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Bridal consultant Laurie Fletcher spends her days helping others prepare for the most special day of their lives. Will true love ever come her way, or is she doomed to watch others get their happily ever after?

 

Elahna Nezario gave up her musical dreams to help run the Queen of Hearts, her mother’s chocolate shop, after her sister’s sudden death. After an unfortunate run-in with Elahna’s childhood crush, owner of the Dolce Theater, not only do her dreams surge back to life, but so does her heart.

 

Page-Turning Romantic Suspense Set Against the Backdrop of a Small Mennonite Town

Lizzie Engel is used to running away. At eighteen, she left her Mennonite hometown, her family, and her faith with plans never to return. Five years later, Lizzie finds she'll have to run again. False accusations at her job, a stalker, and a string of anonymous threatening letters have left her with no other options. This time, however, her escape is back to Kingdom, her hometown.

As Lizzie becomes reacquainted with Kingdom, she realizes she may not have left her Mennonite roots and her faith as firmly in the past as she thought. She draws on the support of Noah Housler, an old friend, as she hides out and attempts to plan her next steps.

When it becomes painfully clear that the danger has followed Lizzie to Kingdom, suspicions and tensions run high, and she no longer knows who to trust. With her life and the lives of those she loves at risk, Lizzie will have to run one last time--to a Father whose love is inescapable.

 

Butterfly Garden, A Sensual Amish Historical Romance

“What a beautiful and heart-warming love story!” ~Penelope Williamson, NY Times Bestselling Author of The Outsider

“This story has all the warmth and beauty of an Amish quilt. It's a tale of love, commitment, and family ties, told with tenderness and sensitivity.” ~Susan Wiggs, New York Times Bestselling author of The Beekeeper’s Ball

“A giving, intelligent heroine, a conflicted hero, and a quartet of adorable girls will charm their way into readers' hearts in this heartwarming story…. Sexy and romantic with a gentle, introspective touch.” ~The Library Journal

Amish woman Sara Lapp, all but shunned for studying with the English doctor to become a midwife, is shocked that, after months of waiting, her first call to tend a birth comes from self-appointed outcast Mad Adam Zuckerman. For his wife’s sake, Sara boldly tells Adam that he is killing Abby with so many babies so close, but Abby is already dead.

Adam did not call Sara to tend the birth, but to give her his children. Though Sara knows Abby’s girls belong with their father, how can she leave them with a man who seems not to care for them? As much as she loves and wants the girls, she decides that she will only take them long enough to teach Adam to love them.

As a child Adam heard the words, “I do this because I love you,” with his father’s every abuse. Adam is afraid to love his children, afraid that in doing so, he will hurt them. Without Abby to protect them, Adam must find someone else, and he can think of only one woman strong and brave enough, Spinster Sara Lapp.

Author’s Biography

Annette Blair is an award-winning, NY Times and a USA Today bestselling author. In her forty plus books, indie published and with Penguin Publishing, she’s explored nineteenth-century Amish Country; Regency Britain; and madcap, modern Salem, Massachusetts, where bold women follow the Celtic faith with heart. There, she fought dragons, and fell in love with an angel. More recently, she’s solved mysteries beside Connecticut’s Mystic River. Wherever she lands, she thrives. An adventurer and storyteller at heart, Annette loves spending time with her family, traveling with her husband, antiquing, and hearing from her readers.

 

What is Cinderella to do when her glass slipper slides onto the foot of her batting-eye sister? What is Prince Charming to do! Unbeknownst to the either one, the queen and her feisty twin (Cinderella's infamous fairy godmother) have a lesson to impart. Impulsive decisions do not a future king make!

 

Book 1 in the “History Mystery” Series

Abby Thomas is spending the summer in a run-down old house with a bratty pre-teen named Merrideth she is supposed to tutor. Not a dream job. But it does come with perks.

There’s John Roberts, a devastatingly attractive neighbor who is almost too wonderful to be real.

