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Instant Father One minute, Caleb Mast is an oil-rig roughneck who answers to no one but himself. The next, he's the father of a special-needs child he never knew existed. What kind of home can a man like him-without faith or community-provide for an eight-year-old girl? For little Joy's sake, Caleb returns to the Amish community he left behind years ago. His daughter bonds with Amish schoolteacher Leah Belier, and Caleb feels hopeful for once. But Leah blames Caleb for dashing long-ago dreams and can't bear to trust him. With Christmas weeks away, one special girl just may bring two hearts-and an entire community-together. Brides of Amish Country: Finding true love in the land of the Plain People.
A trist of fate A promise to her sister sends rising ballet star Cheryl Steele temporarily back to the hometown she fled years ago in disgrace. Then an unexpected snowstorm and an injured foot land her in the home of Sam Hardin. Sam's two little girls wrap themselves around her heart...while they scheme to make Cheryl not a guest or temporary nanny, but their new mom. But staying with the Hardin family makes Cheryl uneasy. She fears confessing past secrets to Sam and fears her plans for the future are unraveling. Because the longer Cheryl stays with Sam, the more it all feels so right...
Years ago, Rebecca Beachy kept her reasons for rejecting Gideon Troyer's marriage proposal a secret. Then Gideon left their Amish community. Now, Rebecca crafts quilts to raise money to cure her blindness. She's also busy guarding her heart against love. Until Gideon returns, at risk of being shunned, to make the winning bid on one of her exquisite quilts. Will the quilt-a patchwork promise of rediscovered love-bring Gideon and Rebecca back together again?
It's been 10 years since bad-boy Patrick Rivers left Loomis, Louisiana, under a cloud of suspicion. He's come back but can't wait to leave--until Shelby Mason gives him a reason to stay. Because Shelby knows a secret--and someone in Loomis will do anything to keep her quiet. Original.
Only faith sustained Lindsey Mandel after the loss of her beloved twin brother. Now a freak accident would test the U. S. Army corporal's mettle once again. Desperate to save her brother's injured horse, Lindsey placed her trust in handsome veterinarian Brian Cutter. When Brian saw Lindsey pinned beneath the steed, his only thought was to save her. With his own faith shaken by the death of his wife, he was amazed by this plucky female soldier who gave her all personally and professionally. Inspired by Lindsey's commitment to kin and country, Brian soon found a love that made him feel truly blessed.
The Covered Bridge by Karen HarperWhen Benjamin Kline returns to the fold after eight years, Abigail Baughman welcomes him with an open heart. But all is not well in their Amish village. Mysterious happenings put Abby in harm's way, forcing Ben to run to her rescue. He's vowed never to let anyone hurt her, and suddenly everything is at risk-their community, their way of life...and their future together.Fallen in Plain Sight by Marta PerryChildhood friends Sarah Weaver and Jacob Mast see each other in a different light when violence shatters their peaceful society. Now a series of accidents put their faith-and newfound love-to the ultimate test.Outside the Circle by Patricia DavidsIsaac Bowman is an outsider, but Lena Troyer makes the widower and his daughter feel like part of the community. So when a deer-poaching ring divides the town, Isaac vows to keep this gentle woman safe from harm...in spite of the danger to his heart.
After a devastating tornado ripped through High Plains, a two-year-old was found wandering all alone. Foster mother Nicki Appleton took in the little girl, her heart bursting with love and prayers. Now the storm's aftermath has brought home the man Nicki once expected to marry, and Clay Logan claims to be a changed cowboy. But with her energy focused on a child she may not be able to keep, is there room for another kind of love in Nicki's heart this Thanksgiving?
He Would Never Marry Again Adrian Lapp had taken that vow after losing his wife and son. But the newest resident of the Amish community of Hope Springs captivates him from their first meeting. Widow Faith Martin is strong, courageous and determined to make her farmstead profitable. Her fight to raise her six-year-old orphaned nephew in the Amish community brings her closer to the members of Hope Springs...and Adrian. Now if only Adrian can open his heart to the possibility of love again....
HEAVENLY FATHER,I would love to be a dad, to hold a sticky hand while we watch a ball game. But is Caitlin Williams's daughter coming into my arms at birth part of Your plan? Caitlin named me as the dad so her preemie could receive urgent medical care. That's why I brought the Williams women home with me until Caitlin gets back on her feet. I sense she's hiding something about her past-I wish she'd realize secrets can tear you apart. Now I can't imagine my life without them. I've even proposed to Caitlin-for the baby's sake, of course. But convincing Caitlin to make the three of us a family will be no easy task.
Hopeful stories of love and romance from Patricia DavidsHIS BUNDLE OF LOVEDesperation drove Caitlin Williams to name a Good Samaritan the father of her baby. She never dreamed that Mick O'Callaghan would take his role seriously enough to marry her. Will a medical emergency pave the way toward salvation...and the blessings of a forever family?THE COLOR OF COURAGEHeartbroken after tragedy befell her twin brother, Corporal Lindsey Mandel would stop at nothing to save his injured horse-with or without handsome veterinarian Brian Cutter. Brian can't help but be captivated by Caitlin's determination. But she'll need all her strength to succeed...and all of her faith to accept a most unlikely love.
Yearning to find a meaningful life in the outside world, nurse Miriam Kauffman strayed far from her Amish community. She also needed distance from Nick Bradley, the cop who had caused her so much pain. Back in Hope Springs to care for her ailing mother, Miriam needs Nick, now sheriff, to find the mother of Hannah, the baby abandoned on her porch. Nick is as wary of Miriam's intentions as she is of facing their past. Can two wounded hearts overcome their history to do what's best for little Hannah?
