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All My Tomorrows

by Al Lacy Joanna Lacy

When 62 orphans and abandoned children leave New York City on a train headed out West, they have no idea what to expect. Will they get separated from their friends or siblings? Will their new families love them? Will a family even pick them at all? Future events are wilder than any of them could imagine -- ranging from kidnappings and whippings to stowing away on wagon trains, from starting orphanages of their own to serving as missionaries to the Apaches. No matter what, their paths are being watched by someone who cares about and carefully plans all their tomorrows.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Battles of Destiny 2-in-1 Vol. 1: A Promise Unbroken and a Heart Divided

by Al Lacy

Dramatic Tales of Love and Civil War The Battles of Destiny series is now available in four attractive two-in-one volumes! Bestselling author Al Lacy packs each dramatic novel in the popular historical fiction series with heartwarming romance and solid moral values. Set during the Civil War, these are the tales of families, soldiers, nurses, and spies as they contend with the deadly threats posed by war and the eternal hope that springs from love. Fast-moving and historically accurate, these stories appeal to men and women who enjoy a trip back in time. Now longtime and new Lacy fans can purchase the entire Battles of Destiny classics and enjoy hours of endless reading pleasure. It was the war that divided our country, shaping the destinies of future generations. It was the war that brought forth triumphant men, women, and families who dared to fight bravely, sacrifice unconditionally, and love without end. THE CIVIL WAR A Promise Unbroken As the first winds of Civil War sweep across the Virginia countryside, the wealthy Ruffin family is torn by forces that threaten their way of life and, ultimately, their promises to one another. Mandrake and Orchid, slaves on the Ruffin plantation, must also fight for the desire of their hearts. Heartache and victory. Jealousy and racial hatred. From a prosperous Virginia plantation to a grim jail cell outside of Lynchburg , follow the dramatic story of love indestructible. A Heart Divided Wounded early in the Civil War, Captain Ryan McGraw is nursed back to health by army nurse Dixie Quade. In her tender care, love's seed is sown. But with the sudden appearance of Victoria, the wife who once abandoned Ryan, and the five-year-old son he never knew he had, come threats endangering the lives of everyone involved. Between the deadly forces of war and two loves, McGraw is caught with a heart divided. Story Behind the Book "While studying American history in high school, I was struck with a strange fascination for the Civil War. That fascination grew stronger when I studied it again in college, and I've visited many of the sites where the battles took place. When I visited the Appomattox Court House in Virginia , where General Robert E. Lee signed the documents of surrender before General Ulysses S. Grant, I was struck with the thought of creating a series of novels based upon specific battles in the Civil War. I wanted to mold fictional characters with real ones and fill the stories with romance, suspense, intrigue, and the excitement of battle. That's how the Battles of Destiny series came to be." --Al Lacy

Battles of Destiny 2-in-1 Vol. 2: Beloved Enemy and Shadowed Memories

by Al Lacy

Dramatic Tales of Love and Civil War The Battles of Destiny series is now available in four attractive two-in-one volumes! Bestselling author Al Lacy packs each dramatic novel in the popular historical fiction series with heartwarming romance and solid moral values. Set during the Civil War, these are the tales of families, soldiers, nurses, and spies as they contend with the deadly threats posed by war and the eternal hope that springs from love. Fast-moving and historically accurate, these stories appeal to men and women who enjoy a trip back in time. Now longtime and new Lacy fans can purchase the entire Battles of Destiny classics and enjoy hours of endless reading pleasure. THE CIVIL WAR It was the war that divided our country, shaping destines for future generations. It was the war that brought fourth triumphant men, women, and families who dared to fight bravely, sacrifice unconditionally, and love without end. Beloved Enemy Battle of First Bull Run Faithful to her family and the land of her birth, young Jenny Jordan covers for her father's Confederate spy missions. But as she grows closer to Union solider Buck Browne, she's torn between devotion to the South and her feelings for the man she is forbidden to love. Overwhelmed by pressure to assist the South, Jenny carries critical information over enemy lines and is caught in Buck Brownell's territory. Will he follow orders to execute the beautiful spy...or find a way to save his beloved enemy? Shadowed Memories Battle of Shiloh Critically wounded on the field of battle, one man struggles to regain his strength and the memories that have slipped away from him. Although he cannot reclaim his ties to the past, he's soon caught up in the present and the depth of his love for Hannah Rose. Haunted by amnesia, the handsome officer realizes he may already be married. And so, risking all that he knows and loves, he turns away to confront his shadowed memories, including those of Julie-the mysterious woman he thinks he left behind. Story Behind the Book "While studying American history in high school, I was struck with a strange fascination for the Civil War. That fascination grew stronger when I studied it again in college, and I've visited many of the sites where the battles took place. When I visited the Appomattox Court House in Virginia , where General Robert E. Lee signed the documents of surrender before General Ulysses S. Grant, I was struck with the thought of creating a series of novels based upon specific battles in the Civil War. I wanted to mold fictional characters with real ones and fill the stories with romance, suspense, intrigue, and the excitement of battle. That's how the Battles of Destiny series came to be." -Al Lacy

