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A Place to Call Home: Inspirational Historical Frontier Pioneer Christian Romance Novella

Life can be a dangerous adventure. That was a lesson I learned the hard way...

At seventeen, my family embarked on a long journey that took us away from the safety of our beloved home in Illinois and led us to what we hoped would be a prosperous new life in Oregon. My faith, health, and heart were put the test more times than I could count.

Still, with God as our guide and good friends as support, I found out that sometimes the biggest trials come with the greatest rewards. And that love is always the best place to call home.

***Bonus Stories Included!!!***

Choices of the Heart: A Christian Romance Novella (Bradley Sisters Book 1)

Choices of the Heart is the first Christian Romance book in the Bradley Sisters series and begins the story of each sister's search for a Godly man worthy of their heart. Each story highlights a sister's hopes, her struggles, and her achievements as she trusts God to bring her the perfect soul mate.

(This novella is approximately 90 pages)

Lauren Bradley wants to find true love and goes about experimenting with online dating and attending church singles groups to find the perfect Godly man. But her efforts are met with disaster and her frustration grows as she becomes impatient waiting for God to bring the right man into her life. She decides to become an entrepreneur and purchase Emilia's, an Italian restaurant. But her goals of buying the restaurant are thwarted by Andrew, a handsome man who also wants the restaurant for himself. Lauren is attracted to Andrew, but becomes involved with her boss, knowing he may not be the man God intended for her.

Andrew has had a passion for cooking since childhood, spending lots of time in the kitchen with his mother. Now he wants to switch from being a teacher, to fulfilling his lifelong dream of owning a restaurant. But there's one problem, he's attracted to Lauren and has to fight her for Emilia's. Will he fulfill his lifelong dream at the expense of driving Lauren away? Or will he sacrifice his dream and compete with her boss for the chance at true love?

Other titles in the Christian romance series by Kelsey MacBride:

-Desires of the Heart: Megan's story (Available now!)

-Passions of the Heart: Tiffany's story (Available now!)

-Redemption of the Heart: Katie's story (July 2014)

Don't miss out on these inspirational love stories of faith, family and romance.

A Lady of Esteem (Hawthorne House): A Novella

An Awakened Heart (Orphan Train): An Orphan Train Novella

Trying to heal the ache she feels in her empty life, wealthy Christine Pendleton decides to volunteer at Centre Street Chapel. Ministering to one of the most deprived parts of New York City, the chapel aims at making a difference in the lives of the impoverished immigrants flooding the city. After seeing firsthand the hopelessness of the poor women and orphans, Christine is convinced more can be done to help them.

Guy Bedell has been serving at the chapel and pouring his heart out for the people he's grown to care about. When Christine begins to challenge his methods and offers a new vision for reaching out to the community, can he trust that perhaps God has bigger plans in store for him--plans that may include this feisty socialite?

At Your Request (Apart From the Crowd): An Apart From the Crowd Novella

After her father lost the family's fortune, Wilhelmina was cast out of the fashionable set and banished to the wallflower section. Taking a position as a social secretary to help support her family, she's mostly come to terms with her new status. But when her old friend Edgar returns to New York society for the first time since she rejected his marriage proposal, she's newly ashamed at how far she's fallen--and how hastily she dismissed him years ago. Her strategy is to avoid a face-to-face encounter at all costs, but he seems to have other plans. Will Edgar take advantage of their now reversed positions and make her regret her refusal, or is there still hope for a friendship between them--or something more?

At Your Request is an e-only novella that gives an exciting introduction to Jen Turano's new Gilded Age historical romance series, Apart From the Crowd! Includes an extended excerpt of the first full-length novel in the series, Behind the Scenes.

Remnant: Noah fiction series (Grace Finder Book 1)

One family. A chosen remnant. With nothing but grace to carry them through.

Enter the world of Noah, the Grace Finder. Here you'll encounter prophets, warriors, street urchins, and royalty; political intrigue and personal betrayal; dragons, giants, and a ragtag band of misfits; sword fights and drawn bows; visions and incantations; love, sacrifice, and redemption.

