The Courtship of Miss Loretta Larson

Author: Mary Lou Cheatham
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781518724138
Format: PDF
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Loretta Larson, a southern lady in the early 1900's, has everything she needs except a man. Ensnared by memories of lost romance, limited by codes of etiquette, and unimpressed by the eligible suitors in her town, she pursues an escape from her solitary life. Where can she find a man who will accept her quirks? He also must appreciate the refinements of culture. Not only must her man love her. He must nurture her efforts to fix what she sees wrong in her world-inadequate education, denied voting rights, and animosity toward impoverished Italian immigrants. One more requirement-he must be excited about giving her his time and affection. In return she will give him her heart. In a time and place when men dominate society, how can any man possibly court Miss Loretta Larson? She is taking a look at her life . . . her long-cherished values are, frankly, becoming a burden . . . her prospects of meeting an eligible man chilled by her self-imposed confinement . . . yes, confinement. . . . What can she do? She has everything she ought to need, but she wants more of what life has to offer.

Secret Promise

Author: Mary Lou Cheatham
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1449734022
Format: PDF, ePub
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It is 1907 as Caroline Clemons watches her town’s newest bachelor, Jake MacGregor, tie his horses to a post outside her window. Moments later as he enters her home to meet her eligible sisters, he mistakenly believes Caroline is a servant instead of one of Senator Chad Clemons’ daughters. Immediately mesmerized by Caroline’s beauty, Jake has no idea she is committed to fulfilling a promise she made years ago, even if it means living a Cinderella existence. Caroline, who derives her only satisfaction in life from her teaching job in Taylorsburg, Mississippi, cannot help but be attracted to Jake who just inherited a store in town. As an internal battle rages within her, Caroline busies herself with serving her family and the Lord, even as Jake haunts her dreams and she fastidiously guards her family’s secrets. But as fate intervenes, a romance develops that leads both Caroline and Jake to rely on prayer and laughter to survive. Will they ever be able to overcome their obstacles to find their happily ever after? A young woman must rely on faith as she struggles between honoring a long-held promise to her family or following her heart.

Star Song They Met Jesus

Author: Katheryn Maddox Haddad
Publisher: Northern Lights Publishing House
ISBN: 1948462699
Format: PDF, Kindle
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BOOK 1: STAR SONG . Mary was too young, Elizabeth too old, Joseph too gullible, the shepherds too smelly, Anna too senile, Simeon too idealistic. The wise men should have minded their own business, Zechariah should have accepted he'd never have children. King Herod dared control God, the Bible scholars dared interpret God. . This is a lyrical novel with the reader is inserted into the story. And at the end of each chapter are discussion questions, ancient historical records cited, and scriptures used as a basis for the story. . At the end of the book are suggested chapter readings for special occasions. It also has a three-page bibliography of all books consulted while writing all eight volumes of "They Met Jesus". . This is not just a novel. It is much more. . Come meet the people who met Jesus. You are one of them. Probably you are several of them. Go ahead and struggle with them as they did. Laugh. Cry. Do mental battle with him. Emotional battle too. Fight for your faith as they fought. Pause to listen for what you've never heard before. Then touch Jesus. . This is the story of faith in the impossible. Hope in the inconceivable. Love for the invincible. It is the dreams of youth, the desperations of infirmity, the hopes of age, and the song of eternity. . Follow the suspense as each person in Jesus' life comes to terms with who they are, and who Jesus is. Jesus accepts the as they are. But can they accept themselves as they are? More than that, can they accept Jesus as he is? Both God and man? Both Creator and created? Both King and servant? . It is the story of doubts explained away, animosities melted away, misunderstandings cleared away. It is your story and mine. For deep within each of us is everyone who ever met and struggled with Jesus.

