Colleen L. Reece

 

  Colleen L. Reece  learned to read by kerosene lamplight in a home without running water or electricity, but rich in love for God and Family. The kitchen and dining room were once a one-room school house where Colleen’s mother taught all eight grades. The former cloakroom was Colleen’s bedroom. There she dreamed of someday writing a book. A logger’s daughter, Colleen considers herself an ordinary person with an extraordinary God.  He has multiplied her ‘someday book’ into 150 “Books you can trust”.  Six million copies have sold. Colleen launched Barbour Publishing Romance Readers Flip Books and Barbour’s Heartsongs Presents book club.  Twice voted favorite author and inducted in the Hall of Fame, several of Colleen’s books have appeared on the CBA Bestseller list.

 

  World War 1 Rages Overseas and at Home

Deep in the trenches, far from home, Timothy Wainwright fights for his country and his sanity. His faith in God falters. Even if he survives, how can he stop his stepfather from marrying the girl Timothy loves to Tim’s worst enemy?

Thousands of miles away in western Washington, Hope Farrell refuses to marry the man with whom her father is obsessed. He disowns her. War continues, Hope tirelessly cares for soldiers in her hometown, then victims of the deadly Spanish influenza.

A battle front cry for help puts Tim to the supreme test: a reminder that only God can heal broken bodies and broken lives. AMAZON

 

  A Toronto Mansion, late 1890s

Evangeline Lawrence lashes out at Kenniston Keith for calling her useless. “You’ll be better off dead than face your father’s dishonesty.” Too late, she realizes she loves him.

When Kenniston’s body is found beside stormy Lake Ontario, Evangeline feels compelled to do penance behind cloistered walls. Her father insists she can do more good as a nurse in the vast Canadian wilderness.

Evangeline carries medicine for smallpox and diphtheria during the early 1900s, and earns the title “L’Ange” (the angel).

Then one day a former Royal Canadian Mountie comes to Walking Loon. AMAZON

 

  East is East and the West is Far Away

The farther the better for Charity Endicott, darling of Long Island’s 1920s society. All she wants is to escape the nightmare of publicity following a tragic accident. A shocking disclosure about the man she loved leaves her shattered. She needs to get away. But where can she and her millionaire grandfather go that scandal won’t follow?

Charles Endicott suggests a working cattle ranch in Wyoming near the Grand Teton Range. Decades earlier, Charles and his bride spent time in the area. They meant to return, but life and acquiring a fortune got in the way. Now only “Gramps” and “Cricket” are left of their family. Using their middle names, the intrepid pair become Charles and Cricket Lee.

Just when the eastern girl begins to be worthy of a true westerner’s love, a specter from the past arrives at Tillicum Ranch and exposes the Endicotts’ identity. It takes a life-threatening blizzard to show that no one but God can bring happiness to a girl called Cricket and her beloved Gramps.

Portions of book are based on Colleen’s parents’ courtship. AMAZON

 

Crossings Book Club Selection
Review: “Compares with Catherine Marshall’s Christy”
The Great Depression of 1929 has closed bank doors and forced people out of work, paralyzing many parts of the country. The tiny mountain town of Spruce Hollow, North Carolina, hasn’t escaped its crippling grip.

When Thanksgiving arrives, Pastor David Allen looks over his faithful congregation in despair. How can families with holes in their shoes and no food to put on the table be thankful during the holiday season? But David has no idea how God will use him to give hope to those in the Hollow and beyond. AMAZON

 

Two courageous young people leave home, both
seeking new beginnings in untamed Washington Territory

Orphaned and heartsick, fifteen-year-old Brian O’Rourke stows away on a ship bound for America during the Irish Potato Famine. After many adventures at sea, the Irish lad–now a man–reaches Seattle and begins to put down roots.

Heather Templeton refuses to marry at her tyrannical father’s command. Literally a prisoner in her own home, she escapes and takes passage on Asa Mercer’s “Boatload of Brides.” It’s a long way from Boston to Seattle, where Heather’s twin brother and “Blarney” O’Rourke await her coming.

