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Author is Rene Gutteridge
#Year1st ReadTitleAuthor(s)My Rating 
1 2003 2005 Boo
Boo #1
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TALK ABOUT
WORKING OUT YOUR FAITH
WITH FEAR AND TEMBLING


The biggest thing to happen to Skary, Indiana, is renowned horror novelist Wolfe Boone - or "Boo," as the locals fondly call him.  For the past sixteen years, the reclusive writer has been the town's greatest attraction, having unintentionally turned the once-struggling Skary into a thriving tourist-trap for the dark side: from the Haunted Mansion restaurant, famous for its "bloody fingers" (fries splattered with ketchup), to Spooky's Bookstore (where employees dress like the walking dead).

But when a newly reformed Wolfe suddenly quits the genre and subsequently starts to pursue Skary's favorite girl-next-door, Ainsley Parker, the little town made famous by his writings becomes truly horrified.  Soon a scheme is plotted to put the fright back into Skary - and get their most famous resident out of love and back into the thrill business.

Filled with humor, small town charm, and a gentle message of enduring faith, Boo shows how even the most colorful group of busybodies and hypocrites can become a community changed forever by God.

RENE GUTTERIDGE is the author of Ghost Writer and Troubled Waters.  She lives with her husband, Sean, and their two children in Oklahoma City.

COVER IMAGE: GAIL PERRY-JOHNSTON | SIS
COVER DESIGN: MARK D. FORD
2 2005 2005 Boo Hiss
Boo #3
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THERE'S A NEW EVIL IN TOWN.

AND HER SON PLAYS SOCCER.


When a soccer field complex springs to life seemingly overnight in the sleepy community of Skary, Indiana, and the local coffee shop begins offering computer access along with its suddenly overpriced beverages, goosebumps start popping up all over town.  Has soccer mom Katelyn Downey hatched a diabolic plot to turn their slow-paced town into a den of hip suburban iniquity – or is this the perfect solution to the community's financial woes?

Even as concerned residents take sides over their town's future, many are dealing with changes of a more personal nature.  Novelist Wolfe Boone can't seem to find the right niche for his post—horror writing efforts, and his new bride Ainsley – known for executing complicated events with penache and perfection – is bewildered by her inability to control something as seemingly simple as scheduling a pregnancy.  Frustration turns to envy when her wacky friend Melb discovers, to her utter terror, that she and husband Oliver are expecting a baby.

Through its quirky characters and winsome humor, Boo Hiss offers unexpected insights into the various ways people respond to change and demonstrates that growth often occurs amid the most difficult – and hilarious – circumstances.

RENE GUTTERIDGE is the author of five novels, including Boo, Boo Who, and Troubled Waters.  She lives with her husband, Sean, and their two children in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
3 2004 2005 Boo Who
Boo #2
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"KNOCK KNOCK."
"WHO'S THERE?"
NOBODY IN SKARY INDIANA SEEMS TO
KNOW FOR SURE...


It appears that everyone in Skary, Indiana, is having an identity crisis of epic proportions-including the town itself. Once known as the haunt of the world's most popular horror writer, Wolfe "Boo" Boone, Skary started losing tourist business after Boo abruptly abandoned his career. Now the little town with the big marketing hook is up a creek-and on the brink of bankruptcy.

Meanwhile, the former best-selling author is selling cars and wondering, like the rest of the world, if he'll ever write again. Yet even as Boo's literary career gracelessly plummets, his fiancee, wholesome Ainsley Parker, is shooting to stardom as the media's darling new domestic diva.

Weave in a dreaming bride with a bargain dress and a few too many pounds on her hips, an unconventional therapist who has Skary in his thrall, a depressed cat, a dogged busybody, and a horde of strange, ghostly figures traipsing in and out of the woods, and it's easy to see why Skary is the quirkiest-and most charming-town around.

RENE GUTTERIDGE is the author of bestseller Boo, Ghost Writer, and Troubled Waters.  She lives with her husband, Sean, and their two children in Oklahoma City.

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4 2000 2004 Ghost Writer
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Someone has discovered things about his past he had thought were long forgotten...

For years the "golden boy" of his publishing house, Senior Editor Jonathan Harper finds his life at a crossroads. His 20-year marriage appears to be faltering, fueling a growing restlessness. At work, his recent projects have been financially disappointing, and his most successful author has gone into retirement. The pressure is on. Jonathan needs to deliver--he needs to prove he's still got the touch.

When a manila envelope arrives on his desk, no different than the dozens already stacked high, Jonathan thinks little of it. But as he begins to read the opening pages of the manuscript, he discovers it bears an eerie similarity to his own childhood--too similar to pass off as mere fiction. He embarks on a search for the anonymous author, but his true quest is something much deeper....

A griping tale of a soul-shaking journey that will change a man's life -- and his heart forever.

"Don't start reading GHOSTWRITER after dinner unless you can afford to miss most of a night's sleep."
KATHY TYERS
author of the FREEBIRD trilogy
5 2004 2005 The Splitting Storm
Mick Kline #1
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A massive storm
that splits in two...
a splitting storm.
One part dies out.
The other grows stronger.


Special Agent Mick Kline courts danger.  When he isn't chasing criminals, he's chasing storms.  Then his brother is brutally murdered, and Mick is convinced that Aaron died at the hands of a serial killer.  Ignoring the counsel of friends, fellow agents, and police, he launches his own quest for the truth.

Years before and miles away, Faith Kemper survived an attack that claimed her husband's life - but it stole her sight and shattered her faith.  Now she's hiding, hoping to disappear in a tiny Texas town.  Then a knock on the door from an FBI agent investigating his brother's murder begins to unravel her safety net.

Faith's fear and Mick's thirst for revenge pit them against a faceless killer whose soul harbors a storm of its own.

"Rene Gutteridge is a fine writer who skillfully tells this story driven by interesting characters and an inriguing plot.  The Splitting Storm is a page-turner - it really held my interest.
RANDY ALCORN,
best-selling author of Safely Home

I highly recommend The Splitting Storm.  In it I found suspense, mystery, touches of humor, and a spiritual beam shining through that held it all together.  Another Gutteridge winner!"
JAMES SCOTT BELL,
Christy-Award winning author of Breach of Promise

RENE GUTTERIDGE is the best-selling author of Ghost Writer, Troubled Waters, and Boo.  She lives with her husband, Sean, and their two children in Oklahoma City.
6 2003 2004 Troubled Waters
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Troubled Waters

"GUTTERIDGE'S DEBUT NOVEL GHOST WRITER MAKES HER AN AUTHOR TO WATCH."

- LIBRARY JOURNAL

Coming home to Kansas after years of being away, Macey Steigal finds her inner self begin to unravel.  She came simply to bury her father, then return immediately to her big-city career.  The past would have to remain where it was - behind her, deeply buried.  But once she arrives again at the old farmhouse, a roiling current of memories carries her back to the reasons she left in the first place.

RENE GUTTERIDGE'S deft touch makes memorable her lifelike portrait of characters struggling with issues universal to the human experience.  A stroy of love, healing and renewal, with secret aplenty simmering just beneath the surface, Troubled Waters explores with insight and verve the challenges of faith and doubt.






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