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The Endling

Published by: Firefly Southern Fiction, Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas (Iron Stream Media)

Available: May 11, 2021
• ISBN: 978-1645262640

Native American, Emerson Grace Coffee, is the last of her tribe, an “endling.” 

She returns to Easterbrook to live in a stone cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. It is there, high in her ancestral mountains, that her grandfather Edward Two Eagles homeschooled her and trained her to survive by learning to hear God’s guidance in everything.

When U.S. Marshalls tell Emerson she is being hunted by a mob hitman, she knows she can outwit them in her mountains. But three innocent children, living in an art colony below her ancestral home, become caught in the crosshairs.

Now Emerson must decide if she will risk it all, her mountains, her heritage, and her life, to secure their safety. Will a lone, unarmed endling, come against the most ruthless family of all?

1st Place Winner: 2021 Novel of the Year, Christian Market Book Award • 1st Place Winner: 2021 Contempary Novel of the Year, Advanced Writer’s and Speakers Association


    Book Reviews

  • Make room on your bookshelf, because once you’ve read it, you’ll want to keep The Endling by Deborah Maxey. With a compelling plot, an element of suspense, memorable characters, and lush descriptions, she’s written a page-turner that will draw you into her story. I loved this book! —Michelle Cox, bestselling author of Our Daily Biscuit: Devotions with a Drawl,Just 18 Summers,and the When God Calls the Heart series
  • I love this book! And you will too! The Endling kept me glued to every page … I simply had to have more. More of the mysteries of the majestic mountains that gave the last survivor of her Native American tribe – the Endling – courage in the face of raw prejudice and injustice in her personal war against evil. More of the compelling characters that inhabit not only Emerson’s mountain world, but also the underbelly mob world of New York, where our heroine’s daunting quest leads. And more of Emerson herself, my new fave heroine, whose quiet dependency on holy guidance steeped in earth-knowledge gleaned from generations of her Native ancestors makes for the reader – as Emerson’s wise mentor Edward Two Eagles would say – good medicine. My highest recommendation for a beautifully memorable read! ~Debora M. Coty, award-winning author of over 40 inspirational books, including the bestselling Too Blessed to be Stressed series, with over 1.3 million copies sold in multiple languages worldwide.
  • Dive into a world of enchanting characters from the small Virginia mountain town of Colony Row. You'll fall in love with Emerson Grace as she unravels the last secret her grandfather, Edward Two Eagles, left for her to solve. The mystery twists into powerful suspense that leads Emerson back to herself and gives her the wit and strength to stop the sinister plot to her own murder. Powerful. Linda Evans Shepherd, The Potluck Club
  • The Endling captured me in the first sentence and kept me captivated until the end of the story. I held my breath and nearly forgot to breathe throughout a suspense-filled path. Maxey grabbed me by the heart and tossed me into a danger-filed adventure. DiAnn Mills CHRISTY AWARD WINNER FATAL STRIKE - Tyndale September 2019 WHERE TOMORROW LEADS - Tyndale June 2020 AIRBORNE - Tyndale September 2020 TRACE OF DOUBT - Tyndale September 2021 Director - Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference In The Endling, Deborah Maxey grabs you with her first line and takes you on a high octane adventure through mountains and cities. Readers will be flipping pages as fast as possible to see if Maxey's character can find a way to defeat the odds stacked against her by using her Native American background and training. An engrossing read. ...Ann H. Gabhart, bestselling author of An Appalachian Summer