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Single mom Jessa Lynn Pagett is grateful for the old Victorian she's fixing up. Now she can fulfill both her dreams: providing a safe home for her young son and opening a florist shop. But Garrett Willows insists he's the rightful owner of the house-and has dreams of his own for the place. With one look at her withdrawn son, the handsome man seems to know that she needs the house more. And his selfless solution will change everyone's lives...forever.
In order to provide a home and stability for three orphaned children, Annie Dawson and Jared Campbell enter into a marriage of convenience--which soon becomes very real.
SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME Working for Last Chance Rescue, Cole Mathison has been to hell and back. But being responsible for the death of an innocent man is a hell like no other. Longing for redemption, Cole finds himself embroiled in the mysterious disappearance of Keeley Fairchild's young children. Rescuing the children is his mission--but falling in love with the widow of the man he inadvertently killed was never in the plans. When Keeley's life is threatened, Cole's demons must take a backseat to the most important mission of his life. He might never know the heaven of Keeley's arms, but he'll never survive the hell of failing to save her.From the Paperback edition.
In the space of a few months Vanessa buried her husband, Matt, and gave birth to their son--breaking her heart while filling it with a whole new kind of love. But the one man she longs to share this love with now acts as if she doesn't exist. Paul Haggerty lives by the marine motto: Siper Fi. Ever faithful to his best friend, he's done right by Matt's widow as best he can...considering he's been secretly in love with her for years. Now, just as he's about to make his move, another woman has staked her claim on him-a claim that will be tough to escape.With courage, humility and not a little meddling from the good folks of Virgin River, Vanni and Paul might just get a second chance to have the love they both desire and deserve.
He's back!Two years ago, almost everyone in Canmore, Alberta, thought Dylan McLean was responsible for the death of a teenage girl on his father's ranch. Only Cathleen Shannon believed he was innocent.Then he left her at the altar and fled town. Now Dylan has returned, and he wants a second chance-from the townspeople and Cathleen!Having been jilted on her wedding day, Cathleen is furious when Dylan shows up asking for assistance. But that doesn't mean she wants him paying for a crime he didn't commit. So maybe she will help him clear his name.A second chance at love, though? That's out of the question....Or is it?
Homecoming Reunion John Amman left his Amish community and sweetheart Lydia Goodloe to make his fortune in the outside world, while Lydia stayed behind to devote herself to teaching. She can accept spinsterhood, and even face the closure of her beloved school. But John's return after eight years tests her faith anew. Lydia hasn't forgotten a single thing about John Amman-including the way he broke her heart.John risked becoming an outcast to give Lydia everything she deserved. He couldn't see that what she really wanted was a simple life-with him. Lydia is no longer the girl he knew. Now she's the woman who can help him reclaim their long-ago dream of home and family...if he can only win her trust once more.
Former soldier and rodeo rider Zachary McClure's war injuries are far deeper than physical. Skeptical that anyone can reach the dark place in his soul, he visits an Albuquerque equine therapy ranch with no expectations. How can horses possibly mend his physical and emotional injuries when nothing-and no one-else has? He finds the answer when he meets Sophie Powell, an ex-army medic with a sunny smile, gentle touch and a determination to help others through horse therapy. But behind her big hopes and cheerful attitude lurks pain-and Zachary is just the man to change that. He can make Sophie's dreams a reality. . . ;and she may be the woman to heal this wounded hero's heart.
Everybody makes mistakes. Yours can be a new beginning. Sometimes your mistake in a relationship, with finances or work, is minor. Other times it can be life-changing. Either way, failure doesn't have to be fatal. Second Chance, Second Actshows you how God can transform your biggest mistake into a new beginning. With solid biblical insights, trustworthy wisdom, and practical strategies, pastor and best-selling author Robert Jeffress helps you work through the guilt, suffering, and fear of your mess up. He shares numerous examples, from the Bible and recent history, to show you how God is in the business of redemption, and then he gives you five biblical strategies to turn your biggest mess into an incredible success. Second Chance, Second Actwill show you how to use your mistakes as a prelude to a fresh start in life.
