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Tracey Bateman Books In Order

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Publication Order of Claire Everett Books

as Tracey Bateman
Leave It to Claire (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Claire Knows Best (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Love Claire (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Drama Queen Books

as Tracey Bateman
Catch a Rising Star (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
You Had Me at Good-Bye (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
That's (Not Exactly) Amore (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of 50 States of Love Books

Brides of Iowa (By: Connie Stevens) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brides of Georgia (By: Connie Stevens) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brides of Kansas (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Kansas Home Books

Darling Cassidy (As: Tracey Bateman) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tarah's Lessons (As: Tracey Bateman) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Laney's Kiss (As: Tracey Bateman) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Emily's Place (As: Tracey Bateman) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Mahoney Sisters Books

Reasonable Doubt (As: Tracey Bateman) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Suspicion of Guilt (As: Tracey Bateman) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Betrayal of Trust (As: Tracey Bateman) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Oregon Brides Books

as Tracey Bateman
But For Grace (As: Tracey Bateman) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Everlasting Hope (As: Tracey Bateman) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beside Still Waters (As: Tracey Bateman) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Penbrook Diaries Books

as Tracey Bateman
Freedom of the Soul (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Color of the Soul (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Thirsty Books

as Tracey Bateman

Publication Order of Westward Hearts Books

as Tracey Bateman
Defiant Heart (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dangerous Heart (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Distant Heart (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Torey's Prayer (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Missouri (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Timing Is Everything (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Second Chance (As: Tracey Bateman) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Love So Tender (As: Tracey Bateman) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Season For Grace (As: Tracey Bateman) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Widow of Saunders Creek (As: Tracey Bateman) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Nanny Proposal (As: Tracey Bateman) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Love Finds You Books

Love Finds You in Miracle, Kentucky (By: Andrea Boeshaar) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Finding Love In Last Chance, California / Love Finds You in Last Chance, California (By: Miralee Ferrell) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Snowball, Arkansas (By: Sandra Bricker) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Romeo, Colorado (By: Gwen Ford Faulkenberry) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Valentine, Nebraska (By: Irene Brand) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Revenge, Ohio / Sweet Revenge (By: Lisa Harris) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Treasure Island Florida (By: Debby Mayne) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Holiday, Florida (By: Sandra Bricker) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Humble, Texas (By: Anita Higman) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Paradise, Pennsylvania (By: Loree Lough) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in North Pole, Alaska (By: Loree Lough) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Maiden, North Carolina (By: Tamela Hancock Murray) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Charm, Ohio (By: Annalisa Daughety) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Sisters, Oregon (By: Melody Carlson) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Bethlehem, New Hampshire (By: Lauralee Bliss) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Lonesome Prairie, Montana (By: Tricia Goyer) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Hope Kansas (By: Pamela Griffin) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Lahaina, Hawaii (By: Bodie & Brock Thoene) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Golden, New Mexico (By: Lena Dooley) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Hershey, Pennsylvania (By: Cerella D. Sechrist) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You In Sun Valley Idaho (By: Angela Ruth Strong) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Victory Heights, Washington (By: Tricia Goyer) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Pendleton, Oregon (By: Melody Carlson) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Calico, California (By: Elizabeth Ludwig) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Sugarcreek, Ohio (By: Serena B. Miller) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Deadwood, South Dakota (As: Tracey Cross) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You Under the Mistletoe (By: Irene Brand,Anita Higman) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Carmel-By-The-Sea, California (By: Sandra Bricker) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Silver City, Idaho (By: Janelle Mowery) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Branson, Missouri (By: Gwen Ford Faulkenberry) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Amana, Iowa (By: Melanie Dobson) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Folly Beach, South Carolina (By: Loree Lough) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Camelot Tennessee (By: Janice Hanna) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Sunset Beach, Hawaii (By: Robin Jones Gunn) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Fnds You in Annapolis, Maryland (By: Roseanna M. White) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Finding Love in Tombstone Arizona / Love Finds You in Tombstone, Arizona (By: Miralee Ferrell) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Martha\'s Vineyard, Massachusetts (By: Melody Carlson) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Prince Edward Island, Canada (By: Susan Page Davis) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Lancaster County Pennsylvania (By: Annalisa Daughety) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Sunflower, Kansas (By: Pamela Tracy) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Wildrose, North Dakota (As: Tracey Bateman, With: Tracey Cross) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in New Orleans, Louisiana (By: Christa Allan) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Daisy Oklahoma (By: Janice Hanna) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You at Home for Christmas (By: Annalisa Daughety) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Glacier Bay, Alaska (By: Tricia Goyer) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin (By: Pamela S. Meyers) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Frost, Minnesota (By: Judy Baer) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Tracie Peterson Short Story Collections

