Hi, friends! I’m SO excited that you dropped by! For those who have asked about my books and a suggested reading order, I’ve created this page. On it, you’ll find all of my books listed along with descriptions and links straight to Amazon. While each book is a standalone novel with NO cliffhangers or background information needed, reading them in the order they were written in will keep from spoiling any surprises if you intend to read them all. (And all but two of the titles are in Kindle Unlimited, which means you can read them for free with your subscription!)
Hope this helps! Happy reading!
Resolutions (March 2013)
Three friends, ten resolutions, and a year full of big life changes.
For Emily Fisher and her friends, New Year’s Eve has never been about more than eating cake and watching the minutes until midnight disappear. This year, though, Emily, Sara, and Melissa decide that as they approach the age of thirty, they’re going to make some bold resolutions together and see them through in the year ahead, never guessing how dramatically life will change for them in the process.
As the daughter of a megachurch pastor and the assistant to a sensational and exhausting wedding coordinator, Emily already has her hands full. Using the resolutions as a challenge to make life about more than being a mindless drone at work, she ventures out of her comfort zone – trying new hobbies, picking up new exercise habits, travelling abroad, helping out in new ways at church, DATING – and discovers in the process that there’s more to life than weddings and work. When her family experiences unexpected hardships, Emily is forced to re-evaluate all of her priorities, and the lessons she learns lead her to stronger faith, a new dream for her career, and a romance greater than any that she could have imagined for herself.
Different Stars (June 2013)
For Sara Wright, life is perfect. She has a booming ministry overseas, fulfilling friendships, and a great sense of contentment in all that she’s accomplished. When the call comes from the mission board informing her that she’s being moved to a small country in Africa, she anticipates even better success and triumphs in her ministry, her personal life, and her future.
Upon arrival, though, she discovers that Namibia is different. There’s the language barrier, the loneliness, the poverty, and the all but impossible ministry task ahead of her. To top it all off, there’s also the frustrating and enigmatic Daniel Boyd, the only other missionary in the country, who annoys her almost as much as he fascinates her.
As Sara learns what it really means to be satisfied with Christ alone, she sees God do amazing things in the relationships around her. When it comes to trusting Him with all of her future, though, will she be able to trust and do what He’s called her to?
Just Breathe (August 2013) JUST 99 CENTS ON AMAZON!
Kenji Fisher and Tara Blair have been best friends from the moment that they met. Through the seasons of life, they’ve grown together and stayed just what they were from the beginning — just friends.
As their work sends them on a project to Japan, they begin to appreciate one another in new ways, all as they question what they’ve believed, who they’ve been, and who they can be. Half a world away from everything familiar, they experience everything new together, reminding themselves, again and again, to breathe.
Best Day Ever (September 2013)
Chloe Thibideaux is running out of options. College didn’t work out. Her parents took away all of her credit cards. And her social life? Yeah, that fell completely apart through no fault of her own. Homeless, alone, and in serious need of some retail therapy, she’s forced to beg her brother, Beau, and his wife, Melissa, to let her stay with them until she can figure out what she’s going to do with the rest of her life.
As she discovers abilities, talents, and dreams she never knew she had before, she begins to learn about who she is in Christ. With the help of her new community of friends, which includes the “smokin’ hot” Pastor Stephen, Chloe is becoming someone completely new… but will her past and her own defeated feelings keep her from all that God has in store for her?
Even Still (October 2013)
Abby knew, from the moment she married Stu, just exactly what the rest of their lives would look like. There would be security, stability, and above all else, predictability. All of the hurts she had experienced as a child through her father’s own failed ministry and the turmoil suffered at the hands of the church were going to be a distant, unpleasant memory.
Stu knew from the moment he began his career that he was in the wrong place. Determined to change the world, he embraced a calling that didn’t fit who he had become in Christ. Disillusioned and discouraged, he began to believe that God’s calling for him wasn’t to change the world but to change eternity in the hearts of people through ministry.
As they find themselves in a place they never anticipated, Abby and Stu begin to ask themselves some very hard questions. What happens when the future you’ve been promised has changed? What happens when the road ahead is full of unanswered questions?
And can marriage and love survive even still, even when people aren’t who they were?
Ready or Not (December 2013)
Sophia Renee Thibideaux doesn’t need anyone.
