These riches to rags shorts prove that love can be found in the most unexpected places, and that money does not always make the man. But as our debutantes know, it sure helps!
Della Stout can hardly believe it when her father tells her he’s lost it all – the money, the house, the servants, their entire fortune. But things only get worse when they inform her she’s to be sent west, as a Mail Order Bride. When she meets her husband to be, she’s less than impressed – by him and the dusty little town he lives in.
Clement White has spent his whole life working toward this moment. After opening a bank in Montana Territory, he feels as though his dreams have come true.
(Cowboys and Debutantes)
LILA BROOKS BELIEVES IN HAPPILY-EVER-AFTER FOR EVERYONE BUT HERSELF…
She coaxes her dream of opening a wedding shop into reality when she commissions Morgan Holt to transform a run-down Victorian house into an all-inclusive bridal boutique, Diamond Knot Dreams. Clover Cove’s residents have whispered that the house is filled with spirits, but superstitions have no place in Lila’s life.
Morgan Holt spent the better part of his youth transplanted from one foster home to another. Separated from his older brother, Gunnar, at an early age, they’re reunited shortly after Morgan’s arrival to Clover Cove.
(Diamond Knot Dreams)
Will Sheriff Riley Tucker break every law just to save the woman he loves? When Charlotte Figg is mistaken for a mail-order-bride and can’t prove her identity, she’s in a lot of trouble unless the real Darla Wingate shows up, or the sheriff breaks the law to save her from the evil, Beau Dalton. One way or another, Beau is determined to get his bride, and he doesn’t care which one it is.
(Western Mail Order Brides Series)
We live in an age of skepticism. Our society places such faith in empirical reason, historical progress, and heartfelt emotion that it’s easy to wonder: Why should anyone believe in Christianity? What role can faith and religion play in our modern lives?
In this thoughtful and inspiring new book, pastor and New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller invites skeptics to consider that Christianity is more relevant now than ever.
Isaac Fuller knows where his life is headed. He’s the oldest of seven sons and will eventually take over the family joinery business. Everything was fine until his father employed Hazel Bauer. Isaac had nearly committed to Mary Lou, but there was something about Hazel that gave him second thoughts.
When Hazel tells him something shocking about Mary Lou, Isaac has to work out whether there’s another side to Hazel. Is she as sweet as she appears?
A scientist’s claim that he’s found the secrets of the universe’s origin encoded in DNA sparks a race against time to uncover the truth in this fast-paced thriller of science and faith, power and murder, loss and redemption.
Former government cyber-intelligence analyst Dan Lawson receives a call from his estranged friend Stephen Bishop, a renowned geneticist, who claims to have discovered astounding information encoded within DNA, including proof of God’s existence.
Picture a world where people live according to their own personal standards, where believers can’t seem to agree, and where people are trapped in every kind of sin. Sound familiar? While this list hits close to home, these issues are found in the book of Judges. And it’s during times like these where God is searching for those who are ready, willing, and available to confront the enemy.
Got a minute? Only a minute? This Bible is designed just for you. Throughout the NIV Busy Mom’s Bible, you will find 52 one-minute “Thought Starters” that let you dip into God’s Word for a minute of refreshment. To go deeper, each of these is followed by an option for five minutes of “Reflection and Prayer” or ten minutes of “Study” to help you learn even more about what God’s Word has to say to you today. Devotional thoughts are written specifically for you, the busy mom, covering topics such as raising kids, marriage, emotions, and your identity in Christ.
Have you ever said or done something in the heat of the moment that you wish you could take back? Or do you tend to keep your anger hidden, choosing to bury the feeling and hoping it just goes away? No matter how often you get angry, or how you express it, Bill Perkins (best-selling author of When Good Men Are Tempted and 6 Rules Every Man Must Break) has written this book to provide you with the insight and biblical strategy you need to deal with this crucial issue (as well as help for the women in your life who are walking through the anger with you).
She didn’t trust any man. He didn’t trust himself. The death of Sarah Greer’s husband granted her two things – freedom from his abuse and his large estate. In hopes of freeing her younger brother from their controlling grandfather, the pair travels to the new mining town of Central City, only Sarah finds herself caught up in scheme that forces her to marry again. The last thing widower Mac MacPherson wants is a marriage of convenience…
A Brand New Release from Kristen M. Fraser. His past won’t let him go. Her future looked nothing like she’d planned.
Cameron Harper is tough. He holds his emotions close and his relationships at arm’s length. To the outside world he is strong, self-assured and a hard worker. But beneath his over-confident and often-brooding façade, is a man longing for acceptance. He was burnt once and has carried the scars from that rejection around with him his whole life. Trust is not easily given, and the walls around his heart are there for his own self-preservation. Which is why Alyssa Torrens bothers him so much.
