How much can one wounded soul take? Victoria (Tori) Archer has the heart of a soldier. Taken down by an IED during her fourth deployment, she’s permanently separated from her military career and left with physical scars as well as PTSD. Moving back to her hometown of Three Rivers, Michigan, she’s forced by circumstances to live with an irascible and unsympathetic aunt. Tori’s battle with pain, horrific memories, and loss of independence creates a deep yearning for peace. Will God grant her even a small measure of it? Retired Military Dog Handler Griffin (Griff) McKay turns to training dogs at his farm for wounded warrior therapy, desiring to bring former military men and women emotional and mental healing. Implementing his plan proves to be more difficult than visualized with the arrival of one stubborn soldier. Why has God placed that particular warrior in his path?
Hello, I’m Maggie Kerr. Joy asked me to tell you a little bit about myself, about what she calls my backstory. ’Tis not a pretty story. My earliest memories, once I unlocked them, are of Da. He was a braw Scotsman come to the colonies of America to better his future. Da loved adventure. He… Continue reading My Story BEFORE The Story ~Maggie Kerr ~in~ Maggie’s Strength ~by~ Pegg Thomas
Ginnie Wade I’m not sure where I am. I feel faded, transparent, thin and stretched, dried up and brittle—like a fallen leaf with every vein visible through translucent skin or a dry piece of toast with too little butter spread on it. I’m caught in a loop that tries to take me out and away… Continue reading My Story BEFORE The Story ~ Ginnie Wade ~in~ The Gettysburg Letter ~by~ Patrick E. Craig
Greetings, everyone! My name is Madi Reynolds. It’s wonderful being here with you today. Thank you to my friend, Joy, for allowing me to visit with you. I never like to visit someone’s home without a gift, so today I brought a print copy of my story for a giveaway. Just leave a comment below… Continue reading My Story BEFORE The Story ~ Undercover ICE agent Madi Reynolds ~in~ The Way We Are ~by~ Tanya Eavenson
“Find a mom for Hailey,” they said. “What’s taking you so long?” As if my family has any idea how hard it is to put myself out there and risk everything again. Not after Jennifer decimated my heart eight years ago. I’m Charlie Hill, and I’m a single dad dealing with a well-meaning family. A… Continue reading My Story Before the Story ~ Charlie Hill ~ Mistletoe Make-believe
Everett Herring here, from Nottinghamshire, land of Robin Hood and too many pivotal historical events to mention. Since my father died in the Great War and Mother perished shortly thereafter in the Great Epidemic, Father’s parents have graciously reared me, My delicate, beautiful wife—how could I ever have known what went on in her fragile… Continue reading My Story BEFORE The Story ~ Everett Herring ~ in ~ Land That I Love ~ by ~ Gail Kittleson
Hello, I’m Sarah Feight. Joy asked me to tell you a little bit about myself. I was born and raised on the outskirts of Philadelphia.’Twas a wonderful to place to grow up, not in the heart of the city, but close enough to walk there on occasion. And far enough away to avoid the plagues… Continue reading Sarah Feight ~ in ~ SARAH\'S CHOICE ~ by ~ Pegg Thomas
Joy says my story is celebrating a birthday. It\'s hard to imagine it\'s been a year since my heart was opened to the public and readers.I\'m Sgt. Griffin (Griff) McKay. I\'m a retired Army guy. I worked as a Military Dog Handler/Trainer of other MWD handlers. When it came time to reenlist, I had a… Continue reading My Story BEFORE The Story ~ Sgt. Griff McKay ~ in ~ SOWN IN PEACE ~ by Joy Avery Melville ~ HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIP!
Cooper Callahan: I just returned to San Diego after a successful assignment to return a missing teenager to his anxious parents in Florida. Those outcomes are always gratifying, but I’ve had my share of failures, too. You see, I’ve been an agent with the International Retrieval Organization for fifteen years. We don’t always locate the… Continue reading Our Stories BEFORE The Story ~ Cooper Callahan and KC Briggs ~ in ~ JUSTICE AT DAWN ~ by ~ Valerie Massey Goree
As a familiar spirit, a demon, perhaps an imp, as some may choose to label me, my authority and control over generations of Branca’s family tree have been my lot for decades, spanning throughout three continents.Just as a numerous company of rebel angels, I was given authority over bloodlines for multiple millennia. This is how… Continue reading My Story BEFORE The Story ~ A Familiar Spirit ~ in ~ CAST OUT: Chronicles of a Familiar Spirit ~ Ivani Greppi