CrossReads Short Takes: The Lacemaker & Dreams of Sweetwater River

CrossReads Short Takes: The Lacemaker & Dreams of Sweetwater River

CrossReads Short Takes

The Lacemaker

by Laura Frantz

The Lacemaker

When colonial Williamsburg explodes like a powder keg on the eve of the American Revolution, Lady Elisabeth “Liberty” Lawson is abandoned by her fiancé and suspected of being a spy for the hated British. No one comes to her aid save the Patriot Noble Rynallt, a man with formidable enemies of his own. Liberty is left with a terrible choice. Will the Virginia belle turned lacemaker side with the radical revolutionaries, or stay true to her English roots? And at what cost?

Historical romance favorite Laura Frantz is back with a suspenseful story of love, betrayal, and new beginnings. With her meticulous eye for detail and her knack for creating living, breathing characters, Frantz continues to enchant historical fiction readers who long to feel they are a part of the story.

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Dreams of Sweetwater River

by Lisa Prysock

Dreams of Sweetwater River

On the outside, Jill Michaels seems to have it all together. She is a successful New York columnist and travel critic. When she isn’t writing the next book or column from her west side Manhattan office, she’s a single mother to three beautiful children. On the inside, her faith completely shattered when a routine mission in Afghanistan claimed the life of her husband.

When she decides to move back to Wyoming to be near family, the last thing she expects to find is a second chance at love when Logan Haven walks back into her life. Logan has been building his dream of transforming his father’s property into a dude ranch resort, The Sweetwater. He’s grown up, handsome, successful, and has it all together.

There’s just one problem. Logan is determined to be a preacher in the chapel he built on the ranch, but Jill hasn’t a shred of faith or hope left in his God. She isn’t remotely interested in religion, let alone becoming a preacher’s wife.

Logan lost Jill once before. Will he make the same mistake again? Will Jill find religion, or will she find relationship with God and restored love, purpose, and faith?

Get this stand-alone, sweet, Inspirational romance, “Dreams of Sweetwater River,” the third book in the ‘Whispers in Wyoming’ series, focusing on faith, heritage, and homecoming.

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CrossReads Short Takes: The Surrogate & Claddaugh

CrossReads Short Takes: The Surrogate & Claddaugh

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The Surrogate

by Patricia Bell

The Surrogate

All she has to do is sign her name on the dotted line to become $100,000 richer. For the first time in her life, nineteen-year-old Emily Calhoun’s dreams are within reach. Her wealthy employers want a child and she’s in a position to help.
But when complications arise in the pregnancy, Emily finds herself in a situation beyond her control. And a moral dilemma that eats away at her conscience.
She thought she was doing the right thing… a good thing…until it all went wrong.

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Claddaugh

by Tammy Doherty

Claddaugh

~ A Christian Historical/Western Romance

Leigh Latham dreamed of marrying a man of wealth. When she chooses money over love, she turns her back on family and friends. But life doesn’t go quite as Leigh planned.

When the dream becomes a nightmare, Leigh flees Philadelphia. With nowhere else to go, she returns to the friends she left behind. Can she possibly hope to find forgiveness?

Marshal Rory Johnston thought he was over Leigh. Now he isn’t so sure they can be just friends. Is Leigh hiding something, running from someone? Can he protect her and his heart at the same time?

Will history repeat itself? Or can loyal friendship grow into a love to last a lifetime?

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CrossReads Short Takes: The True Jesus & The Highly Effective Church Worker

CrossReads Short Takes: The True Jesus & The Highly Effective Church Worker

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The True Jesus

by David Limbaugh

The True Jesus

“Who do you say that I am?”

Uttered by Jesus Christ, this profound question has presented an age-old challenge to believers, skeptics, scholars, and rulers.

In attempting to answer this question, The True Jesus goes straight to the unimpeachable source: the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Only in the Gospels, says #1 New York Times bestselling author David Limbaugh, do we come face-to-face with the Son of God, Whose sublime teachings, miraculous actions, and divine essence leap off every page and into our hearts.

In this book, Limbaugh combines the four Gospel stories into a unified account (though not, he humbly admits, a perfect harmony) and guides readers on a faith journey through the Four Evangelists’ testimonies of the life of Jesus Christ. Along the way, Limbaugh shares his insights on Jesus’ words and deeds as well as His unique nature as fully human and fully divine. In The True Jesus, you will learn:

– Why even the apostles failed to completely understand Jesus’ true identity and mission until after His crucifixion

– The real basis for the rejection of Jesus’ message by skeptics in His hometown and elsewhere

– The historical events preceding Jesus’ birth that providentially paved the way for Christianity

– How Jesus’ message utterly contradicted modern attempts to portray Him as being non-judgmental

Limbaugh’s passion for the Gospels infuses the pages of The True Jesus, which is both a primer for new Bible readers and an outstanding guide to the Gospels for long-time believers. Who really is the true Jesus? Open this book and begin your odyssey toward the answer.

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The Highly Effective Church Worker

by Fred Egba

The Highly Effective Church Worker

Are you involved any Church Group?
Do know what it means to work for God?
Do you know that you can reap tons of benefit here on earth while working for God?
Do you know that you don’t even know that you are not truly effective in your walk with God?
How do you know that your work for God is fruitful and acceptable to Him?

