Jane Ritzenthaler


After a career in the corporate and private sectors ranging from legal secretary to cosmetic sales to management at America West Airlines and finally as a real estate appraiser in Arizona, I retired in 2011, and my husband and I took the plunge and moved to Panama in the spring of 2014. My passions have always been writing and photography, so now I'll have the opportunity to do more of both! We have two grown children and 7 grandchildren.

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The Hope Chest: Book Three-Dorothy
Series: The Hope Chest, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 27,820. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Christian » General
Book Three of the Hope Chest series follows the lives of the McCurdy family in Prescott, Arizona from 1933 to 1948. In this family saga, God demonstrates that He is outside of time, knowing the end from the beginning. Amy’s Hope Chest continues to be the conduit for mysterious links to the past and the future in this series of time travel with a twist.
The Hope Chest: Book Two-Robbie
Series: The Hope Chest, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,710. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Christian » General
Book Two of the Hope Chest series follows Dr. Andrew McCurdy's family in Prescott, Arizona, from the Great War to the Crash of 1929. Abigail and Robbie go to New York, where she becomes involved with the suffrage movement and he attends medical school. Interspersed with their daily lives is Amy's Hope Chest, which continues to provide mysterious, tangible links to the future.
The Hope Chest: Book One-Amy
Series: The Hope Chest, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,980. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Christian » Contemporary
It was April, 1899, and 20 year old Amy Stewart was sailing from Scotland to begin a new life in America. Her best friend Sarah had died in childbirth, and her husband had asked her to take care of the three children. She had no idea that this adventure would take her to a frontier town, or that her steamer trunk would become her Hope Chest, where God would blend her reality with the future.
Devil's Fire
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,420. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
The ruins of a 300 year old hunting lodge on Martha’s Vineyard, an ancient book of magic and three compelling men vying for her affections propel Jennifer from her mundane life as a teacher in Chicago on a journey searching for clues about her Hampton family heritage and bring her to the very brink of Hell: were they just hallucinations, or was it a curse?

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  • Herpel Holler Homecoming Norma Jean's Mysteries Book One on Oct. 11, 2013

    I have enjoyed the entire Norma Jean series, and highly recommend Herpel Holler Homecoming - you'll be hooked! Well written, folksy, and being a senior citizen myself, love the fact the central character is a 'mature' woman!