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Secretly Yours / Pinky Promise
Valerie Comer - 2016
In Pinky Promise, how can two single parents fall in love for real with a pair of mini-matchmakers pushing from both sides — pinky promises or not? Secretly Yours: a Winter Romance Novella Chef Lindsey Solberg agrees to cater the church’s Valentine’s Day fundraising banquet as a favor to her teen sister, but she’s shocked to discover the bad boy from her high school days is now Riverbend’s youth pastor. Seriously? How could he have changed that much? Nick Harrison has prayed for years for an opportunity to make amends. Now Lindsey’s back in Riverbend and won’t give him the time of day. What’s a guy to do except leave a trail of gifts from a secret admirer? Lindsey’s heart takes a beating when she realizes the boy who was never good enough is now a far better man than she deserves. Pinky Promise: a Spring Romance Novella Kelly Bryant’s young daughter wants a daddy and sets her sights on her new best friend’s single father. The man may be charming, sweet, and a believer, but Kelly is embarrassed. She extracts a pinky promise from her six-year-old to stop proposing to men on her behalf. Ian Tomlinson isn’t looking for a wife but does need care for his daughter during spring break the week after his move to Riverbend. He hates to ask Kelly — and plant ideas in the girls’ minds — but he’s rather low on options. How can two single parents fall in love for real with a pair of mini-matchmakers pushing from both sides — pinky promises or not? Welcome to Riverbend! 1. Secretly Yours (winter) 2. Pinky Promise (spring) 3. Sweet Serenade (summer) 4. Team Bride (autumn) 5. Merry Kisses (Christmas) Riverbend, BC, is the quaint Canadian town you wish you were from, where everyone knows everyone, seasons are celebrated, and love is in the air. The Riverbend Romance Novellas are a series of contemporary Christian romance stories set in Canada. These inspirational romance novellas are heart-warming shorter reads with true-to-life (but fictional) characters who face challenges in finding their one true love. What Readers Say about Secretly Yours "Overflowing with faith and romance..." ~ JoAnn Durgin, author of the Lewis Legacy Series "What an amazing and beautiful love story!" ~ Joyful "An adorable Valentine romance with realistic characters. " ~ Lollipops What Readers Say about Pinky Promise "Lovable parental figures with impish daughters create a delightful story of love, family, and 2nd chances." ~ Joelle "The plot is cute and the little girls are adorable." ~ Mommynificent "I loved this novella and the antics of two six-year-old girls that decide they want their parents to marry." ~ Linda Scroll up and snag this two-for-one today!
God Bless the Broken Road
Jennifer Graeser Dornbush - 2017
She feels robbed and is angry at God, and she doesn’t know how to help her nine-year-old daughter Bree through her grief. Where, Amber wonders, are the Sunday dinners, the picnics, the bike rides, the time together they should be enjoying as a family? Instead, Amber is left with a folded flag and an empty heart. Cody Jackson has a death wish. Or at least that is what his manager thinks, as Cody pushes his race car and his luck in every race. Is he hiding something, or just daring God and other racers to end the path of destruction he finds himself on as he rounds the last turn? When Cody encourages Bree to join in a Derby car race for local youth, she finds a way to channel her grief into something good—and she likes that her mom and Cody are starting to become friends—or maybe something more. Cody invites Amber and Bree to see him race, but as they watch Cody narrowly escape a devastating crash, she realizes she can’t lose another person in her life. It’s better to be alone than feel that type of grief again. But when Amber hits rock-bottom, she cries out to God and asks for help. With her faith, her life, her family, and her heart hanging in the balance, Amber is forced to decide between the broken road she knows so well and trusting that God will provide a new path.