Will the God Who can move mountains far higher than majestic Mount Rainier care for and protect Brian and the Flower of Seattle as they struggle to overcome seemingly-insurmountable obstacles on the rocky road to love and happiness? AMAZON

 

Two courageous young people leave home, both
seeking new beginnings in untamed Washington Territory

Orphaned and heartsick, fifteen-year-old Brian O’Rourke stows away on a ship bound for America during the Irish Potato Famine. After many adventures at sea, the Irish lad–now a man–reaches Seattle and begins to put down roots.

Heather Templeton refuses to marry at her tyrannical father’s command. Literally a prisoner in her own home, she escapes and takes passage on Asa Mercer’s “Boatload of Brides.” It’s a long way from Boston to Seattle, where Heather’s twin brother and “Blarney” O’Rourke await her coming.

Will the God Who can move mountains far higher than majestic Mount Rainier care for and protect Brian and the Flower of Seattle as they struggle to overcome seemingly-insurmountable obstacles on the rocky road to love and happiness? AMAZON

 

Seven years after Ellianna and Timmy Stoddard are sent to California by their despicable father, Ellie is still haunted by his sins. Surely she can’t be the answer to the new minister’s prayers for a wife.

Joshua Stanhope is plagued by doubt. Is it right to tie Ellie down as a frontier town pastor’s wife when she can touch lives as San Francisco’s “Sierra Songbird”? AMAZON

 

 

Life on the Diamond S Ranch will never be the same after Dori Sterling arrives like water through a broken dam.

Cowboy Seth Anderson is determined to fight adversity and keep the faith, but he can’t prevent floods or stop the undercurrents menacing the ranch and the girl he loves.

Only God can help the dedicated young man and rebellious girl navigate troubled waters and get past the log jam that blocks their way to happiness. AMAZON

 

Sarah Anderson refuses to become a drudge for her stepfather after her mother’s death in 1882. Or the property of a riverboat gambler to pay her stepfather’s debts. She flees from her Missouri home and heads for California to find her brother, trusting God to protect her on her perilous journey.

Once-bitten, twice-shy Matthew Sterling, owner of the Diamond S ranch, vows the San Juan River will run dry before he ever trusts another woman.

Does God have other plans for Sarah and Matt? AMAZON

 

  Timothy Sterling scoffs at love at first sight . . .until he meets lovely Angelina Montoya. Tim is smitten, but suspects “Angel” is less angelic than her name.

Fresh from convent school, Angel loves hacienda life. Her beauty and charm attract many suitors, but Don Fernando insists she marry a wealthy man more than twice her age.

Does God’s command to “honour thy father and mother” mean entering a loveless marriage and breaking both Timothy’s heart and her own? AMAZON

 

The women of the Bible helped to shape history. Their stories have been passed down for generations.
Some were godly. Others were rebellious. Yet all lived, loved, and left a mark.
We can learn much from them.

Best-selling author Colleen L. Reece uses her finest story-telling skills to bring both saints and sinners alive. AMAZON

 

 

At last . . .

Help for those searching for an easily-understood collection of retold Bible stories, themes, and major events.

Award-winning author Colleen L. Reece uses simple, down-to-earth language that all ages can grasp and appreciate.

Bible Stories Creation to Revelation is an excellent quick-reference title and memory refresher. A great gift, good for sermon illustrations, family devotions, or read-aloud to children.

Discover God’s love, justice, and mercy by reliving long-ago events that changed life and the world forever. AMAZON

 

“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path” (Psalm 119:105, KJV).
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Danger pursues a heartbroken nurse

Scoffers said the Seattle hospital could never be built. God and Nicholas Fairchild knew better. Now doctors and nurses follow in Jesus’ footsteps and bring healing to body, mind, and soul

Although Jonica Carr is a respected RN, the heart of a frightened little girl beats beneath her uniform. Jonica has dreamed of finding love for ten long years. Yet sometimes the troubled nurse wonders if she can ever get off the past and on with the future.

Chief Surgeon Paul Hamilton recognizes Jonica’s worth in and out of the OR. He determines to shatter the wall Jonica she has built to avoid again being hurt. Paul’s plans are thwarted by a vindictive woman determined to win his love at any cost.

