Book List - Reading and Listening Through 2018

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Reading and Listening Through 2018
List created by Mary N. (maggysue) on Jan 12, 2018
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Mary N. (maggysue)
Too Far Down (The Cimarron Legacy) by Mary Connealy
When an explosion at the mine kills workers and damages the CR Company, the Boden family is plunged deep into the heart of trouble yet again. As they try to identify the forces against them once and for all, Cole Boden finds himself caught between missing his time back in the east, and all that...  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
The Blessing (Amish Cooking Class, Bk 2) by Wanda E. Brunstetter
Six new cooking class students.  New friendships form, a romance blossoms, and hearts receive healing nourishment. Will Heidi’s own hurting heart also be healed? Despite stressful changes occurring in their lives, Lyle and Heidi once again open their Ohio home up to those seeking...  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
At Home in Mitford (Radio Theatre) by Jan Karon
Combining the stellar script-adaptation skills of award-winning writer Paul McCusker with the best-selling novel by Jan Karon, Radio Theatre's At Home in Mitford will leave listeners longing for more. Set in the charming village of Mitford, this book will delight listeners as it draws them into...  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
The Goodbye Bride (A Summer Harbor Novel) by Denise Hunter
She only remembers loving him. But he can?t forget the way she left. Following a concussion, Lucy Lovett can?t remember the last seven months of her life. She doesn?t remember leaving her fiancé Zac Callahan weeks before their wedding or moving to Portland, Maine. And she sure doesn?t remember...  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
A Noble Masquerade (Hawthorne House, Bk 1) by Kristi Ann Hunter
Lady Miranda Hawthorne acts every inch the lady, but inside she longs to be bold and carefree. Entering her fourth Season and approaching spinsterhood in the eyes of society, she pours her innermost feelings out not in a diary but in letters to her brother's old school friend, a duke -- with...  more


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Hope Harbor (Hope Harbor, Bk 1) by Irene Hannon
Tracy Campbell never wanted to leave Hope Harbor, Oregon, or the idyllic three-generation cranberry farm where she grew up. But life -- and love -- altered her plans. When tragedy strikes and changes her plans yet again, she finds herself back in her hometown with a floundering farm to run and a...  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
A Moonbow Night by Laura Frantz
After fleeing Virginia, Temperance Tucker and her family established an inn along the Shawnee River. It's a welcome way station for settlers and frontiersmen traveling through the wild Cumberland region of Kentucke--men like Sion Morgan, a Virginia surveyor who arrives at the inn with his...  more


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Ellie's Haven (River of Hope, Bk 2) by Sharlene MacLaren
Ellie Booth was never the type to run away. But she'd witnessed her stepfather commit a heartless crime, and knowing he'll stop at nothing to keep her quiet, she has no choice but to flee. Soon, she finds herself in Wabash, Indiana, scrambling for a cover identity to evade her...  more


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Refining Fire (Brides of Seattle, Bk 2) by Tracie Peterson
Militine Scott, twenty-two, is in training at the Madison School for Brides in Seattle, Washington. Though she has no intention of pursuing marriage--believing no man will have her--she has found the school provides the perfect opportunity to hide her unsavory past. Thane Patton, though fun...  more


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Fire and Ice (Wild at Heart, Bk 3) by Mary Connealy
BAILEY WILDE IS THE OLDEST SISTER—and the one who takes care of everyone else in her family. But after her sisters marry and move away, her little homestead becomes bleak and lonely, especially during the long winter months. In a moment of weakness, Bailey agrees to a wild plan concocted...  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
A Light in the Window (Mitford Years, Bk 2) (Audio CD) (Abridged) by Jan Karon & ...
His attractive neighbor is tugging at his heartstrings. A wealthy widow is pursuing him with hot casseroles. And his red-haired Cousin Meg has moved into the rectory, uninvited. As you can see, Mitford's rector and lifelong bachelor, Father Tim, is in need of divine intervention. In this...  more


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Sandpiper Cove (Hope Harbor, Bk 3) by Irene Hannon
Hope Harbor police chief Lexie Graham has plenty on her plate raising her son alone and dealing with a sudden rash of petty theft and vandalism in her coastal Oregon hometown. As a result, she has zero time for extracurricular activities--including romance. Ex-con Adam Stone isn't looking...  more


