My name is Gemma Keyes. Other than my name, I am utterly forgettable – so those who never paid much attention to me in the first place haven’t exactly noticed that I’ve disappeared. Vanished. Oh, it’s much more complicated than it sounds. I’ve had to learn the hard way: Invisibility comes with its own set of problems.
I should tell you about Dr. Daniel Bickel, world-renowned nanophysicist. We used to work together, but I’ll be candid with you: He’s supposed to be dead. Well, he’s not. (Imagine my surprise.) Instead of the proverbial “six feet under,” he’s subsisting in an abandoned devolution cavern beneath the old Manzano Weapons Storage Facility on Kirtland Air Force Base here in Albuquerque.
When people say nothing ever happens in a small town, they’re just not paying attention.
Welcome to Jenna’s Creek, Ohio, circa 1970’s, where mystery, romance, scandals & endearing characters lurk behind every picket fence.
Five complete small-town novels. One epic collection.
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1979 is getting on Piper Penn’s nerves. Struggling to survive past tragedies, she finds comfort in Old Hollywood movies in her native San Francisco. Seeing no reason to adhere to man-made rules after her first-hand look at the ultimate in hypocrisy, Piper does what she wants, and trouble follows.
An unexpected inheritance on a tiny Midwest island in the Straits of Mackinac provides an escape. The mandated stay at the island’s glorious Grand Hotel gives her spirits a much-needed boost, especially when she catches the eye of a handsome groundskeeper. Taking part as an extra during the filming of the island movie Somewhere in Time adds to her excitement about this turn in her life…
Being Dorothy: (In a world longing for home)
It was supposed to be simple. Marry the tall Texan. Her children get a father. They save the ranch. A business transaction, nothing more. She definitely wasn’t going to fall in love. After her husband ran off with her little sister, she was no longer susceptible to cowboy charm.
Except, the North Dakota girl had never met a Texas cowboy. He married her for the ranch. A former champion bull rider needs a spread to call home, even if it is in North Dakota. Even if it comes with four little kids. And a big, black, slobbering dog. Especially if it comes with a woman with enough sweetness and enough toughness to rope his heart and heal it.
She can’t let a man come between her and God…can she?
Widowed missionary Laurie Wilcox has promised to live the rest of her life serving God and feels called to minister to the Plains Indians. But when a handsome Cheyenne elder ignited a passion in her heart, she realized he had also taken her eyes off her calling. Panicked by the distraction, Laurie ran, slipping away to a different reservation. Surely, after all, serving the Lord was her path… not a trivial romance?
Henry Long Feather was fighting to build his life in a white man’s world. When he met and fell in love with Laurie, he thought perhaps he’d taken at least one step in the right direction. She, unfortunately, was already in love with someone else–her God.
(The Brides of Evergreen Series)
The NIV Lucado Encouraging Word Bible is designed to encourage believers along their journey with the Lord. Max Lucado’s warm, conversational style ensures that the marginal notes, short articles, and various study tools meet you where you are, providing encouragement and insight. This Bible will strengthen you as you follow the included reading plan and incorporate this Bible into your daily devotional life. The 30-day study guide will help you jumpstart this practice.
What would it be like for modern readers to sit down beside Jesus as he explained the Bible to them? What life-changing insights might emerge from such a transformative encounter?
Lois Tverberg knows the treasures that await readers willing to learn how to read the Bible through Jewish eyes. By helping them understand the Bible as Jesus and his first-century listeners would have, she bridges the gaps of time and culture in order to open the Bible to readers today.
The Habsburg family ruled central Europe since the early medieval times to World War I, but they still exist as one of the most prestigious Austrian families. Although the family once ruled the largest territory in Europe, it has been reduced to a wealthy family who has all but forgotten their past. But to keep themselves in such high positions, the Habsburgs had to develop unique strategies to fight their political enemies. They wanted to rule the world and saw themselves as the only dynasty worthy of such divine right. To keep the family pure, they often married within their family, which resulted in a very weak genetic pool and many mental and physical problems.
