The Teacup Novellas – The Collection by Diane Moody

Lucy Alexander has a hopeless case of writer’s block. But all that changes when her handsome UPS guy delivers a box of vintage teacups from the estate of her namesake and beloved Aunt Lucille. Happy memories of tea parties they shared when Lucy was young flood her mind. And with them, the forgotten stories her aunt loved to tell over tea and Scottish shortbread. Colorful tales of fascinating characters woven together with the undeniable power of love. Some were true, most weren’t, but it was her aunt’s extraordinary gift of storytelling that first ignited Lucy’s passion to write. Though still grieving the recent loss of her aunt, Lucy unwraps the fragile cups and saucers, and with them, a flood of memories and story ideas.The Teacup Novellas – The Collection includes all five stand-alone stories plus the on-going saga of Lucy’s own budding romance with that UPS guy who keeps knocking at the door of her heart.The Collection includes:Book One – Tea with EmmaBook Two – Strike the MatchBook Three – Home to Walnut RidgeBook Four – At Legend’s EndBook Five – A Christmas Peril

Author: Diane Moody

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
50 reviews

The Elmo Jenkins Trilogy by McMillian Moody

Follow the antics of Elmo Jenkins, the quintessential, earnest young church intern as he learns the ropes in a large metropolitan church. Simultaneously hilarious and thought-provoking, this trilogy canonizes the ongoing adventures of the staff at First Church. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll be inspired. The readers say it best – “Not since Mitford has the day-to-day life of a minister been so much fun.”The Elmo Jenkins Trilogy includes all three full length Elmo Jenkins novels. Ordained IrreverenceSome Things Never ChangeThe Old Man and the Tea You get 675 pages of hilarious anecdotes, touching stories, and spiritual insights all woven into the day-to-day life of young minister, Elmo Jenkins. Here’s what readers are saying:”The Elmo Jenkins books are some of the most entertaining books I have ever read. I can’t put them down.” “I have read…no-devoured both books 1 & 2. They are every bit as much fun as the previously unmatched Mitford series. I hope to read more of this series very soon.””McMillian Moody has an absolutely witty and humorous way of putting words down on paper.” “This book [Ordained Irreverence] was a joy to read. It was full of humor and heart. The characters came to life between the pages and reminded me of all the diverse people you find within the walls of the church. It made me smile as we see through the characters the creativity of God.”  You’re sure to enjoy Elmo’s adventure from beginning to end. OBT Bookz

Author: McMillian Moody

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
200 reviews

The Runaway Pastor’s Wife by Diane Moody

A Top 100 Amazon Kindle Bestseller with over 500 “Five Star” reviews!What could possibly drive a pastor’s wife to run away from home? After years of frustration from life in a church fishbowl, Annie McGregor walks away from it all and boards a plane for Colorado. She has no way of knowing her college sweetheart is headed to the same cabin in the Rockies, terrified and gravely wounded. Their unexpected reunion couldn’t have come at a worse time. Or could it? Bewildered that God would allow Michael Dean to walk back into her life, Annie pleads with Him to keep her heart true to her husband and her family. God answers her prayer, but in a way she would never expect. Written by a former pastor’s wife, Annie’s story provides a rare look inside the family life of those in the ministry, particularly the unique pressures on those who marry men of God.

Author: Diane Moody

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
993 reviews

51 Ways to Love Your Enemies: How to love others when they are hurting you (Spiritual Self Help) by Lynn R Davis

We don’t have to like them but we do have to love our enemies. How do you love someone you don’t even like? It’s not easy. And at first glance it may seem impossible. Let “51 Ways to Love Your Enemies” be your guide. “51 Ways to Love Your Enemies” offers an easy to follow list of practical ways to express love and kindness toward enemies. The list is not only comprised of scriptural principles like forgiveness and compassion, but also practical everyday ideas like buying a cup of coffee and greeting with a smile. “51 Ways to Love Your Enemies” is an enlightening little book with a big message of love. (6300 words)

Author: Lynn R Davis

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
67 reviews

Target: A prequel story (Denver FBI Book 1) by Lisa Phillips

Special Agent Liam Conners is the only witness to his neighbor’s abduction: the Chloroform Killer has struck again.
But when his neighbor, Andrea James, returns from a business trip, they realize the killer’s mistake—her sister has been abducted in her place.
Now the killer is coming for Andrea, and Liam and his partner are the only ones standing in the way.
​Can they catch the killer and protect the target?

