Current books

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One of the most recent books available:

Deadly Hunt Intent 200

Deadly Hunt Intent 200Title: Deadly Hunt/Deadly Intent

Ebook only

Published: Margaret Daley

Blurb for Deadly Hunt/Deadly Intent:

Two books in one edition

Deadly Hunt: All bodyguard Tess Miller wants is a vacation. But when a wounded stranger stumbles into her isolated cabin in the Arizona mountains, Tess becomes his lifeline. When Shane Burkhart opens his eyes, all he can focus on is his guardian angel leaning over him. And in the days to come he will need a guardian angel while being hunted by someone who wants him dead.

Deadly Intent: Texas Ranger Sarah Osborn thought she would never see her high school sweetheart, Ian O’Leary, again. But fifteen years later, Ian, an ex-FBI agent, has someone targeting him, and she’s assigned to the case. Can Sarah protect Ian and her heart?

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The Yuletide Rescue 200Title: The Yuletide Rescue (Alaskan Search and Rescue)

Paperback

Published: Love Inspired

ISBN#: 978-0373446377

Blurb for The Yuletide Rescue:

MISTLETOE AND MURDER

When Dr. Bree Mathison’s plane plummets into the Alaskan wilderness at Christmastime, she is torn between grief and panic. With the pilot—her dear friend—dead and wolves circling, she struggles to survive. Search and Rescue leader David Stone fights his way through the elements to save her. David suspects the plane crash might not have been an accident, spurring Bree’s sense that she’s being watched. But why is someone after her? Suddenly Bree finds herself caught in the middle of a whirlwind of secrets during the holiday season. With everyone she cares about most in peril, Bree and her promised protector must battle the Alaskan tundra and vengeful criminals to make it to the New Year.

Alaskan Search and Rescue: Risking their lives to save the day

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Her Hometown HeroTitle: Her Hometown Hero (Caring Carines Series)

Paperback

Published: Love Inspired

ISBN#: 978-0373879083

Blurb for Her Hometown Hero:

Home to a Cowboy

In a split second, a tragic accident ends Kathleen Somers’s ballet career. Her dreams shattered, she returns home to the Soaring S ranch…and her first love. Suddenly the local veterinarian, Dr. Nate Sterling, goes from her ex to her champion. With the help of a lively poodle therapy dog, the cowboy vet sets out to challenge Kathleen’s strength and heal her heart. He’ll show her there’s life beyond dance, even if it means she leaves town again. But maybe, just maybe, he’ll convince her there’s only one thing in life worth having…and he’s standing right in front of her.

Caring Canines: Loving and loyal, these dogs mend hearts.

 

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deadly intent_cover_for webTitle: Deadly Intent

Ebook only

Published: Margaret Daley

ISBN#  978-1311861337

Blurb for Deadly Intent:

Texas Ranger Sarah Osborn thought she would never see her high school sweetheart, Ian O’Leary, again. But fifteen years later, Ian, an ex-FBI agent, has someone targeted him and she’s assigned to the case. Can Sarah protect Ian and her heart?

 

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margaret_cover_for webTitle: Deadly Hunt

Ebook only

Published by Margaret Daley

ISBN#: 978-1310806377

Blurb for Deadly Hunt:

All bodyguard Tess Miller wants is a vacation. But when a wounded stranger stumbles into her isolated cabin in the Arizona mountains, Tess becomes his lifeline. When Shane Burkhart opens his eyes, all he can focus on is his guardian angel leaning over him. And in the days to come he will need a guardian angel while being hunted by someone who wants him dead.

 

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Bodyguard ReunionTitle: Bodyguard Reunion

Paperback

Published: Love Inspired Suspense

ISBN #:  978-0373445950

Blurb for Bodyguard Reunion:

REUNIONS CAN BE DEADLY

Teaming up with an old flame is not what bodyguard Chloe Howard would call a smart move. Nine years ago Chloe and T. J. Davenport worked on a case together, fell in love, then went their separate ways. Now she’s reunited with the fearless bodyguard to protect a controversial couple on a book tour through Texas. And the reunion reminds Chloe of dreams best forgotten. She knows she has to keep her emotions in check so their clients’ protection remains their top priority. Protection that is the only thing keeping them from falling prey to a stalker’s deadly schemes.

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Collection 2 coverTitle: First Kisses Novella Collection (Deadly Hunt, novella, by Margaret Daley)

Paperback

Published: Inspy Kisses, LLC

ISBN #: 978-0991528400

Blurb for Deadly Hunt, novella, by Margaret Daley:

All bodyguard Tess Miller wants is a vacation. But when a wounded stranger stumbles into her isolated cabin in the Arizona mountains, Tess becomes his lifeline. When Shane Burkhart opens his eyes, all he can focus on is his guardian angel leaning over him. And in the days to come he will need a guardian angel while being hunted by someone who wants him dead.

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The Baby Rescue-smallTitle: The Baby Rescue

Paperback

Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense

ISBN #:  978-0373445820

Pages: 224

The Baby Rescue Blurb:

OPERATION BABY RESCUE

To rescue an abducted infant from a baby-smuggling ring, U.S marshal Colton Phillips has to work with FBI agent Lisette Sutton. But their tactics couldn’t be more different. The too-pretty agent goes by the book, whereas Colton breaks rules to get the job done. Colton vows to keep his heart out of the job, but his unwanted attraction to Lisette lowers his guard. Now Lisette—and an innocent child—are in grave danger, and Colton will stop at nothing to save them.

