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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.


“The beast was huge. If there’d been elephants on the island, the croc could have eaten them for breakfast and still been hungry for dinner.”  


“Stranded is a spellbinding adventure story. I sped through it to discover what would happen next and was thoroughly captivated by it. I marveled at the resourcefulness of Jake, a marine trained & tested in Vietnam. Co-author Don Prichard’s firsthand knowledge gained as a member of the United States Marine Corps in Vietnam brings authenticity to the life and death struggles on the island.
Then I slowly re-read Stranded, savoring each word. What a depth I had missed on my first read. Embedded in the adventure was the sovereign God using adversity to mold the lives of His people. The symbolism, most of which I missed my first-time through, was a rich blessing. The truth of the book’s epitaph, Isaiah 40:21-22, comes alive in this great adventure.
I heartily recommend this book. If you’re as eager as I was to follow the action, hurry on through to the exciting climax, but don’t deprive yourself of the riches that will come with a second more thoughtful read.”

  1. Andy Giddens says:

    Great read! Look forward to the sequel.

  2. Have just finished Stranded. Wow! What a great book. Such a good story and so well written. The characters were very transparent with their good qualities and flaws and the unexpected twists and turns kept up my interest all the way through. This was one of the best books I have read since I got into reading “Christian fiction”. Well done!

    I’d be interested to know if this was your first book (if so it is incredible that you have created such a wonderful book on your first go) and how the two of you work together in your writing.

    God bnless you for enriching my life through Stranded.

    • Thank you, Ross, your words are a great encouragement! Yes, this is our first book, and we put in a lot of time (as in years) learning “how to write” before we felt Stranded was ready to publish. Basically the way Don and I work together is that he comes up with the original story, and I write it and develop the characters and theme. Since Don is a Marine Corps reservist, you can find a plethora of marvelous details from his survival training in Stranded! The sequel will be out no later than Christmas.

  3. Brenda Yeand says:

    LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this book!!! Not often to I find myself looking for someone to tell them they’ve GOT to read this book….. This was one of those times!! By the way, did I say how much I loved this book!! One of the best books I’ve read in a long time…. so many twist and turns… surprises around every corner….totally couldn’t wait to finish it yet tried to slow down because I didin’t want it to end…. Great job! Keep ’em coming!!

  4. Samantha G. says:

    LOVED this book! Great job! Really looking forward to the sequel.

  5. Roberta Gacsal says:

    Wonderful reading I could not put the book down, you sure have a way of putting adventure into print. We have an awesome GOD. Thanks be sure to let me know when the sequel will be out

  6. Lisa says:

    What a great read! Get some more books out there soon. Action, reality, and provoking heart-checks. Yes. I look forward to more.

    As for me I am a mssnry in an area of the world where I have seen too much of the results of war and a good escape into someone else’s action is great. Thanks for making your book available online. I can’t get them any other way.

  7. Ruby says:

    I couldn’t put it down. Literally stayed up all night reading! Loved it & am looking forward to much more!!

  8. Judy says:

    When will the sequel to stranded be available. Loved this book

  9. son son jing says:

    LOVED this book, cant wait for the sequel

  10. Adam Kleckner says:

    Looking forward to the sequel! Great book!

  11. Robert Jackson says:

    I enjoyed this book very much it was full of action an exciting twist. The smile on my face I have to say you should have given them a case deodorant

  12. Beverly Fonokalafi says:

    I cannot believe this book. It was so fantastic. It kept me so interested. I have not read a book that kept me so enthralled in years. I thank the Lord for the talent He has given you. God bless you.

  13. Robert Jackson says:

    Do you have other books out or do you plan on writing as another one along the same lines? If you do please advise me I would love to read more of your work.

    • Hi, Robert! By November, our second book will be published. It will continue the story of the four survivors.🙂 The best way to hear details is to sign up for our newsletter (above on upper left). Thanks for wanting to read more by us! *hug*

  14. Sandy says:

    This was a fantastic book! A little bloody/gory in places, but if you hadn’t made it so “Swiss Family Robinson/Robinson Crusoe,” I probably would have put it down and not finished it. I found it a little humorous that all the characters had a penchant for throwing up – multiple times. After the first four or five “vomits,” I just laughed when I came across another. And, although I understand the use of a cuss word when Jojo had Eve at the end, I still can’t understand why you’d want to use it in an otherwise good book. I gave it 4 stars just because of that. If you’re going to write Christian fiction, at least keep the vulgar language out of it. The blood and gore is more than enough! 🙂

  15. Joanna Schrum says:

    I was wondering if you’re still working on a sequel to Stranded? Looking so forward to one!

  16. Linda ostrander says:

    Great novel!I enjoyed it immensely. Please notify me of the sequel

  17. Donna Farris says:

    Amazing story! I was pleasantly surprised to discover that this was a Christian novel and want to thank you for that. Can’t wait to read the sequal.

  18. Big HUG to you, Ruth, for liking Stranded enough you found it hard to put down!🙂

  19. Barbara says:

    Loved this book. Can’t wait for the sequel

  20. debbie anderson says:

    I just finished my third reading of Stranded and it was just as exciting as the first time! Excited to learn there will be a sequel. Eager to read it!!

  21. Patricia Barfay says:

    Loved, loved the book. Looking forward to the sequel!!!!

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