Megan Besing adores reading, writing, and reviewing stories with happily-ever-afters. Her own writing has received many awards, including being a multi-category finalist in ACFW’s Genesis and a winner of MCRW’s Melody of Love contest. She lives in Indiana with her husband and their children where she dreams of the beach and drinks way too many Vanilla Cokes. Connect with Megan at www.meganbesing.com.
Noelle Marchand is an award-winning author of seven published novels who graduated summa cum laude from Houston Baptist University with a BA in Mass Communication and Speech Communication. Her love of literature began as a child when she would spend hours reading under the covers long after she was supposed to be asleep. At fifteen, she completed her first novel. Since then, she has continued to pursue a writing career and was honored to receive the 2013 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence for A Texas-made Match. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, learning about history, and watching classic cinema. She is a member of ACFW.
Donna Schlachter lives in Colorado, where the Wild West still lives. She travels extensively for research, choosing her locations based on local stories told by local people. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Sisters in Crime, and facilitates a local critique group. One of her favorite activities is planning her next road trip with hubby Patrick along as chauffeur and photographer. Donna has published 12 books under her own name and that of her alter ego, Leeann Betts, and she has ghostwritten five books. You can follow her at www.HiStoryThruTheAges.wordpress.com and on Facebook at www.fb.me/DonnaSchlachterAuthor or Twitter at www.Twitter.com/DonnaSchlachter
Since her debut in 2011, Sherri Shackelford has become a highly acclaimed author of nine novels published with Love Inspired Historical. Her debut novel was a finalist in the ACFW Genesis Awards. Her books have earned a Readers’ Choice nomination from Romantic Times Magazine, as well as placing in the National Readers’ Choice Awards. She’s a member of Romance Writers of America and the Faith, Hope and Love Chapter. A wife and mother of three, Sherri’s hobbies include collecting mismatched socks, discovering new ways to avoid cleaning, and standing in the middle of the room while thinking, “Why did I just come in here?” A reformed pessimist and recent hopeful romantic, Sherri has a passion for writing. Her books are fun and fast-paced, with plenty of heart and soul.
Michelle Shocklee is the author of The Planter's Daughter and The Widow of Rose Hill, the first two books in the historical romance series The Women of Rose Hill. She has stories in numerous Chicken Soup for the Soul books and writes an inspirational blog. With both her sons grown, she and her husband of thirty-plus years enjoy poking around historical sites, museums, and antique stores near their home in Tennessee. Connect with her at www.MichelleShocklee.com.
Ann Shorey has been a full-time writer for over twenty years. She made her fiction debut with The Edge of Light, Book One in the At Home in Beldon Grove series. Her latest releases include Love’s Sweet Beginning, the third book in the Sisters at Heart series, and several novellas. Ann and her husband make their home in southwestern Oregon.
Liz Tolsma is a popular speaker and an editor and the owner of the Write Direction Editing. An almost-native Wisconsinite, she resides in a quiet corner of the state with her husband and their two daughters. Her son proudly serves as a U.S. Marine. They adopted all of their children internationally, and one has special needs. When she gets a few spare minutes, she enjoys reading, relaxing on the front porch, walking, working in her large perennial garden, and camping with her family.
Jennifer Uhlarik discovered the western genre as a preteen, when she swiped the only “horse” book she found on her older brother’s bookshelf. A new love was born. Across the next ten years, she devoured Louis L’Amour westerns and fell in love with the genre. In college at the University of Tampa, she began penning her own story of the Old West. Armed with a BA in writing, she has won five writing competitions and was a finalist in two others. In addition to writing, she has held jobs as a private business owner, a schoolteacher, a marketing director, and her favorite—a full-time homemaker. Jennifer is active in American Christian Fiction Writers and is a lifetime member of the Florida Writers Association. She lives near Tampa, Florida, with her husband, teenage son, and four fur children.
Bestselling author Kathleen Y’Barbo is a multiple Carol Award and RITA nominee of more than eighty novels with almost two million copies in print in the US and abroad. She has been nominated for a Career Achievement Award as well a Reader’s Choice Award and is the winner of the 2014 Inspirational Romance of the Year by Romantic Times magazine. Kathleen is a paralegal, a proud military wife, and a tenth-generation Texan, who recently moved back to cheer on her beloved Texas Aggies. Connect with her through social media at www.kathleenybarbo.com.
Tumbling Blocks by Andrea Boeshaar
Elsa Fritch’s dreams tumble from their heights when Shane Gerhard comes to town to collect on the contract between their parents. Could God expect her to endure an arranged marriage with a man who antagonizes her and disregards Him?
Old Maid’s Choice by Cathy Marie Hake
Betsy Larkin thinks she must choose between the siblings she is rearing and a man who loves her. Blacksmith Tyson Walker is used to bending iron, but can love and patience bend the will of a woman who is sure she is destined to be an old maid?
Jacob’s Ladder by Pamela Kaye Tracy
Samantha Thomasohn dreams of riches and of escaping the mundane life clerking for her father’s store. One man holds the riches while another holds her heart. How is true love to be defined, and where will Samantha place her priorities?
Four Hearts by Sally Laity
Diana Montclair covers her loneliness with an arrogant exterior and a drive for perfection that keeps friends at bay. She reluctantly endures the weekly sewing circle. Can Mrs. T.’s words of truth and a newfound friend help her realize she has been seeking the needs of her heart in the wrong places?
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Marry for Love by Janet Spaeth
Wild prairie-born Brigit Streeter lacks the domestic and social skills she needs to marry the cultured new minister, Peter Collins, who has come to the Dakota Territory from St. Paul. When Peter’s supervising elder brings Brigit a gift of fabric to make her wedding dress, Brigit is lost. She can’t sew. Can Brigit become a Psalm 31 wife?
Basket Stitch by Cathy Marie Hake
Bride-who-isn’t-to-be Rosemary Preston finds herself stranded in No Man’s Land without a groom. Rescued and taken to the Stafford ranch, she discovers Micah Stafford is everything she ever prayed for in a mate. Can a sampler-stitchin’ city woman soften a rough-and-rugged man’s heart?
Double Cross by Tracey V. Bateman
Ignoring Josephine Stafford’s vehement objections, Grandma determines to make her granddaughter into a proper lady. The whole venture becomes worth it when Pastor Mark Chamberlain starts showing interest in Jo—that is, until a “friend” double crosses her by blabbing all about Jo’s tomboyish ways. Will Mark abandon Jo, or will he love her for being true to who God created her to be?
Spider Web Rose by Vickie McDonough
Josh Stafford’s a tease, but he doesn’t like it when the joke’s on him. The spunky lad he found stranded in No Man’s Land has turned out to be a lovely young lady. When Josh and Rachel Donovan are together, tempers flare. When dreams would lead these two in different directions, is God weaving a web of love to keep them together?
The Coat by Tracey V. Bateman
As a jobless widow Leah Halliday struggles to clothe her son in the aftermath of World War II. When her boy’s coat, lined with an heirloom quilt, causes him to be the target of teasing at school, the headmaster’s heart goes out to him. But Max Reilly has a scandalous history. Should Leah trust him?