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The Challengers by Grace Livingston Hill
Cathy Marie Hake - 2005
Now she is determined to make sure her younger sister and two friends are not about to make the same mistake when they travel across the country, intent on marrying three brothers. Daniel Chance is a surly widower lost in grief over his wife's death years earlier. Even if he were interested in her, Lovejoy knows their friendship could have no future because she must return to Salt Lick Holler where the people depend on her training in medicinal herbs. Will Lovejoy turn from the promise of a new life and return to the safety of her past? Or will this last chance for love lead her to a future she had never dreamt possible? Fall in love with this inspiring love story and our entire collection of Christian romance novels from Heartsong Presents!
Heart of Mercy
Sharlene MacLaren - 2013
She lost hermother at a young age and was only sixteen when herfather was killed in 1880, in a brawl sparked by a familyfeud spanning several generations. Yet Mercy neverdoubts the presence and provision of her heavenly Father.When a house fire claims the lives of her two best friends,leaving their two young sons as orphans, Mercy offers tobe their guardian. It seems simple enough, until the judgemandates that the boys be placed with a married couple.Samuel Connors is a man adrift. Despite the success ofthe blacksmith business he inherited from his father, hesenses a void unaffected by material rewards. His motherkeeps nagging him to find a wife, but the only womanwho comes to mind is Mercy Evans. What would shewant to do with the man whose father is now serving alife sentence for the murder of hers?Mercy is determined to do whatever it takes to wincustody of the Watson boys. But marry a mortal enemyof the Evans family? God alone can give her the heart togo through with it.
A Billion Reasons Why
Kristin Billerbeck - 2011
She's not impressed. Katie McKenna has never loved any man but one; billionaire Luc DeForges. He was her first love. But there are a billion reasons why she's engaged instead to Dexter Hastings, a solid and stable man who wants the same things she does; marriage and a family but all of the things that she wants without the deep-seeded pain and fear of being abandoned that Luc brings. Dexter and she have worked an arrangement that's akin to faith without action, love without deeds -- a dead faith. Going home to New Orleans to sing for her childhood friend's wedding, Katie must search her heart to find out if any of her reasons for being with Dexter are stronger than love. Only when Katie steps fully into faith and jumps off the cliff of life into the arms of Luc does she understand the fullness of God's grace.
Wanda E. Brunstetter - 2015
Moving from Pennsylvania, finding rewarding work, and leaving heartbreak behind is the best decision Jonah ever made. But is he ready to consider love again when he meets Elaine Schrock? Will his scarred heart mend when she chooses family loyalty over 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?
With All My Heart Romance Collection: Five Novellas of Living Love to the Fullest
Karen Witemeyer - 2016
Originally released as ebooks, the novellas--moving, faith-filled and deeply romantic--now find print for the first time. The collection includes: Karen Witemeyer's "Love on the Mend," set in post-Civil War Texas, tells the story of two competing doctors. Jody Hedlund's "Out of the Storm" finds a desperate woman shipwrecked near a Michigan lighthouse. Melissa Jagears' "Love by the Letter" is an unexpected mail-order-bride prairie story. Sarah Loudin Thomas' "Appalachian Serenade" finds love in a small-town West Virginia store. Finally, Jen Turano's "Gentleman of Her Dreams" tackles the New York social season.
A Patchwork Family
Charlotte Hubbard - 2005
Whether she’s cooking up the best grub to be had all along the Holladay stagecoach line, working her husband’s horse farm or helping her neighbors, God’s love fills her life.She opens her hand to the poor,And reaches out her hands to the needy…So when two orphaned children appear on her doorstep, she hesitates only a moment before opening her heart and her home to them. Perhaps this is the Lord’s way of sending her and Judd the babies they’ve prayed for.Her children rise up and call her blessed;Her husband also, and he praises her…Out on the Kansas plains the years bring hardship and heartache—Indian attacks, a runaway daughter, an abandoned baby in a basket—but also precious new life and the unlooked for joy of a surprise love. Through it all, Mercy’s faith holds her family together, creating a patchwork of strength and beauty.
