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Slow Road to Love

Juliette Duncan - 2020
    An alluring cattleman who captures her heart…   City dwelling Maggie Donovan is trying her best to let go of her resentment after her high-profile politician husband of thirty-five years left her for a much younger woman. Her focus now is her job as a reporter for the Country Women’s Magazine, her two adult children, and her church.She doesn’t care that her ex-husband now has a child who could be his grandchild.No. It doesn’t worry her at all.Frank Goddard has never considered moving on after his beautiful wife, Esther, was killed in a freak accident six years earlier. His family, who live with him on Goddard Downs, a cattle station in northern Australia, plus his faith, are what he lives for now.But he’s lonely. He just doesn’t know it.When Maggie is sent to the remote, mysterious Kimberley area to write about women living on isolated cattle stations, she jumps at the chance. A change is as good as a holiday, so they say.Never did she expect to fall for the tall, handsome Frank Goddard of Goddard Downs.But how can a relationship work when they live so far apart?When the road is slow and dangerous.When their lives are complicated. And besides, how do you date when you’re going on sixty? Slow Road to Love is Book One in the Sunburned Land Series, a mature-age Christian romance set in the beautiful, rugged and remote Kimberley region of northern Australia. Fall in love with Frank and Maggie today, but note that their story continues in Book Two, Slow Journey to Joy. Books by Juliette Duncan Contemporary Christian Romance The Shadows Series  Lingering Shadows Facing the Shadows Beyond the Shadows Secrets and Sacrifice A Highland Christmas The True Love Series Tender Love Tested Love Tormented Love Triumphant Love True Love at Christmas Promises of Love Precious Love Series Forever Cherished Forever Faithful Forever His The Potter’s House Books Series The Homecoming Unchained Blessings of Love The Hope We Share A Time for Everything Series A Time to Treasure A Time to Care A Time to Abide A Time to Rejoice Billionaires with Heart Christian Romance Series Her Kind-Hearted Billionaire Her Generous Billionaire Her Disgraced Billionaire Transformed by Love Because We Loved Because We Forgave Because We Dreamed Becuase We Believed Middle Grade Christian Fiction The Madeleine Richards Series Rebellion in Riversleigh Problems in Paradise Trouble in Town For all my books:

Promise of Love

Tamie Dearen - 2015
    Something’s fishy in Denver!December isn't filled with the magic of Christmas for Noelle Holiday. Only the looming dread she's about to lose something or someone else dear to her. Will she ever be rid of her Christmas curse?When good things start happening, alarms go off in her head. It’s too good to be true.That’s why Noelle is worried when she adopts an adorable Golden Retriever and meets a guy who seems to really care for her. For the first time in a long time, she doesn’t feel alone. But she knows it can’t possibly last.Sure enough, disaster strikes. Noelle loses the dog and the guy, just like she feared.Or does she?This faith-filled romance tells the story of a believer struggling to reclaim her faith and discover real love for the first time. If you love Hallmark movies, you’ll love this sweet happily-ever-after story by USA Today bestselling author, Tamie Dearen.Grab your copy now!FROM THE AUTHOR: Each book in the Holiday Family Christian Romance Series includes a song, written and recorded for the story. Enjoy the series and the music!Note: Previously published as Noelle's Golden Christmas

Christmas Bells are Ringing

Lesley Ann McDaniel - 2015
     Having recently relocated to Seattle, Shelby longs for someone special in her life. When a handsome green-eyed stranger walks into the coffee shop where she works, her interest is piqued. Later, she finds a bag containing five beautiful hand-painted Christmas bells on the cream and sugar table. No one comes back to claim it, so she decides to do a little detective work. Does she dare hope that it will lead her to the stranger with the magnetic green eyes? Chris Bertone loves his job at Impact Ministries, but working day and night has prevented him from having much of a social life. On a whim, he stops for a cup of coffee and is instantly smitten with the beautiful barista. Now, even with everything he has to take care of at work, all he wants to do is find time for another coffee break. But things are so hectic this holiday season, how can he manage to get to know her better without being too overbearing, or breaking his budget on coffee? Holiday Hearts…seasons of love.