All in the face of impending annihilation.

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Many have tried to adapt the Flood legends, exploring the questions: Why would God send a flood to destroy so many? How could a loving Father bring down such complete annihilation? What grieved the Creator so deeply that He would flood away an entire world, leaving only a remnant of eight?

This trilogy cuts to the heart of those questions and more. The Flood story is one of our world's most ancient tales; it's also the most misunderstood. Scholarly commentaries gloss over the Flood. Movie versions seldom do the tale justice. Children's Bibles tame it into one of a robed, grandfatherly Noah and plush animal figurines.

So let the first book in this series usher you toward a fresh revelation of the Flood event, envision God's remnant as never before, and find answers that may surprise you. And, as you follow the series to its end, discover a grace even deeper than the waters that covered an entire world.

Entertaining Angels: A Christmas Novella

SOMETIMES, FINDING LOVE IS AS EASY AS KNOWING WHERE YOU LAST HAD IT...

Winter, 1660.

Retired from the Army after twenty years of service, Major Thankful Russell's whole life till now has been made up of war and intelligence. And now in peacetime, he suspects no more war and, on current showing, precious little intelligence.

The idea of spending Christmas surrounded by drunkenness and debauchery at His Majesty's court is more than he can bear - and so he begs leave, to spend a quiet family Christmas at home.

The problem is, he doesn't have a family. And nor, with his scarred face and his shyness, does he ever expect to have one.

But when an accident of fate returns him to the only place he's ever called home, it's down to his old commanding officer's daughter to teach him that not everyone sets so high a value on the outer wrapping of the most precious gift of all....

Falling: A Regency Romance (The Cranford Sisters Book 0)

Millicent Cranford is attending her first ball. When she catches the eye of the dashing Nathaniel Forbes and Lord Bertram Sunderland, younger son of the Marquis of Eldredge, she can hardly contain her excitement. But life is about to teach her a cruel lesson on love.

This short story is the prequel to The Cranford Sisters series of regency romance reads. Each read is short and sweet and free with Kindle Unlimited. Start the series today!

The Promotion (Fulton Ridge Series Book 1)

How can they find happiness when the promotion that brought them together just might keep them apart?He loves his family and is still grieving the loss of his brother. Moving in to a new house and starting a nonprofit organization is taking a lot of his time. He has many reasons to stay.

She's a strong-willed pioneer in the company who wants to mentor younger women to help them move up the male-dominated corporate ladder. Her chances of winning the promotion to the new office in Spain are good. She has many reasons to leave.

If Adam chooses to go with her, he leaves everything important to him. Will Benita find a win/win situation to make the romance work?

If you like girl power stories,

you'll love this Christian romance.

Click Buy Now to find out how these two find love. Enjoy this clean and wholesome contemporary romance today.

The Captive Heart (FREE PREVIEW)

The Captive Heart Releases October 1, 2016!

Free Extended Preview. Proper English governess Eleanor Morgan flees to the colonies to escape the wrath of a brute of an employer. When the Charles Town family she's to work for never arrives to collect her from the dock, she is forced to settle for the only reputable choice remaining to her--marriage to a man she's never met. Trapper and tracker Samuel Heath is a hardened survivor used to getting his own way by brain or by brawn, and he's determined to find a mother for his young daughter. But finding a wife proves to be impossible. No upstanding woman wants to marry a murderer.

PIECES ON EARTH

From the author of the bestselling Miller's Creek novels comes this Christian Christmas beach book about finding God's peace in life's pieces.

A young military mom and wife of a naval aviator longs for a white Christmas--and she doesn't mean yet another white sandy beach near where her husband is stationed. Grateful for a recent promotion that should keep her man stateside, Liv eagerly anticipates the first family Christmas in several years with her husband, daughter, and extended family.

Then her military marriage undergoes trial by fire as her husband is deployed for an undetermined amount of time right before the holidays, leaving Liv and her little girl in pieces.

Can Liv find God's peace in the midst of life's pieces? Will the secret she's harboring lead to tragedy? And what miracle will take place during story time with her daughter?