Witness Protection: Hiding in plain sight

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Her Holiday HeroTitle: Her Holiday Hero

Paperback

Publisher: Love Inspired

ISBN # 978-0373878567

Pages: 224

Her Holiday Hero’s blurb:

The Soldier’s GiftThe holidays are right around the corner, but Captain Jake Tanner is struggling to find Christmas cheer. Having survived a devastating attack overseas, he has emotional scars that run deep. When Jake meets beautiful widow Emma Langford, his heart is unprepared for the feelings she inspires.

Training service dogs has taught Emma to recognize those in need. She wants to show Jake that a four-legged companion is the best therapy, but she’s afraid that the closer she gets, the more her own wounds are revealed.

Together, Jake and Emma will discover it takes a different kind of bravery to open themselves to love—and to healing.

Caring Canines: Loving and loyal, these dogs mend hearts.

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LI Classic 2013Title: Tidings of Joy/Heart of a Family (Love Inspired Classic)

Paperback

Publisher: Harlequin Love Inspired

ISBN # 978-0373651658

Pages:512

Blurb for Tidings of Joy:

Moving to Sweetwater will mean a fresh start for Chance Taylor. Falling for his landlord, Tanya Bolton, can’t be part of that new beginning. Not with the secret he holds heavy in his heart. But as Chance helps the hardworking single mother and her special-needs daughter find joy during the holiday season, he just may get the gift of a lifetime.

Blurb for Heart of the Family:

A former foster child himself, Dr. Jacob Hartman is deeply committed to working with the children at the Stone’s Refuge home for children. But why is social worker Hannah Smith keeping him at such a distance? When he discovers just where their past intertwined, he wonders if they can ever hope for a future. But Christmas has a way of bringing hearts together.

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Severed Trust. jpgTitle: Severed Trust

Trade book

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN #: 978-1426761867

Pages: 320

Severed Trust’s blurb:

The day Sadie Thompson finds her high school student, Lexie, asleep in class and can’t wake her is the day she realizes how entrenched a prescription drug ring is in her school. As Sadie is pulled into doing something about the growing problem, she becomes involved with Ethan Stone—a Texas Ranger who suspects the drug ring reaches far beyond the high school. Helping Lexie recover from the overdose, Sadie feels she is making a difference—until the 16-year-old’s best friend dies from the apparent mixing of various prescription drugs. Lexie doesn’t think her friend took her own life, but her relationship with her Uncle Ethan is precarious and she doesn’t know if either he or Sadie will help her discover the truth.

Severed Trust: The Men of the Texas Rangers | Book 4

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Healing Hearts2Title: Healing Hearts

Paperback

Publisher: Harlequin Love Inspired

ISBN # 0373878303

Page 224

Love’s Healing Power

After surviving a tragic accident, little Madison Winters is in desperate need of comfort. And social worker Abbey Harris has the perfect solution. With the help of her cherished therapy dogs, Gabe and Cottonball, Abbey soon coaxes a smile from Madi—and her workaholic guardian. Dominic Winters is heartbreakingly handsome and is hurting just as much as Madi. But it might take more than wagging tails to get the brooding businessman to open his heart. With the help of a matchmaking little girl and two sweet dogs, Abbey and Dominic may get a second chance at love.

Caring Canines: Loving and loyal, these dogs mend hearts.

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Guarding the Witness-1 Title: Guarding the Witness

 Paperback

 Publisher: Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense

 ISBN # 978-1460314104

 Pages 224

Running out of time……

After two months of protective custody, bodyguard Arianna Jackson is days away from testifying at a murder trial when the unthinkable happens. Her Alaska safe house is attacked, and Arianna is forced to go on the run with U.S. Marshal Brody Callahan. Arianna is used to issuing orders, not taking them, but now, out in the wild, with a bounty on her head and a killer on her heels, she has only one hope of making it to testify—the handsome protector at her side.

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Cimarron Refuge-1
Title: Cimarron Refuge

 Paperback

 Publisher: Harlequin Heartwarming

 ISBN # 978-1460310847

 Pages 384

He understands angry teen boys—he’d been one himself

As the local high school principal, Peter Stone knows troubled student Sean Williams needs someone to talk to, and Peter wants to help. Then he meets the boy’s beautiful mother and he starts yearning to be the one she can rely on.

Laura, a widow caring for her four children and ailing aunt, has no time for romance. She’s determined to start over in Cimarron City, and she doesn’t need Peter to do it. Yet somehow, despite her protests, Laura finds herself and her brood frequent visitors to Peter’s ranch, a refuge for abandoned animals. As Peter tries to show Laura she can still be strong and accept his help, he hopes she’ll accept his love…and unite them all as a family.

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Scorned Justice  Title: Scorned Justice

  Trade book

  Publisher: Abingdon Press

  ISBN #: 978-1426714368

  Pages: 368

Texas Ranger Brody Calhoun is with his parents in west Texas when an unexpected attack injures the brother of Rebecca Morgan, Brody’s high school sweetheart. The local sheriff, a good friend, asks for Brody’s help. At first, it seems like an open-and-shut case. As Brody digs deeper, he realizes the attack may be related to an organized crime trial Rebecca will be overseeing. With Rebecca’s help, he compiles evidence involving cattle rustling, bribery, and dirty payoffs that shatter the entire community and put Rebecca directly in the line of fire. Brody expects to protect her. What he never expects is to fall for Rebecca all over again, or for a murder to throw the case wide open. Is Brody’s faith strong enough to withstand not only deep-rooted corruption and cattle rustling, but also love?

