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
149 reviews

The Gospel of Pilate by Paul E. Creasy

For two thousand years, the name of Pontius Pilate has been remembered with vile contempt. Cursed by countless generations for his one fateful decision, this otherwise obscure Roman bureaucrat has been forever damned in the eyes of history. Now, however, a subway construction project under the streets of modern Rome has inadvertently uncovered the archeological find of the millennium. Inside a long forgotten chamber beneath the ruins of Nero’s Golden House, a confidential report to Emperor Tiberius has been discovered that could turn all of history on its head.

In this fast-paced, action-packed, historical thriller, archeologist Dr. Thomas Lampton and his girlfriend, Victoria Alberghetti, will have their relationship tested, and their comfortable world turned upside down as a result of this astonishing find. After translating the ancient scrolls, Thomas uncovers the story — behind the story — of the most famous trial in history. A lifelong skeptic, reading the eyewitness account of the trial, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, from Pontius Pilate’s perspective, throws everything he thought he once knew into chaos. It also puts he and Victoria’s lives in jeopardy.

Men will kill to acquire these priceless documents. Powerful forces will stop at nothing to keep their explosive secrets hidden. Because now, after centuries of silence, Pontius Pilate will finally have his say. His answer to the most important question ever asked, what is truth, will shake the world to its very foundations.

Author: Paul E. Creasy

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
115 reviews

No One’s Bride (Escape to the West Book 1) by Nerys Leigh

#1 bestseller in Women’s Christian Fiction, Women’s Religious Fiction , and Western & Frontier Christian Romance!A mail order bride with no intention of marrying, a young postmaster determined to change her mind.The last thing Amy wants is a husband, but her only hope of escape from a dangerous situation is to answer postmaster Adam Emerson’s advertisement for a bride.When her desperate plan to trick Adam into paying her way across the country goes awry, her guilty conscience compels her to stay in the small Californian town of Green Hill Creek to find a way to repay him the cost of the train fare before she moves on. The trouble is, she’s completely unprepared for the effect of his kindness, charm, wit, and ridiculously blue eyes.As her dream of a new life in San Francisco begins to falter and her past catches up with her, can Amy hold onto the one thing she never thought she’d want but now can’t bear to lose?Five mail order brides, one small Californian town, a lot of romance! The Escape to the West series tells the stories of five young women in 1870 who travel across the country to find love. These uplifting Christian historical romances will transport you to a time of courageous women longing for a better life and the strong men dedicated to winning their hearts. Each novel can be read on its own or as part of the series.

Author: Nerys Leigh

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
242 reviews

At Your Request (Apart From the Crowd): An Apart From the Crowd Novella by Jen Turano

After her father lost the family fortune, Wilhelmina was cast out of the fashionable set and banished to the wallflower section. She is mortified when her friend Edgar returns to society for the first time since she rejected his proposal. Ashamed of her fall from grace, she tries to avoid him, but is there still hope for their friendship–or something more?

Author: Jen Turano

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
139 reviews

Sara in Montana (Second Chances Series Book 1) by Morris Fenris and The Dust Jacket Designs

What happens when a California girl meets a Montana guy in the middle of a crisis?

Sara wished for a husband for Christmas this year and then married her boss. Now she is running for her life from him with a warrant out for her arrest, doesn’t want to be married anymore, and really needs a miracle to save her. To top off her week – she finds herself in the middle of a Montana snowstorm and sicker than she’s ever been.

Trent quit the FBI to return home and became a sheriff. As the most eligible bachelor in Castle Peaks, he’s had his share of women chase him, but has been disinterested; until now. He has a sworn duty to protect the town’s citizens and assist other agencies in doing the same. When faced with a suspect in a criminal case, will he make the arrest or lead with his heart?

Join Sara Brownell as she runs for her life, straight into the waiting arms of local sheriff Trent Harding. Throw in a life-size nativity and plenty of snow and watch the magic of Christmas come to life.

