One night four lives entered the world by the hands of an Amish midwife, just outside North Star, Pennsylvania. Rebekah's Babies, as they are called, are now grown adults and in four heartwarming novellas each young person experiences a journey of discovery, a possibility of love, and the wonder of Christmas. Guiding Star by Katie Ganshert Curiosity gets the best of Englischer Chase Wellington when he investigates the twenty-five-year-old disappearance of an Amish baby. When he finds adventurous Elle McAllister in Iowa will his discoveries upend her world? Mourning Star by Amanda Flower Eden Hochstetler slips from her parents' fudge shop to investigate the death of her friend Isaac. Who is guilty? Isaac's handsome great nephew Jesse, an angry Englischer, or someone else? In the Stars by Cindy WoodsmallHeartbroken Kore Detweiler avoids North Star after Savilla Beiler rejects his love. But when he is unexpectedly called to return home, he and Savilla must join forces to keep a family together. Star of Grace by Mindy Starns Clark and Emily Clark Andy Danner left North Star to join a new Amish settlement in Mississippi. His little brother devises a scheme to bring Andy home for Christmas and unwittingly unleashes the power of forgiveness in a reclusive widower's life.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Blind dates give everyone the shivers. Poor Jo Tulip. She's a sassy single woman full of household hints and handy advice for every situation . . . except matters of her heart. Her first romantic outing in months is a blind date--okay, the Hall of Fame of Awful Blind Dates--but things go from bad to worse when the date drops dead and Jo finds herself smack in the middle of a murder investigation. Poor Danny Watkins. He loves Jo but doesn't know how to tell her. They have been best friends since childhood, and Jo considers him only a pal. As Danny helps Jo with the investigation, he waits for the perfect moment to tell her how he feels about her. When that moment arrives, however, Danny is surprised to find that the outcome isn't at all what he expected. With Danny's help, Jo attempts to solve one complicated mystery while trying to figure out another--what on earth is going on with her love life?
When Callie learns that the man she loves is somehow connected to the man who killed her late husband, she confronts Tom. But he informs her that his hands are tied by the National Security Agency and he can tell her nothing. Despite the secrecy surrounding Tom and the NSA, Callie decides to find out for herself exactly what is going on and how Tom may have been involved in her husband's death. Using her investigative skills, Callie throws herself into the most important mystery she has ever attempted to solve. Will their affection be able to stand the strain? And what was God's plan in bringing Tom and Callie together marriage or merely answers for her questions about Bryan's death?
Fast-paced and inspirational, The Million Dollar Mystery series is from bestselling author Mindy Starns Clark. Attorney Callie Webber investigates nonprofit organizations for the J. O. S. H. U. A. Foundation and awards the best of them grants up to a million dollars. In this series, Callie comes across a mystery she must solve using her skills as a former private investigator. A young widow, Callie finds strength in her faith in God and joy in her relationship with her employer, Tom. --- In book number three of The Million Dollar Mystery series, Callie suddenly finds herself involved in the life of a young wife and mother whose husband has disappeared&possibly the victim of foul play. Callie has come to the beautiful Smoky Mountains hoping to award a million-dollar grant to the charity set up in the woman's late husband's honor. But in the search for a missing migrant worker, a body is discovered, which puts the grant on hold and her new romance with her mysterious boss in peril. Trusting in God, Callie forges steadily ahead through a mire of clues that lead her deeper and deeper into danger.
From award-winning author Mindy Starns Clark comes the fast-paced and inspirational Million Dollar Mystery series. Attorney Callie Webber investigates nonprofit organizations for the J. O. S. H. U. A. Foundation and awards the best of them grants up to a million dollars. In each book of the series, A young widow, Callie finds strength in her faith in God and joy in her relationship with her employer, Tom. In book number two of The Million Dollar Mystery series, Callie is working to provide quality professional clothes to women who can't afford to buy their own. She soon becomes involved with one young woman who is trying to come out of drug rehabilitation--just as she's charged with murder. What appears to be a routine murder investigation in her hometown on the Chesapeake suddenly becomes complicated amid international intrigue, cutting-edge technology, and deadly deception. A string of heart-pounding events lands her disastrously in the hands of the killer, where Callie finds she has less than a moment for a whispered prayer. Will help arrive in time?
