Her beauty once opened doors, but the felony conviction slams them shut. Harper Cloud used to love the gilded glamour of Las Vegas, but on the far side of prison, she sees the cracks in the veneer. These days, she keeps her head down and focuses on the elderly patients in her care. Even her new wealthy east-coast boyfriend, Derrick, can’t entice her away. She’s trusted men before, and look where that got her. She tries to brush off the feeling that she’s being watched.
Brand New Release from Charity Phillips, Faith-Ann Smith
Follow seventeen inspirational journeys of the heart in Hopeful Brides, a compilation of 17 clean and wholesome historical Western romances by bestselling authors Charity Phillips and Faith-Ann Smith.
Without another word, he vanished back into the rain, and she stood there, shaking violently, wondering if he felt the drops at all or was instead made from them. A vision formed of mist and soil and sky.
After long correspondence, Ona Privett accepts the marriage proposal of a man she’s never met, swept away by the beautiful words he’s written of their promising future. But when she arrives, far south at the edge of the Florida wilderness, she discovers the man she intended to marry died within weeks of their last communication.
His son, John Cole, knows nothing about their letters, any pending marriage, or why such a beautiful girl is so determined to stay…
1865—Marietta Hughes never wanted to be a spy, but the family legacy of espionage is thrust upon her as the War Between the States rolls on. Unknown to her, the Knights of the Golden Circle – a Confederate secret society bent on destroying the Union her brother died for – has been meeting in a hidden lair beneath her home. Faced with the secrets of her late husband and his brother, whom she thought she could trust with anything, Marietta’s world tilts out of control.
(Culper Ring Series)
What happened to Brigitte Berthold? That question has haunted Daniel Knight since he was thirteen, when he and ten-year-old Brigitte escaped the Gestapo agents who arrested both their parents. They survived a harrowing journey from Germany to England, only to be separated upon their arrival. Daniel vowed to find Brigitte after the war, a promise he has fought to fulfill for more than seventy years.
Now a wealthy old man, Daniel’s final hope in finding Brigitte rests with Quenby Vaughn, an American journalist working in London.
This book attempts to lay out the response to those within as well as those outside the Christian faith so as to understand what it is we believe and why it is so hard to do so. More to the point: Why it is actually so hard to deny God and still make sense out of life? In the end the answers should be both felt and real, with the added truth that God is nearer than you think. He desires that we sense Him very near to us and not distant.
THE TRUTH OF THE CRUCIFIED CHRIST is a supremely important and essential truth because it is a heavenly truth condescending unto fallen man from the throne of God. Not only is the truth of Christ crucified a supremely important and essential truth because of its heavenly revelation, but is also preeminent because of its divine work of redemption.
THE PERSON OF JESUS CHRIST should never be divorced from the work of Jesus Christ. What He has done flows from who He is; and who Christ is necessitates what He does. Jesus is not merely the Christ, but He is the Christ who was crucified.
Powerful, life-changing messages for a vital time in life. Graduation is a time of excitement and uncertainty. For graduates the question is, will they face the future with or without God? Let the Journey Beginrepack is filled with godly wisdom, encouragement, and guidance from bestselling and trusted author Max Lucado for students about to embark on new steps in their life journey. Graduates will be reassured that they are not alone – God is with them every step of their way.
A graceful, biblical way to reclaim sanity for the home and dignity for the suffering spouse in a dysfunctional or dangerous marriage.
Thousands of conscientious believers wanting to honor the sacred vows they took before God suffer in dysfunctional, even dangerous marriages. Each and every day they must choose between the lesser of two evils: divorce without sound biblical support or a life of perpetual, unrelenting misery. Somewhere between the secular disregard for the commands of Christ and the sacred unwillingness to deal with real problems of people, there is a way.
Quick and Healthy Recipes for Beginners and Advanced Users. Planning your meals over the week will be a piece of cake with the widest range of choices in the market. Also, if you are concerned about what you eat and when and your diet, this instant pot cookbook will indicate you in detail the nutritional information for every recipe listed and detailed.
So from now on not only you will be able to enjoy delicious recipes and to show off as an experience cook (no matter your cooking expertise with the instant pot) but also you will be able to eat guilt-free thanks to the caloric and nutritional information included.
A tiny life hangs on the balance. Is it worthless because it is unwanted?
Maryanne Torres is a compassionate nurse who fails at relationships. After a string of losers, she swears off premarital sex, hoping to land a marrying type of man. Lucas Knight, a dedicated triathlete, is smart, sweet, and everything Maryanne wants in a man. Their romance is cut short when she is pregnant after being raped at a party.
Always His Providence by Ruth Reid: Rosa depends on income from selling eggs, but when that income is threatened, only a miracle can help Rosa accept the kindness of a neighbor.
