307 pages, 45 of 47 reviews are 5-star, Previously Free
Stuart Daniels has hit bottom. Once a celebrated and award-winning photojournalist, he is reeling from debt, a broken marriage, and crippling depression. The source of Stuart’s grief is his most famous photo, a snapshot of brutality in the dangerous Congo. A haunting image that indicts him as a passive witness to gross injustice.
Stuart is given a one last chance to redeem his career: A make-or-break assignment covering the AIDS crisis in a small African country. It is here that Stuart meets Adanna, a young orphan fighting for survival in a community ravaged by tragedy and disease. But in the face of overwhelming odds, Adanna finds hope in a special dream, where she is visited by an illuminated man and given a precious gift.
Now, in a dark place that’s a world away from home, Stuart will once again confront the harsh reality of a suffering people in a forgotten land. And as a chance encounter becomes divine providence, two very different people will find their lives forever changed.
416 pages, 317 of 399 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
Lillian Haswell, brilliant daughter of the local apothecary, yearns for more adventure and experience than life in her father’s shop and their small village provides. She also longs to know the truth behind her mother’s disappearance, which villagers whisper about but her father refuses to discuss. Opportunity comes when a distant aunt offers to educate her as a lady in London. Exposed to fashionable society and romance–as well as clues about her mother–Lilly is torn when she is summoned back to her ailing father’s bedside. Women are forbidden to work as apothecaries, so to save the family legacy, Lilly will have to make it appear as if her father is still making all the diagnoses and decisions. But the suspicious eyes of a scholarly physician and a competing apothecary are upon her. As they vie for village prominence, three men also vie for Lilly’s heart.
379 pages, 86 of 116 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
The future stretches out in front of Sarah Dobbs like the pure blue Texas sky. Leaving the past behind in Philadelphia, mail-order bride Sarah arrives in San Antonio ready to greet her groom, Austin Canfield, a man she has never met but whose letters have won her heart from afar. But there is one problem–he has died. And Sarah cannot go back East.
As Sarah tries to reconcile herself to a future that is drastically changed, Austin’s brother, Clay, struggles with his own muddled plans. Though he dislikes working on the family ranch and longs for a different life, Clay is driven to avenge his brother’s death. But something between them is growing and neither Clay nor Sarah is ready to admit it.
Book 1 of the Texas Dreams series, Paper Roses will sweep readers into the Hill Country with a tale of love and loss, closed doors and beautiful possibilities that will leave them wanting more.
338 pages, 40 of 44 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
Wildflowers of Terezin is a sweeping historical novel set against a backdrop of danger. A Danish Lutheran pastor’s complacent faith is stretched to the breaking point during World War II when he meets a young Jewish nurse Hanne Abrahamsen and becomes deeply involved in Resistance efforts to save Denmark’s Jews from the Nazi prison camp at Terezin, Czechoslovakia—also known as Theresienstadt.
Challenged by his evangelical brother and swayed by his own attraction to Hanne, Pastor Steffen abandons his formerly quiet, uninvolved life and hesitantly volunteers to help smuggleDenmark’s Jews out of the country before a Nazi roundup. Steffen finds that helping his Jewish neighbors is the most decent, spiritual thing he has ever done. As he actually does God’s work, rather than just talking about it, Steffen’s faith deepens and he takes greater risks in his sermons.
When things go terribly wrong and Hanne is sent to Terezin, Steffen finds his heart fully engaged. He undertakes protests and rescues that are more and more dangerous, never imagining where it will lead him, or the ultimate cost of his decision to get directly involved.
402 pages, 60 of 82 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
318 pages, 42 of 44 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Previously Free
Trish James is tired of being rescued. When a spooked horse claims her husband’s life, she’s determined to blaze a path for herself and her traumatized son without outside help. But will that mean leaving the place etched on her heart?
Andy Tyler has had to struggle for everything, and starting a new law practice in Miller’s Creek, Texas is no different. Though prepared for business challenges, he’s not prepared for falling in love–especially with yet another woman who will probably abandon him for her career.
Will Andy and Trish be able to see past their limited human understanding to take a path less traveled?
352 pages, 19 of 39 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
In the 3rd century, pampered Roman princess Valeria falls in love with Mauritius, captain of the Theban Legion. She sends him off to battle, where he suffers under the schemes of a notorious pagan general with an ambition for power and a lust for Valeria. In a scene based on true events, the evil Galerius kills Mauritius and his entire legion for their Christian faith. And in a shocking turn of events, the grieving Valeria is forced to become Galerius’ wife against her will. Never has a marriage been set up for such failure. Valeria loathes her new husband, but he seems to undergo a change of heart, adopting a child for her and giving her power and authority, and even love. She struggles with the commitment she knows she must keep, and the love she knows she will never find again.
