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Fallen Angels


Patricia Hickman - 2003
    The award-winning author of "Sandpebbles" presents the first installment in the Millwood Hollow series about an unlikely hero and a trio of abandoned siblings struggling for survival in the South during the Great Depression.

All for a Song


Allison Pittman - 2013
    Time spent in the woods, lifting her heart and voice in worship accompanied by her brother's old guitar, makes her life complete . . . and yet she longs for something more.Spending a few days in St. Louis with her sister's family, Dorothy Lynn discovers a whole new way of life-movies, music, dancing; daring fashions and fancy cars. And a dynamic charismatic evangelist . . . who just happens to be a woman. When Dorothy Lynn is offered a chance to join Aimee Semple McPherson's crusade team, she finds herself confronted with temptations she never dreamed of. Can Dorothy Lynn embrace all the Roaring Twenties has to offer without losing herself in the process?

Mercy Me


Margaret A. Graham - 2003
    Her unabashed faith shines through as she shares details of her life as an adviser to her best friend, Beatrice, and as a voice of reason to her women's Sunday school class, the Willing Workers. The pettiness of the women at the Apostolic Bible Church gets under Esmeralda's skin, but when she rallies them to the side of an impoverished mother with AIDS, the very best of human love and compassion is portrayed.Told in delightfully eccentric first-person narration, this story will inspire, uplift, amuse, and move readers to tears. Despite Esmeralda's lack of education and sophistication-or perhaps because of it-she is used mightily by God and meets everyday challenges with gumption, humor, and grace. Her struggle to maintain her faith in the midst of pain and suffering is a timeless and universal theme with which many will identify, and the love and mercy the story unfolds will delight both young and old.

Bear Creek


Dan Arnold - 2013
    He had spent his life wandering, working in cow towns and frontier outposts, usually as a law man. He was hoping to re-connect with his family in Wyoming, when a run away horse led him in a new direction, one that would pull all the disparate elements of his life together. John will find his family, only to see them go in search of their own destiny. In the process, he will see the high country and track killers in the night. He will be reunited with old friends who will help him face times of violence and danger, his personal limitations, political imperatives, and the evil intentions of men whose souls are lost to greed. Along the way he’ll win the trust of a community, the support of a governor and the love of a woman.Hold on tight, the industrial revolution is moving faster than the newest locomotive, faster than a horse can run, and faster than the fastest gun.John Everett Sage will handle whatever comes at him, with grace, humor, lightning fast reflexes, and his personal faith in God.

Savior, Like A Shepherd


Faith Blum - 2017
    Maybe, just maybe, I could carry someone’s bags without the porter taking notice. And then there was the even bigger maybe: Maybe I could get enough money to at least buy a crust of bread for Trevor and Tabitha to share. I hid behind the boxes in the freight yard and kept one eye on the porter, and the other on the second class passenger car. The porter had his attention on the first class car, so I slipped into the gathering crowd. Titus Hines has always taken care of others. First in protecting his brother and sister from the men his mother entertained. Even more so after her death, when the townspeople refused to help the orphans of a town prostitute. He’s been protector and provider, despite the hardships. He’s learned that no one will help, no one cares and if he wants to survive he’ll have to rely on his own strength not just for himself but his family as well. Then a stranger shows him the kindness and help no one else seems willing to. Between her kindness and the lecture she gives the Christian Leaders, Titus’s life takes an unexpected turn for the better. With help and provision from the local believers things should be easier, his burdens are lifted. So why does it feel like life is spinning out of control? Can Titus learn that while man may fail him there is One who will never fail? Can he learn to allow God to be the Shepherd of his life and lead him? Or will life continue to push him every which way?

Song of the Shepherd Woman


Carlene Havel - 2017
    Avram is known to be a peculiar, perhaps dangerous, man. His wife Yael cannot speak. Nevertheless, they are kind to Channah and teach her how to care for sheep. When her stepfather unexpectedly announces her betrothal to a Jerusalem tanner, the girl is forced to leave the only home she knows. Channah looks forward to a loving husband, but soon learns she is to be Enos the tanner’s second wife. The beautiful first wife is barren, and she resents her youthful rival. Channa struggles to adjust to marriage and city life, cherishing the hope of someday having her own child to love.

A Haven for Her Heart


Susan Anne Mason - 2020
    The two discover they share a painful past and together decide to open a maternity home for troubled women.Despite the success of the home, Olivia is haunted by her inhumane treatment at the reformatory and the way her newborn son was taken from her. She feels undeserving of love--until she meets businessman Darius Reed. Although his attention makes her heart soar, he can never learn of her past.Greek widower Darius Reed is determined to protect his daughter from the prejudice that killed her mother. He'll ensure her future by marrying a woman from a respected Toronto family. But when Darius meets Olivia, he's immediately drawn to her beauty and compassion. Can love prove stronger than prejudice and past mistakes? Or will Olivia's secrets destroy any chance at a future together?