Her first love is her last hope...but for him, it's payback time in this MacLaren's Pride novel from New York Times bestselling author Kate Carlisle. Connor MacLaren never forgave Maggie Jameson for leaving him. Ten years later, his former sweetheart's back in their California town, desperate for the Scottish businessman's help. And he knows just how to get her out of his system once and for all.... Agreeing to temporarily pose as Connor's girlfriend is déjà vu. After only a few minutes alone with the rugged Highlander, Maggie's breathless with desire. Of course, this was Connor's intention...until his plan backfires, leaving them both wanting much more.
Louis and Bishou are together at last! Bishou has left America behind, and is ready to make a new life on the island and give her beloved Louis the normal, ordinary life he has missed. Louis longs to be a husband and a father.On Reunion Island in 1969, Louis Dessant, now a convicted felon, struggles to return to a respectable place in island society, and atone for his past sins. Bishou Howard, deeply in love with Louis, diligently works her way into the all-male bastion of the University as its first female professor. Together, with the faithful Campards at their backs, they face down parish priests, college deans, and local witch-women in their quest for happiness.Bishou's brothers - her twin, Bat (Jean-Baptiste) Howard, the Viet vet, with younger brothers Andre and Gerard Howard - travel to Ile de la Reunion for an exotic, joyful wedding. However, one woman has not forgotten that Louis was affianced once before, to her little sister Celie - who was betrayed and killed on her way to marry him. Adrienne Bourjois has neither forgiven nor forgotten that Louis fell in love with the wrong woman, and killed a man to protect the impostor from justice. Now Adrienne is on her way to Reunion Island with a gun in her hand, and cold murder in her heart.But times have changed. Adrienne has not reckoned with the sincerity of Louis, the determination of Bishou, or the strength of Bat Howard to vanquish her bitter loneliness.Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors
From the Flying Start author of Amy & Roger's Epic Detour, a powerful novel about hope in the face of heartbreak. Taylor Edwards' family might not be the closest-knit--everyone is a little too busy and overscheduled--but for the most part, they get along just fine. Then Taylor's dad gets devastating news, and her parents decide that the family will spend one last summer all together at their old lake house in the Pocono Mountains. Crammed into a place much smaller and more rustic than they are used to, they begin to get to know each other again. And Taylor discovers that the people she thought she had left behind haven't actually gone anywhere. Her former best friend is still around, as is her first boyfriend...and he's much cuter at seventeen than he was at twelve. As the summer progresses and the Edwards become more of a family, they're more aware than ever that they're battling a ticking clock. Sometimes, though, there is just enough time to get a second chance--with family, with friends, and with love.
Just like everyone else... Quiet, determined Kristin Thompson knows exactly what she wants from life. Since she was little, she has had one goal -- to become a world-class tennis player. Now all she has to do is win one more tournament and she'll qualify to turn professional. Then handsome Bruce Patman invites her out and sweeps her off her feet. But there's not enough room in Kristin's life for a boyfriend and professional tennis. She begins to wonder if a romance with Bruce will make her happier than winning the tournament ever could. Will Kristin give up the dream of a lifetime to live like an ordinary teenager?
The last 3 American presidential administrations span less than two decades but cover a pivotally important time: a period in which the United States, having emerged from the Cold War as the unquestioned victor, enjoyed a degree of international dominance that was unprecedented in the history of the world. These three presidents were not mere heads of state but the de facto leaders of the world.
One last chance? Returning from the front lines, Corporal Joe Madden clutches his divorce papers. After a series of heartbreaking fertility problems, he knows his once perfect marriage is set for the final curtain. It might be three years since Ellie has seen her husband, yet his power to make her heart race is just as strong. But he's only passing through, and all that's needed is her signature.... Until the rain begins to fall on Karinya Station and there is nowhere to escape. Could a Christmas peace treaty and a magical few days bring the sparkle back into their marriage?
Second Chance with the Rebel: An uplifting new tale celebrating Mothers in a Million.Everyone in the town could see they didn't belong together. Mac was the adventurous outsider with a mysterious past, and Lucy was the wholesome doctor's daughter. And Mac's sudden departure just proved the rest of the town right....Seven years later a Mother's Day Gala brings Mac back into Lucy's life, and once again she finds herself charmed by him. Everything feels different, but the risk of heartbreak is just as strong. But doesn't everyone deserve a second chance at happiness-even her...?Reader Favorite-Her Royal Wedding WishPrincess Shoshauna has followed royal convention all her life. When she meets soldier Jake, can she dare to dream of marrying for love?
