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Cathe Swanson

Author Bio:

After 40 years of wandering (but always in lovely places and not in a desert), Cathe Swanson has recently returned to her childhood home and family in Minnesota.
In the summer, she and her husband enjoy spending time with their grandchildren and being outdoors, gardening, hiking, birdwatching, and kayaking. The long winters are perfect for playing games, reading, and indoor hobbies. Cathe's been a quilter and teacher of quiltmaking for nearly 30 years and enjoys just about any kind of creative work, especially those involving fiber or paper.

Everything inspires new books! Cathe’s Swedish heritage, love of quilting, and an interest in genealogy led to The Glory Quilts series. The Hope Again series is inspired by her life in the Midwest and experiences with the elderly, the military, and inner-city ministry. As a child of the 60’s, she’s having fun writing about hippies and the Jesus People movement in the Serenity Hill series.

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Murder at the Empire

They call him the Emperor. John Starek fills his theater with fine artwork and treasures. He’s particularly pleased to have one of the country’s first female organists – and he thinks Gayle Wells is the bee’s knees. Despite pressure from her social crusader mother, Gayle isn’t interested in…

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Home Run

Phoebe Schenstrom's always been a bit bossy. After all, she's the oldest of ten children, has worked as a nanny and run the children's ministry at the Unity Plenkiss Community Center for three years. But when a clash - or two - with clients leads to her suspension, she needs to prove that she's more…

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Potato Flake Christmas

It seemed like such a good idea at the time… Her grandmother’s invitation came at the perfect time to rescue Claire Lucas from the consequences of her good intentions. With no reason to stay in Minnesota, she turns her back on the ice and snow and heads for the Golden Sun Oasis retirement community…

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Matched Hearts

She’s looking for a "Plus One" for her parents' anniversary party. He’s looking for “Happily Ever After.” When a matchmaking agency pairs them up, is it a computer error or a match made in heaven? Eleanor Nielson always wanted to follow in her distinguished parents’ footsteps, becoming…

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Long Shadows

Old sins cast long shadows. Mona Vickers is forging a new life, building a safe and loving home for her girls far away from the ghosts of the past. She’ll do whatever it takes to make it work, including sending her girls to the Christian-based after school program despite her own lack of faith. Roy…

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Hearts Aglow: Four Christmas Novella Romances (The Christmas Lights Collection Book 5)

Four Christmas novellas from four of your favorite authors in one collection designed to brighten your day and warm your heart this Christmas. ♥ All I Want ♥ When Angel is tasked to decorate Bishop's place, she longs to be seen for the woman she's become. He just wants to get through Christmas with…

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Always and Forever

Scrap quilts, bridal gowns, an old Swedish farmhouse, and a hidden family heirloom. What more could you want in a Minnesota Christmas romance? Penny Anderson has a dream. She’s going to be an exclusive bridal gown designer, and she won’t be held back by her dyslexia, a rural location, or the doubts…

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All Is Bright (Christmas Lights Collection Book 4)

Four of your favorite contemporary romance authors join festive forces to bring you the fourth-annual Christmas Lights Collection. Kari Trumbo- Merry and Dashing: Merry hates Christmas corporate greed. Jacob loves finding the perfect gift for everyone. When Scrooge and Santa volunteer at a local thrift…

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Season of Change

Charlea Evans was a flower child on Serenity Hill when her hippie mother joined the Jesus People movement, changing their world forever. Thirty years later, Charlea’s a widow with a college-age daughter, finally building a respectable career for herself. When a house fire forces her to return to the…

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The Swedehearts Glory Quilt

Eleanor Nielson always wanted to follow in her distinguished parents’ footsteps, becoming a teacher and living a life of selfless community service – until she tried it. Now, she’s run away to find herself and decide what she wants to do with the rest of her life, but she can’t skip her parents’…

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Betwixt Two Hearts

Six of today's Best-selling Christian Authors weave six brand-new, unique, interconnected stories where nothing comes between the love betwixt two hearts. Betwixt Two Hearts by Amanda Tru With control of their dating website the prize, Bailey and Camden embark on a matchmaking competition that snags…

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The Christmas Glory Quilt

Scrap quilts, bridal gowns, an old Swedish farmhouse, and a hidden family heirloom. What more you could you want in a Minnesota Christmas romance? Penny Anderson has a dream – she’s going to be an exclusive bridal gown designer, and she won’t be held back by dyslexia, a rural location or the doubts…

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Comfort & Joy

Four never-before-published heartwarming stories to fill this Christmas season with comfort and joy. Chautona Havig, Cathe Swanson, Toni Shiloh and Alana Terry invite you to enjoy this collection of contemporary Christian romance, mystery and romantic suspense books Alana Terry- A missing child. A single…

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Christmas at the Unity Plenkiss

Read both of the Great Lakes Christmas novellas in this collection of two heartwarming, inspirational Christmas books about life at the Unity Plenkiss Community Center. Laugh and cry and laugh again with the eclectic and diverse cast of characters, be charmed by the sweet romance and enjoy the Christmas…

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Hope for the Holidays

Newly arrived from her home in the Congo and armed with a brand-new degree in nonprofit management, Carrie Strough is eager to organize and improve the Unity Plenkiss Community Center. Unfortunately, no one wants to be organized, and only Micah Neresen, the charming and handsome pastor of the local…

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Making Spirits Bright

The Christmas Lights Collection returns with four new, never-before-released novellas in Making Spirits Bright! From romance to cozy mystery, this collection features contemporary novellas sure to get you in the Christmas spirit. Merri’s Christmas Mission by Chautona Havig Merri Zeiger is on a mission--create…

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Baggage Claim

There had to be at least one healthy branch on his family tree... When Ben Taylor, widower and father of four lively children decides to track down his biological parents, he discovers a family tree with tangled roots and broken branches. The deeper he digs, the more Ben would rather cover it all up…

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Christmas Lights

Amazon best-selling authors Chautona Havig and Vikki Kestell join debuting authors Cathe Swanson and April Hayman to present Christmas Lights, a collection of four Christmas-themed novellas. From historical romance to contemporary cozy mysteries and Christmas wonder, these four "light" reads…

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Snow Angels (Great Lakes Collection)

When Lisa Marsh is roped into serving Thanksgiving dinner at the local community center, she encounters hundreds of children, lively teenagers, stubbornly independent veterans, eccentric elderly people, and a particularly rude and scruffy homeless man named Pete. The evening ends in disaster, but when…


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