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STRANDED: A NOVEL
First they had to survive the island … then each other … then their rescuer.
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 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OQGJBUY Over 1.300 reviews on Amazon
FORGOTTEN: A NOVEL
It’s frightening to lose your memory. Even scarier is to forget what’s at stake.
Federal prosecutor Eve Eriksson disappears under mysterious circumstances and shows up a year later in a coma. What happened, and where has she been? She can’t remember, and her life is in jeopardy. Four people are hunting her down. Three claim to have been stranded on an island with her. The fourth is her old nemesis, Chicago drug lord Danny Romero, who still wants her dead.
Jake Chalmers is shocked to discover his fiancé is a federal prosecutor. Why did she hide this from him on the island, and who is going to such great lengths to prevent their reunion? If she doesn’t regain her memory, he’ll be thrown into prison for murder.
Available in digital and paperback at https://www.amzn.com/B01N639LXP
TARGETED: A NOVEL
When Lady Justice is targeted, who stands a chance?
Federal Judge Eve Eriksson is aghast when her fiancé agrees to raise the five-year-old grandson of her archenemy, Chicago drug lord Danny Romero. Little does she know that the cost of saying no will be the loss of her reputation, her judgeship, and the safety of three children. Murder sends her fleeing into hiding until justice can prevail. But will it?
When Marine Corps reservist Jake Chalmers makes a commitment, he won’t fall short in executing it—even when it means risking his life to rescue an enemy’s orphaned son for adoption. But does the boy have to put Jake’s wedding plans at risk? Jake’s fiancée has to flee for her life because of the boy. Jake can protect her, but first he must find her—assuming she wants to be found.
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DUNCE HAT KING: When Life is Pass or Fail
Man was I excited! I was four years old, and I finally got to go to school, just like my four siblings! All the grades, kindergarten through eighth, were together in the same room, and we shared the same teacher.
My desk was right against Teacher’s. How cool was that? I turned around and waved at my siblings. This was a big day. My first day at school! Who else did I know? I wanted to look at everything, hear everything, be a part of everything. And I was going to learn lots of stuff! Or was I?
Before a week had gone by, Teacher marched me up front to a corner next to the blackboard. “Face the wall and don’t turn around,” she commanded. I shrank back as a pointed dunce hat landed on my head. Honestly, I was trying to learn my ABCs, but how could I sit still that long? If I even wiggled, Teacher’s eyes shot to me and she shook her head. My chest snuffed in a sharp breath. I hung my head when I heard my classmates giggle.
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Great stories hope there are more coming my whole famliy loves them
Hi Thomas! Your whole family loves our books? Wow, how fantastic is that! I hope you added TARGETED: A Novel to the other two books, as it completes the trilogy.
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!
LOL, some readers liked the sequel even better–can you believe that? I have to say, Stranded is my fave, so much I love about it!
Thoroughly enjoyed the book. Had to stay up late to finish it. I hope the sequel is as exciting.
Hi Carol! So glad you enjoyed the book! You’re a trooper for staying up late to finish it. Hmmmmm, I wonder if the sequel will do that to you too!
I woul love to know when more books become available for kindle. I have just finished reading Stranded and I loved it.
Thank you for loving Stranded, Pat! Big hug! Its sequel, Forgotten: A Novel, is available on Amazon, and a third book will be coming out in 2019.
I really enjoyed reading your novel. So much action.
Thanks for your encouragement, Catherine! *big HUG* Our second book, Forgotten: A Novel, is available on Amazon as an e-book, as well as in paperback. Our third novel is still being written and should be out in 2019.
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!
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 …
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.
Thanks for taking the time to write us, Terry. Good to know our book reeled you in, LOL!
Stranded was non stop book. Looking toward to more.
Happy to hear that, Geraldine! That’s what suspense is all about, yes? 🙂
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.
Jim, thank you for sharing this precious testimony. May God bless you wonderfully in your renewed relationship with Him. And thank you for the encouragement!
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
Jane, thank you so much for your kind and encouraging words. Knowing that God blesses like this helps Don and me to keep going! Big hug to you!
Could you let me know when your next book comes out in 2019. I loved them both.
Thank you, Deborah ~ you’re at the top of my list.
I could not quit reading till I got it all read! Fabulous! Thank you! So glad there is a sequel!
Big hug to you, Sharon!
When is the next book coming out?
Hopefully it will be done (FINALLY!) in time for Christmas 2019.
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.
I also can’t find the island map on the webpage link.
Look at the lineup at the top and click on MAP.
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.
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!
Enjoyed books 1 & 2 but it is almost June 2020 and no book 3 ????
Oh dear, Carl! I hope that by now you’ve found the sequel–TARGETED: A Novel.
I just now found out there is a 3rd book available. It has been long enough that I think I need to read the first two again.
So glad you found that out, Janet. Yes, I think it’s a good idea to read the first two so that you reconnect the dots. Hey, maybe you’ll enjoy them even more the second time around! Woot!
Is the third book available in an E-book?
Yes, it is available in both e-book and print.
So I am confused, is there a third novel out for this fantastic book series?
Hi Wanda! Yes, there is a third novel. So glad you asked! It is TARGETED: A Novel. You will find it at Amazon.com.