Abigail's Journey : Table of Contents
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"I love your work. While I was surfing the web to read some stories, I came through 'Abigail's Journey'. I started reading the story last week and it touched my heart so much that I couldn't get Abby and Jake out of mind for the past days. I completely love the story, the way you have handled it, and esp. the dialogs. It is so real that as I read the story I started falling in love with Jake." - Manu

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Table of Contents

Chapter One: A New Journey Begins

Chapter Two: Jake

Chapter Three: Old and New Friends

Chapter Four: Just a Little Gentleness

Chapter Five: When Someone Cares

Chapter Six: The Trouble with Clouds

Chapter Seven: A Relationship of Mutual Dependence

Chapter Eight: Unfamiliar Ground

Chapter Nine: A Family for Jake

Chapter Ten: Good Things Come In Threes

Chapter Eleven: Abby, the No-Heart Starving Artist

Chapter Twelve: When Innocence is Betrayed

Chapter Thirteen: The Test of Courage

Chapter Fourteen: A Black Tie Affair

Chapter Fifteen: The Night that Changed Everything

Chapter Sixteen: A Matter of Conscience

Chapter Seventeen: To Be Close to You

Chapter Eighteen: Just Breathe

Chapter Nineteen: Wings of a Dove

Chapter Twenty: Tears and Blessings

Chapter Twenty-one: The First Snow of the Season

Chapter Twenty-two: A Time to Love

Chapter Twenty-three: Something Called Hope

Chapter Twenty-four: Jake's Choice

Chapter Twenty-five: Our First Christmas

Chapter Twenty-six: A Husband's Reward

Chapter Twenty-seven: What Tomorrow Might Bring

Chapter Twenty-eight: Labor of Love

Chapter Twenty-nine: When Heaven Sings

Chapter Thirty: The Secret That Isn't a Secret

A Note from Judith Bronte: The Inspiration Behind "Abigail's Journey"

Verse Collection PDF: All the verses found in Abigail's Journey.

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"I'm so glad to tell you that you are an angel to me... Abigail's Journey helped me to connect to GOD ALMIGHTY & His greatest gift LOVE. You have really helped me to know love more deeply. It is really a soul healing story. THANK YOU very much. Desperately waiting for the 20th chapter..." - A Reader

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"I just read the last of 'Abigail's Journey' to date. [Chapter 21] It's one of the best stories I've ever read! I really like the way you put Scriptures throughout the story, and when you put a character's name in parentheses. I also like what you leave out - silly romantic junk and sexual tension. Your story and the characters have a lot more depth and think about things more deeply than what I've found in the Christian romances I've found in bookstores. I also like the way you are making the story last, instead of writing a quickie short novel. It seems more like real life, in which situations take a long time to be worked out - they're not over in a few weeks. Keep up the good work! I eagerly await the next chapters of 'Abigail's Journey.' I also enjoyed 'Journey of the Heart.' It was great quality, even if it was short. God bless you for providing these Godly romance stories. I plan to read the rest of what you've written..." - Martha (Melbourne, Florida)

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"I had a wonderful time reading chapter 22 of Abigail's Journey. Honestly it was smiles all through. I really had a good time. It was worth waiting for... I keep going back even after I had gone through it once. Some aspects of the conversation are quite touching. You won't know when you will shed a tear like when Terry was telling his reason for not marrying. Thank you." - Clara (Nigeria, West Africa)

"I really admire you for writing [these] really great love stories. I can't wait to read another chapter. Thanks for making it free for us to read..." - Marie (Philippines)

"I am 17 and have been reading Steeple Hill's Love Inspired books for about a year now... I just got done with one and went on the net to see if I could find [a] site like you... I started to read Abigail's Journey I read it all the way through... I can not [wait] to find out what happens... I can see that you did a lot of research for the book... it is hard to find books with the KJV in them and I thank God that you do... as I read Abigail's story I mark the verses in my Bible and I love how you have the people in the stories quote Scripture the way that you do... God bless you in your writing and help [you] to keep it up... thank you for your books..." - Joanah

"I just happened to discover your amazing site last week... I've read some of the stories but what caught me most was the story of Abigail and Jake and how they endure their love for each other despite differences from the past. Once I started reading it I never wanna stop or take my eyes off to it! ... I love it and it really made me teary eyed while reading some part of it. I can't wait for the next chapter... please write faster! Oops just joking I am willing to wait patiently coz I know it's worthwhile. Thanks and more power..." - Sarah (a fan from the Philippines)

"Abigail's Journey is one of the most beautiful love stories I've ever read. May the loving God bless you & help you to write many more... I read all your stories... Abigail's Journey is my favourite. Somehow I feel it's more real compared to your other stories... Waiting to read more..." - Nisha (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

"I really like your story (Abigail's Journey). It's very nice and I can relate to it... I really want to know how the story ends or what's going to happen next. Hope you the best in all the stories you write." - Your #1 fan

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"My name is Jedida, I'm living in Japan at the moment. I just wanted to thank you for making your writing available for free on the net. I've just finished reading the latest chapter of Abigail's Journey [chapter 23], and I feel really good that I've managed to read it a day early - 14th Dec instead of 15th!! I'm interested in writing too, and I admire your style, especially the fact that you've interlaced God's word with the story... I get inspired by your writing, and it makes me want to keep practicing my own. Thanks again, and may the God of the Bible keep blessing you and blessing you and blessing you..." - Jedida (Japan)

"I'm Jane from the Philippines... I was just browsing on some love stories on the web and your Journey of the Heart really amazed me! I started sending the link to my officemate and we also followed Abigail's Journey... now we are all very impatient for the 15th of the month for the next chapter... I have to admit we really love the story... my colleagues here are already impatient what will happen when Jake goes to [plot spoiler removed]... More power to you!!!" - Jane (Philippines)

"You are a great writer. I found your book [Abigail's Journey] 2 days ago, and I finished all 23 chapters... I can't wait to finish this book. It's great!" - Angela

"I really enjoyed reading all your novels that you provided in your website. I was hooked to read Abigail's story later to shift to The Greatest of These. What I truly love about these stories are [that] they are unconventional, true to its word and best are the quotes you provide. I don't follow much of it since I am not a Christian, I follow Hinduism. But those quotes are very very important in present day life. I am looking forward for your rest of the story eagerly..." - Sanjana (India)

