Sunday, September 30, 2018

HHH Book Day!

You may not be aware that most of our bloggers are fiction writers. We work hard to craft interesting books like the ones below, which take our readers on all kinds of adventures. Did you know that writing a review on sights like Amazon, Goodreads,, Barnes & Noble, and other places is a tremendous help to an author? It is! After you read one of our books, we would really appreciate if you could review it. Writing a review only takes a few minutes, and you can post the same review on multiple sights. Thanks!

The Anonymous Bride
by Vickie McDonough

Luke Davis tells his cousins he'd get married if the right woman ever came along, never imagining the mayhem such a remark would make. Just a month later, three mail-order brides arrive in town, courtesy of his well-meaning, scheming cousins. He’s ready to settle down, but how will he decide which one is right for him? 

Widowed boardinghouse owner Rachel Hamilton is stunned to learn Luke Davis has returned to town. She was engaged to Luke years ago before life went sideways. She still loves him but can’t work up the courage to tell him. Now that three brides have shown up, vying for his hand, Rachel is totally unnerved. And now the mayor has ordered a contest to see which woman would make the best bride for Luke. Rachel enters the pie contest with an anonymous entry. But what if she loses and Luke marries someone else? Will he ever realize that sometimes love is right in front of you?

The Perfect Bride
by Debbie Lynne Costello

Avice Touchet has always dreamed of marrying for love and that love would be her best friend, Philip Greslet. She’s waited five years for him to see her as the woman she’s become but when a visiting lord arrives with secrets that could put her father in prison, Avice must consider a sacrificial marriage. 

Philip Greslet has worked his whole life for one thing—to be a castellan—and now it is finally in his grasp. But when Avice rebuffs his new lord’s attentions, Philip must convince his best friend to marry the lord against his heart’s inclination to have her as his own.

An Unexpected Redemption
by Davalynn Spencer

Abandoned by her faithless husband, then falsely accused and fired by her employer, Betsy Parker is desperate to redeem her reputation and independence. She returns home where she must face her toughest critics—the people she grew up with, a rugged lawman who threatens to steal her heart, and the one person unwilling to forgive her. “…a stirring story filled with faith, humor, romance and mystery.” –Amazon reviewer

The Victorian Christmas Brides Collection
by Kathleen L. Maher and others

1857 Elmira, New York
SarahAnn Winnifred overcomes orphanhood apprenticing with pioneering doctors. Rufus Sedgwick, relocating his English estate, seeks help for his ailing Mum. Christmas reveals the secret wish of both hearts—for love.

Redeeming Light
by Marilyn Turk

Cora Miller, a recent widow, moves to St. Augustine in 1875 with young daughter Emily to start life over as a single mother and opens a fine millinery shop, courting the tastes of the town’s affluent social elite. She succeeds in gaining the hat business of wealthy tourists Pamela Worthington and her daughter Judith, as well as, the attention of their family friend, extravagant Sterling Cunningham.

Daniel Worthington accompanied his mother and sister to St. Augustine, not expecting their trip to coincide with the arrival of Plains Indians brought to Fort Marion as prisoners. Sympathetic to the plight of the Indians, he seeks to help them communicate through art. Daniel believes Cora Miller is only concerned with unimportant frivolities, but when he sees her with a benevolence group at the fort, his opinion begins to change.

Just when Cora’s business is picking up, jewelry from her wealthy customers begins to disappear and then mysteriously reappear in Cora’s shop. Will Cora’s reputation and future be ruined when she is accused of theft? Or will someone else step up in her defense? 

Legacy Letters
by Alanna Radle Rodriguez and others

Seven pink envelopes addressed in Wanda Taylor’s spiky handwriting represented her legacy to seven people she held dear. Legacy letters—that’s what they were. A final gift, though some might call it interference. People often sought her advice and her God-given gift of discernment. But not these seven, and her heart ached for them. They were good people who loved God and their families, but she saw patterns in their lives that could harm them in the future if left unchecked. Monica was the lynchpin to the entire project. The mantle of the matriarch fit her, and everyone in the family recognized it. But she needed to learn how to let go before she could take charge.

The Widow of Rose Hill
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?

The Widow's Plight
by Mary Davis

Washington State, 1893

When Lily Lexington Bremmer arrives in Kamola with her young son, she’s reluctant to join the social center of her new community, the quilting circle, but the friendly ladies pull her in. She begins piecing a sunshine and shadows quilt because it mirrors her life. She has a secret that lurks in the shadows and hopes it doesn’t come out into the light. Dark places in her past are best forgotten, but her new life is full of sunshine. Will her secrets cast shadows on her bright future? Widower Edric Hammond and his father are doing their best to raise his two young daughters. He meets Lily and her son when they arrive in town and helps her find a job and a place to live. Lily resists Edric’s charms at first but finds herself falling in love with this kind, gentle man and his two darling daughters. Lily has stolen his heart with her first warm smile, but he’s cautious about bringing another woman into his girls’ lives due to the harshness of their own mother. Can Edric forgive Lily her past to take hold of a promising chance at love?

12 Sisters Who Changed History
by Amber D. Schamel

The remarkable lives of twelve sisters who changed the course of history.

Historians paint pictures of amazing men and women who influenced the world, but seldom do we hear about sister duos that forever altered the course of history. Whether fighting together—or against each other—these twelve women set armies to flight, guarded homelands from invasion, transformed countries and religious systems, and begat nations. From mythical Athena and Artemis, to the English thrones of Mary & Elizabeth Tudor, the influence these women left behind is taken for granted. Join us on an inspirational journey through time as we explore the extraordinary lives of Sisters Who Changed History.

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