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By Melody Carlson. 2016
EXPOSING THE TRUTHN Returning home for her father s funeral big-city reporter Megan McCallister is brutally attacked-confirming her suspicions… that her father s mysterious death was no accident But only her childhood friend Garret Larsson believes her theory The teenager she once knew has grown into a brave honorable man but can he keep her alive long enough to find the truth Garret needs Megan to leave town but he wants her to stay He knows about the secrets her newspaperman father uncovered and the dangerous expos he was writing And now Megan has vowed to finish her father s final article Someone s determined to kill the story-and Megan along with it-but he ll have to go through Garret first
Written in LoveWhen a postal error creates pen pals of two young Amish people, can they put behind their past… mistakes to see the bright future God has written for them?The Promise of a LetterA letter brings him back to his Amish family. It will take someone truly extraordinary to make him stay.Words from the HeartIvy Yoder thought she had found the man she would marry, but she returns to her Amish community of Birch Creek with a broken heart. When a family friend asks for her help in cleaning out an attic, she's grateful for the chance to get her mind off the betrayal.
By Raeanne Thayne. 2017
“I've been following RaeAnne Thayne for some time now, and have watched her readership grow with each title. She's a… rising star in the romance world. Her books are wonderfully romantic, feel-good reads that end with me sighing over the last pages.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber An unlikely attraction brings comfort, joy and unforgettable romance this holiday season! Librarian Julia Winston is ready to ditch the quiet existence she's been living. She's made a list of new things to experience, but falling for Jamie Caine, her sexy military pilot neighbor, isn't one of them. Julia's looking to conquer life, not become the heartbreaker's latest conquest. But when two young brothers wind up in Julia's care for the holidays, she'll take any help she can get—even Jamie's. Happy to step in, Jamie reveals a side of himself that's much harder to resist. Not only is he fantastic with kids, he provides the strength Julia needs to tackle her list. She knows their temporary family can't last beyond the holidays, but the closer she gets to Jamie, the more she wonders if things could be this merry and bright forever…
By Louise M. Gouge. 2016
From Neighbor to Daddy Rancher Edmund McKay likes his life simple and quiet-everything feisty neighbor Lula May Barlow is not… But with a cattle rustler on the loose he s duty-bound to protect the widowed mother even without her approval Yet he never expected to enjoy her company And he certainly never thought her crowded bustling house would be the first place he d ever feel at home After a harsh childhood Lula May knows how to stand on her own two feet She doesn t need Edmund s help-but she s starting to want it all the same So are her children who clearly have matchmaking in mind And when a threat from the past resurfaces she realizes all that s at stake including her chance for a lifetime of love
By Tamera Alexander. 2017
Amid war and the fading dream of the Confederacy, a wounded soldier and a destitute widow discover the true meaning… of Christmas—and sacrificial love.Recently widowed, Aletta Prescott struggles to hold life together for herself and her six-year-old son. With the bank threatening to evict them, she discovers an advertisement for the Women’s Relief Society auction and applies for a position—only to discover it’s been filled. Then a chance meeting with a wounded soldier offers another opportunity—and friendship. But can Aletta trust this man?Captain Jake Winston, a revered Confederate sharpshooter, suffered a head wound at the Battle of Chickamauga. When doctors deliver their diagnosis, Jake fears losing not only his greatest skill but his very identity. As he heals, Jake is ordered to assist with a local Women’s Relief Society auction. He respectfully objects. Kowtowing to a bunch of “crinolines” isn’t his idea of soldiering. But orders are orders, and he soon discovers this group of ladies—one, in particular—is far more than he bargained for.Set against the backdrop and history of the Carnton Plantation in Franklin, Tennessee, Christmas at Carnton is a story of hope renewed and faith restored at Christmas.“This tender love story between two wounded people whom God brings together for healing is a book readers will enjoy anytime—but especially at Christmas!” —Francine Rivers, New York Times bestselling author of Redeeming Love and A Voice in the Wind
By Tamera Alexander. 2017
