An award-winning work of Christian-themed literary fiction
“Lederman’s powerful debut interlaces three stories that span nearly a century and are tied together by a church of outcasts in Las Vegas…Readers of inspirational fiction will love this moving story that affirms the power of God’s mercy.”
The Alaska Territory, 1925. When Yura Noongwook’s husband abandons her and her thirteen-year-old son, she vows to win him back and destroy the woman who stole his heart. They embark on an epic cross-country quest that leads them to the Nevada desert, where they meet a man who has turned into the last thing anyone expected him to become …
David Gold. Reno, 1930. A Bible-school dropout known as the Pummelin’ Preacher. His boxing career is fading, just like his faith. But then a former call girl shows up, tells him about the rag-tag congregation she’s part of; how their pastor was murdered. And that the Spirit is moving and David’s destiny is to lead their tiny flock.
Las Vegas, 2011. Cable TV star Tim Faber is an atheist bent on proving God is only alive in people’s imaginations. But Joan Reed, his producer, is trying to recapture the faith of her youth. And both of them are driven to unravel a mystery surrounding the Big Bang theory, never dreaming the answer will forever change their lives.
To do that, they have to meet with the now 99-year-old Luke Noongwook and David Gold’s grandson, Daniel.
The veil is being pulled back, but none of them are prepared for what they’ll find on the other side.
“Uplifting and compelling…a powerful and inspiring novel.”
—Foreword Clarion Reviews
“Bold and forthright writing that would set any heart on fire.”
–Christian blogger Miranda A. Uyeh
2020 TopShelf Book Award First Place Winner for Religious Fiction
Foreword Reviews 2019 Silver Award Winner for Religious Fiction
Karin takes the reader on a journey of self-discovery. Using her own life experience of an abusive father, she illustrates that no situation is beyond God’s love and his healing.
She artfully shows how healing from abuse is a journey and that it takes a lifetime to perfect it. If your faith is wavering or you are having doubts. Karin’s experiences will be more than enough to put things in place for you.
The book is beautifully laid out with her personal stories, Bible verses, prayers and Q&As in the form of a study guide.
Whom do you trust when you doubt yourself? Who do you look up to when your parents do not care enough about you? How do you go through life when the odds are stacked high against you? There would be lots of places in the book that you can see yourself in the picture and relate to on a very personal level. This book will show you how the Holy Spirit wants to take away the stones that have been clogging up your wells of living water.
If you need that silver lining in that dark cloud, Karin’s words will surely provide you with more than one. If your faith is wavering or you are having doubts, Karin’s experiences will be more than enough to put things in place for you. You will find insightful chapters of advise, faith, wisdom and strength to become everything that God created you to be.
The tools you need are here. Pick them up and let today be the day to your road of recovery.
Review: Karin did a great job of presenting God as the Healer of emotional difficulties. Her examples of scripture, strength and ways to overcome difficulties will help you make the necessary changes to live a joyful life with Christ. If you struggle with emotional baggage, self-worth, or are a victim of past abuse I encourage you to read this book for stepping stones to move on with your life.
Lizzy’s secret job is to write obituaries that tell the truth.
She loves it. The town loves it. No one wants this messed up.
But the details of a mysterious death may expose her identity and ruin everything.
Jackson’s a handsome detective who can help.
He also has dimples . . . and a few secrets of his own.
Can their budding attraction survive?
Will Lizzy’s job remain hush-hush?
The Secret Obituary Writer is a laugh-out-loud, heart-warming romance that feels good to the very last page!
Review: If you want a book to keep your interest from start to finish, choose this book. I was pleasantly surprised and could not put it down. I am busy getting ready to read the next book now. This is a clean romance, mystery and a great book all about friendship and love. It is a stand alone book. I highly recommend it, especially if you enjoy laughing.
5-Stars. “What a great book. The tension is high. The characters are exciting and brave. The plot is a roller coaster adventure.” Twitter reviewer.
Dancer Becca Stapleton lives to magnify the Lord through dance, but when she becomes involved in a gangland murder, her life becomes anything but the dance she imagined.
Tall, handsome Wes Lloyd helped her pull the body from the Gulf of Mexico, but is his interest in her real? And if the police are suspicious of his innocent bystander persona, shouldn’t she be?
Luis Ramirez, the gang leader accused of murder, has hardened himself to the role he’s playing. Drugs, gang wars, and robbery are his life. But Becca and the man they call Reece have something he doesn’t have—peace. He’s not sure he wants it, but he can’t seem to get free of them or their caring. Not only are the police after him, but a larger gang is advocating for war, so he might have nothing to lose by investigating this Jesus. If, that is, he lives long enough.