Fiction Books

The Fabric of Hope:

An Irish Family Legacy

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An 1850s Irish immigrant and a 21st-century single mother are connected by faith, family, and a quilt. Will they both find hope for the future?

After struggling to accept the changes forced upon her, Margaret Hawkins and her family take a perilous journey on an 1851 immigrant ship to the New World, bringing with her an Irish family quilt she is making. A hundred and sixty years later, her great granddaughter, Maggie, searches for the family quilt after her ex pawns it. But on their way to creating a family legacy, will these women find peace with the past and embrace hope for the future, or will they be imprisoned by fear and faithlessness?

 What other authors and readers are saying…

Set in the 1850s and spanning time and place, this intriguing contemporary yet historical novel weaves a tale that immediately pulls readers into the story and engages them with both characters and plot. With a very special quilt being the tie that binds together two women from different centuries, The Fabric of Hope by Susan G. Mathis is a delightful read. —Kathi Macias, best-selling author of more than fifty books

Some family stories beg to be told—The Fabric of Hope is one such story in which Susan Mathis creates a compelling and heartwarming tale of faith, hope, and forgiveness, steeped in family history and linked to the present by an heirloom quilt. —Jayme H Mansfield, award-winning author of Chasing the Butterfly

The Fabric of Hope is an endearing story where past and present meet in search for an Irish family heirloom. Maggie discovers her quilt is stitched with strong ties that bind family and faith together with certain hope for her future. Highly recommended! —April McGowan, author of Jasmine and Macy

 

Christmas Charity

Releasing November, 2018

Susan Hawkins and Patrick O’Neill find that an arranged marriage is harder than they think, especially when they immigrate from Wolfe Island, Canada, to Cape Vincent, NY,  just a week after they marry—with his 11-year-old daughter, Lizzy, in tow. Can can 23-year-old Susan Hawkins learn to love her 49-year-old husband and treat her angry stepdaughter with charity?

Katelyn’s Choice

Book 1 of

The Thousand Islands Gilded Age

Releasing in March, 2019!

When nineteen-year-old Katelyn Kavanagh leaves her family’s struggling farm to work on Pullman Island for the famous George Pullman, she finds herself serving powerful men such as President Ulysses S. Grant, and General Sheridan—and falling in love with her best friend’s brother, Thomas, a handsome boatsman who captures her heart.

Katelyn gains popularity with some of her friends by spilling the sensitive high society gossip she’s privy to. But when she overhears a possibly damaging presidential conversations, she knows she can’t tell anyone. She could lose her job—and endanger the president’s 1872 reelection—and jeopardize her relationship with the man of her dreams. Still, the scandalous news just keeps begging to be told…

 

Sara’s Surprise

Releasing July, 2019

Sara McNully and Sean Graham must navigate the challenging waters of working together at the magnificent Thousand Islands Crossmon Hotel in Alexandria Bay, NY. When Sean’s precocious, six-year-old McKenna befriends her and a colleague endangers their work and relationship, can Sara learn to trust Sean with her heart and become Mama to this little one?

 

 

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