1968: Happy Ranch to Watts

Weeks before the assassination of Martin Luther King, a directionless young white man who never intended to be a teacher finds himself in a Watts classroom. Explore both subtle and violent ethnic conflict, as well as some tentative resolutions — issues that reverberate in our society today.

Sacred Choices

An inspirational love story centered on self-growth, Sacred Choices weaves together the lives of three resilient women.

Owl Dreams

Sarah Bible is in finals when her mother, Marie, is kidnapped by a crazy Choctaw psychiatrist. Sarah's allies are a schizophrenic, a cemetery caretaker, and mom's renegade Apache ex-con boyfriend. To rescue her mother, she must break one man out of a mental hospital and another out of prison. Then comes the hard part.

Clueless Gringos in Paradise

Pamela Foster's moving and hilarious true tale of running away to Panama with husband Jack, a former 1960s Marine with PTSD. Selling everything they own, they grab two suitcases, two 150-pound service dogs, and emigrate to the "tropical paradise" they expect to find. "Weaving charm, wit, and humor throughout."

The Hunting

Isabelle "Izzy" Lewis is tired of falling in and out of marriage, always putting her faith in the wrong place. But when the top salesperson and single mother of three discovers online dating, her entire life changes. She feels alive again and excited by her e-encounters-until her titillation turns to terror.

Winter of Beauty

Auker captures the deepest longings of ranch folk living far from the paved roads, in harmony with the forces of nature, life, and death, under the shadow of The Bride.

Washed in the Water

Best Fiction Book, 2014!
Winner of
the President's Award!

Seven vivid short stories that depict a cast of characters, innocent and evil, each reaching out for redemption. ". . . compelling . . . gritty"

The Apostate

Three stories of hard-fought lives, survival, and redemption in the desert by prize-winning author J. B. Hogan.

 
 
 
 



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