Ecclesiology is the study of the church, which is God’s people throughout the world. God has chosen the church to be his global representative (Matt 28:19) and to glorify him throughout eternity (Eph 3:21). The church is God’s temple (1 Cor 3:16) and his family (Gal 6:10). It is Christ’s body, including various members with different spiritual gifts (1 Cor 12:12-28). It is the salt and light of the world (Matt 5:13-14). While on earth, Christ promised to build his church and that the gates of hades will not prevail against it (Matt 16:18). It is the most important institution in the world. Therefore, as the church goes, the world goes. If the church is healthy, it positively impacts society, and if it is unhealthy, it negatively impacts society…
(The Bible Teacher’s Guide Series)
The Earl of Blackthorn… Wounded by his wife’s infidelity, the handsome and wealthy widower has hardened his heart against any thought of love. He has no need of that fictitious emotion when he can have any woman he wants. Unless the woman he wants is his children’s new governess.
Sloane Donovan… Hired by his sister during his absence, the young widow is unlike any governess he has ever met. Lovely, charming, and highly principled, she meets his gaze directly, speaks her mind, and has accomplished wonders with his children.
Can this lady of quality – in every sense of the word – do the same for him?
(The Ladies of Quality Series)
Brand New Release from Heather Blanton.
She’s a Card Sharp, a Pickpocket, and an Actress… Well, Nobody’s Perfect.
If Gracie Erstwhile wants to keep her new homestead, she must do what every other widow in Last Chance, NE has done: choose a mail-order groom. At least having a man around to handle the farm will free her up to pursue her dream of opening a theater.
Noble McCain has lost his wife and his farm. And while he doesn’t “need” a wife, his son needs a mother. He agrees to run Gracie’s farm and believes he and the little actress have come to an acceptable arrangement—acceptable until Noble realizes Gracie has some pretty shady ways.
When she agrees to put on a theatrical presentation for Last Chance, she gets a glimpse at a new kind of life. She makes friends, guides a son, and chases a dream—why, she might even be falling in love.
It’s all going along so well…until Gracie’s past catches up with her.
Middle-school science teacher Kenley has been struggling to find a job back in her home state of Ohio. Still stinging from the most recent rejection, she must rise above her doubts about God’s faithful love. She is headed to Mexico for a short-term mission trip, one that suddenly hands her unexpected responsibility, a leadership role that will pull Kenley out of the background and put her Spanish-language skills to the test.
Three days is not a lot of time. For building houses and planting gardens. For sorting and handing out donations. For connecting through Vacation Bible School words.
by Lynn Landes
Dr. Dominick Schmidt was hired to check over the fifteen horses participating in the horse race. His contract is clear. He inspects them before and after each race, looking for signs of doping and cares for them in the event of an injury. Dominick is blindsided by the young women determined to rescue the losing animals.
Julietta Weaver isn’t like most young women, the Lord gave her a heart for horses. Specifically, racehorses. When she learns the owners sell the losing horses for meat she hatches a plan to open Wild Dreams Sanctuary. A home for lost horses, but to fund it she will have to bet more than she ever thought possible, including her heart.
The Old Testament describes Deborah as a mighty combination of judge, intercessor, prophetess, mother of Israel, and military strategist. Deborah broke outside of her culture—not out of rebellion, but in obedience to God to set her people free. As in biblical times God is calling today’s women to a purpose greater than themselves. The Deborah Anointing shows you that although you may have been trapped in tradition and locked into captivity by cultural and gender prejudices, God desires for you to break through these barriers. Now is the time to embrace the fullness of your purpose!
When her parents die in a tragic accident, Molly Bennett and her siblings pull together to fulfill their parents’ dream of turning their historic Bluebell, North Carolina, home back into an inn. Staying in town would be temporary – three years at most – then they plan to sell the inn, and Molly can get back to chasing her own dreams.
Adam Bradford (aka bestselling author Nathaniel Quinn) is a reclusive novelist with a bad case of writer’s block. Desperate for inspiration as his deadline approaches, he travels to the setting of his next book, a North Carolina lake town…
(A Bluebell Inn Series)
Raised in a political family, 15-year-old Hannah Roberts lives a lonely life with her wealthy, unaffectionate grandmother while her parents work abroad. As Christmas nears, Hannah learns a shocking truth: the man she believed was her father is not her parent after all. In an effort to find answers, she begins a desperate search for her real father, Air Force pilot Mike Conner, who she discovers to be the man of her distant childhood memories…
(The Red Gloves Series)
The homely and devout Miriam Winthrop has her life turned upside-down when her husband falls for another woman. That’s why her eyes always fill with tears whenever her young children ask for their papa. But Miriam is not an ordinary woman. With her sure beliefs and faith in the God, she decides to bring her husband back from the world of passion to the path of Christ and family.