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Title: Detection Misson

Paperback

Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense

ISBN #: 978-0-373-44524-0

Pages: 214

Who is she?

While looking for a missing child in Sagebrush, Texas, K-9 detective Lee Calloway and his border-collie partner find someone else. A mystery woman running for her life, scared and injured. But she has no idea who she is—or why someone is after her. Lee’s unit suspects “Heidi” is a criminal who knows more than she’s saying, yet his gut instinct says she’s innocent. Lee vows to protect her until her memory returns, but now someone is desperate to ensure that never happens.

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Countdown to First NightTitle: Countdown to First Night (Harlequin Anthology)

Paperback

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN #: 978-0-373-83779-3

Pages: 281

Snowbound at New Year by Margaret Daley

This was supposed to be a done deal! Children’s book author Ellie Summers came to the festival to meet her new illustrator. She didn’t expect him to turn down her proposal. And then to find the obstinate man so charming… Is it wrong to hope his matchmaking twin daughters succeed?

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Sadie's Prize-smallTitle: Sadie’s Prize (Heartwarming book from Sadie’s Hero)

Paperback

Publisher: Harlequin’s Heartwarming Series

ISBN # 978-0-373-36581-4

Pages: 328

Sadie Spencer would stop at nothing to help her students. Even if it meant winning a date with one of Oklahoma’s most eligible bachelors, Andrew Knight, to get him to listen to their needs. But on their “date,” Sadie quickly saw that Andrew was more than the cold businessman she’d assumed he was, and he had a lot more to offer than mere money.Experience had taught Andrew that he didn’t need anyone in his life. Until Sadie began to show him that he could make a difference in her students’ lives—and in hers. But though the walls he’d built around his heart were slowly crumbling, would he ever find the courage to make peace with his past so that he could be not only Sadie’s prize…but her husband?

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  Christmas Stalking Title: Christmas Stalking

Paperback

Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense

ISBN # 978-0-373-44512-7

Pages: 216

Bodyguard Ellie St. James has one objective: protect her client…without letting her know. Pretending to be Rachel “Winnie” Winfield’s assistant lets Ellie stay close, but there’s an unexpected complication—Colt Winfield. Winnie’s grandson wasn’t in on the plans,     and the suspicious marine biologist isn’t easy to fool. When the truth comes out, so do more threats to Winnie’s life. Trapped on a Colorado mountain, Ellie and Colt must trust each other to guard Winnie and find the stalker. Before this Christmas becomes their last.

Christmas Stalking (Love Inspired Suspense)

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Title: Shattered Silence

Tradeback

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN # 978-1-4267-1429-0

Pages: 324

A serial killer is targeting illegal aliens in southern Texas. Texas Ranger Cody Jackson is paired with a local police officer, Liliana Rodriguez, to investigate the murders.

While the case brings Cody and Liliana ever closer, the tension between Americans and Mexican Americans heightens. As Cody and Liliana race to discover who is behind the murders and bring peace to the area, what they uncover isn’t what they expected. Will Cody and Liliana’s faith and love be strong enough to survive the storm of violence?

Shattered Silence: Men of the Texas Rangers Series #2

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Title: A Mom’s New Start

Paperback

Publisher: Love Inspired (September 2012)

ISBN # 978-0373877669

Pages: 256

Years ago, the death of her soldier fiancé left pregnant Maggie Sommerfield devastated and angry. Now she needs help with her troubled preteen son. Enter counselor Cody Weston, who is in town to help the community deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Naomi. He also happens to bring just the comfort and support Maggie needs. But it turns out he has a few secrets of his own.

Will Cody and Maggie be able to open their guarded hearts to find a new beginning?

 

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A Love Rekindled Title: A Love Rekindled

Paperback

Publisher: Love Inspired (April 2012)

ISBN # 978-0373877348

Pages: 224 pages

Kim Walters wants Zane Davidson’s help all right. Her family is struggling to rebuild their home after a       hurricane, and Zane is a successful contractor. But the fifteen years that have passed since they were high school sweethearts aren’t about to magically melt away. Nothing can erase Mr. Walters’s clear message—Zane wasn’t good enough for his daughter. But now the Walters fortune is gone, and the town is reeling from the recent natural disaster. Can Kim and Zane find the faith to believe that some things work better the second time around?

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Saving HopeTitle: Saving Hope

Tradebook

Publisher: Abingdon Press (March 2012)

ISBN # 978-1426714283

Pages: 328

When a teenager goes missing from the Beacon of Hope School, Texas Ranger Wyatt Sheridan and school director Kate Winslow are forced into a dangerous struggle against a human trafficking organization. But the battle brings dire consequences as Wyatt’s daughter is terrorized and Kate is kidnapped.

Now it’s personal, and Wyatt finds both his faith and investigative skills challenged as he fights to discover the mastermind behind the ring before evil destroys everyone he loves.

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His Holiday Family Title: His Holiday Family

Paperback

Publisher: Love Inspired (December 2011)

ISBN: 978-0373877119

Pages: 224

When Hurricane Naomi tears through a small Mississippi town, a daring rescue unites two heroes. Nurse Kathleen Hart is a single mom racked by guilt over her husband’s death. Firefighter Gideon O’Brien—orphaned as a young boy—has lost too many people he cared for. To rise above the storm’s devastation, Gideon helps Kathleen and her sons rebuild their home. As Christmas approaches, they discover that even the strongest of storms can’t destroy a romance built on the foundation of faith.

