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Meant to Be
Awarded the Dove Foundations Family Seal of Approval and recommended for ages 12+, Meant To Be is about a 20-year old named Nathan (Bradley Dorsey) who loses his career & his girlfriend and begins to question his purpose in life. Compounding his struggle, he grew up in a foster home & never met his birth mother. Nathan sets out to find his mother & come to terms with her rejection. His journey begins by flying to the city where he was born & upon his arrival, checks into a hotel & meets Mave (Della Reese) the hotel's housekeeper. Encouraged by her wisdom & the help of hotel guest (Kristen Renton) he finds his mothers address, Linda Dixon (Erika Eleniak). Linda agonizes over the decision she made with Nathan 20 years ago. In an effort to admonish the guilt of giving up her son, Linda is caught up in the life of a teenage mother, Tori (Erin Sossoman) who is conflicted by the decision to abort her baby. When Nathan gathers the courage to meet his mother, he uncovers a terrible secret that totally redefines what was meant to be for his life.
Cindy's Novels and Devotionals
Worie Dressar is 17 years old when influenza and typhoid ravage
her Appalachian Mountain community in 1877, leaving behind a growing
number of orphaned children with no way to care for themselves. Worie's
mother has been secretly feeding a number of these little ones on
Sourwood Mountain. But when she dies suddenly, Worie is left to figure
out why and how she was caring for them.
Plagued with two good-for-nothing brothers--one greedy and the other a drunkard--Worie fights to save her home and the orphaned children now in her begrudging care. Along the way, she will discover the beauty of unconditional love and the power of forgiveness as she cares for all of Momma's children.
Storyteller and popular speaker Cindy K. Sproles pens a tender novel full of sacrifice, heartache, and courage in the face of overwhelming obstacles.
Mercy's RainPurchase on Amazon
Mercy Roller knows her name is a lie: there has never been any mercy in her young life. Raised by a twisted and abusive father who called himself the Pastor, she was abandoned by the church community that should have stood together to protect her from his evil. Her mother, consumed by her own fear and hate, won't stand her ground to save Mercy either.
The Pastor has robbed Mercy of innocence and love, a husband and her child. Not a single person seems capable of standing up to the Pastor's unrestrained evil. So Mercy takes matters into her own hands.
Her heart was hardened to love long before she took on the role of judge, jury, and executioner of the Pastor. She just didn't realize the retribution she thought would save her, might turn her into the very thing she hated most.
Sent away by her angry and grieving mother, Mercy's path is unclear until she meets a young preacher headed to counsel a pregnant couple. Sure that her calling is to protect the family, Mercy is drawn into a different life on the other side of the mountain where she slowly discovers true righteousness has nothing evil about it--and that there might be room for her own stained and shattered soul to find shelter. . . and even love.
Mercy's Rain is a remarkable historical novel set in 19th century Appalachia that traces the thorny path from bitterness to forgiveness and reveals the victory and strength that comes from simple faith.
Lochiel Ogle was born with a red-wine birthmark—and it put her life in jeopardy from the moment she entered the world. Mountain folks called it "the mark of the devil," and for all the evil that has plagued her nineteen-year existence, Lochiel is ready to believe that is true. And the evil surely took control of the mind of the boy who stole her as an infant, bringing her home for his mother to raise.
Abused and abandoned by the only people she knows as family, Lochiel is rescued by a peddler and given the first glimpse of love she has ever known. The truth of her past is gradually revealed as is the fact that she is still hunted by a brother driven to see her dead. Unsure if there's anyone she can truly trust, Lochiel is faced with a series of choices: Will she continue to run for escape or will she face her past and accept the heartbreaking secrets it reveals? Which will truly free her?
Set in the wild and beautiful Appalachian Mountains of nineteenth-century East Tennessee, Liar's Winter is an unflinching yet inspirational exploration of prejudice and choice.
New Sheets - 30 Days to Refine You into the Woman You Can Be
A thirty-day devotional that will guide you daily in strengthening your Christian walk.
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Award-Winning Author Pens a Unique Southern Tale
When Minerva Jane Jenkins was just 14 years old, she married a man who moved her to the mountains. He carried with him a small box, which he told her was filled with gold. And when he died 50 years later, he made her promise to keep his secret. She is to tell no one about the box or the treasure it contains.
Now 94, Minerva is nearing the end of what has sometimes been a lonely life. But she's kept that secret. Even so, rumors of hidden gold have a way of spreading, and Minerva is visited by a reporter, Del Rankin, who wants to know more of her story. His friend who joins him only wants to find the location of the gold. Neither of them knows quite who they're up against when it comes to the old woman on the mountain.
As an unlikely friendship develops, Minerva is tempted to reveal her secret to Del. After all, how long is one bound by a promise? But the truth of what's really buried in the box may be hidden even from her.
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Nothing is more important than our relationship with the Father. But we are a weak, frail, and floundering people.
times our wandering seems endless, and our prayers repetitive and
empty. The void within our hearts burns for fulfillment and the desire
to feel worthy for a deeper relationship with God cries out.
is when we call to Him. “Meet me where I am, Lord. I must start but the
mountain seems too high, the cliffs too steep. I am at the foot,
scraping my nails into the rock and reaching.” To know Him better, we
understand we need Him to take a willing heart in hand and begin at the
bottom. In these ninety-days of reflection, you will meet God where you
Meet Me Where I Am, Lord is a refreshing way to enter the throne room and feel the touch of an ever-present God.
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Christy Award Winner "Tatlock's prose reminds readers why it is a joy to savor her stories." ~ Publishers Weekly
troubled family, whose pastor father resigned in disgrace from a church
in suburban Philadelphia, moves to an old house in Black Mountain,
North Carolina. They soon discover that their new home, nearly hidden
from view on the side of a mountain, is no ordinary place. The family
can see and speak with people who appear and disappear seemingly at
will. Some of the visitors seem to have lived there in the past. More
mysteriously, some will live there in the future.
Then, soon after their move into the old house, their eight-year-old son vanishes without a trace! Has he been kidnapped, or has he wandered off into the dark forest? Will the “house beyond time” provide the answers? Or does something more disturbing await this troubled family?
The Names of the Stars
A gifted child singer discovers the ultimate power of dreams. . .and fears.Annalise Rycroft has spent her whole life afraid she’ll be lost to obscurity. She wants nothing more than to be viewed as someone important.
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