March 2021 Featured Article

For the Love of Series (or Revisiting Old Friends)

Occasionally I hear readers debate about whether they prefer to read a series of books from an author, or only standalone novels. Personally, I love series—both reading and writing them. There’s something about seeing characters I know and love from past books that makes me warm and happy inside. Can you relate?


One of the first series I wrote, The Mountain Series, included five books that told the stories of several families intertwined through marriage and God’s connections. Those characters are still so dear to my heart! When book 5 ended, I had so many readers ask for more in the series, I began dreaming of another book with a very special connection to the hero in book 5. I ended up writing 12 books in this series!


I’ve LOVED every story in this series, taking each journey with the characters as I laughed and cried and uncovered their secrets. For the final book, I thoroughly enjoyed reuniting many of the characters from some of the earlier books series! Simeon Grant (from This Treacherous Journey) goes on a journey to find the son he gave up for adoption as an infant (the hero in The Lady and the Mountain Call).


This Healing Journey has its own leading lady, Hannah Grant (the baby born at the end of This Treacherous Journey, all grown up and as tough as any lady raised in the Canadian mountain wilderness). And a new character, Nathaniel Peak, who stars as the hero (and who I fell in love with IMMEDIATELY!).


I’m excited to share this book was a USA Today bestseller during its first week after release. Even if you’ve never read any of my stories, I think you’ll enjoy this one. Especially if you love adventurous mountain stories as much as I do!

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