Unlikely Friends

(Book 1 Unlikely Friends Series)

By Vicky Kaseorg

Alone, broke, with only the street smarts gleaned from her addict parents, sixteen-year-old Leah Grace huddled in an abandoned trailer. Now that she had escaped, how to survive? How to reach her secret and impossible dream? Comfort, answers, and healing arrive on four hooves, four paws, two flippers and a fluked tail. Join her journey where misfit friends redeem each other with a language universally known.

How does this book “tie” to the previous book listing?

Non-human friends create one strong tie.

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About the Author

Vicky Kaseorg, describes when she first knew she would become an author: “I used to ride my horse through the neighborhood, though all the neighbors could see was a girl on a blue bicycle. My brain rarely paused in the internal narration of stories. I should have known I would either end up in an institution, or become a writer.”

Kaseorg, born in Pennsylvania in 1956, studied art and writing at Binghamton University, and became a professional artist early in her career. She went on to graduate school at USC Los Angeles where she studied Occupational Therapy. She owned her own Occupational Therapy practice for many years in NY, and with the birth of her prodigiously gifted first son, began homeschooling. She has bicycled across the USA, run a marathon, completed a biathlon, learned to ski at age 50, successfully graduated all three children from homeschool to prestigious universities, yet still feels the most difficult task she has ever had to accomplish “is living a consistent, righteous life before God and my family.”

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Heart of the Winterland

By Kristen Kooistra

The Princess
On her 200th birthday, the enchantment that holds Princess Calisandra in a state of apathy breaks. Full of questions about her kingdom’s history and what lies outside the borders of her snow-cursed kingdom, she leaves home in search of answers.

The Sorceress
Fate has always been against Amee. Orphaned as a baby, she grew up with darkness snuffing out what little light she could find in her life. When her spirit breaks, she sequesters herself in the border forest. Powerful and angry, she waits …

The Guardian
An orb formed to protect Cali, Voice has never had a purpose beyond caring for the princess’s needs. But as she joins Cali on her journey and the spell that confined her breaks, she starts to wonder about her place in the world.

The Captain
Captain Kota, in forced exile from her homeland, swears that never again will she be powerless. Ascending the ranks of the Shayal guard, her latest mission is to find the one who has escaped Duke Bludgaard.

The Fugitive
A desperate search has brought Angel far from her home, but now Captain Kota’s relentless pursuit keeps her from her task. When she crosses paths with a naïve princess and a sage orb, she finds more than she anticipated.

How does this book “tie” to the previous book listing?

Princess Calisandra is the crown princess of her world like Princess Lily from The Firethorn Crown.

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About the Author

Kristen Kooistra fell in love with reading at a young age and never resurfaced. She loved solving mysteries, riding across the prairie, and sailing on the open sea. But her favorite books were those that held the fantastical. So when the time came for her to seriously approach publishing a book, it had to be fantasy!

Living in Michigan (her own winterland) with her husband, three kids, and two cats, she has lots of free time … Okay, so more like she squeezes in writing time late at night when only the cats are awake to pester her.

Tucked into a quiet countryside, Kristen spends most of her time being Mommy. She loves spending time with her family and hopes that her writing will entertain and inspire them as well.

Besides writing, Kristen enjoys reading (of course!), chatting with her writer’s group, sewing, swimming, gardening, and cooking (please no baking!). She also loves doing just about everything with her kids and has come to realize that life is a lot more fun when you see it through the eyes of a child.

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Mercy’s Prince

(He Who Finds Mercy: Book 1)

By Katy Huth Jones

As second son of the King of Levathia, seventeen-year-old Valerian desires the quiet life of a scholarly monk. But when he fails to save his older brother in battle, Valerian must instead become crown prince.

While a traitorous knight schemes against him, Valerian meets Mercy, a pacifist Healer with whom he can speak mind-to-mind like the great dragons. Their bond emboldens Valerian to seek out the legendary dragons and ask for their help against the monsters who killed his brother.

Can Valerian survive the traitor’s assassins long enough to find the dragons? And if he does, can he convince them to lay aside their hatred of humans and help him save the land from destruction?

How does this book “tie” to the previous book listing?

A Mighty Fortress and Mercy’s Prince both have teen protagonists in mortal danger (and horses).

