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Christine Sunderland

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Award-winning author Christine Sunderland has been interested in matters of belief since the age of sixteen when her father, a Presbyterian minister, lost his faith. She serves today as Managing Editor of American Church Union Publishing. She has edited and written numerous parish materials for children and seven children's novellas set in France and San Francisco (see She has written three award-winning novels set in Western Europe: Pilgrimage, Offerings, and Inheritance (all OakTara). The stories explore Christian faith and practice, healing of body and soul, and the sanctity of life. Offerings won the Bronze Medal, Independent Publishers Award. She has authored Hana-lani, set in Hawaii and The Magdalene Mystery, set in Rome and Provence (OakTara). Her sixth novel, The Fire Trail (eLectio), set at UC Berkeley, is a suspense about the collapse of Western culture, and her seventh novel, Angel Mountain (Wipf and Stock) considers faith and science, human dignity and freedom, and Heaven and Earth.

Christine holds a B.A. in English Literature, cum laude, and is an alumnus of the Squaw Valley Writers Workshop and the Maui Writers Retreat. Her extended family includes ten grandchildren, three nieces and one nephew. She lives with her husband and an incredible cat named Laddie. She feels blessed to write about the joy of being an everyday Christian.

Books by Author

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Angel Mountain

A holy hermit, a Holocaust survivor, a literary librarian, and a Christian geneticist search for peace and happiness in a culture of chaos. Hermit Abram, 80, and his sister Elizabeth, 84, escaped the Holocaust in Greece and made it to America as children. Elizabeth retired from teaching high school…

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The Fire Trail

SHE FOUND THE BLOODY BODY AND SAW THE MURDERER'S FACE - WILL SHE EVER BE SAFE? U.C. Berkeley grad student Jessica Thierry walks the Fire Trail in the hills and witnesses a rapist-murderer leave the scene. Fearing for her life, she tries to focus on her doctorate about Christianity’s role in Berkeley's…

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The Magdalene Mystery

Ten years ago a gunman opened fire in a parking lot, killing her parents. No one ever found out why. But a trip to Rome might reveal the truth. Thirty-year-old Kelly Roberts receives a mysterious envelope from her late godfather, director of a news service dedicated to exposing media lies, summoning…

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Only opening their hearts will keep them from plunging into the dark abyss. Old Nani-lei lives in Hana-lani, her family home in rural Hawaii. She looks after her grandson Henry, 52, and his daughter Lucy, 6, who have returned to Maui from Berkeley after the death of Maria, Henry's wife. Henry and Maria,…

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She risked everything to save a life… But who would save hers? Vietnamese-American Victoria Nguyen, seventeen, flees to England with a powerful secret…and a determined senator on her trail. Madeleine Seymour, a history professor, and her husband, Jack, a retired wine broker, travel from San Francisco…

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Jack’s haunted by fears of the past. Madeleine holds a powerful secret. And Rachelle is running away. For the last seventeen years, her husband, Jack, and son, Justin, have been Madeleine Seymour’s world. Then, during Justin’s wedding reception, Jack collapses. Jack needs surgery, and he insists…

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It was a day when nothing should have gone wrong...but everything did. Madeleine Seymour will never forget what happened twenty-two years ago in her own backyard. She's still riddled with guilt. Hoping to banish the nightmares that haunt her and steal her peace, she travels to Italy with her husband,…

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