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Taking Penny Zeller on Vacation

At Christian House Sitters we are committed to helping Christians enjoy the best holiday at the lowest price. In fact rent-free.

But having a wonderful place to stay is not enough.

When I am on vacation I like to relax with a really good book. We have therefore asked a selected few Christian Fiction authors to write a short post about themselves and their books. Hopefully this will prompt you to try these books on your next vacation.

To get things started I am delighted that International Best Selling Author, Penny Zeller, has agree to write our first in this periodic series

Penny Zeller
Penny Zeller


My name is Penny Zeller and I am the author of McKenzie, Kaydie, and Hailee, in the Montana Skies Historical Romance Trilogy.

I’d love to share my testimony behind McKenzie, the first book in the series…

My family and I were in a car accident a couple of years ago where we slammed into the back of a vehicle at 60 mph. Things could have been so much worse, and I remember sensing the Lord’s hand of protection over us.

I suffered neck and leg injuries. During that time period of seven months, I was also hit with back-to-back bacterial infections. Because of the injuries and illness, I was homebound and my active lifestyle suddenly became limited.

I look back now and praise God that He gave me McKenzie, as well as two other manuscripts I wrote in that seven month period of pain and illness.

God took what was a difficult time and turned it around to something positive that can be used for His Kingdom – allowing me to impact lives for Christ through the written word.

God has since healed me and I pray daily that the path I have chosen in life will glorify Him. Psalm 91 became my favorite verse, and I relish the fact that time and time again God is my protector and “my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust…” Jeremiah 29:11 is also closer than ever to my heart.

Throughout the series, I focus on the power of God’s love, redemption, hope and forgiveness. In McKenzie, readers catch a glimpse inside McKenzie Worthington’s life and see that God can and does change hearts.

More about McKenzie: Book Cover Hailee

Desperation to rescue her younger sister from an abusive husband prompts McKenzie Worthington to run away from her stately Boston home as a mail-order bride for a rancher in the rugged Montana Territory.

Desperation also prompted Zachary Sawyer to post the ad for a bride, and he eagerly awaits the woman God has chosen for his wife.

When they meet, McKenzie tries to keep her distance, but she can’t help feeling attracted to Zach and his selfless ways. What will become of her plan to annul the marriage when she finds her sister?

Thank you for allowing me to share the testimony behind my Montana Skies Series. I love to connect at my website http://www.pennyzeller.comblog: http://www.pennyzeller.wordpress.comand FB page

May God bless you!


To find out more about Christian House Sitters please visit our website or contact me

God bless you,



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ABOUT Christian House Sitters Christian House Sitters is a Worldwide ministry that started in order to provide holidays for Christians and sitters for owners who needed a reliable Christian to look after their home, pets and garden. House owners do not pay anything to have their property listed. House sitters are only charged £25 per year and in return for this some enjoy numerous holidays each year. All fees from membership go to sponsor food for children at the Home of Peace Children’s Home in Kenya. This only supplies about a quarter of what is needed to feed the children so we urgently need sponsors. All funds go via our Registered Charity TLC Children’s Trust Charity Number 1156786 website N.B. Joining Christian House Sitters does NOT commit you to sponsoring a child or giving any support beyond your membership fee to these children. Although naturally if you want to support that would be greatly appreciated. We have some regular sponsors and other people who give an occasional gift. All are greatly appreciated. ABOUT RAY & MARILYN We are Marilyn & Ray White. A fun loving Christian couple who have been in Christian work for over 30 years. Marilyn was born in England but moved to Zimbabwe as a baby. At the age of 16 she moved to South Africa. Ray was born in South Africa and grew up on a farm. We met in Johannesburg and got married in 1966. Ray worked in business for many years then he worked for YfC in South Africa then went on to Bible College and Pastored a church. In 1982 we moved from South Africa to England. In addition to his theological training Ray trained in Psychology and since moving to the UK he has lectured in Psychology, counselled for the NHS and opened a Christian Counselling Centre. Marilyn is also a trained counsellor and manager. In addition to the counselling we trained Christian counsellors both in our local area and by invitation in other areas of the UK. In total over 700 people completed the training courses. Many are serving the Lord by working in or through their local churches. We also ran a secular Stress Management business. We are now semi-retired and focus our time and attention on Christian House Sitters and Ray also serves as a member of our Church Leadership Team. Ray also has an active preaching ministry and runs Christian seminars on subjects such as stress management for church groups. He has written two books. A Christian book that is a very practical workbook on Christian commitment as applied to real life. The book looks at how we can surrender ourselves more fully to God. This is looked at under the headings of Physical, Mental, Social and Spiritual commitment. The book is called Let’s Get Serious. He has also written a secular book on Stress Management called Stress Overcoming this Potential Killer. (Ray was previously Chair of the International Stress Management Association UK). News Update This book has now been released as an e-book as well A few years ago we did a 2 month House Sit in France. Whilst there we felt the Lord leading us to set up a Christian House Sitting service. Since then we have done a number of other house sits. We believe this site will benefit many Christians around the world. Feel free to contact us (BUT please no spam) NOTE: If you want a fast reply the best way to contact us is via the contact page on the Christian House Sitters website God bless you, Ray & Marilyn

3 responses »

  1. How lovely Ray what a scoop a Christian author cant wait to read the books!! and happy birthday to you too………

    I recently came across an author christine Smith…her and her husband started work among the cave dwellers in costa del sol most of the churches in that area can trace its begginnings back to them…Her books: Lost in faith and Daughters under trial are good books…she also writes a blog if you are interested.

  2. Thank you Angie,

    We have a few more top authors lined up. Watch this space.
    But I will certainly have a look at Christine if you send me her details


  3. Wow, she has an amazing testimony. The way in which God took something terrible and used it so that she could set aside seven months to create a book that can touch thousands of people in a positive way and influence them for Christ. It’s amazing how God works, but yet I also pray that if he needs seven months from me, it’s not by means of a car wreck. Praise God.


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