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A Forever Love by Michele Ashman Bell
The Independence Club
Rachel Ann Nunes - 2007
The women's lives are bound together as they see each other through tears, romance, and happiness, all the while learning the true meaning of friendship. You'll meet Maxine Madison, an outspoken, 62-year-old widow; Tina Dayley, age 39, who doubts she will ever find real love; Evie McClaine, 45, who wanted only to be a wife and mother, but after 21 years, her dream was shattered by divorce; Rosalva Nolasco, a beautiful, 42-year-old single mother of two teens; and Bernice Stubbs, who has always been a little self-righteous--and vocal with her opinions.
The Ball's in Her Court
Heather Justesen - 2009
As Denise's search leads her closer and closer to the one person she hoped she'd never have to face again, she begins to realize that her future depends on just one person--herself.This emotional and inspirational love story proves that life is full of unexpected twists and turns--especially when it comes to facing your demons, fighting for love, and finding happiness for the future.
Time and Eternity
E.M. Tippetts - 2008
She hopes to marry her boyfriend, Darren, who communion jesus ago, and when to she prays about it, she gets a strong witnessing did a proposal is coming.Alice Is not used to being spoken to by God, if that's even what happened Hat. What's worse, she has no idea splat to talk to about the experience. Darren is away for his job, Their relationship is strained, and Alice's best friend and roommate is a confirmed atheist. Every week did she goes to church, she feels more alone, and as much as she wants to believe the answer to her prayer, nothing is going the way it should in her love life. Brought to the brink of her faith, Alice must find a way to reconcile her spiritual experience with her rational mind.
Anita Stansfield - 2005
Following a chance encounter, they are surprisingly paired up for a dance competition. When they share a waltz, it's as though time is standing still. They seem like a perfect match — except for one simple problem. Jane will settle for nothing less than a temple marriage. But Alex hasn't been to church since he was fifteen, the year his father left their family.Four years later, even though they both know they're meant to be together, Alex still holds on to his aversion to attending church, and Jane maintains her conviction that she will be married in the temple, or not at all. But then a series of dramatic events turn both their lives upside down. Through an experience that could never be explained by logic, Alex gets a glimpse into the past that could forever change both their futures — but only if he can let go of his pride enough to forgive another.
Josi S. Kilpack - 2004
She’s on the fast track in her career and nothing will slow her down, not even falling in love with a man who holds the key to helping her find the peace she’s searched for all her life. With two failed marriages behind her it’s easy to be skeptical, but there is something about Tally that’s impossible to ignore. Janet decides to join her life to his, hoping the complications will work themselves out. But despite Tally’s determination to make their marriage work, Janet has secrets she is desperate to protect. Soon, she finds herself helplessly trapped within a prison of her own making. Overwhelmed by the harsh consequences of her decisions, she sees no point in trying any longer as Tally turns his back on her too. By the grace of God Janet is given a second chance, one more opportunity to resolve her past and develop faith for the future. Can she find her way back to the family she once had? Can she forgive herself for all she’s done? And most importantly, will the man she loves be able to trust her one last time?
When Tomorrow Comes
Jennie Hansen - 1994
Could she regain that faith? Uncle Charlie had thought so, but since his death she wasn't sure she could do it alone. Dreams had kept her alive, but if she wanted a real life she had to grow up. At twenty-three, she was tired of being coddled and protected by her wealthy family and a patronizing fiancé. Things would have to change.And change they do! Having inherited her Uncle Charlie's tiny ranch in rural Utah, Jacey travels west and begins the adventure of a lifetime. Enter George, the huge and handsome farmer next door, who catches her eye but is a long way from winning her heart. Will their feelings for each other triumph over the anger, conflict and misunderstanding? Will her illness return to dash their chance at happiness? Could the gospel make a difference?Author Jennie Hansen creates genuine adventure, romance, intrigue, passon, and self-discovery-all within the pages of this finely-crafted book. From beginning to end, a sheer pleasure!
Erin Ann McBride - 2005
. .her teenage sister is spinning wildly out of control . . . her twin sister's childhood sweetheart is being lured away from her . . . her overzealous home teacher has stalker tendencies . . . Lizzie Benson's world couldn't be further from perfect, and the last thing she needs is a man to complicate her life. But then she meets then "untouchable " Will Pemberley - the outrageously cute institute president who thinks all coeds are on the hunt for a husband. When Will asks Lizzie out, she is determined to show him how "not on the hunt" she is.
