April Showers are a Great Time to Snuggle Up
With One of These Heartwarming Reads
THE WIDOW’S PLIGHT
The Quilting Circle (Book1)
A Sweet Historical Romance Series
By Mary Davis
Will a secret clouding a single mother’s past cost Lily the man she loves?
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. Widower Edric Hammond and his father are doing their best to raise his two young daughters. Lily resists Edric’s charms at first but finds herself falling in love with this kind, gentle man and his two darling daughters. Can Edric forgive Lily her past to take hold of a promising chance at love?
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.
WALL OF STONE
By Nancy J. Farrier
As the first anniversary of her parents' murder approaches, Chandra Kirby needs to get away from familiar places in order to deal with the loss. She arrives in England to take a bike tour, only to discover that she will be reunited with the only man she has ever loved, Pierce Stillwell—and with his girlfriend, Chandra’s high school nemesis.
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.”
By Molly Jebber
Amish Historical Romance: Magdelena loves Amish life and her family, but her father insists she marry a deceitful man. Her father is blinded by Zach's sly behavior. She's in love with Toby, but her father doesn't approve. She’s desperate for a way out, but she doesn’t want to dishonor her father and Zach’s not giving up.
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?
STRANDED WITH PEARLS
By Sherri Stewart
June 16, 1962 should be the best day of Gracie MacGyver’s life. After all, it’s her wedding day. But the closer she gets to the altar to marry Mr. Perfect, the more she realizes she’s making a colossal mistake. So she bolts and heads south or west—she doesn’t really care—wherever Route 66 takes her. But the day goes from bad to worse. Instead of a honeymoon in Bermuda, she’s spending the night in a jail cell in a small town in Illinois. And the sheriff seems to be enjoying her incarceration.
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?
By Vickie 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?
By Terrie Todd
It’s 1939. Canada is on the cusp of entering World War II. Seventeen-year-old Cornelia Simpson has been heartbroken since the day her mother died. As a new tragedy provides still more reason to reject her parents’ faith, a mysterious visitor appears in her hour of desperation. Alone and carrying a heavy secret, she makes a desperate choice that will haunt her for years. Decades later, Cornelia’s granddaughter, Benita, is in on the brink of divorce when she discovers Cornelia’s diary. Now the secrets of her grandmother’s past will lead Benita on an unexpected journey of reconciliation and faith.
HUNT FOR A HOMETOWN KILLER
By Mary Dodge Allen
A Finalist in the 2022 Christian Indie Awards, mystery/suspense category.
“Hunt for a Hometown Killer kept us up all night. Suspense, humor, rapier wit, and a heaping helping of warmth and non-stop action enliven this delightful faith-flavored read. It’s packed with unexpected plot twists. We loved it!” 5-Stars - Pages & Paws Book Review Blog
(Book 2 of the Destiny Series)
By Catherine Ulrich Brakefield
“A deathbed promise, a dashing Rough Rider, the parable of the Sower takes on unimaginable consequences. Destiny’s Whirlwind by Catherine Brakefield is a beautiful inspirational love story that will reel you in and win your heart…The story is beautifully written and filled with triumph and heartbreak. I couldn’t put it down…” L.S. Amazon Reader “My readers encourage my writing!” Catherine is an award-winning author of the inspirational historical romance Destiny series (Swept into Destiny, Destiny’s Whirlwind, Destiny of Heart, and Waltz with Destiny) and Wilted Dandelions.
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?
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.