Mindy Starns Clark's first two books in the Smart Chick Mystery series The Trouble with Tulip and Blind Dates Can Be Murder are followed with more love and adventure in this final, suspense filled book. When someone tries to push Jo Tulip in front of a New York train, her ex-fiance, Bradford, suffers an injury while saving her and the unintentional sleuth is thrown onto the tracks of a very personal mystery. Jo's boyfriend, Danny Watkins, is away in Paris, so she begins a solo investigation of her near murder. What secret was Bradford about to share before he took the fall? And when Jo uncovers clues tied to Europe, can she and Danny work together in time to save her life?
Business investigator Callie Webber finds herself looking into the sudden death of an old family friend of her employer.
With a touch of romance and a strong heroine, A Quarter for a Kiss offers more of the fast-paced and suspenseful inspirational writing found in A Penny for Your Thoughts, Don't Take Any Wooden Nickels, and A Dime a Dozen. In this fourth book of the Million Dollar Mysteries, Mindy Starns Clark weaves another tale of mystery and God's touch on the lives of those who seek Him. As a young widow, Callie Webber finds strength in her faith in God and joy in her growing romance with her employer, Tom Bennett. When their friend and mentor, Eli Gold, is shot, the search for answers as to who and why leads Tom and Callie to the beautiful Virgin Islands. There they face a sinister enemy among the ruins of an old sugar plantation--an enemy who's willing to do anything to keep his identity secret and the past deeply buried.
Following up on her extremely popular Gothic thriller, Whispers of the Bayou, Mindy Starns Clark offers another suspenseful stand-alone mystery full of Amish simplicity, dark shadows, and the light of God's amazing grace. Anna thought she left the tragedies of the past behind when she moved from Pennsylvania to California, but when her brother vanishes from the genetics lab where he works, Anna has no choice but to head back home. Using skills well-honed in Silicon Valley, she follows the high-tech trail her brother left behind, a trail that leads from the simple world of Amish farming to the cutting edge of DNA research and gene mapping. Anna knows she must depend on her instincts, her faith in God, and the help of the Amish community to find her brother. She also must finally face her own shadows-and pray that she's stronger than the grief that threatens to overwhelm them all.
Back Cover Helpful hints and homicides Meet Josephine Tulip --definitely a smart chick. She's a twenty-first century female MacGyver who writes a helpful hints column and stumbles on dead bodies in her spare time. Meet Danny Watkins, Jo's best friend. He's a talented photographer who longs to have his work appear on a cover of National Geographic but finds himself taking prom photos and pet portraits instead. Together this mismatched duo works to solve a local murder--much to the dismay of the police, who are hoping for an open -and -shut case. But there's something not quite right about the evidence. Jo knows it and Danny believes her. Turns out, sleuthing brings out the best ... and the worst ... in their relationship. As Jo tries to solve the mystery in her neighborhood, she realizes she's facing an even bigger mystery--what's going on in her heart?
Bestselling author of the popular Smart Chick Mysteries and Whispers of the Bayou, Mindy Starns Clark delivers another exciting mystery to her eager fans. Chloe Ledet grew up in the shadow of her larger-than-life father, a famous chef and New Orleans' restaurateur. When Chef Julien falls ill, he decides to finally publish his secret recipes--a decision his financial partners vehemently oppose. As her father lies dying, Chloe earnestly searches for the source of Julien's special seasonings. Dodging the desperate efforts of those who absolutely do not want the secrets revealed, Chloe realizes that the closer she gets to the source, the more danger she encounters! Framed for murder, Chloe's prayers become more fervent. Can she safely trust the mysterious Cajun leading her on a cat-and-mouse escape through the very heart of Cajun country? Will she survive--even triumph? Or by trusting this handsome stranger, has she gone from the frying pan into the fire?
Back Cover What mysteries lie hidden by the dark water of the Bayou? Swept away from Louisiana Bayou country as a child, Miranda Miller is a woman without a past. She has a husband and child of her own and a fulfilling job in a Manhattan museum, but she also had questions--about the tragedy that cut her off from family and caused her to be sent away, and about those first five years that were erased from her memory. Summoned to the bedside of Willie Pedreaux, the old caretaker of her grandparents" antebellum estate, Miranda goes back for the first time, hoping to learn the truths of her past and receive her rightful inherittance. But Willie's premature death plunges Mirand into a nightmare of buried secrets, priceless treasure and unknown enemies. Follow one woman's search through the hidden rooms of a Bayou mansion, the enigmatic snares of an ancient myth, and the all-consuming quest for a heart open enough for love--and for God.
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