Searching for: "Kate Forbes"

  • Becky Wade

    A Sensational CBA Debut in Contemporary Romance Kate Donovan is burned out on work, worn down by her dating relationships, and in need of an adventure. When her grandmother asks Kate to accompany her to Redbud, Pennsylvania, to restore the grand old house she grew up in, Kate jumps at the chance, takes a leave of absence from her job as a social worker, and the two of them set off. Upon her arrival in Redbud, Kate meets Matt Jarreau, the man her grandmother has hired to renovate the house. From the first moment she meets Matt, Kate can't help but be attracted to him--he's got a combination of good looks and charisma that draw and tug at her. But she knows there's zero chance of a romance...read more

  • Ann Tatlock

    This charming, old-fashioned story of a girl growing up during the depression will convince you that anything is possible. Against a backdrop of authentic hardship and despair, 13-year-old Virginia Eade discovers the true source of happiness. A doctor's daughter, Virginia spends her days dreaming of romance with 'the two Charlies'-Charles Lindburgh and Charlie Chaplin. Soon Virginia is forced to give up her room to less fortunate relatives, and failed banks, closed shops, and breadlines crop up in her insulated world. When her father asks her to accompany him as he provides much needed medical care in the notorious hobo village, Virginia's life is changed forever. The 1930s become...read more

  • Kristen Heitzmann

    Abigail Martin feels at home in her rough western town. After she visits Montgomery Farrell at his nearby ranch, however, she is intrigued by his civilized manner and well-appointed house. Montgomery is attracted to Abigail, too, and begins courting her. But a deathbed promise will soon separate them. Can Montgomery be strong enough to bear the burden of his honor? And can Abigail understand the importance of his pledge? When the two finally reunite, it is with a greater appreciation of the faith and strength they have gained through God's guidance. Kate Forbes' lyrical narration conveys each emotion Abigail and Montgomery feel, from despair to...read more

  • Gilbert Morris

    This thrilling and heart-warming adventure from popular inspirational novelists Lynn Morris and Gilbert Morris is full of rich historical details and colorful characters. As in The Stars for a Light, Dr. Cheney Duvall struggles against traditional values while seeking to establish her own identity. Much to her parents' dismay, Cheney and her male nurse, Shiloh Irons, decide to take their medical skills to an Ozark Mountain settlement in Arkansas. An old friend of Cheney's is pregnant, and the small town has no doctor. But the mountain people-who are uneducated, superstitious, and resistant to science-hesitate to accept an outsider. With the local medicine woman in the way and a family feud...read more

  • Lois Gladys Leppard

    When 11-year-old Mandie Shaw's father dies, her life reaches a low point. Unwanted by a mother who has never loved her, the only things she looks forward to are visits from the man she calls 'Uncle Ned'-a full-blooded Cherokee Indian. Longing for a home where she will be truly loved, Mandie seeks out family she has never met. After a perilous journey, she finds herself in the middle of luxury she can scarcely believe-and a mystery that will take all her brains and courage to solve. With turn-of-the-century North Carolina as her backdrop, Lois Leppard explores issues of race, religion, and family in this novel of a young girl's search to unravel the mystery of her identity. Kate Forbes'...read more

  • Belva Plain

    Belva Plain's many New York Times best-selling novels, including Promises, are beloved by her fans for their ability to convey bittersweet tales of the heart. Looking Back follows the intertwined lives of three bright young women. Cecile is a beautiful child of privilege; Amanda is ambitious but poor; Norma is the academic star, yet the least self-assured. They are inseparable at college. And when the three classmates graduate and move into careers and marriage, they remain close. But, secretly, one of them will begin a relationship that undermines their trust and alters the course of each life it touches. As Looking Back explores the limits of friendship and loyalty, it moves from youthful...read more

  • Lurlene McDaniel

    It is just two weeks before Christmas, and 16-year-old Leah Lewis-Hall is stuck in a hospital room. Leah is lonely and worried, but she doesn't want to trouble her honeymooning mother. When her new roommate Rebekah needs a friend, Leah forgets her own problems as she comforts the scared little Amish girl. Leah doesn't understand the Amish customs and beliefs, but she still looks forward to Rebekah's teenaged sister and brother's visits. Romantic sparks fly between Leah and brother Ethan. Then a mysterious 'night nurse' whom only Leah and Rebekah can see appears to console the girls. Leah will need the support of all her friends when the doctor finally makes his diagnosis. Lurlene McDaniel's...read more

