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Author Bio

Melinda Viergever Inman was raised in a storytelling family. There her roots were sunk. During years of relocation, tragedy struck. Wounded and heartbroken, Melinda forsook her roots and ran from herself and from God. A journey of trial and heartache brought her home again. A prodigal now returned, she writes with passion, illustrating God’s love for wounded people as he makes beauty from ashes. Fallen is her second novel; Refuge, the sequel, is her first. Melinda shepherds women in prison ministry and writes inspirational material at With her family she is involved with Mission India/RIMI, rescuing orphans and providing theological and job training for impoverished students.

Fallen – Sales Handle

Upon infant earth, the Creator shapes a man and a woman, the beginning. Blissful love and innocence reign. But evil encroaches.

Fallen – Book Blurb

Love takes action. The Creator God establishes the cosmos and shapes a man. Adam rises from the dust. Envious, the powerful angel Lucifer despises him. Oblivious to the threat, Adam is captivated by his strong, intuitive wife Eve. In the Garden of Eden, they enjoy abundant food, gorgeous vistas, and intriguing challenges, including their budding love and passion. They have it all!

But Lucifer’s deceptive brilliance tricks them into disobeying God. Their unity with one another and with God is destroyed. Lucifer’s jealousy threatens mankind’s tenuous beginning. But God is merciful. What astonishing promise does He make? How will Adam and Eve survive – broken, shattered, and separated from God?

Refuge – Sales Handle

Refuge is a tale of love, murder, revenge, and redemption, pulled from the oldest known source of drama—the Bible. Can we find God even after we’ve deliberately violated our consciences, wounded everyone we love, and committed an act that we feel is unforgivable?

Refuge – Book Blurb

All Cain desires is his sister Lilith. But he’s thwarted and frustrated at every turn, mostly by his do-gooder brother Abel, who always seems to be in the way, even gaining approval from God. Nudged toward evil by Satan, Cain wrecks everything and breaks Lilith’s heart. Crushed by what he’s done and banished by God, Cain flees into the wilderness, certain he’s destroyed Lilith, his parents, and the entire family. He knows he’s unworthy of forgiveness and will never be accepted by God or his family again. Will he ever find refuge?

Publisher Details

Koehler Books, New York & Virginia:

ShowKnowGrow Publishing, Michigan:

Publicist Details

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