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Julie Arduini loves to encourage readers to find freedom in Christ by surrendering the good, the bad, and ---maybe one day---the chocolate.

She’s the author of the contemporary romance series SURRENDERING TIME, (Entrusted, Entangled, Engaged,) as well as the stand-alone novellas, MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN and RESTORING CHRISTMAS. She also shares her story in the infertility devotional, A WALK IN THE VALLEY. Her other latest release, YOU’RE BRILLIANT, is for girls ages 10-100, written with her teenaged daughter, Hannah, and is book 3 in their SURRENDERING STINKIN’ THINKIN’ series. She blogs every other Wednesday for Christians Read.

She resides in Ohio with her husband and two children. Learn more by visiting her at, where she invites readers to opt in to her content full of resources and giveaway opportunities.

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Genres: Christian, Contemporary , Romance

United States


Non Series

  • A Walk in the Valley: Christian encouragement for your journey through infertility (2015)
  • Finding Freedom Through Surrender: A 30 Day Devotional (2017)


  1. Restoring Christmas (2019)
  2. Match made in heaven (2019)

Surrendering Stinkin' Thinkin' Series

  1. You're Beautiful (2018)
  2. You're Amazing (2019)
  3. You're Brilliant (2020)

Surrendering Time Series

  1. Entrusted (2014)
  2. Entangled (2016)
  3. Engaged (2017)
Surrendering Stinkin' Thinkin' Series
Surrendering Time Series

Detailed book overview

Non Series

A Walk in the Valley: Christian encouragement for your journey through infertility

Are you continually frustrated by infertility?

As a Christian, how do you cope with the fury, agony and bitterness?

Written by six powerful women who have gone through the pain of infertility, and completed the journey, this devotional book will help those that are in need through journaling prompts, prayer exercises, and The Word.

Some of the topics discussed in the book include: infertility testing, diagnosis, decision making, infertility treatment, miscarriage and pregnancy loss, pregnancy and childbirth, being childless, adoption, foster care, child sponsorship, and orphan hosting and emotional replenishment.

Through God’s grace they overcame this tough stage—and so can you.

Author: Julie Arduini
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1544177724
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Finding Freedom Through Surrender: A 30 Day Devotional

This book is a devotional featuring surrender issues from the beloved Surrendering Time Series by Julie Arduini.

The great thing about the book is that it has unique content written by some of your favorite characters from Entrusted (2014), Entangled (2016), and Engaged (2017), and of course the author.

The devotionals are meant to uplift the spirit of readers, teaching them to learn to surrender whatever challenges that they may be facing, be it fear, loss, change, regret, and the future to God, for He is well in control of everything.

Author: Julie Arduini
First Release: 2017
Publisher: Surrendered Scribe Media


Restoring Christmas

Holly Christmas returns to The Christmas Mansion, her picturesque family mansion, for the first time since her graduation, following the death of her parents.

She however finds herself with something to prove after a straightforward middle-school child claims that Holly doesn’t like Christmas.

Kevin Holt is determined to give hope to students facing various problems.

Their community project at The Christmas Mansion is the perfect opportunity to make a lasting difference.

But when Nathan, who is from his class, openly proclaims something about the mansion’s co-owner, Kevin wonders if he’ll be able to refurbish the mansion, inspire Noah and assure Holly that there isn’t a better place that she would be at.

Author: Julie Arduini
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-1733687621
Publisher: Surrendered Scribe Media
Match made in heaven

Although Beth Prescott desperately wants to help the elderly persons that she attends to as a volunteer coordinator, their matchmaking attempts have triggered her cautiousness.

Knowing full well the agony she was forced to endure, that is one thing that she isn’t willing to do again.

Determined to assist his grandfather and heal his shattered heart, Dean Kellerman returns to the Finger Lakes area.

He certainly isn’t looking for any distractions, having given his life to Christ once again.

Dean however crosses paths with Beth when his grandfather asks for his help with a senior program.

