Biography

Virginia Smith

Virginia Smith is the bestselling author of over 20 Christian novels, an illustrated children's book, and more than 50 articles and short stories. An avid reader with eclectic tastes in fiction, Ginny writes in a variety of styles, from lighthearted relationship stories to breath-snatching suspense. Her books have been named finalists in the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence in Mystery/Suspense, the American Christian Fiction Writer's Book of the Year Award, ACFW's Carol Award, and the National Readers Choice Award. In 2011 her romance novel, A DAUGHTER'S LEGACY, received a Holt Medallion Award of Merit. In 2008 she was honored to receive the prestigious Writer of the Year Award at Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference.

In addition to writing, Ginny is an active inspirational speaker and frequent presenter at schools and conferences. A Certified Lay Speaker for the United Methodist Church, Ginny's messages are always well-received by a variety of audiences in conferences, retreats and churches across the country. Her speaking ability, groomed through years of presenting dry material to bored corporate employees, has been described as entertaining, yet spiritually encouraging. "She keeps her audience enthralled through her high-energy presentation," according to Pastor Amy Barkman, director of Voice Of Joy Ministries.

When she isn't writing or speaking, Ginny and her husband, Ted, enjoy exploring the extremes of nature --- snow skiing in the Wasatch Mountains near Salt Lake City, motorcycle riding on the curvy roads in central Kentucky, and scuba diving in the warm waters of Mexico and the Caribbean.

Virginia Smith

Books by Virginia Smith

by Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith - Christian, Christian Fiction, Fiction, Romance

When the Burgert family moves to Seattle in 1852, Kathryn is convinced her father has destroyed her life. The backwoods settlement offers none of the comforts and culture she loves in San Francisco. She cares nothing for the new sawmill the townsfolk are so excited about. That is, until she meets Jason, a lumberjack with dreams for a bright future. As she comes to know Jason, Kathryn can’t help catching his vision. But the future they hope for is anything but secure.

by Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith - Romance

It's 1851, and Evie Lawrence is penniless and heartbroken after a failed romance, so she jumps at the chance to go and start a new life in the Northwest. There she meets Noah Hughes, a handsome young man who has gambled everything he owns on the chance to make a fresh start. In this first book of the Seattle Brides series, two people learn what it means to move beyond their expectations and embrace the very best God has for them.

by Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith - Christian, Christian Fiction, Fiction, Romance

Jesse Montgomery, a reformed rowdy cowboy, desperately wants to build a life of his own outside Apple Grove. When an unscrupulous cattle baron tries to steal Amish land, Jesse intervenes and is wounded. Katie Miller is the young healer in the district who attends to him. This sweet Amish widow can't risk falling in love with an Englisch cowboy, yet she believes God has a life for her too that is more than what she can presently see.

by Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith - Christian, Christian Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Romance

Rebecca Switzer, a young Amish woman, fell in love years ago with Jesse Montgomery, a rugged but dissolute cowboy. Sheriff Colin Maddox can hardly believe he has lost his heart to a Plain and simple woman. Can Colin convince Rebecca to forget Jesse and give him a chance?

by Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith - Christian, Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Romance

Kansas, 1881. On a trip to visit relatives, Emma Switzer’s Amish family is robbed of all their possessions, leaving them stranded on the prairie. They pray to the Lord for someone to help, and a rugged man soon lands in the dust at Emma’s feet.