A Gift for Anne Marie by Kathleen Fuller: Anne Marie and Nathaniel have been best friends since they were kids. Now things are evolving . . . in ways everyone else predicted long ago.
Ethan and Sophie long to share a future together. But the secrets they’re not sharing could tear them apart.
Sophie Caldwell has returned to Hickory Ridge, Tennessee, after years away. Despite the heartaches of her childhood, Sophie is determined to make a home, and a name, for herself in the growing town. A gifted writer, she plans to resurrect the local newspaper that so enchanted her as a girl.
Ethan Heyward’s idyllic childhood was shattered by a tragedy he has spent years trying to forget. An accomplished businessman and architect, he has built a majestic resort in the mountains above Hickory Ridge, drawing wealthy tourists from all over the country.
(A Hickory Ridge Series)
In this stunning conclusion to the saga, we find Lord Preston and his family are gathered in London in the late 1930s for what turns out to be a homecoming. The family is finally all together again, gathering in a way they haven’t been able to do for years. But looming ahead is the summer and fall of 1940 when both the Battle of Britain and the Blitz will occur. Though the family is blissfully unaware of this soon-to-be reality, Lord Preston, privy to top secret info in his position in the government, has grave concerns; the gravest he’s ever had, that England will be invaded.
(The Danforths of Lancashire Series)
Four elderly southern women share a house, a history, and heartbreaking secrets.
Baby girl, I hope you’re listening real good to what I’m gonna tell you about that sure-enough miracle we got us. Had to be a miracle, because in all my born days, I didn’t never think it could turn out like this. Didn’t never think you’d be sitting right here on this very porch with me, hearing me talk about all us folks you don’t know nothing much about yet.. . . Back then, I didn’t really know that all the folks who came ahead of us are like the brown roots of a big old vine growing close to the porch, and even though those roots are way down deep in the ground where we can’t see them, they’re still there.
Each sunrise seems to bring fresh reasons for fear. They’re talking layoffs at work, slowdowns in the economy, flare-ups in the Middle East, turnovers at headquarters, downturns in the housing market, upswings in global warming. The plague of our day, terrorism, begins with the word terror. Fear, it seems, has taken up a hundred-year lease on the building next door and set up shop. Oversized and rude, fear herds us into a prison and slams the doors. Wouldn’t it be great to walk out?
A tragic suicide may have ended the earthly life of Harriet Deison, but it didn’t end the love story she shared with her husband, Pete. Their connection continued through Pete’s vivid dreams of Harriet sent from her new home in heaven.
Pete and Harriet Deison were enjoying a full life of being parents, grandparents, and partners in ministry when deep depression spiraled Harriet into a darkness that caused her to take her own life. Suddenly thrust into unimaginable grief, Pete, a Presbyterian minister, turns to his roots as a student and educator in an attempt to make sense of it all.
Visits from Heaven is the love story of a man and his wife of forty-three years, which quietly becomes the story of God’s love for his children.
Seven years ago, Moriyah was taken captive in Jericho and branded with the mark of the Canaanite gods. Now the Israelites are experiencing peace in their new land, but Moriyah has yet to find her own peace. Because of the shameful mark on her face, she hides behind her veil at all times and the disdain of the townspeople keeps her from socializing. And marriage prospects were out of the question . . . until now.
Her father has found someone to marry her, and she hopes to use her love of cooking to impress the man and his motherless sons.
(Cities of Refuge Series)
This time, there’s no escape from The Realm. The MindWar Realm is a computerized world created by a deranged terrorist named Kurodar. Built through a link between Kurodar’s mind and a network of supercomputers, The Realm is a pathway through which the madman can project himself into any computer system on the planet.
Twice before, Rick Dial has entered the Realm as a Mind Warrior and come back alive. But now, something has gone terribly wrong. A connection has formed in Rick’s brain that sends him hurtling into The Realm without his consent – and brings the Realm’s monsters into the Real World.
(The MindWar Trilogy)
We all have dreams. For Florence Peterson, it was to leave her teaching position in Missouri or have her life relegated to the same thing day in and day out. On a lark, she sent a letter to a school in Oregon, never dreaming they’d answer! Now all she has to do is decide if she should take the position. Alton Cutter had made the trip West more often than he’d like. Montana was fresh and new, and his brother was already there.
Reverend Rock Clark has scoffed at the term “pastor burnout” when he’s heard other pastors use it. Just an excuse for a sabbatical, he once told his wife, Liz. But now he’s eating his words. Eating crow is more like it, and he’s been doing a lot of that lately.
Maisy Martin thinks she’s lucky despite having a disappearing daddy and a momma everyone thinks is crazy. Her luck began the day she got caught stealing tomatoes. If not for that fateful day ten years ago, she wouldn’t have Tom and Zell Baker in her life and would likely be drifting from one foster home to another. Her newest spell of luck began the day Liz Clark came to her high school as the new guidance counselor.
