A Patchwork Christmas Collection

Author: Judith McCoy Miller
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
ISBN: 9781634090223
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Join three of today's bestselling inspirational fiction authors in a collection of Christmas stories from Victorian-era America that are full of second-chance romances. Jilted by her fiancé, Karla packs away her wedding quilts and her plans for marriage. Widow Jane travels to marry a prosperous man she barely knows in order to give her daughter a better life--then is stranded in a winter storm. Victoria, a wealthy ingénue, inadvertently causes grave injury to a poor man she once considered quite a catch. Each must search her heart, change her plans. . .and patch together a tender, unexpected life filled with love.

Sixteen Brides

Author: Stephanie Grace Whitson
Publisher: Bethany House
ISBN: 9781441207791
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Sixteen Civil War widows living in St. Louis respond to a series of meetings conducted by a land speculator who lures them west by promising "prime homesteads" in a "booming community." Unbeknownst to them, the speculator's true motive is to find an excuse to bring women to the fledging community of Plum Grove, Nebraska, in hopes they will accept marriage proposals shortly after their arrival! Sparks fly when these unsuspecting widows meet the men who are waiting for them. These women are going to need all the courage and faith they can muster to survive these unwanted circumstances--especially when they begin to discover that none of them is exactly who she appears to be.

A Plain and Sweet Christmas Romance Collection

Author: Lauralee Bliss
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
ISBN: 1634099788
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Enjoy a simple Christmas, sweetened by love, in historical communities of plain faith people. Four romances develop among the Ohio River Valley Quakers of the mid-1800s. Two Mennonite couples face influences from outside their old traditions. Two Amish couples from the early 1900s are affected by world events. And in an Amana community, childhood sweethearts are reunited. Each story also includes a recipe for a sweet traditional treat.

Mountain Christmas Brides

Author: Mildred Colvin
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
ISBN: 1634099761
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From a Wyoming ranch in 1880, to a logging camp in Washington Territory in the late 1800s, to Denver, Colorado, in 1913, meet nine couples who find that Christmas is the perfect time for climbing to the heights of romance. Watch as their faith and courage propel them through challenges that come with mountain winters to cozy fireside celebrations that lead to lasting proclamations of love. Penned by an exclusive selection of Christian fiction authors—including Susan Page Davis, Vickie McDonough, and Carrie Turansky—this collection of nine romances is one to treasure.

A Patchwork Christmas Collection

Author: Judith Miller
Publisher: Barbour Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781616267483
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"It is late Victorian-era America, a time when women marry for convenience as often as they marry for love. When passions seems a distant hope, how delightful it is that God surprises three young women with second-chance love just in time for the holidays ..."--P. [4] of cover.

Where Treetops Glisten

Author: Tricia Goyer
Publisher: WaterBrook
ISBN: 1601426496
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Siblings forge new paths and find love in three stories filled with the wonder of Christmas. Turn back the clock to a different time, listen to Bing Crosby sing of sleigh bells in the snow, as the realities of America’s involvement in the Second World War change the lives of the Turner family in Lafayette, Indiana. In Cara Putman’s White Christmas, Abigail Turner is holding down the Home Front as a college student and a part-time employee at a one-of-a-kind candy shop. Loss of a beau to the war has Abigail skittish about romantic entanglements—until a hard-working young man with a serious problem needs her help. Abigail’s brother Pete is a fighter pilot hero returned from the European Theater in Sarah Sundin’s I’ll Be Home for Christmas, trying to recapture the hope and peace his time at war has eroded. But when he encounters a precocious little girl in need of Pete’s friendship, can he convince her widowed mother that he’s no longer the bully she once knew? In Tricia Goyer’s Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Meredith Turner, “Merry” to those who know her best, is using her skills as a combat nurse on the frontline in the Netherlands. Halfway around the world from home, Merry never expects to face her deepest betrayal head on, but that’s precisely what God has in mind to redeem her broken heart. The Turner family believes in God’s providence during such a tumultuous time. Can they absorb the miracle of Christ’s birth and His plan for a future?

