Large Print Christian Fiction Received
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ENGLISH FICTION

ABIDE WITH ME
Author:   STROUT, ELIZABETH
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  05075
  1 volume in 1 container

Maine, 1950s. Clergyman Tyler Caskey despairs after his wife's death
and cannot cope with his daughters' needs. He has little support from
community parishioners, who gossip about Tyler's possible affair with
his housekeeper. By the author of Amy and Isabelle (RC 48913). Some
descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language.
Commercial audiobook. 2006.

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ALMOST HEAVEN
Author:   FABRY, CHRIS, 1961-
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06694
  1 volume in 1 container

Some people say Billy has a heart of gold. Others say he's a bit odd.
The truth is, he's a hillbilly genius - a collector, a radio whiz -
and he can make the mandolin sing. Billy has dreams and though things
always seem to go wrong, his life has not gone unnoticed. Malachi is
an angel sent to observe and protect Billy. Though it's not his dream
assignment, Malachi always follows orders. And soon he begins to see
the bigger picture - that each step Billy takes is a note added to
a beautiful song. Some violence. 2010.

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AMISH GATHERING: LIFE IN LANCASTER COUNTY
Author:   WISEMAN, BETH, 1962-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06346
  1 volume in 1 container

Three heartwarming tales of old friends and new beginnings in an
Amish community. Leah can write stories, but is no good at the
skills of a proper Amish wife. Will she ever find someone who accepts
her as she is? Josiah left Paradise ten years ago without saying
goodbye. Now he's back, and his friend Amanda is learning that there
are things even a capable Amish girl can't fix. It's been too long
since Rebecca has put on her skates and flown across the ice - since
the accident that took her twin and broke her heart. 2009.

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AMISH GIFT
Author:   KELLER, CYNTHIA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07277
  1 volume in 1 container

After her husband, Shep, loses his latest job, he inherits a house,
along with a long-established bicycle shop. The move gives Jennie,
Shep, and their children a chance for a fresh start. While Shep dives
into his new venture at the bike shop, Jennie loves being a
stay-at-home mom but yearns to find some fulfillment outside of her
family - particularly as they struggle financially. She embarks on a
candy-making enterprise, but as the holiday season approaches
long-simmering tensions between husband and wife rise to the surface.
2012.

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AMISH LOVE: THREE AMISH NOVELLAS
Author:   WISEMAN, BETH, 1962-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: AMISH LOVE      

LB  06632
  1 volume in 1 container

In Beth Wiseman's "Healing Hearts," Levina Lapp and her husband
Naaman are alone for the first time in thirty years. Will they fall
in love again? A tragic accident rocks a peaceful Amish community in
"What the Heart Sees" by Kathleen Fuller. And in Kelly Long's "A
Marriage of the Heart," Rachel Yoder, tired of her Amish lifestyle,
seeks marriage to escape her domineering father's rule. 2010.

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AMISH MIDWIFE
Author:   CLARK, MINDY STARNS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: WOMEN OF LANCASTER COUNTY    1

LB  06829
  1 volume in 1 container

A burning desire to learn about her biological family leads nurse-
midwife Lexie Jaeger from her home in Oregon to the heart of
Pennsylvania Amish country. There she meets Marta Bayer, a mysterious
lay-midwife who may hold the key to Lexie's past, but she's not
talking - especially following the death of an Amish client during
childbirth. 2011.

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AMISH MIRACLE
Author:   ELLIS, MARY
S/P/V: Some sex;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07717
  1 volume in 1 container

Three Amish Novellas by Mary Ellis, Ruth Reid and Beth Wiseman.
In Wiseman's "Always Beautiful", Becky Byler is eighteen, overweight,
and overwhelmed. Close to taking her own life, Becky begs God for a
miracle. But when her prayers are answered, does she like the person
she has become? "Always His Provision" by Ruth Reid finds widow Rosa
Hostetler with one month to pay her taxes before the county auctions
her farm, and too proud to admit she needs help. In "Always in My
Heart" by Mary Ellis, Hope Bowman believes God is punishing her for
giving up her firstborn son when she was a teenager. Some descriptions
of sex. 2013.

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AMISH YEAR: FOUR AMISH NOVELLAS
Author:   WISEMAN, BETH, 1962-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: AMISH YEAR      

LB  08400
  1 volume in 1 container

Rooted in Love: Saul Petersheim has pursued Rosemary Lantz for years,
but she keeps turning him down. A Love for Irma Rose: In 1957, young
Irma Rose has a choice to make. Date the man who is right for her or
give a reckless suitor a chance? Patchwork Perfect: Widower Eli
Byler makes a fresh start and meets Miriam Fisher, the most
unconventional Amish woman he's ever met. When Christmas Comes Again:
Katherine knows the first Christmas without Elias will be hard. but
when a mysterious Englischer appears with photographs of her late
husband, Katherine wonders what other blessings Christmas could
have in store. Unrated. 2016.

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ANGELINA'S BACHELORS
Author:   O'REILLY, BRIAN
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07072
  1 volume in 1 container

Grieving over the loss of her husband, Angelina D'Angelo finds herself
cooking more food than she can possibly eat in a cooking marathon.
She delivers the results to the neighbors in her South Philly
community. Retiree Basil Cupertino offers her a job cooking for him
six days a week. Soon, word of Angelina's extraordinary culinary
prowess spreads, and Angelina finds herself cooking for seven
bachelors, while discovering the magical power of food to heal, to
bring people together and maybe even to present second chances. Some
strong language. 2011.

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ANNA'S RETURN: PLEASANT VALLEY, BOOK 3
Author:   PERRY, MARTA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: PLEASANT VALLEY    3

LB  07375
  1 volume in 1 container

After three years in the English world, Anna Beiler returns to her
Amish family with her adopted daughter Gracie. But events from Anna's
past threaten to endanger the community. Commercial audiobook. 2010.

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ANONYMOUS BRIDE
Author:   MCDONOUGH, VICKIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: TEXAS BOARDINGHOUSE BRIDES    1

LB  06810
  1 volume in 1 container

Returning as Lookout's new town marshal, Luke is determined to face
the past and move on. But when he discovers that the woman who
betrayed him is now a widow, all his plans fall at his feet. Rachel's
marriage to James Hamilton was not what Luke or the town thought it to
be. Now James is dead, and Luke is back. Could they possibly fall in
love a second time? Further complicating matters, three brides
ordered for Luke through newspaper ads by his incorrigible cousins
show up in town, and the only place for them to stay is Rachel's
boardinghouse. 2011.

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ANOTHER CHANCE TO LOVE YOU
Author:   HATCHER, ROBIN LEE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  05179
  1 volume in 1 container

Eleven years after an intense breakup with his college sweetheart,
Monica, Daniel Rourke returns to Boise, Idaho - a successful
investigative reporter and bestselling author. It was when he
returned to Boise that Daniel's world was turned upside-down by the
revelation that Monica had borne him a daughter, Heather, all those
years ago. As he finds himself losing his heart to Monica again and
falling completely under Heather's spell, Daniel wonders if they
could call the fast-paced Chicago world he lives in home? Could he
lay claim to the life he should have had?

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AT EVERY TURN
Author:   MATEER, ANNE
S/P/V: Some sex;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07739
  1 volume in 1 container

Langston, Indiana, 1916. Caught up in religious fervor when
missionaries speak at the church, Alyce Benson impetuously pledges
three thousand dollars to mission work in Africa, certain her
wealthy father will honor it. When he refuses, Alyce must admit
failure or raise the money herself. When she discovers that his
company has sponsored a racing car and that the driver could win
prize money, she conspires with her father's mechanic to secretly
train and compete herself. Some descriptions of sex. 2012.

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AT HOME IN MITFORD: THE MITFORD YEARS, VOLUME 1
Author:   KARON, JAN, 1937-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MITFORD YEARS    1

LB  04598
  1 volume in 1 container

LB  07579
  1 volume in 1 container

After years as a priest in the Southern village of Mitford, Father
Tim wonders if he should move on. Then on the day a letter from the
bishop tells him to "hang in there ... give it a year," things begin
to change, including an interest in his neighbor, Cynthia, and the
arrival of Barnabas, a rather large dog. Prequel to "A Light in the
Window" (BR 122700, RC 44195, LB 4559).

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ATONEMENT
Author:   LEWIS, BEVERLY, 1949-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08546
  1 volume in 1 container

An Amish woman who has given up hope of marriage seeks to redeem the
guilt from her past by volunteering her time in Lancaster County, and
a young Englisher interested in the self-sufficiency of the Amish
seeks mentorship from her father. 2016.

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BALANCING ACT
Author:   DAVIDS, PATRICIA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07806
  1 volume in 1 container

A promise to her sister sends rising ballet star Cheryl Steele
temporarily back to the hometown she fled years ago in disgrace.
Then an unexpected snowstorm and an injured foot land her in the
home of Sam Hardin. Sam's two little girls wrap themselves around
her heart while they scheme to make Cheryl not a guest or temporary
nanny, but their new mom. 2011.

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BAYOU PARADOX
Author:   CAROLL, ROBIN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06180
  1 volume in 1 container

The untamed Louisiana bayou is not for the faint of heart. But until
now, Tara LeBlanc has always considered it a sanctuary, its lush
foliage a source of medicinal healing. What evil has infiltrated her
haven? Two elderly women she loves lie near death, and Tara knows
their illnesses are no accident. Only one man can save Tara from the
same fate: Sheriff Rene "Bubba" Theriot. The strong-willed lawman
throws his all into protecting her, laying his heart on the line as
well as his life. Now they both stand to lose it all. 2008.

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BECOMING BEA
Author:   GOULD, LESLIE, 1962-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: COURTSHIPS OF LANCASTER COUNTY    4

LB  07952
  1 volume in 1 container

Ben and Bea have always irritated each other. But when their friends
push them together, can they cease bickering long enough to fall in
love? 2014.

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BELIEVERS
Author:   GILES, JANICE HOLT
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: SMOKY MOUNTAINS PIONEERS    4

LB  02406
  1 volume in 1 container

In 1800 a young Kentucky woman agrees to join a Shaker colony with
her recently converted husband. He finds fulfillment in the daily
routine and group solidarity, but she becomes increasingly unhappy
with her neighbors and her marriage. Portrays life in a nineteenth-
century Shaker community.
  [CI 703 recorded by Kentucky Regional (KY 1413).]

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BELLA
Author:   SAMSON, LISA, 1964-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06133
  1 volume in 1 container

An international soccer star, Jose is on his way to sign a multi-
million dollar contract when a series of events brings his career to
a halt.  Nina, a struggling waitress trying to make it in New York
City, discovers something about herself she's unprepared for. In one
irreversible moment, their lives are turned inside out - until a
simple gesture of kindness brings them together, turning an ordinary
day into an extraordinary experience. 2008.

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BEYOND SUMMER
Author:   WINGATE, LISA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: BLUE SKY HILL    3

LB  06546
  1 volume in 1 container

When soon-to-be college student Tam Lambert learns that her family's
finances are collapsing, the privileged life she's known is forever
changed. Tam and her family must move to a tiny house owned by her
father's company, Householders, in the Dallas neighborhood of Blue
Sky Hill. Shasta Reid-Williams and her husband have just purchased
their first home in Blue Sky Hill, and it's the perfect place to
raise her children. Even better is having a great neighbor like Tam,
who lives across the street. When news of a corrupt mortgage scheme
breaks, and Blue Sky Hill neighbors realize they could soon lose their
homes, new friendships and old loyalties are tested. And two young
women will discover the strength and maturity to do the impossible.
2010.

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BIGGER LIFE
Author:   SMITH, ANNETTE GAIL, 1959-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06139
  1 volume in 1 container

Joel Carpenter did not plan for his life to turn out like this.  He
never meant to be a single dad, working at a hair salon in Eden Plain,
Texas.  But at twenty-seven, he finds himself juggling custody of his
preschool son with Kari, the ex-wife he still loves, and sharing
Sunday dinners with a group of other single dads.  Joel regrets the
choices that brought him to this place, but it's not until the worst
happens that he learns how much he still has to give. 2006.

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BISHOP'S WIFE
Author:   HARRISON, METTE IVIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08083
  1 volume in 1 container

Linda Wallheim, a Mormon mother of five and wife of the local bishop,
investigates the disappearance of a neighbor's wife as she becomes
increasingly unsettled by the patriarchal structure and secrecy of
their church. 2014.

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BLUE MOON BAY
Author:   WINGATE, LISA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MOSES LAKE    2

LB  07116
  1 volume in 1 container

Seattle architect Heather Hampton returns to her father's hometown of
Moses Lake, Texas, to convince her family to sell the family farm to
an agricultural conglomerate - but she runs into local opposition.
Heather also reconnects with former classmate Blaine Underhill and
learns the truth about her father's early death. 2012.

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BLUE RUIN
Author:   HILL, GRACE LIVINGSTON, 1865-1947
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LIVING BOOKS   41

LB  04279
  1 volume in 1 container

As Dana Whipple and Lynette Brooke plan their lives together, it
becomes increasingly clear that overbearing Dana hopes to mold Lynette
into a perfect, obedient preacher's wife. When Dana becomes smitten
with a sophisticated New Yorker, Lynette's family sends her to Europe,
where she too, meets a captivating stranger. 1928.

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BLUEBIRD AND THE SPARROW: WOMEN OF THE WEST, BOOK 10
Author:   OKE, JANETTE, 1935-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: WOMEN OF THE WEST   10

LB  04461
  1 volume in 1 container

Berta gets a new playmate, a baby sister. But it is a long time before
Glenna is old enough to play with, and her arrival upsets Berta's
world. As they grow into young women, Berta finds herself resenting
the lovely Glenna and vows to be her complete opposite. Berta soon
drives a wedge between herself, the rest of the family, and her God.
It will take a family tragedy to change Berta's attitude.

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BOOK OF MURDOCK
Author:   ESTLEMAN, LOREN D
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: PAGE MURDOCK    8

LB  06394
  1 volume in 1 container

Middle-aged deputy U.S. marshal Page Murdock poses as a clergyman--
Brother Bernard Sebastian of the Church of Evangelical Truth--to
infiltrate a gang of bandits in the Texas panhandle. But once he's in
place, Murdock runs into an old flame who recognizes him. Some
violence and some strong language. 2010.

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BRICKMAKER'S BRIDE
Author:   MILLER, JUDITH, 1944-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08017
  1 volume in 1 container

In post-Civil War West Virginia, Ewan McKay needs to overcome a bad
business deal to save his West Virginia brick making operation and
win the heart of the former owner's daughter. unrated. 2014.

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BRIDGE
Author:   KINGSBURY, KAREN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07239
  1 volume in 1 container

Tennessee college sweethearts Molly and Ryan eventually go their
separate ways. But seven years later, bookstore owner Charlie Barton,
who is facing financial ruin, has a near-fatal car accident. Molly and
Ryan join the effort to save the shop and, with God's help, witness a
miracle. 2012.

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BRIGHT ARROWS
Author:   HILL, GRACE LIVINGSTON, 1865-1947
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LIVING BOOKS    2

LB  04688
  1 volume in 1 container

Left alone after her beloved father's death, lovely young Eden
Thurston struggles to hold her life and faith together. Then she
receives help from two unexpected sources: letters left to her by
her father that were written by her mother when Eden was just a child,
and a handsome young lawyer who comes to help her settle her father's
estate. The letters give Eden the loving and wise counsel she so
urgently needs, helping her overcome difficulty and danger at the
hands of deceitful men and scheming relatives. And the young lawyer
helps her discover a new dimension of faith - and love.

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BUTTERFLY PALACE
Author:   COBLE, COLLEEN
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07667
  1 volume in 1 container

Austin, Texas - 1904: Abandoned by the love of her life and trying to
get over her mother's death, Lily Donaldson has come to Austin for a
fresh start, working for the Marshall family as a kitchen maid in
their mansion, the Butterfly Palace. But while serving at a dinner
party, Lily recognizes the man who abandoned her sitting among the
guests. Some violence. 2014.

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CALL ME MRS. MIRACLE
Author:   MACOMBER, DEBBIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ANGELIC INTERVENTION      
Series: MRS MIRACLE    2

LB  06530
  1 volume in 1 container

While working in the toy department of a New York City store, Mrs.
Miracle meets Holly, who is searching for a robot for her nephew. Mrs.
Miracle plays matchmaker for Holly and the store owner's son Jake.
Includes recipes. Sequel to Mrs. Miracle (DB/RC 70101). Commercial
audiobook. 2010.

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CALLING OF EMILY EVANS: WOMEN OF THE WEST, BOOK 1
Author:   OKE, JANETTE, 1935-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: WOMEN OF THE WEST    1

LB  04702
  1 volume in 1 container

When Emily Evans goes off to Gethsemene Bible School, she has no idea
what is in store for her. She quickly discovers one thing--God does
not seem ready to send her a helpmate. Then one day during the chapel
hour, Emily realizes that God is calling her to become a missionary,
even if she has to go alone. Her main concerns are whether Bible
School has truly prepared her, and if her faith is strong enough not
to be shaken by local doubters.

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CASE OF BAD TASTE: A MORNING SHADE MYSTERY #1
Author:   COPELAND, LORI
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MORNING SHADE    1

LB  06073
  1 volume in 1 container

Nothing ever happened in the tiny community of Morning Shade,
Arkansas. That is, until now. The whole town is ablaze with the news
of a break-in. But a burglar who doesn't take anything? That's what
town watchdog Hurgus Conley and his feisty elderly sidekick, Stella
Diamond, can't figure out. Who's ever heard of a thief who rearranges
furniture and replaces old lamps with new ones: For frustrated author
Maude Diamond, it's better material than she could ever have come up
with on her own. 2005.

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CASE OF CROOKED LETTERS: A MORNING SHADE MYSTERY #2
Author:   COPELAND, LORI
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MORNING SHADE    2

LB  06172
  1 volume in 1 container

A series of chain letters throws the townspeople of Morning Shade into
a tizzy. Who is trying to bilk little old ladies out of their money
with promises of good health and untold millions? What starts out as
a simple chain letter can turn into full-fledged mail fraud, and
someone in town is to blame. Meanwhile Maude Diamond is busy
fulfilling another book contract and dreaming of the day her financial
woes will be solved. 2004.

