Author: Rachel Fordham
Genre: Historical Romance
Alone in a strange town, can she find healing for her new home . . . and herself?
Seven years ago, orphaned and alone, Em finally arrived at a new home in Iowa after riding the orphan train. But secrets from her past haunt her, and her new life in the Western wilderness is a rough one. When her guardian is shot and killed, Em, now nineteen, finally has the chance to search for her long-lost sister, but she won't be able to do it alone.
For Azure Springs Sheriff Caleb Reynolds, securing justice for the waifish and injured Em is just part of his job. He's determined to solve every case put before him in order to impress his parents and make a name for himself. Caleb expects to succeed. What he doesn't expect is the hold this strange young woman will have on his heart.
Welcome to the charming town of Azure Springs, Iowa, where people care deeply for one another and, sometimes, even fall in love.
Author: Beth White
Genre: Historical Romance
Five years after the final shot was fired in the War Between the States, Selah Daughtry can barely manage to keep herself, her two younger sisters, and their spinster cousin fed and clothed. With their family's Mississippi plantation swamped by debt and the Big House falling down around them, the only option seems to be giving up their ancestral land--until a hotel management agent for the railroad offers her hope for the future.
If she'll turn her home into a hotel, Levi Riggins says, he can all but guarantee it will be saved. Selah isn't sure she entirely trusts the handsome Yankee. Yet what other options does she have? She'll have to stay on her guard . . . but she never expected to have to guard her heart.
Author: Renee Kinlaw
Genre: Bible Study
"Some things must be removed before Revival can take place." --Rev. Jim Willey.
Let's face it, no one likes to clean house. Seriously, what's the point? It will only be dirty again tomorrow. But, if we want to live in a home that is organized and orderly, we must continue to clean it on a daily basis. The same thing is true for our Spiritual House. In this Bible Study, Renee walks with God through her kitchen and learns that not only is her physical house in need of a spring cleaning but her spiritual house is too. Come sit down with Renee and pray the prayer of Psalm 139:23-24 with her.
Author: Susan Anne Mason
Genre: Historical Romance
When stable hand Nolan Price learns from his dying mother that he is actually the son of the Earl of Stainsby, his plans for a future with kitchen maid Hannah Burnham are shattered. Once he is officially acknowledged as the earl's heir, Nolan will be forbidden to marry beneath his station.
Unwilling to give up the girl he loves, he devises a plan to elope--believing that once their marriage is sanctioned by God, Lord Stainsby will be forced to accept their union. However, as Nolan struggles to learn the ways of the aristocracy, he finds himself caught between pleasing Hannah and living up to his father's demanding expectations.
At every turn, forces work to keep the couple apart, and a solution to remain together seems further and further away. With Nolan's new life pulling him irrevocably away from the woman he loves, it seems only a miracle will bring them back together.
Author: Janet Sketchley
365 Daily Devotions to Warm Your Spirit and Encourage Your Heart
“Tenacity” is persistence. Holding on. Not giving up. It’s a quality we need as Christians, and the beautiful thing we discover as we spend time with the Lord is the depth of His tenacity toward us. We may falter, but His hold is sure, His love unshakable, and His grace without limit.
Like the wild rose thrives with its roots anchored in the cleft in the rock, we find life and security when we abide in our Rock.
The conversational-style insights and heart-sharing moments in A Year of Tenacity will bless and inspire. Entries are numbered by day, not by date, so readers aren’t tied to a calendar year and don’t have to play catch-up if they miss a few days.
Honest, engaging, and uplifting, these devotionals are ideal for both long-time Christians and those just finding their way.
Author: Darrel Case
From the moment Abigail is born,it is clear that any beauty she possesses must be on the inside. Abigail’s face and body are deformed, so much so that the nurses cover her so she won’t frighten the other patients. Bullied in school and shunned by the people of her village, Abigail nevertheless sees the good in life. Alone and isolated in her room, she anonymously writes tales of love and compassion. Despite being denied happiness because of her appearance, Abigail finds a special joy through her writing.
