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Book Title: Call to Embrace

Author Name: Maryann Landers

Genre: Christian Women’s Fiction

Release Date: November 1, 2023

She’s detached in a stormy marriage because of both of their unfaithfulness. Now she faces the aftermath of her compromise with an unwanted pregnancy. Will fleeing bring her the freedom she yearns for?

Emily Corentin wants to escape the jagged edges of her brokenness. She believes the only option she has is to take her young daughter, leave her husband, and end the unintended pregnancy with an abortion. But her plans take an unexpected turn when the homeless shelter she finds is not the type of help she wanted. She’d buried religion years ago with the death of her Gran. Any God-fearing place will only confirm how much God abandoned her.

An offer from a shelter volunteer may be the lifeline she and her daughter need, but Emily only sees it as a means to an end. The unlikely friendship that follows, draws her closer to the answers she may have carried with her all along. But rash decisions bring new challenges that drag her further into a sea of helplessness.

When all hope is lost in despair will she be washed away by the patterns of her past? Or will she answer the call to embrace the mercy of the cross and in turn bring reconciliation to her marriage?

Book Excerpt

“Uh, snack is later, baby.” Quieting my voice to just above a whisper, I pasted on a smile for a worker behind the corner, who waved.

“Welcome to Subway. Are you ready to order?” The gal flung her braid to her back.

“Not yet. I’m waiting for a friend.” As I answered, I didn’t look at the cashier; I sat next to Destiny, facing the door with my back to the counter. I dug through my wet backpack for the small white envelope where I’d saved up some cash. I had enough money to cover our food and lodging for a few days, plus the price tag of the procedure.

I planned to only use cash. It was my solution for covering up any record of our time away, and making sure my plans would happen without interference. With Heather’s help watching Destiny, I could recover from the procedure at the clinic and go back home by the end of the week.

I inhaled a quick, short breath. “Shoot. It’s not here.” My throat tightened as though someone were gripping it in a chokehold. Where could the envelope have gone? I dug out each item from my bag and placed them on the table.


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About the Author

Alaskan based author Maryann Landers writes women’s faith filled fiction based on true stories of extraordinary women of her magnificent state. She loves to showcase the unique north and give her readers a little taste of rustic Alaska.

While writing in her log home in the woods she is also looking forward to her next adventure with her Alaskan husband, juggling mom tasks such as crafting homemade meals from moose and caribou meat, building DIY projects from scrap wood piles and guiding her teens in their homeschooling.

To learn about her inspiration to write Alaskan based stories read her blog at

Her first novel in the Alaskan Women of Caliber Series; Alaskan Calibration released June 2021.