Battles of Destiny 2-in-1 Vol. 3: Joy from Ashes and Season of Valor

by Al Lacy

Dramatic Tales of Love and Civil War The Battles of Destiny series is now available in four attractive two-in-one volumes! Bestselling author Al Lacy packs each dramatic novel in the popular historical fiction series with heartwarming romance and solid moral values. Set during the Civil War, these are the tales of families, soldiers, nurses, and spies as they contend with the deadly threats posed by war and the eternal hope that springs from love. Fast-moving and historically accurate, these stories appeal to men and women who enjoy a trip back in time. Now longtime and new Lacy fans can purchase the entire Battles of Destiny classics and enjoy hours of endless reading pleasure. The Civil War Joy From Ashes Battle of Fredericksburg While fighting to defend his home and family against Union attack, Major Lane Dalton learns that enemy soliders have brutalized his wife. Tragically, the actions of three cruel-hearted Hegland brothers have caused not only the suffering of his bride, but also the death of Layne and Melody's unborn son. Thirsting for vengeance, the young major vows to bring judgment upon those responsible, yet surprising circumstances make Dalton, presumed dead by his wife and fellow solider's, a prisoner of the very men he swore he would destroy. Season of Valor Battle of Gettysburg As teenagers, Shane Donovan and Ashley Kirino promise to love each other forever. But when Ashley's parents decide to return to Ireland and take their daughter with them, the sweethearts sadly bid each other farewell and accept their fate. After several years, both have found other loves and married. So when Ashley returns to Maine and the friendship between the two is rekindled, Shane and Ashley find that a new kind of love is needed to overcome the sprouting seeds of tragedy in their freshly intertwined lives. Story Behind the Book "While studying American history in high school, I was struck with a strange fascination for the Civil War. That fascination grew stronger when I studied it again in college, and I'Ave visited many of the sites where the battles took place. When I visited the Appomattox Court House in Virginia , where General Robert E. Lee signed the documents of surrender before General Ulysses S. Grant, I was struck with the thought of creating a series of novels based upon specific battles in the Civil War. I wanted to mold fictional characters with real ones and fill the stories with romance, suspense, intrigue, and the excitement of battle. That's how the Battles of Destiny series came to be." -Al Lacy

