Just Judy's Jumbles Blog Party
Interview with Erica Vetsch
Justice is demanded from the McConnell brothers who are tainted by association with their abusive father. Can Alec show that he's worthy of the boss's daughter? Can Trace help a distraught woman trust again? Will Cal prove his innocence to a US Marshal in disguise?
From his abusive, alcoholic father to the townspeople who treat him as if he's cut from the same cloth to the insecurities that fill his own head, nothing he ever does is good enough. So how can he possibly let himself be in love with the boss's daughter? And why on earth would she have declared her love for him?
In a fit of pique, Clara did indeed declare her love for Alec. And his flat, decisive rejection, even as his face and hands and lips denied his words, nearly broke her heart. Why can't Alec look beyond the circumstances of his childhood to see the honorable man he's become?
When Clara's life is threatened by dangerous cattle rustlers, will Alec finally discover the answers he's been seeking? If he lets go of the past, can he trust God for the future?
Her sister Violet has died, and her niece Rose has been kidnapped. The U.S. Marshals who are supposed to be looking for Rose are ill and injured. Lily has two choices: find Rose herself (which she has no idea how to do) or trust Trace McConnell to find the baby for her. But Lily has trusted men for the last time. So maybe she will do this on her own.
Trace McConnell, almost-bad-boy-turned-local-lawman, would be happy to hunt down the kidnappers and return Rose to the intriguing Lily Whitman, except Lily won't let him go alone. How is he supposed deal with kidnappers and killers when his mind and heart are so distracted by this frustrating woman?
Is a God whose ways seem inexplicable really a God who is trustworthy? Is He really with them, or has He forsaken them, despite what His Word says?
Melissa, too, is devastated when her parents make their announcement. As little more than a bargaining chip in her father’s business maneuvers, she feels her secure world slipping away. Engaged to marry a man she has never met—someone “considerably older” than herself? What have her parents done?
Can Jonathan and Melissa find a way out of this loveless marriage, or must they find a way forward together?
Captain Noah Kennebrae can no longer deal with the shame and guilt from the wreck of his ship. So he changes his name and takes a job as assistant lighthouse keeper on Sutton Island, heedless of the marriage contract his grandfather has arranged for him. No woman in her right mind would want to marry him now, anyway.
Desperate to escape the calculating grasp of her father and his cronies, Anastasia Michaels leaves her home under cover of night to take the unlikely job of housekeeper on a remote island. At least, knowing how terrified of water she is, her father would never think to look for her there.
But neither Nick nor Annie considered that God’s hand might be at work in their lives. When they each take things into their own hands, He must work a miracle to bring them back to His original plan.
But Grandfather made the promise, and Eli Kennebrae is expected to carry it out.
Josie Zahn has admired Eli from a distance for years, but Eli hardly knows she exists other than as just "one of the Zahn girls." If only she could get his attention...
When Father announces her older sister Clarice's engagement to Eli, both girls are crushed. Is there no way out of this nightmare?
Deception, intrigue, and danger make life miserable for the Zahns and the Kennebraes as they learn that Divine engineering is far better than human manipulation.
And then it happens. Walking along the creek one day, he rescues a young woman from a near-fall into the water…and though they part ways without exchanging names, her fascinating gray eyes and the mysterious connection he felt with her remain foremost in his mind.
It isn’t until later, when he attends a play at the newly opened theater in town that he realizes his dreams have been caught up in the lovely Willow Starr—an actress bound for the bright lights of New York City.
But can a pastor love an actress? Would an actress abandon the stage for life in Martin City? And what about that mother, determined to claim the pastor for her daughter?
When an avalanche halts their progress, Sam and Eldora both must learn to trust God like never before for life, health, safety, security…even family and love. Can God be trusted to put things together when, despite all their efforts, they’ve failed so miserably?
Todd believed Beth was the one God chose for him. When she declined him to court her he prayed God would change her heart or his. He was having a hard time not loving her.
Beth put together a Christmas program so she could prove what a could wife she would be for a preacher. She took control of everything and did not delegate well. When disaster hit just hours before the program she lost it. A mere sheep helped make life clearer then anything.
A cute and heart warming story and many good lessons in it as well.
*Received book from NetGalley for review