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CATTLEMAN MEETS HIS MATCH
Author:   SHACKELFORD, SHERRI
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08034
  1 volume in 1 container

Cowboy John Elder needs a replacement crew of cattle hands to drive
his longhorns to Kansas - he just never figured they'd be wearing
petticoats. Traveling with Moira O'Mara and the orphan girls in her
care is a mutually beneficial arrangement. Yet despite Moira's
declaration of independence, the feisty beauty evokes John's every
masculine instinct to protect, defend,...and marry? 2014.

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CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE
Author:   JENNINGS, REGINA
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07816
  1 volume in 1 container

The train to Garber, Texas, is supposed to bring Nicholas Lovelace
to his next victory in life. Instead, it's held up by robbers who
are thwarted by the last person Nick ever expected - Anne Tillerton
from back home in Prairie Lea. Anne's been working as a buffalo
hunter. She's only in town to find their runaway cook. But the woman
flees, leaving Anne with her infant son. Some violence. 2014.

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CEDAR COVE CHRISTMAS
Author:   MACOMBER, DEBBIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: CEDAR COVE RELATED WORKS      

LB  06122
  1 volume in 1 container

Pregnant Mary Jo Wyse comes to Cedar Cove, Washington, on Christmas
Eve seeking David Rhodes, the father of her baby. Librarian Grace
Harding takes in Mary Jo, who gives birth that night with help from
paramedic Mack McAfee. Then Mary Jo's three brothers arrive to welcome
the newborn. Bestseller. 2008.

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CHASING LILACS
Author:   STEWART, CARLA
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06579
  1 volume in 1 container

In the summer of 1958 in the small Texas community of Graham Camp,
twelve-year-old Sammie Tucker must choose whom to trust with her
deepest fears after her mother commits suicide and a not-so-favorite
aunt arrives on the scene. Trusting is one thing, but accepting the
truth will be the hardest thing Sammie has ever done. 2010.

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CHATEAU OF SECRETS
Author:   DOBSON, MELANIE
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07879
  1 volume in 1 container

A young noblewoman hides French resistance fighters in tunnels
beneath her home while Germans occupy her house. Seventy years later,
her granddaughter visits the family's abandoned chateau and uncovers
shocking secrets from the past. Some violence. 2014

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CHILD OF MINE
Author:   LEWIS, DAVID (DAVID GERALD)
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07803
  1 volume in 1 container

Since his brother and sister-in-law died four years ago, pilot Jack
has been raising their adopted daughter Nattie, with the help of
Amish nanny Laura. Meanwhile, Kelly has never stopped searching for
her daughter, who was stolen and sold on the black market eight
years ago. 2014.
**Lewis, Beverly, 1949- is the co-author of this book.

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CHOICE
Author:   FISHER, SUZANNE WOODS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06462
  1 volume in 1 container

One moment Carrie Weaver was looking forward to running away with
Lancaster Barnstormers pitcher Solomon Riehl - plans that included
leaving the Amish community where they grew up. The next moment she
was staring into a future as broken as her heart. Now, Carrie is
faced with a choice. But will this opportunity be all she hoped?
Or will this decision change her life forever? 2010.

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CHRISTMAS AT ROSE HILL FARM: AN AMISH LOVE STORY
Author:   FISHER, SUZANNE WOODS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07919
  1 volume in 1 container

Bess Riehl is preparing Rose Hill Farm for her Christmas wedding, but
her groom isn't who she thought it would be. Billy Lapp is far away
from his Amish roots working as a rose rustler for Penn State and
wants nothing to do with Stoney Ridge, his family, or the newly
engaged Bess. Billy intends to leave Stoney Ridge by Christmas, but
crossing paths with Bess may change his mind. 2014

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CHRISTMAS CANDLE
Author:   LUCADO, MAX
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07664
  1 volume in 1 container

When an angel visits the home of candle maker Edward Haddington and
touches one of his candles on Christmas, it bestows a miracle on
every person who receives it, and Edward hopes that the angel will
visit since it has been twenty-four years since the last one. 2006.

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CHRISTMAS STORIES FOR THE HEART
Author:   GRAY, ALICE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07143
  1 volume in 1 container

"Christmas Stories for the Heart" is a collection of Christmas stories
written by notable Christian authors, including Charles Swindoll,
Max Lucado, Tim LaHaye, and Robin Jones Gunn as well as a story by
Robert Louis Stevenson titled "A Christmas Prayer."

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CLARA AND THE COWBOY
Author:   VETSCH, ERICA
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: IDAHO BRIDES    1

LB  06813
  1 volume in 1 container

From his abusive, alcoholic father to the townspeople who treat him
like he's cut from the same cloth, and the insecurities that fill his
own head, nothing Alec McConnell ever does is good enough. So how
can he possibly let himself be in love with the boss's daughter? And
why on earth would she have declared her love for him? When Clara's
life is threatened by dangerous cattle rustlers, will Alec finally
discover the answers he's been seeking? If he lets go of the past, can
he trust God for the future? Some violence. 2010.

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CLOUDY JEWEL
Author:   HILL, GRACE LIVINGSTON, 1865-1947
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Young Adult; Adult
Series: LIVING BOOKS   84

LB  04626
  1 volume in 1 container

Gentle, lovely Julia Cloud has devoted her life to caring for others.
Now, after her invalid mother's death, she is without the financial
means to live on her own.  But she dreads accepting her selfish
younger sister's offer to go and live with her and take care of her
demanding children. Then, just when Julia has resigned herself to a
bleak future as a servant in her sister's home, something amazing
happens.  Julia's lively young niece and nephew, her deceased brothers
children, turn up on her doorstep with a thrilling proposition.
(Recorded Michigan LM-6068) Large print

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COLLATERAL DAMAGE
Author:   ALEXANDER, HANNAH
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08121
  1 volume in 1 container

Long-buried secrets will come to light as Sarah Russell and Nick
Tyler look into the explosion that took the lives of her parents and
his mother in Jolly Mill, Missouri. After two more deaths occur, they
will need to solve the murders before someone else close to them
becomes a casualty. Some violence. 2014.

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COMMON LIFE, THE WEDDING STORY: THE MITFORD YEARS, VOLUME 6
Author:   KARON, JAN, 1937-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MITFORD YEARS    6

LB  04892
  1 volume in 1 container

In this companion to the Mitford Years series, Father Tim Kavanaugh
finally gets up the courage to ask Cynthia Coppersmith to marry him.
Tensions mount as each struggles with doubt and preparations.
Meanwhile the entire town becomes involved in the planning.
Bestseller.

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CONVENIENT WIFE
Author:   SCHMIDT, ANNA, 1943-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06657
  1 volume in 1 container

His plan was simple - just convince Caroline Hudson to take his
children in as wards. Widower Tyrone Justice is stunned when the
Nantucket schoolmistress requests a wedding instead! But what could
be simpler than a marriage of convenience? Tyrone's children will have
stability, Caroline will have security, and neither Tyrone nor
Caroline will have to risk their hearts. Bruised by past loves and
losses, neither is ready to take that chance again. Unless a
potentially deadly disaster makes them see that happiness lies within
reach. 2010.

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COTTAGE BY THE SEA
Author:   GUNN, ROBIN JONES, 1955-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07309
  1 volume in 1 container

Erin's new business as a wedding planner is running at full speed and
her empty nest years are full of promise when she receives a call that
puts everything on hold. Her estranged father has had a stroke and his
odd second wife leaves, making it clear this is not what she signed
up for. So Erin's visit to her father's cottage by the sea is extended
indefinitely. At first the task before her is as daunting as the wild
Oregon coast that has become her unwanted second home. Yet Erin finds
the gift of healing in the many hours she spends beside her ailing
father. 2012.

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COURTING CATE: THE COURTSHIPS OF LANCASTER COUNTY
Author:   GOULD, LESLIE, 1962-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: COURTSHIPS OF LANCASTER COUNTY    1

LB  07323
  1 volume in 1 container

Cate Miller has scared off every suitor. Pete Troyer has never
failed at anything. Could he be the one to finally tame the fiery
Cate? (This Amish romance is a take-off on Shakespeare's "Taming of
the Shrew.") 2012.

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COURTING MISS ADELAIDE
Author:   DEAN, JANET
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06196
  1 volume in 1 container

The "orphan train" seemed like small-town spinster Adelaide Crum's
last chance to know the simple joys of family life. So many lost
children, every one of them dreaming only of a caring home - the home
she longed to offer. And yet the narrow-minded town elders refused
to entrust even the most desperate child to a woman alone.
Newspaperman Charles Graves believed his heart was closed forever,
but he swore to stand by this lovely, lonely woman who was fighting
for the right to take some motherless child into her heart.

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CRIMSON MOUNTAIN
Author:   HILL, GRACE LIVINGSTON, 1865-1947
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LIVING BOOKS   85

LB  07544
  1 volume in 1 container

Laurel Sheridan, once wealthy and sheltered but now orphaned, gets
a job teaching school in the little town of Carrollton near Crimson
Mountain. She is rescued from danger by Phil Pilgrim, who is home
from the army to sell the old family homestead to the government for
a munitions plant. When she overhears a sinister plot to blow up the
local defense plant, she decides she must try to tell Phil. 1942.

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DAKOTA CHILD
Author:   FORD, LINDA (LINDA CAROL)
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06400
  1 volume in 1 container

Trapped in a North Dakota blizzard, single mother Vivian Halliday's
prayer for herself and her child is answered in the seemingly
terrifying form of Billy Black. The hulk of a man is feared by the
townsfolk - yet in the home he shares with his ailing mother, the
handsome, gentle giant warms her baby's bottles and sings sweet
lullabies that lull even Vivian to peaceful sleep. When the storm
abates, will she seek the life that led her back to the village...
or stay where she's found an unexpected family for herself and her
child? 2009.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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DANGER IN PLAIN SIGHT
Author:   PERRY, MARTA
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: AMISH SUSPENSE    3

LB  07391
  1 volume in 1 container

A call from a friend in trouble brings news photographer Libby Morgan
back to Lancaster County, the place she left to pursue her career. Yet
Libby can't deny her heart skips a beat at the thought of seeing Adam
Byler again, the lover she considered too tied to Amish tradition.
What Libby doesn't know is that someone else has long anticipated her
return. As police chief of Springville, former marine Adam Byler
strives to keep the peace between the Amish and their modern
"Englischer" neighbors - and he will not allow Libby's beauty to
distract him from his duties. But when an innocent woman is attacked,
they'll confront a danger more threatening than their growing
passion. Some descriptions of violence. 2012.

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DANGER WITHIN
Author:   HANSEN, VALERIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06255
  1 volume in 1 container

In an email message to her boss, Al Crane, Colleen Montgomery reveals
her suspicion that a story is brewing at the Double V Ranch. She
writes that there is a rumor that rancher Michael Vance has lost
several cows to a mystery ailment and that his old foreman has
disappeared. The new foreman, Hector Delgado is cagey and bears
watching. Montgomery believes that something sinister is starting up
in Colorado Springs. 2006.

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DAWN OF THE MORNING
Author:   HILL, GRACE LIVINGSTON, 1865-1947
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LIVING BOOKS   43

LB  07366
  1 volume in 1 container

Another inspiring story of wholesome sweethearts whose faith and
overflowing hearts cope triumphantly with problems as daunting as
heartless stepmothers and cholera epidemics.

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DEAR LADY
Author:   HATCHER, ROBIN LEE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: COMING TO AMERICA    1

LB  06391
  1 volume in 1 container

Lady Beth Wellington has come to America in 1897 to escape an
arranged marriage. But when she shows up on the doorstep of her
ten-year-old pen pal Jane Steele, the girl's father, Garret, makes
Beth feels she has made a mistake in coming to Montana. Eventually
time heals all wounds, including those suffered by Garret in his
first marriage. 1997.

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DEEP IN THE HEART OF TROUBLE
Author:   GIST, DEEANNE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06179
  1 volume in 1 container

1898. Texas bicycle enthusiast Essie Spreckelmeyer, who was reconciled
to spinsterhood in Courting Trouble (RC 66255), now runs her father's
oil company. After Tony Morgan is disinherited, he takes a job working
for Essie. The two fall in love and hope that past mistakes do not
jeopardize their future. 2008.

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DIARY OF A LOVING HEART: LOVE IS A GENTLE STRANGER, VOLUME 3
Author:   BACHER, JUNE MASTERS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LOVE IS A GENTLE STRANGER    3

LB  06360
  1 volume in 1 container

Chris Beth struggles to deal with the death of her sister, Vangie;
the diary she left behind; and a host of other problems that test
her faith. Sequel to "Love's Silent Song" (RC 44256). 1993.

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DISCOVERY
Author:   WALSH, DAN, 1957-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07380
  1 volume in 1 container

When aspiring writer Michael Warner inherits his grandfather's
Charleston estate, he settles in to write his first novel. But within
the confines of the stately home, he discovers an unpublished
manuscript that his grandfather, a literary giant whose novels sold
in the millions, had kept hidden from everyone - but clearly intended
Michael to find....2012.

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DISTANT MELODY
Author:   SUNDIN, SARAH
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: WINGS OF GLORY    1

LB  06626
  1 volume in 1 container

Never pretty enough to please her gorgeous mother, Allie will do
anything to gain her approval, even marry a man she doesn't love. Lt.
Walter Novak - fearless in the cockpit but hopeless with women - takes
his last furlough home in California before going overseas. Walt and
Allie meet and begin a correspondence that will change their lives.
The letters that fly between Walt's muddy bomber base and Allie's
mansion bind them together in friendship. But can they untangle the
secrets, commitments, and expectations that keep them apart? Some
violence. 2010.

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DISTORTION
Author:   BLACKSTOCK, TERRI, 1957-
S/P/V: Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: MOONLIGHTERS    2

LB  07789
  1 volume in 1 container

When Juliet Cole's husband of 15 years is murdered before her eyes,
she thinks it was a random shooting. Devastated and traumatized, she
answers hours of questioning by the police, then returns home to
break the tragic news to her boys. But a threatening voicemail takes
this from a random shooting to a planned, deliberate attack. Juliet
realizes that she and her children are in danger too, unless she
meets the killer's demands. Violence. 2014.

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DOCTOR IN PETTICOATS: SOPHIE'S DAUGHTERS
Author:   CONNEALY, MARY
S/P/V: Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: SOPHIES DAUGHTERS    1

LB  06753
  1 volume in 1 container

Doctor Alex Buchanan is a wanted man - a Civil War deserter from the
army stalked by a bounty hunter - but he's rather be dead than inflict
any more pain on his patients. Beth McClellan is idealistic, believing
the nursing training she received will be enough to help her serve
as doctor to her home town in West Texas. When Alex and Beth meet in
a stagecoach accident, they find that they work well together. But
are his demons and her dreams too deeply rooted for either of them
to pay the price required for a future together? Violence. 2010.

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DREAM DRESS
Author:   THOMPSON, JANICE A
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: WEDDINGS BY DESIGN    3

LB  07592
  1 volume in 1 container

A lowly seamstress at a swanky bridal boutique, Gabi Delgado dreams
of doing more than ripping out seams and fitting dresses to doe-eyed
brides. She wants to see her own original dress designs gracing the
young women of Texas. But when Jordan Singer, reporter for 'Texas
Bride' magazine, visits the shop to do a feature, Gabi is humbled
in his influential - and unnervingly handsome - presence. 2014.

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DREAM FOR TOMORROW
Author:   CARLSON, MELODY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HOMEWARD ON THE OREGON TRAIL    2

LB  07466
  1 volume in 1 container

Desperate circumstances bring out the best and worst of the travelers,
including Will Bramford, the wealthy widower who is pursuing
Elizabeth, and Eli Kincade, the independent and solitary guide who
has stolen Elizabeth's heart. Will Eli change his plans and accompany
Elizabeth to her new home? Or will his past continue to keep them
from love? 2013.

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DRUMS OF CHANGE, THE STORY OF RUNNING FAWN: WOMEN OF THE WEST, BOOK 12
Author:   OKE, JANETTE, 1935-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: WOMEN OF THE WEST   12

LB  04449
  1 volume in 1 container

SUBTITLE: "Women of the West, Book 12"
In 1874, Martin Forbes, a young missionary, arrives in Alberta,
Canada, to establish a school and bring Christianity to the Blackfoot
Indians. Two star pupils, Running Fawn and Silver Fox are then sent to
school in Calgary, where Silver Fox is able to accept Christianity,
but Running Fawn returns home to her family and beliefs. 1996.

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ECHOES OF MERCY
Author:   SAWYER, KIM VOGEL
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07539
  1 volume in 1 container

When a suspicious accident occurs at a candy factory, Caroline Lang
goes undercover to investigate the suspicious circumstances
surrounding the event and how the factory treats its youngest
employees - the child workers. Oliver Dinsmore, heir to the candy
factory, has his own investigation to conduct. Posing as a common
worker, he aims to find out all he can about the family business
before he takes over for his father. Caroline and Oliver become fast
friends, but tension mounts when the two find themselves at odds about
the roles of child workers. Hiding their identities becomes even more
difficult when fate brings them together over three children in
desperate need. When all is revealed, will the truth destroy the
love starting to grow between them? 2014.

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ELEMENTARY, MY DEAR WATKINS
Author:   CLARK, MINDY STARNS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06095
  1 volume in 1 container

When someone tries to push Jo Tulip in front of a New York train, her
ex-fiance, Bradford, suffers an injury while saving her - and the
unintentional sleuth is thrown onto the tracks of a very personal
mystery. Jo's boyfriend, Danny Watkins, is away in Paris, so she
begins a solo investigation of her near-murder. What secret was
Bradford about to share before he took the fall? And when Jo uncovers
clues tied to Europe, can she and Danny work together in time to
save her life?

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ELLA'S WISH
Author:   EICHER, JERRY S
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LITTLE VALLEY    2

LB  07058
  1 volume in 1 container

Ella Yoder has moved into her dream house. In the stillness of the
great house, she ponders her options. How is she to survive on her
own? How will she ever forget Aden? Two would-be suitors soon make
their intentions known, but Ella is unsure of her feelings. 2011.

