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Love So Amazing
JoAnn Durgin - 2015
Pedicab owner/operator Sawyer Mancini understands her pain all too well. Ava and Sawyer aren’t looking for love when they meet outside an Indianapolis, Indiana hotel. Drawn to one another, these two lonely souls discover they share much in common during a six-block trip when Sawyer pedals Ava home to her downtown apartment building. When they unexpectedly meet a second time, both interpret it as freedom from the chains of past heartache and the Lord’s blessing to pursue a relationship. Although they intend to go slow, Ava and Sawyer tumble headfirst into the kind of love that only happens once in a lifetime. A few months later, Sawyer uncovers a shocking revelation. He and Ava share an unfathomable bond they never could have imagined, and one that threatens to destroy their love. Is it a cruel twist of fate or could it somehow be God’s perfect plan for their lives? Can Ava and Sawyer survive the ultimate test by fighting their way past old heartaches to be together and share...a love so amazing? Love So Amazing is Book #1 in the Wondrous Love Series. Love So Divine, Book #2 in the Wondrous Love Series, is expected in late 2015/early 2016. In addition to Love So Amazing, JoAnn Durgin is the author of the beloved contemporary Christian romance series, The Lewis Legacy Series: Awakening, Second Time Around, Twin Hearts, Daydreams, and Moonbeams, as well as Prelude, Prequel to The Lewis Legacy Series. JoAnn is also the author of the bestselling Catching Serenity as well as novellas and short novels including Echoes of Edinburgh and the popular Starlight Christmas Series: Meet Me Under the Mistletoe, Starlight, Star Bright and Sleigh Ride Together with You.
Lynn A. Coleman - 2004
Too bad she gets knocked off that track by one dashing, young forest ranger named Kavan Donovan.It seems the entire town of White Birch is pulling for Elizabeth and Kavan, but her goals don't include falling in love. She fights her attraction to Kavan, even as friends and family urge her to forget her dream of graduate school.Though problems at work prove distracting, Kavan is nevertheless captivated by Elizabeth.Is the Lord telling Elizabeth to let go of prideful ambitions? Might His direction lead to marriage instead of graduate school? Can Kavan convince Elizabeth that love is the finest ambition of all?
The Second Chances Collection: Never Again Good-bye, When Dreams Cross, Blind Trust, Broken Wings
Terri Blackstock - 2014
They must overcome their pride to keep all their hard work from being sabotaged.Blind TrustAn unexplained eight-month disappearance of Sherry Cranston’s fiancé leads to murder and a flight for their lives.Broken WingsAn investigation into an airline disaster becomes a tangled web of love, mercy and honor in the face of two impossible choices.
Love Finds You in Sun Valley, Idaho
Angela Ruth Strong - 2010
Tracen Lake is happy to work as a stunt consultant for the movie but not as thrilled to deal with a bunch of high-maintenance Hollywood types. But Tracen is surprised to discover in Emily a down-to-earth Idaho girl who does all her own stunts and loves the outdoors. As filming wraps up and Emily heads off to her next gig, will she be able to leave Sun Valley - and Tracen - behind?
Grace Livingston Hill - 1934
But the large elaborate mansion chosen by their deceased stepmother didn't really seem like home. And their father seemed different too--so tired, so weighed down. Christobel wondered if there was any way they could help him. Could they start over again and become a close, loving family?Slowly they learned to trust and love each other. Then, just when it seemed they were indeed becoming a real family, disaster struck! Randall--young, impetuous, Randall who was just beginning to understand what true manhood meant--was kidnapped. Would they be able to come up with the ransom? And would they be in time?
Love Is a Battlefield
Annalisa Daughety - 2009
Recent history has taught Kristy O’Neal not to believe in love or risk her heart. Ace Kennedy came to Shiloh to research his family history—but it’s Park Ranger Kristy he’s studying. Using his own ancestors as an example, can he prove that true love really does exist before Kristy walks away forever?
Refuge of the Heart
Ruth Logan Herne - 2015
He became a dogged prosecutor, with an enviable conviction rate. But when faith, conscience and love of a troubled refugee ripple the smooth waters of his existence, can Mitch risk everything for love? Magdalena Serida fought her way out of a govenment-quelled uprising in Chechnya. The church-sponsored refugee knows the horrors of war first-hand. Now in America with her five-year-old sister, Lena is uncertain who to trust. Her faith has maintained her through the loss of her family, but when Mitch Sanderson shows interest, Lena longs to take a chance. Should she open herself up to this man of law and order, a man who imprisons women like her? Or slip quietly back into the shadowed fringe of anonymity? Reflecting the world's turbulence and the plight of global refugees, award-winning author Ruth Logan Herne shrinks the vast numbers to the story of one woman... one child... the travesty of war and the grace of peace in this Maggie Award-winning book of faith, hope, love... and freedom. Lena's story won't just grab your heart. It will touch your soul.
