Linda Caddick


LINDA CADDICK, the daughter of a pioneering farmer in Zimbabwe, spent her school years confined to boarding hostels, but during the holidays wandered freely on the farm, where she developed a lively imagination and a love for nature. Strongly attracted to Cape Town, South Africa, she went to live there at the first opportunity.

Her writing skills were developed during many years of producing descriptive editorial for a restaurant publication. After almost 20 years of city life, her dream of living in the country was realised when she and her husband, together with their two small children, bought a run-down caravan park in the Cape Winelands and turned it into a popular resort for church and family outings.

Linda’s passion is to write inspirational novels which illustrate the truth of the gospel through true-to-life characters and stories that will appeal to all.

Smashwords Interview

What do you read for pleasure?
I always look for emotionally and spiritually satisfying books that are well written, with a positive outlook on life. In other words, I want to get right inside the characters and feel what they feel. I cannot stand books that focus on the dark side of life or have a complaining attitude about how bad and ugly life is. If things go wrong - as they must - I want to see issues resolved or redeemed, and something good to come out of it if it cannot be resolved. I prefer the old fashioned past tense - the present tense is mildly irritating to me.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
There is nothing like the smell of a paper book, the delicious tang of new ink or the mouldy smell of an old library book - I stop reading frequently to take a good sniff. A kindle, though useful, just doesn't quite do it!
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Where to buy in print


The WOMAN OF SPIRIT series is two books: WOMAN OF CLAY and WOMAN OF METTLE. Both can be read individually. Shushana is a beautiful young woman living in Israel at the time of Jesus. Her personal, relational and spiritual struggles, failures and victories are set against a vivid background of characters and situations, where the consequences of her choices have unexpected results.

Woman of Mettle

Price: $3.99 USD.


The Whitewashed Tomb
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,210. Language: British English. Published: November 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Historical, Fiction » Inspirational
A shrewd young woman, bored, lonely, and oppressed by her role as the wife of a prominent Pharisee, seeks significance in a lofty ambition to change the course of history. She lands in the thick of volatile situations caused by a man who attracts trouble wherever he goes. Her plan to interfere with a murder plot fails, and the death of the only man she ever loved throws her marriage into crisis.
Woman of Mettle
Series: WOMAN OF SPIRIT. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,820. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Suspense, Fiction » Christian » Historical
Happily married and safe in her pastoral village, Shana is unaffected by persecution against the ‘followers of the Way’ in Jerusalem. Little does she know she is about to walk through the fire. Is any sacrifice too great for the Kingdom of Light? Danger escalates when an ambitious young man crosses her path, who holds the key to her future. To survive, she must employ all her feminine wiles
Woman Of Clay: An Outrageous Gospel Story Unveiled
Series: WOMAN OF SPIRIT. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 81,190. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Christian » Historical
Love triumphs over human weakness in this vibrant drama, set in 1st century Israel. Self-deception, passion and turmoil threaten to destroy everything Shana holds dear, even her own life. Driven by a burning quest for happiness, she sacrifices the love of a good man to satisfy a need she can't identify, paying a high price for the legacy of her father's rejection. Can all she has lost be restored?

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