A Bird Died
Chautona Havig - 2013
Sprinklers sprayed lawns; the hum of leaf blowers and weed trimmers filled the air, racing against daylight to finish their Saturday evening chores. On the street, kids played or clustered in groups around streetlights as if waiting for them to glow in the coming twilight. The amber lamps flickered on, glowing steady. Moths appeared almost as if breathed from the night air. Fireflies waltzed across lawns in weak but whimsical imitation of the nightlights of Fairbury. The lights flickered. Dimmed. Blackness shrouded the neighborhood as screams pierced the night air. One little boy. One terrified family. One loving community. Life changes–sometimes in an instant. For the Cox family, that change comes on a lazy June evening. A raven flies into a power line and falls to its death as a transformer blows. Three-year-old Nathan Cox points to the ground and says, “Look, Daddy!” Fire consumes a fence and Jon Cox leads his son to safety–or so he thinks. Impending twilight hides a live power line that lies in the shadows of the alley. Screams rip through the night air and the hearts of Jon and Kelly Cox as Nathan writhes in pain. Jon jerks his son to safety, but not before the damage is done. The paramedics agree. “He should be dead.” The doctors work through torturous therapies to heal him–therapies little Nathan doesn’t understand. His words rip through the hearts of his parents–his family. “Don’t hurt me, Daddy.” But through the pain, the fear, the loss of the carefree innocence of a life before trauma, bright moments appear and grow. Strangers from all over the world band together, united in prayer for the healing of one pain-riddled little boy. Strangers all across the country offer help in the way of fundraisers. And through it all, one community shows the power of uniting together in one purpose. Car washes, bake sales, business donations and discounts, donation cans, and a recycling drive appear one after the other in an effort to help offset the staggering financial burden of nearly a month in a hospital–without insurance. In one great leap of faith and show of love, a group of musicians gather to present a benefit concert. Businesses offer free fliers, matching donation funds, and volunteer time. People appear from all corners of the town to do their part to ensure that the concert is a rousing success. One theme runs through the course of each event and surmounts every obstacle. “God’s got this.” And little Nathan? He’s the inspiration that ties it all together. His heart wrenching cries and screams as he tries to walk again unites a community. His goofy smile and loopy comments add hope amid the pain of suffering. Ask him–just ask him what happened. He’ll tell you. “A bird died.”
Return to Chocolate
Erynn Mangum - 2014
In the midst of dealing with her dad's stubbornness and poor health, her mom's stress, the new competition in town and a cute stranger, will Jane's constant prayers of complaints turn into something else? Or has God brought her home to drive her completely insane?
Lisa Mills - 2011
Despite the best medical efforts, chemotherapy fails and doctors inform her a marrow transplant is his only hope. But the search for a donor presents a new set of challenges. Because finding a match among blood relatives is his best hope, Danielle must return to her hometown and confront painful childhood secrets and people who left deep scars on her heart. Can she face her demons to save the son she loves so dearly? A portion of the proceeds from each book sold are donated to organizations helping children fight cancer.
Bargains, Ballots, & the Bakery
Carol Moncado - 2016
She receives help, but finds herself organizing Mallard Lake Township’s rummage sale and running a mayoral campaign. Grayson Goddard returned home after college to find his friend and mentor had died and no one told him. Her beautiful granddaughter kept Millie’s promise of giving him a job. In a whirl of flying flour, he finds himself falling in love with his new boss, helping with the rummage sale and running for mayor against his high school nemesis. Together, they work to help the town’s less fortunate through the rummage sale proceeds and end the stranglehold the mayor’s family had on the office for nearly a hundred years. No matter the outcome of the election, can they find the recipe for love?
A Sweethaven Romance
Courtney Walsh - 2017
Her only hope of uncovering the truth lies with local firefighter (and long-time Waverly rival) Jason Holloway. With his piercing eyes and troubled past, it's clear from the start it's not only her way of life that's on the line, it's her heart. This novella originally appeared in the novella collection "Right Where We Belong".
