Trey Channing had lost his wife a year ago. So, he was traveling the country this summer with his son Elliott and daughter Blayne. And praying for the Lord’s guidance in where He wanted them and in what church He wanted Trey to be a pastor. Then they came to the small town of Crystal Creek.
Hannah McKean has to work several jobs, as does her daughter, Desiree. As a single mom, that was her life. She also carried the heavy burden of her past around with her. Being an unwed mother in this small town was not unnoticed, forgotten, or forgiven, it seemed at times.
This story is about more than just Trey and Hannah. The ripple around them pulls in others who need the Lord—and forgiveness. Tissue alert if you cry easily.
Zane Gallivan blames himself for the deaths of the men and civilians in the war. He was their protector, and he’d failed them. Zane also failed at being a husband and father. He moved to the small town of Crystal Creek for solitude, but it seems he won’t get that with such a friendly neighbor. Although, after a while, he doesn’t mind her friendliness.
Great story. I loved the characters—both human and canine.
Chet Hancock had done something dumb when he was nineteen. He did what he thought was right, but it wasn’t. Twenty-eight years later, he’s hoping for a second chance to right the wrong. Only, it’s not as easy as it seems.
I loved this story. It’s heartbreaking in many ways, but thankfully it has a happily-ever-after.
Chrystelle Bach has been in LA for two and a half years. She came here from her small town of Gwilliams, Colorado, to be a screenwriter. So far she's anything but. A limo driver, waitress, bartender...but she's not one to give up. And now, she finally has her chance to get her script into the right hands.
Quinton Fairchild has taken over Fairchild Films for his dad. He's done well. So when a new script is given to him, he likes it...but wants some changes. The author of the script wants it just as it is. She'll change her mind though, because Quinton always wins.
A wonderful story. I enjoyed the characters and the storyline.
River Jackson was a winning quarterback for the Denver Flyers. A team his dad had played on, and both of his younger brothers planned on being on. After a shoulder injury, things changed in good and bad ways. He found something exciting to do in his spare time...helping out kids at a learning center in a low-income area.
Bryg Winslow is a success story. From living in The Grid, the poor section of Denver, with his mother, until he was placed in a foster home and then becoming a billionaire. So when he goes to a small town in Colorado for his next project, he gets so much more out of it than he expected.
After being adopted by the Rendell’s, Leah took the beautiful ranch she grew up on for granted until she realized what she could lose if her parents sold out to Bryg. She no longer lived here, but it was always there for her trips home from Massachusetts, where she was a college professor. She’d watched so many young men come and go as her parents fostered them. Teaching them to be Godly young men. And now, it would all end.
Such a beautiful story in so many ways, like how quickly we can judge—or misjudge—someone. I loved the story, the characters, all of it.
Alexander Ross is a billionaire. After his father’s death and he took control of Ross Enterprises, he was even more successful. If only he could have such success at being a father. After his late ex-wife’s death, he’ll have Poppy with him until she goes to boarding school. He just needed the right nanny as Poppy had gone through three already since her mother’s death.
Felicity Holden was a scarred woman. Literally. Her face carried the burden of the reminder of the night her father died. She knew no man would want her, so she became a nanny so she could enjoy children, knowing she’d never have her own.
The life of the rich was very different from Felicity’s life. But, that was no excuse for Alexander not to be the best dad he could be. And, at risk of getting fired, she let him know just that. This was a short-term job anyway. It was an incredible story to me…I went through quite a few tissues, so if you cry easily…tissue alert.
Oliver Smith and Madison Grant, aka Madison Edwards, sat beside each other on the plane with no idea how their lives would soon collide. They were both heading to the wedding of their friends. Brian had been Oliver’s friend since he was young, and Madison and Shelly had been best friends since they’d been college roommates.
They were both carrying some baggage…besides the luggage for the wedding. Both had lost at love in ways and weren’t looking to try again. But God had a plan for their lives.
I loved the story and the characters. Oliver is so down-to-earth, not letting his billionaire bank account say who he is as a man. Sometimes the biggest obstacle to our happiness is ourselves.
Dru Kassandros is determined to buy into a company that needs a silent partner so he can get his hands on a program the company owns. However, once he meets the owner, he finds out she can be as stubborn as he is when accepting no for an answer.
Alia Nash owns Nash Conceptions. She has dreams of using her creation in future products, but until then, she needs to make more money. Alia realizes that a silent partner isn’t such a good idea. It’s her company, and she doesn’t want to deal with losing control of any part of it. Not even to the handsome man with the Greek accent.
I went through a few tissues on this story. But, as always, it was hard to put down. I couldn’t wait to see what would happen next. I loved the characters and the story.
Carter du Pont Haines IV needed a wife for two years. Emma Waite Hanes needed money to be able to keep her grandparents’ lodge. So, they made a deal. And then, after two years, it was a done deal. Or it should have been.
