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Call Me Bear

A Garden Walled Around Trilogy, Volume I

She is Elle Graves.  She is 14.  She is a captive.  She is alone.  She is frightened.  She is no better than a slave.  But she is not a red savage.  Her story is wrapped within the historical facts of the Cherokee Nation in the early 19th century at a time when they were at their best and ultimately driven to their worst.  Elle experiences the worst of hatred and the best of love as she travels down her life path and strives to reconcile the two worlds that she knows; her white one that she can never escape and the red one that she has chosen to embrace.

Call Me Elle

A Garden Walled Around Trilogy, Volume II

Her name is Bear.  She is happy here in the Indian village she has chosen to call home even though to look at her you would see that she has white skin.  At 15, she is the mate of Bright Feather and the people of The Maple Forest are her family.  All she loves and holds dear are in this special garden walled around.

This is the story of a captive white girl named Elle Graves who transforms into a powerful Indian woman, mate, and mother.

Call Me Survivor

A Garden Walled Around Trilogy, Volume III

She is Bear, the mate of Bright Feather.  She has matured from a frightened, captive, white girl to a mate, mother, and perhaps most importantly, Powerful Indian Woman.  She is eighteen years old. 

Wrapped within the historical facts of the Cherokee Nation during the early 19th century, we watch The Nation struggle inside and outside its borders.  During this period, Andrew Jackson becomes president and under this presidency we see their forced migration to land west of the Mississippi and the tragic Trail of Tears in 1839.  We see deprivation and deception, broken promises and sorrow.  But we also see determination, hope, faith and honesty. 

Recipe for Disaster

Nothing could be worse than being a bride abandoned on her wedding day, right?  Wrong.  Try factoring in an unplanned pregnancy that shatters what is left of Karly Martin’s dreams to be a missionary.

But Karly is a survivor, stronger and braver than she ever thought possible.  Giving up her son for adoption and accepting a missionary position with a Navajo mission school gives her the chance to build on the dreams she thought she had had to abandon.  Slowly, she begins to heal.

Rules for Survival

Don’t talk to Claire Jenkins about how tough things can be.  She’s had a front row seat experiencing the cruelties of life, literally from the moment of her birth.  Just leave her alone, stay out of her way, and, don’t offer her any sympathy or charity.  She may be living on the edge, but she can take care of herself thank you very much.  But even the most seasoned survivor does have a breaking point…

A Well Behaved Woman's Life

What do you do when you discover that your entire adult life has been a lie?  What do you do when you realize everything you believed in and trusted in was nothing but an illusion painted with deceit and framed in your own stupidity?

The Butler Did It

No one is ever completely what he or she appear …

Adam LeGrande, computer genius and billionaire, is drifting through the drudgery of his life.  The highlights of his day revolve around verbal sparing matches with his annoying and shifty butler and refining his skill at “strategic alienation”.  But hey, what’s a cynical man to do?

Biblical Women and Who They Hooked Up With

Fact:  Every relationship in your life past, present, and future is directly related to the state of your heart.  So, let’s take some time to examine that heart of yours:  do a little thoughtful introspection, examine its quality, realign your priorities, begin to fix what’s broken, begin to strengthen what’s weak, find what’s lost and … make God smile a bit.

Joining The Club

My name is Elaine.

Talk to my daughter Olivia and she’ll mention my lousy maternal instincts, blatant favoritism towards her sister, one-sided loyalties, and convenient memories regarding my personal disasters.

My friend Callie will tell you I have a wonderful relationship with my daughter Erin and a spectacular relationship with my grandson. She’s quick to point out that I’m “strong, capable, and resilient.”

More books coming soon!