A clean, sweet historical romance set in 1873.
Ranch woman Hilda Hamner spent her youth traveling with her Swedish immigrant family as they drove cattle from Texas up to Kansas cow towns in the 1870s. Hilda decided to get off the cattle trail and bought an abandoned homestead in Kansas with her horse race winnings. She plans on raising horses—and finding a husband that doesn’t mind her tall, lanky body that’s usually dressed in men’s clothing.
Noah Wilerson planned to bring his intended bride from Illinois back to the Kansas homestead he started for them, but found out his fiancée had already married someone else when arriving at her father’s doorstep. After traveling back home, Noah finds a woman has taken over his claim, leaving him homeless and jobless.
Hilda realizes she needs help to make her horse ranch successful, and decides that Noah is the right man—to promote from horseman to husband on her ranch—if he’ll treat her as a special woman, and not just a ranching partner.
Noah wants his homestead back, and the woman who has transformed the simple soddie into a family home. Between family dramas, outlaw danger, and butting heads, which one will hogtie the other to get to the church altar first?
Ellie Booth is a young woman running from her past. When she enters into a marriage of convenience with a widower needing help with his four children, the secrets of the past and dangers of the present arise to test their marriage and their love.
He's a risk taker, she's never taken a risk in her life...now she'll risk everything to win his heart.
Seamstress, Sammy Jo Lovely has never done a risky thing in her entire life. Now, alone and with a promise to her beloved granny that she’ll actually do the things on her bucket list, she’s moved to Windswept Bay to change her life. Learning to scuba dive is top of her list, along with swimming in the ocean, taking a boat ride and feeling the sand between her toes…yes, her life has been sheltered. Maybe being near the ocean and a dive shop will inspire her to actually do something. Then she meets her handsome new neighbor and what she wants in life takes on a whole new meaning.
Adventure lover and dive shop owner, Jake Sinclair isn’t sure why his quiet, slightly klutzy new neighbor has opened her “Lovely You” women’s boutique next door to his dive shop, it’s a very unlikely combination-just like they are. But, when he catches sight of her bucket list, he’s intrigued and can't help but offer to help her check a few things off…such as “kissing on a moonlight beach.” But when it comes to “falling in love” he might be increasingly drawn to everything about Sammy “So” Lovely however that might be one thing on her list he can’t help her check off.
On the romantic shores of Windswept Bay can Sammy Jo help Jake realize that opening up to love is a risk worth taking?
Readers Await This Dramatic Conclusion to the Beacons of Hope SeriesTessa Taylor arrives in 1870s Upper Peninsula, Michigan, planning to serve as a new teacher to the town. Much to her dismay, however, she immediately learns that there was a mistake, that the town had requested a male teacher. Percival Updegraff, superintendent and chief mine clerk, says she can stay through winter since they won't be able to locate a new teacher before then, and Tessa can't help but say she is in his debt. Little does she know that Percival will indeed keep track of all that she owes him. Determined to become indispensable, Tessa throws herself into teaching, and soon the children of the widowed lighthouse keeper have decided she's the right match for their grieving father. Their uncle and assistant light keeper, Alex Bjorklund, has his own feelings for Tessa. As the two brothers begin competing for her hand, Tessa increasingly feels that someone is tracking her every move, and she may not be able to escape the trap that has been laid for her.
After his graduation from college, Thomas Ollenburger is filled with big dreams and many questions. What will he do for a career? Should he marry? Where will he call home? Torn between his Mennonite roots on the Kansas prairie and his love for the big city of Boston, as well as his affection for a girl in each location, Thomas is unsure of his place in the world. He has always sought God's leading in his decision-making, but now it seems as if God is staying silent. Has Thomas's heart led him astray?
Payback comes in many forms...
Recuperating from a plane crash, Rancher/lawyer Wyatt Turner is in need of a physical therapist-but when the much too perky and much too pretty therapist shows up at the ranch he says absolutely no way. However his younger brothers are looking to pay him back for the matchmaking he did for them and they decide Amanda is perfect for the job. They rehire her against Wyatt's will and suddenly the tables are turned on him...Wyatt helped marry them off to fulfill their great, great grandfather's legacy but he's never planned to be part of that legacy himself.
Amanda Hathaway accepts the challenge of the obstinate cowboy because she needs the job, but she has no plans to let the man intimidate her…besides their fiery relationship is a welcomed distraction from her own personal heartache.
Both Amanda and Wyatt have hidden hurts that are exposed during this heart touching story of love, loss and overcoming what life throws at you. But can love overcome Amanda's heartache...Wyatt is determined it will..
Welcome to the Turner Creek Ranch where the legacy of love lives strong.
Books in the TURNER CREEK RANCH series:
Treasure Me, Cowboy (Book 1)
Rescue Me, Cowboy (Book 2)
Complete Me, Cowboy (Book 3)
Sweet Talk Me, Cowboy (Book 4)
Kiss Me, Cowboy (Book 5)
This prize-winning novel of a fugitive priest in Mexico is quite simply “Graham Greene’s masterpiece” (John Updike, The New York Review of Books). In the Mexican state of Tabasco in the 1930s, all vestiges of Catholicism are being outlawed by the government. As churches are razed, icons are banned, and the price of devotion is execution, an unnamed member of the clergy flees. He’s known only as the “whisky priest.” Beset by heretical vices, guilt, and an immoral past, he’s torn between self-destruction and self-preservation. Too modest to be a martyr, too stubborn to follow the law, and too craven to take a bullet, he now travels as one of the hunted—attending, in secret, to the spiritual needs of the faithful. When a peasant begs him to return to Tabasco to hear the confessions of a dying man, the whisky priest knows it’s a trap. But it’s also his duty—and possibly his salvation. Named by Time magazine as one of the hundred best English-language novels written since 1923, The Power and the Glory is “a violent, raw” work on “suffering, strained faith, and ultimate redemption” (The Atlantic).
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