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The Amish Widower

The Amish Widower

Katie Fisher

A lonely woman returns to her Amish community to solve a murder. Will she find love along the way?

Suzanne Hosteller has struggled to find a place where she fits in ever since leaving the Amish faith to pursue a career as a police officer. An orphan, Suzanne had hoped to find some peace after her father was murdered. But separating herself from what she believes in has only made her more and more lonely.

Until she is put on a case that brings her back to the Amish community she grew up in. Charity is the same as it always has been, except for one thing. A man has been found murdered in the woods. The case might have links to unlocking Suzanne’s own father’s murder.

Luckily, she can turn to her Aunt Milly, who agrees to let her stay with her… as well as conspiring to match her with her childhood sweetheart, Gideon Brunstetter. Gideon’s a widower and has made it clear that he doesn’t want to pick things up where they left. His heart, however, has other thoughts and he finds himself drawn deeper into the web of murder than he ever wanted to be.

Stuck between love and murder, can Suzanne find a way to satisfy both the law and her heart?

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This is a 68-page stand-alone story with an HEA, so no cliff-hangers.

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Lost Fortune (The Unbridled Series Book 1)

Lost Fortune (The Unbridled Series Book 1)

Sandra E Sinclair

Lost Fortune – Historical Western Romance

Is he her salvation…or her undoing?
When Rilla Staab returns to Boston after graduating from a Parisian finishing school, she learns she’s not only an orphan, she’s illegitimate. She’s a love child of means, thanks to her father’s bequest, but all hope for a suitable match is gone.

Rilla buries her shame under an assumed identity and flees West, her only regret she may never again see the charming, grey-eyed Cal Dalton, whose brief acquaintance is burned in her memory.

Pinkerton agent Cal Dalton can’t forget the fleeting moment he held the prim and proper “Miss Privet” in his arms—the one bright spot in a long, fruitless, and distasteful assignment to find a mysterious heiress for a greedy client. When Cal receives a letter from Miss Privet confessing her true identity, he realizes the very woman he seeks is the woman who haunts his dreams.

It’s as simple and as complicated as that. Especially since Cal’s client thirsts for revenge—and Rilla’s very life hangs in the balance between Cal’s sworn duty and his heart.

“Lost Fortune” is the 1st book in Sandra E. Sinclair’s “Unbridled” historical, western romance series—where the female are all strong, capable and sassy, but most of all…unbridled. If you like escaping into bygone days when the west was wild and women wore big dresses, you will love the “Unbridled” series.

Unlock the secrets in “Lost Fortune”—start reading this tantalizing historical western romance today.

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The Wedding List: A sweet and clean London Christian romance (Love In Store Book 1)

The Wedding List: A sweet and clean London Christian romance (Love In Store Book 1)

Autumn Macarthur

You never forget your first love…
With her eye for design and her cut-glass accent, no-one would guess Beth Forrest’s impoverished background. It’s all throw pillows, china patterns, and upper class brides as she manages the Wedding Registry at Pettett & Mayfield, the stately maiden aunt of London department stores. It’s not quite her dream job, but each bride she helps to select beautiful and oh-so-expensive items for their gift list brings her one step closer to buying a little home of her own, and financing the education she longs for.
When physics professor James Tetherton-Hart, brilliant in his research lab but awkward and disorganised in everyday life, comes to the store in desperate need of both a gift and a partner for a wedding that evening and recognises her, all her careful plans and meticulous checklists are turned upside down.
Now her first love is back, determined to make her his partner for life, not just the evening. But unless Beth can let go of the mistaken beliefs that separated them in the past, and appreciate the depth and breadth of God’s love for us all, her only gift from the wedding will be another heartbreak.

Book 1 in the Love in Store series of sweet and clean Christian inspirational romances.
The series is set around a stately old London department store, and the same settings and staff pop up in each book. But no need to read in order!
Every story is a complete romance, following a different couple through the trials and joys of a developing love, to their happy-ever-after.

Includes Halloween costumes, kissing, and a hint of gentle slapstick humour, as well as British spelling. Complete with British English Glossary.

37,000 words 162 paperback pages

Faith, Hope, & Heartwarming – inspirational romance to make you smile!

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Tears of the Silenced: A True Crime and an American Tragedy; Severe Child Abuse and Leaving the Amish

Tears of the Silenced: A True Crime and an American Tragedy; Severe Child Abuse and Leaving the Amish

Misty Griffin

Based on the true story of two severely abused sisters who were held captive by their parents. In their late teens, they were taken to an Amish community where they became part of the very few who have ever joined the Amish from the outside world. A few years later the oldest sister made a desperate dash for the police station.

