The Outsider Returns Adopted as a baby, Mei Clayton never felt like she belonged in her family. She left tiny Clayton, Colorado, the moment she could. Now, to fulfill the terms of a will, she must move home for a year. But when she reunites with handsome Jack McCord—the mountain-rescue expert she once secretly loved—she has to keep her distance.Their relatives have feuded for years. She’ll never fit in with the Claytons if she gives in to her feelings for Jack. Unless faith and love can help open hearts in time for Thanksgiving.Rocky Mountain Heirs: When the greatest fortune of all is love.
After her in-laws paid her to disappear, single mom Meara Hayden moved to Mackinaw Island to start over. With her faith and her son's enthusiasm, she knew she could do it. But she never thought one simple kite would lead her to love again.Jordan Baird felt as aimless as the kites he made. After losing his family, he led a reclusive life. Then, unexpectedly, a mother and her special son made him see new possibilities, the happiness of love and faith. Did Jordan dare dream of the riches life had to offer?
Meet the FBI special agents of the elite Classified K-9 Unit in this exciting new novella!Classified K-9 Unit: These FBI agents solve the toughest cases with the help of their brave canine partners FBI intern Zara Fielding and her K-9 partner, Radar, stumble across a robbery gone wrong and put themselves in the criminals’ crosshairs. Her childhood friend FBI computer guru Dylan O’Leary works for the secretive FBI unit she longs to join, and he vows not to let anything happen to her. As they work to stay one step ahead of the bad guys, new feelings ignite. When she goes missing, it’s only Dylan—and Radar—who can track her down. Will they arrive in time to save her and the future she and Dylan have started dreaming about?Look for more books in the Classified K-9 Unit series from Love Inspired Suspense.
Dr. Lukas Bower is the temporary director at Knolls Community Hospital, but he's a doctor first.As an E.R. surgeon he took a solemn oath to put his patients' needs ahead of anyone else's–his own, the insurance companies' or the hospital's. Yet now the future of the smalltown medical center hangs in the balance because of one powerful, vindictive man. And Lukas's faith, as necessary to him as air, becomes a barrier between himself and Dr. Mercy Richmond, a beautiful single mother who can't forgive him. But when a suspicious fire destroys the hospital, all their futures–and their faith–will be tested.
Dr. Lukas Bower believes in God, the Hippocratic Oath and doing the right thing.Lukas won't prescribe drugs to an addict just because he's the son of a hospital board member. Or let an obese man die because he doesn't have insurance. Lukas didn't play hospital politics at his former job, and he won't in this small-town Missouri emergency department. One very attractive colleague seems to appreciate Lukas's commitment to honor and truth. But Dr. Mercy Richmond's feelings will be tested when her child is brought into Lukas's E.R., putting her sacred trust, her heart–and her daughter's life–in his hands.
Dr. Mercy Richmond struggles to balance her roles as a single mother and busy physician whose patients have nowhere else to go.Her small Missouri town has no E.R. and Mercy is overwhelmed by the sick, the injured and the personal problems they bring into her clinic–and her life. If she thought her schedule would help her forget Lukas Bower, the handsome doctor she believes betrayed her, she was wrong. A new Christian, Mercy must make a decision that will change four lives forever–including her daughter's. And then Lukas comes home….
Cop's wife, mother-to-be, respected ICU nurse–Willow Traynor had a rich life. Then her husband was shot, and she was hit by a speeding car. Doubting it was an accident, she quit her job and fled.In the Ozarks, Willow hoped to find peace. But arson destroyed everything she had and almost killed her brother. Now she was certain: someone was targeting her. The support of new friends, especially Dr. Graham Vaughn and his sister, rekindled her hope for a fresh start. But meanwhile her stalker was getting closer, bolder and more determined….
After nearly a lifetime in witness protection, Emma Graves depends on the anonymity of her false identity.But when her parents die under suspicious circumstances, and Emma is framed for murder, all security is gone. There's nothing to do but run. Cop-turned-rancher Jake Kincaid is an unlikely defender. Why would an ex-cop believe an accused killer?Still, Jake makes Emma feel safe. With his drive to protect, she knows staying on his ranch endangers them both—yet now that her heart's engaged, she's not sure she can walk away.
A terrible secret haunts Dr. Jama Keith. But she must return to her past–her hometown of River Dance, Missouri–and risk exposure. She owes a debt to the town for financing her dreams. If only she can avoid ex-fianc? Terell Mercer–but River Dance is too small for that.When Terell's niece is abducted by two of the FBI's most wanted, Jama can't refuse to help–Terell's family were like kin to her for many years. The search for young Doriann could cost Terell and Jama their lives. But revealing her secret shame to the man she loves scares Jama more than the approaching danger….
The social anthropology of sickness and health has always been concerned with religious cosmologies: how societies make sense of such issues as prediction and control of misfortune and fate; the malevolence of others; the benevolence (or otherwise) of the mystical world; local understanding and explanations of the natural and ultra-human worlds. This volume presents differing categorizations and conflicts that occur as people seek to make sense of suffering and their experiences. Cosmologies, whether incorporating the divine or as purely secular, lead us to interpret human action and the human constitution, its ills and its healing and, in particular, ways which determine and limit our very possibilities.