Battles of Destiny 2-in-1 Vol. 4: Wings of the Wind and Turn of Glory

by Al Lacy

Dramatic Tales of Love and Civil War The Battles of Destiny series is now available in four attractive two-in-one volumes! Bestselling author Al Lacy packs each dramatic novel in the popular historical fiction series with heartwarming romance and solid moral values. Set during the Civil War, these are the tales of families, soldiers, nurses, and spies as they contend with the deadly threats posed by war and the eternal hope that springs from love. Fast-moving and historically accurate, these stories appeal to men and women who enjoy a trip back in time. Now longtime and new Lacy fans can purchase the entire Battles of Destiny classics and enjoy hours of endless reading pleasure. The Civil War Wings of the Wind Battle of Antietam Early in his life, tragedy and hardship caused young Hunter McGuire to lose everyone he loved: his parents, his little sister, his best friend. Years later, Dr. Hunter McGuire grieves once again after being separated from the young nursing student who has stolen his heart. This time, however, a tender reunion takes place after Jodie returns unexpectedly and helps Hunter tend the wounded at the battle of Antietam. Yet their struggles have just begun, for their life together is threatened by more than they realize. And only One can save their love: the God who walks on the wings of the wind. Turn of Glory Battle of Chancellorsville Confederate Major Rance Dayton is wounded on the battlefield and fears he will die until four friends risk their lives to save him. The courageous four are honored and live as heroes until, in the confusion and darkness of a nighttime battle, an unthinkable tragic accident changes their lives forever. The four, so recently renowned as heroes, are now despised and hounded as miscreants, and soon they desert the army and head west to live as outlaws. It is there that Rance, a newly commissioned U.S. Marshal, meets the four again, this time in very different circumstances but with the knowledge that he owes them his life. Story Behind the Book "While studying American history in high school, I was struck with a strange fascination for the Civil War. That fascination grew stronger when I studied it again in college, and I've visited many of the sites where the battles took place. When I visited the Appomattox Court House in Virginia , where General Robert E. Lee signed the documents of surrender before General Ulysses S. Grant, I was struck with the thought of creating a series of novels based upon specific battles in the Civil War. I wanted to mold fictional characters with real ones and fill the stories with romance, suspense, intrigue, and the excitement of battle. That's how the Battles of Destiny series came to be." -Al Lacy

Beloved Enemy

by Al Lacy

Jenny's allegiance lay with the Confederate Army. But her heart belonged to the enemy. Faithful to her family and the land of her birth, young Jenny Jordan covers for her father's Confederate spy missions. But as she grows closer to handsome Union soldier Buck Brownell. Jenny finds herself torn between devotion to the South and her feelings for the man she is forbidden to love. Overwhelmed by pressure to assist the South, Jenny agrees to carry critical information over enemy lines. But when she is caught in Buck Brownell's territory, will he follow orders to execute the beautiful spy or find a way to save his Beloved Enemy?From the Trade Paperback edition.

Beloved Physician

by Al Lacy Joanna Lacy

Dane and Tharyn Logan, back from their honeymoon, take over a medical practice in Central City and join the church there. It's not long before Dane establishes a name for himself. After he risks his life to rescue the mayor of Central City, who has been shot by an angry gunman, the townspeople officially dub Dane the "beloved physician of Central City." Nurse Tharyn faces a challenge of her own when her dear friend Melinda is captured by the local band of renegade Utes. Melinda's friends and fiance don't know any better than to give her up for dead...THE FRONTIER DOCTOR TRILOGY Countless perils menaced the settlers of the vast wilderness, and one of the most severe was the scarcity of medical care. Risking his own life by day or by night, in all kinds of weather, the frontier doctor was a rare, unsung hero of the West. A New Life in a Rugged Land They say, "I do," and only death shall part them. Back from their honeymoon, Dr. Dane and Tharyn Logan eagerly assume the reins of the medical practice in a small Colorado mining community. Dane's selfless heroism quickly earns him a fine reputation among the townsfolk. But the hardship and danger of the West strike home when a band of renegade Utes captures Thayrn's dear friend Melinda. Will hope survive after Melinda's friends and fiancé have given her up for dead?

Beyond the Valley

by Al Lacy Joanna Lacy

In this seventh installment in the Hannah of Fort Bridger series, twin tragedies set the stage for God's glorious provision. A vicious mountain lion attack leaves beautiful, young rancher Carrie Wright a widow. An outlaw on his way to prison escapes the law long enough to shoot Doug McClain's wife, making him the lonely father of a young daughter. Then heroine Hannah Cooper, newly widowed herself, comforts Carrie with the knowledge that while God's servants will tread through the valley of weeping, they will also keep moving toward another mountaintop. When employment opportunities bring Doug and Carrie together, unexpected sparks fly and finally they can envision a future "beyond the valley."From the Trade Paperback edition.

