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The Magnolia Duchess

ASIN-B012H109IM

As the War of 1812 rages across the newly formed United States, another war rages in Fiona Lanier’s heart—one that threatens to tear her family apart.

 

Fiona can scarcely take in the news of her brother’s capture and imprisonment by the British Navy. It is almost as unbelievable as the half-drowned British sailor who is washed ashore on the beach of Navy Cove.

 

Charlie Kincaid claims to have no memory of his life before being discovered by Fiona, but in a world that seems saturated with treachery, she cannot be sure he is telling the truth.

As Charlie’s memory returns in agonizing jags and crashes, he and Fiona discover that falling in love may be as inevitable as the tide. But when political allegiances collide, they’ll have to decide where their true loyalties lie.

As the War of 1812 rages across the newly formed United States, another war rages in Fiona Lanier’s heart—one that threatens to tear her family apart.

The Creole Princess

ISBN-0800721985

ISBN-978-0800721985​

 

All along the eastern seaboard, the American struggle for independence rages. In the British-held southern port of Mobile, Alabama, the conflict brewing is quieter--though no less deadly. The lovely Frenchwoman Lyse Lanier is best friends with the daughter of the British commander. Rafael Gonzalez is a charming young Spanish merchant with a secret mission and a shipment of gold to support General Washington. As their paths cross and their destinies become increasingly tangled, Lyse and Rafael must decide where their true loyalties lie--and somehow keep Lyse's family from being executed as traitors to the British Crown.

The Pelican Bride

ISBN-978-0-8007-2197-8

ISBN-978-1-4412-4547-2

It is 1704 when Genevieve Gaillain and her sister board a French ship headed for the Louisiana colony as mail-order brides. Both have promised to marry one of the rough-and-tumble Canadian men in this New World in order to escape religious persecution in the Old World. Genevieve knows life won’t be easy, but at least here she can establish a home and family without fear of beheading. But when she falls in love with Tristan Lanier, an expatriate cartographer whose courageous stand for fair treatment of native peoples has made him decidedly unpopular in the young colony, Genevieve realizes that even in this land of liberty one is not guaranteed peace. And a secret she harbors could mean the undoing of the colony itself.

Reforming Seneca Jones
ASIN: B00NQIKRE2

Christian Historical Romance


How can Alabama schoolteacher Annie Fitzgerald protect her impressionable young brother from the influences of notorious Pony Express rider Seneca Jones? Especially when his roguish grin makes her feel she’s the one in need of protection? As Christmas approaches and snow covers the Nebraska prairie, two hearts warm while a battle of wills ensues. Will the cowboy ride off with Annie’s heart…or is it too late for Reforming Seneca Jones?

 

A NOVELLA

Miracle on Beale Street

ASIN: B006Y0BE3M

Christian Contemporary Romantic Comedy

Miranda Gonzales and Tony Mullins have been tricked! Knowing that the two had clashed over a mysterious event years earlier, their spunky grandmothers plot to reunite them during a dream vacation in Memphis. Reluctantly surrendering to the wiles of their beloved mentors, Miranda and Tony must face the dark shadows of the past and conquer them once and for all.

 

A NOVELLA

Tour de Force

ISBN-0310273900

Gillian Kincade is a soloist with Ballet New York, a sought-after guest artist, and a committed Christian. Though she may be an anomaly in the world of dance, Gilly believes her devotion to God isn't compromised by following her dreams. Then she meets Jacob Ferrar. Jacob is the brilliant young artistic director of the Birmingham Ballet Theatre and a born-again Christian. When he offers Gillian the lead in his latest ballet she accepts, knowing it won't necessarily further her career, but it will touch her soul. On the chaotic road to opening night, Gilly and Jacob develop a deep professional respect for each other and begin to fall in love. Then their brilliant first performance is destroyed by a terrible accident, and suddenly both must face an uncertain future. Together, they dance the fine line between personal vision and God's will, listening for the guidance of the Father's heart.

Controlling Interest

ASIN: B0015DTURA

THERE'S TROUBLE IN RIVER CITY!

 

Matt Hogan's Memphis detective agency has been on the skids since a recent attack of conscience cost him an important case. When a wealthy  investor steps in and saves River City Investigations, Matt thinks all his prayers have been answered—until he finds out that with the investor comes a new partner. Fresh out of criminal justice school and a two-year stint in the Tunica County Sheriff's Department, Natalie Tubberville is out to prove she can cut it in the world of private investigations. But her reluctant partner is just as determined to have nothing to do with her—until Natalie makes him an offer he can’t refuse! If Matt solves the next case before she does, she will return her share of the company. And the race is on. As two strong personalities compete, mutual attraction grows…while a simple case of a runaway bride threatens to become an international incident. Will Matt and Natalie call off the competition—or discover an entirely new arrangement?

Off the Record

ISBN: 0310273048

 

Ambition is on a collision course with a secret from the past...

 

Judge Laurel Kincade has it all---brains, beauty, and an aristocratic Old South family to back her up. A political rising star, she's ready to announce her candidacy for chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court.

Journalist Cole McGaughan has ambitions too. Working as a religion writer for the New York Daily Journal, he longs to become a political reporter. Then his old friend Matt Hogan, a private investigator, calls with a tip. The lovely young judge may be hiding a secret that could derail her campaign. Would Cole like to be the one to break the story?

Cole sees a clear road to his goal, but there's a problem. Laurel's history is entangled with his own, and he must decide if the story that could make his career is worth the price he'd have to pay. Can Cole and Laurel find forgiveness and turn their hidden past into a hopeful future---and somehow keep it all off the record?