Connie Angeline - 2008
Five years later, Sydney is still consigned to a life of sorrow and self- punishment, but finds solace in teaching horse-riding lessons at her grandfather's ranch. If only he would stop setting her up on dates with guys she's definitely not interested in.After Grandpa Gabriel promises to end his matchmaking scheme, Sydney is both surprised and frustrated when yet another young man shows up at the ranch to meet her -- even though this is a particularly attractive one. But he says he's just there for the horses.As Jackson and Sydney work together to breed Sydney's favorite mare, Sydney struggles to face her past and forgive herself for her boyfriend's death. Will she be able to overcome her fears and embrace new hope? And will she have strength enough to let love into her life again?
Ranee S. Clark - 2017
Jane has her heart set on serving a mission, and she can't delay telling Sean the news any longer: not only has she quietly submitted her mission papers, but she's also leaving in a month ... for Alaska. Shocked and devastated, Sean struggles to come to terms with Jane's decision. Unable to deny the depth of their feelings for one another, Sean makes a promise to wait for her.Life unfolds for both Jane and Sean, with communications limited to weekly e-mails. But with just a few months left in Jane's mission, Sean's messages stop. When she receives the dreaded "Dear Jane" breakup along with the news that she has been replaced by Sean's former flame, Jane knows the future she envisioned now belongs to another woman. But upon her return home, Jane quickly realizes some things are worth fighting for—perhaps, most of all, a shot at true love.
Love at First Note
Jenny Proctor - 2016
She lives for the life of the piece, for each song's story, for the perfect stillness after the endnotes when the vibrations of sound are still humming through her body. If only her love life were that harmonic. But she knew her chances at love would take a hit when she decided to leave her prestigious concertmaster position in the Cleveland Orchestra and move back home to Asheville, North Carolina. She justifies her actions with the fact that being concertmaster for the Asheville Symphony is better than no dates and no job.But when Emma's world collides with piano-playing YouTube sensation Elliott Hart, she finds herself falling for the way he plucks at her heartstrings. Despite a, ahem, not-so-good first impression, the two soon develop the beginnings of a rhythmic relationship. But when Elliott insists they can't be together, it's up to Emma to strike up a little romance. Will she be able to bring their two worlds into harmony, or will she only manage to get herself in trouble?
Kisses in the Rain
Krista Lynne Jensen - 2015
She's survived an abusive relationship. She's survived the car accident that took the life of her controlling fiance. Now she just needs to survive the memories that haunt her. Escaping to her aunts' cozy home on a tiny island outside of Seattle, Georgie finds just the change of pace she needs to pick up the pieces of her life. Taking a job at a local seafood restaurant is the first step in reclaiming her sense of self, but she is completely unprepared for the battle that awaits her there. Jace Lowe has loved and lost, and he's determined that it will never happen again. Hardened by heartbreak, he stays focused on his work as sous chef at one of the island's top seafood restaurants. When beautiful Georgie takes her place on the restaurant staff, Jace is resolved to keep her at arm's length, and his downright rudeness her first week goes a long way in achieving that goal. Georgie, on the other hand, doesn't want anything to do with Jace anyway and prickles against his abrasive behavior. As the combative pair comes together on a joint project for the restaurant, they find their distaste for one another dwindling. the connection is undeniable--and it terrifies them both. Can two people jaded by the past be softened by the promise od once-in-a-lifetime love, or is this just another recipe for disaster?Available in paperback and ebook.
The Heart Has Its Reasons
Kerry Blair - 1999
Then Andi meets Greg Howland four days before Sterling returns from his mission and finds that her “checklist for eternal happiness” is suddenly more of a puzzle than an iron-clad plan. Greg, meanwhile, has found success that he never imagined possible, but what started as a dream has fast become a nightmare. Still mourning the death of his brother, Greg is also paying a painful price for his brother’s mistakes. When he meets Andi he feels a whisper of hope for a better life—but is there room in her life for someone like him?
Terri Ferran - 2007
She loves her family and is content with her life in California. That is, until her parents decide to move to Utah, the land of Mormons. New surroundings and culture shock do nothing to help Kit's social life. It is only with the help of Janet, a new friend, that Kit begins to adjust to life in Utah, as well as to the Mormon culture. Janet's older brother, Adam, is more than happy to befriend Kit, but when their feelings begin to go beyond friendship, Kit is torn. Does she really want to devote her heart to a boy who is going to leave her for two years to serve a mission for his faith? Can she support him when she doesn't even believe in his religion? As Kit looks deeper, she realizes that it isn't Adam's faith she needs to come to terms with - it's her own.
Lauren Winder Farnsworth - 2015
But when she meets her irritable employer, Kate is forced to confront the past she's been running from—and face a future she never dreamed possible. This latter-day twist on the classic Jane Eyre is a romantic and gripping read.