Returning to her hometown was the last thing Laurie ever expected. But with two children in tow, she must begin anew... and face the life--and man--she turned her back on. Cal has been struggling with his own problems, but the arrival of Laurie brings new hope and meaning to his life. Can he push aside his feelings to simply be the friend she desperately needs? And when the dangers of her hidden past threaten, can Cal overcome the haunting memories of his own past failures to rescue the only woman he's ever loved?
Father Del Carnation, the only Episcopal priest in a midsize Midwestern community, is fighting his way back from depression after the tragic loss of his wife, when he suddenly finds a new love interest. In the midst of his people-rich work environment, he tries to secure some private space for courting Rachel, an African-American who stands out in this "white bread" setting, and not only for her looks. Her appearing in his life produces a ferment of hopes and difficulties. Is she the companion he has been seeking? Del sees himself as living in three worlds at once: the world of relentless work demands, the world of God's empowering Spirit, and the world of his own unfulfilled longing. Are these worlds opposed, or may they join forces for blessing? HER APPEARING is a story about the power of love at work in our lives. It is a tale not just about a man looking for love, but about the love that is looking for us, and how we come to recognize the love that is already here.
Book 1 of Abram's Daughters series from bestselling author Beverly Lewis. Years of secrecy bind the tiny community of Gobbler's Knob together more than the present inhabitants know, and the Plain folk who farm the land rarely interact with the fancy locals. So when Sadie is beguiled by a dark-haired English boy, it is Sadie's younger sister, Leah, who suffers from her sister's shameful loss of innocence. And what of Leah's sweetheart, Jonas Mast, sent to Ohio under the Bishop's command? Drawn into an incomprehensible pact with her older sister, Leah finds her dreams spinning out of control, even as she clings desperately to the promises of God. The Covenant begins a powerful Lancaster portrait of the power of family and the miracle of hope.
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"Incredible storytelling and intricately drawn characters. You won't want to miss Twilight at Blueberry Barrens." --Brenda Novak, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
"I need you to keep these girls safe . . ."
Kate Mason has devoted herself to caring for her family's blueberry barrens. But after her fields stop producing fruit, she's forced to come up with alternative ways to make a living.
Renting out the small cottage on her property seems an obvious choice, but it won't be enough. When entrepreneur Drake Newham shows up looking not only for a place to rent but also for a nanny for his two nieces, it's almost too good to be true. And maybe it is--because Drake brings with him dangerous questions about who might be out to kill his family.
The more time Kate spends with Drake and the girls, the more difficult it becomes to hide her attraction to him. But a family crisis isn't exactly the ideal time to pursue a romance.
Meanwhile, Kate learns that her uncle--in prison for murder--has escaped. Add to that a local stalker who won't leave her alone, and Kate is looking over her shoulder at every turn. With threats swirling from multiple directions, she wonders if her blueberry fields will ever flourish again . . . or if this twilight is her last.
Set on the beautiful coast of Maine, Twilight at Blueberry Barrens brings together suspense, romance, and the hope that one day new life will come again.
"The tension, both suspenseful and romantic, is gripping, reflecting Coble's prowess with the genre." --Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Coble has a gift for making a setting come to life. After reading Twilight at Blueberry Barrens, I feel like I've lived in Maine all my life. This plot kept me guessing until the end, and her characters seem like my friends. I don't want to let them go " --Terri Blackstock, USA Today bestselling author of If I Run
"Coble delivers riveting suspense, delicious romance, and carefully crafted characters, all with the deft hand of a veteran writer. If you love romantic suspense, pick this one up. You won't be disappointed " --Denise Hunter, author of The Convenient Groom and Honeysuckle Dreams
The Betrayal and The Sacrifice
In The Betrayal, Leah Ebersol and her beloved Jonas Mast are separated by hundreds of miles when he accepts an apprenticeship in Ohio. They are confident their love is strong enough to survive, but more than time and distance are conspiring to keep them apart.
In The Sacrifice, Leah Ebersol has no choice but to believe the worst: Her older sister, Sadie--and Leah's own beloved Jonas--have betrayed her. Now, two years later, Leah still misses them both, though loyal neighbor Gid continues to bide his time. But when tragedy befalls the Ebersols, Leah must make a difficult choice.