Grab your copy of this feel good novella about our heroine's journey into the greatest story ever told.

WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:

"Cathy has done a masterful job of weaving characters and storyline, making this a story that will be enjoyed and talked about for some time."

"I enjoyed Pieces on Earth so very much, from both a fictional standpoint and also because of its spiritual themes. In this novella, Cathy has beautifully combined the power of story with one of the best presentations of the gospel message that I've ever seen."

"This sweet story packs a powerful message into its pages and I highly recommend it to all readers. For quality of writing, entertainment, and spiritual impact, 5 stars."

"It is a must read any time of the year, but especially recommended during the Christmas season."

"This was an enlightening and heart tugging novella. Just know that you should have that box of tissues handy when you read this. Thank you, Ms Bryant, for sharing your talent with us. We eagerly await your next book."

"This book was superb! Besides being just a wonderful Christmas story to read, I loved the "Big Story" that the main character told to her four-year-old daughter. The overall plan that God has in order to "fix people" from their "broken pieces" was so simple and yet so profound. Great job!"

"I want everyone to read this book. Being a novella makes it an easy book to work into this busy season. If you like a meaty book, well written, personal, inspirational, and informative, this is it."

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Women's Religious Fiction

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Christian women's fiction

Inspirational fiction

Inspirational women's fiction

Fall From Grace: A Christian Romance Novel (Glen Ellen Series Book 1)

Fall From Grace is Book #1 of 2 Christian Romance books and offers a FREE Preview of the Glen Ellen Story. It begins with the story of Kevin Pierce, an ER doctor whose life falls apart when he fails to save a young girl who resembles his late niece, a niece who lost her life while he was behind the wheel. In order to escape his painful memories, he leaves LA for a small town by the ocean, hoping to rebuild his life and rediscover God's purpose for his life. This story highlights Kevin's journey from hopelessness, his hopes, his struggles, and his achievements as God shows him a different path to healing.

*This is a FREE Preview and not a stand-alone novel*

In this first book, Kevin, a resident ER doctor has his world turned upside down when he fails to save a teenage girl named Rachel injured from an auto accident. What complicates matters is Rachel resembles Sarah, his late niece who died while he was behind the wheel. While Kevin still blames himself for Sarah's death, his failure to save Rachel causes his life to spiral downward. Unable to cope with the overwhelming guilt, he escapes to a small town in Northern California where he hopes to find God and a resolution to the devastation he feels. But the overwhelming emotional pain paralyzes him and just when he is at his limit, his life takes another unexpected twist when he accidentally meets Stephanie, Rachel's mother who has also escaped to the same small town to live with her parents. Kevin is torn between feelings of guilt and indebtedness when he finds out Stephanie wants him to help her heal from the loss of Rachel. Can he come to grips with the painful events in his life and travel down the road to recovery with Stephanie by his side, or will he reject her help?

Stephanie Knight is a single mother who suffers the loss of her daughter Rachel to a tragic car accident. Even though she has a close relationship with her mother Valerie and a strong faith in God, she struggles with the question of why God would allow Rachel to be taken so early. She relocates to her parent's home in Northern California to escape the depressing memories of her daughter and to take time to heal. With God's help and her mother's support, she manages to cope with the loss of Rachel. But to her surprise, she finds out that Kevin Pierce, the same doctor who couldn't save Rachel, is also living there. When she notices that Kevin's life has spiraled into a place darker than her own, her heart goes out to him and she proposes they work together to help each other heal. But will he accept her help and forge an unlikely relationship? Or will Kevin reject her and miss out on an opportunity to experience sacrificial love?

Other titles in the Glen Ellen Series by Kelsey MacBride

-Saving Grace: Book 2 of the Glen Ellen Story

Don't miss out on these Inspirational stories of love and faith!

Dreams of Gold: A Christian Romance Novel (The Colorado Springs Series Book 1)

Dreams of Gold is Book #1 of two Christian Romance books and offers a FREE Preview of the first half of The Colorado Springs Story. It begins with the story of Brenda Wagner's tragic accident at a skating competition that nearly destroys her lifelong love of skating. Left with crushed hopes and a permanent disability, this story highlights Brenda's journey of courage to find a new purpose in life, her hopes of returning to the ice, her struggles, and her achievements as she trusts God to help her grow.

