Every Bride Needs a Groom by Janice Thompson
The First Installment in the Brides with Style Series, hooks you from page one. It pulls your heart strings as you follow a small town girl on a journey toward foloowing her heart. Katie Fisher has been planning her fairytale wedding as long as she can remember. When the chance comes to win the wedding dress of her dreams, she enters the contest. The day she gets a phone call saying she has won the contest, is the same day her long time boyfriend breaks up with her. With her world turned up-side down, she has to choose does she go thru with the dress or let her dream go. Does she go to Dallas and hide the truth from the son of the wedding dress designer?
“The Pharaoh’s Daughter ” A Treasures of the Nile novel by Mesu Andrews
The Pharaoh’s Daughter is the first installment of the “A Treasures of the Nile” series. It follows the life of the daughter of Pharaoh who found the little baby Moses in the Nile River. Delving deep into a very dark time period of the Hebrews journey toward freedom, this story follows the life of the one who saved the bay Moses from a pending death. Growing up in a culture that seen their king as a God and with a fear of being snatched to the afterlife, Anippe has carried a dread of childbirth. The time has come for her to marry and start a family of her own. To protect herself from the gods, she chooses to create many deceptions and lies, while involving a slave people called the Hebrews. While bathing in the river, she finds a baby, which it seems that the gods had answered her prayers. But unbeknownst to her she was chosen to protect the leader of the Hebrews from death, the very same thing she feared.
As time passes, bloodshed increases, politics change with the death of a ruler, Anippe starts to wonder if the child she rescued could become the next ruler of Egypt or does the one true God, El Shaddai have bigger plans for the boy she calls son.
Mesu Andrews takes deep into the culture and world that the boy Moses would have grown in.
The Legacy by Dan Walsh and Gary Smalley
In a search for independence from his parents, Doug Anderson chose to go to school away from home. At school he chose to become a very different person then the one his parents had see at home. The more his parents reach out to him, the more he seems to be pulling away and going down a very dangerous path. Christina understands more than Doug realizes about taking the wrong path in life. Taking a big step, she reaches out to him and offers her friendship even if there is a possibility of her heart being broken in the midst. Will Doug be able to see what he is missing and turn from the path that is leading him toward danger?
The Woods Edge by Lori Benton
This book takes us back to the time during the French and Indian war in the 1757 New York frontier the home to the Oneida tribe and the British colonists. It opens around the time period when Fort William falls, Major Reginald Aubrey is struggling with the grief of the death of his newborn son. When he comes across a Oneida mother with her newborn twins one white and one brown. Making a choice that is going to haunt him for the rest of his life, he choses to take the white child for his own leaving behind his dead son. His wife and his foundling daughter Anna never suspect the truth behind the boy they call son and brother. Over time Anna crosses paths with her brothers twin Two Hawks not knowing the true reason he has come seeking her family. One father being torn apart by a dark secret and while another father is being tormented by a lust for vengeance. A mother grieving for the lost of a child, while watching her other son grow into manhood. A brother who feels his twin’s abscence and longs to meet his brother, while his brother is very unaware of his existence. Anna, who loves both of the brothers, one like a sister and the other as the one she chooses to marry. Will each of these find the peace they need, while forgiving the other for hiding the truth.
“Buried Secrets” by Irene Hannon
Choosing to make some big changes in her life, Lisa Grant took a job as a small town police chief. The discovery of a a human skeleton at a nearby construction site adds more to the police department’s plate then they can handle. Assistance is requested from the county’s police force, they send reinforcements in the form of ex-Navy SEAL Mac McGregor. Working together to solve the mystery behind the unmarked grave will take all of their wits combined. The closer they get to solving the case, the suspects start dropping like flies. It seems that there is someone who does not want the truth to come out and will do anything to keep it buried——Even kill all who interfere.
This was a very exciting and suspenseful read that kept me turning the pages wanting to know if they would catch the killer before they kill again.
Life Unstuck by Pat Layton
To all who are looking for a way to get out of that rut in your life that you are stuck in. this is the book for you. Pat Layton invites each one of us to take a fresh look at our lives and the dreams we have for ourselves. By taking Psalm 139 and using this very wonderful scripture as a guide to get ourselves unstuck from the place we are stuck in. Pat delves deep into the areas we are sonmetimes afraid to look at and we have just thought we would stay stuck in. She shows us there is a way to be free and to dream big. That there is more to life than “being Fake” holding the mask up to camflouge ourselves from others. We have been given an invite to imagine a life of peace from our past, purpose in the present and to expect the possibilites that are out there for us.
Anna’s Crossing by Suzanne Woods Fisher
The Charming Nancy, a merchant ship set to sail across the Atlantic ocean with a load of Amish Believers headed to the New world. One of those many passengers is Anna Konig, being the only one in her community who can speak English she is making the voyage as their translator. Her thoughts are to finish the journey and return home to where she feels she belongs if they survive the ocean crossing.
To Bairn, the ships carpenter this is another voyage toward working his way up the ladder to becoming the First Mate. All he wants to do his get this journey over with and put his past behind him, but it seems there is other thing in the works. The more time he spends with the group dubbed Peculiars by the ship hands, the more his nights are interrupted with dreams.
As delays, storms, illnesses and the diminishing provisions test each and everyone on the ship, will they make it to New World? When Anna is caught in a very dangerous situation, Bairn comes to her rescue while making a earth-shattering discovery of his own. Will this revelation reveal the deep longing down deep inside both of them and provide healing for both Bairn and Anna.
Suzanne Woods Fisher takes a leap into history taking us back to the beginnings of the Amish Life in the New World. Giving us a glimpse into the ocean crossing and two of the lives of the people that braved the journey.