It is 1912 and Grace Lampley has returned to St. Louis to work as a clerk in a real estate office. Ever wary of romance, she enjoys a single life in the city's parks, nickelodeons and dance halls. That is, until she meets Ray, who has come out from New York to manage a new theatre. She is captivated by his tenderness and sweetness and awed by the glamorous company he keeps, so she accepts his proposal of marriage. Grace's demons of self-doubt nearly destroy the marriage, but it survives a move to New York. Ray is promoted and Grace goes to work for theatre mogul, Jacob J. Shubert. Her world explodes with excitement and she gradually emerges to full awareness of her strength and identity. She also begins to recognize her hidden desires and to act on them. Grace and Ray blossom until war separates them. Will the war end soon enough?...
With nowhere to turn, penniless widow Grace Yoder travels with her young son to the Amish community of Seven Poplars. She hopes to reunite with the Plain father she never knew—and become part of the community. Though her father is deceased, his new family still welcomes her. Grace is overcome with gratitude. But when handsome family friend and Mennonite John Hartman offers her a job in his veterinarian office, Grace discovers a beautiful bridge between the two worlds. And prays John will ask her to stay by his side.
THE SECRET SISTER With nowhere to turn, penniless widow Grace Yoder travels with her young son to the Amish community of Seven Poplars. She hopes to reunite with the Plain father she never knew—and become part of the community. Though deceased, his new family still welcomes her. Grace is overcome with gratitude.
When life got out of hand, Jenna realized making her own decisions and taking matters into her own hands wasn't working. She realized how important it was reestablishing her relationship with God. She knew it wasn't going to be easy. Through struggles, heartbreak, and raw emotions, Jenna continued to raise her family in the midst of it all. She realized she wasn't alone in the fight. Learning and discovering how to push through the mundane, she discovered her strength and persevered through some of the toughest moments. She started reconnecting with God and uncovering His plan for her life.
A second chance at an Amish happily-ever-after. Redeeming Grace - Emma Miller With nowhere to turn, penniless widow Grace Yoder travels with her young son to reunite with the Plain father she never knew. When family friend and Mennonite John Hartman offers her a job in his veterinarian office, Grace discovers a beautiful bridge between the two worlds. And prays John will ask her to stay by his side. The Prodigal Son Returns - Jan Drexler A criminal's trail has brought FBI informant Bram Lapp to Ellie Miller's Indiana community. Now he's posing as the kind of man he once hoped to be - someone who might be worthy of Ellie. Because no matter how much she claims she doesn't want a second chance at love, he knows he's found the home they were meant to share.
Casey Blaylock is an abused wife from a small town in northern Georgia. She grew up in a loving, Christian home with her brother, Barry. Barry is in prison for murder/armed robbery and their parents were killed in a car accident coming home from a visit to the prison to see Barry. At age 18 Casey marries Charles Blaylock and she has to cut herself off from everyone she knows. Casey is not allowed to write or visit Barry in prison. Charles Blaylock is a top-notch auto mechanic well known in three states. Charles and Casey get married and though Charles loves Casey it doesn't take long for him to become abusive. They have three children and live in the home left to Casey by her parents. Casey has no family or money of her own but she prays for God to show her what to do and begins to form a plan. One summer day Casey packs the car, takes the children and disappears. When Charles comes home from work and finds his family gone he goes into a rage. He looks for Casey where he thinks she might be but can't find her. He then hires a private investigator to help him find his family. However, Charles has an accident and gets amnesia and not only forgets that his family is missing, he doesn't even remember them. Casey is supporting her family and making a decent life for them. Then tragedy strikes. Her daughter is hit by a car and is in a coma near death. Will this tragedy bring them back together?
Redeeming Grace is a novel steeped in love, terror, death, and hope.In a small eastern Nebraska town, Robert Grace Postel, a deputy sheriff, meets his pin-up poster dream, in the form of Sadie Sheldon. Sadie is everything Robert wants in a woman and a romantic relationship is begun. Life is good; that is until a killer from Robert's past stalks them both with the sole intention of ending their stroll towards wedded bliss. Frances Gauntry, a cold-hearted killer, promises to kill both Sadie and Robert. While on a weekend camping trip Gauntry grabs Sadie and drags her through the woods to a river-side cave. Will Sadie be able to save herself? Can Robert arrive in time to spare her from torture, rape, or death? Find out in Redeeming Grace."
Redeeming Grace is the debut novel from Smoky Trudeau. The tragic deaths of her mother and two younger siblings have left Grace Harmon responsible for raising her sister Miriam and protecting her from their abusive father, Luther, a zealot preacher on a downward spiral toward insanity who has a penchant for speaking in Biblical verse.Otto Singer charms Grace with his gentle courtship and devotion to his brother, Henry. But after their marriage, Otto is unable to share with Grace the terrible secret he has kept for more than twenty years. Otto believes he is responsible for a tragic accident that claimed the life of a young woman and left Henry severely brain damaged. When Luther?s insanity and Otto?s secret unleash demons that threaten to destroy her family, can Grace find the spiritual strength to save them, and in the process find her own redemption?Redeeming Grace is set on Maryland?s eastern shore in the late 1920s. Called ?beautifully crafted, atmospheric, and powerfully told? by literary agent Joelle Delbourgo, the book will appeal to lovers of literary fiction who enjoy theological debate and who understand happy endings, in novels as in life, sometimes come at a heavy price.