Tempting Fate

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Cover Design: Mary Crawford and Trish Ruschke Rice

Author Photo: Shaded Tree Photography

Cover Photo: Kelsi Rose


For as long as she can remember, Mindy has always been able to see the future.

Until she can’t.

As a child, Mindy always wished she could be normal. Now that she is, she’d give anything to be special again.

After she wasn’t able to help one person she cherished using her gifts, Mindy isn’t sure she can ever trust her ability again.

Elijah rose to the top of the bestseller lists with his first novel — but he can’t seem to find the same magic again.

Over his publisher’s objections, he wants to take his writing career in a whole new direction. A frantic call from home threatens to completely derail his dreams.

He never expected to go home and find one of the few people from his past who took the time to listen to him despite his Tourette’s syndrome.

Mindy knows Elijah and his family are in danger, but she knows her answers may not be enough his family or their love.

What if she is wrong?

Can Elijah convince Mindy that love is reason enough to tempt fate?

You’ll love this sweet romance about first love with a touch of mystery.

 Tempting Fate is available on Amazon and in Kindle Unlimited. It is also available in paperback.



Mary Crawford Contact Info:







Mary Crawford has been lucky enough to live her own version of a romance novel. She married to the guy who kissed her at summer camp. He told her on the night they met that he was going to marry her and be the father of their children. Eventually, she stopped giggling when he said it, and they will soon celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary. They have two children. The oldest is a Doctor of Osteopathy. He is across the United States completing his residency, but when he’s done, he is going to come back to Oregon and practice Family Medicine. Their youngest son is in high school and hopes to be a mechanic when he grows up.

Ms. Crawford writes full time now. She has written and published over two dozen books and has several more underway. She volunteers her time to a variety of causes and has worked as a Civil Rights Attorney and diversity advocate. Ms. Crawford spent many years working for various social service agencies before becoming an attorney. In her spare time, she loved to cook, decorate cakes and of course, obsessively, compulsively read.


Hidden Beauty Series:

Until the Stars Fall from the Sky

So the Heart Can Dance

Joy and Tiers

Love Naturally

Love Seasoned

Love Claimed

If’s You Knew Me (and other silent musings) (novella)

Jude’s Song

The Price of Freedom (novella)

Paths Not Taken

Dreams Change (novella)

Heart Wish (100% charity release)

Tempting Fate

Hidden Hearts Series:

Identity of the Heart

Sheltered Hearts

Hearts of Jade

Port in the Storm (novella)

Love is More Than Skin Deep



Pieces (a crossover novel)

Hearts Set Free

Freedom (a crossover novel)

Other Works:

Vision of the Heart

#AmWriting: A Collection of Letters to Benefit The Wayne Foundation




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