JoAnn lives on the Minnesota prairie which is a setting for many of her stories. Once a full-time CPA, JoAnn now spends most of her time researching and writing. JoAnn has published historical nonfiction books for children and several novels with Barbour Publishing in the Heartsong Presents line as well as the American Adventure and Sisters in Time series for children. Several of her novellas are included in CBA best-selling anthologies by Barbour Publishing. JoAnn’s love of history developed when she worked at an historical restoration in North Carolina for five years. She enjoys researching and weaving her fictional characters’ lives into historical backgrounds and events. JoAnn believes that readers can receive a message of salvation and encouragement from well-crafted fiction. She captivates and addresses the deeper meaning between life and faith.
For A Father's Loveby JoAnn A. Grote
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Though eight years have passed, Mandy remembers as if it were yesterday the pain of turning down Jason's marriage proposal. But she knows her decision was right, and she's learned to live without him. But when his grandfather's heart attack brings Jason back to their small town in the mountains of North Carolina, Mandy discovers that living without Jason is much easier when he's far away in New York City. Will Mandy find peace while facing the ghosts of dashed dreams every day?
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