After the sudden disappearance of her parents, Nyla Cruz was left with the care of her younger brother and aged grandmother. After World War 3 began, famine, violence, and disease ravaged the planet, transforming the calm world she once knew into hell on earth. With the arrival of the Neflams, hope returned, bringing a semi-peace under the New World Union. Now, all Nyla wants to do is use her position as leader of a NWU Peace Keeping team to imprison all Deviants—the ones who caused all earth’s troubles. When a chance arises to infiltrate a local group, she agrees to go undercover. Their leader, a preacher named Daniel Cain, is on the NWU top-wanted list, and his capture could mean a huge promotion and a chance to change the world for the better.
After recovering from the shock of being left behind, ex-Navy Seal Calan Walker is determined to overcome his past mistakes and be a powerful force in the Kingdom of God. So, when he is recruited to be a bodyguard for the greatest Tribulation evangelist, Daniel Cain, he jumps at it. He learns much under Daniel’s tutelage, but when a beautiful woman weaves her way into their underground church, he is suspicious, yet intrigued and enamored. He cannot allow his heart to rule over his head. Never again.
As the earth endures the first half of the Tribulation, Angels are dispatched to aid and defend the remaining saints. Their job? Do not interfere in free will but battle all evil attacks by Satan’s warriors. However, that becomes more and more difficult as countless hordes of evil beings are being unleashed across the globe.
In the not too distant future… Wars, plagues, and famines ravage the world, immorality and violence are rampant, and the Bible is outlawed. Angelica Smoke, a single mother and cocktail waitress, ascends the steps of a megachurch to deliver a message from God to the one man she hoped to never see again.
That message thrusts world-famous pastor Daniel Cain into a whirlwind of confusion, causing him to seek out Angelica and demand an explanation. But the woman broke his heart once and is now involved in a fanatical cult. Even being seen with her could damage his career. Still, he cannot stay away, and the more time he spends with her, the more he begins to doubt everything he believes.
Angelica is a seer. God grants her visions of the future, but she has no idea what to do with them. Her top priority is protecting her son—from the world, the culture, the devil, and especially from Daniel. But God keeps throwing them together, causing her fears to rise and reopening old wounds that threaten to tear her soul apart. Angels watch over the couple, protecting and hoping they will make the right choices. But the angels are limited in what they can do as the end of the age comes to a close and the spiritual battles intensify, not only for Angelica and Daniel, but for all humanity.
Not since the Left Behind series has there been a more compelling and eye-opening novel. Taut, tense, and totally unpredictable, When Angels Cry is a powerful love story not only for the heart and soul, but one for the ages—especially the age to come. — Julie Lessman, award-winning author of the Daughters of Boston, Winds of Change, and Isle of Hope series.
Action-packed and thrilling, When Angels Cry is not only a great read but a thought-provoking tale. In the flavor of Peretti and Left Behind, this story paints a vivid picture of what things might be like in the last days. ~ Michelle Griep, author of The Captive Heart & Brentwood’s Ward Amazon Categories >Suspense >Contemporary Romance >Inspirational Romance >Christian Romance
Being a sincere believer in the Lord God, I was drawn to this end-times story… I will admit that I had a very hard time picking up a book and getting into the storyline after my Dad passed. But I started to read ” When Angels Cry ” and was unable to put it down. We all long to know details of what is going to happen as we see the time of the Lord’s return drawing closer… This started to become more real to me in reading this engaging story. I could really relate with the characters, especially Angelica as a single mom, in a time when nothing seemed stable and trials were had at every turn in life. Being a single mom with a teenage son can be a challenge for sure. ( I love and am close to my son Daniel and we are close ) Much of this story tugged at my heart, having been a single mom a few times in my life. Our desire to protect, teach and guide our children, is a great calling in this life!
I had never given thought to what roles angels play in our lives, though I knew they were real and in the bible, it says that God ” He gives his angels charge over us “. Marylu brings this into seeing how they interact in our lives for good or evil. Yes, there are good ” guardian angels ” and evil ” fallen angels ” who are involved in our lives daily guiding and protecting us or those that are waiting for us to fall and fail in our walk with the Lord, through trials and temptations. If you never thought of them being intimately involved in your day-to-day living of life, this will change your mind and make you consider areas of your life, where angels will be present.
MaryLu brings this story with its twists and turns to life as only she can do! Her writing style and attention to detail will draw you into the story, making you feel like you are right there, at the beach or at work as Angelica herself! MaryLu’s ability to build relationships between characters with an intriguing yet at times heart-racing tale will keep you reading for hours! I didn’t want to put this book down, even when life dictated I must!