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From This Day ForwardTitle: From This Day Forward

Tradebook

Publisher: Summerside Press
ISBN: 978-1609363093
Pages: 360
Penniless, pregnant, and newly widowed immigrant Rachel Gordon doesn’t believe her situation could get any worse…until she meets her new neighbors. Shortly after the War of 1812, Rachel and her husband set out from England for a plantation in South Carolina, which he had purchased sight unseen. However, while en route, Tom Gordon fell overboard and drowned, leaving Rachel, frightened and alone, to make a home for her and her newborn. Can a battle-scarred American physician who comes to her rescue also heal her wounded heart?

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Hidden in the EvergladesTitle: Hidden in the Everglades

Paperback
Publisher: Steeple Hill – Love Inspired Suspense (September 2011)
ISBN: 978-0373444571
Pages: 224
Bodyguarding is Kyra Morgan’s business–but this was supposed to be a vacation. Still, she can’t refuse the request from childhood friend and neighbor Michael Hunt. Michael’s sister Amy ran away after witnessing a murder. Michael needs Kyra’s help to find her and keep her safe. Yet as Kyra and Michael follow the trail along the Florida coast, their search grows more dangerous by the day. Terrorists are at work, and the stakes are perilously high. It will take everything they have–including trust they’re both reluctant to give–to escape the Everglades alive.

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Protecting Her Own

Title: Protecting Her Own

Paperback
Publisher: Steeple Hill – Love Inspired Suspense (June 2011)
ISBN: 978-0373444441
Pages: 215
Nothing short of her dad’s stroke could bring professional bodyguard Cara Madison back to Virginia. But her homecoming turns explosive with a pipe-bomb package addressed to her father. Cara knows two things for sure. First, someone’s after either her father or her…or both. And second, this job is too big to handle on her own. Unexpected help comes from agent Connor Fitzgerald. Years ago she’d walked away from him…and love. Now, despite their unresolved feelings, they must join forces—and settle their scarred past—to survive.

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Trail of Lies

Title: Trail of Lies

Paperback
Publisher: Steeple Hill – Love Inspired Suspense (April 2011)
ISBN: 978-0373444373
Pages: 224
As the mother of a beautiful daughter and the wife of a wealthy entrepreneur, Melora Hudson seemed happy. No one knew about the secrets hidden behind closed doors—secrets Melora was forced to keep. Now, two years after her husband’s disappearance, the truth may be exposed. His body has been found, and everyone has questions. Texas Ranger Daniel Boone Riley comes to find answers and stays to protect the woman and child who win his heart. But the terror of Melora’s past isn’t over. Her late husband’s old “associates” want her to carry his secrets to her grave.

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Christmas BodyguardTitle: Christmas Bodyguard

Paperback
Publisher: Steeple Hill – Love Inspired Suspense (December 2010)
ISBN: 978-0373444206
Pages: 224
Someone’s after wealthy Texan Slade Caulder’s daughter. Desperate to keep her safe while he determines the motive, the widowed father hires a bodyguard for Abbey. A female bodyguard, with the training to protect the girl–and an understanding of a willful teenager who keeps trying to outsmart her. Elizabeth Walker is the perfect combination of caring and toughness for her job. But as the holidays approach, the stalker’s threats escalate. And Slade finds himself willing to risk everything to keep his Christmas bodyguard by his side…forever.

Guardians, Inc.: Born to protect, bound to fall in love

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A Daughter For ChristmasTitle: A Daughter For Christmas

Paperback
Publisher: Steeple Hill – Love Inspired (November 2010)
ISBN: 978-0373876310
Pages: 224
Dr. Max Connors had no idea he’d fathered a child thirteen years ago. Or that his baby girl had been given up for adoption. He locates his daughter in a small Oklahoma town and moves there, hoping to become a part of her life. But when he meets her widowed mother, Max is unsure how to reveal his identity. As he helps Rachel Howard with her plans to homeschool the girl, he’s welcomed into the family. But with the holidays approaching, Max must tell Rachel who he really is. Can he make his dreams of family come true by Christmas?

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Heart of a CowboyTitle: Heart of a Cowboy

Paperback
Publisher: Steeple Hill – Love Inspired (July 2010)
ISBN: 978-0373876099
Pages: 224
Ten years ago Jordan Masterson left her hometown heartbroken–and pregnant. Now, yearning for a connection with her family, the single mother returns to Tallgrass, Oklahoma. But she’s shocked to find her son’s father–unaware he has a child–a vital part of the community. Zachary Rutgers owns the ranch that the local homeschoolers use for riding and recreation. Which means little Nicholas, Jordan and Zachary will be spending a lot of time together. Jordan must tell Zachary the truth about their son–and ask for answers herself. Hoping the heart of her cowboy will still be hers for the taking.

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Love LessonsTitle: Love Lessons

Paperback
Publisher: Steeple Hill – Love Inspired (April 2010)
ISBN: 978-0373875900
Pages: 224
Homeschooling his daughter is new to devoted single father Ian Ferguson. To ensure his child gets a good education, the busy CPA hires a temporary tutor. Twenty-three-year-old college student Alexa Michaels is too young—and too pretty—to be right for the job. Yet his daughter is coming out of her shell and learning. Still, Ian is traditional, and sweet Alexa—who graduated from the school of hard knocks—is challenging some of his old-school ways. Can this dad learn some valuable lessons about love, family and faith from the least likely teacher?

