Two women. A friendship forged in war, destroyed by a
dark secret. Now one's fear of God and the other's faith in Him
collide in a different kind of war—and only one of them can win.

Wounded Healer
Book One
Yep, you found me.

Things have definitely changed in my world
the past few years, but I'm still here.
And since the shelf life of an old book
never seems to end these days,
my stories are still around too.

If you happened to come across one
and now find yourself here
out of good-old-fashioned curiosity,
Thanks for stopping by.

But, first things first, okay?
Once Chris fought for her country.
Now she's fighting for her faith.
And she's about to fight for her life.

Warrior's Heart
Book Two
Chris saves a child from an abusive father, but then must
face her own past, when no one was there to save her.

Valiant Hope
Book Three
Four warriors. Two rival gangs.
Is faith enough to win peace on the streets of Kimberley Square?

Standing Strong
Book Four
If you would like to learn more about Jesus ..., to let His love reach you right where you are,
to feel His forgiveness and to experience peace like you have never known before, you can.
believe. And then receive. Be sure. It truly is that simple.
I would love to hear from you. Please feel free to send me an
e-mail at
donna at donnafleisher dot com.
Thanks again for stopping by!
Vaya con Dios (Go with God),
Welcome to my site!
John 14:27

Peace I leave
you, My peace I
give to you; not
as the world
gives do I give to
you. Let not your
heart be
troubled, neither
let it be afraid.
Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the L
with all your
heart, and lean
not on your
In all your
ways acknowledge
Him, and He
shall direct
your paths.
Scripture taken from
the New King James
Version. Copyright ©
1979, 1980, 1982 by
Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Used by permission.
All rights reserved.
Acts 16:31

Believe on the
Lord Jesus
Christ, and
you will be
Matthew 6:14-15

For if you forgive
men their
your Heavenly
Father will
also forgive you.
But if you do
not forgive men
their trespasses,
neither will your
Father forgive
your trespasses.
1 Corinthians

stand fast
in the faith,
be brave,
be strong.
The Homeland Heroes Series ...

... is a four-part series of Christian novels
falling under the genres of contemporary relational drama and women's fiction,
focusing on the friendship of two women who meet
in the U.S. Army in 1991 during Operation Desert Shield,
and set throughout the first nine months of 1996
in a neighborhood inside the heart of Portland, Oregon,
a neighborhood its residents have affectionately named Kimberley Square.
Surrounded by the oppressive terrain, weather, and tension of Operations
Desert Shield and Storm, soldiers Erin Grayson and Christina McIntyre shared a
special bond. But when an ugly secret from Chris’s past shattered their close
friendship, they went their separate ways without even a good-bye.

Chris has spent her entire life running from the past, hiding her deepest
secrets from those who care for her most. And now, five years after the war,
tragedy has once again stolen her hope for a new life. She’s ready to end it all.

It’s a good day ... to die.

Overcoming her own anger and doubt, Erin rushes to Chris’s Colorado cabin.
When Chris’s fear of God and Erin’s faith in Him collide, they are involved
in a different kind of war that only one of them can win.
As Chris wrestles with grief, fear, and ghosts from the past,
Erin fights to pull her from the brink of self-destruction. She will not
lose Chris again. Chris’s life is at stake ... as well as her soul.
This is no mere storm. It’s a deluge of catastrophic proportions.
Swollen by record rains and a ten-inch snowmelt, the Willamette River is
hammering Portland, Oregon, with the flood of the century.

In Chris McIntyre’s heart, a different kind of flood—a rising torrent of
emotions—threatens to sweep her away from the community of Kimberley
Square. Her newfound faith keeps her from running. But how can she stay?
Her push-the-limits personality may have made her a perfect soldier, but it
sets her apart from the people at her church. And it sets her at odds with
Scott Mathis, the husband of her closest friend, Erin. Fearing for Erin’s safety,
Scott resents his wife’s high-risk friendship with Chris.