(Southern Grace Series)
Edmund James Beasley II is a writer and a new believer who hasn’t yet come to the realization he needs God’s help. After an incident in college, Edmund develops a phobia about showing his writing to the world and finds employment anywhere he can just to avoid doing so. Still stuck on an old love, he discovers he’s falling for Eleanor Collins, a woman he meets in the most unexpected of places after she contracts a mysterious virus that leaves people looking dead when they really are not.
Add to the mix a conspiracy theory addicted roommate by the name of Dale who believes the earth is flat and claims to know the real reason why the Mexican-U.S. border wall has yet to be completed, and Edmund’s life just got a whole lot more complicated.
This becomes particularly true when Dale discovers a 1800s manuscript while vacuuming and finds it contains plans for a time machine–well sort of anyway.
When Ben accompanies his mother to an old friend’s funeral…the last person he expects to see is her.
As the eldest son of the wealthy Miller family, Ben Miller is content with helping his brothers run their family’s ranch in Montana. Well… mostly content. There’s a certain something missing from his life, and he’s done a good job denying it for the past decade. Until she rolled back into town…
After ten years fighting to make it in the Big Apple, full-figured Chastity finds herself heading back to the one place she vowed she’d never return. But a tragedy in the family forced her home, and she finds herself facing an uncertain future.
(Brothers of Miller Ranch Series)
Bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter brings you a touching story of a single mother widowed after World War II. Bev Winters’s new job is an answer to prayer and just in time for Christmas – until her boss’s kindness awakens an old longing. Will her pride allow love after loss? Also enjoy a collection of 1940s recipes and handcrafts along with stories and trivia about Christmas 1946.
All eyes are on America as the nation writhes under a tyrant’s grip.
Six Americans who spawned a resistance movement against tyrant, Abe Hannan, are hiding on the Israeli coast. Steve Bancroft, an Army Ranger protecting the other five Americans, is drawn to Julia Weiss, who reminds him of the twin sister who died under his protection. Julia, a petite woman with strengths that belie her stature, has horrific images of war etched on her mind, making Steve the kind of person her pacifist thinking rejects.
If Steve and Julia survive, can they overcome the demons from their past and find hope for their future?
(Against All Enemies Series)
This exciting and adventurous romantic spy novel is the second book in a new series from Roseanna M. White. Whispers from the Shadows combines fascinating cloak-and-dagger secrets with a tale of love and intrigue during the War of 1812. Treachery causes Gwyneth Fairchild’s world to crumble. The daughter of a British general, she barely saves her life by fleeing London aboard a ship to America. Her goal is to find refuge with the Lane family in Maryland, having been told by her father she could implicitly trust Winter and Bennet Lane, even though their nations are once again at war.
(Culper Ring Series)
Surprised by Faith
by Dr. Don Bierle
The world is changing so rapidly that many are shaken with uncertainties. This is compounded by an erosion of confidence in absolute truth and traditional values. The result is a floundering search for a reliable source of purpose and meaning in life. Fear, not anticipation, fills some hearts as people think about the future. Some contend that turning to faith is anti-intellectual.
How do you experience God’s intimate, comforting, tangible presence? In The Luckiest Man, John Paine reveals how he found the answer to this most important of all questions–by facing a terminal diagnosis.
At middle age, John Paine thought he knew what it meant to have a relationship with God. He was a successful businessman, a well-respected Christian leader, a Bible teacher, and–outwardly, at least–the spiritual leader of his family. He was satisfied and thought he understood what it meant to know and experience God. But did he?
Bestselling author and poet Calvin Miller turns his hand to the most moving story of all – his own. The reader is taken through a myriad of experiences of a young man coming of age in mid-20th century America. Following his life into college, seminary, a small local church and eventually to a new life as an author and professor, the memoir touches on those points that make all of us uniquely human and intensely vulnerable.
Think about the people who influenced your life most. Why did they do it? What did they do? How did they go about it? Answer these questions and you will be hooked on mentoring for the rest of your life. In As Iron Sharpens Iron, respected authors, Howard and Bill Hendricks, show that the most dramatic spiritual and personal growth often happens through the influence of a mentor. Rooted in biblical principles, this book is both a profound and practical guide to mentoring relationships for men.
After making a major dating mistake, Cooper Presley has sworn off women. But then he meets his new neighbor and she’s making his new “no dating policy” hard to abide by. She’s special and he knows it, but what’s he going to do about it?
Beth Lee is happy to settle into her new property with her baby goats and her dreams of a small productive farm. Forced to hide from her ex-boyfriend, she isn’t looking for romance of any kind. Especially with a cowboy with a jealous ex of his own.
