“When you travel, you just never know what will happen.”
I hope you’ll take a trip with them and experience their journeys. See how their lives unfold as they make decisions to trust God (or not) in their next steps, and what happens as a result.
Find both books so far available in the Love on the Move collection, Prodigals in Provence and One December. Learn more by scrolling down.
Prodigals in Provence
Travis is a TV travel critic accustomed to crossing the globe to film documentaries and write books. But he’s been in a spiritual desert ever since losing his marriage and ministry five years earlier.
Between film projects, Travis plans to accompany his elderly mother on a tour to Provence, a long-term dream for her. Bree tries unsuccessfully to block him, sure he’s coming to spy on the struggling company for one of his exposé articles.
A diverse group of tourists arrives at the rented villa to spend the week and discover the spectacular villages, vineyards, and history of the Lubéron mountain region of Provence. Amidst a series of problems and relational tensions, Bree thinks she has all she can handle . . . until she becomes attracted to Travis.
As Bree and Travis are drawn together, will their hidden wounds drive them apart?
Is there any way to recapture what happened under a Christmas moon one December?
Nikki has loved Mike for as long as she can remember (as early as age seven!) Mike has his own past hurts to resolve, having lost both parents in an accident when he was fourteen. He’s tried to escape those painful memories by leaving New York and starting a new life on the West Coast. New facts indicate, years later, that his parents’ deaths might not have been an accident.
At Christmas Mike comes back to New York for the first time in three years. He and Nikki rekindle the friendship they had as children and share their newfound faith. Under a Christmas moon romantic sparks fly . . . but their mutual attraction takes an unexpected detour.
Nikki is devastated, believing her one chance for a relationship with Mike is over. She impulsively takes a one-year teaching opportunity in Paris, so that she can face her own fears and get over Mike.
If Mike and Nikki run away, how can they find each other again?
“One December sizzles with romantic tension, taking the reader on a roller-coaster ride from New York to San Francisco, with a delightful detour in Paris. I couldn’t put it down!”
– Elizabeth Musser, author of The Secrets of the Cross trilogy and The Swan House.
I’ve wanted to be a fiction writer since the age of ten. So, in a very non-linear fashion, here I am (sooo many years later!) with books I hope you will love! A lot of my characters travel to other places. All of them learn . . . learn about God, about themselves, and are changed. That’s really what I want for myself, too!
I used to live in France and I love all things French. That’s why several of my books are tightly tied to the country and culture of France. Part of my book, One December, takes place in Paris, where I lived for over a decade. My other books will take you to other cities and countries, and some take place here in the U.S.
I write non-fiction as well, specifically travel and language books for . . . you guessed it, France. Magical Paris: Over 100 Things to Do Across Paris is the easy-to-read travel book that covers the whole city of Paris . . . not just a few neighborhoods, like most travel books. I have also written Real French for Travelers, a step-by-step method for learning travel French, including helpful vocabulary and relevant dialogues. (My pen name for travel and language is K. B. Oliver.) I have a travel blog for France, www.Oliversfrance.com. Now I live in North Carolina, one of my other favorite places. (I also have novels that take place there!)
When I am not writing or blogging, I teach French to adults. I’ve moved back and forth from the U.S. to France several times, but I’m now Stateside (with visits to France!) In my blog posts I’ll share my reflections, photos, fiction excerpts, tales of my writing journey . . . and friendship. I hope you enjoy it, and stop in often to say hello!