Paula Moldenhauer

Usher in the holidays with the tender, fun-filled tales in the Tinseled Tidings novella collection:



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You’re a Charmer, Mr. Grinch ~ Retired police officer Rick Stanton dons a Grinch costume for the holidays and “patrols” Christmas, Florida to promote the festive town. Everyone falls under his charm except the person he most wants to impress—Postmaster Edie Hathaway. The Grinch is stealing Edie’s heart, but will Edie learn to trust him before he gives up on love? (This story was a finalist in the ACFW Carol Awards for novella of the year!)





Coming November 15th!

The Joy Scrooge ~ Spunky pediatrician Krista Fjeld loved Tait Skroog for most of her life, but when Tait and his young son, Timmy, move back to town, she is shocked by the change in her old heart-throb. Embittered by his wife’s death, Tait is paralyzed by fear and grief. Will Krista convince him to embrace life—and her—or is the risk too great for everyone?







Coming December 1st!

Fruitcake Fallout ~ Family legend claims the Preston fruitcake recipe makes young couples fall in love. But when WAC Evelyn Preston sends a fruitcake to her high school crush stationed overseas, she snags the wrong private! If Willie Baxter tries to clear up the unintentional deception, will Evie give his poor, smitten heart a chance?





All three novellas will be included in the Tinseled Tidings (vol. 1) paperback releasing December 5th


Titanic: Legacy of Betrayal


Titanic: Legacy of Betrayal

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A secret. A key.

Much was buried when the Titanic went down, but now it’s time for resurrection.

April 1912 – Olive Stanford boarded the Titanic determined to protect all she held dear. Her secret will go with her to the grave—but how can she face the afterlife carrying the burden of her actions?

April 2012 – Portland real estate agent, Ember Keaton-Jones, distrusts men, with good reason. Ever since her great-great-grandfather, Thomas, deserted the family after the fateful sinking of the Titanic, every Keaton male has disappointed. Ember is on the brink of a huge sale when a stranger shows up with a key to a century-old secret challenging everything she believes. She meets forward-thinking Jeff Dawson who is working in the family’s musty antique shop and finds an unexpected ally in unlocking the mystery of her past. But can they undo the legacy of Thomas Keaton’s betrayal?

Carefully researched, this engaging tale includes true stories of the Titanic embedded in historical fiction.

Titanic: Legacy of Betrayal is co-authored by Kathleen E. Kovach and Paula Moldenhauer.

Praise for Titanic: Legacy of Betrayal:

Titanic: Legacy of Betrayal moves along at a nice clip, full of intrigue and mystery. . . Thankfully, this novel does not insult our intelligence, but carries the reader along on an exciting ride through the intricacies of past and present, revealing depravity, nobility, courage, and cowardice, but without illusions of grandeur. In this work we see the simple realities of the human heart. Thank you for this delightful read!

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Another Titanic story? We are being inundated. But a friend recommended the book and I love reading on my Nook, so I took a chance. I am so glad I did. This story happens in April, 2012 with intelligent, well-written flashbacks to April, 1912 when the Titanic sank. . . . Both tales were riveting. . . I squirmed as the characters made one selfish decision after another. The old deeds went on to affect generations of one family. To see how far-reaching our actions can be is definitely something that people should be aware of. The truth of this maxui is not pounded forth with a didactic sledgehammer. Rather the authors allow the events in the plot line expose the consequences. This is a great read. Take time to enjoy the story as well as a time of reflection on the loss of so many brave souls.

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I was totally captivated! The writing was so descriptive that I felt I was living the story. I was anxious to have the story resolved but yet I did not want it to end.

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