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The Pretender: A Blackguard in Disguise is the first volume of 5 in the family epic series The Caselli Family Series. It begins in South Dakota in 1975 where eighteen-year-olds could order 3.2 beers in a bar and loaded guns were kept under the counter. Frankie Valli sang My Eyes Adored You, and American soldiers returning from Vietnam struggled with their new reality.

It’s within this tumultuous season of American history that Tillie Caselli meets Noah Hansen, and they are never the same again. Their lives were mysteriously intertwined – and had been for many years – yet they had no idea.

From the moment they met, Tillie and Noah wanted to spend the rest of their lives together, but a deliberate omission will keep them apart – and that same omission will be responsible for the escape of a murderer, and a bride’s deception.

These compelling stories are interwoven with Biblical truths and real life events from the author’s own past. Easy to understand and relate to, as well as encouraging.

Here is just a sample of what recent reviewers said about The Pretender:

…hard hitting topics of drugs, alcohol and abortion…A wonderful book to kick off what promises to be a fabulous series. —

It's gritty, thought provoking and passionate all at the same time. –

This was a fast paced read that I couldn’t put down! —

This has to of been one of my favorite Christian stories by far that I have  [read] this year.

This is a powerful story of love, hope, lies, regret and fate. —

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