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World Down Syndrome Day 2017

World Down Syndrome Day 2017 Little breaks my heart more than to hear stories about fetuses diagnosed with Down Syndrome being aborted. It’s reported that in Iceland, 100% of those diagnosed will be aborted, and Denmark is heading in that direction. In this US, an estimated 92% of DS diagnoses lead to abortion (read here). Read More

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A Bookish Christmas List, Part Two

For the romance and women’s fiction readers in your life, it’s no surprise that I have a plethora of recommendations! You can’t go wrong with any of the books listed below. If you’re looking for young adult, speculative, or mystery/suspense, check out yesterday’s post here. Historical Romance THE MISTRESS OF TALL ACRE by Laura Frantz The Read More

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Coming Home Series Sale!

  *** Sale Ends Sunday, September 20, 2015! *** With the official release of Hungry for Home less than a week away, I figured it’s a good time to have a sale. Having a good pre-order helps increase exposure for Hungry for Home on Amazon, so I’d love it if you’d share this with your Read More

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Pieces of Granite Mother’s Day Sale!

Amazon | B&N With Mother’s Day approaching, I can’t think of a better gift than a book about a mom, so it’s a perfect time for a sale. Pieces of Granite (Coming Home series prequel) is about a strong mom (Debbie Verhoeven), one who’s independent and self-sufficient. But when Debbie’s faced with the news that her unborn baby has Read More

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Coming Home Series – Order of Release

I’ve managed to confuse a few people with my latest release. Not the story itself, but rather with the order of release, with people wondering which book comes first, second, third. And which book would be best to read first. And so on. Hopefully, this will help clear things up. The Coming Home series consists Read More

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WORN – Pieces of Granite Playlist

Being a mother is incredibly rewarding. It can also be incredibly tiring. Can I get an Amen!? My husband and I had three kids within three and a half years. Crazy, I know! And when our youngest was only one, my husband got a new job in a city 200+ miles away. So, he moved out of Read More

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STAY – Pieces of Granite Playlist

In Pieces of Granite, the hero’s [Jerry’s] greatest fear is that his wife [Debbie] will leave him. Like most fears, it’s brought on by experience as almost everyone he’s loved in his life has abandoned him. So, when I heard the song “STAY” by Tenth Avenue North, I knew this would be Jerry’s song. I love the Read More

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Broken Together – Pieces of Granite Playlist

Years ago the line from the Jerry Maguire movie, “You complete me” made women swoon and suddenly became the catch phrase for couples. Sure, it sounds romantic and loving, but how realistic is it? Are we really going to lay that weight on our boy/girlfriend? Fiancée? Spouse? Are we going to rely on them for our wholeness? Read More

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Strong Enough – Pieces of Granite Playlist

Most of the popular Christian fiction I read has a strong heroine. That’s no surprise as who doesn’t love a strong woman? Can you think of a better role model for our young women of today? Yet oftentimes that personal strength comes at the expense of depending upon God. So, in Pieces of Granite I wanted Read More