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Greetings from Chris

Secrets haunt us. Secrets can control us, even if they're only kept in one person's heart.

My latest novel, Under A Cloudless Sky, is a complex unraveling of a secret hidden 70 years by a woman named Ruby. Her daughter, Frances, desperately wants to protect her mother from making a mistake on the road—so she takes her mother's car keys.

This, as they say in the writing business, is the inciting incident.

And that "taking of the keys" produces some unintended consequences in the lives of everyone in Ruby's life—and some who aren't in her life.

I dedicate this story to my grandparents on both sides of my family. In some ways they lived it because they were part of the hard life of living in the southwest coalfields of West Virginia. It was a hard, harsh life they built against the backdrop of the violence and beauty of those mountains.

I hope you'll not only read about Ruby and Bean, Hollis and Juniper, and the rest of the cast of this novel—I hope your life will be enriched by the story and that you'll see yourself in these pages.
Chris Fabry

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"Dogwood will captivate you from cover to cover."

READERVIEWS.COM

"In this edge-of-your-seat romantic suspense, all of the characters ring true."

BOOKLIST on Borders of the Heart

"[Fabry's] poignant story is driven by deeply drawn characters who evoke empathy and frustration, compassion and anger. But in the end, the painful labor of rebirth will bring tears of joy!"

Christine, CBD Fiction Editor, on Looking into You

"I haven't read anything so riveting and unforgettable since Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. Fabry has penned a remarkable love story, one that's filled with sacrifice, hope, and forgiveness!"

NOVEL REVIEWS on June Bug

"Solidly literary fiction with deep, flawed characters and beautiful prose, Dogwood also contains a mystery within the story that adds tension and a deepening plot."

NOVEL REVIEWS

"[In this] soul-searching novel of faith, friendship, and promises, Chris Fabry invigorates the small-town lives of three teens in 1970s West Virginia with his exquisite, lyrical writing. . . . A literary delight . . . this novel is worthy of a standing ovation."

SHELF AWARENESS on The Promise of Jesse Woods

"Not in the Heart is the best book I have read in a long time. The plot is unique and creative, containing both ethical and moral dilemmas. . . . It challenges not only the readers' emotions but also their minds."

READERVIEWS.COM

"There is so much to love about The Song . . . Heart-wrenching and emotional scenes abound in this tale of fame, fortune, loss, and redemption."

ROMANTIC TIMES, 4½-Star Top Pick Review

"The skillfully woven plot twists, intermingled with humor, angst and questions of faith, make Every Waking Moment a true page-turner."

HOMECOMING MAGAZINE

"A captivating story. . . ."

CHRISTIANBOOKPREVIEWS.COM on June Bug

"A fresh voice in Christian fiction . . . [Fabry] brings his trademark rich character development to this story, which delves into weighty issues like judgment, contentment, giftedness, and society's outcasts."

EVANGELICAL CHRISTIAN PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION on Every Waking Moment

"A conflicted, memorable main character. . . . While the mystery at its core is compelling, it's Wiley's inner conflict that's truly engrossing. Down to its final pages, [Not in the Heart] is a gripping read."

CROSSWALK.COM

"A tale of secrecy, sacrifice and family . . . This poignant story is worth the heartache: Complex and layered, The Promise of Jesse Woods goes beyond a youthful promise to center on a bond renewed by a desire for truth."

BOOKPAGE

"Precise details of places and experiences immediately set you in the story, and the complex, likable characters give June Bug the enduring quality of a classic."

TITLETRAKK.COM

"A character-driven tale of dignity and compassion for those who seem to have lost importance to society . . . this thought-provoking read challenges the prevailing cultural calculations of the value of a person's life."

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY on Every Waking Moment

"Fabry's [The Promise of Jesse Woods] could have been too heavy due to the subject matter and the tumultuousness of the time period, but his superior writing skills make it more of a nostalgic, sweet tale. . . . This is a fast-paced read with many endearing characters."

ROMANTIC TIMES, 4-Star Review

"[The Promise of Jesse Woods] is a well-crafted novel with sympathetic characters, gently woven themes, and evocative descriptions."

Sharon Garlough Brown, author of the Sensible Shoes series

"A mesmerizing tale . . . [Almost Heaven] will surprise readers in the best possible way; plot twists unfold and unexpected character transformations occur throughout this tender story."

