WINNER OF TWO INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING AWARDS! Hank Phillips makes his living defending the right to bear arms. Privately, he doesn’t ever want to touch a gun again. Hank is an ex-Marine whose heroism in war earned him the Medal of Honor and a high-profile job with Armed and Ready, America’s most powerful gun rights organization. He has a devoted wife and son, millions of admirers, and a bright future. But what Hank values most is his relationship with God. He believes his war record has poisoned it, and he prays that God will let him atone. One night, a confrontation with police officer LaRonda Cage brings disaster upon Hank, his family, his employer and LaRonda, an exemplary cop burdened with responsibility for her disabled father. The fallout, combined with a child's kidnapping, creates a snowball effect that threatens to destroy Armed and Ready, and even endanger the Second Amendment to the Constitution. Weapons of Remorse looks behind the headlines to explore the personal consequences of America’s gun violence dilemma.
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?
Losing her dreams may mean finding herself.
Competitive figure skater Addisyn Miles erased her older sister Avery from her life years ago--back when her skating career led only to bright horizons. But now her dreams have crumbled, and in a small town in the Canadian Rockies, she's seeking answers to the questions she never thought to ask. Surprisingly, though, those answers seem to point her toward a quiet man with a crushing secret…and toward the faith he once followed.
Meanwhile, heartbroken by her younger sister's rejection, Avery Miles left her lonely life in New York and headed toward the sunset. Now, she seeks to bury her painful memories in the peace of the Colorado mountains and the love of the God Who made them. But then she comes face to face with an unwelcome bit of her past--someone who poses the ultimate threat to Addisyn.
Struggling against her own darkest fears, Avery must summon the courage to love her sister again…and to find her before it’s too late.
Compelling and captivating, When the Ice Melts is a story of broken dreams, desperate decisions, and the relentless grace of a love that never lets go.
Her faith in the Lord has been tried beyond all measure. Can this fearful believer rest secure in God’s protective care for her life? Anna Byler is paralyzed by fear and anxiety. While the young Amish woman is devastated after Simon Kauffman leaves the Amish community, she finds little comfort in her new relationship with Jesus to fill the void Simon left in her life. Still wrestling with accepting God’s comforting peace, Anna sets out on a journey to uncover the truth behind Simon’s disappearance and then his untimely return to Willow Springs. But her discovery leads her to question both Simon and God’s ultimate promises. Can this woman of faith find the courage to have a peace-filled assurance in every aspect of her life? Anna’s Amish Fears Revealed is the inspirational third book in The Amish Women of Lawrence County series of women’s fiction novels. If you like spiritual explorations, real-life challenges of emotional bravery, and basking in God’s light, then you’ll adore Tracy Fredrychowski’s exploration of hope.
On the evening of our baptism, Roy suggested our family of four venture on his dream vacation to Alaska. Although reluctant to traverse the country, I was determined to enjoy the much needed family time. When an invitation to work at an iconic Alaskan roadhouse forced the trajectory of our summer in an unexpected direction, my tight grip on our familiar Michigan life started to slip. Will this quest for an Alaskan adventure be worth the sacrifice for us all? Will my new faith in Christ withstand the storms of change and awaken the transformation I didn’t know I needed or will I crumble under the leaden weight of my husband’s dreams?
Is her faith bigger than her fear? She is a woman on the run… Taylor Allen is an eyewitness to a double murder. Raised in the church, she sang for the Lord to raise money for the community. Taylor’s voice is a magnet that draws in crowds but not even her talent can save her from a murderer. After a brutal attack she jumps on a train and runs for her life. He’s taken hostage by a desperate young woman… John Fielding Jr. is on the way home from a business trip. How did a beautiful killer end up in his private sleeping car with a gun pointed at him? Time is running short as they search the train to New York, seeking the woman that robbed and set fire to a saloon. They say she killed the owner and burned down several buildings in the process. Taylor claims she was framed and John Fielding Jr. is determined to help prove her innocence and claim her heart in the process.
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 ...
Sometimes you have to go home again and find the one who loved you first. When Carson Brown arrives in the town he remembers as the place of sweet summer childhood fun, he finds the inheritance his uncle left him comes with conditions that could prove financially disastrous for him. When his high school sweetheart turns up right next door, he tries to convince himself she is an additional headache he doesn’t need. Lilly Bennett wants her and her two young sons to escape the stigma of her life in Austin, Texas, after her dead husband’s trail of lies. She returns to Worthy, Ohio, to find the family farm in financial trouble and her father’s health in decline. When Carson Brown, the man who left her behind a dozen years ago shows up on her doorstep, she’s catapulted back to a painful time. With so much betrayal in their past, can Carson and Lily have the do-over they dare to hope for, and become a happy couple again?
