JoBeth Tomlin loses everything-her family, her job, her figure and the man of her dreams, all before her thirtieth birthday. And just when she thinks things can't get any worse, she has to move in with her eccentric aunt, two feisty cats and a flatulent old dog named Roscoe. With all the sorrow snacking going on, JoBeth's food baby is starting to show. Will she turn to God or Little Debbie for answers?
As the wagon train made its descent from the mountains, the warm colors of autumn tried in vain to cheer the weary young Hollisters. Their mother had perished in the desert, and they had heard that their father was dead some years before. With the help of the wagon master, fifteen-year-old Corrie is the only one left to bring her two brothers and two sisters into a raucous California mining camp to find their uncle.
"A woman's got to be strong," Corrie's mother had told her. "She's got to be able to make her way alone if she has to." And as her little troop arrives in Miracle Springs to discover that Uncle Nick has skipped town with the sheriff in pursuit, the "land of promise" seems more like a land of fear and dange ... more
Since coming to California, Corrie Belle Hollister's life has been marked by change and growth. And now with a new mother to care for her brothers and sisters, Corrie is free to consider the future. She longs to be a journalist, to serve God with her writing, to become a woman of the truth.
But the truth can be elusive, especially as it leads her into what has always been a man's world. In her quest to become a newspaper reporter, Corrie finds herself in the rough and tumble towns of the gold fieldsalone. The closer she gets to the truth, the more severe the opposition. Corrie discovers a conspiracy of deception that means danger not only to herself but to her family.
The trails are unfamiliar, and the truth becko ... more
When Corrie Belle Hollister and her younger siblings unexpectedly find their father on the streets of Miracle Springs, their shocking reunion is tentative at best. It will take time before they can start to become the family God wants them to be.
Meanwhile, many things in Miracle Springs are beginning to change: the new church gets built, a school is opened, Pa Hollister settles into his role as father, and the Hollister cabin becomes a home. But the biggest changes are still ahead, as Pa Hollister makes a choice Corrie is not quite prepared for.
Can Corrie hold on to hope when her world is shaken yet again?
When Maddy McKay and Quinn Holcombe don't show up for Quinn's surprise birthday party, his friends know that something is very wrong. Their search turns up little beyond evidence that Quinn and Maddy just decided to take off for a long overdue vacation. But it soon becomes apparent that they did not leave of their own accord.
Maddy awakens in a cement room with no idea where she is. But it's not long before she realizes she's in the clutches of a madman exacting revenge by hunting. His prey of choice? Humans. Now Maddy and Quinn must run for their lives, hoping to find their killer before the next game begins. Because if they don't win this game, they die.
Fast, furious, and flirty, Lynette Eason's relentle ... more
In 1737, Anna Konig and her fellow church members stagger off a small wooden ship after ten weeks at sea, eager to start a new life in the vibrant but raw Pennsylvania frontier. On the docks of Port Philadelphia waits bishop Jacob Bauer, founder of the settlement and father to ship carpenter Bairn. It's a time of new beginnings for the reunited Bauer family, and for Anna and Bairn's shipboard romance to blossom.
But this perfect moment cannot last. As Bairn grasps the reality of what it means to be Amish in the New Worldisolated, rigid with expectations, under the thumb of his domineering fatherhis enthusiasm evaporates. When a sea captain offers the chance to cross the ocean one more time, Bairn grabs it. Just one mor ... more
When Deputy Sam Brooks commits to something, nothing can sway himnot just on the job as liaison between the Mercy Falls sheriff's department and PEAK Rescue, but in his private life. He's the one who stuck around to take care of his mother after his father's accidental death. And he's the oneperhaps the only onewho believes Sierra Rose is the perfect girl for him. Safe, practical, and organized, she's nothing like her hippie, impulsive, bleeding heart sister, Willow.
Willow, however, has been in love with Sam Brooks for as long as she can remember. But she wants her sister to have a happy ending. Besides, Willow has other things to focus onnamely, nabbing the job as youth pastor for her small-town church. Best thing fo ... more
She came to California a young, frightened girl, alone with four brothers and sisters to care for. Now Corrie Belle Hollister has grown into a young woman with a loving family and a bright future.
But trouble in Miracle Springs and within the Hollister clan itself threatens to divide the town and the family. Corrie's stepmother, Almeda, carries a secret that could mean the end of their hopes for a secure, peaceful life. Corrie herself must face the reality that God sometimes works through difficult, heartbreaking circumstances to see His will accomplished.
