Writer Brianna Walker sought solace in the Arkansas hills, but when a storm rolls in, it brings with it handsome Mitch Fowler and his two sons in need of shelter. Mitch and his boys turn Bree's life upside down, but they quickly find love and happiness together as a family. Original.
Relish the joys of love and family with award-winning author Valerie HansenBLESSINGS OF THE HEARTThe Arkansas hills represent peace and quiet for Brianna Walker. Then a stormy night brings Mitch Fowler and his rowdy sons to her doorstep. But if Mitch can convince Bree to take on a ready-made family, the storm might be the answer to everyone's prayers. SAMANTHA'S GIFTRomance is the last thing teacher Rachel Woodward needs. All she wants is to care for the orphaned girl in her class. Still, with handsome guidance counselor Sean Bates stepping in as father figure for little Samantha, Rachel might find love where she least expects it.
With Alberta in the grip of the Depression, Louisa Morgan is desperate to bolster her family's finances. But how can she tutor bedridden Ellie Hamilton? The little tomboy is more interested in making mischief than studying sums. And the girl's bond with her handsome papa is another reminder to Louisa of the children she'll never have.For Emmet Hamilton, strength means shouldering burdens alone. He never thought he'd let himself share his child, or his heart, ever again. But before long, Louisa's kindness and optimism start to change the cowboy's mind. Maybe he can gain the courage to trust again-in Louisa, in God's grace, and in this new family....
Season Of Cheer For the first time in years, Christmas brings hope to Bygones, Kansas. But for Josh Barton, Main Street's coffee shop owner, it brings back sad memories he'd rather forget. He's a new man, with a new life and faith now. Still, he hides a huge part of himself from his neighbors-and from one very inquisitive reporter. Whitney Leigh seems determined to uncover the mystery of the town's recent windfall, and Josh could help her. But that would mean opening up his guarded heart. Can a man who thought family and Christmas were only for others find a forever home where he least expects? The Heart of Main Street: They're rebuilding the town one step-and heart-at a time.
TO: AL_CRANE@CSSENTINEL. ORGFROM: COLLEEN_MONTGOMERY@CSSENTINEL. ORGBoss, My reporter's nose smells a story brewing at the Double V Ranch. Word is that rancher Michael Vance has already lost several cows to a mystery ailment. This isn't the first odd thing to happen there, either --Michael's old foreman disappeared out of the blue, and his new one, Hector Delgato, is cagey. He bears watching. Meanwhile, Michael hired newcomer Layla Dixon as the housekeeper/vet while his injured housekeeper recovers, and the bohemian beauty is nothing like meat-and-potatoes Michael. I think romance might be in the air, but there is also something sinister starting up in Colorado Springs. . . .
A NOTE FROM DELIA BLANCHARDSo many things have been happening here at our family's mansion, I can't go home to Hawaii: I've met my long-lost grandparents; learned the woman shot to death in the library was my aunt, not my mother; and been threatened by a blackmailing loan shark! And Shaun Murphy is back in my life--he was hired to repair the damage after the shooting. He's been rather distant with me, but I think, with God's help, I can convince him to help me track down my missing mother--and perhaps give our love another chance, too.
; Shaun Murphy's hands tightened on the #11;steering wheel of his pickup as he drove #11;toward the Blanchard home. Suddenly, beams of blinding brightness arched across his path. He hit the brakes. The beams swung to one side and the red compact car careened off the road and plowed into some bushes. Shaun climbed out and jogged to where the car had come to rest. "I'm really sorry," he called. "Are you okay?" "Door's stuck." The driver's voice was muted by the closed vehicle. Shaun gave the handle a jerk and it opened. The driver swiveled in the seat and looked up at him. He gaped. There, in all her glory, was Delia Blanchard, the woman who had heartlessly abandoned him on their wedding night twelve years ago without so much as a word-or even a goodbye note. THE SECRETS OF STONELEY: Six sisters face murder, #11;mayhem and mystery while unraveling the past.
