Praise for books by G.L. Gooding:


"Satisfying tale of loss and redemption..." ~BlueInk Review

"Surprising follow-up that adds unimagined dimensions to a holiday classic..." ~Foreword Reviews

"Fans will come away with a familiar sense of warmth in their hearts..." ~Kirkus Reviews

"A riveting good read by an author with a genuine flair for originality and the kind of narrative driven storytelling style perfectly suited to a mystery suspense thriller..." ~Midwest Book Review

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Fresh Snow on Bedford Falls by G.L. Gooding is the literary sequel to one of the world’s favorite films, It’s a Wonderful Life, starring James Stewart, Donna Reed, and Lionel Barrymore. Met with glowing industry reviews, Fresh Snow on Bedford Falls is a loving and sensitive tribute that quickly picks up where the classic Frank Capra film ends. As 1947 dawns, a determined bank examiner starts the new year by opening a full-fledged  investigation to find out what really happened to the money that went missing that fateful day when Uncle Billy failed to make the bank deposit. A string of shocking revelations bring new depth to the movie as George Bailey and his nemesis Mr. Potter tangle in pursuit of an explosive truth.  


Fresh Snow on Bedford Falls by
G. L. Gooding 
is now available in a new Easy-To-Read edition for the vision impaired.  

G.L. Gooding begins his tale only a few days after the memorable scene in Director Frank Capra’s 1946 Christmas classic ends.  Fans of the movie will recall the heartwarming moment when the townsfolk of Bedford Falls rally to raise $8,000 in order to save George Bailey from scandal. But what happens next? George is worried about reprisals from his nemesis Mr. Potter.  He is concerned about Mark Jerome, the state bank examiner tasked with investigating the $8,000 that disappeared. Discovering the truth about the missing money will change the way that Potter and Bailey see each other—and themselves.

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Yellum by G.L. Gooding is an animal-themed adventure that brings new dimensions to the Christmas season by sharing the story of one very special creature that played an important part of world-changing events.

Yellum shines the spotlight on the challenging life of an extraordinary donkey with a divine purpose.  Lost and alone in the world, the orphaned beast of burden must overcome  hardships and disillusionment before he ultimately discovers that every single creature on Earth matters--especially him--the donkey chosen to carry the pregnant Mary to Bethlehem for the birth of the Christ Child. 

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The year is 1971 and Jamie Masters, a Military Police Captain in Vietnam, has just returned home to face more tragedy. Carrying mental and physical scars beyond the war, Jamie is a man lost without direction. Then his best friend P.T. Abbott arrives driving a wreck of a vehicle in desperate need of restoration. The ’46 Ford Woodie, a wood-paneled classic wagon, is P.T.’s repayment of his friend’s loan. Once beautifully redone, Jamie decides to take the Woodie on a solo road trip to find himself. A ragtag collection of misfit friends, however, have other ideas. It isn’t long before the gang aboard the wandering Woodie becomes involved in a string of murders linked to the tragic past of Walden Creek, Minnesota. 

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A blizzard rages outside a ramshackle Iowa farmhouse in February of 1921. Five-year-old Velma senses that her father is dying in the nearby living room, and she wonders if her mother can possibly survive the raging snowstorm in her brave effort to get help.

Based on the early life of author G. L. Gooding's mother, Where Courage Began tells the story of Velma, her three siblings, and her widowed mother Alice Steele.  Life for the young family in Woodward, Iowa requires courage, tenacity, and ingenuity. 

Verified for local historical accuracy, this novel shines light on Depression-era communities and their values for God, the land, hard work, family, and  friendship... still practiced every day in Dallas County and celebrated annually at the Woodward Friends and Neighbors Celebration.