"I can't begin to tell you how deeply this story has moved me... It's as if Jake and Abigail have become real people to me... I desperately wish I could take Jake's pain away... Loving AJ's character and relationship development... it's encouraging to me that you've based them on solid foundational issues such as trust, honesty, respect and integrity, as well as making the Word their Chief Cornerstone. Their intimate relationship will thrive best where these are allowed to thrive as well... like a garden where only plants beneficial to each other are allowed to grow." - Myra (Western Canada)

"Thank you for that great story... I like Jake so much and I like Abby... they both make a great couple... I hope you do well in your story life... you should be an author you know... you are great as you are... please continue writing, I can hardly wait till the story is done... with thanks and respect..." - Noor (Baghdad, Iraq)

"I just had to email you and tell you how much I enjoyed reading this story. It was as if I was there and going through all the journeys Abby and Jake were enduring. I cried, I laughed and I got angry, which in terms, were putting all of my emotions to the test. I can't wait until chapter 24 comes out... I thoroughly enjoyed reading this. Thanks and please continue to use your gift that God has blessed you with!" - Gina

"Thank you for writing such a beautiful love story [Abigail's Journey]. I could relate this easily to my own life. I am newly married and this story has somehow helped me a lot. Like Abigail... I too am sometimes blunt with words... but this story has somehow taught me to hold my tongue when necessary. Also the Bible verses you include are so meaningful. Previously I would not read the Bible much... but thanks to you and your book... my husband and I make it a point to read a verse every day from the Bible and put it to use in our lives. Thank you and keep up the good work... desperately waiting for the next chapter [24]..." - Sithu

"I'm new to the computer. I've always liked to read, but because of my eyes it is hard to read, but on the computer I can enlarge [the text]. Getting the right kind of stories was my intention. You can't imagine how I felt, when I found your stories. I'm waiting on the next chapter of Abigail's Journey [chapter 24]. I really prefer reading one story at a time, but I understand good things can't be rushed through. I've also been reading 'Greatest Of These', 'Journey Of The Heart', and 'Some Pass By'. Keep writing with compassion, and may God always give you the knowledge and understanding of what to write. Thank You for showing God working, by using the Bible Verses." - R. B. (Kentucky)

"Oh, Judith, I just finished reading chapter 24 of Abigail's Journey. Well done once again; but I am especially proud of the way you handled such a delicate chapter. To be able to draw us into the story-line with understanding and knowledge of Abby's and Jake's feelings and tumultuous, at times, emotions, without bordering on the indecent is a triumph in itself! I loved how, especially, you allowed the bedroom door to stay firmly shut to us, who had no right to cross the line on a married couple's intimacy. Too many writers are willing to cross that line simply because they know that their characters are not true people, with true feelings, and are willing to lead their readers into sin under this pretence. Thanks for still being an author that I am able to read without having to worry about what's around the corner, that spiritually, I know will cause me to have to walk away forever from a story and characters that I love. God bless you and yours, and again, thanks!!!" - Narelle (Brisbane, Australia)

"I still remember the first day I came to your site, I really didn't expect much out of it. But now Abigail's Journey has tied a knot around me so that on every 15th of the month it starts pulling me towards your site. To open it and read the new chapter. I just wanted to let you know you are an awesome writer and Abigail's Journey is simply outstanding!!!!!!!!! I love it. Keep up the good work!!!" - A Reader

"Am one of your great fans from Africa... Your novels have been a great inspiration to me both morally and spiritually... All I say is that may the good Lord continue to bless your work and help you to achieve your dreams [as] a writer. Your work is a great torch to many of our hearts." - Diana (Africa)

"This last chapter [24] was amazing... I was thinking about something Izumi said. She said that Jake must love Abby very much. And it suddenly hit me-- that is exactly what Jesus did. He quite literally went through hell for his bride, the Church, because he loved her. He endured such agony just because of His love for us, and this before we ever knew him. What a wonderful Savior! What amazing Love! May the Lord continue to bless you with His divine wisdom and strengthen you." - Esther (India)

"I love your writing, keep up the good work, God has truly blessed you..." - Cathy

"I just can't tell you enough how much I love Abigail's Journey... You're an amazing writer... I'm excited for the next chapter..." - Jessica

"Reading this story [Abigail's Journey] brings me to my first steps into the real world. My level of mature understanding of the world has significantly increased. Lately I often lay in bed staring at the ceiling or out the window and lay there with a sense of peace instilled in me that wasn't there before. Not many people my age have reached down to these finding[s] but I have and I'm glad of it... the world can be better if even one person helps just a little. I realize the world has bigger problems than what we wear or how we look... Other people need things... need help more than I do. This story was like a slap on the face waking me up from my own little world in the clouds to reality. I take pride in writing this and in doing so, claim all responsibilities of a young woman." - Lindsay

"I read with great joy of your decision to work toward the publishing of Abigail's Journey. I am trusting the Lord He will make a way for this. AJ's story of redemption, courage, responsibility, love and faith cannot help but to be a great blessing to so many others just as it has been a blessing to me. There is so much true-to-lifeness to the Gospel & in the portrayals of each character. I would dearly love to be able to purchase/recommend it as a book to all I know. I am firmly behind you in prayer support and in any way you need..." - Myra (Western Canada)
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"May God keep new and fresh ideas flowing down to you... I love your stories 'Journey of the Heart', and 'Abigail's Journey'. I'm anxiously waiting for the 25th chapter of Abigail's Journey. You do have a wonderful way with each character. I was thinking I bet you have a wonderful relationship with your parents. And your husband, if married. Also other people, to bring these characters almost to life. Keep up the good work. I want you to know I don't take it lightly that you are letting me read these stories free, from the bottom of my heart I thank you..." - R.J. (from Kentucky)

"I am Arlene from India and have already finished reading your novel on Abigail's Journey and must say it has inspired me a lot to accept God's will and also made me realize that no matter how many bad situations we come across in our lives, they are always followed by good ones. I wish more and more people will read this novel, so they'll realize the difference between being Christian and being a practicing Christian (the way the Johanneses and all others have gone out of their way and helped Jake). I really like the way you have made use of the Bible, that has increased my faith in our Lord more. I am looking forward to the 15th of February to see what more trials AJ are going to face..." - Arlene (India)

