iRISE Publishing is a celebration of books that empower, encourage and inspire readers. They are gritty, powerful stories of the human condition and restoration of life. If you like authors like Jodi Picoult, Jojo Moyes and Francine Rivers, and like books that move you, these titles should be next on your TBR pile. They make excellent gifts and are perfect for bookclubs with a list of discussion questions in the back of the book.
These are books you can lend to friends when words don’t suffice.
Mistakes are an accepted part of life … unless you’re a pastor’s daughter and perfection is your only option.
Backed into a corner by both faith and fear, Rebecca Gowan makes a choice which costs her everything, including the family who’d always promised unconditional love. Reeling from rejection and shame, she returns home to New Zealand and loses herself in the dangerous pursuit of oblivion and anonymity.
Her new boss, Blake Watson is the perfect example of everything she’d once believed sinful. His ink-covered skin, mysterious behaviour and disconcerting awareness of what she has hidden in the silent places, keep her both intrigued and terrified.
Will the unravelling of their secrets lead to mutual destruction or salvation?
Scars with Sharp Edges is a no holds barred exploration of religious culture, the fearsome impact of living with shame, and the transformational life-change that occurs when we set aside prejudice and choose to practise adamant love.
GRACE KINGSTON had it all, until she had nothing. Battling under the weight of her grief after her husband and children are killed, she launches off on a life-altering journey across the world. Conquering her greatest fears and insecurities, Grace rediscovers her strength, her identity, her faith and her deepest desires. "A brilliant Debut"
“Vanessa just gets what it is to be human and communicates it so beautifully in an engaging and enthralling way.” Amazon Reader
“Out of the Ashes" is literary heart surgery. Evetts dives headfirst into the "too hard basket" and does justice to weighty human experiences.” Amazon Reader
SOPHIE is many things; a mother; prostitute; addict and prisoner - with one question. What benefit is hope, when you're trapped inside a nightmare with no end? Full of suspense, heartbreak and breathtaking transformation, Beautiful Fragments is a story of grace, love and kindness and the unbreakable strength of the human spirit.
“Well-paced with a bit of texture, Beautiful Fragments tackles a taboo topic with dignity and has reminded me of the power of authentic love.” Amazon Reader
"Hard to put down - a disturbing but victorious story. The harrowing story stays with you well past the last page being read."
AVERY BISHOP had a life worthy of envy until one word robs her of all sense, all clarity and all purpose. Cancer. Then comes Harry - everything she's ever wanted wrapped in a package she can't bear to open. How could she?
When her oncologist tells her she only has four days of freedom before a new aggressive treatment and a life void of guarantees, all bets are off. What happens when she dares to hope that the scriptwriters will rewrite the ending?
Will love indeed conquer death?
“It's magnificent, your best yet!"
"The writing is impeccable and insightful. Then She Roars is a page-turner, an engrossing read that will resonate in the hearts of many readers."
Official Readers Favourite 5* Review
"Ms Evetts writes with honesty, passion, and raw emotion, to create poignant stories of love, loss, and life. Phenomenal, empowering, and heartbreakingly real, these are books that will inspire and uplift women everywhere."