And there’s the new computer program Beautiful Houses—also too amazing to be real. No one knows how it works, but with it she can rewind and fast-forward the lives of all the people who ever lived in the house, including Charlotte Miles.

In 1858, the house is a train stop on the Alton & Chicago Line. And Charlotte is stuck there serving meals to the passengers, wondering if she’ll ever get to have any fun. And then she meets two travelers who change her life forever.

There’s James McGuire with whom she falls in love. And there’s his boss, a young Springfield lawyer named Abraham Lincoln. His debate with political opponent Stephen Douglas catapults him onto the national stage. And it inspires Charlotte to take up the cause of abolition.

The House

A stop on the Alton & Chicago Line. A stop on the Underground Railroad.

Watching the house’s history unfold, Abby and Merrideth gain a new perspective on their own lives as time and again they see God’s loving hand in the lives of its inhabitants.



 

Wisdom from the ages collected in a single volume.
From the exultations of the Psalms, to the humility of Abraham Lincoln's Thanksgiving Day Address, from classic poems celebration the feast to heartfelt meditations on the nature of our place in the universe, this collection brings together a wide range of beloved texts, all designed to cultivate gratitude.

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Used as a daily devotional during the month of November, as a repository of wisdom to share at the Thanksgiving table, or a year-long reminder of what it means to give thanks, this book is sure to help you reflect on the things you are thankful for.

 

In a Broken City, filled with warring tribes, lives:

A girl with no future
A man with no past
A little lost boy
And those who seek to find him....

....Welcome to Deeta's world.

Deeta Richards has never seen the outside world. Before she was born a banking crisis brought civilization to an end and now no one leaves the safety of the compounds unless they need to, but Deeta still dreams of seeing more than the building she was born in.
Tom is in the guard, this group are the only people that the tribal elders allow to leave the compound and Tom knows only too well that Deeta could never survive the harshness that exists outside. Then tragedy strikes and Deeta and her Sister Jan find themselves captured by a hostile tribe. Why does Tom know so much about these people? And why do they know so much about him? As this mystery draws to a climax, they discover that their friend Tom is not quite what he seems...

 

Benny Churchill and Bug Beetle are off and running on the last day of school. They are ready for a great summer of fun with the Apple Grove Gang. Instead, they learn a lesson in politics. When the Apple Grove Community Center is closed, the Gang finds out just how hard it is to fight city hall. Finally, when their backs are against the wall, and they find out that there is no exit, the real fun and excitement begin.

 

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Making peace with the world, sooner or later most of us have to. But how?

For Ian Mac Bride, his way begins almost accidentally when, in 1909, he watches a fly-casting tournament in New York's Central Park, and begins to dream of becoming a great fly caster.

But soon Ian experiences personal tragedy, and then is appalled by the unexpected slaughter of World War I.

He retreats into the world of fly fishing and fly casting, and meets unforgettable anglers like: Doc, a Civil War veteran, who tells how, after he enlisted in return for drinking money, he was unexpectedly changed by the horror of war; Izzy, a mysterious immigrant, who, in his way, teaches Ian perhaps the most important lesson of long-distance fly casting; and George M. L. La Branche who, though torn by self-doubt, writes the book that revolutionizes fly fishing.

And so, these anglers help change Ian's hopes and values. Though his father questions his courage, Ian decides to become a teacher instead of a lawyer, and moves near the beautiful Beaverkill River, the birthplace of fly fishing in America.

But tragedy still follows him.

Torn by grief, he curses the world and loses faith in it - until, almost by accident, he finds a way to come to terms.

How? The answer will surprise you.

“A maverick and memorable book - I really enjoyed it.” - Nick Lyons, author, Full Creel

“I simply enjoyed the heck out of it." - Eric Peper, coauthor, Fly Fishing The Beaverkill

"An unforgettable cast of characters." - Jim Witty, Bend Bulletin

"The novel is well-written, I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and highly recommend it whether you're a fly fisher or not." - John Pitarresi, Utica Observer-Dispatch

“An engaging tale of a young man coming of age." - Lee Murdock, Fly Fish Magazine.

