Kristin Billerbeck - Books
chick lit
Swimming to the Surface


She was tired of life…
He was tired of death…

Can one miracle restore them both?

Kelsey Mitchell’s dreams of happily ever after were washed away when her emotionally-abusive husband succumbed to the pride of his religious illusions and abandoned his family. Years later, raising two kids alone in the beachside community of Santa Cruz, Kelsey’s faith is again tested when her daughter’s life is in jeopardy. Now, she must make a choice to drown under the weight of her past or resurface triumphantly in the faith and hope she left behind.

Alex Bechtel traded his successful CPA business for his first love: Pastoring a small church in a quaint seaside village. But when he discovers the church is long on rules and short on compassion, he must question his decisions and his own definition of faith.

Can two people with troubled pasts find hope and love in one another? Or is Swimming to the Surface worth the effort?



Welcome to Smitten, Vermont.

With the help of four friends, it’s about to become the most romantic town in America.

The proposed closing of the lumber mill comes as unwelcome news for the citizens of Smitten. How will the town survive without its main employer? A close-knit group of women think they’ve got just the plan to save Smitten. They’ll capitalize on its name and turn it into a tourist destination for lovers—complete with sweet shops, a high-end spa, romantic music on the square, and cabins outfitted with fireplaces and hot tubs.

But is this manly town ready for an influx of romantically-minded guests?

Country music sensation Sawyer Smitten, the town’s hometown hero, wants to help by holding his own wedding there on Valentine’s Day. And little Mia’s lavender wreaths hang all over town as a reminder that faith can work miracles. Along the way, four women spearheading the town’s transformation—energetic Natalie, sophisticated Julia, graceful Shelby, and athletic Reese—get in the spirit by reviving their own love lives.

Join best-selling inspirational romance authors (and real-life BFFs) Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Diann Hunt, and Denise Hunter for an inspiring stay at the (soon-to-be) most romantic town on the eastern seaboard.

One visit . . . and you’ll be smitten too.

Perfectly Dateless


The prom countdown has begun.

Daisy Crispin has 196 days to find the right date for the prom.  There's only one problem -- her parents won't let her date or even talk to a guy on the phone. Oh, and she's totally invisible at school, wears lame homemade clothes, and possesses no social skills.  Okay, so maybe there's more than one problem.

Perfectly Invisible


The last thing Daisy Crispin wants to do is get out of high school being a nobody.  She needs to leave her mark, her legacy.  Unfortunately, things don't go according to plan, and she may be remembered as a dangeer to herself and others!  What's a Christian girl got to do to get a little respect out of life.

Perfectly Ridiculous


Daisy Crispin is at a crossroads. In one direction lies the promised land--life at college, away from her embarrassing and overprotective parents. In the other direction is reality--her strapped bank account, an ailing father, and family priorities. Daisy knows the "perfect" daughter wouldn't have to think twice. But maybe Daisy was never really perfect on any level, because she does not want her life to look the way her parents think it should. She won't let that stop her, though. Now that she has been given an exciting free trip to Argentina before going to college, she's thrilled--until her parents decide to go along with her.


The Scent of Rain


When deprived of her most prized sense, Daphne discovers a life she never expected, right under her nose.  
Daphne Sweeten has left Paris – and a career she loves – in order to marry a man she loves even more. But when he stands her up on their wedding day, Daphne’s left reeling. Trained as a professional “nose” or perfume creator, Daphne soon realizes that her sense of smell has somehow disappeared too.

In the days following she moves to Dayton, Ohio, to take on a job creating fragrances for household products. Without her sense of smell, she must rely on her chemistry skills, and hope her handsome new boss, Jesse Lightner, doesn’t notice before she can figure out how to get it back. 

Despite her desire to return to Paris, she can’t deny the way Jesse makes her feel. But when Daphne approaches former contacts, she learns her missing ex-fiancé has somehow snagged her old job.  

As Daphne and Jesse work on a signature scent for their new line, she feels God at work in her life as never before. And the promise of what is possible is as fresh as the scent of rain.

Back to Life

A Trophy Wives Club Novel

Lindsay took to marriage like a starlet to stilettos, but her husband had a deeper love for the business lifestyle. Left alone after his death, Lindsay must find out who she is when there isn't a party to plan or another person's life to be organized. Can she find her way Back to Life?


The Trophy Wives ClubBarnes & Noble

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Because Sometimes, Prince Charming Isn’t

Haley’s role as an L.A. Princess is canceled when her producer husband finds someone younger for the part….

Split EndsBarnes & Noble
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She's armed--with hot irons, sharp shears, and a flair for color.

She's dangerous--truly bad news for bad hair.

And she's going to do whatever it takes to make a place for herself in the exclusive Beverly Hills salon.

She's All ThatBarnes & Noble
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Lilly’s coveted promotion as a fashion designer is given to a less-talented co-worker, her boyfriend seems to have an issue with the definition of monogamy, and she is convinced her bad hair is responsible for it all.  Will a Spa Weekend with her Spa Girls help?  Or will it take more desperate measures?

