Michael R Emmert

Michael R Emmert

Those who dance appear insane to those who do not hear the music.
Those who believe in God appear ignorant to those who don't ©

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Three Strikes

In 1978, Spencer (Spence) Edwards hasn’t been on a date in over a year and is ultra-picky about who he’ll ask out because of the promise he made to his mother to honor God. In their annual wager, his best friend bets that if Spence asked Patti, who is wealthy and the most beautiful girl in the senior class, she would refuse him three times. When a teacher partnered Patti with Spence in a class project and he ventured to ask her on a date. She refused. ~Strike One~.

In 1978, Spencer (Spence) Edwards hasn’t been on a date in over a year and is ultra-picky about who he’ll ask out because of the promise he made to his mother to honor God. In their annual....



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Gifted Heart

In 1947, Ray Petriani flees Texas with a wife and young family. He takes a job in California and is sent to inland China on a business venture. An exchange with a local potentate provides him with two gifts he doesn’t want, cannot reject, and must protect. The first, a gilded antique music box said to have belonged to a Chinese Emperor, uncovers additional doubts which raise further problems. Ray believes its significance lies in how it was given. But the second gift, a beautiful female slave, rocks his world.

In 1947, Ray Petriani flees Texas with a wife and young family. He takes a job in California and is sent to inland China on a business venture. An exchange with a local potentate provides him with....



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Deception & Depravity

Mr. Johansen, a successful businessman, connives a circus-style job fair to find a replacement for his executive assistant. Things don’t proceed well, especially when his partner chooses to step in and create trouble.

Mr. Johansen, a successful businessman, connives a circus-style job fair to find a replacement for his executive assistant. Things don’t proceed well, especially when his partner chooses to....



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Shunning Ida Mae

In 1886, Ida Lapp, a plucky Pennsylvania woman, secretly loves an Englisher, something strictly forbidden by the Amish Ordnung. When discovered by her parents, her penalty forever changes her life and sends her on a journey to face persecution, at the same time she desires the impossible—to return home to a family who despises her.

In 1886, Ida Lapp, a plucky Pennsylvania woman, secretly loves an Englisher, something strictly forbidden by the Amish Ordnung. When discovered by her parents, her penalty forever changes her life....



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Beth's Wish

Phillip York, a Nebraska horse-rancher, lost his wife almost a year ago. His adult daughter, Beth, seeing his loneliness and grouchy demeanor, has connived to set him up with someone.

At a New Year’s Eve party, things go terribly wrong, things over which she has no control.

During a family meal, Beth and her husband become livid at what Phillip has done. Her children watch cartoons and are oblivious to family consequences.

Phillip York, a Nebraska horse-rancher, lost his wife almost a year ago. His adult daughter, Beth, seeing his loneliness and grouchy demeanor, has connived to set him up with someone.

At a New Year’s....



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Curse You, Uncle Jessie

The uncle of Woodrow (Woody) Hancock wants to bet he could force Woody to marry. Woody declines the outlandish wager. When his uncle dies, Woody inherits a farm. But $186 million will also be his if he’s married within four months, or else he’ll forfeit the funds to an abortion clinic, a place he loathes because his mother nearly aborted him. Woody’s potential bonanza reaches the ears of a hoard of girls and he’s forced into hiding while working at a pregnancy center.
The uncle of Woodrow (Woody) Hancock wants to bet he could force Woody to marry. Woody declines the outlandish wager. When his uncle dies, Woody inherits a farm. But $186 million will also be his if....


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