What if your book boyfriend came to life?
Paige Ridgeway moved away from home after a bad breakup with her longstanding boyfriend, Karl. A year has passed, yet she needs to prove herself as an independent woman more than ever. With a great job at a Central Florida library, her own comfy apartment, and a growing group of friends, she's has all she needs for a new start.
Reading a paperback picked up at a discount table was supposed to be entertainment.
Sterling Newcombe was just a name in a book, a fictional cowboy any woman would dream about. Until a strange occurrence involving a vintage book and a real encounter with one of Santa's elves. Now, with every chapter Paige reads, he comes to life. It's as if he speaks to her and they are searching for each other. Which, thinking logically, is ridiculous.
Yet, the meaning of it all comes full circle when she hears she isn't alone in her odd reading experience. Magical things can happen at Christmas, the healing of hearts, hope for the future, and maybe true love if she'll only believe.
A holiday fantasy romance where books come to life.
In Association with The Edge Books
He wanted marriage, had sent for a wife. According to what she remembered of his letters, he'd asked the woman to come in time for Christmas, yet he appeared not ready to make a full commitment. That made her long for it all the more.
She saw no wrongness in the longing. If God had brought them together, if she truly believed she'd been saved from death for him, then having a wish for union was as it should be ... and a prayer God would answer. God would grant them love out of this, and they'd no longer be strangers, but friends, confidants, one in mind and flesh.
Unable to face Christmas alone, Lafayette Faulkenberg advertised for a bride, one of plain countenance, able to cook, clean, and sew. But his wish for a woman to tend his house did not come with plans to share his heart. She was simply there to relieve his loneliness and thereby help him forget his inner pain.
Pigeon Burgess was headed west to marry an older man at her parent's behest when a tragic ferry accident took the life of a woman she'd met on the train. Taking the woman's name as hers, she easily switched places. Better to marry the man the woman had raved about than be locked into something she knew she'd hate.
Yet, ex-minister, Lafayette has a tragic secret in his recent past, one that eats at him night and day, and his self-hatred, combined with her ever-expanding lie, soon prove to be a volatile mix. Unless the gift of Christmas and the grace of a loving God turns their hearts toward the forgiving power of love.
A mail-order bride story and a story of repentance and forgiveness.
A fall from grace. A miracle of life. A gift of forgiveness.
Mari Tatum has a secret. Forced to be Mary, the mother of Jesus, in the church play, she finds herself working alongside Shay McNab, the very boy she’s keeping a secret from.
Yet in the story of Christ’s birth, she finds that in God’s hands her fall from grace can become a miracle.
A Christian novella dealing with teen pregnancy and the true meaning of the season.