*This is a FREE Preview and not a stand-alone novel*

In this first book, Brenda Wagner suffers a devastating accident during an ice skating competition. Her dreams of qualifying for the Olympic skating team are shattered when her doctor tells her she will never skate again, let alone walk like a normal person. Brenda refuses to accept her doctor's diagnosis and struggles through physical therapy to regain the use of her legs. But progress is slow and Brenda fears she may never walk the same again. Almost a year later, to everyone's surprise, Brenda has learned to walk by herself. Brenda has high hopes of returning to the ice. But Pamela, her skating coach, is skeptical and tells Brenda that she will coach Brenda only on one condition. That she skate with a partner who can work with her new disabilities. Brenda reluctantly agrees, knowing she has no other choice. But her new career in pairs skating takes on a new twist when she finds out Pamela has chosen her ex-fiance Scott Nichols as her new partner.

Scott Nichols is a skating instructor at the local ice rink. He loves Brenda with all his heart and even proposed to her years ago. But when he left her standing at the altar because of a personal emergency, Brenda never forgave him and broke off their relationship. While Scott still suffers the sting of being scorned by his ex-fiance, he refuses to give up on love and hopes that Brenda will change her mind someday. To his surprise, Coach Pamela asks him to be Brenda's new skating partner. Scott rejoices at the opportunity to win back Brenda's trust and her love. But can he soften Brenda's hardened heart, or will they only maintain a professional relationship?

Other titles in The Colorado Spring Series by Kelsey MacBride

-Heart of a Champion : Book 2 of The Colorado Springs Series

Finding the Way Back (Forgiving Hearts Trilogy Book 1)

A sweet, inspirational romance.

Laurel thought life had dealt her its worst blow when her marriage fell apart. For almost a year, she worked to put herself back together. These efforts culminated in a new job in a new place. Away from all the reminders of pain and humiliation, she can begin again. But what if her attempt to escape doesn't take her away from Colton, but brings her to him instead?

Colton is reaping the sorrow and misery he deserves. For the worst of reasons, he hurt the woman he loves. Laurel's heart won't heal easily or ever without God's help. Will she give him the chance to regain her trust? Or will he be forced to live the rest of his life without her?

Other books in this series: For Better or Worse: Book 2 in the Forgiving Hearts Trilogy

A Hero's Promise (Free Short Story) (Culper Ring)

This free e-romance novella is an exclusive bonus from the Culper Ring Series by Roseanna M. White, set in the intervening years between Whispers from the Shadows and Circle of Spies. Fans of the series will enjoy this chance to revisit the men and women who were part of the legendary American spy ring. Their fascinating exploits are further explored in the series' full novels, which includes Ring of Secrets, Whispers from the Shadows, and Circle of Spies. January 29, 1835 in Baltimore, Maryland. Twenty-year-old Julienne Lane eagerly awaits the return of her fiance and naval officer, Jack Arnaud, but she has not been idle. She and her best friend, Freeda Payne, have been working hard to support the abolitionist movement. Their efforts have been clouded in secrecy, but when Freeda shows up in Julienne's cellar with a runaway slave, the need for secrets becomes imperative. When Jack returns home, will Julienne threaten his career in the Navy by including him in their plans, or will she hide news of the slave from him and put his trust to the test? Moreover, why does her fiance appear to be hiding a secret of his own? Despite a harrowing tour of duty in the North Atlantic, Jack's hopes for rest and recuperation are put on hold. His wedding to Julienne is in two days, but a more pressing matter comes to his attention from his associates in the Culper Ring. Should he ask his beautiful fiancee to postpone the wedding for the third time in two years? How will he and the Culper Ring foil the malicious plans they have uncovered? And why does Julienne blush so brightly when he asks her about the cellar? The clock is ticking. Danger looms. Can justice prevail? Will their love survive?