Feeling betrayed once more, Jonica flees from the man she has learned to love and trust. Will God use an accident, a blizzard, and a Lamp in Darkness bring Jonica home to Shepherd of Love Hospital—and to Dr. Hamilton?

Award-winning author Colleen L. Reece once dreamed of becoming a nurse. God had other plans for her: 150 ”Books You Can Trust” with six million copies sold. BUY NOW

 

“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path”
(Psalm 119:105, KJV).
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A dedicated nurse is troubled by her past

Scoffers said the Seattle hospital could never be built. God and Nicholas Fairchild knew better. Now doctors and nurses follow in Jesus’ footsteps and bring healing to body, mind, and soul.

Helping to save young lives can never erase Nancy Galbraith’s pain over those she could not save as a child, but following her calling as a nurse in Pediatrics helps. So does her growing love for Dr. Damon Barton.

Nancy dreams of the day when they will marry and have children of their own, the day she has waited for all her life. Yet before that can happen, the couple must face and overcome secrets from the past . . . secrets that become a raging inferno that only God can stamp out before Flickering Flames reduce their love to ashes. BUY NOW

 

A beloved nurse fights an unseen enemy

Scoffers said the Seattle hospital could never be built. God and Nicholas Fairchild knew better. Now doctors and nurses follow in Jesus’ footsteps and bring healing to body, mind, and soul

Warm-hearted, red-headed surgical nurse Lindsey Best is proud to serve at Shepherd of Love Hospital.

Chaplain Terence O’Shea doesn’t expect the most fascinating woman he has ever met to fall for him—literally—when he charges into the staff dining room. Their crash meeting is the beginning of instant friendship.

Before Lindsey and Terence can explore the possibility of friendship becoming love, evil attacks the hospital. Mysterious and terrifying events weld Lindsey and Terence into a team. They vow to discover and expose the unseen forces threatening the peace and tranquility of both the hospital and Lindsey’s enamored, former-best-nurse-friend.

Can the Kindled Spark be extinguished before it triggers a firestorm that destroys the hospital dedicated to God? KINDLE

 

Two caring nurses are victims of prejudice

Scoffers said the Seattle hospital could never be built. God and Nicholas Fairchild knew better. Now doctors and nurses follow in Jesus’ footsteps and bring healing to body, mind, and soul

Shina Ito loves working in the Obstetrics department of Shepherd of Love Hospital. Seeing the joy in the new mothers’ faces makes her heart beat with anticipation of the time when she will be a wife and mother. Yet a Mt. Rainier-sized obstacle blocks Shina’s path to marriage. What if her traditional Japanese-American father refuses permission when Kevin Hyde asks for her hand?

Nancy Galbraith Barton and her doctor husband, Damon, are again the victims of racial prejudice. White supremacists threaten the couple’s property and lives. Nancy and Damon’s only defense is to trust in God and each other.

It will take incredible faith and courage for the two couples to overcome Glowing Embers of prejudice and find happiness AMAZON

 

An at-risk nurse seeks a safe haven

Scoffers said the Seattle hospital could never be built. God and Nicholas Fairchild knew better. Now doctors and nurses follow in Jesus’ footsteps and bring healing to body, mind, and soul

“Once bitten, twice shy” describes Patti Thompson, RN in the Outpatient department of Shepherd of Love Hospital. A failed romance leaves her vulnerable, easy prey for a pilot who seems to be Mr. Right . . . but whose possessiveness disturbs the troubled young nurse.

An unexpected invitation to visit a cattle ranch in Montana offers Patti a reprieve. She accepts a new and exciting job as a helicopter rescue service nurse, even though mysterious senior pilot Scott Sloan appears less than enthusiastic.

