An Unexpected Family: Orphan Train Romance Series, Book 1 by Zoe Matthews

This novella is the first of a new series based on a group of children from the Children’s Aid Society, a New York orphanage who travel on an orphan train to Texas. Each story will feature some of the children and what happens to them as children and adults, while throwing a little sweet and inspirational romance into the mix.

In this first story, Craig Parker,a local farmer, has been asking widowed Amanda Drake for over a year to marry him, to which Amanda has refused each time. They hear about a train full of orphans coming to their town in Texas and both want to adopt a child as a single parent. When meeting with the Town Council, they are both individually given permission to adopt.

Complications arise as Amanda must make a decision that will affect her future and the future of her crippled adopted daughter. Will a marriage of convenience to Craig be the right step to take or should she stay single and raise her daughter on her own? Will she find an unexpected family?

Author: Zoe Matthews

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
87 reviews

Romance: New Beginnings – A Christian Romance as a Love Story: (Romance, Christian Romance, Romance Novel, Romance… by Morris Fenris

Sometimes the darkest hour is simply the end of the tunnel just before sunrise. Tragedy can either break you or make you, the end result is up to you.

Sara flees California, from her husband of a few days who wants her dead because she has stumbled across his dirty secret, and finds her soul mate in Montana.

After Jane’s husband is killed in action, she lets her dreams of becoming a famous chef, living by the ocean and having a family of her own die with him. However, she gets a second chance and finds the answer to her dreams in California.

When Grace’s husband is killed in action she gets the surprise of her life – her baby girl who she names Daniella. With her daughter’s life hanging in the balance, she takes a step of faith and realizes the resurrection of her dreams in California in the form of her perfect man.

And then there are Jackson and Tori. They meet in California, but Montana brings them truly together. Without a place to meet in Montana and an opportunity to get to know one another better, they won’t be planning a wedding. They truly are a couple that meet in two different places, but attain the same goal: someone who understands you to go through life with.

Our four couples realize that true love can come around twice, you just have to be willing to take a chance on “New Beginnings”.

*****

Author: Morris Fenris

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
52 reviews

Elderberry Croft: The Complete Collection by Becky Doughty

The Coach House Trailer Park is the last stop for most of its residents. But a new girl sweeps into the neighborhood, charming them all with her wild nature, her elderberry gifts, and her outrageous laughter. What brings the mysterious Willow Goodhope of ELDERBERRY CROFT to this dead end place? From what—or whom—is she hiding?
Originally written as a serial novel, ELDERBERRY CROFT is the tale of one woman’s journey toward HOPE and HEALING, and the people whose lives she transforms along the way.

JANUARY BREEZE: There’s a new girl in town, and she’s breathing life into The Coach House Trailer Park, starting with the tiny cottage she christens Elderberry Croft. Kathy isn’t so sure about this wild child living across the way, with her generosity and exuberance for life. What is Willow Goodhope doing in a place like The Coach House?

FEBRUARY EMBERS: Richard and Patti Davis’ days stretch out endlessly before them, but lately, Richard has taken notice of the new neighbor in Space #12. Will Patti lose the only man she’s ever loved to the green-eyed earth girl? Or will Willow steal both their hearts?

MARCH WHISPERS: Joe Sanderson believes that living simply is simply better living. He gardens, he cooks, he entertains Vivian. Everything is going just fine…then along comes Ms. Willow, with her whispering shadows and her elderberry pie, reminding him of what it means to be a man.

APRIL SHADOWS: The Cat Lady rarely sets foot outside her trailer during the light of day. But one morning, Willow shows up at her door, knocking her perfectly-ordered world off its axis. And when the stillness is further interrupted by the Shadowman, Shelly must confront her past in order to embrace her future.

MAY ENCHANTMENT: Managing The Coach House keeps Eddie busy, if not exactly fulfilled. But the new girl, with her red hair and crazy laugh, is stirring up the neighborhood. Willow’s making waves, and Eddie’s a little swept off his feet, too. When he comes face to face with the Shadowman in the middle of the night, Eddie questions everything he thought he knew about himself.

