The Holiday Collection combines both of these great short stories into one Kindle book.


The Thanksgiving Gift


Inspired by a true story from the author's family, this heartwarming tale of how one small orphan girl brings faith, hope and love into the lives of a lonely farm couple in Depression-era Kansas is a reminder that God's best gifts come in the most unexpected ways.

When young reporter Michelle Madison goes to Gracerville to interview the town's oldest resident, Esther Cooke, on Esther's one hundredth birthday, Michelle has no idea that her own life is about to change forever.

An ordinary woman of remarkable faith, Esther tells Michelle the story of how a chronically-ill orphan in Depression-era Kansas transformed her family and taught her what it really means to trust God.

Book One of our new Holiday Collection, The Thanksgiving Gift was inspired by a true story from the author's own family. It is our hope that this simple story of faith and trust will transform your family this holiday season.



The Christmas Cake


“If you died tonight, where would you spend eternity?” Like the ghosts from Dickens’ Christmas Carol, this question haunts Tatiana Richards on Christmas Eve. With the help of Esther Cook’s Christmas Cake, Tatiana’s daughter Michelle will try to explain to her mother the real message of Christmas—eternal life through a relationship with Jesus.

“After someone has eaten the Christmas Cake one time, they always want more. Whenever I attend anything where everyone brings food, whoever is in charge says, ‘bring that apple cake.’ Whenever people experience Jesus Christ, they always want more too. He is the only thing that always satisfies, but in order to understand that you must experience Him."

Book Two of our Holiday Collection, The Christmas Cake, features a recipe that has been in the author's family for several generations. It is our hope that both the story and the cake will become part of your holiday traditions.


Available on Kindle only