June – Brides of the West #2

Mail-order bride June Kallahan arrives in Seattle from Michigan to discover that her intended, Eli Messenger, the assistant to a famous evangelist named Isaac Inman, is ill. After he dies, June stays on to work at the local orphanage, where she realizes Inman is allowing the orphans to go without in order to build a showy tabernacle. A romance blooms between June and Parker Sentell, a friend of Eli’s, as they try to convince Inman of the errors of his thinking. Readers will learn the important lesson that God is ever faithful, even when we don’t understand his plan or purpose in our lives. June delivers a lighthearted, entertaining story along with strong moral values and a Christian worldview.

Author: Lori Copeland

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Ruth – Brides of the West #5

The continuing story of mail-order brides in the successful Brides of the West series. Spunky, young Ruth Priggish is on the run from an 80-year-old suitor. Her only hope of eluding him is to seek help from an unwilling protector, U.S. Marshall Dylan McCall. Copeland’s readers will delight in this rollicking story of romance and danger.

Author: Lori Copeland

Book #5 in the Brides of the West series

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Inklings

Inklings is an enthralling inspirational novel–the poignant story of a beautiful American student, her winsome Oxford tutor, and the debonair English lord who comes between them.

In the autumn of 1964, Kate Hughes anticipates finding love and knowledge at the University of Oxford. She discovers both in David MacKenzie, a young lecturer who carries on the legacy of his friend and mentor C.S. Lewis to a new generation of students. Conflict arises when the dashing Lord Devereux also pursues the lovely American. Kate’s heart is torn and her convictions challenged as her vulnerability draws her to a rendezvous she may regret.

Book one of The Oxford Chronicles

Author: Melanie M. Jeschke

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The Meeting Place (Song of Acadia #1)

Set along the rugged coastline of 18th century Canada in what was then called Acadia (now Nova Scotia and New Brunswick), The Meeting Place re-creates a world that was home to native Indians, French settlers, and English garrisons. Such diverse populations did not live in accord, however. Instead, they were isolated within their own groups by a brewing political tension under the difficult English rule.

Amid such chaotic times two women, both about to become brides and both trying to live lives of quiet peace, meet in a lush field of wildflowers. Louisa, a Frenchwoman, and Catherine, who is English, continue to meet secretly through the seasons, sharing both friendship and growing faith.

The outside world does not mirror their own tranquil happiness, and the dreaded crackdown by the English throne threatens far more than their growing bond. In the face of a heart-wrenching dilemma, Louisa and Catherine strive to maintain their faith and cling to their dreams of family and home.

Authors: Janette Oke & Davis Bunn

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The Sacred Shore (Song of Acadia #2)

Oceans and circumstances have forced families apart. For the banished French Acadians drifting in exile, the shore means safety–though it is a safety at a terrible price. For the lonely British nobleman, the shore holds a single chance to secure his legacy. For Andrew and Catherine Harrow, the shore marks a tragic separation.

An extraordinary set of journeys awaits them all, each as intricate and perilous as the coastline itself. New beginnings are connected to all that has come before. And the past penetrates into what is yet to come. The common thread is a yearning to discover their identities in their families, in their communities, and in their God.

Authors: Janette Oke & Davis Bunn

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The Birthright (Song of Acadia #3)

The bittersweet reunion of the Robichaud family and the Harrows in the land of the Acadians has brought two mothers and two daughters full circle. They rekindle those early bonds and experience restoration of those lost years, but time and tragedy have left their indelible imprints on all who have endured the decades of separation and uncertainty. Moving forward with their lives now means further farewells–not as devastating as the one long ago, but no less heart-wrenching.

Their connection, which goes beyond that of “sisters” to best friends, will be tested by the coming Revolution and the lure of England–parted again, the reunited, but for how long…? Can their friendship sustain the startling revelation concerning…The Birthright?

Authors: Janette Oke & Davis Bunn

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Where Two Seas Met (Cheney & Shiloh: The Inheritance #1)

Newlyweds Cheney Duvall and Shiloh Irons-Winslow are enjoying an idyllic honeymoon aboard a ship in the West Indies. But when a fierce storm interrupts their carefree days, Cheney and Shiloh find themselves on a small island facing a mysterious illness. Quarantining the island and the ship’s crew, Cheney and Shiloh work themselves to exhaustion as they care for those infected with the highly contagious disease. When Cheney collapses, Shiloh fears the worst. Has their love overcome all odds only to be tragically cut short? Since his plot to ruin Cheney was exposed, Bain Winslow has fled New York and is now the owner of a large spice plantation—on the same island where Cheney and Shiloh are caring for the plague victims! Discovering the island has been quarantined, Bain rages against Cheney and Shiloh, refusing any attempt at reconciliation. Will Bain ever accept Shiloh as the legitimate heir to the Winslow fortune?

Author: Lynn Morris & Gilbert Morris

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A Time to Laugh/A Time to Weep (The American Odyssey Series 3 – 4)

A Time to Laugh is book #3 in The American Odyssey series by Gilbert Morris.

It follows the Stuart family through the 1920s as single mother Lylah signs a movie contract with Cecil B. DeMille, sister Lenora is thrown from a horse on the family farm in Arkansas, and eldest grandson Jerry becomes a stunt pilot.

A Time to Weep is book #4. When tragedy strikes, Jerry Stuart, a reckless thrill seeker, learns what is missing in his life, while his uncle, Pete Stuart, must rely on the strength of his family to keep his dream alive during the Depression.

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Jacob’s Way

‘The army makes a man hard sometimes. I remember a young girl no more than ten who gave me a glass of buttermilk just outside of Chancellorsville. I still remember that. I guess that’s all my life is. Some pictures fading out behind me, and there’s not much before me.’ Reisa listened as he spoke. She knew that he was a man who longed for goodness, and longed for friends, and perhaps even a wife and family. Finally, she said, ‘I hope you find your way, Ben. God is real, and love is real.’

Fleeing a bloody pogrom that threatens their tiny Russian village, Reisa Dimitri and her grandfather, Jacob, sail the ocean to a new life in America. They are swiftly embraced by New York’s Jewish community. But God has other plans that will call them far from the familiar warmth and ways of their culture. Accompanied by their huge, gentle friend, Dov, Reisa, and Jacob set out to make their living as traveling merchants in the post-Civil-War South. There, as new and unexpected friendships unfold, the aged Jacob searches for answers concerning the nature of the Messiah he has spent a lifetime looking and longing for. And there, the beautiful Reisa finds herself strangely drawn to Ben Driver–a man with a checkered past, a painful present, and a deadly enemy who will stop at nothing to destroy him. Fast-paced and tender by turn, Jacob’s Way is a heartwarming novel about human love, divine faithfulness, and the restoration of things that had seemed broken beyond repair.

Author: Gilbert Morris

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The Courtship (Singing River Series #4)

Lanie Freeman and her siblings have survived the Great Depression without their father. They are convinced that he has been unjustly imprisoned. Lanie’s strong-willed sister, Maeva, runs away to Los Angeles to find the one woman in a city of thousands who can prove their father’s innocence. Nothing Lanie says can deter Maeva from her mission. Even as her family seems to be unraveling, Lanie’s dream of writing becomes a reality. Lanie is on the verge of becoming a published author. Amid the excitement, she still feels a deep longing for something more, a yearning for love, a home, and a family of her own. When two suitors propose, it does nothing to quiet her heart. Lanie resigns herself to leave Maeva’s safety and her father’s future in God’s hands. But can she trust God to show her the right man and the right plan for her life?

Author: Gilbert Morris

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