With a business empire to rule over, men to admire her from afar, and a perfectly ordered, perfectly put together life, she’s content and in control. Until the right man turns out to be the wrong man, her business begins to morph into something horrendously tacky, and she finds herself stuck half a world away on a mercy mission to a friend in need. To further complicate matters, the odd pilot commissioned to translate for her as she does business overseas forces her to take a critical look at all she once thought to be true about life, herself, and God… all while speaking to her heart in a way no man has ever managed to do before.
As everything changes very quickly around her, Sophie begins to consider not what she needs but what she wants. Will she have enough faith to step out and take it?
A Little Faith (December 2013)
Faith Hayes is good at solving mysteries.
But when you’re eight years old, some mysteries are just too big to solve all on your own. As the summer ends and a new school year begins, Faith encounters one mystery after another as life changes unexpectedly for her and her family.
With the help of her sister, Gracie, she works on solving every last mystery and learns along the way that even if she can’t always know what’s up ahead, she can always trust that Jesus knows what He’s doing.
She just has to have a little faith.
Promises Kept (January 2014)
It has been a season of loss and grief for Chelsea and her children. With so many burdens to bear and no relief in sight, she makes the move to a new place, hoping for change and a happier ending to their story. Just as their futures are being wonderfully rewritten, Chelsea discovers a secret that challenges all that she thought to be true about love, trust, and keeping promises.
Beyond the Game (March 2014)
Sadie Morales never loses. She’s built her life on working hard, making great choices, and shooting for perfection in all that she does. When her friendship with goofy, ugly basketball star Trent Patterson threatens all of her plans, she finds herself questioning all that she thought to be true about life, love, and loss. Will she find that there’s grace beyond the game, or will she simply run away from what God has for her?
Just Friends (May 2014)
Rachel Finn is always just a friend. When the man of her dreams marries someone else, she begins to wonder if she’s been missing out on life and shortchanging Christ in the process. That’s when she runs, very literally, into Micah Johnson.
Micah is content to be alone after a failed relationship destroyed any trust he had in women. Still, he finds himself welcoming Rachel’s friendship and valuing her thoughts, especially when his sister’s plans threaten to change his entire future.
Will Rachel and Micah learn together that giving Christ everything means giving every day to Him and having the faith to trust Him? And is there more to their relationship than being just friends?
A New Tune (June 2014)
Marie Boyd knows what it means to be a stranger in a strange land. When she left her native Namibia for the United States, she found her identity in Christ for the first time. Years later, though, she still struggles to feel truly at home anywhere, reconciling who she was half a world away with who she is now and who she’ll be.
Scott Huntington knows what it means to be the odd man out. While the rest of his family lives for Christ, he has no need for faith. When his work leads him right back into church, he asks himself some hard questions about what grace really is and why it makes a difference.
As they meet up on their very different journeys, Scott and Marie find themselves wrestling with questions of love, faith, identity, and grace in Christ… and discover along the way that God’s calling may be for them to discover, together, how to learn one new tune after another.
Pure Fiction (August 2014)
Madison Smith is leading a double life. With success and security tying her to the choices she’s made, she doubts her ability to live her faith honestly, wondering if she’ll ever be able to live free from her past.
Grant Finn is leading a lonely life. With success and security tying him to the work he’s made for himself, he doubts his ability to live beyond all that he knows and is working towards.
When life brings them together, they’ll have to choose whether to keep on living like they’ve been living or to try and write a new story together…
Home to You (September 2014)
Faith Hayes was in love with Sam Huntington.
But years passed and life changed, and Sam and Faith, all grown up into the adults that God had ordained that they would become, weren’t who they had been. Life, death, loss, and gain became reality for them both, and when they least expected it, they met up again.
Is it enough to know Christ and His sovereignty when the perfect life you’ve imagined for yourself is something that can never be? Is there more to hope and faith, even when you don’t have all the answers?
Something Better (October 2014)
Savannah Huntington needs a vacation. In the worst way possible. Life has taken on a very empty, depressing tone, and she needs a change.
So, when the opportunity to leave the country to take pictures for the very intriguing Henry Booth presents itself, she welcomes it gladly. But her exotic vacation soon proves to be more stressful, heartbreaking, and life changing than she ever imagined it could be.
When she returns home, things only get worse.
As she finds herself confronting very real truths about the world around her, about her own life, and about what her future holds, she struggles to understand what it means to be poor in spirit and rich in grace as Christ changes everything…
Kait has a job to do.