Set against the real history of Nashville s Belle Meade Plantation and the original Fisk University Jubilee Singers… ensemble To Wager Her Heart is a stirring love story about seeking justice and restoring honor at a time in American history when both were tenuous and hard-won With fates bound by a shared tragedy a reformed gambler from the Colorado Territory and a Southern Belle bent on breaking free from society s expectations must work together to achieve their dreams provided the truth doesn t tear them apart first Sylas Rutledge new owner of the Northeast Line Railroad invests everything he has into this new venture partly for the sake of the challenge But mostly to clear his father s name One man holds the key to Sy s success General William Giles Harding of Nashville s Belle Meade Plantation But Harding is champagne and thoroughbreds and Sy Rutledge is beer and bullocks Sy needs someone to help him maneuver through Nashville s society and when he meets Alexandra Jamison he quickly decides he s found his tutor But he soon discovers that the very train accident his father is blamed for causing is what killed Alexandra s fianc and shattered her world Spurning an arranged marriage by her father Alexandra instead pursues her passion for teaching at Fisk University the first freedmen s university in the United States But family and Nashville society do not approve and she soon finds herself cast out from both Through connections with the Harding family Alexandra and Sy become unlikely allies And despite first impressions Alexandra gradually finds herself coming to respect and even care for this man But how can she when her heart is still spoken for Sy is willing to risk everything to win over the woman he loves What he doesn t count on is having to wager her heart to do it
By Shelley Shepard Gray. 2017
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray begins a new series—The Amish of Hart County—with this… suspenseful tale of a young Amish woman who is forced to move to a new town to escape a threatening stalker.After a stalker went too far, Hannah Hilty and her family had no choice but to leave the bustling Amish community where she grew up. Now she’s getting a fresh start in Hart County, Kentucky…if only she wasn’t too scared to take it. Hannah has become afraid to trust anyone—even Isaac, the friendly Amish man who lives next door. She wonders if she'll ever return to the trusting, easy-going woman she once was. For Isaac Troyer, the beautiful girl he teasingly called “The Recluse” confuses him like no other. When he learns of her past, he knows he's misjudged her. However, he also understands the importance of being grateful for God’s gifts, and wonders if they will ever have anything in common. But as Hannah and Isaac slowly grow closer, they realize that there’s always more to someone than meets the eye.Just as Hannah is finally settling into her new life, and perhaps finding a new love, more secrets are revealed and tragedy strikes. Now Hannah must decide if she should run again or dare to fight for the future she has found in Hart County.
By Jenny Hale. 2017
You’ll love Libby’s heartwarming journey as her life changes in ways she’d never have expected… A warm, light, brilliantly romantic… story.’ 5/5 GirlsLovetoRead.comA Barefoot Summer is a beautiful, touching story about coming home, the importance of family, and the special place that first loves hold in our hearts. Fans of Carole Matthews, Trisha Ashley, Susan Mallery and Susan Wiggs – and anyone looking for a perfect, feel-good summer read will enjoy this.Sometimes you find perfect where you least expect it …Libby Potter has just lost the perfect job, the perfect apartment and the perfect boyfriend. Moving back to the home town that she couldn’t wait to escape when she was younger was definitely not on her to-do list. Especially as it means running into the man whose heart she broke when she left.Pete Bennett can still make Libby’s world stop with just the sound of his voice – even ten years on. Only now, she is the last person in the world that he wants to see.As everyone else welcomes Libby home with open arms, she realizes she’s missed that special closeness that comes from lifelong friendship. And, as Libby seeks to make amends with Pete, she begins to wonder whether she made the right choice in leaving all those years ago.When an amazing career opportunity gives her the chance to leave again, Libby will have to decide what her version of perfect is… and where she really belongs.A Barefoot Summer was previously published as Love Me for Me.What people are saying about A Barefoot Summer…‘A perfect romance read. Full of tension and heart wrenching feelings that have you biting your lower lip in either frustration or sadness. Have a lump in your throat, a tear in your eye or giggling like a schoolgirl… Oh I really did enjoy it, I know this will be a turn to read when I need a relaxed paced read that is genuine, believable and beautiful. One to lift my mood and put a smile on my face and warmth in my heart.Full of charismatic characters, family love and bonds, honesty, small town loveliness and soul mates. Reading perfection!’ 