Elizabeth Huff answers the ad for a mother and wife needed out west. An escape after seeing so much death working in field hospitals during the Civil War. She wasn't expecting a stubborn man. A man who lost his leg during the war. Along with a town in need of a doctor and children a mother. Can she fight her way through Doug's hard heart and earn her place in both?
Doug Baker doesn't need the complication of a woman in his life. His children feel different. No one wants half of a man. Except Elizabeth won't take no for an answer, and neither will his children. Can he thaw his heart to fall in love and help her to win over the town?
The Holiday Cottages are magical places, where those who come to Sprucewood, Colorado
to “get away” find themselves and their hopes renewed, relationships kindled, and dreams coming true. Read the twelve Holiday Cottage books in this series.
Book 6, Sleigh Bell Cottage
Destiny Adams is only supposed to take over her Grandma's old quilt shop until she finds a new owner. After all, she has a life back in the city to get back to and a successful job as a wedding planner. Running into her best friend's older brother throws her for a snowball. She had a crush on him, and it seems it's grown stronger. Can she leave and not have her heartbroken, or will Christmas magic shine on her?
Brad Freeman ran to Sleigh Bell Cottage to lick his wounds from a failed business deal. If his family finds out he's back home, they'll drag him to Christmas activities. No Thanks. Seeing Destiny again after five years makes his cold heart melt. He's secretly cared for her for years, but can he risk his heart?
Esther promises to honor and obey, certainly not love, a man she’d never met. To escape the attentions of a devious moneylender, she impulsively answers the mail order bride advertisement. The last thing she expects is to be dragged kicking and screaming on an expedition in the vast unexplored area of Wyoming by her husband, Obadiah who forgot to mention his occupation as an outlaw.
Obadiah Longtree knew the only way to get revenge on the man who killed his mother was to marry. Following his brother’s example, he sent for a bride. Anyone would do as the only way to join the expedition exploring unchartered territory in the Wyoming expanse is to have a wife. When he meets Esther, he at first has no interest in the woman who is only a means to an end. Yet, under the mysterious sky, he comes to see her as more than an end. In her eyes, he discovers there may be another reason than revenge to live. But when plans for his revenge bring her close to harm, will he abandon them or force her to execute his plans along with him?
Minnie Harper comes to Spruce Hill to have a fresh start. Simply teach the children in town at the one-room schoolhouse. Nothing more. Except Tad won’t get off her back. The way he makes her heart flutter unnerves her. He calls her to open up to him which scares her.
When her past comes to light can their love survive?
Tad Hobbs plans to work in law enforcement like his Pa. He doesn’t trust Minnie. She’s lying and he’ll stop at nothing to prove this. The more time he spends with her the more he starts to care for her.
Will forgiveness win in the end for them or shatter at their feet?
Bella—a successful strip club owner—escapes with her friends to Idaho. She doesn't take crap from anyone, including her father, who's more dangerous than she ever dreamed. Marriage? Sure. One day. If she gets out alive. And not to the Mafia. Whether she likes it or not, the Mafia is coming.
Fred lived a quiet life with his son until saving Bella while in town. Now he's got a scared, feisty, and independent woman under his roof. He doesn't need the distraction. Except she's pulling him in without trying. Can he keep her safe and his heart, too?
***THIS ENDS ON A CLIFF-HANGER AND LEADS DIRECTLY INTO THE NEXT BOOK IN THE SERIES***
Dr. Erin Miller vows to never let a man penetrate her heart again. With her life on track once again, all a girl needs is a career she loves, amazing friends and God. Right? When a mentorship with the Chief Pediatric Surgeon becomes available, she couldn't be more thrilled. Maybe this is just what the doctor ordered! Confident she will be chosen for the coveted role of mentee. That's until the handsome and charismatic Dr. Kyle Reynolds decides he wants the mentorship as well. Time to crush him!
Kyle Reynolds has lost everything including his wife and daughter, and his faith. With nothing left in his life worth living for. except for his job, he sets his sights on the new mentorship position with single-minded determination. The only obstacle between him and his goal is Dr. Erin Miller. No biggie. He can handle her. Or at least he thinks he can. Can Kyle stick to his guns or will his heart get in the way?
A message from her dead husband turns Mary Cox’s life upside down. Someone wants to kill her and her daughter, Faith. They’ll stop at nothing to track her down. The only man she trusts is her best friend’s brother, Jace, except, he lied to her before. Will secrets from her past destroy the life she’s made for herself or bring them closer together and to God?
Just as Jace Smith begins to adjust to civilian life, a cry of help from the only woman he’s ever cared for sends him back into the heat of battle. The type where someone—may not come out alive in the end. Secrets are revealed and nothing will ever be the same again. He’d do anything to keep Mary and her daughter safe from the danger after them. But a secret from his past threatens everything. Can they ever get back what they once had or die trying?
After a bitter divorce, Shelby Johnson is looking to rebuild a life for herself and her daughter, Hannah, while avoiding the thing she mistrusts most: men. Her resolve is tested, however, when her brother’s best friend, Mark, moves in across the street and her long-buried feelings for him rise to the surface. Can she open up her heart again? When someone threatens her life, she realizes that her heart isn’t the only thing on the line. She turns to the only man she feels she can trust.
Mark Daniels returns to his hometown to solve a crime committed in the military. When he gets caught up in Shelby's troubles, he knows she needs someone to protect her, but can he be that man? Being around her again is forcing him to face the way he feels—something he’d rather not do. When his past comes to haunt him, he vows to protect Shelby and her daughter until his last breath.
Through God's love, Shelby and Hannah find their way into Mark's heart. Will there be room for God too?