Tracy Groot

Tracy Groot long knew she wanted to write, but a funny thing happened on the way to college: she became a Christian. She had a wacky but heartfelt notion that she had to make a trade with God for this new life, so she gave him the only thing she really wanted to do—writing. A few years passed. Then one day, doing accounts payable data entry, she realized she had much more fun writing office memos than plugging invoices. Epiphany: She finally got it into her head that God gave her words, not numbers, so she quit and got a job writing radio commercials. Guess how she got the job? Yep—she presented copies of those office memos.

Tracy soon realized writing commercials didn't quite satisfy her, so she began writing novels in the genre she most loves, historical fiction. Along the way, she raised three sons and ran a coffee shop with her husband.

Tracy loves to bake, eat what she bakes, drink coffee with whatever she has baked, play Catan and Carcassonne, watch movies, read until she passes out, knit until carpal tunnel comes on, stare at Shawn Krueger paintings, travel, do research for stories, walk, hike, sail, and hang out with friends. Not necessarily in that order.


Tracy Groot Titles Currently or Previously Available For Review

2016 Christian Book Award finalist (Fiction category)England, 1940. Clare Childs knew life would change when she unexpectedly inherited the Maggie Bright—a noble fifty-two-foot yacht. In fact, she’s counting on it. But the boat harbors secrets. When a stranger arr... Read More

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2016 Christian Book Award finalist (Fiction category)England, 1940. Clare Childs knew life would change when she unexpectedly inherited the Maggie Bright—a noble fifty-two-foot yacht. In fact, she’s counting on it. But the boat harbors secrets. When a stranger arr... Read More

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2015 Christy Award winner!ECPA 2015 Christian Book Award Finalist!Near the end of the Civil War, inhumane conditions at Andersonville Prison caused the deaths of 13,000 Union soldiers in only one year. In this gripping and affecting novel, three young Confederates and an entire town... Read More

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2013 Christy Award winner!Years of Nazi occupation have stolen much from Brigitte Durand. Family. Freedom. Hope for a future, especially for a woman with a past like hers. But that changes the day American fighter pilot Tom Jaeger is shot down over occupied France. Picked up by the Resista... Read More