See how “Sara in Montana” forever changes the lives of Sara and Trent as well as those around them.

Summary of Amazon Reader Reviews of ‘Romance: “Sara in Montana “ A Young Adult and Adult Romance, Heart-Warming Holidays Romance of Forgiveness, Love and Togetherness, Christian Christmas Fiction book as a Love Story’:

“An intriguing and Brilliant read! A very well developed storyline. There is just nothing more frustrating than a boring outstretched story. Not this one! I absolutely loved the Author’s writing style. Fast paced and to the point with excellent surprises along the way. As you read you become entangled together with the characters, the plots and surroundings. The Author writes so well you feel you are their with them, experiencing the same as they do.

Sarah the main character, realized what she originally thought is the only thing she ever wanted is exactly the one thing she has to run from to save her life. Then something happens making her have to stay in a far away town filled with surprising twists and turns. Sarah and Trent, the town’s Sheriff will entice you with what is about to happen…

What an absolutely stunning read. I highly recommend this book to anyone that loves a combination of romance and fear, mystery and drama and coated with some Christmas Magic entangling you as the snow rains down on Sarah and Trent’s parade. Morris Fenris doesn’t just write novels.. for a story as brilliant as this one it must be conjured.”

“This holiday romance novel captivated me! In it, we get to know Sara, who is running from trouble in California and ends up in small-town Montana on a cold wintery night. Sick, cold, and afraid, Sara gets help from Trent, the handsome sheriff who shows her the beauty of a northern Christmas. The story gets really interesting when the FBI and DEA enter the picture as they are hunting down Sara’s ex-husband, who is involved in the Colombian drug trade. Amidst all of this, we also meet the Mercers, who are suffering from their own tragic circumstances, as well as Sara’s sister Grace and Trent’s aunt Jane. Together, all of these characters and their relationships make a great story. This contemporary romance is full of hope and belief in the magic of Christmas. It is a wonderful, interesting book with a great ending. Highly recommended! ”

“There was something about this book that I could just relate to and really get into. I loved the characters and the story line. It was something different for a holiday read and once I started reading it, I just found it hard to put down. Highly recommended!!”

“If you like romance and mystery, you should like this book.”

“It had suspense, clean romance and Christmas miracles, who could ask for anything more!”

“Excellent story. No messy violence & great ending. I could not put it down. The whole story was about love & family & community at a very special time.”

Author: Morris Fenris and The Dust Jacket Designs

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
524 reviews

Nickels by Karen Baney

Niki Turner has finally arrived. Her career is soaring—she has just been offered the company’s most sought after account, Helitronics. Life would be perfect, if she could stop her roommate from playing matchmaker.

Then Kyle Jacobs mysteriously re-enters her life. As painful memories resurface, his presence turns her life upside down and threatens to waylay her career. She must find a way to work with him—after all, he’s the helicopter flight consultant for the new flight control system she’s programming.

Kyle Jacobs struggles to find his place in the civilian world following a tragic accident in Afghanistan. He must learn to move beyond the guilt he feels. As he picks up the pieces of his life, he longs for a second chance with Niki, the girl he carried in his heart during the war.

Can Niki forget the past and see Kyle as the new man he has become? Or will her resentment keep her from finding what she has always been searching for?

This contemporary novel is an upbeat and compelling story set in the Phoenix Metro Area. Karen Baney shows a new side to her writing with great whit and banter between the main characters. Inspired by her love of romance and of computers, this story takes readers on a journey filled with laughter and tears.

