Midwest Trilogies

whimsical map of Illinois

Heart, Hope, and Adventure.

In these historical fiction trilogies of the Midwest, one family encounters tragedy and triumph, loss and love, and discover secrets about each other that bring them closer together. Various subjects are: polio, wars, horses, horse racing, mystery, town history, romance, espionage, and ranching.




WWI Trilogy

Book 1, To Protect

Caught in their wealthy uncle’s web of WW1 espionage, two brothers fight to protect each other, until lies and deceit drive them apart.

WWII Trilogy

Book 1, To Rise Up

In 1942, a sixteen-year-old girl copes with the aftermath of her stepmother’s death, polio, and her father’s sudden absence, and dreams of retraining retired military horses for civilian pleasure.

Korean War Trilogy

Book 1, To Keep

After her husband is drafted to serve in the Korean Conflict, a young wife struggles to keep the cattle ranch when the hands try to destroy her polio friend’s character.


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