Windswept Promise

by Timothy Lewis

In the spring of 1887, orphaned Laurabeth Appleby travels from Galveston, Texas to Fort Worth in hopes of meeting her only living relative—an uncle. Upon arrival, she learns he’s not only a former Texas Ranger, but is employed as a freighter for the vast XIT Ranch. To find him, she must tread deep into the Texas frontier, an untamed land considered deadly for an eighteen-year-old single girl.

At the XIT, she falls in love with a young cowboy who’s trying to build his future by forgetting his past. When a deliberately set prairie fire destroys the XIT’s southern range, Laurabeth learns hard truths about trust, betrayal, and the faith required for lasting happiness.

Running Downwind

by Timothy Lewis

In the summer of 1966, stage and film star Mick McFarland is one of America’s most popular celebrities. When his pregnant fiancée is brutally murdered by a sniper hidden atop the University of Texas Tower, Mick disappears deep into the coastal Louisiana swampland to rethink his life.

A year passes before the tabloids discover his location, so he escapes across the Gulf of Mexico in a refurbished sailboat. During a freak tropical storm, he shipwrecks off Padre Island, Texas. Mick’s rescued by Julia Lawrence, a former Dallas waitress who—three years earlier—fled to the same obscure island due to a frightening personal connection with the assassination of JFK.

Mick and Julia become friends. Both desire a deeper relationship, though are blocked by the baggage of their pasts. When a major hurricane batters Padre, they cling to the ancient Mayan legend in their struggle to find faith, forgiveness, and perhaps even … love.

The Glitter Effect

by Timothy Lewis

Solving a major university’s bicycle theft case will make Hal Tanner a winner, unless failure first proves … deadly.

Hal Tanner vows to be the best sixth grade skateboarder, matching the accomplishments of his older brother, Rick—the newspaper editor at Southern State University. When Rick invites Hal and his best friend, Jerry, to spend a week on campus, dozens of bicycles disappear. Hal and Jerry investigate, skateboarding into the dark underworld of cutthroat thieves. After the boys befriend Wiley—a decorated American soldier injured in the war in Afghanistan—Hal discovers the true meaning of success. But can his new found knowledge save his life, and Jerry’s, before it’s too late?

Forever Friday

by Timothy Lewis

Adam Colby is just doing his job, sorting through the unsold Alexander belongings after the estate sale. 

He is unprepared for what he finds in an old photo album, untouched by the bargain hounds and treasure hunters-six decades of postcards and poems from Gabe Alexander to his wife, Pearl. The mystery of the Alexanders’ love entices Adam, a man unhinged by divorce and unsettled by the depth of commitment that he finds in the unabashedly romantic cards.

Forever Friday invites you to travel back in time to the early 20th century Texas Coastal Bend where a young couple – Gabe and Pearl Alexander – are swept up in a miraculous love. As the heartwarming, pulse-quickening story of their relationship develops through Gabe’s poems, the Alexanders reveal a new way to consider what it means to be truly devoted to each other. 

Could the secrets of their love affair, one laid to rest twenty years before, hold the key to one man’s future?

Timothy Lewis is an author and playwright. His novel, Forever Friday, hit number one on Amazon and is translated into multiple languages. Mr. Lewis is only the second author of an inspirational title featured in Readers’ Digest Select Editions in over twenty-five years. Reviewers on BookBub, Goodreads, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon compare his poetic prose to Nicholas Sparks. Eager to share the secrets of his craft, Tim is cofounder of the West Texas Writers’ Academy, held annually at West Texas A&M University.