As the woman in charge of personnel issues for the mission board, Kait always finds herself being the bearer of bad news. When she gets word that she’s being sent to southern Africa to force two missionaries into retirement, she readies herself for more of the same and estimates that it will only take her a month to get in, get out, and get on with her life.
But when she arrives, she discovers that the mission board doesn’t know half of what’s been going on in southern Africa. Life changes for personnel, immigration problems, and an increasing need for missionaries on the field challenge the way Kait looks at her assignment, as does the predicament that one member of the team, Pieter Botha, finds himself in with so many difficulties ahead.
As she walks through it all with him, she’s torn between doing what she’s always done and trusting God for whatever might happen, from here on out…
Gracie Hayes was always getting Jacob Morales into trouble.
They spent their days as children going from one crazy adventure to another, with Jacob always following Gracie into trouble. After years of fun and so many memories made together, they said goodbye when the Hayes family moved across the country, very nearly forgetting all about one another.
When they’re reunited as adults, they find themselves becoming even closer than they were as children. But life has changed them both, and adventures aren’t as exciting as they once were. As they face an uncertain future, they’re challenged to learn what it means to be friends, to become family, and to have faith, trusting Christ for the future …
Happily Ever After (April 2015) FREE ON AMAZON, BARNES AND NOBLE, AND KOBO!
Cammie Evans was a girl with a plan from the moment God called her to be a foreign missionary. After several years spent all over the world, though, she finds herself with a new assignment that leaves her questioning all that she once thought to be true about life, love, and calling.
David Connor was always the weird kid in the youth group, never destined to live up to his father’s expectations. After several years of working to find his own significance in Christ and his calling as a foreign missionary, he finds himself asking hard questions about who he is and what God wants from him.
As their lives change and the past becomes part of the present, can Cammie and David help one another find their own happily ever after?
Perfectly Pretend (June 2015)
Hope Connor has spent her entire life playing pretend. With a father in high-profile ministry, she’s been forced into life as the dutiful pastor’s daughter, making choices along the way for the good of her family, often to her own personal loss. When the opportunity to leave it all behind comes, she takes it without looking back.
Craig Lucas has always been a loser. With a complicated past, a broken engagement, and an inability to go any farther in his career, he doesn’t think it will ever be any different. When the opportunity to leave it all behind comes, he takes it without even knowing what he’s moving towards.
Then, one little lie changes everything.
As Hope and Craig try to define who they are in light of where they’ve been and where they’re going, they’ll discover grace and restoration for all that was lost as they separate reality from pretend…
Aaron Lucas and Libby Phelps grew up together in the same small town. Apart from a love for Jesus, though, they had nothing in common and barely knew one another. Aaron’s life was easy and happy, and Libby’s was difficult and full of turmoil. When the time came for them to move on and move away, Aaron left with great enthusiasm for the future while Libby chose a very different path.
When Aaron comes back home, they meet again. As Libby learns to trust him and hope for something more than what she’s always known, Aaron’s called to greater faith himself, discovering that Christ alone can heal the hurts of the past and give them a future.
Charity Pearson is about to lose her mind.
It’s been a long time coming, thanks to her sister’s elopement, her husband’s stressful job as a pastor, her lonely days as a stay at home mom, and, oh yeah, all of the drama from her past that just won’t stay forgotten.
When even more theatrics begin unfolding at her church and in her marriage, Charity is forced to confront the past, face her present, and determine where she’ll find her faith for a secure future…
Christmas Surprises (November 2015)
Rachel Johnson is about to have the best Christmas ever.
Her house will finally be full of extended family members for the holidays, and she can’t wait for all the fun Christmas surprises to begin. She’ll get more than she expected, though, when her guests arrive with their own surprises. Her brother’s marriage is a mess, her husband’s cousin and his family are moving in with them, her mother-in-law has a secret, and the cute puppy they’ve adopted is pure evil. Surprise!
As Rachel’s plans erupt into unexpected drama, she learns that God is still at work with everyone in their lives and that He may just have a few surprises left, even for her…
Tis the Season (December 2015)
Piper Witt is waiting for a Christmas miracle.
With her ministry out of money and the needs in her community still so great, she’s looking for God to save the day. Will He come through, just like she’s expecting Him to… or will He do something unexpected in this season of her life?
As she waits on Him, Piper discovers more about friendship, about ministry, about love, and about the sufficiency of Christ than she’s ever known before…
The Plan (February 2016)
Eli Lucas and Charlotte Jackson have always had big plans.
