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Author Roger Ellis Bruner

Ask Lolita - The Whimsical Sequel to ANGEL & THE TOWN CURMUDGEON
When I finished writing ANGEL & THE TOWN CURMUDGEON I wondered what might happen next if that story had kept going. Lolita, the curmudgeon's little yellow hen, had proved to be one of the most well-loved characters in the first book and I felt inspired to continue telling the story from her point-of-view rather than the curmudgeon's. Did I ever have fun doing that! Especially by giving Lolita [...]

Angel & the Town Curmudgeon
When a lonely sixteen-year-old black girl and a heartbroken eighty-year-old white man become best friends, how will God use their relationship to help them? Angel Montgomery is attractive and quite intelligent, but she unknowingly turns off potential friends by trying to meet them at her level rather than coming down to theirs. Mistakenly viewing her as uppity, they can't respect or accept her as [...]

A greedy businessman who's turned his back on love and friendship believes he will die at the age of fifty. But what if he doesn't? Bryan Centuria's teen friend Tommy owns everything Bryan's parents can't afford to give their adopted son. He's determined to become richer than Tommy's millionaire father when he grows up. Ongoing grief over the loss of a special friend and unrelenting guilt about [...]

A Twisted Rainbow
A Twisted Rainbow is a quirky, whimsical, and moving Christian coming-of-age novel about two young men who rebel against their Christian upbringing to pursue the American Dream. Joel, a Preacher's Kid plagued by guilt about almost everything wrong he's ever done, is afraid God will call him into the ministry. His best friend, Roberto, resents Christianity because of the way the church that [...]

What If? - a quirky inspirational futuristic parable for adults and almost-adults
In 2052, New America's far-left leadership tires of being pestered by the ten thousand remaining Christians who continue to thrive amidst severe persecution. A consortium of wealthy liberals forcibly migrates the Christians to Whollyland, a remote area where they are totally cut off from all contact with New America and are 'wholly out' of the consortium's hair. The migrants change the spelling [...]

When Love Won't Wait - His quirkiest romantic novel yet
Thirty-two-year-old Dan Updike loves doing biblical research and writing brilliant sermons. Preaching them is something else; he's a terrible public speaker. Although Dan believes God has never wanted him in the ministry, his overbearing mother makes change seem impossible. Dan is uncontrollably impetuous. When a video of his impulsiveness at its worst goes viral on the Internet, it attracts the [...]

Just Friends
A teen girl diets to attract a boyfriend, but does she want the right boy? Inspired by a Bible study about making the body a fit temple for the Holy Spirit, Cassie convinces her scrawny best friend, Jason, to help her develop a simple weight loss program. One that God surely won't mind her also using to attract a great prom date and maybe even a boyfriend. Jason is crazy about Cassie, but he's [...]

The Devil and Pastor Gus
The Devil & Pastor Gus is an often-whimsical, yet thought-provoking contemporary satire about the tumultuous relationship between the Rev. Mr. Gus Gospello and the Devil. Sick of being a laughingstock for his failure to acquire Gus's soul years earlier, B.L.ZeBubb is obsessed with restoring his lost reputation by acquiring Gus's soul and delivering him personally to the fires of Hell. Middle-aged [...]

Altered Hearts
The four Altered Hearts novels portray three best friends who must overcome a variety of problems and challenges both at home and on short-term mission trips to Mexico, California, and Nicaragua. Kim Hartlinger, the protagonist in three of the books, evolves slowly from being a spoiled, thoughtless, sometimes unlikeable eighteen-year-old into a twenty-year-old woman who's so set on following [...]

Play the Right Game - a quirky double romance
PLAY THE RIGHT GAME is a whimsical triple-romance about two thirty-five-year-old best friends who must learn to forgive before they can marry the men they love - Super-competitive best friends Carla Cabrero and Annie Murdoc both want a husband. Carla is waiting for God to lead her to the right man, but Annie a non-Christian persists in using her most provocative charms to attract men. Carla [...]