But when Scott and Chris are forced together to help Kimberley Square
residents ride out the storm, a different, equally lethal danger
descends on them. Death or redemption rest in the hands
of one person—a woman with a warrior’s heart.
Nine-year-old Alaina Walker is being abused. Christina McIntyre is sure of it.

Eight and a half months pregnant, Erin Mathis is in no position to prevent
Chris from confronting Alaina’s father. Despite Erin’s concerns, Chris finds
herself in the Walker’s living room, face to face with Alaina’s father. The
moment quickly escalates into chaos. Chris subdues the man long enough for
the police to arrive, but in the renewed chaos following their arrival, Chris is
handcuffed and nearly arrested—until a paramedic sees through her behavior
to the underlying cause of her panic. He helps her calm down, then gently
persuades her to talk about memories she has long kept buried.

Little by little, as their relationship builds, Chris shares more and more with
this handsome new friend. But dredging up vile secrets from her past causes
nightmares to return, and each new relived horror brings her closer to the
inevitable: a long overdue confrontation with her own father.
A father she swore she would never see again.
A father she swore she would never forgive.
Kimberley Street, Portland, Oregon. Light-years away from anywhere
Chris McIntyre ever dreamed she would live.

Friends share this home with her, friends who have become her new
family, the only real family she has ever known. Kimberley Street is home,
in the truest sense of the word. But it’s going to take a hero’s heart to
keep it safe in the middle of a gang war.

When the Kimberley Street community is caught between two rival gangs
battling for territory, it’s a war far uglier than anything Chris or her warrior
comrades ever saw in Desert Storm. She’ll need all her wits about her to
protect the people and place she loves. But love itself can also be
distracting and dangerous in its own way.

Jesus Christ gave Chris her life back and freed her from her past.
Now is she willing to give up everything to serve Him—even if it
means saying no to Jason? And can He protect the ones she
loves in a world where a child can kill without mercy?
Again, I plead with you,
if you are not sure what you believe about
Jesus—or if you even need Him, please (
please!) take
one hour, listen to what Greg says,
and hear the Truth. Through his words, allow
the Spirit of the Living God to reveal to you
just how much you do need Jesus.

And ... check
this out. Please?
Even Greg would admit ... no one speaks Truth
Billy Graham. And before Billy leaves this world,
he would love to lead you Home.
I know a lot of people think the message of the cross of Jesus Christ
does not matter, that it is ridiculous foolishness.
But, in my life right now, nothing matters more.
I am one of those literally being saved by it.
For me, it is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. (John 14:6)
Literally, it is the power of God. (1 Corinthians 1:18)

You found your way here ... my deepest prayer is that you will look around and,
if you haven't already, begin to realize how much this matters in your life as well.

Those who laugh and scoff can explain why we choose to believe the Bible, and easily discard our reasons.
But two things they cannot explain: our unfathomable peace and our overwhelming joy.
On a hill called Calvary
Stands an endless mercy tree.
Every broken, weary soul
Find your rest and be made whole.
Stripes of blood that stain its frame
Shed to wash away our shame.
From the scars pure love released
Salvation by the mercy tree.
In the sky between two thieves
Hung the blameless Prince of Peace,
Bruised and battered, scarred and scorned,
Sacred head pierced by our thorns.
"It is finished!" was His cry.
The Perfect Lamb was crucified.
His sacrifice, our victory,
Our Savior chose the mercy tree.
Death has died,
Love has won!
Jesus Christ
Has overcome!
He has risen
From the dead!

One day soon,
We'll see His face,
And every tear,
He'll wipe away.
No more pain
Or suffering,
Oh praise Him for
the mercy tree!
The message Greg Laurie shared with the world on September 29th, 2013, at Harvest America in
Philadelphia, was the best presentation of the Good News of Jesus Christ I have ever heard.
Hope went dark that violent day,
The whole earth quaked at Love's display.
Three days silent, in the ground,
This body born for Heaven's Crown.
But on that bright and glorious day,
Heaven opened up the grave,
He's alive and risen indeed!
Oh praise Him for the mercy tree!