Path of Freedom, Quilts of Love series

1858 North Carolina - When Quakers Flora Saferight and Bruce Millikan embark on the Underground Railroad, they agree to put their differences aside to save the lives of a pregnant slave couple..

Highland Sanctuary, (Highland series - Book 2)

1477 Scotland - A chieftain heir is hired to restore Briagh Castle and discovers a hidden village of outcasts who have created their own private sanctuary from the world.

Highland Blessings, (Book 1 - Highland series)

1473 Scotland - The story of a highland warrior who kidnaps the daughter of his greatest enemy and clan chief to honor a promise to his dying father.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

"Her Healing Touch"

It's finally out. My latest article is now available in the Angels on Earth magazine, in both print and online. I had originally titled it "Angelic Touch," but my editor changed the title to "Her Healing Touch." I really like the new title. I believe it better describes the story and is more engaging.

To see how a seizure turned into a Godly blessing for a five-year-old girl (my daughter), visit Angels on Earth Magazine. This is a wonderful magazine that is a division of Guideposts with a circulation subscription of over 600,000. They publish intriguing true-life stories of people who have had an experience with an angel or a person with angelic behavior. My daughter's story is out in their Sept/Oct 2006 issue.

While my move to Charlotte, NC is complete. The unpacking is not. I'm still trying to find missing mates to some of my shoes. I have warned my husband that this is the perfect opportunity for me to go shoe shopping. This inspired him to help me go through all the boxes and bags left in our garage, but my missing shoes didn't appear. We made a trip back to the old house today and could not find them anywhere. I really believe I'm going to have to go shopping!

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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Now Recuperating

After our move last week, we are finally trying to recuperate. We had to go a couple of rounds with the local cable company, but I think everything is now installed as it should be. The local gas company came out to turn on our gas twice, and one night their tech showed up at 10:30 p.m. We told him the fortunate news that his counterpart had already been to our house earlier in the day. So far, we have determined that Charlotte, NC is a very interesting city. Businesses seem to operate on their own schedules down here, regardless of what they've set up with you. They may or may not show up on the day they've scheduled your installation.

My husband went to the post office to buy a new P.O Box and they told him he could transfer his box from Winston-Salem to Charlotte and not pay anything new until it was time to renew. He made the trip to W-S and the post office there said they've never heard such a thing. They gave him some papers to fill out and now he has to go back to the post office in Charlotte. It will be interesting to see what they tell him this time. He has to go get his business license next week. I think he's dreading it just from last week's experience. I pray things will go well.

Other than that we are now settled in our new home, which we love! We are still unpacking boxes from the garage. I still haven't found my dictionary. I didn't realize I relied on it so much until I couldn't find it. As I go through my things, I can't help but wonder why I brought some old notes and writings. I'm in the process of throwing much of it away. I've hung on to things for ten years or more. I could have saved myself the trouble of disposing of it in W-S. I guess it's good to move every once in a while. It makes you go through things you otherwise wouldn't bother with and determine if you really need it or not. Honestly, I'm not a pack rat, but I do like to hang on to certain things.

Officially, I start my new job tomorrow. I pray that things will go well and that my learning curve will be short. I hope to make a positive difference for the agency. I also pray I can settle into a writing schedule that will be productive. So much change is taking place. My daughter just turned nine yesterday and this Friday she will start attending her new school. In the midst of all this change, the Lord has kept us strong and showed us in many ways that He is guiding us. I am so glad to have Him with us.

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Friday, August 11, 2006

The Move

My fiction writing has ceased while I am in the throes of moving from Winston-Salem to Charlotte, NC. I accepted a new position with a nice salary raise. While the extra money will be a blessing, we will hardly notice it if we cannot sell our house. Please be in prayer and agree with us that we will be able to sell our home. It is in need of costly repairs and we have two mortgages on it. Our home would be a great fixer upper for anyone interested in property investment. As I'm typing this, my fingers are itching to whine and complain, but I'll be good and not do that on my blog.

I've taken a couple of days off in between my old job and my new one to unpack, register my daughter for school, and finish my manuscript revisions for Steeple Hill. I promised my agent to send in the revised manuscript in two weeks.

While I'm excited about my new job, I've been so busy with moving preparations and financial worries of possibly having to pay for two homes, that I haven't been able to relax and enjoy it. Decisions like this are always mixed with feelings of apprehension and fear--or at least for me. God has plans for his children. I keep reminding myself that we are not alone and that God will help us through this whether we have made another wrong decision or not. To be on the safe side, I'm claiming mercy. He is a merciful God and I don't know what I would do if He wasn't. I need His mercy daily.

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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Book Review: "The Redemption"

I didn't know what to expect when I discovered MaryLu Tyndall had written a Christian fiction book about pirates. I was expecting the heroine of the novel to win her fierce pirate to salvation and change his life forever. I was wrong. Tyndall managed to surprise me with the storyline and she has written a superb debut novel!

Tyndall has a writing voice that gives the reader a clear and vivid picture of what is happening in each scene. Her narrative descriptions are not long boring paragraphs that I have often read in historical novels. Instead, she manages to lace the description through characters' thoughts, dialogue and other ways that doesn't bog the reader down with long-winded paragraphs.

The reader can feel the emotion of each character, understand their motives and goals, and the temptation that the hero and heroine struggle to overcome. The villians in this book are true villians. There was no hint of a villian as one will sometimes read in a Christian fiction book. The story and characters seemed real and believable. I give The Redemption five stars!

Book Summary
Lady Charlisse Bristol sets off on a voyage in search of a father she never knew, only to find herself shipwrecked on a desert island. Near starvation, she is rescued by a band of pirates and their fiercely handsome leader, Edmund Merrick. Will Clarisse win her struggle against the seductive lure of this pirate captain? While battling his attraction to this winsome lady, Edmund offers to help Charlisse on her quest-until he discovers her father is none other than Edward the Terror, the cruelest pirate on the Caribbean. Can Edmund win this lady's love while shielding her from his lecherous crew and working to bring her father to justice?

I have included a question and answer session with MaryLu Tyndall about her debut novel, The Redemption, in my August 2006 newsletter. You can sign up for it on my website at