Welcome to Storied with Grace. I’d like to share with you some stories of lives braving the storm, of the spirit to fight for the things that are valuable, like family and friends, Christmas holidays, fathers and sons, the joy of playing golf together, discovering a deep mine filled with invaluable gold. I’ve found that when inspired by courage, a soul becomes a candle, a small flame of hope in the darkness. The more damaged one is, the greater the glow. These stories here mean to explore that journey, that risk of lifting someone up. A story illuminated by a candle finds the light to share its words of broken healing. I do not have the answer. I am not lord over my life. Or another’s. But I desire to be healed. My hope here is that these stories might encourage you to explore your own journeys toward that end. So please enjoy and may you be blessed in your discovery of “how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge–that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” (Ephesians 3:18-19). Thank you and God bless!


Current Releases:



The story of the Prodigal Son retold as a sea adventure…

In a cozy Oregon coastal town called Springwick Harbor, Wade Burns’ desire is to follow in the footsteps of his adoptive father, Abner, and become the Lighthouse Keeper. But Abner has chosen his natural son Jeshurun as First Assistant and successor. Wade is so jealous of Jeshurun’s favor that he decides to…. read more

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Warm Gold is the story of a miner who, by braving his fears, discovers the Motherlode….

As an orphan living in the slums of Boston during the Civil War, Sollinger is betrayed by his belated father’s partner and sent to prison for 35 years. He is released into the bustling Industrialized America of 1896, minus an eye, and begins his personal quest to…. read more

“A truly impressive saga, “Warm Gold” is an exceptionally well written and complex story that showcases author Samuel Cronin’s considerable gifts as a novelist. Thoroughly entertaining, “Warm Gold” is a fully absorbing novel from beginning to end and very highly recommended for community library General Fiction collections. For personal reading lists it should be noted that “Warm Gold” is also available in a Kindle edition ($3.99).

~ Midwest Book Review, February 2016 ~

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A Season for the Blessed tells the story of Jimmy and Parma Tample, two golfers, in love, determined to play the greatest game, through every kind of storm…

Jimmy Tamasftb_front_cover-hiresple is determined to make it to the PGA. For the last sixteen years he’s been punished for trying, by way of Q School. Four stages. Multiple rounds. One terrifying hole after another. It’s so grueling that former PGA players who have been forced to requalify through it, fizzle out. This year, his seventeenth, Jimmy has made it all the way to the last round of the final stage. In a moment, he will earn his Tour card and a few bucks as well, to help pay off a heap of debt. He’s in good hands. His caddy happens to be his wife. She knows his game better than anyone. But something unsettling is happening… read more

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Christmas will never be the same again…

It’s finally Christmas Eve. The entire Straw family has gathered to celebrate the best day of the year. But there’s a problem. Grandpa Straw, a wounded veteran of World War II, on the brink of retirement, and facing cancer, has lost the spirit of their tradition. When the family goes caroling, he stays home alone. And perhaps he wants it this way, where he does not have to face the season with all its promise of good tidings and joy. But when his family does not come back, events transpire that encourage him to confront his bruised past and embrace his family, becoming the warm grandpa everyone longs to love.

~ A story within a story, Hope of Home is a novel that Grandpa Straw has penned and gifted to his estranged grandson Marcus, written in the hope of helping him reunite with his family and bring him home… read more

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Take Care!

Samuel Cronin