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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Terri Kraus  

Pen Name: None

Genre:

Audience: Adult;

Born: in


-- Website -- http://www.terrikraus.com
-- Terri Kraus on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Terri+Kraus


Illinois Connection

Kraus is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago. She lives in Wheaton.

Biographical and Professional Information

Terri Kraus has co-authored 11 books with her husband, Jim Kraus. She is also an award-winning interior designer and taught interior design at the college level for 10 years. She enjoys music, photography and all things Italian and British. Terri is a member of the Redbud Writers Guild.


Published Works

    Treasures of the Caribbean series - written with Jim Kraus
  • Pirates of the Heart, Tyndale House, 1996
  • Passages of Gold, Tyndale House, 1997
  • Journey to the Crimson Sea, Tyndale House, 1997Circle of Destiny series - written with Jim Kraus
  • The Price, Tyndale House, 2000
  • The Treasure, Tyndale House, 2000
  • The Promise, Tyndale House, 2001
  • The Quest, Tyndale House, 2001Stories from McKenzie Street series - written with Jim Kraus
  • The Unfolding, Barbour Publishing, 2003
  • The Choosing, Barbour Publishing, 2004Project Restoration series
  • The Renovation: Carter Mansion, David C Cook, 2008
  • The Renewal: Midlands Building, David C Cook, 2009
  • The Transformation, David C Cook, 2009


Selected Titles At Your Library

Pirates of the heart /
ISBN: 0842303812. OCLC Number:

Tyndale House Publishers,. Wheaton, Ill. :. ©1996.

Privateer William Hawkes must rethink his vengeful attitude toward the nobility after he captures an English ship carrying the young Kathryne Spenser.

Passages of gold /
ISBN: 0842303820. OCLC Number:

Tyndale House Publishers,. Wheaton, Ill. :. ©1997.

Journey to the Crimson Sea /
ISBN: 0842303839. OCLC Number:

Tyndale House Publishers,. Wheaton, Ill. :. ©1997.

The price :
ISBN: 0842318356. OCLC Number:

Tyndale House Publishers,. Wheaton, Ill. :. ©2000.

Joshua Quittner, a student at Harvard in the 1840s, rebels against the plan that would make him the pastor of his hometown church.

The treasure :
ISBN: 0842318364. OCLC Number:

Tyndale House Publishers,. Wheaton, Ill. :. ©2000.

The promise :
ISBN: 0842318372. OCLC Number:

Tyndale House Publishers,. Wheaton, Ill. :. ©2001.

The quest :
ISBN: 0842318380. OCLC Number:

Tyndale House Publishers,. Wheaton, Ill. :. ©2001.

Despite finding fame and fortune through his writing and travels, Jamison finds that, without Christ, his life remains empty and filled with longing.

The unfolding :
ISBN: 1586608592. OCLC Number:

Barbour Pub.,. Uhrichsville, OH :. ©2003.

Annie Hamilton doesn't expect her life to change dramatically when she opens her modest home to a rootless and pregnant neighbor. But when the young woman abandons her newborn son, Annie summons her courage and decides to raise the baby as her own. All is well--until the day the birth mother returns to claim her child. Distraught, Annie searches for answers--and finds them in the most unlikely places. Can this path of darkness be the way that God unfolds His plan for her?

The choosing /
ISBN: 159310104X. OCLC Number:

Barbour Pub.,. Uhrichsville, OH :. ©2004.

When Tucker Abbott rejects his parents' dream and chooses to minister in Chicago, he enters a new world of opportunities and choices. A decent, single Christian man is a rare prize in his new neighborhood. His refrigerator stays well stocked and his dinner calendar is filled. When his senior pastor warns Tucker that the wrong choice for a date - or wife - can harm an up-and-coming pastor, he feels himself drawn to one particular woman. But Annie doesn't live up to the standards imposed on them both. What is Tucker willing to give up for the choices he makes?

The renovation :
ISBN: 0781448468. OCLC Number:

David C. Cook,. Colorado Springs, CO :. 2008.

Ethan Willis has made a career out of restoring old houses like the Carter Mansion so he's an expert with doors and windows. Tragically widowed and left with a young son, he's done the best he could, but now that Chase has become a teenager ...

The renewal /
ISBN: 0781448905. OCLC Number:

David C. Cook,. Colorado Springs, CO :. 2009.

Leslie Ruskin has just purchased the historic Midlands Building, which--like her life--needs a little renovation. She and her five-year-old daughter are starting over after a devastating divorce--but standing on the sidewalk looking up at the seedy downtoan brownstone, Leslie wonders if she's done the right thing. It needs work. A lot of work.--From publisher's description.

The transformation :
ISBN: 0781448670. OCLC Number:

David C. Cook,. Colorado Springs, CO :. 2009.


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