When trouble comes, will faith and love be enough to sustain them?
At the urgent request of an old school friend, Drew and Madeline Farthering come to Bloodworth Park Lodge in the midst of the Yorkshire moors, a place as moody and mysterious as a Bront hero. There have been several worrisome incidents out on the moorproperty destroyed, fires started, sheep and cattle scatteredand worst of all, the vicar has been found dead on the steps of the church.
Drew's friend is obviously smitten with his bride of eight months, though it's hard to imagine what she sees in the awkward man. Drew can't help wondering if her affections lie more with the man's money and estate, while her romantic interests focus on their fiery Welsh gamekeeper. As the ... more
"Chapel Springs: where anything can happen, and usually does. Claire and her best friend Patsy are as loveable as ever even with all the new problems they face, they keep their sense of humor. The storyline is believable, and readers will identify with issues that are mentioned in the book. Mulligan writes with humor and wit. This book does not disappoint." - Romantic Times, 4-Stars A homeless author, a heartbroken daughter, and a theatre ghost. There's trouble in Chapel Springs.
There's always someone new in Chapel Springs someone who is either coming home or stirring up trouble.
A best-selling author's latest book is a flop. While the reviewers are happily skewering her, her racecar-driver-husband walks ... more
It has been six years since army nurse Jenny Bennett's heart was broken by a dashing naval officer. Now Lieutenant Ryan Gallagher has abruptly reappeared in her life at the Presidio army base but refuses to discuss the inexplicable behavior that destroyed their happiness.
Ryan is in an impossible situation. One of the few men in the world qualified to carry out a daring assignment, he accepted a government mission overseas that caused his reputation to be destroyed and broke the heart of the only woman he ever loved. Honor bound never to reveal where he had been during those six years, he can't tell Jenny the truth or it will endanger an ongoing mission and put thousands of lives at risk.
In book two of The Restoration Trilogy, Jennifer Rushmore has overseen the restoration of brooding bachelor Michael's ancestors' doctor's house long enough to work through their initial differences. They've begun applying the lessons of family and community learned from the past. Now the apothecary shop discloses a heart-breaking tale circa 1870 Georgia, shaking loose Jennifer's own carefully suppressed past. She fears that when Michael sees beyond her facade, her tentative steps toward trust and love may disintegrate into rubble. On her journey to forgiveness, Jennifer draws on her new faith and friendships, even as the mysterious accidents clouding her first preservation job escalate into imminent danger.
Five-Star Chef Zoe Griffin walked away from her dream job. Did she make a mistake? Her engagement off, Zoe Griffin retreats to tiny Wildflower Island in the Puget Sound. Hiding out as a cook and maid at a shabby bed-and-breakfast seems crazy for a chef who's used to running her own five-star kitchen. And just as she starts to feel at home, her klutzy mishaps make Zoe fear her handsome new boss will fire her.
Dr. Nick Jackson is done with medicine, and owning a B&B is as far from doctoring as he can get. He needs help, but his only employee's mistakes give him doubts. As Zoe lets her defenses down, Nick begins to see a competent and caring woman. One whose wounds are as deep as his own. But as they fall for each other, ... more
Metal sculptor Hope Michaels gave up on art when her creativity was zapped by another person's actions. Burying herself in her electrical contracting business, Hope takes a job on Wildflower Island. She never imagines that a job at the Wildflower Resort will turn everything in her life upside down. But that's exactly what happens when her best friend and employer, Piper, plays matchmaker.
A lonely widower throws all his energy into raising his teenage daughter, but when he is promoted to manager of the Wildflower Resort, things at home don't go as smoothly as planned. Worried about his relationship with his daughter, he seeks advice from a feisty-but-sweet newcomer.
Will she help smooth his path or will things only ... more
In this humorous and perceptive exchange between two devils, C. S. Lewis delves into moral questions about good vs. evil, temptation, repentance, and grace. Through this wonderful tale, the reader emerges with a better understanding of what it means to live a faithful life.
A masterpiece of satire, this classic has entertained and enlightened readers the world over with its sly and ironic portrayal of human life from the vantage point of Screwtape, a highly placed assistant to "Our Father Below."
