After the happily ever after.

Where romance novels end, the Dearly Beloved series begins. What happens after the meet-cute and the happily ever after? Real life means real problems. After couples say, “I do,” they are faced with life challenges and the choice to work together or let those challenges tear them apart. Deb's books explore regular couples with real problems who choose to rely on their faith and each other as they work through the hard parts of life.

  • Faith-filled
  • Funny
  • Emotional

Book 1: To Have and To Hold - releases fall of 2024

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes an empty baby carriage. Melvin and Amelia met and fell in love. Now they’re ready to start a family. Unfortunately, what should be an act of love becomes a science experiment as infertility crushes their hopes. While doctors analyze everything about their medical history and try all sorts of tests, Melvin and Amelia battle the strain the process puts on their new marriage. As they lean on their faith and work through their trials, they find something different than they expected when they said, “I do.”


Both emotionally gripping and laugh-out-loud funny, this book will take you through the struggles of infertility and the toll it takes on a marriage. You will see how faith is questioned and leaned on in times of trouble, no matter what the outcome. 

Other planned books in the series:

From This Day Forward

For Better or For Worse

For Richer or For Poorer

In Sickness and In Health

To Love and To Cherish

Until Death Do Us Part

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Words by Ginny L. Yttrup

A child whose silence holds the truth captive. An artist whose work speaks the agony of her past. When drawn together, will they let the truth set them free?

Ten-year old Kaylee Wren doesn't speak. Not since her drug-addled mother walked away, leaving her in a remote cabin nestled in the towering redwoods, in the care of a man who is as dangerous as he is evil. With silence her only refuge, Kaylee collects words she might never speak from the only memento her mother left behind: a dictionary.

Sierra Daw is thirty-four, an artist, and alone. She has allowed the shame of her past to silence her present hopes and chooses to bury her pain by trying to control her circumstances. But on the twelfth anniversary of her daughter's death, Sierra's control begins to crumble as the God of her childhood woos her back to Himself.

Will Kaylee and Sierra let the truth set them free?

Ginny L. Yttrup is an award-winning author. Words won the Christy award for best first novel.

Meet Deb.

Deb Brown had her first piece of writing published in the second grade. The high school newspaper picked up her poem about the color pink. Deb has never been to “the gym” and believes the best thing to eat is chocolate-covered chocolate.

Her hobbies include binge-watching home improvement shows but never DIYing anything, reading until midnight, and sleeping in the next morning. You may not want to watch screen adaptations of books she's read when she is nearby. She will interject all the ways they have ruined the story as she watches.

Deb is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and spends time volunteering in her congregation. Hailing from the land of 10,000 lakes, she and her husband are the parents of five adult children, two daughters-in-love, and are Graham Cracker and Pop Tart to their adorable grandson.

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What readers are saying

"I love this story. It’s not often that I read stories about infertility, and I think there are a lot of women out there who feel like Amelia do. There were many moments in the story that I felt like I could relate to Amelia and her struggles in my own
infertility journey.

It’s a very hopeful story, and I think a lot of readers will resonate with the message."

KaTrina Jackson

"The story captured my attention right away, I wanted to keep reading. The humor was excellent the pace was exciting. I was on the edge of my seat and didn’t totally relax until the end. I’m familiar in my own life with their plight.

I loved your analogies throughout and how you used them."

Helen Lapakko

"Real life issues with a touch of humor. It's not often you find a book that captures the reality of married life and the struggles that go along with it. I loved that the book showed life through the lens of faith. Although I have never struggled with infertility, I felt Melvin and Amelia's pain and celebrated their happy ending. I can't wait for the next book in the series!"