FOR GROWN-UPS and TEENS
, Men and Women : numbers to the left of the titles indicates order the books were published / category headers are:
#1 Historical Christian Texas Romances
#2 Biblical Fiction
#3 Contemporary Texas Romances
#1 HISTORICAL CHRISTIAN TEXAS ROMANCES:
10. VOW UNBROKEN
ISBN 978-1-4767-3551-1/ AISN BOODPM7UYY / Howard Books, a division of Simon and Schuster / 2014 / Trade paperback $14.99 / e'book $9.72
Northeast Texas, 1832
Love and determination conquers all on the Jefferson Trace in the fall of 1832. Desperate young widow Susannah Baylor recruits War of 1812 veteran Patrick Henry Buckmeyer to help transport her cotton from the Red River Valley to market in Jefferson, Texas. Along the trail, snakes, drunks, wolves, thieves, black bear, and nature thwart her efforts at every turn. With her daughter, nephew, unsaved hireling and his dog, Sue overcomes each obstacle. What all must happen for her love to be realized? She’s made a vow to God and will not wed again without her estranged father’s blessing.
12. HEARTS STOLEN
ISBN 978-1500-3365-1-6 /ASIN BOONAXGAZI / September 2014 / Trade paperback $14.99 / e'book $7.77
Unbeknownst to loved ones, a headstrong young wife is snatched off the prairie by Comanche braves who take her north of the Red River and trade her to their chief for ponies. After five years, a small detail of Texas Rangers ride into the camp, and she determines that day will bring freedom or death. She'll remain captive no more.
14. HOPE REBORN
ISBN 978-1502-8170-4-4 / AISN BOORASZWEY / September 2014 / Trade paperback $14.99 / e'book $7.77
Northeast Texas, 1850-1851
New York dime novelist May Meriwether decides a heroic Texas Ranger will make a great love interest for her new heroine and sets out to the Lone Star State. Dreams for true love and babies were long since relegated to the recesses of her heart, but a near-perfect widower resurrects a smidgen of hope. Only his religious beliefs stand in the path to her falling head over heels--and his love for his dead wife. Would there ever be room for her in his heart? And would he give up his fanaticism for God? In God’s unfailing love and grace, hope is reborn. Can a life built on lies find the Way to confession, forgiveness, and true joy? And will it be enough?
#2 BIBLICAL FICTION:
13. A LITTLE LOWER THAN THE ANGELS
ISBN / November 2, 2014 / Trade paperback $ 6.99 / e'book $ 2.99 / Biblical fiction
Adam & Eve, Cain & Abel, Sheriah, Lion & Lamb, and Angels
For the earth's first couple, obedience trump rebellion then leads to redemption. But what of their children? Seduced by evil, Cain kills Abel then flees with his sister to the land of Nod. Bereaved of all their children in one day, Adam and Eve are heartbroken, but not until they both see a vision of Abel in Paradise with their childhood pets Lion and Lamb does Eve find the strength to wait upon the Lord for His blessing.
#3 CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN TEXAS ROMANCES:
15. THE PREACHER'S FAITH
ISBN / January 26 / Trade paperback $8.88 / e'book $ 3,33
Can the orphaned preacher and the heartbroken rodeo queen navigate the path to true love with a lie and an ex-beau blocking their way?
Learning of Faith Johnson’s rash promise to her father, New Hope Baptist’s interim preacher Asa Davidson shows up to apply for the position—of husband. The cowgirl was only trying to give her dying father hope promising to marry the first thirty-something-year-old Christian virgin to ask. Who’d ever dream one existed in all of Texas, much less Red River County? But sure enough, one comes a’courting the very next day thanks to the Lord and Daddy’s baby sister, loud mouth Aunt Iris. Faith’s appalled, but a promise is a promise. She only needs to figure a way out.
11. LADY LUCK'S A LOSER
ISBN 978-0615-5995-74-8 / Longhorn Creek Press / April 2014 / Trade paperback $14.99 / e'book $7.77
In this updated re-release of The Apple Orchard Bed and Breakfast (2002), wealthy widower wants a wife without conventional meeting/dating hassles. He devises a scheme to live six months with eight ladies – get to know them. He counts on Lady Luck to expose the Mrs. Right to share his life at the East Texas B&B, but Lady Luck’s the loser. This edition has a new name and last chapter.
#4 MISCELLANEOUS NOVELS:
8. THE PRICE PAID
WWII novel based on true experiences / ISBN 0-9714358-7-1 / Longhorn Creek Press / 2005 / Hard cover print $24.95 / fiction based on true story
Based on True Story
A WWII military based on the true experiences of a Hellcat pilot who flew off the Hornet, got shot down and spent three nights and four days in the Pacific, then washed up on a Japanese island where he spent five months as a POW. (not a "Christian' novel, but clean, no profanity, graphi violence or intimatcy.)
