Read the Books that Started it All!
THE MUSTARD SEED SERIES
Book #2: BRIDE OF THE SUMMERFIELDS
1882 England: The grand estate of Summerfield
needs an influx of cash.
Will a marriage to a rich American save
the Weston family’s legacy—or destroy it?
American heiress GENEVIEVE FARROW travels to Summerfield to marry
Morgan Weston, the heir to the earldom—a man she’s only met in letters.
CLARISSA WESTON returns from her secret life on the London stage seeking
acceptance and a new start. Back at Summerfield she finds a family who
has carried on without her. Can Clarissa rise above her disappointment and
find a new purpose?
Orphaned goddaughter TILDA CAVENDISH visits Summerfield Manor and
brings with her blackmail, ulterior motives, and the need to choose what
kind of woman she will become.
Former maid MOLLY WALLACE returns to Summerfield Manor to nurse an
invalid mother. She finds herself torn between an old love and a new one,
an old destiny and one beyond her imaginings.
Immerse yourself in the lives and loves
of Summerfield Manor in this,
Book #2 in the Manor House series.
1880 England: the lives and loves of manor and village intertwine. Earl
and shopkeeper, countess and clerk—all will be stunned and transformed
by a secret that begs to be revealed.
When the Weston family returns to Summerfield Manor at the close of the
London social season, both village and manor relax into their normal
existence. But for four women, turmoil awaits. Each must battle the
restrictions of her position as her faith and character are tested.
ADELAIDE WESTON, the feisty and domineering dowager countess, is
thrust out of her carefully structured life of duty by the reappearance of
her first love.
RUTH WESTON, the manor’s reclusive, guilt-ridden countess, struggles
to emerge from self-imposed exile to embrace her marriage, her family,
and the duties of her position.
Ruth’s loyal lady’s maid, MOLLY WALLACE, juggles the demands of her
job, the needs of her own tumultuous family, and a secret romance. And
LILA HAYWARD, a shopkeeper’s daughter, finds herself in love with a
viscount’s son who’s engaged to Ruth’s spoiled daughter. Lila is sorely
tested when she is obliged to act as liaison between the two, putting her
in constant contact with the man she loves but can never hope to win.
None of these women expect a decades-old secret to unsettle the balance
of her life—and the lives of everyone in Summerfield. Each will have a
choice to make between her own happiness and a truth that will turn their
carefully-ordered world upside down.
My first series was the Mustard Seed series. It was written in 1998-2000 when I was a newbie
Christian, passionate about God, faith, and Jesus! Writing this series changed me. I hope it
Recently I decided to update the contemporary novels (bringing them into 2016) but otherwise
the powerful stories remain.
It's a simple, life-changing premise:
FOUR PEOPLE RECEIVE AN ANONYMOUS INVITATION TO GO TO HAVEN, NEBRASKA ON
AUGUST 1. THEY HAVE NO IDEA WHY THEY HAVE BEEN INVITED. THEY GO ON FAITH AND
THEIR LIVES ARE CHANGED FOREVER.
These books are special to me because they mirrored my dedication to God, and the journey of finding
my own unique purpose through Him.
* Isn't it time you reignite your passion for Christ?
* Isn't it time to be inspired to change your life for the better?
* Isn't it time you accept God's invitation to find your unique purpose?
Join me in the celebration of the Mustard Seed series
and see how God uses ordinary people in extraordinary ways!
Autographed Books: If you'd like an autographed copy of one of my
books, just email me. If I have a copy in stock, I'll be happy to sell it to
you via PayPal, and send it to you with a personalized message. $14,
free shipping, USA only please.
Every month I write a devotional at Christian Fiction Online
Magazine. It's a great online magazine all about Christian
fiction--for readers and writers alike. Click here for a look-see.
I have recently become a Pinterest junkie (hold me back!) I know I've gone bonkers,
and probably will continue to do so, but if you like Pinterest as much as I like Pinterest,
Summerfields" and have a massive number of historical fashion, accessories, shoes,
portraits, crafts, and oodles of food. Sometimes I wonder if I should have lived in the
1880's. But then I wouldn't have been able to use Pinterest, so I'll accept the time I
live in, right here!
|If you prefer historical stories:
Take a look at my Manor House Series
If you like Downton Abbey,
you'll love the Summerfields