Rachel Ann Nunes learned to read when she was four, beginning a lifetime fascination with the written word. She avidly devoured books then and still reads everything she can lay hands on, from children's stories to science articles. She began writing in the seventh grade and is now the author of nearly fifty published books, including the popular Autumn Rain series and the picture book Daughter of a King. Her most recent novel is Blinded (An Autumn Rain Novel) and Before I say Goodbye (Whitney Award winner).
Rachel and her husband, TJ, are the parents of three boys and four girls. Rachel loves camping with her family, traveling and meeting new people, and, of course, writing. As a stay-at-home mother of seven, it isn't easy to find time to write, but she will trade washing dishes or weeding the garden for an hour at the computer any day! Her only rule about writing is to never eat chocolate at the computer. "Since I love chocolate and writing," she jokes, "my family might never see me again." Rachel writes Monday through Friday in a home office, often with a child on her lap. She takes frequent breaks from writing to build Lego towers, practice reading, or go swimming with the kids.
Mickelle Hansen never realized marriage could be so challenging. Her husband's epilepsy has caused him to become cynical and verbally abusive, but with love in her heart and strength from her Heavenly Father, Mickelle is determined to make her marriage work. Then the worst happens. Can she ever pick up the shattered pieces of her life?
Meanwhile, Rebekka Massoni arrives in America to work for handsome widower Damon Wolfe, leaving all her hopes and dreams back in her beloved France. She has loved and idolized Marc Perrault since she was five years old, but he can offer only her friendship in return.
Can Rebekka forget Marc and learn to love another man? Both Damon and Samuel Bjornenburg, successful CEO of Corban International, hope to win a place in her heart, but Damon's daughter doesn't like Rebekka, and Samuel doesn't share her faith. To make matters worse, Rebekka's heart is still breaking over Marc. Suddenly she must make the most important decision of her entire life. Will it be the right one?
Join Mickelle and Rebekka as they search for love and self-discovery. This tender story of heartbreak, healing, and faith is one you will not soon forget.
On a beautiful summer day Rebekka's life changes forever. Devastated, she struggles to somehow find the will to go on—to live without the one person she thought she could never live without.
Handsome widower and longtime friend André Perrault would like to help her find joy and love again, but Rebekka's determination to hold onto the past makes a future relationship doubtful. Or does it? Can André find a way to heal Rebekka's broken heart?
Rebekka and Mark Face Their Biggest Challenge Yet
Rebekka Massoni and Marc Perrault have waded through thousands of miles of separation and years of uncertainty about their true feelings for one another. But now they are happily, blissfully together, anxiously awaiting the day when they will be married for all eternity.
When Marc's ongoing health problems become serious, he pushes Rebekka away, convinced that his time is short and that she should be free to find a life with someone else. Even worse, when Rebekka asks his brother, André, to speak with Marc, André agrees that she should move on. Yet, as Rebekka rejects their pleas and rallies around her fiance, she begins to wonder if Marc is right. Can Rebekka risk marrying and then losing him? Or can she indeed move on to try to find happiness with another?
As this thought provoking-novel by Rachel Ann Nunes guides the reader through the meaning and perspective of eternity, one thing is clear: you will not soon forget Ties that Bind.
Please note: This book is a spin-off from the Ariana series. However, it is NOT about Ariana or from her point of view (so not in the Ariana series, but book 2 in the Rebekka series). Rebekka's story first begins in the book This Time Forever (Rebekka #1, Mickelle #1), which is currently available for free download on Kindle.