Blessed Are the Merciful

by Al Lacy Joanna Lacy

In 1878 Adam Burke leaves Philadelphia for North Platte, Nebraska. The young lawyer wants to start a new life after being spurned by his fiancee. Adam also has another reason to leave -- he accidentally ran over and killed a woman named Nancy Mason in a thunderstorm. In North Platte he finds success in more ways than one when Rachel Mason answers his ad for a mail order bride. Adam considers the last name an odd coincidence -- but only after their marriage and after they both come to the Lord do they discover the awful truth: Adam killed Rachel's mother. Thanks to a pastor's intervention, Rachel overcomes her shock and bitterness to forgive Adam, just as God forgives us all.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Blizzard

by Al Lacy

When three murderers escape from the Colorado Territorial Prison, Marshal Hollowy and the mysterious stranger track them down. A thrilling tale of faith, soul-stirring love, and a violent family vendetta.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Bright Are the Stars (A Place to Call Home #2)

by Joanna Lacy Al Lacy

Heavens Shine Above New Beginnings 1839. The North Carolina Cherokees are settling into their new home in Indian Territory and Britt Claiborne and Cherokee Rose are settling into married life. Britt, a quarter Cherokee Indian, is released from the United States army and joins the Cherokee Police Force where his position takes him into fearsome and heart-gripping dangers. They raise two children with much love and delight. They also lean on God through the trials of their day-including the death of the popular Cherokee Chief Sequoyah, who had translated the Bible into their language. Follow the historical events that punctuate their lives until 1889, when President Harrison announces that whites are free to enter Indian Territory , now known by the Indians ashome. Together, they overcame tragedy. At long last they've made a home filled with love. But all that may be about to change. . . Cherokee Rose and Britt Claiborne know the meaning of survival. They endured the Trail of Tears, watching as friends and family fell along the way, facing down brutal opposition to their growing love. But that's all in the past. Now married, content in a home they've built themselves, Britt and Cherokee Rose plan a future of home and family. And though Britt's work as a law officer in Indian Territory takes him away from home for days at a time, Cherokee Rose tries not to worry. She knows he will always come back to her and their children. Then, the unthinkable. A group of Indians break out of jail, bent on revenge against the one who imprisoned them: Britt. Cherokee Rose prays day and night for her husband's safety as he goes after the renegadeshellip;prayers that seem to go unanswered. For word comes back that there's been an ambush-and Britt is missing. Presumed dead. Can Cherokee Rose find the faith to go on, to trust God with her family and futurehellip;even in the face of her worst nightmare? Set against the backdrop of the Oklahoma Land Rush, follow this wilderness family as they face the trials and hardships, joys and triumphs of faith in the face of danger and adversity. {INSERT ENDORSEMENTS TO COME} Story Behind the Book Long captivated with the study of American history, Al and JoAnna Lacy eagerly researched the time in the 1800s when five American Indian tribes were forced by the U. S. government to make a one-thousand-mile journey to Indian Territory (now the state of Oklahoma). The tribes were the Cherokee, the Chickasaw, the Choctaw, the Creek, and the Seminole. Repeatedly forced to surrender their lands, the people of the Cherokee Nation, as well as those of the other four tribes, were hoping to find in Indian Territorya place to call home. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Captive Set Free

by Al Lacy

Continuing with the adventures of certified medical nurse Breanna Baylor, book three of the Angel of Mercy series follows Breanna into the mountains west of Denver. There, she becomes the prisoner of outlaws who hope to use her medical expertise to prevent the spread of scarlet fever in their slave labor camp. But when Breanna outlives her usefulness, she finds her life at risk as she hopes for survival and prays for a miracle in Captive Set Free.