5/5 Pajama Book Girl‘I loved the synopsis of Love Me for Me, it sounded like a heart-warming, romantic, enjoyable story and it was all of those things…plus a whole lot more…I was really happy with the ending of this novel too, it was completely satisfying, everything was tied up and I found I had a big cheesy grin on my face when I finished. You’ll love Libby’s heartwarming journey as her life changes in ways she’d never have expected…It’s a novel that will get you thinking and feeling appreciative for what you have in life. You might also end up asking yourself ‘What If…’ about situations of your own. A warm, light, brilliantly romantic story.’ 5/5 GirlsLovetoRead.com‘What a journey! I can't recommend this book enough - it's a book that will keep you guessing right up until the final pages - a book that isn't all hearts and flowers yet has left me…
By Jenny Hale. 2018
This summer will change everything Alice Emerson is in need of a new beginning Broken-hearted after… her beloved grandfather passes away and her relationship falls apart she makes a pact with her best friend Sasha Swapping city living for the beautiful sun-bleached beaches of the Outer Banks they launch an ice cream shop together in the crumbling house by the sea where Alice spent blissful childhood holidays As Alice and Sasha settle into the close-knit community making friends with the locals and tempting them with their delicious recipes Alice finds herself falling for the warm charm and golden smile of mysterious doctor Jack Barnes Spending time together during sunshine-filled days and long romantic evenings Alice starts to wonder if he could be the one for her But just when Alice s summer couldn t be more perfect she discovers an old letter tucked away in the beach house It contains a family secret that turns Alice s world upside down and makes her question everything she s ever known And then Jack complicates their summer romance with an unexpected offer Faced with a difficult decision will Alice and Jack follow their hearts and find true happiness this summer One Summer is an utterly stunning uplifting summer romance about the power of friendship discovering family secrets and the beauty of falling in love by the sea What everyone s saying about Jenny Hale I absolutely LOVED LOVED LOVED and ooh LOVED this book Jenny Hale is now on my list of go to favourite authors 5 out of 5 but I would award it more if I could as it really is that good Ginger Book Geek A feel-good love story for the hopeless romantics we all secretly are La Biblio de Caro This book was the perfect way to kick-off summer Goodreads Reviewer A compelling read which kept me on the edge of the seat as I waited to learn the secrets within such a delightful read full of love hope and friendships an emotional rollercoaster from beginning to end Compelling Reads Reading this book was like being on a virtual vacation An absolute scorcher of a Summer read I will definitely be reading more from Jenny Hale Bibliophile Book Club The perfect beach read Prepare yourself to meet your next book crush and to spend hours gushing about it This Chick Reads I truly loved this sunshine on a rainy day type novel Jenny Hale has outdone herself once again by creating raw emotional and extremely thought-provoking situations all of which were surrounded by the serenity of the beach house completely blew me away The Writing Garnet A perfect summer read I read this at the beach and I couldn t have chosen any better Loved it Meanderings and Musings I loved this book A terrific storyline and a beautiful setting Goodreads Reviewer A truly beautiful and heart-warming read that will have all romance feeling the warm and fuzzies for sure Brilliant
By Kathleen Fuller. 2018
Her fingertips brushed against something else in the box of doilies. She lifted a bundle of letters, neatly tied with… a thin red ribbon . . .Ivy Yoder hasn’t heard from John King in over a year. She knows it’s time to let go of the idea that they will one day marry, but she’s humiliated to be one of the oldest single women in her Amish community of Birch Creek. When quirky Cevilla Schlabach asks her to help clean out an attic, Ivy is grateful for the distraction.Noah Schlabach isn’t from Birch Creek, or even Ohio. His job as an auctioneer takes him around the country and away from a typical Amish life, but he still remains devoted to his family. So when his aging aunt asks him to help clean out her attic, he agrees. Plus, who knows what curious items he might find up there? As Noah and Ivy work side by side, they come across a different kind of treasure: a packet of letters written during the Korean War. Soon they are swept up in the story of two young people falling in love—even as they remain determined not to fall in love themselves.Words from the Heart is a moving story of lost love letters, fragile fears, and the beauty of taking another step forward.
