The contemporary novels are in two series which somehow merged when I wasn’t expecting it. There are two companion romances which take place during the same time period as Book 3 of the David’s Song Series. The dates beside the novels are the time periods covered in the stories so you can read them in chronological order. See Novels By on the main Novels page to view when each was actually written and approximate word count. As I complete pages with downloadable files of each novel, you will be able to click on the novel titles. If there are titles I haven’t yet put online and you’d like to read them drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org . Knowing readers are waiting will keep me motivated to keep updating these pages.
David has only known pain in his young life until he runs away and is taken in by Elizabeth. This is his story and how he grows and learns to live with his past. It is also the story of all those he encounters. It has actually grown into quite a soap opera.
Book 1: All Things Work Together (Dec. 1992 – Dec. 1996)
Book 2: For Good to Those Who Love God (Dec. 1996 – Jan. 1998)
Book 3: Weak and Foolish Things (Mar. 2000 – Dec. 2000)
Book 4: Not Many Mighty Nor Noble (Feb. 2001 – Sept. 2001)
Book 5: But God, Being Rich in Mercy (Sept. 2001 – Dec. 2001)
Book 6: Because of His Great Love (Dec. 2001 – Feb. 2002)
Book 7: David & Kyle (Oct. 2004 – Dec. 2004) Readers may wish to read The Accident series below before reading this book. Yes, we need to work on these titles.
Book 8: Michael (Feb. 2005 – April 2005)
Book 9: Malachi (May 2005 – July 2005)
Book 10: Wesley (July 2005 – Dec. 2005)
Book 11: Andre Michel Dilon (Jan. 2006 – Feb. 2006)
Book 12: Andre continued (Feb. 2006 – Mar. 2006)
Book 13: Nash & Jacob (May 2006 – Aug. 2006)
Book 14: Fall term (Sept. 2006 –
Companion Novels to David’s Song
These are two romances in which David does not appear, but he is mentioned and supporting people in David’s life are also here. These were particularly challenging as by the time I was working on Pastor’s Promise I was using the same timeline for the third time and had to take into consideration what was already written. These were my attempts to write for the romance market, but at a certain point in Pastor’s Promise I had to decide if I wanted to remain completely non-controversial so that the CBA would want me, or write what my character would feel is true. I stayed with my vision, and the controversial section actually goes along with the whole theme. I like the book that emerged and have wrestled with writing for myself, for God or for market. That is why these are free. I enjoy writing and if one person is encouraged or enlightened or just plain enjoyed my ramblings then that should be enough (she tells herself repeatedly.)
Angels & Bettas (Early 2000)
Pastor’s Promise (Early 2000)
These books began because I was attempting to break into print with romance and I came up with this four part series. A tragic accident affects three college roommates and one who joins them. Each is a romance with an underlying theme of forgiveness running through it. Everything was fine until I reached the fourth book. Something wasn’t right. I wanted to end with a bang, but was I wrapping up the drama too soon, and what was happening with my previously happy couples? I set the book aside, and occasionally read through the series hoping for insight, but nothing happened for years. And then… Well, I won’t give it all away, but now I no longer care that it’s the perfect romance. It’s just characters and their lives. Yes, more drama!
Book 1: Scott’s Struggle (May 1998 – July 1998)
Book 2: Shane’s Secret (Aug. 1998 – Oct. 1998)
Book 3: Kyle’s Compassion (Dec. 2003 – Mar. 2004)
Book 4: Elijah’s Exile (June 2004 – Oct. 2004)