The Writings

Below are brief details and blurbs for my current WIPs. :) More coming soon! 

~ Books ~ 

War Tears
Currently: writing first draft and doing lots of research. 
Word count: around 70,000

(I'm pretty sure that a friend of mine wrote this one for me, so I can't take the credit for this amazing blurb. ;))

  The Carnathan’s and the Anderson’s are two families leading ordinary lives in the small town of Cana, Virginia. But all is not as it seems. Overseas, Europe is engaged in a struggle for survival and every day the pressure is increased for America to enter the wagon the allies’ side. When Pearl Harbor is bombed and the nation is thrust into the middle of World War Two, the men are called up to serve their country and both are immediately shipped overseas. Back home the wives are doing their part, but though they don't know it yet, their lives are about to be forever changed. When tragic news reaches the home front, they must rely on their faith in God to see them through the difficult days ahead as the world becomes engulfed in the horrific struggle. 

To Win Her Heart ~ Prequel to War Tears
Currently: writing first draft 
Word count: around 15,000

  From the first day he laid eyes on her, working behind the counter at the café, David Carnathan knew she was the one for him. But quiet, innocent Bethany Henderson isn't interested in a boyfriend. Consumed by tragic happenings from her past, she refuses to allow herself to get close to anyone again. Can David break through the barrier Bethany has constructed around her heart? Will she ever open up to him or is it not meant to be? Is it possible that God will give them a happily ever after? Follow David and Bethany through heartaches and happiness, trials and healing, tears and joy. 

Dandelion Dust
Currently: in the hands of beta-readers.
Word count: around 50,000

Like a speck of dandelion dust riding the tides of a prairie wind, life is fleeting. Though I never realized just how fragile it was until that day . . .

Charity always had a dream. It was simple, really. Find a guy, fall in love, and get married.
The day she met Ryder, Charity knew he was the man God had chosen for her. But she never expected their relationship to be tested and tried through the fires of a freak accident. Suddenly, her world is thrown into chaos, and the bleak, white walls and sterile smells of a city hospital fill every spare minute. And then there comes the dreaded news. It was likely Ryder would never make it out of the hospital bed.
As her carefully laid plans for the future come crashing down around her and the sun seems to set on her dreams, can Charity still find hope in the dark of night?

Like a dandelion, life is beautiful. But treasure every moment. . . . for one day, the flower will be gone.

-- credit for the amazing summary goes to Jesseca D.

~ Short Stories ~ 

Love Needs No Words
Currently: completed...for now.
Word count: about 7,500

While home from college for the summer, Shay Williams meets Daniel Rogers, a young mute man. She soon recognizes him as her childhood crush whom she hasn't seen since second grade, and a friendship blossoms between the two young people. 
Daniel Rogers is mesmerized by this sweet girl who has a heart for deaf and mute children. But is it wrong of him to pursue a relationship with her, considering his inability? 
Follow these two young people through a summer of discovery as they learn the truths of friendship and love – a love that speaks not from the lips but from the heart. 

If There is No Second Chance 
Currently: writing on a whim
Word count: around 6,000

An innocent accident involving a ladder and a kitten turns tragic when it lands Meredith Joner's brother, Matthew, in the hospital. Hours on end spent sitting around the hospital waiting room, gives the family plenty of time for prayer and reflection. Meredith knows she has wronged Matthew by having an unforgiving spirit after a silly quarrel the siblings had the day before. In tears she humbly pleads with God to restore her brother's health and give her a second chance to ask his forgiveness. But...what if there is no second chance? 


  1. I love that first blurb ... B-)
    The others are awesome as well!! I'm so happy that you added this page! :D And .. you have 15K ad 20K written in David and Beth's books?!?!? That's so awesome!!! For some reason I thought you had between 10 and 15K for both. ;)
    Oh, and I really want to read more of "If there's no Second Chance". I think I started reading it last year. Before we met. No pressure, of course. ;)
    Okay, I'll be quiet now. ;P I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the stories you add to this page!!!

    1. Kind of figured you would... ;)
      Yes, yes, yes!! Isn't it fabulous?? :D I'm so pleased with how those books are coming. (And, ya know, if I would *only* write those I could probably finish them sooner...but instead I'm sidetracked on a little snippet with these same characters. B-))
      Ah, of course – no pressure. That's another story that's, uh, stuck? But it will be finished...eventually. ;)

      Thanks, Jesseca! I don't know *when* I'll be adding more (blurbs are sooo hard to write), but we'll see. :D

  2. 'War Tears' and 'War Tears' prequel... Sound very interesting, Faith! World War II really interests me, and I LOVE finding fiction books that are about WWII: it really puts thing in perspective and is intriguing!
    I look forward to being able to read these fantastic books! :D
    And YES, blurbs are hard to write! xD I mean, how to dense things and make sense of it all?! Lol! But I just put my pen to paper and see what happens, when it comes to blurbs, haha! ;D

    1. Aww, I'm glad you think so, Angela! :D I have a love for Christian historical fiction too, preferably WWII. :)
      Thank you!! That's so encouraging for me to hear. :)
      Borderline impossible!! Yes, yes, yes. My thoughts exactly. For me to write a blurb I have to be in the mood to write a blurb. Otherwise they turn out short and flat. :P ...And sometimes they do anyway. ;)

      Thanks for commenting and for visiting my blog! xD

  3. Agh!! Yes, I definitely need "War Tears" and anything having to do with it!!!! Please and thank you? ^.^

    1. Aww, I'm glad it sounds appealing to you, Abi!! :) Hopefully I'll be looking for beta-readers by...winter? XD

  4. sounds like you are quite a writer, Faith. I would love to read your works sometime, if that's okay. I would love to be an EARLY reader of your stories, and I'll give you a review also, when any are published or something.

    1. Thanks, Amy! I certainly have a lot of projects going. :)
      Yeah, that's absolutely okay. I would love to have you read my work. That would be awesome! Would you be interested in being a beta-reader for "War Tears" in a couple of months?

  5. I think the BLURB word is cute! May I use that on my blogs?


    1. *beams* *blushes* YOU ARE JUST TOO NICE GIRLIE. It's...its...not very professional. At all. Right now it's just a big mess while I focus on finishing War Tears. XD OF COURSE YOU MAY READ IT. *cough* Eventually. I meant to say eventually. XD Also... *whispers* I'll be sharing a Christmasy part of To Win Her Heart here soon, if I get it finished... *wink*

  7. Oh my gosh, Firefly, I LOVE WW2 history. I've always wanted to write in historical fiction, and I used to, but I wasn't much good at it. WW2 is sort of a hobby, if that makes sense. Love Band Of Brothers, and I love reading books on that kind of stuff. I'm reading The Diary of a Young girl, which is a good insight to the OTHER side of WW2, the jews. Anyway, thought I'd say that. ;)

    Also, can you stop by my blog and maybe follow? I'd appreciate it!

    1. *grins* WWII is the best!! Hehe, yep, that makes sense. I haven't read Diary of a Young Girl, but I have read other book on Anne Frank. :)

      I believe I already follow your blog... The Depth of my Faith? And you recently swapped from WordPress to Blogger? *nods* I'm already a follower. ;)