Perseverance (Short Stories Series Book 1) by Steve Stroble

Perseverance (Short Stories) (Short Stories Series Book 1)
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Perseverance (Short Stories) (Short Stories Series Book 1) 

Collection of short stories:

  1. What Smells? — Little girl’s fascination with garbage trucks takes her on a wild ride.
  2. Revenge of the Undead — Promoting and marketing self-published books turns out to be harder than it seems for an author and her book’s marketer.
  3. Riding the Bullet — Casual conversation on a high speed train escalates into unexpected consequences.
  4. The Case of the Missing Sophomore — Frantic mother hires P.I. Bobbi Heck to locate her missing daughter.
  5. OFFAL’s Last Stand — Changes intrude on a fraternal organization’s longtime members, threatening their number one source of fun and fellowship.
  6. Why Do You Look So Strange (All of a Sudden) — Life in a nursing home goes from mundane to bizarre for two of its residents.
  7. Porthole in the Fog — Small opening in a dense fog opens up some long repressed memories for a jogger.
  8. EMP Code Blue — The Mother of all solar activity leaves Earth’s nations scrambling for cover.
  9. Battling the Big CA in Sunny CA — Cancer in any form can be deadly, especially when it moves from one’s body to soul.

Perseverance (Short Stories) is book 1 in the Short Stories Series.

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Off The Streets (Another Chance Book 1) by Janice Cole Hopkins

Off The Streets

Off The Streets (Another Chance Book 1)

When Gwen McAllister is accosted behind the soup kitchen where she volunteers, she wants to repay her homeless rescuer, so she talks him into going to her home for a meal. Despite her son’s and sister’s objections, she trusts Hunter.

Hunter Nash reluctantly goes with Gwen, but he leaves as soon as he can. With the baggage he carries, the widow and her three children don’t need him around. However, circumstances put them together again, and Hunter finds it hard to keep his feelings turned off and remain uncaring. But he’s determined to protect Gwen, even from himself.

Off The Streets is part 1 of Janice Cole Hopkins’ Another Chance series.

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Day of the Bomb (Victory to Dystopia Series Book 1) by Steve Stroble

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Day of the Bomb (Victory to Dystopia Series Book 1) 

For Jason and his fiancé Thelma, the bomb meant he never had to invade Japan and maybe die or at least be wounded.

For Fred, the bomb means guilt and fear, wondering why it had to be dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki as his wife Sally tries to help him.

For Soviet and East German scientists, trying to develop a sufficient weapon of mass destruction means involuntary servitude to a nation intent on catching America in an arms race.

For a federal employee who worked where the first bomb was developed, life spirals into a search for an escape from nuclear annihilation.

When Jason discovers that radioactive fallout from the tests conducted after the war may be responsible for his child’s handicaps, he too looks for a safe haven, even if it’s only a bomb shelter.

Day of the Bomb is Book One of the Victory to Dystopia series.

The series covers the 150 years of American history from 1945, when the United States took on the mantle of the number one world superpower, until 2095, when it has descended into a dystopia controlled by private citizen technocrats and governmental bureaucrats and the computers and drones they use to control a no longer free people.

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Roslyn’s Rescue (Time-Told Tales Book 1) by Janice Cole Hopkins

Roslyn's Rescue (Time Told Tales)

Roslyn’s Rescue (Time-Told Tales Book 1)

Roslyn’s circumstances changed when her father died, and her mother fell ill. She didn’t know what would have happened if Asher, the woodcutter, had not helped them, however, the villagers think him dimwitted.

When some rogue knights try to harass Roslyn and her mother forbids her to see Asher again, things look even more dire, and her trips through the Dark Woods to see Grandmother become even more dangerous. Her grandmother keeps telling her to trust God, but will that be enough?

This classic fairy tale becomes a historical novella set in the Middle Ages. It will shed its magic and make-believe and take on a new reality that will keep readers turning pages until the end.

Roslyn’s Rescue is book 1 of the Time-Told Tales series.

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Talon, Come Fly with Me: Inspirational Story about Adventure and Growth by Gigi Sedlmayer

Come Fly With Me

Talon, Come Fly with Me: Inspirational Story about Adventure and Growth

Nine year old Matica lives in a remote village on a dry plateau in the Andes of Peru with her Australian missionary and schoolteacher parents.

Matica has a growth handicap and is trapped in the body of a two year old, causing her to be rejected by the local people, who do not allow her to play with their children.

With patience and a sense of adventure, Matica befriends a pair of condors. A strong bond and love develops between them. She rescues the egg the condors, Tamo and Tima, are trying to protect from poachers and nurtures it to hatching.