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EMILY'S CHANCE: THE CALLAHANS OF TEXAS, BOOK 2
Author:   GILLENWATER, SHARON
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06911
  1 volume in 1 container

Emily Rose may be in the tiny West Texas town on Callahan's Crossing
for now, but it's just a rung on her ladder to success. Her work at
the historical society will look good on her resume as she pursues
the prestigious world of a big city museum curator. But cowboy Chance
Callahan has decided that he can convince her to stay - both with the
town and with him. 2010

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EMMA, MR. KNIGHTLEY AND CHILI-SLAW DOGS
Author:   HATHAWAY, MARY JANE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07918
  1 volume in 1 container

A comical contemporary take on the perennial Jane Austen classic,
"Emma," set in the American South. Caroline Ashley is a journalist on
the rise at The Washington Post until the sudden death of her father
brings her back to Thorny Hollow to care for her mentally fragile
mother and their aging antebellum home. Her old friend, Brooks
Elliott, professor of journalism, is the voice of sanity and reason in
the land of pink lemonade and layered coconut cakes. 2013.

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ESCAPE FROM FRED
Author:   WHITTINGTON, BRAD
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Young Adult; Adult

LB  05213
  1 volume in 1 container

Mark Cloud, a self-deprecating young hero, escapes Fred, Texas, to
relish the anonymity of college in the final book of this fiction
series about a restless preacher's kid in the 1970s. But the
proverbial time of his life skips a beat when a series of catastrophes
leads him back home, and then on a soul-searching road trip through
America's heartland, where his most complex questions find some
surprising answers.

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EVER PRESENT DANGER
Author:   HERMAN, KATHY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: PHANTOM HOLLOW      

LB  06210
  1 volume in 1 container

At eighteen, Ivy Griffith likes nothing better than getting stoned
with her boyfriend and his basketball buddies - until one nightmare
afternoon when Ivy watches in horror as they murder a teammate and
bury his body.  The four friends make a pact to keep quiet, and Ivy
flees home for college and never looks back.  After ten years of
numbing her guilt with drugs, single mom Ivy is finally clean and
returning home to shed this baggage forever.  Then disaster strikes
at her high school reunion, and Ivy is the only witness left alive.
2007.

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FIREFLY ISLAND
Author:   WINGATE, LISA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MOSES LAKE    3

LB  07325
  1 volume in 1 container

Congressional staffer Mallory Hale's life veers off course when she
falls hopelessly in love with Daniel Everson and his little boy,
Nick. After a whirlwind romance and a leap of faith, Mallory becomes
a mother and a rancher's wife in small-town Texas. 2013.

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FIT TO BE TIED: THE SISTERS OF BETHLEHEM SPRINGS
Author:   HATCHER, ROBIN LEE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: SISTERS OF BETHLEHEM SPRINGS    2

LB  06310
  1 volume in 1 container

Fearless, fun-loving Cleo Arlington dresses like a cowboy and can
ride, rope and wrangle a horse as well as any man. In 1916, however,
those are not talents most young women aspire to. But Cleo, twenty-
nine and single, loves life on her father's Idaho ranch. Still, she
hopes someday to marry and have children. Enter Sherwood Stratham, an
English aristocrat whose father has sentenced him to a year of work
in America to "straighten him out". Cleo's challenge: transform this
uptight playboy into a down-home cowboy. 2009.

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FOR LOVE OF ELI
Author:   LOUGH, LOREE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: QUILTS OF LOVE    4

LB  07683
  1 volume in 1 container

When tragedy leaves young Eli an orphan, two families are devastated.
Taylor, Eli's aunt and legal guardian, helps him remember his parents
by creating a Memory Quilt. As she begins piecing together the
moments of his parents' lives, the young family's story emerges and
Taylor and Eli begin to heal. 2013.

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FOR WHOM THE WEDDING BELL TOLLS: A ROMANCE MYSTERY
Author:   MEHL, NANCY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06417
  1 volume in 1 container

The eclectic citizens of Winter Break, Kansas, keep Ivy Towers on her
toes as she solves puzzling mysteries and navigates the mysterious
ways of love. In For Whom The Wedding Bell Tolls, the wedding planner
is dead and Ivy is a suspect. Now the wedding of Ivy Towers and Deputy
Sheriff Amos Parker is on hold - along with their blissful future -
until Ivy can figure out just who nixed their nuptials. 2008.

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FORGIVEN
Author:   PERRY, MARTA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: KEEPERS OF THE PROMISE    1

LB  07911
  1 volume in 1 container

When three women, all cousins, are given the task of sorting through
the treasures of several generations of their Amish family, they each
discover a story from the past that provides insights and inspiration
for their own lives. 2014.

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GATHERING OF MEMORIES: A PLACE CALLED HOME SERIES, BOOK 4
Author:   WICK, LORI
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: PLACE CALLED HOME    4

LB  04753
  1 volume in 1 container

Silas Cameron's young wife, Amy, is despairing of ever becoming
pregnant when she hears about the five Jackson siblings. Their mother
has just died and their father's whereabouts are unknown. Although
the oldest, Mandy, is just four years younger than she, Amy wants to
take the children in. As she explains to Mandy, "God knew you were
just what we needed." Sequel to "The Long Road Home" (RC 41474).
(Book #4 in the "A Place Called Home Series")

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GIRL FROM MONTANA
Author:   HILL, GRACE LIVINGSTON, 1865-1947
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LIVING BOOKS   66
Series: CLASSIC    3

LB  05279
  1 volume in 1 container

Defenseless Elizabeth, who has just buried her brother, is
confronted by his murderer who claims he loves her. Escaping on
her horse across the wilderness, she runs headlong into a man
unlike the other rough men she has known. The gentleman's
protection and her strong Christian faith help her survive the
dangers of the wilderness.
(Cassette recorded by Michigan Regional LM-6073 BUT IS NO LONGER
AVAILABLE FROM THEM.)

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GONE WITHOUT A TRACE
Author:   BRADLEY, PATRICIA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08220
  1 volume in 1 container

It's been more than two years since homicide detective Livy
Reynolds's cousin disappeared from Logan Point. Unlike most people
in her hometown, Livy has never believed that Robyn left
voluntarily. When Dallas private investigator Alex Jennings contacts
Livy concerning a missing senator's daughter who was last seen in
Logan Point, she notices eerie similarities between the two
disappearances. But with self-doubt plaguing her and an almost
instant dislike of Jennings, Livy is finding this investigation an
uphill battle. With her future in law enforcement on the line, can
she find a way to work with a man who is her polar opposite? 2015.

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GOOD NEWS FROM NORTH HAVEN
Author:   LINDVALL, MICHAEL L
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  05157
  1 volume in 1 container

The Reverend David Battles, his wife, and their two young children
arrived in North Haven, Minnesota, four years ago. Life for them has
sometimes been less than expected, but usually much more. Battles
recounts a year in the life of the village and of the congregation of
the Presbyterian Church. He and his family witness grace at work on
an almost daily basis as the seasons turn.

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GRACE
Author:   EVANS, RICHARD PAUL
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06956
  1 volume in 1 container

1960s. Ninth-grader Eric is still adjusting to his family's move from
California to Utah when he discovers his classmate Grace scrounging
for food in a restaurant dumpster. Eric and his brother, Joel, hide
Grace in their backyard clubhouse. But neither the boys nor Grace can
keep their secrets forever. 2008.

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GRAND SCHEME
Author:   HERMAN, KATHY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: PHANTOM HOLLOW      

LB  06213
  1 volume in 1 container

Things couldn't be better for Rue Kessler.  He's been sober for
eighteen months, married the mother of his eight-year-old son, and
started building their dream house.  To top it off, his father-in-law
hired him to oversee the construction of a big condo project.  Then
Rue and his wife become the target of someone's cruel and frightening
attacks.  What reason would anyone have to dash their hopes and
dreams?  Is someone trying to stop the condo project? Or is something
more sinister afoot? 2008.

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HALF-STITCHED AMISH QUILTING CLUB
Author:   BRUNSTETTER, WANDA E
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07180
  1 volume in 1 container

Join the club of unlikely quilters who show up for Amish widow Emma
Yoder's quilting classes. A troubled young woman, a struggling couple,
a widower, a rough and tough biker, and a preacher's wife make up
the mismatched lot. But as their problems begin to bind them together,
they learn to open up and lend a helping hand. 2012.

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HANNAH'S JOY: PLEASANT VALLEY, BOOK 6
Author:   PERRY, MARTA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: PLEASANT VALLEY    6

LB  07352
  1 volume in 1 container

Newly widowed Hannah and her baby move in with Hannah's aunt in
Pleasant Valley, Pennsylvania--a place that Hannah's family left after
they disavowed the Mennonite order. Hannah helps Amish furniture maker
William control his stutter and falls in love. Meanwhile, her
father-in-law seeks custody of his grandson. 2012.

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HEALING HEART
Author:   BREIDENBACH, ANGELA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: QUILTS OF LOVE    6

LB  07880
  1 volume in 1 container

Mara Keegan is an uber-successful mother and a widow. She's been
chasing success and all the "good things in life" for her family to
make up for the loss of their father. Mara decides to make a photo
memory quilt as a graduation present for her daughter, Cadence.
But before it's finished, she suffers a heart attack, and is forced
to face her physically and spiritually broken heart. 2013.

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HEART FAILURE
Author:   MABRY, RICHARD L
S/P/V: Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07731
  1 volume in 1 container

Dr. Carrie Markham's heart broke when her husband died two years ago.
Now, with her medical practice taking off, her engagement to paralegal
Adam Davidson seems almost too good to be true. Then a drive-by
shooting forces him to confess that Adam isn't his real name and that
he fled the witness protection program. Carrie is left with an
impossible choice: should she abandon this fiancé she doesn't really
know, or accept his innocence and help him fight back? Violence. 2013.

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HEART MADE NEW
Author:   IRVIN, KELLY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: BLISS CREEK    2

LB  07791
  1 volume in 1 container

Annie Shirack is trying to fight her feelings for David Plank, a young
Amish man who's struggling with an aggressive case of Hodgkin's
lymphoma. David loves Annie too much to let her into his life, only,
he fears, to leave her. When a homeless young woman named Charisma
and her two-year-old daughter, Gracie, show up in Bliss Creek, Annie
welcomes them into the Shirack household and tries to help them
establish a new life. Some violence. 2012.

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HEART OF STONE
Author:   LANDIS, JILL MARIE
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06467
  1 volume in 1 container

Having escaped a life she never chose, Laura Foster is finally living
her dream. But even after four years of posing as a respectable widow
in Glory, Texas, she is always afraid someone from her past might
reveal her identity. Believing no man could love her if he knew the
truth, Laura tries to resist the courtship of Reverend Brand
McCormick. But it's his own past that poses a threat to his present
life. As they open their hearts to love and faith, will Laura and
Brand find forgiveness from their community? Some descriptions of sex,
some profanity, and some violence. 2010.

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HEART OF THE WILDERNESS: WOMEN OF THE WEST, BOOK 8
Author:   OKE, JANETTE, 1935-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: WOMEN OF THE WEST    8

LB  04422
  1 volume in 1 container

At fifty, George McMannus must begin a new life. His daughter and
son-in-law have been killed while on a wilderness trip and he must
care for his four-year-old granddaughter, Kendra. George is concerned
about the kind of life he can provide for her in his cabin in the
wild, but he knows they must be together. As Kendra matures she learns
to trust God to help her through many troubled times, and eventually
so does her grandfather.

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HER AMISH MAN
Author:   BATES, ERIN
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07326
  1 volume in 1 container

Because Leah McKenzie's mother was 'shunned' for marrying an outsider,
Leah has never known her Amish relatives. Then she is framed for a
murder she didn't commit, and she needs somewhere to hide until she
can clear her name. Confident no one would search for her in an Amish
community, she heads for her grandmother's home in Illinois. A safe
haven is all Leah is looking for, but she soon finds herself entranced
by the simplicity of the lifestyle. What she doesn't expect to find
is a man who stirs her heart. Some violence. 2013.

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HERE BURNS MY CANDLE
Author:   HIGGS, LIZ CURTIS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06351
  1 volume in 1 container

As a highlander, Elisabeth Kerr is delighted when she hears that
bonny Prince Charlie is marching on Edinburgh, intent on claiming
his father's throne. The rest of Elisabeth's family, including her
mother-in-law Dowager Lady Marjory Kerr, is less than thrilled with
the idea given that they owe their position in society to the British
crown. When it seems as if the Prince actually has a chance of taking
back Scotland, allegiances in the Kerr household quickly shift, but
even as the Kerrs try to weather the turbulent political climate
during 1745-1746, other family secrets threaten to tear them apart.
In the end, only their faith can save both Elisabeth and Marjory.
2010.

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HOME AT TRAIL'S END
Author:   CARLSON, MELODY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HOMEWARD ON THE OREGON TRAIL    3

LB  07463
  1 volume in 1 container

After overcoming the challenges of the Oregon Trail, Eli Kincaid, the
handsome scout for the wagon train, has realized that his love for
Elizabeth Martin is stronger than his affinity for life on the trail.
While Elizabeth and her children stay with Elizabeth's friend Malinda,
Eli builds a cabin and Elizabeth plans their wedding. Despite being
busy with her own plans, Elizabeth helps others in her community,
including her friend Malinda, the local minister, and an Indian woman
and her child. 2013.

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HOME FOR MY HEART
Author:   MATEER, ANNE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07740
  1 volume in 1 container

1910, Pennsylvania. Sadie Sillsby works as the assistant to the
matron at the Raystown Home for Orphan and Friendless Children and
dreams of the day she'll marry her beau, Blaine. But when the matron
surprises everyone by announcing her own engagement, Sadie is
suddenly next in line for the job. But the matron of the Home cannot
be married. Is Sadie willing to give up her dreams of a life with
Blaine and a family of her own? And when it's revealed that the Home
is spending a lot more money than it's taking in, can Sadie turn
things around before the place is forced to close forever? 2013.

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HOME IN DRAYTON VALLEY
Author:   SAWYER, KIM VOGEL
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07216
  1 volume in 1 container

Fed up with the poor quality of life in 1880 New York, Tarsie Raines
encourages her friends Joss and Mary Brubacher to move with their two
children to Drayton Valley, Kansas. She offers to help with expenses
and to care for Mary and the children as they travel by wagon train.
But when tragedy strikes on the prairie, throwing Tarsie and Joss
into an unexpected arrangement, can they trust God with their dreams
for the future? 2012.

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HOME TO HOLLY SPRINGS: A FATHER TIM NOVEL, BOOK 1
Author:   KARON, JAN, 1937-
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: FATHER TIM NOVEL    1
Series: FATHER TIM NOVELS    1

LB  06173
  1 volume in 1 container

LB  06174
  1 volume in 1 container

LB  07640
  1 volume in 1 container

Nearly forty years after leaving his childhood home, retired
Episcopal priest Father Tim Kavanagh of Mitford, North Carolina, is
beckoned back to Holly Springs, Mississippi. While reuniting with old
friends and acquaintances, Father Tim uncovers family secrets and
discovers who sent for him. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2007.

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HOPEFUL HEART
Author:   SAWYER, KIM VOGEL
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06582
  1 volume in 1 container

Awkward and clumsy Tressa Neill is devastated when her socialite
aunt sends her west to Kansas in 1888 to attend a new school that
trains young ladies to be wives to hardworking ranchers. But Tressa
soon finds that she is quite handy at practical matters under Mrs.
Wyatt's firm but sympathetic tutelage, and that Mrs. Wyatt's staunch
faith bolsters her self-confidence and leads Tressa closer to God.
Solitary Abel Samms, struggling to keep his ranch despite significant
losses he suspects are due to rustlers, soon becomes Tressa's good
neighbor, protector, and mentor despite his unhappy past with another
eastern woman. Some violence. 2010.

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HOUSE THAT LOVE BUILT
Author:   WISEMAN, BETH, 1962-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07784
  1 volume in 1 container

Smithville, Texas. Widowed hardware-store owner Brooke Holloway
welcomes newcomer Owen Saunders to town. A bitter divorce left Owen
distrustful of love, but wholesome Brooke and her two kids appeal to
him. Meanwhile, Owen's uncle and a local teen move into the old
mansion Owen is restoring. 2013.

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HUCKLEBERRY HILL
Author:   BECKSTRAND, JENNIFER
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MATCHMAKERS OF HUCKLEBERRY HILL    1

LB  07943
  1 volume in 1 container

With their thirteen children grown, Anna and Felty Helmuth are ready
for their next adventure - trying their hands at matchmaking. Moses
Zimmerman knew his grandparents couldn't resist trying to find him a
wife, but he never expected it would be a woman tall enough to look
him in the eye, and honest enough to make him question a promise
holding him to his past. unrated. 2014.

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HUCKLEBERRY SUMMER
Author:   BECKSTRAND, JENNIFER
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MATCHMAKERS OF HUCKLEBERRY HILL    2

LB  07944
  1 volume in 1 container

With one of their grandchildren happily married, Anna and Felty
Helmuth are ready for their next matchmaking success. Cautious to a
fault, Lily Eicher strives to live up to her dat's high standards.
She's certainly not the kind of proper Amish girl who would make
time for someone as impetuous as the Helmuths' grandson, Aden - even
if his lively spirit and caring ways are showing her just how
wonderful following her heart can be. Unrated. 2014.

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HUMMINGBIRD RIDGE
Author:   NAVA, MARGARET
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06512
  1 volume in 1 container

Moving to Florida was supposed to have been a temporary solution
while snowbird Angela Dunn figured out what to do with the next
phase of her life. She's already in her sixties. She didn't intend
to get involved with anyone romantically. And getting married? That
was the last thing on her mind. She hadn't wanted to take a chance
on handsome, charming Gilberto, but somehow, it happened. So now
she's dealing with the challenges of a new life, a new husband, and
a new home in Hummingbird Ridge, West Virginia. 2009.

