That First Montana Year by Donna L. Scofield

When B’Anne (Beatrice Anne) marries Will, she knows he is a reluctant groom. But she’s a minister’s daughter and pregnant. To save embarrassment for the families, and hoping a fresh start will help them become the sweethearts they were before, B’Anne agrees to leave everyone and everything she knows and go with Will to the Montana Territory. They hope Will’s uncle Hiram, whom he has never met, will guide them in their homesteading. Uncle Hiram welcomes Will, but treats B’Anne coolly until he realizes she isn’t a “frills and furbelows” girl.

Although Will seems to care for B’Anne, she loses her confidence when she discovers a letter from Will’s former sweetheart. Will’s secrecy threatens to build a wall between them.

Spring arrives, and with it the promise of renewal. But is B’Anne’s hope for a fresh start enough to sustain the young couple through the years of hard living under that big Montana sky?

Author: Donna L. Scofield

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
135 reviews

Pilgrim’s Progress (Illustrated): Updated, Modern English. More than 100 Illustrations. (Bunyan Updated Classics Book 1) by John Bunyan and Donna Sundblad

Often disguised as something that would help him, evil accompanies Christian on his journey to the Celestial City. As you walk with him, you’ll begin to identify today’s many religious pitfalls. These are presented by men such as Pliable, who turns back at the Slough of Despond; and Ignorance, who believes he’s a true follower of Christ when he’s really only trusting in himself. Each character represented in this allegory is intentionally and profoundly accurate in its depiction of what we see all around us, and unfortunately, what we too often see in ourselves. But while Christian is injured and nearly killed, he eventually prevails to the end. So can you.

The best part of this book is the Bible verses added to the text. The original Pilgrims Progress listed the Bible verse references, but the verses themselves are so impactful when tied to the scenes in this allegory, that they are now included within the text of this book. The text is tweaked just enough to make it readable today, for the young and the old. Youngsters in particular will be drawn to the original illustrations included in this wonderful classic.

Author: John Bunyan and Donna Sundblad

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
2238 reviews

Tatiana (Upward Way Chronicles Book 1) by Madeline Brock and Pat Bray

Tatiana Bergman views life through a different lens than others in rural Pennsylvania in the 1840’s. She says and does what she likes as her passionate, impulsive behavior confounds her sisters and appalls her peers.

Life only gets more complicated when Tatiana befriends Jonny Creek, a mischievous young man whose Native American blood puts him on the fringes of society. She struggles to subdue her wild spirit and keep her heart pure while wrestling with conceited school mates and her own selfish nature.

A few years later as a mature and confident young woman, Tatiana finds herself in a battle of her will between two young men, and the God she serves.

Author: Madeline Brock and Pat Bray

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
84 reviews

The Texas Women of Spirit Trilogy by Angela Castillo

Books 1-3 in the Texas Women of Spirit series. Clean, Christian fiction set in 1890’s Texas.Book 1: The River Girl’s SongZillia Bright never dreamed she’d be orphaned at sixteen and left to care for her baby brother and Papa’s farm. With only a mule and a hundred year old shotgun , she must fight to protect what’s hers. Countless dangers lurk on the Bastrop, Texas riverside. Zillia must rely on the help of her best friends, Soonie and Wylder, to hold her world together. With Zillia’s struggles come unexpected miracles, and proof that God might just listen to the prayers of a river girl.Book 2: The Comanche Girl’s Prayer It’s 1890. Called by God, nineteen-year-old Soonie Eckhart travels to an illegal Comanche and Kiowa settlement in North Texas to become a teacher for the children in hiding. Despite her Comanche roots, she finds many in the group, including a volatile young man named Lone Warrior, refuse to accept her. After a chance encounter in the hills with a band of dangerous men, Soonie must draw on the deepest parts of her faith and courage to survive. Book 3: The Saloon Girl’s JourneyWeary of the saloon girl life—and tired of being slapped around—Darla North decides to start over and let her new-found faith lead her. A friend sends her to Downs House, a place for ‘unfortunate women.’ Darla is offered a home—if she can behave herself. Old habits are hard to break, but Darla is desperate to prove to everyone that she’s changed, especially Ethan Downs, the owner’s sensitive and sweet son. But when Darla’s past threatens to catch up with her, she must decide to face the truth . . . or run away again.

Author: Angela Castillo

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
119 reviews

Fried Chicken and Gravy: A Christian Romance by Sherri Schoenborn Murray

Missy Stuart is humiliated when she burns dinner for the cute, yet outspoken new auto parts rep. But, when he suggests to her father that she should take cooking lessons from the old ladies down at his church, she wants to crawl under a car and die.

Missy is perfectly happy working in their auto repair shop and has no intention of spending more time in the kitchen. When she dutifully accompanies her father to church, she finds that she has more to learn than a bunch of recipes. This quirky Christian romance is set in Ridgefield, Washington, in the late seventies.