Patti must deal with the appearance of a jilted fiancé, terror when she is stalked, a fight for survival in a rugged land, and the resolution of why her new boss is called “Stone Face.” Only with God’s help, can Patti’s Hearth of Fire become a home filled with love, joy and peace. AMAZON

 

 

From city lights to northern lights

Bernard Clifton’s future couldn’t be brighter. Graduation from medical school. A dream job. Marriage to a highly-sought-after debutante. The world at his feet—until a rival discovers a secret from Ben’s past and uses it to discredit his former best friend.
Bitter and disillusioned, Bern flees to the remote village of Tarnigan in north central Alaska Territory. Far from those who betrayed him, he slowly begins to rebuild his shattered world and find peace.
Anastasia “Sasha” Anton and her husky, Kobuk, live a carefree life—until someone robs the Anton fur cache. Worse, an unknown foe is giving whiskey to the Indians Sasha and her father have long sheltered from outside influences. Bern and Sasha must rely on their Heavenly Father if they are to survive the avalanche of obstacles that threaten their chance for love and the existence of Tarnigan.
As a child, award-winning author Colleen L. Reece’s parents instilled in her a deep love and respect for God and His Creation. Her 150+ “Books You Can Trust” (six million copies sold) reflect these teachings. Packed with adventure, Colleen’s characters must seek God’s help to overcome mountain-high obstacles. AMAZON

A long time coming

After years of waiting, Inga Nansen becomes her father’s “First Mate.” With Captain Lars at the helm, the raging seas hold no fear for her.

 

Inga loves life aboard the Flower of Alaska. Yet when a laughing stranger captures her heart, Inga must chart her course: continue sailing her beloved seas with her father, or spend her life in Tarnigan, a snowy village in the harsh and unforgiving Alaskan wilderness.

Although Dr. Arthur Baldwin has finally accepted God’s forgiveness for the despicable act that shattered a friend’s life and his own, he cannot forgive himself. He determines to find the man he wronged. Only by the grace of God and Dr. Bern Clifton can Arthur be freed from the chains of regret that bind him.

A four-thousand mile journey lies between Arthur and his hope of redemption. And a crevasse only God can bridge threatens his and Inga’s love.

As a child, award-winning author Colleen L. Reece’s parents instilled in her a deep love and respect for God and His Creation. Her 150+ “Books You Can Trust” (six million copies sold) reflect these teachings. Flower of Alaska won Favorite Historical in the Heartsong Presents reader poll.  AMAZON

 
 

After the death of her guardian, Valerie Shannon O’Shea feels as adrift as a boat torn free of its moorings on Lake Michigan. She prays about her future and finds a challenge in the newspaper. IS THE PIONEER SPIRIT STILL ALIVE AND WELL? A skeptical financier doubts women in the late 1880s can live the hard life of their ancestors. He is offering train fare to Montana and a substantial cash prize to a young woman courageous enough to live in an abandoned one-room schoolhouse for a full year without help from anyone. The schoolhouse is near Whitewind, where Valerie and her father lived ten years earlier. Danny O’Shea was then convicted of a crime he swore he did not commit. There is little to connect Valerie Shannon, as she signs her paintings, with the gawky fourteen-year-old known as Shannon O’Shea. What if she can meet the newspaper challenge, paint the Montana landscape, and carry out her long held vow to clear her father’s name? The long train trip across country brings back bittersweet memories. Many are of eighteen-year-old Locke Stuart, son of the judge who sent Valerie’s father to prison. Locke had stolen Valerie’s heart but never answered her letters. She wonders if he ever thinks of the girl he fiercely championed in spite of his father’s opposition. Valerie and Locke must ride tangled trails and learn to heed the everlasting whisper, Trust Me, before they can find happiness.  KINDLE

 

 

 

 

MYSTERY SERIES FOR READERS OF ALL AGES!

 
 
 
 
 

MONDAY

TUESDAY    WEDNESDAY   THURSDAY   FRIDAY   SATURDAY

 

Mystery fans of all ages will love this series of fun, whodunnits with Juli and her high school friends. If you love Nancy Drew and Scooby Do, these are the books for you.  ENTIRE COLLECTION

from Mysterious Monday, Juli Scott Mystery Book One, Colleen L. Reece
    Juli: “It’s been said if life were a stage play, no one would come, because it’s so unbelievable

from Saturday Scare, Juli Scott Mystery Book Six, Colleen L. Reece
Juli:

“I wonder how God feels when He sees the way people treat those like Carlos and the Thompsons, who love and serve Him? All they want is be left alone.”

 

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