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IN EVERY HEARTBEAT
Author:   SAWYER, KIM VOGEL
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06735
  1 volume in 1 container

As three friends who grew up in the same orphanage head off to college
together, they each harbor a cherished dream. Libby wishes to become
a famous journalist, Pete plans to study to become a minister, and
Bennett wants to join a fraternity and have as much fun as possible.
But as tensions rise around the world on the brink of World War I, the
friends' differing aspirations and opinions begin to divide them. And
when Libby makes a shocking discovery about Pete's family, will it
drive a final wedge between them? 2010.

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IN THE COMPANY OF OTHERS: A FATHER TIM NOVEL
Author:   KARON, JAN, 1937-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: FATHER TIM NOVELS    2

LB  06602
  1 volume in 1 container

Retired Episcopalian priest Father Tim takes his wife Cynthia on
vacation to his homeland of Ireland. During their stay at a fishing
lodge run by Anna and Liam Conor, Father Tim becomes overly involved
in the extended Conor family's problems and Cynthia discovers a
journal from the 1860s. Bestseller. 2010.

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IN THIS MOUNTAIN: THE MITFORD YEARS, VOLUME 7
Author:   KARON, JAN, 1937-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MITFORD YEARS    7

LB  04829
  1 volume in 1 container

Father Tim Kavanagh and his wife, Cynthia, return to Mitford and
renew old friendships. Father Tim, however, struggles with retirement
and aging while Cynthia achieves success as a children's writer.
Father Tim's failure to control his diabetes leads to near-tragedy.
Sequel to A Common Life (DB 52101). Bestseller. 2002

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IN TUNE WITH WEDDING BELLS: A NOVEL OF ENDURING ROMANCE
Author:   HILL, GRACE LIVINGSTON, 1865-1947
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LIVING BOOKS   13

LB  04376
  1 volume in 1 container

Reuben Remington is about to embark on a month-long vacation when
coworker Gillian Guthrie faints at her desk and needs to be taken to
the hospital. But she will not go until she knows someone will take
care of Noel, her five-year-old brother. Having no specific holiday
plans, Reuben volunteers. Attracted to Noel's religious beliefs,
Reuben soon finds faith in God is important in his life, as are
Gillian and Noel. 1941.

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INN AT ROSE HARBOR
Author:   MACOMBER, DEBBIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ROSE HARBOR    1

LB  07515
  1 volume in 1 container

Army widow Jo Marie Rose buys a bed-and-breakfast in Cedar Cove,
Washington, and makes it her own with help from handyman Mark. Her
first guests include Josh, returned to reconcile with his dying
stepfather, and Abby, in town for her brother's wedding. Bestseller.
2012.

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JENNA'S COWBOY
Author:   GILLENWATER, SHARON
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06424
  1 volume in 1 container

Jenna Callahan Colby thought she was content. A partner on her
father's ranch, she is surrounded by family and friends. But she
never expected to see Nate Langley back in town - the first guy she
ever noticed, the one her father sent away all those years ago. And
she never thought their attraction would be as strong as ever. Jenna's
cowboy has some healing to do though, after two tours of duty in the
armed forces. With the help of good friends, strong faith, and a
loving family, he hopes to become the man Jenna deserves. 2010.

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JENNIFER: AN O'MALLEY LOVE STORY
Author:   HENDERSON, DEE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: OMALLEY FAMILY      

LB  07727
  1 volume in 1 container

Pediatrician Jennifer O'Malley is attracted to surgeon Tom Peterson--a
devout Christian whom Jennifer is hesitant to introduce to her family.
But after she receives unexpected news about her health she turns to
God, her relatives, and Tom for support. Prequel to The Negotiator (BR
13052). 2013.

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JOSHUA
Author:   GIRZONE, JOSEPH F
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: JOSHUA    1

LB  04472
  1 volume in 1 container

"Who is this Joshua, the woodcarver who moved into a cottage near the
edge of town?"  The whole town is asking the same question.  The
simple folk love him--but the clergy is disturbed, especially when
he starts healing the sick and restoring the sight of the blind.  He
is summoned to Rome and censured by a group of cardinals, but when
they try to find him to tell him the news, he's gone--only a pair of
sandals, a gold coin, and a medal are left.

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JUDGMENT: THE ROSE TRILOGY, BOOK 2
Author:   LEWIS, BEVERLY, 1949-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ROSE TRILOGY    2

LB  06862
  1 volume in 1 container

Rural Pennsylvania. Young Amish woman Rose gets engaged to Silas Good
but misses Nick, the bishop's foster son, who has been spotted in a
Philadelphia homeless shelter. Meanwhile, Rose's sister Hen leaves her
Englischer husband and, along with her daughter, moves in with her
parents. 2011.

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JULIE
Author:   MARSHALL, CATHERINE, 1914-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03519
  1 volume in 1 container

A novel which draws inspiration from the life of the late author.
Julie Wallace relates her family's ordeal in a flood-prone town in
western Pennsylvania during the 1930s. Her father buys the weekly
newspaper in a company town run by the ruthless owners of the local
steel mill. As a reporter for the paper, Julie crusades against the
steel barons and exposes a life-threatening dam they refuse to
fortify. She also discovers the miseries and delights of first love.
Bestseller 1984.

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JUNE BUG
Author:   FABRY, CHRIS, 1961-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06647
  1 volume in 1 container

Nine-year-old June Bug and her dad travel around the country in their
beat-up RV. One day June Bug sees a missing-person poster with her
face on it and realizes her father may be lying to her. Meanwhile, in
Dogwood, West Virginia, a grandmother continues her seven-year search.
Christy Award.   2009.

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KATIE'S WAY: PLEASANT VALLEY, BOOK 5
Author:   PERRY, MARTA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: PLEASANT VALLEY    5

LB  07353
  1 volume in 1 container

Young Amish woman Katie Miller opens a quilt shop in Pleasant Valley
after her beloved marries her best friend. Caleb Brand, the furniture
maker next door, is also nursing a broken heart. But when Katie's shop
is vandalized he insists on helping--and falls in love. 2011.

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KISS FOR CADE
Author:   COPELAND, LORI
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: WESTERN SKY    1

LB  06398
  1 volume in 1 container

Famous bounty hunter Cade Kolby is forced off the trail to decide the
fate of his late sister's orphaned children. He's not just returning
to his hometown and nieces and nephews, but also to the fiery redhead
he loved and left seventeen years ago. The last person Zoe Bradshaw
wants to see is Cade. She tries to be cool and polite, even as their
attraction flares. But the townsfolk have other ideas. They want to
see the little orphans with a mother and a father, and they form a
plan that includes the possibility of a kiss. 1997.

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LADY LIKE SARAH: A ROCKY CREEK ROMANCE
Author:   BROWNLEY, MEGAN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06423
  1 volume in 1 container

Sarah Prescott has never known a respectable life. Just a hardscrabble
childhood with brothers who taught her to shoot straight. Justin Wells
left Boston in disgrace, heading out alone on the dusty trail to
Texas. Then the once-respected clergyman encounters a feisty redhead
in handcuffs with a dying US Marshal at her side. Justin's high
society expectations and Sarah's outlaw habits clash from the start.
With a price on her head and an orphan in tow, they make the difficult
journey toward Rocky Creek, where justice will be meted out. 2009.

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LARKSPUR COVE
Author:   WINGATE, LISA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MOSES LAKE    1

LB  06757
  1 volume in 1 container

Moses Lake, Texas. When her teenage son gets into trouble, newly
divorced social worker Andrea Henderson meets game warden Mart
McClendon. Mart, who is grieving over family deaths, works with Andrea
to help the town's recluse and his granddaughter. Andrea and Mart heal
emotionally and regain their Christian faith. 2011.

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LAST BRIDE
Author:   LEWIS, BEVERLY, 1949-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07700
  1 volume in 1 container

Tessie Miller does not understand her parents' opposition to her
marriage to Marcus King. She and Marcus decide to elope to the
Englischer courthouse and give her parents time to accept the
marriage. But before they can get away, a tragedy befalls them, and
Tessie must face the community's judgment. 2014.

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LAW AND MISS MARY
Author:   CLARK, DOROTHY (DOROTHY JANE)
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06402
  1 volume in 1 container

Mary Randolph plans to do something about the disgraceful way St.
Louis's orphans are treated. She's lost her faith, but she still has
compassion and a drive to help innocents in need. If she has to battle
with by-the-book police captain Samuel Benton to protect them, she'll
give him a challenge he'll never forget. A poverty-stricken childhood
left Sam hungry for the social acceptance now within his reach. All he
has to do is follow through with the city fathers' plans. But Miss
Mary's feisty perseverance gives him second thoughts. 2009.

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LEFT BEHIND: A NOVEL OF THE EARTH'S LAST DAYS
Author:   LAHAYE, TIM F
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LEFT BEHIND    1

LB  04713
  1 volume in 1 container

As Captain Rayford Steele pilots a plane across the Atlantic, his
senior flight attendant, Hattie Durham, gives him the shocking news
that half the passengers have disappeared. Before long, he learns that
people are missing all over the world. Rayford, his priest, and
several others form the Tribulation Force to fight the Antichrist.
Prequel to "Tribulation Force" (RC 47463). 1995.

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LIFE SUPPORT
Author:   CALVERT, CANDACE, 1950-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: GRACE MEDICAL    3

LB  07811
  1 volume in 1 container

Nurse Lauren Barclay moved back to Houston to watch over her troubled
sister Jess as they work at Houston Grace. Meanwhile physician's
assistant Eli Landry and his father, a judge, are disagreeing over the
medical care of Eli's long-disabled brother. Their faith helps both
Lauren and Eli overcome obstacles. 2014.

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LIGHT FROM HEAVEN: THE MITFORD YEARS, BOOK 9
Author:   KARON, JAN, 1937-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MITFORD YEARS    9

LB  06153
  1 volume in 1 container

Father Tim and Cynthia are house-sitting on a farm outside of Mitford
when the bishop calls with instructions to jumpstart the revival of
Holy Trinity, a mountain church closed forty years ago. Unusual
adventures await Father Tim. Sequel to Shepherds Abiding (RC 57174,
BR 15108). Bestseller. 2005.

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LIGHT IN THE WINDOW: THE MITFORD YEARS, VOLUME 2
Author:   KARON, JAN, 1937-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MITFORD YEARS    2

LB  04559
  1 volume in 1 container

Father Tim has returned from his two-month visit to Ireland and finds
much in the Southern village of Mitford the same. His neighbor,
Cynthia, still has a special place in his heart, but he just can't
seem to commit himself to her. And a wealthy widow is chasing after
him. Sequel to "At Home In Mitford" (BR 12269, RC 44194, LB 4598).

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LIKE GOLD REFINED: PRAIRIE LEGACY, VOLUME 4
Author:   OKE, JANETTE, 1935-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Young Adult; Adult
Series: PRAIRIE LEGACY    4

LB  04714
  1 volume in 1 container

In this sequel to A Quiet Strength (RC 49959), Virginia and Jonathan
now have three children, in addition to Jenny's daughter, Mindy. But
changes are on the way, and Virginia must accept that her grandparents
can no longer live alone. Unexpectedly, Jenny wants Mindy back. For
senior high and older readers.

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LION OF BABYLON
Author:   BUNN, T. DAVIS, 1952-
S/P/V: Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06832
  1 volume in 1 container

An American operative sent to rescue two vanished soldiers in Iraq
finds himself in the midst of a centuries-old conflict of religion,
violence, and hatred. Violence. 2011.

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LIVING WITH FRED
Author:   WHITTINGTON, BRAD
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Young Adult; Adult

LB  05152
  1 volume in 1 container

In this sequel to "Welcome to Fred," 16-year-old preacher's kid Mark
Cloud finds a book in his church library that asks the now clichéd
but then fresh question, "What would Jesus do?" Readers are taken on
a tour of Mark's last two years of high school during which time,
Mark and several other residents of the East Texas town, Fred, attempt
in their own difficult situations, to do what they believe Jesus would
do.

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LO, MICHAEL
Author:   HILL, GRACE LIVINGSTON, 1865-1947
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Young Adult; Adult
Series: LIVING BOOKS   74

LB  07958
  1 volume in 1 container

When Mikky took the bullet intended for the baby daughter of a
wealthy banker, the course of his life was changed forever. In
gratitude, the baby's father Delevan Endicott, sent the homeless
orphan away to be educated. Michael never forgot his friends - the
poor starving waifs with him he shared stale crusts of bread, and cold
concrete slabs. Michael returned thirteen years later, determined to
realize his vision of transforming the lives of the people he loved
and left behind in the tenements of New York. For high school and
adult readers. 1913.

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LONE STAR CAFE: TEXAS HILL COUNTRY SERIES #2
Author:   WINGATE, LISA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: TEXAS HILL COUNTRY    2

LB  04993
  1 volume in 1 container

Virginia-based publishing executive Laura Draper goes to Texas to
face-lift a newly acquired magazine. Reeling from the project's
endless snags, a sudden breakup with her boyfriend, and her widowed
father's depression, Laura is in crisis when a detour leads her to a
tiny rural spot called the Crossroads, where two elderly sisters run
an old-fashioned cafe. She is powerfully drawn to the timeless values
the Crossroads represents as well as to local Graham Keeton, a former
military pilot shadowed by a mysterious grief. Sequel to "Texas
Cooking" CT 6728. (Second in Wingate's Texas Hill Country series.)

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LONG ROAD HOME: A PLACE CALLED HOME SERIES, BOOK 3
Author:   WICK, LORI
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: PLACE CALLED HOME    3

LB  04760
  1 volume in 1 container

Paul Cameron and Abby Finlayson have each suffered the loss of a
spouse after a brief marriage. Neither can understand how God allowed
this to happen. In despair, Paul deserts his position as preacher and
flees to a logging camp, where he is seriously injured. Abby, a nurse,
helps Paul back to health. Perhaps God plans for them to be together.
Sequel to "A Song for Silas" (RC 41473). (Book #3 in "The Long Road
Home" series)

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LOOKING GLASS
Author:   EVANS, RICHARD PAUL
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04806
  1 volume in 1 container

Devastated over his wife's death in childbirth, embittered minister
Hunter Bell sets out for the Utah gold country and strikes it rich.
But it is Bell's discovery of an abused woman in the snow outside his
cottage that sets them both on the path of healing. Some violence,
Bestseller.

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LOPSIDED CHRISTMAS CAKE
Author:   BRUNSTETTER, WANDA E
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08407
  1 volume in 1 container

Join the Hochstetler twin sisters on stage as they bumble their way
through baking a cake for a charity auction in front of a live
audience. The take-charge Elma and the klutzy optimist Thelma manage
to entertain their audience - and attract the admiration of two
bachelors, an outspoken woodworker and a shy harness maker from a
neighboring Amish community. Unrated. 2015.

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LOVE BLOOMS IN WINTER
Author:   COPELAND, LORI
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07577
  1 volume in 1 container

North Dakota, 1892. Mae Wilkey's sweet next-door neighbor, Pauline,
is suffering from old age and dementia and desperately needs family to
come help her. But Pauline can't recall having kin remaining. Mae
searches through her desk and finds a name - Tom Curtis, who may just
be the answer to her prayers. Tom can't remember an old aunt named
Pauline, but if she thinks he's a long-lost nephew, he very well may
be. After two desperate letters from Mae, he decides to pay a visit.
An engagement, a runaway train, and a town of quirky, loveable people
make for more of an adventure than Tom is expecting. But it is
amazing what can bloom in winter when God is in charge of things.
Unrated. 2012.

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LOVE COMES SOFTLY: LOVE COMES SOFTLY, BOOK 1
Author:   OKE, JANETTE, 1935-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LOVE COMES SOFTLY    1

LB  06677
  1 volume in 1 container

Compelling love story tells of Marty, a young, independent girl of
nineteen who travels West with her new husband, seeking adventure
and fortune.  Soon tragedy strikes and Marty is alone learning first-
hand the lessons of pain, heartache, and anger.  Through her patience
and faith in God she becomes whole again.  Followed by "Love's
Enduring Promise" (RC 22377).  The Prairie Romance Series. 1979.

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LOVE FINDS YOU IN SNOWBALL, ARKANSAS
Author:   BRICKER, SANDRA D., 1958-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07563
  1 volume in 1 container

Lucy Binoche is attractive and intelligent, and she has better-than-
average hair. So why is she nearly 30 and still single? When
stunningly gorgeous Justin Gerard joins the singles group at church,
Lucy is convinced he's the answer to her prayers. And when he signs up
for a camping trip in Snowball, Arkansas, Lucy is quick to write her
name on the line beneath his. There's only one problem: Lucy's idea
of "roughing it" is suffering through a long line at Starbucks. She
assumes she can rely on the grace of God and the assistance of her
best friend, Matt, to thrive in the great outdoors. Will Lucy pretend
to be someone she's not just to snag a boyfriend? Or, will she
discover that she can be loved just as she is? Unrated. 2008.

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LOVE IN THE BALANCE
Author:   JENNINGS, REGINA
S/P/V: Some sex; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: LADIES OF CALDWELL COUNTY    2

LB  07662
  1 volume in 1 container

Molly Lovelace dreams of being a society leader in 1878 Lockhart,
Texas, but being smitten with handsome wrangler Bailey Garner doesn't
seem the quickest route. If only he would settle down so he could
support a family. Bailey imagines doing great things for God, but his
biggest issue is Molly. As long as he thought they'd be married, he
excused their stolen kisses, but when she keeps refusing, he vows to
earn her love. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

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LOVE IS A GENTLE STRANGER: LOVE IS A GENTLE STRANGER, VOLUME 1
Author:   BACHER, JUNE MASTERS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LOVE IS A GENTLE STRANGER    1

LB  06357
  1 volume in 1 container

After being jilted by her fiancé, gently bred Chris Beth Kelly heads
for Oregon Territory where she plans to be a teacher. Shortly after
her arrival, Chris Beth learns that her sister is also coming to
Oregon. Both girls find themselves engulfed by a family of friends,
and their individual pains begin to heal. Prequel to "Love's Silent
Song" (RC 44256, LB 6359). 1987.

