The grandfather of Christian fiction returns with the story of what happened to the winslow family during an earlier era when the Tudors reigned--tracing the doomed rise of Stuart Winslow within the salacious court of King Henry VIII.The determined Stuart Winslow will go to any lengths to lift himself and his widowed mother out of poverty. After a distant relative manages to secure a place for Stuart in the court of King Henry VIII, Stuart quickly learns that the court is really a wicked cauldron of vices, power plays, and temptation. As Stuart rises at court, he is asked to find and deliver for execution an enemy of the king--William Tyndale, an acquaintance of Stuart's whose sole ambition is to translate the Bible into the language of the common man. Does Stuart fall prey to his dangerous ambition and accept the assignment? Or is he willing to face death at the stake for the sake of Christ?In Honor in the Dust, bestselling author Gilbert Morris captures the tone of the Tudor period beautifully, chronicling the period's excesses with skill and prudence. But like Morris's other novels, it also contrasts those excesses with the godly behavior of real-life characters like William Tyndale. In this captivating historical drama, Stuart Winslow is caught between two worlds: one that promises material and worldly success, and one that promises salvation. Is his faith strong enough to withstand such a challenge?
THE HONORABLE IMPOSTER: Forced by his family to become a minister in the Church of England, Gilbert Winslow is offered a dangerous and challenging task by one of the most powerful nobles in Britain. Taking the post offers fortune and escape from a life he despises, but Winslow discovers it also means becoming a spy. His mission is to infiltrate a group of religious separatists and to ferret out the whereabouts of their leader, who is accused of dissention against the King. In spite of his initial uneasiness, infiltration proves to be an easy matter. But will the ultimate betrayal be so simple? With the influences of good and evil, faith and doubt, compassion and selfishness pulling him apart, to whom could he turn?<P> THE CAPTIVE BRIDE: Her pilgrim family had nurtured her in an atmosphere of religious and political freedom now enemies of that freedom threatened her very life! The Captive Bride takes the Winslow family beyond the Pilgrim settlement at Plymouth to assist in building the great new nation. For a time the Winslow dream seemed to have gone down with a sinking ship, but Rachel revives the spark of hope. As free-thinking and spirited as her mother and her grandfather Gilbert, Rachel faces capture by those she wishes to help, pressures to conform and, ultimately, a test of forgiveness beyond human accomplishment. Is marriage the only possibility for her? Is her faith her own? Can she face unjust imprisonment even death without retreat? The religious freedom and fervor which had marked the young colony might be its undoing.
The Indentured Heart opens another chapter in the compelling saga of the Winslow family. Pre-Revolutionary America was stirring the flames for freedom and the Great Awakening under Jonathan Edwards was renewing a nation's spiritual values. Adam Winslow, a man of the soil, has different interests and skills than his father and grandfather. But their patriotism and spiritual fervor have left their imprint on his personality. And far off in England a young beggar girl is about to be given the chance of a lifetime. Molly Burns has lived under the constant terror of her drunken, abusive father, but rescue comes to her doorstep in the person of Adam Winslow. He promises to bring her safely to America on the condition that she become an indentured servant for seven years. Escape from her wretched circumstances and the distant glimmer of freedom in a new land help to make her decision. But this young servant girl had no way of knowing that she would be bound by more than indentureship to the Winslows. What was the true meaning of freedom-to a young girl, to a family, to a nation?
As America makes its ascent as a world power, three young daughters of Winslow come to bustling New York City in 1902 seeking careers and direction for their lives. But each of the Winslow cousins finds a different world and is drawn in her own separate way. Ruth Winslow feels called to be a missionary and comes to New York's Baxter Hospital to train as a nurse. She finds rich fulfillment in her work among the poor and suffering immigrants-as well as a growing interest in the young Scottish doctor David Burns. Priscilla Winslow joins Ruth in the nursing program but has a passion for the bright lights of show business. Despite all the warnings, when her dreams come true, life on the stage takes on a dark side. Esther Winslow is engaged to a wealthy New York businessman but is restless to do something meaningful with her life. Her photographs of the plight of the immigrants in the tenement slums and her meeting a young South African doctor who risks everything to help the sick opens a new door to her, but where will it lead?
Laurie Winslow longed to make her dream of becoming a writer come true, and Wilson College in Omaha seemed to offer what her career required. But when funds run out and disillusionment sets in, Laurie joins up with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show as a trick rider to earn enough money to return to school. One day after a performance Laurie runs into a friend from the past and manages to land him a job. Buffalo Bill soon discovers Cody Rogers' skills as a trick roper and adds him to the show as a new act. But as Cody reveals to Laurie his troubled past and what he is running from, will her feelings for him change? Laurie has reason to believe that Cody is innocent, but as their fame grows, so does the fear that someone may recognize him. What will happen to the man she loves if he is caught again? Will the Truth Ever Be Known?