Succeed in business. Prepare for a bright future. Live the great American dream. Fall in love with someone somewhere… eventually.
When life doesn’t go according to the plan, they both learn to put their faith in Christ, His plan for their lives, and each other…
Faith Hayes is about to have the biggest summer of her life. With a big trip to visit her aunt in Africa, a big VBS at her church, and a lot of big plans to celebrate going from elementary school to middle school in the fall, Faith is ready for all the fun. But when some big surprises and big disappointments come, she’ll find that her big summer isn’t what she expected it would be. Can Jesus show her that He’s big enough to handle anything?
Taking Chances (April 2016)
Jill Walker isn’t interested in going on a road trip to the middle of nowhere, especially not with Mark Jackson, the weirdest missionary she’s ever met. Her loyalty to her friends and her church, however, compels her to pack her bags, head out west, and help him adjust back to US culture. Along the way, he helps her to confront her past, deal with her present reality, and consider a very different future. Can God’s best be within Jill’s reach if she’s just willing to take a chance and trust that His grace is enough?
Destination Wedding (June 2016)
Adam Pearson and Eve Miller are getting married… and the whole family is coming along for the destination wedding.
On the guest list are Eve’s newly divorced parents, Erin and Charlie. Erin is ready to get on with her new life as a single woman, but Charlie arrives in Hawaii with some unexpected news that just might change everything. Adam’s sister, Amelia, is also mourning the loss of a failed relationship, and when she runs into Caleb, Eve’s brother, she tells him everything, never guessing that he has some tragedies of his own haunting him.
What was meant to be an escape to paradise turns into one family drama after another. As the Millers and the Pearsons work through the past and reconcile themselves to the present, will they learn to have greater faith in God and the future He has for them?
Crushed (August 2016)
Haley Anderson always wanted to be someone different. Her dreams revolved around being thin and pretty like all the other girls and having a life beyond her small town. Isaac Lucas always wanted to be someone far above average. His dreams revolved around being the best and the fastest of all the runners and making a name for himself beyond his small town.
But one summer finds them both back in the same small town together as they begin to sort out how God might be working a new plan into their lives.
What happens when God’s plans are different than ours? Is it possible to have even greater faith once your dreams are crushed?
All Audrey wants is a man with a plan for his life and a heart for Christ. What she gets instead is a letter from Death Row.
WARNING: While this book is contemporary Christian fiction, it is the story of a man on Death Row for the brutal rape and murder of two young women and therefore deals with some topics and details not often found in this genre that may make some readers uncomfortable.
Kevin Peterson, a teacher at a small town elementary school, is unexpectedly reunited with Lisa Walker, a girl who spent most of their childhood tormenting and bullying him, when she comes back to town where she helps organize a winter carnival to benefit her niece’s school. Lisa has no idea who he is, though, and as they work alongside one another and Kevin sees how much she has changed, he begins to question whether or not he can really trust her and let her into his life.
Beth Kirkland has been the new girl a few times in her life. As a pastor’s daughter, she spent her childhood going from one church to the next, saying goodbye to friends and bearing wounds along the way. When she finally settles down into a home of her own, she has no intention of ever moving again, even as the ministry she’s involved with takes some unexpected turns, reuniting her with Joey Anderson, her childhood friend, as he becomes the pastor of her church.
The New Girl is a sweet love story about friends who become more, the relationship between a pastor and his church, and all the ways that God proves Himself to be faithful even in the most trying of circumstances.
You and Me, Baby (November 2016)
Aiden Pearson is out of work and out of luck. When he loses his prestigious job as a PR executive, he’s forced to go back home to the middle of nowhere and plan his next move. As soon as he gets there, though, he begins to discover that the life he’s been living wasn’t as fulfilling as he thought it was. As he gets to know and help Laurie, a girl who he knew in high school, he finds that his dreams are changing along with his heart. You and Me, Baby is a love story about coming home, finding redemption, and becoming someone new in Christ.
Peter agrees to help Maggie find her daughter, but he has no idea what he’s about to discover. Using unmatched hacking skills, he follows leads that bring more questions than answers and finds himself growing more involved than he intended. When it becomes clear that more is going on than either of them could have ever known, Peter will discover how much he’s come to care about Maggie and the lengths he’s willing to go for her…
Caleb and Amelia Miller are planning on being home alone for Christmas. With their first baby due in a few weeks, they’re anticipating one last calm and joyful holiday… until the extended family shows up, ready to camp out at their house and celebrate the season with them. Surprise!
