Monday, February 27, 2017

"Guide Me Home" is Free for a Kindle Download

It was featured on a website for free books. "Guide Me Home" is free to download on your Kindle for the next 2 days! Click on this site: Amazon.com to find your free edition of my first novel!! 


ebook Daily.com featured my first novel on its website that was sent to 23,000 readers! I've had many people download it so far. Hope they enjoy the book! 

Happy reading!!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Announcing the Release of "Lead Me Home"


"Lead Me Home" is now available on Amazon.com in paperback or  Kindle version starting today! 

I was thrilled to get the proof copy yesterday and put it up online shortly after that. 

Click on the links above to order your copy today of this story of Maggie and Romy who are thrown together as they face the travails of the Great Depression. 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

THE PROOF IS IN THE MAIL!!!

I ordered the proof copy of my book yesterday, so hopefully, it will online next week! 

In the meantime, here's the plot in a nutshell...


Do opposites attract? A feisty young woman and super-shy farmer’s son are pushed together as they face the travails of the Great Depression. Will it lead to love or loathing?

Hunger. Unemployment. Homelessness: realities of life during the Great Depression. Thrust into these realities, all Maggie Ehlke wants is a home and family of her own. Instead, she’s sent to her sister’s home in Dubuque to earn her keep by helping with her sister’s twins.

But circumstances soon send Maggie to the widower Iverson’s farm to keep house and raise his younger three daughters.

Iverson’s grown son, the agonizingly shy Romy, dreams of life on the road. But the death of his mother cuts his dreams short while bringing the spirited “Miss Maggie” into his world.

Amidst the hubbub of life in the Iverson household, outgoing Maggie and shy Romy find themselves worlds apart from each other. Can they meet in the middle?

Friday, February 17, 2017

Sneak Preview of "Lead Me Home" cover

It's time to reveal the cover of "Grace Alone Series" book 2. 



Lisa Hainline from Lionsgate Book Design has done a beautiful job again of creating my book 2 cover. Since most of the book takes place on a farm in rural Dubuque, Iowa, the cover very fittingly has a picture of the farm and a woman's hand as she walks through a wheat field. 

Thanks so much to Lisa for doing a fantastic job. "Lead Me Home" should be out within the next three weeks or so. 

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Meet the Hero of "Lead Me Home"

 by Connie Cortright

How many of us have faced junctures in our lives that change the path on which we are walking. Maybe the diagnosis of cancer comes from a doctor. Or maybe the loss of a job or relocation for a different job. A family member might have to move away because of a change in jobs. But the most permanent would be the death of a loved one.

Romy Iverson is forced to face such a change in his family when his mother dies of a heart attack during the Great Depression. Along with six other siblings, Romy has to cope with a grieving father and the huge hole left behind when his mother is no longer around to care for his family. 

Romy, the hero in "Lead Me Home", takes us on his journey of what the family does to cope with this tragedy. My second book in my "Grace Alone Series" will be available within a month or so. Plan to follow Romy's story when it is online. 

The sneak peak at the cover will be up soon!