Addy of the Door Islands

When Addy and her sister Molly step off the Orphan Train Steamer in Ephraim, Wisconsin, no one waits for them. Hopes for a family that would treat them kindly while they worked for them are gone. Addy determines to find a job and care for her sister, but that presents problems she can’t quite handle. Even though Mr. Captain offers to help the girls find a home, Addy is convinced no one will ever want them. She’s just too much trouble and too impetuous. Besides, those pesky feelings of abandonment stalk her heart. As Addy and Molly get to know the kind and strong people of Door County and its isolated islands, perhaps they will actually find a place to call home. But will they ever learn about the family they lost? And what of the others from the Orphan Train? Who will love these children? Join Addy in her quest to grow into the heritage of the islanders by becoming a strong survivor and helping others do the same. Her attitude and actions will delight you and drive you crazy.

In Addy of the Door Islands, Judy DuCharme continues the saga of the fascinating people of the Door Islands at the tip of Door County, Wisconsin. Set in the late-1800s, Addy of the Door Islands shares the story of two amazing orphan girls who just want to be loved. Through their story, learn more about the islands and the children who were part of the history of the Orphan Train. And catch up with the people you loved in Lainey of the Door Islands.

Lainey of the Door Islands

Walk with Lainey into the world of Door County and its islands in the late 1800s. 

A time of shipwrecks, lighthouses, and strong people that never give up. 

Lighthouse keepers risk their lives every day to save others and protect those on ships on the Great Lakes. But for Lainey, life on tiny Pilot Island is a hard place for summer vacation—Aunt Edith is always making her do chores and fussing at her. And Uncle Otis needs a lot of help to man the lighthouse.

When disaster hits, Lainey must find the courage and strength of those who make their lives on these treacherous islands. With humor, faith, close friendships, and a young man who interferes with her ability to think, Lainey becomes a shining light of spunk and grace. 

Lainey of the Door Islands will touch your heart and show you that even in what feels like the worst circumstances, God has a plan to prosper and not to harm.

Christmas Ivy

How can one visit alleviate the trials of the past few years? How can one quilt reveal truths never before realized? It had to be a dream…Her grandparents passed away a few years earlier, but here in the family kitchen on the dawn of Christmas morning, they greet her with the same love and sage advice she grew up with. Their presence captivates reality and brings Ivy to complete confusion.

I Want a Water Buffalo for Christmas

I Want a Water Buffalo for Christmas tells the journey of LeGory, a young water buffalo, who brings life to a family in dire need. Several circumstances fall into place to create the life-giving wonder of providing for those less fortunate.

Run with the Wind

Linney Merritt loves her life in the Florida scrub where she assists her Pa in raising and taking cattle to market. The new cowman, Cyrus John, appreciates the chance to start over. Marrying holds no interest for either, but they can’t help but be drawn to each other. And then, just before Christmas, they find themselves fighting together to save the life of a calf, all while discovering the One who can remove fears and provide forgiveness.

Blood Moon Redemption

Throughout history, blood moons have always been surrounded by persecution and provision, great trials and triumphs. The blood moons of 1493-1494 provided a new world for the Jewish people. In 1949-1950, the blood moons gave them Israel, and the following eclipses presented the Jewish people Jerusalem in 1967-1968. Now a new set of blood moons is on the horizon, and Tassie’s family is certain they will bring about great change.

Tassie, named for a lost religious relic, has her sights set on her career and love, and she doesn’t have time for silly children’s stories. Dismissing the blood moons as circumstance, her unbelief threatens to keep her from her destiny. When Tassie finds herself in the center of worldwide turmoil and a terrorist plot, can she accept her family history and fulfill her place in the future of Israel? Or will the country of her heritage finally fall to its many enemies?

Blood Moon Redemption is an end-times thriller that will keep you riveted until the very last moonrise.

Society of the L.A.M.B.

Society of the L.A.M.B.: Love. Authority. Mercy. Boldness. In a raucous colony of those who celebrate dark desires, Josiah and other LAMBers who believe King Glory lives are hunted and imprisoned…or worse. But hope and truth endure in the midst of total danger. After fleeing the colony, Josiah finds light and hope at his grandfather’s house, where a secret gathering of LAMBers have escaped the watchers. After learning of the power of the shout within himself, Josiah is chosen to carry the truth to others. But how can he return to the colony without being captured and put to death? The shout cannot be denied. Josiah knows his mission.

The Cheesehead Devotional

The Cheesehead Devotional was published in September, 2012.  This book is most definitely designed for Green Bay Packer Fans all over the world.  Taking game day events, player interviews, and historical Packer information, I have woven in the truth of God’s Word, the Bible, in presenting real life illustrations of God’s love and His hand at work in our lives.  It will be available at Amazon and on eBooks as well as local bookstores. Sara White, Reggie’s wife, wrote the forward.  Wayne Larrivee, radio voice of the Packers, and Bonita Favre, Brett’s mom, both endorsed the book.

My love for the Packers goes back to 1983 when we were about to move to Door County, Wisconsin from the Detroit, Michigan area.  I had grown up a Lion’s fan, but I quickly ‘converted’ to being a true Packer fan.  We had season tickets through the glory years of Reggie White, Brett Favre, and Super Bowl XXXI.  My love for Jesus and the Bible goes back even further, to my teenage years.  He is my focus, my Lord, my reason for living.  So this book was certainly fun for me.  I hope it is fun, meaningful, and maybe even life-changing for you.

The Cheesehead Devotional: Hall of Fame Edition

“The reading is simple, the characters are very different, and Coach Lombardi’s challenge will guide us one day at a time.” ~ Sara White, wife of the late Reggie White

“This book is a blessing to comfort when it’s fourth and one, or you’ve just fumbled in your own life.” ~ Kevin Harlan, CBS TNT WestwoodOne Sports

“Judy DuCharme has taken the quotes of Lombardi and the spirit of some of the greatest Packers’ players of all time and skillfully woven them into a series of inspirational messages for us all.” ~ Wayne Larrivee, game-day radio voice of the Packers

Walk with Judy DuCharme and Packer greats down the road of adventure, honor, and faith. Maybe you’ve attended the games, listened to them on the radio, or watched them on TV. Maybe you’re reading about the Packers for the first time. Either way, these stories will challenge and encourage you to strive for greatness. Judy connects each player, each glorious victory, and each devastating loss to eternal truths and principles for purposeful living.