Brenda Ashworth Barry’s first book was a memoir titled, Healing the Voices Within, which was never published but sponsored on a local TV station and flew off the shelves at her Healing Center in Redding California.
Her most recent work is a four-part saga of star-crossed lovers separated by the war in Vietnam, entitled Seasons of Love and War. Brenda worked for over five years to bring the four part Saga alive.
Brenda lives in Roseburg, Oregon, by the Umpqua River, and has raised four children three birth children and one adopted born in her heart. Her husband, who was in the military for 21 years, gave her help and encouragement while writing her novel. When she’s not writing she can normally be found walking the trails with her husband and their little dachshund, or in their RV enjoying nature.
Starla Holloway, takes off out of town after receiving some devastating news regarding her health. She takes a road unmarked that says Highway to Heaven, but after breaking down and being lost, she feels maybe it’s the Highway to Hell. Sometimes not knowing where you are, can lead you to finding your heart and a town that holds a little bit of magic and a whole lot of love.
Tragedy strikes, leaving Blake fighting for his life. Everyone gathers around praying he can make it through the night. Beth Ann and Kaylob will learn how to cope with loss, all while becoming new parents. Kaylob has to also deal with some unresolved issues. Come and take the final journey in book six with Beth Ann and Kaylob as they say goodbye to people and places that are old...
Just when Beth Ann and Kaylob try to put the kidnapping behind them and believe things are calming down. Secrets that were long buried, come barreling at them like a storm. Everything Kaylob thought he knew about his world, turns out to be anything but.
The Saga continues in book four with Kaylob and Beth Ann walking into a homecoming with one of their best friends on the floor with a gash in his head. Things are out of order in their life and someone is watching Beth Ann. She finds things vanishing and hears footsteps and shadows that spell danger. Then Kaylob comes home and nobody knows where she is.
When Beth Ann turns eleven she finds more than chocolate cake being served. Her mom serves her daddy divorce papers, takes her three children and heads out to begin a new life. In one short summer, Beth Ann’s life completely changes, and she ends up in Novata, a small Northern California town. The very town that will change her life forever.
Kaylob returns home after two years of imprisonment in a POW camp in Vietnam. Will he ever be back to his whole self again after what he’s endured?
Beth Ann has the daunting task of dealing with his Post-Traumatic Syndrome, while engaged to Kaylob’s arch enemy, Blake Tanner, a rich and powerful man who refuses to let her go.
Childhood sweethearts Beth Ann Rose and Kaylob Shawn O'Brien just want to get married and pursue their dream careers, but the Vietnam War changes everything when Kaylob is drafted into the Army and declared dead. Beth Ann has a complete emotional melt down and starts to have visions of him in the jungles of Vietnam. Is he alive or has she completely lost her mind?