If you are not a believer… I hope you will consider faith in a new light after reading ” When Angels Cry ” I hope that this book will bring you to a place as it did me where I had to consider things unseen, but yet real… If you are a believer… This will challenge your faith and through Angelica’s life and trials and her love for others, challenge you to walk in love and to share your own journey with others…
As times become more full of trails and at times dangerous… What choices will you make? What will we endure? Will be remain strong without fear or will be buckle under the pressures of life?
Though this story was written in 2017, It will grip your heart, bring you through a mix of emotions and cause you to feel it was written today…
If you are looking for a tale to warm your heart, mind, and soul this winter, you will want to get this on Kindle while it is free! (Jan 16th thru 20th) The sequel comes out really soon! You can pre-Order ” When Angel’s Battle ” Today
About the Author
In the 10 years that I have been known MaryLu, as an author when we met on The Book Club Network, where we met on a book chat and I read one of her books for the first time… though today when we are not just friends but we are true ” Family ” She has been nothing short of a miracle and she is faith-filled, holy spirit guided and ever a blessing! She has a heart for people and is a wonderful person. I might be slightly partial but she is one of the finest authors in Christian Fiction today.
Award-winning and best-selling author, MaryLu Tyndall dreamt of pirates and sea-faring adventures during her childhood days on Florida’s Coast. After obtaining a degree in Math and working as a software engineer for 15 years, she decided to test the waters as a writer. With now more than seventeen books published, she makes no excuses for the deeply spiritual themes embedded within her romantic adventures. As a follower of Christ, her stories often reflect her own journey and walk with God. Her hope is that readers will not only be entertained but will be brought closer to the Creator who loves them beyond measure. In a culture that accepts the occult, wizards, zombies, and vampires without batting an eye, MaryLu hopes to show the awesome present and powerful acts of God in a dying world. MaryLu makes her home with her husband, six children, two grandkids, and three cats on the California coast, where her imagination still surges with the sea.
We live in a world spiraling through time to an appointed meeting with the One who set everything in motion. The family is being challenged on nearly every front by the media, politically, educationally, by crumbling morals, and by those who have lost the ability to discern truth or see God. Many searches for answers, often wandering in the darkness, not knowing where to find peace and safety, and the blind are leading the blind into a ditch.
There are eternal truths we can find if we seek them-if we can recognize them.
The Narrow Path Trilogy weaves threads from before the dawn of time, when angels rebelled and the dark, broken days of Earth began. In order for a marriage and a family to survive the tribulation, the reign of terror of the Emperor, the children’s prison, the re-education camp, trans-humanism, the horrors of war, PTSD, super soldiers, genetic engineering, artificial intelligence, the great deception and falling away, betrayal of family and friends and the love of many growing cold; deep faith in God and extreme courage are required.
Manhunt is the first book in the Narrow Path Trilogy It will lead you on a journey through an ancient garden towards a celestial city, using the genre of Christian fiction to remind us of the principles we know are true. It allows us to remember them, to find them, and ultimately takes us on the narrow path towards our eternal home. God did not promise it would be easy. He said the days ahead would be the worst the people of Earth have ever seen. But He did tell us He would never leave us or forsake us. He alone has the words of life. He bids us follow. Once on this path you will never be the same. Come…
About the Author
Rena was born near a fascinating tide pool in Vancouver, BC. (She loves tide pools, painting, reading, writing, coffee.) She was a teacher for 18 years. She and her husband Hendrik-Jan are blessed with four amazing children. Rena has had the amazing opportunity to travel the globe as an Ambassador with the Department of Eternal Affairs.
She began writing her story — one of rejection, betrayal, and healing from brokenness — while sitting under a mosquito net in China. Two years later she put all the scribbly notes together at a guest house in Haifa, Israel. “A Life Set Free” was born. Rena has authored several more books: “Mommy & Baby’s Journal”, “Bubs Bunny Goes to Camp”, and her latest book, “MANHUNT” — Book 1 in “The Narrow Path Trilogy”.
God took an abandoned, fearful child and is using her life to show the impossible is possible when our lives are surrendered to Him. He can do more than we ask or think.
Hi, Linda! Thank you so much for having me on your blog! I am so excited to share my brand new novella with your readers. It is part of the Lessons on Love schoolteacher historical romance collection by Barbour which just released this week Oct 1.
I had a lot of fun researching for my novella “Something Old, Something New” to recreate an early 19th century New York village along the Hudson River within a day’s travel to New York City. Westchester County is a large and wealthy county which earned that distinction early in its history. By 1840 the Erie Canal had been operational for several years, only increasing commerce up the Hudson to the waterway that would link east to west. The land was rich in timber and natural resources. Its natural sylvan beauty inspired an art movement—the Hudson River School of Art, and the American literary classics of novelist Washington Irving.