From Publishers Weekly
Christian chick-lit star Billerbeck has moved on from her popular Ashley Stockingdale trilogy with an engaging new novel that features struggling fashion designer Lilly Jacobs and her two best friends, Morgan and Poppy. The trio met at Stanford, and they couldn't be more different: Morgan's the down-to-earth daughter of a wealthy diamond dealer, while Poppy is a tie-dye-sporting chiropractor who's always prattling on about nutrition and energy. Now in their late 20s, the three are still best friends, and they make periodic trips to a spa when life gets too rough. As the novel opens, Lilly's just been passed over for a promotion, and discovers her boyfriend has been two-timing. She decides it's time to launch her own couture company. Along the way, Morgan gets ensnared in a curious May-December romance, and Lilly falls for a gold-digging Brit she meets at church. As if her plate weren't full enough, Lilly's birth mother, who abandoned her as a baby, turns up out of the blue; what's more, $20,000 of Lilly's start-up money vanishes. But all's well that ends well: Lilly finds true love and is trumpeted as the next Vera Wang. Snappy dialogue and lovable characters make this novel a winner.

A Girl's Best FriendBarnes & Noble
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The second novel in the Spa Girls Collection focuses on Morgan, who seems to have it all--diamonds at her disposal, a willowy figure, elegance, and a doting daddy. But her etiquette-controlled, well-sculpted life has left her without an identity to call her own.

Calm, Cool & AdjustedBarnes & Noble
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Silicon Valley chiropractor Poppy Clayton, who is as calm, cool and adjusted as they come…Or is she? Known for her bad fashion sense, a love for all things natural, and the inability to get a second date, Poppy is beginning to wonder if she might be misaligned herself. Her route to self discovery will be an unnatural one-a plastic surgeon, a house in Santa Cruz and a wedding date from the dark side. It's all enough to send a girl-and her gal pals-running for the spa.

Ashley Stockingdale Series


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What a Girl WantsBarnes & Noble
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“All I want is a Christian guy who doesn’t live with his mother – and maybe a Prada handbag.”


Ever felt like the last item left on the clearance rack?

As a successful patent attorney, Ashley Stockingdale has all the makings of a perfect catch – the looks, the brains, even a convertible.  But at 31, she’s beginning to wonder if she’s been passed over for good.

As seen on The Today Show!


She's Out of ControlBarnes & Noble
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Ever been on the verge of buying your own engagement ring?

Ashley Stockingdale, the charming but always-in-over-her-head patent attorney from What a Girl Wants, has finally found the man she wants to marry. But after nine months of dating, it seems her commitment-phobe boyfriend will never use the "M" word. And just when she thinks she's got it all together, Ashley is having trouble knowing where to put it.

A massive remodeling project, a hyperactive puppy, and an ex-boyfriend who wants to be part of her life again all keep Ashley's world spinning. As the mayhem escalates, Ashley's life quickly goes from What a Girl Wants to out of control.


With this Ring, I'm ConfusedBarnes & Noble
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She’s got the rock, so when does happily ever after kick in?

At long last, Ashley Stockingdale – patent attorney, fashionista, and homeowner – can finally add “fiancée” to her spirited resume.  That means the next four months will be a dizzying and decadent waltz through aisles of Vera Wang, Kate Spade place settings and Oneida flatware.  Well…maybe not.

non fiction



A fun-filled devotional by five friends who have learned to worship God, even on Bad Days.  10% of all monies made will be donated to Ovarian Cancer Research.  Two of our lovely authors are ovarian cancer survivors.

Carrie Taylor McDonnallBarnes & Noble



Joined the International Mission Board Service in 1999 and served in Israel, Jordan, Iraq, and other Middle Eastern countries. During that time, she met and married David McDonnall, a fellow relief worker in the Islamic world. They served together in Iraq doing humanitarian work until March 15 2004, the day an insurgent ambush killed three Americans instantly and left two struggling for life.


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There are a billion reasons Kate should marry her current boyfriend. Will she trade them all to be madly in love?

Katie McKenna leads a perfect life. Or so she thinks. She has a fulfilling job, a cute apartment, and a wedding to plan with her soon-to-be fiancé, Dexter.

She can think of a billion reasons why she should marry Dexter…but nowhere on that list is love.

And then in walks Luc DeForges, her bold, breathtaking ex-boyfriend. Only now he's a millionaire. And he wants her to go home to New Orleans to sing for her childhood friend's wedding. As his date.

But Katie made up her mind about Luc eight years ago, when she fled their hometown after a very public breakup. Yet there's a magnetism between them she can't deny.

Katie thought her predictable relationship with Dexter would be the bedrock of a lasting, Christian marriage. But what if there's more? What if God's desire for her is a heart full of life? And what if that's what Luc has offered all along?

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Lessons from the Heart      


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