New Mercies: A Christian Romance

A single mom and a shy young pastor strike up an unlikely friendship. Will gossip destroy them both?

Meet Julia Colquitt Allen

Julia Colquitt Allen began writing poems and short stories at the age of 7. She lives in picturesque East Texas with her husband of 35 years. Her grown son and his wife live nearby and visit often with her two grandbabies. Her grown daughters attend local universities and live close enough to visit frequently. She works from home as a learning products developer for a consulting firm. She holds a Ph.D. in learning technologies. In her spare time, she enjoys reading inspirational romance and mystery stories, sewing, and cooking.

The Preacher and the Shopkeeper

Industrial City, Ava Starling’s hometown, is struggling to survive with businesses and industries closing and jobs at a minimum. She’s desperately trying to help assist the needy through the thrift store she owns and operates, but homelessness is on the rise. Ava doubts the recent assignment of the young and handsome Brandon Sparks as senior pastor of the defunct Union Street Church can breathe hope into empty hearts. 

When Ava and Brandon meet, sparks fly but misunderstandings and trust issues ensue. Only Ava’s mother knows the true reason behind her daughter’s resistance to the new pastor, but it’s only a matter of time before Brandon discovers why Ava holds animosity toward him. Will she learn to accept his offers of help or continue to resist his hand of friendship? Working together to meet the needs of the community might forever change both their lives more than either can ever anticipate.


True Cover

In a matter of 24 hours, Sarah Masters lost everything that was important to her – her job, her friends, her house. Now a madman is hunting her down to kill her, and the only ones stopping him are the FBI Agents who have pledged to protect her. But in the process of protecting her, these FBI Agents touch Sarah’s life in a way she never expected as they cause her to question her relationship with God and His plan for her future. Sam Morgan is the FBI Agent tasked with the job of keeping Sarah safe. He and his team fight to keep Sarah alive – and in the process, all of their lives are changed in ways they never expected.

Meet Ruth Kyser

Ruth Kyser is a native of the State of Michigan in the USA–wife, mother, and grandmother–who writes Christian Inspirational Romance. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and enjoys reading almost as much as she loves writing!

The Town Named Christmas

A Christian Romance: Who would have thought that simply hearing an old song on the radio would totally change his life? Chris O’Reilly never would have guessed what he’d find in the town of Christmas, Minnesota. He’d only planned to stop there long enough to find his old Army buddy’s family. Then he was headed to Duluth to look for his childhood friend and the love of his life, Bethany Cummings. Scarred, battered, and emotionally struggling, Chris would love nothing more than to find the peace and happiness he’d once known as a youngster — to get his life on track and find the peace that could only come from a relationship with God. Would he find everything he’d been looking for—right there in the town named Christmas?

Meet Ruth Kyser

Ruth Kyser is a native Michigander–wife, mother, and grandmother–who writes Christian Inspirational Romance. Ruth has had a wide variety of careers, ranging from accounting, an office manager at a YMCA Summer Camp for kids, owning and operating a hardware store with her husband, to being an insurance agent for twenty years. Now her focus is on writing Christian Fiction.

The Perfect Spy: A Clean Romantic Suspense (An Untapped Source Book 1)

She’s got the best undercover crew. But will a sinister secret undo them?

Kate Ross has lost way too much in the last six months. With her mother’s death from breast cancer, an agent she handled killed on the job, and her career in jeopardy, the beleaguered CIA officer’s faith in God seems like another casualty. So she’s relieved to be offered a shot at redemption by managing an innovative team of “mom spies”… until they saddle her with a more experienced man as a babysitter.

Battling self-doubt and a loss of confidence in her espionage skills, Kate directs a smoothly successful first mission for the unit. But just as she opens up to her kind and encouraging supervisor, she suspects he’s withholding key information when the subject of their next assignment is his ex-wife. And the only solution to her predicament may be prayers she has no expectation will be answered.

Can Kate find the guiding light to solve the case before her personal crisis threatens national security?

The Perfect Spy is the thrilling first book in the An Untapped Source romantic suspense series. If you like undeniable chemistry, page-turning tension, and Christian values in action, then you’ll love Amy Martinsen’s fast-paced novel.

Buy The Perfect Spy for adventure with grace today!


Meet Amy Martinsen

Amy loves to read. One of her earliest memories is hiding between bales of hay to read just one more chapter instead of doing her chores. When her mother discovered this hiding place, Amy learned to climb trees and became very good at balancing on a branch while holding a book. She also developed extremely strong leg muscles.
Now Amy still hides to read but, in much less dangerous places, like her closet and the laundry room…though she longs for the leg muscles of her youth. She also makes it her goal to write stories so engaging people will hide to read them. Perhaps even in a tree.

California Promises

How can you be totally, absolutely, completely, brutally honest when you can’t even admit the truth to yourself? It’s much easier for Charlie Sands to hide behind the lie she’s told herself since the day she met Greyson: the guy every girl wants could never love a smartass tomboy like her. Although Greyson Steel is a best friend worthy of Charlie, he knows she deserves a boyfriend who is a match for her lightning fast mind and strong enough not to let anxiety rule his world. And that guy? That could never be him. But when they both start blowing past the protective walls they’ve erected over the years, can they handle love’s honesty or will they crumble like a sandcastle at high tide? In this angsty, friend-to-lovers romance about a brilliant, surfing tomboy and her anxious, fireman best-friend, Erin Spineto, author of Islands and Insulin, spins another “Inspiring tale of being just the right balance of strong and vulnerable.” You’ll love the hilarious, double-dating summer goal, breezy escape to the beaches of San Diego and Maui, and fantastic group of friends. California Promises is the first in the Warrior Women Series, a RomCom series full of female surfers who happen to have diabetes and other autoimmune issues and the men who are strong enough to be with a warrior woman. This is an #ownvoices story for its portrayal of type 1 diabetes by an author with type 1 diabetes.

