Faith Lights a FLAME
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A Bit About Me
Loni Kemper Moore is a sports cheering, Diet-Pepsi sipping, Rocky Mountain adventure-seeking kind of girl. She’s passionate for God and wants to share His beautiful love through life’s ugliness with remarkable women around the globe. Her writing came alive in 2010 after she broke her ankle. The crazy time of being laid up forced her to flip through decades of diaries which inspired the story that became Hope Travels Through and reminded her of family stories which became Hope Lights a Flame, a Sterling Silver Receiver story. When she’s not writing, she’s an entertainer, technical support analyst; mom of a college student named Adam; traveler with Robert, her dear “Hugsband,” stepmom to 2015 Becca and her husband, Anthony; and grandmother of Naomie. With her experiences of learning to trust God through tragedy, being employed by travel agencies and Delta Air Lines, and attending University of Evansville graduate school, this history nerd enjoys to learn and hopes you'll enjoy the results.
Hope Travels Through
October 26, 2017
TeJae Smythe gave up on God and her hometown of Evansville, Indiana, ten years ago, but a deep personal loss requires her to return to both. Her life as a stewardess is going to be perfect. She has a plan. If only life would stick to it.
In Hope Travels Through, TeJae finds the biggest challenge comes from the conflict within herself. Will she hold it all together? Or will she fall apart and embrace the beauty in the midst of disaster?
Based on actual events of December 13, 1977, a date most people don’t remember, but one many living in the Ohio River Valley will never forget, the crash of the University of Evansville men’s basketball team plane.”
Coming in April 2022:
Faith Lights a Flame
A Silver Receiver story
Seventeen-year-old Francesca “Chessa” Campbell would give anything to have her perfect family, back. Instead, her father faces a death sentence, her mother develops Influenza, and her heritage suddenly makes her the target of prejudice in the small 1920’s New Mexico town. Then a single act irrevocably changes her life forever . . . and rescue comes in the unlikely form of her new teacher, Walker Smythe.
Hoping to earn enough to finish college and forget the woman who broke his heart, Walker Smythe rides a train for three-days from Indiana to the Texas Panhandle to become a cowhand. Instead, he accepts a teaching position in Clayton, New Mexico, to replace a man dismissed in disgrace. Even though Walker secretly questions his faith, friends call him straight as an arrow—and he is. At least, until he is permanently disabled and realizes the only woman who has caught his attention is one of his students.
Thrown together by fate and circumstance, Walker and Chessa must forge a life together. But will the drought hitting the American southwest and dust storms swirling across the plains rip them apart? Find out in this compelling story of faith, love, and the power of forgiveness.
"If you lived through the 1970’s, this book will ring as true as your own memories. If you didn’t, it will provide you with a vivid picture of that transitional time. But the human, romantic, well-told story will touch you, no matter when you were born."
Award-winning American novelist and author
of more than 120 books for adults,
teens, and tweens
I love historical fiction novels so I was anxious to read this debut novel by Loni Kemper Moore. It brought me back to the year my daughter was born and reminded me of the events and people that shaped that point in time. In spite of some of TeJae's and Mikel's choices, God was working in their lives to bring them together and to the place where he should show them his higher good. Congratulations, Loni! -- Lexie
When Jadey and Mikel have a "chance meeting," in Hawaii, you expect that they are going to wind up together.
BUT...Loni Moore keeps you guessing how it is actually going to work out, with a "supporting cast" of interesting characters, and, set against the backdrop of the crash of the plane carrying the University of Evansville basketball team. Although the historical event of the crash of the plane was not something I related to personally, it provided a gripping historical context. And there were numerous references that I could relate to from my home in the Denver metro area. I found the book both interesting and engaging to read. If author Moore writes another book, I will certainly pick it up to read it, too. – Pastor Dave Kummer