I Always Cry at Weddings
Sara Goff - 2015
At least until she realizes her relationship isn't what it should be. Then, in a move as daring as a red satin dress, she does the unthinkable - she calls it all off and makes a promise to God that from now on, she'll save sex for marriage.She's convinced the future is hers for the taking, especially when an undercover cop promises a new romance...and an unexpected friendship with the homeless guy under her stoop brightens her days.But when her carefully balanced life teeters out of control, weddings aren't the only thing to make her cry. Ava has to figure out what life she really wants to live... and what is the world love really means.
Chelsea Hale - 2017
Perfect” four days before their wedding, she built herself a new happily ever after – A.K.A. workaholic. Between grad school, a demanding job, and helping with Happy Moments Charity events, she has determined not to let relationships stand in the way of her dreams again. But one wrong step throws her unwittingly into the arms of a stranger who could threaten her plans. New York Times bestselling author Tyler Lakewood is in town to complete one job: interview family and friends for NFL star, Kyle Montgomery’s biography. When an opportunity to help Liz with Kyle’s charity events turns the page of his plans, he goes to great lengths to ensure Liz sees him as Mr. Right. While fighting her mounting attraction for Tyler, Liz accepts Tyler’s help. Soon she can’t deny he has already written on the pages of her heart. When plans for the annual charity ball unravel, she must decide whether to close the book forever or let him write the happily-ever-after ending she’s always dreamed of. Mr. Write is Book One in the sweet, contemporary romance series: Sundaes for Breakfast.
Farm Girl: Rural Life Humor from a Farmer's Daughter
Shanna Hatfield - 2014
Do you love a good laugh? Enjoy clean rural humor from a farmer's daughter! What happens when a farmer who’s been wishing for a boy ends up with a girlie-girl?Come along on the humorous and sometimes agonizing adventures from a childhood spent on a farm in the Eastern Oregon desert where one family raised hay, wheat, cattle, and a farm girl.
One Silent Night (Romeo Family Romance Book 9)
Jennifer Youngblood - 2020
She goes back to her hometown of Franklin, Tennessee to live with her aunt, Birdie Romeo. Starting over isn’t easy. All Noelle wants is a quiet Christmas so she can get her bearings and heal from the trauma of her failed marriage. She has no intention of reconnecting with her first love, Holden Hunt, the celebrated football coach who broke her heart.Forget that Holden is a walking billboard for masculinity with his incredible muscles, deep dimples, and quicksilver personality. Forget that Noelle’s heart goes into overdrive every time she’s near him. Noelle can’t go back down that path again … no matter how much Holden assures her that he’s changed.With a series of unexplained fires and nasty rumors about the Romeos, Noelle’s quaint hometown might not be safe haven she thought. Why does Noelle get the feeling that she’s being watched? Are dangers lurking in the shadows, or is her paranoia getting the best of her?Meanwhile, the entire Romeo family is gathering for their annual celebration at the ranch for what they hope will be their best Christmas yet. However, a series of unexpected events throws the family into a state of turmoil as they battle a danger that could destroy all that they hold dear.
Wish I Weren't Here
Sandra D. Bricker - 2004
The suntanned Floridian's sickeningly healthy and relaxed view of life contradicts her chain-smoking, business-suited, take out-ordering New York existence in every way. Not that it would matter, of course; except that her boss' idea of looking out for the best interest of his stepdaughter is to banish Vic to the shores of Tampa-St. Pete.What this public relations siren doesn't know about romance could flood the sandy shores surrounding her. But if six months revamping Drew's ailing business that caters to the romantically impaired is what it takes to get her name engraved on the corner office reserved for Creative Director, she'll figure it out somehow. One crazy wedding at a time.
The Parkerstown Delegate and Other Stories
Grace Livingston Hill - 1940
He might make fun of their meetings, but now to have this young man come-oh! She had not known what to say nor how to say anything indeed, but the young man who knelt across the room listening was amazed, and found himself wondering if it was really Lois Peters who was talking in that sweet voice, apparently to some One who stood close beside her, and in whom she seemed to have the utmost confidence. For the first time in his life he believed that there was something in religion which he did not understand, a power that reached into the heart-life as nothing else could do......