Here in Hart's Crossing: Four Charming Small Town Novellas

Robin Lee Hatcher - 2018
     A daughter returns home from the big city to care for her injured mother. Childhood sweethearts reconnect after decades apart. A single mom finds herself the target of her starry-eyed daughter’s matchmaking scheme. And a young couple struggles to find their own American dream in this wonderful collection of four novellas from bestselling author Robin Lee Hatcher. Celebrating family, faith, and forgiveness, Here in Hart’s Crossing will warm your heart and soothe your spirit.Includes: Legacy Lane * Veterans Way * Diamond Place * Sweet Dreams Drive

A (kinda) Country Christmas

Krista Phillips - 2015
    Owner of Bethlehem's Boutique in the tourist mountain town of Gatlinburg, TN, she has no room for the bad boys of her past and devotes her whole life to the struggling boutique and her teenage daughter, Maribelle. She's perfectly happy with her country-living life until he walks into her store. Nate Myers travels the globe for his job and has the bank account to prove his success. The former "bad" boy is in town for a short visit with his sister and is determined to not get caught up in all the Christmas hype. But then he falls for the beautiful shopkeeper—quite literally. Will these two (sorta) opposites be able to find a happily-ever-after together?

Journey of Grace

T.K. Chapin - 2018
    He had written off love after losing his wife years ago. A chance meeting changes these two lives forever.JOURNEY OF GRACE is book one of the tightly woven Christian romance series entitled JOURNEY OF LOVE by T.K. Chapin. Follow the lives of three grown siblings as they face challenges of faith, love, and heartache. The JOURNEY OF LOVE series is a spin-off of the best-selling DIAMOND LAKE SERIES. When Grace Anderson left Newport, Washington, she thought it was for good. But now she's back and trying to start a new life after running away from her abusive husband. Even surrounded by the love of her family, she can't help but cling to the pieces of her past that hurt the most.Owen McBride never dreamed of finding love again after losing his wife. The dashing Newport High School history teacher had written off love and was solely focused on living a life devoted to God and teaching children. That is, until he met Grace Anderson.Will these two find love in each other's arms? Or will God's will be something completely different?From the best-selling Christian Romance author T.K. Chapin comes a love story that will keep you reading until the very last page. Heartfelt, inspirational, and clean, Journey of Grace will remind you how God can work in the lives of those who place their trust in Him.

Forever Christmas Box Set

Morris Fenris - 2017
    You will love this awesome collection because the stories are written by a bestselling author with you in mind.Enjoy these clean and wholesome love stories with enough twists to keep you turning the pages. An inspiring Christian romance collection that will warm your heart and your soul at Christmas and all year long. You will not want to put this set down as you read beautifully written compelling novels with lots of love and kindness and engaging characters. All 12 stories are bound to delight. The stories in this set: Sara in Montana Sara is a young woman torn between love and fear, trust and doubt and a heartfelt desire for a second chance. Will she make the right choice by running into the waiting arms of Trent? California Dreams After losing her husband, Jane lets her dreams die with him. Now that she’s been given a second chance, will she realize all her dreams or play it safe?When Grace’s husband is killed in action, she gets the surprise of her life – a precious baby girl, Daniella. With her daughter’s life hanging in the balance, will she take a leap of faith to manifest her dreams or play it safe? New Beginnings Jackson and Tori meet in sunny California, but the rugged country in Montana brings them truly together. Is it too late to dream again? Or will love give them a second chance? Second Time Around Will the problems of the past keep Jessame and Bryan from finding the promise of a future? Love could be the key that unlocks their happiness. Waiting For Love’s Return A wonderful, poignant, heart breaking, heart-warming story of families and secrets, of hidden strength and unexpected friendship. Join Jeff and Maddie as they navigate the waters of their relationship and learn to love each other again. Love’s Healing Power As Derek and Alaina deal with their past, they must learn to take a chance on their future. Come along with your favorite characters and see how love and acceptance can heal even the most broken heart. Discover the healing power of love. Justin Can Jessica overcome personal obstacles in order to find her happily-ever-after with Justin? Mason Gracie’s had Mason’s heart all these years, and now he wants it back. But he wants hers as well. Kaillar Come along on a journey through love and life as Becca learns to forgive herself, and Kaillar finds what his brothers have. True love! Jenna & Trey Join Jenna and Trey as they begin their journey of having to deal with the past, as well as figure out how to proceed into the future.

Gift of Grace: A Sweet Holiday Romance (Gifts of Christmas Book 1)

Shanna Hatfield - 2019
    . . Ready to begin a new life far away from the sad memories of the Civil War, J.B. and Nora Nash head west on the Oregon Trail. They settle into the small community of Pendleton, Oregon, on a piece of land where they’re excited to build a future and their dreams together. A devastating tragedy leaves them both reeling as they draw further and further apart. Nora blames J.B. for her unhappiness while he struggles through his own challenges. Only a miracle can bring them through their trials and reunite them for Christmas. Together, will they discover the gift of grace in this sweet holiday romance brimming with hope, history, and abiding love?Gift of Grace is the first book in the Gifts of Christmas series, a collection of heartwarming, wholesome romances, featuring precious gifts given straight from the heart. Don't wait! Order your copy today!