When she was a small child Misty’s stepfather forced the family to start dressing and living like the Amish. In the following years, Misty and her sister endured a childhood of physical and sexual abuse on an isolated ranch. They were not allowed to go to school or talk without raising their hands. If they did not meet their work quotas throughout the day they were severely beaten.

At the age of eighteen, Misty attempted to escape and a few months later she and her sister were taken to an Amish community where they were adopted and became baptized members. For three and a half years Misty lived as a young Amish woman and in accordance with Amish tradition, she was silent about the abuse she witnessed and endured. Then one morning after a brutal sexual assault she found herself running again and this time she made it to the police station. Shaken and confused she filed a sexual assault report against the bishop of her church. Her life was about to change forever and the strange modern world was almost as frightening as the abusive situation she was fleeing.

Tears of the Silenced is both horrifying and inspirational. Today, twelve years later, Misty is a wife, nursing student, and one of the leading voices for child abuse awareness in the United States.

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Happier at Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon Self-Control, and My Other Experiments in Everyday Life

Happier at Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon Self-Control, and My Other Experiments in Everyday Life

Gretchen Rubin

In the spirit of her blockbuster #1 New York Times bestseller The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin embarks on a new project to make home a happier place.

One Sunday afternoon, as she unloaded the dishwasher, Gretchen Rubin felt hit by a wave of homesickness. Homesick—why? She was standing right in her own kitchen. She felt homesick, she realized, with love for home itself. “Of all the elements of a happy life,” she thought, “my home is the most important.” In a flash, she decided to undertake a new happiness project, and this time, to focus on home.

And what did she want from her home? A place that calmed her, and energized her. A place that, by making her feel safe, would free her to take risks. Also, while Rubin wanted to be happier at home, she wanted to appreciate how much happiness was there already.

So, starting in September (the new January), Rubin dedicated a school year—September through May—to making her home a place of greater simplicity, comfort, and love.

In The Happiness Project, she worked out general theories of happiness. Here she goes deeper on factors that matter for home, such as possessions, marriage, time, and parenthood. How can she control the cubicle in her pocket? How might she spotlight her family’s treasured possessions? And it really was time to replace that dud toaster.

Each month, Rubin tackles a different theme as she experiments with concrete, manageable resolutions—and this time, she coaxes her family to try some resolutions, as well.

With her signature blend of memoir, science, philosophy, and experimentation, Rubin’s passion for her subject jumps off the page, and reading just a few chapters of this book will inspire readers to find more happiness in their own lives.

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Original Blessing: Putting Sin in Its Rightful Place

Original Blessing: Putting Sin in Its Rightful Place

Danielle Shroyer

Of the world’s three major religions, only Christianity holds to a doctrine of original sin. Ideas are powerful, and they shape who we are and who we become. The fact that many Christians believe there is something in human nature that is, and will always be, contrary to God, is not just a problem but a tragedy. So why do the doctrine’s assumptions of human nature so infiltrate our pulpits, sermons, and theological bookshelves? How is it so misconstrued in times of grief, pastoral care, and personal shame? How did we fall so far from God’s original blessing in the garden to this pervasive belief in humanity’s innate inability to do good? In this book, Danielle Shroyer takes readers through an overview of the historical development of the doctrine, pointing out important missteps and overcalculations, and providing alternative ways to approach often-used Scriptures. Throughout, she brings the primary claims of original sin to their untenable (and unbiblical) conclusions. In Original Blessing, she shows not only how we got this doctrine wrong, but how we can put sin back in its rightful place: in a broader context of redemption and the blessing of humanity’s creation in the image of God.

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Colossians and Philemon (Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament)

Colossians and Philemon (Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament)

Murray J. Harris

The Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament: Colossians and Philemon is the first book in a projected series of twenty volumes that seeks to bring together classroom, study, and pulpit by providing the student or pastor with the information needed to understand and expound the Greek text of the New Testament. Author Murray J. Harris aims to close the gap between grammatical analysis and exegesis, leading the reader into an in-depth understanding of the New Testament Greek text by guiding him or her through the processes of thorough exegesis flowing into sermon construction.

