Inspired by interesting characters and events uncovered while doing genealogical research, mother and daughter writing team, Cathy Lynn Bryant and Jessica Marie Dorman, who live in beautiful New England, have masterfully shaped the stories of real people and fictional characters from the 17th and 18th centuries to develop inspirational, romantic works of historical fiction. The Unshakable Faith series includes the following titles: Book 1 Lost Love and Shipwrecked: Madeline Pike Finds Hope in the New Land; Book 2 Grandmother's Namesake; Book 3 Sarah Anne's Expedient Marriage; Book 4 Sarah Anne's Faithful Friends.
LOST LOVE AND SHIPWRECKED
MADELINE PIKE FINDS HOPE IN THE NEW ENGLAND
BOOK 1 IN THE UNSHAKABLE FAITH SERIES
In 1635, Madeline Pike, along with nearly thirty other passengers, set sail from King’s Road, Bristol, England, for New England aboard the Angel Gabriel, but just as the final leg of her journey was in sight, the ship surrendered to a fierce hurricane. Madeline was thrust into a violent ocean amidst powerful winds and rough waves as the ship sank out of sight. Just as she is about to give up hope, a handsome young man comes to her rescue.
While Madeline and her rescuer attempt to deny the feelings that are developing between them, an indomitable villain, who lets nothing stand in the way of getting what he wants, decides he wants Madeline for his wife. Who will win her heart? Read Lost Love and Shipwrecked, and journey back to the 17th century, a period when life and love reflected our nation’s godly heritage. Be inspired to see how, through every trial or decision Madeline faces, her faith in God remains unshakable.
BOOK 2 IN THE UNSHAKABLE FAITH SERIES
June 1693. It has been nearly a year since Susanna Jameson’s beloved grandmother, Susanna North Martin, though innocent, was hung as a witch. Mrs. Martin’s namesake, despairing over the loss, is having a crisis of faith.
Hoping to lift her daughter’s spirits, Susanna’s mother convinces her to visit their friend, Madeline Osgood. Upon Susanna’s arrival, she makes the acquaintance of her elderly friend’s handsome neighbor and business partner, William Gage. While surveying the beautiful young woman, he is immediately captivated. Soon the pair’s interest in each other grows. However, through no fault of his own, Mr. Gage finds himself concealing a terrible secret. An acquaintance, who is also attracted to Susanna, if given an opportunity, would eagerly reveal that secret. What will happen? Will the rival disclose William’s secret in order to win Susanna for himself? Will she be inspired by Madeline’s unshakable faith to rekindle her own?
SARAH ANNE'S EXPEDIENT MARRIAGE
BOOK 3 IN THE UNSHAKABLE FAITH SERIES
Knowing he was about to die, Sarah Anne’s beloved father had arranged for her to marry Alexander Swyndhurst II. Alexander, a recent widower, had no intention of taking another wife; but after learning the young woman’s situation—that she had been the object of at least one man’s unwanted attentions, and that she would soon be left alone and unprotected—he had agreed to the marriage. He had one stipulation, however: He and Sarah Anne would live separately—he in Bristol, England, and she in Amesbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony. Sarah Anne had agreed wholeheartedly with this arrangement.
Will Alexander have a change of heart? What of the dangerous man from her past? What will happen while her husband is away—leaving her alone with only the servants?
SARAH ANNE'S FAITHFUL FRIENDS
BOOK 4 IN THE UNSHAKABLE FAITH SERIES
In less than two years, everything has changed for Sarah Anne. Distraught and in need of comfort, once again she accompanies her elderly friend, Mr. Hoyt, on a visit to see his family; however, not long after their arrival, a terrible tragedy occurs, leaving her with a difficult decision to make. When she finally decides between the two options, a new acquaintance seeks to force her to take the alternate path.
Even though there are connections, each novel in the series may be read as a stand-alone.