The River Girl’s Song: Texas Women of Spirit, Book 1 by Angela Castillo

Zillia 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.
Clean, Christian fiction with a romantic element.

Author: Angela Castillo

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
329 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
146 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
171 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
527 reviews

The Unwanted Assistant: A Clean Billionaire Romance by Evangeline Kelly

An Inspirational Christian Romance. A Modern-Day Beauty and the Beast Novel.What if you fell in love with the same man who wanted to fire you?Billionaire Sawyer Drake made it abundantly obvious he didn’t want an assistant. Traumatized by a fatal accident, he stayed to himself, shunned human contact, and would rather die than open up to another person—much less a beautiful college woman. His inner wounds ran deeper than the scars on his face.When Ivy Wolfe ran away to Alabama to nurse a broken heart, the last thing she expected was to fall in love again. She needed a job to support her college expenses, and even though the salary for an assistant position in the home of a billionaire appeared too good to be true, she ignored the red flags and charged ahead.With insecurities of her own to overcome, she found working for a self-absorbed recluse much harder than she anticipated. Determined to get through to Sawyer, Ivy wrote a letter that would change the course of their relationship.But finding love with Sawyer was like playing with fire. Would she regret the day she hired on as his assistant? Or would she find the love of her life?*Read The Unwanted Assistant for free with your kindle unlimited subscription.

Author: Evangeline Kelly

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
132 reviews

Butter in the Well: A Scandinavian Woman’s Tale of Life on the Prairie (Butter in the Well Series Book 1) by Linda K. Hubalek

Butter in the Well: A Scandinavian Woman’s Tale of Life on the Prairie, 1868-1888
Butter in the Well Series, Book 1
Swedish immigrant Kajsa Svensson Runeberg fights to survive and build a homestead on the Kansas prairie as she and her family faces the trials of weather, disease, accidents, and loneliness.
This historical fiction, written in the form of diary entries dating 1868 to 1888, is based on the actual woman who homesteaded the author’s childhood home. True stories gathered on this Swedish family and community show the determination these pioneers had, to face and overcome the conflicts and tragedy that happened in their lives.
“…could well be the most endearing ‘first settler’ account ever told. Once a reader starts the book, they are compelled to keep reading to see what will happen next on the isolated prairie homestead. Not to be missed!- Capper’s Family Bookstore

Author: Linda K. Hubalek

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
109 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
112 reviews

Breathing on Her Own: If time heals all wounds, what are we to do with our scars? by Rebecca Waters

Molly Tipton looks forward to a peaceful retirement, but her life suddenly spirals out of control when her oldest daughter is involved in a terrible accident. An icy road and a sharp turn leave one woman dead, another clinging to life.

While two families grieve, details emerge that reveal Molly’s daughter was driving under the influence. As she prepares her daughter for the prospect of a vehicular homicide lawsuit, Molly discovers her oldest child is not the only one injured and forced to deal with past mistakes. If it’s true that time heals all wounds, what are we to do with our scars?

Author: Rebecca Waters

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
158 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
224 reviews