Our best Christmas present in 1978 was our daughter, Bethany. She was only 7 pounds, 11 ounces, but our sweet newborn filled our home that year with immeasurable joy. There was little else to celebrate that winter. Times were tough in the Cooper household and our personal...Read More
Well, friends, Bethany’s Calendar has released early on Amazon. It is a pleasant surprise, but I must say, I feel like someone who slept through the alarm clock! LOL But trust me, I’ve not been sleeping in. We were all taken by surprise. Only the paperback version...Read More
Bethany’s Calendar is available for pre-order! My first non-fiction is the memoir of my daughter’s battle with a brain tumor. She was only 23-years-old when our lives started to crumble with her diagnosis. But her journey through her final days were a testimony to...Read More
Perhaps other more well-known authors are used to it. But this not-on-the-New-York-Times-Bestseller-List author is grateful beyond words. My one hundredth review of Fields of the Fatherless posted this week on Amazon. Even better, the reviews tally up to 4.8 out of 5 stars. God...Read More
Historical Fiction that Grabs your Heart & Feeds your Soul
Author/Speaker Elaine Marie Cooper is a self-described history geek. Her bookshelves are filled with volumes about the American Revolution, an era she became fascinated with when growing up in Massachusetts.
Her passions are her family, her faith in Christ and writing—usually about the American Revolution, a frequent subject of her novels.
Her most recent publication is a definite change in her usual topic. Bethany’s Calendar is a non-fiction memoir of her daughter who died of a brain tumor in 2003. This is the book she never wanted to write, yet felt an inner prompting to pen her daughter’s journey through terminal cancer. It has already touched many lives and her prayer is that it will help each reader, whether a caregiver, patient or friend of a patient. Or just anyone who faces an unimaginable struggle in their life.
Fields of the Fatherless is historical fiction based on a true event. Set in Menotomy Village, Massachusetts at the opening of the American Revolution, readers will learn of a little known yet critical battle that took place on April 19, 1775. As seen through the eyes of 18-year-old Betsy Russell, the opening of the war is felt through the women and children trying to survive while the Minutemen fight for independence.
Fields of the Fatherless—Winner of:
2014 Selah Award, YA Fiction
2014 Next Generation Indie Book Award, Best Religious Fiction
2014 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award, Best YA Religious FictionRead More
In January of 2002, Elaine’s world flipped upside down. What started out as a beautiful new year for the mom of three, turned into a living nightmare when her 23-year-old daughter, Bethany was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor.
In the months to come, Elaine not only used her nurse’s training, but she learned to recognize the hand of God on her daughter’s life. Bethany’s Calendar tells the story of Elaine and Bethany’s journey and the many ways God helped their family to survive.
It is a story of fear and faith, commitment and compassion, told with gut-wrenching honesty while sharing unwavering faith in God.Read More