Into this setting, I dropped a culture of Old Dutch Reform catechism, and a thriving community of Jewish scholars, artisans, and professionals. These diverse backgrounds provide chemistry aplenty between the hero and heroine. Joshua Blake is the nephew of the town mayor, and though he comes from the traditions of the hardworking and practical Dutch, he brings the influence of New York revivalist Charles Finney, his mentor. Joshua represents the new, bringing fresh thought, fresh ambitions and fresh energy to a village set in its ways. Golda Jacobs represents something old, the traditions of her family, her scholarly upbringing, and the Torah.
The story opens up as Golda mourns the loss of her father, the beloved community schoolmaster, on a prescribed day of mourning which happens to coincide with a high Jewish Holy Day, Yom Kippur. Prior to this, the Jewish calendar begins the New Year on Rosh Hashana and the time between the two is known as the Ten Days of Awe, a time of introspection and self-evaluation in preparation for The Day of Atonement. It is ten days wherein a believer can repent and change their destiny for the new year, but on Yom Kippur, the books are closed and one’s fate is sealed.
It is on this fateful day that Golda meets Joshua, and their course is set—their academic course, as well as their destiny. The mayor wants his nephew to teach, but Golda isn’t ready to relinquish her father’s desk and curriculum. Sparks will fly, igniting a fire that will reach the whole community. Can love, cooperation, and common ground allow new and old to coincide and even thrive?
Four schoolteachers find more than they bargained for in their contracts. Class is in session on the four R’s: reading, ‘riting, ‘rithmatic, and romance!
Something Old, Something New by Kathleen L. Maher
New York, 1840
Her father’s sudden death makes Gilda Jacobs the new schoolmaster, but to teach Christian curriculum she partners with fire-and-brimstone revivalist Joshua Blake, who learns a lesson in love.
Love in Any Language by Susanne Dietze
Mary Clarence teaches English to the children of Swedish immigrants, but when her favorite students’ widowed father, Kristofer Nilsson, is accused of robbery, she’s determined to clear his name.
In Desperate Straits by Carrie Fancett Pagels
Mackinac Island, Michigan, 1894
Desperate for work, Margaret Hadley dresses as a young man to secure a dray driver’s position. When soldiers at the fort threaten her, Mackinac Island’s newest teacher, Jesse Huntington, intervenes.
A Song in the Night by Rita Gerlach
Karin Wiles longs to share the uplifting power of music with children. But when she seeks to improve a poorly run school and include orphans, Nathaniel Archer delivers harsh words of opposition from the school board.
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After Tragedy claimed her husband’s life and her son’s ability to walk, Hannah King doesn’t want a new man. She has her family, home, and mounting debts. Scarred Amish bachelor Jacob Schrock offers Hannah the job she desperately needs. But while Hannah helps Jacob resolve his accounting issues, can she and her little boy also heal his wounded heart?
Author Vannetta Chapman
Vannetta is a very down to earth, caring person and a sweet friend to all who know her. She never lacks to bring touching stories that will warm the heart, even when sadness or loss is at the heart of a story. You will really enjoy her Full of Grace Fiction. Her sweet and caring character shines through all her wonderful stories.
All her books are stories of light, hope, and truth. Stories that at least for a moment touch the deepest places in our heart.
A Widow’s Hope is a sweet and touching story of a young widow and her handicapped son and also a story about a young man who bears his own scars of his parent’s death. Though these two know each other from their past, they hardly thought they would see each other again. Will pain keep them from finding love? or will all the hurt from the past keep them apart?
I really liked the characters in this story, especially Hannah’s mother who seems to have some wisdom about things and is looking out for what is best for Hannah. Being a mom I can relate to her and her wanting to see her daughter not grieving for too long over the death of her husband. Also for her and her husbands love for Hannah and her son who now live with them.
This story touched my heart as I was/am grieving the loss of two of the most spiritual men in my life. Grief is not always hard to go through and letting go of the past and forging a new future is hard. Doing it with children seems even harder, though they are more resilient and more accepting of new things at times.
I believe anyone who is dealing with loss, grief or who deals with a disability would really grow from reading this story. It is a book for everyone in the family to enjoy! Vannetta as always brings us a heartwarming story for all ages. You won’t be disappointed by this first book in her Amish Brides series.
When War Reaches Clarissa’s Back Door, the Trustworthy Become Even Fewer.