Natronia’s King Billwick is distressed. His son, Prince Phillip refuses to take his proper place in the kingdom. Hoping it will inspire the young prince, King Billick leaves a book of Abigail’s fairy tales onthe saddle of Phillip’s favorite steed. Mesmerized by Abigail’s writing, Phillip gains confidence and begins to take his rightful place as heir to the throne. Believing the unknown author of such wonderful books must be a beautiful lady, he commands the Royal Mandarin to find her. When the official fails in his quest, Philip undertakes his own search. In a twist of fate, Prince Phillip and Abigail discover each other. Their story is written in the chronicles of Natronia.
Author: Connilyn Cossette
Genre: Biblical Fiction
Seven years ago, Moriyah was taken captive in Jericho and branded with the mark of the Canaanite gods. Now the Israelites are experiencing peace in their new land, but Moriyah has yet to find her own peace. Because of the shameful mark on her face, she hides behind her veil at all times and the disdain of the townspeople keeps her from socializing. And marriage prospects were out of the question . . . until now.
Her father has found someone to marry her, and she hopes to use her love of cooking to impress the man and his motherless sons. But when things go horribly wrong, Moriyah is forced to flee. Seeking safety at one of the newly-established Levitical cities of refuge, she is wildly unprepared for the dangers she will face, and the enemies--and unexpected allies--she will encounter on her way.
Author: Lesley Renton
To Price Evans, who has just moved into the quaint old house that was his grandmother’s childhood home, Sinbad looks much like any ordinary, long-haired ginger cat—the pampered and sole companion of Mr. Murphy, the cantankerous old man living next door. Little does anyone know that Sinbad lives in our world only when he isn’t busy (stirring up rebellion) in his real home: the magical Land of Tolk. There are signs though, that everything is not as it seems—like the two incredibly life-like wooden dwarfs that appeared, seemingly out of nowhere, in the small space between the Evans’ property and Mr. Murphy’s garage. When Price stumbles upon the gateway between these two very different worlds, he learns the truth about Sinbad and his nefarious plot to bring the conveniences of human technology (and pampering) to the peaceful and immortal inhabitants of Tolk, heedless of the impact of such potentially corrupting influences.
Price finds himself in the midst of a civil uprising, with the fate of Tolk hanging in the balance. What role will he play in exposing Sinbad as a liar and a fraud? Can the peace-loving Tolks expel the rebel forces before they destroy their way of life and their very world?
Even though he is an outsider, it is clear to Price that whatever happens next will determine the fate of the Land of Tolk and all of its inhabitants.
Author: Michelle Griep
Genre: Historical Romance
Mercy Lytton is a lady like none other. Raised amongst the Mohawks, she straddles two cultures, yet each are united in one cause. . .to defeat the French. Born with a rare gift of unusually keen eyesight, she is chosen as a scout to accompany a team of men on a dangerous mission. Yet it is not her life that is threatened. It is her heart. Condemned as a traitor, Elias Dubois faces the gallows. At the last minute, he is offered his freedom if he consents to accompany a stolen shipment of French gold to a nearby fort—but he is the one they stole it from in the first place. It turns out that the real thief is the beguiling woman, Mercy Lytton, for she steals his every waking thought. Can love survive divided loyalties in a backcountry wilderness?
Author: Mary Elsie Wolfe
Genre: Devotional/Christian Living
We are participating in changes that will soon define this period in history!
As followers of Jesus, we want to immerse ourselves in this living story while learning from Jesus, living like Jesus and leading like Jesus so we may apply his principles and become transformational participants in the best story ever told. Gaining God’s full blessing in partnership with what he is doing in our world today needs everyone engaged—not just some! It becomes our duty to help instill a sense of identity and worth in both genders in a Biblical way that will lead us to the full uninhibited potential of Christ’s church as we carry out his mandate. With a view towards helping us understand these principles by first identifying our own worldview, and better understanding the culture in which Jesus lived, the author applies the values of Jesus to the model for leadership today. Mary-Elsie Wolfe offers us a vision for the future that is leading-edge yet moderate, traditional yet progressive. Drawing upon key Bible stories of women in Jesus’ day, our view of the future is enlarged as believers as she looks at the prominence of women in the early church and then applies key principles in an effective way for our day. If we want to lead like Jesus, as Jesus defines leadership for us, we must apply these foundational leadership principles to our times while still wrapping everything in the truth of the love of God for his people and his work.