Seeking a promotion, Caroline rises to her boss's challenge and tries to sweet-talk a reverend into selling his church to the company. When the reverend's charismatic faith and genuine caring for her puts her agenda to shame, she discovers a love that will make her see what matters most in life. (Original)
Rachel Duke becomes a patient of Dr. Paul McCoy, a jaded doctor whose experiences have cost him his once unquestionable faith. But with Rachel's hope and commitment to encourage him, Paul is able to let go of the barriers around his heart.
Her four stepchildren are thrilled when they learn an ice cream shop will be opening in their small Amish community. But widow Pleasant Obermeier isn't so pleased. Spending time with handsome shop owner Jeremiah Troyer is too much for a woman who's only ever been wounded by love. And now he wants to use her baking skills in his shop? Out of the question! A harsh childhood left Jeremiah convinced that family life wasn't for him. Yet something about the Obermeiers moves his heart. If he can win Pleasant's trust and learn to trust himself, then he may gain the ultimate blessing-a lifetime of love.
After her fianc is killed in the Great War, nurse Maggie Hunter's faith and trust in God is shattered. Now an injured man has washed up on Nantucket's shore, and to save him, Maggie must put more than her skill and dedication on the line. Original.
Everyone in their small Amish community expects Greta Goodloe to marry her longtime sweetheart-Greta included. So when he publicly ends their engagement, in front of newcomer Luke Starns no less, she is utterly humiliated. At least she can take comfort in matchmaking between Luke and her quiet schoolmarm sister. Yet the more she tries to throw them together, the more Luke fascinates her. A serious, no-nonsense schoolmarm should be exactly what Luke wants in a wife. Still, he can't help but be charmed by Greta's warm smile and impulsive ways. Does he dare to stray from the sensible choice and take a chance on happiness?
What could bring an Amish widow and a wealthy circus owner together? Though Hannah Goodloe knew she'd violated countless unwritten laws, she had to visit the only man who could help find her runaway son. But when the enigmatic Levi Harmon agreed to take her on his train, the results were utterly unpredictable. Levi never expected to find the embodiment of all he wanted in a woman in the soft-spoken, plainly dressed Hannah. And for Hannah, to love an outsider was to be shunned. The simple pleasures of family, faith and place to belong seemed an impossible dream. Unless Levi unlocked his past and opened his heart to God's plan.
There's no place like. . . Nantucket? It couldn't be home for a man like Daniel Armstrong. After all, he has a luxury hotel to run and a rebellious daughter to rein in. But his mother needs help on her cranberry farm, so he packs up his daughter and returns to his hometown--temporarily. But once there he finds his mother has hired another helper for the harvest. Jo Cooper is capable, smart and irresistible--and she's not about to let Daniel and his overindulged daughter get in her way. Besides, Daniel's not there to fall in love. And he's definitely not looking for a place to call home. . . .
She'd always lived a charmed life, So when Bethany Taft's fiancé was killed, she thought her chance for happiness was gone forever. But after her beloved aunt got engaged-at sixty!-Bethany found joy in her role as wedding planner. Spending time with Cody Dillard, The groom's son, was a given-the rancher flew Bethany to Chicago and back in his private plane. And between Cody's charming nature and her aunt's matchmaking attempts, Bethany found herself wondering if the God she'd turned her back on meant for her to be a bride, As well.
Two heartwarming holiday novels by Anna Schmidt in one keepsake collection LASSO HER HEART A painful past has Bethany Taft believing she'll never be a bride. But when her beloved sixty-year-old aunt gets engaged, Bethany finds joy in being her wedding planner. And as she gets to know the groom's son, charming rancher Cody Dillard, she wonders if wedding bells will soon be in her future, too. MISTLETOE REUNION His former wife is on his flight home for the holidays? Divorced dad Tom Wallace knows their young daughter is behind this "coincidence" and that Norah Wallace still makes his heart skip a beat. Stranded in the airport during a snowstorm, Tom and Norah may get a second chance at forever. "Schmidt's characters are witty, charming, mysterious and worth getting to know." -RT Book Reviews
"I barely know you, and yet there's something about you that I trust. But why?" "You know me, Maria. I'm the guy trouble follows. Best if you keep your distance. " She ran the backs of her fingers along the line of his jaw. "And what if I don't want to keep my distance?" Her voice was barely a whisper. "Fair warning," he murmured, and pulled her close. Caught between a greedy corporation and a desperate love of the land, Maria Porterfield barely has time to mourn her father's death. If her family is to survive, it'll be up to her to take charge-but she can't do it alone. When a mysterious drifter rides into town, the handsome cowboy seems like an answer to her prayers. But Chet isn't interested in settling down, no matter how tempting the offer. . . Chet made his way West looking for a fresh start-the last thing he wants is to get involved in someone else's fight. But something about Maria awakens a powerful need to protect the fierce beauty at all costs. He never thought he'd find love, but as danger presses in, he may find there's more beyond the next horizon than just another long and dusty trail.
The last thing Detective Pete Fleming wanted was time with children. Taking a break after a deadly mistake in the line of duty, he came to the lakeside rental looking for solitude and emotional healing. He hadn' t counted on dealing with a neighboring camp for troubled youth, or its cheerful leader, Amanda Hunter. But Amanda' s friendly manner began to draw him into the life of Camp Good News and its children. Then trouble at the camp brought back memories of the night he was shot, and Pete questioned whether he' d be able to move beyond his past tragedy in time to find love next door?