Journey into Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, of 1863 where Clarissa Avery Ross lives a full life. By day she is the daughter of a respectable shoemaker being courted by seminary student Kyle Forrester. But by night she is a conductor on the Underground Railroad, working with a mysterious man called Liberty. She would like to share her work with Kyle, but he refuses to enlist when the war breaks out. How can she remain true to a man being labeled a coward? When the war comes to her back door in an epic battle, the greatest challenges to her faith and love are yet to come.
Murray Andrew Pura was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and has traveled extensively throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Ordained as a Baptist minister in 1986, Pura has served five churches in Canada and headlined numerous speaking engagements in Canada and the United States. He has five books published, was a contributor to the Life With God Bible, has been a finalist for The Paraclete Fiction Award, The Dartmouth Book Award, and The John Spencer Hill Literary Award, and has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2010 Kobzar Literary Award of Canada
We hope you enjoy our little video we made to share the books we read !
These are not just some small reading books for little ones. These are books filled with a whole lot of information on each time period. They could be read to younger children ages 4 to 8 , but they make excellent books for advanced readers ages 9 to 15 year old.
In If you were me and lived in Colonial America, you will learn about Puritans and Separatists, their differences and why they wanted to come to the new land. Learning about this and how government was set up in Colonial America, helped the children to see that rules were meant to help us live more peaceable lives and ensure everyone’s safety and survival. Reading about how their homes were built, what they ate and how they lived actually made the kids see that , they themselves have life really easy today.
In If you were me and Lived in the American West , You will learn things like what kind of food you might eat on the Oregon Trail, the clothes you would wear in the American West, what your name might have been in the 19th century, and what children did for fun once their many chores were done. I think this gave the children a view into the time period from a child’s point of view. For us that was important as they viewed History as mundane and reading this gave them more understanding and made them realize that History is anything but boring !
In if you were me and Lived in Elizabethan England, We learned about the differences between living there today and living there over 400 years ago. What folks ate and the differences between that was eaten by the Rich and the Poor ! We also learned about what the differences in clothing were. Also what people did for work. The children got to see what it was like for others in another culture then our own. Yet it was a culture that some of our family heritage came from.
Each book gives a rich history as well as people who influenced that era and told about them. The illustrations are very colorful and hold your attention as you look at each to see what is included in them. They are simple yet beautiful. Each book also includes a very nice sized glossary in them, one that could be used for Spelling and Vocabulary lessons if one wished to. We personally loved Carole’s books and I feel as a homeschooling mom that they really enriched our studies by giving us more understanding of our heritage and the lives of others. They are a fun and exciting way to add value to your studying or just reading for fun ! I like the way Carole writes so that the content covered is presented in a easy way for children to understand the historical era being talked about in her books. Although my teen girls thought Colonial America was a bit on the little kids picture wise, I still feel it portrayed the content desired being taught. My Ten year old son thought they were great and as you can see in the video he enjoyed reading them to me and hearing them read to him. I hope you will consider giving these books we read and other books Carole has written a place in the lives of your children.
About the Author
Carole P. Roman is the award-winning author of over fifty children’s books. Whether it’s pirates, princesses, or discovering the world around us, her books have enchanted educators, parents, and her diverse audience of children. She hosts two blog radio programs and is one of the founders of a new magazine, Indie Author’s Monthly. She’s been interviewed twice by Forbes Magazine. Carole has co-authored a self-help book, Navigating Indieworld: A Beginners Guide to Self-Publishing and Marketing. Oh Susannah is her first Early Reader Chapter book series. She lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children and grandchildren.
Her series includes:
Captain No Beard
If You Were Me and Lived in- Cultural
If You Were Me and Lived in- Historical
Oh Susannah- Early Reader
Navigating Indieworld- with co-author Julie A. Gerber
Indieworld Marketing- with co-authors Angela Hausman and Julie A. Gerber
Mail-Order Brides Romance Collection contains 9 stories of brides who found marriage before love. My story, A Train Ride to Heartbreak, is set in 1895 on a train heading west to California. John Stewart needs a wife. Mary Johannson needs a home. On her way west, Mary falls in love with another. Now both must choose between commitment and true love.
Seventeen year old Marilla Eckert is in love with Langdon “Lang” Prescott, her family’s hired farm hand, unaware of his passionate feelings toward her older sister Delia. When Delia weds a longtime beau, Lang settles for Marilla instead, despite his continued longing and intent to someday win Delia away from her husband. Marilla soon realizes where Lang’s devotion truly lies, yet she presses on, giving everything she has to offer, convinced she can still gain his love.
Then America steps into the Great War. The men are sent a world away to fight, and Marilla’s cares, coupled with the lack of her husband’s favor, finally wear her thin. When heartache and disaster strikes on every front, and Marilla’s hour of need leads her elsewhere for comfort, will each of them wind up too broken to ever find their hearts’ true homes?
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