From book jacket: Surviving the rugged frontier of Alaska is a daunting task. But even in that hostile wilderness, God allows the tender flower of love to bloom. Confident, independent Rita Eriksson travels to her hometown of Tok, Alaska, to enter the dogsled race - her Iditarod Dream. Her coach, Mark, hopes and prays against all odds that he'll become part of her dreams, too. The story of their love and future together continues in the novella Christman Dream. These stories span the range of human emotion: loneliness, anger, fear, joy, and love - and demonstrate God's leading in human lives.
With her faith tested and her heart torn, how will Kit find her way?
Having taken Los Angeles by storm, Kit finds herself in a political storm when her next case crosses racial lines. Shannon Saga Book 2.
The search for home continues for the memorable characters introduced in Treasures of the North. God's promise of a new life has led them to Alaska, yet the trials of this fierce land cause them to question His leading. When tragedy strikes, the faith that has brought Karen so far from home begins to falter. Meanwhile, having been forced into marriage, Grace wonders if her love for Peter can withstand their differing beliefs. As adventure and romance merge, God's faithfulness is revealed.
When her father disappears in war-torn Mississippi, Hannah Dandridge finds herself responsible not only for her younger siblings but for the ranch her father recently acquired on the Texas plains. Though a marriage of convenience could ease her predicament, she determines to trust God for direction. Wounded soldier William Barnett returns to his home only to discover that his family's ranch has been seized. Though angry and bitter at this turn of events, he's surprised to discover that it is a beautiful young woman with amazing fortitude who is struggling to keep the place running. Hannah, desperate for help, and William, desperate to regain his family's land, form an uneasy truce. But nearby Comanche tribes, the arrival of Confederate soldiers, and a persistent suitor all threaten the growing attraction that builds between them. Will they be able to set aside their own dreams and embrace the promise of a future together?
Four christmas romance novellas
With Shoulders squared and dreams set high, Kit Shannon arrives in LA feeling a special calling to practice law. Under the care of her social light aunt Kit quickly comes to realize that few understand her burning desire to seek justice for the poor and oppressed. Kit finds herself under the mentorship the city's most prominent trial lawyer and a new world of opportunity is open to her. Drawn into a high profile case Kit's longs to discover the truth but struggles with personal doubts about the suspect she must defend.
Denali Deveraux longs to know why her grandfather hates her. She seeks answers, while winning her place in the family business.
MARRIED OFF AT A TENDER AGE to a harsh, older widower, Lydia Gray can't help but feel a measure of relief when an accident claims his life. What happens next, however, is a surprise to everyone: Through an unforeseen fluke, Lydia finds herself the sole recipient of her late husband's fortune. But instead of granting her security, strife ensues as her adult stepchildren battle to regain the inheritance for themselves. Lydia longs to wash her hands of the situation and determines to join her aunt in Alaska, putting financial decisions in the capable hands of her lawyer. The beauty and serenity of life in Sitka appeal to Lydia, as does Kjell Lindquist, the handsome owner of the local sawmill. But a new discovery in Lydia's life forces her to rethink her future. She is bound to her past as never before... but what more must she sacrifice?
The logging industry in eastern Texas is booming, and Deborah Vandermark plans to assist her family's business now that she's completed college. Unexpectedly, her best friend, Lizzie Decker, accompanies her back home--fleeing a wedding and groom she has no interest in. Deborah, the determined matchmaker, puts her sights on uniting her brother and dear friend in a true love match. Deborah soon meets Dr. Christopher Clayton, a much-needed addition to the town. As their lives intersect, Deborah realizes that she has a much greater interest in medicine and science than the bookkeeping she was trained in. But when typhoid begins to spread and Lizzie's jilted fiance returns, Deborah wonders if true love can overcome such obstacles. . . for those dearest to her, and for herself.
When her father is falsely imprisoned for slave trading, Catherine Newbury finds her English world turned upside down. Whisked away with trusted servants to America, she is forced to disguise her past and create a completely new life. Taking on a servant's last name, Catherine becomes an accomplished seamstress whose dress designs are sought throughout Philadelphia. Carter Danby, an architect who was touring England, met Catherine at a party in her English home the very night she was forced to flee. Five years later they meet again when his sister and mother come for a design consultation. Carter is sure he's met the dark-haired beauty before, but can't quite place her. . . . Drawn to Catherine, yet realizing she is hiding a painful past, Carter longs to create a future together with her. Catherine desires above all else to see her father set free--even at the cost of her own dreams. Will love be the sacrifice?
Four inspirational love stories from Christmases past comprise this collection. Includes 'For the Love of a Child' by Sally Laity, 'Miracle on Kismet Hill' by Loree Lough, 'Christmas Flower' by Colleen L. Reece, and 'God Jul' by Tracie Peterson.
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?
The Alaskan wilderness offers new chances and hard choices for those seeking riches---and refuge. In this thrilling conclusion to the Yukon Quest series, Miranda is swept overboard during a storm. Together with her rescuer, Teddy, she searches for her companions---and finds danger instead. Can this rugged land really be where God wants her?
thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1 Every one knows that Christmas is the time of miracles, joy, and love. There's the story of Bethlehem with the blazing star and wise men bearing gifts for a baby king. There are lavish celebrations and presents, and the delicious satisfaction of pulling off ribbons and wrappings to find exactly what your heart desired. It's never too late to recapture the wonder of the holiday, to wish again for your deepest dreams to come true. The backdrop of lights twinkling in the darkness and boundless good will make Christmas the perfect time for love, as the heroines in these four romantic novellas will see.
