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Will God use thievery and murder to bring His children together? Since her redemption from captivity in Canada, Christine has led a quiet, unassuming life. She cares tirelessly for Pastor Samuel Jewett's motherless family and is content. But life is about to take an unexpected turn. One night, coming back from drawing water at the river, Christine discovers a man snooping about the cottage she shares with a widow. At knifepoint, he swears her to secrecy and demands that she supply him with food and other necessities. To save the pastor's children from harm, Christine complies with his demands, even finding herself stealing from her friends. When murder finds its way to Cochecho, however, Christine can no longer be silent. And her confession puts a strain on the tentative but growing relationship between her and the preacher. Who can know the ways of the Lord? They are far beyond man's ways, and Samuel and Christine learn this lesson well.
When her sister Abigail's beau returns from the sea after being thought dead for five years, Deborah Bowman is torn. She greatly admires Edward Hunter and believes him to be the best of men, but Abigail's heart now belongs to another. Deborah longs to honor her sister's choice, but why can't Abby see Edward's superior character and the miracle of his return? Edward Hunter has come back to life in the eyes of his friends and family. Marooned on a deserted island, only the Lord and thoughts of his beloved Abigail kept him going. But now that he's home, he finds he and Abigail aren't who they used to be. . . and neither is Abigail's little sister, Debbie. Could the Lord have used tragedy and separation to open Edward's eyes to what-and who-he really needs?
You can experience Christmas during the time period of your choice--if you rent the entire Barncastle Inn of Vermont for the whole week of Christmas. When they first decide to do this, Jayne Barncastle is determined to prove to her parents it will work. Will she overlook her own chance for romance in the process? Will a World War II era "White Christmas" recreate a scene of forgiveness for an embittered couple? Can a pirate's lair be the place of fun-filled reunion for old lovers? When coworkers assist in recreating the first Christmas for the inn, will they discover romance?
Back Cover MARIE DIDN'T ASK TO BE A #11;COURIER FOR SECRET DOCUMENTS. The men chasing her couldn't care less. They just want to find her-dead or alive. * * * Marie Belanger knows nothing about the covert assignments her naval lieutenant husband goes on from time to time, but she's pleased that their tour in Japan is at an end. What once seemed an interminable assignment is finished, and now Marie and Pierre can think about a Stateside posting and perhaps even starting a family. While Pierre wraps up his duties, Marie plans a brief visit to her family home in Maine. But life turns upside down when Marie unexpectedly finds a computer flash drive in her carry-on luggage at the San Francisco airport. Moments earlier the woman she had been sitting with on the plane from Tokyo had been murdered. Suddenly her journey from California to Maine becomes a nightmare as Marie is forced to run for her life. Pierre, afraid for his wife, contacts his best friend, Lt. Commander George Hudson, and together they set out on a search for Marie that spans the country. Yet as hard as they try they keep finding themselves one step behind their enemies, who are just one step behind Marie. * * * Finding Marie is a fast-paced romantic novel of faith, honor, and courage #11;against a backdrop of danger, espionage, and international intrigue.
Back Cover WILL RACHEL'S FIRST TOP SECRET ASSIGNMENT PROVE TO BE HER LAST? * * * After specialized underwater training, Ensign Rachel Whitney of the U.S. Navy is posted to a remote island in the North Pacific, a tiny scrap of rock guarding a highly classified secret. She could love her new assignment if her commanding officer, It. George Hudson, weren't so difficult to please. Despite George's first reaction to her presence on the island, Rachel sets out to prove she is perfect for the job. She doesn't dream of being a heroine-or falling in love-but when word leaks out about the prize they are guarding, Rachel and George find that they have few resources besides each other and their faith in God to thwart an enemy attack that could endanger all of America. * * * Let this romantic and exciting adventure take you to a place where fear #11;meets faith and weakness is exchanged for unexpected strength.
She came for her inaugural address--and found herself dodging bullets, instead. Newly elected Maine governor Jillian Goff doesn't know why someone wants to kill her. But she knows they came close. Too close. Enter Dave Hutchins. A member of the state's Executive Protection Unit, Dave's mission is to protect the governor and find the would-be assassin. Without getting emotionally involved. Yet the more time Dave spends with Jillian, the less he can imagine ever leaving her side. Not with her life--and his heart--caught in the crosshairs.
