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   "East of the Sun Trilogy"
  Book #3     "Today's Embrace"
       She gambled with her husband's trust.

Book #2     "Yesterday's Promise"
He fought to keep his fortune.
Would he lose a greater treasure: the love he left behind.

      Book #1   
 "Tomorrow's  Treasure"
                         A powerful diamond dynasty. A long forgotten murder.  

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The late 1800's, Virginia City Sisters --
Annalee  and  Callie Halliday
San Francisco, 1858-- Annalee Halliday can't wait to tell her mother the incredible news. Annalee's
father has struck silver in the big bonanza in Virginia Town, Nevada. As the family plans the perilous
journey over the Sierras to join him their joy turns to sorrow--they receive word that Jack Halliday is
Marshall Brett Wilder is also traveling to Virginia Town. He has been commissioned to apprehend a
gunslinger who crippled his father and shot a card dealer, and he believes he knows exactly who that
man is--Jack Halliday.
As they are drawn together, they must face what they believe about justice and the mercy of God--and
discover whether their growing love for each other will melt like snow or bloom like a rose in the desert.

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Virginia City. 1862-- Rivaling the stars in the sky on a clear desert night, the beautiful Callie Halliday O'Day
glitters as she sweeps across the stage at the gilded Stardust Theater. With her career on the rise, she
dreams of Broadway and revels in the fame and fortune of her upcoming marriage to the dashing Ash
Perry, an acclaimed actor--but is he who he says he is?
And then comes the handsome Rick Delace. Though he steps in to protect her, his reputation repels her.
As a shocking murder breaks the peace, Rick's desire for revenge overlaps a dispute over ownership of a
local silver mine.
Will Ashe reveal his heart? Will Rick hear God's quiet call? Will Callie discover her secret love

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These are now out of print, but are available online used.
The Days of the Week Series--
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Life seems perfect for Krista von Buren, a beautiful model whose fair face has opened doors all over Europe, until
Jordan Keller appears.  Jordan, a member of the Israeli secret police, is working with a  journalist to uncover an
international banking scandal dating back to Hitler's Germany. Krista is stunned to learn that her family in
Switzerland may have been involved in such a scandal, and she suddenly finds herself entangled in a frightening
series of unforeseen events.
When a tragic event unexpectedly changes Krista's life as she searches for her true source of happiness--not her
fair face, but her faith in God. And she finds the kind of love she has always hoped for--that goes beyond outward
beauty and reaches to the very heart of God.
With France on the verge of surrender to Germany, gracious and beautiful Valli Chattaine, a star in the Paris
Ballet Company, faces the daunting task of fleeing Paris and returning home to French Algeria. Before she can
leave, however, she has one more task to complete--she must obtain crucial information from a German spy. As
swirling events threaten to overtake her, she meets an old acquaintance, now a captain in the French Foreign
Legion. But is it love, or dark danger that follows a renewal of their relationship?
Through desperate straights, Valli discovers the unfailing sufficiency of God's great greace.
Wall Street, 1929--Sharlotte Ashford and her invalid sister have nowhere to turn. Their wealth and prestige have
been lost in the crash, and their father has mysteriously disappeared after heading west to rebuild the family
fortune. As the cold, snowy winter descends on them, Sharlotte can't help but remember the sunshine of Kace
Landry. He had loved her one brief summer when she was visiting  an aunt and uncle in Texas.
In this time of despair, Kace suddenly appears again with news of her father...and of gold hidden in Mexico. She
had once rejected him as a suitor beneath her social class, will he be willing to forget the past, or is it too late?
Wednesday's child discovers that it is not too late to for God to place her on a path of light.
Paulette thought her dreams had come true when she married Garret Brandt in London in the fall of 1940. In his
arms her fears about the war melted away.
But only weeks after their honeymoon, Garret's mysterious behaviour starts to worry her. Paulette's concern grows
when a receipt in his pocket contradicts where he says he has been. Why did he lie to her? What was he doing in
Berlin? As is absence on yet another business trip lengthens from weeks into months,  she receives a chilling
note...that ultimately sends her into the jaws of conflict.
Paulette journeys, not only for the man to whom she has pledged her love and devotion, but on her personal search.
Even as Nazi Germany threatens London in the summer of 1940, Vaness Miles receives an unexpected
telegram for her estranged father, Robert, inviting her to his estate in Scotland.
Over her brother Kyle's objections, Vanessa makes the trip north, but she barely arrives before meeting
unexpected dangers to both body and soul.
Vanessa's loving and giving heart longs for reconcilliation between her father and brother, but will she be able to
trust her heavenly Father with them and yet come through to find her own true love?
Evy Varley's marriage to Rogan Chantry is all she had hoped it would be--until she finds out she is
pregnant with a honeymoon baby. Fearing Rogan won't allow her to travel, Evy plots to keep her pregnancy
a secret in order to accompany him to South Africa. She is determined to convince Rogan she should
travel to the new mission station in Bulawayo and meet Dr. Jakob van Buren--the one man who can help
Evy to finally clear her mother's name.
After she and Rogan set out to sea, however, Evy discovers that she has gone too far in her deception, and
the damage to her marriage may be irreversible. Matters only worsten in Africa, where malaria, murder,
and an African uprising all take their toll--and were Rogan and Evy must fight not only for their love, but
also for their very lives.
Raised by her aunt at the rectory in the small English village of Grimston Way, lovely
Evy Varley remembers little of her parents and nothing of South Africa--the land
where she was orphaned during the Zulu war of 1878. But when Sir Rogan Chantry,
the arrogant and handsome son of the local Squire, believes Evy's mother stole the
imfamous Kimberly Black Diamond, Evy sets out to prove him wrong.
Secrets abound from the diamond mines of South Africa to the halls of her beloved
rectory. A stunned Evy finds her own aunt and uncle may have concealed disturbing
truths about her family, and the rakish Sir Rogan has his own reasons to seek the
Black Diamond. Now, faced with a dangerous past and an uncertain future, Evy must
draw upon her wits and pursue
Tomorrow's Treasure.
Rogan Chantry has fought hard to win his independence from Sir Julien Bley and the British South Africa
Company. Now, his pursuit of a mysterious deposit of gold, marked on a map willed to him by his
murdered uncle Henry, is challenged by a new complication: the impending British colonization of South
Africa. Sir Rogan seeks his goal in the midst of escalating tensions among the native tribesmen, the
missionaries sent to win them, and the new colonists.
Meanwhile, Evy Varley, the woman Rogan loves, is headed for a seriously dangerous confrontation with
Henry's killer. With so much against Rogan and Evy, a reunion seems improbable, if not impossible. Can
yesterday's promise hold them faithful to the hope
of future freedom and a victorious love?
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Book 1        "The Silk House" Trilogy  
           Daughter of Silk