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 ...
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.
1830s in South Carolina, a nine-year-old boy witnesses the murder of an aging slave. He runs for his life. After escaping the pursuing hounds, he collapses in the marsh and is discovered the next morning by a stranger. His journey toward freedom has only just begun, and he is not the only one desperate to escape from his master. Tiny Blush of Sunlight casts a thin ray of hope that grows into an overwhelming burst of raw emotion, courage, and determination. The story crosses unforgiving lines and never looks back.
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?
vA romantic comedy, with characters from The Sisters of Castle Fortune series, plus the cast of Delphine and the Dangerous Arrangement, in a tale of fated, or perhaps foolish, love. ‘Remember Mr Carstairs,’ said the determined fourteen-year-old, Leonora Fortune, ‘I’m coming for you!’ That was three years ago, and now she has come. Leonora, one of two beautiful Fortune twins newly arrived in Town for their Season, had one aim in view: The Honourable Linton Carswell. She first met him at her home, Castle Fortune, three years ago, and now at seventeen, has arrived to claim her prize. ButFoggy Carswell does not want to be claimed, and has lived in vague fear of the child who once threatened him with the Parson’s Noose. His extreme measures of self-preservation, once Leonora arrives in Town, amuse his family and friends— until they begin to see that the little beauty is serious. Why such a lovely thing should prefer the shrinking (but kind) Carswell, is a complete mystery. But the dance between the two is entertaining to watch. And Leonora might be the only chance to get the marriage shy Foggy wed. Leonora ignores all her own suitors, in relentless pursuit of Foggy, but is shaken by the arrival of someone determined to catch Foggy herself: his childhood friend, Mary Du Maurier. As Leonora’s feelings begin to win over her usually fearsome will, it will take many strange alliances to help the two to confront their true destiny. Cousins, sisters, friends, and aunts are all enlisted i ...
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.
A Christmas story of faith, hope, love…and the greatest of these is love. It’s Christmas and Blue Moon is playing on the record player. All of the friends and relatives have gathered to spend Great Aunt Dora’s eighty-sixth birthday with her. Blue Moon is the song that resounds with her like no other because it is tied to the love of her life, Eddie. No one has heard the story of her second husband Eddie and Aunt Dora before but on this occasion, she tells her story and there’s not a dry eye in the room. This is the last chapter of Aunt Dora’s life as she has recently been diagnosed with cancer, but she looks forward to dancing with her Eddie once again under their Blue Moon.
Anti-drug activists are being sabotaged by the very substance they abhor. Someone is targeting anti-drug activists and anyone that has dared to support the war against drugs. DEA Agents Grant Rourke and Josh McKenzie have been assigned to figure out who's behind it, and take the fatal doses of kronilan off the streets for good. But, while they work to put an end to the latest string of drug-related crimes, whoever is behind the kronilan distribution begins coming for their friends and family, including Grant's ex-partner - former DEA Agent Greg Nelson by way of Greg's fiance, Anne. Can Grant and Josh get to the bottom of this before it's too late? Premeditated is a fast paced, page turner that will keep you on the edge of your seat and guessing until the very end. Warning: Topics addressed in this novel may be triggering for some readers.
A woman in jeopardy, a cowboy turned small-town cop grieving his fiancée, and a relationship too real to be fake… Escape to Cowboy Crossing, where people care about each other, romances are sweet and swoony, and six cowboy brothers with hot Irish blood fall in love when they least expect it. When her foster siblings are in danger, former policewoman Jessie Ashford makes sure their temporary home in a small town far from their home place is fortress strong. After her ex shot at her, her heart is just as tough and secure. But when a local cop helps investigate suspicious incidents that threaten her friends’ safety, her defenses start to crumble. Yet, abandoned so many times, can she open her heart again before it’s too late? While Jessie wears a chip on her shoulder, Ronan O'Neill wears his heart on his uniform sleeve. He's already lost one woman he loved to a dangerous profession and is still reeling. But Ronan can’t let something happen to the mysterious newcomer. Will she take his heart when she leaves? Because she’ll do anything to protect the secret that spans many years—or die trying.
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.