Following up on the adventures of men in uniform in Frasier Island and Finding Marie, Susan Page Davis offers readers another suspenseful novel of international diplomacy and romance. Claudia Gillette, an upscale magazine correspondent, will go to any lengths for a good story. Bill White, a navy lieutenant, performs secret missions all over the world. Attraction sizzles between them, but these two can't synchronize their globe-trotting watches long enough for a date. Claudia also has more than romance in mind...she wants the inside story on Bill's exotic assignments. When she goes over his head and obtains permission to join his outfit on a sensitive mission in the Philippines, Bill is both angry and afraid for her. Will her presence endanger his team? When things go badly, only faith in God can give them hope for tomorrow...but even if they both make it, what's the inside scoop on Bill and Claudia having a future together?
"I didn't kill my husband!" But no one believed Laurel Hatcher. On trial for murder, Laurel prayed for a miracle. And she got one, sort of: a deadlocked jury. A mistrial meant going through the ordeal all over again, but at least she'd have more time to prove her innocence. And now handsome police officer Dan Ryan was on her side, determined to find evidence that would clear her name. But Laurel didn't even know what to look for--or who would want her husband dead. Until Dan took her back to the scene of the crime. . . where a killer was waiting.
A sweet, elderly lady is killed on Christmas Day, and nothing else-not a single wrapped gift around the tree-is disturbed. Detective Neil Alexander can't figure out the motive. Rookie reporter Kate Richards wants the story, but Neil has little to share. Until there'sanothermurder. Same M. O. Same ballistics. Therehasto be a connection. And Kate is determined to find it. Neil is impressed with her dedication, but he worries about where it will lead. They're on a killer's trail. And keeping Kate safe means keeping his heart off-limits.
When her aunt dies and leaves her nothing, Lydia Jackson heads to Oregon City in a wagon train to fulfill a teaching position. When a wagon train escort officer starts to show her attention, Lydia feels she must reject the man because of her obligations.Corporal Mike Brown has been assigned by the U.S. military to escort the wagon train safely through the frontier. Still grieving the loss of his wife and son, he welcomes time in the open wilderness as his heart tries to mend. What he doesn't expect is to be attracted to Lydia Jackson. After being faced with all the harrowing experiences of the great West, will they be able to resist their feelings for each other? Or will Lydia find a future with her Oregon escort? "
After a handsome stranger interrupts her secret morning ride, Sadie McEwan knows her heart is in trouble. The man seeks to buy several mares from her father's Spinning Wheel Farm and promises to return in a few months. Could he be interested in claiming more than horses? Harry Cooper longs to court Sadie McEwan. But when he returns to the Shenandoah Valley, he finds Sadie changed. She's reserved and hesitant, and Harry isn't allowed to speak with her father - about business or his daughter's hand. A stolen kiss leads to Sadie's request that he leave. Before he can honor her wish, Harry learns a startling and painful truth - the woman he loves has lied to him. Can Harry forgive Sadie for her deception? Or has the fragile fabric of romance been torn beyond repair?
"I saw my neighbor murder his wife!" But the police didn't believe Petra Wilson. They insisted she was mistaken. There was no body, no evidence, no murder. Petra knew what she had seen. And now her dangerous neighbor knew it, too. She needed protection, needed someone to believe her. So she turned to private investigator Joe Tarleton, expecting him to decide there was no case. But the handsome P. I. vowed to uncover the truth. Still, he couldn't guard Petra twenty-four hours a day. . . which left them both wide open to a killer intent on silencing the only living witness. . . .
A few moments later, she couldn't resist opening them just a bit and peeping out. The woman stood only a few yards from her, and she was staring frankly at Rachel. "Hello." Rachel swallowed hard. She opened her mouth but nothing came out. The people of the village would be incensed when they learned she had allowed herself to be seen by the outsider. She whipped around and darted behind the large pine tree. There was a bushy spruce close by, and she ran for it, hiding behind its spreading branches, and again stood still. She could hear the woman's soft footsteps, then silence. "I won't hurt you," came the melodious voice. Rachel said nothing. A footstep, and the branches of the spruce stirred. Rachel's heart raced as she hesitated, knowing she could lose the woman in the woods if she ran, but she was unable to turn away again. Suddenly, she was staring into brilliant, blue eyes.
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