Hallee Bridgeman lives with her husband and their three children in small town Kentucky. When she's not writing Christian romance novels, she blogs about all things cooking and homemaking at Hallee the Homemaker.
Hallee started writing when her oldest child and only daughter was a baby, but a busy professional career and being the wife of a deployed soldier had her shelve her books for another time. Two more children, a cross country move, and God's perfect timing brought the books back to be dusted off and presented to you now.
Hallee loves coffee, campy action movies, and regular date nights with her husband. Above all else, she loves God with all of her heart, soul, mind, and strength; has been redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ; and relies on the presence of the Holy Spirit.
She prays her books are a blessing to you and would love to hear back from you.
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Sapphire Ice, Emerald Fire , Topaz Heat
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Short description The men in Robin's life have never been anything but pushers and users. Tony's intrusion into her exhausted world both infuriates her and intrigues her. Does Tony have a chance to break through the wall of ice Robin built around her heart? Extended description To Robin Bartlett, men were nothing more than violentusers. After a hair-raising childhood, Robin and her two younger half sistersbattled simply to survive. Determined to give her sisters a very different lifefrom that of their mother; to never have to rely on a man for anything, sheworked two jobs and put them both through college, while accepting help from noone. Her heart had turned to ice and she had no use for men or God.Antonio “Tony” Viscolli had grown up on the streets, homeless. At seventeen, heentered a downtown church with the intent of casing it, but found himself onhis knees at the altar. After being fostered by the youth minister, Tonyfollowed God’s leading and eventually became a very successful and powerfulbusinessman. In a fallen world, he was a gem.When Tony bought the restaurant where Robin bartended, she immediately resentedhis intrusion into her well ordered, but exhausting, life. She suspected hisoffering her special attention and constant kindness was merely his way ofexpecting something from her in return, something she wasn’t willing to give.Tony knew God had led him to Robin. Would she ever allow herself to trust him?Could she ever allow herself to trust God? Or would the winter of their tragicyouth rise from the shadows of the past and freeze any chance at happiness?
Short description Beautiful and vivacious Maxine Bartlett finally finds a love that will release her from the prison of her terrifying past. But, will her new husband's mistrust of God stand in the way of their happily ever after?
Extended description A terrifying past imprisoned Maxine Bartlett all her adult life, shackling her with fear anytime a man even touched her.
In a spontaneous weekend, she unintentionally elopes with an unlikely groom. After a magical wedding night filled with love and passion, "Maxi" finally discards her dreadful chains.
She doesn't know that her new husband has turned his back on God. Worried over how the world might see the completely unexpected – and some would certainly say inappropriate – marriage, in his pride he promises Maxine a quiet annulment.
Unwilling to let their marriage disappear as if it never happened, Maxine refuses to cooperate. Seeking God's will, she moves in with him and informs him that when he decides to act like her husband again, he will find his loving wife waiting for him right there in their home. As the days stretch into weeks, the newlyweds slowly begin to trust and even love each other.
Then, just as they begin to live the "happily ever after" love story that neither of them ever dreamed could come true, a sudden and nightmarish catastrophe strikes that could wreck everything. Will her husband realize that he must trust God once more? Can he find peace and strength enough to carry them through the flames?
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Short description From the moment Derrick meets Sarah he knows there is no one else for him. Derek is a poor tough street kid made into a billionaire's protégé and groomed for wealth and success. Sarah sees only an unshaven tough kid covered with tattoos. She shuts down every advance. A decade later, will Sarah finally set aside her prejudices and open her heart to true love?
Extended description: The very moment Derrick meets Sarah, he realizes he has a reason to live. Sarah sees only an unshaven tough kid covered with tattoos and shuts down every advance.
Sarah Thomas has no memory of her broken young life leading up to the tragic murder of her mother. Her memory begins the morning she wakes in the home of her loving adoptive parents. She doesn't even know her sisters exist until her 15th year. She learns to love her siblings, but always feels a little out of place in their presence.
A benevolent billionaire offers Derrick DiNunzio a home and an education. Fresh off the streets and rescued from a criminal future, Derrick sheds his old life. He trades his ripped leather jacket for silk suits; dealing drugs for mentoring "at risk" youth; lock picking and back door jobs for the rigors of mountain climbing and hotel management.
Sarah cannot seem to see beyond the past Derrick left behind … until one day she does. When they finally come together, an indictment threatens their future. Now the heat is on. Will Sarah finally set aside her prejudices and open her heart to true love or will the long forgotten past tear them apart forever?
I can cook anything. Reading cookbooks is a way for me to relax. I cook whole, fresh foods from scratch -- so far from scratch that I actually grind my own wheat to make flour. If my family consumes it, chances are good that I made it -- from bread to pasta to yogurt.
Share something not many people know about you:
I know that I will eventually work in ministry in Africa. It calls to my heart. I don't ever talk about it, because when I do, I feel like I'm making excuses for not already doing it. I have always been drawn there, and will be ready to go when God says, "Go!"
Getting to Know You:
Are you a “pet person” or prefer no pets? I have a dog and a cat, but often think about how much simpler life would be if I didn't have them. My family loves them, though, so we will likely have one dog and one cat always.
Would you rather travel or stay at home? I LOVE to travel. I like being home and don't like having to leave to run errands and such, but a couple times a year, we travel.
Do you read more or write more? I haven't read a piece of fiction in years. Any reading time I have is used for reading homemaking books, cook books, or faith-based books about parenting, marriage, or life in general.
Prefer cake or pie? Yes. Heh.
Would, or do, ride a motorcycle or prefer to ride/drive a car? I prefer to drive a car.
Bus or taxi or walk? I will walk first. I don't mind long walks.
Are you part of a big church congregation or a small church? My church is moderately sized -- about 200 on Sunday mornings.
Do you like to telephone people or prefer to use e-mail? I do not like to talk on the telephone. I much prefer electronic correspondence. I did learn while my husband was in Afghanistan that I like video conferencing - it's much easier than talking on the phone to me. I look forward to the day that video conferencing replacing telephones as a norm.
Are you happy or joyful? Joyful.
Do you eat at home or eat out? Food is very much a focus to our family. We have educated ourselves about the benefits and/or danger of food and try to eat naturally and fresh. Unfortunately, there aren't a lot of restaurants who cater to that kind of eating where I live. So, the default is to eat at home. But, going out is a treat, because preparing a meal is an involved process for me. We have a few restaurants we cater occasionally.
Listen to music or prefer quiet? Much prefer quiet.
Prefer sunrises or sunsets? Sunrises.