Fried Chicken and Gravy (Young adult and adult 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: 4.70 / 5
51 reviews

Hide Your Heart: A New Zealand Small Town Romance (Far North Series Book 1) by Tracey Alvarez and Book Cover by Design

HIDE YOUR HEART is the first story in Tracey Alvarez’s Far North books set against the stunning, sub-tropical backdrop of Aotearoa, New Zealand. If you like Jill Shalvis, Marie Force, or Bella Andre, then you’ll love diving into these heart-warming, sexy & seductive romances.
Welcome to Bounty Bay, where the reward of true love is a price only some are willing to pay. Meet Lauren and Nate…
Love will bring them together, distrust will tear them apart…
Alexandra Lauren Knight has reinvented herself in the safety of her rural New Zealand hometown to become Lauren Taylor. She’s cut all ties with her past as a former model whose ex-husband turned out to be ruthless in both the boardroom and the bedroom. While Alexandra allowed other’s expectations to propel her into the spotlight, Lauren prefers the safety of anonymity; restoring classic cars with her brother, and snuggling with her four-year-old son.

Nate Fraser, a burned-out photojournalist, plans to fix up the property next door to Lauren and sell it as a celebrity retreat. Always on the move, Nate is only comfortable with short-term assignments and even shorter-term relationships. But it’s not just his buyer’s tight deadline or that the restoration is far beyond his expertise which turns a short-term project into an ordeal. Nate’s plan of travelling the globe is in jeopardy – created by the intensity of his growing feelings for Lauren and her little boy.

As the sparks of passion ignite between them it reawakens Nate’s long forgotten dream of having a home and family. Lauren must find a way to trust Nate not only with her secrets, but with her heart – before her safe haven is exposed and she can no longer hide in the shadows.
Praise for the Far North series!
“Tracey’s new series is starting out beautifully–this book doesn’t quite have the same lighthearted feel to it that her Due South series does, but it’s written with her same trademark humor.” ~ Becky on Books & Quilts
“Reading a book by Tracey Alvarez is like taking a mini vacation to my imagined little happy place in New Zealand.” ~ Spellbound Book Reviews
“Tracey now is included among some of my fav authors from the Southern Hemisphere. Rosalind James and Natalie Gayle fans will love Tracey’s books.” ~ Retailer review
“Tracey Alvarez has written a finely crafted, well written romance. Sexy and delightful and full of family values.” ~The Book Date
“Her writing style will keep you hanging on to every word and feeling the characters’ heartbreak right along with them.” ~ Rachel Lawrence Books
Don’t miss any of the Far North books!
Book 1: Hide Your Heart. Lauren and Nate’s story.
Book 2: Know Your Heart. Savannah and Glen’s story.

Author: Tracey Alvarez and Book Cover by Design

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
65 reviews

The Envelope (Texas Hearts Book 1) by Emily Josephine

Tragedy and guilt follow Sheila Carson around like a sick puppy, causing continual estrangement from her family and a heavy fear of getting too close to other people, especially other people of the opposite sex. She cannot bear the thought of accidentally destroying another man’s life again.Then she meets Hank Johnson. At first, the new fourth-grade teacher gets on Sheila’s nerves, especially after a run-in between one of his students and one of her Kindergarteners. But Hank’s rugged handsomeness and fun-loving personality begin to win Sheila over when he ends up one day after school, helping her to search for her favorite student, Diana, who mysteriously goes missing.Sheila’s faith in God compels her to take a personal interest in Dianas’s broken home life, and at the same time makes her begin to wonder if Hank might be part of God’s plan for her life.But while Hank attends church and seems to have his own brand of faith, he is hiding his own past tragedy that has caused him to doubt God’s love for him during the past several years. So when Sheila’s heart begins to lead her in the direction of missions, Hank abruptly drops his relationship with her. But it cannot end there. A mysterious envelope that Hank has forgotten about turns out to be an intricate and shocking connection between both their tragic paths. Will Sheila ever receive the forgiveness she desperately needs? Will Hank ever admit his love for Sheila – and shake off the past hurt that threatens to keep them apart? A clean novel, “The Envelope” weaves together the lives of one man, one woman and an innocent five-year-old girl to bring about a heart wrenching story of healing, forgiveness and God’s persistent love.This is the first book in the “Texas Hearts” series.PUBLISHER’S NOTES: This book was first published under the pseudonym P.J. Donaldson.THIS EDITION OF THE ENVELOPE HAS BEEN THOROUGHLY PROOFREAD. The reader should find the story free of the typos/grammatical errors mentioned in one or more of the reviews. **************Emily Josephine has a passion to help others to draw closer to God by writing inspirational fiction that makes a difference. She fits in her writing between homeschooling her son and living the simple homesteading life with her husband.

Author: Emily Josephine

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
38 reviews

Rage : Fire and Steel Motorcycle Club Romance (Fire and Steel MC Book 1) by Kaylee Song and Lara Byrde

**Book 3, Thrash is now available**

Death. Destruction. Rage.

Layla moved a thousand miles to escape the brutality and vengeance of the club. Of the man who stole her heart. But she was forged in the club and she will never be as free as she believed…

When her brother is murdered, death brings her right back into the clutches of the club – and under the watchful eye of Cullen “Rage” McFadden, her first love.

