Novels

The Attic

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By: Rachel Xu & Bekah Ferguson

Genre: Fantasy Suspense

When Lily Kline takes possession of a Gothic estate with Ian Hawke, her co-heir and a stranger, she soon realizes there is more than meets the eye within the many corridors of the sequestered mansion.

Ian is aloof and even hostile at times, and though he warns about rabid wolves in the forest, as though trying to frighten her away, she can’t help being drawn to him.

As events grow more bizarre, she questions her safety and Ian’s identity.

Why did her late Grandfather see fit to make them co-heirs? Furthermore, what lurks in the attic, that hidden room everyone takes pains for her to avoid?

>>> An excerpt: The Appendage


A White Rose

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By: Bekah Ferguson

Genre: Contemporary Women’s Fiction

Dakota Reilly was fourteen when she lost her virginity.

It wasn’t romantic in the slightest. If anything, it was a basic case of statutory rape; but she preferred to tweak the memory here, twist it a little there, until it really did seem exciting and amorous to recall.

Now a successful florist with her own shop, Dakota is used to going from one hunky man to the next. Until she meets Jason Sinclair, a local artist and apparent stoic; a locked door. She is determined to win him, however, and a precarious friendship is forged, despite vast differences in their belief systems. When a gruesome loss shakes her very foundation, she discovers a treasure hidden in the pages of ancient history, and a love she never knew could exist.

>>> An Excerpt: She Hadn’t Expected This

Reviews from Amazon:

Great characters, each well developed. I was impressed and honestly didn’t want to put it down! Good story line, realistic and a good read! Each “scene” was set up so well that the writer didn’t have to go into explicit details for the reader to know what “happened” next. I look forward to the next book by this Author!! – Daddoe

It was described to me as a “Love Story”. While that is true, it is much more than that. It a fantastically written novel about a person’s journey in life. In this story you get to befriend a character named Rose, but originally calls herself Dakota. Like everything else in this easy-to-read book, her name change is significant and has meaning to the development of her character. And speaking of the main character, you will fall in love with her … eventually. With a great supporting cast that befriends our lead, you will need to schedule your time accordingly for late nights because you will not want to set this book down! – Wray Post

This was a really good book. I agree with all the points listed in the first review, so I will not repeat what is so well expressed. Why did I say “not a easy” read? This is because, initially, the main character’s life choices are so destructive as to have made me uncomfortable. Normally one reads for a bit of escapism, we like our main characters to be likable, clean, moral people! Dekota/Rose is not like that at all! Having said this, the author depicts her life choices in a clear, but not graphic way, as a conservative Christian I did not find it offensive, just uncomfortable as it was so opposite to my moral outlook in life. Spoiler Alert : The reality is that so many people make these choices and this book details the growth of Dekota/Rose to the point that she becomes aware the pain and her past that have driven her to the life she lives. I also appreciated that at the very end, the consequences of her past life are still very much something that will need to be worked through for many years to come. Coming to Christ does not remove the consequences of our choices – it just enables us to see ourselves as God sees us, sinfull human beings who are loved by a gracious God in spite of ourselves. That is exactly who I am! – Anne Mac

A White Rose is outside my normal genre. That being said, I quite enjoyed it. There are several points that made this a good read. The character development was very well done. Lesser players were developed on a much smaller scale but was very appropriate to their personalities. The major characters were revealed throughout the story in a way similar to how one discovers friends. Quickly enough to form bonds, yet increasing familiarity through time. Another strength of A White Rose was its pace. It captured my interest and held my attention throughout the development of the plot. While events do not occur quickly, the development of characters and the subtle twists keeps the reader engaged. Finally, a book that has a location that is familiar to me was quite interesting. I’d highly recommend this book. – Filk

  • Paperback: 342 pages
  • Binding: Perfect
  • Publisher: Rock of Ages Publishing House (October 2012)
  • Product Number: 030-702169640

7 thoughts on “Novels”

  1. I just finished The White Rose this morning and can not say how deeply impressed I am by your talent and ability to weave a story that is realistic, dramatic and gripping. As an author myself, I know the ups and downs of story arc, dialogue and setting. I also know that most of the books I read these days get dumped off my Kindle the moment I’m done with them. Your book will not.

    The excellent and realistic pacing of the book was wonderful. The true-to-life ending was refreshing (SPOILER ALERT: No main characters falling into one another’s arms just because it’s the end of the book. Instead, thoughtful conclusions and insight into the fact that the future won’t be simple.) I didn’t like Dakota. I love Rose. 🙂 Well done!

    In addition, the beautiful way you unfold the main character’s path to faith, complete with non-pushy apologetics and logic anyone can follow (and use to help friends) was excellent. I will be recommending this book all over the place.

    I am eager to get other books you have written and read them. Thanks for your great book.

    1. Becca,

      Thank you so much for your kind words! I was greatly encouraged by your comments. I’m so glad you liked the book and I really appreciate you recommending it to others. 🙂

      I’m working on a new novel right now and hope to have it available on Kindle by the end of the year.

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