"I just wanted to say thank you for sharing your stories and your talent with me. I anxiously await each month to read a new chapter and usually start checking around the 13th just in case you get it out there early! God has given you amazing talent... thanks for using it for Him. Also, thank you for the organization of your website and stories... Your website is very professional and your stories always seem to be proofread very well before being posted. Thanks again!" - Becky

"I love Abigail's Journey [it] is the best romance thing I've ever read, period... I mean the detail and emotions of it are so real... keep it up... I love it..." - Melissa

"I love Abigail's Journey... you are one great author... can't wait till chapter 25..." - Lisa

"My name is Ashley and I'm 14 years old. I've been interested in romance stories ever since my great-grandmother died. I found it odd that she would spend hours reading a book in the kitchen. I never knew how much fun it was until now. I've read Journey of the Heart, Abigail's Journey (not finished), and I've just started Some Pass By. All I have to say is that I LOVE Journey of the Heart. There's no words that can describe how much I enjoyed reading that story. After I read Journey of the Heart I started reading Abigail's Journey. I've been reading that for about a month now and on Chapter 24... I can't wait till Feb. 15 to read chapter 25. You wouldn't believe how much I enjoy reading Abigail's Journey. Almost every morning (on the school bus), I tell my friends about the story. They can't believe how much drama is in it and how interesting it is. I hope you don't stop what you do because you're doing a great job... My parents are [in] shock that I read and I enjoy it. If you knew what kind of person I was you would probably be shocked too. You wouldn't believe how much I think about the story during school and wonders what happens next. The stories you've written is very GREAT. I keep telling my grandma that you should make a movie out of one of them. I would watch it and I know a lot of people would too (no lie, no joke). Have a nice day and I hope you make more stories and don't give up what you do best... keep me in mind as one of your #1 fans." - Ashley

"Oooooh, Judith, the end came way too soon! [chapter 25] I know that I sound like a winey child but - ooooooooh! I really don't know how I am going to be able to put these characters away when this book is finished. The end is nigh; how sad! I know that I only get to visit with them once a month, but still, they are very precious to me... how 'bout Terry? He is sssooooo ready to be loved by a very special lady... I guess that I know that so many women, especially, who have been reading your novels already love Terry, and know that his time must come. He has changed on this journey with AJ and has seen what could be done within God's grace. Let's face it, if AJ can do it, Terry definitely could! ... I know that you have Charlie and Adam's story to finish [Greatest of These]. I must admit......I don't know how you are going to do it! It is going to be a real challenge. I will be praying for you as you bring AJ's story to a conclusion and continue your work on Greatest of These... Cangrats on this great novel and when it's published, I hope that mine will be one of the first bookshelves to accommodate Abigail's Journey." - Narelle, yur Aussie sis' in Christ

"A prayer I prayed today... Thank You God, for inspiring this wonderful writer. What a beautiful gift on Valentine's day. The gift of God is truly the gift of love. 'And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him'. 1 John 4:16" - Someone in Trinidad

"Chapter 25 is absolutely smashing. Wow I had a wonderful time reading it and to be candid you are getting better at it. I REALLY HAD A GOOD TIME READING IT! I HAVE TAKEN IT AS YOUR VALENTINE GIFT TO ME. GOD BLESS YOU REAL GOOD. HAPPY VALENTINE." - Clara (Nigeria, West Africa)

"I think this is the best chapter [25] so far. I was afraid to scroll down afraid that the chapter is going to end. So nice to see the positive influence AJ have on each other. The love and tenderness that was so difficult in the beginning coming to them so naturally now. God has truly blessed you Judith and you in turn are giving us so much hope & joy that believing is so much easier." - Venetia (Zwartkops, South Africa)

"You truly have been gifted by God with something wonderful. Thank you so very much for sharing all the stories but especially Abigail & Jake's story." - Lori

"I know you might get a lot of these emails but I after I read your story on Abigail's Journey you have no idea how much it has helped my life. That story inspires me and gives me hope after every chapter. I was thinking about suicide but God found a way for me to read that story and I love my life now. Of course it has its ups and downs but I just want to thank you because with your story you have saved my life. I don't know how I can ever thank you. You should definitely make a book so other people can read this and become as inspired as I am. I know it would be a bestseller and you don't know how many people this would help. I thank you again and I hope you have a wonderful life and keep writing please!! I always want more and more from your stories!" - Michelle

"I love Abigail's Journey... your story gave me a beautiful feeling that God and true love still exists in this world... Abby and Jake's triumphant love made my heart warm all over. Thank you for giving me sunshine at a time when I needed it most... continue writing these wonderful Christian love stories... they are rare... and they are to be preferred over other romance novels and writers... if only you could write faster... I don't think I can wait for one month more!!!!!" - Mikki

"Wow, you are truly a gifted writer. I have always been a sucker for love stories, but it's so rare to find a romance story that has God's wisdom in it. I love how you portray true romance, the love that is shared emotionally, rather than physically! Thank you for providing free romance stories that are clean and build up my love for God's word. I would buy all of your books if you put them into print on paper, you should think about it!" - Ashley

"I have been stuck inside the lives of Abigail and Jake for the last 4 months and eagerly await April's new editions. You can feel the love radiating from the words. So far I have laughed, loved and cried with each moving chapter. This is definitely one of those stories that will linger in my mind many years after first reading it." - A new fan, Amanda (United Kingdom)

"What a nice warm chapter [26]. Loved the humor in the [plot spoiler removed] siblings thread. Especially liked the [sorry, plot spoiler removed]... We are never at a loss to say God is faithful. Too bad that March has 31 days, but I guess that makes up for the shorter wait we had with February's 28." - Your biggest male fan (probably), James

"I just wanted you to know how much I have enjoyed reading this story [Abigail's Journey]... I cannot wait until the next chapter comes out in April... This has been a wonderful story, and I almost hope that it never ends, I have become attached to every character... Thanks for sharing." - Lori