SINGLE CHRISTIAN FEMALE SEEKS SINGLE CHRISTIAN MALESome girls hope for just one date on Valentine's Day, but matchmaker Grace Harrison was dealing with more than a dozen, and not a one for her! The last thing she needs is a reporter prying into her Washington, D. C. , church's speed-dating program, or her sorry single status. . . . ;(JUST NOT THIS ONE)Covering Grace's pet project is all well and good, but his journalistic instincts tell Jud Marlowe the real story might lie with another Harrison-her senator father. If only Grace weren't so cautious, so private. . . so appealing. With the article in question, it's up to Jud to decide what's more important: a scoop or a sweetheart.
His former wife is on his flight home for the holidays? Divorced dad Tom Wallace knows their young daughter is behind this coincidence. He also knows Norah Wallace still makes his heart skip a beat. When a snowstorm strands the trio in the airport for the weekend, Tom rediscovers how truly blessed he used to be. Once they're finally in Wisconsin for Christmas, two sets of grandparents are suddenly generous with the mistletoe. One kiss leads to another. And soon the entire family has the same sweet Christmas wish.
SOMETHING WAS MISSING IN BOTH OF THEIR LIVESWidowed and raising his young daughter alone in the wilds of Yellowstone National Park, Chief Ranger Greg Stone no longer believed in much of anything. Then he rescued a city-bred heiress from an oversized bear-and found himself smiling for the first time in months....Schoolteacher Beth Baxter had been inexplicably drawn to this remote place. But she knew why when she met a lonely single dad and his sweet child who desperately wanted a mommy. Now Beth must teach Greg life's most important lesson: how to live-and love-again....
A MOTHER FOR AMANDARaising a child alone in the wilderness, widowed park ranger Greg Stone wanted no part of any big-city schoolteacher. Yet Beth Baxter's gentle faith--and her kindness to his little girl--made this bitter man long for the courage to open up his heart once more. THE DOCTOR'S MIRACLESinger Rachel Duke was drawn to Paul McCoy, the doctor who treated her after she'd collapsed onstage. Could she truly find love with him--and help the doctor heal a faith shaken by memories of war?
The tranquility of Nantucket Island offered poor but proud Lucie McNeil refuge, a place to dream about a better life. Her quiet existence as companion to an elderly couple was a blessing for the tragedy-haunted Irish immigrant. But all that changed when her employers' handsome, elegantly attired son stepped ashore. For she recognized him instantly as the owner of the Boston factory where a terrible fire had scarred her forever. She knew she should hate Gabriel Hunter, yet she could not. She found herself drawn to the caring soul she sensed behind the ruthless façade he showed the world. And she could not help dreaming that such different people--a poor servant girl and a wealthy merchant prince--might somehow make a life together.
Homecoming Reunion John Amman left his Amish community and sweetheart Lydia Goodloe to make his fortune in the outside world, while Lydia stayed behind to devote herself to teaching. She can accept spinsterhood, and even face the closure of her beloved school. But John's return after eight years tests her faith anew. Lydia hasn't forgotten a single thing about John Amman-including the way he broke her heart.John risked becoming an outcast to give Lydia everything she deserved. He couldn't see that what she really wanted was a simple life-with him. Lydia is no longer the girl he knew. Now she's the woman who can help him reclaim their long-ago dream of home and family...if he can only win her trust once more.
Some relationships need expert handling!NASCAR spotter Steve Grosso and veterinarian Heidi Kramer are. . . well, perfect together. But Heidi wants something she can't have with Steve--stability. Joining Steve on the NASCAR circuit will mean abandoning her career and the chance to open her own clinic. So Heidi faces a decision with no easy answers. . . . But Steve makes his living by seeing spaces and maneuvering room where others see none. If he works with his family--who have been part of the NASCAR lifestyle for generations--maybe he can convince Heidi that home isn't one static place on the map. Because sometimes the only way to get ahead is to gamble--and risk everything for that one perfect opportunity. . . .
In their almost forty years together, Zoe Wingfield and Spencer Andersen have experienced all the seasons of love. Yet when the rabble-rousing East Coast hippie and the levelheaded Wisconsin farm boy first met, they couldn't have been more wrong for each other. Nevertheless, the young lovers seized all the possibilities life had to offer and carved out a little slice of heaven on earth--successful careers, service to the public, a beautiful family, a dream home. Even when the strength of their union was tested, they endured. Two people so different in so many ways, proving that true love can overcome anything.
After years of caring for others, Nola Burns is ready for her own dream-- running a Nantucket tearoom. And it will take more than charm for dashing entrepreneur Harrison Starbuck to buy her out. After all, what proper lady could trust a man who thinks the theater is a suitable venue for God's word? All Harry offers is a business proposition. So why should it bother him when Nola receives threatening notes? He has no reason to be concerned for the vivid, spirited woman. . . does he? Yet as the threats escalate, Harry's plans shift. Now this unexpected suitor only wants to keep Nola safe-- and cherished--for a lifetime.
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