The egg hatches on her 10th birthday. She names the new fledging Talon. This is the beginning of many incredible adventures with Talon and Matica. It is a story of hope, determination and love.

Come Fly With Me is Book 1 in the Talon series.

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Mountain Storms (In From The Storm Book 1) by Janice Cole Hopkins

Mountain Storms
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Mountain Storms (In from the Storms Book 1)

When her family situation worsens, Aileas Douglas runs away, but she’s unprepared for the Wyoming mountains. A friendly dog leads her to safety, but his master just might pose the most danger of all, especially to her heart.

Wounded in the Civil War and deserted by his betrothed, Ian MacGregor becomes a recluse in a remote cabin in Wyoming Territory. He thinks Aileas might be an angel when she appears beside his sickbed, but even later, he’s drawn to her in ways he doesn’t understand. However, no woman would ever be interested in him now, and he needs to protect himself from another heartbreak, but is this even possible where Aileas is concerned?

Mountain Storms can be read as a standalone or part of the trilogy. It does have a definite ending, although the family’s story continues.

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Cassandra and the Cowboy (Texas Treasures Book 1) by Janine Mick Wills

Cassandra and the Cowboy (Texas Treasures Book 1)

Cassandra and the Cowboy (Texas Treasures Book 1)

Cassandra Pickett is one prayer away from giving up on God.

The tragic death of her father and the devastating results of the Great Drought of 1886 have centered the family ranch in the crosshairs of the Goose Neck Ridge Bank of Texas. Desperate to save the Triple P, Cassandra sees only one option: marriage to Phillip Brigham, the local cattle baron, who has promised to repay her father’s loan.

Matt Atkins is a man driven by his mission.

When the enigmatic cowboy shows up looking for a job, he convinces Cassandra that he’ll be an asset to the ranch. As they work side by side, Cassandra’s feelings for Matt deepen, and she envisions the possibility of marrying for love, not for necessity. But her dreams are shattered when she discovers that Matt harbors a hidden agenda for the Triple P. Will Cassandra have to turn to Phillip after all, or will God take the shards of her broken dreams and create something beyond what she dared hope for?

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Lonesome Wolf (Klein Creek Book 1) by Lanna Webb

Lonesome Wolf (Klein Creek Book 1)

A woman on her own in Texas struggles to overcome hardships.

A man alone on the rugged frontier works to overcome prejudices.

Through frontier hospitality, faith in God, and shared trouble, they forge an untraditional and potentially dangerous friendship – a friendship they strive to keep from becoming a relationship, each locking deeper feelings inside for the sake of the other.

But it seems God has other plans, and it isn’t long before they realize they have a decision to make: choose to work together and face their problems as partners, or remain apart and fight their battles alone.

Their story is a heartwarming tale about how God’s laws and love supersede man’s, how man’s obstacles are God’s opportunities, and how doubts in oneself become faith in Him.

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Bakersfield (Americana Series Book 1) by Steve Stroble

Bakersfield: Short read Two hours or more (65-100 pages) (Americana Series Book 1)
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Bakersfield: Short read Two hours or more (65-100 pages) (Americana Series Book 1)

Wayne Sundowner’s life unravels after his mother abandons him at the police station and only his Grandma Cathy agrees to take custody of him. Stuck in Bakersfield, Wayne learns details of his past that enrage him even more.

An acquaintance, Rex Lafyte, tries to mentor Wayne by offering him work and a lot of advice. But Rex has problems of his own, including trying to help his dying mother and as a result, owing a lot of money to unseemly characters.

And why is a federal agent after Rex?

Bakersfield is Book 1 in the Americana Series, which takes a look at America during different phases of its history. Each book in the series can be read as a stand alone.

  • Book 1 in the series in “Bakersfield”
  • Book 2 in the series is “ME.”
  • Book 3 in the series is “1838.”
  • Book 4 in the series is “1966.”
  • Book 5 in the series is “Why Have You Come to Our Land?”

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Promise (The Farmers Book 1) by Janice Cole Hopkins

Promise
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Promise (The Farmers Book 1)

When the court sends a black teen to live on the farm of an older, white couple, all three lives began to change.

Isaac wants to stay out of trouble, but trouble seems to keep finding him anyway. As he struggles to stay true to his new-found faith, prejudice and city friends threaten to pull him back. When even his girlfriend won’t speak to him, he knows he needs to come up with a different plan than he’s been using.

How can someone used to taking care of himself and his siblings learn to rely on God?

Promise is part one of The Farmers Trilogy.

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