Saturday, August 17, 2019
When Olivia Rawlings—pastry chef extraordinaire for an exclusive Boston dinner club—sets not just her flambéed dessert but the entire building alight, she escapes to the most comforting place she can think of—the idyllic town of Guthrie, Vermont, home of Bag Balm, the country’s longest-running contra dance, and her best friend Hannah. But the getaway turns into something more lasting when Margaret Hurley, the cantankerous, sweater-set-wearing owner of the Sugar Maple Inn, offers Livvy a job. Broke and knowing that her days at the club are numbered, Livvy accepts.
Livvy moves with her larger-than-life, uberenthusiastic dog, Salty, into a sugarhouse on the inn’s property and begins creating her mouthwatering desserts for the residents of Guthrie. She soon uncovers the real reason she has been hired—to help Margaret reclaim the inn’s blue ribbon status at the annual county fair apple pie contest.
With the joys of a fragrant kitchen, the sound of banjos and fiddles being tuned in a barn, and the crisp scent of the orchard just outside the front door, Livvy soon finds herself immersed in small town life. And when she meets Martin McCracken, the Guthrie native who has returned from Seattle to tend his ailing father, Livvy comes to understand that she may not be as alone in this world as she once thought.
But then another new arrival takes the community by surprise, and Livvy must decide whether to do what she does best and flee—or stay and finally discover what it means to belong. Olivia Rawlings may finally find out that the life you want may not be the one you expected—it could be even better.
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Print Length: 345 pages
Publisher: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (August 9, 2016)
Publication Date: August 9, 2016
Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
The first in-depth look at the spiritual path of legendary storyteller Laura Ingalls Wilder.
With her extraordinary God-given pluck, the creator of the epic Little House series survived the harshness of frontier life—from the heartbreak of sudden crop losses to murderous storms to unrelenting loneliness. Yet in every season, Laura found strength through her relationship with God.
Now, several generations later, Laura’s insights about work and rest, trust in the face of hardship, and the value of faith are more relevant than ever. Through Laura’s discerning newspaper pieces as an early advice columnist, interviews with people who knew her personally, and extensive investigation by Stephen Hines, we witness an authentic faith that comes not from pretending all is well but from growing through difficult times.
With photos and authentic recipes from the Little House era, A Prairie Girl’s Faith also opens a wider window into the lives of pioneers as it offers a revealing look at the beliefs, character, and culture into which Laura was born and grew to maturity.
Praise for A Prairie Girl's Faith
“Because of my father’s role in the Little House on the Prairie television series, I have long admired Laura Ingalls Wilder and the values she portrayed so memorably in her books. It’s no secret to her readers that faith was central to the Ingalls family. This compelling discussion of Laura’s spiritual journey is most welcome and satisfying.”
—Michael Landon Jr., actor, director, writer, and producer
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Print Length: 215 pages
Publisher: WaterBrook (February 6, 2018)
Publication Date: February 6, 2018
Sold by: Random House LLC
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Saturday, July 13, 2019
The Women of Purpose anthology is a collection of inspiring stories of professional women to encourage you to never give up on fulfilling your purpose in life. Each story will inspire you to reach for what appears to be impossible, and step out in faith and make your dreams a reality!