(The Tallowood Valley Series)
A Brand New Release from Samantha Bayarr. Is Beatrix, the new schoolmarm, leading a double life as a saloon girl named Trixie?
When Beatrix arrives in Tombstone thinking she’s taking the position as the new school teacher, she’s shocked to discover the invitation from the schoolmaster was for a mail-order bride instead. Having misunderstood his intentions, she rejects his offer of marriage; he leaves town and his position as the school teacher. When the menfolk in town start to call her Trixie and rumors begin to fly, it isn’t long before the entire town begins to accuse Beatrix of leading a double life.
(Western Mail Order Brides Series)
The author of Sweet Tea and Southern Grace, Glenda Manus, delivers another emotionally charged work of fiction.
It’s the Christmas season and storefront displays, twinkling Christmas trees and busy shoppers liven up Main Street as the town prepares for its most exciting season of the year. Christmas parades, candle lit street lamps, and children’s Christmas pageants pump up the holiday spirit, but not everyone in town is celebrating.
Maria drifts into Park Place trying to escape an abusive husband. Broken in body and spirit, at first her goal is just to survive and protect the baby she’s carrying, but…
(Southern Grace Series)
Enjoy all five books of An Amish Life series now in one single author collection. Amish Stories from Barnville, Pennsylvania, Population 1300.
Book 1, Planting Seeds
Book 2, Pulling Weeds
Book 3, A Harvest of Brides
Book 4, Forging Friendships
Book 5, Building a Future
Small town science teacher Keith Bradley climbs into a red Tesla with English teacher Talia Ramin for the field trip of a lifetime. At stake is a missing copy of the Scriptures on gold tablets. At risk is the trust of an ancient order sworn to keep the tablets safe.
Talia’s archaeologist aunt and uncle may have lost their last clue to artifact thieves. A government ultimatum might undo every lesson they have taught their students about keeping the Word safe.
David Ponder is back?and this time, the fate of mankind may be in his hands. With New Bonus Content.
This is humanity’s last chance. Centuries of greed, pride, and hate have sent humankind hurtling toward disaster, far from our original purpose. There is only one solution that can reset the compass and right the ship, and that answer is only two words.
Greg Boyd and his father, Ed, were on opposite sides of a great divide. Greg was a newfound Christian, while his father was a longtime agnostic. So Greg offered his father an invitation: Ed could write with any questions on Christianity, and his son would offer a response. Letters from a Skeptic contains this special correspondence. The letters tackle some of today’s toughest challenges facing Christianity.
Jess Connolly and Hayley Morgan, founders of the Influence Network and bestselling authors of Wild and Free,reject those lies, and you can too with Always Enough, Never Too Much: 100 Devotions to Quit Comparing, Stop Hiding, and Start Living Wild and Free. Through the Scripture and the devotions, find the tools you need to claim the fullness of Jesus in your own life and soak in the encouragement of two girls who will never stop cheering you on!
The Civil War left its mark on Dr. John Turner. He turns his back on medicine and sees his unexpected inheritance in England as an opportunity to start over. But he never imagines how God intends to use his new role as lord of Ashford Hall – or the beautiful woman he finds there – to ease his troubled soul. A tragic loss led Penelope Howard to bury her heart and dreams in her work for the Hall and the village of Woodley…
A scheming woman. A man she can’t fathom. A mystery that endangers her career. Is this how God answers Lindsey’s prayers?
Lindsey Dumont, photographer, travels to the rugged coast of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula to finish her photo essay on a rare breed of Makah dogs.But disaster looms for her project, and she decides to fight back. Now she must confront the man who deceived her and unravel a threatening mystery.
(The Dumont Chronicles)
As World War II draws to a close, nurse Christine falls in love with roguish Amish boy Eli and must choose between a new, uncertain life in the Amish faith or face the judgment of a conservative postwar American society for her past mistakes. It’s 1945, and Christine Freeman is a nurse at Hudson River State Hospital, where she works alongside members of a Civilian Public Service unit…
(Promise of Sunrise)
Three grown Southern sisters have ten marriages between them – and more loom on the horizon – when Ginger, the eldest, wonders if she’s the only one who hasn’t inherited what their family calls “the Grandma Gene”: the tendency to like the casualness of courtship better than the intimacy of marriage. Could it be that her two sisters are fated to serially marry, just like their seven-times wed grandmother, Mrs. Lillian Irene Harper Winslow Goldstein Carey James Bobrinski Gordon George?
In the rich tradition of Francine Rivers’s Lineage of Grace series, comes a beautiful retelling of the biblical story of the woman at the well – bringing to life this poignant young woman struggling to survive love and heartbreak.
