Welcome to Day 9 of the Spring Fever Promo. Today’s Featured Author #8 is me! Feels a little weird to write a post about ME on my own blog, but hey – it’s my day to join the Spring Fever fun, so here goes. I’m the author of the award-winning Chain of Lakes series. My stories show an extraordinary God at work in ordinary life. Residing in the Twin Cities, I’m the wife of a juggling, unicycling physical education teacher, mom to two amazing kids and two wonderful in-law kids, and a very proud grandma.
While my featured book is The Color of Truth, here’s a bit about all of the books in the Chain of Lakes series. Click on the titles for purchasing options.
SHATTERED IMAGE (Book 1): Just a mall-town Iowa boy, Peter is living his dream of music, fame, and the celebrity life but secretly wonders why it’s not what he expected. Fired from the only job she knows how to do, smiling pretty for the camera, Kiera struggles to make sense of life outside the spotlight.
DANCE OF GRACE (Book 2): Vanessa has lost everything and is angry at everyone, including God. Especially God. Kurt leaps at the chance to live his dream but finds it may be easier to build a house of cards than a safe haven for troubled kids.
THE COLOR OF TRUTH (Book 3): Sam managed to pull his life together after some rocky teen years, only to have his new life blown to bits. Marti believes the lies she’s lived under her whole life; she’s never known anything different. A better life seems unattainable to both of them.
These true to life characters struggle with issues just like anyone else—identity, forgiveness, redemption, grief. Who am I? What am I supposed to be doing? Is there a way out of the chaos of my life? All of them learn lessons they never expected, truths that seemed impossible to believe, and discover forgiveness, joy, and love along the way.
My next book, Open Circle, will release later this spring, and I couldn’t be more excited! Here’s a bit about the story and a peek at the cover. I have a very special place in my heart for those with dementia or Alzheimer’s, and especially those working in the aging industry. This book is my simple way of recognizing those lovely, hard-working, underpaid people!
Mindy Lee “Minnie” Carlson’s dream job has dropped into her hands, but there’s a catch. She has four months to revive Open Circle, the town’s only Senior Adult Day Center, or the doors will close, leaving her beloved seniors stranded, and eliminating the only job she’s ever wanted.
Globe-trotting photographer Jackson Young documents the forgotten people of the world, focusing on the poor and elderly. After decades on the road, he’s stunned to learn his beloved Grandma Em is still alive in the small town he’d had to leave decades earlier.
Overjoyed, Jackson sweeps back into town to reconnect with her and discovers she’s been Minnie’s adopted grandma for the past twenty years. When Grandma Em has a stroke, his ideas about her care pit him against Minnie’s determination and expertise. For Grandma Em’s sake, and the future of Open Circle, they’ll need to do the impossible—find a way to work together.
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Here’s the link for today’s chance to win: a Rafflecopter giveaway
And today’s Word of the Day is: extraordinary
Come back tomorrow to meet our last featured author, Shannon Taylor Vannatter!