More Than Ordinary Lives
Drew and Kit Coons
A series of difficult circumstances have forced Dave and Katie Parker into early retirement. "I feel like our old life was a boat that went over a waterfall with us inside. Now we're bobbing up in the pool below, glad to be alive, but without a boat" says Katie. Searching for new life and purpose, the Parkers take a wintertime job house sitting an old Victorian mansion. The picturesque river town in southeastern Minnesota is far from the climate and culture of their home near the Alabama Gulf Coast. But dark secrets sleep in the mansion.
The Challenge Series of novels follow the Parkers as they solve mysteries and find new adventures. Dave and Katie's relationship and ability to work as a team is deepened by each fish-out-of-water experience. They meet and help many colorful characters some of whom reemerge in subsequent stories. These are destination novels‚ in respect that adventure follows the Parkers into exotic and charming settings. Readers tell us they feel like they've visited each locale. The situations frequently require the Parkers to face difficult choices and undergo personal growth. All the Challenge novels have been professionally illustrated.