Back Cover: After a chance meeting off the coast of Puerto Vallarta, Frank Stefano and Shelby Martin sense an immediate chemistry between them-a bond that blossoms as their relationship deepens. With her father's recent death and a runaway mother, Shelby finds herself more than willing to put sorrows behind her and start anew with a man who reflects all that she desires in a soul mate. At Shelby's urging, a spur-of-the-moment wedding follows their whirlwind romance. But upon their return to California, the honeymoon begins to crumble as Frank's shadowed past-one that Shelby was willing to ignore-takes on a dark and mysterious edge. Amid confusing allegations, Shelby's faith in her husband-and in a God who loves-is shaken to the core. Where will she find the strength she needs to face an uncertain future?
A magnificent saga of love and war, of political conflict and imminent change, of two women...<P><P> Against the vast and formidable backdrop of pre-revolutionary Russia, the lives of two families become inextricably entwined.<P> Anna Yevnovna Burenin, a peasant girl from the tine village of Katyk, must leave the home she loved to work in a prince's palace in St. Petersburg, bringing her family's heritage of faith with her.<P> Anna's future is altered forever when she is thrust into the presence of the high-minded, spoiled Princess Katrina. But even as Anna's own life is changed, her faith exerts a transforming influence over the willful young princess.<P> But the life of protected royalty in St. Petersburg cannot be isolated forever from the forces that buffet the mighty Russian Empire. While grand dukes and their duchesses celebrate New Year's at the Tsar's legendary Winter Palace, revolution brews and war in the Balkans seems inevitable. Both peasant and princess face the prospect of their beloved Russia being torn apart by conflict within and without.<P> Caught in the crosscurrents of history, who will survive?
Christian historical novel about people who come to America and those who journey west.
When James Baldwin's father desperately needs their help, his wife, Carolina, struggles to forgive her father-in-law for past wrongs, driving a deep emotional wedge between the young couple. James is assigned to supervise the building of the distant Kingwood Tunnel, and he and Carolina decide to move their growing family from the comforts of their home in Baltimore to a small rural town in the Allegheny Mountains. No longer do they have to endure being separated, but soon the pitiful living conditions take their toll, and complications from both the severe weather and the escalating tensions among the Irish railroad workers conspire against them. A young Irish worker, Kiernan O'Connor, befriends the Baldwins, despite the protests of his brother. Young Victoria, Carolina's stepdaughter, is enthralled with the gentle, handsome Kiernan, but will the upper-class Baldwins ever consider him a proper suitor for their daughter? And will their friendsnip prevent James from stopping Kiernan's brother from carrying out his destructive plans before it's too late?
Book 2 of The Stonewycke Legacy is set shortly before the outbreak of World War II. Espionage and intrigue, tragedy, and restoration.
From the time the Picts settled in northern Scotland in the seventh century, until the region was overrun by the Vikings in the ninth, and then settled throughout the following centuries by the Scots, the estate known as Stonewycke became a symbol of the enduring quality of the land. When the castle of that same name was built by Andrew Ramsay in the 1540's, his prayer was that the estate would stand as a sentinel in the north to God's goodness. His prayers for the generations who would follow him in the Ramsay line resulted in blessings and prosperity to the family throughout the next two and a half centuries, finding special fulfillment in the righteousness of his descendant Anson Ramsey in the early nineteenth century.
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