Chasing the Sun (Land of the Lone Star Book #1) by Tracie Peterson

Hannah is desperate for help…William is determined to regain his family’s land… When her father disappears in war-torn Mississippi, Hannah Dandridge finds herself responsible not only for her younger siblings but also for the Texas ranch her father recently acquired. A marriage of convenience could ease her predicament… but is it the true desire of her heart? Wounded soldier William Barnett returns home only to find out that his family’s ranch has been seized. Though angered at this turn of events, he’s surprised to discover that it is a beautiful young woman with amazing fortitude who is struggling to keep the place running.Despite these circumstances, Hannah and William form an uneasy truce… and an undeniable attraction builds between them. In a land where loyalties are divided in a country ravaged by war, is there any hope that the first blush of love can survive? “Beloved inspirational author Peterson brings the Texas territory to life… as a strong, independent woman, [the heroine] Hannah is a great draw for female readers. “–Booklist “This was a well-written story with interesting insight into life during the Civil War…A good book for anyone who enjoys Christian historical fiction.” –Radiant Lit”Rich in historical detail and accuracy, Book One of this trilogy showcases the writing abilities of Tracie Peterson.  Rating: 3″–Libraries Alive

Author: Tracie Peterson

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
229 reviews

Swept Away (Trouble in Texas Book #1): Volume 1 by Mary Connealy

When a cowboy focused on revenge encounters a woman determined to distract him, there’s going to be trouble in Texas! Swept away when her wagon train attempts a difficult river crossing, Ruthy MacNeil isn’t terribly upset at being separated from the family who raised her. All they’ve ever done is work her to the bone. Alive but disoriented, she’s rescued by Luke Stone…so unfortunately, there are more chances to die in her immediate future.Luke is on a mission to reclaim the ranch stolen from his family. But the men currently on the property won’t let it go without a fight. Luke plans to meet up with friends who will help him take back the land, and since he can’t just leave Ruthy in the middle of nowhere, she’s going to have to go with him.But the more time Luke spends around the hardworking young woman, the more he finds himself thinking of things besides revenge. Will Ruthy convince him to give up his destructive path and be swept away by love?”This new series, TROUBLE IN TEXAS, will add to her list of successes if the first installment is any indication… Connealy’s style is fast-paced and spritely and sure to keep drawing fans.” –Publishers Weekly”Carol Award-winner Connealy (“THE KINCAID BRIDES” series) has created a strong, independent heroine who meets her match in Luke, the strong, silent type. They clash at first before finding solace in each other, which makes for humorous moments that will please readers who enjoy romantic comedies with a Western flavor.” –Library JournalKnown for her bestselling historical romantic comedies, Mary Connealy has sales totaling more than half a million copies. She lives on an eastern Nebraska ranch with her husband, Ivan, and enjoys spending time with her four grown daughters and their families.

Author: Mary Connealy

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
332 reviews

Picture Perfect (Weddings by Design Book #1): A Novel by Janice Thompson

Feisty wedding photographer Hannah McDermott has dealt with her share of difficult brides. But none can compare to the ultimate Bridezilla she’s dealing with now. Still, she’s trying desperately to impress Bella Neeley, Galveston Island’s most sought-after wedding planner, so she can take the top spot in Bella’s list of recommended photographers–a spot currently occupied by her arch-rival, Drew Kincaid. What she doesn’t count on, however, is falling head over heels for the competition.With her contagious humor and cast of quirky characters, Janice Thompson gives readers more of the bridal business drama they want in a brand-new series all about those long-suffering people who make beautiful weddings happen. Readers are desperately waiting for more of Bella and this new series brings her back in a big way, while introducing new characters fans will love. Fans will laugh out loud as they experience this breezy and entertaining novel from a great storyteller.

Author: Janice Thompson

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
485 reviews

The Widow of Larkspur Inn (The Gresham Chronicles Book #1) by Lawana Blackwell

When Life Seemed Its Worst, Gresham Awaited Julia Hollis’ opulent life in Victorian London crashes to pieces when her husband passes away. Worse, she is told by his bankers that he gambled away their fortune. Now, the family’s hope rests on The Larkspur, an old abandoned coaching inn in the quaint village of Gresham. Driven by dread and her desire to provide for her children, Julia decides to turn the dilapidated inn into a lodging house. But can she–who was accustomed to servants attending to every need–do what needs to be done and cope when boarders begin arriving? And then an eligible new vicar moves into town…

Author: Lawana Blackwell

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
1842 reviews

The Cloak: A Shea Baker Mystery by Sally J. Ling

When Shea Baker, freelance writer, picked up a small cluster of knotted threads dropped by an enraged man on his way out of an upscale antiquities gallery, little did he know he would plunged headlong into a mystery of biblical proportions. The threads, later identified as a tassel, purportedly came from the healing cloak of Jesus, a garment that for centuries lay hidden deep in the underground vaults of the Iraq National Museum. Now, the cloak has been found, and it is about to make headlines around the world as it heals the sick.

