436 pages, 24 of 27 reviews are 5-star
Suddenly widowed in a foreign country, Frederique Famer did what any girl would do: She bought a castle. She just never imagined that its mysterious fifteenth-century owner would hold the keys to her second chance at life.
She opens a bed-and-breakfast, hires a capricious graduate student, and gets talked into hosting a handsome American for an extended stay. Little does she know, she’s unwittingly concocted a recipe for intrigue, romance, and possibly disaster.
272 pages, 10 of 10 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Let’s face it. Some people just don’t listen, don’t care, and aren’t willing to compromise. And you probably work with some of them. The incomprehensible supervisor. The person in the next office who chats more than works. The customer who, by the way, isn’t always right. For all those co-workers who drive you crazy, there’s a solution.The bestselling author of Living Successfully with Screwed-Up People turns her insightful eye to the workplace, showing readers how they can get along with and work successfully beside the people who drive them up the wall. “It doesn’t take two people to change a relationship in the workplace,” says Elizabeth B. Brown. “It takes one–me!” Her expert advice will help workers in any profession learn how to be unflappable, imperturbable, and unflustered when dealing with the difficult people in their workplace.
241 pages, 12 of 13 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
“Don’t trust anyone…” So whispers Robin’s mother just moments before she dies.
As this intriguing story of suspense unfolds, seventeen-year-old Robin is forced from her California home to live in Wisconsin with an uncle she never knew existed. Here in her mother’s hometown, Robin meets two young men and, while unraveling the secrets of her mother’s past, becomes involved in a treacherous plot, not realizing the importance of untangling her own life if she is to find a direction for her future. Feelings of betrayal and resentment burn strong. Robin’s heart becomes torn as she tries to figure out where she belongs and whom she can trust. Amidst an atmosphere of mystery, amongst the activities of small-town life, and while exploring an abandoned mansion, Robin not only searches for a treasure map, but—more importantly—discovers the far-reaching consequences of making the right or wrong decision.
159 pages, 15 of 20 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Emma is angry. She’s angry at her siblings, who she always has to baby sit; her parents, who are divorcing and ruining her life in the process; and herself for not measuring up to anyone’s standards.
With her simmering feelings ready to spill over at any time, Emma’s self-worth plummets. Her faith in God is tested in the face of overwhelming hurt that threatens to send her over the edge. Can she turn back in time?
Includes bonus chapter taken from Hot by Laura L. Smith.
31 pages, 3 of 3 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
Is our nation on a downward spiral? Can the corrosion of our culture be reversed? Or are we experiencing the end of God’s blessing due to our depravity?
For the past 50 years our culture has undergone a monumental shift as the media has pulled people into a whole new way of thinking. Gone is the idea that absolutes exist. Instead our leaders and educators preach a belief that everything is relative….including truth. How do we respond to such muddled thinking? How do we present the one true Truth to a culture that worships diversity of thought and morals? In this concise, easy-to-read book, Ann Tatlock answers these questions and more:
* What is a biblical worldview?
* What is The Great Literary Conversation?
* How has revisionism affected the Church?
* How has relativism affected our culture?
* What is postmodern literature?
* What is our greatest task as Christian writers?
Take a stand for truth. Take a pen and write.
215 pages, 1 of 1 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
296 pages, 1 of 1 reviews are 4-star, Lending Enabled
It is the spring of 1890.Three eight-year-old girls leave overcrowded, bleak Greystone orphanage near Boston and set out together on the “Orphan Train” heading West to adoptive homes. Along the way, the little girls – shy, delicate Laurel, vivacious, mischievous Toddy, and kind, scholarly Kit – make a vow to be “forever friends”. At journey’s end, they go to live with separate families in the town of Meadowridge. As the years go by, each of the girls encounters challenges and discovers love as she pursues her dream of a home of their own.
Quest for Lasting Love is Laurel’s story – the healing power of love. Dainty, beautiful Laurel is placed at Greystone when her loving, gravely ill mother enters a sanitarium. Laurel is adopted from the Orphan Train by Dr. and Mrs. Woodward, who still grieve for their daughter they lost only two years before. She brings a breath of fresh air – and much love – into the Woodward’s troubled marriage. As she enters her adult years, however, bittersweet memories compel Laurel to find her true identity. Her search leads her to Boston, where she solves the mystery of her past. A new dilemma arises when Laurel must choose between a struggling, talented young musician and her longtime sweetheart.
340 pages, no reviews, Lending Enabled
FOLLOWING JESUS IN THE 1ST AND 21ST CENTURIES
The story begins in 35 CE beside the Sea of Galilee where Mary Magdalene is sheltering battered women and fatherless children. Magdalene has the support of the apostles Matthew, Thomas, and Nathaniel. But the church in Jerusalem led by James, the brother of Jesus, and Peter tries to undermine her leadership.
Magdalene visits the sisters of Jesus, Mary and Salome, living in Nazareth and Cana, and Susana in the city of Sepphoris, which is only a short walk from Nazareth. In Bethany, with Mary and Martha, she creates a new celebration of Passover affirming Jesus as the sacrificial lamb. In Bethlehem, the dying apostle John entrusts her with his gospel.
After Claudius, the Roman emperor, makes Herod Agrippa king over Israel, the church in Jerusalem backs the losing side in a struggle between Jewish families to influence Agrippa’s choice of high priest. Agrippa sees Jewish Christians as a dividing his kingdom and arrests Peter, but Magdalene helps him escape. When Agrippa dies suddenly, the high priest blames Christians and violence soon follows.
Interwoven with this 1st century story covering ten years is a 21st century story of ten months. Mary Anne, a college chaplain living with her daughter and mother, meets Daniel, a teacher of Roman history, who is raising the son of his imprisoned brother. While preparing to take students to an archeological dig in Magdala, Mary Anne and Daniel fall in love.
Mary Anne’s ex-husband takes her to court to try to obtain custody of their daughter, Sarah. Mary Anne fears he may abuse Sarah, as he did her during their marriage. After Daniel’s brother, John, is released from prison and reclaims his son, Jamie, the boy runs away. John blames Daniel and is furious when he arrives at Daniel’s front door.
Mary Anne counsels a Christian student who feels guilty about having premarital sex, and then tries to deal with her own guilt about sleeping with Daniel by hurrying their marriage. Soon the children are engaged in a turf battle and Mary Anne’s mother is unhappy.
When Mary Anne and Daniel, their kids, and their students arrive in Israel, they see the sights in Jerusalem and Bethlehem before traveling to the archeological dig beside the Sea of Galilee. They find coins dating to the first century and then make an astonishing discovery.
278 pages, no reviews, Lending Enabled
In times of war, sometimes victory seems like an impossible dream …
In 1943, the women of America banded together to make a life for themselves while their husbands and sons fought overseas. Evan as the men engaged in war, these women faced battles of their own on the homefront.
Margo King: A woman whose past threatens to control her future.
Dottie King: one passionate mistake could destroy her dreams.
Lucy Andersen: Lonely and afraid, she turns to another while her husband is away.
Penny Maxfield: Desperate for a new life, nothing – not even her family – can hold her back.
Margo, Dottie, Lucy, and Penny never expected to face the hardships they must now find a way to conquer. But through the power of Christ, and the power of friendship, perhaps this Victory Club will achieve more than any of them could ever have imagined.
49 pages, no reviews, Lending Enabled
Stinging words. Insult. Crass commentary. At one point or another, each of us has had to deal with the harsh words of a critic. Throughout the course of His earthly ministry, Jesus faced the same thing. This book examines six specific ways Jesus handled the stinging words of His critics and offers us helpful suggestions that we can use when we face ours.
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