Show Me Peace

 

Christmas Eve. 1941. Hong Kong.

A continuous bevy of shots from assault rifles and machine gun fire filled the air like a devilish percussion straight from hell. Mortars and grenades exploded around them like thunder cracks of mass destruction. Bullets, dirt, and shrapnel shot through the air. Men shouted and screamed as blood poured out upon the earth.

“Danny!” Joe yelled as he saw his friend take a bullet.

Crimson blood stained the front of his olive-drab field jacket as he clutched at his stomach. His knees buckled and he fell to the ground.

Joe bolted forward from the protection of the foxhole. Continue reading “Show Me Peace”

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God With Us

ben-white-170483His fingers slid around the iron handle of the dagger beneath his cloak and he squared his shoulders, standing between his family and the men in the doorway

They were obviously foreigners, but, from their diverse appearances, they looked to be each from a different place.

Who were they?

The clothes that they wore were no pauper’s rags. They looked to be exceedingly wealthy, but that would beg the question, why were they here? Continue reading “God With Us”

Book Review – “Mona Lisa: The Carlingford Chronicles, Part I”

A great review of Mona Lisa by John Mark Miller.

The Artistic Christian

Mona Lisa - Carlingford Chronicles 1

 

 

I really don’t consider myself to be a huge fan of romance novels, so when I was first approached about writing this review I’ll admit I had my hesitations. But in the end I rolled the literary dice and took a chance on this Christian novel, and I’m glad I did.

Mona Lisa, by Whitney L. Schwartz, is a truly heartwarming story of love and second chances, set against the charming backdrop of Old Ireland. As you encounter the first few pages you may feel slightly bogged down by the old Irish jargon, but once the colorful characters and their fiery Irish spirit steal your heart you’ll be grateful for the wit and subtle sarcasm of their daily banter.

The story introduces readers to Mona Lisa McLeod, a spunky Irish beauty who turns the head of nearly every man in town with her quick wit and hot temper…

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Prodigal Christmas

lightstock_104801_medium_peripheral_imagesDoug made his way through the crowded corridors of O’Hare. His bag hung over his shoulder and the pain in his back letting him know that his body didn’t appreciate the long flight. He wasn’t so young anymore, but the sleepless nights had taken their toll and left him feeling far older than his sixty-two years. He trudged outside through the doors and a rush of cold air blasted him in the face. He pulled the collar of his coat tighter and glanced around. The sun had long-since set and the city was lit by street lamps and neon signs. Cold flakes of snow were just beginning to fall from the black night sky.

Doug waited for a cab, trying several times unsuccessfully to get one to stop. When he finally he got one, he slipped into the backseat and set his bag down beside him.

The young driver glanced at him in the rearview mirror. “Hey, where you goin’, pops?” Continue reading “Prodigal Christmas”

New Release!

mona lisa amazon twit picMy #Christian #romance novella has just been released and is now available for sale on Amazon.

Mona Lisa: Carlingford Chronicles Book 1

A feud. A freak accident. A forbidden love.

The sparks are going to fly.

Mona Lisa McLeod and Brogan Shay live on opposite sides of a hundred year feud. The sides are clearly defined and Mona and Brogan are content to leave it that way.

Whenever they meet, the sparks fly between them like a striker on flint. They’re constantly butting heads. However, chance seems determined to throw them together. They’ve always gone together like matches and dynamite yet romance brews between them as they are forced to remain in each other’s presence through an intense situation. Before they know it, they’ve fallen in love and they cross the line into a secret romance, but will it survive? Will the feud between their families kill their love? Or will outside forces kill them?

Set in 1800, Carlingford, Ireland, this novella brings a tale interwoven with faith, drama, humor, and passionate romance.

Fall in love with Mona and Brogan’s story set against the vibrant culture and countryside of historical Ireland.

 

Order Mona Lisa now: http://www.amazon.com/Mona-Lisa-Carlingford-Chronicles-Book-ebook/dp/B00OH1V65Q/