It's 1944. All Annalaura wants is to get through college, marry Eddie, and settle into a "normal" life. But World War 2 is ablaze, and Eddie is sent overseas. Annalaura takes a break from missing him by attending a New Year's Eve celebration, and her life is forever altered when she suffers a physical assault.
Now, with a broken spirit and an unwanted pregnancy, all she can do is go away. She leaves her life, her family, and Eddie behind. It's better for them that way, isn't it? Annalaura is left starting her life over, on her own, separated from everything she loves. And she almost thinks she can make it.
Until she's confronted with Jesus' command to forgive when her attacker resurfaces, looking for absolution.
But is it possible to forgive the unforgivable? Annalaura doesn't think so. Instead, she sets out to remake herself and seize the opportunity for revenge.

A Bit About Me...

I write stories about Christians trying to figure out life. Some people would call me a Jesus freak. I read a whole lot. I have cats. I like tea better than coffee. Love dark chocolate. I eat low-carb. I'm from New Jersey, lived in Florida, and now in Tennessee with my husband. I have 2 awesome sons. I'm paraplegic. I like history and the Philadelphia Eagles. And Snoopy! I'm overly fond of baked goods, especially bear claws with cream cheese in the middle. I adore old black-and-white movies. I've spent a great deal of time thinking about stories when I was supposed to be doing something else, and I thought maybe I should write them down, so here I am! I Hope you find something you like here. :)
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As the story opens, Annalaura and Eddie are at the theatre, watching Casablanca for the 13th time. Check out the best parody ever!

Nine Fruit. Nine books. One Savior.

  • Romance? What romance? Out-of-work Dana is determined not to sway from her commitment to stay unattached. With a special needs child, dwindling bank account and parental pressure, her plate is full. But her growing feelings for anxiety-ridden Ethan complicate life, until he sparks a tragic accident that forces her hand. Now she has to decide the real source of love in her life.
  • Renata chooses to see a doctor about the stress and her slipping memory. Between the guy, the job, and the elephant, is she genuinely losing her mind along with her joy?
  • Hairdresser Kendall's plans to buy a funeral home with help from her friend's ex go awry, and things are only made worse by the unexpected appearance of someone with a troubling secret.
These are just a few of the glitches in the lives of nine friends, over the nine months leading up to Martie's Christmas Eve wedding, which will present a few surprises nobody saw coming.
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7/7/24 Verse of the week! Psalm 94:20-23

"Can wicked rulers be allied with you, those who frame injustice by statute? They band together against the life of the righteous and condemn the innocent to death. But the LORD has become my stronghold, and my God the rock of my refuge. He will bring back on them their iniquity and wipe them out for their wickedness; the LORD our God will wipe them out."

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Eddie & Annalaura

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