Guide Me Home

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About the author:
Connie Cortright has been a history buff all her life, reading biographies and history since grade school. Naturally, when she considered writing a story, her first thoughts turned toward historical fiction. Her novels are set in America's Midwest and reflect her own Wisconsin farming roots. Snippets of her childhood experiences pop up in her stories.
Her life has been the fulfillment of her girlhood dreams: becoming a Lutheran school teacher, marrying a pastor, and having lots of children. Her life has taken her to both coasts (California and New Jersey) as she followed her pastor-husband in his service to various churches with their four sons.
She and her husband now live in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Their four sons are married to wonderful Christian women, with eight grandchildren scattered from California to Washington to British Columbia to Missouri. They try to see most of them at least once a year and are very thankful for Skype!
Connie loves reading books (especially historical romance) and now writing her own stories, inserting experiences from her own teaching days. Her book is available on She can be contacted at Facebook,

Guide Me Home

Authored by Connie J Cortright

What comes to mind when you hear the 1920s? Flappers? Jazz? Speakeasies? Bobbed haircuts? Cloche hats? Roaring Twenties?
In 1926, this answer wasn't so simple for a Christian school teacher. A young, naïve Emma Ehlke left her family's Wisconsin farm and took up a new teaching post at a parochial school in Racine. Excited by the prospect of leaving her dodgy rural life, she looked forward to experiencing life in the Jazz Age. Emma soon fell under the charms of her dashing neighbor Freddie, who offered to be Emma's guide to the exciting adventures ahead. Under his guidance, she experienced a life she'd only dreamed about.
However, she didn't take into consideration her actions in light of her new career. Newly ordained and single minister, Pastor Neil Hannemann was left to deal with Emma's impetuous actions as she attempted to join the Jazz Age. He longed to take her under his wing, but not like Freddie! He was forced to confront Emma about her naïve decisions and pointed out to her that a Christian's life in the Roaring Twenties should be totally different than how she was acting. Under his shepherding, Neil attempted to guide her home by the godly course.
Emma found herself torn. Should she choose the novelties and excitement offered by Freddie, or the faithful path on which Pastor Neil wanted to lead her?

Publication Date:
0996844104 / 9780996844109
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.5" x 8.5"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Christian / Historical

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