MAN ON A MISSION
This collection of books features Michael Young.
Restoring Faith is the story of Michael’s parents. He’s thirteen years old in this novella.
Reclaiming Charity only has a brief appearance by Michael a year later at his cousin Charity’s sixteenth birthday party.
Ti Amo is Michael’s book. He’s now twenty seven and living in Rome doing mission work. His now grown up cousin, Charity, makes a brief appearance in this story.
I hope you enjoy getting a fuller picture of the life of Michael ~ Man on a Mission.
BOOK 1 ~ RESTORING FAITH
The Potter’s House ~ Shaped by Love Book 1
When love grows cold and vows forgotten, can faith be restored?
Charles and Faith Young are numbers people. While Charles spends his days in a fancy Fort Collins office number crunching, Faith teaches math to the students of Colorado High. Married for sixteen years, Charles and Faith both know unequivocally that one plus one should never equal three.
When blame becomes the order of the day in the Young household for their failing marriage—blaming each other, blaming themselves—Charles and Faith each search for answers why the flame of love no longer burns brightly. In their efforts, one takes comfort from another a step too far. One chooses not to get mad, but to get even.
Dying love is a slow burn. Is it too late for Charles and Faith to fan the embers and make love rise once again from the ashes of their broken marriage? Can they find their first love again—for each other, and for God?
Restoring Faith placed third in the Inspirational Short category of the 2018 Oklahoma Romance Writers of America International Digital Awards contest.
BOOK 2 ~ RECLAIMING CHARITY
The Potter’s House ~ Shaped by Love Book 3
Some artworks appear chaotic, but it all depends on the eye of the beholder.
Brody and Madison Peterson have the picture-perfect marriage. Or so it seems. But their teenage daughter Charity knows only too well that that’s not the case. Frequent heated arguments—the bane of artistic temperaments—have Charity pouring out her heartache and fears in her prayer journal.
When Madison makes a career choice that doesn’t fit in with her husband’s plans for their lives or their art gallery, disaster looms. The end of their marriage and a bitter battle over Charity threatens.
What will it take for the Master Artist to heal old wounds and transform their broken marriage into a magnificent masterpiece? Could Charity’s journal be enough to make Brody and Madison realize their folly and reclaim their love?
BOOK 3 ~ TI AMO
A Tuscan Legacy Book 4
She never wants to get married. He does. To her.
The day Alessandra Rossi was born, her mammà died, and a loveless life with the father who blamed the newborn for her mother’s death followed. With the help of her oldest brother, Rafaele, Alessa moved away from home the moment she finished school—just like her other siblings had. Now sporting a degree in architectural history and archaeology, Alessa loves her job as a tour guide in the city of Rome—a place where she never fails to draw the attention of men. Not that Alessa cares. Fearing that the man she weds would be anything like her recently deceased father has Alessa vowing to remain single.
American missionary Michael Young has moved to Rome on a two-year mission trip. His temporary future in the country doesn’t stop him from spontaneously joining Alessa’s tour after spotting her outside the Colosseum. And being bold enough to tell her afterward that one day she’d be his wife. God had told him. And he believed Him. But Alessa shows no sign of interest in Michael.
Can anything sway the beautiful and headstrong Italian to fall in love? Can anyone convince her to put her faith and hope in the Heavenly Father, despite being raised by an earthly one who never loved her? Will her sister’s prompting, or a mysterious painting, or Michael himself change Alessa’s mind? About love. And about God.