Book 1 in The Thistle Series
He lives to fly—until a piece of flack changes his life forever.
A tragic childhood has turned American Air Forces Colonel Rob Savage into an outwardly indifferent loner who is afraid to give his heart to anyone. RAF nurse Maggie McGrath has always dreamed of falling in love and settling down in a thatched cottage to raise a croftful of bairns, but the war has taken her far from Innisbraw, her tiny Scot’s island home.
Hitler’s bloody quest to conquer Europe seems far away when Rob and Maggie are sent to an infirmary on Innisbraw to begin his rehabilitation from disabling injuries. Yet they find themselves caught in a battle between Rob’s past, God’s plan, and the evil some islanders harbor in their souls. Which will triumph?
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Wing and a Prayer
Book 2 in The Thistle Series
When Colonel Rob Savage recovers enough from a near-death accident to resume command of the demoralized Heavy Bomber Group at Edenoaks Air Base in England, he faces many challenges. As Rob labors to make his group best in Wing again, his bride, Maggie, works long, exhausting hours as an RAF nurse, all the while fearing for Rob’s safety during bombing missions.
The unthinkable happens. Rob and Maggie return to their Scots island of Innisbraw, battling to keep alive their dreams for the future. Rationing, blackouts, and the threat of German U-boat invasions conspire against the newlyweds. Can Rob and Maggie cleave to their faith in God through such hardships and trials as the devastating war goes on and on and on?
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The Promise of Dawn:
Book 3 in The Thistle Series
World War Two is over, but there’s much rebuilding to be done on the wee Scottish isle of Innisbraw. Now a wife and mother, Maggie Savage longs for other lasses to return to their island home, but how can they when there is no way to provide for themselves and their families? Her husband, Rob, driven by his unrelenting dream to build a rescue boat for the local fishermen, continues to be plagued by nightmares of impending disaster.
Will their simple faith in God and love for each other help them find a new dawn for their beloved community?
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Book 4 in The Thistle Series
True friendship lasts a lifetime,
no matter the distance between …
Never Say Goodbye
Rob and Maggie Savage, busy with their growing family and never-ending sea rescues, welcome the return of Rob’s former Air Forces mate, Den Anderson. However, the person Den missed the most on storm-tossed Innisbraw–the very reason for his move to the Scots isle from America–is sweet Fern. She’s determined to close her heart to any man who doesn’t share her beliefs, while Den has no use for a distant, overbearing God.
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Dianne Price fell in love with writing at the age of five. Her father was a barnstorming pilot with a bi-plane and she was bitten early by the dreaded “flying bug.” She attended the University of California, Santa Barbara and met and married the man God had prepared for her—an aeronautical engineer. After their five children were in school, she burned the midnight oil and wrote three novels, all published by Zebra Press. When her husband died only three years after he retired, she visited the Outer Hebrides Isles of Scotland, where her husband’s clan (MacDonalds) and her own clan (Galbraiths) originated. Many yearly trips, gallons of tea, too little sleep, and a burst of insight birthed her Thistle Series.
PUBLISHER’S NOTE: Dianne, born in August 1933, lived joyfully despite dealing with terminal cancer and died in August 2013, a mere week before the release date for the first book of this series, Broken Wings. Everyone involved with the production of this book and the next five has been blessed beyond measure to have known Dianne and be a part of giving readers a chance to meet Rob and Maggie and visit the beautiful, fictional isle of Innisbraw.
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I picked Dianne up from the airport at her first OCW. A delightful woman. I’m thrilled to hear that you published her book. – Jill Williamson
Dianne was my mother in law and it was an honor to know her. She was an incredibly gifted and talented woman. I loved her dearly. I’m so eager to read her series of books. – Cindy Price
My heart is with this precious family. What a lovely legacy to leave behind. . .this precious book! – Janice Thompson
My Mom is face to face with Jesus and all our family in Heaven. She will live on in the pages of her books and our hearts forever. Thank you for your Love and prayers… Melissa
I look forward to reading Dianne’s books. Please pass my condolences on to her family. I look forward to meeting Dianne at the great banqueting table! – Kristine Morgan
I didn’t know Dianne, but I pray God’s comfort on her family. What a blessing to know that her work will live on for future generations. – Stacey Zink
Praying Dianne’s family is blessed in knowing she’s in the arms of Jesus today. – Kellie Coates Gilbert
I wish I’d had the opportunity to meet Dianne in person, but I look forward to reading her books, where she will certainly be visible between the lines of her stories. Grace and peace to all those who know and love her. – Bonnie Leon, bonnieleon.com
To Dianne’s family and friends, I pray for the very real comfort of our Lord to wrap around your hearts. We simply cannot imagine the delight Dianne is experiencing now in the presence of God and with her True. I like to think that she will rejoice in the release of her books in a way that is far greater and more meaningful than the way we earthly authors are able to experience. I think she will be able to see the impact her words, through her books, have on the lives of those of us left behind. And she will rejoice. – Sherrie Ashcraft
She flew to Heaven on the wings of a dove . Her wings are not broken anymore She has earned her Heavenly wings and is flying with Jesus. – Debbie Rempel
I didn’t know Dianne but my thoughts and prayers are with her family. Thank you for sharing, Christina, and to all involved who helped make her novel a reality. What a wonderful finishing touch to her legacy. Much love, Nancy Kimball
I didn’t know Dianne, but one look at her photo and I could tell she’s a Scot. There’s merriment in those eyes. Christina, on your recommendation, I’m getting her book. I love WWII stories. I’m so sorry you lost such a dear friend, and I’m praying for her family and you. – Ann Mulligan
I love to imagine Dianne dancing with her beloved and smiling, full of health and happiness because she’s in the presence of the Lord. I’m grateful for the few connections I had with her directly: she’s a woman who lifted up others and brought joy, even in her own hard times. We will continue to pray and support–as Terry said–our fellow client. – Normandie Fischer
I know Dianne is enjoying a joyous homecoming now and I am so happy for her but I am sure her family is sad to have to let her go. My prayers are with them. My entire client group and myself made a committment to her to work to get the word out on her books and we will be honored to do so. She was a magnificient little lady and I will miss her. – Terry Burns, hartlineliterary.com
Working with Dianne on this series was such a blessing. I got to know her not only as a fantastic writer, but also as an amazing woman. She has left a rich, godly legacy, and I can’t wait for the world to get to read her books. – Christina Tarabochia, christinatarabochia.com
Working on Dianne’s covers has been the true highlight of my career – she is incredible and her stories are so rich and beautiful. It is such an honor. Truly. – Nicole Miller, millermediasolutions.com