When their matchmaking efforts fizzle, the Widows turn to another new bachelor. Amputee and Afghan vet Sam simply wants to be left alone-- a desire that's as good as a red flag to the Widows! Soon they're scheming to pair him up with Willow, his beautiful physical therapist, a divorced mother of two who is afraid of commitment, Perrine's small-town tale is a big-time triumph of gentle humor, fast-paced plot, and wonderfully engaging characters.
Meanwhile, Adam's sister Hannah, a doctor, has returned from work in refugee camps, exhausted from the horrors she's seen. Though physically weak, Hannah becomes animated when verbally sparring with Gabe Borden, the high school basketball coach. The Widows, however, see sparks of a different kind between them and are soon up to their matchmaking ways once again.
A traumatic experience as a college freshman has left Gussie Milton 'once bitten, twice shy.' Although she'd like a relationship, she's frightened, so she's thrown herself into caring for her aging parents, her photography business, and her church. In the eyes of Miss Birdie and her friend Mercedes, aka 'the Widows,' Gussie would make their young pastor the perfect wife. And though the attraction proves mutual, first Gussie's past and then the pastor's hopes for the future threaten to keep them apart. Can the Widows' meddling be the catalyst that changes the couple's lives forever?
Second chances are rare in Annie MacAllister's life, and the sudden opportunity to pose as a respectable schoolteacher is too good to pass up. Annie plans to stay in the friendly Texas town of Trail's End just long enough to earn money for a new start. But she never dreams that in helping herself, she would help her students—and the one man who could uncover her truth…
As Trail's End's most righteous citizen, John Sullivan thinks that believing in God is only about right and wrong. But he's challenged by the new schoolteacher's unconventional methods—and her unexpected past. Now, he and Annie will need some divine forgiveness to reignite their faith…and find a future together.
Regency romance novel celebrating the witty and romantic world first introduced
by Jane Austen.
Aphrodite Herrington has always been the prim and sensible
member of an otherwise outrageous family—her parents frequently display an
unseemly amount of public affection, while her siblings must forever be rescued
from their own compromising situations. And as much as she loves them, she’s
grown weary of being their keeper and wishes only to find a steady man with
whom she can have a calm and quiet marriage. Thankfully, the very staid and
predictable Frederick Horne has made just such a proposal to her.
Thomas, Viscount Warwick, is everything Frederick is not. As
one of society’s most scandalous rakes, Warwick has a reputation for openly
moving from one flirt to another without a care for their well-being. With a
bemused smirk he’s vowed never to fall in love himself, but happily joins his
cousin Frederick at their family estate to celebrate the forthcoming
announcement of Frederick’s betrothal to Aphrodite.
Warwick and Aphrodite share a secret from their past, a chaste yet
meaningful kiss that broke her heart and left him wanting more. As Aphrodite’s
family descends on the estate in their usual chaotic fashion and all the
partygoers strike up new and surprising liaisons, a suddenly love-struck
Warwick and passionately awakened Aphrodite must decide whether to throw
caution and common sense to the wind to embrace the promise of a true love
they’ve found in each other.
In the middle of a busy hospital emergency room, Dr. Ana Ramirez couldn't help but notice orderly Mike Fuller's quick skills and impressive bedside manner. And, yes, his very good looks. So she proposed a simple cup of coffee to talk about his future, never expecting to find herself wishing she were a part of it...
But until Fuller could talk about his past-- about family secrets, sacrifices and the faith that pulled him through-- his future was on hold. As was any relationship with Ana.
Or was it?
Born into a wealthy family and raised for the good life, she walked away from
it all to help others in her local Texas community—and to just be herself.
Taking on any job she can land at the glamorous Gulf Prince Hotel, Persy’s just
trying to make ends meet and live on her own terms.
Jordan Prince is the no-nonsense scion of the Prince family
and heir to the vast family hotel chain. Stiff and formal, he carries himself
with upright rectitude and expects his employees to do the same. When Persy
makes one misstep too many and crosses the line, Jordan decides he must take
disciplinary action—until he looks at her and a completely different kind of
action comes to mind.
Locked in a battle of wits and fighting an
undeniable attraction, Jordan must decide whether he can let down his guard and
open his heart to this infuriatingly outspoken woman, and Persy, the Cinderella
who chose to walk away from the ball, might just discover that not all riches
are bad, especially when they come in the form of a heart of gold.
With dreams bigger than Silver Lake, Texas, Kate Wallace left a trail of heartbreak when she headed for the big city. Now, her goals unmet, she's returned home. Silver Lake has gone on without her—so has Rob Chambers, the boy she left behind. Now a man, the single dad has a beautiful daughter. Kate knows he wants the same things she does—love and family—but he's built a wall she can't break down. In spite of the past, can Kate reach Rob and teach him to trust her? Will their faith bring them together so they can find love again?
I know, I'd said it once before, to get out of trouble, but this time it's true. I was drawn to a church, and this one hymn, about saving a wretch like me, touched me. So did the reverend, speaking about love, redemption, mercy and grace. It was nothing like the church my mother dragged me to as a kid, trying to keep me from the family life of petty crime. Next thing I knew, tears were rolling down my face as I felt...healed. But does my stiff-necked parole officer believe me? No! How can I convince Brandon Fairchild that this conversion—and the feelings I'm having for this good-looking man—aren't just a con game?
It takes a huge amount of energy to push a heavy rock up a hill. It takes an equal amount of mental strength for a child with dyslexia to read and spell, and at the end of either of these strenuous activities, both the rock pusher and the child are exhausted.
Five published Christian authors with learning disabilities wrote this book from their own experiences. It is their hope that others will be encouraged from reading how they overcame.
An inspiring account of five amazing women authors who demonstrated how creativity and perceptual talents go hand-in-hand with dyslexia and ADD.
Ronald D. Davis, author of The Gift of Dyslexia: Why Some of the Smartest People Can't Read and How They Can Learn and The Gift of Learning: Proven New Methods for Correcting ADD, Math & Handwriting Problems.
The Overcomers is a must-read for anyone with a learning disability or knows someone who suffers from that problem. These five amazing authors have opened their hearts and shared their stories in a way that puts feet to their faith and calls their readers to do the same. Dont miss this excellent read!
Kathi Macias, author of more than thirty books, including Red Ink, the Golden Scrolls Novel of the Year and Carol Award finalist
The Overcomers is a finalist in the 2011 Women Of Faith Contest. It is in the top 30 out of 660 entrants. Final contest results will be announced March 31st, 2012.