Crescent City Courtship

ASIN: B002B9MGV4

 

Abigail Neal dreams of escaping her life in the slums of New Orleans someday. But how can a woman alone and unprotected ever fulfill her dreams of becoming a doctor? Then, young medical student John Braddock comes to pay a call on a neighbor. Though the scars left on her heart have taught her never to trust anyone, Abby is drawn to John's caring nature. Soon an unlikely friendship develops between the son of privilege and the poor daughter of missionaries. But when Abby's mysterious past comes back to haunt her present, will she call upon her faith to help right a wrong and make a new life with her very own Prince Charming?

Redeeming Gabriel

ASIN: B001J1S7H2

 

Spying for the Union army has taken a heavy toll on Gabriel Laniere. Though his cause is noble, the constant deception required has eaten away at his soul. And never can Gabriel risk getting close to anyone—not even God. Yet Camilla Beaumont, daughter of the Confederacy, just might be the exception. Courageously, unbeknownst to family and friends, Camilla works for the Underground Railroad. This dangerous secret rivals Gabriel's own. Perhaps Camilla could understand the sacrifices he has made in the name of duty. And the unlikely partnership they forge could be the key Gabriel seeks to a soul-shaking truth larger than any conflict—love.

On Wings of Deliverance

ASIN: B002UNFBKY

 

To make up for her sordid teen years, Bernadette Malone has spent her adult life in service to God. But her past has finally caught up with her: three young women—friends from her former life—had taken the truth about that past to their premature graves, and Bernadette was next on the hit list.

 

Border Patrol agent Owen Carmichael knew all about the dark side of life. And he couldn't turn down his friend when she came to him for help. Owen would protect Bernadette with his life. But her powerful enemy was prepared to kill again to prevent the revelation of his scandalous actions.

 

THE TEXAS GATEKEEPERS: Book 3

Sounds of Silence

ASIN: B002ZDK0D2

 

Border Patrol agent Eli Carmichael knew the deaf child he'd found outside a Mexican orphanage was harboring a dark secret--she was carrying a bloodstained knife and was clearly traumatized. To keep her safe, he turned to trusted neighbor Isabel Valenzuela. A sense of duty had kept Eli close to his fellow agent's widow and her young son over the past year, and now Eli was spending more time with Isabel and the kids, trying to determine exactly what the girl had seen. Under Isabel's gentle care, the child began to open up. But the killers were close by, and determined to silence the girl forever....

 

THE TEXAS GATEKEEPERS: Book 2

Under Cover of Darkness

ASIN: B001E28LZO

 

The life of U. S. Border Patrol agent Jack Torres is forever changed the night his partner is killed near the border city of Eagle Pass, Texas. Jack's newfound faith in Christ is shaken to the core as he sets out to break up the gang of smugglers responsible for his friend and mentor's violent death. His quest leads him to Fort Worth, where he goes undercover in a landscaping company. Jack suspects the company's manager of colluding with a rogue Border Patrol agent to bring illegal aliens across the border and sell them to companies looking for cheap labor. His lovely young boss, landscape architect Meg St. John, seems innocent of the scheme, having taken the project in the hopes it will lead to a promotion into the design office.

 

But as their relationship deepens, so does the danger surrounding them. Jack struggles with involving Meg in the dangerous world of alien smuggling, but she is the only he can trust.

 

THE TEXAS GATEKEEPERS: Book 1

Fair Game

ISBN: 0310262259

 

NOTHING WORTH HAVING IS EASY TO GET...

 

Jana Cutrere's homecoming to Vancleave, Mississippi, is anything but dull. Before she's even reached town, the beautiful young widow has a run-in with a stray cow, loses her son in the woods, rescues an injured fawn, and comes face-to-face with Grant Gonzales, her high school crush. Grant recently returned to town himself amid hushed controversy. His only plan: leave the corporate world behind and open a hunting reserve. Seeing Jana again ignites old memories . . . and a painful past.Tensions boil over when he learns exactly why she returned. Jana plans to convince her grandfather to develop a wildlife rescue center—dead center on the prime hunting property he promised to sell to Grant! Jana is determined to make a new start for herself and her two children—and willing to fight for it. With deadlines drawing near for the sale of the property and no decision from her grandfather, can Jana trust God with her and Grant's future, or will explosive emotions and diametrically opposing views tear them apart?

Fireworks

ASIN: B000SHMJRM

 

Susannah is out to prove that pyrotechnics genius Quinn Baldwin is responsible for a million-dollar fireworks catastrophe during a Mardi Gras ball. With her faithful black Lab Monty she moves to the charming backwater city of Mobile, Alabama, to uncover the truth. But this world-traveled military brat with a string of letters behind her name finds herself wholly unprepared to navigate the cultural quagmires of the Deep South. Captivated by the warmth and joy of her new circle of friends, Susannah struggles to keep from falling for a subject who refuses to be anything but a man of integrity, compassion, and lethal Southern charm. Fireworks offers a glimpse into heart of the South and a cynical young woman's first encounter with Christ-like love.

The Trouble With Tommy

ISBN: 1414322089

 

Carrie Pierce heads home to the Mississippi Gulf Coast on the eve of her thirtieth birthday, determined to make a success of her new candy store. She has no interest whatsoever in men, especially not her neighbor Tommy Lucas, the auto mechanic with a past no one is ready to forget. But God–and Tommy–have other ideas!

 

A NOVELLA IN THE ANTHOLOGY SWEET DELIGHTS—includes stories by Terri Blackstock and Ranee McCollum!

Will and a Way

ISBN: 0842335749

 

Old acquaintances Will Fletcher and Zoe Hancock never expected to run into each other in a busy airport. But as their travel plans are thrown into confusion, they find their hearts taking flight toward a completely unexpected destination.

 

A NOVELLA IN THE ANTHOLOGY CHANCE ENCOUNTERS OF THE HEART—including stories by Kathleen Fuller and Susan Warren

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