JUNE MELODY: Myra believes her doctor when he says she’s going to die, but when she encounters a deadly rattlesnake, she realizes that maybe she needs to start living again, rather than spending her last years sitting around waiting to die.

JULY MADNESS: Donny Banks is trouble with a big T. Edith keeps hoping if she helps her baby out one more time, he’ll get his head on straight. But big brother Eddie has had enough. This time, Donny’s knocking on the wrong door—one that belongs to Willow—and Eddie’s having none of it.

AUGUST MEMORIES: Al’s job keeps him busy during the day, and his Bud keeps him company at night. But Al is a prisoner of his past, and when one phone call changes his future, Al must choose to do the right thing. To his surprise, Willow Goodhope may just hold the key that will set him free.

SEPTEMBER LONGING: Prudence loves animal prints, big hair, and red nails. She also loves her man, Carney, but is beginning to wonder if he feels the same about her. When Willow Goodhope shows up needing a friend, Prudence gets the chance to reevaluate what’s important when it comes to matters of the heart.

OCTOBER MOURNING: The baby growing in Andrea’s womb is a miracle, and she marvels at the way she’s changing from the inside out. But when faced with the knowledge that she can no longer manage on her own, will her pride allow her to receive help from Willow?

NOVEMBER AWAKENING: A Vietnam Vet, Doc suffers from severe post-traumatic stress, debilitating episodes that send him back to the bottle time and time again. When he discovers Willow on the verge of giving in to her own despair, he finds unexpected solace in stepping outside his comfort zone to comfort her.

DECEMBER DAWNING: It’s been almost a year since Willow moved into Elderberry Croft, and she can no longer ignore the shadows that drove her here. Is there hope for a new tomorrow?

Author: Becky Doughty

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
81 reviews

Far Country by Karen Malone and Mandie Martis

Steve Williams had intended to propose to his girlfriend, Sarah, at their high school graduation party, but on the way to the beach his car swerved out of control on a curve and rolled down an embankment. Although injured, he was able to crawl out of the wreckage. Sarah, was not so lucky. While the doctors were able to save her life, she never awoke from the coma. In one careless moment Steve had lost the love of his life and destroyed his lifelong friendship with Sarah’s brother, David.Five years later, Steve has graduated from college and is working as a park ranger at Hanging Rock State Park. Although he loves his job, he is still struggling to accept Sarah’s fate and overcome his own guilt for what happened to her. Angry at God, and wary of letting anyone get close to him again, Steve is blindsided by the arrival of a young ranger named Deborah at Hanging Rock, and the events that her arrival set in motion. As Steve is forced to come to terms with his own guilt and David’s increasingly volitile anger, he discovers that God is far from done with him!

Author: Karen Malone and Mandie Martis

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
45 reviews

A Fine Mess by Kristy K. James

What readers are saying about A Fine Mess

~ As a pastor, I have read many books that are called Christian, and a lot of them come off preachy or feel awkward if you just want to read a novel about Christian people living their lives. In this case, Kristy has overcome that, and has created a very believable story about real individuals.

~ This was a very sweet, refreshing Christian romance. Really liked the relationship between Annie and Ian and the fact that there was a lot of interaction and dialogue between the two. ~

~ I downloaded this book for free on my kindle, but I would go back and buy it if I had to. ~

She would sacrifice anything for those she loved…

Annie Blake put her life on hold to care for her mother when she was diagnosed with cancer. She didn’t consider it a sacrifice as much as a labor of love. But then she learns that her father has done something completely out of character, not to mention criminal, in a misguided attempt to save the life of his wife. Annie realizes she will have to give up more than just a job and an apartment this time. To save him from going to prison, she will have to give up her freedom.

His life was going according to plan – until the day she showed up…

The last thing Ian McCann expected was the bombshell the daughter of an employee dropped in his lap at the start of the three-day weekend. She needed help, and plenty of it. She also needed it immediately, and hoped he would be able to help. He knew that he could, he just wasn’t sure he was prepared to give what it would require to fix everything.

Author: Kristy K. James

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
84 reviews

Time and Again (The History Mystery Series Book 1) by Deborah Heal

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.