Will she succeed in her endeavors? Will her family be complete again?
Two natural enemies, one smart kid, and a horse named Tilly. Will they all get it together in time for the Father-Daughter Picnic? Visit Cardinal Point in this enemies to lovers sweet romance.
Caroline Bishop has a plan. She intends to find a father for her six-year-old daughter Ava, and she’s going to use an online dating service to do it. Who needs romance when you have the internet? Only problem is, no one meets her requirements, and no one will ever measure up to the husband and father they lost. But Caroline’s job as a medical administrator leaves little time to find a match, especially when one of her patients is the cantankerous Cooper Hollister, whose arrogant son Graham fights her every step of the way…
(Cardinal Point Series)
From the author of the bestselling novel “Ruby’s Risk”…
Renie Hunter gladly accepts Harland McGregor’s proposal before he leaves to join the Army of the West. Two years pass before he finally sends for her. Her uncle, the man who raised her, insists the young couple marry by proxy before she leaves. After all, he argues, New Mexico is far from the world they know.
The proxy marriage might prove to be a bad idea. When Renie arrives in the small western town of Harmony, the husband who meets her train seems different from the sweetheart who slipped the small ring on her finger years earlier.
When you said yes to Jesus, you immediately became a living soul. You were reborn as a new creation but as a baby. The process of Christianity then is that through knowledge, faith and practice we come into maturity.
When you said yes to Jesus, you took on His power, authority, and identity (your real/true/authentic identity). This book examines some of the foundational principles that we can begin to apply to our lives immediately. While it is designed for new believers, it is also for most Christians who got stuck at the baby stage due to indoctrination.
(Made In God’s Image Series)
Some wounds heal. Others leave scars. Four years ago, Charlene Perigard survived a brutal kidnapping. Now at twenty-two, she’s put that trauma behind her for a promising future with handsome firefighter Ben Jorgensen. But when new trauma strikes, a new nightmare begins.
Sinister threats, a midnight attack, and a deathbed promise drive Charlene to the little town of Creekside, where she encounters a man from her past whom she has long struggled to forget: Clay Morrow – ex-convict and brother of her kidnapper. He’s also the man who once helped save her life.
(Frozen Footprints Series)
Together in one special volume, selections from the best of beloved bestselling author C. S. Lewis’s classic works for readers contemplating the “grand miracle” of Jesus’s resurrection.
Preparing for Easter is a concise, handy companion for the faithful of all Christian traditions and the curious to help them deepen their knowledge and consideration of this holy season – a time of reflection as we consider Jesus’s sacrifice and his joyous rise from the dead.
Heaven is real! Christ has already prepared a place for you to dwell with Him in Heaven. Your heavenly home awaits you! Angels in the Realms of Heaven: The Reality of Angelic Ministry Today is the third book in the exciting, real-life, supernatural series Dancing With Angels! If you are intrigued by what Heaven looks like and what God’s angels are doing today—you will love this book. Heaven and angels are described in detail by someone who has been there numerous times…
Over the last few years, Cindy Riehl – the youngest of the Riehl children – has watched her siblings find love and happiness in Lancaster County. But as her family has settled down and grown, Cindy has continued to grieve her mother, whose death left an enormous hole in her heart. Since that haunting day, Cindy has struggled to find peace and wonders if the community is the place for her—and if her faith in God will ever feel the same as it once did.
(An Amish Homestead Series)
Joyce Meyer is probably better equipped than anyone when it comes to never giving up. She overcame an abused childhood, a bad marriage and extremely limited opportunities to become one of the most popular author/speakers in the world. JoyceMeyerMinistries was the first ministry in America to be headed by a woman, and it’s one of the largest in the world. If anyone knows how to hold on to a dream and realize it, it’s her.
Learn to make an adorable collection of knitted animal toys with these new patterns by the author of My Knitted Doll, Louise Crowther. Louise brings her unique style of coordinated knitwear with cute colorwork details to this new collection of toy animal knitting patterns.
There are a total of twelve knitted animals – each with their own unique personality and style. The animals all have the same basic body, with a few color variations and tail additions, so the clothes can be mixed and matched between them to create endless outfit possibilities.
A Marine, a maid, and a match made in heaven.