The Gift

Richard Paul Evans - 2007
    Sure to be a classic, this new tale brings to life the joy of the season and demonstrates the redemptive power of love: there is no hurt so great that love cannot heal it.Nathan Hurst hated Christmas. For the rest of the world it was a day of joy and celebration; for Nathan it was simply a reminder of the event that destroyed his childhood until a snowstorm, a cancelled flight, and an unexpected meeting with a young mother and her very special son would show him that Christmas is indeed the season of miracles. From the beloved author of the international bestseller The Christmas Box comes another timeless story of faith, hope, and healing.

The Invitation

Joyce Swann - 2016
    Kevin Marshall is trapped in a miserable existence with a boss and a fiancé who despise him.The Monday night before Thanksgiving, however, through an act of kindness to a stranger, Kevin receives an invitation to begin a new life and awakens the next morning to find himself living his dream.Now Kevin must discover how to let go of his past and accept the invitation for himself before his new life ends as suddenly as it began.You are invited…to experience the power of faith, the joy of love and the magic of Christmas in this holiday story of life choices and second chances.

Christmas in Abundance

Sally Bayless - 2015
     Lanie Phillips has a quiet holiday planned. So quiet, in fact, that the only sounds in the house where she's staying should be the clicks of her computer keyboard and the occasional bark from a chocolate Labrador retriever. No joyous choirs of angels, no jolly laughs from Santa, and no jingle bells--nothing to distract her from her master's thesis or bring up painful Christmas memories. But for the single dad who's her closest neighbor, simple holiday decorations just won't do. Kyle Mattox is determined to give his five-year-old daughter the best Christmas ever--one that includes an outdoor display lit with fifty thousand lights, activated in time to music shared through four giant loudspeakers. When Lanie comes to complain that she can't write with the lights flashing and carols blasting, Kyle realizes that--unknown to her--their circuits have crossed in the past. If he wants his daughter happy, he needs to keep that information to himself, keep the show running, and keep his distance from Lanie. The companion novella to be read at any point in The Abundance Series Other Books in Series: Love at Sunset Lake Love and Harmony Love and Roses

The Santa Society

Kristine McCord - 2013
    Myth. Miracles.They say there is truth in legends.Last Christmas, Erin came home to be with her dying mother. It's been a year, and Erin can't move on. It's a good thing a behemoth dog named Klaus and Reason-the-handsome-realtor are about to change all that.When Reason's efforts to help Erin sell her mother's house turn into a series of fiascos, Erin finds herself falling in love with him despite the quirky chaos that follows him. But Reason is more than he seems, and soon Erin is immersed in the clandestine world of the Santa Society, a centuries old secret organization that protects the truth behind Christmas.

Miss Kane's Christmas

Caroline Mickelson - 2012
    Joining single father Ben Hanson and his children for the holidays seems an easy enough task until Santa informs her that Ben is the man behind the disturbing new book 'Beyond Bah Humbug: Why Lying to Your Children about Santa Claus is a Bad Idea'.Posing as Miss Kane, the children's new nanny, Carol pulls out all the stops to show Ben how fun Christmas can be, all the while struggling to understand how one man could hate the holidays so much. How could she, Santa's only daughter, be so attracted to a man who refuses to believe her father exists?**Please note - this book was originally titled Carol's Christmas**

An Informal Christmas

Heather Gray - 2015
    and the danger inherent in blaming God for the hurt.With December's approach, Rylie enlists Zach's help for a special undertaking -- a Christmas formal for one of the pediatric units. As they work together on the project, she hopes to show him that, even when it's painful, love is worth the risk...

Christmas in Cedar Cove: An Anthology

Debbie Macomber - 2010
    They'll offer you a cup of mulled cider and the story of how they metand they'll share Helen's breathtaking adventures during the Second World War. Then drive out to Grace and Cliff Harding's place. They have a small horse ranch not far from Cedar Cove. Mary Jo Wyse and her little girl, Noelle, will be there, too. Join them in reliving their memories of the Christmas Mary Jo came to Cedar Cove, pregnant and alone, and had her baby in the Hardings' stable (well, actually the apartment above it). That's the night firefighter Mack McAfee began to fall for Mary Jo and the idea of a familywith her. "