He found his calling ministering to the downtrodden in San Francisco. But in Sara Beth Reese, Dr. Taylor Hayward finds something more. The beautiful young woman's spirit and kindness warm Taylor's heart, but it's her fearless determination that drives him to action. Sara Beth has vowed to clear the name of her murdered father, and she'll face any obstacle to achieve her goal. Orphaned, alone in the world-except for the three younger brothers in her care-she needs Taylor's protection, whether she'll admit it or not. As danger escalates, Taylor will risk everything for the right to make this newfound family his to love and protect for a lifetime.
Hi, Mom!Camp is going well. (I feel like a child writing home instead of the animal therapist assigned to work here with the troubled kids!) Since James Harris has seen the success of the program, the skeptical camp director is much more charming-- we' ve been having some late night talks... and a surprising good-night kiss! He didn' t even complain when I brought Roxy along-- you remember how my sister didn' t want to join me. And there was a scare-- Roxy and another teen disappeared-- but James and I found them.You know, Mom, I think James needs some healing of his own-- his soul seems... wounded. I think my strong faith might even help him regain his... if he' ll let me.Love,Megan
Pregnant and aloneImplicated by her criminal cousin, Nicki Johnson is now the target of a murderous gang. Dark-haired policeman Jackson Worth thinks she is hiding something, but his remarkable bomb-sniffing dog has no such reservations. He's there to protect her-no judgments, no questions.And Jackson is a man of honor. He'll stand by this beauty and her unborn child. Because it is the right thing to do. And because guarding her has left his battle-scarred heart open to the possibility of love. Which changes everything...
Giving murder victims a face is forensic artist Paige Bryant's specialty. She can always put the pieces together. But her work turns dangerous when Texas Ranger Cade Jarvis brings her a special project related to the notorious Lions of Texas. Identifying the victim could help with the ongoing search for the murderer of Cade's boss. . . ;yet it also draws deadly attention to Paige. As she contends with attack after attack with only Cade's protection, the two of them draw closer together, learn to open their hearts. . . ;and struggle to identify the face of danger before it's too late.
She had made a solemn promise to see her younger sister to safety in California. But the endless journey across the frontier was proving a heartbreaking test of courage and endurance for Faith Beal. All she had to sustain her was her steadfast belief in a loving God--and the guiding hand of a stranger who truly seemed heaven-sent. Connell McClain was her selfless guardian as their wagon train slowly made its way west. And as they shared the dangers of the trail--and the closeness of a covered wagon--Faith felt the first tender stirrings of love for this roughhewn yet caring man. But would the secrets that seemed to haunt him threaten their growing feelings for one another?
THE DAVIS LANDING OBSERVERTHE GOSSIP GURU. . . hears tough tycoon Tim Hamilton-the legitimate son currently running Hamilton Media for his ailing father-was seen squiring his assistant, Dawn Leroux, around town last week. Inside information is that Tim wrecked Dawn's car and offered to lend her a replacement, but her concern was with the people on her meal-delivery route. Only time will tell if the lovely Ms. Leroux's sweet nature can tame Tim's all-business beast and turn him into a human being.
When a tornado strikes a Kansas town without warning, wealthy businessman Greg Garrison rushes an orphaned boy to safety. His heroism--and kindness--stirs something inside single mother and secretary Maya Logan. Especially when her hard-nosed boss helps search for the child's missing dog. Suddenly, Greg is pitching in all over town--including her own destroyed home. Rebuilding efforts will take time. Yet Maya now has hope that there's room in her boss's much bigger heart for love. . . and family.
Suspenseful stories of love and faith by Valerie HansenHer Brother's KeeperWas church secretary Becky Tate kidnapped as an infant? It's up to private investigator Logan Malloy to uncover the truth about her mysterious past-and keep her safe from harm. Without sweet Becky learning about his true identity...yet.Out of the DepthsCody Keringhoven has come to Serenity, Arkansas, to heal from an accident that ended in tragedy. But when lovely Trudy Lynn Brown asks him to keep watch at her campground for a saboteur, he agrees to help, never expecting to put his life-and heart-at risk.