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Rachelle was excited to accompany her Grandmere to the Louvre Palais in Paris. Thrilled with the opportunity to pursue the family name as the finest
couturier of silk design. Mlle. Rachelle has come to court to design magnificent gowns for la Princesse Marguerite Valois, the daughter of the infamous
Catherine de Medici, the Queen Mother, and works with Grandmere in creating a summer wardrobe.

She enjoys the gaudy Court, yet Rachelle is unaware of how dark the times are becoming, so involved is she in her work. As the Queen Mother’s political
intrigues weave a web of deception around her, Rachelle finds herself in unanticipated danger in order to uncover a diabolical plot. Rachelle soon is
challenged to risk her life in order to join forces with Marquis Fabien to assist her fellow Huguenots.

Zondervan Publishers.
Daughter of Silk,    Series Title: Silk House,The,   Softcover-352 pages, Pub Month: May, 2006
ISBN:  0-310-26300X      US $12.99/UK £7.99/CAN $17.99
Daughter of Silk
“And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write....Fear none of those things which you shall suffer.
Behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that you may be tried, and you shall have
tribulation ten days; be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.”
Rev. 2:8a,10
Learning the family silk trade, a young  heiress is swept up in the dangerous tide of French history.
Pursuing  the family name as the finest silk producer in Lyon, the young Huguenot Rachelle
Dushane Macquinet is thrilled to accompany her famous couturier Grandmere to Paris, there to
create a silk trousseau for the Royal Princess Marguerite Valois.

The Court is magnificent; its regent, Catherine de Medici, deceptively charming . . . and the
circumstances, darker than Rachelle could possibly imagine. At a time in history when the tortures of
the Bastille and the fiery stake are an almost casual consequence in France, a scourge of
recrimination is moving fast and furious against the Huguenots—and as the Queen Mother's
political intrigues weave a web of deception around her, Rachelle finds herself in imminent danger.

With a powerful people scheming against her, Rachelle refuses to denounce her Huguenot faith and
turn to the state religion. She is challenged to assist the handsome Marquis Fabien de Vendome to
learn the wicked plot against his royal kin. But to do so, Rachelle must follow a perilous course—one
that requires her to enter the very bedchamber of the Queen Mother.

The Midwife of St. Petersburg

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The Flames of Love and Revolution…

It is Czarist Russia, 1914. The Bolshevik Revolution has torn a family apart,
leaving Karena Peshkev and her mother, a Jewish midwife, to survive on their
own in the devastated city of St. Petersburg. As she works alongside her
mother, Karena dreams of attending medical school. When her mother is
injured in an accident, Karena carries on her work, helping peasant women in
need of a midwife.

One night, while helping a prostitute struggling in childbirth, Karena life is
endangered by a mob, and Cossac commander Colonel Aleksandr Kronstadt
intervenes, saving her life. This is not the first time Karena and the
handsome Russian officer have met—their bittersweet romance began years
ago, but can it survive the chaos of the Bolshevik Revolution?

Vibrant with historical detail and richly woven themes of danger, romance,
and God’s faithfulness, The Midwife of St. Petersburg is an eloquent tale
portraying the beauty and madness of a country that is about to change

WaterBrook Press.           Midwife of St. Petersburg
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7083-1     $13.99 /$17.99 Canada