A Sweet Christian military romance set during World War II that will touch your heart
Matthew Finley and William Sawyer have become fast friends as they face the realities of being US soldiers in 1944 Germany. One dark, cloudy night, with everything to lose, they face an enemy-populated Hürtgen Forest. But Matthew has brought a weapon more powerful than any gun could ever be. He has brought his faith.
Matthew’s sister, Grace, is a combat nurse working in a fast-paced field hospital along the front lines. She finds herself constantly saying small prayers for the men in her care. She always feels that her prayers are heard, until one day when she gets two letters with life-changing news.
As William and Matthew plot out coordinates for a special mission, the two men are walking ever closer to a moment that can never be changed. But, as William will soon find out, one ending is only the spark to a new beginning.
Grace has lived to see the end of the war in Europe, but the war in her heart is still going on. Staying on to help the last soldiers get home, Grace finds a handsome soldier with his head wrapped in bandages sitting in her final hospital.
When William leaves Europe for US soil, he is certain he will never see the beautiful nurse again…
Mary Beiler is not ready for change. She wants to hold onto the past as tightly as she can. But new roles and relationships test Mary’s boundaries as she learns that she must trust God’s plan for her life.
Eli Glick used to be a school-yard crush, but she hasn’t let herself dream of a future with him. When their paths begin weaving together, she starts to wonder if the feeling she notices towards him might be more than the memories of her childhood.
From Mary’s Prayer:
Not so bad! How was that for a compliment! she thought angrily as she stood and stepped towards the ladder. She turned to move down it, but as she placed her boot on the first rung it slid sideways several inches, and she took her foot off.
“Hang on, I’ll hold it,” he said.
He stood and walked towards her, and knelt near the top of the ladder. He held it in place as she turned again and put her foot on the top rung. This time, with his help, it was perfectly solid.
“See what happens when we work together?” he asked, and she felt a smile peek onto her lips despite her upset.
How does he do that to me? she wondered. She’d just been feeling upset and sorry for herself, and now a crack of lightheartedness found it’s way into her heart. It was as if he was bringing out her smiles –smiles that had been buried such a long time that they almost felt strange on her lips.
As she climbed down, she once again found herself uncomfortably close to the handsome man. Eli grinned at her. He was looking right into her eyes, and this made her blush. She was glad, at least, that he was no longer staring at her scars.
“You sure that we can spend this time together, and you won’t fall in love with me?”he asked in his deep voice.
Mary knew he was teasing her, but she felt her heart skip a beat at the flirtatious sound in his voice. Oh don’t flatter yourself, she thought. He’s only teasing you, just like he acts with all the girls. Besides, he likes Abby Trovey. With his face so close, and his blonde hair and good looks only inches away from her, she swallowed hard.
Will Eli Glick see past Mary’s scars and into her heart?
Will Mary learn to trust again?
When Miss Charlotte Wilson asks God for a husband, she decides He must want her to pursue Mr. Hamilton Beckett, the catch of the season. The only problem? She’s never actually met Hamilton.
Fortunately, one of her oldest and dearest friends, Mr. Henry St. James–who has returned to New York after a two-year absence–does know Hamilton. Much to Henry’s chagrin, Charlotte immediately ropes him into helping her meet Hamilton. However, none of her plans to catch Hamilton’s eye go as she expected, and she is even more confused when her old feelings for Henry begin to resurrect themselves. In the midst of the mayhem Charlotte always seems to cause, she wonders if the gentleman of her dreams might be an entirely different man than she thought.
This novella is a companion to A Change of Fortune, Jen Turano’s full-length debut novel, available fall 2012!
Jen Turano is a USA Today Bestselling author, known for her quirky characters and amusing story lines. Her novel, After a Fashion, was a Reviewer’s Choice finalist with RT, as well as being named a top ten romance of 2015 from Booklist. Her book, A Most Peculiar Circumstance, was chosen as a top ten romance by Booklist in 2013, and Booklist has called her “One of the funniest voices in the inspirational genre.” When she’s not writing, Jen spends her time outside of Denver, CO. She can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jenturanoauthor/ or visit her on the web at www.jenturano.com. She is represented by the Natasha Kern Literary Agency.
If you harbored a devastating secret, had given your solemn promise of silence… what would make you to break it?