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The Mountain Midwife by Laurie Alice Eakes
The women in Ashley?s family have helped mothers usher new life into this world for generations. But what if it?s Ashley?s turn to have a new life? Ashley Tolliver has tended to the women of her small Appalachian community for years. As their midwife, she has seen it all. Until a young woman...  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
Deception at Sable Hill (Chicago World's Fair, Bk 2) by Shelley Gray
The World’s Fair has introduced many new ideas to Chicago society—but can two individuals from very different backgrounds find love together? It’s mid-September 1893 and Eloisa Carstairs is the reigning debutant of Gilded Age Chicago society. To outsiders she appears to have...  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
These High Green Hills (Mitford, Bk 3) (Audio CD) (Unabridged) by Jan Karon & Joh...
America's favorite small town will find a big place in your heart. In These High, Green Hills we're once again in Mitford, a southern village of local characters so heartwarming and hilarious you'll wish you lived right next door. At last, Mitford's rector and lifelong...  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
A Beauty Refined (Sapphire Brides, Bk 2) by Tracie Peterson
Phoebe Von Bergen is excited to accompany her father when he travels from Germany to purchase sapphires in Montana. Little does she know that her father's plans -- for the gemstones and his daughter -- are not what they seem. Ian Harper, a lapidary working in Helena, finds the young woman...  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
The Accidental Guardian (High Sierra Sweethearts, Bk 1) by Mary Connealy
When Trace Riley finds the smoldering ruins of a small wagon train, he recognizes the hand behind the attack as the same group who left him as sole survivor years ago. Living off the wilderness since then, he'd finally carved out a home and started a herd -- while serving as a self-appointed...  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
A Most Inconvenient Marriage by Regina Jennings
Abigail Stuart Thought She was Jeremiah Calhoun's Widow. But Jeremiah Calhoun Is Very Handsome, Very Alive, and Very Perplexed. Most Inconvenient Indeed. With few options of her own, nurse Abigail Stuart agrees to marry her patient, a gravely wounded soldier calling himself Jeremiah...  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
A Stranger at Fellsworth (Treasures of Surrey, Bk 3) by Sarah Ladd
Could losing everything be the best thing to happen to Annabelle Thorley? In the fallout of her deceased father’s financial ruin, Annabelle's prospects are looking bleak. Her fiancé has called off their betrothal, and now she remains at the mercy of her controlling and often...  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
The Beloved Hope Chest (Amish Heirloom, Bk 4) by Amy Clipston
When Mattie packed her hope chest, she put away the heartache of her past. But as her daughters begin to unpack it, she discovers a healing more powerful than she ever hoped for. Mattie Fisher’s three daughters know that she’s been keeping a secret from them. With each item pulled...  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
Out to Canaan (Mitford Years, Bk 4) (Audio CD) (Unabridged) by Jan Karon & John M...
Thousands of readers have come home to Mitford, the little town with the big heart, whose endearing and eccentric residents have become like family members. But now change is coming to the hamlet. Father Tim, the Episcopal rector, and his wife Cynthia are pondering retirement; a brash new...  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
No Other Will Do by Karen Witemeyer
Men are optional. That's the credo Emma Chandler's suffragette aunts preached and why she started a successful women's colony in Harper's Station, Texas. But when an unknown assailant tries repeatedly to drive them out, Emma admits they might need a man after all. A man who can...  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
The Hawaiian Quilt (Hawaiian, Bk 1) by Wanda E. Brunstetter & Jean Brunstetter
Join Mandy Frey as she and three friends leave their Amish community in Indiana for the trip of a lifetime to Hawaii. But when Mandy and one of her friends miss the cruise ship after a port of call on Kauai, how will they adjust and get back home? 


