Daughter of the Loom (Bells of Lowell Book #1)

The mill town of Lowell, Massachusetts, comes to life with intrigue and drama from the creative writing team of Judith Miller and Tracie Peterson. Young women at the end of the 19th century seek employment from driven men intent on transforming America’s textile industry. Daughters of the Loom features Lilly Armbruster, who is forced to work in the mills as her only means for survival. But Lilly’s resentment runs deep against the “lords of the loom”–the men she believes have stolen her father’s farm and caused his premature death. Her animosity happens to include Matthew Cheever, her childhood friend and one-time betrothed. Though separated by their opposing views about the future of the mill and the community that surrounds it, the emotions of their hearts still bind them. Will their dreams for the future allow their fragile love to survive?

Author: Tracie Peterson

In My Father’s House: The Years Before the Hiding Place

When Corrie ten Boom was in her early fifties, she became a key figure in the Dutch Underground Christian Resistance movement during World War II. The account of Corrie’s experience during this time period can be read in her best-selling book, The Hiding Place. In My Father’s House is the story of Corrie’s life with her mother, father, her siblings, and aunts before World War II began. This book is a testament to how God prepared one family through a father’s faithfulness to his Savior and the Word of God for the most sacrificial service a family could do. Beginning in the years before Corrie was born, In My Father’s House paints a beautiful story from which families today can glean valuable and eternally-lasting lessons.

Author: Corrie ten Boom

These Tangled Threads (Bells of Lowell #3)

Timid yet alluring Daughtie Winfield finds herself in a precarious position when the new doctor casts his favor upon her. Though flattered by his attention, she is drawn to Liam Donohue, a local Irish artisan. As Daughtie and Liam work together to help runaway slaves, their friendship blossoms. But her work in the mills is threatened when a downturn in profits causes the Associates to decrease wages–resulting in plans for a strike. With the fate of the textile industry in an upheaval, will her hopes for love be thwarted as dissention infiltrates life in Lowell?

Author: Tracie Peterson, Judith Miller

Carolina’s Courage

It takes courage to leave a familiar town, a comfortable homestead, and personal belongings and old friends. It takes courage to live in a small wagon, traveling barely a hundred miles a week through Indian territory. But it takes a special out-of-the-ordinary courage to give up the dearest treasure of the heart. This is the story of Carolina Putnam, a New Hampshire girl who has to find out if she has the true spirit of a pioneer.

Author: Elizabeth Yates

Ashes of Remembrance (Galway Chronicles Book #3)

Set in a place and time in Ireland’s history which affects the age in which we now live, Ashes of Remembrance continues the story begun in Only the River Runs Free and Of Men and Of Angels. Following the passionate Irish fight for freedom these gripping novels bring the heroism and heartbreak alive for modern readers, showing the roots of the troubles that brought so many Irish to the shores of America-and which continue to plague England and Ireland today. Ashes of Remembrance takes up the story in the fall of 1843 with the marriage of Kate and Joseph. But a conspiracy succeeds in separating them, and Joseph is deported to the new world while Kate must fight the secret enemies who plot to kill her and destroy the village.

Author: Brock and Bodie Theone

Beauty From Ashes (Georgia Trilogy Book #3)

The sweeping saga of two families of St. Simon’s Island—the Coupers and the Frasers—resumes in 1852, as Anne Couper Fraser grieves the deaths of her husband and her parents.

But fate is as cruel to Anne as history itself would prove to be to the nation: Anne’s family, fallen on hard times, has lost its home. Anne has no choice but to seek refuge, and reluctantly resettles in Marietta, three hundred miles north of her beloved St. Simons Island.

As she begins to piece together her broken life, all around her the society she knows so well is falling apart. The roots of the Civil War are already evident. Anne’s family, like the South itself, seethes with internal conflict. Her son and grandson, who find it impossible to spurn their Southern heritage, enlist in the Confederate Army. Anne, in strong sympathy with the Unionists, finds her life disintegrating once again, and the family, the region, and the nation begin an agonizing collapse.

But Anne, like the Union, endures. She learns that even in life’s cruelest circumstances, there is always a place for the unquenchable human spirit to find a refuge, and to blossom anew.

Author: Eugenia Price

Bright Captivity (Georgia Trilogy Book #1)

The story begins as the War of 1812 is in its final days. Anne Couper, the spirited young daughter of a prominent St. Simons family, is attending a house party at Dungeness, an estate on nearby Cumberland Island, when a contingent of British Royal Marines, on a mission to free slaves, invades the island. They make Dungeness their headquarters, and all its occupants, including Anne Couper, become their captives. From the moment Anne meets British lieutenant John Fraser, she knows her once-secure life as the sheltered only daughter of planter John Couper will never be the same. It isn’t. Within a year of their initial separation at the end of Britain’s war with the United States, John Fraser, no longer needed by the Royal Marines because his country has finally defeated Napoleon, returns to Georgia to make Anne his wife.

Author: Eugenia Price

The Least of These My Brothers

In The Least of These My Brothers, Dick Falkner, on his own since the death of his mother, arrives in the bustling mining town of Boyd City. Poor, homeless, and hungry, he’s a printer by trade who lost his job during a Kansas City strike. When a kind print shop owner named Udell gives him a job, Dick lays downs roots in the town, eventually becoming involved in a local church.

Dick’s hardscrabble past gives his faith a different perspective than that of most Christians, and his philosophy is met with resistance. Nevertheless, he rises as a leader in the community, one whose belief in service and championing of the poor will put him at odds with the city’s selfish elite who will stop at nothing to ruin him . . .

Author: Harold Bell Wright

Shepherd of the Hills

First published in 1907, “The Shepherd of the Hills” is Harold Bell Wright’s mostly fictional tale of people living in the foothills of the Ozarks. The story is principally concerned with the relationship of Grant Matthews, Sr., affectionately known in his community as “Old Matt”, and “The Shepherd of the Hills”, a wise old man who has chosen the peace of the backwoods over the hustle and bustle of the city. The Shepherd is a quiet and mysterious character who is trying to recover from a tragic and troubled past. While his reclusiveness has left him largely isolated from others in the settlement, he earns the love and trust of the Matthews clan, which is one of the most respected families in the community. Set against The Shepherd’s story is also the touching and romantic love affair between the pretty young Samantha Lane and Grant “Young Matt” Matthews, Jr. “The Shepherd of the Hills” has become an enduring and often adapted classic of American literature. It is beloved for its portrayal of the life and death concerns of ordinary people and for its commentary on human weaknesses, the strength of community, and the redemptive power of forgiveness and kindness.

Author: Harold Bell Wright

Cassidy (Big Sky Dreams Book #1)

Token Creek, Montana Territory, 1880—Cassidy Norton is a fine seamstress who makes her living sewing for others. Amid the bustle of a busy frontier town, her life is rich. What time her business doesn’t take, her friends and church family fill. But Cassidy hasn’t always lived in Token Creek, and few people know her full story. So she struggles with a nagging unsettledness in her heart.

Cassidy’s friend Meg is married to a rancher and has a baby, something Cassidy wants for herself. But that would mean revealing the details of her life. Will Cassidy find the strength to take that risk?

Author: Lori Wick