In this book you will learn:
•The Be-Attitudes that makes an effective and successful Church Worker
•The three factors that will Change your concept of working for God.
•The mindset that gives you mastery over the force of the flesh that militate against your effectiveness in the service of God.
•Your Unique Spiritual Proposition that when maximize will make you leave a mark that would cause the world to look for you.
•How to run effectively with the vision of the local church for effectiveness in your group.
•How you can gain financial freedom using what you have for God.
These and lot more awaits you on the pages of this book.

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CrossReads Short Takes: Success God’s Way & Persued

CrossReads Short Takes: Success God’s Way & Persued

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Success God’s Way

by Dennis Naicker

Success God's Way

The word success is relative, for there are different levels for different people. For what one may see as the destination or arrival of success, to another could just be a milestone marker on the road to their destination. If you had to look back on your life you will most probably agree that you were never short of people telling you that you must set or put things in place to succeed or be successful. But why is it then with all the encouragement, instruction, coercion etc. so many people fail in life, or look back on their lives [when they are now near death] disillusioned and say “I regret” or “I have failed at life”, or “I have nothing to show for the time spent on this earth”? Our prayer is that this book would help the reader find some knowledge, or encouragement in the pages of this book that will help in the quest for success.
I pray that this book will be thought provoking, defeat cancelling, and success igniting in your life.

This book is designed to help you understand the meaning of success, to avoid and deal with obstacles, and to use the keys to succeed.

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Persued

by Linda K. Rodante

Persued

The man Cristina Torres has fallen in love with kisses her and then disappears for ten years. Now he’s back but with two detectives as shadows, and someone’s trying to kill her. Should she trust him or run for her life?

Dr. Chase Richards has fled his Christian roots long enough. He’s returning to his hometown in Tennessee to make amends—at what he thinks is God’s direction. But the way is not just hard, it’s almost impossible. The girl he once loved is now a woman—and she wants nothing to do with him. In addition, the opioid study he started and left in Virginia has followed him across state lines. The police have warned him that he’s in imminent danger. His well organized life is no longer safe or ordered—and neither is Cristina’s. Can he discover who’s trying to kill them before she becomes collateral damage?

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CrossReads Short Takes: Wings & Patchwork Dreams

CrossReads Short Takes: Wings & Patchwork Dreams

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Wings

by Carolyn Molica

Wings

WINGS: A Journey in Faith from the Earthly to the Heavenly is a compilation of stories—thoughts, musing, insights, revelations and guidance gathered from my experiences living as a Christian in Las Vegas.

The truths I find are not unique to Las Vegas; they’re just magnified here. We live in the middle of a desert. Survival here, whether in Red Rock Canyon or the casinos, is dependent upon preparedness, insight and wisdom. Learn quickly or die. Soar high or get crushed under foot.

I’ve put together this book to use as a workbook. There are 52 chapters, one for each week of the year, and separate chapters for special holidays. This section is PART 3 and contains chapters 24-37:

24. THE DEVIL HAS NO AUTHORITY
25. RISE LIKE THE EAGLE ABOVE THE STORM
26. OUR SPIRITUAL FIVE SENSES
27. I KNOW THE BOSS AND I’M WITH HIM
28. GOING THROUGH THE EYE OF THE NEEDLE
29. DO WE HAVE TO WAIT TIL WE DIE TO GET SOME HEAVEN?
30. SEEING IN NEW WAYS
31. GOD’S SPIRIT TOUCHES OUR SPIRIT
32. NEGATIVE PRAYERS
33. ROLLER COASTER FAITH
34. HOLDING YOUR GROUND
35. THE CICADA
36. NO GLASS CEILING
37. DANGEROUS ILLUSIONS

Reading each chapter will give insight into the spiritual forces behind everyday decisions and explore the key ingredients for empowerment. Answering the questions at the end of each chapter will help you to locate where you are on your spiritual journey and to make action plans for going further and higher.

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Patchwork Dreams

by Laura Hilton

Patchwork Dreams

Ever since returning from her rumspringa pregnant and unwed, Becky Troyer has been a pariah in her Amish community in Missouri. Even after the young mother confesses her sin and rejoins the church, her peers continue to shun her, and she despairs the unlikelihood of marrying for love. It seems that her only hope is to eventually marry a widower with a family of his own.

Becky’s world changes when Jacob Miller arrives at her family’s farm with the understanding that he will help with chores during the summer and then return to Pennsylvania. What Jacob does not know is that his father, who disapproves of Jacob’s sweetheart, Susie, sent him away as part of a plan to introduce new blood into the Amish community of Seymour. In addition to his work around the farm, Jacob undertakes the task of cheering up the lovely yet listless Becky, inviting her to various youth gatherings and offering her the only unconditional friendship she’s known.

As their relationship grows, the two find themselves inexplicably drawn to each other. Will Becky and Jacob overcome their insecurities and self–doubts so that their love can grow, or will Jacob keep his pledge to Susie and turn his back on Becky, as so many others have done?

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