Mary N. (maggysue)
Winter's Secret (Northern Intrigue, Book 1) by Lyn Cote
In this first book in the projected Northern Intrigue trilogy, Cote plaits together faith, love and suspense for an inspirational romance set against the snowy backdrop of Steadfast, Wis. Tall, handsome sheriff Rodd Durand is hot on the trail of "the Weasel," a burglar who targets isolated homes...  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
Swept Away (Trouble in Texas, Bk 1) by Mary Connealy
Swept away when her wagon train attempts a difficult river crossing, Ruthy MacNeil isn't all that upset at being separated from the family who raised her. All they've ever done is work her to the bone. She prayed for a chance to get away, and then came the raging flood. Alive but...  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
Stuck Together (Trouble in Texas) by Mary Connealy
When a lawman who values order gets stuck with a feisty crusader who likes to stir things up, there's going to be trouble in Texas! Now that she's settled in town, Tina Cahill is determined to get Broken Wheel's saloon closed for good. To that end, she pickets outside the place every...  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
Fired Up (Thorndike Press Large Print Christian Romance Series) by Mary Connealy
Glynna Greer came west as a mail-order bride. Now her husband is dead, and she's determined to make a go of it on her own with two children. Glynna decides to open a diner ? never mind that cooking is not her greatest talent. Dare Riker is a doctor who saves lives, but someone seems determined...  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
To Whisper Her Name (Belle Meade Plantation, Bk 1) by Tamera Alexander
Olivia Aberdeen, destitute widow of a man shot as a traitor to the South, is shunned by proper society and gratefully accepts an invitation from "Aunt" Elizabeth Harding, mistress of Belle Meade Plantation. Expecting to be the Harding's head housekeeper, Olivia is disillusioned...  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
Annie's Stories (Ellis Island) by Cindy Thomson
The year is 1901, the literary sensation The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is taking New York City by storm, and everyone wonders where the next great book will come from. But to Annie Gallagher, stories are more than entertainment?they?re a sweet reminder of her storyteller father. After his death,...  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
Forevermore (Only in Gooding! Series #2) (Audio CD) (Abridged) by Cathy Marie Hake &a...
There's no one quite like Hope Ladley.   A veritable dandelion in the wind, she blows from one farm to the next, roaming the Texas countryside as an itinerant cook.  When she rides her mule, Hattie, onto the Stauffer farm, Hope knows this is the place the Lord wants her to...  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
Fancy Pants (Texas Historical Series #1) by Cathy Marie Hake
CBA best-selling author of Bittersweet, Cathy Marie Hake seasons her historical novels with her own special blend of humor and inspiration. Honoring her fathers dying wish, Lady Sydney sails from England in 1890 to consider marrying a Manhattan businessman. After finding him unsuitable, she...  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
That Certain Spark (Only in Gooding, Bk 4) by Cathy Marie Hake
"Gooding, Texas, is about to gain a double blessing -- a veterinarian and a doctor. But when siblings Enoch and Taylor Bestman arrive, the discovery that Taylor is a lady doctor has the town up in arms. Especially Karl Van der Vort, the town blacksmith, who becomes the first patient......  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
Serendipity (Only in Gooding, Bk 5) by Cathy Marie Hake
Todd Valmer should have known better. A farmer who's been through several disasters, he travels to Virginia to fetch his widowed mother to cook and help him around his Texas farm . . . or that was the plan until she keels over on the train and they get kicked off. Maggie Rose barters for...  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
Whirlwind (Only in Gooding! Series #3) by Cathy Marie Hake
As a nanny, Millicent Fairweather poured her energy and talents into the two young charges under her care--only to have them suddenly and without explanation sent to a boarding school. Bereft and unsure of where life will lead her, she agrees to accompany her sister and brother-in-law to...  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
A Note Yet Unsung (Belmont Mansion, Bk 3) by Tamera Alexander
Despite her training as a master violinist, Rebekah Carrington was denied entry into the Nashville Philharmonic by young conductor Nathaniel Whitcomb, who bowed to public opinion. Now, with a reluctant muse and a recurring pain in his head, he needs her help to finish his symphony. But how can...  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
Traces of Guilt (Evie Blackwell Cold Case, Bk 1) by Dee Henderson
Evie Blackwell loves her life as an Illinois State Police detective . . . mostly. She's very skilled at investigations and has steadily moved up through the ranks. She would like to find Mr. Right, but she has a hard time imagining how marriage could work, considering the demands of her...  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
Letter Perfect by Cathy Marie Hake
If her own two feet don't end up tripping her, Ruth Caldwell's mouth is likely to get her into equal trouble. But Ruth has the best of intentions. Truly. It's just that her attempts to live up to her mother's expectations of how a lady should act have often yielded.well, less than impressive...  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
