A Far Way to Run is a compelling story about overcoming the past to discover your purpose. This novel chronicles what happens when a woman traumatized by a sexual assault must make a life-defining choice to continue hiding, or stand up in the face of evil to save a stranger. Shayne Wright returns to the Texas town where she grew up for a funeral and accidentally gets caught in a human trafficking scheme gone wrong. When she stops to render aid at an accident, she ends up with a gunshot wound to her shoulder and a target on her back when the trafficker believes she stole his money. Her plan to stay the night at the old family farm becomes complicated when she finds it has been leased to a man working through some past demons of his own. Former military sniper Ethan McGregor is here on a reconnaissance mission for an organization that fights human trafficking. The complications keep coming when her prodigal brother shows up. When he tells Shayne and Ethan he saw a woman being held against her will, Ethan's interest intensifies, thinking this might be the human trafficking he's here to uncover. Shayne, on the other hand, wrestles with trusting her brother. Her conscience propels her to search for a way to help, but knowing the woman is being held at the place where she'd been assaulted makes her wary. It doesn't help that she's kept the attack a secret. The one person who knows her secret is also obsessed with her. When he abducts her, she finds out her strength to face evil is ...
A junior higher dares to direct the school play. Can she handle her cast of peers? Aimi Wilby has a never-say-quit spirit. Arriving early and staying late at the theater, the 8th-grader is determined to stage a successful production. Not even an absent mentor, infighting cast members, an apathetic school administration or overbearing parents will deter her. Aimi resolves that even if she must play the peacemaker, offer special tutoring for a friend and spend sleepless nights writing an original script she will not give up. But, her tireless efforts may prove wholly inadequate when an administrator insists on the late addition of a cast member with a dark past. Will Aimi’s fervent intentions survive this foreign complication?
CIA covert operative, Titus Ray, agrees to help his protégé, Ben Mitchell, out of a tough spot, by accepting an assignment to Venezuela, but when the operation takes a deadly turn, Titus is forced to do something he’s never done before—rely on Ben to bring them home.
Can this undercover agent save the woman he loves--or is her heart as counterfeit as the money he's been sent to track down? After all that Grandfather has sacrificed to raise her, Theresa Plane owes it to him to save the family name--and that means clearing their debt with creditors before she marries Edward Greystone. But when one of the creditors' threats leads her to stumble across a midnight meeting, she discovers that the money he owes isn't all Grandfather was hiding. And the secrets he kept have now trapped Theresa in a life-threatening fight for her home--and the truth. After months of undercover work, Secret Service operative Broderick Cosgrove is finally about to uncover the identity of the leader of a notorious counterfeiting ring. That moment of triumph turns to horror, however, when he finds undeniable proof that his former fiancée is connected. Can he really believe the woman he loved is a willing participant? Protecting Theresa and proving her innocence may destroy his career--but that's better than failing her twice in one lifetime. They must form a partnership, tentative though it is. But there's no question they're both still keeping secrets--and that lack of trust, along with the dangerous criminals out for their blood, threatens their hearts, their faith, and their very survival. Combining rich history, danger, suspense, and romance, Crystal Caudill's debut novel launches this new historical series with a bang. Fans of Elizabeth Camden, Michelle Griep, an ...
A little girl in peril… And a killer in pursuit Accepting help from Jack Moretta is widow Ava Colburn’s last chance after her late husband’s killers track her down and target her little girl. But after years on the run, it’s hard to trust anyone else with their lives—and even harder to trust Jack with her secrets. Could he be just what this little family needs to put the deadly past behind them?
“Presents a clear path to financial joy.” —Mary Hunt, financial expert, speaker, bestselling author, founder of Debt-Proof Living Nine Kids. One Income. Zero Debt. Ever since he got married, author and pastor Scott LaPierre has supported his family on a single salary while remaining debt-free. He’s witnessed the stress that accompanies financial insecurity, yet he’s learned firsthand that even those with a limited income can eliminate monetary worries when they abide by biblical principles. With Your Finances God’s Way, you’ll replace negative spending habits with positive patterns that will set you on the road to financial freedom. Drawing from the Bible’s wisdom on money management, this book provides essential steps backed by proven practices, helping you —get the most out of your money by paying off debt and building up savings —make informed spending choices that help you avoid anxiety, regret, and conflict —enjoy the fruits of managing your money in a way that honors God Use what God has provided to thrive! Whether you’re young or old, married or single, working or staying at home, Your Finances God’s Way will give you everything you need to be a Christlike steward of the resources you’ve been given.