"A compelling novel that describes one fly caster's search for personal peace." - Bill AuCoin, the Aucoin Report

“Great book Mr. Kadish!” - Bill Anderson, Trout Waders.

 

The original American ghost story 

North of New York City lies Sleepy Hollow, a secluded glen rumored to be the home of countless phantoms and specters. Chief among them is the Headless Horseman, the ghost of a Hessian soldier whose head was removed by a stray cannonball in the Revolutionary War. He rides across the glen each night and disappears in a flash of fire and brimstone at the bridge near the Old Dutch Burial Ground.

Ichabod Crane, a superstitious schoolteacher who recently arrived from Connecticut, wants to marry Katrina Van Tassel, the only child of a wealthy farmer. The locals spook him with story after story about the ghosts of Sleepy Hollow. Late one night, he spies a menacing figure at a crossroads. Worse yet, the man’s head appears to be on his saddle. Crane has only one chance to survive—he has to make it to the bridge before it’s too late.

This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

 

The Demon Re’Vel stalks his prey in the forest of dreams, slowly gaining control over the mind of his victim. Rachel doesn’t realize the Demon is real. In fact, she doesn’t believe in magic, Demons, Hunters, or any of the other things the Alexanders have warned her about. She resists their protection, but can’t resist her overwhelming feelings for Jace.

Alisa has been drawn to Jace since the day she saved him from a Hunter attack. A mere human in a world of Spellbringers, Alisa has been embraced by the Alexander family as a hero, but not everyone is willing to accept her. Jace’s intimidating older brother, Bryce, keeps his emotions and his secrets hidden. When Bryce confides in Alisa, it puts her relationship with Jace and the entire Alexander family at risk.

Danger, secrets, and betrayal collide, and when the Demon makes his claim, the small, southern town of Oaktree becomes a battleground for Rachel’s life.

Formerly published under the title 'The Claiming Words,' Spellbound is a completely re-written, re-vamped novel featuring added scenes, additional chapters, and a new ending.

 

Book One of a Two-Book Series

How can anyone get transported up and into a gumball machine? Impossible? Not if it’s a magic gumball machine! Life in the Gumball Machine, a chapter book, is part one of a two-book series for middle school readers. It’s a story of fantasy, magic and adventure that starts when three friends, Daisy, Michael and Patrick, find an abandoned gumball machine – a big one, almost as tall as they are – inside an old shed. After touching it, they magically shrink in size, and a strong force of freezing wind sucks them up the swirling tunnel and into the gumball machine. They land in a world with purple grass, a pink sky, and gumball trees. The latch is locked, and there is no escape! As they search for another way out, they encounter a variety of gumball people, each one a different color from the next. Their new gumball friends take the children on the adventure of a lifetime – including a slide that takes them down Pudding Hill!

 

Lacy Lee Linden’s world has changed dramatically in the last year. She is happier than she’s ever been.

Days after Thad Gannon’s unexpected proposal he is called away for a family emergency. He calls at first and then the calls stop coming.

Old, familiar doubts come rushing back. She has new purpose in her life with Kew and Ting, but the fact that Thad has not called for weeks forces the question: What if he never comes back?

Will she be able to push past her old fears of never being good enough? Will she have enough courage to walk on whether Thad Gannon comes back, or if she never sees him again?

** Christian Contemporary Romance **

 

Kissed by a Cowboy by Lacy Williams, a sweet inspirational romance
 
Just shy of her thirtieth birthday, Haley Carston returns to Redbud Trails, Oklahoma, to care for her dying aunt. She thinks she’s ready for this homecoming. She’s spent years escaping her perpetual shyness and being Katie Michaels’ tag-along friend, but being back in her hometown brings back a lot of old memories, especially when she is faced with the cowboy she never forgot—Katie’s older brother, Maddox.
 