Ruth


Ellen Gunderson Traylor - 1986
    Through the pain of separation and poverty, Ruth was to become part of the fulfillment of prophecy—and find true love on her own doorstep—in this biblical novel.

Veil of Fire


Marlo Schalesky - 2007
    In the aftermath of the fire, the town of Hinckley rises from the ashes, its people determined to rebuild their lives.But in the shadows, someone is watching, someone is waiting, someone who knows the secrets the fire lay bare. A rumor spreads of a mysterious figure that haunts the hills; monster, a ghost, or a memory?

Destined


Patricia Haley - 2009
    But after three years of self-imposed exile, he has returned to take over DMI at the gentle urging of beautiful Abigail, who was once his father’s assistant. His brother, Joel, plagued by a slew of illicit affairs and poor judgment, is plunging the business into ruin, and Don’s plans to secretly assume control of the ministry come into question when his estranged sister refuses to help him. Don must decide whether to face down his power-hungry brother to save the ministry his father worked so hard to build—and take a chance on an unrequited love he never dreamed Abigail would reciprocate—or return to South Africa to find refuge in his own thriving company and the budding romance he left behind. After much soul searching, Don comes to realize that his destiny is inescapable. Patricia Haley’s evocative modern-day interpretation of these popular biblical tales will keep readers riveted until the stunning conclusion.

The Plum Blooms in Winter


Linda Thompson - 2018
    But can her victim offer redemption instead?1942. Pilot Dave Delham revels at the success of his historic Japanese bombing mission. Until he's caught and endures years of imprisonment at the hands of cruel captors. Despairing that he'll survive, Dave vows if he escapes, he'll answer God's call on his life. He made aviation history in the Doolittle Raid. Now he's called to make amends.Osaka, Japan, 1948. Miyako Matsuura longs to restore her family's shattered honor. After watching her little brother die in a horrific American air raid, she's been reduced to prostitution to survive. When the pilot whose bomb stole her brother's life returns as a missionary, her thirst for revenge consumes her.Two damaged people race along a collision course that could bring eternal change. Can Dave and Miyako transform their tragic histories and surrender to forgiveness and faith?

Appomattox Saga Collection 2


Gilbert Morris - 2009
    The United States' most terrible war is the backdrop for adventure, romance, and power of God to move amidst tragedy. Follow three Confederate soldiers who find that their greatest allies could be brave women who cross battle lines for the sake of faith and love. Includes: "Land of Shadow," "Out of the Whirlwind," and "The Shadow of His Wings"

The Golden Ring: A Touching Christmas Story about Giving, Faith, Love, and Loss


John Snyder - 1999
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES said the book is destined to become a classic that will be read by anyone who wants to get closer to the essence of Christmas. This hear-warming story is one the entire family will enjoy.

Not a Sparrow Falls


Lynnette Bonner - 2017
    And then the bullets start flying! As she sprawls on the floor of the coach and curls her arms around her head, she wonders whatever in the world possessed her to give up the civility of a Boston school for the promise of adventure on the wild frontier?!Her fellow passenger, an elderly man named Patrick Waddell, has obviously angered the men outside. And he has no intentions of going down without a fight—or without a bargaining chip!Sheriff Reagan Callahan grinds his teeth in frustration when Patrick Waddell emerges from the coach with the tiny slip of a schoolteacher as his hostage. Reagan's perfectly planned-out capture has just been shot to smithereens. What had the town's founder been thinking when he hired a woman like her? A petite and prim woman was not the kind of teacher Wyldhaven needed. He should be back at his desk drinking coffee! Instead, he now has to mount a rescue! Take the next stagecoach to Wyldhaven, where the coffee's perked hot, the sheriff likes his apple pie fresh from the oven, and adventure invariably waits just around the next river bend. Read all the Christian romance novels by bestselling author, Lynnette Bonner! The Shepherd’s Heart Series– Christian Historical Western Romance – Rocky Mountain Oasis High Desert Haven Fair Valley Refuge Spring Meadow Sanctuary The Wyldhaven Series– Christian Historical Western Romance – Not a Sparrow Falls On Eagles’ Wings Beauty from Ashes The Sonnets of the Spice Isle Series– Christian Historical Romance – On the Wings of a Whisper Lay Down Your Heart Made Perfect in Weakness A Walk Through the Waters The Trail of Chains The Joy of the Morning The Pacific Shores Series– Contemporary Small-Town Christian Romance – Beyond the Waves Caught in the Current Song of the Surf Written in the Sand The Riversong Series– Contemporary Small-Town Christian Romance – Angel Kisses and Riversong Soft Kisses and Birdsong The Islands of Intrigue Series– Contemporary Christian Romantic Suspense – The Unrelenting Tide The San Juan Shadows Series– Contemporary Christian Romantic Suspense – Fire ​The Hearts of Hollywood Series– Contemporary Christian Romance Novellas – My Blue Havyn Mistletoe and Mochas Kittens and Snow Flurries

In the Way


Grace Livingston Hill - 1897
    Everyone, that is, except one man.