For most of her life, Lydia Jefferson has wanted to open up a children's home. She was fortunate to have been raised in a loving foster home and she hopes to help other orphaned children. An opportunity arises to realize that dream when the city council of Peaceful Valley, Ohio reluctantly agrees to sell her a run-down eyesore that they had planned to tear down. However, there is one stipulation: the necessary improvements must be completed within three months' time or Lydia will forfeit the house. In order to accomplish this feat, Lydia must quit her teaching position and spend all of her savings, but she is one determined lady.
She seeks the help of Nathan Stockwell, a carpenter and wheelwright; but he turns her down because he doesn't have the time to help. The pastor, Ted, and a couple of local church groups become involved in the project; however, a ladies' group stands opposed and tries to reverse the council's ruling, using devious methods.
Nathan strolls past the house one evening and notices the poor quality of carpenter work being done by Lydia and Ted, and he can't help becoming involved with the renovations. Because of his past, he doesn't want to become involved with another woman, and Lydia makes him antsy. But as the two spend time together working on the house, the attraction between them grows. Can Lydia break through his defenses? Will Nathan be able to forget the past and commit himself to a relationship?
When he is betrayed by a fellow Englishman and left to die at the hands of the Spaniards, Simon Dante survives, bent on revenge. With his ship sinking he captures and commandeers Captain Spence's ship, but not without a fight from the captain's daughter, Beau.
The finest pilot and navigator on the high seas, Beau can use a cutlass and her sharp tongue with equal skill. Simon must somehow tame and woo the insolent wench, convincing Beau to help him claim his revenge.
Beau has never met a man like Dante, and though she is a strong-willed woman she falls in love with the rakish, devilishly handsome captain. Together they make a team few can equal.
Time-travel...As a member of the Time Search team, Libby Wolfe knew better than to break the cardinal rule of not fraternizing with those she met through the mists of time. But Bastien of Bale, a devilishly handsome outlaw in medieval England, tempted her to change her mind for good.
In the aftermath of the Civil War, a shattered America begins to heal. Three Union soldiers-once prisoners of war-head home aboard the steamboat Sultana. For these brothers-in-arms, the war may be over.but the fight for the women they cherish has just begun.
Returning to his Ohio home, Gabe Davis is haunted by the guilt of a shattering secret. Though he feels unworthy of love, he cannot deny his attraction to Yvette Augeron, the New Orleans beauty who has blustered her way onto the Sultana. But just as passion draws the unlikely pair together, the fateful explosion of the Sultana tears Yvette from his arms.
Gabe doesn't know if she's dead or alive, until she risks her own safety to find him. Yet this brave act of sacrifice will plunge her into mortal danger, for Yvette has a murderous enemy. Now Gabe will battle against the odds to save the woman destined to be his wife.
A business executive agrees to be the stand-in date at the wedding of his daughters professors ex-husband. He gets more than he bargained for when he discovers not only how much he desires her, but that shes pregnant.
While Cleo Alyssum has been clean and sober for months, she still has problems with self-esteem. Her drug habit landed her in jail, separated her from her son, Matty, and left her with a distrust for all males. Cleo's goals are simple, she wants to make a success of her business and make a home for herself and her child.
Then along comes Jared McCloud a cartoonist of some fame. While looking for a secluded place to stay, he meets and falls for Cleo. While Cleo tries to keep her distance from people, Jared enters her life and makes her feel things she has no business feeling.
Alone in London and tired of the social whirl and fortune hunters, beautiful heiress Amarantha Stanhope accepts her eccentric Uncle Cyrils offer to live with him in Cornwall. Amarantha just wants some peace and quiet and believes the silent moors will be ideal.
Uncle Cyril studies ancient Celtic lore and history, and his mesmerizing tales of King Arthur and Celtic pagan rites help to keep Amaranthas mind off her melancholia. Her loneliness dissipates when she meets Tamlane Adair, Bodmin Moors darkly handsome rector.
Drawn against her will to the Scottish rector, Amarantha soon finds there is more than meets the eye to the brooding clergyman. Suspecting him of being involved in smuggling, Amarantha is determined to discover Tamlanes secrets and the mystery surrounding the villagers stories about the dark beast who roams the moors at night.