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About the Author

Katy Huth JonesKaty Huth Jones grew up in a family where creative juices overflowed and made puddles to splash in. When not writing stories of hope and light in dark places, Katy plays piccolo and flute in a regional symphony.

She lives with her husband Keith in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Their two sons, whom she homeschooled, have flown the nest and live creative lives of their own.

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A Mighty Fortress

(Hymns of the West: Book 1)

By Faith Blum

“Stay back!” Joshua ordered. He kept his eyes on the scene below while waving his arm in Ruth’s direction. “Get deeper into the woods and stay down low to the ground.”

Joshua hazarded a glance behind him. He could no longer see Ruth and breathed a sigh of relief. In one swift move, he grabbed his rifle and lay flat to the ground. Extending the rifle, he aimed at the shorter man whose gun was pointed at Bradshaw.

Joshua and Ruth Brookings are traveling by stagecoach to finally join their parents in Montana. Attacked by murderous outlaws, the teens barely escape with their lives and must survive in the barren Wyoming and Montana territories and escape the man who’s hunting them.

Seven years ago, Jed Stuart ran away from home and joined Tom’s gang. Jed is tired of the lawlessness and wants out. The only problem? He is the boss’s right-hand man and will never be able to leave. And what’s one more stagecoach robbery, anyway?

Can Joshua lean on God’s strength to keep himself and his sister alive until they find a town? Will Jed be able to face his anger or will it consume him completely? All three are running–the hunter and hunted. What will happen when they meet?

How does this book “tie” to the previous book listing?

A Mighty Fortress is also “a moving story of love and forgiveness.”

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Faith BlumFaith Blum started writing at an early age. She started even before she could read! She even thought she could write better than Dr. Seuss. Now that she’s grown up a little more, she knows she will probably never reach the success of Dr. Seuss, but that doesn’t stop her from trying.

When she isn’t writing, Faith enjoys doing many right-brained activities such as reading, crafting, writing, playing piano, and playing games with her family. One of her dreams is to visit Castle City, Montana someday to see the ghost town she chose for her characters to live in. She currently lives on a hobby farm with her family in Wisconsin.

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Shadow of Shame

Shadow of Shame: Book One of the Shadow series

By Barbara Goss

Jonas Armstrong’s sordid past forces him into a reclusive lifestyle.

But, when Ivy Jeffries falls hopelessly in love with him, he is forced to turn her against him to protect her pristine reputation—even though he wants nothing more in life than a relationship with her. Will he find a way to leave his past behind him and move forward with his life? How can he stop the enemy who is blackmailing him, and threatening to blacken his name further?

How does this book “tie” to the previous book listing?

Shadow of Shame ties into Maybe You Should Move Those Away From You because there are all sorts of addictions: overeating, drinking, drugs, sex, just to name a few. Addictions are not easy to break, and we need loved ones who care to help us. In Shadow of Shame, my hero is an eighteen-year-old who is “sowing his oats.” He broke away from God and the church with this behavior. He soon learns he now has to pay a penalty for his behavior and he feels his life is ruined. He gets himself right with God, but not with himself. He feels the guilt as a heavy burden that he must carry. He becomes a near recluse for five years until loved ones finally are able to break through his barrier of guilt. Guilt of this type is an addiction. When the woman he loves is in danger, he is forced to leave his comfort zone of five years to rescue her.

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About the Author

Barbara Goss

Barbara Masci Goss is now just Barbara Goss. Barbara Goss lives in Western New York State.

Fleming Revel published Forbidden Legacy, Captured Heart, Dangerous Illusions, and Stolen Heritage in the 90’s. After obtaining the book rights she converted them into EBooks. They are ageless stories that are begging to be read again and again.

The books have plenty of Indians, kidnappings, danger, peril, mystery, and romance to keep you turning the pages. Recently, she has written six more exciting westerns: Silent Love, The Romantic Ruse, Temptation by Moonlight, and the Hearts of Hays series: Dangerous Illusions, The Final Vow, The Kissing Bridge, and Drawn from Darkness.

Barbara’s greatest influence in writing is the 100 books written by Grace Livingston Hill. As a Christian writer she weaves a bit of godliness into the romance and adventure and her books are always clean.

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