Starlight in Her Eyes
Author: JoAnn Durgin
Publisher: Pelican Ventures Book Group
Colin Young embraces the Christmas season as the new television co-host of Wake Up, Philadelphia! His fun and spontaneous "Out and About" segments in the City of Brotherly Love are a ratings winner. Only one problem—the beautiful but intriguing assistant assigned to help make his transition easier doesn't seem to like him much. Serena Monroe has no time for the cheeky Brit with a glowing professional reputation and a lengthy personal history with women. Betrayed by one high-profile man, she doesn't need another. Serena's sole focus is her daughter, Lily. But then Serena begins to see that Colin is nothing like she assumed. Dare she take a chance on love again? When Colin invites Serena and Lily to share Christmas with him in the little town of Starlight, Iowa, can they discover a holiday miracle of their own?
Though Emma has never lost her faith in Providence, the pain of tragedy, rejection, heartache and loneliness have plagued her for eight long years. Just when she thinks she has found her path, a return to her hometown brings past hurts rushing back into her life. Can Emma learn to finally release the hardships of the past and rely on the goodness of God's plans for her future? Eight years after a disfiguring accident, self-torment and life in the shadows keep David from all that he holds dear. When a chance encounter stirs him to hope again, he battles the voice inside that tells him he doesn't deserve his second chance. Can he accept the gift of restoration God is offering him? Or will he allow self-doubt to rob him of his greatest love and the family he longs to embrace?
Author: Robert Treskillard
Betrayal. After destroying the sinister Druid Stone and freeing his people from its dark control, Merlin finds himself a royal advisor without a king. Along with his friend Garth and Natalenya, his betrothed, Merlin treks north with the orphaned Arthur in hopes of keeping the young ruler safe from soldiers misled by their turncoat captain. Relentlessly pursued by his old nemesis Vortigern, Merlin and his band make for the fortress of Dintaga. But dangers multiply when Merlin realizes that Vortigern is not his only enemy. Even his own sister appears bent on Merlin’s destruction. As the threat on all their lives increases, Merlin discovers their only hope is sailing to the lands of eternal darkness and once again cleansing the world from an ancient and powerful evil.
Author: JoAnn Durgin
A God-fearing man. A God-seeking woman. For Sam Lewis and Lexa Clarke, it proves a combustible combination. Lexa Clarke signs up for a TeamWork Missions summer assignment expecting adventure in a far-off, exotic country. Instead, she's sent to sweltering San Antonio to help rebuild homes destroyed by sudden flooding. She survives the four-hour bus trip from Houston, dust in the lungs, a flat tire, a tool-throwing incident and a spitting goat - not to mention an inquisition from a distractingly handsome cowboy - all before reaching the work camp. TeamWork director Sam Lewis isn't sure what to think of his newest volunteer. She's feisty, witty, and incredibly pretty, but looks more prepared to board a cruise ship than build houses. Burned by a past betrayal, he's got a job to do, a reputation to uphold. Sam can't afford to be distracted by a woman who attracts animals, defies his rules, finds trouble at every turn and questions God's purpose. But when she tumbles from the top beam of one of the houses into his arms, Sam suspects his life will never be the same. During their weeks together in the TeamWork camp, Sam and Lexa learn the power of forgiveness and healing. Enduring a chain of incidents which challenge their faith, trust and growing relationship, they look to the Lord for guidance as together they discover a love greater than either could ever imagine. At the end of the eight-week work camp, Sam is committed to a year-long, dangerous overseas mission for TeamWork. Can Lexa trust the Lord enough to let him go? Will Sam safely return and keep his promise to meet her at the Alamo? You'll keep turning the pages of this sweeping romantic adventure. With great characters, plenty of humor, enough emotion to make you shed a tear or two, and an ending that'll have you cheering, Awakening will leave you breathless. Hold on tight. The adventures of Lewis and Clarke have only just begun!
I Choose You
Author: Ramona Tucker
Publisher: OakTara Publishers
I'd Choose You All Over Again... Want a quick romance read that will tingle your toes, make you say "ahh...," and cause your heart to sing? I'd Choose You is a compilation of the best-of-the-best romance short stories from across the globe. Fall in love all over again or for the first time on a park bench, with a German POW, at a lighthouse, through FaceBook, in the town of Eden, at a car repair shop, at Villa Veronica, while dancing in the moonlight, and so many more surprising places. Experience the mystery, the warmth, the laughter, the sweetness of love. The kind of love that says "I will...as long as we both shall live." Don't miss these romantic short-story contest winners! SUSAN M. BAGANZ ELAINE BALDWIN M.E. BORN MARY CANTELL CHRISTINA RYAN CLAYPOOL JAN CLINE ELAINE MARIE COOPER SADIE AND SOPHIE CUFFE JOANN DURGIN DIANE K. ELLENWOOD BEATRICE FISHBACK LYNN GIPSON SARA GIPSON KATHRYN HARTMAN JENNY JOHNSON GAIL KITTLESON CONNIE MANN ANNE-MARIE MOONEY MILLICENT NJUE CANDICE SUE PATTERSON LAURA HODGES POOLE JANET R. SADY TRICIA SAXBY BEVERLY LAHOTE SCHWIND ESTHER SEATON-DUMMER SHARON BERNASH SMITH CHARLOTTE S. SNEAD DAVALYNN SPENCER MARYELLEN STONE KRISTINA STORER DICKY TO CAROLE TOWRISS JUDE URBANSKI ALETHEIA VON GOTTLIEB LORI-ANN WHYTE MARLENE WORRALL Don't miss two wonderful real-life short story anthologies: Falling in Love with You and My Love to You Always (both OakTara; for more information; www.oaktara.com).