Twelve years ago, Maddox Michaels was supposed to be somebody. He had everything. A football scholarship. A Division I team scouting him. Maybe even a chance at the pros. Now, he’s a burned-out cowboy working day and night to stay ahead of his brother’s medical bills and keep their family farm from going bankrupt. And trying to be a father-figure for his niece, Olivia.
 
When Haley and Olivia start spending time together, Maddox can’t help remembering those dreams that died alongside his sister. Will being with Haley open his heart to new dreams?
  



Available March 15, 2014 - the First Kisses Collection:
The Rambler’s Bride by New York Times bestselling author Linda Goodnight
Lovebirds at the Heartbreak Cafe by USA Today bestselling author Janet Tronstad
Her Mule Hollow Cowboy by #1 Amazon bestselling author Debra Clopton
Deadly Hunt by #1 Amazon bestselling author Margaret Daley
Necessary Proof by Camy Tang
Kissed by a Cowboy by Lacy Williams

 

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*  USA TODAY on Lacy Williams’s historical romance ROPING THE WRANGLER:  "A great pick to toss into your beach bag for one of those last weekend trips before the leaves start to fall… a sweet inspy romance that will draw you into the old west and send you away smiling."   
 
*  Wendy the SuperLibrarian on Return of the Cowboy Doctor:  "Writing is never easy, but sometimes I think achieving "sweet" (or "gentle") is exceptionally hard for a writer to pull off.  Lacy Williams is my go-to author for when I simply want a sweet, gentle read that won't send me into a diabetic coma."  

 
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Heartache, humour, and first love collide in this sweet romance novella ...

Three hundred and six days ago, Julia ran away from home. Abandoning her family, friends, boyfriend, and university plans, she fled with no explanation. She can't hide forever, though, and now it’s time to face the mess she left behind.

(Contemporary romance that does not contain explicit language or sex.)

 

...I scrunched up my eyes in an attempt to see. "Why do you sound like you're in another room? You're going the wrong way. You have to walk to us."

The darkness was so complete, like a black room with no light. "Okay, on three, we're all going to scream. Someone will hear us. Mom and Dad are for sure caught up by now. One, two, three!"

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Join the Three Lost Kids for another adventure as they're attacked by Sugar Bugs, face their fears in Cavity Cave, and battle giant Gummy Bears, all to save a dying Sugar Fairy who holds the fate of Halloween in her hands.

Can the girls learn to work together, each using their strengths to save the day, or will their fighting trap them in Sugar Land forever?

 

MAGICAL POOLS, SPELLS AND OTHERWORLDLY STUFF…



One day, Lark and her friend Shelley, visit their neighbour, Ms Trowper, to fetch their ball from her garden. Ms Trowper is not her usual cheery self. She has a pool of water in her attic. She is convinced it is a magical hole. She wants Lark and Shelley to see what’s in it. The girls decide Ms Trowper is bonkers and make a hasty retreat.

Later that night, Lark’s mum insists she saw Lark’s brother, Fin, and his ‘sensible’ friend, Mat, disappear through a hole in the garden. It makes no sense. Fin and Mat are on a camping trip and are not due home for days.

Troubled by this strange turn of events, the two friends return to Ms Trowper’s house. They revisit the hole in Ms Trowper’s attic and get sucked through the pool of water into another dimension: Craggthorn, where they are given a very important assignment. If they fail, a powerful spell will bind them to Craggthorn forever.

 

A Magical Journey of Epic Romance 

Layla
After three years caring for her dying mother, Layla Callaway learns she was adopted under unusual circumstances. Following a cryptic message to seek her birth family in Oregon, Layla uproots her life to find out the truth about her past. And herself.