A compelling story of the world before the flood, and how four remarkable women choose to embark on the most extraordinary journey ever made. This moving, deeply inspiring novel shares the saga of Noah's ark from the perspective of its courageous and God-fearing women. The struggles they face with their daily lives and their very human emotions of doubts and fears for those they love.
"How horrible it is that people have to grow up!" Wishing couldn't keep Anne of Green Gables from growing up. Anne's whole world was changing. Her childhood friends were beginning to get married, and Anne herself was leaving the island for four years of college. Now handsome Gilbert Blythe wants to win Anne's heart, and suddenly Anne must decide if she's ready for love...and for following her dreams if they mean leaving Green Gables behind forever.
Ian Sinclair, younger son of an earl and not entirely healed of battle wounds, finds himself named guardian of his Colonel's daughter, Anne. Out of duty, he decides to give her a season with all the opportunity for a good marriage that it implies.
Anne, although uncertain of the sudden change in her fortunes, consents. All plans, however, are interrupted by the first of several attacks; this one by highwaymen on Ian's disabled carriage. In spite of his unhealed war injuries, Ian fights to protect Anne, but it's her display of courage that rescues them both.
As Ian recovers, his older brother doesn't want him to continue dealing with Anne. She is her father's daughter, which will bring scandal, but also because of the danger the duty has already presented to Ian's health. Ian is already won over by Anne's courage and compelled by his attraction to her to keep her as his ward. He believes his poor health eliminates him as a suitor but stoically determines that she will have her season and the chance at happiness it offers.
Luke Nolan has spent years on death row accused of a crime he didn't commit. Judgement Day has finally arrived for Luke and he is determined to face it stoically. Until a violent explosion rips through the high tech facility and Luke is given a chance to face Another Dawn...in another time!
Luke and the doctor at his execution are thrown back in time to 1891 and the mining town of Redemption, Colorado. A woman awakens after an explosion with no memory of who she is or why she is with a priest. She wears a bracelet bearing the name Sofie, but that is all she knows about herself. Where is she? And who is the handsome Father Salazar? And will her memory ever return?
Though she prefers not to show up, widow Gail Saunders knows that she has no choice but to attend the reading of the will of George Davane at the castle of the deceased's cousin, Raoul, the Earl of Saville. Gail plans to reject any inheritance sent her way. However, George knew her too well; her eight year old son Nicky inherits a large sum of money. This bequest leads to much speculation and intrigue as to the lad's biological father. Though her reputation is destroyed, the mysterious Gail refuses to reveal anything about the birth of her beloved son, preferring to leave it as an enigmatic puzzle.
Gail falls in love with Raoul. And knowing that they can never marry she decides to become his lover. However, happiness turns into a fleeting illusion as someone tries (and almost succeeds) to kill Nicky. Gail and Raoul know that they must uncover the identity of a villain, who finds the child's inheritance threatening his/her lifestyle before another attempt occurs. If they fail to solve the who-done-it, an innocent child could be murdered.
A story that reads easily on its own without prior knowledge of the previous books in the series. I believe there are two others.
In this continuation of the series, The Tales of the Jeweled Men, Veryan unveils the fate of a genteel, penniless, widowed young artist, Ruth Allington. Her father, brother, and husband have died, leaving her with a disgraced family name, an estate in debt, and two small nephews to support. Her few assets include a quick mind, a superb artistic ability, and her new friendship with the generous -- and crafty -- Gwendolyn Rossiter. It is Gwendolyn who perpetrates a deception that enables Ruth to work on restoring an ancient mural at the estate of Sir Gordon Chandler.
Ruth's situation is precarious: Such a position is decidedly improper for a young woman, and were Sir Gordon to learn of her true identity or the presence of her nephews, Ruth and the children would be banished from the estate -- straight into debtor's prison.
Sir Gordon has troubles of his own in the form of the League of the Jewelled Men, the nefarious conspirators determined to ruin his name and claim his estate. The League will stop at nothing to bring about his downfall, and in his hour of need, Sir Gordon finds he must turn for aid to a woman who has hidden everything from him -- including her love.
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