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|From: ||Teresa in Sandy Pond (220.127.116.11)
|Subject: ||Complete Christian Fiction series "The Innocent Years" |
Date: || November 19, 2013 at 8:04 pm PST|
The complete series by Robert Funderburk
About the Author:
A protégé of Gilbert Morris, Funderburke continues his ministry of Christian Fiction in Louisiana where he lives with his wife, Helen, and their daughter.
#1 Love And Glory - His memories were haunting. But the homefront threatened to steal what his worst battle could not take. Lane and Catherine Temple had been in love forever. Now that the war with Japan was over, Lane is finally coming home. Sweetwater, Mississippi, is the same simple town where folks sit on the porch and greet one another. But Lane soon finds there is little hope for his struggling law practice in Sweetwater. Searching for a better future, Lane and Catherine move to the city Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In a land of Cajun food and dirty politics, they are faced with a strange culture and difficult choices. Status and money are everything. Corruption and shady deals rule the halls of power at the state capitol. And the fastest road to the good life is for those who are willing to compromise their integrity. Would they recognize the enemy before it destroyed them?
#2 These Golden Days
A Senseless Tragedy Shook Their Lives and Threatened Their Futures. But the Glitter and Glamor of Hollywood Promised Jessie a Way of Escape.
Austin Youngblood, known as a renegade who pushed everything to the limits, had a touch of wildness that both attracted and alarmed Jessie Temple. Then in the still darkness of a foggy Christmas Eve night, their world is suddenly torn apart by catastrophe and filled with remorse.As the oldest of Catherine and Lane Temple's children, Jessie's struggle for independence is only accelerated by the accident. When she wins the chance to travel to Hollywood and audition as a singer for a USO tour, memories of family, friends, and the painful past are quickly pushed to the background in the glitter and glamor of the Hollywood liftestyle. Enthralled with the world of movie stars and handsome men, Jessie is unaware of the dangers surrounding her and of the growing emptiness inside.Pride in her daughter Jessie along with concern compounds Catherine Temple's challenge of being a "widow" of war for a second time. Despite his age and family, Lane Temple is called back to active duty in the marines at the start of the Korean War. A veteran leader from WW II, Lane once again puts his life on the line as he gives himself to the men in his command. Finely drawn characters in a setting and time frame full of charm and nostalgia another memorable story from the author of Love and Glory!
#3 Heart And Soul
A Senator's Personal Vendetta, a High-Powered Conspiracy, and the Framing of an Innocent VictimHome from the Korean War, Lane Temple convalesces from his physical and emotional wounds and begins to practice law again. When his best friend, Coley Thibodeaux, offers Lane the possibility of running for his seat in the Louisiana House of Representatives, Lane and his wife, Catherine, decide that he should do it, and begin his campaign.But powerful enemies rise up and devise a plot to put their own handpicked man into Thibodeaux's place as well as satisfy Senator Catelon's long-standing vendetta against Lane Temple. The conspiracy they plot frames Lane in a land deal involving rights-of-way for Eisenhower's Interstate system, and Temple is sent to serve time in one of America's worst prisons.Determined to see Lane freed, Coley enlists the aid of Maria Genero, a wealthy lawyer from New Orleans who has inside connections. But the mysterious disappearance of a key player in the setup threatens to unravel their efforts.
#4 Old Familiar places
She Came to Memphis Looking for a Big Break, but She Finds So Much More.
On a cold dark night in a ramshackle nightclub located across the river from Baton Rouge, Jessie Temple sees Elvis Presley perform and decides to go to Memphis, hoping to break into the latest musical craze called rock and roll. But while she struggles to become a singing star, Jessie meets a street preacher named Billy Pilgrim who grew up with Elvis. Pilgrim's success as an evangelist begins to skyrocket, opening the doors to some of the biggest churches in the South, and he takes Jessie on a whirlwind tour with him as the featured singer in his meetings.
Meanwhile, Austin Youngblood is finishing up his law degree at Harvard and is putting pressure on Jessie to get married. Will she lose their future together if she continues to travel with Billy Pilgrim and sing in his meetings? And what are Pilgrim's feelings for Jessie? Back at the Temple home, Jessie's sister, Sharon, is now fifteen and smitten by a football player named Aaron Walters. When her health begins to fail, will he prove to be a true friend in her time of need?
#5 Tenderness And Fire
Dalton Temples dream of a future in professional football seems a sure thing. But a severe knee injury in his junior year sidelines both his football career and his romance. He gives his all to rehabilitation, but the reality is that hell never play pro ball again. Disillusioned, Dalton ends up in New Orleans French Quarter where he is given a second chance at love but his wonderful woman has a shady past whose shadows must be put to rest . . .
#6 The Rainbow's End
In this Innocent Years episode, Cassidy falls in love with Linda, a dancer in a USO troupe entertaining the troops in Vietnam. Does she feel the same way about him? Will he survive the treacherous battle to claim her love?.
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