Joyce MagninJoyce Magnin is the author of several novels, including the popular and quirky Bright’s Pond Series and the middle grade novel Carrying Mason. She is a frequent conference speaker and writing instructor. Joyce lives in Pennsylvania with her son and their crazy cat who likes to eat nachos.

Favorite Verse: Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

 

 

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Spunky, smart, twelve-year-old Wilma Sue moves into her fifth foster home---this time to live with two quirky sisters. The sisters' house has something she's never known---love. Well, love and chickens and maybe a little magic---or so it appears. But mostly it's the love.
     

 
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Harriet settles into a new life in Grass Valley, California, and gets caught up in another adventure when she decides to lease a gold mine. After listening to the pleas of a desperate teen whose daddy needs money right away---and happens to have a gold mine to lease---Harriet falls hook, line, and sinker into the venture. Although she is nervous about her investment, Harriet chooses to keep it a secret from her son, Henry, and his wife who have just learned they are expecting a baby. And besides, this just may be the ticket to a golden windfall.

But when Harriet’s friend Martha comes for a visit, she convinces Harriet to come clean because she is suspicious and just doesn’t buy that the operation is legit. Harriet may never see an ounce of gold, but it is the fate of the young teen that really begins to matter. And it takes an emergency with her daughter-in-law, Prudence, for Harriet to learn where her true treasure lies...


     

 
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Aging and recent widow Harriet Beamer insists she's getting along fine with her dog Humphrey in Philadelphia . until she falls for the fourth time, injuring her ankle, and causing her son and daughter-in-law to cry foul. Insisting Harriet move in with them in California, they make a bet that her ankle is broken, and she foolishly promises to move if they're right. Four x-rays later, Harriet's ankle-and her heart-are broken. She packs up, ships her huge salt and pepper collection to California, and prepares to move away from the only life she knows. The only catch? She's doing it her way. Just wait till her daughter-in-law hears Harriet will travel cross country only by public transportation and alternate means. What follows is a hilarious, heartwarming journey by train, metro bus, ferry, and motorcycle. Along the way, Harriet discovers that although her family thinks it's time for her to be put out to pasture-God has a different plan.


     

 
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Is There Really a Fountain of Youth in Paradise?

Welcome back to Bright’s Pond, where strange happenings are afoot at the Greenbrier Nursing Home.

The folks have suddenly grown younger, happier, and even a bit friskier thanks to Leon Fontaine, the newest Paradise Trailer Park resident. But Mildred Blessing is suspicious and sets out to investigate while the wedding to end all weddings is being planned. Only, in Bright’s Pond, nothing ever really goes as planned . . .


     

 
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Now that her morbidly obese sister, Agnes Sparrow is comfortably dieting at the Greenbriar Nursing home, Griselda has time to fly--literally. A pilot makes an emergency landing on Hector's Hill and creates quite a ruckus in the otherwise sleepy town of Bright's Pond. Griselda becomes enamored with Cliff Cardwell and his airplane, a 1952 Cessna Beachpiper and takes him up on his offer of flying lessons. This after Zeb Sewickey has proposed marriage. Griselda has not given him her answer.


     

 
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Widow Charlotte Figg's new home, Paradise Trailer Park, isn't exactly heaven on earth. Her ramshackle trailer needs repair, and her neighbors are harboring a multitude of secrets. Soon she discovers that her new friend, Suzy, is being abused by her husband. Can Charlotte save Suzy and deal with painful memories of her own difficult marriage?


     

 
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The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow is the story of an unusual woman, Agnes Sparrow. No longer able or willing to leave her home, where she is cared for by her long-suffering sister Griselda, Agnes has committed her life to the one thing she can do-besides eat. Agnes Sparrow prays and when Agnes prays things happen, including major miracles of the cancer, ulcer-healing variety along with various minor miracles not the least of which is the recovery of lost objects and a prize-winning pumpkin.

The rural residents of Bright's Pond are so enamored with Agnes they plan to have a sign erected on the interstate that reads, "Welcome to Bright's Pond, Home of Agnes Sparrow." This is something Agnes doesn't want and sends Griselda to fight city hall. Griselda's petitions are shot down and the sign plans press forward until a stranger comes to town looking for his miracle from Agnes. The truth of Agnes's odd motivation comes out when the town reels after a shocking event. How could Agnes allow such evil in their midst? Didn't she know? Well, the prayers of Agnes Sparrow have more to do with Agnes than God. Agnes has been praying to atone for a sin committed when she was a child. After some tense days, the townsfolk, Griselda, and Agnes decide they all need to find their way back to the true source of the miracles-God.


