Smoke Rise author releases third book in captivating Asian American series

SMOKE RISE, Ga. — This week marks the nationwide release of author Charles de Andrade’s latest sequel, “Damaged Goods,” which is the third novel in The Steward Christian fiction series.

Major General Lee Chinh stared at the mirror, wondering what she had seen in him. His damaged body should have repelled her, yet she had loved him anyway. But now, hope had been taken from him, along with the unborn child that had filled his mind with such expectation and anticipated joy. How could he ever be whole again without her? What value or future did this life hold for him now? How could someone who was so damaged ever be reclaimed?

In “Damaged Goods,” Chinh would discover the answer to these questions half a world away, where a stranger — living in the country he had once considered his enemy — was struggling with her own loss and the mounting confrontation with forces conspiring to destroy her and her family. Confronted with the challenge to serve another, Chinh discovers that his own loss is inexplicably intertwined with that woman’s story. He finds that his battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the spiritual forces of wickedness that desire to enslave not only him, but others he would learn to love.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or

De Andrade is the chief operating officer for a construction software company in Atlanta, Georgia. He celebrates life daily with his greatest blessing, his family: Gloria, his wife of 42 years; three daughters and eight grandchildren. De Andrade is one of the founding members of the Scribblers, a group of Christian authors in Atlanta, seeking to influence the city with their writing. He also may be found spending time playing guitar and cooking for his church. His desire is that his voice may join the throng that surrounds the throne, praising the one who is the greatest author of all. Currently, de Andrade is based in Smoke Rise, Georgia.

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