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LOVE LEADS HOME: LOVE IS A GENTLE STRANGER, VOLUME 4
Author:   BACHER, JUNE MASTERS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LOVE IS A GENTLE STRANGER    4

LB  06362
  1 volume in 1 container

The fourth book in a six-novel series about the Oregon frontier.  At
nineteen, True North leaves the only home she has known and journeys
to Atlanta, Georgia, in search of her past. For she knows she must go
back before she can move on with her life. She has only begun her
journey when she meets Michael St. John, a shareholder in the railroad
who offers her his protection. Sequel to "Diary of a Loving Heart"
(RC 44257, LB 6360). 1984.

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LOVE LETTERS
Author:   LEWIS, BEVERLY, 1949-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08100
  1 volume in 1 container

Marlena Wenger, a young aunt from the Beachy Amish caring for her
infant niece, finds comfort and hope from an Old Order Amish mother
and her family who extend friendship to a homeless man, whose few
possessions include a collection of love letters. 2015.

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LOVE'S ABIDING JOY: LOVE COMES SOFTLY, BOOK 4
Author:   OKE, JANETTE, 1935-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LOVE COMES SOFTLY    4

LB  06983
  1 volume in 1 container

The frontier railroad enables grandparents Marty and Clark to be
joyfully reunited with their family and meet their little grandsons
for the first time.  Then their visit is shattered by a tragic
accident.  Sequel to "Love's Long Journey".  The Prairie Romance
Series. 1983.

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LOVE'S ENDURING PROMISE, LOVE COMES SOFTLY, BOOK 2
Author:   OKE, JANETTE, 1935-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LOVE COMES SOFTLY    2

LB  06720
  1 volume in 1 container

Clark and Marty, the pioneer couple thrown together after the deaths
of their first mates, now preside over a growing number of youngsters
in their prairie home.  Though they face the joys and trials of
life on a homesteader's farm, their love continues to grow with their
abiding faith.  Sequel to "Love Comes Softly" (RC 22376).  The Prairie
Romance Series.

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LOVE'S JOURNEY HOME
Author:   IRVIN, KELLY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: BLISS CREEK    3

LB  07817
  1 volume in 1 container

It's been seven years since her husband died, but Helen Crouch is
doing just fine. She's selling her jams and canned goods at the
bakery and making a tidy living. But her world goes topsy-turvy when
a new family moves to town. Gabriel Gless has brought his children to
Bliss Creek to escape the worldly influences in Indiana. Helen and
Gabriel have so much in common - the loss of their beloved spouses,
the experience of raising their families alone, their rock-solid
faith - so why can't they seem to speak without arguing? 2013.

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LOVE'S LONG JOURNEY: LOVE COMES SOFTLY, BOOK 3
Author:   OKE, JANETTE, 1935-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LOVE COMES SOFTLY    3

LB  06800
  1 volume in 1 container

Oldest daughter Missie is now married, and she and Willie travel
further west, leaving the security of home and family behind.  The
faith and strength of Missie's childhood support her during the
hardships of the trail and the shocking discovery at its end.  Sequel
to "Love's Enduring Promise".  The Prairie Romance Series.

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LOVE'S SILENT SONG: LOVE IS A GENTLE STRANGER, VOLUME 2
Author:   BACHER, JUNE MASTERS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LOVE IS A GENTLE STRANGER    2

LB  06359
  1 volume in 1 container

Following their double wedding, Chris Beth and Joe and Vangie and
Wilson wonder what the future holds. Can their small community
support a minister, or will the families be separated? As they pray
for guidance, they must also endure several plagues that strike their
town. Sequel to "Love Is a Gentle Stranger" (RC 44252, LB 6357).

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LOVE'S UNFOLDING DREAM: LOVE COMES SOFTLY, BOOK 6
Author:   OKE, JANETTE, 1935-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LOVE COMES SOFTLY    6

LB  07206
  1 volume in 1 container

Tender-hearted Belinda, youngest of the Davis children, reaches out to
every wounded or orphaned creature.  When she decides on a nursing
career, her parents find their pride mixed with concern that Belinda
might not be strong enough to face the emotional demands of this
profession.  Sequel to Love's Unending Legacy (RC 22380).  1987.

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LYDIA'S HOPE: THE LOST SISTERS OF PLEASANT VALLEY, BOOK 1
Author:   PERRY, MARTA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LOST SISTERS OF PLEASANT VALLEY    1

LB  07482
  1 volume in 1 container

Lydia Beachy is happily married with two sons, but her life becomes
complicated when she discovers she was adopted as an infant. She looks
to her Amish faith for support as she tries to find the two
sisters--one raised Amish and one raised English--whom she never knew
she had. 2013.

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MAID TO MATCH
Author:   GIST, DEEANNE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07578
  1 volume in 1 container

Asheville, North Carolina; 1898. Impoverished mountain girl Tillie
Reese is head parlor maid at George Vanderbilt's Biltmore Estate. She
falls in love with footman Mack Danvers, who is working to free his
sister from an orphanage--but below-the-stairs romance is forbidden.
2010.

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MAN OF THE DESERT
Author:   HILL, GRACE LIVINGSTON, 1865-1947
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Young Adult; Adult
Series: LIVING BOOKS   63

LB  07981
  1 volume in 1 container

Socialite Hazel Radcliffe falls in love with reservation missionary
John Brownleigh after he rescues her in the Arizona desert. Following
her father's death Hazel decides to become a nurse and earn John's
affections. 1914.

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MAN'S HEART
Author:   COPELAND, LORI
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06662
  1 volume in 1 container

Jules broke off her wedding to Cruz. Not just once, but twice. Only
for Pop would Jules have made such a sacrifice. And now Pop is gone,
leaving Jules with his struggling potato farm; with a sister excluded
from his will; and with a heart wounded by the sacrifice she made on
his behalf. Then cancer takes her best friend, and Jules finds herself
caring for two small children. How can one woman handle it all? The
answer lies with God. 2011.

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MARIGOLD
Author:   HILL, GRACE LIVINGSTON, 1865-1947
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Young Adult; Adult
Series: LIVING BOOKS   15

LB  04721
  1 volume in 1 container

Schoolteacher Marigold Brooke, the daughter of a deceased minister,
is tempted by the worldly goods of a wealthy boyfriend. On a trip to
visit her aunt, Marigold meets Ethan Bevan, a devout Christian. As
they fall in love, she realizes that she needs to return to her
faith. 1938.

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MARQUESA: HEROINES OF THE GOLDEN WEST, BOOK 2
Author:   BLY, STEPHEN A., 1944-2011
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04891
  1 volume in 1 container

Fortune. Fame. Romance. Heartache. Revenge. The plot is just like the
dramas Isabel Leon has starred in from San Francisco to New York. But
never did she dream it would describe her own life. And never in
Cantrell, Montana! Yet Cantrell offers Isabel true friends, a place
to call home, and the chance to become a new woman. No longer an
actress on the road, she is the proprietor of her own soon-to-be-
completed hotel. Captain Dawson Mandara has guaranteed its completion
within six weeks - provided they can learn to work together. Life in
Montana is every bit as exciting as the dramas she once acted in, but
if Isabel is offered the role she always dreamed of, will she be ready
to accept it? 1998.

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MARRIED BY CHRISTMAS
Author:   KIRST, KAREN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: SMOKY MOUNTAIN MATCHES    5

LB  08022
  1 volume in 1 container

Trouble follows Caleb O'Malley, and that's the last thing Rebecca
Thurston needs. But when he appears gravely wounded at her Smoky
Mountain cabin, she can't turn him away. Caleb never forgave himself
for the accident that ended Rebecca's engagement, and doesn't want to
hurt her again. Yet after a week recuperating at her cabin, there's
only one way he can protect Rebecca's reputation from scandal. Will
they find there's more to their marriage than convenience? 2014.
2014.

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MATCHMAKERS OF BUTTERNUT CREEK
Author:   PERRINE, JANE MYERS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: BUTTERNUT CREEK    2

LB  07346
  1 volume in 1 container

A traumatic experience as a college freshman left Gussie Milton
afraid of relationships, but Miss Birdie and Meredith, known as
"the Widows," think she'd be a perfect wife for the church's young
pastor, who shares a mutual attraction with Gussie. 2012.

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MEMORY BETWEEN US
Author:   SUNDIN, SARAH
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: WINGS OF GLORY    2

LB  06598
  1 volume in 1 container

Major Jack Novak has never failed to meet a challenge - until he meets
army nurse Lieutenant Ruth Doherty. When Jack lands in the army
hospital after a plane crash, he makes winning Ruth's heart a top
priority mission. But he has his work cut out for him. Not only is
Ruth focused on her work in order to support her orphaned siblings
back home, she also is determined not to give her heart to any man.
Can Jack break down her defenses? Or are they destined to go their
separate ways? 2010.

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MERCY
Author:   LEWIS, BEVERLY, 1949-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ROSE TRILOGY    3

LB  06962
  1 volume in 1 container

Lancaster County. After breaking her engagement to Silas, Rose wonders
if she will ever find love again and struggles with lingering feelings
for Nick, the bishop's rebellious foster son. Her sister Hen cares for
Englischer husband Brandon, who returned to their Amish family when he
temporarily became blind. Bestseller. 2011.

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MESSAGE ON THE QUILT: THE QUILT CHRONICLES
Author:   WHITSON, STEPHANIE GRACE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07404
  1 volume in 1 container

Emilie Rhodes was taught to think for herself, but doing so makes her
want to write the "real news." This offends her newspaper editor
father, who fires her. When Emilie begins writing anonymously for
her father's competition, she finds herself falling in love with
lecturer and dramatist Noah Shaw. Noah in turn seeks answers to
stories tied with his grandmother's quilts, even though the truth
may lead to brokenness - or hope and healing. 2013.

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MINDING MOLLY
Author:   GOULD, LESLIE, 1962-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: COURTSHIPS OF LANCASTER COUNTY    3

LB  07589
  1 volume in 1 container

Molly Zook has everything planned or so she thinks! Molly always liked
being in control, so she's struggling with her mother's wish that, to
save the family farm, she marry Mervin Mosier. Especially after Molly
meets Leon Fisher. He's from Montana but is now training horses at a
nearby ranch. He's tall and muscular and confident. Molly has never
met anyone like him and she's sure he feels the same about her. 2014.

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MINE IS THE NIGHT
Author:   HIGGS, LIZ CURTIS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06689
  1 volume in 1 container

When Elisabeth Kerr and her mother-in-law Marjory leave behind the
crowded streets of Edinburgh and flee to the Borderland, they've lost
their husbands, their titles, and their property. As supporters of
Bonnie Prince Charlie, they've also been branded as traitors.
Elizabeth finds work as a dressmaker for the local gentry, which
brings her to the attention of Lord Jack Buchanan. Will Lord Jack step
forward to help Elisabeth and Marjory or will their scandalous ties
to the Jacobite rebellion prove too great a risk to his reputation?
2011.

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MIRACLE IN A DRY SEASON
Author:   THOMAS, SARAH LOUDIN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08030
  1 volume in 1 container

In small town West Virginia, 1954, one newcomer's special gift with
food produces both gratitude and censure. Will Perla Long and her
daughter, Sadie, be able to find a home there? unrated. 2014.

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MISS FONTENOT
Author:   BLY, STEPHEN A., 1944-2011
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04665
  1 volume in 1 container

Oliole Fontenot didn't come West to look for a husband. She came for
freedom. The freedom to be herself - to be a photographer, to succeed
or fail on her own merit, and to grow in her devotion to God. In
Cantrell, Montana, she finds that freedom - but that's not all she
finds. The biggest challenge for Oliole is not outlaws or selling her
photographs, it is the charm of a handsome drover. His openness and
simple ways sneak past her defenses and force her to consider giving
up the freedom she came West to find.

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MITFORD SNOWMEN: A CHRISTMAS STORY
Author:   KARON, JAN, 1937-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MITFORD SERIES COMPANION BOOKS      

LB  04797
  1 volume in 1 container

A short Christmas story set in the town of Mitford. During a heavy
snowstorm, people up and down Main Street start a spontaneous
snowman-building contest. Mayor Esther Cunningham appoints herself
the judge and declares the winners and what the prize will be.

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MOMENT IN TIME
Author:   PETERSON, TRACIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LONE STAR BRIDES    2

LB  07810
  1 volume in 1 container

Alice Chesterfield survived an attack that left her scarred and her
father dead, and she is never free from the fear and memories of the
man who is responsible. When she has the opportunity to relocate to a
ranch near Dallas, Robert Barnett captures her attention. 2014.

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MURDER AMONG FRIENDS
Author:   RICHARDS, RAMONA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06071
  1 volume in 1 container

The death of bestselling author Aaron Jackson turned Maggie Weston's
world inside out. The manager of Jackson's Writers Retreat, Maggie
knew a murderer hid among her colleagues and friends. Maggie herself
stood to inherit from Aaron's estate. As former New York City cop
Fletcher MacAllister piled up evidence against her, only faith kept
Maggie strong. And Fletcher needed to rekindle his own faith in time
to prevent the killer from claiming another victim. 2007.

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MURDER BY MUSHROOM
Author:   SMITH, VIRGINIA, 1960-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06072
  1 volume in 1 container

Serving up murderous munchies at a church potluck social wouldn't
win any popularity contests, as Jackie Hoffner discovered. Someone
had laced Jackie's casserole with poisonous mushrooms, and now her
fellow churchgoer and town fussbudget is pushing up daisies. Suspected
of foul play, Jackie decided to prove her innocence by conducting her
own murder investigation. And Trooper Dennis Walsh's helpful efforts
and boy-next-door charm were welcome.

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MY FOOLISH HEART: A DEEP HAVEN NOVEL
Author:   WARREN, SUSAN MAY, 1966-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: DEEP HAVEN    4

LB  07362
  1 volume in 1 container

Unbeknownst to anyone in her small town, Isadora is a radio talk show
host who gives advice on love and relationships even though she's
never been on a date, but that may change now that a handsome
stranger has moved in next door. 2011.

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MYSTERY OF MARY
Author:   HILL, GRACE LIVINGSTON, 1865-1947
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Young Adult; Adult
Series: LIVING BOOKS   86

LB  07982
  1 volume in 1 container

The beautiful young Mary approaches wealthy Tryon Dunham at a train
station and begs him to see to her safety. Tryon agrees, but before
he can learn more Mary disappears. Tryon is determined to find and
protect the mysterious Mary. Originally published in 1910.

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NAOMI'S CHRISTMAS: PLEASANT VALLEY, BOOK 7
Author:   PERRY, MARTA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: PLEASANT VALLEY    7

LB  07311
  1 volume in 1 container

Thirty-year-old Amish beekeeper Naomi Esch has spent fifteen years
raising her siblings, but now that her father is remarrying, she must
move out. Naomi stays with her brother while watching widower Nathan
King's children. After rumors spread, Nathan proposes marriage--but
Naomi wants to marry for love. 2012.

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NEED YOU NOW
Author:   WISEMAN, BETH, 1962-
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07774
  1 volume in 1 container

Brad and Darlene Henderson move from Houston to the small town of
Round Top, Texas, to provide a safe environment for their children.
Their marriage has had its rocky periods, but when Darlene begins
working outside the home, the problems intensify. When the widowed
father of one of her special needs students begins to pay
inappropriate attention to her, she is torn between her marriage
and a man who really seems to listen to her. Some violence. 2014.

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NEVER LOOK BACK
Author:   HERMAN, KATHY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: PHANTOM HOLLOW      

LB  06214
  1 volume in 1 container

After serving time for covering up the strangulation death of a
high-school classmate ten years earlier, Ivy Griffith has paid her
debt to society, kicked her drug habit, and she's making a fresh
start. Problem is, everyone in her hometown of Jacob's Ear, Colorado,
knows what she did. And her seven-year-old son, Montana, keeps probing
about his father - the man Ivy was too stoned to even remember. So
Ivy is thrilled when Rue Kessler takes an interest in her and
Montana - until she discovers Rue and Montana have kept a secret
from her. 2007.

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NEVER SAY NEVER
Author:   WINGATE, LISA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: DAILY TEXAS    3

LB  06371
  1 volume in 1 container

Kai Miller floats through life like driftwood tossed by waves. She's
never put down roots and she doesn't plan to. But when a hurricane
evacuation lands her in Daily, Texas, she begins to think twice about
her wayfaring existence. And when she meets hometown-boy Kemp
Eldridge, she can almost picture settling down in Daily - until she
discovers he may be promised to someone else. Daily has always been a
place of refuge for those the wind blows in.  For Kai, will it be just
another place to leave behind?

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NEW BEGINNINGS
Author:   THOMAS, SHARON LEE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Young Adult; Adult

LB  05115
  1 volume in 1 container

Margory Turner, 15, opens her first-person account with the death of
her beloved father less than halfway along the route to Oregon. It's
1847, and she is still very much a child, viewing events only as they
affect her. But the rigors of life on the wagon-train trail, with a
mother subject to mysterious headaches and unexplained fits of temper,
and three much younger siblings, eventually teach her compassion and
patience, while testing her faith in God. The Wilkins brother,
responsible Walter and reckless Tad, befriend her as she takes over
much of the daily care required by the younger Turners; then, as Mrs.
Turner's health worsens, Marjory takes on the entire burden of
decision making for the family. 2005.

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NEW SONG: THE MITFORD YEARS, VOLUME 5
Author:   KARON, JAN, 1937-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MITFORD YEARS    5

LB  04662
  1 volume in 1 container

LB  07613
  1 volume in 1 container

The Bishop assigns Father Tim, now retired, to fill in as interim
priest on North Carolina's coastal island Whitecap. He is reluctant to
leave his old friends in Mitford, but does keep in touch. However, he
quickly finds his place at St. John's in the Grove. Sequel to "Out to
Canaan" (BR 1222, RC 44958, LB 4591).  Bestseller.

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NO SAFE HARBOR
Author:   LUDWIG, ELIZABETH
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07224
  1 volume in 1 container

Cara Hamilton came to America searching for her brother. Lured by a
handful of scribbled words across a faded letter, she sets off from
1896 Ireland on a quest to find the brother she'd thought dead. Her
search lands her in America and into a world of subterfuge, veiled
threats, attempted murder, and dangerous revolutionaries from the
homeland. 2012.

