Historical Fiction Author


*2021 Christy Award Finalist*
*2021 Selah Award Finalist*

A story waits to be told. When young Lorena Leland begins to write it down, what she discovers will change her forever. 

*Starred review*
Shocklee (The Planter's Daughter) beautifully unveils Frankie's past while developing Lorena's awareness of inequality. Though set years ago, this title resonates today, as many struggle with the same issues and questions of racial reconciliation. With its haunting message of forgiveness, this is a must-buy for any Christian or historical fiction collection.
~ Library Journal

Shocklee (The Women of Rose Hill) grapples with the legacy of slavery in this rousing yet uneven inspirational romance.Shocklee elevates the redemptive power of remorse and the grace of forgiveness in this moving saga. ~ Publisher's Weekly

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count your nights by stars, not shadows.
count your life with smiles, not tears.

1961. After a longtime resident at Nashville’s historic Maxwell House Hotel suffers a debilitating stroke, Audrey Whitfield is tasked with cleaning out the reclusive woman’s room. There, she discovers an elaborate scrapbook filled with memorabilia from the Tennessee Centennial Exposition. Love notes on the backs of unmailed postcards inside capture Audrey’s imagination with hints of a forbidden romance . . . and troubling revelations about the disappearance of young women at the exposition. Audrey enlists the help of a handsome hotel guest as she tracks down clues and information about the mysterious “Peaches” and her regrets over one fateful day, nearly sixty-five years earlier.
1897. Outspoken and forward-thinking Priscilla Nichols isn’t willing to settle for just any man. She’s still holding out hope for love when she meets Luca Moretti on the eve of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition. Charmed by the Italian immigrant’s boldness, Priscilla spends time exploring the wonderous sights of the expo with Luca—until a darkness overshadows the monthslong event. Haunted by a terrible truth, Priscilla and Luca are sent down separate paths as the night’s stars fade into dawn.
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Book One in
The Women of Rose Hill

"... realistic setting, believable characters, and gripping storyline ..."    ~Kim Vogel Sawyer, award-winning author of My Heart Remembers

"... an inspiring story of love and courage."  ~Dorothy Love, author of Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Grey

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Book Two in
The Women of Rose Hill

"The Widow of Rose Hill illuminates the turmoil of a nation in the aftermath of war and creates a portrait of healing, restoration and hope."
~Allison Pittman, author of Loving Luther

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History. Hope. Healing.

History teaches us about life. About hope. And about healing. As an author of historical fiction, I make every effort to let the lives of my characters shine a light on the hope and healing found only in Jesus Christ. I don't make it easy on them, because life is not easy. They must go through the same trials and tribulations that you and I experience walking this earth. 

But there is hope! There is healing. Just look through history.

Thanks for stopping by. God bless you as you create your own history!


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