Cherokee Rose (A Place to Call Home #1)

by Al Lacy Joanna Lacy

The Brutal Road West It's late summer 1838. President Martin Van Buren issues an order that the fifteen thousand Cherokee Indians living in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina are to be evicted from their homeland. Forced to migrate to Indian Territory, the Cherokees begin their tragic, one-thousand-mile journey westward. Most of the seven thousand soldiers escorting them along the way are brutally cruel. But Cherokee Rose, an eighteen-year-old Indian girl, finds one soldier, Lieutenant Britt Claiborne, willing to stand up for them. Both Christians, Cherokee Rose discovers that Britt is also a quarter Cherokee himself. It's upon the Trail of Tears that they fall in love, dreaming of one day marrying and finding a place to call home together. They found each other in the midst of tragedyhellip; But is their love enough to keep them together? Cherokee Rose has endured more than any eighteen-year-old girl should. Though accepted by her tribe, being both mixed blood and a Christian set her apart. Then fifteen thousand Cherokee Indians are evicted from their homes in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. Broken and angry, Cherokee Rose joins her people on the thousand-mile trek westward to Indian Territory. The journey holds many trials-not the least of which is the cruelty of the soldiers escorting them. But Cherokee Rose is determined: these men will not break her. Lieutenant Britt Claiborne is devoted to serving his country, but he detests the way his fellow soldiers treat the Indians. He not only refuses to join in, but does all he can to stop the abuse. To the soldiers, he is a traitor. To those he helps, a champion. But Britt knows he's only doing what he must, not just because he's a Christian, but for a reason he's reluctant to reveal. Thrown together in the face of brutality, these two find themselves falling in love. They dream of marrying and finding a place to call home. But can their love survive the Trail of Tears? "Cherokee Roseis a good story and a great way to learn about a historical event we would rather sweep under the rug. " --Lauraine Snelling, bestselling author ofAmethyst Story Behind the Book Long captivated with the study of American history, Al and JoAnna Lacy eagerly researched the time in the 1800s when the five "civilized tribes" were forced by the U. S. government to make a one-thousand-mile journey to Indian Territory (now the state of Oklahoma). The tribes were the Cherokee, the Chickasaw, the Choctaw, the Creek, and the Seminole. Repeatedly forced to surrender their lands, the people of the Cherokee Nation, as well as those of the other four tribes, were hoping to findin Indian Territory a place to call home. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Circle of Fire

by Al Lacy

In the fifth installment of the Journeys of the Stranger series, legendary hero John Stranger works to break up an eight-man band of night riders who are terrorizing local ranchers near Billings, Montana. As he works to bring justice to the outlaws, John remains unaware that another "stranger" has adopted his identity and is robbing and murdering people in the area. Ultimately, the Stranger brings in the last night-riding bandit, only to find himself arrested for even worse crimes. Can the Stranger clear his name? The answer lies in Al Lacy's Circle of Fire.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Consider the Lilies

by Al Lacy Joanna Lacy

Picking up where the first book in the Fort Bridger series leaves off, Consider the Lilies finds Hannah's wagon train twenty days from Fort Bridger as she deals with her children's and her own grief over her husband's death. In Fort Bridger, the Solomons make many friends. Yet there is one man, embittered by the Civil War, who hates Hannah because her husband fought on the Union side of the war, and because she is a strong woman who still plans to run the general store. In a fit of temper, this man, Alex Patterson, sets a fire that destroys Hannah's store, and seemingly her future. But just when Hannah is about to give up, she is reminded to cling to God's promises that he will provide. Soon she sees God's hand upon her life. As a result, Hannah is able to recover. . . and even lead Alex Patterson to Christ through her example of forgiveness.

Damascus Journey

by Joanna Lacy Al Lacy

When Hannah Cooper and her children pray for the salvation of their Jewish friend, Jacob Kates, they have no idea what it might take to see that prayer answered. Mary Beth Cooper has said that, if need be, she'll give her life to see him become a Christian. But will she have to prove it? Thousands of devoted Lacy readers will find out in this eighth installment of the Hannah of Fort Bridger series, which continues the saga of a widowed frontier woman's faith-filled journey through the hardships and joys of life.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Deadlock

by Joanna Lacy Al Lacy

The Zarbo brothers are seasoned outlaws with a reputation for killing. Already wanted in two states, they set their sights on Colorado and a string of bank robberies. They don't count on running into Chief U.S. Marshal John Brockman.John arrests Lee Zarbo, but his brothers remain in hiding. Lee's sentence to death by hanging incites them to desperate measures. They'll do anything to get him out alive. Even kidnap the Chief U.S. Marshal's daughter.When John learns of his young daughter's captivity and the conditions for her release, he must turn to the Lord for direction. It takes all the faith he can muster to wait for the answer. Without freeing a dangerous criminal, can John find Ginny before they kill her?From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Dream Fulfilled