The Broken Trail
Christa MacDonald - 2016
With the school director on a power trip and evidence of shady dealings, there’s nothing relaxing about it. Maybe it would be easier if she wasn’t so distracted by Captain MacAlister, the local cop she can’t get along with, yet can’t get out of her head. She didn’t trek up to the middle of nowhere to lose her heart. Mac doesn’t need the kind of trouble he believes Katherine will bring. He’s got enough to deal with from poachers to drug crime. Mac has rules to maintain his faith, like avoiding the pull of an attractive woman who doesn’t fit his life. But when he meets Katherine, he’s drawn in by her intelligence and strength, despite getting burned by her quick temper. When near tragedy strikes, Katherine reveals her feelings, and Mac doesn’t hesitate to respond. If only their scars, both seen and unseen, didn’t threaten to tear them apart. Two wary hearts must soften and two steel wills bend if they have any hope of making it down the broken trail to love.
Kim Cash Tate - 2011
As crazy as it seemed, she hoped that God would use the lyrics that came to her even while she slept. She dreamed about Brian too, that the love they shared as high-school students would grow into marriage. But choices that still haunt her destroyed those dreams. Until now—when a series of love letters reawakens her hope for the future.Heather Anderson's life has spun out of control—first, an affair with a married man, then a one-night stand with the drummer of a popular Christian band has left her devastated. Broken and alone, she cried out to the only One able to save her. He met her there, but it was just the beginning. Because now she must take a different path. And the one God has planned for her looks nothing like the one she envisioned.As Kelli and Heather awaken to their true worth, they find the freedom to pursue their dreams—and relationships—based on the security of knowing God's unconditional love.
Falling for the Fireman
Allie Pleiter - 2012
Widowed mom Jeannie Nelworth knows firsthand what it is: loss, hurt and yes—bitterness. Ever since the fire that changed their lives, Jeannie's young son has borne that same look, pushing everyone away. So she's grateful when Chad tries to get through to the boy with the help of his trusty fire station dog.But the man who's all about safety and prevention keeps himself protected—from loving and losing again. Seems as if Jeannie will have to add his kind, guarded heart to her rebuilding efforts.
Robin Lee Hatcher - 2004
Working for a big city newspaper, she built a name for herself as an outstanding reporter. When Angie's widowed mother needs care following hip surgery, Angie is more than ready to hire a nurse rather than spend time in that antiquated little town. But when she is passed over for a promotion at the paper, an angry Angie heads home.Little does she know that this homecoming is the start of some important, life-changing events. As she struggles to reconcile with her mother, Angie discovers that perhaps home is where the heart is after all.
Anita Higman - 2015
In acts of selflessness—caring for her ailing parents and running her grandmother’s bookstore—she had forfeited her youth and dreams for the needs of others. And the only tries she had at love… didn’t turn out. She had the bookstore, she had her beloved granny, but she was missing something—or someone. Opportunity strikes when Granny sends Summer on an unexpected adventure with one Martin Langtree, a kind but gangly young man from Summer’s past. A childhood friendship is rekindled, a romance is sparked, and mysteries are solved in one magical Texas summer. Will Summer strike out on love again, or will things finally go her way?With lovable characters and surprising twists, Summer’s List is a simple delight.
New Hampshire Weddings
Rachel Hauck - 2005
Taylor hopes moving to White Birch will be the perfect place to regroup and refocus her faltering career. Julie has to face the fact she will never have children and keep it from destroying her marriage. Elizabeth's prideful ambitions have always led her to success, but they may keep her from true love and happiness.
A Journey by Chance
Sally John - 2002
Gina Philips heads from Southern California to the tiny Midwest town of Valley Oaks for her cousins wedding. Her plan to heal from a failed relationship and escape from a lost job is interrupted by the persistent attention of a local, Brady, and the quirkiness of small town America. But just when Gina thinks she has the town figured out, a secret is revealed that will forever change her family and her relationship to the mysterious Brady. This novel of romance and healing turns first impressions on end as Gina finds inspiration in the faith of others and joy in her own growing relationship with the Lord.