"I think you are brilliant. Abigail's Journey is one of the best stories I've ever read. It's been keeping me up till 4 am in the morning because I can't seem to tear myself away from it. I just finished chapter 26 and I can't wait to read more. You have really touched my heart with this story and I just wanted to say thank you. God bless you and all that you do and I know He shall guide through all the days of your life... Is there a novel I can buy for this story? I want to add it to my small personal library." - Linda
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"I started reading your stories... I'm Christian but I never really thought of God... [because] he was the one who took my boyfriend away, almost 2 years ago... I cursed at God, saying that he was just a fantasy, for all the people who need an excuse for the things they do... Though I'm only 14 years [old]... I firmly believe in love [because] it has been stolen from me... I had attempted suicide 2 times... After heavy fights with my brothers I no longer believe in happy life... I really like your stories, they have even got me reading the Bible... I hope you keep on making these stories [because] I'm really looking forward to a new chapter of Abigail's Journey... your stories give me hope again that there may be a light in the darkness... maybe you could publish your works in a book... I hope that I receive one here in Belgium..." - Vera, A Fan (Belgium)

"I am reading Abigail's Journey. It is so good, I was up last night until like 2 because I was reading it. I am only 13 so that is pretty late for me. [Note from Judith Bronte: At least it was a Friday night!]" - Elizabeth

"Thank you very much for these stories, I have a good feeling that has come over me the past week and a half (that is how long it has taken me to read Abigail's Journey)... I am looking forward to the next chapter. I wish I could find one of your books in a bookstore because I find it very hard to put down and enjoy the warm feelings I get when I am reading your stories and the scriptures that you put in the right place at the right time..." - Lisa

"I love reading Abigail's Journey- it's so inspiring. I'm also a Christian... hope to see a hard copy for this story and all the other stories you have written. God bless you more in every way!!!! GOD IS FAITHFUL forever!!!" - Venus

"Still loving the story's evolution [chapter 27]. Nice preview of [plot spoiler removed]'s romance... I also enjoyed Jake's ongoing spiritual and emotional growth... It is nice to see your growth as a writer as well..." - James

"I had to email you, having read every word of your writing available for me to touch. I absolutely adore your writing. The style is simple, but imagraic enough to let you nearly touch the story. I am currently 14, and I was accepted into the Creative Writing department at Interlochen Center for the Arts... I admire your love for God. I rarely find anyone older than I am who so honestly loves God. My sister (four years younger) shares my deep trust, but I think that most young children love God more than older people..." - Kate

"This story [Abigail's Journey] touched me on various levels. I, too, am struggling to become a writer... Since I read your books, I've been encouraged to get back to work on my own. Thanks for the inspiration. You've been a blessing." - Stephanie

"God has given you a rare wisdom to be able to compile such wonderful love stories... ain't seen nothing like it... I love you..." - Wendy

"I have read two of the novels- Journey of the Heart and Abigail's Journey. I really liked your novel. I think I can look at 'love' in a different light now- love that is pure and that brings you closer to God. Thank you." - Anugrah (Bangalore, India)

"I really admire your work... I challenge myself to read the entire story [Abigail's Journey] in just one sitting but then I didn't succeed that's why when I have plenty of time I'm very eager to finish the whole story only to find out that it is still in progress... I really am grateful to you that you have this kind of work. It really ease a lot of the burden what I have right now... I'm looking forward on the next chapter..." - Mary (Philippines)

"I found your site last April and it has truly been a blessing for me... I really appreciated the purity in all the love stories and to my surprise the Lord used Abigail's Journey to minister to me from the sexual abuse I'd been subjected to during my childhood... it's only through the reading of Abigail's Journey that I identified my feelings towards men, to Jake's feelings toward men's touch. I've never done the connection with my sexual abuse but this novel really helped identify the source of my problem, [and] why I was so afraid of the opposite sex and disgusted at any form of contact with men... I really thank you... I was well encouraged by the passage... in Deuteronomy [about rape]... Since I've read this novel, the Lord has been changing the way I'm looking at men... I've even come to feel compassion for them... through Jake's story. I really thank you because the Lord really used you... to minister to me in a way I never imagined was possible." - A Reader

"You can't believe how impatient my 11 year old daughter (me too!!) gets about the beginning of each month... I wonder how many other mothers are finding your stories to be a way to open up and share with their children about the dynamics of healthy, whole, Godly relationships. I loved the last chapter so much [28]... I admit to being sorry to have AJ's story come to an end... can I put in my plug for a sequel??? ... I strongly believe in it's ability to heal and touch others..." - Myra (Western Canada)

"God bless you for standing out amongst others when it comes to romance... God bless you for giving Christians the opportunity to read romance stories without the fear of compromising our faith. Keep on doing the good work... my prayer for you is that God will strengthen you and give you the inspiration to write more stories... Talking about sequel to Abigail's, pleaaaaaaaaaaaaaaase allow Terry to get married too, he is such a wonderful man and I will be so happy seeing him happily married too." - Yemisi (Lagos, Nigeria)

"I have just finished reading chapter 29 of Abigail's Journey and I enjoyed it thoroughly as usual. I am eager to see what you do with the last chapter. :) Thank you for sharing your stories with us. I have to admit, though, that I am very eager for you to get back to finishing The Greatest of These. That story has had a special place in my heart for a while. :)" - Anavrea

"I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your stories. I look forward every month to the new chapters..." - Courtney

"I liked [Abigail's Journey] very much... the story sucked me right into it. It's amazing how connected you can get to the characters in a story... what a wonderful job you are doing with spreading God's word and at the same time using your imagination in such a creative way. God bless you for being so strong in your faith! God has truly given you a beautiful gift... Thank you for making Jake who he is, it shows us all what true bravery is." - an appreciative fan, Lauren (Chicago)

"Still loving every little bit of it!! ... As soon as I read the words 'Last Chapter', my heart sank. Actually, it was a couple of months ago, when there was the first inkling that this story was coming to an end, that I first experienced something like withdrawal symptoms. I had become so completely engrossed in this story and its characters, that it was very difficult initially to accept that it would not go on forever (literally!). However, in time I have come to accept this fact, and now I am actually eagerly anticipating the rest of Charlie's story, which is another one of your stories that I really like. But I doubt that I'll ever read another story quite like Abigail's Journey or that another tale will move me, encourage me, and challenge me like it has. Even your next brilliant story (and I am expecting no less from you!!) will still have second place because this was the first one to touch my heart as deeply as it has, and its place will remain forever secure. May the Lord continue to bless you with all wisdom and understanding and give you grace and continue to use you to bless and edify the lives of so many people." - Forever your fan, Esther (India)