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
CHAPTER 1 Finding Her By Dr. Najah A. Barton
CHAPTER 2 Keep on Living By Jazmine Blake
CHAPTER 3 The Inseparable Sustainer By Vanessa Brown
CHAPTER 4 Girl, Breathe! By Veronica Clanton-Higgins
CHAPTER 5 No Plan? No Problem! By Alexandria Cunningham
CHAPTER 6 This Was It! By Nikeisha Darensburg
CHAPTER 7 Finding the Strength By Benta Davis
CHAPTER 8 Life in Words By Judy Davis
CHAPTER 9 Overcoming Abuse By Chontae Edison
CHAPTER 10 Making a Statement for Love By Rashell Evans
CHAPTER 11 Marathon Runner By Incredible Faith
CHAPTER 12 A Leap from Fear toward Purpose By Nealy Gihan
CHAPTER 13 Getting My Love in Order By Dr. Sandra Hamilton (Hill)
CHAPTER 14 Behind a Veil By Shanene Higgins
CHAPTER 15 Go! By Tasha Huston
CHAPTER 16 Redefining Your Purpose By Leona Johnson
CHAPTER 17 Nothing is Wasted By Nora Macias
CHAPTER 18 Girl, Me Too! By Leandra McLaurin
CHAPTER 19 No Matter the Circumstances By Shirlyon McWhorter
CHAPTER 20 A Heart That Forgives By Michele Mills
CHAPTER 21 The Journey to Purpose By Dr. Ngozi M. Obi
CHAPTER 22 Chasing A Dream By Beverly Reynolds
CHAPTER 23 The Meeting Place By Tiffany Richards
CHAPTER 24 She Chose Purpose By Jasmine Spratt-Clarke
CHAPTER 25 Her Freedom By Shaunic Stanford
CHAPTER 26 Who Am I? By Quinn Thompson
CHAPTER 27 Flip the Page! By Emem Washington
CHAPTER 28 Rebecca at the Well: Should She Water or Doppler The Dromedaries? By Dr. Michelle K. Watson
CHAPTER 29 Breaking Down Barriers By Dr. Pamela R. Wiggins
CHAPTER 30 Blossoming into my Purpose By Erin Williams
CHAPTER 31 A Rose from the Concrete By Deborah Young
Paperback: 230 pages
Publisher: Higgins Publishing (August 14, 2018)
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Tina Konkin was devastated when she learned her husband was having an affair with her best friend. How could this happen to a couple who were Christian marriage counselors? But the surprises didn’t stop there, because God immediately asked Tina this question: “What role did you play in this, Tina?” That question and Tina’s willingness to answer it led to a restored, renewed marriage that was better than ever before, as well as a marriage counseling program that has an 80-percent success rate. In How God Used the Other Woman, you’ll hear the author’s amazing story of redemption and discover proven tools for restoring and improving a marriage, even after infidelity
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Focus on the Family (July 9, 2019)
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
If anyone had the ability to succeed as a committed Christian as well as a high-achieving American, it was Hilary Alan. She and her husband, Curt, had a beautiful home, a fast-track career, and talented, successful children. But in the midst of their comfortable life and active church involvement, they realized they rarely heard from God.
Sent tells the story of ordinary Christians who accepted two words from Jesus at face value and found that doing so changed everything. In Jesus’s call to “follow me,” the Alans discovered answers to the most pressing human needs: meaning, purpose, vocation, significance, and God’s plan for the future. For the Alans, it led to selling nearly all their belongings and moving with their children halfway around the world. For you, the particulars will be completely different, but no less significant. Jesus’s call can change everything in your life.
As you follow Hilary Alan’s journey in response to Jesus’s call to discipleship, you will gain a clear understanding of the things that can keep you from obeying God. You will no longer wonder if you’re investing your life in the best way possible, because two words from Jesus change everything.
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Print Length: 274 pages
Publisher: WaterBrook (February 19, 2013)
Publication Date: February 19, 2013
Sold by: Random House LLC
Monday, June 10, 2019
Will this couple’s secrets cause them to miss their chance at a happily-ever-after? Read FREE in Kindle Unlimited to find out!
Josephine Lane arrived in Rattlesnake Ridge under false pretenses. As far as the townspeople know, she’s simply the new cook for the local boarding house. Nobody has to know the secret her late uncle shared with her before his death or how that same secret could make her the wealthiest person in the state of Nevada.
Jim Griffin works hard as a foreman at the local lumber mill. He also works hard to keep his real identity as an undercover lawman hidden as he closes in on his brother’s murderer. When the killer gets close, the last thing Jim needs is a distraction–especially the pretty blonde cook at the boarding house.
Jim and Josie’s separate secrets just might bring them closer than either could have predicted. But will they be able to resist falling in love when so much is already at stake for the both of them?
If you like historical romance with a touch of intrigue, then you’ll love Arriving from Arkansas. Get your copy and start reading today!
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Print Length: 167 pages
Publisher: Sweet Promise Press (May 3, 2019)
Publication Date: May 3, 2019
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
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