Countin’ On Jesse is an inspirational contemporary romance. 80,000 words. The story takes place in Valiant, TX, at Peeps, an upscale exercise facility.
Peeps’ gym owner Jesse seeks accreditation. Accountant Brenna desires to help Jesse and Peeps. They’re a great team, but can she count on him when trouble strikes?
Accountant BRENNA MCKINLEY only wants what’s best for Peeps, the wildly popular gym in Valiant, Texas. But when money goes missing, and she’s the obvious suspect, will she be able to clear her name or face criminal charges? Keeping her dream job matters, but falling in love with her boss isn’t part of the plan. Neither is the creepy guy stalking her.
Young veteran JESSE JACOBS manages and co-owns Peeps, an exercise facility in Valiant, Texas. He needs help to gain accreditation for the gym, and his new accountant is all in. But is she who she seems? Too bad he’s falling for her like a man with no parachute. When the pressure builds, PTSD renders him moody and volatile, risking everything he loves.
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Hope & Miracles
Contributor: Mary Pat Johns
These 101 miraculous stories of hope, faith, divine intervention & answered prayers will amaze you.
Good things do happen to good people! You will be encouraged and uplifted as you read these stories about powerful hope, miraculous healing, divine intervention, messages from heaven, answered prayers and beating the odds, including:
The mother of a Sandy Hook shooting victim who prayed for a sign that her son Jesse was okay and minutes later saw “Jesse & Jesus” written in the sky
The businessman turned pastor who didn’t believe in miracles until he laid hands on a paralyzed man who then walked into his office a few weeks later
The brother and sister who were reunited in Australia 75 years after they were separated at a British orphanage during World War II
The grieving daughter who fondly recalled her mom’s appearance on Let’s Make a Deal, went to the show, got picked from the audience, and won a new car
The woman whose mother’s voice forced her off a bench seconds before a tree fell on it, on the one-year anniversary of her mom’s death
And 96 more stories that will make you say “Wow!”
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Teachers
Author: Mary Pat Johns
New teachers, experienced teachers, retired teachers. They’ll all be inspired and re-energized by these 101 stories about what matters most—knowing that they make a difference. You’ll laugh along with their adventures, tear up over their heartwarming experiences, and feel proud… because it all starts with teachers.
These stories remind us that teachers have a lasting impact. And these writers share the best lessons they learned from the ups and downs of their educational journeys. It’s a fascinating look inside the classrooms of teachers—from preschool to high school and beyond — and how teachers truly shape the future.
This collection is a gift to all the teachers out there—a fun, moving read and a big thank you for all they do!