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Lady Bronwen, proud inheritor of the ancient ways of the Britons, had lost all she held dear. She had been widowed in war, then robbed of the ancestral home that was her birthright. And now her last hope was a stranger--one with whom she'd shared a single tender kiss. The foreign knight Jacques le Brun begged her to let him defend her honor--nay, her very life. But he owed fealty to the hated French who had conquered her country, England, and to the new faith they brought with them. Could Bronwen place her trust in the pure, untainted love she saw shining in this man's eyes--and follow him to a new world. . . '
Teenager Matt Strong discovers a secret that could expose the indiscretions of the conglomerate who controls the world's food supply. Now he's been framed for murder and is on the run. Matt's father, Cole Strong, enlists the help of Matt's teacher Jill Pruitt to find the boy and save his life. Before long, the two are caught up in a dangerous quest with stakes much higher than either is prepared to face. Page-turning, contemporary, romantic suspense from bestselling author Catherine Palmer.
Bart Kingsley had followed her to New Mexico, ready to lay his love-and his life-on the line. But spirited Laura Rose had made a fresh start for herself. She hadn't left her controlling father in Kansas to let some gun-slinging outlaw ruin her hopes-no matter what scandalous past they shared six years ago. Or how his green eyes beckoned! Rosie was his light in the darkness-Bart would do anything to win back her trust. But he was a wanted man. Would the past, with its dangerous demands and debts, conspire to destroy their new beginning? Or would his faith in God-and in Rosie-be rewarded?
An adventurous spirit has always set Beth Lowell apart in her family, creating tension with her mother, Jan, who cherishes stability. Beth, a risk taker who traverses the globe for her job, wonders how Jan, now widowed, can endure her staid, predictable life. Then a note hidden inside an antique tea set reveals that Jan has kept a shocking secret from Beth. Beth's search for the birth father she has never known takes her to an enchanting tea estate in the Himalayan foothills, accompanied by a handsome British businessman. And the revelation of a long-hidden past forces Jan to embark on her own journey - toward reconciliation with her daughter and the courage to love again. Catherine Palmer, author of over forty novels, with nearly two million copies sold, is the winner of a Christy Award for outstanding Christian romance and is also a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award winner. Raised in Kenya, she now lives in Missouri with her husband and their two sons.
"Catherine Palmer is the diva of heartbreak fiction!" - Romantic Times BookClub. "Palmer certainly doesn't preach, yet, spiritual truths come part and parcel with the story. " - Publishers Weekly. A keen sense of adventure has always set Beth Lowell apart from her family, creating tension with her mother, Jan. Beth criss-crosses the globe for her job and can't imagine how her widowed mother can endure such a predictable life. But all that changes when Beth finds a note hidden in an antique tea set and learns that Jan has kept a shocking secret from her. Beth's search for her birth father takes her to an enchanting tea estate in the Himalayan foothills, accompanied by a handsome British businessman. And the revelation of a long-hidden past moves Jan to embark on a new journey of her own - one toward reconciliation with her daughter, and possibly even the courage to love again. Catherine Palmer is the much-loved author of over forty novels, and the winner of the Christy Award for outstanding Christian romance. She is also the recipient of the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award.
Her faith takes her across the world and into the path of a most extraordinary man. Freshly arrived in East Africa, Emma Pickering is instantly drawn to Adam King. The rugged cowboy is as compelling as he is mysterious. And if he'll agree to a marriage of convenience, it would solve both their problems. Emma could secure her inheritance--and with it, her chance to find her sister. Adam could gain the funds needed to carve his ranch out of the savanna. Yet their match is anything but "convenient" when Emma's fears gain hold, and malicious whispers threaten to tear the couple apart. Only their love and shared faith can save their life together.
Unto Us a Child. . . by CATHERINE PALMER Jeremiah Maddox agreed to let university administrator Lara Crane house international students in his guest cottage. But he never expected to host a married couple with three children--or babysit the family's infant at Christmastime. And what he least expected was to fall for the woman responsible for turning his life upside down! Christmas, Don't Be Late by Jillian Hart A misunderstanding caused millionaire Colton Nichols to be taken for Santa Claus by Amanda Richards's son. And the letter Jeremy sent broke his heart--Jeremy asked only that his sick sister be well and his mom's heart not be sad. Colton found himself praying for just that--and wishing this family were his own.
In the dead of night, there's a knock on the door at Haven, an inner-city youth center in St. Louis. A refugee family -- frightened, tired and hungry -- seeks shelter. Freshly returned from Afghanistan, former marine sergeant Joshua Duff takes on the mission. He recruits aid worker Liz Wallace, but she has some pointed questions for Joshua. Like why a Texan with an oil magnate for a father is working at Haven. And why a man who fears nothing, including vicious gang violence, seems terrified of opening up to her. Joshua will have to call on not just his training -- but his faith -- to protect Liz and Haven. But the most dangerous threat lurks much closer than they realize.
Something was terribly wrong with the shy, scared little girl. Every day, she came to Haven, Sam Hawke's inner-city youth center. But the former marine couldn't get Flora to open up. So he turned to newspaper reporter Ana Burns, hoping that her skill at asking nosy questions about him and his mission could be put to better use. Flora quickly captured Ana's heart. As did Sam and his dream of providing a haven for children with nowhere else to go. Ana's questions were soon answered-and worst fears confirmed-about little Flora. And protecting her and the center from a powerful predator would take all their love and faith combined.
This volume aims to bridge the divide between business research methods and the social science perspective in the study of tourism. Seventeen contributions from international academics describe methods such as participant observation, the Delphi technique, and focus groups as they have been applied in specific tourism research situations. The final chapter examines some methods used by researchers to predict the future of tourism. Distributed in the U. S. by Oxford U. Press. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (book news. com)
Catherine Palmer's story, "Under His Wings," won the 1999 Northern Lights Best Novella contest (historical category). Another entry in the popular Victorian Christmas anthology collection, this book is sure to please! Curl up next to the fire in your own "Christmas cottage" with this faith-filled collection of original love stories by beloved romance authors. Favorite holiday recipes from the authors are included with each story.
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