JUST WHEN SHE NEEDED A HERO…Reporter Stephanie Maguire had found herself in a dangerous situation, when rugged Derek Kane rushed in to the rescue. But no sooner had he brought her to safety than he fled the scene, leaving the lovely reporter's nose twitching for information about her hero.Derek wanted to keep Stephanie safe–from him and his past. He was nobody's hero. The time he spent doing good deeds for others was to pay for his mistakes. But little did Derek know that his steady faith and warm heart had already hooked Stephanie, and she wasn't about to give up on his story–or his love….
LOOK WHO’S IN TOWN!The last person Alma Blanchard expects to waltz into her bayou café is Julien LeBlanc. If seeing him again weren’t painful enough, her handsome ex-beau announces that he aims to settle down with her. The boy she broke up with in high school was not the settling down type!As his courting continues, though, Julien softens her heart with his devotion and faith. But how can she ever forgive him, and put aside her fear that he’ll break her heart again? Alma has always believed a happily ever after just wasn’t meant for her. What will it take for Julien to prove her wrong?
BACK HOME TO THE BAYOU Saying goodbye to Fleur, Louisiana, was all part of Brenna Blanchard’s grand plan. Coming back to the quaint tiny town after a failed art career and broken wedding engagement, however, was not. When architect Nick Santiago recruits her to help restore a beautiful old mansion, it’s just the distraction she needs—and growing close to handsome Nick is an unexpected bonus.Except he has a heart in need of restoration, too. All business, the only thing Nick can’t manage to construct is a life outside of work. Unless Brenna can finally help him arrange his priorities—with love as number one.
A Fresh Start Sometimes Stella Forsythe's shaky faith held her back and made her doubt herself…and second chances. Stella ran a B&B in rural Arkansas. That and raising her precious son alone kept her busy. She wasn't looking for romance–then a stranger came to town. The rustic inn was the perfect getaway for world-weary cop Adam Callahan. And when he discovered its beautiful owner in distress, he offered his services as Good Samaritan.Everyone needed a helping hand. With a little prayer he hoped they could find solace in their budding love and realize the sanctuary of God's loving arms.
Seven unruly kids have moved next door to Simon Adams's mountain cabin. On a church retreat, these rambunctious rascals and their perky teacher, Shanna White, prove to be too much for one reclusive craftsman to handle.Plus, they're a big reminder of everything Simon lost, especially his chance for marriage and family. All he wants is to be left alone, but soon he's drawn in by the kids' shenanigans–and by Shanna herself. Can a brooding mountain man and a sweet lady live happily ever after?
The minister of Lydia Cantrell's dreams had another calling.As his secretary, she knew the church members adored him. But she was shocked to discover Pastor Malone's past as a Christian secret agent. Her shock turned to disbelief when he revealed he'd made some enemies– and that he and Lydia were in danger.As the kind, gentle pastor started leading her around corners and through dark alleys, Lydia wondered how she'd get through this. Sure, the stakes were high– and then there was the fact that she was head over heels in love with her secret agent minister.
TO THE RESCUEAs far as Mick Love was concerned, the tornado that had devastated tiny Jardin, Louisiana, had nothing on the tempestuous, wildly beautiful Lorna Dorsette. Mick had come all the way from Mississippi to help restore her aunt' s ruined plantation–not for a whirlwind romance with a fiery, Bible-quoting blue blood who had more secrets than the murky bayou….After praying for help in the wake of the storm, Lorna was convinced Mick' s tree service was heaven-sent. As for her rugged rescuer, she had every intention of restoring his faith and resisting his charms….
No one wanted roots more than Rock Dempsey, who worked as a minister and a carpenter in his small community. He dreamed of meeting a woman whose feet were firmly planted on the ground, a companion to share everything with. Sometimes this dream seemed too far from reality. But then he met Ana Hanson.Tearoom owner Ana Hanson felt she worked harder than most. Nothing ever came easy and, to make matters worse, she' d never had luck in the romance department. It was difficult to believe in faith… until she met Rock Dempsey, who was there in her time of need. Who would have thought that what she needed… was him?
Her father will accept only the best for Kit Atkins's protection. So when Kit is threatened, he calls on Shane Warwick, a CHAIM agent.Shane is calm, capable, protective–and way too charming for Kit's peace of mind. Yet despite her protests, Shane refuses to leave her side. As they hide out at a remote Texas ranch, a powerful bond grows between them, even as danger rises. Connections to the mysterious death of Kit's late husband reveal old betrayals. Suddenly, Kit's assigned bodyguard is the only person she can trust.
In the beautiful North Georgia mountains, blue spruce reach up to heaven. A sense of healing and communion draws Alisha Emerson there.She hopes that her unborn child can grow up in the promising new world she's begun for them both in the village of Dover Mountain. Then her labor begins unexpectedly, and only with the help of a stranger–entrepreneur Jared Murdock–is her son delivered safely.But is Dover Mountain really the sylvan sanctuary of Alisha's daydreams? For although Alisha and Jared appreciate the love of God and neighbor that village life embodies, Dover Mountain incorporates darker elements, as well. Elements such as unwanted pregnancy, drug abuse, violence and blackmail. Together, Alisha and Jared must brave the storm and seek the rainbow that follows, in this captivating story of love, loss and faith regained.