Roger Bruner's Official Website
Roger E. Bruner's Little Home on the Web
Roger Bruner's Internet Home
 



Untitled
Learn about My Novels and Manuscripts
Published and currently available...

ROSA NO-NAME
Prequel to Found in Translation)

[Endorsements]     [Chapter One]

Orphaned, uneducated, and ignored by the residents of her tiny Mexican village, Rosa No-Name naively seeks a better life in San Diego with her in-name-only husband, Toms. Instead, she finds herself captive to his violence and egotistical whims. When compelled to return to her home village after discovering the truth about her background, Rosa must overcome the village's ignorance and prejudices to win their acceptance, solve a generations-old problem, and overcome a life-threatening problem. But those things don't stop her from attempting to learn more about the God of Christianity she has only heard about casually.


FOUND IN TRANSLATION
Book one in the Altered Hearts series

[Endorsements]    [Chapter One]     Discussion Questions     [Reviews]     [Trailer]


Kim Hartlinger—eighteen and spoiled—arrives on a mission trip to Mexico and discovers, to her chagrin, that shell be doing construction in a tiny remote village without plumbing and electricity, rather than evangelism in a medium-sized town with a McDonalds. . . Roughing it isnt exactly what Kim had in mind when she signed up for this trip. As if that isnt enough, the group is without a translator, and Kims dual-language Bible turns out to be Spanish-only. After breaking her arm the first morning on the job, Kim struggles to find a way to help her team and share the truth of Gods Word with the villagers. Will Kim be able to touch the villagers hearts with the Gospel? Or will her time in Mexico be up before she gets the chance?


A SEASON OF PEBBLES (previously LOST IN DREAMS)
Book two in the Altered Hearts series

[Endorsements]    [Chapter One]    Discussion Questions     [Reviews]     [Trailer]

In this sequel to Found in Translation, Kim Hartlinger returns home home from Mexico only to find that her mother has died in a car accident coming to pick her up from the airport. Kim suffers guilt, depression, and nightmares because she believes she's to blame for her mother's death. Will God use an invitation to help with a mission project at a men's prison in California to restore Kim's emotional health?


OVERSHADOWED

[Chapter One]

The sequel to A Season of Pebbles—A teenager who's lived under the shadow of her family and friends leads a mission team to Nicaragua and discovers who she really is.


The Devil and Pastor Gus

[Endorsements]     [Prologue]     [Reviews]

A whimsical, yet thought-provoking Christian speculative novel about the tempestuous relationship between the Rev. Mr. Gus Gospello and the Devil. Middle-aged Pastor Gus is obsessed with leaving a significant spiritual legacy to future generations: a novel ridiculing Satan. The Devil is obsessed with restoring his tarnished reputation by acquiring Gus's soul and delivering him to the fires of Hell. But can anyone win this battle of wills once Satan unwittingly provides Gus with more power than he realizes? (Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas)


Most recently completed manuscript...

PLAY THE RIGHT GAME
Two BFFs strive to win the hearts of the two men who couldn't be more different from them.


Completed, uncontracted manuscripts...

PROJECT MUFFINTOP
A teen uses her weight loss program to try to attract one boy while ignoring the one who likes her in spite of her fat.

DO I EVER!
Two couples try to hide their pending divorces from one another only to fall in love again.

IMPRACTICALLY YOURS [formerly, THE LADY & THE IMPRACTICAL JOKESTER]
An off-beat "light romance" about Maria and Robbie, two middle-aged best friends. While it's obvious to everyone else that they're the "perfect couple," they're afraid of destroying their friendship by revealing their love to one another. Robbie over-zealously uses his fondness for jokes and puns and his musical expertise to create a special surprise for Maria, whose unexpected reaction threatens both their friendship and their hoped-for romance. Can a local deejay save their relationship in this humorous tale of hidden identities?

FIFTY-FIFTY
An off-beat novel about Bryan Centuria, adopted son of a Protestant pastor. Convinced that God has promised him strength and a century-long lifespan, Bryan successfully pursues wealth and prestige while spurning love and ignoring God. Bryan's mid-life crisis convinces him that God's promise is just wishful thinking and nothing can prevent him from dying before his fiftieth birthday. Retiring to a houseboat to await death, Bryan believes it's too late to start over. But God has other ideas..

MISFITS
A pair of Christian preacher's kid misfits start a rocking nonconformist movement that leaves the in-crowd begging to join.

WHEREFORE ART THOU RAMON?
In this loose adaptation of Romeo & Juliet, two teens must end the feud they unwittingly started between their fathers. The feud's about whether the sanctuary's elegant new curtains should be drawn to cut the glare through the fancy new windows—one a contribution of Ramon's papa, the other of Julianne's dad. But when the feud threatens their budding romance, the teens must take some drastic steps to reunite their families. But do the ends justify the means?

A TWISTED RAINBOW
A coming-of-age novel about two young men who are trying to free themselves from their Christian upbringing. Joel is a Preacher's Kid who suffers terrible pangs of conscience just for being human. His best friend, Roberto, is a Nicaraguan immigrant who despises Christians because of the hypocrisy of those who brought his family to the United States. Together they seek the American Dream. But which will have the greater effect on their lives—winning a $5 million lottery or losing it again?

What's next? Keep checking back!