Author: Valerie Fraser Luesse
Genre: Historical Fiction
The things that tear us apart can also bring us together
With America's entrance into World War II, the town of Blackberry Springs, Alabama, has exploded virtually overnight. Workers from all over are coming south for jobs in Uncle Sam's munitions plants--and they're bringing their pasts with them, right into Dolly Chandler's grand but fading family home turned boardinghouse.
A struggling young couple from the Midwest, unemployed professors from Chicago, a widower from Mississippi, and a shattered young veteran struggling to heal from the war are all hoping Dolly's house will help them find their way back to the lives they left behind. But the house has a past of its own.
When tragedy strikes, Dolly's only hope will be the circle of friends under her roof and their ability to discover the truth about what happened to a young bride who lived there a century before.
A Tender Hope
Author: Amanda Cabot
Genre: Historical Romance
As far as Thea Michener is concerned, it's time for a change. With her husband murdered and her much-anticipated baby stillborn, there is nothing left for her in Ladreville. Having accepted a position as Cimarron Creek's midwife, she has no intention of remarrying. So when a handsome Texas Ranger appears on her doorstep with an abandoned baby, Thea isn't sure her heart can take it.
Ranger Jackson Guthrie isn't concerned only with the baby's welfare. He's been looking for Thea, convinced that her late husband was part of the gang that killed his brother. But it soon becomes clear that the situation is far more complicated than he anticipated--and he'll need Thea's help if he's ever to find the justice he seeks.
We Hope for Better Things
Author: Erin Bartels
The past is never as past as we'd like to think
When journalist Elizabeth Balsam is asked to deliver a box of old photos to a relative she didn't know she had, the strange request seems like it isn't worth her time. But as she explores her great-aunt's farmhouse with its locked doors and hidden graves, she soon discovers just how dramatically some of the most newsworthy events of the previous two centuries shaped her own family. As she searches for answers to the riddles around her, the remarkable stories of two women who lived in this very house emerge as testaments to love, resilience, and courage in the face of war, racism, and misunderstanding.
Take an emotional journey through time--from the volatile streets of 1960s Detroit to Michigan's Underground Railroad during the Civil War--to uncover the past, confront the seeds of hatred, and discover where love goes to hide.
Author: T.K. Ware
Life is filled with avenues that can render you helpless and void of understanding. As we go through trials and tribulations, we oftentimes forget that nothing shall overtake us as long as our hope is anchored in Jesus. Our faith must be solid in hope. And our hope must be wrapped up in trust. Confidence comes out of trust. The more time you spend with someone the more you will discover their nature, character, and spirit. As we spend time with God, we will develop confidence, which will produce trust, and this will sky-rocket our faith. He has already made promises concerning us and declarations over us. His love for us cannot be moved and will never waver. Forty-five women united in the spirit of compassion to share jewels of faith, encouragement, testimonies, declarations, life-lessons, and empowerment.
Author: Renee Kinlaw
Genre: Chasing Abigail
Abigail Reese has been running since she was eight years old. Never finding a haven for her soul, she prides herself on being able to outrun everyone and everything that threatens her. No matter how far she runs, though, there is one she cannot outrun. Somehow, God seems to always catch up to her. Now, He has sent a very handsome preacher to trip her up.
Single and lonely, Pastor Michael Jennings prays for ‘The One.’ He never expected the chase to be so hard. However, this feisty little woman God placed in his path is everything he needs. Breathtakingly beautiful, full of sassiness and spunk, she brings out the flirtatious side of him. Armed with the mission of catching Miss Abigail, Michael sets out on the race of a lifetime.
Their romance holds many challenges. The most prominent is the past she is trying to escape. With all that she pretends to be, Michael notices the darkness that hides beneath the surface. Will he be able to show her the truth of God’s unrelenting love or will she run forever?
The Golden Bride
Author: Kimberley Woodhouse
Genre: Historical Romance
Can Olivia survive the crime and Gold Rush fever of 1849...and the countless marriage proposals?
A series for fans of all things related to history, romance, adventure, faith, and family trees.
The Daughters of the Mayflower series continues when Olivia Brighton finds herself widowed and working her brother’s restaurant in San Francisco during the height of the rush for gold. Even though she receives at least twenty marriage proposals a day, she will never marry a gold miner. Her brother’s friend Joseph Sawyer has gotten caught up in local politics and the plight of Chinese in forced labor. The more Joseph gets pulled into investigating crime in the city, the less Olivia sees of the compassionate man. And just when she thinks she could love again, a fire threatens to steal all hope.
Pall of Silence
Author: Eleanor Bertin
Dearly beloved -- that's what the obituaries say -- never hinting at the conflict, shame or sin that lie behind the veil. In October 2012, Paul, the author's 18-year-old son was killed by a hit-and-run driver while walking home from an evening performing with his punk rock band. Amid the grief of loss, she is burdened over his life that seemed to beheaded in the wrong direction and their strained relationship. Dogged by grief, guilt, b lame and shame, she relives every memory searching for that conclusive evidence that he did after all, belong to Christ. Clinging to the Biblical doctrines of grace, the truth she knows wrestles with the longing of her heart. Can she trust God, with even this?
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