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About Michelle Massaro
MICHELLE MASSARO writes contemporary fiction soaked in grace. She makes her home in Southern California with her husband of over two decades and their four children. She’s dabbled in homeschooling, teaching Creation Science, Jr. High Bible studies, and leading worship. She has a wide range of tastes and among her favorite stories are C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia, and Francine Rivers’ The Mark of the Lion series. When she isn’t tinkering with words, she enjoys old Rogers and Hammerstein movies, making kefir, and Sudoku. A new lipstick and a good French roast always make her happy.
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About Grace in the Flames
Grace in the Flames. wrestles with faith-breaking circumstances that redefine the meaning of family and true friendship, while delivering a heady, toe-curling love story.
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"With delicacy and nuance, Massaro loads the story with heavy issues...the message of God’s grace and the hope available to those who love him will connect with readers of faith." — Publisher's Weekly
"...emotionally evocative and profoundly moving...Highly recommended." — Cheryl Wyatt, USA TODAY bestselling author of award-winning Wings of Refuge series.
“Unbound by Grace kept me up until the wee hours... Massaro’s characters stepped off the pages and into my heart... You won’t be disappointed!” ―Deborah Raney, RITA® Award-winning author of Beneath a Southern Sky and the Chandler Sisters Novels series
Tori Bishop has carved out a safe circle of friends from church who know nothing of her privileged status. But when a good cause compels her to use her connections, one friend gets a little closer to her secret. Derek proves to be a strong and steadfast ally and as long as he doesn’t discover her background, she never has to question his motives.
Derek Miller wants his life to count for something, to make a difference—especially in the life of Tori Bishop, the spunky smart-mouth who loves razzing him. Their friend group is tight, but if his criminal past comes to light, she’s sure to take off running.
When Tori and Derek join their buddies in building a local women’s shelter, the extra time together stirs more than an ember of attraction. Haunted by the fear of exposure, each must wrestle with the chains of their pasts to experience freedom, love, and the full depths of God’s grace.
About Unbound by Grace
This inspirational Christian novel explores the ways in which our pasts—mistakes, betrayals, wounds—can keep us from experiencing the blessings God has for us now. But releasing our pasts to Him can free us to receive new life and love. A follow-up to Grace in the Flames, this story delivers a meaningful faith journey as well as a fun, flirty, and heart-pounding love story.
"This is the perfect addition to the Grace series. I absolutely loved it. The characters are real. You will cheer for them. You will cry for them. There are unexpected twists and turns. Michelle does an excellent job of bringing it all together. I anxiously waited for this book after reading the first two. It was well worth the wait." ~ Amazon reviewer
"This is a story that will tug on your heart as you root for main character Melody, in her journey to freedom and healing. Highly recommend!" ~Rosemary Hines, author of the Sandy Cove series
Quick to serve her church and community, Melody Harrison is a ray of sunshine wherever she goes. Secretly, though, fear shadows her spirit. Her drive to do more, to serve, to never say no, has become a slave master. If she stops, her guilt will obliterate her ministry, her marriage, her family. She knows she’s not worthy, but losing them is a price she isn’t willing to pay.
Councilman Shane Harrison leads a picture-perfect life—an image he is both proud and protective of. He has an adoring wife and son, and a reputation built on impeccable ethics. One interview at a time, Shane is solidifying his place as a pillar in the community—until a series of startling revelations sends a hammer crashing down on everything he knows.
The mirage of their charmed life gives way to the ugly truth—they are, in fact, broken vessels, lost in a great expanse of rubble. Is there hope that God’s grace might be greater still?
She’s guarded. He’s devoted. Brought together by a soul in need, will they trust God to find the perfect match?
Alli Johnson hides her pain behind service to others. Victimized by the system when she was young, the dedicated social worker fights to ensure the right placement for every foster child she can. So after a seven-year-old client requires an emergency reassignment, her own scars resurface when the only option available is a religious group home.
David Porter traded anger for devotion. Redirecting his fury into discipline through karate, the tattooed youth minister spreads hope to troubled kids by teaching them martial arts and the Gospel. But when a tormented caseworker brings him a desperate young boy, he wonders if maybe he’s finally found a home for his own heart.
Surprised when the handsome pastor challenges her perception of “believers”, Alli struggles to smother her blossoming feelings and focus on the adoption of her charge. And though David is deeply attracted to the beautiful doubter, an unexpected kiss fills him with guilt for steering the hurting woman towards himself and not her Savior.
Can this unlikely couple follow the Lord’s light to happily ever after?
Hollow Places is a moving Christian romance novel. If you like enemies-to-lovers tales, fighting for the less fortunate, and stories of healing, then you’ll adore Michelle Massaro’s powerful narrative.Buy Hollow Places to be filled with His grace today!
Romance novelist Meghan Townsend’s marriage is slipping, and no amount of prayer seems to help. She aims to recapture her husband’s waning attention by getting in shape and finds escape by crafting her own fictional love story. Taking inspiration for the hero from a new friend—the attractive, spiritual, and attentive Curtis Jameson—she pours her yearnings onto the page, and craves the kind of pulse-pounding romance found in her book, Racing Hearts...
In 1916 Corona, California, motorcars are all the rage, and racing them is what Meghan’s hero, Russell Keegan, does best. But when his competition vandalizes his car, the only mechanic available is a greasy woman in a man’s overalls. After a racing accident claimed her father’s life, Winifred became the sole breadwinner for her family. She is disdained as a female mechanic, but her daddy's trade is all she has left. Can she swallow her hatred of the races and take up Russell's offer of big bucks to fix his car, or will she lose everything to mounting debt?
Under Meghan's skillful pen, these two embark on a thrilling, adventurous romance. But she finds that writing those love scenes with Curtis’s face in mind takes her heart places it shouldn’t go. Will she realize in time that real life can be better than fiction?
About Better than Fiction
Better than Fiction is a unique, fun blend of Christian women's fiction and turn-of-the 20th century historical romance. It has given two best writer buddies an excuse to work together, laugh together, create together. It’s given them an opportunity to spotlight the colorful town of Corona, California in this lighthearted romance, while sharing their burden for the woman tempted by infidelity or struggling with an affair of the heart.