Prayer Seeds

Author: Joyce Rupp
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
ISBN: 1933495995
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Named one of the 50 best spiritual books of 2017 by Spirituality & Practice. Some of Sr. Joyce Rupp’s most perennially popular books have been collections of her original prayers, blessings, poems, and reflections. In Prayer Seeds, the bestselling author and retreat leader offers almost a hundred new selections on a variety of themes such as the feasts and seasons of the liturgical year, compassion, ministry, difficult times, and important events—all suitable for personal or group prayer. People who attend Rupp’s retreats or workshops often approach her to ask for a copy of a prayer that she composed for the event. In 2000, she collected her prayers in the book Out of the Ordinary. In Prayer Seeds, Rupp follows up with about a hundred never-before-published prayers written since the publication of the first collection. The prayers are organized thematically. Rupp’s warmth and closeness to God along with her sensitivity to the joy and sadness of life make her an ideal prayer companion. Her prayers are like seed planted in your soul. Tended and watered by love, they will grow and bear a rich harvest in your life.

A Pioneer Christmas Collection

Author: Kathleen Fuller
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
ISBN: 1634096290
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Brave and determined, the American pioneers risked many dangers to settle untamed land. Being on the move as winter approached could find the settlers stranded in unconventional shelters, but still faithful to remember Christ’s birth with grateful hearts. In this delightful collection of nine Christmas romances, pioneers experience hospitality and romance where least expected—including a cave in North Carolina, a tipi in Oklahoma, and a dugout in Arizona. Readers will enjoy diverse settings in history across America as penned by many of Christian fiction’s leading authors, including Lauraine Snelling, Kathleen Fuller, and Vickie McDonough.

An Amish Christmas Quilt

Author: Charlotte Hubbard
Publisher: Kensington
ISBN: 1617735574
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“Sweet, romantic, and heartfelt.”—Library Journal With all the warmth of a cozy quilt, snuggle into Amish tales of hearts joined, friendships patched, and the bright joys of Christmas tradition… A WILLOW RIDGE CHRISTMAS PAGEANT Charlotte Hubbard Seth Brenneman didn’t expect his holiday would include rescuing pregnant young Mary Kauffman and her two children…or having unexpected feelings for the still-grieving widow. But when they must play the leads in an impromptu Nativity pageant, will their roles reveal their hearts—and work a miracle for a lifetime? A CHRISTMAS ON ICE MOUNTAIN Kelly Long Matthew Beider and Laurel Lapp’s secret wish to marry is a gift their feuding fathers definitely won’t accept. Can rediscovering the joys and friendships of Christmas past finally turn their families’ futures bright? A PERFECT AMISH CHRISTMAS Jennifer Beckstrand Anna Helmuth’s grandson, Gideon, plans to spend Christmas on a beach in sunny Mexico. But Anna is quite sure he’d rather be with them, snowshoeing, ice fishing—falling in love. And she knows the perfect girl. Now it’s up to the spirit of Christmas to work its magic…

The Patchwork Bride

Author: Sandra Dallas
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250174058
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From Sandra Dallas, the best-selling author of A Quilt for Christmas, comes The Patchwork Bride, the irrepressible story of a runaway bride. Ellen is putting the finishing touches on a wedding quilt made from scraps of old dresses when the bride-to-be—her granddaughter June—unexpectedly arrives and announces she’s calling off the marriage. With the tending of June’s uncertain heart in mind, Ellen tells her the story of Nell, a Kansas-born woman who goes to the High Plains of New Mexico Territory in 1898 in search of a husband. Working as a biscuit-shooter, Nell falls for a cowboy named Buddy. She sees a future together, but she can’t help wondering if his feelings for her are true. When Buddy breaks her heart, she runs away. In her search for a soul mate, Nell will run away from marriage twice more before finding the love of her life. It’s a tale filled with excitement, heartbreak, disappointment, and self-discovery—as well as with hard-earned life lessons about love. Another stunning, emotional novel from a master storyteller.