2017 Selah Awards Nominee
Oh, for a simpler time! Paradise Jones dreams of the Hollywood glamour days. Clothes, hair, vintage car–you name it, she’s got it. She’s classic retro, a 21st-century image of her favorite Golden Era stars–Doris, Audrey, Esther, Marilyn. The entertainment rags call Paradise eccentric. The studios rarely call at all. When an altercation with her leering stepfather forces her to flee Los Angeles, Paradise leaves behind everything she loves and longs for.
A few hundred miles east, Doc Morales’ years of hard work in the minors of Major League Baseball have produced exactly one at bat in the Big Show. A collision at first, a blown knee, and adios dreams. Nothing left to live for but pick-up games and his collection of old movies. Nothing, that is, until beautiful, damaged Paradise Jones crashes into his small, Arizona town. So begins an epic road trip that will change everything.
Throw in a couple of oddball bounty hunters, a forgotten movie-star boat captain, a cowboy priest, and a dashboard Jesus that is more than meets the eye, and Paradise and Doc have all the ingredients they need to cook up a fun and quirky slice of Americana pie.
About the Author
Buck Storm has marked time as a commercial diver, fisherman, sailor, and musician. A veteran singer/songwriter, he s bounced around the planet with a guitar and a pocketful of stories and made friends in venues everywhere. Buck writes about this mixed-up, out of control, beautiful cacophony we call humanity. About life as he sees it or sometimes just how he’d like it to be. Buck and his wife, Michelle, have a happy love story, a hideout in North Idaho, and two wonderful children. Truck Stop Jesus is his second novel.
During danger, He will keep me safe in His shelter. He will hide me in His [holy] tent. Or, He will protect me on a tall mountain (Psalm 27:5 PEB).
There is only one hiding place, one place of true covering and security-the Manifest Presence of God.
- Your religion will not protect you.
- Your doctrines will not deliver you from evil.
- Your denomination will not save you.
- Your degree will not heal you.
The Scriptures and history have proven time and again the Manifest Presence of the Lord is our only hiding place, our only deliverer, our only healer. As King David found, “The Always-Present One is my Rock, my place of safety, and my Savior. My God is my Rock. I can run to Him for safety. He is my Shield and my Saving Strength, The Always-Present One is my High Tower” (Ps. 18:2 PEB).
For the past 37 years, author Don Nori has been a persistent advocate for the Presence of Jesus within the heart of every believer. His personal experience and his keen insights are evident in this incredibly revealing book.
In Manifest Presence, you will find:
- Abiding, interactive relationship with God.
- A refuge from the coming storm.
- The place where genuine worship touches God.
- How the constant miraculous is a daily experience.
- His fullness manifested in your heart.
Move from the constraints of Christless religion and the recklessness of random spiritualism to the place where Manifest Presence genuinely rules your heart. The truths in this book will change your life forever.
Those who go to the Most High for safety will be protected by God Almighty (Psalm 91:1 PEB).
About the Author
Don Nori ha escrito ocho libros. Ha trabajado en la industria publicitaria y ministrado internacionalmente por mas de veintidos anos, trabajando con personas de todas las razas y nacionalidades. Don y su esposa Cathy, viven al pie de los Montes Apalaches en la zona central del sur de Pensilvania.
Don Nori has authored eight books. He has worked in the publishing industry and ministered internationally for more than twenty-two years, working with people of all races and nationalities. Don and his wife Cathy live at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains in the south central region of Pennsylvania.
2014 Carol Award Winner for Best Novella
Dex Stanton has never had much time for book learning. He’s been too busy helping to provide for his family. Now that he’s heading west, Dex is hoping to start a family of his own. However, his attempt to acquire a mail-order bride fails miserably when the lady writes back ridiculing his terrible spelling. Rachel Oliver may be the last person he wants to know what a dunce he is, but she’s also the smartest woman in town–and it’s clear he needs her help.
Rachel Oliver has lingered in town for three years secretly mooning over Dex Stanton, but now she’s done. If the fool wants to write to a mail-order bride company, so be it. Once she begins giving Dex lessons, however, Rachel realizes she may not be prepared to give up just yet.
As their time together runs short, can two of the most stubborn people in town set aside their pride long enough to find love?
Love by the Letter includes an extended sneak peek at A Bride for Keeps. Love by the Letter is the prequel novella for the Unexpected Brides Series.
Love by the Letter can be found in print within the With All My Heart Romance Collection.
Award-winning author Linda Rondeau crafts a heartwarming romance set in New York’s Adirondack Mountains.
Iraq War widow, Dorie Fitzgerald, despises the frigid Adirondacks that have now become her home. After numerous failed job interviews, she questions the wisdom of moving to be near her parents. Desperate to try and fit in, she joins the community theater in the production of “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Could a “wonderful love” be waiting in the wings?