To some, making this ancient garment available to heal the masses would be an act of compassion. However altruistic, others believe it to be a totally misguided act–one that would instantly fling the world into theological, political, economic and logistical chaos.

Set in Iraq, South Florida, and Jerusalem, the story gives a fascinating look at biblical archaeological history and leads the reader on a hunt for the mysterious relic. Along the way, a number of intriguing characters are introduced, each with his or her own reasons for wanting to possess the power of the ancient healing cloak.

Author: Sally J. Ling

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
47 reviews

Forget Me Not (Love Blossoms in Oregon Series) by Miralee Ferrell

Can a Lost Love be Redeemed?
Baker City, Oregon, 1881

Seven years ago, Julia McKenzie rejected the man she loved, wanting to experience more of life. Now, at the age of twenty-four, she regrets that decision. What will Seth think of her, when they encounter one another hundreds of miles from home? Will the man she cared for understand the direction her life has taken and love her in spite of her choices?

Pastor Seth Russell has never completely forgotten the girl he once courted. When she shows up in his new home of Baker City, all those feelings return. But why is she sneaking around town late at night? Even more important, will she reject him and break his heart again, or can God heal the breach between them?

Forget Me Not is part of the historical romance, Love Blossoms in Oregon series, published by David C Cook. This book can stand alone, but is better enjoyed when reading the series and getting acquainted with the full cast of characters from the Love Blossoms in Oregon series.

From the Library Journal Review for book 2 in the series, Wishing on Buttercups.

“Readers will be swept up by the blossoming romance in this second book (after Blowing on Dandelions) in Ferrell’s historical series about the lives of those who traveled on the Oregon Trail. It’s sure to engross fans of best-selling authors Johanna Lindsey and Maeve Binchy.”
Library Journal Review – 2/15/14
Ferrell, Miralee. Wishing on Buttercups. David C. Cook. (Love Blossoms in Oregon, Bk. 2)

“An amazing, deeply emotional story. Each of the characters is so sympathetic and well drawn that it was impossible to put the book down. Miralee Ferrell’s characters are appealing, with a touching and believable faith journey, and the romance is lovely.”

Roxanne Rustand, Author of Duty to Protect

Miralee Ferrell creates a solid five-star novella that is both concise and far-reaching in its message of forgiveness and love. Gentle romance combines seamlessly with the struggles of characters and a town coming to terms with their own prejudices and vocations.

Sarah Snider, Reviewer

Author: Miralee Ferrell

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
72 reviews

Land of Dust and Tears (A Prairie Heritage) by Vikki Kestell

Faith-Filled Fiction at Its Best!
Look for Lost Are Found, Book 6 and the compelling conclusion of the series A Prairie Heritage, November 1!

Land of Dust & Tears is the gripping prequel to the breakthrough historical novel, A Rose Blooms Twice, and is the foundation of the acclaimed series, A Prairie Heritage.

Brothers Jan (Yahn) and Karl Thoresen have left their native land of Norway and braved many perils and hardships to bring their families to America—the land of freedom and hope. Like thousands of others, Jan and his wife Elli long for the opportunity of a better life and a future for their children.

After enduring an ocean crossing and the arduous journey west, they encounter a land so vast and wide that it defies mastery. Jan finds that his struggles are not only with the land, but with a restless and unmanageable heart. Will Jan find a way to overcome this wild land or will the prairie master him?

Land of Dust & Tears is also published as Part 1 of Wild Heart on the Prairie, Book 2 of the series, A Prairie Heritage. Land of Dust & Tears is priced to introduce you to this beautiful saga.

The author suggests that you follow your read of Land of Dust & Tears with A Rose Blooms Twice, Book 1 of A Prairie Heritage and then read Wild Heart on the Prairie, which includes both Part 1 and Part 2 of Land of Dust & Tears. Part 2 of Wild Heart on the Prairie is the conclusion of Land of Dust & Tears.

