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The Book of Love
Length: 21 hrs and 53 mins
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Maureen Paschal thought she might rest and work on her book after discovering the gospel written by Mary Magdalene that revealed Jesus and Mary Magdalene were married. The truth of their story rocked the world and made Maureen a target of those who did not like her discovery and a heroine to those who did.
This inspiring romance by Christy Award winner Deeanne Gist sets a spirited gal and an enterprising lumberjack on a collision course in 1866 Washington Territory. Set to lose half his timberland unless he finds a wife soon, widower Joe Denton places an order for a bride who can cook. When she arrives, the bonnie lass certainly cooks up a storm - but she knows nothing about marrying Joe.
Best-selling author Tamera Alexander has won numerous awards, including the Christy Award and RITA Award for Best Inspirational Romance. Set in Nashville’s historic Belmont Mansion, A Lasting Impression is an affecting tale of romance between an aspiring artist and a man determined to rise from near ruin.
Two thousand years ago, Mary Magdalene hid a set of scrolls in the French Pyrenees: the Gospel of Mary Magdalene, her version of the life of Jesus and the events of the New Testament. Protected by supernatural forces, these sacred scrolls could be uncovered only by a special seeker, one who fulfills the ancient prophecy of L'Attendu, the Expected One.
When her husband dies, leaving Sarah Perry and her infant daughter destitute and alone in the rough frontier town, the determined widow takes over his freight-hauling business. As her baby grows into a young girl, Sarah sends her to the safety and refinement of a boarding school. But when they are reunited, Sarah realizes that they now live in two different, incompatible worlds. Too Long a Stranger follows this courageous widow as she tries to regain a loving relationship with her estranged daughter.
In Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller's compelling tale of duplicity, romance, and redemption, Sophie Broadmoor risks losing wealth and reputation when she's swept off her feet by a dashing stranger. On an 1897 Atlantic crossing, Sophie meets a widower whose promises make her heart sing. But when she finds herself in a compromising situation, she's glad a true gentleman comes to her rescue.
A master violinist trained in Vienna, Rebekah Carrington manages to wheedle her way into an audition with the maestro at the newly formed Nashville Philharmonic. But women are "far too fragile and frail" for the rigors of an orchestra, and Rebekah's hopes are swiftly dashed. Because the conductor - determined to leave his mark on the world of classical music - bows to public opinion.
Eleanor Braddock, a spinster at 30, has long since dismissed any hope of marriage. But when a dying soldier whispers his final words, she believes her life can still have meaning and determines to find his widow. But this compassionate deed takes a harsh turn, and Eleanor finds herself dependent upon the richest woman in America and the most despised woman in Nashville--her aunt, Adelicia Acklen, mistress of Belmont Mansion.
Award-winning authors Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller launch an enthralling 1890s trilogy set in the St. Lawrence River's opulent Thousand Islands - summer playground of the privileged. A Daughter's Inheritance explores the ever-changing fortunes of 17-year-old Fanny Broadmoor.
Steve White, Brian Holsopple, Linda Stephens, and others
Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
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In this anthology of creative nonfiction, 28 writers set out to discover what they know, and don't know, about the person they call Mother. Celebrated writers Samia Serageldin and Lee Smith have curated a diverse and insightful collection that challenges stereotypes about mothers and expands our notions of motherhood in the South. The mothers in these essays were shaped, for good and bad, by the economic and political crosswinds of their time.
A three-time Christy Award winner, Lynn Austin crafts rousing tales of hope and redemption. All She Ever Wanted stars Kathleen Seymour, a woman who seems to have it all, though she hides a dark family secret. To her horror, everything comes crashing down when she loses her job and her daughter is caught shoplifting. Desperate to regain control over her life, Kathleen returns to her estranged family to mend her severely broken relationships before it is too late.
Set in the wilds of 1876 South Dakota, A Claim of Her Own by two-time Christy Award finalist Stephanie Grace Whitson follows the fortunes of 20-year-old Mattie O'Keefe as she embarks upon an arduous journey to find her brother Dillon. When she reaches the gold-rush boomtown of Deadwood, no one seems to know where Dillon is. The resourceful Mattie begins to pan for gold anyhow, hoping her brother will soon arrive. But a relentless stalker draws closer to his prey.
Drawn to the enduring truths of Kim Vogel Sawyer’s gentle stories, fans and critics alike have fallen in love with the novels of this ACFW Book of the Year Award winner. Set in 1888 Kansas, A Hopeful Heart tells the story of a young woman from Back East who’s convinced she must settle for a life that’s second best. But as she struggles to overcome the challenges of a new faith and the hardships of frontier life, she may discover that—for her—the best is yet to come.
In Dawn’s Prelude, CBA best-selling author Tracie Peterson whisks listeners away to 1870s Alaska, for a breathtaking tale of intrigue, romance, and faith. When 28-year-old Lydia Gray inherits her late husband’s fortune, she tries to escape unscrupulous family members by seeking refuge with an aunt in Sitka. But as Lydia savors the serenity of her new life—and the unselfish kindness of sawmill owner Kjell Lindquist—an unexpected twist forces her to rethink her future.
An award-winning author of more than 80 CBA best-selling novels, Tracie Peterson is highly acclaimed for authentic historical romances that enthrall and inspire. In Twilight’s Serenade, Britta Lindquist finds herself caring for the motherless children of the man she has tried to forget. But just as love’s second chance begins to blossom, an English conductor asks Britta to become the first-chair violinist in his orchestra—and accept his hand in marriage.
Set in 1936 Kansas, Where Willows Grow transports listeners to America's drought-stricken heartland as the hopes and dreams of hardworking farmers blow away with the wind. As pregnant Anna Mae and her husband Harley struggle to feed their growing family, Harley travels 100 miles to build a WPA monument. But Anna Mae grows increasingly desperate as months drag on with no word from her husband.
Sixteen-year-old Mary Swan Middleton is devastated when her artistic mother is killed in a plane crash. The family maid, seeing Mary's loneliness and desperation, suggests she volunteer to help the poor. Soon, Mary realizes there is more to life, love, and faith, than she ever knew.
Young and recently widowed, Jasmine Houston confronts the vital issues of freedom and slavery, love and hate, life and death, when she decides to harbor former slaves at her horse farm. Best-selling inspirational authors Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller pen a gripping historical romance set in 1849.
Jana McGuire is devastated when she returns from an African mission trip only to find her pastor husband has taken all their money and left with his secretary. Left with no worldly possessions, Jana is forced to seek help from her distant mother and her bubbly, welcoming great-aunt Taffy. Jana soon realizes that her mother's cold demeanor hides a tragic past - and that the two must mend their relationships with God and each other.