Tate Benson can’t believe he’s come to Nowhere, Utah, to fix up a house that hasn’t been inhabited in years. But he has. Because he’s retired from the Marines and looking to start a life as a police officer in small-town Brush Creek.
Wren Fuller has her hands full most days running her family’s company. When Tate calls and demands a maid for that morning, she decides to have the calls forwarded to her cell and go help him out. She didn’t know he was moving in next door, and she’s completely unprepared for his handsomeness, his kind heart, and his wounded soul.
Her too-small dress and his too-big truck clash from the start.
As far as Doctor Kat Tate is concerned, calling Gunnar West an arrogant caveman is an insult to Neanderthals. New in town, she was looking forward to a night off and maybe a little romance. But her date’s giant truck and cowboy ways are a little too much local flavor.
Gunnar’s family owns most of West Gorge, but no one owns his heart. All he can see when he picks Kat up is a too-tight dress, and a blinking sign above her head that reads “not the mother of my children.”
Their blind date is a disaster, and both are happy when it’s cut short. Then a quick spreading virus forces Kat to lock down the hospital–with Gunnar inside. He hates being stuck anywhere, with anyone. But Dr. Kat is the new sheriff in town, and she won’t let him bend the rules in her hospital.
(The Wild Wests Series)
A Christian contemporary romance set in stunning Provence, France.
Bree and Lauren are owners of Le Bon Voyage, a travel company specializing in tours to charming Provence, France. It’s the perfect job for Bree, an anxious perfectionist who also loves France.
Travis is a TV travel critic who crosses the globe hosting documentaries and writing books. But he’s been in a spiritual desert ever since losing his marriage and ministry five years earlier.
Between film projects, Travis plans to accompany his elderly mother on a tour to Provence, a long-term dream for her. Bree tries unsuccessfully to block him, sure he’s coming to spy on the struggling company for an exposé article…
SAVING ONE LIFE IS LIKE SAVING THE WHOLE WORLD
Half-sisters Kathryn Frasier and Cece Goldman stumble into another mystery in this second book in the Watch series. When a former acquaintance of Kathryn’s is accused of murder, she and Cece go on a mission to prove his innocence by finding the real killer. But things are never what they seem in this tangled web, and Kathryn’s spunky determination to solve the mystery pushes her closer and closer to a deadly climax.
(The Watch on the Fencepost)
An inspirational classic for more than thirty years, Where Is God When It Hurts? honestly explores pain – whether physical, emotional, or spiritual–and sheds new light on God’s presence in our suffering. Includes a discussion guide.
In this Gold Medallion Award-winning book, Philip Yancey uses examples from the Bible and from his own experiences to show us how we can learn to accept–without blame, anger, or fear–that which we don’t understand.
Learn what it takes to be a A Woman of Love in this eight lesson study. Through the inspiring story of Ruth and Naomi, women will be taught how to love each other, develop true and lasting intimacy and trust, and be loved in return.
“I got so much insight!! I felt empowered and I believe it helped me she how God does redeem. I would definitely recommend and I have been sharing with other women encouraging them to read this book of love heals.” by Amazon Customer
A husband and son abandoned to forge a path alone. A young woman who sacrificed her dreams. How will the God of grace and hope help them find their way?
At nineteen years old, Old Order Amish Jolene Keim was on the brink of happily-ever-after when everything changed, stealing the future she expected and burdening her with an unbearable decision. For the next ten years, Jolene throws herself into family life—and then she meets Andy Fisher. The horse trainer and father to a sweet nine year-old challenges her and holds up a mirror to issues Jolene has been unwilling to face.
The only thing threatening their success is love. After finding herself a widow at the age of twenty-six, JOSIE JOHNSON moves back home to Two-Time, Texas and takes over the town’s only newspaper, the Gazette. Everything works as planned until the very charming, very handsome BRANDON WADE moves to town to start his own newspaper. At first Josie welcomes the competition, but soon learns that readers prefer Wade’s bold hyperbole to her more serious type of journalism. Brandon never meant to put the pretty publisher out of business and suggests a solution…
In this historic hour, God is raising up a company of believers to serve as a divine intersection point between Heaven and Earth. All of the Spirit’s previous outpourings and anointings are being united and activated at the same time—in our time!
Bestselling author Tim Sheets presents a timely prophetic message. This revelatory word will position you for victory in this new era of Kingdom advancement, and prepare you to walk in the glory that is your inheritance.