A young woman's skeleton was found buried on the campus grounds. Contractor Trevor Whittaker couldn't get the cold-case murder out of his mind. Who was the woman? Why was she killed? And did his lovely boss's father, a wealthy, secretive benefactor of the college, have anything to do with it? Family and friends warned Alumni Director Stephanie Kessler to stay away from her new employee. They said Trevor was still the same bad boy he'd been ten years ago, but Stephanie wasn't the same mousy girl. So, this time, they both had something to prove.
Emmeline Carter was prepared for danger on the new frontier. But she didn't foresee the tornado that tore their wagon train apart. Now her father is dead, her mother and sister are injured and their twin wards are missing. There's nowhere to turn but the fledgling Kansas settlement of High Plains. Town founder Will Logan steps in to search for the twins and house the Carters...for now. He's not cut out for family life long-term. But Emmeline's got her own ideas, and when this high plains bride chooses her groom, nothing will get in her way!
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NEIGHBORLY LOVESingle dad Zac Frazier arrived in the close-knit town of Serenity expecting little more than a fresh start. But he never counted on having his wounded heart rejuvenated by his son's bubbly preschool teacher, who lived a few houses away and had an extraordinary gift for understanding small children. In record time, pretty and petite Tina Braddock brought laughter back into his lonely little boy's life-and encouraged the disillusioned widower to rejoice again in God's love....Why, if romance-resistant Zac didn't know better, he'd allow himself to fall head over heels for his green-eyed neighbor! But beneath the sunny surface that Tina presented to the world, he sensed uneasiness, foreboding, even fear. What was she afraid of? And would loving one another be enough to make all their dreams come true?
Dangerous Admirerby Valerie HansenSomeone's stalking Rachel Hollister. With suspects at every turn, it's deputy Jase Morgan's job to halt the menace shadowing her steps. As the most romantic holiday of the year approaches, can she trust this charming officer with her life. . . and her heart?Dark Obsessionby Lynette EasonHang-up calls, graffiti, break-ins at her shop right before Valentine's Day. . . Someone wants to scare Holly Maddox--and it's working. Her high school sweetheart, Eli Brody, comes To The rescue, but surely the handsome detective doesn'treallyplan to stay. There's nowhere for Holly to turn as danger--and heartbreak--start closing in.
Fire captain Mitch Andrews can't forget the three young children he saved from a fire. A suspicious fire that left them orphans. In the care of foster mother Jill Kirkpatrick, he knows the little ones will be loved. Even if the sweet, strong widow won't let Mitch close to her. But suddenly the kids-and Jill-are in terrible danger...and one of the children is missing. Mitch and Jill will risk everything to find the stolen girl and keep a makeshift family of five together forever.
Juror Julie Ann Jones simply didn't expect the life on the line to be her own. Courtroom tension is running high during a scandal-packed murder case. As the trial heats up, a series of "accidents" begins targeting the jurors--especially Julie Ann. There are gunshots at her beauty salon. A prowler is spotted at her home. Through it all, fellow juror Smith Burnett gives her the courage to continue. But will she find the courage to give Smith her heart?
RUN AND DON'T STOP!Those were her former boyfriend's last words. Before the thugs he associated with murdered him in cold blood. Now they're after Marie Parnell. She flees with her five-year-old daughter--until car trouble strands her in Serenity, Arkansas. The handsome mechanic who promises to get her back on the road is suspicious--and purposely slow. With nowhere to turn and nowhere left to run, Marie tells Seth Whitfield everything. About her past, about finding faith, about how safe she feels with him. He vows to protect her and her child. But Seth isn't exactly who he says he is. . . .
Love wasn't on Trudy Lynn Brown's to-do list, though she certainly needed someone to help her get rid of the vandals threatening her campground. And her best friend's brother fit the bill. Injured in a white-water rafting accident, Cody Keringhoven had come to Serenity, Arkansas, to recuperate and rebuild his broken faith and shattered dreams. Watching over the campground kept him in constant contact with the ever-surprising--and delightful--Trudy Lynn, whose sunny nature soothed his battered spirit. Yet the criminals would stop at nothing to drive her off her property. . . .
Tyler Corbett and Kara Shepherd, a widowed rancher and a widowed veterinarian, find that "Blessed are they that morn", as they overcome the loss of their spouses and realize that, with God's help, a second chance at love is possible.
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