Contemporary Inspirational Romance
New York career woman April Maxwell returns home to the small town of Paris, Texas, to deal with her father's illness, only to find herself reunited with her first love.
Young widow Melanie LaSalle has all she can handle with her business and her 5-year-old daughter, Jerica. Then she meets Joel Ellington, and they immediately hit it off. When Joel disappears at the same time that money from the church bank account does, the evidence seems clear. Can Melanie trust Joel enough to love him?
Lily is excited to be visiting her brother Jeff in Hawaii. Raised in a remote Asian village by a stern father, Lily has never seen such things as she sees in America. When she falls in love with Jeff’s friend Gabe, she realizes that she has a difficult choice to make. Will she choose love or family?
Emilie Getz and Jonas Fielding are as different as night and day. Emilie is quiet and likes history. Jonas lives life to the fullest and likes new ideas. Despite their differences, they find common ground and begin to fall in love. But when Emilie seeks to preserve an historical piece of land that Jonas wants to develop, will they be able to overcome their differences?
"I need you," the tall, good-looking missionary had said... but he'd been speaking to Josey's entire church at the time. Had she taken it too literally? Because she was no longer in Gull Lake, Minnesota. She was a missionary. In Russia. For a year. True, Josey had wanted to skip town when her sister married her ex, and her secret crush/best friend got engaged.
But Russia? Yet after a few weeks, the idea grew on her. She could speak enough words to buy fruit at the Moscow market, and the missionary role was feeling... right (although her bagel-thieving roommate tested her daily). Even the frosty Russian weather was no big deal for this Minnesota girl - it was getting her love life to thaw that was the real challenge!
Antiques dealer Elizabeth Hayes is anxious to purchase the old Victorian mansion, Chalmers house, to preserve it and expand her own business. However, the man who inherited the building, Zachary Chalmers, would rather tear it down. Despite their differences, they find themselves growing closer and closer.
When single parents Meg Talbot and Jared Kierney meet up again, they are both shocked to realize that their adopted sons are actually identical twins.
When missionary James Graham returns home early to recover from injury, he is anxious to meet the woman who sent him care packages throughout his time away. When he finally meets Rachel Ashcroft, he is determined to erase the sadness in her face. Can the two find happiness?
Can Betsy reclaim her confidence while reconciling her clerical robe with high heels and the right shade of lipstick? This is a fun-loving look at a single girl's life on the other side of the altar.
"Jenni was grateful that Todd had decided to leave the police out of it and help teach Cory a better way. The man was handsome, intelligent, kind and caring with Cory. Todd awakened feelings she hadn't experienced in years.
"But Jenni wasn't looking for a man. She had way too much on her plate. Besides, Todd had agreed to be her new business partner, and she wasn't about to mix business with pleasure."
"ONCE, TWICE, TEN TIMES A BRIDESMAID! I, Dana Rose, do solemnly swear to say 'I won't' the next time someone asks me to be in their wedding party. My weak will has gained me a closetful of unflattering bridesmaids' dresses in various sizes to accommodate my ever-fluctuating waistline. As if that isn't enough, the past is paying me a most unwelcome visit (my prodigal brother, my backstabbing sis). Then there's Mr. Practically Perfect, the ex who not only married someone else, but opened the business of our dreams-right across from my new shop! It's no wonder I've got problems! I'm thankful I've got my friends, the Sassy Sistahood, to rely on."
Love Is on the Air.
Belle O'Brien, the woman behind the warmest voice in Virginia radio, has one problem: Her oldies show on WPER-FM is a solid-gold hit, but her love life, at thirty-two years and counting, is an off-the-charts disaster. The pickings are slim in small-town Abingdon. Will it be smooth-talking Patrick Reese, the man who launched her radio career a decade earlier? Moody but handsome David Cahill, the chief engineer with a mysterious past and a new life in Christ? Or Matthew the Methodist, her pastor across the street? Surrounded by an on-air cast of colorful characters, Belle's journey toward joy is filled with humor, heartache, and endless surprises. Norah Silver-Smyth, her friend and encourager, will join Belle in discovering that it's never too late to listen to your heart.
But when a misunderstanding leads to Chief Evans hauling the feisty Amber to jail, this sleepy town begins to rock. And when these instant adversaries find themselves paired as chaperons on a Community Christian Church youth camping trip, both are forced to confront fears they'd rather ignore to save a life . . . and find the courage and faith to love.
Life has always gone Indigo Burns's way. She's smart, pretty, and talented, and she knows exactly what she wants. A photography internship at her hometown's local newspaper is the next step in her well-laid plans for her future. But her long-term goals are put to the test when her boyfriend Brian proposes--two years before he's supposed to and in front of all the guests at her college graduation party. Too concerned about his feelings to say no, she heartily agrees, but inside she's cringing. Indigo knows in her heart that she's not prepared to sacrifice her dreams to become Brian's wife--not before she has achieved any of them. Will she find the answers among family and friends in Jubilant, Texas? Or will the picture-perfect life she dreams of be left behind?