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 bestselling 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 captures and addresses the deeper meaning between life and faith.
Hold On My Heartby JoAnn A. Grote
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Having waited a year for Frank Sterling to satisfy her father's requirements, Amy Henderson exults in the thought of her courtship--with the only man who has ever captured her heart. That is until Walter Bay demands Amy's hand in marriage. If she refuses, Walter threatens to ruin her father's life. Amy understands only too well what power Walter holds over her beloved father and determines that she will accept this unorthodox proposal. But will the pain of that decision drive Frank back into the lifestyle that had seperated him from Amy in the past? Or will both Frank and Amy hold on to the promises they've made to each other and to God?
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