The Peacemakers Series:
Book 2: Simple Faith - Available March 2014
Everyone in their small Amish community expects Greta Goodloe to marry her longtime sweetheart—Greta included. So when he publicly ends their engagement, in front of newcomer Luke Starns no less, she is utterly humiliated. At least she can take comfort in matchmaking between Luke and her quiet schoolmarm sister. Yet the more she tries to throw them together, the more Luke fascinates her.
A serious, no-nonsense schoolmarm should be exactly what Luke wants in a wife. Still, he can't help but be charmed by Greta's warm smile and impulsive ways. Does he dare to stray from the sensible choice and take a chance on happiness?
A Prairie Family Christmas by Anna Schmidt
A thriving homestead in South Dakota Territory is Julianne Cooper's dearest wish. Can the war-weary chaplain she rescues from a snowstorm help her reach it? Nathan Cook insists he's only passing through, but the lovely widow and her children have him dreaming of a lifetime of Christmases together.
A Cowboy's Christmas by Linda Ford
Just until Christmas—that's how long rancher Derek Adams needs a nanny for his young sister. Winnie Lockwood knows it's a mistake to get too attached. Yet little Kathy's sweet smiles undo her best intentions. And Winnie can't help but pray she's found a home for the holidays…and forever.
His former wife is on his flight home for the holidays? Divorced dad Tom Wallace knows their young daughter is behind this "coincidence." He also knows Norah Wallace still makes his heart skip a beat. When a snowstorm strands the trio in the airport for the weekend, Tom rediscovers how truly blessed he used to be. Once they're finally in Wisconsin for Christmas, two sets of grandparents are suddenly generous with the mistletoe. One kiss leads to another. And soon the entire family has the same sweet Christmas wish.
Her four stepchildren are thrilled when they learn an ice cream shop will be opening in their small Amish community. But widow Pleasant Obermeier isn't so pleased. Spending time with handsome shop owner Jeremiah Troyer is too much for a woman who's only ever been wounded by love. And now he wants to use her baking skills in his shop? Out of the question!
A harsh childhood left Jeremiah convinced that family life wasn't for him. Yet something about the Obermeiers moves his heart. If he can win Pleasant's trust and learn to trust himself, then he may gain the ultimate blessing—a lifetime of love.
"I barely know you, and yet there's something about you that I trust. But why?"
"You know me, Maria. I'm the guy trouble follows. Best if you keep your distance."
She ran the backs of her fingers along the line of his jaw. "And what if I don't want to keep my distance?" Her voice was barely a whisper.
"Fair warning," he murmured, and pulled her close.
Caught between a greedy corporation and a desperate love of the land, Maria Porterfield barely has time to mourn her father's death. If her family is to survive, it'll be up to her to take charge-but she can't do it alone. When a mysterious drifter rides into town, the handsome cowboy seems like an answer to her prayers. But Chet isn't interested in settling down, no matter how tempting the offer...
Chet made his way West looking for a fresh start-the last thing he wants is to get involved in someone else's fight. But something about Maria awakens a powerful need to protect the fierce beauty at all costs. He never thought he'd find love, but as danger presses in, he may find there's more beyond the next horizon than just another long and dusty trail.
"A feisty heroine and a hero eager to make everything right. What more could a reader want?"-Leigh Greenwood, USA Today bestselling author of To Love and to Cherish
John Amman left his Amish community and sweetheart Lydia Goodloe to make his fortune in the outside world, while Lydia stayed behind to devote herself to teaching. She can accept spinsterhood, and even face the closure of her beloved school. But John's return after eight years tests her faith anew. Lydia hasn't forgotten a single thing about John Amman—including the way he broke her heart.
John risked becoming an outcast to give Lydia everything she deserved. He couldn't see that what she really wanted was a simple life—with him. Lydia is no longer the girl he knew. Now she's the woman who can help him reclaim their long-ago dream of home and family…if he can only win her trust once more.
LASSO HER HEART
A painful past has Bethany Taft believing she'll never be a bride. But when her beloved sixty-year-old aunt gets engaged, Bethany finds joy in being her wedding planner. And as she gets to know the groom's son, charming rancher Cody Dillard, she wonders if wedding bells will soon be in her future, too.
His former wife is on his flight home for the holidays? Divorced dad Tom Wallace knows their young daughter is behind this "coincidence" and that Norah Wallace still makes his heart skip a beat. Stranded in the airport during a snowstorm, Tom and Norah may get a second chance at forever.
"Schmidt's characters are witty, charming, mysterious and worth getting to know." —RT Book Reviews
In their almost forty years together, Zoe Wingfield and Spencer Andersen have experienced all the seasons of love.
Yet when the rabble-rousing East Coast hippie and the levelheaded Wisconsin farm boy first met, they couldn't have been more wrong for each other. Nevertheless, the young lovers seized all the possibilities life had to offer and carved out a little slice of heaven on earth—successful careers, service to the public, a beautiful family, a dream home.
Even when the strength of their union was tested, they endured. Two people so different in so many ways, proving that true love can overcome anything.