Wonderful, simply wonderful. A story of love, healing, and forgiveness sure to grip the heart of every reader. — Debbie Macomber, New York Times #1 bestselling author
In a Drought, It’s the Darkest Cloud That Brings Hope
It’s 1954 and Perla Long’s arrival in the sleepy town of Wise, West Virginia, was supposed to go unnoticed. She just wants a quiet, safe place for her and her daughter, Sadie, where the mistakes of her past can stay hidden. But then drought comes to Wise, and Perla is pulled into the turmoil of a town desperately in need of a miracle.
Casewell Phillips has resigned himself to life as a bachelor…until he meets Perla. She’s everything he’s sought in a woman, but he can’t get past the sense that she’s hiding something. As the drought worsens, Perla’s unique gift divides the town in two, bringing both gratitude and condemnation, and placing the pair in the middle of a storm of anger and forgiveness, fear and faith.
This debut novel is splendid. The story is genuine and heartfelt, with just a touch of the Divine. A story of forgiveness and reckoning, and realizing love does cover a multitude of sins. Thomas will be a go-to author after you read Miracle in a Dry Season. — Rachel Hauck, bestselling author of The Wedding Dress and Once Upon a Prince
Charming, whimsical, and intelligently written, Miracle in a Dry Season is a beautiful debut novel! –Ann Tatlock, Christy-award winning author of Promises to Keep
About the Author
Sarah Loudin Thomas is a fund-raiser for a children’s ministry who has also published freelance writing for “Mountain Homes Southern Style” and “Now & Then “magazines, as well as “The Asheville Citizen-Times “and” The Journey Christian Newspaper.” She holds a bachelor’s in English from Coastal Carolina University. She and her husband reside in Asheville, North Carolina.
2013 RITA Winner for Inspirational Romance
2013 Christy Award Winner for Historical Romance
2013 Daphne du Maurier Award Winner for Inspirational Romantic Mystery/Suspense
After a childhood rampant with uncertainty, Lydia Pallas has carved out a perfect life for herself. She spends her days within sight of the bustling Boston Harbor, where her skill with languages has landed her an enviable position as a translator for the U.S. Navy.
Lydia’s talents bring her to the attention of Alexander Banebridge, a mysterious man in need of a translator. Driven by a campaign to end the opium trade, Bane is coolly analytical and relentless in his quest. He cannot afford to fall for Lydia and must fight the bittersweet love growing between them.
When Bane’s enemies gain the upper hand, he is forced to turn to Lydia for help. Determined to prove her worth, Lydia soon discovers that carrying out Bane’s mission will test her wits and her courage to the very limits.
About the Author
Elizabeth Camden received a master’s in history from the University of Virginia and a master’s in library science from Indiana University. She is a research librarian by day and scribbles away on her next novel by night. Elizabeth lives with her husband in central Florida.
Jeffery O’Donnell is captivated by the mysterious Simone, who arrives at his office hoping to acquire a position as a Harvey Girl at the popular way-stops along the frontier rail line. Jeffery is torn, however, when he suspects that Simone may harbor a disturbing secret. Westward Chronicles Book 1.
Tracie Peterson is a full-time author who has written over fifteen books, both historical and contemporary, including Entangled, Framed, Controlling Interests, and A Shelter of Hope. She and her family live in Kansas.
As the U.S. descends into the Civil War, photographer Brenton Baldwin travels west with his sister Jordana, taking pictures of the developing lands and in search of their sister. Along for the trip is young Caitlan O’Connor, who has just arrived from Ireland. Will they make it to California to find their family despite the danger that looms ahead? And can early romance grow into love in the face of trials and tragedy?
First in the “Ribbons West” series, this continues Pella and Peterson’s original series, “Ribbons of Steel” with the adventures of brother and sister Brenton and Jordana Baldwin as they leave the dangers of the Civil War behind and head for the gold fields of California. Fictional and historical characters interact nicely in this gently paced story with a saga-like feel that features a number of interesting secondary characters, well-handled religious elements, and a pair of appealing protagonists. Linked to the earlier series and providing plot threads for future novels, this relatively complex story nevertheless stands on its own and should be welcomed by fans of California history as well as those of the inspirational subgenre. Both authors are experienced writers; Pella lives in California and Peterson in KS.
About the Authors
Judith Pella is a bestselling author whose writing career spans two decades and more than 30 novels. She and her husband make their home in Scapoose, Oregon.
Tracie Peterson is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than 70 novels. She and her family live in Belgrade, Montana.
When Jesus “made himself nothing…taking the nature of a servant,” He modelled for all believers true humility. Andrew Murray calls this “our true nobility” and “the distinguishing feature of discipleship.” With insightful, penetrating clarity, Murray calls all Christians to turn from pride, empty themselves, and study the character of Christ to be filled with His grace. Often called the best work on humility ever written, this edition has been edited for today’s reader.
From the Back Cover
“Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.” (James 4:10)Is your walk with God stale? Are the same old things just not working as you seek intimacy and God’s power for you life?In this classic text by faith-great Andrew Murray, you will find refreshment for your spiritual journey and learn that humble dependence on God is the basis of all genuine blessing.For more than a hundred years, Murray’s works have reached the inner depths of the soul to change lives. In Humility, you willLearn to model your life after Jesus’ lifeDiscover the secret of dying to self and living for GodFind joy in serviceInvigorate your prayersAdd power to your witnessingBring your focus back to God and walk in His will as never before!”By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life.” (Proverbs 22:4)
About the Author
South African pastor and author Andrew Murray (1828 1917) was an amazingly prolific writer. Murray began writing on the Christian life for his congregation as an extension of his local pastoral work, but he became internationally known for his books, such as With Christ in the School of Prayer and Abide in Christ, that searched men’s hearts and brought them into a deeper relationship with Christ. With intense purpose and zeal for the message of the gospel, Murray wrote numerous books even after his “retirement” at age seventy-eight.
Lance Michelli is on a quest to discover the secrets his grandmother cannot tell. What happened all those years ago, and what is it she so desperately needs him to find? The old villa in Sonoma holds the answers, but it is now owned by a young woman who neither knows nor cares about his mission. But Rese Barret is a force to contend with, and her own impending storm could sweep him up as their sparring creates a fierce and uncomfortable attraction. From bestselling author Kristen Heitzmann.
About the Author
Kristen Heitzmann is the bestselling author of contemporary romantic suspense, psychological suspense, and historical novels, including Colorado Book Award finalist The Still of Night, Christy Award finalists Indivisible and The Tender Vine, and Christy Award winners Secrets and The Breath of Dawn that won both a Christy Award and Inspirational Readers Choice Award and was a finalist for a people’s choice award in the Netherlands. She is a fiction track and workshop teacher at writers conferences. An artist and musician, she’ll also be found hiking the Colorado Rocky Mountain trails near her home where she lives with her husband, pets, extended family, and wildlife.