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Before Redemption by Teresa McClain-Watson


In Greene Pastures

Kendra Norman-Bellamy - 2007
    But as Hunter investigates, he finds the community turning against him, even as he falls deeply in love with Jade.

Soul Journey

Jacquelin Thomas - 2004
    Ever since she was a little girl, Journee Carter wanted to be a preacher, just like her father. She loved listening to his sermons and seeing how his fiery words filled the members of the congregation with joy. She wanted to bring that kind of happiness to people. And when she grew up, that's exactly what she set out to do. Journee knew there was opposition to women in the pulpit--especially single young women. Yet she never expected her very own father to be one of her biggest obstacles. But he wouldn't be her only challenge. There were many others who believed she was doing wrong--and were willing to go to great lengths to stop her. Kingston Lavery is charming, handsome, and a member of New Faith Baptist Church--which, to Journee's excitement, has offered her a permanent position. Kingston is pleased to see Journee there as well. He is drawn to her--and not just for spiritual counsel. Although Kingston is engaged, he decides to pursue the pretty pastor anyway--with a good deal of encouragement from a most unlikely source. Soon, Journee finds herself trapped in a web of deception worthy of the devil himself, putting her reputation and her career at risk. All she ever prayed for was that God keep her strong, her father's support, and one day her own family to love. Was it too much to ask? Or is all this mess simply a test of her faith? She's sure of only one thing: she will not hear the answer by turning a deaf ear to the call on her heart...


Patricia Haley - 2008
    Dave's oldest son, Don, had been groomed from birth to take over his dad's business. Nothing prepared Don for the shock of his father's decision to appoint his inexperienced half brother, Joel, as CEO of the multimilliondollar ministry. Confused, Don flees the country to become his own man, while Madeline won't go down without a fight. Seeking to regain control of the business for her family, Madeline tries to sabotage Joel's every move. But as the ministry grows and charismatic Joel captures the nation's attention, his hunger for power and lust just might be his downfall....

Crowning Glory

Pat Simmons - 2011
    The bestselling author of the Guilty series explores the unlikely romance between a woman who has served time for an unthinkable crime and a devoutly Christian man who believes there is a price to pay for every sin committed.

Me, Myself and Him

E.N. Joy - 2008
    But now that she's all grown up, she's her own woman, and church is the last thing on her mind. Her live-in boyfriend, Dawson, is the first. Locksie has shared a wonderful three years with Dawson without half the drama that she hears about from the clients in the salon she manages. But lately, Locksie is beginning to feel as though something is missing from her near perfect romance. When she goes to her favorite aunt, Mary, for some guidance, she doesn't like the direction her aunt is trying to steer her in. Locksie quickly realizes, though, that she can run from her problems, but she can't hide from the truth.Hannah is one of Locksie's faithful clients who tries to offer her some advice, but Hannah's got issues of her own. She's struggling to forgive her husband for cheating, all while being a stepmother to the child who was a result of his affair. The child's mother taunts Hannah every chance she gets.In Me, Myself and Him, these women are torn between holding on to the men they love, or having to let go for the one thing that's missing from their lives.


Nikita Lynnette Nichols - 2009
    After witnessing Randall Loomis drive off into the sunset with his new wife and family, Amaryllis starts a new chapter. She moves to Las Vegas to live with her sister, Attorney at Law Michelle Denise Price. Michelle is engaged to Minister James Bradley, and it doesn't take long for Amaryllis to set a new goal. Envying the attention and affection James showers on her sister, Amaryllis puts a plan in motion to destroy Michelle's fairy tale relationship and claim James as her own.What Amaryllis doesn't know is that someone else has a plan."Vengeance is mine," says the Lord.Stirring her pot of evil, Amaryllis cooks up a recipe fordestruction;but this devilish divais about toget adose of her own medicine."

Flaws and All

Shana Burton - 2010
    Will they have the strength to hold on to their friendships and put their trust in God?

Former Rain

Vanessa Miller - 2003
    They thought the unfaithful men in their lives caused their storms, but as they are forced on a journey of self-examination, they realize that something greater than a “do right” man is needed to heal the hurts that trouble their souls.Kenneth Underwood and Isaac Walker want to rid themselves of the selfish, ungrateful women in their lives. Kenneth, a successful businessman, is planning to divorce Elizabeth, his wife of 7 years. Isaac, a man of the street and Nina’s former lover, has a more final solution to rid himself of his problem.Will they allow the grace of God to heal and restore the shattered lives they have created, or are they forever destined to go through the storm?


Marita L. Kinney - 2013
    Drama followers her everywhere and her sister, Stacey and Randi are fed up with her short temper and untamed tongue. Their relationship with Sasha seems toxic due to her unbearable irresponsible lifestyle. She faces many trails but relies on her good looks to get her out of trouble. Until she finally gets a wake up call.