This Cinderella invited to the ball gets help from a surprising source. But will she win her Prince Charming, who's relegated her to the friend zone? When store department manager David Warwick, her secret crush, unexpectedly invites shy florist Ellie Ashton to represent the store at a glittering London ball, she feels more the ugly step-sister than princess material. No make-up, hair that was last styled for her high school prom, and not a single dress in her wardrobe, let alone a ballgown. Only a complete makeover can help her to look and feel the part. Attending the ball with the confidence the makeover and boosted faith gives her is a dream come true. But will she win the heart of the man she loves, or let doubt and fear send her running away at midnight? Clean, sweet, and wholesome Christian inspirational romance to warm your heart from a USA Today bestselling author!
A loaf of fragrant cinnamon bread for breakfast a sweet and creamy custard pie for dessert. In 1912 Ohio, the Amish Charm Bakery has something to delight locals and visiting Englischer alike. And within this warm, welcoming community, theres always room for love to grow Hannah Lapps life, like a long-cherished recipe, is satisfying just the way it is. She enjoys whipping up desserts at the bakery, tutoring local children, and socializing with dear friends. One of those friends, Timothy Barkman, has made his interest in Hannah clear, but shes been in no hurry to change her circumstances. No sooner does she feel ready to grow closer to hard-working, handsome Timothy than Hannah finds she may have waited too long. Charlene Shetler intends to become Timothys fraa. Its little wonder hes attracted to such a pretty, forthright young woman, but is the newcomer all that she seems? Only when Hannah is willing to confront some difficult truths can she move bravely toward a life of abiding faith and love
I’D BOUGHT INTO THE EXCITEMENT OF A CHANCE TO MOVE TO ALASKA, THEN LIFE’S UNEXPECTED TWISTS CHALLENGED MY FAITH IN DESTINY. After our wedding rehearsal, my fiancé, James, suggests we roll the dice to decide our fate for his next teaching job. Leaving life’s decision to chance sounds like fun. However, will it align with my innate tendency for order? Our adventure promises northern lights, snowflakes, and the wonder of Alaska. But luck gives us a double portion of both blessings and burdens that threaten to bury me in an avalanche of doubt and worry. Will I be able to care for my family in the crucial moments, or am I destined to falter? Where do I turn for assuring direction in this uncertain game called life?
Ever since Thea was a girl, her father has told her to keep her visions a secret. When she envisions his being murdered, she tries to save him. The truth her father has hidden for years is exposed and changes her understanding of his past. Thea’s new boyfriend suffers from depression, and her handsome private investigator is enigmatic with secrets of his own. Can she save her father with their help? Are visions a gift from God or a burden, as she believes? Thea gets the answer from a fascinating source. A contemporary romantic mystery with family drama.
His Gift is historical fiction set at the beginning of The Great Depression in a suburb of Detroit, MI. Seventeen-year-old Molly has aspirations for a career in music after graduating from high school. With the passion of an athlete preparing for the Olympics, she trains relentlessly to become the best she can be. As her world collapses in unimaginable ways, she is left to find peace and purpose in the midst of her crisis. The message of His Gift is universal to anyone who has ever dared to dream in spite of uncontrollable circumstances. The reader will discover with Molly, the hope and peace in a life when yielded to the Give of all gifts.
An odd encounter in a cemetery. A baby in need. Every mom’s worst nightmare. When sleep deprivation skews her judgment, grieving young mother Mae risks everything to save a baby—only to wind up accused of a crime. Now her freedom, her marriage, and her life are at stake. She fights to clear her name, but can’t do it alone. Her husband is the only one she can turn to. But with their relationship crumbling, even he may not be on her side. Will their struggles rekindle their love, or kill it? If they don’t work together to overcome past wounds and current danger, Mae might finally end up resting in peace. Permanently. Riveting Christian romantic suspense by an award-winning author. Note: Sleep Deprived previously appeared in the limited-time novella collection Dangerous Pursuits: 15 Stories From Today's Most Popular Mystery and Suspense Authors.