Heritage of the Desert

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Free to Love: A Christian Romance Novel: Volume 1 (Inspiration Point Series)

Free to Love is Book #1 of the Inspiration Point Story. It begins with the story of Julie Petersen's struggle to escape from a controlling mother and the clutches of a rich controlling fiance who won't stop at anything to make her his wife. This story highlights Julie's journey to freedom, her hopes, her struggles, and her achievements as she trusts God to help her grow. In this first book, Julie Petersen escapes James, her soon to be fiance, and her mother, who tries to make Julie conform to the lifestyle of the rich. She leaves home under cover of darkness with nothing more than a handful of clothes, little money to her name, and a strong faith that God will help her survive. During her journey, she meets Mark, a handsome man who touches her heart with his helpfulness and genuine concern for her well being. But before their relationship can blossom, disasters strikes when her fiance tracks her down and changes the course of her life. Mark is a resident of Newport Beach who still suffers from the sting of being dumped by his ex-fiance. Refusing to give up on love, he hopes to find the right Christian woman to settle down with someday. Mark bumps into Julie at his favorite hangout, Inspiration Point, and is instantly attracted to her. Julie goes missing and now he must figure a way to rescue her from her crazy fiance who has kidnapped her. Can he rescue Julie in time and profess his love for her? Or will he be too late and miss out on marrying the love of his life?

Tao Te Ching

Worlds Unseen (Seventh World Trilogy)

Black Keys: Volume 1 (The Colorblind Trilogy)

A Muslim Arab Prince with a heavy weight of responsibilities on his shoulders and a young Catholic American woman with a dark, haunted past living inside her heart. Unexpectedly thrust together in a deal of betrayal brokered by her brother, the last thing she imagines when she goes to his wedding in a kingdom far away from her home, is to find out that it's her own wedding, as well. A bright, independent CEO struggling to live this new life, where the traditions and rules are too numerous to keep up with, and an attractive, intelligent prince wanting nothing more than for his bride to find the black keys. Fate steps in to teach the troubled new princess a few lessons about love, life, understanding and acceptance, while destiny forces the Crown Prince into allowing his beautiful wife to break a rule or two. Because when it comes to love, rules blur and traditions fade.

Finding Her Way: Volume 1 (Wildflowers)

In 1848, women can expect a few bumps along the Oregon Trail. Corinne Temple, age seventeen, has a few ridiculous challenges to face outside the river crossings, snakes, Indians, accidental gunshots and finding enough privacy to be clean along the grimy trail. When Corinne's marriage of convenience gets less convenient she turns to some new friends in the wagon train who help her see the hope for the future. They teach her to take the time to dance and celebrate the small victories, to have faith and determination through the hardest things a person can face. Corinne's journey takes her from the cobblestone streets of fashionable Boston to the rugged mountains of the west, across rivers and deserts, from sea to shining sea. A faithful heart gets this young woman through the hardest days on the trail, her skills and resolve show her and others how a woman can rise from circumstances and survive. Join her as she discovers her own strength and resilience in...Finding Her Way * * Previously released as Seeing The Elephant, revised, rewritten and edited. **Appropriate for ages 12 and above** -Inspirational Historical Romance-

A Mighty Fortress: Volume 1 (Hymns of the West)

Amongst The Flames: A Christian Romance Novel

""A burning building doesn't scare me at all compared to the thought of losing you." " Firefighter Cole Taylor is the man everyone looks up to at Firehouse 9 in downtown Spokane. He's been at the department for ten years and has no fear when it comes to dangerous situations. Megan Taylor, Cole's wife, is a stay-at-home mother of their two boys. She was everything Cole ever wanted in a woman and the perfect wife any man could ask for until one day when she decides to leave Cole. Cole has fought hundreds of fires in his lifetime, but he had never tasted fear until he came to fighting a fire in his own home. Amongst The Flames is a Christian firefighter romance that tackles real-life situations and problems that exist in Christian marriages today. It brings with it passion, love and spiritual depth that will leave you feeling inspired. This inspirational Christian romance novel is one Christian romance that you'll want to read over and over again.

