Small Town, Big Dreams
After years of traveling in Europe with her musician husband, all that widow Mara Keller wants is security for her son. A half-share in her father’s Maine farmhouse is the only refuge she has left, even in if her resentful stepmother treats Mara as little more than a servant. But there is one bright spot: the unexpected kindness of neighbor Gideon Jakeman.
A widowed farmer with a teenage daughter, Gideon hardly pictures himself as anyone’s Prince Charming. Especially a lady of Mara’s refinement. Yet his quiet, rugged strength makes her feel as though she’s found her rightful place by his side, if they can find faith enough to forge their own happy ending.
It’s been six years since Luke Travis has seen his native England…and his son, Sam. But his hopes for a joyful reunion are shattered when he learns that Sam wants nothing to do with him. There’s one ray of hope—Luke’s former sister-in-law, Bobbie Gardner. The kindhearted woman has been a mother to Sam all these years, and she promises to help mend the breach between father and son. But can Luke trust another Gardner? His wife betrayed and abandoned him, and his father-in-law took his son away. Bobbie must prove to him that she is not her sister, or her father, but a woman who is all that Luke could wish for in a wife.
War and tragedy destroyed Rianna Bruce’s chance at happily ever after…or did it? Reuniting with her first love, Noah Samuels, proves that her feelings haven’t gone away. In helping his young daughter, can Rianna show the disillusioned Noah the blessing of a second chance?
To Be a Mother (Love Inspired Historical) (Amazon.com)
Published by Mozaiek Publishing in the Netherlands
Amsterdam, 1641. Twenty-four-year-old Francesca di Paolo is mistakenly abducted by Dirk Vredeman, a man who fascinates the artist in her. But when he returns her to her guardian and begins to court her, she is suspicious of his motives. After all, she is but the penniless ward of a wealthy Amsterdam merchant. Dirk has made his fortune in the East Indies and has now returned to exact his revenge on the man responsible for his past shame.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a lady of rank and distinction is no match for an impoverished preacher. Yet Damian Hathaway is entranced from the moment he spies Miss Lindsay Phillips entering his church. She doesn’t appear any different from the other pampered society ladies—and she’s betrothed to a gentleman of the ton. But Damian is determined to find the pure heart he’s sure exists underneath all the ruffles and lace. The unlikely friendship formed by Damian and Lindsay is a revelation to them both, but is frowned on by her father—and Damian’s parishioners. Torn between two worlds, the pair must trust that their love can bridge the divide—and conquer all.