A young woman, cast out by her father and shunned by her family, wanders the streets of Jerusalem... ...selling her body to survive in a cutthroat city that has no mercy for the downtrodden. When one man promises her a different way of life, she overcomes her doubts and opens her heart to him. A stranger named Jesus saves Mary from death, and she becomes a devoted follower. He helps her to break free from a life of prostitution, and they travel to her home village of Bethany to seek reconciliation with her family. Her brother Lazarus gladly accepts her back, but her sister and uncle make it abundantly clear that she is not welcome there. In the face of her sister’s rejection and her uncle’s judgmental pride, Mary questions God’s forgiveness and struggles to forgive herself. Yet even as their lives interweave and collide, the very ones who are so quick to condemn her, wrestle with their own internal demons—inadequacy, self-righteousness, and the need to earn God’s favor. Will these attitudes tear their family apart forever, or can a carpenter from Nazareth open their unbelieving eyes and show them the wonder of true faith. Canter tells the personal histories of these four New Testament characters in a uniquely memorable way. Fans of Francine Rivers, Brian Godawa, and Kenneth Winter will love this compelling tale. See why delighted readers say “Bryan expertly intertwines each person’s individual story, including their past life and their new relationship with Jesus.” Don't wait ...
This thirty-day devotional will take you on a journey to unveil God’s heart as you sit down face-to-face with the Father each day and discover how the wonders of Heaven can begin to chase after you. Read words from the Father you will not hear at church. Experience for yourself the same real connections that I have with the Father as you explore my conversations with God. Find your favorite quiet place with a cup of coffee or tea in hand, and spend the next thirty days encountering the Father as you discover the unlimited wonders of Heaven God desires for you.
The dragons have fled the skies. A noble House is clinging to life. The God of gods is rising. As the Envoy of the Four Kingdoms, Wes has had his purpose decided since birth: sacrifice the treasures of the people to the dragon gods, and they will keep Kaveryth safe. For five years, he’s been forced to watch his Kingdom fall into ruin while carrying an unbearable grief of his own. The Elders insist that they must continue to be faithful to the Dracodei, but Wes is beginning to doubt that their protectors are holding up their end of the bargain. Despite his misgivings, he continues to fulfill his duty—until he meets a misunderstood dragon who offers him a choice for the first time in his life. Will he have the courage to make the sacrifice that truly matters? Storm & Spire is a Christian epic fantasy series, perfect for readers who enjoy fast-paced storytelling, fantastical lands, and devious dragons.
Discover how to have a childlike faith so you can live among Heaven’s wonders where the unimaginable and miracles happen every day. You can experience this kind of Heavenly living by learning what these unique childlike characteristics are. Then as you become more childlike in your faith, the miraculous things of Heaven will begin to occupy your home and everyone around you.
“Brandy, I caution you. Get hold of your temper. Don’t do anything you’ll regret.” Whiskey heiress Brandy Dardanelle has been abandoned at the altar. Seething from the sting to her family honor, she follows the lickspittle’s trail to Denver. However, she doesn’t even have time to unpack when she sees the errant ex-fiancé getting on another train. Afraid of losing her prey, Brandy brashly jumps aboard too. Successful rancher Samuel Elliott, Jr., returning home after negotiating the cattle deal of a lifetime, must now convince his neighbors he’s wise enough and mature enough to handle the details. When the pretty but sassy heiress confronts Sam on the platform, their wildly confusing argument blindsides him. Worse, Tess Hartford storms up, demanding Sam’s proposal. Again. In a desperate move to free himself of the lovesick girl, he announces his engagement to Brandy. The news streaks through the valley like lightning, backing Sam into a corner. Would Brandy be willing to stay long enough to help him bluff his way through a fake romance? Sam just needs her for a few days…
Nothing is ever as it seems Range detective, Zane McClure, wants to bring an outlaw to justice. While Katrina wants to find her brother’s killer. The only way they can accomplish their mission is to join forces, even if it means a fake engagement.