5. ABSOLUTE PI
Mystery / ISBN 1-58116-919-1 (CD) / Books In Motion / 2004 / Audio CD & cassette / $19.95
Not for Christian:
Father gets involved when daughter finds college friend poisoned and comes under suspicion for his murder. (not a Christian novel / some mild profanity - no taking God's name in vain, no F bombs
/ perhaps mild violence and intimate situations - I would be interested in your opinion as to rating it should you have a listen 🙂 / some cannabis mentioned)
4. THE APPLE ORCHARD BED AND BREAKFAST
Mature inspirational contemporary romance / ISBN 0-7862-4234-5 / Five Star Press / 2002 / Hardcover / $26.95 (OUT OF PRINT - re-released as Lady Luck's A Loser
Wealthy widower wants a wife without conventional meeting/dating hassles. He devises a scheme to live six months with eight ladies – get to know them. He counts on Lady Luck to expose the Mrs. Right to share his life at the East Texas B&B, but Lady Luck’s the loser.
3. THE THIEF OF DREAMS
Thriller / ISBN 0-9714358-0-4 / Longhorn Creek Press/ 2001 / Trade paperback / (OUT OF PRINT) NOTE! WARNING! to my Christian Readers!
This title is not for you! It was one of the first novels written as a blatant attempt at commercial fiction. Written toward a secular audience with a message they can ALWAYS choose to turn back to God. May offend! This novel carries readers on journeys from Texas to Haiti to New Orleans then up the mighty Amazon River into South American jungles. Can true love overcome destiny? Exotic locales and unforgettable characters suck readers in to the world of murder, madness, and the mysticism of ancient Haitian voodoo. (Christian themed in that no matter how far you've moved away from God, how far in the wrong direction you go, if you turn around and cry out to God for help, He is right there ready to receive you and save you. WARNING: Graphic scenes of violence and intimacy / voodoo priests, priestesses, and worship scenes / dark spiritual situations)
6. THE ADVENTURES OF SERGEANT SOCKS book one THE JOURNEY HOME
First of River Bottom Ranch Stories / illustrated mid-grade chapter book / ISBN 0-9714358-3-9 / Longhorn Creek Press / 2003 / Trade paperback / $9.95
The orphan colt only wants two things, a name and to live with his herd. The name comes easily enough once he gets to Texas, and he’s finally with his herd – until flood waters carry him away. Come along with the lovable little horse on The Journey Home.
7. THE ADVENTURES OF SERGEANT SOCKS book two THE BRAVEST HEART
Second of River Bottom Ranch Stories / illustrated mid-grade chapter book / ISBN 0-9714358-5-5 / Longhorn Creek Press / 2004 / Trade paperback / $9.95
Sarge and Uncle Dan get stolen! But what the thief doesn’t know is that two of the boss’ grandsons were hiding in the trailer’s tack compartment. The boys have to save the horses, and the horses have to save the boys. Sarge faces a forest fire, bad men, a hungry mountain lion and befriends a little no-name filly who declares he has The Bravest Heart.
9. AMAZING GRACI, GUARDIAN OF THE RIVER BOTTOM GOATS
Third of the River Bottom Ranch Stories / illustrated mid-grade book / ISBN 978-0-9764026-0-2 / Longhorn Creek Press / 2008 / Trade paperback / $9.95
Third of the McAdoo’s delightful River Bottom Ranch Stories, AMAZING GRACIE introduces a newcomer to the ranch who comes to guard the herd of dwarf goats. The gentle Great Pyrenees not only deals with a jealous buck and a pack of wild dogs, but must earn the respect of the stand-off’ish does for their own good if she is to be a successful guardian.
2. GREAT FIREHOUSE COOKS OF TEXAS
firemen’s profiles and recipes / ISBN 1-55622-790-6 / Republic of Texas Press / 2000 / Trade paperback / non-fiction / $18.95
Everyone loves a fireman, and you’ll love this unique collection of personal stories and recipes for some of the tastiest grub to come out of a firehouse kitchen. Forty courageous firefighters from all over the state are featured.
1. ANTIQUING NORTH TEXAS
guide to antique shops and malls / ISBN 1-55622-694-2 / Republic of Texas Press / 2000 / Trade paperback / non-fiction / $18.95
Take the guesswork out of weekend antiquing excursions with this guide to over 600 shops and malls within an hour-and-a-half of the DFW International Airport. Rated with one to four stars and dollar signs based on quality, quantity, and price, each entry comes with convenient city maps and concise overviews. A must for dealers, collectors, and beginners alike.