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These Captivating Reads
THE DAUGHTER’S PREDICAMENT
The Quilting Circle (Book 2)
A Sweet Historical Romance Series
By Mary Davis
Can a patient love win her heart?
As Isabelle Atwood’s romance prospects are turning in her favor, a family scandal derails her dreams. A handsome rancher, a stranger, and an unseen suitor are all waiting for an answer to his proposal. Isabelle loves her sister, but will she really allow herself to be manipulated into a marriage without love? Will Isabelle capitulate and marry the man her parents wish her to, or will she rebel and marry the man they don’t approve of? Or will the man leaving her secret love poems sweep her off her feet?
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.
The SONORAN DESERT Series
By Nancy J. Farrier
Meet the women of the Sonoran Desert series and the men who fall in love with them. Glorianna, forced to leave her home back east to join her father at his Arizona army post and the infuriating and intriguing lieutenant. Kathleen, who travels to Tucson to visit her cousin, Glorianna, and is mistaken for an outlaw by a handsome deputy. Lavette, an indentured servant, who can’t fall for the gentle blacksmith. And Chiquita, forced to disguise herself and marry a man who wanted her sister.
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 Terrie Todd
“What a great emotionally charged novel with compelling characters and an intriguing plot. I am so glad I found this one!” (Amazon review). Maggie Marshall runs her war-time diner with the help of pregnant, unwed girls. When her abusive husband is killed in action, no one could be more relieved than Maggie. Charlotte Penfield, seventeen, pregnant, and exiled by her wealthy parents to work for Maggie, runs away. When Maggie seeks Rev. Reuben Fennel’s help in locating a run-away pregnant girl, Reuben embarks on a cross-country chase though it may cost him his job and reputation.
By Susan G Mathis
Peyton Quinn prepares the grand Calumet Castle ballroom for a spectacular two-hundred-guest summer gala. As she works in a male-dominated position of upholsterer and fights for women’s equality, she’s persecuted for her unorthodox ways. But when her pyrotechnics-engineer father is seriously hurt, she runs the fireworks display despite being socially ostracized. Patrick Taylor, Calumet’s carpenter and Peyton’s childhood chum, hopes to win her heart, but her unconventional undertakings cause a rift. Peyton has to ignore the prejudices and persevere or she could lose her job, forfeit Patrick’s love and respect, and forever become the talk of local gossips.
HUNT FOR A HOMETOWN KILLER
By Mary Dodge Allen
2022 Christian Indie Award winner, Mystery/Suspense category
A freak sinkhole opens up while Roxy Silva is on her hometown mail route, uncovering the shocking sight of the damaged car used in her husband’s unsolved murder. Determined to find his killer, Roxy turns amateur sleuth. As she works with the town’s handsome detective, her amazing photographic memory helps her piece together clues. When the killer takes Roxy captive, she must use her wits to survive. “Hunt for a Hometown Killer kept us up all night. Suspense, humor and a heaping helping of warmth. Five stars.” Pages and Paws book review.
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?
TITANIC: LEGACY OF BETRAYAL
A Time-Slip Novel
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.”
DESTINY OF HEART
By Catherine Ulrich Brakefield
Confusion and uncertainty hover around Ruby McConnell Meir's skirts like the dust storms and droughts, weakening her faith. Will her husband live—or die? The Roaring Twenties dive into the Great Depression. The McConnells battle for survival. Collina faces insurmountable odds to rescue Shushan. Rough Rider Franklin Long loses what money couldn’t buy. Is it too late to make right his failings? “…I read it on my Kindle but bought copies in paperback for gifts. My friends loved it… A great book historically and a great testimony of God's faithfulness… Catherine's books just keep getting better and better.” Amazon Reader
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?
A BAKER FOR BEAR
By Kimberly Grist
A debutante baker with a stammer. A compulsive widowed blacksmith with two young daughters. Ada Pike longs to leave the life of a socialite and use her skills as a baker to love and nurture a family. A move to the country will perfectly suit her first steps into life on her own. Barrett Montgomery rejects the idea of a mail-order bride. What he needs is a housekeeper—someone he can fire if things don’t work out the way he likes. Can a matchmaking agency work miracles to bring two people with opposing goals together?
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