52 Books Guest Author Mary Ball

Posted On Mar 24 2014 by

Many booksConnecting readers with writers, at the 52-book challenge is an awesome way to find new novels and meet authors. I’m an Inspirational author, but also a reader. I enjoy sitting by the lake or under a shade tree with a novel. Even more special is, if the author is one I’m not familiar with. Reading is a wonderful way to take a mini vacation.Many books

When I’m not taking care of the home responsibilities, editing my coming soon novel, or working on my current manuscript. I read other inspirational/Christians books. We each have certain story plots or structures we draw to, but for me, I want to read a story that portrays characters that face challenges, and struggle with temptations, as everyone does, while they learn to face problems with faith. I can’t finish a Christian novel that paints a fantasy life without imperfections. The world surrounds us with problems, regardless of status.

I suppose that’s why I feel a need to write Christian fiction, which deals with common situations, and incorporates faith and a trust believers need to stand strong in adversity.

EscapetoBigForkLake_Cover_Med (Medium) (Medium)In Escape to Big Fork Lake, the main heroin faces unemployment and an unwanted neighbor’s attention. She has lost faith in God. An inheritance takes her to a small fishing town where she discovers God often works in unique ways.

Will an inheritance bring new happiness or a trap for murder?
Bad luck seems to follow Sam Blacker. She loses her job and faces daily struggles keeping her drunken neighbor away from her.
When an unexpected inheritance gives her a chance for a new beginning, Sam, a city girl at heart, is hesitant. However, after a brutal attack she has no choice.

Making a decision that will forever change her life she flees to the small fishing town of Big Fork Lake, Alabama and soon finds herself in the arms of Noah Frye. A tumultuous relationship with Noah sparks buried desires of the heart, even if he is a Christian, surely, she can get around that little problem.

As Sam and Noah’s passion grows, trouble lurks in the shadows, waiting and watching. Inescapable, Sam’s bad luck returns when she stumbles upon a murder and becomes the only suspect. Will she have to run again, this time to stay out of prison? Worse, will she lose the best man she’s ever found? And what about the newfound hunger in heart to know God—can she truly trust in Him?

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My grandson reads books about magic, which sparked my second novel, Stone of Destiny. I wanted to show a different kind of wonder, one available with faith in Jesus Christ. The main character had stepped back from the Lord, consumed with her on needs.


Taylor has given up on everything but her work. After becoming the youngest CEO of Mugful’s Beverage Company, she believes life is complete–until her grandmother asks her to oversee the renovations of the family home, in addition to searching for a missing heirloom.
Her first contact with what she believes is an insignificant ring, lost for fifty years, sends her life spinning. Taylor experiences strange. Unexpected feelings surface that she doesn’t understand. Thoughts that should remain unspoken are voiced.
Taylor’s emotional journey begins, testing a heart as cold as the ring itself and forcing her to question everything she believes.
Is this a fairytale, or simply her soul reaching out for a different world–a life she can only find through faith and a divine trust in God?

Click here to order Stone of Destiny

DSCF1662I like connecting with readers and other authors. Visit me: http://marylouwrites.weebly.com/

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Last Updated on: March 24th, 2014 at 10:00 am, by Ron

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Just about everything I believe has been shaped by the written word. But books don't force a belief; they stir the imagination so that you, the reader, eventually draw your own conclusions. We grow richer in spirit when we read, deeper in our understanding of the universe and our role in it. That's why I read. That's why I write. To offer you a bit of myself. Come along on my journey, won't you? There's plenty of room.

5 responses to “52 Books Guest Author Mary Ball

  1. I enjoyed STONE of DESTINY and Mary’s other books. She has a special way of blending suspense, romance and God’s Word in each book. Those who follow her writing will embrace good reads.

    • Thank you Diane Dean White. You’re a wonderful author who also scribes amazing stories.