"I have been reading your books for about 3 months... my ex-girlfriend introduced me to the 2 books 'Journey of the Heart,' and 'Abigail's Journey' and these books are the first books that have kept me wanting more since 'The Green Mile'... I am currently looking at a house in Three Mile Bay to start my family... maybe I'll make it like the little yellow house in the books... I hope to keep reading about the Johannes and the Murphy families.. thanks..." - Steve, United States Marine Corps

"I really love your stories. I think that it is wonderful the way that you address such hard issues in them, making them into more than chick-lit. I just wondered how old you are. Reading your stories I always imagined you to be a lot older than you look in your photo..." - Karen
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"Thank you for introducing me to a whole new view of life..." - A Reader

"[Abigail's Journey is] a heart moving story filled with different emotions. Not only was it a love story but it opened my eyes to things that happen inside the closed doors of a jail. It's really a fantastic, heart throbbing story and it has moved me. Can't wait for the last chapter." - Aminatn

"This is indeed a really beautiful site. And your writings are just awesome. I've read all the stories published here and the one which particularly interested me is 'Abigail's Journey'. Truly spectacular how Christ is the cornerstone behind every chapter. It has helped me to rethink the situation in which I seem to be lost and having no sense of direction. I always look forward to the 15th of the month to read the next chapter. God Bless you for your dedicated efforts which is an inspiration to the lives of many." - Shiby

"I was just writing to tell you how much I loved Abigail's Journey. I can not wait until I can read the last chapter next month. I loved it so much, I talked to my sister about it for probably half an hour on the phone... The love between Jake and Abby is so special. They don't expect too much from each other and I love that! They just love each other just the way they are and their heart is to help one another. I love the characters so much. Uncle Terry is such a pleasant character to imagine. I love the small hometown where everyone knows everyone too. I hated to stop reading it, but I'm excited about the last chapter next month. Thank you so much for writing and GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU RICHLY IN HIM!" - Mandy (North Carolina)

"This was the best love story I have ever read, bar none. After I read one page, I was completely captured by the story. My brother often got mad because I spent lots of time on the computer reading the story. As soon as I hear the book is in hardcover form, I will most definitely be buying a copy!!" - A Reader
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"I would like to thank you for writing such wonderful stories... I really enjoyed Abigail's Journey as such stories are not found in common these days... this story had everything in it... you had put up everything so wonderfully that the reader doesn't loses... interest... I am looking forward for its last chapter... I liked your The Greatest of These, I am looking forward for its upcoming chapters... I hope you keep on writing other love stories as well... why don't you come up with the drama or creating movies out of your stories... I am sure people will love it and I hope you come up with the hard copies as well... I wish you all the best with your stories and God Bless you always..." - Nida (Pakistan)

"This story [Abigail's Journey] has been truly inspiring. You take the word of the Lord and infuse it into all your stories. You tell it how it is, how wonderful things are, even though some are sad, that you [have] to rely on the Lord! Thank you!" - A Reader

"Alas, Abigail's Journey is coming to an end! You do not cease to impress me or for that matter all your readers. Beautiful piece of work... I will be impatiently waiting for the 15th of July..." - Arlene

"I have enjoyed your stories very much, especially Journey of the Heart, Abigail's Journey and The Greatest of These... I hope to read more about the Three Mile Bay characters. Is Terry eventually going to have a family of his own? I am intrigued about the changes that are already taking place in his life... I am hardly able to contain myself about the continuation of The Greatest of These. May God continue to give you inspiration..." - Lucy A. (Kisumu, Kenya)
("Terry's Journey" has begun...)

"I started reading 'Abigail's Journey' sometime yesterday and couldn't stop. I continued reading all night...until 11:00 am, when my eyes couldn't take anymore, partly from the strain of reading, but also from crying every few chapters! I slept 5 hours and started reading again. During chapter 27, a thunderstorm kicked me off the Internet and I couldn't get back online for about 30 minutes. I thought I wouldn't survive the suspense if I couldn't get back online tonight and finish! Well, I just finished and I want to thank you for writing such a wonderful story. It's definitely one of my top 5 favorites of all time! (I'm 47, so I've been reading quite a while.) Even though you've been generous enough to allow us to read the story online for free, I would love to have it in book form. I want some of my family and friends to read it and I think it will be more likely if I can hand them a book rather than sending them a link... Thanks again for such a heartwarming story!" - Karen

"I was so deeply touched by your stories Journey of the Heart and Abigail's Journey that I wanted to extend my gratitude. I randomly stumbled upon your web site through a google search, because I was finding plenty to get myself into trouble on the Internet, and I wanted to find something that would fulfill my romantic side, but not cause me to venture into sinful thoughts. Your web site was brought to me from God... Jake is SO much like a friend of mine... issues with PTSD from his abuse, and wondering how God can allow it to happen. I often don't know how to be a friend to him, and your story gave me a lot of comfort... I also think the story could be a great witnessing device, and can help to prompt conversations about God..." - Bethany

"Abigail's Journey is AWESOME !!" - A Reader

"I read your Journey of the Heart and now am on Abigail's Journey... I must say you have done a great job. Both the stories are so touching... it's such a sweet story of love, courage and standing for the truth. I loved it. This one will always remain in my heart... Thanks for putting it on [the] Net." - A Reader

"I just finished reading the last chapter [of Abigail's Journey] and tears came to my eyes as I felt the emotions of Izumi, John and Terry and Jake and Abigail... What a finish and what a message! ... I am totally looking forward to the continuation of Greatest of These and the new stories [yet to come]." - Sheri (Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies)