203 pages, 17 of 20 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
When Annie Blake discovers a terrible secret, she must decide how far she is willing to go to protect those she loves. Surprisingly, Ian McCann proves to be more help than she ever imagined, but complicates her life even more so than it already is. What will happen when the two forge a marriage of convenience? One that defies every Christian belief that Annie holds dear?
It was during the course of a 9th grade creative writing class that I was struck by the writing bug. I’d only signed up for it because I wanted to be an editor on the school paper. Mostly because I’d hoped might give me the opportunity to interview the good looking student teacher in my drama class. I actually did get to do that interview, only I was so nervous I could hardly open my mouth! As an adult I realize he probably knew I had a crush on him… Anyway, thanks to the encouragement of another student teacher, Linda Marks, this one in the writing class I mentioned, I’m sitting here today. She instilled a love of creating stories that has given me great pleasure for most of my life. I’d always enjoyed reading, and still do. But there’s just something so amazing about breathing life into characters. About creating a world where I control everything that happens. Usually. Sometimes it seems like the characters take over if they don’t like where I’m going with the story though. Yeah, weird… But now I want to share them, and their stories, with you. And hope that you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them.
363 pages, 6 of 6 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Married in secret, Daniel and Anna Mercy ineffectively skirt Charleston’s town gossips. Glares and whispers are easy to evade, but Daniel is accused of murder. Anna wonders if her past betrayal has made her new husband capable of such an act.
While Anna’s suspicions mount, Daniel uncovers a second murder plot with his wife as the intended victim. When they learn the name of the murderer, Anna is kidnapped.
Some secrets should remain buried with the dead but as Anna fights to stay alive, she discovers one secret Daniel has hidden from her.
146 pages, 5 of 5 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
What if Santa Claus isn’t one man? What if he is a secret organization?
Jeremy Ogden has 25 day to accomplish his mission and a list of people whose lives can be changed forever if he makes it to them in time. He just has one big problem…And her name is Virginia.
Virginia Kipyard is the last girl Jeremy wants holding his family’s ancient secret, no matter how many times his mother suggests she’s “the right girl.” But if he wants to save the life of the next man on his list, he might just need her help.
The “season of miracles” is about to take on a whole new meaning, even for Father Christmas.
254 pages, 9 of 9 reviews are 4 or 5-star
“If you are a wartime fiction buff, “Missing” is definitely for you. Viet Nam, WW II, and the American Civil War all tied together with heartbreak, love, and family. I couldn’t put it down.” – Amy Barkman, Author, Everyday Spiritual Warfare, Which Witch?, Murder at Tapestry Court
“[Suzanne D. Williams is] a very sensitive writer, taking on a heartrending subject. It hurts to be a part of these stories, but yet the reader leaves with so much hope. No story of war can be happy, that’s understood. But … [she] creates a desert with a rose in it. The beauty of that rose surrounded by such grim surroundings makes the story a gem. Great writing, great storytelling.” – Anonymous Author
297 pages, no reviews, Lending Enabled
When does the end cease to justify the means?
Kayt’an Sahn has been sent to stop a bloody conflict – but at what cost?
While a princess waits for her handsome prince, a priest sets out on a journey she didn’t choose, in company she’d rather avoid, to a country where priests of her religion are killed on sight.
If she’s going to survive in this strange new world, she’s going to have to fight for her principles and face her prejudices – but first she needs to discover which is which.
In the meantime she’s determined to make her feelings known.
228 pages, 4 of 4 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
From the quiet cornfields of Indiana to the dark streets of Santiago de Cuba, Caleb McKennitt races for his life against forces both sinister and supernatural. Aided by the secretive John Konnor and Mr. Jones, Caleb must survive long enough for the secret of The Mercy Group to be unraveled. Heaven and Hell fight for the life of Caleb as his beautiful wife, Lynn, tries to piece together the connections between a dead AIDS researcher, a leading pharmaceutical company, a presidential hopeful, a grass roots social justice group, and the world’s most deadly group of assassins. Conspiracy, murder, and saints meet Caleb along his journey that may destroy both his faith and his life.
398 pages, 1 of 3 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
Artur’s world is changing. Can he knit together the five clans, those who barely tolerate each other, to fight the marauding Aoten? And can he overcome his own culture’s taboos to win the fair Andreia? A tremendous journey and mighty adventure leads to the greatest climax in the world’s history.
276 pages, no reviews, Lending Enabled
Jeff Doerman goes to Africa to help others, but finds himself changed in this lively novella. Will Jeff be able to teach soapmaking to the people of the Kibera slums outside Nairobi? Only with faith, and the help of his teammates, will he be able to make it through two weeks in a new and strange place.
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