Could he be the One we’ve been waiting for? For the women of the Samaritan village of Sychar, the well is a place of blessing – the place where they gather to draw their water and share their lives – but not for Mara. Shunned for the many sins of her mother, Nava, Mara struggles against the constant threats of starvation or exile.
God has a story for your life… With chapters that cover the importance of literary elements such as characters, setting, backstory, and conflict, Debbie Macomber uses the structure of a story to illustrate God’s hand in our lives. Each chapter has a storytelling prompt – a searching question that will help frame our story – and a sidebar that pulls an idea out of the chapter and expands it with practical tips.
A modern-day Confessions of Saint Augustine, The Seven Storey Mountain is one of the most influential religious works of the twentieth century. This edition contains an introduction by Merton’s editor, Robert Giroux, and a note to the reader by biographer William H. Shannon. It tells of the growing restlessness of a brilliant and passionate young man whose search for peace and faith leads him, at the age of twenty-six, to take vows in one of the most demanding Catholic orders—the Trappist monks.
Bestselling author Randy Alcorn offers a simple two-point checklist for Christlikeness based on John 1:14. The test consists of balancing grace and truth, equally and unapologetically. Grace without truth deceives people, and ceases to be grace. Truth without grace crushes people, and ceases to be truth. Alcorn shows the reader how to show the world Jesus — offering grace instead of the world’s apathy and tolerance, offering truth instead of the world’s relativism and deception. Grace or Truth…or Both?
by Megan Whitson Lee
Less than a mile from where Amy’s body is recovered, Andrew Victor attempts to manage a failing career in art, an addiction to pornography, and a family secret that links him to the murder investigation. In Washington, DC, Asha Edgewater knows first-hand the horrors of slavery and lends support to the Timothy family even as she comes to terms with her own past. As all three lives intersect in their search for redemption and healing, they find it is only possible through God’s saving grace.
A Brand New Release from Emma St. Clair.
Is it ever too late for a second chance at love? 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.
(Sandover Island Sweet Romance)
Grace Pearson’s sisters married men with whom they could be waited on hand and foot. But that is not the kind of future Grace longs for. She wants to build a life that she would be proud of with her own two hands and needs to find a husband who would see her as an equal. That’s why she chooses to move from Boston to the Oklahoma Territory as a mail order bride.
After a past heartbreak, Michael Sloan has no intention to fall in love ever again. He needs a wife who would share his work ethic and be his partner in making their farm thrive. Nothing more, nothing less.
(A Bride’s Unexpected Joy)
You’re invited to travel a deeply personal journey with Greg Williams as he dealt with a heart-wrenching turn of events that changed his life forever.
Imagine the unimaginable. Nothing you can do will change anything. Your breath grows short, your jaw drops open, and your heart breaks from the inside out. Your faith takes a beating, despite the support and encouragement of those who love you. Even in the face of your fervent denial and potent anger, you are powerless. At last, you can’t do anything but accept the inevitable. But that’s not enough. Someone has to answer for what happened.
To tell is to perceive. To tell is to inform. When it’s Too Late to Tell features four characters, Mark, Craig, Jade and Berta, all holding issues from the past that suffocate every lasting relationship they have. Mark, an elementary school teacher, and his wife Jade, a pharmacy technician, hold deep secrets from each other; secrets that cause a rift in their marriage. Mark’s best friend Craig lives his days as a financial planner, struggling with the idea of God, questioning His existence each day.
Sunny is a seahorse who roams the ocean with his friends. Along the way, they learn valuable lessons about Biblical principles. Beginning in volume one, Shrimp discovers that being small in size does not mean he is not valuable. He also learns that it is all right to accept help from his friends.
Starting with angels heralding a birth in the back of a motel laundry room, the skeptical Davis watches the gospel unfold in today’s society as a Messiah in T-shirt and blue jeans heals, raises people from the dead, and speaks such startling truths that he captures the heart of a nation.But the young man’s actions and his criticism of the religious establishment earn him enemies as ruthless as they are powerful.
Cal, Harlan, and Buddy grow up together in a small Virginia town in the years before the second World War. United by age, proximity, and temperament, they get into—and out of—all the trouble that boys manage to find. They even earn a nickname from a local restaurateur who gives the boys their first jobs and plenty of friendly advice.
This latest edition of the book takes a close look at the rapid growth of evangelical and Pentecostal Christianity in the southern hemisphere, addresses the decline in traditional mainline denominations, examines the influence of technology on the spread of the gospel, and discusses how Christianity intersects with other religions in countries all over the world. The concise book provides an easy-to-read guide to church history with intellectual substance.