Amanda Bondine's Boss is so. . . bossy!The hard-nosed newspaperman will only assign reporter Amanda Bodine fluff pieces about dog shows. She longs to prove herself with a serious front-page story. But then her own family becomes newsworthy. Suddenly, Ross Lockhart is sitting beside her at Sunday dinner, interviewing her relatives. And he almost seems. . . like part of the family. Until she realizes he's after information that will tarnish the Bodine name! Time to teach the boss about the real heart of the matter: love.
THE BODINE FAMILY CHRISTMASBy Marta PerryLeft at the altar on Christmas Eve, Annabel Bodine has lost her holiday spirit. When her big brother brings home handsome Coast Guard buddy Travis McCall, can she summon the courage to open her heart to love for the holidays-and maybe for a lifetime?THE GINGERBREAD SEASONBy Betsy St. AmantAllie James returns to her hometown in need of a holiday job. Never did she expect old boyfriend Jordan Walker to hire her as his secretary! Years ago Jordan shredded her heart like wrapping paper. Now he must convince Allie that all he wants for Christmas is her love.
Did a sweet-faced Amish teenager brutally murder a young woman? To save her career, big-city lawyer Jessica Langdon is determined to defend him-against the community's bitter and even violent outrage. Yet without an understanding of Amish culture, Jessica must rely on arrogant businessman Trey Morgan, who has ties to the Amish community... and believes in the boy's guilt. Jessica has threats coming from all sides: a local fanatic, stirred up by the biased publicity of the case; the dead girl's boyfriend; even from the person she's learned to trust the most, Trey Morgan. But just when Jessica fears she's placed her trust in the wrong man, Trey saves her life. And now they must both reach into a dangerous past to protect everyone's future-including their own.
Single mother Laura McKay must rely on firefighter Ryan Flanagan when an arsonist threatens her and her deaf daughter. Can Laura renew her faith in God and learn to place her trust in this heroic man? Original.
Pastor Brendan Flanagan is pulled in to help perfectionist Claire Delany plan her best friend's wedding and soon finds himself helping her reevaluate her life while grappling with the secrets of his own past. Original.
The third novel in Perry's The Flanagans miniseries. Can God bring together Seth Flanagan, a man who's determined to marry for companionship instead of love, and Julie Alexander, a woman who's convinced she's not lovable? Original.
Animal trainer Nolie Lang must work with firefighter Gabriel Flanagan to obtain crucial funding for her new business. They are equally determined and stubborn--can even God bring these two people together?
When big-city doctor Grant Hardesty comes to a small Maryland town to help out temporarily, he never imagines he'll discover God's plan for his life and an everlasting love with nurse Maggie Davis. Original.
She was lucky to be alive. . . . . . after the hit-and-run that nearly took her life. But history seemed to be repeating itself when Rachel Hampton spied a car speeding down the dark road. Tyler Dunn came to Rachel's family inn seeking justice for a decades-old crime. Rachel wanted to trust the attractive architect, but he was too secretive. . . until she uncovered a shocking link to her own past. Suddenly a holiday season amid the Plain People swarmed with hidden danger as Rachel found herself a killer's target. THE THREE SISTERS INN: Danger awaits the Hampton sisters in quiet Amish Country.
WANTED: DEAD OR ALIVEHad her brand-new husband been involved in something shady? Before Caroline Hampton could confront him, he was killed in a car crash. . . or so it was claimed. Unsettling incidents--escalating in dange--warned her he could be very much alive. And so Caroline fled for the safety of her sisters' Amish country inn. But someone who suspected her--handsome police chief Zachary Burkhalter--was waiting for Caroline. Waiting for her to slip up. And watching her every move. Daring her to trust him with all of the truth.
SINCE YOU'VE BEEN GONESmall-town bad boy Nick O'Neill was back--wealthy, powerful and seeking revenge against those who'd driven him away. Emily Carmichael, the girl he'd left behind, wondered if his embittered heart could give the town, and their long-ago love, another chance. THE DOCTOR NEXT DOORBrett Elliot wasn't the same idealistic young man who'd gone away to medical school years ago. But Rebecca Forrester prayed that the cynical big-city doctor he'd become would stay--for the town that needed him so desperately, and for the woman who still loved him so deeply.
He was a father?A DNA test revealed that Mason Grant had a nine-year-old daughter. He'd had no idea that the woman he'd loved and so tragically lost had been pregnant. Or that his own child had been in the custody of the woman's murderer all these years. Now the killer wanted Mason to pay--in more ways than one-- for the return of the girl. And for daring to find love with old friend Jennifer Pappas. But the only payback the cold-blooded murderer would get was final justice.
Overnight, Caitlyn Villard becomes mother to twin five-year-olds. Her darling nieces are orphaned, their parents fallen soldiers. So Caitlyn trades New York City for Prairie Springs, Texas, the small military town she'd run from at first chance. Loving the girls is easy. Learning how to be a slow-paced soccer mom is not. Which is where handsome army chaplain Steve Windham steps in. Just in time to show Caitlyn that sometimes you find the man--and life--of your dreams where you least expected.
