Twin boys emerge from the womb, the second gripping the first by the heel. So begins the lifelong struggle of Jacob with his older brother, Esau. A prophetic vision claims the dominance of the younger over the older, but such a prediction goes against everything in the ancient tradition. Must Jacob take the initiative to fulfill the prophecy and help God accomplish His purposes? When Jacob's trickery leads to outright deceit, the result is a downward spiral of deception, betrayal, and animosity. Will Jacob succumb to his own ambition, or will he finally trust the God he encounters at the very gate of heaven?
The Gentle Rebel brings the dynamic saga of the Winslow family into the American Revolution. Starting with the first Pilgrim settlement at Plymouth, The House of Winslow novels have vividly described the forces that shaped early American history and its people. Book 3, The Indentured Heart, brought the story to pre-Revolution days. Nathan Winslow, the son of Adam and Molly, was at first opposed to the idea of revolution against the British Crown, but eventually he becomes an American patriot. His love for the beautiful Abigail Howland, a proud and spoiled Tory, lies in direct conflict with his mission to help free his land. From the hotbed of patriotic activity in Boston to the green fields of Lexington, from Breed's Hill and Bunker Hill to the deadly overland winter trip toward Fort Ticonderoga- Winslow carries the banner of his family heritage and faith. Faith and courage-confirmed or denied?
His Musical Gifts and Good Looks Draw Him Into a Life Where His Character Cannot Sustain Him. When young Leah Freeman attends the Fourth of July dance, she falls in love with Stuart Winslow, a dashing young man and gifted musician. Despite misgivings about his character and a warning from her pastor, Leah accepts Stuart's proposal and marries him. Not long after their marriage, Stuart falls back into his old ways. Leah's love for him is severely tested when he's arrested and sent to Tucker Penitentiary. The years in prison take their toll on Stuart, until one day in the confines of his cell, he faces his deplorable life and comes to faith. Though he yearns for forgiveness and reconciliation with his family back home in Lewisville, Stuart faces the possibility that Leah may never be able to trust or love him again. When a man bent on revenge confronts his family, Stuart must make a difficult choice that could cost him deeply. Will the peril that surrounds them prevail, or will Stuart and Leah learn the secret of true love?
Gervase Howard, a young nurse serving under Florence Nightingale in the Crimea, returns home to care for a young nobleman who lies in a coma-the only man she has ever loved, but who is married to someone else.
Young Noah has found life good and wholesome ... until he steps outside his village and discovers a world of temptation. Drawn by a beautiful woman yet repulsed by the pagan practices of her tribe's dark worship, his inner struggle keeps him in torment. Noah strains to hear the voice of God-through the warnings of a prophet, through the kind teachings of his grandfather Methuselah, through the loving concern of his family, and ultimately through personal confrontation. The message he receives is terrifying. Will he find the courage to obey? Opposition intensifies to the call he has received, and a precious medallion handed down from ancient times reminds him of who he is ... a man with a HEART OF A LION.
Between her dedicated nursing at Mercy Hospital and plans to be a missionary in India, Ketura Lindsey had no time to think about marriage. But to follow God' s plan, she had to acknowledge that love was part of His higher purpose for her life. Yet did He really intend her to find wedded bliss with her high school nemesis, Jared Pierce?Jared, the star of the baseball team, had hurt tall, gangly Ket with his teasing. Now an intern at Mercy, he was a constant presence in her heart and mind. But would Jared, who dated beauty queens, ever notice-- let alone propose to-- a plain Jane?
Christmas and Knox, race west-Knox hoping to be among the first to set up trading posts in Missouri, and Christmas seeking to escape a future he regarded with contempt. Christmas will journey toward wha some considered to be the ultimate test, but in so doing he will leave an indelible mark on the family tree.
Lanie took out her journal and dated it April 12, 1928. She started the habit of writing down everything that happened to her when she was no more than eight years old, and now she had six journals completely full. She thought about the prize at school, almost prayed to win, but somehow she could not. "God," she finally said, "I'll do my best, and if you'll help me, that's all I ask. " Fourteen-year-old Lanie Belle Freeman of Fairhope, Arkansas, has high hopes for her future. Happy on the five-acre family homeplace, she dreams of going to college and becoming a writer. And with her father launching a new business and her mother expecting the fifth baby, the bright days of an early Southern spring seem to herald expansive new beginnings for the Freeman family. But her mother isn't as strong as she should be, and it's going to take time for the business to pay back the mortgage. When unexpected tragedy strikes, it is left to Lanie to keep the family together and hold on to their home. In a world shaken by the Great Depression, it is faith in God and love in a tightly knit family that will help Lanie and her siblings overcome the odds and create a future that promises the fulfillment of love. The Homeplace offers a warmhearted and inspiring saga of a courageous young woman who holds her family together through the Depression era.
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.
For her sixteenth birthday, Damita De Salvado receives a beautiful slave girl, Rissa, but mistreats her, revealing Damita's prejudice and hardening Rissa's heart. When her family experiences financial hardships, Damita grudgingly sells Rissa to a mysterious Christian doctor, Jefferson Whitman, who is Rissa's adopted brother. Now the tables have turned: Rissa is a wealthy, free woman, while Damita's family struggles to keep the plantation. Will both women find the love and security they long for?
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!
A wealthy widow of a nobleman, daughter of a famous scientist, and skeptic who only trusts what can be proven. Meet Serafina Trent. A woman about to take 19th Century London by storm. It's London, 1857, and everything is at stake for Serafina Trent. A woman of means . . . but not the typical Victorian lady who feels her place is to be seen and not heard. When her brother's most recent female dalliance, a beautiful actress, is found murdered, all evidence points to him. Especially since the actress had just rejected him in a most public manner. Now everyone believes Clive is headed for the gallows. Everyone, that is, but Serafina.Determined to prove her brother's innocence, Serafina finds herself working with unlikely allies--including Dylan Tremayne, a passionate storyteller and actor with a criminal past. This novel will hold fans of mystery and history spellbound until the very last page.Victorian England comes alive in this intriguing new series from one of Christian fiction's favorite authors.
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?
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