Aiden and Laurie Pearson are looking forward to a vacation and a break from the stress of their lives back home in Texas. When Laurie discovers that she’s unexpectedly expecting, her stress only multiples as she wonders how she’s going to break the news to her husband.
They all arrive at the Miller house just in time to find that the insanity of the holiday season is already in full swing…
What a Christmas revisits characters from So Like Us, Destination Wedding, and You and Me, Baby as they move forward and spend a very memorable Christmas together.
So, there’s an injured NFL quarterback, an angry feminist blogger, and a whole bunch of dramatic beauty queens, all of them starring in a hit reality TV dating show called He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not. Everyone has a secret, someone is leaking information to the outside world, shady characters keep popping up, and there are NO DONUTS in the house. Clearly, it’s a recipe for disaster.
Romance, Reality, and Blog Writers is a story about rediscovering faith and finding love in the place you least expect it…
Meet in the Middle (March 2017)
Travis Collins has spent his young life running a business and taking care of his sisters. When his youngest sister leaves for college, he finds himself trying to figure out what his purpose is now that he’s no longer raising a family. That’s when he meets Avery Huntington, who is an independent, free spirit given to generosity that borders on irresponsibility as she lives life completely on her own. As they grow closer, Avery challenges what Travis believes about success, worth, and faith, even as he causes her to ask herself some questions about what it might mean to count on someone else for a change. Will everything change when Avery figures out Travis’s biggest secret, or will they find a way to meet in the middle?
The Same Place (May 2017)
If the heart is deceitful above all things, is it ever safe to love someone?
Finn has devoted his life to Christ and to saving prostitutes from the hopeless, dangerous lives they lead. When his sister, Claire, moves to town, she begins to help him with his work alongside his best friends, Rob and Allison. But the four of them don’t know each other as well as they think they do, secrets are being kept, and all that they’ve ever known to be true comes into question when things start to go horribly wrong…
Always (July 2017)
What if one emotional choice has the power to change everything?
Jordan Sanders has spent his life trying to be who God wants him to be, and Brooke Collins has been there for every moment along the way. Through hardship and joys, their friendship has only grown and matured, leading them into a new season with unexpected challenges. When the unthinkable happens, everything is called into question. Can Jordan keep his promise to always be there for her? Can Brooke trust that grace and mercy is enough, no matter what?
Always is a redemptive story about finding Christ in even the low moments of life. While it is Christian fiction, the book deals with sensitive topics and details not often found in this genre and may make some readers uncomfortable.
Lost and Found (September 2017)
Sometimes it takes getting lost to find yourself.
At eighteen and on her own for the first time in her life, Zoe Connor leaves her home as a missionary kid in Namibia to come to Texas and accompany her grandfather, a pastor of high standing in their denomination, on a summer publicity tour. As she gets to know her grandfather and his assistant, Luke, she discovers that there’s a complicated history with the Connor family and that uncovering it all just might lead her to change the plans that she’s making for the future.
Lost and Found is a story about families, about finding love as you find yourself, and about reconciling everything – situations, relationships, and even history – all to the glory of God.
Who You Know (September 2017)
Who you know makes all the difference…
She’s new in town and doesn’t know anyone, but that won’t stop her from reaching out and embracing all the good plans that God has for her. He’s old news and knows everyone, but that doesn’t give him the confidence he needs to step out and do what he knows he’s called to do. It’ll take working together and experiencing the hardships of life side by side to bring them into the reality that God is leading them to live, a reality that far exceeds even their biggest dreams.
Who You Know is a coming of age story set in a world that’s full of trouble, where faith and love are the surprising gifts that God gives to those who find their purpose in His plans…
The Mrs. Degree (October 2017)
Melanie Kinsey has spent her whole life believing that she’s nothing more than a pretty face and a sparkling personality, destined to marry for money and a place in society. When her struggles in school earn her academic probation, she’s forced to get a tutor, and the one who shows up that first day has her suddenly expecting more from herself.
PJ Lucas loves everything about school, from his own classes to the jobs he picks up for the tutoring business that he’s making his own. From the first moment he meets his newest student, Melanie, he sees something in her that no one else has been able to see, and as she wrestles with questions of her worth and God’s calling on her life, he begins to ask some questions about his own life and who he really is.
The Mrs. Degree is a love story about opposites who discover that they aren’t so different after all, finding significance in Christ and His plans, and loving another person no matter what difficult seasons are ahead…