A Home For Christmas: The Sweetest Gift / A Christmas Angel (Inspirational Christmas Collection)

A Home For Christmas: The Sweetest Gift / A Christmas Angel (Inspirational Christmas Collection) The Sweetest Gift by Mary Connealy A Christmas Angel by Robin Lee Hatcher Genre: Christmas Christian Historical Romance Pages: 127 ebook Date Published: November 2011 Publisher: Ten Talents Press The Sweetest Gift by Mary Connealy Seattle, Washington 1899 A spinster with a master’s degree who is a world traveler, librarian by day and concert pianist by night, marries a Nebraska rancher with an eighth grade education. Their worlds are so far apart that each is afraid to admit their marriage of convenience is turning into a love match. When Christmas draws near Adelaide must decide if she can give up her hopes of owning a beautiful piano so her husband can have the stallion he needs for his ranch. And Graham may need to risk his perfect brood mare to show his love for his wife. . .

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A Heart Renewed by Karen Baney {Preview}

Headstrong. Unconventional. Until life turns upside down…
Julia Colter struggles to accept life under her controlling brother’s greed. The suitors he selects would benefit him, but are far from the ideal husband for her. When her rebellion against her brother puts her life at risk, she turns to her friend for help.

Adam Larson longs to train horses and plans to head west to the Arizona Territory to see his dreams fulfilled. When his sister’s best friend shows up in the middle of the night, he agrees to help her flee. The decision changes his life, in more ways than he expected.

Can Julia forget the pain from her past and open her heart to love?

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Sparks Fly in Hope Falls’s Fertile Forests

Eagerly Anticipated Book 2 of Hake’s Husbands for Hire SeriesDrop into Hope Falls, where a handsome hunter becomes prey to a beautiful and vivacious storekeeper. Available December 2011, Kelly Eileen Hake’s Tall, Dark, and Determined is the second book in her Husbands for Hire series. Three enterprising young females are accepting applications for husbands-for-hire. With one woman already snagged, Lacey Lyman is one of only two remaining. No one really catches her eye until a handsome hunter arrives. Will Lacey find a way to bag her prey? Determined to investigate why Hope Falls’s mine collapsed, Chase Dunstan poses as a potential husband and a hunter, giving him the perfect excuse to poke around inside and outside of town. If only he could get the chatterbox Lacey Lyman off his trail. Can he keep his cover while solving the mystery of the mine? About the Author Kelly Eileen Hake is a. . .

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Christian Fiction Book Club Book December Book Selection: She Walks in Beauty by Siri Mitchell

Like I said, I want to be more party of a community in my blogging. So here’s another thing I’ve often observed from the sidelines, but not quite participated in. The Christian Fiction Book Club. Each month different people from around the blogiverse have the opportunity to host and post about a certain title that has caught their eye. This month is hosted at one of my favorite friendly blogger’s places, Renee at Black ‘n Gold Girls Book Spot on December 17th. She Walks in Beauty by Siri Mitchell!!!!! During New York City’s Gilded Age… The game is played amid banquets and balls. The prize is a lifetime of wealth and privilege. The rules will test friendships and the desires of a young woman’s heart. Clara Carter is the social season’s brightest star… but at what cost? For a young society woman seeking a favorable marriage, so much depends on. . .

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Christian Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 2011

So this year has been a bust. I admit it. We went from being on Blogger, to having an incredible and active Ning. To having a BuddyPress on WordPress and now to a side page of Creative Madness Mama located at www.ChristianHistoricalFiction.com. Now it’s true that we do have a forum there, as well as a forum in the goodreads group. There is a book trailers page and everything, but it’s just no where near as active as the Ning. Moving around just lost people and I hate that. I hope in the future we can get a community atmosphere back! Now… the challenge is to have read 24 books in the 12 months of 2011. I know most of you are past that, and haven’t been keeping a list. But, let me say this. If more than 25 people participate… then I will give away a bushel of books!. . .

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First in a Regency Series destined to make you want more…

Right now Harvest House Publishers has a Regency Christian Historical Fiction available as a free ebook on Nook, Kindle and ChristianBook.com. Rumor has it, it will only be available until November 29th, so act quickly! Even without an eReader device, you can read it on any one of these sellers free apps for your computer or phone, so no excuses to not enjoy this free read! Just be warned… You might just enjoy it so much, that you’ll have to buy the rest of the series A Regency Inspiration Romance, but never fear. Worth every penny. Thanks to Linore for the tip!  *•.,¸¸,:•:*¨¨*:•:,¸¸,:•:*¨¨*:•*•.,¸¸,:•:*¨¨*:•:,¸¸,:•:*¨¨*:••:*¨¨*:•:,¸¸,:•:*¨¨*:•:,¸¸,.•* Before the Season Ends by Linore Rose Burkhard Genre: Christian Historical Regency Romance Pages: 348 Trade Paperback Date Published: September 2009 Publisher: Harvest House Publishers Reader Reviews Read an Excerpt from the Book Linore Rose Burkard’s debut novel whisks readers into a world of English manners, romance. . .

