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A Bit About Me

My Story

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

A family gone. A love found. A dream saved.
In 1976 Honolulu, an ordinary Christmas meeting between a stewardess and a chaplain could become lifechanging.

Stewardess Tierra Jade Smythe said good riddance to her hometown and its traditions ten years earlier. But a traffic accident takes her parents’ lives and forces her to return. She is horrified to discover that someone is working to destroy her family’s heritage. Her life is going to be perfect. She has a plan. If only life would stick to it.

U.S. Army Chaplain, Mikel Alexander Braun honors a vow to a buddy by accepting an armory assignment in mid-America. When he is falsely accused of fraud, his commanding officer threatens to relieve him of duty. Meanwhile, a beautiful woman moves to the neighborhood, throwing a wrench into his otherwise orderly life.

Ethel Lewis, abandoned by her mother after her father’s death, was taken in by Smythe relatives. But as an adult, she resents driving a second-hand car, living in one of their old houses and working in a dull travel agency. A long-awaited opportunity presents itself, to obtain all that life robbed her of, including love, money, and a beach condo.

Three lives intertwined by hope and tragedy.

What will go wrong? What could go right?


My Books

Hope Travels Through
My Books


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.

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What Readers are saying...

What Readers are saying

"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."

Nancy Rue

Award-winning American novelist and author

of more than 120 books for adults,

teens, and tweens


Endorsement by Nancy Rue


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

It was a pleasure to watch TeJae mature through tragedy and to see how Mikel was able to help her. As a Delta Brat for many years, I loved being reminded of all the traveling my family did back during the 70's. Especially since my parents have both passed away, anything having to do with airplanes warms my heart and brings back sweet memories of my Daddy (he worked for Delta from 1956 until about 1997, I think.) –Laurie Strickland

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