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A CLAIM OF HER OWN
EDGE OF THE WILDERNESS
FOOTPRINTS ON THE HORIZON
THE FRIENDSHIP BEAR
A GARDEN IN PARIS
HEART OF THE SANDHILLS
A HILLTOP IN TUSCANY
HOW TO HELP A GRIEVING FRIEND
JACOB'S LIST
KARYN'S MEMORY BOX
NORA'S RIBBON OF MEMORIES
RED BIRD
SARAH'S PATCHWORK
SECRETS ON THE WIND
SOARING EAGLE
UNBRIDLED DREAMS
VALLEY OF THE SHADOW
WALKS THE FIRE
WATCHERS ON THE HILL



A Claim of Her Own
Copyright © 2009
by Stephanie Grace Whitson
Bethany House

Mattie flees from a sinister boss. Is the handsome street preacher — or the suspicious bottle of gold dust from her brother's claim — her future? — from the publisher


Edge of the Wilderness
Copyright © 2001
by Stephanie Grace Whitson
Thomas Nelson

The sequel to Valley of the Shadow, this second book in the Dakota Moons series follows Genevieve La Croix as she ministers to the Sioux on the notorious Crow Creek Reservation. — from the publisher


Footprints on the Horizon
Copyright © 2005
by Stephanie Grace Whitson
Bethany House

Whitson here moves forward in time to WWII. A Nazi soldier has come to Fort Robinson as a prisoner of war. When he meets the daughter of a local rancher, he falls in love but doubts there can be any future for an American girl and a German POW. Far from home and ostracized by those around him, the soldier comes to know the God who loves unconditionally. Can the woman do so as well? Pine Ridge Portraits Book 3. — from the publisher


The Friendship Bear
Copyright © 2003
by Stephanie Grace Whitson
Chariot Victor



A Garden in Paris
Copyright © 2005
by Stephanie Grace Whitson
Bethany House

In this enjoyable story, Whitson, the author of a dozen novels, sets out to show that it is never too late for someone to start over. ... [A]ppealing descriptions, faith renewals and conversions, and travelogueish details about Paris make this a pleasant read. — Publishers Weekly

A heartwarming story with several unexpected twists. ... Detailed and realistic ... Recommended for women, especially mothers. — Christian Book Previews

Its depth and meaning are so deep and inspiring that you just have to read this one for yourself... — Love Romances

The manner in which Whitson manages to incorporate faith into the story is ingenuous....My favorite 2005 Christian novel. — ArmchairInterviews.com

Whitson has another best-seller on her hands, one which I recommend to lovers of inspirational fiction. — Romance Junkies

Whitson’s deft hand with characterization pulls emotions from the reader like a concert violinist draws notes from the strings. — RT Bookclub

Whitson’s deft hand with characterization pulls emotions from the reader like a concert violinist draws notes from the strings. — Romantic Times

vivid novel of one woman's journey to find herself. ... a beautiful look into the sights, sounds and smells of Paris. — Love Romances

Readers will be taken on a rollercoaster ride of emotions with this story. I highly recommend Ms Whitson's latest effort. — Inspirational Romance Writers.com


Heart of the Sandhills
Copyright ©
by Stephanie Grace Whitson
Backinprint.com

Themes of faith, love and racial reconciliation wind through this third installment in the Dakota Moons series, a well-written tale of mid-19th-century life in the sand hills. — Publisher Weekly

Please God, she prayed, let the people see who we are. Make them see past our skins and into our hearts. All I want is a place to be. Just a place to be. Is it too much to ask?
For Genevieve LaCroix, daughter of a Dakota Sioux and a French aristocrat, and Daniel Two Stars, a Dakota warrior, that just may be too much to ask. The two are finally man and wife, but things aren't all "happily ever after" in the Sandhills of Minnesota. Even with the 1862 Dakota Sioux uprising behind them, tensions between the Sioux and the white settlers continue to hinder total reconciliation.
Jeb Grant, the landowner on whose farm Daniel and Gen (and another Sioux family) live, is beginning to cave in to protests from neighbors against "those murdering savages" working on his place. Daniel, who has tried his best to become a model farmer, is discontent and restless. In spite of Gen's protests, he accepts another stint as an army scout, causing the two to be separated. When Daniel disappears on a scouting foray, Gen convinces Captain Willits to help her look for her husband, setting in motion a series of events that will untimately threaten Daniel and Gen's happy marriage. Will the two ever have a simple, quiet life together? — from the publisher


A Hilltop in Tuscany
Copyright © 2006
by Stephanie Grace Whitson
Bethany House

Liz Davis' life is going exactly as planned. But just as things seem to be perfect, her whole world comes crashing down. Can she find her hilltop in this valley? The sequel to the bestselling A Garden in Paris. — from the publisher

... should please both her established fans as well as newcomers to her writing. — Amy Padgett, curledup.com

Leaves the reader satisfied that this was the best of all endings. — Carolyn Scheidies, Author's Choice Reviews


How to Help a Grieving Friend
Copyright © 2005
by Stephanie Grace Whitson
NavPress Publishing Group



Jacob's List
Copyright © 2007
by Stephanie Grace Whitson
Bethany House

Whitson wraps her latest inspirational novel around a troubled marriage and a wish list of adventures ... — Publisher Weekly

...makes Christians exam their lives.... this book would be enlightening and challenging for all adults and particularly for parents. — Khrista Beckmann, Christian Book Previews.com

