Orig Gentle Reads

These titles are charming, touching, and endearing without resorting to overt violence or foul language.

An Untamed Land

By Lauraine Snelling

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Promises of untold wealth and land drew the Bjorklund family across the Atlantic, but the prairie refused to yield its treasure without a struggle.
Red River of the North, Book 1.
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The Honorable Imposter

By Gilbert Morris

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Forced by his family to become a minister in the Church of England, Gilbert Winslow is offered a dangerous and challenging task by one of the most powerful nobles in Britain. Taking the post offers fortune and escape from a life he despises, but Winslow discovers it also means becoming a spy. His mission is to infiltrate a group of religious separatists and to ferret out the whereabouts of their leader, who is accused of dissention against the King.

In spite of his initial uneasiness, infiltration proves to be an easy matter. But will the ultimate betrayal be so simple? With the influences of good and evil, faith and doubt, compassion and selfishness pulling him apart, to whom could he turn?
House of Winslow, Book 1.

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An Army of Angels: A Novel of Joan of ArcS

By Pamela Marcantel

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The full story of a peasant girl named Jhanette who, at the age of thirteen, is visited by a saint and told she will be the savior of France paints a fascinating, richly detailed portrait of both Joan of Arc and the medieval Europe in which she lives.

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A Son Comes Home

By Joseph Bentz

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A contemporary novel about a graduate student who returns to his family after a long absence to find that the wounds opened after his brother's death still haven't healed. Haunted by the past, the family struggles to heal the bonds of pain that link them.
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A Room of My Own

By Ann Tatlock

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Times are hard in 1932, and Virginia Eide, 13, must give up her room when her uncle's family moves into her home. Through the long summer of poverty, danger, and fear, young Virginia discovers that the happiness she hopes for herself won't be found in the fulfillment of her adolescent dreams, but in that place she had never before considered--the role of serving others.

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A Door of Hope

By Neva Coyle

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Karissa Hill is a popular member of Summerwind High's pep squad who elopes with the boy of her dreams. But then she discovers that her husband has a dark side, and keeps her deeply troubled marriage a secret until graduation. As Karissa helplessly watches her friends leave for jobs and college, she struggles for her own personal identity in the face of a crisis that leaves her alone.

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A Child Among Us

By Caryl Porter

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One spring day, a young mute boy appears in a small Nebraska town, He comes unexpectedly, but his arrival stirs the hearts of those who meet him causing them to look at their own lives and make dramatic changes.
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The Secrets of Barneveld Calvary

By James Calvin Schaap

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The narrator, a town pastor, brings to life the secret joys and concern of his parishioners at Barneveld Calvary in a colorful mosaic of grief and tragedy, mercy and reconciliation.

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