TAPAT IS IN GREAT DANGER Unexpectedly caught in a battle between Roman forces and Jewish zealots, Tapat seeks refuge in a cave. When soldiers discover her hiding place outside Jerusalem, she's terrified. Then she realizes that their leader is Andronicus, the man whose life she saved six years ago. Seeing Tapat again reminds Andronicus of all he has sacrificed for Rome. As a soldier, he is forbidden to marry, but he's never forgotten the lovely Jewess he yearns to make his own. Now she's in danger, and he'll risk everything to protect her. But can he truly give up the soldier's life for the love of a woman?
A SOLDIER'S PROTECTIONWhen Roman commander Lucius Tindarium finds an injured woman in the desert outside Jerusalem, he rescues her and offers her a safe haven at his mother's home. Something about the lovely and mysterious Anna touches a chord deep inside him. But how will he safeguard his heart from the truth of her painful past?Fleeing a cruel father and an unwanted marriage, Anna is extremely grateful to the powerful warrior who saved her life. Though she knows she can never have a future with a man who's not a believer, she cares for him deeply. Can Anna make this hardened Roman soldier believe that their love can overcome all?
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JENNY GORDON DESPERATELY NEEDS A HOME Raising her orphaned siblings alone hasn't been easy. So when she suddenly inherits a cabin in Arizona, she plans to settle down and stay forever. Jenny is sure that she doesn't need help from anyone. Especially not Mitch Anderson, the handsome neighbor her young brother and sister idolize. Mitch is an ambitious rancher who's convinced Jenny won't stay. After all, his mother and fiancée both abandoned him for the big city. When Jenny fights hard to keep her home, Mitch realizes she belongs in the desert he loves so much. But will he learn that trust is the soul of romance?
Stagecoach Driver Adam Clark Is Used to Surprises But he never thought he'd find his childhood friend Amanda Ross applying for a dangerous driver's job. Now Adam's "little bundle of dynamite" is all grown up...and sparking feelings that are anything but brotherly. If he can't talk her out of her crazy scheme to assert her independence, he'll just have to protect her. Amanda's fiery personality dwarfs her small stature, but their journey westward tests even her indomitable spirit. And she learns she can trust Adam to keep her safe in the swirl of danger that surrounds them. Can these two old friends survive a treacherous trip...and open their hearts to one another before it's too late?
Adrella always noticed himEveryone took notice of the handsome lighthouse keeper when he visited the mainland. Especially shopkeeper's daughter Adrella Murphy. But the enigmatic man never said a word to anyone. When Adrella is stranded with him on an isolated island during a storm, will she give up her dreams of true love and marry him to save her reputation?As a doctor in the Civil War, Dathan Adams saw too much suffering, and he withdrew from the world to his beloved lighthouse. Now a hurricane forces a spirited Irish lass into his care. To stay alive, he must set aside his solitude and work side by side with Adrella. When her strength and faith erode his defenses, a tragedy might just yield unexpected love.
MIST EGILSDOTTIR IS A WARRIOR...NOT A WIFE A master swordswoman whose brush with death made her turn to the Christian faith, Mist isn't expecting much from the Norseman chosen to be her husband. Until Valdyr Svensson appears, his eyes as blue as the sea and his powerful bearing a reminder of the life she left behind. Valdyr doesn't know what to make of his fiery Icelandic bride-to-be. Mist refuses to be enthralled by him. But despite their differences, he's intrigued by her resilient spirit and flashing green eyes. Can this arrangement between two families turn into a lot more...maybe even a match for the ages?
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