The characters in this book are so endearing, and it’s a great story. Pulled me in from beginning to end. The author made their struggles real by writing about the differences in their lives. Carter always had servants and money. Emma was used to waiting on the people that visited the lodge.
Maria Ferraro loves her family and neighbors. She works at the family pizzeria, enjoying her work and the people. Sure, Maria is twenty-six and single, but Maria’s trusting God to bring the right person to her…or maybe He won’t bring anyone. She’s content. That is until the day she invites the man in the cashmere coat and a limo inside to warm up.
Can love exist between two people from two different worlds? They are on two sides of the proposal to revitalize Wright Park, which makes it seem impossible.
It is a sweet story that brings smiles and tears and grabs the heart.
Zach Lowe and Ellora were from the same town. The same high school. Different sides of the tracks. Funny how things you were told in your younger years stick with you. Reminding you of things like not being good enough for some people.
This is the first book I've read from this author and I really enjoyed it. I found it to be an easy read that kept my attention and the pages turning.
Dillon Lowe was in turmoil. After the heart-wrenching act of having to close one of their offices—putting two thousand people out of jobs—he wanted to resign. But, his boss wouldn’t let him. So, he took off for his family’s unused beach house in the Outer Banks. He needed time. What he didn’t expect was the woman who walked in and told him he had to leave.
Tessa Carlisle had lost her job in New York. Her friend Stella had told her to come and stay at the family beach house. She’d been living in this beautiful house on the beach for the last month and working at a bakery. She wished this could continue, so peaceful, but she had student loans to pay. She needed a high-paying job. And she had to keep her mind off her new, unexpected housemate.
They have no idea that both of them worked for the same company. Instead, they just enjoyed their new friendship. A heartwarming story with struggles on which path to take.
Beauregard “Beau” Wallis doesn’t believe in love, and he’d never said it to a woman in his thirty years of life. But, being as well-known and wealthy as his family was, there were plenty of women who’d have said yes. So it ends up that the one he meets that grabs his attention—is already spoken for. Worse, he knows the guy.
Stella Duvall had worked for Tom for five years. She was there through two of his divorces. Her eldest sister was concerned about her dating a man thrice-divorced, but she knew it would be different when he married her.
What a pickle. Beau knows that Stella and Tom don’t belong together, but he’s told her that he doesn’t see himself falling in love. After meeting Beau, Stella has to look closely at her life and relationship.
I enjoy this series. Good storylines and wonderful characters in a sweet romance.
Josh Merrick was a rodeo star, although with as humble as he was, you'd never know. After a win one night, his dog, Tank, took off...and found a woman. After convincing her to come with him...no easy task...he took her with him to his aunt's home. She'd be safe at Crystal Creek Ranch. And by the looks of her, she needed a safe haven.
Lily Marie Harkin was on the run. She had to keep moving because he'd find her...and she just couldn't be under his thumb another day. She had another life to protect besides her own. The handsome blue-eyed cowboy seemed safe, but then again, so did another man four years ago.
Josh had lost someone he cared about, he had to convince Lily not to take off. To trust him to protect her. Trust wasn't something that came easy for her anymore. Wonderful characters and an excellent storyline.
Hunter Whitlock left Gregory Enterprises a year ago. A job wasn’t all that he left; his heart was there too. But, because of his love for Bryce, he had to leave instead of making her choose between him or her father. And now Egon Gregory is dead, and Hunter returned to New York to show his respects.
Bryce Gregory has a long road ahead of her. Her father left the company to her. Not his long-time friend and business partner, and Percy definitely disagrees with that. Seeing Hunter again isn’t easy after he walked out of her life a year ago.
When things turn dangerous, Hunter steps in and takes Bryce back with him to Crystal Creek to keep her safe.
An exciting, page-turning story. Written in such a way that it’s hard to figure out who is good and who is bad.
Dr. Eli Merrick is living at his Aunt Rose’s house in Crystal Creek while he’s building a cabin there and working at the local hospital. He’d been working in plastic surgery, but that wasn’t why he became a doctor. Quitting that work, going to work in the war, and helping soldiers and locals in the Middle East was more fulfilling. Everything changed for him the day he rescued a woman and her toddler from a crash.
Janet Jones, who she knows isn’t her real name, sadly can’t remember anything. And she’s lost the ability to speak. All she has are bad dreams and that she’s missing something. That something is her daughter. Finally, they are reunited at the hospital, but the woman can’t remember her child’s name…or anything else.
Eli feels he’s too old to find love and marry since he chose his profession over family. “Janet” is running from an unknown enemy. And the baby, she’s just loved by everyone. I enjoyed the characters and the storyline. An easy read that kept my attention.