The Dream Bucket

Author: Mary Lou Cheatham
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781517095369
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In The Dream Bucket, Trudy Cameron, lives in an elaborate Mississippi home with her hypocritical father William, withdrawn mother Zoe, and mischievous older brother Billy Jack. It is the spring of 1909. The last session ever at Gravel Hill School comes to a close, as Trudy looks forward to her tenth birthday. She adores Papa until she hears him slap her mother for asking him where he hides his cash. Soon afterwards, Billy Jack tells Trudy that Papa ridicules her behind her back. On the last day of school, Papa gives the schoolmarm a noisy smack of a kiss, overheard by all the pupils in the one-room schoolhouse. All she has heard leaves her so angry she wishes Papa would die. When he accidentally sets fire to the family mansion and dies in the fire, she is not prepared for the shock. She believes her anger caused her father's death. Zoe also feels she caused William's death by prodding him to meet her demands. He's cautioned Zoe not to pry into his financial arrangements. He has withdrawn his money from the Taylorsburg bank because he distrusts the fraudulent bank president. She needles him to tell her where he stores his twenty-dollar gold pieces in case his life should end one day. Two men load William's body into a farm wagon. How will Zoe survive as a widow? The sudden horror causes her to forget who her children are. First Trudy and Billy Jack run after the death wagon, but they turn back to the pile of ashes, where they plan their future. On the day Papa died, they will milk the cows and begin making arrangements for the funeral. Trudy and Billy Jack make a pact never to leave the farm. Regaining her orientation, Zoe bounces back. She moves her family into a shack that needs so many repairs the sharecroppers have abandoned it. When it rains, they run with cooking pots from one leak to another. The kitchen floor has rotted into nonexistence. The cabin offers little protection from heat and cold, bears and rattlesnakes, or human predators. Samuel Benton, the Camerons' best friend, lives with his two children down the road. He tries to help Zoe, but she rejects him. She's busy harvesting the garden, milking the cows, sewing for hire, and caring for her children. She makes no plans for the future. In a hopeless situation, Trudy, Zoe, and Billy Jack fight outside forces to survive. The Bentons and the Camerons fill their bucket and empty it and fill it again. Sometimes in horror and sometimes in joy, Trudy Cameron always dreams big.

Manuela Blayne

Author: Mary Lou Cheatham
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781518604577
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Manuela Blayne, a novella, is the fourth book in the Covington Chronicles. It is a complete story that stands alone. To understand some of the characters fully, however, it would be beneficial to read The Dream Bucket first. Manuela Blayne is the story of one suffering for another. A new day dawns for Trudy Cameron. She develops a heightened sensitivity to others around her who endure the hurts brought on by circumstances she tries to influence. Trudy starts to realize she cannot change everything, she cannot fix all the bad in her world. At the same time she develops a streak of mischief. Sometimes she is shocked by her own behavior. As she grows up fast, she finds emotions within herself she didn't expect. In the summer of 1910, Trudy Cameron witnesses the aftershock of an event that will disturb her the rest of her life. It is more than the consequences of the crime that concern her. Cruelty dominates the evolving social system of the South, the only home she knows. Never will she comprehend all the hurt suffered by her friend Manuela Blayne, but Trudy wants to understand. She witnesses firsthand what forgiveness can be. She observes hardships she has never imagined. In a world that denies mercy to her friend, will Trudy's faith shrink or blossom? She is always honest with herself about her emotions. Trudy tells her story in first person. Come spend some time with the Bentons and Camerons. Delight in the parenting skills of Samuel Benton, as he tries to distract Trudy from her anguish over Manuela Blayne. Have a dish of ice cream in the Covington and float on a watermelon in the swim hole at Hot Coffee. Witness the mischief Trudy dares not confess to her parents.

Covington Chronicles III and IV

Author: Mary Cheatham
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781519619754
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The book, Covington Chronicles III and IV, contains two works -- The Dream Bucket and Manuela Blayne -- in one volume. The Dream Bucket: Ten-year-old Trudy loves Papa more than anybody else until she hears him slap Zoe, her mother. She is so angry at him she wishes he'd die. When he accidentally sets fire to the family mansion and dies in the fire, she is not prepared for the shock. William has cautioned Zoe not to pry into his financial arrangements. She wants to know where he keeps his money in case his life should end. How will she survive as a widow? The family has nowhere to call home except a sharecropper's shack. Manuela Blayne: This novella is the fourth book in the Covington Chronicles. It is a complete story that stands alone. To understand some of the characters fully, however, it would be beneficial to read The Dream Bucket first. Manuela Blayne is the story of one suffering for another. A new day dawns for Trudy Cameron. She develops a heightened sensitivity to others around her who endure the hurts brought on by circumstances she tries to influence. Trudy starts to realize she cannot change everything, she cannot fix all the bad in her world. At the same time she develops a streak of mischief. Sometimes she is shocked by her own behavior. As she grows up fast, she finds emotions within herself she didn't expect.

