Christian Romance Novels
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I write feel-good Christian romance with a touch of humor. My goal is to entertain readers with wholesome, memorable love
stories that will warm their hearts and draw them closer to God.
March 17, 2016
Could there be any better time than the beginning of spring to launch a fresh new website? I've had fun designing these pages and decorating them with my own colorful photos, so I hope you nice people enjoy visiting here.
Of course, this website isn't the only thing that's new this month. Those of you who enjoyed my first short story, "Living it Up in Fiddly Falls," may be pleased to learn that I've just published a sequel. "The Oldest Bride in Fiddly Falls" is now available for download from Amazon. Please let me know how you like it.
In other news, the snow has melted and my gardens are beginning to awaken. As usual, most of the flower photos I take will end up on my Facebook page, so be sure to "like" Author Brenda Coulter if you want to see them.
Happy spring, everyone!
I salvaged this favorite photo from my old website. It shows part of an Easter bouquet I picked from my garden several years ago.
Look, I'm not one of those glamorous authors, okay? I'm not going to get my hair and makeup done just so I can sit for a professional photographer who'd want to pose me and retouch me until I looked book-jacket-ready and totally unlike myself. So here I am in my living room, looking just the way I'd look if you bumped into me at the grocery store on a Wednesday morning.
Now let's move on to more important things. Like my books, for instance. After writing four novels for Harlequin's wildly popular "Love Inspired" line, I showed my editors a story featuring a rock star who's just found God and decided to start living a good, clean life. We don't do that kind of story, the editors insisted. Christian romance readers will never accept a rock-star hero. But I firmly believed otherwise, so I said thank you and goodbye. I finished the book and polished it and published it myself, and readers loved it. To date, Her Minnesota Man has garnered over 350 five-star reviews at Amazon.
Since publishing that book in 2012, I've been struggling with health issues that hamper my concentation and make writing difficult. Two years ago I attempted to jump-start my creativity by writing my first-ever short story. I liked the finished project a lot, so I published it as "Living it Up in Fiddly Falls." To my delight, readers liked it, too, and they kept asking for a sequel. So I wrote and published "The Oldest Bride in Fiddly Falls."
Doing the two short stories was fun, but I don't plan to write any more. I love writing full-length romance novels, even when the going is so tough. So now I'm back at work on a follow-up story to Her Minnesota Man.
I've been happily married for over 40 years to my very own hunk o' burnin' love. (He actually signs my birthday cards, "Your HBL.") Together we brought up two rascally boys, one of whom is now married to a dear young woman who's about to present us with a grandchild! Yay!
What do I do when I'm not daydreaming about said grandchild, writing romance, or fiddling around online? I putter in my cottage garden, where I grow lots of flowers interspersed with a few herbs and veggies. I love taking garden photos and posting them on Facebook and elsewhere online. I'm not an especially talented photographer, but it's hard to take a bad picture of a pretty garden, so I get by. (Except for the bookcovers, all of the photos on this website are my own.)
If you enjoy my writing, I hope you'll consider telling your friends about it. And if you do grant me that favor, I hope you'll also let me know so I can express my gratitude.
One of my home-grown roses.
A welcome garden visitor snacks on a zinnia.
My front garden on a sunny summer afternoon: a colorful free-for-all.
Folksy and fun!
This short story, my very first, started as a simple writing exercise. But I wound up liking Maryann so much that I published the story. Readers have just adored this sweet old lady and her unique outlook on life!
Maryann gets hitched!
Readers kept asking what happened to Maryann. Did she end up marrying John? Yes, she did. And you can read all about her crazy wedding day in this, my second short story.
Now out of print in softcover, my first four novels are still available in all e-book formats.
Sam's a daredevil. Tori's a scaredy-cat. And yet these polar opposites were made for each other. (This book's surprise ending has been a big hit with readers.)
This former Army helicopter pilot is allergic to two things: peanuts and Army nurse Madeline Bright. He can avoid peanuts, but staying away from Maddie just might be impossible.
Shelby's pregnant and her fiance is dead. So she marries his adoptive brother. Crazy, right? Except maybe it isn't. Maybe God will turn this mess into something beautiful.
Relentlessly cheerful grad student Hope Evans is getting on this grumpy trauma surgeon's very last nerve. But he kind of likes it!
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With God's help, he will find his way home....
Rock star Jackson Bell has just given his heart to God. Resolved to abandon his wicked lifestyle, he heads home to Owatonna, Minnesota to seek instruction in Christian living from the girl-next-door he's secretly loved for years. Dismayed to find Laney Ryland in the midst of a faith crisis, he quickly formulates a plan: he'll help Laney get her faith back, and then he'll find her a good Christian man to marry so she can get started on that big family she longs for.
It won't be easy watching another man slide a ring on Laney's finger. But she deserves only the best, and Jeb means to see that she gets it.
Now if only her great-aunts, those pesky 79-year-old matchmaking triplets known as The Three Graces, will just stay out of his way....