Kimberly Stuart - 2008
But lately her CD sales are sagging, not to mention parts of her anatomy. Maybe it’s time for a change. So when her agent suggests a professorship at a small liberal-arts college, Sadie decides to give it a go. Besides, she needs the money. But the college is in rural Iowa. Sadie’s colleagues are intimidated, her students aren’t impressed, and she has to live far too close to farm animals. When Sadie meets Mac, a veterinarian, she assumes they have nothing in common—he is, after all, a country-music fan—and she’s counting the days until she moves back to New York. Yet, when Sadie is forced to spend time with Mac, she likes him. Her students really need her. And this quiet Midwest community begins to grow on her. When the semester ends, Sadie packs up and decamps for the city that never sleeps…and finds she can’t either. Will she find the courage and grace she needs to embrace her Act Two?
Love Finds You in Silver City, Idaho (Love Finds You)
Janelle Mowery - 2010
As Rebekah Weaver recovers from an accident that has left her badly burned, she worries that her father's handsome new assistant won't see past her scarred exterior. Deputy Marshal Nathaniel Kirkland is working undercover to investigate a series of explosions in the mines and businesses of Silver City. When ominous notes begin appearing on townspeople's doors, Nate needs Rebekah's help to uncover the identity of the perpetrator. As they work together, Nate begins to speculate that Rebekah's "accident" was really a case of intentional sabotage - and that she might still be in danger.
Kim Vogel Sawyer - 2007
Soon after their arrival in Sommerfeld, a series of mysterious thefts raises the community's suspicions against the ""outsiders."" Can Marie prove their innocence, or will she be forced to flee once more? Henry Braun thought he'd gotten his love for Marie out of his system, but soon begins to wonder if she's stolen more than his heart. When it's all said and done, can Henry and Marie let bygones be bygones, or has their love been doomed from the start?
Love Finds You in Frost, Minnesota (Love Finds You)
Judy Baer - 2013
She’s bubbly, beautiful . . . and his latest adversary.Considering that her name is Merry Noel Blake and she was born on Christmas Eve, it’s not surprising that Frost, Minnesota’s newest resident is crazy about the holiday. She has single-handedly convinced the entire town to help her turn Frost into a Christmas destination; there’s a tableau of the stable in Bethlehem, a concert, many events at the church, and Merry’s own holiday boutique. Jack Frost has always tried to live down his whimsical name—a gift from his playful parents—and he does his best to deter Merry from making what he considers a kitschy mockery of the town and the season. But she believes that below Jack’s frosty exterior is a warm heart—and that she is the one to thaw it.
The Love Comes Softly: Love's Abiding Joy/Love's Long Journey/Love's Enduring Promise/Love Comes Softly (Book 1-4)
Janette Oke - 1994
Nineteen-year-old Marty Claridge starts west with her adventurous, boyish husband, Clem, seeking to claim land and hoping for good fortune. But when the venture turns suddenly to tragedy, Marty is left alone with her great loss. And coupled with her grief and heartache is the grim reality that there is no way to return home. Clark Davis and his little girl, Missie, are also in great need. Clark's wife has died, leaving him to care to Missie and the farm at the same time. His offer to Marty comes with good intention, but will courage and faith be enough to bring them to true love? First introduced in 1979, LOVE COMES SOFTLY has become a beloved classic in the inspirational fiction category. A generation of readers has laughed and wept and rejoiced with Marty and Clark Davis whose tragic circumstances threw them together on the frontier prairies of the 1800s. More than one million copies of Love Comes Softly have been sold. Look for the Hallmark Channel Original Movie based on the book, which will be shown on April 13, 2003 and on video in Fall 2003.
Arkansas: Four Brothers Risk Their Hearts for Love in the Ozarks
Christine Lynxwiler - 2006
When Jake sees Brandi Delaney stranded in a rushing stream, he knows he has to save her. Will his act of mercy change both their lives? Clint is compelled to rescue Jessa Sykes from a burning cabin. Will his heart get singed in the process? Holt is attracted to Megan Watson, a woman struggling to atone for her dead husband's crimes. Will her ugly past ruin Holt's political career? Cade is asked to help Annalisa Davis find her sister. If Cade takes the case, will he lose his heart? Dare these Ozark Mountain brothers risk their hearts for love?