Call to Embrace Epic Book Launch & Excerpt!

About the Author

Book Title: Call to Embrace

Author Name: Maryann Landers

Genre: Christian Women’s Fiction

Release Date: November 1, 2023

She’s detached in a stormy marriage because of both of their unfaithfulness. Now she faces the aftermath of her compromise with an unwanted pregnancy. Will fleeing bring her the freedom she yearns for?

Emily Corentin wants to escape the jagged edges of her brokenness. She believes the only option she has is to take her young daughter, leave her husband, and end the unintended pregnancy with an abortion. But her plans take an unexpected turn when the homeless shelter she finds is not the type of help she wanted. She’d buried religion years ago with the death of her Gran. Any God-fearing place will only confirm how much God abandoned her.

An offer from a shelter volunteer may be the lifeline she and her daughter need, but Emily only sees it as a means to an end. The unlikely friendship that follows, draws her closer to the answers she may have carried with her all along. But rash decisions bring new challenges that drag her further into a sea of helplessness.


When all hope is lost in despair will she be washed away by the patterns of her past? Or will she answer the call to embrace the mercy of the cross and in turn bring reconciliation to her marriage?

Book Excerpt

As soon as I opened the door to the sandwich shop, I set Destiny down, relieving the pain in my back from her weight. My gaze darted around the small space for anyone we might recognize, knowing we weren’t far from where we’d started not more than an hour ago.

“It smells yummy.” Destiny drew out the words and sniffed the air.

Oblivious to the aroma, I continued to search the customers’ faces, desperate for anonymity.

“Here, give me your wet coat, and we’ll hang it up.” I reached for a chair close to the door and draped her winter coat across the back. Then I pulled my phone out and called Heather. My heart quickened as I waited for her response, but her phone went to voice mail. There was no use heading back out into the storm until I could at least make contact with her and ask if she could come to us instead. It was a full-blown white-out kind of blizzard.

“Can we have a snack?” Destiny wandered closer to the glass display of sandwich toppings.

“Shh,” I ushered her back to where I’d set down my backpack with our wet things.

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About the Author

Alaskan based author Maryann Landers writes women’s faith filled fiction based on true stories of extraordinary women of her magnificent state. She loves to showcase the unique north and give her readers a little taste of rustic Alaska.

While writing in her log home in the woods she is also looking forward to her next adventure with her Alaskan husband, juggling mom tasks such as crafting homemade meals from moose and caribou meat, building DIY projects from scrap wood piles and guiding her teens in their homeschooling.

To learn about her inspiration to write Alaskan based stories read her blog at

Her first novel in the Alaskan Women of Caliber Series; Alaskan Calibration released June 2021.