THE SWEETEST THING

Anne “Perri” Singleton’s world is defined by the security of family, the camaraderie of friends at an exclusive Atlanta girls’ school, and an enviable social life. She isn’t looking for new friends when Mary Dobbs Dillard arrives from Chicago. Besides, “Dobbs,” the passionate and fiercely individualistic daughter of an itinerant minister, is her opposite in every way.

But just as the Great Depression collides disastrously with Perri’s well-ordered life, friendship blossoms—a friendship that will be tested by jealousy, betrayal, and family secrets..

Sit in your rocking chair with a tall glass of southern sweet tea and enjoy. This beautifully written novel transports you to the early 30’s. You will want to keep this book in your heart now knowing what the ‘sweetest thing’ really means to you.
 ~Beverly Mitchell, Graduate of Washington Seminary, Atlanta, GA

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WORDS UNSPOKEN
Whose voice will she listen to?  

Lissa Randall’s future was bright with academic promise until the tragic accident that took her mother’s life—and brought her own plans to a screeching halt. Eighteen months later, she still can’t get back behind the wheel. A casual recommendation to Ev McAllistair’s driving school sets in motion a cascade of events . . . until Lissa begins to wonder if maybe, just maybe, life isn’t as random as she’s thought.
Set against the breathtaking backdrop of Lookout Mountain, TN, Words Unspoken weaves together a vibrant cast of characters whose intertwining stories of courage, choice, heartbreak, and hope will hold you captive until the final page.

Musser magically gathers up all the loose ends and ties them neatly together in this tale of hope and overcoming tragedy.  You won't want to miss out on this one! 
 ~ Romantic Times, April 2009
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SEARCHING FOR ETERNITY

It can take a lifetime to find what really matters...

  Following his father’s dubious disappearance, adolescent Emile de Bonnery is forced to leave his native France for Atlanta, Georgia.  As Emile searches for his missing father, he discovers culture shock, prejudice, espionage and eternity.  Set in Atlanta in 1964, the story also visits World War II Lyon and the French Resistance...

Thank you for writing Searching for Eternity.  I compare every book I read to The Swan House.  This one is alongside of it!  I will long remember it!! 
 ~Marilyn
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THE DWELLING PLACE

A sequel to THE SWAN HOUSE, set in present-day Atlanta. 

The story of mother-daughter conflicts, reconciliation and the healing power of love, The Dwelling Place introduces Ellie, Mary Swan's youngest, and most rebellious, daughter.  In a family of successes, she's the embarrassment, still defiantly refusing to color inside the lines...

The story is an examination of a mother-daughter relationship and how our perceptions of events change as we mature.... Ellie's faith journey is realistic and heartwarming. The Dwelling Place is true-to-life and should appeal to readers.
       ~Bookloons, April, 2005

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THE SWAN HOUSE

A powerful novel of love, compassion and self-discovery, set in Atlanta in 1962.

Mary Swan Middleton has always taken for granted the advantages of her family's wealth.  But a tragedy that touches all of Atlanta sends her reeling in grief...  Getting past her grief would lead her across town--to a whole new world...

The Swan House is a sweet read for ‘old Atlantans’ and a vivid picture of a young girl living through the history of Atlanta in the 1960’s for newcomers.”  
       ~Atlanta Magazine, 
          January 2002

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TWO CROSSES

In late 1961, as Algeria's war for independence from France is coming to a close, two crosses, symbolic of another time in history, draw together a host of characters in an unforgettable story of love and war, revenge and forgiveness... 

When Gabriella Madison arrrives in the sleepy southern French village of Castelnau to study in an exchange program, her plans don't include falling in love or becoming involved in the Algerian War...

Musser does an excellent job of showing the senselessness of war.... TWO CROSSES will leave readers wanting more... 
     ~Christian Retailing
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TWO TESTAMENTS

In March 1962, as the cease-fire takes effect in Algeria's war of independence, extraordinary circumstances force ordinary people to question their preconceived notions of faith, trust and control...    

Leaving behind a man who haunts her memories and another who fills her dreams, Anne-Marie Duchemin flees to southern France to escape the escalating terror and bloodshed in Algeria...

Two Testaments is a book with great content and, like the first volume, of exceptional quality.  The writer keeps the reader fascinated…
       ~Radio Goeree Lokaal, Netherlands
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TWO DESTINIES

1994.  In the south of France, a high school teacher, a homeless man and a young Algerian student newly converted to Christianity embark on a journey of faith which leads them into the midst of Algeria's civil war and into a war for their souls--a war that will force each one to choose between two cultures, two religions and two destinies.

Two Destinies was a finalist for a Christy Award, 2013, for excellence in Christian fiction.
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WAITING FOR PETER

A wounded boy, an abandoned mutt, a worried mother, and a God big enough to bring healing for them all.

Peter is a young teen who is emotionally and physically scarred following a tragic accident. Hoping to find a way to help Peter reconnect with his family, his mother, Lanie, agrees to let him adopt a dog from the Humane Society. So begins the relationship between Peter and his neurotic mutt, Sunny.  

Told from the alternating points of view of Sunny and Lanie, Waiting for Peter is the story of the healing power of love between a boy and his dog and an allegory of how we should view our relationship with God, our Master. 

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LOVE BEYOND LIMITS

Emily Derracott loves her childhood friend Thomas McGinnis, but she cannot marry a man who doesn’t share her strong convictions about the freedmen. Besides, she harbors a secret love for someone else. But the prospect of becoming his wife is not improbable. It is completely impossible.

Love Beyond Limits is a brilliant story that is exceptionally well written; 
it now tops my list of favorite reads! 
Among Fair Magnolias will sweep you into the past, carrying you into the beauty and battles of the Old South. You will love, laugh, and lament as your heart is opened to embrace life and courage more fully. 

~Cindy Woodsmall, New York Times and CBA best-selling author of Amish fiction  




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THE LONG HIGHWAY HOME

When Bobbie Blake gets the news that she is terminally ill, she decides to go back with her niece Tracie, to The Oasis, a ministry center for refugees in Austria where she worked years ago. Back to where there are so many memories of love and loss. Bobbie and Tracie are moved by the plight of the refugees and in particular, the story of the Iranian Hamid, whose young daughter was caught with a New Testament in her possession in Iran, causing Hamid to flee and putting the whole family in danger. Can a network of helpers bring the family to safety in time? And at what cost?

The Long Highway Home is a compelling and convicting novel that brings the refugee crisis that’s in today’s news vividly to life... Unforgettable! ~Lynn Austin, Author of Waves of Mercy
                                                                  
                                                    "Compelling and relevant" - Publishers Weekly

AMONG THE FAIR MAGNOLIAS

In the most turbulent decade of our nation's history, four Southern women--destinies forged by birth, hearts steeled by war--face near impossible choices on their journeys in life . . . and in love.




“Beautiful scenery, important issues, real characters, and a bit of suspense make The Long Highway Home a must read” ~Romantic Times, 4 ½ stars, Top Pick