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Frances Roberts was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Although she loved the people and her Green Bay Packers, she relocated to the Gulf Coast to enjoy six months of summer and NO winter. She currently teaches middle school Compensatory Language Arts in Pascagoula, MS, and truly enjoys a challenge.

Her first two books were devotionals, brought about by a curse she prayed upon herself as a young child: "Lord, please don't ever let my life be boring." The first book is 31 Prayers for the Addict I Love written after the untimely death of two addicted loved ones. The second is 31 Prayers for When Life Isn't Fair.

Roberts' first fiction novel, A Place Called Grace, is a Christian Romance/Murder Mystery. The sequel—A Place Without Mercy was released in December 2016.      There are more stories to come since her wild imagination rarely rests.

Roberts has also published several poems and short stories and loves to read as much as write. She lives in Pascagoula with her two daughters, three dogs and a cat (the amount of animals could vary at any time, though). She also has a grown son in South Carolina who also happens to be her favorite preacher, though the pastors at First Baptist Tillman's Corner are in her top five. She's a member of Gulf Coast Writers Association, Mobile Writer's Guild, and West Mobile Writer's Group.

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A Place Called Grace

          To say that Leah McPhillen is unlucky in love would be an understatement. Every man she has ever loved has suddenly left her without explanation. When she finally meets a man who piques her interest, the date is interrupted by a horrendous crash, and Leah's father, Officer Liam "Phil" McPhillen, is blamed for it since he was the officer in pursuit of the stolen truck. Add to this a young cousin whose life is in danger and Leah McPhillen is about to find love, danger and intrigue in the little town of Ocean Shores, Mississippi.

A Place Without Mercy

          In the sequel to "A Place Called Grace," Leah and Michael Charbonneau are anticipating the birth of their twins. Leah's walk in the park ends in tragedy, and Michael is nowhere to be found. Cullen Beal has a score to settle with Leah and her little cousin Sheanna, and he has allies in an unlikely place. Will Leah's heart survive her greatest test of faith yet? Or will it remain A Place Without Mercy?

31 Prayers for the Addict I Love

          Loving an addict hurts. It doesn't matter how many times we promise ourselves that we will not be hurt again, there is a particular pain in knowing that one you love will do anything to have the object of his or her desire. Even if it means death. Even if it ruins their future--or yours. Especially when children pay for it. There is no more powerless feeling on earth. This book of prayers is meant to uplift the weary, soothe the brokenhearted, and call on the power of God to heal the addicts we love.

31 Prayers for When Life Isn't Fair

           Habakkuk 3:16   I hear, and my body trembles; my lips quiver at the sound; rottenness enters into my bones; my legs tremble beneath me… It is difficult to love and serve the Lord with a broken heart. It often seems that those who are heartless go their merry way and sail through life, while some who work tirelessly for the Lord and do their best to walk with God see disaster after disaster.

          There is no greater pain on earth than the loss of a child—except the loss of more than one child. Whether it is quick and unexpected or a long, agonizing march to the end, the pain cuts so deep that it takes our breath away. It makes no sense. But there are many things in life that leave us asking, "Why, God?"

           When life beats us up, when we can barely lift our head because we are so broken, it’s hard to remember that God is good—all the time. This book of “Life’s Unfair” prayers is meant to heal the broken, encourage the wounded and point us to the God who loves us infinitely and works all things together for our good.


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