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Cowboy ProtectorTitle: Cowboy Protector

Paperback
Publisher: Steeple Hill – Love Inspired Suspense (March 2010)
ISBN: 978-0373443857
Pages: 224
Two years ago, Hannah Williams left the Witness Protection Program–and she’s been running ever since. To stay ahead of the mob, she changes her name and location constantly. So when she takes a job caring for a Montana rancher’s sick daughter, she expects to leave soon. But little Misty Taylor tugs at Hannah’s heartstrings–and so does her handsome father. Hannah knows Austin Taylor suspects she’s keeping secrets. But how can she tell him the truth without endangering the pair she’s come to love?

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Gold in the Fire / Light in the StormTitle: Gold in the Fire & Light in the Storm

Paperback
Publisher: Steeple Hill – Love Inspired Classics (March 2010)
ISBN: 978-0373651351
Pages: 512

Gold in the Fire

As a firefighter, Joshua Markham was used to taking risks. So when unexplained fires started disrupting the quiet town of Sweetwater, he was prepared to stop them–whatever it took.
What he wasn’t prepared for was Darcy O’Brien, the beautiful woman he found trying to save horses as her family’s barn smoldered. After a recent relationship filled with heartache, Joshua wasn’t ready for the protective feelings Darcy and her young son evoked in him.
Joshua wasn’t willing to take risks when it came to love. But he was a man of faith. Could it be mere coincidence that he’d pulled this remarkable woman from a burning barn. . .and into his life?

Light in the Storm

Beth Coleman, a caregiver most of her life, is drawn to Samuel Morgan, the new minister who has come to Sweetwater to recapture his faith and bring his family together. Both have made plans for the future that doesn’t include falling in love.

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Christmas PerilTitle: Christmas Peril (2 story anthology)

Merry Mayhem by Margaret Daley
Yule Die by Debby Giusti
Publisher: Steeple Hill – Love Inspired Suspense (December 2009)
ISBN: 978-0373443659
Pages: 224

Christmas bells ring with danger in these suspenseful holiday stories

Merry Mayhem by Margaret Daley

When single mom Annie Coleman unexpectedly arrives in Christmas, Oklahoma, police chief Caleb Jackson suspects she’s hiding secrets. He’ll be watching her closely. And his protection is just what Annie and her daughter need, as danger has followed them to their new home.

Yule Die by Debby Giusti

It’s hardly a happy holiday for medical researcher Callie Evans…until she discovers her ailing patient is her long-lost brother. And he’s being watched by undercover police officer Joe Petrecelli. When the trio is abducted by a cadre of bad guys, Joe and Callie will have to fight to keep her brother—and themselves—alive.

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Together for the HolidaysTitle: Together for the Holidays

Paperback
Publisher: Steeple Hill – Love Inspired (November 2009)
ISBN: 978-0373875592
Pages: 224
Fifth book in the Fostered by Love series

A single mother with a traumatic past, Lisa Morgan only wants to raise her son with love and values. But lately the boy is struggling. When his basketball coach becomes a reluctant role model, Lisa is relieved. Until she learns that David Russell is also a cop. She’s not ready to share her past—or her heart. And neither is the world-weary detective. Yet as Christmas comes closer, the true meaning of the holidays brings them together in ways they never dared dream.

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Second Chance FamilyTitle: Second Chance Family

Paperback
Publisher: Steeple Hill – Love Inspired (July 2009)
ISBN: 978-0-373-87535-1
Pages: 224

Dedicated teacher assistant Whitney Maxwell gave up her dream of a family years ago. But she’s about to get a lesson in faith and family from an unexpected source—a brave little boy named Jason. Jason and his dad are dealing with his autism the best they can, but Dr. Shane McCoy can’t put his tragic past behind him. As Whitney and Shane work together to help his son, could these two lost souls open their hearts to love again and become a lasting family?

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A Family for Tory & A Mother for CindyTitle: A Family for Tory / A Mother for Cindy

Paperback
Publisher: Steeple Hill – Classics (June 2009)
ISBN: 978-0-373-65129-0
Pages: 512

A Family for Tory

There’s nothing more rewarding for riding instructor Tory Alexander than making her students happy. So when Slade, the father of her favorite student, asks for a favor, how can she refuse? But is she really ready to be part of a family again?

A Mother for Cindy

Widowed mom Jesse Bradshaw has a knack for matchmaking. Now her little neighbor Cindy wants her to find Cindy’s lonely daddy a wife. Jesse’s determined to help–and Nick’s determined to keep his distance. Neither expect love to lead them where it does: right to each other.

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Poisoned SecretsTitle: Poisoned Secrets

Paperback
Publisher: Steeple Hill – Love Inspired Suspense (Mar 2009)
ISBN: 0373443291
Pages: 224
Maggie Ridgeway has spent years searching for her birth mother. And now, thanks to an anonymous tip, she’s finally found her. Taking the apartment across the hall from her mother’s family, Maggie is determined not to leave until she gets some questions answered. Who is her father? Why did her parents abandon her? And what item in her new apartment is provoking multiple burglaries? After an interrupted break-in leaves Maggie unconscious, the building’s owner, Kane McDowell, promises to protect her. But then he learns who she really is. When the past is unveiled, the shocking disclosures could tear Maggie and Kane apart.