A Prairie Heritage:
Prequel: Land of Dust & Tears
Book 1: A Rose Blooms Twice
Book 2: Wild Heart on the Prairie
Book 3: Joy on This Mountain
Book 4: The Captive Within
Book 5: Stolen
Book 6: Lost Are Found, November 2014

“Vikki writes the kind of faith-filled fiction that hooks you within the first few pages, will not let you go until you have finished, and leaves you wishing for more.”
—Janis Braun, Seattle, Washington

“Her books are not just for ‘chicks’! I was amazed how engrossed I became in the lives of Vikki’s characters, and how much I could relate to their situations.”
—Ed Dunne, Los Angeles

“Be prepared to put life on hold. That’s all I have to say!”
—Rebecca H., New Jersey

“You will laugh, you will cry but, most of all, you will be uplifted.”
—LaTisha Holland, St. Augustine, FL

Author: Vikki Kestell

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
228 reviews

The Rancher (Redbourne Series #1 – Cole’s Story) by Kelli Ann Morgan

***FREE through Monday, March 10th***Follow up with the second and third books in the series…THE BOUNTY HUNTER: Rafe’s Story and THE BLACKSMITH: Ethan’s Story.***BONUS MATERIAL***Chapter One of MONTANA DAWN by Caroline Fyffe included at the end of the eBookFROM THE BACK COVER OF THE RANCHER:The deal was to share the ranch, not her heart…ABBY MCCALLISTER can ride and shoot better than any man she’s ever met, but when the threat of losing her ranch forces her to find a husband, she is unprepared for the mysterious stranger who takes her hand and evokes in her a sudden desire to be a lady fit for his arm.He’d sworn to protect her. He couldn’t do that if she married someone else…COLE REDBOURNE, immersed in guilt over the accident that claimed his best friend, discovers there was nothing accidental about it. When he sets out for Silver Falls, Colorado, to fulfill his friend’s dying wish and to flush out his killer, the last thing he expected was to find hope again disguised as his impromptu bride.PRAISE FOR THE RANCHER:”The Rancher is a western historical romance novel with some Christian elements, lots of sexual tension, and plenty of action, mystery, romance, and heart.” –Romantic Pixie Girl”Lovers of western romance will delight in Kelli Ann Morgan’s great storytelling.” –RaeAnne Thayne, USA TODAY Bestselling Author”I really enjoyed this one. It had romance, action, mystery. Everything you could want… This author reminded me so much of my favorite author, Julie Garwood. I highly recommend this book.” –Lindahntx, Amazon Reviewer”Riveting. Love. Mystery. Suspense. It has it all. You will not be able to put it down. Andif you do, you’ll think about it until you pick it back up.” –Donna Browning, Amazon Reviewer”The Rancher makes me remember why I love western romance.  Kelli Ann’s smart heroes and spunky heroines are characters you’ll want to read about again and again.  I can’t wait for the next book.” –Imani Miller, Author of Trouble at the Door”The Rancher is a beautifully written love story that leaves readers wanting more! From the very first page, it captures your heart and takes you to a time and place that you feel all around you as you fall in love with the characters. Kelli Ann Morgan is a true talent as she takes you on a timeless journey through romantic 19th century Colorado.” –Sarah Jarman”An amazing book! I read it in 2 days!! I was envious of the relationship between the main characters. A must read!! This book has everything you could want in a good read!!”–Nicole Campbell”It is hard to find romance novels that capture your heart, leave you longing for the sequel, and are clean enough you can recommend them to your mother! The Rancher does all that and more. You won’t be disappointed.” –Camy Albrecht”Fabulous book. A must read!! My favorite thing about this book is it kept my attention the whole time. I could not put it down. All the characters were fun and it was easy to picture what was taking place in the story. Love the chemistry of the main characters!! Can’t wait for the second installment. Thanks, Kelli Ann for sharing your talent.” –Angela Jacob”Intrigue. Mystery.  Romance.  A real page-turner.” –Cheri Buys”The Rancher is an excellent at-home getaway.  A very intriguing romance that is so entertaining and really sparks your imagination. Kelli Ann Morgan brings romance to life.  A must read!!” –Kathy Hathaway”Kelli Ann Morgan is a bright and gifted writer. She inspires, amazes, and motivates her readers. I highly recommend reading this brilliant piece of love and hope.” –Susie Dawson”I totally enjoyed reading Kelli Ann’s debut novel and look forward to many more. The Rancher is a well-written,well-researched book. It is very romantic, without being overly graphic, and will appeal to a wide variety of readers.” –Rocky Palmer”A novel with a heroine you grow to care about, and a romance worth waiting for.” –Erin Cuppett

