Mary Ann grew up in New York, as the daughter of an immigrant Irishman and a housemaid. Her coming of age was marked as the day she started work. The young woman of the house where she is employed is full of wild ideas and tries to drag Mary Ann into her schemes. One such scheme finds Mary Ann agreeing to exchange letters with a man settling in the west, which gives her a reason to imagine wide-open skies and life on the frontier.
Widowed at a young age, Mason has been left to care for his son, James, and his land alone. They have enough to get by, but it’s hard to work the land, run the cows, and keep a toddling boy out of trouble. His sister and her husband help where they can, and they keep offering to take his son for a time, but Mason can’t bear the thought of letting the boy go live with them. Love is the last thing on his mind as he tries to figure out how to keep moving forward.
⚠ Hannah, Mason’s sister, doesn’t think her brother should be trying to do everything alone. He won’t listen to her pleas to do something to find a wife, so she takes matters into her own hands. ⚠
♥ Can two people, tricked by a sister with good intentions, find love on the frontier? ♥
The War Between the States has ended…but for Kit and Will their battle had just begun.
As the daughter of a prominent judge and well-bred mother whose roots could be traced back to before the War of Independence, Katherine Lambert had been the belle of Adams Mill. Her upbringing her schooling and her privileged world had revolved around the latest fashions, picnics, parties, and a host of beaus and friends.
She was expected to raise children; not her voice.
Until she defied her family and the Rebel cause by doing the unthinkable…falling in love with a Union cavalry officer.
The moment the very elegant very beautiful Katherine Lambert turned around to look at U.S. Major William Chandler was the moment she marched off with his heart. Though he always planned to carve out his own destiny, to marry and raise a family, he never expected love to find him in a small Southern town.
Encountering opposition at every turn, he remains undaunted, determined to court and marry Kit and see who took serious objection.
They’d hoped their love would mend and heal the wounds of a splintered family, but someone else had other ideas.
Faith is fragile. Faith takes time. And the best solutions are always painted with love.
David Fodero followed his artistic vision to a wildly successful career. Now, day by day, that vision is cruelly shrinking, altering his perception, skewing his perspective…and all but destroying his faith.
Alone in a mountain cabin near Cherish, North Carolina, David wrestles with his inner critic as he struggles to put brush to canvas. Until he meets a luminous woman who dispels his crippling fear with her warmth and laughter.
Ashley Madden is a born fixer. So she’s sure she can be forgiven for going above and beyond to find out what happened to the artist whose gallery sales support her work with handicapped kids—the artist who disappeared from public life with no warning or explanation.
Ashley’s optimism is a balm to David’s hurting soul. Yet as their attraction warms, Ashley senses David is holding something back—and that saving her own dream is intimately tied to restoring his faith.
But will the truths they finally confess to each other wind up as stumbling blocks too large to overcome?
She’s out of your league.
It was a cliché term and one that no man ever wanted to hear. But it defined Micah’s relationship with Claire Alexander. She was so out of his league that he had given up hope from day one.
A relationship with Claire was not a possibility. She simply would never be his. He was broken and she was too good for him – out of his league in every way. Micah and Claire were friends. That’s all they had ever been and all they would ever be.
So why was she looking at him like this?
Second chances in paradise don’t come without a price…
Sarah Moore and her husband had dreamed of this moment for years: finally opening the doors to their beautiful island resort, amongst the luscious palm trees and white sand beaches of the Bahamas.
After years of hard work, everything was falling into place.
Until guests arrive and strange things start happening…
Between mysterious accidents and threatening events – what began as a dream come true, has quickly become a fight to keep their beloved resort afloat.
As the strange events take a turn for the worse, Sarah is determined to get to the bottom of it before it ruins their business – and puts their guests in danger.
Brianna has been helping her father realize his dream of running an idyllic lakeside resort. But when he passes, she must fend off the constant flow of real estate brokers wanting to snatch up their prime acreage—including mogul Scott Gibson. Will the pair discover the treasure worth fighting for is love?
Brianna is the youngest of the three Porter sisters and the only one who chose to stay in the small town of Splendid Lake, North Carolina. She followed in her father’s footsteps and became an expert boat mechanic, helping him run their small resort with cabin rentals, a convenience store, and a marina.
When Brianna’s father unexpectedly dies, Brianna is steeped in grief and guilt—and left alone to clean up the mess. To make matters worse, a constant stream of real estate brokers begin marching through her property, pressuring her to sell off the family land. In particular, she keeps running into handsome real estate mogul Scott Gibson.
As Brianna struggles to keep it all together, Scott finds his way into her heart. And as the two fight against their feelings, they just might find themselves forging a surprising and exciting new love at Splendid Lake.