"You've made me cry!!!! I know, I know, it was inevitable! Oh, what a wonderful end (oh, I've started again) to a wonderful story. I was holding it together until John asked Jake for a hug, then I lost it. It's alright for John a Izumi and Terry and the girls; they get to see them [again]... But it's the very end for us, Judith! How are you holding up with that? I can't imagine what it must feel like to leave behind your beloved characters. I know what it's like for me to leave behind your beloved characters **wave from the chick sitting at the computer crying**. As usual, you did an exceptional job Judith! Well done. You have the gift of bringing your characters to life and making us feel their heartbreak and their triumphs; their personal tragedies and their mountain top experiences. We travel on their journey, experiencing their life with them, which is wonderful, but at the same time sad, as now we must leave them... Ack! It's one step down from a death in the family! What was that!?! Did I just read........................Terry, my dear friend Terry is going to get a book? **girly squeal** Oh what the hey **another girly squeal**. Brilliant! Now, just let me have the e-mail addresses of all those wonderfully brilliant people who agreed with me about Terry's story so I can thank them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Actually, you haven't posted a story that is based right from the beginning on a male character. This should be good!!!!! ... I am sooooo proud of you my sister!" - Narelle (Brisbane, Australia)

"Thank you for the wonderful stories you have shared with us, your readers. You have been an inspiration. I have just read Abigail's Journey. It was an amazing story and really touched my heart. I wish so much that you could write more. However, being a graphic designer myself, I do understand the limited time. May God be with you and eternally bless you as you have been a blessing to others." - Jeanette

"What a lovelyyy end to a lovelyyyyyy story [Abigail's Journey]. I felt like they were real people and not some book characters... and I wished them all the best for that journey together. Amazing work gal! ... glad to know Terry might find love soon. The uncle deserves that, now that he has seen the success of his niece's married life. Am looking forward [to] all of your stories." - Amruta

"If its one thing you have been to me is an inspiration and it has really helped me. One day I hope I can become a writer like you; one which makes you change places with the characters. As one reads the story, one actually feels like they are Abby or Jake. If they're sad, the readers are sad. The same emotions they feel, you make your readers feel. How do you do it Ms. Judith? ... your characters seem less fictitious and sooooooo real!" - Rhonda

"You are truly a Godsend because after reading the stories you have so beautifully written I must say that I do hope that the Lord Almighty inspires you to write more beautiful stories as you have and display it here on this beautiful site. The Journey of the Heart and Abigail's Journey have really gripped me and have created a sort of addiction... I spent days and nights totally grasped by the compassion [and] the love... May God Bless you and help you always!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!!" - Shaz (from India and living in the UAE)

"Let me first congratulate you on your great work with Abigail's Journey. It is a story from [which] everyone can learn about how a wife and husband's relationship should be. The name is so apt: 'Inspirational Romance'. It is truly an inspiration for all readers to lead such a God fearing life, turning to the Heavenly Father for all our needs... I am looking forward for more such kind of stories from where readers like us can get inspiration in leading a life favourable in the eyes of the Lord. Please continue on the Journey series as they are like family to me now and I want to know more about their lives." - K. Eva

"I really really liked this story [Abigail's Journey]... I also really liked the characters..." - Maria (Malta)

"This [Abigail's Journey] is the best love story I have ever read. There is sooo much love in this story. It is the kind of LOVE that God always wanted us feel and share with each other." - A Reader

"WOW... I just finished reading this story [Abigail's Journey] and I loved it so much that I wound up in tears instead of the characters... I fell in love with the story and Jake Murphy as soon as I started to read. I got so interested in this book... I liked reading it so much I would stay up to all hours of the night... as it is it's four in the morning. But I wanted to thank you so much for this story... it has helped me in more than one way, and I wanted to say you are a truly gifted woman and this story is amazing." - a true fan, Melissa

"I really and truly loved that story [Abigail's Journey]... I am in dire anticipation of the sequel... I can hardly wait... Really outstanding work, it practically had me glued to my seat! Great work and keep it up!" - Kim (South Africa)

"I just took the time to write to you because I've truly been blessed with your stories. Yes, I read them all. :) I tried to get to a computer quickly between college classes to be able to read them. I really love how you mix everyday life with God and His ways....that teaches us how to become who He wants us to become. I really love your stories. Keep it up, girl, you are doing so great! May God continue to bless and inspire you." - Sandra

"I am a 37-year old mother of 4... I just finished reading Abigail's Journey and I would like to thank you for posting it. I have read a few Christian love stories before but AJ's story is undoubtedly the best so far. At first I couldn't wait for the story to finish but when it finally did, I was actually sad to say goodbye to the characters. This is my first time to meet a character like Jake Murphy and reading your book is like really knowing him in person. I felt like I shared his pains (almost made me cry, not just once) and cheered his victories. If there is such a thing as a character coming to life, in my case, this guy did it. It will be difficult for me to forget him... I pray that the good Lord continue to bless you and use you in reaching out His love to others, in the same way He reached out to me through this story." - Dhaye (Philippines)

"I just finished reading Abigail's Journey. You really should put a disclaimer on this novel reading WARNING: Use of Kleenex and eye drops are necessary for this amazing journey!! I practically wore my eyes out with reading this amazing novel on-line in THREE DAYS. I just couldn't stop. Plus, half the time I was either crying ridiculously or laughing so much my husband was seriously getting worried. Thank you for such a powerful novel. I was just so encouraged... I find myself not complaining as much, but merely smiling in gratitude with all that God has given me, loving my sweet husband more... all because of being touched so deeply by 'Jake's' troubles and triumphs and 'Abigail's' strong character. I know that this is [a] work of fiction but also realize now how ugly and depraved the world can be. Who am I to complain when someone like the 'Jakes' of this world have gone through literal hell? I, myself, had experienced at least one incident of sexual abuse at the age of 4 (I can't remember it though or if anything else happened) but I have always seemed to struggle with men. Thankfully, God has given me much grace but still I occasionally wrestle with it... So this story hit home for me, on some small level, and I applaud your courage to write about something so gritty and scary as rape and it's aftermath. This reminded me kinda of Shawshank Redemption... Sorry this is a novel unto itself, but I just had to THANK YOU for encouraging me. May God continue to richly bless you with your ministry of writing... PS-- It'd be awesome to get this story made into a movie!!!" - J. from South Korea

"Your story was awesome, I was not just reading another fantasy Christian love story, I really felt I was totally in the story, I mean totally hooked till 3am in the morning. It brought me so much joy, and hope. It also rekindled in me the fire of being a virtuous woman. I do hope you hurry and put both Journey of the Heart and Abigail's Journey in hard cover, my friends and family need to read this. God bless you for these inspiring and insightful stories." - Chinomso (Nigeria, West Africa)

"I have read all of your ebooks... the best yet was Abigail's Journey. This book makes you really appreciate what you have in life. I was wondering do any of your books have movies to follow, if so, please tell me where to buy them." - Kathy
(Sorry, no movies. But a limited number of Abigail's Journey paperbacks can be found at Amazon. See FAQ for more information.)