Confessions of a First Lady 2

Denora Boone - 2015
     Their lives are in shambles with Veronica being gone. MJ is adjusting to fatherhood while Dynasty is taking the absence of her mother extremely hard. How could a woman who knows what it feels like for their mother to walk out on them turn around and do the same to her own kids. The apple definitely doesn't fall too far from the tree. Meanwhile, Veronica has decided to rekindle her flame with Iesha. That doesn't sit too well with Adrian, who has also joined them on their little getaway. Although she's been Iesha's ride or die through it all, Adrian feels she will never have Iesha to herself because of the love she has for Veronica. This drives Adrian to extremities that will cause Iesha’s life to be turned upside down. As the search continues for Veronica, secrets are revealed and pieces of the puzzle are put together. An unexpected visitor sheds some much needed light on the entire situation. Why did Veronica really walk out on her family? Is there more to the story? Will the Millhouse family survive and stay strong, or have these confessions destroyed them? Nothing is ever what it seems and just when you think you have it all figured out God allows another bomb to drop. Who will be left standing when the smoke clears and can God repair all that is broken?

Damaged Goods

Jenica Johnson - 2016
    After having her daughter at the tender age of 18, her father tried forcing her into marrying her high school sweetheart Ahmod. Ten years later Ahmod is not as sweet as he once was in high school. Shy is very close to her mother and sister but she keeps certain things from them to keep peace in her home and family life. With her father standards so high for his daughters she tends to just hide from the world until she feels that she is worthy enough to be a preacher’s kid. From her father’s rejection and the rejection of Ahmod, she finally finds the courage to leave him and run into the arms of another man. Ahmod wants his cake and eat it too. With two women in his pocket he feels like he would never get caught. When both of the women leave him, he becomes lost. Once Ahmod finds out Shy is fully done with him he tries his best to run back but is it too late? Ahmod doesn’t think so until it’s really too late.

A Heart of Devotion

Tia McCollors - 2005
    Anisha Blake and her best friend Sherri Dawson are running on empty in the dating scene until Anisha meets the handsome and charming Tyson Randall at her local church. He is everything she could ever want: honest, ambitious, easy on the eyes, and religiously devout -- and he even has a good-looking friend for Sherri, too. But soon Anisha risks losing Tyson to a conniving woman from his past. And it certainly doesn't help that Sherri has found out that Tyson's friend Xavier is a wolf in sheep's clothing. With so much drama in their love lives, can Anisha and Sherri stay focused on their commitment to their faith?

Small Town Girls Don't Marry Their Back-Ups

Carol Moncado - 2020
    But unwelcome medical news changes her trajectory and forces her hand.Fifteen years earlier, they’d made a pact. If they weren’t married by forty, they’d get together.But the news causes Lexi to hold Sean to the promise a decade early. Small Town Girls Don’t Marry Their Back-Ups, but when they do can it lead to happily ever after? Or will his ex-fiancé ruin everything?2

The Deacon's Son (Emma's Story Book 1)

Brenda Maxfield - 2018
    It provides enough income for Emma and Leora to make a living. When Leora reveals plans to marry her beau, Emma despairs of her future. Will she be forced to leave her home and be passed around from sibling to sibling, labeled as some kind of spinster aenti? When Samuel Studer shows interest in Emma, she is delighted. She’s always liked the kind, good-looking son of one of their deacons. But her married sister Cora Rose warns her to stay away from him. Controversy about seeking medical help from the Englisch spreads throughout their community. Samuel’s deacon father is adamantly against it, even going so far as to condemn a family for taking their newborn to get help. But Samuel isn’t harsh like his father, or is he? Emma trusts Cora Rose’s judgement, but she also trusts Sam. When newcomer Alan Wagler enters the picture and acts interested in her, Emma’s confusion increases. In truth, she doesn’t know which way to turn—nor does she know God’s will for her life. “In the tradition of the works of Beverly Lewis, Cindy Woodsmall, and Wanda Brunstetter, Brenda Maxfield continues to bring you gripping Amish tales of love, separation, and God’s miracles.” Enjoy this inspirational Christian romance today!

Right Package, Wrong Baggage

Wanda B. Campbell - 2010
    She unselfishly places the needs of her son, Matthew, above her own. Although she tries to convince everyone that she's happy with Jesus alone, Matthew handpicks the perfect present for her--a husband. Everything about the man her son chooses is perfect, except for his past. Micah Stevenson is excited when he learns the son of the woman he has been praying about wants him to join their family permanently. Believing Pamela Roberts is his soul mate sent from God, Micah pursues her. Once he is certain of her love for him, Micah reveals his dark history, shaking the foundation of the once loving and stable relationship. Trust is broken as judgments and prejudices threaten to deny the couple's destiny. Will the man he used to be prevent Pamela from loving Micah for the man he is now?