By Zondervan. 2018
<P>A Recipe for Hope by Beth Wiseman(Previously published in An Amish Kitchen)When a storm blows a tree onto Eve Bender’s… farmhouse, she has little choice but to temporarily move her family into her parents’ home.<P> Outside of cooking together in the kitchen, Eve and her mother can’t agree on anything.<P> But this may be just the recipe for healing old wounds.Building Faith by Kathleen Fuller(Previously published in An Amish Home)Faith Miller knows that carpentry is an unlikely hobby for a young Amish woman, but she loves the work and it keeps the memory of her grandfather alive. <P>When her cousin asks Faith to build the cabinets in her new home, Faith is only too happy to take the job, even if it is her most ambitious project to date.<P> The only catch is that she has to work with her ex-fiance, Silas. <P>As they work together to build Martha’s kitchen, they must learn to leave the past behind and build faith in one another again.<P>Love in Store by Vannetta Chapman(Previously published in An Amish Market)Stella Schrock works at the Old Mill in Nappanee, Indiana, with new employee David Stoltzfus, a recent widower.<P> When strange events begin occurring around town, it appears as if someone wants to close the mill.<P> Stella and David must work together to solve the mystery surrounding the Old Amish Mill, and in the process, they might just find that God has more in store for their future than they would have dreamed possible.
By Winnie Griggs. 2015
A Wife by Christmas As Christmas approaches Hank Chandler is determined to find a wife to mother his sister… s orphaned children When schoolteacher Janell Whitman offers to help him with his niece and nephew she seems to be the perfect match-but she won t accept his proposal Instead she insists she ll find him another bride before the holidays Janell moved to Turnabout Texas to put her past behind her and focus on her future-one that doesn t include marriage But while she plays matchmaker and cares for Hank s children she loses her heart to the two youngsters and their adoptive father If Janell reveals her secrets to Hank will he still want her to be his Christmas bride
By Carolyn Brown. 2018
With her sassy humor and sexy cowboys, USA Today bestseller Carolyn Brown launches her new Longhorn Canyon series. One city… girl, one die-hard rancher, and eight mischievous kids. What could go wrong?Every summer Cade Maguire looks forward to opening his Longhorn Canyon Ranch to underprivileged city kids. But this year, he's having no luck finding a counselor for the children-until Retta Palmer walks through his door. Flat broke after selling everything she owns to pay her father's medical bills, Retta is thrilled to hear of an opening for a counselor position. She's not as thrilled about the ranching part, or the sexy cowboy with beautiful blue eyes who's her new boss. After being left at the altar two years before by his fiancée, Cade isn't sure he can take another heartbreak. And Retta isn't even sure she wants to stay. But the sparks between them are absolutely undeniable. And with a couple of lovable kids and two elderly folks playing matchmaker, Cade and Retta may find that the best way to heal is with each other. "Cowboy Bold is the start of an amazing new series by an author who really knows how to hook her readers with sexy cowboys, strong women, a bunch of humor, and a stellar story. ...Everything about this book is a roaring good time." -Harlequin Junkie, Top Pick
By Joanne Bischof. 2018
A Tale of Family Brotherhood and the Healing Power of LoveAfter the tragic death of her husband … Aven Norgaard is beckoned to give up her life in Norway to become a housekeeper in the rugged hills of nineteenth-century Appalachia Upon arrival she finds herself in the home of her late husband s cousins three brothers who make a living by brewing hard cider on their three-hundred-acre farm Yet even as a stranger in a foreign land Aven has hope to build a new life in this tight-knit family But her unassuming beauty disrupts the bond between the brothers The youngest two both desire her hand and Aven is caught in the middle unsure where and whether to offer her affection While Haakon is bold and passionate it is Thor who casts the greatest spell upon her Though Deaf mute and dependent on hard drink to cope with his silent pain Thor possesses a sobering strength As autumn ushers in the apple harvest the rift between Thor and Haakon deepens and Aven faces a choice that risks hearts Will two brothers longing for her quiet spirit tear apart a family Can she find a tender belonging in this remote rugged and unfamiliar world A haunting tale of struggle and redemption Sons of Blackbird Mountain is a portrait of grace in a world where the broken may find new life through the healing mercy of love
By Cheryl Williford. 2017
An Amish Second Chance Newly widowed Lizbeth Mullet has a secret: she's never told anyone the true identity of her… son's father. Not even now that she's come home to Pinecraft and the man in question is her new landlord. Fredrik Lapp may not know Benuel is his son, but the two soon form an unmistakable bond. And seeing Fredrik again stirs feelings Lizbeth had worked hard to bury. With Fredrick's affections resurfacing, too, the burden of Lizbeth's secret is only getting heavier. Revealing the truth could mean a lifetime of happiness together-or the loss of her second chance at forever.