When they are forced into a marriage of convenience, could it possibly turn into the real thing? Or are there too many obstacles for them to overcome?
A Foreword Indie 2021 Finalist in Religious Fiction Two hundred fallen angels descend from the stars in the primeval world before Noah’s flood. These Watchers, whose coming has long been prophesied, establish themselves as lords of the earth, teaching war craft and dark arts and drawing people away from devotion to the true God. Fear, deception, and violence increase in the land, but Baraqua, a privileged bride of the clan of Adam and Eve, is unconcerned about anything but her scheme to obtain the man she loved before her marriage. When the charismatic invaders begin to pursue Baraqua and other women in order to sire giant offspring through them, their leader offers the young bride a choice: breed his children or stand by while the Watchers destroy her people. watch her people be destroyed. This gripping work of supernatural fiction brings clarity to the cryptic “sons of God” passage in Genesis 6:1 and confirms the age-old truth that faith has power over spiritual darkness. Unlock the mystery today! "Focused scenes and engaging dialogue create a drama that transforms the story into a page-turner." –Readers’ Favorite, 5 stars
Where secrets go, distrust follows. Can two lonely people let go of past hurt and learn to trust again? Single mom, Cassie Verano, and her two young daughters move to small town Worthy, Ohio to be near her brother and his family. She longs to raise her daughters without her ex-husband’s family’s controlling interference, and live in peace. When her daughters befriend two girls who are cared for by their matchmaking aunt, Cassie avoids it at all costs. It’s the last thing she needs or wants after escaping a dangerous marriage. Widowed business owner, Steve Nardelli, wants nothing more than to complete his huge Australian deal and expand his deceased father’s electronics firm to secure his family’s future. Though his wife died, their marriage was anything but happy. His sister’s matchmaking only annoys him and adds to his guilt, especially when the lovely Cassie Verano seems to be hiding something—and he’s not interested in anyone else’s deceitful ways. Can Cassie and Steve set aside their deep suspicions and guarded feelings to learn to trust again?
With God, all things are possible. Even love... Four-faith filled contemporary romances set in Scotland, where three brothers and their sister find their lifetime loves! Opposites attract, friends to love, enemies to love, workplace romance, mistaken identity, overcoming challenges, renewing faith - with help from God and their family, all discover their happy-ever-after in almost 1000 pages of heartwarming and uplifting reading. Book 1: A Model Bride Her trip to Europe wasn't supposed to include falling in love with a wounded war photographer! Book 2: More than Friends They've been friends all their lives, but one day at the beach with a busload of special needs kids could change everything, Book 3: A Lesson in Love Can two teachers learn God’s lessons in love, or will fears and secrets keep them apart? Book 4: The Real Thing He's an embittered & grumpy cynic. She's a perpetually cheerful Pollyanna. When he becomes her boss, they both need to learn what trusting God really means. What readers say about these books: ★★★★★ A heartwarming story that captivated me from the beginning. ★★★★★ The first book I read from this author and when I was done with it, I couldn't wait to read more! ★★★★★ Great characters—with realistic flaws and strengths. ★★★★★ Beautifully written, it will warm your heart and remind you of how much we all are loved! ★★★★★ I laughed at some parts, felt that warm fuzzy you get from a good romance...and teared up in several places. Happy tears. Please be a ...
"The thing that sets it apart from others is that it’s written by a fellow sufferer who can also give valuable insight as a psychologist. This topic could easily be heavy-going, but it is mainly an upbeat, positive read. Saying that, the author has taken care to balance positivity with reality and points out that although it’s not always possible to look on the bright side, there are still things we can do to ensure that we don’t spiral into depression." —Elsa Bridger>
Finding Joy presents a comprehensive, practical guide for living your best life with chronic illness. This psychology self-help book integrates personal and professional insights to give you tools for handling various aspects of living with a chronic illness. There is also a chapter specifically for the loved ones and caregivers of the chronically ill. While this book is designed for anyone with a chronic illness, the spiritual content early in the book suggests the value of sticking to your faith and offers several Bible references.
