Greta Olsen arrives in Central City, Colorado, as a mail-order bride, expecting to marry Jess Gifford. But when she meets Cora Johnson, she discovers she’s not the only bride waiting at the train station for Jess. The young women can hardly believe it when not Jess but his brother Zach picks them up from the station --- and reveals that Jess knows nothing about any mail-order bride, let alone two. Will either bride make the match she hopes for?
Kat and Nell Sinclair head west to Colorado as mail-order brides. When they get to the town of Cripple Creek, though, their fiancés are nowhere to be found. Can these two prim and proper women make it on their own in the wild west?
When Gabriella Madison arrives in France in 1961 to continue her university studies, she doesn’t anticipate being drawn into the secretive world behind the Algerian war for independence from France. The further she delves into the war efforts, the more her faith is challenged. When she discovers a long hidden secret from her past, it all leads to questions about trust, faith in action, and the power of forgiveness to move beyond the pain of the past.
When Risléne Namani meets Eric Hoffmann in 1994 France, the spark between them ignites a firestorm of trouble. An Algerian Muslim, her attraction to him, a Christian, is forbidden. Yet he captures her heart. More than that, his faith captures her soul --- a faith she comes to embrace. And it all stirs up a wasps’ nest of danger, mystery and love that could cost her everything, even her life.
The tinderbox of broken political and racial relations in France and Algeria provides plenty of kindling. And the growing friction, especially in Algeria, will soon combust. In the midst of the turmoil, Gabriella Madison guards the orphans in her care, while battling jealousy when Anne-Marie Duchemin, David’s former flame, arrives in Castelnau, France. As they protect the little ones in their care amid rising discomfort in the community with the multi-cultural orphanage, each wonders who David will choose.
When Meg Cole’s father dies unexpectedly, she’s forced to return home to Texas --- and to Whispering Creek Ranch --- to take up the reins of an empire she’s never wanted. Can the handsome manager of her father’s Thoroughbred farm help Meg face her fears and embrace new hopes for the future?
When a man named Jones spots a lady who is about to become the victim of a marauding band of thugs, he quickly follows his instincts. A handy barrel and a nearby river seem the perfect getaway solution. How was he to know she couldn’t swim? Thus begins an adventure beyond what either could have anticipated. After Jones again rescues Trinity --- this time from the river --- they find their destination is the same: a small town in North Dakota.
Modern-day Christians often bring their own presuppositions and assumptions to the reading of the Bible, not realizing how deeply their understanding of Christ's life and teachings is affected by a 21st-century worldview. Joe Amaral delves deep into Jewish history, societal mores and cultural traditions, closing the gap created by both many miles of geographical distance and over 2,000 years of history.
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