  • Susan Butler

    Before the great Disaster, the country of Maynor was known as the 'state of Maine.' People were free to travel, and there were no birmbas (dangerous mutant animals) to fear. Now the people are walled inside their villages and forbidden to leave without armed guards. Because of her webbed hand, the young orphan Leora is an outcast in Village Three. Even though her hand enables her to draw the visions that haunt her, she fears it will land her in the Institute with the other 'defectives.' When she accidentally learns that the mutants are friendly, Leora ventures into the forbidden Outside. As she begins her journey of discovery, she joins a group of young rebels and uses her visions to help...read more

  • Jean Webster

    Jerusha Abbott is the oldest orphan in the John Grier Home. Every day she helps scrub and dress the younger children-all 97 of them. Soon she will graduate from high school and be on her own. Where will she go, and how will she support herself? When an anonymous wealthy donor decides to send her to college, Jerusha can hardly believe her good fortune. All she must do in return is send him a letter once a month. With all the excitement of college life-classes, parties, new friends, and a special gentleman-Jerusha can hardly stop writing! Jean Webster's entertaining tale of a high-spirited orphan girl coming-of-age in the early 1900s has been made into a play, several movies, and a musical...read more

  • Eleanor Estes

    Ten-year-old Jerry Pye wants a dog more than anything. And not just any dog. He has a puppy all picked out. But someone else wants him, too. So Jerry and his sister must hurry to earn enough money to buy him. When they get Ginger home, strange things start to happen. A sneaky stranger in a yellow hat starts following them everywhere. When their precious Ginger disappears on Thanksgiving Day, they start looking for the man in the yellow hat. If they find him, they'll probably find their pup. Finally, after months of fruitless searching, their determination is rewarded by a stroke of good luck and a gust of wind. Fresh, touching, and unforgettable, this book takes listeners back to a time and...read more

  • Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

    Ten-year-old Lizzy Baker loves her life in the Southwest Territory. Her family's farm is doing well, and her mother earns extra money by weaving. But at harvest time Lizzy suffers bouts of sickness. And each year is worse than the last. The doctor and the mid-wife say her terrible coughing is asthma. But they don't know the cause, and their potions and prescriptions aren't much help. Just when Lizzy thinks she can no longer struggle for another breath, the first frost brings relief. Now she can enjoy the new neighbors from Charleston and help mother prepare for the baby. But through it all, Lizzy worries-can she survive the sickness another time? Novelist Kimberly Brubaker Bradley paints a...read more

  • Rita Mae Brown

    In this second entry from the New York Times best-selling series by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown, the citizens of Crozet, Virginia, reap a gruesome harvest-of human body parts. Ever since her husband's affair, Mary Minor 'Harry' Haristeen has taken a sabbatical from men. The 30-ish divorceE is content to tend her farm and gain a bird's-eye view of the neighbors from her perch as small-town postmistress. Yet when a hunky city slicker comes to town with no clue about farming, she's happy to show him the ropes. When pieces of a dismembered body crop up around Crozet, however, the wary townsfolk reckon the handsome stranger is the culprit. But as Harry and her sleuthing pets-Mrs. Murphy...read more

  • Rita Mae Brown

    Best-selling authors Rita Mae Brown and her cat, Sneaky Pie Brown, are beloved for their Mrs. Murphy mysteries. Set in the quiet town of Crozet, Virginia, each delightful book finds Mary Minor 'Harry' Haristeen and the incomparably clever feline, Mrs. Murphy, caught up in a puzzling whodunit. In the middle of a particularly dull winter, nobody pays much mind to rumors of bad blood among the staff of Crozet Hospital. That is, until a member of the hospital staff turns up dead. So much for the uneventful season! Harry can't resist doing some investigating of her own, but it's her sleuthing feline whose nose sniffs out the biggest clue. Co-written by the smartest cat to ever put paw to...read more