Christmas Treasures (By: Tracie Peterson) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Old-Fashioned Christmas (By: Tracie Peterson) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Summer Dreams (By: Tracie Peterson) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alaska (By: Tracie Peterson) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spring's Promise (By: Tracie Peterson) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tidings of Peace (By: Tracie Peterson) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Prairie Christmas Collection (As: Tracey Bateman, With: Tracie Peterson) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bridal Blessings (By: Tracie Peterson) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Knight's Bride (By: Tracie Peterson) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mail-Order Marriage (By: Tracie Peterson) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brides of Alaska (By: Tracie Peterson) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Through the Seasons (By: Tracie Peterson) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collections

Kelly Eileen Hake, Pamela Griffin, Tracie Peterson, as Tracey Bateman
Highland Legacy: Four Generations of Love Are Rooted in Scotland (As: Tracey Bateman, With: Pamela Griffin,Tamela Hancock Murray,Jill Stengl) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas On The Prairie (As: Tracey Bateman) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Prairie Christmas Collection (As: Tracey Bateman, With: Tracie Peterson) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Brides of Chance Collection (As: Tracey Bateman, With: Kelly Eileen Hake) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of California Chances Books

with Kelly Eileen Hake, Cathy Marie Hake, as Tracey Bateman
One Chance in a Million (By: Cathy Marie Hake) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Taking a Chance (By: Kelly Eileen Hake) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Chance Brides Books

with Kelly Eileen Hake, Cathy Marie Hake
Kentucky Chances: Three Brothers Find Romance Far from Home (By: Kelly Eileen Hake) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Secrets of Wayfarers Inn Books

Moonlit Shadows (By: Becky Melby) (0)Description / Buy at Amazon
River of Life (By: Kathleen Y'Barbo) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Family Secrets (By: Becky Melby) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Innkeepers' Conundrum (By: Kim Vogel Sawyer) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Greater Than Gold (By: Roseanna M. White) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Picture This (By: Kathleen Y'Barbo) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Before It's Too Late (By: Kathleen Y'Barbo) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Forget-Me-Nots (As: Tracey Bateman) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hushed October (By: Becky Melby) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Special Delivery (By: Kathleen Y'Barbo) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

The House Love Built(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Prairie Christmas Collection(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Brides of Chance Collection(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Tracey Bateman is an American author that writes Christian fiction. Besides series like Kansas Home and Mahoney Dairies, Bateman has been known to upend the Christian literary market by producing unexpected stories like ‘Thirsty’, a Christian novel with vampires.

Tracey Bateman lives a very busy life. She has a husband and four children who consume a considerable amount of her time. Bateman also tries to stay active in the music ministry at her church.

Though, the author will be the first to tell you that her church never gets nearly as much of her time and dedication as it deserves. Her writing career takes the blame for that.

Bateman did not expect to take the Christian literary market by storm. She learned to write through practice. She also listened closely to her editors, writing partners and critique groups.

The things they taught her allowed the author to churn out more than two dozen books in a little over six years. She also joined the American Christian Fiction Writers, at one point going so far as to serve as the organization’s president.