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
Two sisters. Two stories. One great Amish Christmas read. Orphaned just weeks before Christmas, the Beiler sisters suddenly discover they could lose their home and what’s worse—each other. To make ends meet, sisters Sadie and Katie are plunged into working at Willow Spring's Apple Blossom Inn. But will their efforts be enough? Sadie -Struggling with pride, Sadie yearns to bake scrumptious treats in the inn’s kitchen instead of cleaning floors and toilets. But when she makes the mistake of her life, can Sadie and the inn’s handsome maintenance worker Jubal King create a plan to help save her family and maybe even the Apple Blossom Inn? Katie – On the cusp of a family tragedy, Katie must put her trust in the Lord and step into a mostly English world. When Jeremiah Hershberger returns to Willow Springs looking for answers, Katie sets out on a journey to help him discover secrets of his past. Can these young women find a way to bring the joy of Christmas back to their family and to Willow Springs?
She’s not working her dream job. He’s not even sure what his job is. What if that’s exactly what needed to happen for these two souls to finally meet? After her parents retire to Florida, Sabrina Meadows takes over the family motel in Rocky Ridge where she grew up. It’s not her dream job, but what else is a dutiful daughter to do? At least she can bake there, and provide delicious snacks and breakfast for everyone staying with her. Unsure what’s the exact job that he was sent to do, Isaac Bond arrives in Rocky Ridge and meets Sabrina. His boss mentioned buying Sabrina’s motel but didn’t give him any clear orders. And while the motel is lovely, friendly, and truly welcoming, Sabrina doesn’t seem to have any idea who Isaac is, nor is she even thinking about selling her family’s property. Uncertain about everything, yet drawn to each other, Sabrina and Isaac strike up a tenuous friendship that grows as Isaac begins to love Rocky Ridge. When they reconnect with their faith, and with Isaac learning to discern where God wants him to go, the nature of their relationship changes into something even more wondrous. But even as God draws them together, can Sabrina and Isaac find the strength to overcome all the obstacles in their path? Or is their union one that wasn’t meant to be, after all?
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.
“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.
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.
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 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.
“Powers like Bleach. Worlds like Supernatural. Vibes like Legendborn." Fifteen-year-old Maleek Warden's high school life was normal... at least before three strange things changed his world forever. Strange thing #1: Finding a dying angelic being impaled to a tree. Strange thing #2: Said angelic being delivering to him a message from another realm. Strange thing #3: Discovering the reality of gifted human warriors, invisible divine beings, and a chaotic war hidden in plain sight. But it gets worse. Some of these spirits are unquestionably evil and prey on human beings. Worse still. The evil ones are coordinating for something big, and Maleek has a strange feeling it has everything to do with the message he has received. If Maleek and friends have any hope of surviving what is to come, he needs to tap into his gifts. But his inability to access them just seems to be the latest of his growing list of problems. Begin this explosive, urban, and paranormal fantasy on page 1...
Fleeing the war-torn German Empire, Brunhilde “Hilde” Schuster immigrates to the United States where her cousin’s family teaches her rudimentary English. She finds work as a caretaker for the elderly member of a family whose German ancestors immigrated decades earlier. Carl Becker, whose parents fled Germany after the failed 1848 revolution before his birth, feels an attraction to the new companion for the Bergmann Oma. However, he is reluctant to strike up a friendship. Resentful of his mother’s constant pressure to marry a good German girl, he decided years earlier he was born in America, he’s an American, and he will marry an American woman. In the final weeks of November, Hilde learns of an American holiday called Thanksgiving. What do Pilgrims from England and eating turkey, corn, and pumpkin pie have to do with her? Invited to join her employers’ extended family and friends, in the spirit of celebration, she decides to bake and bring a favorite German dessert —Bienenstich Kuchen – Bee Sting Cake.
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 ...
They both have good lives, and yet, something is missing… Or someone. A partner and co-owner of Oceanside Inn for five years now, Molly Hessinger is happy with her life and her job as a head of accounting. What’s not to love, when she’s doing it with her best friends, and they’re all in it together? However, something is missing, and at thirty-seven years, she knows exactly what it is. And when her boss and friend Steven hires Eddie Button as the new head of social media, Molly knows exactly who it is, as well. Immediately intrigued, she finds herself more interested in Eddie than any other man before – and her attraction doesn’t seem to be one-sided, either. A quiet man with a life that mostly consists of his house, a good car, and a talking parrot as a best friend, Eddie is not ashamed to admit that he’s enjoying every moment of it. But when he meets Molly and discovers that she and her friends are facing a frightening mystery, he realizes he hasn’t really been living at all. A new life awaits them both...unless threats, intimidation, and kidnapping keep them apart. But what could possibly truly stand between two souls who have finally found each other?
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!
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?
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.
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.
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 ...
