~~~ Mysteries In Malawi ~~~
Kondi, a Malawian girl, is haunted with longing for her father’s love. She’s sure Bambo doesn’t love her, though, because he beats her when he’s drunk. Maybe things will improve when Mai’s baby comes. If Mai has a baby girl, I’ll draw and embroider designs on my baby sister’s clothes. She’ll love the bright colors.
However, one night, in a drunken rage, Bambo beats Mai so severely that the neighbors rush her to the hospital. Later, near the market, Kondi overhears her Uncle Kakama telling his friend, “I’ll sell Kondi off as a third wife to some rich man if my sister dies.” He can do it, too. But I’m just a girl! Oh God, what can I do?
Nobody knows what’s in the brown envelope her father carries everywhere – not even Mai, her mother. I’m afraid to even touch it!
Will her father ever love her? Will Mai and the baby live? Does God really plan for her, at thirteen, to become someone’s third wife? And what could possibly be in Bambo’s brown envelope? Join Kondi in a beautiful coming-of-age story that you won’t soon forget.
Waving longingly to her friends as she rides toward her new home on the back of an ox cart, Kondi already misses her best friend, Ulemu. What if she doesn’t make any friends in her new town? Fear makes her heart beat like a drum!
Once settled, though, Kondi gets the shivers when she discovers someone spying on her family. And her new teacher is up to no good and caught Kondi overhearing his plans! Now she just might be in danger!
Will God hear her prayers and intervene on her behalf? Will she ever find the joy she’s longing for?
Take a journey with Kondi as she continues to learn God’s provision never comes at the wrong time.
Max threatens to harm Kezo, Kondi’s baby brother, if she refuses—and especially if she tells Bambo and Mai what he’s making her do. So she has to help him.
In the dark of night, in the dense moon-shadow of a mango tree, she waits with the message for the red-shirted man. Then, much to her surprise, Ulemu, her best friend, walks toward her. What’s she doing here?
Can Kondi convince Ulemu to help her catch Max in his evil deeds? And will God help her keep baby Kezo safe?
~~~ Sweet Romances ~~~
Loneliness has hovered over Rayne DeMarco’s life ever since leaving East Africa to live on her own in Seattle. Frequent infusions of coffee have neither enlivened her flagging business as a freelance writer nor her social life. Seattle’s gray winter skies seem to mirror her life.
Then a mama cat with three rambunctious kittens finds a home in her above-the-garage apartment, and a handsome Montana cowboy, Matt Hayes, walks back into her life. Bring in a puppy who needs a little love and you have a Seattle romance that is as sure to warm your heart as the hot coffee Seattleites crave.