Meet erin spineto

Erin Spineto started her writing journey in 2011 with Islands and Insulin, her memoir of sailing solo 100 miles down the Florida Keys with type 1 diabetes back in a time when doctors were foolish enough to recommend against this kind of wild adventure with diabetes. She followed it up a few years later with Adventure On, a nonfiction book on using adventure to increase motivation to take care of chronic conditions like diabetes. Since then she has moved on to fiction and is currently working on Warrior Women, a three-book angsty RomCom series full of female surfers who happen to have diabetes and other autoimmune issues. Erin’s journey with autoimmune conditions started in 1996 with type 1 diabetes. She added hyperthyroidism to the mix in 2007, and has rounded out her collection with a little Anti-Synthetase Syndrome, which she thinks is so appropriately abbreviated ASS. Not letting anything slow her down, Erin is also a long-distance endurance adventurer and autoimmune advocate who uses stories to encourage others with chronic illness to go big. Erin started surfing at age five when she stood up on her boogie board and realized waves were so much more fun to ride standing up. Since then she has had a love affair with empty beaches, warm water, and a post-surf lunch of fish tacos and Diet Dr Pepper (though she’s had to give that up to fight the ASS) eaten on a patio in the sun with her own real life hero, Tony, and their two surfing teenagers.

Rescue Agent for Josette

Rescue Agent Ryland Stark has traveled all over the world with the Wild Animal Protection Agency, but a part of his heart has always remained in his hometown of Ferriday, Louisiana. When the animals in the bayou are in jeopardy due to exotic animal traders, he knows he needs to protect the place he loves. What he doesn’t expect is to end up working with his high school sweetheart in the process.

Josette Trudeau never really got over her first boyfriend, even though he took off for the Army when he was eighteen and never looked back. She’s dated, but no one ever measured up to the nearly perfect Ryland Stark. Luckily, her work with a local conservation group has kept her mind off her dismal personal life, until Ryland comes storming back into it.

Will Ryland be able to stop the exotic animal traders from destroying his home? Can Josette find a way to let go of how Ryland jilted her? And will they dare to risk their hearts on a second chance at love?

Smoky Mountain Christmas

After years of struggling with endometriosis, Camille underwent a hysterectomy at merely 25 years of age. Since then, she has spent the past five years running away for Christmas. In a time filled with love, she can’t risk falling into a holiday romance. After all, who could love her once they know the truth? But when a Smoky Mountain snowstorm leaves her stranded at the cabin of a handsome stranger and his eclectic family over the holidays, she might learn just how truly loved she is.

Meet Andrea Byrd

As a Christian wife and mom located in rural Kentucky, Andrea Byrd has a deep affinity for an old-fashioned, natural lifestyle. Often described as having been born outside her time, she loves to spend time with her family in the great outdoors, one with nature. With a degree in Equine Health & Rehabilitation gathering dust and a full-time job tethering her to a desk eight hours a day, Andrea decided it was high time to invoke change in her life. To show her children it is truly possible to make your dreams come true, she dove into the role of Christian Romance author with her debut series, Smoky Mountain Romance.

Smoky Mountain Comfort

Emotionally abused by her father and damaged by her past, Abigail doesn’t trust anyone… even herself. Instead, she lives for her quiet, little bookstore that has become her comfort zone. But when books begin to mysteriously disappear and reappear from the shelves and her father announces an impending visit, Abigail feels helplessly alone in her turmoil. Can she find it in her heart to trust one of her most loyal customers-the unnervingly attractive police officer, Jake Callahan-to assist? Will God use her circumstances to teach her how to fully trust in Him and His plan once more?

Meet Andrea Byrd

As a Christian wife and mom located in rural Kentucky, Andrea Byrd has a deep affinity for an old-fashioned, natural lifestyle. Often described as having been born outside her time, she loves to spend time with her family in the great outdoors, one with nature. With a degree in Equine Health & Rehabilitation gathering dust and a full-time job tethering her to a desk eight hours a day, Andrea decided it was high time to invoke change in her life. To show her children it is truly possible to make your dreams come true, she dove into the role of Christian Romance author with her debut series, Smoky Mountain Romance.

A Wish for Christmas

A Blizzard, a Wish and a Lost Treasure…

How hard can it be to entertain a house full of guests, without revealing they are at the wrong Inn? Mila needs the money to satisfy the bank. All she has to do is give them a holiday they won’t forget and not fall in love with Garrett Donnelley and his family.
Mila Vunderberg is in desperate need of money to save her family home. Left caring for an ailing grandmother who spends her days searching for a “treasure” that doesn’t exist, she has been forced to sell off pieces of her lineage to make ends meet. A blizzard blows in help in the form of a family looking for the perfect Christmas.
Garrett Donnelley’s family surprises him with the gift of a perfect Christmas in New York. When the driver drops them off at a beautiful home on the Hudson River they are welcomed like family. Enchanted by Mila, Garrett is seeing visions of a future with her but his hostess has secrets that threaten everything he cherishes.
One man believes the treasure is real and the Donnelley family is in his way. Mila and her treasure will be his, one way or another.