Kit Squires never imagined her husband capable of murder. Did her ultimatum drive him to it? A year after losing his job as a local radio host, Jeff stubbornly clings to the hope of being re-hired and refuses to take any other job. But Kit can’t support the family alone on what she makes as a physical therapist. And their bank account is streaking toward the red, much like her respect for Jeff. Desperate, Kit demands that he get a job or move out. Then gunshots blast across the airwaves of Jeff’s former show. And in the dead air that follows, Kit recognizes his voice in troubling last words. Torn between believing the overwhelming evidence against Jeff or trusting the character of the man she thought she knew, Kit’s choice puts her at odds with their son, Bryce. One of them has to be wrong…which means the killer might still be out there.
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 ...
“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…
Finding your purpose in the world can be a challenging pursuit. It helps to understand the greater story around you. Whether we realize it or not, we all have an internal belief system—a worldview—which directs our thoughts and actions. Our worldview is how we understand the world around us—where we came from, how we should live, and what our purpose is. Examining your personal worldview in light of God’s Master Story can strengthen your faith and clarify your purpose in this world. Finding Your Part in God’s Master Story is an interactive study for individual or group use that explores different ways Christians view their world and encourages all Christians to have a consistent, comprehensive, and biblical worldview. Your view of the world shapes every part of your life. It's time to take control and shape your worldview!
A field trip to the local art museum with Mittens's rambunctious nieces takes an unexpected turn when a priceless Monet painting is stolen! With their reputations on the line, the museum leadership desperately turns to Mittens and Alex for help. Will the detectives see past the deception around them to discern friend from foe? Could this be another crime organized by the mysterious Ruffled Feathers? Most importantly, can the museum survive the antics of the crazy Kastle kittens?
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?
Investigative journalists Mittens Meow and Alex Digger race to the rescue when Alex’s favorite baker discovers a shocking theft, threatening the future of her business. Can they uncover the culprit in time? A Christian mystery chapter book for readers 7-12.
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
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.
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.
Devastated by loss… a stranger takes her in. But will her presence ruin his plans to restore all he’s lost? Harriet Hastings has nowhere left to turn: after losing both her parents within a few months of each other, she is penniless and alone. So when a distant relative makes arrangements for her future, Harriet faces another loss — leaving the place she calls home to go and live with strangers. Edmund Derringer’s on a mission: to restore the family heirlooms he pawned to cover the debts of his failed speculation. The last thing he needs is to be saddled with his cousin’s ward — a friendly chatterbox who intrudes on his time, distracting him from the task at hand. But when outside forces threaten their burgeoning fondness, each will be compelled to re-examine what they really believe about one another, and what their most important goal for the future truly is… Immersed in faith and intrigue, this Christian Victorian romance from award-winning author Edwina Kiernan will encourage and delight you long after you turn the last page.
He’s big city, she’s small town. He’s a fast-paced businessman, she’s a slowed-down artist. He loves the night life, she loves the quiet life. He’s wealthy, she... well, isn’t. Can such opposites make love work? Successful Austin CEO Isaiah Williams rarely gives himself the luxury of time off. He thrives on the buzz of making deals and signing multi-million dollar contracts. But spending the holidays in a small Oregon town with his former business partner will let him finalize the purchase of his friend’s share of their business. Plus, even better, he'll get to spend more time with the pretty local artist he met and fell for at his friend’s wedding. Watercolor artist and cafe manager Cas Salter loves to paint the ever-changing ocean. She also loves her friends, her church, and the peace of mind she's developed since she came to live in Chapel Cove. And okay, perhaps she does love Isaiah, just a little bit. His confident charm is hard to resist, but she can’t give up the life she’s worked hard to create or the faith that means everything to her and join him in the fast lane. Life in the slow lane suits her fine. When she reveals the reason she can’t risk moving back to the city, will he choose to stand by her? And when Isaiah is thrown into relying on God as his world crumbles, can Cas choose to stand by him?
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?
Jane Doran has always been known as a bluestocking. As a dedicated teacher and committed academic, she is happiest with her nose buried in a book. She has never considered herself especially adventurous—that is, until the day she comes across an advertisement for a teaching position in Wyoming Territory. For some reason she can’t explain even to herself, she applies for the position. Next thing she knows, she is boarding a train bound for the Wild West. Grant Andrews knows his place in his family, but sometimes he feels as though his brothers’ underestimate him. There’s more to him than the light hearted, sometimes reckless man most people believe him to be. When he meets the new schoolteacher, he feels like he can finally show a side of himself that many of his friends and neighbors never see. As Grant and Jane draw closer together, bonding over their love of literature and nature, the hesitation they both feel begins to grow as well. Is it possible for a fun-loving, gregarious Wyoming rancher and a prim, studious Boston schoolteacher to find a future together?