(Cowboys of Ransom Creek Series)
When Eliza Mae Yoder’s younger sister, Ivy, goes away for the summer, Eliza agrees to keep her secret on one condition; that she agrees to take the baptism and marry Tobias when she returns so that she can marry his brother, Noah. Feeling as an outcast among the Amish, Eliza feels guilty for making her sister commit to something she isn’t certain she can commit to either, and when she sticks her nose into her sister’s business, her happy future with Noah is threatened and it makes her wonder if they were both better off staying in the quiet community.
(Amish Homecoming Series)
Emily made the mistake of letting Jimmy go and they’ve both been paying the price. Jimmy nursed a crush on his big sister’s best friend for years. When he finally revealed his feelings, Emily rejected him. He went running to Sandover Island to start a new life as a firefighter and leave the memories of his longtime love behind.
Emily’s life took a downward turn after she lost Jimmy’s love and his friendship. When Jimmy comes to her rescue while she’s on a girls’ trip to the beach, all Emily wants is another chance.
2019 AUDIE AWARD FINALIST IN THE FAITH-BASED CATEGORY
When rookie astronomer Irina Kirilenko discovers a massive comet on a collision course for Mars, she faces stonewalling from the MPC, then stricture from NASA. When she realizes that the government has imposed a cover-up, she reveals the comet to fellow astronomer Ariele Serrafe, placing both in the crosshairs of government agents.
Set in a subtly dystopian, near future America, The Rogue, the first volume of the Planets Shaken series, is a thought-provoking apocalyptic thriller based on Luke 21:26, “The planets of the heavens shall be shaken. ”
Jonathan William Langley-Cranston IV has come to terms with the idea that he just might remain single and childless for the rest of his life. It’s not his first choice, but it seems to be what God has for him, at least for now. Until a chance encounter with a familiar face changes his outlook.
MacKenzie Davidson has been a single mom since before her daughter was born. Just once, she’d love not to worry about losing her job or what will happen if her fledgling yarn dyeing business doesn’t take off. A stormy night and flooded road bring the straws that finally break the back of her independent streak.
(Serenity Landing Second Chances Series)
Living Abundantly Where You Are, As You Are. Sink deep into the everyday goodness of God and savor every moment! In this daily devotional, Shauna Niequist becomes a friend across the pages, sharing her heart with yours, keeping you company, and inviting you into the abundant life God offers.
And there are recipes, too, because spiritual living happens not just when we read and pray, but also when we gather with family and friends over dinners and breakfasts and late-night snacks.
Hope and Healing for Your Heart. There are no words to instantly take away the deep pain of your loss. Grieving is a personal path—one that takes time to traverse. But genuine expressions of comfort and understanding can help you make gradual steps toward healing.
H. Norman Wright, a respected Christian counselor, offers these daily devotions from a heart that has endured difficult loss—yet found God faithful through it all. In these profound and practical reflections.
Brand New Release from Annie Boone.
Ellie Brown is on her own and she’s got a successful ranch to prove she’d made her own way without the help of her father or a husband. She’s proud of what she’s done in spite of the fact that it’s been a difficult and lonely road paved with hard work and some disappointment thrown in for good measure.
Ross Miller is an opportunistic gambler who’s just won a mighty big pot. Though he has a tough exterior, he’s got a soft heart. The pot includes something that will be hard to take away from it’s owner, but a deal’s a deal. He’s going to be sure to get his pay out, but he’s trying to find a way to get it without too much damage to the person it will affect – Ellie Brown.
Can these two put their rocky past behind them and find true love and happiness together?
A fable for all ages. Adventure Seekers, Young and Old, Join Toby, Small, but Bold …
He was born underground, at the edge of the world’s destruction. Twelve years old, Toby has never seen the sun. Created by six scientists who accidentally gave him cat ears (and a tail), Toby decides to leave the safety of his cavern world to seek answers. Did anyone survive the Great Destruction? Why has he been hearing a mysterious Voice? And, most important of all, does he have a soul?
What exactly does it take to make marriage strong? Ron and Jody Zappia were on the brink of divorce. It was their first year of marriage and already things were falling apart. They desperately searched for anything that would help. And then, suddenly, everything changed.
Today, the Zappias lead The Knot Marriage Conference where they present seven transformative principles that saved their marriage. The Marriage Knot teaches these same principles to new audiences. Full of wisdom, humor, and refreshing transparency, The Marriage Knot unpacks the choices successful couples make.
Whether considering the murderous Herodias, the scheming Jacob, or the doubting Sarah, Spangler approaches both familiar and lesser known characters with fresh eyes. We meet each of these individuals again as if for the first time as Spangler offers a dramatic retelling of their lives, insight into the historical and cultural context of their time, and key takeaway points for our lives today. Each chapter includes questions for discussion or reflection, making Less Than Perfect ideal for individual or group Bible study.