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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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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.
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!
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 **
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
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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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