     

 
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 • Alexander, Tamera
 • AlLee, Jennifer
 • Andrews, Mesu
 • Afshar, Tessa
 • Austin, Lynn
 • Axtell, Ruth

 • Benton, Lori
 • Bergren, Lisa Tawn
 • Bischoff, Joanne
 • Blackstock, Terri
 • Brendan, Maggie
 • Bricker, Sandra
 • Brouwer, Sigmund
 • Brownley, Margaret
 • Brunstetter, Wanda
 • Bunn, Davis
 • Byrd, Sandra

 • Cabot, Amanda
 • Calvert, Candace
 • Camden, Elizabeth
 • Cameron, Barbara
 • Carlson, Melody
 • Caroll, Robin
 • Carter, Lisa
 • Chapman, Vannetta
 • Chiaverini, Jennifer
 • Clark, Mindy Starns
 • Clipston, Amy
 • Coble, Colleen
 • Collins, Ace
 • Collins, Brandilyn
 • Connealy, Mary
 • Copeland, Lori
 • Cushman, Kathryn

 • Dacus, Kaye
 • Dekker, Ted
 • DeMuth, Mary
 • Dobson, Melanie
 • Dooley, Lena Nelson

 • Duffy, Sue
 • Eakes, Laurie Alice
 • Eason, Lynette
 • Eicher, Jerry
 • Ellis, Mary
 • Everson, Eva Marie

 • Fabry, Chris
 • Fisher, Suzanne Woods
 • Flower, Amanda
 • Frantz, Laura
 • Fuller, Kathleen

 • Gabhart, Ann
 • Ganshert, Katie
 • Gist, Deeanne
 • Gohlke, Cathy
 • Gould, Leslie
 • Goyer, Tricia
 • Gray, Shelley Shepard
 • Green, Jocelyn
 • Gruver, Marcia
 • Gunn, Robin Jones
 • Gutteridge, Rene

 • Hake, Kelly Eileen
 • Hannon, Irene
 • Harris, Lisa
 • Hatcher, Robin Lee
 • Hauck, Rachel
 • Healy, Erin
 • Hedlund, Jody
 • Heitzmann, Kristen
 • Henderson, Dee
 • Herman, Kathy
 • Higgs, Liz Curtis
 • Higley, Tracy
 • Higman, Anita
 • Hildreth, Denise
 • Hill, Grace Livingston
 • Hinze, Vicki
 • Holmes, Gina
 • Hunt, Diann
 • Hunt, Angela Elwell
 • Hunter, Denise
 • Hynd, Noel

 • Irvin, Kelly

 • Jackson, Neta
 • James, Cara Lynn
 • James, Steven
 • Jenkins, Jerry B.
 • Jennings, Regina
 • Johnson, Myra
 • Kendig, Ronie
 • Kingsbury, Karen
 • Kirkpatrick, Jane
 • Klassen, Julie
 • Kyle, Sherry

 • Lakin, C.S.
 • Landis, Jill Marie
 • Lang, Maureen
 • Larson, R.J.
 • Lawhead, Stephen
 • Lee, Tosca
 • Lessman, Julie
 • Lewis, Beverly
 • Lloyd, Kate
 • Long, Kelly
 • Lough, Loree
 • Love, Dorothy

 • Mabry, Richard L.
 • Macias, Kathi
 • Macomber, Debbie
 • Magnin, Joyce
 • Mateer, Anne
 • Meissner, Susan
 • Miller, Judith
 • Miller, Serena
 • Mills, DiAnn
 • Mitchell, Siri
 • Morris, Gilbert
 • Moseley, Meg
 • Musser, Elizabeth

 • Newport, Olivia

 • Oke, Janette
 • Orchard, Sandra

 • Parshall, Craig
 • Paul, Donita K.
 • Perry, Marta
 • Peterson, Tracie
 • Pettrey, Dani
 • Pittman, Allison
 • Pura, Murray
 • Putman, Cara

 • Raney, Deborah
 • Reid, Ruth