People in pain often do not understand the wounds they give others ... So go the words of Estella, whose years have given her a wisdom she longs to share. But her insights give little reassurance to Andy, whose torment seems to obliterate any chance he has for happiness. With each day that passes, his responsibilities with the telegram office have become a far heavier burden than the mailbag he carries. But over time this unlikely pair may be able to bring a tender gift to a town lost in its own sorrows.
The tragic death of a famous movie star draws her daughters back to their childhood home to bid farewell to a mother they hardly knew. Under the loving guidance of their grandmother, the Mitchell sisters begin the healing process---until a shocking betrayal and another heart-rending tragedy threaten to unravel the delicate fabric of their family.
When Carissa Lowe goes to live with her sister in the years following the Civil War, she is reacquainted with a man who once saved her life: Tyler Atherton. But Carissa is no longer the lighthearted young woman he once knew. She is now a widow with a young daughter, and she is nursing the disappointments and hurts from a difficult marriage. Though she longs to open her heart again, she is bound by fear and mistrust. Tyler has demons of his own. Still haunted by the knowledge that his father was murdered by Comanches, he puts all his focus on reclaiming his inheritance: the ranch stolen from his family as punishment for his fighting for the Confederacy. With his affection for Carissa growing, he longs to provide a home and future for her and her daughter. Though yearning to pledge their love, both Carissa and Tyler struggle to conquer their fears. Will Indian attacks, post-war renegades, and the hardship of life on the Texas plains destroy their future? Or will they find the strength to surrender their wills to God ... and embrace his perfect plan?
Coming Home David receives a hero's welcome from the family of a friend lost at Pearl Harbor. Hope and truth abound in their home and in the eyes of a young woman who sees only a hero in need of grace. Remember Me Stationed in the dangerous South Pacific, Erik Anderson fears the fiancee he left behind may have found someone new. Can a childhood dth--and a long-sought love-be renewed when his very survival is at stake? Shadow of His Wings While her husband, Collin, battles in the air over Europe, Melody Thompson must welcome their child into the world on her own. Scorned by her family, Melody longs to find forgiveness and face the future before her.... Parachutes and Lace Clara Campbell is thrilled to be working with the Red Cross in England until she discovers that her beloved Michael is to be shipped out within hours. With images of a "proper wedding" dancing through her head, will Clara's dreams disguise what matters most?
When Laura Marquardt first meets Brandon Reid, their encounter is anything but pleasant. But when the two are seated together at a dinner party, they soon find that they share similar interests--Laura desires to educate blacks, and Brandon, as a white officer over colored troops, eagerly supports her cause. When Laura's sister, Carissa, marries her Confederate beau, Laura finds herself in a difficult situation when she overhears plots to kill Union soldiers. Though in her heart she feels she should share this information with Brandon, Laura fears she will betray her sister's trust and possibly endanger her sister's life. And when Brandon's motives for pursuing her come into question, her heart is even more conflicted. Where is God leading her?
The Alaskan gold rush offers new chances---and hard choices---for Grace, running from a terrifying arranged marriage; widower Peter, parenting his young children and following his dreams; and Karen, searching for a missing family member. Will their pasts continue to threaten their hopes of a better future on the rugged untamed frontier?
Britta Lindquist left Sitka six years ago in an attempt to distance herself from the love of her life, Yuri Belikov. Upon her return, she finds Yuri absent and his wife about to deliver a child. When tragic circumstances ensue, Britta suddenly finds herself caring for Yuri's children--and her life intertwining with the man she's tried so hard to forget. But Britta's other great love is for the violin, and her talent is recognized by Brenton Maltese, a conductor from England. He proposes she accept the coveted first chair position in his orchestra. . . and also his hand in marriage. At a crossroads, Britta must determine what her heart truly longs for--and if she's willing to fight for it.
Though it is her search for fugitive Chase Kincaid that brings Helaina to the Alaskan Territory, it is Jacob Barringer who rattles her understanding of herself and her purpose in life. This rough, unsophisticated man continually challenges her intellect as well as her spirit. And he is entirely too handsome for his own good When Helaina s obsession with capturing Kincaid dulls her judgment, the hunter becomes the prey. Now her only hope is that Jacob will find her before it is too late.
From the book jacket: Upon arriving in Pintan, Arizona, Jillian Danvers is confronted the magnitude of the task before her. Though an exact reflection of her sister, Judith, assuming her sister's identity is anything but easy. Not only are her attempts to fumble her way through the strict regulations and routines of the Harvey House feeble at best, Jillian finds she must also fend off the well-meaning acts of matchmaking on the part of her mother. Inadvertently discovering her secret, Dr. MacCallister is drawn to Jillian and her sweet innocence. When he witnesses their common interest in the plight of the Navajo people, Mac wonders if he can cast aside the pain of his past. But when the ruse of Jillian's identity causes her to seek his aid, Mac creates a plan of his own.
Adventure, heartache and good times for Jayce, Leah, Jacob, and LeLaina.
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