Courageous Love is Book #1 of 2 Christian Romance books and offers a Preview of the first half of the Hawaii Love Story. It begins with the story of Michelle Clemens’ struggle to come to grips with the loss of a relationship, the discovery of an unplanned pregnancy, and her journey back to Hawaii to pay her last respects to her dying grandmother Lilo. This story highlights Michelle’s journey of courage as an unwed mother, her hopes, her struggles, and her achievements as she trusts God to help her grow.
*This is only a Preview and not a stand-alone novel*
In this first book, Michelle Clemens’ life turns upside down when her longtime boyfriend Luke walks away from their relationship, leaving her to deal with an unexpected pregnancy. Afraid of what the future has in store for her, Michelle returns to her faith, trusting God to help her pick up the pieces of her shattered life. But when she thought life couldn’t get any worse, she discovers her precious grandmother Lilo in Hawaii is dying and only has weeks to live. Michelle rushes back home to Trinity Ranch, a cattle farm tucked in the beautiful valleys of Haleiwa, a small town on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. The ranch has been in her family for decades ever since Queen Lili-uokalani, the last reigning monarch of the Hawaiian Islands granted it to her great-grandfather. Michelle is apprehensive about visiting her family, especially because of the estranged relationship with her father since she ran away with a boy eight years ago. During her journey home, she meets Daniel, a handsome man who touches her heart with his kindness and genuine concern for her wellbeing. But Michelle is forced to keep her love for him secret when she finds out that Daniel is engaged to be married.
Daniel is a stunt man working a shoot for an action movie in Hawaii. While on location away from his home town of Newport Beach, California, he struggles with his conscience trying to rationalize his engagement to Kimberly, the daughter of a wealthy family. He goes through the motion of planning the wedding with his fiancé, but his life is changed forever when he bumps into the beautiful Michelle at the Honolulu airport. A mix up with their airline tickets sends Daniel on a mission into the beautiful countryside of Haleiwa in search of Michelle. But instead of a quick trip to swap plane tickets, he becomes mesmerized with Michelle and the grace and beauty of Hawaiian life on Trinity ranch. Unable to resist, he accepts the Clemens’s hospitality to stay longer even though he knows Kimberly expects him back home soon. Will Daniel recognize the soul mate God has brought into his life or will he leave Hawaii and succumb to the worldly pressures of marrying into a wealthy family?