Coming Soon! (November 2015)
One Plus One Equals Trouble
The one room schoolhouse isn’t big enough to hold thirty-four students, let alone the egos of two teachers. He can’t afford to lose the position, and she refuses to lose her heart.
Humiliated after her broken engagement, Claire Montgomery flees her comfortable life in San Francisco for a teaching position in Pine Creek, Washington, a dot of a town nestled in the rugged Cascade Mountains. She’s determined to succeed—for once in her life—only to discover, upon her arrival, that success will have to be won. Thanks to a school board error, two teachers have been hired.
When scandal forces professor Barrett Clarke from his position, he returns to Pine Creek where his uncle, chairman of the school board, sets forth an irresistible offer: teach one year in return for ranchland. For this would-be rancher, nothing is more tempting than resurrecting his childhood dream, and nothing can deter him from earning that land. Except perhaps Claire Montgomery.
Losing the battle for the classroom means losing the ranchland, but winning may mean losing Claire’s heart.
Why I Write Inspirational Romance
Falling in love has been one of my most blessed experiences. That falling stage only lasts a season and has a special, anticipatory aura. Even though I love my husband more and more each day, the initial getting-to-know you and romancing will always be set apart in our minds as unique and glorious. In part, I write love stories to celebrate and remember my own love story.
But there’s a much deeper reason I write stories of romance. Romance, to me, is deep and personal, and impossible to unfetter from the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The pursuit of Father God after his fallen people, the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, the ever-present guidance and power of the Holy Spirit–these are components of the greatest love story of all. And every love story I write has to reflect this grand pursuit.