Do I Ever! - A quirky romantic novel
Two pending divorces. Two cowardly deceptions. Two couples still in love. Andrea (Andi) and Drew Stevens are awaiting the finalization of their divorce. Drew is a Christian. He disapproves of divorce. And he still loves Andi no matter how unlovable she's grown. Andi is a Christian, too. But she believes she's grown unworthy of Drew's love. And she refuses to explain her insistence on divorce. [...]

The Flowers of His Field (Altered Hearts Book 4)
The Flowers of His Field is the sequel to Rosa No-Name and Overshadowed and the long-awaited conclusion to the mission-themed Altered Hearts series for teens and adults. A mysterious phone call claiming that Rosa del Mundo needs help brings Kim Hartlinger, her father, and Rob White to the tiny Mexican village of Santa Maria, where Kim and Rob served on a mission trip several years earlier. When [...]

A Season of Pebbles (Altered Hearts Book 2)
When eighteen-year-old Kim Hartlinger trips on some pebbles at the San Diego airport, her new friend Aleesha cautions her that Christians are susceptible to a "Season of Pebbles," a series of problems they can't just skate across victoriously without God's help. Kim doesn't take Aleesha's words seriously. Now that the mission trip to Santa Maria is over, she's sure God will allow her to lead a [...]

Impractically Yours - A quirky romantic novel
Two unmarried mid-lifers must overcome trust issues, a blood sugar problem, and an ill-timed practical joke to keep their special friendship intact and reveal their mutual love. Ten years after her divorce, forty-year-old Maria is still distrustful of men. As if that's not bad enough, her hypoglycemia turns her into a monster anytime she eats too much simple sugar or fails to eat when she's [...]

Found in Translation (Altered Hearts Book 1)
Kim Hartlinger eighteen and spoiled arrives on a mission trip to Mexico and discovers, to her chagrin, that she'll be doing construction in a tiny remote village without plumbing and electricity, rather than evangelism in a medium-sized town with a McDonald's. . . "Roughing it" isn't exactly what Kim had in mind when she signed up for this trip. As if that isn't enough, the group is without a [...]

Wherefore Art Thou Ramon?
If Romeo and Juliet were to take place today, would the two young lovers try to end the feud between their families rather than litter the stage with dead bodies? When Ramon Montez and Julianne Carlson were children, they unwittingly started a feud between their fathers. Six years later, the feud is still going strong, and it's having an increasingly horrible effect on everyone: their pastor and [...]

A teen misfit discovers that friendship is more important than popularity and forgiveness is a sign of true love. When seventeen-year-old Ben Matthews moves to Virginia, he's dying to break into the local in-crowd. Not very likely, though. The inner circle will never accept a misfit like him a preacher's kid. Then he meets Lydia Lake, another preacher's kid and a fellow misfit. They form a tenor [...]

Rosa No-Name
Can a young Mexican woman forgive the villagers who rejected her years earlier and help them find a better way to live...and to survive? Sixteen-year-old orphan Rosa No-Name has grown up in the remote Mexican village of Santa Maria, where the villagers resentfully meet only her most basic physical needs. Unwilling to offer love or guidance, they not only refuse to answer Rosa's questions about [...]

More of Yesterday's Blossoms
Roger E. Bruner has been writing seemingly almost since birth. And what a variety of things he's written during his sixty-nine years of life. Although he wants to be known and remembered primarily for his novels--three of them have been published so far--he believes his other writings, most of them written long before he became a novelist, are worthwhile, interesting, and entertaining, each one [...]

Yesterday's Blossoms - A collection of some of Roger Bruner's previous writings
Although Roger E. Bruner is a novelist now, he's written a variety of other works--both fiction and non-fiction--over the years. This collection contains poetry, a dramatic monologue, several short plays, a short story, and a moving essay about the death of a baby. He is especially pleased to share with readers the short story that led to the novel, Found in Translation, and the play his novel [...]

Overshadowed (Altered Hearts Book 3)
Jo Snelling has the two best friends in the world. Aleesha is studying music and drama in college to prepare for a Broadway career and Kim is majoring in Spanish, preparing to do missions. And that's where Jo has a problem. She doesn't have the least idea what she wants to do with her life. She doesn't even have a dream. No wonder she feels seriously overshadowed by Kim and Aleesha.What is she [...]

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