By Lisa Jordan. 2016
A Recipe for Romance Sarah Sullivan will do whatever it takes to make her summer youth program permanent. But when… she's tasked to teach the teens basic kitchen skills, her hope goes up in flames. Not knowing the first thing about cooking, Sarah needs help. Smelling the delicious aromas coming from her neighbor's apartment one night, she thinks she's found her answer. Alec Seaver might know his way around pots and pans, but the lone-wolf widower doesn't want anything to do with the free-spirited beauty next door. But after he becomes Sarah's reluctant partner, Alec realizes that she might just be the key ingredient missing from his life.
By Natasha Friend. 2018
Quinn is a teen who loves her family, skateboarding, basketball, and her friends, but after she's diagnosed with a condition… called alopecia which causes her to lose all of her hair, her friends abandon her. Jake was once a star football player, but because of a freak accident—caused by his brother—he loses both of his legs. Quinn and Jake meet and find the confidence to believe in themselves again, and maybe even love.
By Anna Zogg. 2017
Lawman with a Secret Hiding his true identity is the only way for US Marshal Jesse Cole to bring bank… robbers to justice. But the lovely widow whose Wyoming ranch he stumbles onto reminds him of everything he's sacrificed for the law. When his job is done, he's resolved to leave Lenora Pritchard behind-until she and her son are threatened. Now the only way to protect them is to make her his wife. To conceal her late husband's guilt, Lenora hid his stolen haul. And with a ruthless gang leader determined to retrieve it, she needs Cole's protection for herself and her son. It's a marriage in name only, founded on dangerous secrets...but could it possibly lead to a true and loving family?
By Margaret Brownley. 2018
A great story by a wonderful author DEBBIE MACOMBER 1 New York Times… Bestselling Author for Left at the AltarWhen Texas Ranger Brett Tucker accidentally derails a wedding he s determined to bring the estranged couple back together but he never dreamed he d start falling for the bride Texas Ranger Brett Tucker hates to break up a wedding but the groom notorious criminal Frank Foster is a danger to any woman So he busts into the church guns blazing only to find he has the wrong man STOP THAT WEDDING Bride-to-be Kate Denver is appalled by her fianc s over-the-top reaction to the innocent mistake and calls off the wedding for good Guilt-ridden Brett s desperate to get them back on track But the more time he spends with Kate the harder he falls and the more he yearns to prove that he s her true match in every way What People Are Saying About Margaret Brownley Delightful humorous packed with engaging characters loads of action several mysteries all enough sizzle to satisfy her fans RT Book Reviews for A Match Made in Texas A sweet touching love story Kirkus Reviews for Left at the Altar Lively and warm A welcome addition to a sparse yet popular subgenre Booklist for Left at the Altar
By Pamela Nerren. 2017
Is love really enough Angel became an instant millionaire when her abusive husband died She uses her newfound… future to make the world a better place by starting the Angel Foundation but her emotional scars have yet to heal Kevin is an actor fleeing from his fame When Kevin and Angel meet they are instantly mesmerized When Angel doesn t recognize him Kevin keeps his fame a secret Meanwhile Angel encloses herself in an emotional wall On an emotional journey wrought with danger they cling to one another Twists Turns Attempted murder Abduction But when they unmask what secrets will be revealed Will those secrets destroy their connection