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Maggie's Mondays


Diane Lil Adams - 2012
    She cleans houses for a living, but tries to devote a few minutes to her sketchbook every day. Jim Madden is struggling to get out of debt, while he single parents three children. A romance is hardly feasible, but God never lets circumstances interfere with His plans.

That's Amore: That's Love


Marion Ueckermann - 2018
     When Rafaele and Jayne meet again two years after dancing the night away together in Tuscany, is it a matter of fate or of faith? After deciding to take a six-month sabbatical, Italian lawyer Rafaele Rossi moves from Florence to Tuscany, resigned to managing the family farm for his aging nonna after his father’s passing. Convinced a family get-together is what Nonna needs to lift her spirits, he plans an eightieth birthday party for her, making sure his siblings and cousins attend. The Keswick jewelry store where Jayne Austin has worked for seven years closes its doors. Jayne takes her generous severance pay and heads off to Italy—Tuscany to be precise. Choosing to leave her fate in God’s hands, she prays she’ll miraculously bump into the handsome best man she’d danced the night away with at a friend’s Tuscan wedding two years ago. She hasn’t been able to forget those smoldering brown eyes and that rich Italian accent. Jayne’s prayers are answered swiftly and in the most unexpected way. Before she knows what’s happening, she’s a guest not only at Isabella Rossi’s birthday party, but at Villa Rossi too. When Rafaele receives what appears to be a valuable painting from an unknown benefactor, he’s reminded that he doesn’t want to lose Jayne again. After what he’s done to drive her from the villa, though, what kind of a commitment will it take for her to stay? This nine-book Christian romance series from seven of your favorite authors releases weekly from April 2018. Look out for Book 2 in the series, Luna Rosa!

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.

Fall Fireside (Quinn Valley Ranch Book 25)


Liz Isaacson - 2019
    She's on her fifth or sixth broken heart, and she needs the soothing, healing messages she's found at the fall fireside series in the past. When she arrives at the first one, there aren't any seats—except by the handsome Clay Martin, a cowboy who's asked her out before and never followed through. She wasn't going to say yes to the next man who asked her out. But when that man is Clay... Cami says yes. She and Clay begin a whirlwind romance that has both of them questioning who they are and what they want. Coupled with the messages he hears during the firesides, Clay isn't sure he's the man Cami really wants or deserves. Will their differences drive them apart? Or will Cami and Clay find a way to mend what's broken inside themselves in order to find a happily-ever-after? Read all the novels by USA Today bestselling and Kindle All-Star Author, Liz Isaacson! Quinn Valley Ranch: 1. Contracted Cowboy 2. Secret Sweetheart 3. Landscaping Love 4. Birthday Boyfriend 5. Fall Fireside Three Rivers Ranch Romance Series: 1. Second Chance Ranch 2. Third Time's the Charm 3. Fourth and Long 4. Fifth Generation Cowboy 5. Sixth Street Love Affair 6. The Seventh Sergeant 7. Eight Second Ride 8. The First Lady of Three Rivers 9. Christmas in Three Rivers 10. Lucky Number Thirteen 11. The Curse of February Fourteenth 12. Fifteen Minutes of Fame 13. Sixteen Steps to Fall in Love 14. The Sleigh on Seventeenth Street Horseshoe Home Ranch Romance Series: 1. Falling for Her Boss 2. Falling for Her Roommate 3. Falling for His Best Friend 4. Falling for His Nanny 5. Falling for Her Ex's Brother 6. Falling for Her Old Boyfriend 7. Falling for His Next-door Neighbor 8. Falling for His Nurse Brush Creek Brides Romance Series: 1. A Wedding for the Widower 2. A Companion for the Cowboy 3. A Bride for the Bronc Rider 4. A Family for the Farmer 5. A Home for the Horseman 6. A Refuge for the Rancher 7. A Marriage for the Marine 8. A Fiance for the Firefighter 9. A Treasure for the Trooper 10. A Date for the Detective 11. A Partner for the Paramedic 12. A Catch for the Chief Steeple Ridge Romance Series: 1. Her Billionaire Cowboy 2. Her Restless Cowboy 3. Her Faithful Cowboy 4. Her Mistletoe Cowboy 5. Her Patient Cowboy Grape Seed Falls Romance Series: 1. Choosing the Cowboy 2. Craving the Cowboy 3. Charming the Cowboy 4. Courting the Cowboy 5. Claiming the Cowboy 6. Catching the Cowboy 7. Cheering the Cowboy Christmas in Coral Canyon Romance Series: 1. Her Cowboy Billionaire Best Friend 2. Her Cowboy Billionaire Boss 3. Her Cowboy Billionaire Boyfriend 4. Her Cowboy Billionaire Bodyguard 5. Her Cowboy Billionaire Bull Rider 6. Her Cowboy Billionaire Bachelor 7. Her Cowboy Billionaire Blind Date 8. Her Cowboy Billionaire Best Man 9. Her Cowboy Billionaire Birthday Wish 10. Her Cowboy Billionaire Butler Last Chance Ranch: 1. Her Last First Kiss 2. Her Last Billionaire Boyfriend 3. Her Last Make-Believe Marriage 4.