Author: Deborah Heal

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
383 reviews

A Hope Revealed (Prescott Pioneers Book 4) by Karen Baney

Prescott Pioneers Series #4 – sequel to A Life RestoredChristian Historical Romance set in the Arizona Territory in 1866.Pain. Disappointment. Fear.Life turned out differently than Mary Colter expected. With her abusive husband either missing or dead, and the ranch gone, she is left to raise her two children on her own. When a neighbor takes compassion on her, she finds her hope ignited—perhaps she can start over on her brother-in-law’s ranch in Arizona.Warren Cahill is confronted with one problem after another in his new role as foreman of Colter Ranch. Missing cattle and hot-headed cowhands take most of his attention. When Mary arrives at the ranch, tensions rise and he finds himself in the middle of it.Will Mary’s hope for a life free from abuse finally be realized? Can Warren move beyond his past to embrace a new hope? QED Seal of ApprovalA Hope Revealed has passed the Publishers Innovation Awards’ 13 point checklist for Quality, Excellence, and Design. What does this mean for you, the reader? This ebook renders well in your preferred reading format (i.e. font size changes, etc.)

Author: Karen Baney

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
53 reviews

Around the Bend (Sandy Cove Series Book 4) by Rosemary Hines

The carefree days of summer bring an unexpected turn in Michelle Baron’s life when her former student (and the birth mother of their adopted son) returns to Sandy Cove. What is Amber Gamble seeking? How will it affect Michelle and her family? And will patriarch Grandpa Phil, facing a heart wrenching challenge himself, be able to help them lean on God for answers as they await what lies Around the Bend?
Welcome back to Sandy Cove ~ where hearts and lives intertwine in the dance of life.

Rosemary Hines has once again skillfully woven a tale of God’s unending grace and His power to transform lives. Our beloved Sandy Cove characters are back, some facing their greatest challenges and others experiencing newfound and unexpected joy as they all learn the importance of living life to the fullest. A captivating story!
~ Nancy Tumbas, English professor at Golden West College

Author: Rosemary Hines

Rating: Rating: 4.90 / 5
65 reviews

Abigail and the Tropical Island Adventure: (Teaches your kid to explore the world) (Values eBook) Action & Adventure… by Tali Carmi

Read it FREE as part of your PRIME or Kindle UNLIMITED membershipWant your kids to be familiar with exotic locations?Want them to meet cultures and widen their horizons?This is a wonderful book about a girl named Abigail, that goes on adventures around the world using her magical bicycle.Who will she meet there? What will she discover?This beginner reader’s eBook will inspire your kids to be open to new cultures, and be more curious and enthusiastic about exploring various places.Your kids will enjoy full-color illustrations of Abigail and the tropical island.Your kids will be inspired to be:Open to new people & culturesMore curiousEnthusiastic about exploring new thingsAbigail and the Tropical Island Adventure is a sweet children’s book written especially for you and your ages 2- 8 children.With simple text and 16 colorful illustrations.The story is suitable as a read aloud book for preschoolers or a self-read book for beginner readers.Scroll up and grab a copy today.

Author: Tali Carmi

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
59 reviews

Children books :" ABIGAIL and the Sahara Adventure ": (Teaches your kid to explore the world) (Values eBook)Sleep… by Tali Carmi

Read it FREE as part of your PRIME or Kindle UNLIMITED membershipWant your kids to be familiar with exotic locations?Want them to meet cultures and widen their horizons?This is a wonderful book about a girl named Abigail.Abigail found a magical bicycle in her grandparents’ old house, and this bicycle takes her to the magnificent Sahara Desert.Who will she meet there? What will she discover? This beginner reader’s eBook will inspire your kids to be open to new cultures, and be more curious and enthusiastic about exploring various places.Your kids will enjoy full-color illustrations of Abigail and the desert life.Your kids will be inspired to be: 1. Open to new people & cultures 2. More curious 3. Enthusiastic about exploring new things Abigail and the Sahara Adventure is a sweet children’s book written especially for you and your ages 2- 8 children.With simple text and 13 colorful illustrations.The story is suitable as a read aloud book for preschoolers or a self-read book for beginner readers. Scroll up and grab a copy today.

Author: Tali Carmi

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
69 reviews