*Grace Mallory is tired of hiding. She hungers for a normal life, perhaps
even a suitor like two of her friends in Harper's Station have found.
But when the man she believes responsible for her father's death
discovers her whereabouts, survival takes priority.
prefers bicycles to horses and private conversations over the telegraph
wire to social gatherings with young ladies who see him as nothing more
than an oddity. His fellow telegrapher, the mysterious Miss G,
has been the ideal companion. For months, their friendship--dare he
believe, courtship?--over the wire has fed his hope that he has finally
found the woman God intends for him. However, when he intercepts an
ominous message and discovers her life is in peril, Amos must shed the
cocoon of his quiet nature to become the hero Grace requires.
*One of the many immigrants struggling to survive in 1850s New York,
Elise Neumann knows she must take action to care for her younger
sisters. She finds a glimmer of hope when the New York Children's Aid
Society starts sending skilled workers to burgeoning towns out west. But
the promise of the society's orphan trains is not all that it seems.
into elite New York society, Thornton Quincy possesses everything
except the ability to step out from his brother's shadow. When their
ailing father puts forth a unique challenge to determine who will
inherit his railroad-building empire, Thornton finally sees his chance.
The conditions to win? Be the first to build a sustainable community
along the Illinois Central Railroad and find a suitable wife.
together against all odds, Elise and Thornton couldn't be from more
different worlds. The spark that ignites between them is undeniable, but
how can they let it grow when that means forfeiting everything they've
been working toward?
*A British nurse in WWI German-occupied Brussels, Evelyn Marche spends
her days at the hospital and her nights working at a café . . . or so it
seems. Eve's most carefully guarded secret is that she also spends her
nights carrying out dangerous missions as a spy for a Belgian resistance
When a plane crashes as she's en route to a rendezvous,
Eve is the first to reach the downed plane and is shocked to recognize
the badly injured pilot as British RFC Captain Simon Forrester. She
risks her life to conceal him from the Germans, but as the secrets
between them grow and the danger mounts, can they still hope to make it
out of Belgium alive?
*Sallie Riehl has dreamed of traveling at least once before settling down
to join church, so she is thrilled at an unexpected summer opportunity
to nanny in Cape May for a well-to-do family. However, saying even a
temporary good-bye to Paradise Township means forgoing baptism another
year, as well as leaving behind a would-be beau. Yet the weeks in Cape
May soon prove unforgettable as Sallie meets a Mennonite young man whose
friendship she quickly begins to cherish. Has she been too hasty with
her promises, or will she only find what her heart is longing for back
*When a series of circumstances beyond her control leaves Rosalyn Bernay
alone and penniless in London, she chances upon a job backstage at a
theater putting on the most popular show in the city. A talented
musician and singer, she feels immediately at home and soon becomes
enthralled with the idea of pursuing a career on the stage. That is, as
long as the shadows from her past don't catch up with her.
hand injury forces Nate Moran from his army regiment in India, he
returns home to London, a place that holds bitter memories. He agrees to
fill in temporarily as a stagehand while his brother recuperates from a
broken leg, but Nate is counting down the days until he can rejoin his
regiment. His future is decided--until he meets a beautiful woman who
has found a new lease on life in the very place Nate yearns to leave
*After spending the last six years banished to the wallflower section of
the ballroom, Miss Permilia Griswold has finally figured out a way to
pass the time at all the New York high-society events she attends. Under
the pseudonym "Miss Quill," she is the author of society gossip columns
filled with tidbits only an insider in society--albeit one on the
When she overhears a threat against Mr.
Asher Rutherford, the owner of one of the most up-and-coming department
stores in the city, she's determined to warn him. But the irritatingly
handsome man doesn't believe her, leaving her no choice but to take
matters into her own hands. What she doesn't anticipate is that she'll
end up putting herself at risk in the process--or that she and Mr.
Rutherford, a man with secrets of his own, just might end up joining
forces after all.
*After a devastating heartbreak three years ago, genealogist and
historical village owner Nora Bradford decided that burying her nose in
her work and her books is far safer than romance in the here and now.
Nora, former Navy SEAL John Lawson is a modern-day man, usually 100
percent focused on the present. However, when John, an adoptee, is
diagnosed with an inherited condition, he's forced to dig into the
secrets of his ancestry.
John enlists Nora's help to uncover the
identity of his birth mother, and as they work side by side, this pair
of opposites begins to suspect that they just might be a perfect match.
But can their hope for a future survive their wounds from the past?
*After a sheltered life in Pittsburgh, Hope Irvine is ready for a new
adventure. When her father takes a position as a preacher in a railroad
car converted into a traveling church, she's thrilled at the chance to
accompany him. While accommodations in their new chapel car home are
tight, Hope couldn't be happier putting her musical skills to good use
and ministering to the people of West Virginia alongside her father. But
when their chapel car arrives in Finch, West Virginia, they find a coal
mining community that has hit hard times and is suspicious of
Luke Hughes works for the coal mine when he can, but
the struggling company doesn't always offer steady work. When Reverend
Irvine and Hope arrive in town, Luke is intrigued by what the reverend
can teach him--and by the lovely and kind Hope.
desire to bring supplies and Sunday school classes to neighboring
counties leads to her traveling with a flirtatious young mine manager,
Luke is hard-pressed to suppress his jealousy. But when he begins to
suspect the manager's motives are less than charitable, can he prove it
without hurting Hope, or worse, putting her in danger?
*Motherless and raised alongside her brothers, Alanah, a Canaanite, is no
stranger to fighting. When her father and brothers are killed in battle
with the Hebrews, she disguises herself and sneaks onto the battlefield
to avenge her family. The one thing she never counted on was surviving.
a Hebrew warrior, has spent his share of time on the battlefield and is
shocked to find an unconscious woman among the casualties. Compelled to
bring her to a healer back at the Hebrew camp, he's unprepared for the
consequences of what he intended as an act of compassion.
In order to survive, Alanah must unite with her enemy. But will a terrible revelation drive her toward an even greater danger?
*Evelyn Wisely loves working at the local orphanage, but her heart can't
ignore the women of Teaville who are also in need. Her boss is willing
to help build a shelter for them, but only if she gains the cooperation
and financial support of other local businessmen.
Kingsman plans to stay in Teaville just long enough to get his father's
business back on solid ground, he's intrigued by Evelyn's cause and
finds himself more invested with each passing day.
plans and partnership fall apart when confronted with all that is
stacked against them, or can they trust in God's plan despite it all?
*Grace Martindale has known more than her share of hardship. After her
parents died, raising her two younger sisters, Hope and Mercy, became
her responsibility. A hasty decision to head west seemed like an
opportunity for a fresh start but has instead left Grace in a precarious
position. When missionary Dr. Marcus Whitman and his wife agree to let
Grace and her sisters stay at their mission for the winter, Grace is
grateful. Until they hear from their uncle in Oregon City, the three
sisters have nowhere else to go.
As Grace adjusts to life in the
West, she meets a fur trapper named Alex Armistead who intrigues and
infuriates her in equal measure. But when a measles outbreak threatens
lives at the mission and among the native Cayuse who live nearby, it is
Alex who helps Grace use the natural healing remedies she learned from
her mother to help where she can, despite Dr. Whitman's disapproval. As
the death toll rises, so do tensions between the settlers and the
natives, and Grace soon finds herself and those she loves in more danger
than she imagined possible.
*Each synopsis is from the back cover of each novel.