THE WORLD IS AT WAR. A young man bravely kisses his weeping bride goodbye at the train station, leaving her all alone. Then the dreaded telegram, and a decision that nearly tears her apart... A LITTLE GIRL GROWS into young womanhood, unaware of the forces that swirl around her past and her future. WILL THERE BE.. Another Homecoming
Kathleen crosses the ocean from London to meet the man who paid for her passage and the man she was to marry. She left a life full of troubles and grief to enter a life of the unknown. Long synopsis: Responding to an Advertisement, She Crossed an Ocean to Meet a Total Stranger and Became a Mail-Order Bride.... Kathleen O'Malley stood on the deck of the Baireth Lily and watched the land she'd called home for more than a dozen years slip from her view. She had thought she would be glad to see the last of it, but she was not. Emotions in turmoil, her whole being yearned to slip from the ship and return to what she knew. Even though Kathleen had not been happy with her situation, it was all she had ever known. As the shoreline faded into the morning mist, her only certainty was that she was bound for America to marry a man whose name she did not even know and whose face she had never seen. On the other side of the Atlantic, Donnigan Harrison anxiously awaits Kathleen's arrival on a prairie farm far from her port of arrival in Boston. He has known the wonder of a dream fulfilled-a snug frame cabin, the sturdy log barn and outbuildings, a fine herd of livestock, and crops in the field that made his eyes sparkle. Yet Donnigan felt a loneliness on the western frontier that pierced his very soul. With so limited opportunities for finding a wife, the notion of ordering a wife that once seemed unthinkable had come to make some sense. Now that the time has come, Donnigan feels like a small boy waiting for Christmas. But Donnigan's anticipation is overshadowed with terrifying uncertainties-What have I done! And that question is echoed in Kathleen's heart as she nears the point of no return.
Dana, a lovely teenage girl, fights a courageous battle with cancer, while her younger sister Erin fights her own battle with God.
Running Fawn loved her place of birth, the site of the Blackfoot tribe's winter camp, more than words could express. The stillness of the mountain, the giant spruce and pine that covered the hillsides, and the gurgle of the spring that squeezed its crystal water from the rock crevice-she couldn't even imagine a different kind of life. This was her home. But the coming of white men with their guns and diseases, the prairie fires that swept the grazing lands, and the quick slaughter of the buffalo herds leave her Blackfoot tribe with little choice but to take up residence on the assigned Reserve. All too soon the world that Running Fawn has cherished is left behind.
A heritage so very different from her own, but one profound connection... Ariana loves her life-her parents, her little town, her job as the town's schoolteacher; her students. But one evening after classes are done and she prepares to hurry home before a blizzard hits, her whole life changes in an instant. The two rough-looking men who abduct her and take her far from home and family make no response to her frantic questions-"Why me? What are you going to do? Where are you taking me?" Held hostage in a camp of bandits, Ariana's emotions swing between terror and boredom as days stretch into weeks. And then the boss's son appears in the doorway of her cabin. Does this mean she will never see her mother and father again, the two who had so lovingly adopted her as an infant and raised her as their own? Will she ever wear the wedding dress so carefully saved for her-her one link with her birth parents, now long dead?
The tragedy of her parents' death in a river accident. Her grandfather George MacMannus, a trapper who lived alone in the backwoods, now was her only family. She was such a tiny thing, firmly clutching a worn rag doll. One look into her large green eyes and he knew they belonged together. Papa Mac, as Kendra came to call him, knew her place was with him. But what kind of home, what kind of training, could he provide in a wilderness of mountains and forests and rivers that no one had even named? Will she ever be ready to face the strange and confusing world far from the wilderness she loves?
Jerusalem is in turmoil as its religious leaders on one side, and their Roman rulers on the other, conspire to stamp out the fledgling Church. And Abigail, who thought she had finally found home and safety, is caught between the opposing forces.
Julia's Last Hope is a story sent in a lumbertown in western Canada. Things are going well for John and Julia Harrigan until the sudden news of the mill closing rocks their secure world. Julia's dreams for her family seem to be crumbling around her until she decides to fight to save the home and town she loves.
4th book in the Prairie Legacy series. Virginia and Jonathan and their family face the greatest trial of all.
(from book) She ventured west with the man she loved, but in one day her whole world had crumbled around her... Love Comes Softly. Nineteen-year-old Marty Claridge starts west with her adventurous, boyish husband, Clem, seeking to claim land and hoping for good fortune. But when the venture turns suddenly to tragedy, Marty is left alone with her great loss. And coupled with her grief and heartache is the grim reality that there is no way to return home. Clark Davis and his little girl, Missie, are also in great need. Clark's wife has died, leaving him to care for Missie and the farm at the same time. His offer to Marty comes with good intention, but will courage and faith be enough to bring them to true love?
