Loose End Love Stories

Born from the Pioneers in the Pulpit series, these novels share the romances of secondary characters from the Pioneers' novels.  Meet Loose Ends latest couples:  Kerry-Ann and Samson Nicholson in Silent Desire and Dinah-Marie Cunningham and Rock Harding in Surrender. You'll fall for Sophia and Lenny in Worth the Risk, Renita and Craig in In the Nick of Time?, Melanie and Matthew in Patience of a Saint, and Ellen and Dustin in For the Love of God.



Worth the Risk

Loose End Love Stories: Book I

Sophia Collins excels at two things.  One she’s retired from; the other is cooking.  So, when Leonard Freeman walks into her kitchen and requests her services, she quickly agrees.  He’s a fine specimen of God’s creation, and Sophia doesn’t mind having him around while she cooks for his business dinner.  She appreciates all his visible attributes and wouldn’t mind getting to know his invisible ones.  It seems like his attention is engaged elsewhere, with a married woman, no less.  Sophia hates seeing a good man go to waste, especially with so many bad apples out there.  She knows how to get and hold a man’s interest.  Should she show Leonard Freeman that the grass is greener on her side of the fence?


Leonard is all about business at this point in his life.  He tried pleasure and got burned.  Sophia Collins, his twenty-four hour cook, is the first woman in two years to turn his mind in that direction again.  With how she looks and how she cooks, Leonard begins to think this woman might be worth the risk of a romance.


In the Nick of Time

Loose End Love Stories: Book II

Forty-eight hours before her wedding, the man she loves turns up after five years.  Craig's evasive explanation for his absence gives Renita no reason to abandon her groom.  But her heart still beats with a rhythm only Craig can elicit.  To hear him tell it, he loves her.  Seth, her husband-to-be, is a good man, and she had purposed in her mind to settle for good, since she had given up on great.  What's a girl to do?  Settle for good or shoot for her memory of great?


Patience of a Saint

Loose End Love Stories: Book III

Matthew Lomini has waited patiently on Melanie Fraser to finish exploring her freedom.  After God delivered her from the bondage of a ten-year abusive marriage, he understands how she feels.  One year of waiting turned into two and is now heading towards three.  Still Melanie can't tell him when it will be over.  She loves him, she says.  Matthew loves her but wonders if she really cares for him, or is taking him for granted.  He takes matters in hand and hatches a plan to bring her to a decision.  But covert plans have a way of getting complicated and bringing unforeseen results.  Will Melanie end the wait when she finds out what he's done?  Or will she tell him to take a hike?


For the Love of God

Loose End Love Stories: Book IV

Ellen Graves left Dustin Reeves when he refused to embrace the God she loves.  They have a child together, and Jewel is the only reason she talks to him.  She disapproves of his lifestyle and argues with him about the bad example he shows to their daughter. 


When Dustin gets injured in a car accident and falls into her care, Ellen realizes she’s not immune to his allure.  Dustin makes it plain that his desire for her still burns, and he wants her back.  With him at the same place he was five years ago when she left him—disinterested in God—Ellen doesn’t see them with a future.


While Dustin starts out only to win Ellen back, her daily witness speaks to his heart and mind.  He begins to behold the God she believes in.  But in order to claim the faith she carries, he has to change his lifestyle and his livelihood as manager of a nightclub.  Can he do these things for the love of God?


Silent Desire

Loose End Love Stories: Book V

Just when their marriage recovers from two major challenges, another problem crops up.  Samson is tired of the marital issues and of not having a wife in 'the full sense of the word.'  Kerry-Ann, his wife, is struggling with a real problem that she's embarrassed to discuss with her husband.  Her evasion fuels his anger and the friction between them.  Add unexpected visitors to the mix and things get more complicated.  Will Kerry-Ann release her reservation and Samson his impatience so that they can overcome this hurdle in their marriage?  Or will that ugly word 'divorce' determine their outcome?



Loose End Love Stories: Book VI

Rock Harding is about to become a husband and father.  His boss drops a bomb that can detonate his plans.  Caught between stone and a solid place, he considers making a decision that will place his relationship with Dinah, the woman of his heart, on the line.


Focused on her faith in God and obedience to His word, Dinah doesn’t understand Rock’s difficulty in making the right choice.  Unless he does the right thing, obey God, she knows they won’t have a future.  But Rock isn’t at the place where she is in belief, and he doesn’t share the level of trust she has in their Creator’s ability to provide.


The final choice is up to Rock.  Will he obey man or surrender to God?




Are you nuts about Christian romance novels? Then you're at the right site.  Here you can read all the romance you want and vacate no values.  If you're about faith in the Father, and if you like the words 'God,' 'prayer,' and 'church' in romance novels, then my books will be a comfortable read for you.  I always say, how can those elements not be in romance when God is the author of love?


My heroes and heroines are not perfect.  They are Christians like you and me who are striving daily to make it to the Kingdom.  That means they sometimes slip and fall as in A Fall for Grace or A Price Too High.  When somebody drives them to the edge, they sometimes lose it and let the person have it before thinking about soft answers turning away wrath.  I believe in making passion plain without putting everything on the page, so you'll find hugs, kisses, and very warm looks that tend to sizzle (smile) in my books.  I write to deliver a delicious and romantic read that will make you yearn for more after the novel is done.  I hope you'll try my titles.


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Brigette Manie


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