Second in the Wharton Rock series

Worth Forgiving

Prejudice and mistrust hinders an ex-con, drug addict’s new beginning.

The state of Texas releases from prison Katie Smith. Full of optimism, she sets out to get a job, rent her own place, and make a home for her eight-year-old daughter, but Katie gave away her daughter three years ago. She could use a friend, but her past choices threaten to doom her to continued failure.

Larry Pullman graduated from seminary with high marks, but the fact that he has no wife makes finding a preaching job almost impossible. It doesn’t help that running from God as a teenager gave him a past that he can’t undo. All he needs is an ex-con, drug addict messing up his life, but then why did God lead him to her? Or did He?

Isn’t it enough that Lacey Chandler gave her sister’s daughter a home? Does that mean she has to clean up Katie’s messes forever?


Could it be that Katie is not Worth Forgiving?
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An engaging emotional novel depicting the redemptive power and love of God                              
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Worth Her Weight
           First in the Wharton Rock series
How can a woman who gives to everyone but herself accept God’s love and healing when she believes she’s fat, unworthy, and unfixable? Can she be Worth Her Weight?

The book was great! And true to the way a food addict deals with their struggles. I know first hand. Love the book.
                                  DeeLynn Lopez
          Program Director, Behavioral Health Group and Co-leader of a Celebrate Recovery group

A courageous young woman
                                    Lee Carver, author of Love Takes Flight

An inspirational story of hope and transformation.
                                      Valerie Caraotta
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A story of stuggle and redemption.
                                    Patti Shene
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I lost ninety-five pounds and have maintained the loss for seventeen years. One tool in my recovery remains the daily reading of inspirational books. I found my library incomplete when I searched for one that combined a twelve-step program with God as the Higher Power. The biggest secret to my success was giving up my will and letting God do it through me. I wrote a book of daily devotions that came from my journals and memories.

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  Multi-published author and past president of ACFW, Margaret Daley

Losing weight is a daily battle with our minds. We have to set our mind on the right track daily. This devotional helps me prepare for the daily battle of losing weight, keeping it off, and working toward my goal by starting my day with a positive mind and spirit. It's so easy to get tripped up if I go on a "diet". But if I'm making choices to protect and provide for my body each day, I'm not dieting. I'm nourishing and encouraging myself, my family, and my dreams. I love how Ms. Brown helps the reader really look at the attitudes that sabotage weight loss. The battle with weight is done in the mind, not on the scale or in the mirror. 
                                    Angela Breidenbach
                                       Author of such books as Creative Cooking for Colitis and A Healing Heart

Book stores, both brick and mortar and online, are filled with devotional books, daily scripture books, and books of encouragement on just about every subject you can think of. Author Janet K. Brown’s DIVINE DINING 365 DEVOTIONS TO GUIDE YOU TO HEALTHIER WEIGHT is one of the best devotional books I’ve read.
                              Beverly Stowe McClure, award-winning YA author of Life on Hold

At fifteen, Victoria, a city girl, loses her mother’s love and copes with country isolation, no friends and no one who cares, until she meets a ghost.

When her mother leaves the family to become a Dallas trophy wife, Victoria’s dad moves her and her sister to a North Texas farm to herd cattle and raise chickens. Refusing to believe this is more than a temporary set-back, Victoria resigns to making new friends which isn’t an easy task. The first one stabs her in the back with gossip and a sharp tongue. Meanwhile, her new stepsister has obviously taken Victoria’s place in her mother’s heart. Rejection and anger stalk Victoria with each time she tries to fit in by learning horseback riding. Good thing she makes friends with a ghost and through him, a teenaged cowboy. Could God have sent both?

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This book is appropriate for all ages. Michelle Shea  |  3 reviewers made a similar statement
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The addition of a ghost added interest to the plot. Julia  |  2 reviewers made a similar statement

Janet K. Brown definitely has a gift for writing YA stories. The struggles teens go through are depicted accurately in this book. It is a good read.
                                                                      Kathy Bruins

I enjoyed this book, which seems to effectively get inside the head of a 15-year-old, with all her strong emotions. There’s enough happening to keep the plot rolling. With my interest in speculative fiction, I particularly like the ghost, who seems like a basically warm-hearted old chap. There’s a faith element that works, too, along with a touch of romance. Brown has done a good job.

                                         Phylliss Wheeler, Writing coach and editor of Castle Gate Press

Inspirational stories by women for women. With twenty-eight inspirational short stories by nine authors, Let the Sea Roar explores how women cope with turning points in their lives. The fictional stories trace women’s journeys through overwhelming challenges and difficulties as they find their way to comfort, direction, and an encounter with God. These moving stories explore spiritual insights on universal themes such as grief, alcoholism, marriage breakup, domestic violence, teenage pregnancy, poverty and homelessness. The anthology portrays the human condition from a Christian world-view. Recommended for women of all ages and walks of life.
Janet K. Brown includes three stories in this anthology.

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A Ghost For Shelley
Second in my YA ghost series

A guilt-ridden country girl, forced to move to Dallas, confronts betrayal, arrest, and a loss of faith before she meets a jet-set jock with a heart of God, and a ghost with a message just for her.
Divine Dining Weight Controllers Workbook
Serves as an in depth study of the problem. It offers thought-provoking questions and surveys to change your life on an individual basis.
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Used as a guide to facilitate a weight controller’s class, where many assist and support each other.


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