Heart Unbroken (The Potter's House #3)


Alexa Verde - 2018
    She's desperate to regain the trust of the son she once abandoned and change her life. Meeting a vacationer, Rodrigo Ybarra, she fights her attraction to him. Even with her newfound faith, the risk of a relapse is too high.On the two-year anniversary of his wife's death at the hand of a junkie, Sheriff Rodrigo Ybarra comes to the ocean to mourn her. Romance is the last thing on his mind, but he's drawn to a beautiful stranger who frequents the same spot. When he discovers her past could destroy his career, he struggles to guard his heart.Then Emma's life is threatened. Rodrigo won't let her push him away or allow concern for hiscareer to hold him back now. Will he once again lose the woman he loves? Or will faith and trust bring them safely to a future together?Heart Unbroken is Book 3 of "The Potter's House Books" , stories of love, hope, redemption, and second chances. Please check the PotterHouseBooks website for release dates. All books can stand alone and can be read in any order. The next book in the series is Long Way Home by Brenda S Anderson.

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.

Alaskan Hearts


Teri Wilson - 2012
    So much that he put the reins—and his dreams—away.Now a photographer, Ben's covering the Gold Rush Trail sled-dog race. He's surprised his heart isn't more guarded around lovely journalist Clementine Phillips—until he learns that Clementine plans to handle a sled-dog team herself. Ben can't bear the thought of Clementine in danger.So he comes up with a compromise—one to keep her close…forever.

Know You More


Jan Thompson - 2015
    When Heidi Wei becomes his strongest supporter in his church planting ministry, how does Diego show his interest in her without her getting the wrong idea? Does she see him as potential husband material or just the pastor of their church? Heidi has suspected that Diego is sweet on her, but he seems to believe that his divine calling prevents him from acting on it. If it isn’t meant to be, she’s not going to push for it. Yet every time they are together, something happens between them. Have they moved beyond the platonic relationship they have enjoyed the last nine years to something more personal? When a crisis hits Heidi’s family, Diego has to balance pastoring his congregation and ministering to Heidi without losing either one. Falling in love while planting a new church is difficult for him to juggle. Which path is more important to him? Which one should he focus on? KNOW YOU MORE is the first book in Jan Thompson’s SAVANNAH SWEETHEARTS series of contemporary Christian novellas celebrating faith, hope, and love.

Not Until Forever


Valerie M. Bodden - 2019
    He put his family before her. When they get a second chance, will they choose to put each other first?As she climbs the corporate ladder, Sophie doesn’t let herself think about what she gave up when she declined Spencer’s proposal five years ago. So when she’s called home to say goodbye to her dying grandmother, she goes out of her way to avoid seeing him. Of course, that means he’s the first person she runs into. Much as she fights against it, being near him stirs up old feelings and makes her question old decisions. Leaving college to help on the family farm cost Spencer the woman he loved. But he couldn’t turn his back on his family. Now that Sophie’s back in town, Spencer’s determined to protect his heart. Only he senses something new in Sophie—something that makes him think maybe they could have a second chance. But when his family needs him again, he feels like he’s repeating the past.Only this time, he’s not sure what choice he should make.Is God giving them a second chance? Or are the heartaches of the past too much to overcome?

Lambert's Pride


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 Sparks Brothers Romance Collection


Liwen Y. Ho - 2020
    Five full-length novels in one wonderful collection. Why reviewers love the Spark brothers:“These Spark brothers sure do set a girl's heart on fire.”“I absolutely LOVE this series. This is an awesome family of five brothers all who have a strong faith.”“I know I enjoy books when they feel real and after this series, I wish the Spark brothers were real. Thank you, Liwen Y. Ho, for writing stories to remind me that God wastes nothing and is always at work. Now please excuse me while I go reread the series.”A Single Spark (Book One): A pop singer running from his past. A deejay who's given up on men. Will the sparks igniting between them end up in flames or romance?A Sudden Spark (Book Two): A writer too shy to speak to women. A single mom who’s sworn off men. Will a marriage of convenience end their friendship or spark a lasting romance? The Sweetest Spark (Book Three): A fun-loving ice cream shop owner looking for more than a fling. A straight-laced food critic too scared for love. Will an accident be the spark that drives them apart for good or gives them their sweetest taste of romance yet?At First Spark (Book Four): A tender-hearted firefighter who’s been burned by love. An optimistic bookstore owner determined to heal his heart. Will the spark that drew them to each other be enough to keep their love burning or will their short-lived romance go down in flames?An Extra Spark (Book Five): An actor pressured to risk everything for his job. An actress struggling to fit into the Hollywood scene. Will the hazards of show business spark new insecurities or strengthen their bond of trust?Grab your copy and fall in love with the Spark brothers today!