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ON CHRISTMAS EVE: A CAPE LIGHT NOVEL
Author:   KINKADE, THOMAS, 1958-2012
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: CAPE LIGHT   11

LB  07566
  1 volume in 1 container

Divorced caterer Betty Bowman is busy preparing parties during the
holiday season, when she befriends a professional Santa Claus at an
event and they begin dating. Meanwhile, nurse Lucy Bates becomes a
temporary guardian to homeless teen Zoey--much to the dismay of Lucy's
husband. 2010.

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ONE STEP AWAY: A MODERN TWIST ON ONE OF THE WORLD'S OLDEST TALES
Author:   WILSON, ERIC (ERIC P.)
S/P/V: Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: BY THE NUMBERS    1

LB  07308
  1 volume in 1 container

Bret and Sara Vreeland have been targeted by someone with a plot that
reaches into their past and threatens their future. When one of Sara's
patients dies, the mysterious old man leaves his fortune to her and
her family. They have no idea they are part of an experiment. Satan
has sought God's permission to test the Vreelands with a six million
dollar blessing. Now as the Vreelands' lives take a turn for the
better, will their souls take a turn for the worse? Contains violence.
2012.

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OUT TO CANAAN: THE MITFORD YEARS, VOLUME 4
Author:   KARON, JAN, 1937-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MITFORD YEARS    4

LB  04591
  1 volume in 1 container

Changes are coming to the small town of Mitford. Father Tim Kavanagh,
the Episcopal priest, and his wife Cynthia are thinking about
retirement, the two candidates for mayor seem to be splitting the
town in half, the bakery may be closing, and a real estate company
out of Florida wants to turn Fernbank into a spa. Sequel to "These
High, Green Hills" (BR 12271, RC 44196, LB 4577).  Bestseller.

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OUTLAW'S BRIDE
Author:   COPELAND, LORI
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: WESTERN SKY    2

LB  06349
  1 volume in 1 container

Falsely convicted of bank robbery, drifter Johnny McAllister is sent
to a rehabilitation program in the home of a California judge. When
he goes to Judge McMann's home, McAllister's aim is to be a model
prisoner, get released early, and resume his mission to kill the
man who wiped out his family fifteen years ago. He's planned for
everything except his encounters with Ragan, the judge's beautiful
and kind housekeeper, and with the generous folks of Barren Flats.
Can Johnny let go of his anger and embrace a new life? 2010.

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PAGAN SPRING: A MAX TUDOR NOVEL
Author:   MALLIET, G.M., 1951-
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: MAX TUDOR    3

LB  07583
  1 volume in 1 container

Spy-turned-vicar Max Tudor, reveling in his new-found personal
happiness with Awena Owen, feels that life at the moment holds no
greater challenge than writing his Easter sermon. With Awena away, he
looks forward to a dinner that includes newcomers to the village, but
when one of the dinner guests is found dead in the pre-dawn hours,
Max knows a poisonous atmosphere has once again enveloped his perfect
village of Nether Monkslip. Some strong language. 2013.

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PATCHWORK LEGACY
Author:   DEMARCO, RENEE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06206
  1 volume in 1 container

(Subtitle reads: "One Woman's Legacy of Hope is Bestowed Upon Two
Struggling Couples") Retired schoolteacher Olivia Forester wants to
leave one last legacy for two of her students and rewrites a portion
of her will. Then an old patchwork quilt arrives on the doorsteps of
two couples who are in need of unity and healing. Natalie Thorsett's
husband left the state in search of a job and hasn't returned. Has he
abandoned her and the children? Major Gavin Scott, a U.S. Air Force
pilot, has been injured in a plane crash and may be grounded. Can his
fiancee accept this flightless bird? Will Olivia's last dream be
fulfilled?

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PATH OF FREEDOM
Author:   TAYLOR, JENNIFER HUDSON
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: QUILTS OF LOVE    3

LB  07423
  1 volume in 1 container

With only a quilt to guide them, Quakers Flora Saferight and Bruce
Millikan reluctantly agree to put their differences aside to safely
transport a pregnant slave couple on the Underground Railroad. 2013.

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PERFECT SQUARE: A SHIPSHEWANA AMISH MYSTERY
Author:   CHAPMAN, VANNETTA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: SHIPSHEWANA AMISH MYSTERY    2

LB  07341
  1 volume in 1 container

There's more to the quaint northern Indiana town of Shipshewana than
handcrafted quilts, Amish-made furniture, immaculate farms and
close-knit families. When a dead girl is found floating in a local
pond, murder is also afoot. 2012.

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PETTICOAT DOCTOR
Author:   DOOLY, PAIGE WINSHIP
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06418
  1 volume in 1 container

Dr. Abigail Hayes, a pioneer in her chosen profession, finds life in
nineteenth-century Utah filled with romance and fraught with danger,
intrigue and mystery. Abigail endured many dangers on her way to
Utah - only to discover on arrival that everyone is not what they
appear. Can her brother's friend, Jake Maverick, help her figure out
why God allows tragedy so they can both do more than just survive? Can
Abigail make her home and find love in Utah, despite the dangers
hounding her? 2008.

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PILGRIM'S PROGRESS
Author:   BUNYAN, JOHN, 1628-1688
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00640
  1 volume in 1 container

An allegory of Christian life as set forth in the author's dream.
Christian, the hero, leaves the city of Destruction to find Zion,
the city of God. As he travels along with his burden of sins, various
incidents embody the essentials of Christianity. 1678.
  [BR 2373 has an afterword by F.R. Leavis.]

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PLACE CALLED HOME: A PLACE CALLED HOME SERIES, BOOK 1
Author:   WICK, LORI
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: PLACE CALLED HOME    1

LB  04777
  1 volume in 1 container

In 1887, when nineteen-year-old Christine Bennett's grandfather dies,
she receives a startling note from his associate informing her she is
in danger and should leave town. Arriving in Baxter, Christine is
robbed and stabbed. After the town doctor, Mark Cameron, arranges for
her to live with his grandmother, the Cameron family brings God into
Christine's life. As her past catches up with her, Christine falls in
love.

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PLAIN KILLING
Author:   MILLER, EMMA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: AMISH MYSTERY    2

LB  08221
  1 volume in 1 container

Rachel Mast finds the Amish are no more immune from crime than the
people they call the English. It's been years since restless Rachel
fled her family's farm as a teen. Starting with only the
eighth-grade education afforded most Amish kids, she earned an MBA
from Wharton and became successful in business. But Rachel never
felt at home in the English world. So she came back to run a
bed-and-breakfast in Stone Mill, near central Pennsylvania's
thriving Amish community. Now she lives between the two worlds.
Her boyfriend, Evan Parks, is a state trooper, but her best friend
remains her cousin Mary Aaron Hostetler. Her uncle Aaron and aunt
Hannah, tolerant of Rachel's English ways, allow her to drive Mary
Aaron and a group of Amish teens to swim at the local quarry, where
they're horrified to find the body of Beth Glick. Like Rachel, Beth
left Amish life, but unlike Rachel, she left after her baptism and
therefore was shunned by the community. What caused her to come back,
dressed in Amish garb, to a place she knew she would be unwelcome?
Rachel is determined to find out. 2015.

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PLEDGE
Author:   PEART, JANE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: AMERICAN QUILT    2

LB  08108
  1 volume in 1 container

Johanna's daughter falls in love with a seminary
student who is cast out from the southern community when he
chooses to fight for the North.  Sequel to "The Pattern"
(CR 01422). 1996.

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POSTCARD
Author:   LEWIS, BEVERLY, 1949-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: AMISH COUNTRY CROSSROADS    1

LB  07647
  1 volume in 1 container

Mennonite widow Rachel Yoder, hysterically blind after witnessing her
son and husband killed in a buggy accident, lives and works at her
Amish parents' bed-and-breakfast along with her young daughter. There
she meets writer Philip Bradley, who uncovers family secrets when he
finds a love letter in an antique desk.

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PRAYER BOX
Author:   WINGATE, LISA
S/P/V: Some sex;
Reading level: Adult
Series: CAROLINA HEIRLOOMS    1

LB  07794
  1 volume in 1 container

When Hatteras Island old-timer Iola Anne Poole passes away at
ninety-one, the struggling young mother in her rental cottage finds
herself charged with cleaning out Iola's rambling Victorian house.
Running from a messy, dangerous past, Tandi Jo Reese never expects
to find more than a temporary hiding place within Iola's walls. But
all that changes when she discovers eighty-one carefully decorated
prayer boxes containing the story of a lifetime written on random
bits of paper. Some descriptions of sex. 2014.

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QUIET STRENGTH: A PRAIRIE LEGACY BOOK 3
Author:   OKE, JANETTE, 1935-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Young Adult; Adult
Series: PRAIRIE LEGACY    3

LB  04663
  1 volume in 1 container

In this sequel to A Searching Heart (RC 47433), Virginia and
Jonathan marry, and Virginia looks forward to a quiet wedded life.
But trials and disappointments await the couple as first Jonathon's
grandmother moves in, then the troubled daughter of Virginia's dear
friend Jenny. For senior high and older readers. 1999.

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RACHEL'S GARDEN: PLEASANT VALLEY, BOOK 2
Author:   PERRY, MARTA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: PLEASANT VALLEY    2

LB  07364
  1 volume in 1 container

With her Amish community's help, widow Rachel Brand operates a dairy
farm and raises her three children. When Gideon Zook, a friend of
Rachel's late husband, offers to build her a greenhouse, she initially
resists but comes to realize that life goes on. Commercial audiobook.
2010.

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RED GERANIUM
Author:   OKE, JANETTE, 1935-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04482
  1 volume in 1 container

When Gran Thomas finds herself hospitalized, the prognosis for a
complete recovery is bleak. Her young grandson Tommy cannot understand
why her house must be sold, or why she is so sad. Wanting to help, he
discovers a gift of love that promises to bind them together forever.

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REMEMBER ME
Author:   BEDFORD, DEBORAH
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  05216
  1 volume in 1 container

As a boy, Sam Tibbits treasured his summers at Piddock Beach. It was
here he first met Aubrey, a local girl who became his first love. By
the time Sam realized that Aubrey was the one he wanted to spend his
life with, she and her family had moved and left no forwarding
address. Now years later, Sam is a single pastor heading for burnout.
He returns to Piddock Beach looking to regain some of the joy and
enthusiasm of his youth. What he finds is Aubrey. As the pair confront
their abandoned friendship head-on, they wonder if they can make
peace without overstepping boundaries.

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RESCUE TEAM: GRACE MEDICAL
Author:   CALVERT, CANDACE, 1950-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: GRACE MEDICAL    2

LB  07670
  1 volume in 1 container

After the previous supervisor disappeared, Kate Callison was made
acting director of Grace Medical's chaotic Austin, Texas, emergency
room. Overwhelmed with her job duties and struggling with her faith,
Kate develops a relationship with handsome rescue volunteer Wes
Tanner. Sequel to Trauma Plan (DB 75514). 2013.

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RESCUED
Author:   PERRY, MARTA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: KEEPERS OF THE PROMISE    2

LB  08159
  1 volume in 1 container

As an Amish wife and mother struggles to hold her family together, a
story from the past teaches her how to face her daily challenges with
strength and love. In modern day central Pennsylvania, Judith Wegler
tries to heal the growing rift between her husband Isaac and his
teenage brother Joseph. In 1953, widow Mattie Lapp fights against the
county's attempts to force Amish children to attend a consolidated
public school. unrated. 2015.

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RUNAWAY BRIDE
Author:   MARCHAND, NOELLE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07733
  1 volume in 1 container

Texas, 1887. The only husband Lorelei Wilkins ever wanted was Sean
O'Brien, but she's waited too long for him to love her back. When
another man proposes, she accepts - until, standing at the altar, she
realizes she can't marry without love. Bolting out of town toward a
fresh start, she never suspects that her parents would send Sheriff
O'Brien to bring her home. 2012.

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SADIE'S PRIZE
Author:   DALEY, MARGARET
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07807
  1 volume in 1 container

Devoted to her students, irrepressible Sadie Spencer would stop at
nothing to help them. Even if it meant winning a date with one of
Oklahoma's most eligible bachelors, Andrew Knight, to discuss their
needs. But on their "date," Sadie quickly saw that Andrew was more
than the cold businessman she'd assumed he was, and he had a lot
more to offer than mere money. 2012.

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SAFE IN HIS ARMS
Author:   COBLE, COLLEEN
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: UNDER TEXAS STARS    2

LB  07729
  1 volume in 1 container

Margaret O'Brien prides herself on her competence as a rancher. But
her father believes she's made for more than just dawn-to-dusk work.
He wants her to have the love of a good man, to raise children, to
build a life. But Margaret gave up such dreams years ago. Some
violence. 2013.

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SARAH'S GIFT: PLEASANT VALLEY, BOOK 4
Author:   PERRY, MARTA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: PLEASANT VALLEY    4

LB  07355
  1 volume in 1 container

Amish midwife Sarah Mast moves to Pleasant Valley, Pennsylvania, to
help her ailing Aunt Emma run a birthing center. Carpenter Aaron
Miller agrees to put an addition on the center for them, but English
doctor Thomas Mitchell tries to shut the clinic down. Includes
recipes. 2011.

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SAVING HOPE
Author:   DALEY, MARGARET
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MEN OF THE TEXAS RANGERS    1

LB  07798
  1 volume in 1 container

When a teenager goes missing from the Beacon of Hope School, Texas
Ranger Wyatt Sheridan and school director Kate Winslow are forced
into a dangerous struggle against a human trafficking organization.
But the battle brings dire consequences as Wyatt's daughter is
terrorized and Kate is kidnapped. 2012.

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SCORNED JUSTICE
Author:   DALEY, MARGARET
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MEN OF THE TEXAS RANGERS    3

LB  07738
  1 volume in 1 container

When Texas Ranger Brody Calhoun is called to investigate an attack
on the brother of his high school sweetheart, Rebecca Morgan, he
thinks it's an open-and-shut case. But as Brody digs deeper, he
realizes the attack may be related to an organized crime trial
Rebecca will be overseeing. With her help, Brody compiles evidence of
cattle rustling, bribery and payoffs, which shatters their
community and puts Rebecca directly in the line of fire. 2013.

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SENSIBLE ARRANGEMENT
Author:   PETERSON, TRACIE
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: LONE STAR BRIDES    1

LB  07773
  1 volume in 1 container

Marty Dandridge Olson is a widow looking for a way out of Texas.
Widower Jake Wythe has secured a job as a bank manager in Denver,
only to discover that the bank board wants him to be a married man.
With Texas in his roots, he advertises for a Lone Star bride, and
Marty answers the call. They both agree they are done with romance
and love and will make this nothing more than a marriage of
convenience. Some violence. 2014.

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SERENDIPITY
Author:   HAKE, CATHY MARIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06711
  1 volume in 1 container

A farmer who's been through several disasters, Todd Valmer travels to
Virginia to fetch his widowed mother to cook and help him around his
Texas farm - or that was the plan until she keels over on the train
and they get kicked off. Maggie Rose barters for a living and makes
soaps, lotions and perfumes with a special family recipe passed down
through generations. She hadn't wanted to marry until that handsome
Texan showed up. But their hasty marriage is followed by a clash of
cultures and a battle of wills. 2010.

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SEVERED TRUST
Author:   DALEY, MARGARET
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MEN OF THE TEXAS RANGERS    4

LB  07677
  1 volume in 1 container

The day Sadie Thompson finds her student Lexie asleep in class and
can't wake her is the day she realizes how entrenched a prescription
drug ring is in the high school. Determined to do something about the
problem, she becomes involved with Ethan Stone, a Texas Ranger who
suspects the drug ring reaches far beyond the school. unrated. 2013.

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SHACK: WHERE TRAGEDY CONFRONTS ETERNITY
Author:   YOUNG, WILLIAM P
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06161
  1 volume in 1 container

Years ago, Mackenzie "Mack" Phillips's daughter Missy disappeared
during a family vacation in Oregon. Now Mack receives a cryptic
letter--apparently from God--inviting him back to the remote shack
where Missy may have been murdered. There Mack confronts his grief,
communes with God, and makes life-changing discoveries. Bestseller.
2007.

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SHADOWS OF LANCASTER COUNTY
Author:   CLARK, MINDY STARNS
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06145
  1 volume in 1 container

Anna thought she left the tragedies of the past behind when she moved
from Pennsylvania to California, but when her brother vanishes from
the genetics lab where he works, Anna has no choice but to head back
home.  Using skills well-honed in the Silicon Valley, she follows
the high-tech trail her brother left behind, a trail that leads from
the simple world of Amish farming to the cutting edge of DNA research
and gene mapping.  Anna knows she must depend on her instincts, her
faith in God, and the help of the Amish community to find her brother.
She also must finally face her own shadows - and pray that she's
stronger than the grief that threatens to overwhelm them all. 2009.
Some violence.  2009.

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SHARON TAKES A HAND
Author:   DOW, ROSEY, 1962-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06382
  1 volume in 1 container

Romance adventure blossoms in the land of enchantment...Dreaming of a
fresh start and establishing roots in a new place brings Sharon
Hastings to the New Mexico Territory in the 1890s. Sharon is finally
coming home to her deceased parents' ranch. But will the new foreman
accept a citified girl as the new boss of the Lazy H after her uncle
is found dead? Will faith and love be the foundation for a new home
near Farmington, or will the challenges of the Wild West send Sharon
hurrying back to civilization? 2007.

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SHARPSHOOTER IN PETTICOATS: SOPHIE'S DAUGHTERS
Author:   CONNEALY, MARY
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: SOPHIES DAUGHTERS    3

LB  06755
  1 volume in 1 container

Sharpshooter Mandy McClellen Gray is a self-sufficient widow who
wants nothing more than to live on her mountain and raise her children
alone. But how long can she hold off outlaws determined to steal her
gold? Tom Linscott has his hands full with breeding horses and
raising cattle. Yet when he hears outlaws have Mandy trapped, he can't
leave the young widow to fend for herself. Some violence. 2011.

