Available Now! The Redemption of Reverend McKinney (Book 1)
Andrew McKinney believes he was "saved" from the streets of Glasgow in 1885 by the grace of God. When Reverend Alan McLean offers to take Drew into his home, Drew insists he is unworthy. But soon the young boy realizes the only way to escape the life of crime, is to take Reverend McLean up on his offer. With the Reverend's help, he learns to read and write and becomes an altar server at St. Stephen's Church. There he encounters an unfriendly parishioner, Catherine Westwater, who seems determined to destroy the young man.
When Drew returns from three years in seminary, he finds he has lost his love, Mairi Macalister, to Catherine's son. Then Catherine commits the worst crime of all. Privy to her past, Drew sets out to see her pay for her crimes with the help of his friend, Hugh Henderson, the newest forensics officer for the Glasgow Police Department. When Catherine is convicted, Drew feels some relief until he realizes her mission has not been completed.
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Available Now! The Salvation of Reverend McKinney (Book 2)
Hoping to make a fresh start in Halifax, Drew McKinney quickly learns that life will not be so simple. He has his love, Mairi, and his friends to depend on for support. But if Catherine Westwater has a kindred spirit in Nova Scotia, it is certainly Miss Margaret Palmer. Daughter and niece of the founding fathers of the capital, she wields power with an iron fist. When Drew will not conform to her ways of thinking, she takes calculated measures to make his life and the lives of his friends and family unbearable.
Alive with new characters and new troubles, The Salvation of Reverend McKinney takes the reader through tumultuous times for the young Glaswegian families. From the challenges facing the new headmaster of the Industrial School for Orphaned Boys, to spreading gossip about Mairi’s first marriage to the church’s board members, Margaret is relentless in her pursuit to discredit them all. Hugh Henderson, ever the consummate constable, begins his own secret investigation of her, and what he learns can put them all in danger.
This sequel to The Redemption of Reverend McKinney, is sure to keep the reader turning pages at the same rapid rate they did for the first book.
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Available Now! The Adventures of Oliver Twerpful
Having read every dime novel about the Wild West, young Oliver, fresh out of school, is determined to see what remains of it before it is tamed. Set in 1883 Cheyenne, Wyoming Territory, Oliver finds himself in danger the moment he arrives. Using his wit and his kind demeanor, Oliver is quick to defuse life-threatening situations. He meets the lovely Bessie O’Keefe, daughter of the owner of the O’Keefe Café. Their relationship blossoms, but Bessie leaves to join Buffalo Bill Cody’s first and ill-fated Wild West Show.
When Oliver meets Sam Clemens (Mark Twain), the writer encourages the young man to become a reporter for his local newspaper and really see the West. In his search for stories, he learns many valuable lessons about the spirit that made the West so wild. When he gets the opportunity to write about the life of the cowboy, Oliver experiences a world filled with hard work, long hours, and danger.
This episodic novel, full of adventure and humor, is written for the young adult, but many parents will enjoy reading each fun-filled chapter to the younger children in their family as well.
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Coming Soon! Bessie O'Keefe and the Wild West Show
Who wouldn’t want to be a star in a new, one of a kind Wild West Show? Bessie O’Keefe, girlfriend of Oliver Twerpful, sees auditioning for Bill Cody’s first and ill-fated touring company as her ticket out of Cheyenne and her chance to become a star around the world. The show takes her east to small towns and the big cities of Chicago and New York. Despite the promise of fame and fortune, Bessie soon realizes that prejudice, personal tragedies, and forces of nature, can affect the cast members and the success of a show. Incorporating actual events, this novel is chocked full of heart-pounding experiences that follow Bessie’s life on her journey of discovery.
This companion book to The Adventures of Oliver Twerpful, has all the excitement, humor, and poignant relationships you’ve read about in the first novel. What better way to get a little history lesson in an enjoyable read for young adults? Parents will find they and their younger children will delight in the story as well.