I have enjoyed getting to know Elaine Littau. She is a fun woman of God with a deep, resounding Faith. Her humor is contagious and her heart sincere. I love her Westerns, but her contemporary novels are gems too. Six Miles From Nashville was not what I expected at all. I was figuring it would be some mushy-gushy romance. Instead, I was moved to tears with a sweet story of a young woman trying to find herself and hang on to God & her dignity through the influences of the 70's.
Bill and Betty Wall's popularity in the Country Music Scene is growing. Looking from the outside-in everything about her life seems perfect. Being a newlywed is nothing like she imagined and worry about Joey, her brother who is MIA from the Vietnam War, keeps her up at night.
Betty's parents had tried everything they could think of to get information about him only to find that he was released from a POW camp and sent to the USA. Where could he be? Why didn't he come home to Oklahoma?
After receiving a letter from a private investigator in regards to the child she put up for adoption over two years ago, Betty's life was further complicated. Her hopes were high that she might be able to mother the child she gave away only to be faced with court appearances and setbacks that stretched her faith in God to the limit.
Elaine Littau enjoys writing books. Her first series was the Nan's Heritage Series which includes "Nan's Journey", "Elk's Resolve", "Luke's Legacy", "The Eyes of a Stranger", and "Timothy's Home". Her second series is, "Rescued...A Series of Hope". Book 1 in this series is "Some Happy Day". Book 2, is "Capture the Wandering Heart". Book III is "Walk Slowly Through the Dark". Book IV is "The Restless Kansas Wind".
She began writing a new genre in November 2012 with the title "Six Miles From Nashville". It is a story that takes place in 1975 about a girl from Guymon, Oklahoma who goes to a large Bible College in Missouri. Her first launch into adulthood lands her in difficult situations involving much loss and challenges.
Book II in The Nashville Series is "Christmas in Nashville." This book is a continuation of Betty's story, but it also develops the story of her brother and his experiences as a Vietnam POW. New characters are introduced who add to the challenges of life in general.
Book III in the Nashville Series is "Restored" a book about rebuilding a life after incarceration.
In a departure from fiction, Elaine has released a devotional book based on her faith in God. "Whispers: Devotional Thoughts" is about Elaine's study of the Bible and inspirations in writing articles and giving speeches.
Elaine and her husband, Terry have been married 39 years and have enjoyed raising their 3 sons in the Texas Panhandle area where they live on a small acreage. They enjoy spending time with family and friends and especially playing with their five grandchildren.
She enjoys public speaking and meeting her readers at book signings.
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