Author: Sherri Schoenborn Murray

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
152 reviews

Secrets and Sacrifice: A Christian Romance (The Shadows Series Book 4) by Juliette Duncan

A gripping story of redemption, forgiveness and new beginnings… “SECRETS AND SACRIFICE” is Book 4 in the highly acclaimed “Shadows Series” books, but can also be read as a stand-alone novel.When Grace O’Connor arrives in the Scottish Highlands, she’s hiding a secret and trailing more baggage than she cares to admit. Grace’s sister, Brianna, has a history linked to Grace’s secret.There, amongst the rugged Scottish Highlands and a community of caring, loving Christians, Grace meets the handsome Ryan MacGregor, an ex-military Paratrooper with a history of his own.As the secrets of Grace’s past unravel and the sacrifices she’s made are thrown back at her, Grace faces the biggest decision of her life. As everything she has believed is turned upside down, Grace realizes that the walls she’s worked so hard at building have been for no reason whatsoever, and she now needs to discover who the real Grace O’Connor is.A Christian romance including real-life challenges, and a storyline to touch reader’s hearts and draw them closer to God.”You have done it again!! This book was absolutely perfect!! The story kept me interested, there was just enough romance in it. The story flowed flawlessly!!!” Jama CThe story is beautiful, everything flows well and the characters all come to life in their own way. Not once was I at a point that I felt I wanted to just scan a section as to get on with the book, I really wanted to read every word. As always, your story has romance that is beautiful and clean and yet everything is still exciting and one can connect with the characters and the setting. Deidre VLoved the story a lot, kept me riveted, could not put it down until I finished in one sitting. Vickie RBooks in the Shadows Series:Book 1: Lingering ShadowsBook2: Facing the ShadowsBook 3: Beyond the ShadowsBook 4: Secrets and SacrificeBook 5: A Highland ChristmasCategoriesLiterature & Fiction > Religious & Inspirational Fiction > Women’s FictionLiterature & Fiction > Women’s Fiction > ChristianLiterature & Fiction > Contemporary Fiction > ChristianLiterature & Fiction > Religious & Inspirational Fiction > RomanceLiterature & Fiction > Women’s Fiction > ReligiousReligion & Spirituality > Christian Books & Bibles > Christian Fiction > Romance > Mystery & Suspense

Author: Juliette Duncan

Rating: Rating: 4.90 / 5
130 reviews

Proper Attire: A Regency Romance (Clean & Wholesome) by Danielle Thorne and Mary Royle

Pressured to marry for money, Julia Scott flees England and a cruel stepmother to determine if the West Indies is the paradise of her dreams. Attacked by pirates and desired by island natives, the only person she can trust is John Smith — if that’s her rescuer’s true name. Reaching her uncle’s station in English Harbor, Julia must find a way to face her feelings and deal with her traitorous family, a dashing new suitor, and the guardian angel, John Smith, who has no qualms sporting counterfeit names and less than what is proper attire.

Author: Danielle Thorne and Mary Royle

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
84 reviews

Goodbyes and Second Chances (The Bleu Series Book 1) by T.I. Lowe

From bestselling author of Lulu’s Cafe.
Some mistakes create accidental blessings.
Jillian (Jewels) Whitman lives with her mistakes and tries to move past the biggest one of her life – Dillon Bleu – Rocker and once best friend.
After saying goodbye to the lakeside trailer park of his youth, Dillon sets out to make something of himself only to discover all he needs is his Jewel. After hitting it big in the music industry, Dillon heads back to ask for a second chance.
Only… Nothing is ever as easy as it seems…
A southern tale of rags to riches where a man’s worth is ultimately found in his heart.

Author: T.I. Lowe

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
310 reviews

Second Chance Ranch: Christian Contemporary Romance (Three Rivers Ranch Romance Book 1) by Liz Isaacson and Elana Johnson

Do Squire and Kelly have enough patience and faith to make their second chance possible?

After his deployment, injured and discharged Major Squire Ackerman returns to Three Rivers Ranch, anxious to prove himself capable of running the cattle operation so his parents can retire. Things would be easier if the ranch wasn’t missing 1.6 million dollars, which forces Squire to hire Kelly, the girl who rejected his high school prom invitation, as his accountant.

She’s back in town with her four-year-old son, living in her parent’s basement until she can get her life back together. With fresh ink on her divorce papers and open gashes on her heart, she’s not ready for much beyond her new job on the ranch.

Squire wants to forgive Kelly for ignoring him a decade ago. He’d like to provide the stable life she needs, but with old wounds opening and a ranch on the brink of financial collapse, it will take patience and faith to make their second chance possible.

For fans of inspirational western romance authors Kimberly Krey, Becky Wade, and Denise Hunter.

Themes/Topics
>Clean romance
>Contemporary romance
>Western romance
>Cowboy romance
>Military romance
>Second chance romance
>Romantic suspense
>Texas ranch, divorce, PTSD, some mystery elements, forgiveness, acceptance, love

Author: Liz Isaacson and Elana Johnson

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
663 reviews