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All Marine Corps reservist Jake Chalmers wants is to give his dying wife a last, romantic cruise to the Philippines. Unable to save her in a mass murder aboard ship, he washes ashore an uninhabited jungle island, where he discovers three other survivors. Heartbroken that he failed to save his wife, he is determined not to fail these helpless castaways.

Federal prosecutor Eve Eriksson rescues a young girl and her elderly great-aunt from the same ship. They badly need Jake’s survival skills, but why is he so maddeningly careful? She needs to hurry home to nail a significant career trial. And, please, before Jake learns her secret that she’s responsible for his wife’s death.

Available in digital and print at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OQGJBUY

And now the sequel, FORGOTTEN: A NOVEL

Available in digital and paperback at http://www.amzn.com/B01N639LXP


  1. Lee Brawley says:

    Thoroughly engrossed in Stranded! How in the world are you going to top the adventure in a sequel? I was unable to put this novel down. Now that I am finished, I guess I will have to catch up all the work I put aside! Thank you for the break!

  2. Pat Beaman says:

    I woul love to know when more books become available for kindle. I have just finished reading Stranded and I loved it.

  3. Patti says:

    Wow! What a roller coaster ride! I could not put this book down! It was one crisis after another, and yet they did survive, and they all came to a much fuller relationship with God through the trials. I liked that this book kept you intensely riveted on the story and at the same time relayed the message of God’s love and forgiveness without being preachy. I cannot imagine what it would be like to be in such a terrifying situation. It was obviously not the stuff reality TV pretends survival is like. I am certain most of us would have times of questioning whether God really cared under such difficult and frightening circumstances. But in the end, God’s love and care for His children perseveres, even when we stumble. Thank you for a riveting 5 hours of reading. On to the sequel!

    • Oh, Patti, I’m so delighted you shared with us! Perks up our day and keeps us writing! Thank you!

      • Patti Carson says:

        And I hadn’t intended to, but I just mowed through Forgotten! I enjoyed it every bit as much as the first book for many of the same reasons, though Stranded was my favorite. More adventure and less angst I think. More heartbreak in the second book. But at least there was no question Betty was in a better place. I am afraid I don’t feel the least bit sorry that her brother-in-law probably ISN’T in that better place. The Just Judge is the only one who knows for sure. It was a wonderful wrap-up, I am glad Jake and Eve were both able to come to the point of forgiveness for those who had so terribly wronged them, to leave things in the hands of the Just Judge. They won’t ever forget, but forgiveness removes the terrible load of anger and hatred. BTW, I am thinking that a few years down the line, Crystal and Brett would pull the family together even more! 5 years from now the age difference is not as significant!

      • LOL, Patti, for mowing through Forgotten! And yeah, sniffle, I hate what happened to Betty. I’d become quite fond of her. And, well, uh, you just might be right about Crystal and Brett, but for sure I’m not telling …

  4. Terry says:

    I really enjoyed Stranded. Thought I’d just give it a shot and maybe a few pages then on to 5th e next book. Well that didn’t work out. I was hooked. Very good and different adventure novel. Looking forward to the next one.

  5. Geraldine Rose Rossi says:

    Stranded was non stop book. Looking toward to more.

  6. Jim Milton, PhD. says:

    Dear Stephanie,This book was an accident when I purchased it from Amazon. It has been one of the most powerful books I have read since I retired as a Christian Psychologist, 10 years ago. I knew something in my relationship with God was missing after my wife die from her second round of cancer. I found some of Betty and some of Jake in my current makeup. When I read the 23 Psalm, after not reading it for so many years, and then how Betty steps away from God when she married a nonbeliever. I had a chill, that this book was written for me. I am now repositioning myself with My Father in Heaven since I again feel my forgiveness as expresses Crystal.

    May you continue to write such down to earth stores that lift others spirits so they may see God again, and they can feel God’s arm around their when they pray prayers of thanksgiving, and prayers of needs for both their loved ones and friends.

    May God continue o bless and guide you.

    Your friend,



  7. Jane P. Virgillo says:

    I usually read mysteries & thrillers, but the idea of Stranded reeled me in. So very glad it did, loved every minute of it & could not wait to read Forgotten! Loved them both very much! I too loved the fact of religion being a part of each novel without preaching! GOD is always with us & shows us the way. Served in just the right portions! Can’t wait for your next book! GOD Bless you both & continue to give you such wonderful talent, which brings so many of us, closer to our Lord! Thank you for many wonderful hours of entertainment & fulfillment that enriches our lives!jpvfordsnj@aol

  8. Deborah Hoffman says:

    Could you let me know when your next book comes out in 2019. I loved them both.

  9. Sharon says:

    I could not quit reading till I got it all read! Fabulous! Thank you! So glad there is a sequel!

  10. Brenda says:

    When is the next book coming out?

  11. Karen Hayes says:

    Eve’s dilemma of telling Jake who she was never was finalized. Also, I didn’t see how Eve connected Captain Emilio to her. He was just stealing the boat. Unless I missed something, his actions had nothing to do with Eve.

    • Karen Hayes says:

      I also can’t find the island map on the webpage link.

    • Hi, Karen. Let me see if I can answer your questions to your satisfaction. 🙂 Eve’s dilemma of telling Jake who she was is continued into the next book, Forgotten: A Novel, available on Amazon. As for how she connected Captain Emilio to her, she felt guilty because she (correctly) believed his real target was her, yet he killed all the other passengers too. It is a false guilt that gets taken care of at the end of the book when she overhears Jake tell Crystal that C isn’t guilty for what happened to him, but that the perpetrator is the guilty person.

      Does that help? Thanks for taking the time to ask your questions.

  12. Joy whitsit says:

    I loved “Stranded”. Could not stop reading — lost some hours of sleep. Now I have to get “Forgotten”. Great job!!

    • Joy, thank you for taking the time to tell me you loved Stranded! As good as a big hug to start off my day! Sorry about the sleep loss, but, I gotta warn ya, Forgotten may snatch a few of your zzzz’s too!

  13. Carl Sanders says:

    Enjoyed books 1 & 2 but it is almost June 2020 and no book 3 ????

  14. Wanda says:

    So I am confused, is there a third novel out for this fantastic book series?

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