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by Vickie McDonough
Join seven Texas Rangers on the hunt for a menacing gang, who run straight into romances with women who foil their plans for both the job and their futures.
Here's what my novella is about:
Partners in Crime:
Micah McCullough, a Texas Ranger working undercover in the Markham gang, is tasked with guarding Laurel Underwood, a silversmith, who was kidnapped to create plates for printing counterfeit money. Laurel knows she doesn’t have the expertise. Her only option is to stall and seek escape. What will the outlaws do when they learn her secret?
by Michelle Shocklee
Widowed during the war, Natalie Ellis finds herself solely responsible for Rose Hill plantation. When Union troops arrive with a proclamation freeing the slaves, all seems lost. How can she run the plantation without slaves? In order to save her son’s inheritance she strikes a deal with the arrogant, albeit handsome, Colonel Maish. In exchange for use of her family’s property, the army will provide workers to bring in her cotton crop. But as her admiration for the colonel grows, a shocking secret is uncovered. Can she trust him with her heart and her young, fatherless son?
by Pamela S. Meyers
In two days, wealthy Chicagoan, Anna Hartwell, will wed a man she loathes. She would refuse this arranged marriage to Lyman Millard, but the Bible clearly says she is to honor her parents, and Anna would do most anything to please her father--even leaving her teaching job at a mission school and marrying a man she doesn't love. The Great Chicago Fire erupts, and Anna and her family escape with only the clothes on their backs and the wedding postponed. Father moves the family to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, where Anna reconnects with Rory Quinn, a handsome immigrant who worked at the mission school. Realizing she is in love with Rory, Anna prepares to break the marriage arrangement with Lyman until she learns a dark family secret that changes her life forever.
by Debbie Lynne Costello
Olivia Macqueen wakes in a makeshift hospital, recovering from a head injury. With amnesia stealing a year of her memories, she has trouble discerning between lies and truth. When her memories start returning in bits and pieces, she must keep up the charade of amnesia until she can find out the truth behind the embezzlement of her family’s business while evading the danger lurking around her. Doctor Drew Warwick frantically searches through the rubble left by the Charleston earthquake for the lady who owns his heart. He finds her injured and lifeless. When she regains consciousness, the doctor’s hopes are dashed as he realizes she doesn’t remember him. But things only get worse after he discovers she believes she’s still engaged to the abusive scoundrel, Lloyd Pratt. Now Drew is on a race with the wedding clock to either help her remember or win her heart again before she marries the wrong man.
by Tamera Lynn Kraft
by Amber Schamel
After generations of waiting, the Messiah has come at last. And not a day too soon. Malon believes his life calling is to become a disciple of the Messiah and help free Israel from bondage. When at last his family consents to let him go, Malon arrives in Jerusalem only to discover that he is too late. The man he thought to be the Messiah has been crucified, and Barabbas—his greatest enemy—has been set free. Appalled by the cowardice of Jesus' disciples, Malon returns home seething with frustration and despair. Everything he believed he was destined to become died with Jesus. Was he wrong about his destiny?
by Martha Rogers
When Neal visits Lindsey's dog bakery, Biscuits and Bones, he's wary of her large dog Max around his mother's Yorkie, Daisy, but as the two dogs make friends, Neal makes friends with Lindsey. Then the exploits of his past and Max's mistrust threaten to ruin any ground he gains with her. The only way to win the heart of Lindsey is a confession of his past and approval of Max, but will the dog trust Neal enough to let him near Lindsey, and will Lindsey forgive Neal for his mistakes?
by J.M. Hochstetler
In 1738 Jakob Hochstetler and his family arrived in America, seeking sanctuary from religious persecution in Europe and the freedom to live and worship according to their Anabaptist beliefs. They settled on the Pennsylvania frontier between civilization and wilderness with other members of their Amish church, building a home along Northkill Creek, for which their community was named. Eighteen years later, while the French and Indian War rages, the Hochstetlers’ way of life is brutally shattered when their home is attacked by a party of Delaware and Shawnee warriors allied with the French. Facing certain death with his wife and children, Jakob makes a wrenching choice that will tear apart his family and change all of their lives forever.
by Barbara J. Scott
Can a reluctant bride and her new husband fall in love despite their wounded hearts? Plucky Irish immigrant Kate O’Brien struggles to hang on to her brother’s homestead after his death in a suspicious cattle stampede. If she’s unable to pay off the loan that paid for her ticket to America, she will be forced to marry the banker’s rogue son, Rafe Hamilton. When Kate is attacked by a drunken gang, salvation comes in the form of a total stranger—Texas cattleman Buck McKean. He drives the men off her ranch and spends the night in her cabin to keep her safe. However, his act of kindness poses a profound threat to her reputation, and the two marry to prevent the impending consequences. Kate makes it clear to her new husband that because of the abuse she suffered at the hands of her stepfather, she’ll never allow another man to control her life. Left at the altar in Virginia City, Buck has made his own vow never to give his heart to another woman. When Kate asks Buck for the unthinkable, her choice endangers both their lives. Can God mend their hearts and save their love?
by Susanne Dietze
Lady Helena Stanhope’s reputation is in tatters…and she’s lost any hope for a “respectable” marriage. An arranged union is the only solution. But once Helena weds formidable Scottish widower John Gordon--Lord Ardoch--and encounters his four mischievous children, she’s determined to help her new, ever-surprising family. Even if she’s sure love is too much to ask for. All John needs is someone to mother his admittedly unruly brood. He never imagined that beautiful Lady Helena would be a woman of irresistible spirit, caring and warmth. Or that facing down their pasts would give them so much in common. Now, as danger threatens, John will do whatever it takes to convince Helena their future together—and his love—are for always.
by Margaret Brownley
After finding herself a widow at the age of twenty-six, JOSIE JOHNSON moves back home to Two-Time, Texas and takes over the town’s only newspaper, the Gazette. Everything works as planned until the very charming, very handsome BRANDON WADE moves to town to start his own newspaper. At first Josie welcomes the competition but soon learns that readers prefer Wade’s bold hyperbole to her more serious type of journalism. Brandon never meant to put the pretty publisher out of business and suggests a solution; a good old-fashioned print war between two battling editors. The rivalry between Josie and Brandon meets with immediate success and both newspapers fly off the racks. But while the ink wars rage on, Josie and Brandon soon find themselves fighting yet another battle—a mutual attraction that could put everything they worked for at risk.
by Kathleen Rouser
In 1900, two wounded souls find each other in a small Michigan town that doesn’t like to keep secrets. Sophie Biddle passes off her illegitimate toddler daughter, Caira, as her younger sister. Pastor Ian McCormick reaches out to help them as he battles the failures of his past. Sophie’s only desire is to raise her daughter respectably, in peace, as she works as a housemaid. Soon rumors about her sordid past travel through Stone Creek. Ian must decide whether to support her in her time of need, when to do so could threaten his calling. The pair must choose to trust God and forgive those who slander and gossip--or run. Will the scandals of their pasts bind them together forever, or drive both deeper into despair?
by Alanna Radle Rodriguez, et al
by Nancy Farrier
Yoana Armenta’s reckless behavior results in her being captured by bandoleros, Yoana fears her impulsive nature has caused irreparable disaster. Amado Castro gave a deathbed promise that he intends to keep – at all costs - even if he must break a childhood vow. When his choice endangers Yoana’s life, he struggles with the decision to honor his word or to protect Yoana, whom he has come to care for more than he could have imagined. Now as the bandoleros threaten to sell Yoana and her tía to a fate worse than death, and the rancheros want to hang Amado, they must make choices. Will they trust God, or will they do what seems right to them?