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"This absorbing novel should further boost Fabry's reputation as one of the most talented authors in Christian fiction."

CBA RETAILERS + RESOURCES on Not in the Heart

""Writing in his trademark lyrical style, Fabry spins a poignant tale about our society's invisible seniors and the woman and man who see their potential."

BOOKLIST on Every Waking Moment

"A book about deep secrets, the effort it takes to heal catastrophic hurts, and a thriller with an excellent plot climax."

1340MAGBOOKS.COM on Dogwood

"Ultimately a story of love and forgiveness, [Dogwood] should appeal to a wide audience."

CBA RETAILERS + RESOURCES

"Fabry has written a nail-biter with plenty of twists and turns to keep readers riveted."

LIBRARY JOURNAL on Not in the Heart

"[Every Waking Moment] has authentic characters, a compelling narrative, and a complex exploration of the brokenness and hope of human life."

Susannah Clements, department chair of literature, Regent University

"Fabry has a true gift for prose, and [Almost Heaven] is amazing. You'll most definitely want to move this to the top of your 'to buy' list."

ROMANTIC TIMES, 4½-Star Top Pick Review

"Fabry has built a rewarding story; it's hard to imagine inspirational fiction done better than this."

WORLD MAGAZINE on Not in the Heart

"An evocative novel . . . Fabry weaves the events of the past and present into a finely layered story exploring the relationships of faith, forgiveness and family in the midst of healing from pain buried deep in the past."

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY on Under a Cloudless Sky

"Engrossing and entertaining . . . [an] unforgettable tale."

ROMANTIC TIMES on June Bug

"Every Waking Moment has depth and beauty. I really don't think I could say enough good things about this novel. It's thrilling. It's poignant. It's touching. It's deep. It's beautiful. And it should be read."

LIFEISSTORY.COM

"Fabry has included so much meaningful spiritual content that it is difficult to remain unchanged after reading this book. . . . A fantastic story of the meaning and power of prayer."

ROMANTIC TIMES, 4½-Star Top Pick Review of War Room

"This riveting, no-punches-pulled coming-of-age tale is reminiscent of Richard Bachman's (Stephen King) short story 'The Body,' which was made into the movie Stand by Me."

BOOKLIST on The Promise of Jesse Woods

"Fabry is a talented writer with a lilting flow to his words."

CROSSWALK.COM on Almost Heaven

"[June Bug] is a stunning success, and readers will find themselves responding with enthusiastic inner applause."

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Under a Cloudless Sky is entertaining and a wonderful addition to the inspirational fiction genre . . . a multilayered, engaging story with rich details and interesting characters."

ROMANTIC TIMES, 4-Star Review

"A tender coming-of-age story of first love, innocence lost, and the soul-freeing power of truth."

Charles Martin, New York Times bestselling author
on The Promise of Jesse Woods

"In this suspense-filled drama, Fabry covers hot topics involving illegal immigration policies, drug running between borders, and the cost of being involved with the mob. . . . Readers will be immersed in the lives of Maria and J. D."

ROMANTIC TIMES, 4-Star Review of Borders of the Heart

"Once the story starts cooking, [Dogwood] is difficult to put down, what with Fabry's surprising plot resolution and themes of forgiveness, sacrificial love, and suffering."

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"Few authors can weave such unique stories with such perfect language. . . . Fabry is an artist with words. All I can say is: Read his novels."

EXAMINER.COM on June Bug

"An involving novel with enough plot twists and dramatic tension to keep readers turning the pages."

BOOKLIST on June Bug

"Under a Cloudless Sky captivated me from page one. I cared immediately what happened to Ruby and Bean, and the stakes kept rising as tidbits of history were revealed, unraveling the mystery that held Ruby captive. A terrific reading experience!"

Francine Rivers, New York Times bestselling author

"Great Christian novels are more than a story, they leave the reader pondering the state of his or her own heart. Not in the Heart demonstrates God's power to transform the seemingly untransformable."

TITLETRAKK.COM

"Once again, Chris Fabry's brilliance in developing full-fleshed characters within a thrilling, yet poignant and sometimes painful story has captivated my heart and mind."

FICTIONADDICT.COM on Every Waking Moment