The Red Door Inn: A Novel (Prince Edward Island Dreams) by Liz Johnson
Marie Carrington is running from a host of bad memories. Broke and desperate, she's hoping to find safety and sanctuary on Prince Edward Island, where she reluctantly agrees to help decorate a renovated bed-and-breakfast before it opens for prime tourist season. Seth Sloane didn't move three...  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
True Courage (Uncommon Heroes, Book 4) by Dee Henderson
Someone snatched his cousin's wife and son. FBI agent Luke Falcon is searching for a kidnapper and sorting out the crime. He's afraid a stalker is responsible. He's afraid they're already dead. And he'll do anything required to get them back alive ... but he didn't plan on falling in love with...  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
Short-Straw Bride (Archer Brothers, Bk 1) by Karen Witemeyer
No one steps on Archer land. Not if they value their life. But when Meredith Hayes overhears a lethal plot to burn the Archer brothers off their ranch, a twelve-year-old debt compels her to take the risk. Fourteen years of constant vigilance hardens a man. Yet when Travis Archer confronts a...  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill (Tales from Ivy Hill) by Julie Klassen
First Series from Bestselling Author Julie Klassen! On a rise overlooking the Wiltshire countryside stands the village of Ivy Hill. Its coaching inn, The Bell, is its lifeblood--along with the coach lines that stop there daily, bringing news, mail, travelers, and much-needed trade. Jane Bell...  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
Stealing the Preacher by Karen Witemeyer
Inspirational Historical Romance's Rising Star On his way to interview for a position at a church in the Piney Woods of Texas, Crockett Archer can scarcely believe it when he's forced off the train by a retired outlaw and presented to the man's daughter as the minister she requested for her...  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
Full Steam Ahead (Full Steam Ahead, Bk 1) by Karen Witemeyer
When love simmers between a reclusive scientist and a wealthy debutante, will they abandon ship or is it full steam ahead?  Nicole Renard returns home to Galveston, Texas, to find her father deathly ill. Though she loves him, Nicole's father has always focused on what...  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
A Tailor-Made Bride by Karen Witemeyer
Jericho "J.T." Tucker wants nothing to do with Coventry, Texas's new dressmaker. He's all too familiar with her kind -- shallow women more devoted to fashion than true beauty. Yet, except for her well-tailored clothing, this seamstress is not at all what he expected. Hannah Richards is...  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
The Ladies of Ivy Cottage (Tales From Ivy Hill) by Julie Klassen
New from the Top Author of Inspirational Regency Romance Return to Ivy Hill in The Ladies of Ivy Cottage as friendships deepen, romances blossom, and mysteries unfold. Living with the two Miss Groves in Ivy Cottage, impoverished gentlewoman Rachel Ashford is determined to earn her own...  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
Threads of Suspicion (Evie Blackwell Cold Case, Bk 2) by Dee Henderson
Evie Blackwell's reputation as a top investigator for the Illinois State Police has landed her an appointment to the governor's new Missing Persons Task Force. This elite investigative team is launched with plenty of public fanfare. The governor has made this initiative a high priority,...  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
From This Moment (From This Moment, Bk 1) by Elizabeth Camden
Romulus White has tried for years to hire illustrator Stella West for his renowned scientific magazine. She is the missing piece he needs to propel his magazine to the forefront of the industry. But Stella abruptly quit the art world and moved to Boston with a single purpose: to solve the...  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
A Worthy Pursuit (Worthy Pursuit. Bk 1) by Karen Witemeyer
A teacher on the run. A bounty hunter in pursuit. Can two enemies learn to trust each other before they both lose what they hold most dear? Stone Hammond is the best tracker in Texas. He never comes home empty-handed. So when a wealthy railroad investor hires him to find his abducted...  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
Sweetbriar Cottage by Denise Hunter
When Noah and Josephine Mitchell discover their divorce was never actually finalized, their lives are turned upside down. Following his divorce, Noah gave up his dream job, settling at a remote horse ranch in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northern Georgia, putting much-needed distance between...  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
To Win Her Heart (Large Print) by Karen Witemeyer
Having completed his sentence for the unintentional crime that derailed his youthful plans for fame and fortune, Levi Grant looks to start over in the town of Spencer, Texas. Spencer needs a blacksmith, a trade he learned at his father's knee, and he needs a place where no one knows his...  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
The Sea Keeper's Daughters by Lisa Wingate
From modern-day Roanoke Island to the sweeping backdrop of North Carolina?s Blue Ridge Mountains and Roosevelt?s WPA folklore writers, past and present intertwine to create an unexpected destiny. . . Restaurant owner Whitney Monroe is desperate to save her business from a hostile takeover. The...  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