Two years after Colin Bryce is lost at sea, his wife, Jordan, marries his best friend--only Colin isn't dead, and now Jordan has to make a choice.
At the conclusion of The Reluctant Bridegroom, the marriage of Sky and Rebekah Winslow prefaces a new chapter for another generation. What had seemed an impossibility is now coming to pass: God's transformation of the Winslows into a warm and loving family. Making their way back from Oregon City, they now settle and prosper on a plantation in Virginia. Several years after their return from the West, a young Northerner named Thad Novak makes his way to the Winslow plantation and is taken on as a hired hand. What caused him to specifically seek out the Winslows? Should this Northerner be trusted? And with young ladies in the home, what are his motives? While the nation totters on the brink of war, both Thad Novak and the Winslows face conscription into 'fighting for a cause they do not support, and directly against Winslow relatives from the North!
In the midst of the Great Depression, seventeen-year-old Lanie Freeman hopes to keep her family together, become a writer, and find love. But an unexpected health crisis and a devastating town scandal leave the Freeman family reeling. Will their faith uphold them as they struggle to survive? Book Three of the Singing River saga.
For the love of a simple shepherd, the beautiful Sarai abandons her urban life of riches and idols for a nomadic existence in the desert. Trusting in her husband's God, she follows Abram to a land of promise. The journey is filled with difficulty. When drought forces them to seek respite, they settle in Egypt, where Pharaoh is so taken by Sarai's beauty he claims her for his own ... and where Sarai discovers God for herself. When God's repeated promise to give them a child appears forgotten, Sarai and Abram battle with doubt. Is their faith strong enough to resist the temptation to fulfill God's plans in their own way?
Danielle Ross's life keeps slipping out of control. First she must abandon her education to take over her ill father's detective agency. Then, while pursuing a new case, Dani becomes a victim herself. She awakens in a strange place and finds herself surrounded by eleven other people. Among them are a doctor, a dancer, a German submarine commander, and an ex-convict - all clueless as to why they have been brought together. The culprit relentlessly insists they are united by one dark secret and that their lives depend on their confessing it. Can Dani find the link between these strangers before time runs out?
A powerful blend of historical accuracy, romance, and spiritual journeys set during the time of the American Civil War. A young Quaker woman travels to Washington from Pennsylvania to help nurse the wounded soldiers and falls in love with an army engineer who has lost his memory.
From the first Pilgrim settlement at Plymouth, the dynamic saga of the Winslow family has traced the forces that shaped early American history and its people. As the nation expands westward, so has the House of Winslow. The Reluctant Bridegroom begins with Sky Winslow, the son of Chris and Dove Winslow, agreeing to return East and bring a wagon train of brides to the men of Oregon City. As experienced as he is on the trail, the past hurts of an unfaithful wife and the care for a twelve-year-old son who truly needs a mother's love make Sky an unlikely candidate for such an assignment. On the long trip from New York to Oregon, two of the women who join the wagon train will make their impact on Sky Winslow. Rebekah Jackson, in hope of finding a new start, is leaving a broken past. Rita Duvall is a dance hall girl who knows the way to break down a man's defenses.
Divided by political and spiritual differences, Nathan and Paul, the Winslow cousins, continue their separate struggles during the American Revolution. Nathan fights to keep the hopes of the Continental Army alive at Valley Forge while Paul remains bitterly opposed to the Revolution. Providence temporarily delivers Paul from his own acrid character. He is shanghaied by a British press gang to work aboard a navy frigate, and a sudden attack of amnesia results in an innocence and confidence foreign to all he has been before. Can he escape the ship? Can he escape the person he used to be when his memory returns?
The saga of the Winslow family continues in House of Winslow, Book 21. . Phil Winslow continues his study of art; will he find success with this new genre? Will Peter Winslow succeed as a race car driver, and how will their relationships to the Lanier family impact the lives of Oliver Lanier and his six children?
All of her life Priscilla Winslow had yearned for what she now had--the theater, New York City, fancy clothes. But despite all of the adoring audiences, thunderous applause, and offers of starring roles on Broadway, Priscilla is compelled to leave New York and the unpleasant memories that haunt her success. The promise of an offer to come to California and make movies opens a new door for Priscilla's acting career. It also brings her close to Jason Ballard, the one man who truly loves her. But she soon discovers another side of Hollywood's infant motion picture business, one that poses overwhelmingly difficult choices. Andrew Winslow has also come to Los Angeles, rising to prominence as the highly successful pastor of Faith Temple. He has everything, but when his wife's horrible secret is uncovered, can he save his own family?
