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Nothing Ventured

Released March 12

A Christian Romantic Suspense

Sometimes your knight in shining armor is the one you can't trust.

When Maizey Faye’s fiancé dumps her, leaving her with nothing but a lonely, little tree farm in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, she sees it as the fresh start she so desperately needs. So what if she knows next to nothing about tree farming. It can’t be that hard, right? Wrong! She’s in over her head, and if she doesn’t figure it out soon, she’ll lose everything. 

Maizey never imagined her salvation would come in the form of her handsome business rival, Jax Lawson. She’s not sure if she can trust him or if he’s just another traitorous man to add to her growing list. But when she starts receiving mysterious messages and dangerous threats, she has no choice but to accept Jax’s help. With her life on the line, she’ll learn real soon whether Jax is sincere about his affections or if it’s all been a lie to get his hands on her farm.


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Welcome to Arnold Books. As a Christian author, I aim to both entertain and inspire my readers. The heroines in Arnold Books are smart and funny, with qualities and flaws like any other woman. The character's adventures are fast-paced, laugh-out-loud funny, sweetly romantic, and above all, guided by a Christian moral compass.   Check out my work below, and explore my site to see how you can connect with me and share your ideas.  Thanks for visiting!


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Meet Arnold books

When I'm not smiling in front of charming forest scenes, such as in this picture, I am a French teacher, wife, and mother of three young children.  When I get a chance, I put on my writer's hat and escape into the world of fiction.  If you've read one of my books,  THANK YOU!  I appreciate readers who will take a chance on a new author.  Please get in touch and tell me more about yourself, your tastes, and what you’d like me to write next.  Happy reading!



Sylvania, OH, USA

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