"First in the Abram's Daughters servies, this book gives a deeper look at the ramifications and effects of Amish courting customs. People of deep faith can let human passions twist them from total uprightness - and other people of deep faith may submit to the injustices others' choices have on them, and be blessed by closeness with God, even when the injustice may continue for years.
With the current (October, 2006) killing at an Amish school, and the forgiving response of many in that faith community, we are inspired to learn what is good from their deep desire to obey the Law as expounded by their leaders, and also learn what is good from the faith-filled individuals within the group maintain their ties to their church brother while pursuing personal knowledge / friendship with God based on the sacrifice of Christ even above obedience to their revered Ordnung."
"The whole O'Malley series of suspense / romance is terrific! Seven adults who grew up in an orphanage together "adopted" each other and formed their own family. As adults they legally changed their name to O'Malley, and are tightly bonded. This one is about big brother Marcus, a federal marshall charged with security for a legal convention at which several federal judges are present. Without advance notice, the White House puts one of them on the short list for a new Supreme Court Justice, and Marcus' job grows exponentially more difficult. A judge is murdered, and Marcus must protect the only eye witness of the crime - a charming, politically savvy (female and single!) speechwriter for the Governor of Virgina, whose parents were best friends with the murdered judge. You'll meet all the other O'Malleys, too, and want to read the other five books in the series."
"Collection of four short romance novellas. "Perspective Changes in Four Suspense-filled Romances" - the cover says. The "kaleidoscope" idea is the way the perspective and the feelings change and require adjustment."
"Tho I read "Heartsong Presents" books because I like relaxing, happy reading at bedtime, these are a cut above many in terms of more believable characters and more realistic struggles before the happy ending."
"Another great WW II read. How did the constant threat of danger affect individuals and families? We've read of Nazi looting of priceless treasures. What happened to the families who lost them? This book, though fiction, helps us begin to understand"
"Several years after the end of WWII Will Hastie leaves the army and returns to his Scottish home, desperately missing his best friend Rae who died early in the war. In many ways life moves placidly along, but the war has altered many lives. A quest to undercover the meaning of Rae's last letter to his sister Patty leads to a surprising discovery with interesting (and satisfying) twists."
""The saga of a Confederate family, in the midst of a magnificent explosion of history." "With a rare and powerful flimpse of American history, WORD OF HONOR is a sago of life, death, love and courage in the divided land.""