Author: Kelli Ann Morgan

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
422 reviews

Courting Cate (The Courtships of Lancaster County, Book 1) by Leslie Gould

#1 Bestselling Author Leslie Gould Delivers a New Amish Romance SeriesWhen Amish farmer Pete Treger moves to Paradise Township, Pennsylvania, seeking a better life, he meets sisters Cate and Betsy Miller. Both are beautiful, but older sister Cate is known more for her sharp tongue and fiery temper than her striking appearance. Betsy, on the other hand, is sweet and flirty–and seems to have attracted most of the bachelors in Lancaster County!However, the sisters’ wealthy father has made one hard and fast rule: elder sister must marry first, before the younger can even start courting. Unfortunately for poor Betsy, and for the men who want to court her, her older sister, Cate, doesn’t have any suitors–until Pete comes to town, that is. Though he finds both sisters attractive, something about Cate’s feisty demeanor appeals to him. Soon the other bachelors in the district convince Pete to court Cate. She hardly seems receptive to his overtures, though. Instead, she’s immediately suspicious of his interest.

Author: Leslie Gould

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
1463 reviews

Thores-Cross: A Yorkshire Ghost Story Novel by Karen Perkins

#1 Bestseller – British Horror, Amazon.comA haunting horror thriller set in Britain’s North Yorkshire Moors about isolation, superstition and persecution. Thores-Cross follows the stories of Emma, a present day writer, and Jennet, an eighteenth century witch.Emma Moorcroft is still grieving after a late miscarriage and moves to her dream house at Thruscross Reservoir with her husband, Dave. Both Emma and Dave hope that moving into their new home signifies a fresh start, but life is not that simple. Emma has nightmares about the reservoir and the drowned village that lies beneath the water, and is further disturbed by the sound of church bells – from a church that no longer exists.Jennet is fifteen and lives in the isolated community of Thores-Cross, where life revolves about the sheep on which they depend. Following the sudden loss of both her parents, she is seduced by the local wool merchant, Richard Ramsgill. She becomes pregnant and is shunned not only by Ramsgill, but by the entire village. Lonely and embittered, Jennet’s problems escalate, leading to tragic consequences which continue to have an effect through the centuries.Emma becomes fixated on Jennet, neglecting herself, her beloved dogs and her husband to the point where her marriage may not survive. As Jennet and Emma’s lives become further entwined, Emma’s obsession deepens and she realises that the curse Jennet inflicted on the Ramsgill family over two hundred years ago is still claiming lives. Emma is the only one who can stop Jennet killing again, but will her efforts be enough?’The writing is near flawless. Your voice is crisp and natural, carrying the reader into lives of the characters and the world you have created seamlessly.’ – Lauren Grey, author of ‘Threads of Time’.’I love your historicals. They feel so real. I can already tell this one is excellent. The back and forth between Emma’s modern life and Jennet’s 18th century life is tantalizing.’ – Laura Emmons, author of ‘Seeing Magic’ and ‘Healing Hands’.’…a wonderful piece of writing.’ – Lin Churchill, author of ‘Pride’.’Overall I can see this attracting readers of both contemporary and historical fiction. It seems that it will gravitate around characters and relationships so perhaps it may have more appeal to women. It was a pleasure to read, Karen and it’s setting up the connection between past and present very well’ – Lesa Clarke, author of ‘The Glass House’.’Wow, I’ve never been into ghost stories before, but this is great!’ – Lesley Taylor, author of ‘Heart-Brother’ and ‘Changeling’.’Startling but extremely accurate use of language . . . Very emotive and skilfully handled . . . I found your writing fluid and accurate but more importantly, completely enthralling.’ – R.M.A., author of ‘The Snow Lily’.’This is terrific.’ – Chris Bostic, author of ‘Game Changer’ and ‘Fugitives From Northwoods”As always, your writing is impressive and so is your knowledge of boats. You have clearly taken the time to research the area, the herbs and other various concepts within your book, and it shows and makes the story that much stronger throughout. I really enjoyed this book, truly, and I’m glad I had the opportunity to read it. Well done.’- Claire C Riley, author of ‘Limerence”I love the way you handle your characters and the way you blend them into the book from the word go but in such a clever way. I can see this has taken you some time to plan out as I can see the way you start a part of the story to know how that particular part is going to end. There is a really nice narrative here coupled with a brilliant flow and pace to it. You have done well and I like this a lot.’ – Sean Connolly, author of. British Army on the Rampage. (B.A.O.R)

Author: Karen Perkins

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
178 reviews