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The River Queen by Gilbert Morris {Preview}

Julienne Ashby, 24, must change her pampered ways after her father, a prominent businessman in Natchez, Mississippi, loses their fortune and family home to a bad gambling habit in 1850. Like a fish out of water, she aims to refit their one remaining possession, an old riverboat, in hopes of making a profit and restoring the Cuvier name along the mighty Mississippi.

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A Lasting Impression (Belmont Mansion) by Tamera Alexander {Review}

From Christy and RITA Award-winning author Tamera Alexander comes a novel about the difference between knowing who you are–and knowing who you want to become.

Claire Laurent’s greatest aspiration is to paint something that will bring her acclaim. Yet her father insists she work as a copyist. A forger. When she’s forced to flee from New Orleans to Nashville only a year after the War Between the States has ended, her path collides with attorney Sutton Monroe. She considers him a godsend for not turning her in to the authorities. But after he later refuses to come to her aid, Claire fears she’s sorely misjudged the man. Finding herself among the elite of Nashville’s society, Claire believes her dream to create a lasting impression in the world of art is within reach–but only if her fraudulent past remains hidden.

The Federal Army has destroyed Sutton’s home and confiscated his land, and threatens to destroy his family’s honor. His determination to reclaim what belongs to him and to right a grievous wrong reveals a truth that may cost him more than he ever imagined–as well as the woman he loves.

Set at Nashville’s historic Belmont Mansion, a stunning antebellum manor built by Mrs. Adelicia Acklen, A Lasting Impression is a sweeping love story about a nation mending after war, the redemption of those wounded, and the courage of a man and woman to see themselves–and each other–for who they really are.

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Valley of Dreams by Lauraine Snelling {Preview}

Addy Lockwood’s mother died when she was little, so Addy traveled with her father’s Wild West Show and became an amazingly skillful trick rider, likened by some to the famous Annie Oakley. When her father died, she continued to work with the show, having nowhere else to go.

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Shadowed in Silk by Christine Lindsay

She was invisible to those who should have loved her.
After the Great War, Abby Fraser returns to India with her small son, where her husband is stationed with the British army. She has longed to go home to the land of glittering palaces and veiled women . . . but Nick has become a cruel stranger. It will take more than her American pluck to survive.

Major Geoff Richards, broken over the loss of so many of his men in the trenches of France, returns to his cavalry post in Amritsar. But his faith does little to help him understand the ruthlessness of his British peers toward the Indian people he loves. Nor does it explain how he is to protect Abby Fraser and her child from the husband who mistreats them.

Amid political unrest, inhospitable deserts, and Russian spies, tensions rise in India as the people cry for the freedom espoused by Gandhi. Caught between their own ideals and duty, Geoff and Abby stumble into sinister secrets . . . secrets that will thrust them out of the shadows and straight into the fire of revolution.

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The Bride’s Prerogative by Susan Page Davis

The Bride’s Prerogative by Susan Page Davis Ladies Shooting Guide Series Omnibus Genre: Christian Historical Romance Date Published: November 2011 Publisher: Barbour Books Enjoy all three of Susan Page Davis’s Wild West novels in one jumbo book. Gert Dooley organizes target practice for the women of Fergus, Idaho, but the shooting club soon becomes an integral part of solving a murder—and bringing the sheriff and Gert together. A string of mysterious events has the women trying to restore peace while coaxing Libby Adams and the shy gunsmith together. Vashti Edwards dream job as a stagecoach driver becomes especially dangerous when a band of robbers begins to attack the stagecoach line and threatens her chances with the town’s blacksmith.   [iframe http://www.youtube.com/embed/bO0WrMqpkgg?rel=0 600 305]   A murder in Fergus, Idaho, has the town’s women scared. But the men don’t seem able to stop the rash of thefts, assaults, and vandalism that. . .

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Promise Brides by S. Dionne Moore

Love is the same, no matter when, no matter where—it never comes without sacrifice. Theodore risks capture for Ellie, but will their hope for a future together be defeated? Can Marylu trust Chester, or is she asking for another broken heart? Will Alaina and Jack find common ground, or will flood waters destroy any possible future? Enjoy three romances from the historic state of Pennsylvania.

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A Necessary Deception by Laurie Alice Eakes

When young widow Lydia Gale helps a French prisoner obtain parole, she never dreams she will see him again. But just as the London Season gets under way, the man presents himself in her parlor. While she should be focused on getting her headstrong younger sister prepared for her entrée into Society, Lady Gale finds herself preoccupied with the mysterious Frenchman. Is he a spy or a suitor? Can she trust him? Or is she putting herself and her family in danger?

Discover a world of elegance and intrigue, balls and masquerades as Laurie Alice Eakes whisks you into the drawing rooms of London Society on this exciting quest to let the past stay in the past–and let love guide the future.

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Love on the Line by Deeanne Gist

It’s a Battle of Wills … and Love Is on the Line!

Rural switchboard operator Georgie Gail is proud of her independence in a man’s world . . . which makes it twice as vexing when the telephone company sends a man to look over her shoulder.

Dashing Luke Palmer is more than he appears though. He’s a Texas Ranger working undercover to infiltrate a notorious gang of train robbers. Repairing telephones and tangling with this tempestuous woman is the last thing he wants to do. But when his stakeout puts Georgie in peril, he realizes more than his job is on the line.

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