Travelers in Painted Wagons

Author: Mary Cheatham
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781534904651
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It is the early 1900's in rural Mississippi along Cohay Creek, where people are scarce and stately virgin pine timber is plentiful. Caleb Smitherlin, a talented blacksmith, has a wife dying of cancer and a teenage son who tries every way possible to please his critical father. Caleb is torn. On the one hand, he loves Mathilda with every bone in his body, but on the other, he needs the company of another woman. The Gypsies he allows to camp on his land near Cohay Creek receive hate and distrust from the people of Taylorsburg. Walthere, the Gypsy leader, and Rosalie, his wife, become close friends of the Smitherlin family, even though Gypsies rarely mix with people outside their clan and especially not gentiles. Esmeralda, the Gypsy fortune teller, encourages Red Felty's idea that his wife Ruby and Caleb Smitherlin are having an affair. The old Mayhew house on the edge of the slave cemetery is the perfect place for Ruby and her lover to meet. This story is filled with intrigue, adultery, drunkenness, bitterness, fights, sweetness, friendship, and some history-all woven together with phrases that will make you feel you are walking deep into the southern swamps of the Cohay Creek. You will find yourself listening for the sounds of the Cohay Swamp panther, wondering if there really is a slave cemetery and sharing the anger and desperation that Jeremy Smitherlin must feel with a dying mother and a father he cannot trust.

Lehrling der Lust

Author: Grace Callaway
Publisher: Grace Callaway
ISBN: 1939537118
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Nicht ganz eine Gemahlin… Nach einer katastrophalen Hochzeitsnacht fürchtet die sittsame Lady Helena Harteford um das Schicksal ihrer jungen Ehe. Als Freudenmädchen verkleidet, stellt sie ihrem Gatten in ein Bordell nach, um ihn dort zur Vernunft zu bringen… und entdeckt stattdessen den Reiz verbotener Leidenschaft. Eine unschuldige List wird zur gefährlichen Täuschung; wie weit wird das einstige Mauerblümchen gehen, um die Liebe ihres Mannes zu gewinnen? Zum Gatten untauglich… Schon jung verwaist, entflieht Nicholas Morgan seiner von Gewalt heimgesuchten Vergangenheit und wird ein erfolgreicher Kaufmann–um dann zu erfahren, dass er der rechtmäßige Erbe des Marquis von Harteford ist. Sein Weg in die feine Gesellschaft ist steinig, erst recht, als er sich in noch höhere Kreise emporheiratet. Hin- und hergerissen zwischen Schuldgefühlen und Lust, versucht er, seine süße unschuldige Frau vor den Schatten seiner Vergangenheit zu schützen. Doch ist sie sicher vor seiner eigenen rasenden Begierde? Gefangen zwischen Vergangenheit und Gegenwart… Als seine Vergangenheit Nicholas in Gestalt eines gefährlichen Widersachers einholt, müssen Mann und Frau zusammen um ihr Überleben kämpfen. Ihr verhängnisvolles Spiel von Leidenschaft und Verführung führt die beiden von den vornehmen Salons bis in die Gossen Londons in der Regency-Zeit. Wird wahre Liebe siegen? Oder ist Helena dazu verdammt, auf ewig… ein Lehrling der Lust zu bleiben? Lehrling der Lust war Finalist im Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® Wettbewerb.

Big Sky Country Das weite Land

Author: Linda Lael Miller
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 3862787877
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Urplötzlich steht Sheriff Slade Barlows ruhiges Leben kopf. Erst vermacht ihm sein Vater, der ihn nie anerkannt hat, die Hälfte seiner riesigen Farm. Sehr zum Missfallen seines Halbbruders. Dann schneit die Teenagertochter seiner Exfrau bei ihm rein. Und schließlich taucht Joslyn Kirk wieder in Parable auf, ehemalige Cheerleaderin, Rodeo-Queen und Schönheitskönigin. Früher hat er sie nur von Weitem angehimmelt, inzwischen mutiger geworden, kommt er ihr jetzt erstaunlich nahe. Dass sie mit seinem Halbbruder befreundet ist, macht die Sache allerdings kompliziert...