Even though Bateman identifies as a Christian author and even though her faith plays a strong role in the stories she chooses to write, she is not married to gospel literature. She does not always set out to preach to her readers. A lot of times, she simply works towards providing entertaining content.

This might explain how she ended up writing ‘Thirsty’, one of her most controversial novels. Described as Twilight for Christians, Thirsty caught a lot of readers off guard, garnering Bateman a fair amount of criticism.

It wasn’t the first time the author had drawn the ire of readers for the content she had chosen to add to the Christian literary market. However, you will never find Tracey Bateman fighting to defend the content of her novels.

Bateman is thoroughly convinced that every story she puts to paper is inspired by God. She doesn’t believe that it is her role in life to convince other Christians that there is merit in Christian novels with vampires.

She also doesn’t take offense at all the complaints that her readers throw her way. Bateman is perfectly content to write the stories that her mind churns out so long as she is convinced that every word she puts on paper glorifies God.

+Literary Career
Tracey Bateman did not set out to become a writer. She experimented with writing as a child but she was never serious about it. And after a while, she simply stopped. But then she turned 26 and everything changed.

Bateman was already married with three children at home. After a little while, for all the joy that her children gave her, the author realized that she needed a break from the hullaballoo of her home life.

That was where school came into play. Bateman went back to college because getting a job was out of the question for her at that time. One of the courses she was expected to take at the start was a writing class.

What she learned in that class gave her a new appreciation for the art. Her first real taste of writing came when she produced a short story for an assignment that got her a B. Bateman was almost immediately hooked by the exhilaration she got from telling stories and exposing them to others to critique.

The author never finished college. She got pregnant with her fourth child which forced her to drop out in her junior year. The next several months were difficult. But the author’s determination to pursue writing never wavered.

In between all the sleeping and throwing up, Bateman found time to go on the internet to locate and join critique groups. Then she began writing officially.

Bateman was fortunate enough to read a writing guide by Bodie Thoene which told her that, as a new author, she had to target publishers that accepted at least 25 percent of the submissions they got from new authors.

With this advice in mind, Bateman singled out Heartsong, wrote her first novel over the course of a year and submitted it. The manuscript was rejected but the author refused to give in to the discouragement.

She went back to the writing board, threw a second novel out and made another submission. Eight months later, Tracey Bateman got the call from Becky Germany. Heartsong loved her manuscript and wanted to use it to fill a hole in their schedule.

That was in 2000. Bateman hasn’t stopped writing since then. The author admits that her writing career isn’t without its challenges. She has come to regret all the time she spent writing as opposed to playing with her children.

She missed out on a lot of fun. She also had to sacrifice her commitment to her church to meet her deadlines. Once the contracts began rolling in, Bateman quickly found that it was all but impossible to balance all her priorities.

Tracey Bateman writes roughly five books a year each of which is an average of eighty thousand words. She normally works with multiple publishers. The author’s goal in life is to write stories that minister to women’s hearts.

+The Color of the Soul
Andy Carmichael doesn’t know where he belongs. The blacks don’t like him because he is too light-skinned. And yet he is also too dark-skinned for the whites. So Andy doesn’t really know what to expect when he goes to Georgia.

The reporter has been charged with interviewing an icon of Southern Literature. Miss Penbrook is on her deathbed when she meets Andy and gives him her journals, revealing a surprise that will change the reporter’s life.

+You Had Me at Good-bye
Dancy Ames felt stable enough in her life. Then Jack Quinn came to Lane Publishing, told her she did not have the talent to work as an editor and then fired her.

Unexpectedly unemployed, Dancy tried her hand at a number of careers, from English teacher to coffee barista. But nothing stuck. So she decided to write. The story that her fingers put on paper followed a stalker who fell in love with a coffee barista.

Once she finished it, Dancy’s friends dared her to submit it to Jack, and Dancy proceeded to do just that, unaware of the string of occurrences she was about to unleash upon both of their lives.

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