Author: Karen Baney

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
83 reviews

Strike the Match (The Teacup Novellas Book 2) by Diane Moody

                  Strike the Match – The Teacup Novellas Book TwoThe last place twenty-four year old Keri McMillan wants to be is back home in Waterford Bay, Oregon. But after two years at prestigious New York University pursuing a degree in journalism, her bank account is drained. Keri is determined to move home for one year – and one year only— to make some serious money working for her dad’s log cabin company, but her goals all go up in smoke when the company’s new showcase home burns to the ground. Six months ago, Grant Dawson bought the Waterford Weekly, a small newspaper in his father’s hometown. Burned out as a reporter for the L.A. Times and tired of all the inherent politics, he welcomed the slower pace of this Oregon coastal town and the more relaxed lifestyle producing a weekly paper. He enjoys being close to his dad again, a quiet man who captains a whale-sightseeing boat. Grant is surprised at his unexpected interest in Keri, the niece of columnist Luby Sanders. He thinks Luby is a hoot and can’t help but adore her. But she’s also playing matchmaker, trying to interest him in her niece. When Keri shows up at a log cabin fire in the middle of the night, she’s not the geeky college kid he expected. But he’s not about to fall victim to Luby’s orchestrations.Even if her niece is beautiful. And vulnerable. And apparently in need of a job.

Author: Diane Moody

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
275 reviews

Noelle’s Golden Christmas (Holiday, Inc. Christian Romance Book 1) by Tamie Dearen

When it comes to the Christmas season, Noelle Holiday is a real Scrooge…December isn’t filled with the magic of Christmas for Noelle, just the looming dread she’s about to lose something else dear to her. Will she ever be rid of her Christmas curse?When she adopts an injured shelter dog, she discovers the love of her life… a Golden Retriever named Abby. Perhaps being single is God’s plan for her, but at least she isn’t alone.Her meddling family, however, is convinced she needs a man in her life. They introduce her to two irresistible men who couldn’t be more alike. Or more different. Both men sweep into her life, testing her faith, and stirring up desire and confusion in equal measure.If she can just get through this humbug holiday without another heartache!In the spirit of Hallmark movies, this sweet Christian romantic comedy tells the story of a believer, struggling to implement her faith in her everyday walk and battling fear to find the agape love that drives it away.

Author: Tamie Dearen

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
204 reviews

Hearts Stolen (Texas Romance Series Book 2) by Caryl McAdoo

Unbeknownst to loved ones, a headstrong young wife is snatched off the prairie by two Comanche braves, carried north of the Red River, and traded to their war chief for ponies. After five years, a small detail of Texas Rangers rides into camp, and she determines that day will bring freedom or death. She’ll remain captive no more. Sassy Nightengale almost gives up hope until a company of Texas Rangers rides into Bold Eagle’s peace camp. She learns they’ve come for the negotiated exchange of stolen white women, except her name isn’t on their list. Purposing in her heart to escape captivity with her blue eyed, four- year-old that day, she does everything she can to be noticed. Famed Texas Ranger Levi Baylor spots the red headed beauty and agrees to the war chief’s price adding his personal horse and weapon to the Republic agents’ offerings. The trade propels the couple on a trail of joy and sorrow. Sweet love blossoms but must be denied. His integrity and her faith in God keep them at arm’s length, not allowing even a kiss. Sassy’s still married to her son’s father, and Levi’s honor bound to deliver her home—to her husband. Can their forbidden love be made holy? God hates divorce. Is it wrong to hope, expect Nightengale to relinquish his wife and son? Will Sassy and Levi find the redemption they seek for their troubled souls?

Author: Caryl McAdoo

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
279 reviews

A Heart Renewed (Prescott Pioneers Book 2) by Karen Baney

Prescott Pioneers Series #2 – sequel to A Dream UnfoldingChristian Historical Romance set in the Arizona Territory in 1863.Headstrong. Unconventional. Until life turns upside down…Julia Colter struggles to accept life under her controlling brother’s greed. The suitors he selects would benefit him, but are far from the ideal husband for her. When her rebellion against her brother puts her life at risk, she turns to her friend for help.Adam Larson longs to train horses and plans to head west to the Arizona Territory to see his dreams fulfilled. When his sister’s best friend shows up in the middle of the night, he agrees to help her flee. The decision changes his life, in more ways than he expected.Can Julia forget the pain from her past and open her heart to love?

Author: Karen Baney

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
99 reviews