Amber’s Choice, sequel to By the Banks of Cottonwood Creek

Amber McLean is anything but reckless. She’s driven to excel in her career, be a dutiful daughter and sensible big sister, and she likes to have control of her life. Then, she meets Kelly Jorgenson, the young pastor at Cottonwood Creek, and they fall in love. Amber’s heart calls her to risk a new life with Kelly, but will her logic let her?

While Kelly longs for Amber to be his bride and ministry partner, is he willing to settle for a part-time marriage? As Amber’s career path accelerates, will the promise of financial security come with strings attached? What will happen to her dream of living near Cottonwood Creek? A calamitous series of events leads to a surprising conclusion.




Review by North Dakota author Dr. Mary Ellen Erickson

“Amber’s Choice” is a love story that starts when a young rural pastor (Kelly) and a local girl (Amber) first meet and eventually marry. All the details of the courtship, marriage and aftermath are documented. Amber has to decide whether or not she’ll keep her job in Bismarck, North Dakota as a rising star in the insurance business or be a full time pastor’s wife. Some of the challenges she faces are having a mother with MS, local busy bodies, Kelly’s classy former girl friend, a pushy boss, and maintaining her Christian faith and values.

This classic Christian book has all the usual twists and turns everyone faces in life and proves through specific examples that a strong faith can carry anyone through life’s problems. A good read in front of a fireplace on a cold winter’s night.

I would highly recommend this book to today’s young adults who are struggling with choices about financial security, success, love, marriage, and personal values.

“The choices we make as young adults often determine who we become in life.”


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Purchase online at:
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The Rainbow Shop Parable Book Store, Bismarck ND

Barnes & Noble, Southridge Centre, Bismarck, ND

Bismarck-Mandan CVB, Bismarck ND

Zandbroz Variety Store, Fargo, ND

Barnes & Noble, Fargo, ND

RSVP Dakota Store and at Frontier Village, Jamestown, ND

Western Edge Books, Medora, ND

Huntington Books, Mandan, ND

LaMoure Drug Store, LaMoure, ND

Frontier Village Dakota Gift Store

Arrowhead Drug and Prairie Creek-Gateway