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Capturing Faith .. Book one in the faith series

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Chelsea Warren is the most popular girl in school, and the leader of the tightest clique on campus. The most important things to her are her looks and the respect of her followers. But Chelsea has a secret she doesn’t want anyone to know.

Amber Walker is compassionate, trustworthy, and the most well-adjusted girl in school. The most important thing to her is serving God and her community.

When an argument between Chelsea and her best friend occurs, she runs straight to Amber for help. Amber discovers Chelsea’s secret and turns to Pastor David Owens for assistance.

Ryan Evers is the smartest boy on campus, but when a careless accident leaves one of the girls clinging to life and Ryan the object of hate, he also turns to David.

Can David help these three troubled teens before it’s too late?

***Capturing Faith is the first in the Faith Series featuring Pastor David Owens***

 

The Green Pearl Caper.. Damien Dickens Series book 1

 

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Celine Sutherland is dead – her body half-hidden under the Atlantic City Boardwalk – and Damien Dickens, P.I. killed her. Detective Lt. James Holmes found Damien’s gun and wallet near the crime scene, and discovered Celine’s cash-filled, emerald-studded evening bag hidden in Damien’s apartment. Sylvia Sutherland, Celine’s older sister and CEO of the family’s tobacco empire, insists that Dickens pulled the trigger. And the Sutherlands carry a lot of influence in Atlantic City. Even Damien’s secretary has deserted him – gone to work for the Sutherlands. Only Celine’s younger sister, Susan, believes in his innocence.

After Susan bails him out of jail, Damien follows his gut and a series of clues in order to clear his name. His quest takes him to several Atlantic City landmarks, inland to Everettville, a small New Jersey town, and north to Vermont, where he confronts Celine’s killer.

Book One in the Damien Dickens mystery series

The White Russian Caper Damien Dickens Mysteries book 2

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A mortally wounded Miss America entrusts a mysterious Russian coin to Damien Dickens, P.I. before she dies. After Damien disappears while researching the significance of the coin, Millie tracks her husband’s abductor to Florida. When his captor falls to his death from the balcony of a 7th floor apartment, Damien escapes; then, he and Millie join forces to unravel the web of intrigue surrounding the Russian coin and its connection to the murder of Miss America.

Book Two in the Damien Dickens mystery series

The review that tingles

Every once in a while an author comes across a review that leaves him or her with an AHA moment, pleased that a reader got the point of the story head on. This review is the one that left me with tingles.

“I loved this book!”

First let me tell you this: I’m not a Christian. So, what on Earth is a new-ager like me doing picking up a book that’s basically a doorway into Christian faith?

It was Amber Walker in the audio sample. She got me immediately. I’d like to be more like her! So I listened to Capturing Faith, and I was completely delighted by it.

Victoria Schwimley has a gift of describing the mental and emotional change that takes place before, during and after you find faith – and in teenagers, no less! I myself found my own story of finding faith there, right down to the “God bug” 😀 Faith is universal, and so is the joy of finding it – so this is a great book whether you believe in God, the Universe or however you call the loving higher power.

This book describes to young adults what faith and church are about. Victoria Schwimley is unveiling the mystery, so to speak. In a very nice way. As a non-Christian, I really appreciate that no one in this book is pushing anybody into Christian faith, knowing deep down that when it’s time for it to happen, it will, and Amber is standing patiently nearby to lend a hand.

The young characters Ms. Schwimley created for us are loveable and relatable – at least for a 32 year old me 🙂 Beware though – you spend most time in Chelsea’s point of view, and just when you start being really invested in her transformation, that point of view is ripped from you. It’s jarring, as it’s supposed to be… It almost took me out of the story. But Amber and her friends restored all that by being thoughtful young people.

The narrator’s young voice is perfect for the piece, and she’s really good, lending the story a lot of life.

Ms. Schwimley, you have captured me and I have faith in this series!

Available in paperback and Kindle through Amazon. Audio book available  at Audible

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