Book 1: Finding Peace
Police Officer Tuck Chandler is good at his job. He’s also good at holding women at arm’s length. Jilted by his fiancée for his dedication to his job, he’s not about to open himself up to hurt like that again.
Laurie Blake is a struggling photographer. After growing up in a wealthy family, she’s determined to make it on her own, even if it means doing it the hard way.
When Tuck is assigned to a puzzling burglary involving Laurie’s fledgling photography business, he goes into it with his usual perseverance. He wants to help her – if she’ll let him. As the case unfolds and the mystery deepens, another question arises.
Will the past get in the way of their future?
“This was a wonderful, sweet love story about two people finding love and overcoming fears to let it happen.”
“Not only did I really like the Christian faith that was brought out in the book, by the characters dealing with every day life, but also that the characters did not forget to remember to place their relationships in God’s hands, even through trials.”
“It’s a wonderful tribute to police officers who sacrifice for others and genuinely care about helping their community.”
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Book 2: Finding Hope
Cancer. That one word has rocked Lexi Chandler’s life to the core. Her focus has always been to help others. She loves being a nurse and enjoys spending time with her family. Things had been going according to plan. Now she’s struggling to pick up the pieces and make sense of the changes in her life.
Lance Davenport has cared for Lexi since they were kids. Between their age difference and bad timing, he’s turned burying his feelings into an art. Now, watching Lexi battle with cancer has made him realize just how much he’s missed. He doesn’t know what their future holds, but he’s determined not to waste another minute.
The people closest to Lexi pull together as she tries to navigate her way down a path none of them ever dreamed she’d have to travel.
“This is a wonderful love story of accepting each other for who we are — the good, the bad and the ugly. It shows how God uses our messes for His good.”
“This is a must-read book! Great in evey respect. It is an easy read with lots of hope and courage and faith amidst the problems.”
Book 3: Finding Courage
It takes courage to ask for a second chance…even more to extend one.
For Duke and Avalon McNeil, it was love at first sight. Married within months of meeting, their feet hardly touched the ground until the reality of their haste hit home with startling clarity.
Duke’s heart shattered when Avalon vanished for nearly three weeks, fleeing their arguments and misunderstandings. Now she’s back. He’s happy she’s home and safe, but he isn’t ready to risk everything again when their bond was so easily broken.
Avalon’s relieved to be home. She’s desperate to make peace between them, but returns with a secret. She can’t reveal anything to Duke until she proves to him she came back to restore their relationship.
As outside pressure continues to threaten Duke and Avalon’s fragile foundation, they must find the strength to prove to each other their marriage is worth fighting for.
“She captured the loneliness of being married to a hard working man perfectly and the stress that could put on a newly wed couple. After that, I was hooked. Any writer who can capture the hidden pain of any person is worth reading again and again. The journey this couple went on in battling negative people and dangerous situations was beautifully written and flowed wonderfully from one event to the next.”
Book 4: Finding Faith
Single mom Serenity Chandler is determined to do anything to provide better opportunities for her son, Gideon. Moving away from her family support system so Gideon can attend a special school seems like the right choice, even if it means her entire life is about to change.
The satisfaction of helping children and being a part of their lives is one reason Aaron Randall loves his job as a music therapist. When Hope Academy instills a dating policy, he doesn’t give it a second thought. Until the new coworker who’d caught his attention turns out to be the parent of one of his students.
Any relationship between them will put his job at risk. The more time Aaron spends with Serenity and Gideon, the harder it is to ignore what they could have together. With Aaron’s job and Gideon’s education hanging in the balance, they’ll have to rely on faith to find their way.
“A beautiful inspirational story!”
“I would recommend this series to anyone who wants to read fiction that pulls at the heart strings but also reminds you that God is in control!!”
Book 5: Finding Joy
Sometimes, what looks like a dead end, is really a new beginning.
A horrific accident changed everything for Parker Wilson. The beautiful new employee his mom hires is the last thing he needs and he’ll do whatever it takes to make the girl quit and regain the peace and quiet he prefers.
Nothing short of desperation would force Chelsea Blake to work on a local cattle ranch. She may not be cut out for ranch life, but her determination to succeed is stronger than her handsome employer’s efforts at forcing her to leave.
Unprepared to discover all they have in common, if they set aside their initial dislike, they might find joy beyond measure.
“Some twist and turns in the story but the whole time the author gives us two characters I loved, a story that is good, and the touch of faith this author brings to her stories.”
“This was an awesome book on bitterness and how it can take over your life. I was greatly pleased to see the main characters turn to God and ask for help.”
CIR: What inspired this series?
SNITKER: I really wanted to create a series that focused on how love can be a compass for our lives. I wanted to show how love – whether from God or our family and friends – can help us find peace, faith, hope, and forgiveness.
CIR: What is your writing process like?
SNITKER: I tend to just sit down and write the first half of the book without much direction. By then, I know for sure what I want it all to look like. I go back to the beginning and rewrite the first half and then go through to the end. I’m trying to get better at outlining, which I think would help with that first rewrite.
CIR: What themes do you hope your readers will get out of this book?
SNITKER: No matter what we’re going through in life, we’re never alone. God will lead us through it and guide us to people who will be there to support us.
CIR: What is the main character like?
SNITKER: Tuck is incredibly loyal. Being a middle child, he knows when he should and shouldn’t jump in between his sisters when they’re having an argument. He is a role model for his nephew who has autism. In a world where a lot of people in law enforcement have a bad reputation (whether deserved or not), he strives to be an officer that his community can count on and others can look up to.
Learn more about Melanie D. Snitker and her writing at www.melaniedsnitker.com