Ian Shaw can have anything he wants…
…except the woman he loves. After all, Sierra Rose is his amazing assistant, a woman who helps him hold his empire together, leaving him free to pursue his adventurous hobbies—his only distraction from his excruciating past… until now. But what if she is the one who can finally free him from his regrets?
Sierra Rose harbors a terrible secret…
…the fact that Ian’s favorite niece and ward, Esme, just might elope with her less-than-awesome boyfriend. Sierra’s made a promise to Esme—but her first loyalty belongs to her boss Ian, the man she’s admired for years. But letting herself fall in love with him risks the best job she’s ever had.
When tragedy strikes, sparks ignite…
…because Esme has vanished. Ian fears the worst–has she run away with her boyfriend? Or, has something more sinister happened in the wilds of Glacier National Park? It’s a race against time, with Sierra and Ian caught in the crossfire of secrets, regrets and what-ifs.
The exciting prequel to the Montana Rescue series! Get your copy today—and jumpstart your epic romantic adventure.
Miss Amelia Stalwood may live in London at her absent guardian’s townhouse, but she’s never actually met any nobility, and instead of aristocrats, her closest friends are servants.
Quite by happenstance, she’s introduced to the Hawthorne family and their close family friend, Anthony, the reformed marquis of Raeburn. They welcome her into their world, but just as she’s beginning to gain some confidence and even suspect she may have caught Anthony’s eye, she’s blindsided by an unexpected twist in her situation accompanied by nasty rumors. Will she lose her reputation when the world that has only just accepted her turns its back on her, or will she rest in the support of the friends who’ve become like family and the man who’s shared his faith and captured her heart?
A Lady of Esteem is an e-only novella that gives an exciting introduction to Kristi Ann Hunter’s new Regency romance series about the aristocratic Hawthorne family! Includes an extended excerpt of Kristi’s debut full-length novel, A Noble Masquerade.
2015 USA Best Books Winner — Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award — EPIC’s eBook Awards, Romantic Suspense — Selah Debut Fiction finalist — Genesis semi-finalist — Clash of the Titles, Laurel Awards finalist — Oklahoma RWA International Digital Awards, 2nd place
Caralynne Hayman is angry and bitter over the abuse and death of her eleven-year-old daughter at the hands of a radical religious cult—The Children of Righteous Cain. So when her husband, a founding member of the cult, suffers a massive heart attack, Caralynne stands by while her husband dies.
Caralynne’s secret seems safe until Dayne MacFarland returns. Determined to learn the truth about the cult, his investigation, and his rekindled love for Caralynne, lead the pair toward a confrontation with the group’s elders.
Can Dayne’s love for Caralynne bridge the gulf of anger and bitterness that divides the community? Or will Caralynne’s deadly secrets prove too high a price for her redemption?
Carole Brown wasted no time in pulling me into Caralynne Hayman s nightmare. This fast paced novel burrows into the distorted world of Elder Simmons and his cult The Children of Righteous Cain. Carole did a splendid job of developing characters and scenes that gripped my mind and my heart. As much as I want to believe that Cara s world is pure fiction, I know that such as world exists. –Tom Blubaugh, Author of Night of the Cossack
What would you do if freedom and imprisonment were separated by only a breath? Ms. Carole Brown explores the very real question of a battered wife and her choices between right and wrong. She handles some extremely difficult issues with skill and just as the title, The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman suggests, Ms. Browne writes a lovely and rich story of redemption. If you or someone you know has been through abuse in marriage or as a child, this book will offer healing and comfort. You are valuable and this book is one of affirmation for the woman who needs to know she is not alone. –Angela Breidenbach, author of A Healing Heart
Rarely does a Christian book come along with such raw honesty as Carole Brown’s The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman. Written with compassion and sensitivity for abused women, Brown speaks to the heart that has been embittered by abuse and the hope that is found in Christ who died to set the prisoner free. An excellent debut novel. Can’t wait for the next one. –Linda Wood Rondeau, author of The Other Side of Darkness, It Really is a Wonderful Life, and winner of the coveted Selah Award
About the Author
Carole Brown is a Selah Award Finalist and a ACFW Genesis semi-finalist. From childhood she has written stories and poems. She’s served as a newspaper reporter, an editor of journals and newsletters, and an author of research manuscripts. She and her husband have traveled across the country ministering and gathering material for her writing. When not penning her own novels, she mentors beginning writers and serves as Coordinator of the American Christian Fiction Writers Ohio chapter.