Healing Ruby

Ruby Graves, a young girl in Depression-era Alabama, faces the hardships of poverty and loss with as much faith as she can muster. At only the age of thirteen, she's already lost a younger brother to illness, and now faces losing both her father and the boy who's stealing her heart to illnesses as well. Armed with her beloved Scriptures, she prays daily for their healing, only to have her tender faith shattered by her father's death. Through her pain, she's able to connect with her long-lost Uncle Asa, who's mere presence at his brother's funeral brings murmurs of a scandalous past involving her parents and a prominent local pastor, Irwin Cass. When Ruby discovers that one of Asa'a many secrets is an ability to heal, and that she may be next in line for the "gift," she vows to find the faith that has eluded her so far, a faith that could mean never losing loved ones again. But faith and doubt can't reside in the same heart, not according to her father, and doubt is Ruby's constant companion. As she struggles to find the true meaning of faith, she's opposed at every turn by the pastor who would see her family destroyed and a community that can't see deeper than the color of one's skin. Through her search for a faith that could move mountains and a true understanding of her gift, can Ruby trust in a God that may require the ultimate sacrifice?

Love & Redemption: Volume 1 (The Florida Irish)

He cleared his throat. "I love you, Anne. My question is why you don't love me back?" ----- Michael O'Fallen simply wants to survive. A poor Irish boy living in post-Civil War New York, the events of one horrible night send him running far south to unsettled Florida and an unplanned marriage with a girl he doesn't know. Yet, when his feelings for her begin to grow, it seems the darkness in his heart and the perils and dangers they face will be too much for their tenuous marriage. Unless he can his eyes toward heaven and accept love and redemption. A story of trusting God to guide your footsteps and the power of prayer to bring healing to the soul by best-selling author, SUZANNE D. WILLIAMS. Book 1 of the Florida Irish Series.

Lady Rosamund: Volume 1 (The Rose & The Ring)

Strong-minded Lady Rosamund rebels at being a pawn in a political chess game that sets her up as the prize if Hanseatic sea captain Erik Branden defeats her father's enemy. Victorious, but injured, Erik stumbles on Burg Mosel's tower steps accidentally tripping the mechanism that opens a secret chamber and exposes a skeleton. His discovery solves a long-standing mystery and uncovers a deeper treachery. Can Erik's integrity and love overcome Rosamund's fear and defiance?

The Timberton Trail: Volume 3 (Trails)

The O'Riley family is growing in a variety of ways: spiritually, emotionally, mentally and also in number, through birth and adoption, until their small house is nearly bursting at the seams. The town of Timberton is also growing. The small lumbering community now boasts of a church, school, bank, doctor's office and mercantile, plus families. As one year follows the next, the O'Riley children are steadily growing up and take on jobs and professions, as well as spouses. There is also a growing unrest concerning the trouble that is brewing back East as the North and South disagree more heatedly with one another. In Timberton, the citizens hail from both North and South. Everyone is wondering: Will there be war?

With Her in Ourland

Throne of Grace

Sanctuary: Volume 1 (Murrells Inlet Miracles)

Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

On the Wings of a Whisper: A Serialized Historical Christian Romance: Sonnets of the Spice Isle, Episode 1

Stone Town, Zanzibar, early 1866



RyAnne Hunter is determined to stop her father from leaving for the continent of Africa, where he plans to start a mission station. And she only has until morning. Tonight at the Harcourts' Annual Ball will be her last chance to change his mind. She must succeed! Papa's health, and her future, depend on her success. But, as if her task isn't difficult enough, now the insufferable Captain Dawson has agreed to guide Papa's expedition!



After spending six months at sea, Captain Trent Dawson only wants to think about rest and relaxation. However, when he's recruited by a British naval officer to help put an end to a slave smuggling ring, the perfect opportunity presents itself in Dr. Hunter, who needs a guide to the Interior. Now if he can just help the doctor without spending too much time with the man's troublesome and flighty youngest daughter.



A thrilling historical romance from the time of missionary explorer David Livingstone.