Chances, perhaps Alice Adams most accomplished novel, is a rich, moving, and beautifully drawn portrait of six women and men, friends for years, who suddenly, and with amazement, find themselves growing old. They live in a beautiful small California town called San Sebastian, and they see each other almost daily-- Dudley and Sam Venable; Edward Crane and his younger lover, Freddy Fuentes; the widowed Celeste Timberlake; the eccentric, secretive Polly Blake. With generosity and humor and remarkable insight, Adams takes us into rich emotional territory in a novel that evokes the ways in which people continually astonish themselves, at any age, with their capacity for wonder and change.
Ten years ago, Rori Simon left town shy, unattractive and with zero self-esteem. Now she's back, older, stronger and finally loving herself-and it shows. Hot men are soon knocking at her door, including Jude Callahan, the bad boy who starred in her teenage daydreams. . . and her adult fantasies. Jude can't believe the sexy, confident woman before him is actually Rori! She's gotten under his skin like no other woman has. . . and she brings out secret desires he can't resist. He wants to dominate Rori with every fiber of his being. Wants to own her and pleasure her. To cherish her as he makes her his. Rori discovers she likes being controlled. She also knows Jude is not a one-woman man. Everything changes when she meets Zach Helm. Edgy, sensual Zach knows just what she needs, and before long, she's in love. Jude watches them together and wonders if he's lost his chance forever. . . Previously published, newly revised by author.
When they are suddenly reunited after many years, former bad boy Paul Randall and Belinda Carnes, the town's pastor's daughter, discover that God is the ultimate matchmaker.
Jack and Laurie find at death that they can prove themselves by being guardian angels to a troubled Jessica.
It was the kind of encounter Billie had seen only in the movies, and never dreamed could happen to her. A rugged, sexy cowboy appeared from out of nowhere to stir her passions-and then, just as quickly, he was gone. For one brief moment in time the walls Billie had built around her heart tumbled, though she believed their fiery passion would forever be no more than a bittersweet memory. But fate leads her to a sprawling Texas ranch, and he is there again-Matt, her handsome, mysterious stranger, the best thing that had ever happened to her. And now a voice inside her is telling her to run fast and far away. But Matt let Billie go once and he's not going to make the same mistake again-because nothing on Earth will stop him from grabbing a second chance at love.
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After her divorce, Marilyn struggles to rebuild her life with her daughter. First book of the award-winning 7 Sisters Series.
A Second Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul: 101 More Stories to Open the Hearts and Rekindle the Spirits of Womenby Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Marci Shimoff Jennifer Read Hawthorne
This latest collection of stories celebrates the shared experiences of being a woman in a 101 new ways. You will be moved by these true accounts of how women like you have embraced life's defining moments by finding love, dealing with loss, overcoming obstacles and achieving their dreams and goals. Like spending time with a trusted friend, A Second Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul will put difficult times into perspective, renew your faith in yourself and make you aware of the miracles in your own life.
Nine years after the stunning debut of her critically acclaimed poetry collectionA Working Girl Can't Win, which chronicled the progress and predicaments of a young woman, Deborah Garrison now moves into another stage of adulthood-starting a family and saying good-bye to a more carefree self. InThe Second Child, Garrison explores every facet of motherhood-the ambivalence, the trepidation, and the joy ("Sharp bliss in proximity to the roundness, / The globe already set aspin, particular / Of a whole new life")- and comes to terms with the seismic shift in her outlook and in the world around her. She lays out her post-9/11 fears as she commutes daily to the city, continues to seek passion in her marriage, and wrestles with her feelings about faith and the mysterious gift of happiness. Sometimes sensual, sometimes succinct, always candid,The Second Child is a meditation on the extraordinariness resident in the everyday-nursing babies, missing the past, knowing when to lead a child and knowing when to let go. With a voice sound and wise, Garrison examines a life fully lived.
One hundred years ago, in the beautiful village of Secret Cove, Maine, on the night of the annual August Moon Ball, a shy and lovely servant girl committed an act so unspeakably violent that its legacy still lives. Now, the blood-drenched past of this small town is about to come to life once more--just in time for this year's August Moon Ball.
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