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SHEPHERD
Author:   GIRZONE, JOSEPH F
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: JOSHUA    3

LB  04508
  1 volume in 1 container

Thousands of people, from all walks of life and religions, are
crowding into the Catholic cathedral for the consecration of
Bishop David Campbell, a well-loved man who sticks to church
doctrine, but is capable of compassion. His encounter with a man
named Joshua will cause Campbell to make sweeping changes in his
church - changes, that instead of driving people away, will bring
them into one flock with one shepherd. Bestseller. 1990.

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SHEPHERDS ABIDING: THE MITFORD YEARS, VOLUME 8
Author:   KARON, JAN, 1937-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MITFORD YEARS    8

LB  04893
  1 volume in 1 container

This sequel to In This Mountain (RC 54446, BR 14211) centers on
Reverend Kavanagh's restoration of an old creche. He transforms
himself as he renews the decrepit set and as he interacts with the
community: Hope at the bookstore, Andrew at the antiques shop, and the
owners of the Main Street Grill. Bestseller. 2003.

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SHOOTING STAR
Author:   THOENE, BROCK, 1952-
S/P/V: Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: SAGA OF THE SIERRAS    7

LB  04506
  1 volume in 1 container

Andrew Jackson Sinnickson has had several unfortunate encounters with
Jack Powers. As he drives a herd of cattle north to be used as food
for gold miners, Sinnickson again encounters Powers and his men.
Although Powers is determined to have the cattle for himself,
Sinnickson calls upon his faith in God to help him reach his
destination. As Sinnickson faces a showdown with Powers' men, he is
saved by a shooting star.  Saga of the Sierras (No. 7).  Violence.

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SIGN PAINTER
Author:   BUNN, T. DAVIS, 1952-
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08066
  1 volume in 1 container

Amy Dowell had always considered herself a very good mother. But
when she loses her husband to illness and her home to debt, she
finds herself and her young daughter, Kimberly, living on the
streets as she struggles to find a job that will get them back
on their feet again. When Amy meets Lucy Watts, the pastor in
charge of the church program that fed Amy and Kimberly their
latest meal, Lucy sets them up in temporary housing and gives her
a lead on a job painting signs for a local auto dealership -but.
Amy is hesitant to let go and trust. Some violence. 2014.

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SILENT GOVERNESS
Author:   KLASSEN, JULIE, 1964-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06410
  1 volume in 1 container

England, 1815. After Olivia overhears a secret conversation between
Lord Edward and his father on their estate, she is arrested for
trespassing. Another prisoner attacks her--rendering her temporarily
mute. Edward arranges her release and hires her to look after his
cousins while he decides what to do. Christy Award.   2009.

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SILVER WINGS
Author:   HILL, GRACE LIVINGSTON, 1865-1947
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LIVING BOOKS   37

LB  04375
  1 volume in 1 container

First published in 1931. Amory Lorrimer is thrilled to get a position
as social secretary in the Whitney household. On the very day that
she arrives, she watches a small plane landing nearby. Before another
day passes the pilot, Gareth, presents her with his silver wings. But
soon Gareth makes a nonstop flight to Alaska and crashes short of his
destination. Everyone believes him dead except Amory, who is sure that
he will be saved. 1931.
[RC 36000 & BR 9161 pub. 1988.]

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SIXTEEN BRIDES
Author:   WHITSON, STEPHANIE GRACE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06466
  1 volume in 1 container

1871. Sixteen Civil War widows are induced to leave St. Louis for
Nebraska to claim homesteads. Upon arrival, they discover they have
been advertised as mail-order brides. Five of the women - Sally, Ruth,
Caroline, Ella, and Hettie - pool their money to build a house
together and suitors follow. 2010.

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SIXTY ACRES AND A BRIDE
Author:   JENNINGS, REGINA
S/P/V: Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07771
  1 volume in 1 container

Sparks fly when a widowed Latin beauty looking to save her family's
farm meets a Texas rancher. Young widow Rosa Garner and her
mother-in-law find, on their return to Texas, that the county is
demanding back taxes and they only have three months to pay. Rosa
can't keep herself from falling in love with the countryside and the
wonderful extended family who want only the best for her. unrated.
2012.

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SMITTEN BOOK CLUB
Author:   COBLE, COLLEEN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: SMITTEN    3

LB  07697
  1 volume in 1 container

Not only was The Gentlewoman's Guide to Love and Courtship an
appealing curiosity by virtue of its title; it was also written by
Smitten, Vermont native Pearl Chambers, a local gentlewoman from
three generations back. When Heather and her fellow book club members
begin passing the book around, their respective interpretations are
unleashed on their respective love lives. 2014.

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SMITTEN: LOVE IS ON THE WAY
Author:   COBLE, COLLEEN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: SMITTEN    2

LB  07454
  1 volume in 1 container

Four authors present novellas about how four women - Natalie, Julia,
Shelby, and Reese - try to save Smitten, Vermont, by transforming the
town into a honeymoon destination, and find a little romance of their
own along the way. 2011.

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SNOW ON THE TULIPS
Author:   TOLSMA, LIZ, 1966-
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07537
  1 volume in 1 container

The war is drawing to a close, but Nazis still occupy part of the
Netherlands. Loss has left Cornelia a shadow of the woman she once
was. A war widow, she now fights to protect her younger brother,
Johan, who lives in hiding. When Johan brings a wounded Dutch
Resistance member to her doorstep, their lives are forever altered.
Although scared of the consequences, Cornelia's faith won't let her
turn Gerrit Laninga out. While nursing him back to health, she is
drawn to his fierce position and ideals and notices a shift within
herself. Some violence. 2013.

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SOMEBODY LIKE YOU
Author:   VOGT, BETH K.
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07875
  1 volume in 1 container

LB  08232
  1 volume in 1 container

Haley's marriage to Sam, an army medic, ended tragically when he was
killed in Afghanistan. Now a pregnant widow, Haley arrives home one
evening to find what appears to be Sam on her porch. But it is his
identical twin Stephen--and Sam had never mentioned his existence.
2014.

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SONG FOR SILAS: A PLACE CALLED HOME SERIES, BOOK 2
Author:   WICK, LORI
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: PLACE CALLED HOME    2

LB  04759
  1 volume in 1 container

Wisconsin, 1889. Life has not been kind to Amy Grant lately. Four
years ago her mother died, and several months ago her fiancé ended
their engagement. Now Amy's father, Grant, has broken his leg just
as planting season begins. In answer to their prayers, Silas Cameron,
who helped them when Mrs. Grant died, has come to their aid again.
But soon the brotherly feeling that Amy and Silas had before begins
to change. Sequel to "A Place Called Home" (RC 41472). (#2 in "A
Place Called Home" series)

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SONG OF MY HEART
Author:   SAWYER, KIM VOGEL
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07105
  1 volume in 1 container

When Thad McKane, the new sheriff of Goldtree, Kansas, uncovers a
connection between the crime he's investigating and singer Sadie
Wagner, the woman he's courting, he wonders if she's as innocent as
she seems. 2012.
[Annotation from OCLC WorldCat

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SPEAK TO ME OF LOVE
Author:   HATCHER, ROBIN LEE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07617
  1 volume in 1 container

When Faith Butler finds herself and her two children stranded in
Dead Horse, Wyoming, she has no choice but to take employment
with mysterious recluse Drake Rutledge.  As Faith shines the light
of hope and happiness in the dark halls of Drake's dismal mansion.
Drake is forced out of the shadows that have hidden him for so long.
Only this feisty Shakespearean actress and her irresistible
children could cause such a change in Drake.  Then the shadows of
Faith's past descend on them all, and they must turn to their
Savior for light that can cut through even the deepest darkness.
Unrated. 2003.

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SPEED TRAP
Author:   DAVIDS, PATRICIA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06464
  1 volume in 1 container

The fatal crash was no accident. The killer was witnessed by a nearby
rancher and the woman's four-month-old baby survived the crash.
Sheriff Mandy Scott already has her prime suspect: the baby boy's
father. Yet despite the evidence against him, something about the
reclusive rancher makes Mandy question his guilt. Nothing is as it
seems as crime spirals out of control in Timber Well, Kansas. 2010.

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SPRING'S GENTLE PROMISE: SEASONS OF THE HEART, BOOK 4
Author:   OKE, JANETTE, 1935-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: SEASONS OF THE HEART    4

LB  04696
  1 volume in 1 container

The farm had belonged to Grandpa and Uncle Charlie.  Now it belongs
to Josh, and it is up to him to make the farm bring forth and support
them.  Then Josh adds the challenge of a family of his own.  All is
well until the Great Depression hits.  It will take Josh's great faith
in God to see that he and his family make it.  Sequel to: Winter Is
Not Forever (RC 31896).

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STEALING THE PREACHER
Author:   WITEMEYER, KAREN
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07719
  1 volume in 1 container

1885, Texas. Forced off a train and delivered to an outlaw's daughter
for her birthday, is it possible this stolen preacher ended up right
where he belongs? Some violence. 2013.

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STIRRING UP STRIFE: A HOPE STREET CHURCH MYSTERY
Author:   STANLEY, JENNIFER
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: HOPE STREET CHURCH MYSTERY    1

LB  06511
  1 volume in 1 container

Cooper Lee can repair a copy machine, but can she repair her life?
That's one of the many questions that lead the newly single Richmond
girl to Sunrise Bible Study at the Hope Street Church. Cooper hasn't
attended church in ages, but after getting dumped by her long-time
boyfriend she could use some new friends, and a new outlook on life.
Then she finds that the church member who invited her to join the
group is dead, and her husband is suspected of murder. Some strong
language. 2010.

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STOREKEEPER'S DAUGHTER
Author:   BRUNSTETTER, WANDA E
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  05079
  1 volume in 1 container

Time seems to stand still in Naomi Fisher's tranquil community, but
it cannot hold back tragedy. Helping her widowed father run a store,
manage a household, and raise seven children is a daunting task.
There is no time to think about courtship or have her own family,
though her heart yearns for the attention of Caleb Hoffmeir. But her
days are plotted for her - until the afternoon her baby brother
disappears from the yard. How can Naomi expect anyone to love and
trust her if she can't take care of one small boy? Should she leave
all that is familiar and seek a new avenue of life? 2005.

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STRESS TEST
Author:   MABRY, RICHARD L
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07685
  1 volume in 1 container

Surgeon Matt Newman thought he was leaving private practice for a
better life in academic medicine. But the kidnappers who attacked him
as he left the hospital at 2 a.m. have no such plans - they just want
him dead. Bound in the trunk of his car, Matt's only thought is
fleeing with his life. He escapes, but at a price: a head injury that
lands him in the ICU where he awakens to discover he's being charged
with murder. They may not have enough evidence to convict him. But
they have enough to ruin his life. Violence and strong language. 2013.

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SUBSTITUTE BRIDE
Author:   DEAN, JANET
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06713
  1 volume in 1 container

Fleeing an arranged marriage, debutante Elizabeth Manning exchanges
places with a mail-order bride bound for New Harmony, Iowa. Life on
the frontier can't be worse than forced wedlock to pay her father's
gambling debts. But Ted Logan's rustic lifestyle and rambunctious
children prove more challenging than Elizabeth expects. She doesn't
know how to be a mother or a wife. 2010.

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SUITOR FOR JENNY
Author:   BROWNLEY, MEGAN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ROCKY CREEK ROMANCE    2

LB  06564
  1 volume in 1 container

Rocky Creek, Texas, 1880. After the death of her parents, Jenny
Higgins plans to find husbands for her two sisters. Her plan hits a
snag when enthusiastic applicants fail to meet her stringent
requirements. Rejecting her sisters' choices for mates and riding herd
on her growing feelings for Marshal Rhett Armstrong, she refuses to
give up. Jenny thinks choosing a husband is not a job for the heart.
2010.

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SURPRISING GRACE
Author:   BAER, JUDY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: FOREVER HILLTOP    2

LB  07313
  1 volume in 1 container

Alex Armstrong is settling into his new role as pastor of Hilltop
Community Church, and he's even starting to understand the strange
ways of the people who populate this barren stretch of North Dakota
prairie. But he also finds that his flock needs more help and counsel
than he ever imagined. 2012.

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SUSANNA'S DREAM
Author:   PERRY, MARTA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LOST SISTERS OF PLEASANT VALLEY    2

LB  07553
  1 volume in 1 container

Reeling from the death of her mother, Susanna Bitler is discouraged
to learn that her business partner plans to quit their gift shop. But
when Lydia Beachy and Chloe Wentworth reveal themselves as her
long-lost sisters, Susanna grapples with the knowledge that her life
was a lie. 2014

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SWEET BY AND BY
Author:   EVANS, SARA, 1971-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: SONGBIRD NOVEL    1

LB  06215
  1 volume in 1 container

Whisper Hollow, Tennessee. Though her wedding to lawyer Max Benson is
approaching, antiques dealer Jade Fitzgerald hesitates to invite her
estranged mother Beryl, a hippie, to the ceremony. But Beryl
arrives--with Jade's half sister Willow in tow--stirring up past
secrets and revealing new ones. 2009.

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SWEET CAROLINA: HEROINES OF THE WEST, BOOK 1
Author:   BLY, STEPHEN A., 1944-2011
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04641
  1 volume in 1 container

Carolina Cantrell is used to running her family's import business, so
a hurried trip to the Montana Territory to settle her brother's estate
is nothing out of the ordinary.  She plans to sell David's interest in
his store, gather his personal belongings, and then return home.  But
God has different plans.  Struggling to do business so far from home
in this untamed man's world is a challenge to everything in Carolina's
life.  But the greatest conflict is within her, fueled by an explosion
of emotions that leaves both her and a particularly handsome and
saddle-tough drifter wondering about their future together.

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SWEET DREAMS AT THE GOODNIGHT MOTEL
Author:   MATLOCK, CURTISS ANN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  05246
  1 volume in 1 container

It has become apparent to Claire, who married her high-school
sweetheart then divorced him 15 years later when he took up with a
younger woman, that "real life" is out there somewhere and unless she
looks, she will not find it. So she quits her job, packs her bags, and
heads to Valentine, Oklahoma, hometown to the father she barely
remembers. It's not much of a place, but having her car stolen from
the Goodnight Motel parking lot compels her to stay awhile, and she
discovers that folks there meet their responsibilities with love and
honor, and rely on a higher power in times of need.

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SWEET SANCTUARY
Author:   SAWYER, KIM VOGEL
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07381
  1 volume in 1 container

Lydia Eldredge longs to provide a sanctuary for her son, Nicky. But
a constant threat comes from Nicky's drug-addicted father, who
wants the boy and seems willing to do whatever it takes to get him.
Dr. Micah Hatcher serves the immigrant population in Queens, but
under cover of darkness he provides another service that must not be
discovered lest his and his brother's lives be in danger. 2013.

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SWEETWATER GAP
Author:   HUNTER, DENISE, 1968-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: WOMEN OF FAITH FICTION      

LB  06140
  1 volume in 1 container

Josie Mitchell is summoned home to North Carolina to help run her
family's apple orchard. Josie embraces old friends and family and,
despite her guilty memories and illness, falls in love with orchard
manager Grady Mackenzie. When a crisis occurs, Josie opens her heart
to God. 2008.

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SWEPT AWAY
Author:   CONNEALY, MARY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: TROUBLE IN TEXAS    1

LB  07456
  1 volume in 1 container

Swept away when her wagon train attempts a difficult river crossing,
Ruthy MacNeil isn't all that upset at being separated from the family
who raised her. All they've ever done is work her to the bone. She
prayed for a chance to get away, and then came the raging flood. Alive
but disoriented, she's rescued by Luke Stone who is heading home to
reclaim the ranch stolen from his family. Luke is in danger from the
men who killed his father, but he can't just abandon Ruthy. Unrated.
2013.

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SWORN TO PROTECT
Author:   MILLS, DIANN
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06444
  1 volume in 1 container

Danika Morales, a widowed border patrol agent, finds out that she may
be the target of a drug cartel. Her husband, a high school teacher and
former immigration activist, was murdered in the desert two years
earlier. Since then her brother-in-law, another border patrol agent,
has been going off the deep end. With someone reporting sensor
locations to the coyotes smuggling people and drugs over the border,
both of them become suspects. Then Danika meets Dr. Alex Price who
treats agents and illegal immigrants the same. As Danika struggles
with raising a four-year-old deaf daughter, family conflict, a missing
niece, and the realization that her husband's murder may have been
part of a bigger conflict, she finds herself liking Alex more than
she wants to. Some violence. 2010.

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TAILOR-MADE BRIDE
Author:   WITEMEYER, KAREN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06828
  1 volume in 1 container

Jericho "J.T." Tucker wants nothing to do with the new dressmaker in
Coventry, Texas. He's familiar with her kind - shallow women more
devoted to fashion than true beauty. Yet this seamstress is not at all
what he expected. Hannah Richards is confounded by the liveryman. He
riles her with his arrogant assumptions, yet stirs her heart with
unexpected acts of kindness. When she decides to help Jericho's sister
catch a beau - leading to consequences neither could have foreseen -
will Jericho and Hannah bridge the gap between them? 2010.

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TALK OF THE TOWN: A NOVEL OF DAILY, TEXAS
Author:   WINGATE, LISA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: DAILY TEXAS    1

LB  06154
  1 volume in 1 container

Mandalay Florentino, associate producer of TV's hit reality show
American Megastar, travels to small-town Daily, Texas, to plan a
surprise reunion concert for hometown, trouble-prone finalist Amber
Anderson. Manda juggles her job and personal issues, the swarming
paparazzi, and an attraction to a gorgeous country boy with a secret.
2008.

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TEXAN'S CHOICE
Author:   GRAY, SHELLEY
S/P/V: Some sex; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: HEART OF A HERO    3

LB  07389
  1 volume in 1 container

Texas, 1874. Long ago Scout Proffitt gave up on ever being a man of
honor like his Civil War hero brother Clayton. But when Scout sets
foot on the rundown remnants of the Circle C Ranch, he wonders if God
might have something different in mind for him. Rosemarie has lived
most of her life doubting her worth and shouldering the blame for her
brother's death. But when a stranger rides onto her ranch, claiming
he owns it, she suddenly is given a choice: either keep looking at
the dark side of life...or dare to dream. Some violence and some
descriptions of sex. 2012.