Jamey Sullivan put his career on hold in order to run the family business and to help his ailing father. With his sights set on Broadway, Jamey reluctantly agrees to help with the production of the play, even though he’s convinced local performers lack the necessary acting skills.
Well … all but one actress, anyway.
Will the pair’s competing ambitions, demanding schedules, family members, and finances — plus a romantic rival — pull the curtain down on their growing attraction towards one another?
About the Author
Selah Award winner, Linda Wood Rondeau writes stories to demonstrate that our worst past, surrendered to God, becomes our best future. Her books, primarily blended contemporary, are inspired by her many years as a social worker, her fiction hitting home with strong issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder, autism, child abuse, depression and widowhood.
Humor, another guarantee in a Rondeau book, is as prevalent in her non-fiction, as well as her contemporary fiction.
Rondeau’s personal blog, Salt and Light, inspires Christians to be the salt and light God intends for them to be in a hurting world. A regular feature of her blog is The Writer’s Journey where guest authors reveal their spiritual journey as well as their writing journey. She also manages a multi-author devotional blog, Life to the Fullest.
The author is a breast cancer survivor and is a recovering food addict. A Toastmaster graduate, she enjoys speaking to groups on her experiences as well as the writing life. The author loves to hear from readers. You may contact her through her website, lindarondeau.com, on Facebook, Goodreads, Twitter, Pinterest or via any of her publishers.
Learning of her inheritance—a vintage European home in sleepy southern California wine country—is a dream for adopted daughter Natalie Turner. The search to learn more about her birth family drives Natalie to renovate the dilapidated chateau into a stylish bed-and-breakfast complete with wine tastings amongst beautiful vineyards.
But danger awaits her around every corner of the aged home and every lush row of grapes. For twenty-five years a serial killer has left a trail of bodies in his wake. Now the Lakeview Slayer has his sights set on Natalie.
Nick Hardaway never recovered from his sister’s murder—a victim of the Slayer. When news of the killer’s latest murder breaks, Nick grows more determined to make amends for his sister’s death, and joins Natalie in her renovations of the chateau. Natalie may hold the key to capturing the Lakeview Slayer before he kills again, but first the pair must decide if their newfound love is worth dying for.
From the author of the bestselling Miller’s Creek series comes this daily devotional for women, full of God’s new beginnings, second chances, and fresh starts.
Endings in life aren’t always pleasant or expected, but they are always followed by new beginnings. With each new beginning we tend to count our God-given blessings, dream big, and set new faith goals for a new season of life. But wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could enjoy those new beginnings on a daily basis? We can.
Our Jesus always does new. As the giver of new life, new is His calling card, and every new beginning with Him makes everything better than before. His mercies are new every morning. Join us for this 31-day daily devotional journey as we pick up the sword of truth to study verses on how God makes all things new. Can you hear Jesus calling? It truly is time for out with the old and in with the new. Don’t miss this chance to explore our countless new beginnings with Jesus.
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:
“This is an excellent devotional for anyone who is facing a new beginning in their life. I found Cathy Bryant’s style to be engaging and like sitting and having coffee with a mentor who loves and cares about my journey. I was pretty amazed at how many facets and angles of newness were explored in this devotional, and I found myself very refreshed and encouraged to press on after reading each entry. I highlighted so many things that there is no way I can share favorite quotes this time! There are just too many!”
“Being able to randomly go to any day in the book and read the scripture, explanations and questions will make it easy to use this devotional for years to come.”
“When choosing a devotional to use during my daily Bible study, I look for one that has substance, or what Scripture refers to as meat. I can tell you that Cathy Bryant’s New Beginnings fits the bill. Each one gave me something to chew on and ponder which led me to deeper study of God’s Word.”
“I highly recommend ‘New Beginnings’ and the other devotional books in the LifeSword series by Cathy Bryant.”
“A new day, a new beginning! Cathy has done a great job in this devotional of showing us that through our relationship with Christ a new beginning is what He has in store for us when we come to Him. I like how in this crazy, hectic world Cathy’s daily devotions are short and easy to read, but very thought-provoking. As a busy wife, mom of two boys, and working a full time job only a few minutes are available before chaos hits, so it is nice to have this quiet alone time with Him in such a way Cathy provides.”
“Cathy Bryant ‘s new devotional book, “New Beginnings” is one of the best devotional books I have ever read. It is a great way to start the new year with 31 devotions designed to jump start a new beginning. This is a book I would use in counseling sessions in that I would give it to clients, friends, or church members who have gone through a difficult year and need a new beginning.”
“New Beginnings is a wonderful devotional that reminds us that each new day is indeed a new beginning in our journey of faith. As we read, we see that our mistakes, our failures, our shortcomings can all be brought to Jesus and traded for a brand new start.”