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Publication Order of Stonewycke Trilogy Books

with Michael R. Phillips
The Heather Hills of Stonewycke (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flight from Stonewycke (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lady of Stonewycke (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Highland Collection Books

with Michael R. Phillips
Jamie MacLeod (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Robbie Taggart (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Journals of Corrie Belle Hollister Books

with Michael R. Phillips
My Father's World (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Daughter of Grace (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
On the Trail of the Truth (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Place in the Sun (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sea to Shining Sea (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Into the Long Dark Night (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Land of the Brave and the Free (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Home for the Heart (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Grayfox (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Russians Books

with Michael R. Phillips
The Crown and the Crucible (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A House Divided (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Travail and Triumph (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heirs of the Motherland (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dawning of Deliverance (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
White Nights, Red Morning (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Passage into Light (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Lone Star Legacy Books

Frontier Lady (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stoner's Crossing (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Warrior's Song (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Stonewycke Legacy Books

with Michael R. Phillips
Stranger at Stonewycke (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadows Over Stonewycke (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Treasure of Stonewycke (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Ribbons of Steel Books

with Tracie Peterson
Distant Dreams (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Hope Beyond (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Promise for Tomorrow (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Ribbons West Books

with Tracie Peterson
Westward the Dream (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Separate Roads (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ties That Bind (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Texas Angel Books

Texas Angel (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heaven's Road (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Daughters of Fortune Books

Written on the Wind (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Somewhere a Song (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Toward the Sunrise (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Homeward My Heart (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Patchwork Circle Books

Bachelor's Puzzle (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sister's Choice (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Beloved Stranger (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mark of the Cross (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Portraits Books

Blind Faith (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Masquerade (By:B.J. Hoff) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stillpoint (By:) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Endangered (By:Linda Lee Chaikin) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gentle Touch (By:Angela Elwell Hunt) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Balcony (By:) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Montclair (By:) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heaven's Song (By:) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Impasse (By:Laurel Oke Logan) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Walker's Point (By:) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Awakening Heart (By:Melody Carlson) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Morningsong (By:Patricia H. Rushford) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shroud of Silence (By:) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Web of Intrique (By:) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kindred Bond (By:Deborah Raney) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Framed (By:Tracie Peterson) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Judith Pella is a Christian author that writes historical novels. Many of the author’s books have been produced in collaboration with Michael Phillips.


Judith Pella read extensively as a child. She loved to listen to stories and, later on, acquired an affinity for telling them. And it wasn’t just books that consumed her. Pella was an avid watcher of television shows and movies.

Anything that had the capacity to generate a good story Pella gravitated towards. The author had plenty of opportunities to nurture her writing abilities once she began school. Pella was always that one rare child that looked forward to her writing assignments.

The author’s interest in history was sparked around that time. Pella believes that she was drawn to the subject because of her imaginative mind. The author could not help but take the dry facts presented to her and translate them into the most romantic of epic tales.

There is a spy story out there set in the Civil War that Judith Pella wrote when she was eleven. It wasn’t a good story. Pella knows that. But she speaks fondly of her first attempt at formal writing because it gave her the kick she needed to keep mastering her writing skills.

One assumes that Pella saw how her knowledge of history became a spy story at that time and realized the potential that could be mined from history. She never got the chance to explore that thread further, at least not for many years.

As tends to happen with most authors, life took over. Judith Pella went to college. She experimented with nursing for a little while before realizing that her talents would be better utilized elsewhere.

So she went ahead and began teaching at an elementary school. It wasn’t that Judith Pella was ignorant of her passion for writing. She had just never thought about pursuing a publishing career.

She had chosen to dismiss her childhood dreams of seeing her name on actual books in the library as just that, dreams. When the author finally sat down to write, it was as a means of relaxation.

With all the stress and tension in her life, Pella needed a release. So she started writing. Pella believes that her actions were primarily engineered by God because it did not take long for Michael Phillips, her friend, and a published author, to stumble upon her work.

Phillips loved her work. He saw potential in her writing efforts and he went so far as to ask her to collaborate with him on a Scottish novel he had in the works. Pella couldn’t say ‘Yes’ fast enough.

The publication of ‘Heather Hills of Stonewycke’ was a source of great joy for Pella. Even though it was the result of a collaborative effort, the title still counted as Pella’s first published novel.

Seeing her name on the book cover was all the impetus Pella needed. She had felt the thrill of writing and publishing a book. So she started to seek it out by writing many more novels and seeing them published.

Judith Pella refers to herself as a woman of faith. She speaks often about God and her beliefs. The author compares herself to the disciple Peter. She appreciates Peter because he was just a simple fisherman before God approached him and did a work that forced his hidden gifts to surface.

Pella believes that she would have sat on her writing gift for the rest of her life if God hadn’t given her the nudge she needed to put her talents to effective use.

For a long time, Judith Pella and her family have called Oregon home.

There is more to Pella’s life than writing. When she isn’t telling stories, the author is reading or quilting. She also sails often, typically in the company of her husband.

+Distant Dreams

Carolina Adams wasn’t built for 1835. But even with her frustration over society’s expectations for women like her, Carolina cannot help the era in which she was born.

Though, an opportunity for some release comes when her father gets her a tutor. Carolina has always wanted to study something more masculine. She has especially harbored a love for the railroad.

Carolina expects James Baldwin to open many doors for her. Unfortunately for her, Baldwin has more on his mind than her tutelage. The teacher intends to court her beautiful older sister.

Baldwin isn’t prepared for all the ways his interactions with Carolina will change him.

The first book in the ‘Ribbons of Steel’ series follows the exploits of the 15-year-old daughter of Joseph Adams and his wife Margaret. Joseph and his wife are loving people that enjoy their southern way of life.

Their young daughter cares little for her ‘southern belle’ image. She wants to expand her prospects by pursuing higher learning. And while that is the opposite of what her mother wants, Joseph’s attempts to make Carolina happy see him hire a tutor that can intellectually challenge her.

The tutor in question has set his sights on Virginia, the eldest daughter. Virginia is the perfect picture of a Southern Belle. Yet, for all her beauty, she is almost past the age for eligibility when it comes to marriage. She is determined to find a husband.

+A Hope Beyond

Carolina Adams longs for freedom. She can no longer stand to live at the family plantation, not after losing her first true love. Carolina’s opportunity to escape comes when she becomes a nanny to a little girl in Baltimore.

James Baldwin threw himself into his work after his engagement with Virginia Adams ended. He still dreams about Carolina but he doesn’t know if their love is meant to be, not with so circumstances working against them.

The second book in the ‘Ribbons of Steel’ series finds Carolina Adams and James Baldwin in dire straits. James was engaged to Carolina’s older sister, Virginia. However, over time, Baldwin and Carolina fell in love.

Baldwin broke his engagement with Virginia and left. This book finds Carolina and Baldwin trying to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives. They must find the courage to confront their feelings for one another. Judith Pella explores the place and purpose of God in the lives of his followers.

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