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THE QUILTING CIRCLE
Historical Romance Series
By Mary Davis
THE WIDOW’S PLIGHT (Book1) – Will a secret clouding a single mother’s past cost Lily the man she loves?
THE DAUGHTER’S PREDICAMENT (Book2) *2020 Selah Awards Finalist & WRMA Finalist* – As Isabelle’s romance prospects are turning in her favor, a family scandal derails her dreams.THE DAMSEL’S INTENT (Book3) *2021 Selah Awards Winner*– Nicole heads down the mountain to fetch herself a husband. Can she learn to be enough of a lady to snag the handsome rancher?
THE DÉBUTANTE’S SECRET (Book4) – Complications arise when a fancy French lady, Geneviève, steps off the train and into Deputy Montana’s arms.
THE LADY’S MISSION (Book 5 releases Oct 2022) Is Lamar the one to finally break the determination of Cordelia’s parents to marry her off? Or will this charming bachelor fly away with her heart?
BRIDE BY BLACKMAIL
By Debbie Lynne Costello
A broken heart, controlling father, and intrusive Scot leave Charlotte reeling. Accused of stealing an heirloom pin, she must choose between an unwanted marriage and the ruin of her family name. With her and her sister’s futures at stake, Charlotte must navigate through injustice to find forgiveness and true happiness. Eager to find the traitor who caused the death of his brother, Duncan comes to America attempting to fit into Charleston society. But when the headstrong Charlotte catches his eye, Duncan acquires a second mission—winning the lass's hand. After several spurnings, he uses unconventional ways of winning her heart.
By Linda Shenton Matchett
She’s running for her life. He needs a trophy wife. They didn’t count on falling in love.
HUNT FOR A HOMETOWN KILLER
By Mary Dodge Allen
While Roxy Silva is working her hometown mail route, a freak sinkhole opens up and drains a retention pond, revealing the car used in her husband’s murder. Determined to solve the cold case, Roxy turns amateur sleuth, using her amazing photographic memory. Her relationship with detective Kyle Ransom heats up as they uncover shocking secrets. When the killer takes Roxy captive, she must use her wits to survive. “It kept us up all night. Suspense, humor, rapier wit, and a heaping helping of warmth and non-stop action. Packed with unexpected plot twists. We loved it!” Pages & Paws – 5-Star Book Review
By Vicke McDonough
Laney Dawson is desperate to leave Council Grove, KS. Her abusive father is getting out of prison soon, and she refuses to allow him to hurt her again. With few options available for a young woman, she poses as Lane, a teen boy, and hires on with a family traveling the Santa Fe Trail to New Mexico. Laney regrets lying to the kind Buckley family, especially Ethan, the oldest of the five siblings. As her feelings for Ethan grow, she knows she needs to tell him the truth, but will he leave her at the next town when he learns she's a woman?
TITANIC: LEGACY OF BETRAYAL
By Kathleen E. Kovach, et al.
A secret. A key. Much was buried on the Titanic, but now it's time for resurrection. Follow two intertwining stories a century apart. 1912 - Matriarch Olive Stanford protects a secret after boarding the Titanic that must go to her grave. 2012 - Portland real estate agent Ember Keaton-Jones receives the key that will unlock the mystery of her past... and her distrusting heart. Review: “I told my wife to move this book to the top of her reading list... This titanic story is more interesting than the one told in the Titanic movie... She will absolutely love it.”
LIZA’S SECOND CHANCE
By Molly Jebber
Amish Historical Romance Author
LIZA'S SECOND CHANCE has been contracted by Sony Pictures/Pureflix for a movie. Visit me at http://www.mollyjebber.com for updates on it's progress! Liza's late husband was the worst. She'll enjoy her bake shop, and never marry again. Jacob plans to change her mind, but he's got problems of his own with a rebellious daughter who challenges him at every turn. He enlists Liza's help, but she wasn't expecting danger! What does the future hold for them?
THIMBLES AND THREAD
By Suzanne Norquist, et al
4 Love Stories Are Quilted Into Broken Lives
“Mending Sarah’s Heart” By Suzanne Norquist
Rockledge, Colorado, 1884
Sarah doesn’t need anyone, especially her dead husband’s partner. With four brothers to mentor her boys and income as a seamstress, she seeks a quiet life. If only the Emporium of Fashion would stop stealing her customers and the local hoodlums would leave her sons alone. When she rejects her husband’s share of the mine, his partner Jack seeks to serve her through other means. But will his efforts only push her further away?
“Bygones” by Mary Davis
Drawn to the new orphan boy in town, Tilly Rockford soon became the unfortunate victim of a lot of Orion Dunbar’s mischievous deeds in school. Can Tilly figure out how to truly forgive the one who made her childhood unbearable? Now she doesn’t even know she holds his heart. Can this deviant orphan-train boy turned man make up for the misdeeds of his youth and win Tilly’s heart before another man steals her away?
COUNT THE NIGHT BY STARS
By Michelle Shocklee
1961. After a longtime resident at Nashville’s historic Maxwell House Hotel suffers a debilitating stroke, Audrey Whitfield is tasked with cleaning out the reclusive woman’s room. There, she discovers an elaborate scrapbook filled with memorabilia from the Tennessee Centennial Exposition. Love notes on the backs of unmailed postcards inside capture Audrey’s imagination with hints of a forbidden romance . . . and troubling revelations about the disappearance of young women at the exposition. Audrey enlists the help of a handsome hotel guest as she tracks down clues and information about the mysterious “Peaches” and her regrets over one fateful day, nearly sixty-five years earlier.
AUDIE’S AUDACIOUS BRIDE
By Kimberly Grist
When disappointed hopes collide – Will a wilting mail-order bride muster enough resolve to soften a hardened rancher’s heart? A destitute bride with no other choice but to find a husband through a matchmaking service. But she believes hard work and commitment combined with a bit of romance will give her the desired goal of “happily ever after.” A rancher intent on a practical marriage. His ideal wife will be “a woman of robust stock, a good cook, and willing to produce a houseful of children.” Can this mismatched couple blaze a trail to form a partnership of the romantic kind?
THE CRYPTOGRAPHER’S DILEMMA
By Johnnie Alexander
A Cryptographer Uncovers a Japanese Spy Ring
FBI cryptographer Eloise Marshall is grieving the death of her brother, who died during the attack on Pearl Harbor, when she is assigned to investigate a seemingly innocent letter about dolls. Agent Phillip Clayton is ready to enlist and head oversees when asked to work one more FBI job. A case of coded defense coordinates related to dolls should be easy, but not so when the Japanese Consulate gets involved, hearts get entangled, and Phillip goes missing. Can Eloise risk loving and losing again?
By Cindy Regnier
Rand Stafford isn't looking for true love. That trail left him with a shattered heart. What he needs is a wife to care for his orphan nieces. Desperate, he places an advertisement and hopes for the best. Fleeing her former employer, a Kansas cattle ranch sounds like the perfect refuge to Carly Blair. It is her best shot at freedom. But its sanctuary comes with a price—a husband. While marrying a man she doesn't know means sacrificing her dreams, it's better than what she leaves behind. Or is it?