Contemporary Fiction

Leslie Gould’s contemporary Christian novels, published by WaterBrook Multnomah Group and Guideposts, explore family, friendship, and God’s grace.


Beyond the Blue

WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group

2006 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Inspirational Novel

beyond the blue by Leslie Gould

In 1975, an American girl named Genevieve loses her mother when a plane full of orphans crashes in war-ravaged Vietnam. Miles away in the countryside, seven-year-old Lan, a Vietnamese girl, is forced out of her family home by her own brother who has joined the Viet Cong.

Worlds apart, these two girls come into womanhood struggling to find a sense of family—and then they find each other. Lan has grown up in the harsh realities of post-war Vietnam, but she yearns for a better life for her children. Meanwhile, Gen marries and, faced with infertility, decides to adopt a child from the country her own mother loved so deeply.

But the uncertainty and risk of international adoption threatens to overwhelm both women before their hearts and their families can be healed.

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Scrap Everything

WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group

Scrap Everything by Leslie Gould

A month after Elise Shelton and her family arrive in Forest Falls, Oregon, she wanders into Rebekah Graham’s scrapbooking store. Elise deems Rebekah too perky and judges scrapbooking to be another never-gets-done chore, but she’s also drawn to the community of women who gather to crop their photos, lay out pages, and share their lives.

The women rally around Elise when her husband is called back into the army and her family is thrown into turmoil. When Rebekah’s daughter faces a medical crisis, challenging Rebekah’s desire to control her life as tightly as she plans her scrapbook pages, the women must support each other.

As both women battle to overcome their fears and to grow in faith, they discover unexpected gifts and an unlikely friendship that will change their lives.

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Garden of Dreams

WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group

Garden of Dreams by Leslie GouldAs a young woman, Jill planned out the life she wanted—a husband, a large home full of children, a beautiful garden, a community of believers, and a best friend—then watched as it all came true in the art-filled town of Ashland, Oregon. But Jill has kept a secret from those she loves most, including her husband and her best friend Caye….

Garden of Dreams explores the friendship between Jill and Caye. The two women spend their days caring for their families and supporting each other-until Jill’s life takes a sudden turn. Driven by uncertainty and questions, compassion and mercy, Jill and Caye cling to their unbreakable bonds of friendship.

Through it all, God leads one friend to powerful revelations about faith and love and the other to the realization that trust in God encompasses all things.

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Contributing author to three Guideposts Original Series


Home to Heather Creek

Circle of GraceCharlotte Stevenson’s world is turned upside down when her daughter, Denise, dies in a tragic car accident. Now, Denise’s children, abandoned by their father, come from California to live on Heather Creek Farm in Bedford, Nebraska. Charlotte is uncertain about her ability to care for three grandchildren, but will do whatever it takes to keep her fragile family together.

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Stories From Hope Haven

Heart of the MatterWelcome to Hope Haven, a place where patients come looking for loving care, only to find they’ve received much more! Four compassionate nurses—Candace, Anabelle, Elena and James – share their tears, laughter and joys in a place where prayer walks hand-in-hand with modern medical miracles…proof that God’s love can conquer all.

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Miracles of Marble Cove

Beacon's CallDiscover what’s possible when four friends, bonded by shared secrets, delve into life’s mysteries and begin the adventure of a lifetime! Escape to Marble Cove, a quaint seaside town, and see how these courageous women discover God’s plan for bringing them all together.

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