Books by Penny

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My passion is to impact lives for Christ through the written word. As such, I pray that I would bring glory to His name through the books I write.My most recent books are my Montana Skies Historical Romance novels (Whitaker House). Book one in the series is “McKenzie…”


Desperate to save her sister from an abusive husband, socialite McKenzie Worthington responds to a mail-order bride ad in the Montana Territory—where God-fearing rancher Zachary Sawyer prays for a wife to share his life. But when McKenzie arrives with a plan that includes divorce, will Zachary’s persistent kindness and self-sacrifice change her heart?

Available in paperback, Kindle, and Nook formats.

McKenzie is available at your favorite bookstore or –


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Book #2 in the Montana Skies Historical Romance Series ~ “Kaydie…”


For the first time in years, Kaydie Worthington Kraemer can breathe easily. Although she is still haunted by memories of her abusive husband, Darius, she takes comfort in knowing the man is dead. Staying with her sister McKenzie and brother-in-law Zach Sawyer at their ranch, Kaydie is still wary of men, especially now that she has another life inside of her to guard. As she looks forward to her baby’s birth, she builds a protective wall around herself that won’t be easy to tear down.

Ranch hand Jonah Dickenson views his boss, Zach, like a brother. He does not, however, envy Zach’s new role as a husband. Deserted by his mother at a young age and forever despised and rejected by his own father, Jonah has few close relationships. But there’s something about Kaydie that draws him to her and makes him question his decision to remain a bachelor. When Cedric Van Aulst, an old friend of Kaydie’s, comes to town, an unforeseen prospect of marriage arises. Cedric is someone Kaydie trusts. Will she settle for a safe union with him, or can she trust God to guard her heart and her life in the arms of Jonah?

Kaydie is available at your favorite bookstore or –


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Book #3 in my Montana Skies Historical Romance Series is “Hailee…”


For years, orphan Hailee Annigan was just a ragamuffin in the Cincinnati streets, stealing food to keep her two younger brothers fed. Her thievery landed her in a home for delinquent youngsters, where her life was changed, thanks to her teachers. Now, nineteen-year-old Hailee excitedly heads to Montana to be a teacher, yet she’s still plagued by her shameful past and the fear of never seeing her brothers again.Based on his upbringing in high-society Boston, no one would have guessed that Maxwell Nathaniel Adams Jr. would attend seminary and become a church pastor in rugged Montana. Even now, Nate’s parents refuse to put aside their own plans for his future and accept his calling.When their paths converge, an immediate attraction draws Hailee and Nate together, even as the pressures and demands of others pull them apart. Can the unlikely pair come to terms with their pasts and face the future together?

Hailee is available at your favorite bookstore or –

My most recent nonfiction book is “77 Ways Your Family Can Make a Difference: Ideas and Activities for Serving Others”  (Beacon Hill Press) helps families, homeschoolers, Sunday school classes, communities, and schools take part in serving others.

 77 Ways Your Family Can Make a Difference: Ideas and Activities for Serving Others

Serving others is a vital part of the Christian life. Time and again Christ demonstrated the importance of putting others first and giving what we can to help those less fortunate. As adults, we recognize the importance of instilling these values in our children and youth, but simply telling them to love their neighbor isn’t enough; to leave a lasting impression, they need to see and experience love in action.

77 Ways Your Family Can Make a Difference is an easy-to-use resource that parents can use to cultivate compassion in their children and engage their family in acts of service. Filled with suggestions, activities, Bible verses, and topics for discussion, this re-usable manual inspires families to look for ways to make the world a better place by making a difference in the lives of others.

Features include:
Creative activities that can be adapted to fit your unique family
Service ideas for a variety of budgets
Bible verses at the end of each activity to help children connect the practical aspects of God’s truth to their lives
Interactive discussion questions to help teens understand the importance of each activity and correlate it to God’s Word
Suggestions that encourage whole families–parents, kids, grandparents, and other relatives–to spend time together as they practice biblical servanthood

In addition to families, these ideas and activities can be easily adapted to use with youth groups, Sunday School classes, home school curriculums, small-groups, and church-wide community projects.

77 Ways  can be purchased anywhere books are sold or at




My first book, “Hollyhocks,” takes readers on an adventure where the main character searches for a food to which she is not allergic. Written especially for children with allergies and those who love them, readers will embark on an adventure with Naniekyns and her friends.

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Little Naniekyns has severe food allergies to most of the plants and leaves in the forest. Her food choices are limited to grass blades while her friends enjoy various different forest delicatessens. Join Naniekyns and her friends, June-Bug and Aunt RudyBee, as they attempt to find a delicious food that Naniekyns can eat without having an allergic reaction. Travel on an adventure where the well-crafted text and enchanting illustrations will captivate audiences of all ages.

I wrote Hollyhocks especially for my nephew, Seth, who has fatal peanut allergies. You can order Hollyhocks at



My second book, Wyoming Treasures, details the lives of those who experienced The Great Depression and World War II. Although it is now difficult to find, it provided me a great opportunity to witness to those I interviewed and to view a rich part of our nation’s history through the eyes of those who lived it.

Enjoy my  ebook, The Decision (Blue Leaf Publications) on Kindle.

The Decision

How can the man Andi loved and shared her life with for last twenty-five years no longer care for her? Faced with the difficult decision of staying in or leaving her marriage, what will Andi choose?
Available at Amazon.

6 thoughts on “Books by Penny

  1. I bought your book today at our local Berean Christian store because your last name is the same as mine. I live in Billings MT and am anxious to begin “McKenzie”.

    • Hi Shirley! Thank you for stopping by and for your comment! I’m excited to hear what you think about “McKenzie.”

      By the way, I wonder if we are related 🙂

  2. Love the story line in your first two Montana Skies Series books. I know I will enjoy reading both and looking forward to doing so. Keep writing as we do enjoy them.

  3. I just received Kaydie in yesterday’s mail and I have to say that it looks wonderful! I can’t wait to finish the book I am reading currently so I can crack open the cover and dig in. I just wonder if I should have read McKenzie first – oh well, too late now because I am not going to wait that long. Looking forward to more good books as you use your talents for the work of the Lord!

    • Jan Marie, you are a sweetheart! I hope you enjoy reading Kaydie. No, it’s not necessary to read McKenzie first 🙂 God bless you and thank you for your sweet words!

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