Saturday, March 18, 2017

You Are Invited!!

To an open house at Northwestern Publishing House April 8th 1:00-3:00 to chat about my second book "Lead Me Home". 

The Meet N' Greet will be a chance to hear about "Lead Me Home" and say farewell to all my friends and readers before my husband and I deploy to Prague. 

NPH is located at 1250 N 113th Street in Milwaukee. Light refreshments will be served. I'd love if you'd have a chance to stop in and say hi. 

Sunday, March 5, 2017


My first review was posted recently. I wanted to share it with you so you can read someone else's opinion of "Lead Me Home".

"Nuanced Tale of Love and Faith"

From our first meeting with the bashful and dreamy Romy, sent to pick up the pastor’s wife’s sister, and Maggie, on the train crossing the mighty Mississippi into Iowa, readers are pulled into their converging world.

Maggie feels like one mouth too many to feed in a large family during the harshness of what came to be known as the Great Depression. As she is thrown first into what came to be a short-lived reunion with family, and then into the harsh realities as caretaker of a motherless brood of virtual strangers, she feels abandoned not just by the people she loves, but also by God. Romy’s dedication to the family he adores wars with his adventurous side. All around him dreams are shriveling and dying during the harshness of the broken economy. His shyness has kept him from forming meaningful relationships with girls, but when he meets Maggie, her spirit and gumption in the light of her own disappointments points toward a new path for him to follow, even as tragedy strikes his family. A wealthy family takes up the ruined farm down the road and the dandified son takes up company with Maggie and Romy is forced to act in the best interests of everyone around him, even if the consequences lead him away from any chance at finding a home of his own.

Cortright’s story is beautifully detailed with all the nuances of love and faith and tragedy of that troublesome era of American and international history. Her characters are lovingly developed and the setting painstakingly recreated. Those who are familiar with Dubuque will feel right at home. Told in alternating points of view, readers can sympathize and rejoice and cry along with Maggie and Romy as life unfolds around them, and they respond by growing in faith and following their hearts.

Purchase "Lead Me Home" by clicking on this link today.

Saturday, March 4, 2017


This week I received the first copies of "LEAD ME HOME" in the mail. So if you meet me around, I'd be glad to sell you a signed copy for just $10.00.

"Lead Me Home" is the Depression era story of Romy and Maggie as they live through the troubled times of 1935. They learn that their trust in God, not only for their salvation, but also for help through the trials of every day life, is the only way they can face the travails of the Great Depression.

My second novel is also available on in paperback or Kindle version. Check it out.