He wanted to be a healer, but pain and death brought him to his knees

Suzette was a deep swamp rat, hidden from the world by her difficult papa. Then a drought sends her to live with her aunt, a healer, and she suddenly experiences laughter and joy and meets a boy, Pierre, who is training to be a healer himself. Her papa wouldn't want her to talk to Pierre, let alone laugh with him and learn from him and care for him. Papa certainly wouldn't understand that Pierre needed her to heal him when the hardships of healing threaten to destroy him. Sweet romance, book two of the Triplets on the River series.


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I'm Jill Penrod, author of over forty books, all told from a Christian point of view. I write in several genres including romance, coming of age, books for teens, and fantasies. Since you're here, feel free to browse, and make sure you sign up for my newsletter--and the three free ebooks that come with it--before you go.  Blessings!

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Book Series

Boys of Summer

Eleven books, eleven guys discovering what it means to enter adulthood. Romance, danger, adventure, friendship, and a God who guides them every step of the way. Novels for teens and the young at heart.

A series following one boy's journey to adulthood and then his children's journeys after him, where an old man, a garden, and the struggles of growing up lead to a love story that touches generations. 

Terry's Garden
The Tales of Balia

Balia is a world not unlike our own. In these tales, men and women are drawn into adventure, danger, and mystery as TrueGod, their deity, works behind the scenes to call them to himself for healing, romance, and life. Readable in any order, grab a tale of Balia and enter a new world today.

Take a trip to St. Ninian's Sanctuary, a Christian retreat center on an island at the bottom of the world. Adventure, drama, romance, and a whole lot of mystery await both guests and staff alike as God uses the island to heal and restore those He loves. Contemporary Christian romance with a mysterious island twist.

St. Ninian's Sanctuary

Set in the Boys of Summer universe, follow nine young ladies as they taste adulthood. Romance, drama, and heartache await as God leads them to become the women of faith He wants them to be. For teens and the young at heart.

Girls Aglow Series
Trilogy on the River

Grow up. Fall in love. Avoid Alligators. Life on the river is slow, but that doesn't mean it's easy. Follow three sets of young adults who deal with survival on a dangerous yet beautiful river delta. Clean romance

Casa Flanigan

When Luke and Susan Flanigan moved to their farm, they had no idea God would send them stranger after stranger looking for refreshment, renewal, and peace. But having guests show up in one's life day after day isn't easy. Contemporary Christian romance.

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