Author: Lisa Phillips

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
87 reviews

HOPE Being Gone (Trusting God in the Tough Times) by Cherie Hill

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You thought you had hope, until tragedy took over. You thought life was in control, until it erupted into chaos. You assumed you were strong, until you were suddenly brought to your knees. You thought you walked by faith, until you found yourself consumed in the darkness of despair. Hope is gone. Youre facing circumstances in life that seem insurmountable, even for God.

We quickly realize that our problem isnt that we havent trusted God, but that we trusted God and believed Hed come through . . . and He didnt. He could have prevented our pain and suffering, but He chose not to. We cry out, but there is no answer and our faith takes a tragic turn.

But Gods silence is not His solution and His absence is not His answer. His goals are eternal, not earthly. You want a way out . . . Hes making a way through. You crave comfort . . . and He brings you to the Cross. It is there that we realize: we cant deliver ourselves from a crisis that God himself has orchestrated.

God is taking you on a journey of faith, and hope is just a step away . . . but a step in the right direction takes you right through the valley. And it is there, where all hope seems gone that God takes your faith places you never knew it could go. Hes teaching you to trust Him through your doubt and in your fears. Hes growing your faith and showing you that you can trust Him . . . even when there is no evidence that you should.

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Author: Cherie Hill

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
76 reviews

Love’s Reckoning (The Ballantyne Legacy Book #1): A Novel by Laura Frantz

On a bitter December day in 1785, Silas Ballantyne arrives at the door of master blacksmith Liege Lee in York, Pennsylvania. Just months from becoming a master blacksmith himself, Silas is determined to finish his apprenticeship and move west. But Liege soon discovers that Silas is a prodigious worker and craftsman and endeavors to keep him in York. Silas becomes interested in both of Liege’s daughters, the gentle and faith-filled Eden and the clever and high-spirited Elspeth. When he chooses one, will the other’s jealousy destroy their love?In this sweeping family saga set in western Pennsylvania, one man’s choices in love and work, in friends and enemies, set the stage for generations to come. Love’s Reckoning is the first entry in The Ballantyne Legacy, a rich, multi-layered historical quartet from talented writer Laura Frantz, beginning in the late 1700s and following the Ballantyne family through the end of the Civil War.

Author: Laura Frantz

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
212 reviews

Startup Stories: Lessons Learned from a Startup’s Launch, Grind, and Growth by Jordan Raynor

This book is for anyone who has ever dreamed of starting something.
This book is for anyone who has ever dreamed of starting something.Thinking about starting your own company? Curious about what startup life is really like? Looking to commiserate over the brutality that is the road called entrepreneurship? This book is for you.
In Startup Stories, serial entrepreneur Jordan Raynor gives an honest look at what it takes to launch a company, grind through startup life, and grow a business from the ground up. Using stories from his most recent endeavor (Citizinvestor – the largest crowdfunding platform for government projects in the U.S., currently valued at $3,500,000), Jordan shares a series of lessons that are critical for any entrepreneur to learn. In this short book, you’ll hear Jordan share stories about:

How he met his “startup spouse” and learned what makes a great business partnership
Why his team wrote stories about their product before registering a domain name or hiring a developer
Raising capital from Silicon Valley and friends and family
The wild emotional roller coaster ride startups put you through
How he gets meetings with amazing people simply by having the audacity to ask
How to be content regardless of the success or failure of your startup

