Andrea Goodson was born in 1982 and had a love of and fascination with writing since she was very young. Always imagining ways in which the world could be different, she began to write short stories when she was very young. It wasn't until many years later that she put pen to paper and began to work on what has become her first novel, Riverbend, part one in a trilogy. Upon completion of that work she found that writing was something she felt meant to do and would never be able to give up. Using her own experiences with hardship and tragedy, Andrea uses her writing to reach others in an effort to show the world that we need not be victims of circumstance. Her main characters endure many conflicts yet find the courage and strength to better themselves. .
Adam Parsons thinks he knows exactly what he wants out of life. Working as a farrier in 18th century England does little to satisfy him. A dark ship comes into port and an unexpected opportunity arises to change life for himself and his love, Selena. Will Adam finally find all he desires or will he lose all that he already has?
2012 Fresh Ink Honorable Mention Winning Story
Book Three in The Riverbend Trilogy.
After her mother's death, Lena is left feeling cold and apathetic. Will continues to be by her side though she barely notices.
His attempts to help her are genuine, as always. But will her cold rejection push him over the edge?
In the second installment of The Riverbend Trilogy, Lena Woodruff continues on a rollercoaster ride of uncertainty and guilt.
Lena's mind rapidly bends with confusion while grief and fear darken her thoughts.
Unexpectedly, a small glimmer of hope arises.
A need for love leaves Lena conflicted with self-doubt and the promise of something better.
Love, danger, and history collide in Riverbend, book one of the Riverbend Trilogy. 22 year old Lena Woodruff begins her battle with her own grief over her father's tragic death as she manages to navigate through a web of love and mystery, dating back to America's earliest days.
This book came to me at a time when I really needed some guidance. Sometimes, we all feel as though things in the world are working against us or our ambitions. It seems especially that way when our ambitions are of a good nature, which I would hope most of our's are! Most of the time we write it off as pure imagination or bad luck but we should remember that there is evil in the world that doesn't want us to succeed. Reading through this book helped me remember how important it is to walk with God and allow Him to control the things that we cannot. He is more powerful than anything we could possibly imagine, if we have faith and pray, then we truly have all we need.