"Amazing. Awesome read. I had come across this website before because I really enjoy reading Christian romances but I was looking for short stories. I read Journey of the Heart and when I began Abigail's Journey I didn't realize it was so long but I couldn't stop reading it. You ran the gamut of emotions in this story. I don't think any emotion was left unexplored. You truly have a God given gift and you are very generous to share this freely on the Internet. God bless you and congratulations on the upcoming print version of Abigail's Journey." - A Reader

"I don't normally write to authors but I felt it was important to give some feedback in this instance. I'm a 30 year old female singer/songwriter living in London. I discovered your website a few weeks back when I was in a darkish place. I must admit I was quite critical of the first story I read - I'm a voracious writer and can't help this! I soon came to love your stories and started to notice their influence in my life in general. As a Christian, I found myself sprouting bible verses with my 'non-Christian' friends, which led to me sharing my faith. Abigail's Journey has even helped me in my relationship with a good male friend. And I've come through that depressive period. I feel quite sad that I've read all the stories. 'Gutted', as we'd say in the UK. Your stories have blessed me and I pray that God will continue to shine through your writing and open many doors for you, so that more and more people will be blessed by your stories." - Buki (London, United Kingdom)

"I ordered and received two copies of Abigail's Journey in October. It's been incredibly moving to read AJ's story in print!! The story flows so smoothly yet intricately, I don't know how you can do it, Sarah. [Note: Judith Bronte is the pen name of Sarah Fall.] So many scenes seem to bring me right into the picture, like I'm standing there with the characters. Last night, I read to my husband the scene where AJ sought to come to agreement about Jake's decision to testify at the commission... you hit the nail on the head when Jake was so insistent to get not just Abby's halfhearted permission, but her full wholehearted agreement. I think that's because true intimacy depends on so much openness between two people, you tend to seek to try to include them in every part of your life, especially the crucial decisions like the one Jake had to make. And then to include intercessory prayer... wow!!! I was reminded of the Scripture that says a threefold cord is not easily broken... a husband and wife's deep rooted unity plus their unity with the Father can be so effective for the Kingdom of God. I loaned one copy to a friend last week and haven't seen it since... haven't had much chance to talk about it but she's an avid reader. I have a list of people I want to share it with... I've got plans to see if my librarian would let me donate a copy to our library..." - Myra (Western Canada)

"I know it is probably unusual for a male to be reading these stories. I love all Christian fiction. These are very good. The fact that you include so many Bible verses make these stories even better. I am a 61 year old shut in. May God bless your work." - Jim

"My husband works nights. I usually read a bit on the Internet before going to bed. I read the first short novel [Journey of the Heart]. It was so pleasant, and I had such a warm feeling. Many of the scriptures fit so well into the troubles in my heart. So when finished I thought I would read Abigail's Journey. Thinking it too was short. I read all night. My son went to prison for a time. So I was touched in many ways. I simply had to keep reading. Thank you so much." - Alba (Mission Hills, California)

"I really love reading your lovely stories. Never ever stop writing." - Sucharita (India)

"I am located all the way in Trinidad which is in the Caribbean and one day I came across your web site. I read your story Abigail's Journey (my name happens to be Abigail). I must tell you that I am very impressed with this story. I don't really like reading novels but from the start of this story I could not stop reading. I loved this story so much that I read it twice and I just had to commend you on a job well done... As Christians we need more of these type of stories." - Abigail (Trinidad & Tobago)

"I read all your stories and loved them. But I loved 'Abigail's Journey' the most. It's a touching story, inspiring people's faith in God and showing how He works for the good of those who love Him and turn to Him for His grace. Hope to read some more such meaningful and lovely stories from you in the near future." - an ardent fan, Janice

"I was surfing the Internet for something totally different... and somehow I ended up on Abigail's Journey. I think it was providence :)... this book came at a time in my life when my world was turning upside down. I needed something more, something to strengthen my faith in God... God used this book to speak to me (I know it's fictional but AJ's story really did touch my life). I was impressed by the way you used the Word of God within your story... I thought that was truly unique and that showed your character as an author. Immediately, I knew that what I was reading wasn't an ordinary story. I knew that it was being written by someone who's sole purpose was to do the will of God and who was doing everything possible to be guided by God, even if it was a romance novel... I still remember some of the verses that you put in your novel, somehow I remember them because of the characters or because of the storyline... I was shocked at the personal similarities that the characters had to my life, especially Abigail. She is like me in so many ways, and the fact that she was struggling with decisions in her life made me reflect on what was going on in mine. The characters were with me day and night, I could not stop thinking about what would happen next. I literally would spend my whole work day reading Abigail's Journey. (I'm a receptionist so I have plenty of time on my hands and easy access to the Internet). About seven chapters into the story I had to find someone else to read it with me because I wanted to talk about it about it so bad! ... I did find someone, my friend Vanessa, and she got hooked on it too! We would be so excited that when we would see each other we wouldn't even bother to say hello, we would immediately just gush about the story, like if we were teenagers who had a crush on the new guy at school. We were ridiculous! ... [Abigail's Journey] encouraged me to seek more of God and to put Him first everyday (especially in the little things). I truly am dumbfounded at how this book mirrored my life (not literally... I don't know anybody who's been in jail). I guess I could just relate to the characters and their lives... I applaud you for never crossing the line, especially when it came to the love scenes. (I have an extremely vivid imagination so the fact that you didn't cross the line helped me not cross it either.) Well done!" - Melodie (San Antonio, Texas)

"... your book [Abigail's Journey] is the best romance novel I've read in years... I love the book's originality and warm setting. In case nobody has mentioned this: thank you for writing Abigail's Journey. May the Lord inspire and make your future works as pleasant." - A Reader

"Just letting you know Ms. Bronte how I love your story about Abby's journey... aside from the story itself, I was reminded how God richly bless[es] us in every situation we face... [just as] Paul said to the Thessalonians, 'give thanks in all circumstances for this is GOD's will for you in Christ Jesus'... keep up the good work and may God use you mightily to reach more people all over the globe about His LOVE! My favorite line? :-D 'When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I.' Thanks to you! I will always remember those words..." - Flori (a Christian from the Philippines)

