Every Good Thing

Readers fell in love with the secondary characters in Any Good Thing and This Good Thing. Now, you can read some of their stories in this third book in Carolina’s Legacy Collection. 

Every Good Thing, a short story collection by Joy E. Rancatore, part of Carolina's Legacy Collection

Every Good Thing comes from God—look for them. Embrace them. Give thanks for them. Live them.

Available Early 2022!

Every person leaves a legacy; so does every character.

What lasting influences radiate from recovering addicts, war-torn heroes, homeless families, grieving loved ones, lonely or outcast people and good men, gone too soon? Do they all embrace every good thing? These answers and more nestle within the twelve short stories on these pages.

While each story stands alone, they reveal a collective theme. The past—no matter its strife or wrongs—doesn’t have to define a person. Instead, a person’s history can deepen their future and their influence on others. In the words of Pete to Jack, “You’ll have people enter your life that’ll be more of a support than you might think. Some are there for a few minutes; others, decades. Each has a reason for meeting you when they do. Look for those reasons and thank God for ’em.”

Revisit beloved characters from Any Good Thing and This Good Thing and descry their legacies in this collection of realistic tales, which range from historical to contemporary and light to weighty.

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Behind the Scenes of the Book

Hear the songs that inspired the author as she wrote and revised Every Good Thing.

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