by Al Lacy

Continuing with the adventures of Old West heroine Breanna Baylor, book four of the Angel of Mercy series traces the growing friendship between Breanna and fellow certified medical nurse Stefanie Andrews. When she arrives in Denver to work at the new Mile High Hospital, the lonely young Stephanie is nursing deep wounds from her childhood, caused by the death of her mother and abandonment by her father. Yet Denver holds new beginnings for the woman of faith as she faces danger, builds touching new friendships, confronts the father who once left her, meets the man of her dreams, and miraculously rediscovers the mother she believed to be lost in the heart-warming story of Love's Enduring Promise.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Faithful Heart

by Al Lacy

Angel of Mercy Series: Book TwoFOR SOME SOLDIERS, THE BATTLE never ends. Dottie Harper fears for her children's safety. Her husband, Jerrod, is struggling with dementia brought on by shell shock during the Civil War. It's as though there are two Jerrods locked inside him: the tender and loving Christian man she married, and a harsh man given to unpredictable fits of violent rage. Dottie loves her husband with all her heart, and with God's help, she'd determined to remain steadfast. Dottie's sister, Breanna Baylor, is a certified medical nurse. She's headed west with a wagon train, planning to visit Dottie in California and meet her family for the first time. Along the way, Breanna meets up with wounded soldiers, contagious townspeople, and injured outlaws. Compassionate and highly skilled, she tends to their physical hurts and shares the gospel whenever she can. Litlle does she know that a life-or-death meeting awaits with her own brother-in-law.Come alongside these two remarkable sisters, and rejoice in how God takes care of those with faithful hearts.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Faithful Heart: A Novel

by Al Lacy

Angel of Mercy Series: Book TwoFOR SOME SOLDIERS, THE BATTLE never ends. Dottie Harper fears for her children's safety. Her husband, Jerrod, is struggling with dementia brought on by shell shock during the Civil War. It's as though there are two Jerrods locked inside him: the tender and loving Christian man she married, and a harsh man given to unpredictable fits of violent rage. Dottie loves her husband with all her heart, and with God's help, she'd determined to remain steadfast. Dottie's sister, Breanna Baylor, is a certified medical nurse. She's headed west with a wagon train, planning to visit Dottie in California and meet her family for the first time. Along the way, Breanna meets up with wounded soldiers, contagious townspeople, and injured outlaws. Compassionate and highly skilled, she tends to their physical hurts and shares the gospel whenever she can. Litlle does she know that a life-or-death meeting awaits with her own brother-in-law.Come alongside these two remarkable sisters, and rejoice in how God takes care of those with faithful hearts.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Far Above Rubies

by Al Lacy

Continuing the adventures of Old West heroine Breanna Baylor Brockman, Book Ten of the popular Angel of Mercy series incorporates several well-known historical 1860s outlaws. When eighteen-year-old Ginny Grayson moves to Missouri, she falls in love with hardware drummer Wesley Logan. But Logan's gambling debts force him to join the infamous James-Younger gang, and Ginny willingly enters the fray! When her old friend Dottie and Dottie's sister Breanna enter the picture, Ginny realizes that she wants out of the gang. But is it too late for a new start. . . as a woman whose worth is far above rubies?

Final Justice

by Al Lacy

Silver Moon is in her teens when her Cheyenne village is destroyed by Colonel John Chivington's cavalry unit. As Silver Moon grows, she becomes consumed with hatred until her one goal is to kill the man responsible. But when a smallpox epidemic breaks out among the Cheyenne, Christian nurse Breanna Baylor Brockman comes to care for the sick, and the nurse's compassion for Silver Moon and her people begins the girl's journey toward conversion and healing.From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Forbidden Hills: Dreams of Gold - Book Two