After years traveling in Europe with her musician husband, all that widow Mara Keller wants is security for her son. A half-share in her father's Maine farmhouse is the only refuge she has left, even if her resentful stepmother treats Mara as little more than a servant. But there is one bright spot: the unexpected kindness of neighbor Gideon Jakeman.A widowed farmer with a teenage daughter, Gideon hardly pictures himself as anyone's Prince Charming. Especially a woman of Mara's refinement. Yet his quiet, rugged strength makes her feel as though she's found her rightful place by his side, if they can find faith enough to forge their own happy ending.
Amish widow Sarah Wyse does not see wedding bells in her future. Still, she can't think of a better way to spend the Christmas season than helping her handsome, shy neighbor Levi Beachy find a wife. But once the single ladies of Hope Springs start visiting his buggy shop, Levi sends the town's eligible men Sarah's way. Neither expects to find love-but with help from the close-knit community, they just might mend each other's broken heart.
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A promise to her sister sent rising ballet star Cheryl Steele temporarily back to the hometown she had fled years ago in disgrace. Then an unexpected snowstorm and an injured foot soon landed her in the home of Sam Hardin. Sam's two little girls wrapped themselves around her heart. . . while they schemed to make Cheryl not a guest or temporary nanny but their new mom. But staying with the Hardin family made Cheryl uneasy. She feared confessing past secrets to Sam, and she had even greater fear of the present. Because the more Cheryl stayed with Sam, the more it all felt so right. . . .
Operating on a sick little boy is Dr. Nora Blake's responsibility. Answering a determined reporter's questions about the surgery is not. Especially because Robert Dale is delving into her life, too. Nora has her share of secrets. She won't allow a newspaper to profit from the child's story--or her own. Granted, the handsome reporter truly seems to care. About young, orphaned Ali. About her. And thanks to Rob's skills at digging deep, there is one question she just might answer with a joyful yes. . . .
A brash military man like Corporal Shane Ross was not the kind of father Annie Delmar had ever imagined having for her children. But they'd made a mistake that led to an unexpected blessing: Annie was pregnant. Shane wanted to be part of his child's life. . . and part of Annie's. He said he wanted to give his unborn child the family he never had. Annie didn't know what to make of it, but everyone deserved a second chance. And maybe a military man with strong values would make a great daddy after all. . . .
Everyone--especially his estranged grandfather--thinks Private Avery Barnes is just a wealthy playboy. Yet the military taught him to value what can't be bought--honor and love. And if he wins the top prize at the cavalry competition, he'll show his grandfather he's made of more than his birthright. He needs lovely veterinarian's assistant Jennifer Grant to help him train. Except that Jennifer, from the "other side of the tracks," is wary about Avery's commitment--to the competition and to her. Until winning her heart becomes the greatest prize of all.
AN AMISH CHRISTMASWhen Karen Imhoff finds a beaten man lying unconscious by the road in her Amish community, she doesn't hesitate to help. "John Doe" needs a place to stay while he regains his memory, and she has a room to rent. The handsome Englisher proves invaluable around the family farm, yet his presence wreaks havoc with her emotions. Karen has her younger siblings to care for. She can't fall for an outsider who doesn't know his own identity...THE CHRISTMAS QUILTYears ago, Rebecca Beachy kept her reasons for rejecting Gideon Troyer's marriage proposal a secret. Then Gideon left their Amish community. Now, Rebecca crafts quilts to raise money to cure her blindness, and carefully guards her heart against love. Then Gideon returns, at risk of being shunned, to make the winning bid on one of her exquisite quilts. Will Rebecca's quilt-a patchwork promise of rediscovered love-bring Gideon and Rebecca back together again?A HOPE SPRINGS CHRISTMASWhen Amish buggy maker Levi Beachy turns the tables on matchmaker Sarah Wyse, they just might discover they've already found their perfect match-in each other.
Love Is Only A Letter Away So what if Joann Yoder's Amish community deems her a spinster? She's content to stay single. In the meantime, she's working hard to finally buy her dream house. So it's problematic when she's fired from her job to make room for the owner's nephew, Roman Weaver. His blue eyes aside, she simply can't stand him! Good thing she has the secret letters she's been exchanging with a mystery man to keep her going. But who is writing her letters? And could she possibly fall for him in real life, too?
THE DAVIS LANDING OBSERVERTHE GOSSIP GURU. . . hears Hamilton daughter Melissa, who'd disappeared not long after her father's first medical crisis, has finally come home-pregnant! This news certainly won't help her father, Wallace, As he once again recuperates in the hospital. Word is she's been staying at Hamilton Media attorney Richard McNeil's home, along with his sister, her husband and their kids. With all those people in the McNeil household, Is there time for romance between prodigal Melissa and newly rededicated Christian heartthrob Richard? Keep checking Page 5 for updates!
The fatal crash was no accident. The killer's only mistake was leaving behind a survivor. . . a four-month-old boy. For his sake--and for his murdered mother's--Sheriff Mandy Scott will see justice served. And she already has her prime suspect: the boy's father, Garrett Bowen. Yet despite the evidence against him, something about the reclusive rancher makes Mandy question his guilt. Nothing is as it seems as crime starts spiraling out of control in Timber Wells. If Mandy lets herself trust Garrett, will he shield her from danger, or send her racing into another lethal trap?
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