Amy Leah Magaw is a born-again author and pastor's wife with a passion for writing country-fried Christian romance. A mother of two active teenagers, Amy spends her days teaching high school—and loving it. She spends her nights escaping to her world of writing she affectionately calls, “The Oasis.” When Amy is not writing or teaching, she sails the secretarial seas at Cornerstone Baptist Church. Amy adores speaking at Ladies’ Conferences and meeting new friends. To learn more about Amy’s books, visit her blog at www.vcpbooks.com, or email Amy at AmyLMagaw@gmail.com.
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To Whom Much Is Given-A Short Christmas Story
"My arms are full, but I feel so empty."
Chase was facing the holidays feeling more than hollow. He was miserable, hen-pecked by his girlfriend, Victoria, and he was becoming downright bitter. Was there any way to renew the Spirit of Christmas in Chase’s heart? Maybe Emily holds the key...but will Victoria let go easily? Will Chase find what he’s looking for this Christmas?
A Dance with the Phantom-A Short Story
Halloween will never be the same...
Stephanie can't figure it out! Who is 'The Phantom' and why is he leaving gifts in her locker? Should she meet him at the masquerade dance? Is that safe? Is he a stalker? Find out in in Green Crush Minis' first short story...A Dance with the Phantom!
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Smashwords book reviews by Amy Magaw
- Unclouded Day
on Dec. 26, 2012
I am an older reader, and I must say that I absolutely LOVED this book that is geared to the young adult. What a journey! I love how the author writes with real-life, not larger-than-life, characters that young people can identify with. The protagonist, Brian Stone, age 14, has grown-up before his time due to his dysfunctional home life, but thanks to the Grace of God, his heart had not hardened. However, as we learn in the story, even the best of intentions that are not fully thought out can lead to serious consequences. Brian leads us on a heart-felt, adventurous quest to right his wrongs. I was reading the story so intensely, that I became physically cold at reading about the icy mountain waters, and I felt as though I was right there in the action. I didn't want to put it down! Thank you, Mr. Woodall for a great book!
Author of Wheels of Love
on Dec. 26, 2012
I am usually not a fan of Sci-Fi, but I began reading this book and had to make myself stop to sleep on one occasion, and to go to church on another occasion, and then I literally could not put the book down!
Tycho is set in the future, and many things are different. When dealing with time, there is always one thing that doesn't change-human nature. Even though the locations and events are extremely different, the core of the story holds fast and true: we will survive!
There were times that I was so into the story, which is full of twists and turns, that I know I gasped out loud, because I scared my husband, who was soundly asleep beside me! Just when you thought you knew what was going to happen, well...
This book has something for everyone! Science Fiction action, Space travel, romance and adventure are all masterfully blended together to produce a piece which is in one word-AWESOME! This would make a great movie! Also, being a teacher, I can see how this would be a great book to read and discuss as a class.
I thoroughly enjoyed it!
Author of Home and Wheels of Love
- Many Waters
on June 26, 2013
Snuggle Up Under A Stetson, and then HANG ON!!!
At first, I thought Many Waters was going to be a straight-forward Country-Fried love story; but then I read the second sentence and “evil” was mentioned and I knew this story would be something different.
I love that this story is told by its two main characters as if they were carrying on a conversation with a friend—not only recounting events, but reflecting on them as well, giving you valuable spiritual insight.
It has the handsome Christian Cowboy, the kind that makes you want to snuggle up under his Stetson for a while. And then it has the beautiful, long-lost love interest of his youth, BUT add a long-time family curse and enforcers as evil as home-made sin, and you've got yourself an action-packed, prize-worthy novel. And to TOP THAT OFF-you'll learn some things, too!
The story takes you on a journey, encountering some painful situations and some pretty scary happenings! However, those same “scary happenings” serve as vivid symbols that teach you valuable lessons for your daily life and well as your spiritual life. You can take away several “Golden Nuggets” to help make your Christian walk a better stroll.
The story actually left me with some questions about my own life. If someone was to “taste” my life, what would it be like? Would they spit it out, or would they want more? What am I seasoning my life with—Hatred, Bitterness, Un-forgiveness, Love, Peace, Joy, Compassion? Are these things that someone would want to eat? TRANSLATION: Am I displaying enough of Christ in my life that others would see a difference? Would my life create a hunger and a thirst in someone else for Jesus’ Salvation, which IS the difference?
I know you will enjoy this book—I did! And Lord willing, it will be a help to you too!