  • Rita Mae Brown

    Best-selling authors Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown are everybody's favorite human/feline writing team. In this warm-hearted puzzler, 'Mary Minor Harry' Haristeen is preparing for her 20th high school reunion when trouble comes to the seemingly sleepy town of Crozet, Virginia. It all begins when classmates receive anonymous letters with a simple message: 'You'll never get old.' Some take the note as a compliment, others think it's a harmless practical joke. But when the class womanizer turns up dead, the message suddenly has a far more sinister meaning. Can Mrs. Murphy, Harry's sleuthing cat, sniff out the killer? Listeners will delight as Mrs. Murphy, with assistance from her...read more

  • Gilbert Morris

    The father/daughter writing team of Gilbert and Lynn Morris returns to the compelling characters and intriguing situations of their earlier best-sellers, The Stars for a Light and Shadow of the Mountains. This thrilling adventure takes listeners into the most compelling frontier: the human heart. By 1866, Dr. Cheney Duvall has had her fill of places where people distrust her skills simply because she is a woman. So she and her assistant, Shiloh Irons, return to Cheney's home in New York City, where Cheney can set up practice among 'respectable' folks. But an outbreak of cholera has Cheney questioning her decision-and looking to God to find out how she can best use her talents. In A City Not...read more

  • Gilbert Morris

    Popular inspirational novelists Lynn Morris and Gilbert Morris pen absorbing plots rich with adventure and historical detail. In this exciting tale, they portray one woman's search for independence and self-expression amid the rigid social expectations of 1865 New York City. Twenty-four-year-old Cheney Duvall believes she will be taken seriously once she finishes medical school. Months later, however, she still is without a position; no one wants to consult a woman doctor. When she hears of a shipload of hopeful brides-to-be bound for Seattle via the Panama Canal, her luck changes. The ship's authorities are eager to have a woman physician on board. Once Cheney meets the 100 women-and her...read more

  • Rachel Dylan

    Riveting New Series Offers Legal Suspense with a Romantic Twist In the biggest case of her career, attorney Kate Sullivan is tapped as lead counsel to take on Mason Pharmaceutical because of a corporate cover-up related to its newest drug. After a whistleblower dies, Kate knows the stakes are much higher than her other lawsuits. Former Army Ranger turned private investigator Landon James is still haunted by mistakes made while serving overseas. Trying to forget the past, he is hired by Kate to look into the whistleblower's allegation and soon suspects that the company may be engaging in a dangerous game for profit. He also soon finds himself falling for this passionate and earnest young...read more

  • Sue Monk Kidd

    From the bestselling author of The Secret Life of Bees and the new novel The Invention of Wings (Viking, January 2014) comes a thoughtful, revelatory book of writings on self and spirit Before she won an international readership with her novels, Sue Monk Kidd was best known for her smart, passionate spiritual writings. Now many of those early stories and essays (most of which first appeared in Guideposts) are collected in one volume, organized around thirteen spiritual motifs. In Firstlight, Kidd charts her emergence as a writer and seeker; reflects on her roles as wife, mother, daughter, nurse, and artist; and assesses what she has learned in settings as far-flung as Africa and her own...read more

  • Lois Gladys Leppard

    Eleven-year-old Mandie Shaw is nervous about her trip to visit her Cherokee relatives. The journey through a North Carolina mountain forest is full of dangers like stalking panthers, and she wonders if her dead father's kinspeople will even like her once she arrives. But the trip to the Indian reservation is only the beginning of Mandie's many adventures. When Mandie and her friends get lost in a secret cave, they discover a pile of gold left behind by a legendary Cherokee chief. Is it really cursed, as legend insists? Faced with kidnappers, thieves, and the Carolina wilderness, Mandie uses the strength she finds in her faith in God to choose the proper path - for both herself and the...read more

  • Ruth White

    In 1955, thirteen-year-old Lyric, her older sister Summer, and their widowed father pack the car. Poor yet hopeful, they move from the hills of Virginia to Flint, Michigan, where 'Poppy' plans to find factory work. Once they are in Michigan, Lyric and Summer love the excitement of the city. Lyric makes friends at her new school, but Summer feels like an outcast. Soon, the close bond between the two sisters begins to dissolve. Lyric always knew that Summer was a bit odd, but now Summer withdraws more and more into a fantasy world. Filled with love and pain, Memories of Summer is Lyric's story of her sister's descent into mental illness. Newbery Award-winning Ruth White is noted for her...read more