Quin
Quin's natural charisma is attractive to plenty of women, but he longs for the one he's been dreaming of his entire life. When that day arrives, not only is he breathless, he's confronted with the challenge of a lifetime - an innate need to keep her safe and forever by his side.

The Enemy
Through manipulation and dark magic, Agro uses the powers of others to elevate his supremacy and wealth. When he discovers Layla didn't die at birth, he sets out to find and possess her.

Stretching from coast to coast and teeming with loathed villains and beloved heroes, The Mystic Series is rich with emotion, magic and intrigue. Whether the reader is laughing, crying or falling in love, they'll find themselves invested in Layla's fate through the rich dialogue and emotionally driven characters that weave the web of this fiery tale.

 

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Not-quite-sixteen year old Lizbet Moore expects a boring last month of summer vacation -- and she gets what she’s expecting until a fifteen hundred year old Fae named Eamon shows up in her backyard disguised as a down-on-his-luck garden gnome. When Eamon slips an ancient amulet around her neck, the memories of Lizbet’s many past lives, including her first life as Morgan Le Fae, come slamming back to her to change her summer plans in a way she could never have expected.

Forced to go on the run when murderous monks show up at the back door, Lizbet hops a plane to Scotland accompanied by Eamon, the whispering voices of her past lives, and geekily cute James, the college boy from next door. Not only does she have to dodge the monks, but she’s racing against time and greedy land developers to prevent the entire race of the Fae from being destroyed.

The only thing Lizbet knows for sure is that if she fails and can't produce a few live fairies at the end of her journey, she is going to be grounded for life...and probably for her next life, too.

 

Beneath the dark streets of London they played a dangerous game with trains. Now it is their only chance for survival...

Britain in 2075 is a dangerous place. A man known only as the Governor rules the country with an iron hand, but within the towering perimeter walls of London Greater Urban Area anarchy spreads unchecked through the streets.

In the abandoned London Underground station of St. Cannerwells, a group of misfits calling themselves the Tube Riders seek to forget the chaos by playing a dangerous game with trains. Marta is their leader, a girl haunted by her brother’s disappearance. Of the others, Paul lives only to protect his little brother Owen, while Simon is trying to hold on to his relationship with Jess, daughter of a government official. Guarding them all is Switch, a man with a flickering eye and a faster knife, who cares only about preserving the legacy of the Tube Riders. Together, they are family.

Everything changes the day they are attacked by a rival gang. While escaping, they witness an event that could bring war down on Mega Britain. Suddenly they are fleeing for their lives, pursued not only by their rivals, but by the brutal Department of Civil Affairs, government killing machines known as Huntsmen, and finally by the inhuman Governor himself.

Excerpt from The Tube Riders (Chapter One)

"As the others said their goodbyes and left, Marta stood for a moment, looking out across the park towards the huge elevated highway overpass that rose above the city to the south. Half finished, it arched up out of the terraces and housing blocks to the east, rising steadily to a height of five hundred feet. There, at the point where it should have begun its gradual decent to the west, it just ended, sawn off, amputated.

Years ago, she remembered her father standing here with her, telling her about the future. Things had been better then. She’d still been going to school, still believed the world was good, still had dreams about getting a good job like a lawyer or an architect and hadn’t started to do the deplorable things that made her wake up shivering, just to get food or the items she needed to survive.

He had taken her hand and given it a little squeeze. She still remembered the warmth of his skin, the strength and assurance in those fingers. With his other arm he had pointed up at the overpass, in those days busy with scaffolding, cranes and ant-like construction workers, and told her how one day they would take their car, and drive right up over it and out of the city. The government was going to open up London Greater Urban Area again, he said. Let the city people out, and the people from the Greater Forest Areas back in. The smoggy, grey skies of London GUA would clear, the sirens would stop wailing all night, and people would be able to take the chains and the deadlocks off their doors. She remembered how happy she’d felt with her father’s arms around her, holding her close, protecting her.