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TEXAN'S HONOR
Author:   GRAY, SHELLEY
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07407
  1 volume in 1 container

Texas, 1874. Years ago, Will McMillan had fought in the open, next to
his captain, Clayton Profitt. Now he's waging another war undercover
pretending to be a member of the notorious Walton Gang. But when a
hostage situation goes awry, and an innocent woman is in the middle
of the fray, Will knows he must protect her no matter what happens.
Some violence. 2012.

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TEXAN'S PROMISE
Author:   GRAY, SHELLEY
S/P/V: Some sex; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: HEART OF A HERO    1

LB  07406
  1 volume in 1 container

Clayton Profitt, foreman of the Circle Z Ranch, determines to help
Vanessa Grant escape her abusive stepfather, his employer, and as
they head west to Colorado and safety, a deep bond develops between
them. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2011.

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TEXAS COOKING: TEXAS HILL COUNTRY SERIES #1
Author:   WINGATE, LISA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: TEXAS HILL COUNTRY    1

LB  05009
  1 volume in 1 container

No one is more surprised than Colleen Collins when she's offered a
job writing fluffy magazine articles about rural Texas cooking. The
big-city investigative reporter knows nothing about goats, prickly
pears, or peacocks, and to make matters worse, she can't even cook.
But thanks to a political scandal that cost Collie her job, her boy-
friend, and now - with this demeaning assignment - her self-respect,
she has no choice but to drag herself out of bed and head to the
Texas hill country. (First in Wingate's Texas Hill Country series.)

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THAT CERTAIN SPARK
Author:   HAKE, CATHY MARIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06275
  1 volume in 1 container

1892. Physician Taylor Bestman and her twin brother, Enoch, arrive in
Gooding, Texas, where Taylor meets with opposition from townsfolk who
disapprove of a female doctor. But Taylor is determined to win over
the residents, starting with her first patient Karl Van der Vort, an
injured blacksmith. 2009.

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THESE HIGH, GREEN HILLS: THE MITFORD YEARS, VOLUME 3
Author:   KARON, JAN, 1937-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MITFORD YEARS    3

LB  04577
  1 volume in 1 container

Now married, Father Tim and Cynthia are settling down in the rectory.
Cynthia's cottage next door will be kept for her work and private
retreats. In the Southern village of Mitford, life goes on. Dooley
adjusts to prep school, Father Tim's housekeeper has twins, and
Emma's clerical skills prove enormous. Sequel to "A Light in the
Window" (BR 12270, RC 44195, LB 4559).

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THORN: THE ROSE TRILOGY, BOOK 1
Author:   LEWIS, BEVERLY, 1949-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ROSE TRILOGY    1

LB  06863
  1 volume in 1 container

Pennsylvania Dutch country. Rose Kauffman ignores warnings from her
Amish beau Silas Good and her sister Hen and continues her close
friendship with the bishop's foster son, Nick Franco. Meanwhile Hen is
struggling in her marriage to her Englischer husband Brandon
Orringer--especially concerning the upbringing of their daughter
Mattie. 2010.

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THREADS OF HOPE
Author:   ALLAN, CHRISTA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: QUILTS OF LOVE    5

LB  07882
  1 volume in 1 container

Passed over for promotion and dumped by her boyfriend, Nina O'Malley
is further frustrated when she's assigned one of the soft stories she
despises - covering a gala benefit supporting the AIDS Memorial Quilt.
Nina decides to write a series featuring a local quilting group
raising money for AIDS research. At a fund-raising event, she runs
into her high-school nemesis. But Greg is now a widower and the
adoptive father of an HIV-positive girl from Ethiopia. unrated. 2013.

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THROUGH THE FIRE
Author:   NOBLE, DIANE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06075
  1 volume in 1 container

When Kate and Paul Hanlon leave their home in San Antonio to take
over the pastorate of Faith Briar Church, they're excited about
embracing the small town way of life. But they arrive in Copper Mill
to see their new church in flames and evidence shows that the fire
was not an accident. Kate sets out to investigate and makes friends
in town. Threatening phone calls, mysterious packages, and a life
and death chase only make her certain that she's on the right path.
Meanwhile, Paul struggles to keep the wounded church together. 2007.

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TO LOVE AND TO CHERISH
Author:   IRVIN, KELLY
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: BLISS CREEK    1

LB  07722
  1 volume in 1 container

When Carl returns to their small Amish community, Emma must choose
between her childhood love and Thomas, the strong, quiet widower
who always seems to be underfoot. Some violence. 2012.

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TRAUMA PLAN: GRACE MEDICAL
Author:   CALVERT, CANDACE, 1950-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: GRACE MEDICAL    1

LB  07720
  1 volume in 1 container

San Antonio. Nurse Riley Hale, recovering from injuries suffered in an
assault, works as a chaplain at Alamo Grace Hospital. ER doctor Jack
Travis runs a free clinic that is facing community opposition. Riley
and Jack fall in love while dealing with personal issues and loss of
faith. 2012.

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TRAVELERS REST
Author:   TATLOCK, ANN
S/P/V: Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07374
  1 volume in 1 container

Jane Morrow visits her fiancé, Sergeant Seth Ballantine, at a North
Carolina veterans hospital. Seth, now a quadriplegic from his combat
wounds in Iraq, ends their engagement. Blind attorney Jon-Paul Pearcy,
who volunteers with wounded vets, befriends Jane as she puts her trust
in God. Violence. 2012.

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TREASURE AT BLUE HERON LAKE
Author:   DAVIS, SUSAN PAGE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MAINELY MYSTERIES      

LB  06596
  1 volume in 1 container

Emily Gray returns to visit Baxter, Maine, after seven years of
building her career as a journalist in the city and simply seeks rest
in the slow-paced small town. After Emily reunites with old flame
Nate Holman, the two spend a weekend at a friend's hunting resort.
And when one of the guides is murdered, the owner calls on Nate and
Emily for support and a bit of sleuthing. Did the legend of a hidden
treasure at Blue Heron Lake lure the murderer? 2008.

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TRIBULATION FORCE: THE CONTINUING DRAMA OF THOSE LEFT BEHIND
Author:   LAHAYE, TIM F
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LEFT BEHIND    2

LB  04706
  1 volume in 1 container

Many of Earth's inhabitants have been taken to Heaven, but those left
behind face seven years of tribulation. Some will not survive the
coming devastation. Tribulation Force members--Rayford Steele, Chloe
Steele, Bruce Barnes, and Buck Williams--do what they can, but even
one of them will soon be dead. Sequel to "Left Behind" (RC 47462).

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TRINITY: MILITARY WAR DOG
Author:   KENDIG, RONIE
S/P/V: Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: BREED APART    1

LB  07730
  1 volume in 1 container

A year ago in Afghanistan, Green Beret Heath Daniels' career was
destroyed. Along with his faith. Forced to the sidelines by a medical
discharge, he and his military war dog, Trinity, now train other dogs
and their handlers. But military intelligence officer Darci Kintz has
been captured while secretly tracking the Taliban. Only one dog can
handle the extreme conditions to save her. Only one man can handle
Trinity. Time is running out. Violence. 2012.

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TROUBLE WITH COWBOYS
Author:   HUNTER, DENISE, 1968-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07221
  1 volume in 1 container

Annie Wilkerson is Moose Creek's premiere horse trainer and equine
columnist for Montana Living. When her column is canceled, she's
given first shot at a new lovelorn column - and she can't afford to
turn it down. Only problem is - Annie's never been in love. Always
resourceful, she reluctantly strikes a deal with the town's
smooth-talking ladies' man Dylan Taylor. 2012.

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TRYST
Author:   HILL, GRACE LIVINGSTON, 1865-1947
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08045
  1 volume in 1 container

Overhearing an alarming conversation, Patricia Merrill runs away from
her family home to New York City. Taking a false name, she obtains
employment as the companion to a wealthy elderly woman. While visiting
a resort Patricia encounters her childhood friend John Treeves and
must decide if he can be trusted with the truth of her identity.
Originally published in 1921; Tyndale House edition 1992.

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TWICE LOVED
Author:   BRUNSTETTER, WANDA E
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07536
  1 volume in 1 container

Christmas 1945 offers a new beginning for a widow and a widower...
A position in a used toy shop is an answer to a prayer for Bev
Winters, who finds herself widowed with a young daughter after World
War II. But when her employer shows her surprising kindness, she is
unsure how to react. After his wife's death, Dan Fisher dutifully
maintains her used toy shop and closes his heart to ever loving
another woman. Then Bev Winters enters his life, and he is drawn to
help her and her daughter. Will this working relationship turn into
love?  2005.

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TWO BRIDES TOO MANY
Author:   HODGSON, MONA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06648
  1 volume in 1 container

Kat and Nell Sinclair are headed west away from the manicured lawns
of Maine to the boisterous, booming mining town of Cripple Creek,
Colorado, to start new lives for themselves as mail-order brides.
But when the ladies disembark at the train depot, neither fiancé
awaits them. The well-bred Sinclair sisters find themselves
unexpectedly alone in the wild, frontier town. 2009.

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TWO FROM GALILEE
Author:   HOLMES, MARJORIE, 1910-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06198
  1 volume in 1 container

Here for the first time is a major novel about two people chosen
by God to provide  an earthly home for his son. It breathes life
into the participants and develops the maturing relationship
between Mary and Joseph in human terms.

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UNDENIABLY YOURS
Author:   WADE, BECKY
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07781
  1 volume in 1 container

When Meg Cole's father dies unexpectedly, she is forced to return
home to Texas and take up the reins of his empire at Whispering
Creek Ranch. Meg - more interested in art than oil - has no patience
to deal with a thoroughbred racehorse farm, and gives manager Bo
Porter six months to close it down. Although determined to resent the
woman, Bo finds Meg evokes in him a profound desire to protect. Then,
just when Meg begins to realize that Bo might be the one thing on the
ranch worth keeping, their fragile bond is viciously broken. Some
violence. 2013.

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UNEXPECTED SUITOR
Author:   SCHMIDT, ANNA, 1943-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06365
  1 volume in 1 container

After years of caring for others, Nola Burns is ready for her own
dream - running a Nantucket tearoom. And it will take more than
charm for dashing entrepreneur Harrison Starbuck to buy her out. After
all, what proper lady cold trust a man who thinks the theater is a
suitable venue for God's word? For Harry it's just business. So why
should it bother him when Nola receives threatening notes? He has no
reason to be concerned for this vivid, spirited woman. Yet now he
only wants to keep Nola safe - and cherished - for a lifetime. 2009.

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UNLIKELY BLESSING
Author:   BAER, JUDY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: FOREVER HILLTOP    1

LB  06610
  1 volume in 1 container

A new pastor and lifelong city dweller accepts his first parish
assignment in the wilds of North Dakota where he adjusts to local
traditions. As a single pastor, he generates enormous excitement and
competition among the unmarried women in the community. 2010.

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UNWILLING GUEST
Author:   HILL, GRACE LIVINGSTON, 1865-1947
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LIVING BOOKS   65
Series: CLASSIC    2

LB  03526
  1 volume in 1 container

A New York society girl finds that small-town life in Ohio has much to
offer in the way of security, peace, and love.

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VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS
Author:   HILL, GRACE LIVINGSTON, 1865-1947
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Young Adult; Adult
Series: LIVING BOOKS   91

LB  07967
  1 volume in 1 container

Stranded on the Arizona plain, beautiful Margaret finds herself at the
mercy of a handsome young cowboy. But can she trust him?
Recorded by Michigan Regional (LM 6081).

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WALK BY FAITH
Author:   BITTNER, ROSANNE, 1945-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04940
  1 volume in 1 container

To provide a better life for her daughter, Clarissa Graham joins a
wagon train headed west. But as the trail turns increasingly
dangerous, Clarissa fears her decision could cost them their lives.
Help comes in the unlikely form of a jaded ex-soldier who knows
nothing of grace, forgiveness or even love. But it's this man, Dawson
Clements, who stays behind with Clarissa when her daughter becomes
gravely ill.

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WANDERING HEART: AN ANGEL ISLAND NOVEL
Author:   KINKADE, THOMAS, 1958-2012
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ANGEL ISLAND    3

LB  07372
  1 volume in 1 container

While filming a movie on Angel Island, actress Charlie Miller falls
for local fisherman Colin Doyle after he rescues her from drowning.
2012.
**Co-author: Katherine Spencer.

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WEDDING PROMISE: AN ANGEL ISLAND NOVEL
Author:   KINKADE, THOMAS, 1958-2012
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ANGEL ISLAND    2

LB  07373
  1 volume in 1 container

The Inn at Angel Island is officially open for business, and owner
Liza Martin has booked her first major event - a June wedding.
Jennifer, the bride, met her fiancé on the island when they were
teenagers. Liza plans to do everything in her power to make their
wedding perfection itself, but it soon becomes clear to her that
the bride and groom are out of sorts. What good is a spectacular
celebration if there is no joy? 2011.
**Co-author: Katherine Spencer.

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WELCOME COMMITTEE OF BUTTERNUT CREEK
Author:   PERRINE, JANE MYERS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: BUTTERNUT CREEK    1

LB  07347
  1 volume in 1 container

When the welcoming committee led by Miss Birdie and her friend
Mercedes has no matchmaking success with the new minister, the ladies
turn their attention to veteran and amputee Sam Peterson. 2012.

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WELCOME TO FRED
Author:   WHITTINGTON, BRAD
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  05015
  1 volume in 1 container

In this coming-of-age story set in rural Texas, eleven-year-old Mark
Cloud arrives in Fred, Texas, by way of Ohio with a large vocabulary
and a hankering for paisley, psychedelic posters and the works of
artist Peter Max. He soon finds that being a Baptist preacher's
kid in a hick Texas town in the 1960s leaves a lot to be desired. As
Mark struggles to find his identity, he also questions the faith he's
grown up with and must make his own. This story is the slow unfolding
of a slice of one boy's adolescence.

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WESTWARD HEARTS
Author:   CARLSON, MELODY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HOMEWARD ON THE OREGON TRAIL    1

LB  07461
  1 volume in 1 container

Kentucky, 1854. Elizabeth has mourned her husband's death for three
years, but now she feels ready to fulfill the dream they had shared
of taking their two children west. Traveling with her parents and her
brother, they join a substantial wagon train in Kansas City. Elizabeth
soon finds herself being drawn to the group's guide, Eli Kincade.
2012.

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WHEN CALLS THE HEART: CANADIAN WEST, BOOK 1
Author:   OKE, JANETTE, 1935-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: CANADIAN WEST    1

LB  06930
  1 volume in 1 container

A lovely eastern schoolteacher from a well-to-do family heads for the
Canadian frontier convinced that she will never fall for any of the
rough and rowdy adventurers of the West.  But she forgets her
conviction after meeting Wynn Delaney, a handsome Royal Canadian
Mountie. 1983.

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WHERE TWO WAYS MET
Author:   HILL, GRACE LIVINGSTON, 1865-1947
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LIVING BOOKS    1

LB  04876
  1 volume in 1 container

Paige is thrown together with a lovely young minister's daughter
when they try to help a family in need. Both drawn and challenged by
this girl's gentle faith, Paige soon finds himself faced with a
vital decision.

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WINTER BRIDES: A YEAR OF WEDDINGS NOVELLA COLLECTION
Author:   HUNTER, DENISE, 1968-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: YEAR OF WEDDINGS      

LB  08019
  1 volume in 1 container

When author Denise Hunter's "December Bride" Layla O'Reilly and Seth
Murphy make their engagement public, she knows it's only to convince
a major client that she's high-society enough to work for his agency.
Author Deborah Raney's "January Bride," Maddy Houser, arranges a
temporary office in a local bed and breakfast to escape the
distracting renovations on her own house. And though she's never laid
eyes on the inn's owner, an unlikely friendship blossoms between them
as they leave daily notes for each other. Betsy St. Amant's "February
Bride" escapes the church on her wedding day, wearing the dress worn
by generations of women in her family - all with failed marriages.
2014.

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WINTER DREAM
Author:   EVANS, RICHARD PAUL
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07232
  1 volume in 1 container

Joseph Jacobson is the twelfth of thirteen siblings, all of whom are
employed by their father's successful advertising company. Joseph is
his father's favorite and the focus of his brother's envy. When the
father seems ready to anoint Joseph as the heir, the brothers make
their move, forcing Joseph from the company and his Denver home. Alone
and lonely, Joseph must start a new life. Joseph joins a Chicago
advertising agency where his creativity helps him advance high up in
the company. He also finds hope for a lasting love with April, a kind
woman with a secret. Joseph must confront his own difficult past in
order to make his dreams for the future come true. 2012.

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WRANGLER IN PETTICOATS: SOPHIE'S DAUGHTERS
Author:   CONNEALY, MARY
S/P/V: Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: SOPHIES DAUGHTERS    2

LB  06754
  1 volume in 1 container

Tough Texas tomboy Sally McClellan heads to Montana to visit her
pregnant sister Mandy, but when her traveling party is attacked, Sally
is the only one to survive. Logan McKenzie is a fine artist, but the
beauty of the Rockies is not the only thing he's passionate about.
When Sally falls off a cliff practically into his arms, he wants to
keep this "Buckskin Angel" who prefers riveted jeans to ribbons and
lace. And the outlaws are hunting hard to find the only witness to
their treacherous deeds and silence her forever. Violence. 2010.

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YOU DON'T KNOW ME: A DEEP HAVEN NOVEL
Author:   WARREN, SUSAN MAY, 1966-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: DEEP HAVEN    6

LB  07315
  1 volume in 1 container

To everyone who knows her, Annalise Decker is a model wife and mother.
She's a permanent member of the PTA, never misses her kids' sporting
events, and constantly campaigns for her husband's mayoral race. No
one knows that Annalise was once Deidre O'Reilly, a troubled young
woman whose testimony put a dangerous criminal behind bars. Relocated
through the Witness Security Program to the sleepy town of Deep Haven,
Deidre got a new identity and a fresh start. Twenty years later,
Annalise couldn't be more unprepared for her past to catch up with
her. 2012.

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