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What Sarah SawTitle: What Sarah Saw

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Publisher: Steeple Hill – Love Inspired Suspense (Jan 2009)
ISBN: 0373443226
Pages: 224
The only witness when a single mother mysteriously vanishes? Her three-year-old daughter. FBI agent Sam Pierce needs to question little Sarah. Yet child psychologist Jocelyn Gold will barely let him near the girl. Or herself. The tragic conclusion to a kidnapping case broke Sam and Jocelyn apart years before, and their hearts still haven’t healed. But for the child’s sake—and her mother’s—they must join forces to uncover just what Sarah saw.

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When Night FallsTitle: When Night Falls

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A violent encounter in a deserted parking lot is FBI agent Sam Pierce’s only clue to the menace stalking child psychologist Jocelyn Gold. A random event? Or a client’s revenge? When darkness falls, the danger deepens…

 

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A Texas ThanksgivingTitle: A Texas Thanksgiving

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Publisher: Steeple Hill – Love Inspired (Nov 2008)
ISBN: 0373875045
Pages: 224

A frozen turkey dinner is just fine for former soldier and widower Evan Paterson. But his five-year-old daughter deserves better. So when she invites her best friend and her single mother to the Double P ranch for the holiday meal, Evan agrees. But not to a fix-up. Social worker Julia Saunders knows as much about heartache as he does, but Evan isn’t ready to love again. Until a duo of pint-sized matchmakers show two stubborn grown-ups what being thankful truly means.

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Forsaken CanyonTitle: Forsaken Canyon

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Publisher: Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense (October 2008)
ISBN: 0373443099
Pages: 224

“I’ll arrest you.”

So threatens the tribal chief of police if Kit Sinclair dares enter Desolation Canyon alone. Hawke Lonechief insists it’s too dangerous. He lost his wife to the treacherous canyon. He knows the ancient ruins Kit seeks aren’t worth her life. But Kit is sure all that hiking and searching will help put her traumatic past behind her. When she risks Hawke’s wrath by going alone, he finally agrees to lead her. On his terms. Impossible. Because someone else is following their every move. Watching them grow closer to danger with every step…

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Words to Write ByWords to Write By
How the Authors Do It:

Join a variety of well-known authors as they share the Scripture or quotations they find inspiring to their writing. The devotionals they’ve contributed reflect all aspects of the writing life: basic motivation, rejection, publishing and succeeding. Spend some time with the writers you love and discover what words they write by.
Contributors: Lauralee Bliss, Andrea Boeshaar, Margaret Daley, Jill Eileen Smith, Gail Gaymer Martin, Robin Lee Hatcher, Anita Higman, Kathy Ide, Loree Lough, Cecil Murphey, Molly Noble Bull, Deborah Raney, Carolyn R. Scheidies, Sally Stuart, and many more.

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The Power of Love / The Courage to DreamTitle: The Power of Love & The Courage To Dream

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Publisher: Steeple Hill – Love Inspired Classics (July 2008)
ISBN: 0373651228
Pages: 512

The Power of Love

When Rebecca Michaels returns to her mother’s home with her troubled son and special needs baby, she feels certain that God has abandoned her. Then Officer Gabriel Stone steps in with his firm hand, solid faith and a heart that needs healing…

The Courage to Dream

Returning to her Southern roots is a bitter journey—one chef Rachel Peters hopes to make brief, after collecting two younger siblings. But old flame Michael Hunter is determined to reunite her with the place, the faith…and the love she left behind.

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Family Ever AfterTitle: Family Ever After

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Publisher: Steeple Hill (May 2008)
ISBN: 0373874804
Pages: 224
Independent Bachelor No More…

Three foster kids fell into Noah Maxwell’s lap and turned his life upside down. The successful businessman knew nothing about children, so he hired single mom Cara Winters to help care for his new brood.

Cara sensed that despite Noah’s confident facade, old wounds troubled him. But he refused to discuss his past pain, despite her desire to help him heal. Perhaps her love could inspire Noah to relinquish his independence and give Cara and the children the fairy-tale ending they all deserved.

Fostered by Love: A family guided them to faith, but only love could heal their hearts.

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Don't Look BackTitle: Don’t Look Back

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Publisher: Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense (March 2008)
ISBN: 0373442823
Pages: 224

Who, what, where, when and why. Those were the questions journalism professor Jameson King lived by. But the murder of his protégé, a young newspaper reporter, remained a mystery. One that Jameson— and the reporter’s grief-stricken sister—vowed to solve. But working with Cassie Winters wasn’t easy. A former student ten years his junior, the stunning redhead was too young, too full of life, for a man like him. A man with a secret concerning her brother…a secret that might tear them apart forever.

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Heart of the FamilyTitle: Heart of the Family

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Publisher: Steeple Hill (December 2007)
ISBN: 0373442621
Pages: 256

Women, Dr. Jacob Hartman knew, were a mystery. Take the first time he met social worker Hannah Smith at the Stone Refuge home for foster children. The woman stared him down as if he’d come at her with castor oil. Why? His past was full of heavy-duty heartache, but he was positive they’d never met. And as a former foster child himself, Jacob was deeply touched by how much she cared about the kids at the home, how loving she was—to everyone but him. Which was where, he figured, the mistletoe came in!

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Buried SecretsTitle: Buried Secrets

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Publisher: Steeple Hill (October 2007)
ISBN: 0373442621
Pages: 256

HIDDEN TREASURE?

Fresh from her grandfather’s funeral, Maggie Somers was shocked to find his home–all she had left of him–ransacked. What wasn’t so shocking was that a Collier stood among the wreckage. Maggie had grown up hearing all about the Collier Clan–liars and thieves who couldn’t be trusted. Yet Zach Collier asked Maggie to have faith in him, to put their feud and their families’ to rest. His grandfather had also recently passed away. Zach was sure the man–like Maggie’s grandfather–had been murdered for something hidden among his possessions. Something Zach and Maggie had to uncover before they became targets.

