She-Bear in the Beautiful Garden is a Mom’s Choice Awards® Silver Recipient

A delightful allegory for children of all ages by Ellen Gillette

Cover illustration by Andrea Cox

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Photo by Adam Gillette II

My Story

Thank you for visiting our website! We are very excited that She-Bear's story can finally be told. 

This has been a labor of love, during which there have been frustrations and setbacks, but now it's really happening! Yay!

My life has been full and varied: writer, editor, teacher, goat rancher, community theater enthusiast, speaker with Toastmasters...and of course, a mother and grandmother. It was following the death of my youngest son, Adam, in 2000 at the age of 16, that the idea for She-Bear came to me. So the story is especially near and dear to my heart. I hope you enjoy it!

Other books are Baaad Sheep - When God's People Let You Down and Fully Relying on God by Shirley Veltman (as told to).


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"What a wonderful little book this is! Over the years, I have heard more sermons on the Fall and the devastating consequences than I care to recall. But never have I appreciated just how personal the loss and how high the cost of that Fall was, as I do after reading She-Bear in the Beautiful Garden. Gillette is a gifted writer -- a wise writer with the heart and soul of one who has experienced the heartbreaking loss of the Fall in her own life and who carries on day by day with the blessed hope of redemption. She-Bear in the Beautiful Garden is a 'children's book' that, in the fine tradition of C.S. Lewis' Narnia trilogy, is a book for children of all ages that can be read and enjoyed on many levels. I challenge you to read the story of She-Bear and Cub and Heartmaker and Serpent. It will break your heart and warm your soul. And God bless you for it, Ellen Gillette."

 - Scott Philip Stewart, author of The Healing of Ryne O'Casey and The Calling of Jujubee Forthright

"One of the greatest needs today is for us to understand what God is like. Ellen Gillette has masterfully captured the heart of God in She-Bear. Her portrayal is not only accurate but winsome, in how the Father sees and loves each of his children. You will laugh and maybe even cry as you see how God gives us freedom to have relationship with Him, as well as seeing the consequences if we make the choice to follow other alternative."

- Doug Easterday, speaker at Youth With A Mission bases and churches worldwide

Book Signings and Other Events

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She-Bear in the Beautiful Garden is published by LaMaison Publishing in Vero Beach, Florida. Click on the logo for more titles and information.


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For any media inquiries, please contact Ellen Gillette

Tel: 910-890-2839

859 Noa Street

Fort Pierce, Florida 34982

Also available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble's online store and select bookstores. Any bookstore can also order, but we'd love for you to order here, to have your book personalized!

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