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Catherine is an ardent receiver of Christ's rejuvenating love, as well as a hopeless romantic and patriot. She skillfully intertwines these elements into her writing as the author of The Wind of Destiny, an inspirational historical romance, along with her history books, Images of America, The Lapeer Area and The Images of America, Eastern Lapeer County. Catherine is looking forward to the release of her newest Christian Romance novel, Wilted Dandelions, published by CrossRiver Publishing. in early June, 2015.
Catherine was a former staff writer for Michigan Traveler Magazine (Breckenridge, MI), has free lanced for numerous other publications. Her short stories have been published in Guidepost Books; Extraordinary Answers to Prayers, Unexpected Answers and Desires of Your Heart; Baker Books, Revell, The Dog Next Door; CrossRiver Publishing, The Benefit Package.
Catherine lives in Addison Township, MI., with her husband Edward of forty two years, and her beautiful Arabian horses. She enjoys horseback riding, swimming, camping and traveling the byroads across America. Her children are grown and married. Catherine and Edward are blessed recipients of two handsome grandsons and one precious granddaughter.
About the book: The Northwest Territory opened Michigans wilderness and what later became Lapeer County and its first settlement, Almont. Through a dense forest, thick with undergrowth and quagmire, these determined settlers fought the primitive frontier and their own fears. Today, the sounds of church bells ring out across the hills, whispering of the soldiers, pioneers, and Native Americans of yore, of their heartache, hardships, and joy. Like an old-fashioned quilt, their threads of courage, fortitude, and unwavering Christian beliefs wove a colorful picture through the years. Settlers and Native Americans found a commonality trading their wares, working and recreating together. Whether it is the minister doing his masters work, the bounty hunters seeking out runaway slaves and abolitionists of the Underground Railroad, or the wealthy tycoons making their fortunes during the railroad era, their stories are within the pages of this book. Here, strangers are greeted country style, as the panoramic view of Eastern Lapeer County comes alive with history, heritage, and hospitality.
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