The Pattern Artist by Nancy Moser
Born into a life of hard work, English housemaid Annie Wood arrives in New York City in 1911 with her wealthy mistress. Wide-eyed with the possibilities America has to offer, Annie wonders if there’s more for her than a life of service.
Annie chooses to risk everything, taps into courage she never knew she had, and goes off on her own, finding employment in the sewing department at Macy’s. While at Macy’s Annie catches the eye of a salesman at the Butterick Pattern Company. Through determination, hard work, and God’s leading, Annie discovers a hidden gift: she is a talented fashion designer—a pattern artist of the highest degree.
As she runs from ghosts of the past and focuses on the future, Annie enters a creative world that takes her to the fashion houses of Paris and into a life of adventure, purpose, and love.
Operation: Married by Christmas
by Debra Clopton
A second-chance romance between the small town sweetheart who needed to break out of the little girl mold her hometown cast on her and a cowboy she feared could never see the real woman she’d become. When runaway bride Haley Bell Thornton left cowboy Will Sutton standing alone at the altar she had her reasons…that no one could figure out. Will especially and he’s never come to come to terms with Haley Bell leaving.
When suddenly she shows up in town wearing a wedding dress and with another groom in her dust he’s not taking any chances on getting hurt again. He vows not to get drawn in…but it’s hard not to notice her strutting around town wearing her high heels and fancy honeymoon clothes and waking up regrets and long buried feelings he’s never been able to forget.
On top of everything she’s old-man App Thornton’s granddaughter and loved by the town matchmakers and now him and Haley Bell are at the top of their hit lis and they’ve hatched a plan: a wedding plan called Operation: Married by Christmas and the targets are Will and Haley Bell.
Things are heating up in Mule Hollow this Christmas and the town folks are hoping wedding bells are going to chime.
Cross My Heart by Robin Lee Hatcher
Can two broken paths—and broken hearts—lead toward God’s redemption?
When Ashley Showalter and Ben Henning meet on Ashley’s horse rescue farm, they quickly discover how much they have in common. Both were raised by single moms. Both want to help where they see a need. And both work with horses in the Boise valley. Ben needs Ashley’s help and expertise after starting an equine therapy barn on his great-great-grandfather’s farm—and the more time they spend together, both Ashley and Ben have the feeling that there could be something more between them.
They also carry the burden of past experiences that may drive them apart if the truth is ever revealed. Ben is a recovering alcoholic with five years of sobriety behind him, while Ashley’s brother is an opioid addict residing in court-ordered rehab. Holding fast to the belief that addicts can never be cured, Ashley has promised herself she will never walk knowingly into the chaos created by addiction. Ben knows that with God, all things are possible—but will Ashley find it within herself to give love a chance? Or will her brother’s mistakes and the pain of her past jeopardize her future with Ben?
Cross My Heart threads together a contemporary love story with the heartwarming tale of Ben’s great-great-grandfather, Andrew Henning—reminding us that God’s Word is timeless and that His promises are new every morning.
Five of today’s Best-selling Christian Authors weave five unique, connected stories where handmade Christmas ornaments lead to miraculous answers to prayer.
Comfort and Joy, by Lesley Ann McDaniel
Recently divorced from her cheating, narcissistic ex-husband, Joy Bennet has set a firm boundary against dating until her kids are grown. But when Kyle Montgomery brings his dog to her clinic for emergency surgery, her resolve is put to the test.
Brushed with Love, by April Hayman
An unlikely couple? Perhaps, but when Shelby Matthews and Beau Wright work together to reestablish the Wright family annual Christmas pageant, a beautiful picture of love, family, and commitment emerges in this modern retelling of Ruth and Boaz.
Tangoed in Tinsel, by Chautona Havig
It took twenty years for Wayne Farrell to find the love of his life and only a sprained ankle to lose her. Still, when a new shot at romance presents itself, Wayne finds himself tangling and tangoing his life in unexpected directions.
Shattered Pieces, by Alana Terry
A young boy discovers the story of how his parents survived as an interracial couple in the American South during the Civil Rights movement.
Under the Christmas Star, by Amanda Tru
When an autistic young woman’s car and handcrafted ornaments are stolen, she struggles to keep her business and doubts her future could include friendship, love, and answered prayer.
A Rush of Light by Penelope Marzec
Callie, a cop on disability leave, plans a new career at the inn where her father was murdered years ago. Nick, a Christian, curious to learn who is opening up the old inn, stops in to find out and someone takes aim. His uncle, who is with him, is shot but survives.
Callie assumes the shooting is a planned hit. She believes she can solve the crime, but instead finds herself protecting Nick from danger. She is also attracted to Nick—a man who will only be her friend because she is not a believing Christian. As Callie’s quest for the perpetrator lead her and Nick into more peril, she finds her lost faith restored when the only way out is prayer.