But something had happened. She didn’t know everything – no one did – but things had changed. The government hadn’t done any of those things. The construction stopped, the skies remained grey, and life got even worse. Riots waited around every street corner. People disappeared without warning amid tearful rumours that the Huntsmen were set to return.

Marta sighed, biting her lip. Her parents and her brother were gone. Marta was just twenty-one, but St. Cannerwells Park was the closest she would ever get to seeing the countryside, and the euphoria of tube riding was the closest she would ever get to happiness.

She gripped the fence with both hands and gritted her teeth, trying not to cry. She was tough. She had adjusted to Mega Britain’s harshness, was accustomed to looking after herself, but just sometimes, life became too much to bear.

As the rain began to get heavier, tears pressed from her eyes and rolled down her cheeks."

The Tube Riders - a novel of 516

 

Lauren Phelps has never learned to love in the right place.

When a long term engagement turns into a dead end, Lauren decides on a fresh start a hundred miles away. She arrives determined to make room in her heart for her childhood friend Blake, a young pastor newly installed in a distant suburb of Boston.

He should be the ideal match for a Christian woman ready to start on married life, but Lauren’s reverence for the beautiful world around her goes unappreciated by him, and she’s wondering if she will ever be understood. Waiting for a pragmatic romance to take shape isn’t enough to fill all her lonely hours, so she agrees to a side job looking after the flower garden at Mrs. Tripp’s vacation house…

When Benjamin Tripp comes to spend the summer at his mother’s beach house, he brings his wine and his paintings, and intends to leave everything else behind. But his half-acknowledged longing for a meaningful relationship refuses to be forgotten. The freedom of one night stands has proved less satisfying than he thought it would be, and he can’t stop searching for something he doesn’t know how to find…

A chance conversation about modern art sparks a friendship that leaves Lauren unsettled. How can Benjamin understand so many things that she holds true, and yet reject the faith that sustains her? And what will she do when he challenges her to choose between her God and her heart?

Love Divine is an exploration of the Christian faith, a meditation on the dynamics of relationships, and a closer look at what makes us stop and wonder at the world round us.

This is a brief novel of about 56,000 words, (around 200 pages.)

The Belvedere Series contains stand alone Romance stories that explore the connections of faith, love and life in the fictional New England town of Belvedere. They can be read in any order.

 

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  • "Lips red as rubies, hair dark as night. Drink your true love's blood, become the Vampire, Snow White." 

BLOOD AND SNOW: Snow White lives in Salem, Massachusetts with her dad, stepmother, and her cat, Gatsby. Her entire life she's been teased for her fairy tale name, and the fact that her seven best friends happen to be guys whose names begin with the same letters as the seven dwarves.



Everything changes on a trip into Boston, where an unseen stranger bites her, and she's transformed into something not quite human.



REVENANT IN TRAINING: Snow has been transformed into a revenant - not quite human and not quite vampire. She must discover how to live with the changes, hopefully without killing anyone.



THE VAMPIRE CHRISTOPHER: As a revenant, Snow White craves blood. Especially the blood of her Hunter. But will drinking from him save or enslave her?



BLOOD SOAKED PROMISES:Snow White must come to terms with her bloodlust. It's one thing to drink the blood of her Hunter, something else entirely to drink the blood of a human.

 

Moving On - Book 1 for Ghost of The Past Series

For twenty years, Tyler Hayes had been ripped from his childhood home. After the horrific accident that took away his parents' life, Tyler's grandfather removed him from the mansion and sent him away.

Now, after twenty years, his grandfather had passed away and he could finally go home. However, even in his death, Tyler's grandfather had betrayed him once again, leaving the mansion to a woman he had never met.

Even though Kate Mitchell had never met Tyler, she knew all about the accident that changed the Hayes's family. Unbeknownst to her, was how she was going to end up being caught in the middle of a long estranged relationship between two different generations.

Two complete different personalities would have to learn to get along and play nice in order to survive a will that would change their lives.

 

 

 

 

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