Other books byTraci DePree
Dandelions in a Jelly Jar
The peaceful town of Lake Emily will never be the same when Trudy Ploog comes to stay! Mae Morgan’s flamboyant art teacher sister, Trudy Ploog, moves to the quiet, rural town of Lake Emily, Minnesota, to be closer to Bert Biddle, her shy, unassuming farmer boyfriend. Everything is perfect and then…the school board cuts the Gifted and Talented program and rumors of more cuts fly. Outraged, Trudy kicks up a whirlwind, beginning with a letter to the paper that questions the very foundation of small-town life–high school sports! Soon the whole town is talking, and Trudy and Bert are put to the test. Meanwhile, the Morgan family is recovering from the loss of a child and the death of a life-long dream as Virginia Morgan helps a father and daughter rediscover life. A hopeful story of facing the challenges of life with courage and learning to see with eyes of grace, Dandelions in a Jelly Jar gently reminds you that the best bouquets are dandelions. “A welcomed new voice in a genre that is begging for novels of this caliber. Bravo.” –Ted Dekker, best-selling author of Blink and Thr3e “Traci’s books… call my name and soothe my soul.” –Jane Kirkpatrick, award-winning author of All Together in One Place and A Name of Her Own
Aprons on a Clothesline
Book Three in the Lake Emily series In Lake Emily, life’s greatest battles are won by the power of friendship Virginia Morgan is used to helping others–it’s who she is. A wife. A mother. A grandmother. A friend. But when Virginia suffers a debilitating stroke, she can no longer wear that apron. It is a change that sends her into the depths of hopelessness. Can she find her way to seeing that life is still well worth living? Or will she give up hope and sink deeper into despair? Meanwhile, the Morgans and Biddles discover that each season of life has its adjustments–for Trudy Biddle marriage and a meddling mother-in-law, for Mae and Peter Morgan the challenges of keeping the family farm afloat as they welcome a new member into their family, and for young Jessie Wise hopes for a new mother. Filled with the enchantment that makes Lake Emily everyone’s hometown, Aprons on a Clothesline is a lovely reminder that hope can be found even in the tragedies of life and that joy waits in the most unexpected places. “Traci’s books…call my name and soothe my soul.” –Jane Kirkpatrick, award-winning author of All Together in One Place and A Name of Her Own
A State of Grace
Escape to the charming town of Copper Mill, Tennessee. Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Copper Mill is a place of tradition and tranquility, where neighbors work together and life moves at a slower pace. But when Kate Hanlon and her husband Paul, the new pastor of Faith Briar Church, move in, they quickly find out that small town life is anything but boring. The mysteries that Kate discovers in Copper Mill are puzzling, but she always uses her quick, curious mind and the help of her friends to figure out the answer. Come see how faith can solve life`s mysteries in Mystery and the Minister`s Wife series. &Mdash—The Hanlons are settling in to Copper Mill, but already Kate has stumbled onto another mystery. A condolence call to a grieving widow, Patricia Harris, uncovers a long-buried secret: When she was seventeen, Patricia gave birth to twins; one was given up for adoption. Now the daughter she kept is in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant. With no matching donors, her only real hope is to find her twin sister. With a life on the line, can Kate track down her missing twin before it`s too late?
Into the Wilderness
Kate and Paul are delighted when their daughter Rebecca arrives for a surprise visit with her new boyfriend Marcus, but something about her handsome actor beau doesn't seem quite right. Rather than cancel his camping trip with men from the church, Paul brings Marcus along. But what starts out as a good time of bonding soon turns into disaster when Paul and Marcus end up lost in the wilderness. Meanwhile, two mysterious men from Marcus' past show up at the Hanlon residence, leaving everyone to wonder what Marcus is hiding. Kate, desperate for answers, must use all of her detective skills to bring her husband home alive. With time running out, the community is reminded that faith is their best guide.