Heart on the Line by Karen Witemeyer
Witemeyer Returns with Her Trademark Blend of Adventure, Romance, and Humor Grace Mallory is tired of running, of hiding. But when an old friend sends an after-hours telegraph transmission warning Grace that the man who has hunted her for nearly a year has discovered her location, she fears she...  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
More Than Meets the Eye by Karen Witemeyer
Many consider Evangeline Hamilton cursed. Orphaned at a young age and possessing a pair of mismatched eyes--one bright blue, the other dark brown--Eva has fought to find her way in a world that constantly rejects her. Yet the support of even one person can help overcome the world's judgments,...  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
She Shall Be Praised: A Women of Hope Novel by Ginny Aiken
When socialite Emma Crowell stops the carriage on the way to Portland to 'exercise' her fussy poodle, she does not expect to become stranded in the woods in decidedly unsuitable attire. The pair of men who find her decide to take her back to their cave, where they've hidden sheep they rustled...  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
To the Farthest Shores by Elizabeth Camden
Naval officer Ryan Gallagher broke Jenny's heart six years ago when he abruptly disappeared. Now he's returned but refuses to discuss what happened. Furious, Jenny has no notion of the impossible situation Ryan is in. With lives still at risk, he can't tell Jenny the truth about his overseas...  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
Tiffany Girl by Deeanne Gist
As preparations for the 1893 World’s Fair set Chicago and the nation on fire, Louis Tiffany -- heir to the exclusive Fifth Avenue jewelry empire -- seizes the opportunity to unveil his state-of-the-art, stained glass, mosaic chapel, the likes of which the world has never seen. But when...  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
Holding the Fort (The Fort Reno Series) by Regina Jennings
Jennings Winningly Combines Humor, History, and Romance Louisa Bell never wanted to be a dance-hall singer, but dire circumstances force her hand. With a little help from her brother in the cavalry, she's able to make ends meet, but lately he's run afoul of his commanding officer, so she...  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
Barefoot Summer (A Chapel Springs Romance) by Denise Hunter
Madison?s heart has been closed for years. But one summer can change everything. In the years since her twin brother?s drowning, Madison McKinley has struggled to put it behind her. Despite the support of her close-knit family and her gratifying job as a veterinarian in their riverside town, the...  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
Make Something Good Today: A Memoir by Erin Napier & Ben Napier
From Ben and Erin Napier, the stars of the hit HGTV show Home Town, comes Make Something Good Today, a memoir that tells us all to seek out the good in life, celebrate the beauty of family and friends, and prosper within our communities because everything we need in life to be happy, is within...  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
Threads of Change: A Quilting Story (Part 1) by Jodi Barrows
In 1856, the political unrest is growing in the South. Lucas Mailly gathers his granddaughters and sends them west by wagon with a handful of men to lead them.  He must stay behind to sell their beloved Riverton home and timber mill. The recently widowed Elizabeth Bromont doesn't want to...  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
Beloved Hope (Heart of the Frontier, Bk 2) by Tracie Peterson
Hope Flanagan survived the massacre at the Whitman Mission, but at terrible personal cost. Safe now in Oregon City, she lives with her sisters, Grace and Mercy, and Grace's new husband, Alex. As she spends her days tending their flock of sheep, Hope's mind and soul are slowly healing....  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
At Home in Mitford (The Mitford Years #1) by Jan Karon
Combining the stellar script-adaptation skills of award-winning writer Paul McCusker with the best-selling novel by Jan Karon, Radio Theatre's At Home in Mitford will leave listeners longing for more. Set in the charming village of Mitford, this book will delight listeners as it draws them into...  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
Treasured Grace (Heart of the Frontier, Bk 1) by Tracie Peterson
On the grueling trail west, Grace Martindale loses her new husband and her last vestige of security. Upon arriving in Oregon Country, she uses her midwifery skills to help the other settlers, and -- with the aid of fur trapper Alex Armistead -- the Cayuse tribe. But peace between the groups is...  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
True to You (Bradford Sisters Romance) by Becky Wade
Exciting Start of a Brand-New Series by a Contemporary Romance Fan Favorite After a devastating heartbreak three years ago, genealogist and historical village owner Nora Bradford has decided that burying her nose in her work and her books is far safer than romance in the here and now. Unlike...  more


Mary N. (maggysue)
With You Always (Orphan Train, Bk 1) by Jody Hedlund
When a financial crisis in 1850s New York leaves three orphaned sisters nearly destitute, the oldest, Elise Neumann, knows she must take action. She's had experience as a seamstress, and the New York Children's Aid Society has established a special service: placing out seamstresses and...  more

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