Katie Crabapple

Biography

I’m a Christian homeschooling mom who loves to write. I believe that love is the center of our walk with God and want to share simple lighthearted stories about finding your soul-mate within God’s family. I believe that God gave us a sense of humor for a reason, so I try to put a little bit of humor in my stories. I can’t imagine a world without laughter.

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Books

Bride of Tyler: Book 2 of the Mail Order Ministers Series
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,890. Language: American English. Published: November 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Western
Ida Little, a nineteen year old woman from Dallas, has just been told she has seven months to leave her parents’ house and all she’s ever known. When Sally Jenkins approaches her at the mercantile where she works, she agrees to join Sally’s program for “mail order ministers” providing wives for ministers who have graduated from the seminary where her husband is president.
Bride of Paradise: Book 1 in Mail Order Ministers
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Series: Mail Order Ministers, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,950. Language: American English. Published: July 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Christian » Historical
Samuel, a lonely pastor in Paradise, Texas, writes to the president of the seminary he recently graduated from expressing his need for companionship. Just weeks later he receives a letter from the president's wife and a woman he's never met, informing him a bride has been found. Although uncertain whether he really wants to marry, he agrees, thinking she may be the one God has selected for him.
Lost Girl
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Series: Homespun, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,110. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Christian » Romance
Donna's newly-minted degree in computer programming promises her the financial security she's craved since childhood. But when her car breaks down, her dreams are put on hold as she finds herself stranded in the small town of Hudspeth, Minnesota. Given a temporary home by her mechanic's parents, she's soon made a part of their large, welcoming family--including their son Paul, a pastor.
Soldier's Wife (Homespun)
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Series: Homespun, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,160. Language: American English. Published: January 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Christian » Historical
When World War II breaks out, Ken knows that for him the only right thing to do is enlist in the Air Corps. When his best friend is killed during their last flight of the war, Ken does as he’s promised and goes to check on his buddy’s wife and children. Realizing they have no way to support themselves, he proposes a marriage so he can take care of them as he’s promised so many times.
The Brat
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Series: Homespun, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,830. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Alison had spent her entire life thinking the world revolved around her. Her antics finally forced her parents to send her to live with her sister and brother-in-law in Minnesota. At first, she can’t wait to go home to New York, but after she meets Frank, she decides Minnesota may be a good place to live after all. The problem is no one in Minnesota is willing to put up with her bad behavior.
Mail Order Margaret
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Series: Homespun, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,760. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Christian » Romance
Daniel grew up knowing his parents had met and married when his mother responded to a mail order bride request from his father. In his head, that's the perfect way to meet your future spouse. So, he follows in his father's footsteps. Are things the same in post World War I Minnesota as they were in 1880? Maggie lost her fiancé in the war, and nothing in her hometown feels right anymore.
Teaching Patience
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Series: Homespun, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,690. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Christian » Romance
Patience is a schoolteacher on the Minnesota Prairie in 1893. She loves her job, but when she has to confront the single father of one of her students about his lack of interest in learning, she’s left feeling angry. When the two are stuck together in a freak snowstorm in the schoolhouse with Patience’s students, they each learn there’s a lot more to the other than meets the eye.
Sleigh Ride
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Series: Homespun, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,050. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Christian » Historical
The sequel to Mail Order Millie. Charlotte has gotten too old to stay in the orphanage where she was raised, so when her friend Millie, a mail order bride, offers to let her come stay with her until after her baby is born, she accepts. A Minnesota farmer Millie knows pays for her fare so he will have a chance to court her after she arrives. Will Charlotte be able to deal with the hardships?
Mail Order Millie
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Series: Homespun, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 21,550. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Christian » Romance
(3.33 from 3 reviews)
George has a hard time dealing with his farm and his four children after the death of his wife. When the ladies at his church raise money for a mail order bride for him, he doesn’t argue with them. Millie has a short time to find her own way in the world before she is kicked out of the orphanage where she was raised. George’s letter about his requirements for a bride fit in all ways but one.
Heartbreak
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Series: Parkside Community Church, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,320. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Christian » Short stories
This is the fifth and final story in the Parkside Community Church Series. Book one is available for free. Amy has only had one desire in her life. She wanted to be a mom. After eight years of marriage, she’s still childless. When her doctor informs her the only way she’ll have a child is to do in vitro fertilization, she must deal with the knowledge that she may never have a child of her own.
Riley's Song
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Series: Parkside Community Church, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,110. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Christian » Romance
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Ashley, the new children’s minister at Parkside Community Church, loves her new job and her church family. When she talks to a small child her first night working for the church, she never expects the little girl will change her life forever. Widower, Larry Rome, has lived for his daughter for the two years since his wife died. Will he be able to get over the loss and move on with his life?
The Bridesmaid
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Series: Parkside Community Church, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,520. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is the third story in the PCC Series. Book one is available free on Smashwords. Kennedy and Anna were roommates in College, and Kennedy feels privileged to be part of her wedding. When the youth pastor of PCC takes a new job as a senior pastor for another church, his replacement makes Kennedy’s heart sing. Will the on-going problems of PCC keep them apart?
Ready Made Family
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Series: Parkside Community Church, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,080. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Christian » Romance
(3.67 from 3 reviews)
Mary is a single mom. She’s not looking for love. All she wants is to get from one day to the next with happy healthy children. She catches her neighbor, Ken, mowing her lawn again, and invites him to dinner to thank him for all the help he’s given her in the year since her husband left. When Ken confesses that he’s been in love with her for years, she must find out if she can trust again?
A Bride for Pastor Dan
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Series: Parkside Community Church, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 10,840. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Anna is content with her life. She works as a kindergarten teacher for a local school, and gives as much of her time as she can to her church. The new pastor at her church has caused quite a stir among the single females, because not only is he a single pastor, but he’s a handsome single pastor. Anna knows she doesn’t have a shot with him. Or does she?

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