CrossReads Short Takes: The Come to Me Complete Collection & Worship Is This

CrossReads Short Takes: The Come to Me Complete Collection & Worship Is This

CrossReads Short Takes

The Come to Me Complete Collection

by Leah Atwood

Come to Me Collection

The complete Come to Me Series from bestselling author Leah Atwood, now available at a discounted price.

Come to Me Alive:

Bryce Landry, country music’s hottest star, has it all, or so everyone on the outside thinks. They can’t see his struggle to discover himself, to find his place in unfamiliar territories, both as a dad and as a Christian. He takes a month off and escapes to the small town of Oden Bridge, Louisiana, where his daughter lives with his grandparents.

Sophie Thatcher has never been a risk taker but never thought her life lacked until her boyfriend of three years breaks off their relationship. Only then, does she begin to question what she’s missed by always playing it safe. Meeting Bryce is a call to action. She can let fear rule or trust in faith, which means taking the biggest risk of her life.

As the weeks and months pass, they discover finding each other was easy, but holding on will be a different story.

Come to Me Free:

Career-driven Dani Trahan wasn’t interested in finding a husband. At only twenty-eight, she had plenty of time in her future to settle down and have a family, but for now, her sole focus was keeping her restaurant afloat. When tragedy strikes, however, she’s forced to examine her priorities and relationships.

Rob Jackson didn’t do relationships. He’d long ago accepted that happily ever afters didn’t belong to him. That was a decade ago, right around the time he stopped believing in God. Then he met Dani, and for the first time in ten years, he wanted to believe again—in love and in God.

To move beyond friendship, Dani and Rob must first accept several truths, but can they learn to rely on faith before it’s too late?

Come to Me Again:

Dominic Sellers dreamed of escaping a life of poverty and making a living playing music. On the brink of giving up, he’s offered the chance of a lifetime to be the new guitarist for Bryce Landry. His life finally aligned with his goals, but something was missing.

Four years ago, Maisy Rothchild walked away from her fiancé—her best friend and the only man she’d ever loved. She’d give anything to go back and change that day, but that wasn’t possible. There were factors that complicated the situation, things she couldn’t tell anyone.

When she makes a bold move to restore their friendship, can the same love that tore them apart bring them back together?

Come to Me Joyful:
(Bonus Novella)

Kate Jergens presents her life as the picture of perfection to everyone outside her close-knit circle. Old insecurities prevent her from letting people see who she really is. As the holidays approach, events cause those insecurities to reappear.

When Luke Tatum catches his co-worker, Kate, with her guard down he realizes he doesn’t know her as well as he thought. As he discovers who Kate really is behind her mask of flawlessness, his admiration for her grows and he finds himself more drawn to her.

When faced with the possibility of losing someone she loves, Kate’s faith wavers. This Christmas season, will she accept support from the man who loves her or will she push him away?

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Worship is This

by Heather Bixler

Worship Is This

Let’s explore what it means to worship God.

The mightiest God wants the smallest part of you.

The biggest God wants your attention.

The highest God wants to sit next to you.

Worship is this.

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CrossReads Spotlight: Finally Mr. Write

CrossReads Spotlight: Finally Mr. Write

CrossReads Spotlight:

Finally Mr Write

Finally Mr. Write

Eighteen months. That’s how long 30-year-old Josh Wilson has to get married. He’s been widowed less than a week, but Bo Jamison, Josh’s late father-in-law, tied his inheritance to his marital status. Josh would be fine without Bo’s money, but failing to meet the stipulations means Bo’s wife and Josh’s daughter get nothing. And Josh can’t live with that.

Stephanie Jamison is only twenty, but her blog on purity is extremely popular. She’d planned to move in with her best friend in Serenity Landing, but the friend eloped, leaving Stephanie with no place to go. The nanny job offered by her great-uncle right before his death seemed to be the perfect solution.

Until she found out she’d be living two rooms down from the boy she used to have a crush on.

Josh barely remembers the girl who fell off the stage at drama camp. Though he’s fairly sure Bo was trying to set him up with Stephanie, he has no choice but to accept her help. Despite his late father-in-law’s interference, it’s too soon to move on – and Stephanie is much too young. Or he’s much too old. Or both. Besides, he has the Serenity Landing Comedy Club to save.

When circumstances spiral out of control, they have two choices – get married or lose everything. On the line are Stephanie’s blogging job she loves and the inheritance Josh needs for his mother-in-law. It’s the only way he can keep the club going and his employees paid. They grow closer, but will they ever believe he’s Finally Mr. Write?

Author Carol Moncado’s stories are truly irresistible! With endearing characters and make-your-heart-smile romance, you’ll keep turning pages, never wanting to reach ‘The End’… Go ahead and make room on your favorites’ shelf, because this fresh voice in contemporary Christian fiction is here to stay. ~ Kristy Cambron, author of The Butterfly and the Violin and A Sparrow in Terezin

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CrossReads Short Takes: Smile for Me: Love in the Bahamas & Heavenly Peace

CrossReads Short Takes: Smile for Me: Love in the Bahamas & Heavenly Peace

CrossReads Short Takes

Smile for Me:

Love in the Bahamas

by Jan Thompson

Smile for Me

 

She is laid back.
He is uptight.
Never the twain shall…kiss?

A deadline-driven workaholic assistant school principal who meticulously plans his schedule months in advance meets an easygoing art teacher and studio potter with no sense of time, living her life as the seasons come and go. When they cross paths again at the Summer by the Sea Day Camp sponsored by his church in Nassau, Bahamas, how can they get along if they cannot see eye to eye?

