Sydney Tooman Betts

SydneyBW2010Sydney Tooman Betts currently resides with her protagonist-inspiring husband at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. While single, Ms. Betts (B.S. Bible/Missiology, M.Ed with an emphasis on teaching reading) was involved in a variety of cross-cultural adventures in North and Central America. After marrying, she and her husband lived in Europe and the Middle East where he served in various mission-support capacities. Her teaching experiences span preschool to guest lecturing at the graduate level and she has been privileged to serve as Sunday School Superintendent, Children’s Church Director, or Women’s Ministries facilitator in several evangelical denominations.  Before penning her first novel, A River Too Deep, she wrote several stories included in an adult literacy program.

Sydney Betts currently has two award winning books currently on sale at your local bookstore. Pick them up today!

cover finalIn the spring of 1817, Alcy Callen and her father visit a step-uncle they have long presumed dead; but instead of enjoying a loving reunion, they are plunged into treachery and deceit.  Nothing is as they expected and little is what it seems. Even the man who helps her escape is not the reliable suitor he appears.
Alcy is caught between gratitude and fear, unable to avoid her rescuer’s attentions or understand the responses they stir.  Neither can she tell what sort of man he is or what he intends to do with her in the strange place they are going. Will he keep her for himself or will he sell her to the highest

Of one person only is she certain, but will he come for her before it is too late?

ISBN 13: 978-0-9896904-6-1 Softback
ISBN 13: 978-0-9896904-7-8 Ebook


9781940473055-Perfect.inddThe Second book by Sydney Tooman Betts is just as exciting as its prequel. Be sure to order this award winning finalist if you want a book that is filled with romance, history and God’s unfailing love!

Light Bird gave little thought to danger: she was the only daughter in a family of men renowned for courage. She spent her days in the pleasant company of her mother, grandmother, aunts and cousins, and evenings listening to stories about The Creator. Only one thing marred her happiness: a tall warrior
who was determined to have her. Each summer he visited her village and each summer her father turned him away, but in the Spring of 1839 he brought an altogether different threat … Seeking vengeance for the murders of his wife and son, her father’s fiercest enemy trailed the prints left carelessly by their attacker – and followed them straight to Light Bird!

ISBN 13: 978-1-940473-05-5 Softback
ISBN 13: 978-1-940473-10-9 Ebook

“Betts writes with an exciting balance of history, love, and adventure. Her characters become friends or enemies as she pulls you into each scene and then whets your appetite for more.”

-Jan McCray, speaker and author of The Love Every Woman Needs