Inspirational fiction based on the true story of a young girl’s incredible journey of faith on Florida’s remote, untamed Merritt Island of 1904. Mysteriously estranged from her parents, Emma-Lee uncovers a dark family secret and through near tragedy, learns that true love is never too lost or too late.
Endorsement & Reviews
“Adventure, mystery, and romance on Florida’s wild Merritt Island of 1904 will capture your heart. A beautiful story of love in all aspects of the word.” ~Review from www.HomeschoolChristian.com (click link)
“Imaginative writing and vivid word pictures will sweep you into this climactic story of a young girl whose life is turned upside down.” ~ Ruth Carmichael Ellinger, author of The Wild Rose of Lancaster
“You will grow to love Emma-Lee in this suspenseful, inspirational story that delights to the very end.” ~ Suzanne Woods Fisher, author of Copper Star
“I was thrilled to discover such an enjoyable, clean, even educational story. I’m always glad to catch my daughters reading. We need more books like The Distant Shore to offer girls today.” ~ Sheila Cragg, author of A Woman’s Walk With God
“The Distant Shore captivated my attention from the very first page…enjoyable for girls of all ages.” ~ Lisa Whelchel, actress, national speaker, founder of MomTime Minstries, author of numerous books including The Facts of Life and Other Lessons My Father Taught Me.
“A story richer with characters is hard to find these days. I thoroughly enjoyed this story; it touched my soul.” ~ Haven Cauble, age 14, daughter of Lisa Whelchel
“The Distant Shore is a delightful read filled with the sweetness of a child’s prayers, the depth of God’s love, and good versus evil. A well-rounded story, the subplots come together to give depth to this tale.” ~Coffee Time Romance Reviewer; rated 5 cups (top rating)
“Well-written, even-paced, and endearing, Debora Coty has certainly hit the mark.” ~Armchair Interview
“A charming and inspiring novel, able to warm your heart on the coldest of days.” ~ Reader Views
“The Distant Shore is as magical as any movie you’d find featured on the Disney Channel.” ~ Reader Views
“From snake bites, to tornadoes, to violent intruders, Debora M. Coty pulls readers into the turmoil-filled life of an innocent nine-year-old girl named Emma Lee Palmer in her latest book, The Distant Shore. You’ll want to rescue Emma Lee as she is sent away from her family and into the home of a distant and demanding Aunt Augusta. You’ll chase after her as she runs away and falls into the hands of an old sea captain, and you’ll panic as she stares into the eyes of a gunman and refuses to move out of the way. But in the end, you’ll realize what Emma Lee has learned along the way, that she has a Papa God who can help her through even the most difficult circumstances. Emma Lee reminds us to stand strong in our faith and to know that God is always there with loving arms ready to mend our broken spirits, warm our cold hearts, and help our failing faith. ~ Sharon L. Ricks, MA – Former President of Maryland Christian Writer’s Group