Belinda Davis's move to Boston had introduced her to a life she never could have imagined growing up in the West. But even the opportunities of wealth, literature and travel left her feeling empty. Realizing her faith had been pushed into the background, she once again invites God to have first place in her life. But now she faces new life decisions that seem even more difficult than before. Torn between two contrasting ways of life, one full of fascinating opportunities in the East and one represented by the beloved farm home in which she was raised she clings to the principles that are her parents' legacy: faith, love, and family.
Belinda Davis is restless. As her friends get married and have children of their own, she wonders what God has in store for her. Her life as a nurse seems dull and routine. She craves excitement and adventure. When she meets an elderly woman who needs nursing care, Belinda jumps at the invitation to travel to Boston, a large, vibrant city so unlike the little prairie town where she was raised. Opportunities for books, theatre and the luxuries of life provide excitement ... for a time. But in spite of financial security, countless new experiences, and even some romance, Belinda finds herself restless, lonely, and empty inside.
A birthday surprise, a new journey west, and a delightful reunion! But then comes tragedy.... Love's Abiding Joy: Marty and Clark Davis's daughter Missie and her husband had homesteaded land in the far West, many weeks' journey away by covered wagon. But with the coming of the frontier railroad, the miles are suddenly bridged, making possible their long-awaited reunion. Grandparents Marty and Clark are thrilled to meet their two little grandsons for the first time. Missie, anxious to hear news from home, plies her mother with questions about her brothers and sisters. And as Willie proudly shows the two visitors around his successful ranch, Missie, just as proudly, shows them the little soddy that was their original home. But the joyful reunion is shattered by a tragic accident.... Will they ever be a happy family again? A Gentle Story of Faith and Love and Joy in the Midst of the Swirling Storm of Life.
Tragedy brought them together, but love bound them into a family. Love's Enduring Promise. Clark and Marty Davis, the pioneer couple thrown together after the death of their first spouses, now preside over a growing number of youngsters in their prairie home. Together they face the joys and trials of life on a homesteader's farm. Will they be able to find a suitable teacher for the long-awaited new school? Is the "very learned" Eastern preacher going to be able to communicate with the simple people of the West? And how do Clark and Marty guide their lovely daughter, now grown to womanhood, in her choice of a partner?
Missie's shocking discovery is not the end of the story in... Love's Long Journey. After all the planning and dreaming, Missie and Willie LaHaye were actually on the trail west in a covered wagon. Leaving behind the prairie home of Clark and Marty Davis, Missie finds herself caught between the elation of the new adventure and wondering if she'll ever see her family again. But the hardships of the trail--the rain, the mud, the impassable rivers, and even death--soon force Missie and Willie to become rugged pioneers. Missie must learn how to live her faith as she faces homesickness, boredom, and deprivation. And, then, when they finally arrive at their new home, she is pushed to the limits of her endurance.
Marty and Clark Davis arrive home from a visit out west with daughter Missie knowing there are changes ahead for them. But are they prepared for the changes that already have taken place while they were gone? Clare and Kate are eagerly anticipating their new baby, but what lies ahead will test their faith in ways they never expected. Luke wants to become a doctor, but his studies will take him far from home. Ellie has blossomed into a lovely young woman, but is there a young man around worthy of her hand? And then there's Nandry, who seems to be blaming God for Clark's accident.
Belinda, Marty and Clark Davis's "surprise child," has always had a tender and compassionate heart toward anything hurt or broken. Her brother, Doctor Luke, influences her toward nursing and a job as his assistant. But will she have the inner strength to face hurt and broken people whose bodies, minds, and emotions need mending? And what will happen when Belinda, Amy Jo, and Melissa all fall for the same nice fellow? Book jacket.
Janette Oke's Animal Friends Introduce ... Fuzzle the Skunk Out for a walk one day, Fuzzle is separated from his family. Alone for the first time in his life, he must find his own food and a place to sleep. If only he could get some help from the other animals in the forest ... When he tries to make friends, though, no one will speak to him, and he doesn't know why. All he wants is someone to play with. But what Fuzzle doesn't know is that God gave him a secret weapon--one that will make him a hero if he can discover it in time.
12-year old Josh is unhappy after realizing that his 18-year-old auntie Lou will marry and leave their home.
Virginia and Jonathan are surprised when Virginia's long time friend, Jinny, shows up on Christmas morning with a sick child. Can Jonathan comfort the frightened child?
Two very different girls who are as close as sisters, the tragic wedge that drives them apart, and the healing love of God.
Virginia is torn between going off to college with Jamison and staying home to help her family and elderly neighbor.
In the dimness of the early morning, I could see field after neighborhood field as I let my gaze wander. First there was ours -- I supposed I would always think of the farm as Grandpa's, Uncle Charlie's and mine; though in truth it was just mine now. Guess that was one of the reasons I was whistling. Just yesterday they had signed all the official papers to make the farm mine -- really and legally mine. Joshua Chadwick Jones they read, clear as could be. The full impact had yet to hit me. But I was excited. Really excited. I mean, what other fella my age had a farm of his own, title clear and paid for?
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