Cullen “Rage” McFadden wants vengeance for his best friend’s murder more than anything in the world. The only thing that could distract him is Layla. Loving her has never brought him anything but pain. She could be his undoing, but he doesn’t care. He has to have her.

Can Layla resist the temptation he represents, or will he drag her down into his world one more time?

Note: This is a dark and gritty MC romance. It is a stand alone title with no cliffhanger and a HEA ending in a series. There is some violence and adult content.

Author: Kaylee Song and Lara Byrde

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
171 reviews

Goodbyes and Second Chances 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
153 reviews

Lulu’s Cafe: A Novel by T.I. Lowe

**Amazon Top Rated Seller Kindle Edition**
“Some scars are too deep to ever heal,” Leah Gabriella Allen whispered in hushed anguish.
The orphaned young woman knows all too well about scars – exposed as well as hidden deep within.
Gabriella naively falls in the thorny arms of the abusive Brent Sadler. The constant bruise of cruelty is ever present in their ten years of marriage.
One last momentous beating ends with two deaths and changes Gabriella’s life forever. She stumbles away within an inch of her own life and begins a journey to an unexpected southern home which is none other than Lulu’s Café, where she tries to mend her severed spirit. Lulu is the petite charismatic southern belle, who wisely takes on the challenge of helping the young woman heal. She enlists the support of the enchanting southern gentleman, Crowley J. Mason IV, whose ocean blue eyes seem to hypnotize Leah (as they know her) from the start.
Leah is an unwanted stranger in Crowley’s quaint southern town of Rivertown, South Carolina. He holds her at arm’s length as he tries to decipher the mystery of her recent past, but before the young lawyer realizes it, he finds Leah tucked protectively in his arms. He wants nothing more than to help her heal…if she would just trust enough to let him in.

Author: T.I. Lowe

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
629 reviews

Thundersnow (In the Shadow of the Cedar Book 1) by Sheila Hollinghead

In the Deep South of the Great Depression, Sarah Jane, a strong, courageous yet vulnerable fourteen-year-old girl, battles a mentally ill mother. While enduring emotional and physical abuse, she strives to rescue, not only herself, but her four-year-old brother from a lifetime of pain. Sarah Jane’s fearless faith sets her on a hope-filled path where bliss awaits… if she will only seek… in the shadow of the cedar.

Sheila took rich history and laced it with her characters’ turmoil to create a heartbreaking story of loss and the steps one takes to love.~Moonlight Reviews

Her realistic characters draw you into the story and the twists keep you there. Well worth the read!~Linda Yezak

Author: Sheila Hollinghead

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
77 reviews

A Bitch’s Bad Side by Kawand Crawford and McIntire Edits

A Bitch’s Bad Side “The Saga Begins” is the first installment in a series about Cassondra Rachel Bell a.k.a. Lady Sondra and her family. Shortly after Lady Sondra is released from doing a ten year stint in Bellevue Mental Institution, tragedy strikes close to home testing her bad side and putting her on a vengeful mission for blood. Things go horribly wrong when she attempts to recruit her twin sons Rahmel and Jahmel to embark on a mission to build an untouchable drug empire all the while trying to keep her daughter Mahogany on the straight and narrow path.
Lady Sondra is just one incident away from being sent back to the place she’s vowed never to visit again. Drama and betrayal send her spiraling down a dark bumpy road of no return. Get to know the Bells and learn all of the family secrets as you and those who betray Lady Sondra experience “A Bitch’s Bad Side”

Author: Kawand Crawford and McIntire Edits

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
59 reviews

The Rebel’s Pledge by Rita Gerlach

(Inspirational Christian Historical Romance) He was a rebel to King James, hunted down, captured, and enslaved in Colonial Maryland. Haunted by war and wrestling with a troubled past, Matthew Hale pledges to protect the daughter of his former owner and bring her from England to her father’s plantation along the Chesapeake, an undertaking that challenges the depth of his courage, and the strength of his faith.Lara Carey will only wed for love, having kept the story of her parents’ unwavering devotion for each other in her heart. When she learns her guardian has promised her in marriage to a rich English lord in order to save the ancestral home, her hopes unravel, until she meets the heroic stranger that rescued her from the hands of a highwayman..

Author: Rita Gerlach

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
105 reviews

The Short Life of Sparrows by Emm Cole and S.K. Munt

Beneath the light of a full moon, the Nightbloods and Seers are dancing. They are dancing as they await another Awakening, a dream that defines every witch’s destiny.

It doesn’t matter that the coven is cheering and anticipating her turn into womanhood, because Calli doesn’t want any of it. She doesn’t want to see the face of the hired hand Isaiah, nor does she desire the pursuits of a very determined Nightblood as she runs from a future with the Ordinary help. She knows that regardless of whether she taps into forbidden magic or not, an Awakening is rumored to hold ultimate power over the Seer who dreams it.

While the other Seers her age are given to their parties, their enchantments, and the lust of Nightblood suitors, Calli must choose how she’ll endure the worst of her visions. There may be a way to survive her sleep, but she’s not sure she can defeat the truth that will find her when she’s wide awake.

Does real love even stand a chance against the darkest of magic?

Author: Emm Cole and S.K. Munt

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
50 reviews