"...reading Abigail's Journey, I slept at 2h00 in the morning because I could not sleep without finishing the whole story. I started it in the morning and finished it in the morning. From the Journey of the Heart to Abigail's Journey. To know that somebody had a healing power for someone's life and growing closer together like Abby and Jake did and how he got rid of his demons with the help of his dedicated friend, companion, wife and all, it really made me shed tears that no one but GOD could stop. Please keep on writing and your stories are not far fetched they are to the point, to the core, to the heart and are heartfelt. May God whom we serve engulf you with His wisdom and just know that He is the one who declared a blessing to you so be a blessing to others... grow and soar like an eagle." - Constance (South Africa)

"I have read all your online novels and just can't wait for the next one that you are bringing out [Mountain Wild]. But why do you have to end Greatest of These so soon? I have only one request from you. Please write a sequel to Abigail's Journey. I could relate to Abby and draw strength from her. It's like Jake and Abby are part of my life. I request to please write what happens to them... Please do write a sequel, I fervently ask you." - Sobana (India)

"I started reading the story of Abby's journey two months ago and believe it or not, I have already read it twice. I am on the final chapter already... I just accidentally read [the] story at work. It was downloaded in our computer. I am actually a call center agent. During those times that I don't have a call, I tend to read some short stories made by some of my colleagues. But then, I heard most of them talking about ABBY. Even the guys at work are talking about it and said that it was really a touching story and very peculiar. I am not into reading novels - specially the long ones because I easily get bored. But since it really got my attention and I got really curious, I gave myself the chance to read it. Though, when they told me about the characters, specially about Jake being raped, the first thing that comes to my mind is that I don't wanna read it. But still, since I got curious, I changed my mind. I guess, it really took you a lot of time to do that novel. It was the most interesting (can't think of a right word to describe it) novel I have ever read... I look up to Abby's courage, patience, understanding and faith. And Jake? well, he'd been through a lot (negative situations and experiences) but he still managed to keep his faith with the help of Abby. They'd been a good pair. I really look up to them. The moment I read their story and how they managed to go through it all, I thought that I want to be like her... I want to have faith and courage as she has... It somehow changed something in me. After I read the final chapter for the second time, I am planning to read it for the third time. :-) One thing that I learned that I can't forget in this story is about faith when I am down... 'the Lord is my shepherd, when my heart is overwhelmed, bring me to the rock that is higher than I. For thou is my shelter and my tower from the enemy' I duno if I have it exactly as it was written, but I understand it well and it will always stay in my heart... may you write more stories that does not only talk about love for family or better halfs but also talks about faith and love of God... More power to you and GOD BLESS!!" - Michelle (Philippines)

"I am a Christian, but only decided to turn my life over to Jesus a few years ago, so I need all the inspiration I can get. I am 37 years old and have always loved to read. Romance novels have always been a favorite for me, so I am very thankful to you for writing romance novels for us Christians. The Bible verses are an inspiration as well as the stories. I don't usually post comments on websites, but I was compelled to let you know how thoroughly I enjoy your books. I could hardly stop reading, especially the Journey series. I probably cried more than the characters and really hated to come to the end of the stories, especially 'Abigail's Journey'. I can't wait to read Terry's and Ricky's stories. I am also looking forward to 'Mountain Wild', because I love historical romances too. Thank you so much for these inspirational stories. I definitely plan on getting the entire Journey Series in paperback." - Charlotte (North Carolina)

"I read this novel [Abigail's Journey]......from the first word to the last. I have to say absolutely wonderful. It had [me] bawling like a baby and laughing hysterically in many places. This is the first of your stories I have read. Keep up the good work!....Would love it if you could come up with a sequel to this story. Absolutely mind blowing!.....Thanks again for putting it out there for all of us to read. You really bring the characters to life." - A Reader

"I just finished reading Abigail and I loved the book even more than the Journey [of the Heart].....I've never read anything like your books before, and I do read a lot, and they are soooo full of life. Thank God cause you are truly an inspiration. I would have loved to hear more about Terry's life, especially after he shared his feelings with Jake. I will start reading 'The Greatest of These' soon." - Princess Cordelia (Pretoria, South Africa)

"I recently read your story about Abigail's journey and fell in love with it... it was such a sweet and touching story. I even recommended it to my mum... I grew up in a Christian household and unlike my parents I would not consider myself a Christian although I do believe in God. Your story filled my heart with hope and love and meant a lot to me... I am 18 years old and a while back I was sexually assaulted. My friends at the time helped me through it and for that I am eternally grateful... I have always struggled with a fear of intimacy... I think in some ways I relate to Terry... your stories (Journey of the Heart as well as Abigail's Journey) showed me that life is full of bad and scary things but you can't let them take control of your life. And for that I want to thank you... I have read similar stories in my life but none have touched me as much as Abigail's Journey so thank you from the bottom of my heart. Will there be a sequel to Abigail's Journey?" - Christie (Dunedin, New Zealand)

"I loved Abigail's Journey... even after reading it through I can't help but read it again..." - A Reader

"I just read the last published chapter of your story 'Abigail's Journey'. I think it's extremely well written and I can't get enough of it. I read quite a bit and lately I had been craving a good story... this story fulfilled the craving most definitely. It made me cry, laugh out loud and I had tears of joy once or twice... that doesn't happen to me too often through books and stories so I'd thought id let you know it's marvelous... I have spent the last 3 evenings in my room on the computer just reading, wanting to know so badly what happens next. I felt I just had to let you know how much I appreciated this story and its prequel and I plan on reading the other featured stories. Thank you for a wonderful read!" - Stephanie

"Wow... it's [Abigail's Journey] really a great story... And I really love it!!!! Abby's attitude inspired me a lot!!!!!! What a masterpiece... Hope you can write more stories like that... God Bless you!!!! Thank you for inspiring us by means of your stories...." - A Reader
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One of my longtime readers, Myra Valcourt, has created a Facebook group just for you! "The Works of Judith Bronte" offers a forum to discuss the stories and characters, and a way to get to know other readers. I hope to see you there!