Stephanie Grace Whitson - book author
A native of southern Illinois, Stephanie Grace Whitson has lived in Nebraska since 1975. She began what she calls "playing with imaginary friends" (writing fiction) when, as a result of teaching her four homeschooled children Nebraska history, she was personally encouraged and challenged by the lives of pioneer women in the West. Since her first book, Walks the Fire, was published in 1995, Stephanie's fiction titles have appeared on the ECPA bestseller list numerous times and been finalists for the Christy Award, the Inspirational Reader's Choice Award, and ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year. Her first nonfiction work, How to Help a Grieving Friend, was released in 2005. In addition to serving in her local church and keeping up with two married children, two college students, and a high school senior, Stephanie enjoys motorcycle trips with her family and church friends. Her passionate interests in pioneer women's history, antique quilts, and French, Italian, and Hawaiian language and culture provide endless story-telling possibilities.
Stephanie Grace Whitson is the author of books: Sixteen Brides, A Most Unsuitable Match, Walks The Fire (Prairie Winds, #1), Secrets on the Wind (Pine Ridge Portraits #1), A Garden in Paris, The Key on the Quilt (The Quilt Chronicles #1), Soaring Eagle (Prairie Winds, #2), A Claim of Her Own, Red Bird (Prairie Winds, #3), Sarah's Patchwork (Keepsake Legacies, #1)
Sparks fly when these unsuspecting widows meet the men who are waiting for them. These women are going to need all the courage and faith they can muster to survive these unwanted circumstances--especially when they begin to discover that none of them is exactly who she appears to be.
She is a self-centered young woman from a privileged family who fears the outdoors and avoids anything rustic. He is a preacher living under a sense of duty and obligation to love the unlovable people in the world. She isn't letting anything deter her from solving a family mystery that surfaced after her mother's death. He is on a mission to reach the rejects of society in the remote wilderness regions of Montana. Miss Fannie Rousseau and Reverend Samuel Beck are opposites in every way... except in how they both keep wondering if their paths will ever cross again.
Captured by the Lakota Sioux on a Nebraskan prairie, Jesse King wonders how she will adjust to life among the Indians. But as she prays for a sustaining faith, she discovers God's tender mercies in her friendship with an Indian woman and in her love for the Sioux brave, Rides the Wind.
Finding an unexpected peace and sense of belonging with the tribe, Jesse learns that the Lakota Sioux have a beautiful culture. And in learning to love the culture, she becomes forever divided between two worlds.
An extraordinary chronicle of a pioneer woman who loves, hurts, and triumphs in her faith, Walks the Fire takes you from a prairie schooner to a teepee, from a frontier fort to a growing young state capitol. The first in a series, Walks the Fire is a tender and beautiful love story, as well as a thrilling adventure.
All her life Carrie has dreamed of Soaring Eagle. Now all grown up, can Carrie's love survive his new way of life?
Abandoned at a New York orphanage by their destitute father, Sarah Biddle and her younger brother, Tom, are sent west on an orphan train. But no one wants to adopt a girl with a crippled brother to take care of. Until they reach Lincoln, Nebraska--and come face-to-face with Jesse King and Augusta Hathaway.
Sarah's Patchwork is the absorbing story of quiet, unassuming Sarah Biddle--and the hopes, dreams, tragedies, and romance that she stitches into an heirloom quilt. Each scrap of fabric tells of Sarah's transformation from a frightened orphan girl into a courageous woman of strength and resourcefulness as she stitches..."the tears of the past into a treasure for tomorrow."
Opportunity and disappointment, hardship and loss teach Sarah the reality of biblical truth--and the power of true love to heal the broken heart. Sarah's Patchwork is the first book in the Keepsake Legacies Series and tells the story of Sarah Biddle, first introduced in the bestselling Prairie Winds Series.