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Family for Keeps & Sadie's HeroTitle: Family for Keeps/Sadie’s Hero, Love Inspired Classic

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Publisher: Steeple Hill Classic (August 2007)
ISBN: 0373652020
Pages: 512

Family for Keeps

A senseless tragedy shattered Tess Morgan’s dreams of a family of her own, and even shook her faith. But now a very special man, single father Peter MacPherson, wants to help her find her way home—if only she has the courage to love again.

Sadie’s Hero

A bachelor auction is the only way Sadie Spencer can get close to a millionaire to ask for a charity donation. But one “date” with Andrew Knight—seemingly so cold, yet truly so caring—shows her that this man can offer her far more than mere money.

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VanishedTitle: Vanished

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Publisher: Steeple Hill (May 2007)
ISBN: 0373442416
Pages: 256

Without a Trace
As a detective in Chicago, J.T. Logan had put away a lot of criminals–and had made a lot of enemies. However, the last thing the widowed father and current small-town sheriff expected was crime in his own backyard. Until his young daughter was kidnapped.

FBI agent Madison Spencer found herself working with J. T. again on a case painfully different from their previous one. She could only watch as he struggled to remain coldly professional while his heart was in anguish. And what of her own heart? Romance should be the furthest thing from their minds. All she could do was hope–and pray–for them all.

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Once Upon a FamilyTitle: Once Upon a Family

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Publisher: Steeple Hill (April 2007)
ISBN: 0373813074
Pages: 256

As the local high school principal, Peter Stone knew troubled student Sean Williams needed his expert assistance. And as a Christian, Peter knew God was leading him to help. Yet it was the boy’s mother who captured Peter’s notice. Laura, a widow caring for her four children and ailing aunt, had no time for romance or religion. Somehow, despite her protests, Laura found herself and her brood frequent visitors to Peter’s ranch and the church he attended. Soon it seemed her family was meant to complete Peter’s life.

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So Dark the NightTitle: So Dark the Night

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Publisher: Steeple Hill (March 2007)
ISBN: 0373442335
Pages: 256

On a tragic night, photographer Emma St. James lost not only her vision, but her memory. The police believed she’d witnessed her beloved brother’s murder, but her mind refused to remember. She was lost and alone, until a stranger reached out with a touch she couldn’t see.

Rev. Colin Fitzpatrick would never forget the moment he saw Emma’s lovely face just seconds before she ran out in front of his car. She’d been fleeing something—or someone—but she was his responsibility now. But with the killers desperate to find Emma, it would take divine intervention to keep them both alive.

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Title: Heart of tHeart of the Amazonhe Amazon

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Publisher: Steeple Hill (January 2007)
ISBN: 0373874138
Pages: 256

THE JUNGLE SOUGHT TO CLAIM HER. ASSASSINS MEANT TO SILENCE HER.
There was no way her brother was dead. Officials claimed the biochemist had been murdered in the Brazilian rainforest, his body fallen prey to the mists of the jungle. But Kate Collier knew Zach and couldn’t leave it at that. Zach was all she had left.

Tall, dark and mysterious, A.C. Slader had a past that was as turbulent as the Amazon River. Yet he was the only one who could guide her on a journey from which many never returned. A journey that would stretch the limits of their faith in God and each other…

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Tidings of JoyTitle: Tidings of Joy

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Publisher: Steeple Hill (October 2006)
ISBN: 0373812833
Pages: 320

The last book in the Ladies of Sweetwater Lake delves into Tanya’s story. A young single mother and a man imprisoned wrongly for the murders of his wife and daughter learn that love has the power to heal past hurts in this emotional story about two people making fresh starts.

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Title: Hearts oHearts on the Linen the Line

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Publisher: Steeple Hill (June 2006)
ISBN: 0-373-87371-9
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Boss, I’m finishing up all my articles before Alessandro and I get married later this month. He’s thrilled his uncle Max is out of the hospital and can attend the wedding. If only Baltasar Escalante weren’t still out there—Alessandro believes he’s plotting against the Vance and Montgomery families. My cousin Quinn has been busy restoring detective Becca Hilliard’s house, but he’s also on alert following the explosion at the hospital. I’d be thrilled if Quinn and Becca became a couple but I wonder how safe it is to fall in love when there’s a madman on the loose….

Can faith and love sustain two families against a diabolical enemy?

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When Dreams Come TrueTitle: When Dreams Come True

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When her DEA agent huband’s plane went down, Zoey Witherspoon thought her life was over. But with two kids to care for, and another on the way, she moved back home to Sweetwater to be closer to her friends and family.

Two years later, her world was turned upside down: her husband was alive! Amnesia-striken Dane wasn’t exactly the same person he’d been,–but neither is Zoey. She refused to return to the fractured marriage they’d shared–workaholic Dane had never been around–yet moving forward was a scary prospect. Would a second chance at happiness make all her dreams come true?

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The Cinderella Plan

Title: The Cinderella Plan

Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Steeple Hill (October 1, 2005)
ISBN: 0373873301

When matchmaking teens conspire, Anne and Caleb are caught in the middle of a plan to bring them together. But will the teens’ good intentions be enough to overcome the obstacles in Anne and Caleb’s way?

