Cindy Martinusen-Coloma Books In Order

Winter Passing Trilogy Books In Order

  1. Winter Passing (2000)
  2. Blue Night (2001)
  3. North of Tomorrow (2002)


  1. Eventide (2001)
  2. The Salt Garden (2004)
  3. Orchid House (2008)
  4. Ruby Unscripted (2009)
  5. Beautiful (2009)
  6. Caleb + Kate (2010)
  7. Song of the Brokenhearted (2012)


  1. The War Memories Collection (2001)

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Cindy Martinusen-Coloma Books Overview

Winter Passing

Darby Evans stands before her grandmother’s bed, wondering why the dying older woman calls the name of a stranger Tatianna. A young woman searches for clues to her grandmother’s love and legacy lost during World War II. A beautiful story of ultimate love and the passing of a sixty year old winter of sorrow.

Blue Night

An epic story of a woman’s search for her missing husband. A mysterious blue tile is a clue that takes her search back to World War II Austria. This beautifully written novel will endear readers to the fresh voice of rising new author Cindy McCormick Martinusen.

North of Tomorrow

An epic story of the shocking truth of a family’s past and one woman’s determination to uncover the secret that will bring healing. As Amanda traces her family’s history back to WW2, she discovers that everything she’s believed about her family has been a lie. Now she must face the truth and find the one WW2 survivor who can free her from her past.


Eventide: the time from when the sun begins to set until total darkness has descended…
It was once of those magical seasons that lives forever in memory. An Italian seaside village. Days of adventure and romantic exploration. Moonlight swims in a sparkling sea. A once in a lifetime love. And though it ended in heartbreak, though she moved on to marry happily and have a son, Carrie never quite put that summer behind her. Now she’s dying young and still haunted by thoughts of her long ago love. Her best friend Lauren, determined to put Carrie’s mind at ease, sets out to do something completely foreign to her own cautious, conservative nature. Out of love, Lauren will find and confront the man she despises, the man who broke her best friend’s heart, the man who has spent the last twenty years running from his past. Out of love, she will journey alone to retrieve secrets left behind after that never for gotten summer. And somehow, she will set into motion events that change nothing…
but transform everything. As the mysteries of twenty years unravel, as husband and son and friend and even a long lost love converge to say goodbye, something unexpected unfolds. Another seaside adventure. Another moonlight swim. And somethow, even at Eventide, the miracle of enduring grace.

The Salt Garden

Three women’s lives converge around the century old mystery of a shipwreck. There’s Sophia, a reclusive author who retreated from the world after a tragic loss, Claire, a young journalist who’s reluctantly returned to her home town, and Josephine, a passenger from the ill fated ship.

As they discover the truth about lost love and buried secrets, each woman finds hope, healing, and strength to face the future.

Orchid House

Love in a foreign land. A decaying hacienda full of secrets. And a woman searching for the story of her life.

A funeral and some family business that’s what Julia Bentley expects when she travels to the Philippines to bury her grandfather. She hopes for a brief adventure, a distraction from her most recent failed relationship and her loose ends California life. Maybe even a chance to meet some distant relatives she’s never known.

Instead, she discovers a place where past and present, Spanish and Asian, primitive and civilized mingle in a melange as spicy and colorful as the paella her relatives dish up for special occasions. A place where some children hitch rides on cattle and others wield loaded guns. Where guerillas lurk in the jungle, and volcanoes and governments are threatened to blow. Where stories haunt her ancestral home the grand but decaying Hacienda Esperanza, Plantation of Hope and danger lurks behind every tree. Love and orchids bloom in places she never thought to look.

How can a land so foreign, and so troubled, fill her with a strange peace? And would staying mean risking her life…
or finding it at last?

Ruby Unscripted

Ruby’s finding out that life is all about improv…

Small town girl Ruby Madden has moved to Marin County, California; home of high dollar homes and green living. The girls wear shoes that cost more than her entire paycheck at the Underground Coffeehouse & Theater, and the students are well traveled and full of life experiences that Ruby can only dream of.

All the stresses of adjusting to her new life have put a strain on her ability to trust God. Yet when mysterious and eye catching Kaden invites Ruby to join the school’s film group, the puzzle pieces start to fit. Her love of art finds perfect expression and the film friends seem to really get her. When a major Hollywood director hosts an amateur film contest, Ruby and her friends are stoked.

But Ruby’s old life is tugging her backward and her frantic balancing act throws her new life totally off track. To top things off, Ruby makes a mistake that could cost her the chance of a lifetime.

Life would be so much easier if Ruby just had a script to follow with a happy ending guaranteed. But what’s the fun in that?


Her friends once thought she was perfect. Now she must face the mirror and herself to discover what true beauty is. Ellie Summerfield has everything a girl could want she’s Beautiful, she’s Senior Class President, has a calendar full of social engagements, volunteer commitments, and church activities. In short, she’s perfect, according to most of the students at West Redding High School. But something is bothering Ellie, like a loose string on a dress she can feel but can’t see. Does she really love her boyfriend, Ryan? Who are her true friends? And is she really happy in her picture perfect life?Then in the course of a few minutes, the loose string in Ellie’s life completely unravels. Forever changed, she must face herself as she discovers what it really means to be Beautiful.

Caleb + Kate

Private school, rich friends, vacations in France Kate has it all, except a belief in love. When Kate’s family purchases a hotel in the Pacific Northwest, she enters a world that is wholly unknown to her. She never has any privacy because of the constant flow of guests. And as the hotel owner’s daughter, she struggles to make friends. Then she meets Caleb, a strange combination of working class, Hawaiian culture, and Christian bad boy. He talks about love in an all new way that she finds so alluring. But the two have nothing in common. He rarely smiles, rides a motorcycle with a rough crowd from town, and worst of all, he totally ignores Kate. But Kate has something that he needs and she resolves to prove to him that what she has doesn’t define who she is.

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