Hunter's BrideDue to a little misunderstanding spinning out of control, Chloe Caldwell's family now thinks her boss, Luke Hunter, is her fiancé. Luckily, the handsome executive is willing to play the part for reasons of his own. He never dreamed a woman, a family and the faith he left long ago would change everything. . . . A Mother's WishWhen Caldwell Cove's favorite lost son Matt Caldwell returns home, Sarah Reed discovers her newspaper has a silent partner. A widow with four rambunctious children, she isn't sure if this cynical journalist will ruin her--or be the answer to her unspoken prayers.
When her family calls broken-hearted Georgia Lee Bodine home to Charleston, she knows there's trouble. Her beloved grandmother hired some fancy lawyer to carry out eccentric requests--and unearth an old family secret. Georgia plans to send Matthew Harper packing until she discovers how much the widowed father cares about her grandmother. And that his heart is even more deeply guarded than her own. As they work together on the Bodine history, they uncover a surprise about themselves: that love can strike twice in a lifetime.
Finally meeting the wealthy family she'd never known should have given Corrie Grant the information about her father she'd craved all her life. But the Mannings of Savannah were a secretive and hostile bunch. All except Lucas Santee, her grandfather's sophisticated right-hand man, who stood between Corrie and her relatives' unrelenting barbs and slights. The family's suspicion of her seemed frivolous at first, but when a mysterious series of accidents occurred, Corrie was forced to take it seriously. How far would the Mannings go to keep their secrets buried forever?
As a teenager, Dinah Westlake had witnessed the murder of her pregnant cousin, but a concussion blocked her memories of that night. Now, ten years later, her cousin's widower, Marc Devlin, had returned to Charleston to give his young son a true Southern Christmas. It was a chance to make amends in a family torn apart by the tragedy--and the suspicion that Marc was responsible for his wife's demise. But when several dangerous accidents occurred amid the colorful holiday celebrations, Dinah's recollections of that past dark night began to resurface. Would she discover a killer inside the man she'd grown to love?
Firefighter paramedic Terry Flanagan saw her clinic for migrant farm workers as the perfect way to make a difference. But when Dr. Jacob Landsdowne was assigned to oversee her project, she wondered if her dreams would go up in smoke. Two years ago a tragedy had touched both their lives and almost destroyed Jacob's career. Now he was intent on rebuilding his reputation, and Terry's clinic was an unwanted distraction. Yet, with the well-being of women and children hanging in the balance, maybe it was time Jacob put aside his trust in himself. . . and turn to God.
A search for her roots brought midwife Fiona Flanagan to Pennsylvania Dutch country--and made her wonder whether she should turn back. The area's mixture of Amish and English culture confused her, and her first encounter with local police chief Ted Rittenhouse didn't help. He'd thought she was breaking into her own office!Despite the misunderstanding, Fiona could see that Ted's tough-as-nails exterior hid a kind soul--one caught between two worlds, seeking a place to belong. She felt the same, but trusting him with her heart would require the biggest step of faith she had ever taken.
Wounded army officer Luke Marino was sent home, his career, his spirit shattered. Now he wanted only to be left alone, refusing even the physical therapy he needed. But Mary Kate Flanagan Donnelly, a widow with two children to raise on her own, needed Luke's case to prove herself as a capable therapist. Despite the revival of feelings she thought dormant since their high school romance, she was determined to help the stubborn hero and keep matters strictly business. . . .
HOMETOWN HERO RETURNS by Colleen Montgomery (staff reporter)U. S. Air Force captain Kenneth Vance is back in Colorado Springs on medical leave, and currently working for his old friend Quinn Montgomery's vandalism-plagued construction company. Sources say both families are being targeted for their roles in taking down that South American drug cartel a year ago. Ken has been seen around town with Julianna Red Feather, who has been busy training canine search-and-rescue teams. [Note: Mention Julianna's high school crush on Ken?] Each is at a turning point in their careers--and lives--and spending all this time together might lead to good news for the Vance family for the first time in months!
Confused and angry, Dr. Sarah Wainwright returned to the Georgia island of St. James in search of answers to her husband's mysterious death--in an apparent lovers' tryst with the wife of wealthy industrialist Trent Donner. Anger seemed to be the only edge Sarah had--Trent's control of the island and his protectiveness for his young daughter were enough to drive even this scandal back into the shadows. A man whose life depended on keeping his secrets; a woman whose future depended on learning the truth--could her quest set them free, or would it destroy them all?
Pregnant widow Susannah Laine comes to the small town of Lakemont, hoping to find answers about her late husband's death. But she never expects to find a second chance at love with police chief Nathan Sloane!
When Tyler Winchester learns that his former wife, Miranda Caldwell, gave birth to his son eight years ago, he immediately confronts her. Now, Tyler and Miranda must work through the past hurts and insecurities to make the family that their son deserves. Original.
When a tragedy orphans 20-month old Marcy, her godfather, Link Morgan, and her aunt, Annie Gideon--who have barely spoken since their relationship ended years ago--agree to marry to gain custody. In doing so, they discover their true purpose and true love. Original.
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