Book 1, Liberty Bell series; Christian fiction
Rees Kenyon and Callie Summers head across the ocean toward a new life during the stormy beginnings of the American Revolution. As a new nation struggles for independence, Rees employs his medical knowledge to save lives, and his shipbuilder's skills to build a potent fighting vessel.
The man awakened to unfamiliar walls, unfamiliar faces, with no memory of how he has come to be in this place. Fleeting mental images dance around the edges of his consciousness, but do they hold the secrets of his past, his present, his future? What are these glimmers of truth, the brief awareness of something else - Someone else - that flicker through his mind and emotions? Some unlikely people gather around to help him back into life, and then he meets a woman who touches his heart and emotions in a way that is both bewildering and electrifying. Is she truly connected to his unknown past, or does she have other designs? While marshalling friend and foe alike to piece together his life, a shattering discovery threatens to derail his quest. Does he have the courage to see it through?
The familiar story of patriarch Jacob and his twelve sons comes to new life and power in this masterful retelling by Gilbert Morris. Joseph seems to be the one who will be chosen to carry on the family name and birthright, but Jacob makes a startling announcement: "The scepter will not depart from Judah until Shiloh comes..."
Book 3 in The Liberty Bell series. Daniel Bradford's fight to save his son is threatened when Sir Leo Rochester hires Abigail Howland of the Winslow family to lure Matthew into his evil schemes.
As the nation recovers from the Civil War, Sky and Rebekah Winslow's wayward son Mark is slowly making his way north through Texas after his release from a Mexican prison. Headed for Omaha to work for the Union Pacific Railroad, he is forced to shoot a man, then thrown in jail to await his prison sentence. In a small Texas town where justice will not be served, Mark's only hope is the young woman whom he defended.
Dan Winslow survived the Civil War with the dream of one day going West and becoming a cowboy with a ranch of his own. But it would be several disappointing years before this son of Sky and Rebekah Winslow found himself on the dusty cattle trail from Texas to Wyoming. For young widow Hope Rogers, the promise of a cattle ranch in Wyoming seemed like the only possible way to hold her impoverished family together. But the sacrifice she had to make to get there was a dreadful price for a woman to pay. When Dan Winslow arrives in Wyoming, he discovers that the powerful cattle baron of the Arrow Ranch is forcing the local small ranchers and homesteaders out of business, including Hope Rogers. Winslow had not come looking for another war, but his only choice is to fight. The desperate ranchers need Dan's gun, and Dan needs their support. Arrow Ranch Held All the Cards. Winslow Refused to Play by Their Rules.
THE SECOND NOVEL IN THE WINSLOW BREED SERIES--THE PREQUEL TO THE FAMED HOUSE OF WINSLOW BREED SERIES!Brandon Winslow would rather gamble and frequent taverns than attend church. So how does he find himself at the forefront of the resistance to Bloody Mary's attempt to eliminate--at sword's point, if need be--the Protestant faith?During the reign of Mary I of England--"Bloody Mary"--young Brandon Winslow (son of Stuart, protagonist of Honor in the Dust, the first book in the Winslow Breed series) finds himself in dire straits. After being flogged and then drummed out of the military for seducing the wife of his commanding officer, he sinks into a life of gambling and petty fraud along with Lupa, the fair gypsy woman who nursed him back to health. After Mary weds Prince Philip of Spain, she begins to work in earnest to establish Catholicism as the only faith in England--and to execute Protestants. When Brandon sees several people burned at the stake in London for their faith, the experience changes him: Even though he has been only a nominal member of the Church of England, he finds himself compelled to stop those responsible for these outrages--and to do so before his uncle Quentin, a pastor, is himself burned at the stake. Unfortunately, the only way to save Quentin and so many others is to make Princess Elizabeth (who is herself in danger of dying at Mary's hand) queen. And that, of course, would be treason. Punishable by death. But then, Brandon has always been a gambler . . .
John Winslow is a restless young man who drops out of college, tries many jobs, and finally goes to Africa to visit his missionary relative, Barney Winslow. Annie Rogers, another of the Winslow family, comes to New York City, to pursue her dream of becoming a missionary to Africa, but is turned away by several missionary organizations. An opportunity to work as the personal secretary of Jeanine Quintana, a flamboyantly wealthy young socialite, seems to contradict Annie's calling, yet she feels it is the right step. Then a whirlwind trip to England and the chance to meet royalty is followed by passage booked to America on the maiden voyage of the R.M.S. Titanic! Three very different lives, separated by continents, collide in this novel.
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