Friday, November 9, 2007

All My Belongings

Her father killed people as his community service project. No wonder she changed her name and her path. But will his reputation kill her hopes for finding a place to belong and a life worth preserving?
When Jayne's father's life's work--helping people die--hits the papers and the ourts, she attempts to put as much distance as possible between his dreams and hers. Caring for her new friend Isaac's adoptive mother in her last days seems a fitting way to reverse a shame-filled legacy. But when suspicion surrounds the elderly woman's slightly premature death, Jayne's father's reputation steals back into her life and threatens the fragile sense of belonging she'd worked so hard to find.
Isaac searches for his own "belongings." As loving as were his adoptive mother and father, he can't shake the insatiable need to find who he came from. Jayne knows her parentage and mourns it every day. Isaac relentlessly pursues his. Not knowing is killing him. But Jayne understands that knowing wields its own weapons of mass destruction.
And when the phone call comes--"Your father is dying."--will she follow her heart or her pain?
Women's fiction in process

They Almost Always Come Home

She'd leave her husband...if she could find him.
When Libby's husband is late returning from a two-week canoe trip to the Canadian wilderness, she imagines the worst. But imagination's fears seem two-dimensional compared to the 3-D reality of what she now faces.
The authorities write off his disappearance as an unhappy husband's escape from an empty marriage and unrewarding career. Libby refuses to believ that possibility. If anyone were going to opt for escape, it would have been her. If Lacey hadn't died, their marriage might have survived. But grief's wedge split the distance between them wide open.
Libby enlists the aid of her wilderness-savvy father-in-law and her faith-walking best friend to help her search for clues to her husband's disappearance...if for no other reason than to free her to move on. What they discover in the search upends her presumptions about her husband and rearranges her faith.
Women's fiction looking for a publishing home

When the Morning Glory Blooms

The new life growing within a woman unprepared for its presence and the impending end of her elderly patient's well-lived life form an uncommon bond through which each finds strength to embrace the futures they face.
Ivy befriends her nursing home patient, Anna, refusing to believe Anna is as eccentric and senile as the other staff members presume. As Ivy struggles to hide her pregnancy from the baby's father (a soldier stationed in Korea at the height of the conflict), Anna unfolds the story of her life as a young woman in the late eighteen-hundreds. Anna's compelling memoirs of raw rejection, both natural and man-made disasters, the shock of her own human frailty, and the challenges of teaching God's ways to the broken, embittered, and frightened girls who sought refuge in her Morning Glory Home for Unwed Mothers trace God's imprint and offer Ivy what she craves. Faith and forgiveness. As Ivy's personal crisis escalates, she finds wisdom in the stories Anna tells--wisdom, hope, and courage.
Women's fiction in process