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Light in the StormTitle: Light In The Storm

Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Steeple Hill (April 1, 2005)
ISBN: 0373873077
Beth Coleman, a caregiver most of her life, is drawn to Samuel Morgan, the new minister who has come to Sweetwater to recapture his faith and bring his family together. Both have made plans for the future that doesn’t include falling in love.

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A Mother for CindyTitle: A Mother For Cindy

Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Steeple Hill (January 1, 2005)
ISBN: 0373872933
Young widow Jesse Bradshaw was content to be a loving mother to her son, a devoted granddaughter, a doll maker and the keeper of a gaggle of pets. She couldn’t imagine having anything more in her already crowded life–until jaded Nick Blackburn and his daughter moved next door. Cindy needed a mother’s love, something the wealthy businessman couldn’t provide for his precious child. Jesse tried to use her matchmaking skills to find a suitable wife for the workaholic widower, but what would she do when she realized she was Nicks’ perfect match?

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Gold in the FireTitle: Gold In The Fire

Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Steeple Hill (October 1, 2004)
ISBN: 0373872836
As a firefighter, Joshua Markham was used to taking risks. So when unexplained fires started disrupting the quiet town of Sweetwater, he was prepared to stop them–whatever it took.

What he wasn’t prepared for was Darcy O’Brien, the beautiful woman he found trying to save horses as her family’s barn smoldered. After a recent relationship filled with heartache, Joshua wasn’t ready for the protective feelings Darcy and her young son evoked in him.

Joshua wasn’t willing to take risks when it came to love. But he was a man of faith. Could it be mere coincidence that he’d pulled this remarkable woman from a burning barn. . .and into his life?

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Title: A FamilyA Family for Tory For Tory

Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Steeple Hill (March 1, 2004)
ISBN: 0373872550

Healing Hearts . . .
Just when Victoria Alexander was ready to abandon her lilfelong dream of having a family, she bonded with a special child whose needs outweighed her own. Now Tory would do anything to help the little girl — even if it meant marrying the child’s father! But the quiet agony in Slade Donaldson’s eyes told Tory his daughter wasn’t the only one who needed to be made whole again. And in spite of her own tragedy, Tory felt an inexplicable need to ease some of Slade’s suffering. Could God’s grace now heal these broken hearts so that Tory could finally have the family she longed for?

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What the Heart KnowsTitle: What The Heart Knows

Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Steeple Hill (January 1, 2004)
ISBN: 0373872461
Kathleen Somers needed something to believe in again. Rocked by her husband’s death and her once-loving son’s transformation, she’d drifted away from God. It wasn’t until she met handsome Dr. Jared Matthews that she felt the first glimmer of hope. And something else . . .

A burned-out widower, Jared thought he could offer Kathleen nothing but heartache. Still, he couldn’t desert her when the situation involving her son became a living nightmare. As he reached out to Kathleen, Jared finally saw what a relationship could be. Now he prayed that God’s love would give Kathleen the courage to follow her heart . . .

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The Courage to DreamTitle: The Courage To Dream

Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Steeple Hill (April 1, 2003)
ISBN: 0373872127
Rough Weather Ahead.

Even the humid weather of Magnolia Blossom couldn’t melt the tension that flared between Rachel Peters and Michael Hunter. High school sweethearts ten years before, they were finally face-to-face again, and in place of young love were unanswered questions. Luckily Rachel was only back temporarily, to get to know her younger sister and brother again before she took them off with her.

But nurturing her siblings wasn’t as easy as she thought it would be, and as she watched Michael tenderly caring for his own son, she knew she needed help. So he agreed to teach her — about family, about God and about the small town life she’d forgotten. But she was learning much more — she was learning about how leaving again might not be the answer.

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Sadie's HeroTitle: Sadie’s Hero

Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Steeple Hill (November 1, 2002)
ISBN: 0373871988

Devoted to her students, irrepressible Sadie Spencer would stop at nothing to help them. Even if it meant winning a date with one of Oklahoma’s most eligible bachelors, Andrew Knight, to discuss their needs. But Sadie soon realized that God had a more urgent plan for their time together!

Experience had taught Andrew that he didn’t need anyone in his life, including God. Until Sadie began to show the successful businessman how much he had to offer her students. But though the walls he’d built around his heart were slowly crumbling, would he ever find the courage to make peace with God so that he could be not only Sadie’s hero . . . but her husband?

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Title: Family A Family for KeepsFor Keeps

Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Steeple Hill (August 1, 2002)
ISBN: 0373871902

A Dream Lost

Pediatric nurse Tess Morgan had dreamed of having a large family. But when her fiance was murdered, her hopes and dreams, along with her faith, were shattered by a single bullet. Until she met Peter “Mac” MacPherson, no stranger to tragedy . . .

A Family Found

Mac, a widowed single father, was drawn to the vulnerable nurse. The former football legend had lost his wife and father, but he turned to the healing powers of God and family to help him through his grief. Now can Mac’s love help Tess regain her faith and finally find a family . . . with him?

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The Power of LoveTitle: The Power of Love

Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Steeple Hill (March 1, 2002)
ISBN: 0373871759
Struggling to single-handedly raise a special-needs infant and a son headed for trouble, Rebecca Michaels thought God had abandoned her. Until police officer Gabriel Stone showed up on her doorstep, offering a firm hand, an understanding heart and an unshakable faith.

Witnessing the small miracle this loner was performing in her family, Rebecca wondered if she’d give up on God too soon. And if He didn’t have some secret plan. One that would enable her to help Gabriel set aside his burning need for revenge. With God’s help, could her healing touch now give them both a second chance on love?

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