Tom isn t sure if he has any talents at all when he sees how good his friends are at writing and reading. But a school competition soon helps him to find his own very special talent !
After a decade of touring the globe, Manhattan-based classical concert pianist Annalise Redmond needs a break. What's a Juilliard-trained musician to do when she wants to live a "normal" life for six weeks?Weston Galloway, a former firefighter and member of an Atlanta-based construction crew, is as much into soul-winning as building the new bank in little Darling, Georgia.Anna's barely been kissed. Weston's not looking for love. When these two souls collide in small-town Americana, is their time together destined only to be a precious memory or will they listen to the whispers in their hearts and dare to dream of a future together?Throw in Anna's quirky sister and brother-in-law, Weston's challenging coworker, spirited employees at The Darling Diner, and a cast of lively townsfolk, and you won't want to miss this journey to Darling!
Meeting girls and going to school and hanging out with friends shouldn't be that tough. But it is if you're fifteen and you're biracial and your name is Moonbeam and you live on a commune with your mother and a bunch of granola-munching, tie-dyed, tofu-eating, sandal-wearing hippies! All Moonbeam wants is to be normal. But as Moonbeam is about to discover, life for a normal teenager is anything but. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Wait for It
Author: Mariana Zapata
If anyone ever said being an adult was easy, they hadn't been one long enough. Diana Casillas can admit it: she doesn't know what the hell she's doing half the time. How she's made it through the last two years of her life without killing anyone is nothing short of a miracle. Being a grown-up wasn't supposed to be so hard. With a new house, two little boys she inherited the most painful possible way, a giant dog, a job she usually loves, more than enough family, and friends, she has almost everything she could ever ask for. Except for a boyfriend. Or a husband. But who needs either one of those?
The Moon Coin
Author: Richard Due
Moonbeam Children's Book Award WinnerAs children, Lily and her brother Jasper were captivated by tales of the Moon Realm, with its magical lunamancers, undersea merfolk, winged dragons, and Lily's favorite, the heroic Rinn.Their Uncle Ebb made it sound like he'd been there himself. "Tales, unlike stories, never lie. Would you like to hear one?"He made them sound so real--like place you could visit, like a place you could . . . touch.Illustrated by Carolyn Arcabascio. Volume One of the The Moon Realm Series.
Werewolf in Las Vegas
Author: Vicki Lewis Thompson
Win it all, or lose it all… Giselle Landry is in Las Vegas to haul her wayward brother back home. But casino owner Luke Dalton is also looking for her brother, who has run off with his little sister. The two should join forces, but Luke is unaware that Giselle’s brother is also fleeing his duties as the future alpha of the Landry werewolf pack—which includes his Were bride. The Landrys don’t believe in Weres mating with humans, and Giselle is no exception. Though Luke is wealthy, gorgeous, and protective, Giselle can’t let herself get close to him, even to solve their shared dilemma. But the tension wears away her resistance, and after a wild night with Luke, she is shocked to find she’s fallen for him. But Luke still doesn’t know Giselle’s true identity. And once their siblings are found, Giselle must return to San Francisco. Can they overcome the odds—or will what happened in Vegas stay in Vegas?
Author: JoAnn Durgin
Josh Grant is a man seeking redemption. He's not looking for love, but finds it in an unexpected way. His twin sister, Rebekah, is an elementary schoolteacher torn between two very different men. When family tragedy strikes, the twins lean on Sam and Lexa Lewis and their fellow TeamWork Missions volunteers for encouragement. Together they learn lessons in faith and family as they discover it's time to stake their claim on love.
Author: JoAnn Durgin
Caroline wants to grab hold of the future. Seth can't let go of the past. Recent Wellesley College graduate Caroline Prescott's future is set in stone. After Harvard Law School, she'll step into place beside her two brothers in their father's legendary Boston law firm. Caroline secretly longs for the quiet, peaceful life and a career designing jewelry with precious gemstones instead of life as a hotshot Boston attorney. On a hiking trip with her two best friends weeks before entering law school, Caroline meets Seth Barnes in charming Evergreen, Maine. A mineralogist and part-time college professor, Seth drives a truck sporting an I DIG ROCKS license plate, lives in hiking clothes, flannel shirts and jeans, and loves Jesus. Two years later, when they meet again, Caroline and Seth confront both the promise of possibility and the pain of past heartaches. What's a girl to do when the man she secretly loves has a serious girlfriend and seems determined to hold her at arm's length? And what's a guy to do when he can't stay away from a certain irresistible woman no matter how hard he tries? Does the Lord have His own design for their hearts? Heart's Design, a story filled with faith, friendship, love, family, and the power of forgiveness.
Presents an epic history that covers the period from the end of World War I through the 1970s, chronicling the decades-long migration of African Americans from the South to the North and West through the stories of three individuals and their families.