A Katie Parker Production Boxed Set: Books 1-4


Jenny B. Jones - 2015
    In Between (Carol Award Recipient for Best YA, Christy Award Finalist)Can we overcome our past? Katie Parker is about to get a new life—whether she wants one or not. With her mom in prison, and her father AWOL, Katie is sent to live with a squeaky-clean family who could have their own sitcom. She launches a full-scale plan to get sent back to the girls’ home when she finds herself in over her head...and heart. When Katie and her new "wrong crowd" get into significant trouble at school, she finds her punishment is restoring a historic theater with a crazy grandma who goes by the name of Mad Maxine. In the midst of her punishment, Katie uncovers family secrets that run deep, and realizes she's not the only one with a pain-filled past. Katie must decide if she'll continue her own family’s messed up legacy or embrace a new beginning in this place called In Between.On the Loose What's a girl to do when the glass slipper doesn't fit?Six months into her stay with her foster parents, Katie Parker is finally adjusting to her new family. But when a tornado rips through the town of In Between, nothing is ever the same. When her foster mom, Millie, is diagnosed with cancer, Katie begins to doubt if God really does care. What will happen to Katie? Could she possibly have to leave In Between and the family she's come to depend on? Things spiral even further out of control when Katie juggles a malfunctioning best friend, Spring Break plans, and holding the attention of her own Prince Charming. It's going to take more than a magic wand and some fairy dust to fix Katie's problems. But will help come in time?The Big Picture (Carol Award Winning, Best YA)How do you walk away from love?Katie's bio-mom is fresh out of prison and wants to start a new life with her daughter--in a new town. Katie is forced to walk away from In Between, leaving the family she loves, an endangered town drive-in, and a boyfriend who can't take his eyes off his ex. As life with her mom takes a serious nosedive, Katie must rely on her faith to keep it together. Yet God seems to be nowhere around. Katie struggles to keep it together, taking care of her mother and spending time with a handsome new friend who makes her question everything. Will her big picture ever include a happily ever after?Can't Let You GoAn old love whose kisses make her weak, but whose secrets threaten to destroy all she holds dear...Fresh out of college, Katie Parker had it all—a charming romance, a role in a famous stage production, and an idyllic life in London. Until she found her boyfriend cheating and got herself fired from the play. Leaving everything behind, Katie hops a plane home, only to run into her first love, Charlie Benson. As the couple returns to In Between, Katie questions everything she ever thought she wanted—including a renewed romance with her high school flame.While she attempts to rebuild her life, Katie's plan to manage the family’s theater meets a devastating obstacle, dragging her into a legal battle that will rock her small town. And the boy who once broke her heart seems to have the power to do it again. As Charlie’s secrets unravel, Katie must make a choice. Can she overcome her past and trust Charlie with her heart again?A heart-warming sweet romance.

The Not Quite Mail-Order Bride


Leah Atwood - 2013
    He enlists the help of longtime friend, Caroline Franklin, to assist him in finding a mail-order bride. Caroline is in love with Wyatt. He is the only man to attract her since her husband passed away several years ago. When Wyatt comes to ask her a question, she is completely surprised by his request. What will she do when faced with losing the man she loves?Dear Reader: Please note this is a clean, short story of thirty pages

Until Christmas (The Potter's House #16)


T.K. Chapin - 2018
    What was originally thought of as just an extra paycheck turns out to be much more when she meets a man who might just be an answer to her prayers.Nate's heart has grown weary of never seeing his daughter, Sydney, since he moved away after his divorce over two years ago. Taking an extended trip to spend quality time with his daughter, he hopes to inspire her to return to church and start taking the right steps in her life. What was only meant to be a trip to see his daughter turns into much more after one fateful night at the mall.“Until Christmas” is a story of two hearts molded and shaped by the Master Potter in the most unlikely of places and blessed by the greatest love of all. Join Amanda and Nate as they navigate God's will in their lives.All books can stand alone and can be read in any order.The first 15 of 21 books are:Juliette Duncan: The HomecomingT.K. Chapin: When it RainsAlexa Verde: Heart UnbrokenBrenda S Anderson: Long Way HomeMary Manners: Promises Renewed Kristen M. Fraser: A Vow RedeemedMarion Ueckermann: Restoring FaithJuliette Duncan: UnchainedT.K. Chapin: Gracefully BrokenAlexa Verde: Heart HealedBrenda S. Anderson: Place Called HomeMary Manners: Tragedy and TrustKristen M. Fraser: Heart TransformedMarion Ueckermann: Recovering HopeJuliette Duncan: Blessings Of LoveCheck www.PottersHouseBooks.com for details.

Something Better


Jenn Faulk - 2014
    In the worst way possible. Life has taken on a very empty, depressing tone, and she needs a change. So, when the opportunity to leave the country to take pictures for the very intriguing Henry Booth presents itself, she welcomes it gladly. But her exotic vacation soon proves to be more stressful, heartbreaking, and life changing than she ever imagined it could be. When she returns home, things only get worse. As she finds herself confronting very real truths about the world around her, about her own life, and about what her future holds, she struggles to understand what it means to be poor in spirit and rich in grace as Christ changes everything into something better...