Each volume provides the following for the biblical book or books on which it is written:

• Brief introduction on authorship, date, occasion, and purpose

• List of recommended commentaries

• Extensive exegetical notes

• Translation and expanded paraphrase of the whole book

• Comprehensive exegetical outline

• Glossary of grammatical and rhetorical terms

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World Religions: An Indispensable Introduction (Nelson's Quick Guides)

World Religions: An Indispensable Introduction (Nelson’s Quick Guides)

Gerald R McDermott

An essential introduction to eight of the world’s major religions. Gerald R. McDermott explains what you need to understand about major world religions in order to engage people of other faiths while better understanding your own Christian faith and practice. McDermott offers an overview of the central beliefs of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism, and Shinto. Each chapter includes explanations of traditions and rituals. McDermott discusses major figures within each religion.

Features include:

Insights from members of each religious community
Glossary of important terms

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Subversive Jesus: An Adventure in Justice, Mercy, and Faithfulness in a Broken World

Subversive Jesus: An Adventure in Justice, Mercy, and Faithfulness in a Broken World

Craig Greenfield

A broken world demands a response.

Subversive Jesus is the story of one family’s experiment in putting the most counter-cultural teachings of Christ into practice. When Jesus says invite the poor for a meal, Craig and his family welcome homeless friends, local crack addicts, and women from the street corner over for dinner. When Jesus proclaims freedom for the captive, they organize Pirates of Justice flash mobs to protest cruise ship exploitation. When Jesus teaches love for enemies, they make homemade cookies and lemonade for the local drug dealers, and none of them show up! This adventure takes Craig’s family from the slums of Cambodia to inner city Canada and back again.

You might think that Jesus’ most subversive teachings should be systematically laid out in a theological textbook. With plenty of dull footnotes. But Jesus knows well that we are people of story and grit. We need to see theological ideas in messy human form so they can spark something real in our imagination. We need to see other people screw up so we can laugh or weep and then imagine that we might dare to risk failure too.

Allow their journey to inspire your own. Allow Jesus to subvert what you think you already know. And you’ll find that this book becomes an invitation to say yes to this subversive Jesus and do something courageous with your life – for the sake of justice, mercy, and faithfulness in a broken world.

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Dark Deception (Defenders of Justice Book #2)

Dark Deception (Defenders of Justice Book #2)

Nancy Mehl

Kate O’Brien’s quiet life in small-town Shelter Cove, Arkansas is shaken when her past suddenly comes roaring back to life. Four years ago, she and her twin sister were attacked by an elusive serial killer. Only Kate survived, and she’s been in witness protection ever since.

When new evidence arises to suggest the convicted man wasn’t the murderer, she’s subpoenaed to testify in the new trial. Afraid to go back into that world, Kate only agrees if Tony DeLuca, the deputy Marshal who protected her during the original trial, escorts her to St. Louis.

Tony readily takes on the assignment; Kate’s beauty and inner strength made more of an impression on him than he expected. But when Kate’s safety is threatened, Tony must race against the clock to keep her alive and put this ugly case to rest before anyone else gets killed.

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The Gifted: A New Edition of Terri Blackstock's Classic Tale

The Gifted: A New Edition of Terri Blackstock’s Classic Tale

Terri Blackstock

Three friends whose lives needed a jolt… An earthquake that struck without warning… A supernatural gifting of mysterious powers…

The Gifted is one of Terri Blackstock’s most intriguing novels. A massive natural disaster leads to an even more earth-shaking supernatural transformation in the lives of three friends who have no idea why they’ve been spared or infused with these distinct gifts.

One thing is certain…the earthquake was just the warm-up for what lies ahead.

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Rock Harbor Search and Rescue: Lost and Found

Rock Harbor Search and Rescue: Lost and Found

Colleen Coble

An old photo brings a shocking revelation and it’s up to Emily and her best friend Olivia to solve the case!

Fourteen-year-old Emily O’Reilly and her best friend Olivia Webster have a knack for solving mysteries. Emily has been busily training her new puppy Sherlock to be a Search and Rescue dog so that the two can lead search-and-rescue missions someday. So when Emily stumbles across an old photo of Olivia’s adoption day—a fact that has never been revealed to Olivia—the two quickly decide to uncover the mysterious details surrounding Olivia’s birth parents.

But the two bite off more than they can chew as they dig into learning more about Olivia’s adoption without notifying her parents. And to make matters worse, Emily’s mother Marika, a convicted felon recently released on parole, will stop at nothing to contact her daughter—a fact that Emily is not happy about.

When her beloved stepmother Naomi disappears, Emily takes it upon herself to connect the dots and conduct her own snow-bound search-and-rescue mission with Sherlock. Will Emily ever find the secret behind Naomi’s disappearance? And will Olivia ever learn the truth about her adopted parents?

“Colleen is a master storyteller.” –Karen Kingsbury

Meets national education standards.

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