Can the two put their faith in Christ and in one another?

Author: Julie Arduini
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-1733687614
Publisher: Surrendered Scribe Media

Surrendering Stinkin' Thinkin' Series

You're Beautiful

Amazing things happen after a group of girls and their mentors find out that they are beautiful.

Hayley Atkinson suddenly becomes reclusive, avoiding all her friends and new chances with the recent mentoring group known as Linked, after she allows a lie that has been told to bring her down.

Sabrina Wayson, a mentor in Linked, doubts her ability to uplift the spirits of girls desperately in need of encouragement, as she—just like the girls that she should be helping—also has her fair share of struggles.

Can they manage to ignore the lies and learn what it really means to be free?

Author: Julie Arduini
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-0692056233
Publisher: Surrendered Scribe Media
You're Amazing

Amazing things happen after a group of girls and their mentors find out that they are worthy.

Jazmin is a gifted dancer who doesn’t use much effort whenever she moves.

But when a chain of unexpected events take place, she is left doubting whether she can continue pursuing her passion.

Lena can never seem to catch a break, given that she is a mom with small kids.

She however finds herself doubting her ability after a woman argues that Lena’s role is everything but important.

Jazmin and Lena are members of Linked, a mentoring group where various people uplift each other’s spirit and spark friendships.

Will these two ignore the lies and learn just how worthy they are?

Author: Julie Arduini
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-1733687607
Publisher: Surrendered Scribe Media
You're Brilliant

Although Bethany is everything but pleased to begin high school in a new community, things don’t look as bad after she becomes friends with KJ—a popular sophomore.

Everything however changes when she learns that KJ’s boyfriend is a bully.

And when Bethany challenges Brent Sullivan, she attracts his vengeance.

Cheri undertakes an extra job in an effort to help finance Sabrina’s wedding.

The environment is quite different, unlike the church where she works as the pastor’s wife and mentor at Linked.

The optimism however changes when a teacher demeans her work.

Will these two ignore the lies and discover just how competent they are?

Author: Julie Arduini
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 978-1733687638
Publisher: Surrendered Scribe Media

Surrendering Time Series


Jenna Anderson leaves her hometown in Ohio for Speculator Falls, set on starting her new job and become one of the locals.

Ben Regan's family quite rightly holds Speculator Falls together.

Although he pledges to protect his countryside community, Ben is left devastated after his grandfather dies and his ex-girlfriend takes off without even letting him know.

As such, the last thing that he needs is more change in his life.

This book is book about letting go of the present fears about change and wanting to fit in.

Author: Julie Arduini
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-0692709177
Publisher: Surrendered Scribe Media

Although Carla Rowling has fulfilled her dream of joining cosmetology school, she feels undeserving due to the fact that she made poor decisions as a teenager.

Between being a single mom, planning her best friend’s wedding, spending time with boyfriend Will, and dealing with her son's father who has unexpectedly returned, Carla seems to have a lot on her plate.

Will Marshall is one of the most reliable residents of Speculator Falls.

Although he is ready to take things to the next chapter with Carla, his girlfriend is increasingly becoming estranged.

Will Carla ever let go of the past and learn to embrace the promising future?

Author: Julie Arduini
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-0692713471
Publisher: Surrendered Scribe Media

An apologetic Trish Maxwell returns to Speculator Falls with nothing, having left the tiny town with the hope of making it big in New York City.

Working at her family’s department store, she is determined to prove to everyone that she is no longer the person that she used to be.

Thing start getting better when she crosses paths with paramedic Wayne Peterson, the one man who doesn’t judge her, and Jenna Regan, who always has her back whenever people ask her too many questions.

Although she gets another chance to fulfill her career ambitions, Trish stands to lose her newfound relationship with Wayne.

Will she learn to surrender everything to God?

Author: Julie Arduini
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-0692895924
Publisher: Surrendered Scribe Media