Acclaimed author Janet Syas Nitsick publications include "The Silver Lining," a 10th place Writer's Digest contest winning story (a free read on Smashwords.com); best of year book, Seasons of the Soul; five-star, historical Christian romance, Lockets and Lanterns, and first in Great Plains Series, Courtships and Carriages.
Lockets and Lanterns is an inspiring and gripping tale. It takes readers back to the 1900s when life was simpler, but sustaining love was just as difficult. (HIs secret ... Her broken heart.)
Courtships and Carriages is a sweet-Christian romance. Two proposals which will Gwen choose? Find out in this Christian historical novel, Courtships and Carriages, which includes suspense and intrigue when a trunkful of mayoral ballots comes up missing.
Anthologies with Ruth Ann Nordin include Bride by Arrangement (Janet's story is She Came by Train) and second in series A Groom's Promise (Janet's story is When the Whistle Blows).
In She Came by Train, Opal Preston leaves Virginia for the desolate land of Lincoln, Neb., in the spring of 1876 to become the governess of two children of a widower businessman. Her employer and a preacher from Virginia vie for her affections but only her heart will determine if she returns that way.
When the Whistle Blows, Hugh Warren paces outside the depot, waiting to see if his love, Winifred Preston, will step off the train to meet him. He only had himself to blame for his predicament. Could she give him another chance? He did not know. Heart in his throat, he looks this way and that hoping against hope she did not already marry the beau back in Virginia.
Seasons of the Soul, a book similar to Chicken Soup for the Soul books, includes faith stories and a spattering of personal accounts about the author's two different autistic sons - one high-functioning and verbal and the other low-functioning and nonverbal.
The author is a former journalist and language arts teacher. She is the daughter of late Nebraska State Sen. George Syas. Janet earned her bachelor of arts degree from Omaha’s College of Saint Mary as a nontraditional student.
Visit Janet's Web site: www.JanetSyasNitsick.com for more information about her and her books.
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A Groom's Promise
by Ruth Ann Nordin & Janet Nitsick
The Bride's Choice: Shy and clumsy Jack Warren has finally found the woman of his dreams, but her father wants her to marry his brother instead.
When the Whistle Blows: Hugh Warren makes a deal to marry someone's daughter as part of a land agreement. But when he meets the perfect lady, he must find a way out of the agreement, even if it means a little matchmaking
Courtships and Carriages
by Janet Nitsick
Courtships and Carriages, a sweet Christian romance, returns readers to the Midwest in 1893, where men who drove fancy carriages like debonair Nolan Branford could make ladies’ hearts flutter, such as Gwen Ward’s. Her heart raced every time she saw him, especially when these rides included secret rendezvous, pretty flowers and stolen kisses. ...
The Silver Lining
by Janet Nitsick
This story received 10th place in the 79th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition in the mainstream/literary short story category. It is a bitter-sweet story of an elderly woman who remembers one afternoon with her daughter. People who enjoy Hans Christian Anderson's work, such as "The Steadfast Tin Soldier and "The Little Match Girl," will love this touching story.
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- The Path to Christmas
on Jan. 12, 2012
This is a five-star Christmas play. It is easy to produce without requiring a lot of props or character roles. The story is awesome. Each child lets the world engulf them. One child makes it to the scene where Jesus is born. It is heartfelt and great writing, making an excellent play for churches or Christian schools.