by Al Lacy Joanna Lacy

Gold Glimmers, and the Rush Is On! An expedition led by George Custer in the 1870s confirms that the rumor of gold is true, and now its glimmer beckons from the Black Hills of Dakota Territory. And the rush is on in spite of the threat of war with the Indians. No one seems to desire to strike it rich more than Jim Bannon, a farmer who seeks Alyssa McGuire's hand in marriage. Her father is the owner of the Bank of Cheyenne and refuses to let her marry below her class. So Jim boldly departs his Wyoming farm in hot pursuit of the wealth that is his ticket to the love of his life. But conflict between miners and Indians heats up, and Jim returns home unsuccessful. How will he ever make Alyssa his bride? book two Dreams of Gold Trilogy When gold was discovered out West during the nineteenth century, men rushed from all parts of the globe to stake their claims. Fortunes were made and lost, families uprooted, and a continent shaped by men driven by dreams of gold. (end series header) Gold Discovered in the Black Hills! 1875. Jim Bannon is a young farmer, a fine Christian man in love with Alyssa Rose McGuire, the daughter of a wealthy banker in Cheyenne . Her father, Frank, wants her to marry a Christian, of course...but a wealthy Christian. So when the Black Hills of the Dakota Territory (and Sioux country) are opened for gold prospecting, Jim stakes a claim, hoping to strike it rich enough to win Alyssa's hand with her father's approval. Thousands of people converge on the Black Hills , seeking gold for everything from medical bills to oil investments. Jim realizes he's in a mission field among the prospectors--and even the Sioux Indians. But will he ever find enough gold to satisfy Frank McGuire and marry his beloved Alyssa Rose? Story Behind the Book"We read books on the history of North America and found ourselves captivated with the three big gold rushes in the nineteenth century--the California Gold Rush of 1849, the Dakota Territory Black Hills Gold Rush of 1874, and the Yukon Gold Rush in Canada of 1896. Some gold seekers embraced success, delight, and happiness, but others faced failure, tragedy, and sorrow. In the Dreams of Gold series, we captivate our readers' imaginations, as well as touch their hearts with both types of results in the gold seekers' experiences--good and bad." --Al and JoAnna LacyFrom the Trade Paperback edition.

The Golden Stairs

by Joanna Lacy Al Lacy

News that gold has been discovered in Canada's Yukon Territory is rapidly spreading through the United States and its territories. And the route that gets you there from Alaska is the Golden Stairs. In the spring of 1898, nineteen-year-old Livia Bray and her mother, Martha, set out to find their missing father and husband, Weldon, who left six months ago to seek his fortune. Her heart just broken, Livia does not expect to meet anyone like Matt Holden on the Golden Stairs. But Matt saves Livia's life during an avalanche and leads her to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Livia also finds true love in him...but will she and her mother find her father dead or alive?Gold in the Yukon! 1898. Gold is flowing out of Canada's Yukon Territory , and broad-shouldered Matt Holden and his parents join the thousands of people flocking north. To reach the gold fields, they take the Chilkoot Trail and a grueling climb up the icy Golden Stairs over Chilkoot Pass. With threats ranging from drunken violence to deadly avalanche, Matt has his hands full protecting those around him. Along the way, Matt meets Martha Bray and her lovely daughter, Livia, who've come from San Francisco searching for their missing husband and father, Weldon. He left for the Yukon months ago, but there's been no word. . . and even the Mounties could find no trace of him. Will Martha and Livia ever find Weldon? And who will find their hearts' desires-or eternal riches-in the frozen land beyond the Golden Stairs? Story Behind the Book "We read books on the history of North America and found ourselves captivated with the three big gold rushes in the nineteenth century-the California Gold Rush of 1849, the Dakota Territory Black Hills Gold Rush of 1874, and the Canadian Yukon Gold Rush of 1896. Some gold seekers embraced success, delight, and happiness, but others faced failure, tragedy, and sorrow. In the Dreams of Gold series, we captivate our readers' imaginations as well as touch their hearts with both types of results in the gold seekers' experiences-good and bad. " -Al and JoAnna Lacy

A Heart Divided

by Al Lacy

Wounded in the Civil War, Captain McGraw is caught between two loves -- an army nurse and the wife who abandoned him and now wants him back. A thrilling tale of love and the deadly forces of war.

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