From USA Today bestselling author Jan Thompson comes SMILE FOR ME, book 1 in the Vacation Sweethearts collection of wholesome, sweet and inspirational Christian romance novels set in some of Jan’s favorite vacation places around the world.

A spin-off of Jan’s Savannah Sweethearts series, these Vacation Sweethearts novels begin with SMILE FOR ME, Byron and Tina and their summer romance in the Bahamas.

Tina MacFarland is laid back…

“Come to the Bahamas, they said. It will be fun, they said. Well, arriving in Nassau, I feel I could be okay if Byron’s not around. I made it! I’m here! That’s good enough for me, but apparently it’s not good enough for Mr. Uptight. Why does he bother me so? I don’t need his approval—Oh yes, I do. As a volunteer art teacher at the day camp, I have to answer to Byron for four weeks. Well, thank God it’s only for four weeks. And then I’m outta here, and he’ll be out of my hair. Surely I can last through day camp. What could possibly go wrong in a month? Nothing I can think of…”

—Tina MacFarland, Potter, Ceramic Artist, Art Teacher, Volunteer at the Summer by the Sea Day Camp in the Bahamas

Byron Moss is uptight…

“This is what I’ve always wanted, right? Then why does this assistant headmaster position hem me in? I feel constricted, restricted, afflicted. I fear I have taken a wrong turn in my career. What is God’s will for my life? And what does Tina think about—Tina? What does she have anything to do with my career decisions?”

—Byron Moss, Assistant Headmaster, Chapel by the Sea Christian School in the Bahamas

Never the twain shall…kiss?

Ah, Byron and Tina. How would they navigate the super-conservative work environment where office romance is frowned upon? Can they change the old rules? Or will the old rules change them? Let’s find out in the Caribbean, where the waters are blue, skies are pretty, and hearts are warm…

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Heavenly Peace

by Leslie Ann McDaniel

Heavenly Peace

Christmas is just around the corner, but Valerie Seldon is too stressed to enjoy it.

As a widowed mom to a four-year-old boy, Valerie can’t keep up. Between providing for her son and her aging father, plus worrying about the mounting bills and the potential loss of her apartment, there’s no room to even think about Christmas. But when her son convinces her to pick a tag off a Giving Tree, a request for a miracle might be just what she needs to restore her joy.

Jake Barnett loves his job at Impact Ministries, but his long hours have turned him into a social recluse. It’s been so long since he’s been interested in anybody that he doesn’t even know what qualities to look for anymore. But when a beautiful woman walks into the coffee place where his Giving Tree is located, he can tell there’s something special about her. Could the tag her son picks off the tree be the key that opens the door to his heart?

Holiday Hearts…seasons of love.

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CrossReads Spotlight: Imperfect

CrossReads Spotlight: Imperfect

CrossReads Spotlight

Imperfect

by Christy Barritt

Imperfect

(Formerly titled “The Trouble with Perfect”)

Since the death of her fiancé two years ago, novelist Morgan Blake’s life has been in a holding pattern. She has a major case of writer’s block, and a book signing in the small mountain town of Perfect sounds like just the solution to help her clear her head.

Her trip takes a wrong turn when, on her way there, she’s involved in a hit and run—she’s hit a man, and he’s run from the scene. Before fleeing, he mouthed the word “help.” She plans to give him that help, but first she must find him.

In Perfect, she finds a town that offers everything she’s ever wanted. But is something sinister going on behind the town’s cheery exterior? Was she invited as a guest of honor simply to do a book signing? Or was she lured to town for another purpose—a deadly purpose?

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CrossReads Short Takes: Sandwich, With a Side of Romance & Nickels

CrossReads Short Takes: Sandwich, With a Side of Romance & Nickels

CrossReads Short Takes

Sandwich, With a Side of Romance

by Krista Phillips

Sandwich, With a Side of Romance

Sandwich represents hope for twenty-year-old Maddie Buckner and Kyle, the eleven-year-old brother Maddie wants to spring out of foster care. Then she loses her new job after less than an hour on the clock. It’s all Reuben-the-Jerk’s fault, and she’s determined to make him right the wrong. He does so, reluctantly, by giving her a job at his restaurant, The Sandwich Shop. Then crazy things start happening at the restaurant, and Kyle’s foster parents apply to adopt him. To stop it all, Maddie must learn the art of humbling herself and accepting the help God has arranged, risking her heart to Reuben in the process. And she’d rather eat a million corned-beef on rye sandwiches than do that.

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Nickels

by Karen Baney

Nickels

Niki Turner has finally arrived. Her career is soaring—she has just been offered the company’s most sought after account, Helitronics. Life would be perfect, if she could stop her roommate from playing matchmaker.

Then Kyle Jacobs mysteriously re-enters her life. As painful memories resurface, his presence turns her life upside down and threatens to waylay her career. She must find a way to work with him—after all, he’s the helicopter flight consultant for the new flight control system she’s programming.

Kyle Jacobs struggles to find his place in the civilian world following a tragic accident in Afghanistan. He must learn to move beyond the guilt he feels. As he picks up the pieces of his life, he longs for a second chance with Niki, the girl he carried in his heart during the war.

Can Niki forget the past and see Kyle as the new man he has become? Or will her resentment keep her from finding what she has always been searching for?

This contemporary novel is an upbeat and compelling story set in the Phoenix Metro Area. Karen Baney shows a new side to her writing with great whit and banter between the main characters. Inspired by her love of romance and of computers, this story takes readers on a journey filled with laughter and tears.

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