This won’t feel like another “how to” book. Raynor’s casual style will make you feel as if the two of you are swapping stories over your favorite cup of coffee. If you’ve ever been interested in starting something, you’ll want to start reading Startup Stories today.
An excerpt from Startup Stories:
In a few minutes, I was to take the stage following an amazing “fireside chat” with Chris Hughes, a Co-founder of Facebook and the leader of the Obama campaign’s historic “My Barack Obama” social network. If that wasn’t cool enough, the rest of the lineup of speakers at the event included the CEOs of The New York Times, The Guardian, and Tumblr; the CTO of Amazon.com; a General Partner of Andreessen Horowitz, and a former United States Senator.
And then there was me, Jordan Raynor, a Co- founder of a company no one could properly pronounce. To say I was out of my league would be an epic understatement. As a friend of mine said to me a few days before the speech, “Dude, I think you’re great and all, but you have no business being on that stage.”
My friend was right. So how did this happen?
Mostly through grace. In my short career as an entrepreneur, I have been blessed immeasurably with amazing opportunities I did not earn or deserve. But as I inched closer to the edge of my seat, ready to charge the podium, I couldn’t help but think that one of the reasons I was there was because the team at our young startup had decided to solve a real problem.
By focusing on a problem of such great importance, we have gained access to more amazing people and opportunities in two years than most people get in a lifetime. We have been invited to The White House to talk about what implications crowdfunding might have on the federal government; we were featured alongside a movie with Matt Damon; we were flown to France to address the Council of Europe; we had tea with the Lieutenant Governor of California. Even if Citizinvestor were to fail, the experiences we have had along the way would have made it all worthwhile. I believe these experiences are a direct result of us tackling a significant problem.

Author: Jordan Raynor

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
28 reviews

By Summer’s End (Christian Fiction) by Rosemarie Naramore

When Holly Holton is willed a house by a great uncle she met only one time, she’s confused but happy. As guardian to her fifteen-year-old half-sister, with whom she doesn’t get along, she hopes that moving will be a catalyst for change in their relationship. The young women fall in love with their new home, but unfortunately, are unaware of a condition of home ownership that may destroy their newfound happiness. Much is at stake, particularly for Holly and handsome neighbor Ryan McGraw. The two develop feelings for one another—but will a series of obstacles prevent the two from finding happiness together? Or will God assure a happy ending for all?

Author: Rosemarie Naramore

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
70 reviews

Out of a Dream (Sandy Cove Series Book 1) by Rosemary Hines and Benjamin Hines

Michelle Baron should be reveling in her new life in Sandy Cove, Oregon. From the outside, it all looks idyllic. A newlywed settling into a quaint coastal town, her husband establishing himself as a junior partner in a law firm—what more could she want?
But a series of disturbing nightmares haunts Michelle. Her quest to understand these dreams leads her to the New World bookstore, where she begins a spiritual journey that will challenge her Christian heritage as well as her marriage.

Captivating characters, suspenseful story lines, and thought-provoking themes—bestselling author, Rosemary Hines crafts gripping and at times poignant tales of the challenges Christians face in contemporary culture. Known for her realistic portrayal of life and her sensitivity in tackling tough topics, her novels examine the prevalence of New Age beliefs and practices in today’s world, the tragedy of suicide that touches families of all walks of life, the broken system of foster care, the need for dedicated teachers to reach out to troubled students, and the heartache of infertility as well as unwanted pregnancies and abortions. Never preachy but always leading the reader to a message of hope and redemption, Rosemary is a committed follower of Christ. The novels of the Sandy Cove series—Out of a Dream, Through the Tears, and Into Magnolia convey profound Christian messages that touch hearts of believers and non-believers alike. Refreshingly honest and true to life, the characters resonate with readers and become their friends, and the story lines transition seamlessly from one novel to the next.

Out of a Dream quickly introduces you to characters that parallel people in our own lives. Shaped by traits that enhance the plausibility of the plot, you could swear that you’ve met them all before. This novel resonates with the theme of how people often go looking for love in all the wrong places when seeking spirituality. The beauty here is that although some explore false approaches to knowing God, there is hope for everyone who diligently seeks the truth.”
—Irene Dunlap, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Kid’s Soul, Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul, and Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christmas Treasure for Kids

Author: Rosemary Hines and Benjamin Hines

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
163 reviews