Since the untimely death of her husband, young mother Effie Grey has been forced to live on a narrowboat owned by her tyrannical father-in-law Jacob. In spite of her own despair, she is determined to protect her brother Tom and her baby son Georgie from Jacob's bullying ways - for she is all they have in the world. But when Jacob hires villainous Salter and his vile wife Sal to run the barge, Effie's life becomes even more unbearable, and Tom is sent packing without a penny to his name. Forced to live on deck with little to shelter her and Georgie from the elements, tormented by the Salters, Effie is driven to desperation. And stealing Jacob's hidden cache of money she escapes with her son. As she begins her frantic search for Tom, Effie vows that whatever happens she will make a home for little Georgie and keep him safe from harm.
Winnie Porter just couldn't forget the child she'd given up for adoption all those years ago…or the wonderful family that had taken him in. Now it was finally time to see her son one last time. Still reeling from his wife's untimely death, the last thing Aidan Black needed to deal with was the unwed mother who brought his beloved Robbie into the world. Especially when she was all grown up into a beautiful, vivacious young woman who'd immediately drawn his boy into her spell—not to mention Aidan himself. Would Winnie's secret shatter Aidan's family—or make it whole again?
MATT CALDWELL WAS FINALLY COMING HOME… After years of trotting around the world, running from his faith, detaching from love, stunning events had flung the handsome bachelor back to quaint Caldwell Cove. But widow Sarah Reed, publisher of the Cove's Gazette, couldn't imagine that Matt's sudden return would be anything but trouble for her and her young children. A BLESSING OR A CURSE? Then the unlikely business partners met, and her once-silent partner, Matt, was no longer silent. Sarah had never imagined that love strikes twice, but she was beginning to hope that the heavens were smiling down on her. And that the path to righting old wrongs would turn out to have hidden blessings.
Hunter's Bride Due to a little misunderstanding spinning out of control, Chloe Caldwell's family now thinks her boss, Luke Hunter, is her fianc. Luckily, the handsome executive is willing to play the part for reasons of his own. He never dreamed a woman, a family and the faith he left long ago would change everything…. A Mother's Wish When Caldwell Cove's favorite lost son Matt Caldwell returns home, Sarah Reed discovers her newspaper has a silent partner. A widow with four rambunctious children, she isn't sure if this cynical journalist will ruin her—or be the answer to her unspoken prayers.
Something strange is brewing at the Comeback Café A grandfather’s song has turned a diner into hallowed ground. A contrary girl with a gypsy heart feels the tug of home. And a truck driver named Jedidiah keeps his foot on the gas, ready to sweep you into an unforgettable story of belonging and grace. It’s the 1960s Midwest, and Ellee Crumb wants to change the world, starting with her mother, but she’s having trouble even getting her teachers to know her real name. So Ellee sits at the Comeback, her broken heart lying there on a table, when a three-armed waitress and a quirky stranger show up and hand her back the pieces. An affecting tale, My Mother’s Wish will remind you of the power of grand hopes and effect of impossible expectations. You’ll witness the influence every life has on another, and you’ll find new reasons to believe in the comfort and joy in an everyday, American version of the story of Christmas: being known and loved, just as you are. From the Hardcover edition.
A mother's deepest wish for her children is that they attain the meaningful things in life..... Happiness ... Courage ... Love ... "I'd Give You My Life" is one mother's poetic portrayal of the values she hopes to pass on to her children. The author's poetry along with tender photography will evoke emotions in anyone who reads it!
Mother And Child . . . . . For You ~ A Loving, Poetic Tribute, Inspired By And Dedicated To, All Those Tenderhearted Mother And Child Harmonies Whose Everlasting Love, Unwavering Devotion, And Inspirational Sweetness, Has So Eloquently Caressed My Soul, Elevated My Spirit, And Softly Soothed My Acquiescent Heart