At once wildly comic, deadly serious, and strikingly original, C. S. Lewis gives us the correspondence of the worldly-wise old devil to his nephew Wormwood, a novice demon in charge of securing the damnation of an ordinary ... more
Imagine if you discovered a treasure chest in which were hidden ancient mysteries, revelations from heaven, secrets of the ages, the answers to mans most enduring, age-old questions, and the hidden keys that can transform your life to joy, success, and blessing. This is The Book of Mysteries.
Jonathan Cahn, who caused a national and international stir with the "New York Times" best-seller, "The Harbinger" and then "The Mystery of the Shemitah," now brings us a treasure chest inside of which are contained some of the greatest mysteries of all time.
The reader will discover life-transforming secrets, mind-blowing realities, and heart-changing revelations in such mysteries as the "Face in the Waters", "Th ... more
In "The Great Divorce C.S. Lewis again employs his formidable talent for fable and allegory. The writer, in a dream, boards a bus on a drizzly afternoon and embarks on an incredible voyage through Heaven and Hell.
He meets a host of supernatural beings far removed from his expectations and comes to significant realizations about the ultimate consequences of everyday behavior. This is the starting point for a profound meditation upon good and evil.
"If we insist on keeping Hell (or even earth) we shall not see Heaven: if we accept Heaven we shall not be able to retain even the smallest and most intimate souvenirs of Hell."
Bestselling author Francine Rivers skillfully retells the biblical love story of Gomer and Hosea in a tale set against the exciting backdrop of the California Gold Rush. The heroine, Angel, is a young woman who was sold into prostitution as a child. Michael Hosea is a godly man sent into Angel's life to draw her into the Savior's redeeming love. This remarkable novel has sold over half a million copies and is among the top twenty on the ECPA fiction bestsellers list for four years running. Now complete with a Bible study section and available in a fresh, compelling cover!
Exciting fiction premiere from beloved "New York Times" bestselling author Beth Moore.
Only God knew why Jillian Slater agreed to return to New Orleans on the news that her father had finally drunk himself to death. It's not like they were close. She hadn't seen him--or her grandmother, the ice queen--in almost 20 years. But when Adella Atwater, the manager of her grandmother's apartment house, called and said Jillian's expenses would be paid if she'd fly in for the burial, a free trip to New Orleans was too intriguing to resist.
What Adella didn't tell her was that the apartment house wasn't a house at all and, whatever it was, bore the dead weight of a long and painful history. As soon as Jillian meets ... more
Mackenzie Allen Philips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his "Great Sadness," Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change Mack's world forever. In a world where religion seems to grow increasingly irrelevant "The Shack" wrestles with the timeless question, "Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain?"
From #1 "New York Times" bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes the third novel in an unforgettable, heart-wrenching series about divine intervention and the trials and triumphs of life for a group of friends whose lives could affect the future of the country.
Despite needing a heart transplant and against the advice of her doctor, Mary Catherine moves to Uganda and starts work at a brand new orphanage. Whatever time she has left, Mary Catherine wants to spend it helping children--especially since there will be no children of her own. The only problem is Major League Baseball player Marcus Dillinger, the man she never meant to fall in love with. Neither Marcus nor Mary Catherine's other friends--Tyler Ames and ... more
Juggling motherhood and her job as a real-estate agent, Elizabeth Jordan wishes her husband could help more around the house. But Tony's rising career as a pharmaceutical salesman demands more and more of his time. With a nice home in the suburbs and a lovely young daughter, they appear to have it all--yet they can't seem to spend time together without fighting.
Hoping for a new listing, Elizabeth visits the home of Clara Williams, an elderly widow, and is both amused and uncomfortable when Clara starts asking pointed questions about her marriage and faith. But it's Clara's secret prayer room, with its walls covered in requests and answers, that has Elizabeth most intrigued . . . even if she's not ready to take Cl ... more
For the first time ever in a book, Drs. Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves unveil TalentSmart's revolutionary program to help people identify their EQ skills, build these skills into strengths, and enjoy consistent performance in the pursuit of important life objectives.
The book contains proven strategies from a decade-long effort to accurately measure and increase emotional intelligence. Trusted by upper-echelon leaders inside companies worldwide, these strategies will enable you to capitalize on the skills responsible for 58% of performance in all types of jobs.
The new, enhanced online edition of the world's bestselling emotional intelligence test, the Emotional Intelligence Appraisal(R), will show you w ... more