Inspirational Reads for the Brave:

Author of Three Award-winning Novels

With twenty years’ experience in international missions, Christian ministry management, and Bible teaching, L.G. Westlake’s writing journey began with multiple articles published across Christian media. In 2010, she wrote her first novel, Quest for the Life Tree, a Narnia-esque fantasy which was chosen as one of the publisher’s top eight books of the year. Since her debut novel, L.G. has continued to write award-winning Christian suspense including Calculated Risks, Book One of the Calculated Series. Book Two, Calculated Encounters premiers in March of 2022.

Blogging for the Brave

The time for Christians to stand, swords wielded, is now. With false teachers misleading many, and with wars and rumors of wars abounding, plus the love of the masses growing colder by the day, we need God’s revealing truth like never before. Tying curing events and Scripture together, L.G.’s blogs echo the Lord’s call to Joshua to be brave. “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not be terrified nor dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9

What Readers Have to Say

Calculated Risk–91% 5-star rating on Amazon

“What a great story. It hooked me fast and was a very fast read. I get distracted when a book takes to long to get into them. Not this one is was really good!! ❤️ I would definitely recommend this book if you love suspense.” – Debbie

“Isa is quirky, fallible and determined to fulfill her purpose against all odds and oddities she encounters on her wild ride into the underworld….a well crafted story, and a very enjoyable read… looking forward to the next wild ride with Isa!” – R. Schumacher

An exciting read and page turner!” – Anne

The author did a great job weaving a plot of corruption, drugs, faith, and romance. It was difficult to tell who were corrupt and who were playing both sides. The villain was also well crafted as a person who had ‘some’ humanity, though misguided. I had serious belly laughs when Isa tried to determine ‘what level of crazy’ Awena landed on. Overall very entertaining. Read this in one day and pretty much ignored everything else. Great work!” – Patricia

Fans of Rachel Dekker are in for a treat with Calculated Risk. L.G. Westlake’s heart-pounding debut is a suspense ride you won’t soon forget!” – Lori Bates Wright, Author

I have not sat and read a book cover to cover in two days in 25 years. From the opening paragraph you get engaged in the character development and an immediate twist. Just when you begin to figure it out the author shifts from one twist in the plot to another. Good writing style, humor, a bit of sarcasm scattered with God’s truth all in one. Will be waiting anxiously for a possible sequel.” — Augustus

L.G.’s unique gift of creating fearless, compelling characters and weaving a suspenseful story escorts the reader on this thrill ride.” – C. B.

Calculated Risk is a fun and fast novel. The characters will stick with you long after you’ve finished the book.” – Jill West

L.G. Westlake is a top-notch writer. Her writing and  storytelling abilities will keep readers satisfied for years to come.” – Larry J. Leech, II, Author, Coach

Suspenseful and fun page-turner! You will fall in love with the characters. Warning though: you will lose sleep staying up too late following those characters! Truly hoping for a sequel.” – Pam

So many twists and turns! I could not read at night; too exciting! I loved the main characters and hope to see them again very soon! Movie worthy. Well done:)!” Knitgirl

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