FAITH & KUNG FU SERIES
Freeing Tanner Rose by T.M. Gaouette
Faith & Kung Fu- Book 1
For Gabriel, Tanner Rose is just a superficial starlet, addicted to Hollywood. For Tanner, Gabriel is just a boring, kung fu-loving, Christian boy, who's living a lackluster life in the middle of no-where. So, what happens when she's forced to live in his world? It doesn't take long before Tanner Rose craves a taste of her old life, even if it means upsetting a few people along the way. She thrives in the spotlight, after-all! Will Gabriel's faith encourage Tanner to change her partying ways, or will her wild undertakings and addicting vices tempt him to do things he'd never considered before? "There has no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that you are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that you may be able to bear it." (1 Corinthians 10:13)
“One of the best Christian Fiction stories I have read in years, and one of the best Catholic Fiction stories for young adults I have ever read...Good solid writing crafted into an awesome story.”
~Steven R. McEvoy, BookReviewsAndMore.ca
Author T.M. Gaouette
worked her way up to
a black sash in kung fu.
Saving Faith by T.M. Gaouette
Faith & Kung Fu - Book 2
With Tanner Rose gone, Gabriel is left to settle back into the God-devoted life he’d become so accustomed to. Except that his best friend’s sister, Faith, has decided that a life for the Lord is just way too confining. In an attempt to live a little, Faith focuses her interests on a handsome, but worldly, boy from her school, who has major self-control issues in and out of the kung fu arena. When things get too deep for Faith, she looks to Gabriel for help. Can Gabriel save Faith from self-created destruction or is he just too lost in his own worldly struggles to lend a hand? "Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect." (Romans 12:2)
“I felt especially called to this book, having a teen daughter who is entering into the stage of noticing boys...By far one of my favourite book series...”
Gaouette enjoys introducing characters from opposite ends of the faith spectrum to battle issues teens struggle with.
Guarding Aaron by T. M. Gaouette
Faith & Kung Fu - Book 3
When the struggles of the world and his devotion collide,
he must choose between his own desires and the will of God.
The world continues to press in on Gabriel Livingstone’s quiet life when fifteen-year-old Aaron Buckley enters Yeung’s Martial Arts Studio looking to learn kung-fu. Gabriel knows there’s a desperate secret behind the boy’s bruises, and secretly vows to be his guard, with the help of his friend Christian. But when Tanner Rose pressures him for strength and direction, and Faith’s continued rebellion send him and his friends to the hospital, jeopardizing Tanner’s career, Gabriel is forced to reexamine his decisions. Is he called to the priesthood or is life behind the monastery walls merely an escape?
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” (Ephesians 6:10-11 RSVCE)
“Wow, this author just keeps cranking out stuff that I firmly believe every Christian teen MUST READ... Guarding Aaron's a winner, full of action, emotion, and didn't-see-THAT-coming moments for both girls and guys.”
~Jeanie Egolf, author of the Molly McBride Series
Aaron's story thread was written in 2006, way before Freeing Tanner Rose, to be the first book in the Faith & Kung Fu series with Aaron as the main character.
Loving Gabriel by T. M. Gaouette
Faith & Kung Fu - Book 4
Truth comes to light and love is revealed after Tanner confesses her devotion to Gabriel. But when a former fling and co-star offers his assistance on her debut movie, he’s a constant reminder of all the ways Tanner has messed up. Add a crazed kung fu rival, paparazzi on the prowl, and a controlling stage mom, and things get ugly fast. Can Gabriel and Tanner find truth in the chaos? Or is their newly-found romance doomed before it’s even begun?
“Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” (1 Corinthians 13:4-8 RSVCE)