Jacob's List by Stephanie Grace Whitson is a book that captures your heart and pierces your soul. — Maisha Walker, roadtoromance.ca

Stephanie Grace Whitson has set a new paradigm for Christian authors with Jacob's List. — Kelly Klepfer, novelreviews.blogspot.com

Whitson's carefully thought-out dialogue and development of Pam and Michael Nolan's characters allow readers to identify with their pain. — Jodi Fuson, Lincoln Journal Star


Karyn's Memory Box
Copyright © 1999
by Stephanie Grace Whitson
Thomas Nelson

Prairie life challenges newlywed Karyn Ritter, but she finds beauty in the wilderness while learning that love can come from unexpected places. — from the publisher

Whitson ... brings some charming characters to life in this sparkling romantic tale. — Library Journal


Nora's Ribbon of Memories
Copyright © 1999
by Stephanie Grace Whitson
Thomas Nelson

Book Three in the Keepsake Legacies Series. Nora's memories of her first years on the prairie are as bright and colorful as the buttons she collected for her charm string. Gentlemen bought unusual buttons to give to their young lady friends, and young women traded them. Nora's collection weaves the story of a courageous young woman who learned lessons of faith, hope, and love on the American frontier. In the spirit of Sarah's Patchwork and Karyn's Memory Box, best-selling author Stephanie Grace Whitson continues the Keepsake Legacies Series with a heartwarming story of a young woman who finds lasting happiness during pioneer days in Nebraska. — from the publisher


Red Bird
Copyright © 1997
by Stephanie Grace Whitson
Thomas Nelson

Book Three in the Praire Winds Series. All her life Carrie has dreamed of Soaring Eagle. Now all grown up, can Carrie's love survive his new way of life? — from the publisher


Sarah's Patchwork
Copyright © 1998
by Stephanie Grace Whitson
Thomas Nelson

Book One in the Keepsake Legacies Series. Abandoned by their father, Sarah Biddle's life turns around when she and her brother come to Nebraska and meet two amazing woman whose love changes their lives. — from the publisher


Secrets on the Wind
Copyright © 2008
by Stephanie Grace Whitson
Bethany House

With Secrets on the Wind, Whitson begins Pine Ridge Portraits, another of her romantic series set among the Lakota Sioux. Her arresting opening scenes bring to mind many a traditional western: two soldiers come upon a burned-out farmstead and discover a female lunatic locked in the cellar. After she tries to kill herself, they drag her back to Fort Robinson. She's nursed to health by a kind old woman and at last gives her name as Laina Gray. She has suffered a great deal and distrusts all men. She is also pregnant. Luckily, the soldier who rescued her, widower Nathan Boone, is a patient man. — Booklist




Soaring Eagle
Copyright © 2007
by Stephanie Grace Whitson
BackinPrint.com

When LisBeth King’s world is shattered by violence and death, her heart finds little comfort in the Christian faith she was raised in. As part of a military family, Jim Callaway’s dream of service becomes a nightmare when he is forced to take part in a massacre. And then there is Soaring Eagle, the angry Sioux warrior whose way of life is being destroyed. An ECPA best seller, Soaring Eagle unites the stories of these three very different people as they try to find their way to “the peace that passes all understanding.” — from the publisher


Unbridled Dreams
Copyright © 2008
by Stephanie Grace Whitson
Bethany House



Valley of the Shadow
Copyright © 2001
by Stephanie Grace Whitson
Thomas Nelson

Evenhanded and lively portrayals of Christian missionaries and Dakota Indians distinguish this novel by the author of the popular Prairie Wind series. — Publishers Weekly

When eighteen-year-old Genevieve LaCroix is sent to live at the Renville Mission to further her education and help the young minister and his wife, she never dreamed that her life would change so quickly. The tension between the settlers and the Sioux warriors begins to mount, and Gen's loyalty is divided between her Sioux family and the new friends she has grown to love at the mission. During the darkest moments of grief and adversity, Gen sees that God's plan has worked in miraculous ways to bring her hope and love for the future. Set in the time of the Dakota Sioux uprising of 1862, Stephanie Whitson has created a powerful and gripping story of hardship, loss, and love. — from the publisher


Walks the Fire
Copyright © 2007
by Stephanie Grace Whitson
Backinprint.com

An ECPA best seller, Walks the Fire chronicles the extraordinary life of Jesse King, reluctant pioneer and avid quiltmaker, who loves, hurts, and triumphs in her faith even as she moves from covered wagon to tepee, from tepee to overland trail fort, and from there to a fledgling state capitol. — from the publisher

A well written pioneer love story — fascinating, well-researched details of the culture and practices of the Plains Indians. — CBA Marketplace

Facts interlaced with love for man and love for God — will touch any woman's heart who has ever called Nebraska Home. — Lincoln Journal Star


Watchers on the Hill
Copyright © 2004
by Stephanie Grace Whitson
Bethany House

Pine Ridge Portraits book 2, the sequel to the bestselling Secrets on the Wind. Readers will be charmed and inspired by the story of Charlotte Valentine, who, in her earlier years, was a ¼irtatious young beauty in search of an army of¹cer to marry. But the passage of years has made Charlotte a different woman, one in desperate need of a safe haven. Her return to Fort Robinson, Nebraska, brings one surprise after another, including the appearance of two former beaus. Trusting God to heal the wounds of her past and being able to move forward in faith become the greatest challenges Charlotte has ever had to face. — from the publisher


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