Discover how to ride the supernatural wave of God’s presence and experience miracles from Heaven following you every day. Do the miracles of Jesus and even greater things as you learn how to follow God everywhere. Learn the secret of how to catch the supernatural wave of God’s presence and move in a powerful anointing that radically changes your surroundings. Start your journey today to experience Heaven’s supernatural miracles chasing after you and those around you.
The Beauty of Tribulation was written to provide answers based upon scripture to help us understand things such as: The purpose of tribulation in the life of a believer. Reasons why it is necessary. How God uses it for our edification and his glory. How God is not the author of our tribulation. At the root of it, the greatest purpose is to depict the beauty of our painful, frustrating, and most hopeless moments when we allow God to complete the work he is trying to accomplish through them. As you turn the pages of this book you will be taken on a journey that will delve you deep into the tribulation process and come away with a firm understanding of it, perhaps like never before. Every premise is backed with scripture, focused on what the bible says rather than my own ideas. J.A. Cox hopes that all who read will walk away with a greater appreciation and devotion toward the Lord in regard to this troublesome subject and inevitable part of our lives.
He's the best man. She's the chief bridesmaid. It's dislike at first sight! When missionary doctor Matthew Coalbrooke and bubbly shoe-aholic saleswoman Anita Kiernan meet, he only thing they can both agree on is that the bride and groom’s matchmaking attempts are bound to fail ... Between his pride and her prejudice, there could hardly be a less likely couple. But God has a bigger plan for them than they can possibly imagine. The Love in Store series is set around a stately old London department store, and the same settings and staff pop up in each book. But there's no need to read the series in order. Every story is a complete romance, following a different couple through the trials and joys of a developing love, deepening their faith in the process, until they're ready for the happy-ever-after God has planned for them. Teapots & Tiaras is a Christian romance. Includes hints of Pride and Prejudice, a church wedding, a couple of sweet kisses, and some gentle humour, as well as British grammar and spelling. Complete with British English Glossary.
In a search for her future, Lacy Jones travels with a friend to a new town where a single dad shows her how to find meaning and lasting success. Lacy Jones, a graduate of her small high school, knows her whole world is about to change. She dreams of freedom from the struggles with her health, and of the independence that comes with a steady job. When her friend invites her to share the journey to visit the teacher from their country school days, Lacy finally gets the chance to chase her dreams. But when the girls get separated along the way, Lacy is left to make the trip alone. Arriving in a strange town, Lacy is reunited with old friends who introduce her to a new life, new relationships, and a new way of seeing herself. Conrad Van Drunen has spent the last four years developing his furniture business and raising his two children. He knows they need a mother, but he isn’t ready to talk of remarriage. When Lacy Jones falls across his path, Conrad is forced to make some changes. His brother and sister-in-law offer their assistance from babysitting and financial counsel to matchmaking, but Conrad has other plans. Losing hope of finding what he lost with his first wife, Conrad discovers the mother he’s been seeking for his children in the most unexpected place. Journey with Lacy and Conrad through trials and joys where deception and the truth can sometimes look an awfully lot alike.
The establishment of nations, governments, and the shaping of our world system evolved around historical incidents of good and evil. Roots of the Kingdom is a captivating chronology about humans, heavenly hosts, and supernatural phenomena that unveils the spiritual network. Revealed is the chain of rebellious episodes that undermined the pinnacle of creation–Yahweh’s beloved humans. Unfortunately, modern Biblical teachings usually omit or gloss over these insights. The violence on Earth cannot be gleaned by simply observing contemporary happenings. Author Glenn L. Marx divulges the unseen realm to widen our worldview and our understanding of God’s benevolent character. When this narrative is left untold, the residue of past sinister events causes doubts about God. Be inspired by gaining perception into our ancient beginnings. Knowing our spiritual roots builds a rock-solid restoration and renewal in our hearts. Throughout this book, you’ll discover: • God loves each of us no matter what, humans are the apple of His eye. • God has been mistreated by the very creatures He created. • Watcher angels rebelled and took women, adulterating human DNA. • Giant Nephilim almost caused human extinction. • Hidden details about Satan’s position as a high-level heavenly host. • Evil entities in heaven seek to cause chaos, terror, and oppression. • Fallen angels seek our demise, but God provides supportive people. • God’s people have powerful tools and tactics to manage wickedness. As we dra ...