Island Bride by Linda Chaikin

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1660s – West Indies

Betrayed by family, sustained by love, strengthened by faith…they face their greatest test.

The courageous Nicklas Valentin is pulling off the masquerade of the century. As a decorated knight of Spain and the son of a powerful Spanish viceroy, he commands the respect of Spanish nobles and the obedience of soldiers. But as the dashing English buccaneer, Bruce Hawkins, he has the affection and loyalty of his men and the heart of the beautiful Devora Ashby.

Claiming to have killed the pirate Bruce Hawkins, Nicklas returns home to a hero’s welcome and his lovely bride-to-be. But Nicklas, consumed with a desire for revenge against his father and Spain, plans for a last raid which is threatened by treachery.

While Nicklas and his father must eventually face each other’s pride and vengeance. They are destined to learn an important lesson as forgiveness ultimately surfaces at a great expense to both.

Though Nicklas and Devora have faced love’s ultimate challenges, their hearts desires are realized in the exciting conclusion.

Silver Dreams by Linda Chaikin

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1660s – West Indies

She was pledged to marry a powerful Spanish don…. Was it even possible for the one who held her heart to arrive and claim her?

I’ll resist the marriage, Devora thinks stubbornly as her ship heads toward the West Indies and a dreaded new life. Promised to the powerful Don Nicklas Valentin, whose ruthless reputation is legendary, Devora fears a union with this man whom she’s never met. Still alive in her heart are memories of Captain Bruce Hawkins, the daring English buccaneer with the mysterious past—who made her a seemingly impossible promise.

An inspiring story of God’s guidance in dangerous circumstances. Silver Dreams takes you on a romantic passage in the world of exotic Old Spain, among danger, intrigue, and adventure.

Captive Heart by Linda Chaikin

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1661 – West Indies

He was a daring adventurer—one whose company she would never seek on her own…

Life was perfect in British Barbados, thought Devora. Assisting her Uncle Barnabus with his patients, and learning his medical knowledge was exhilarating. Then Devora overheard her long-absent mother, Countess Radburn, make a life-changing announcement: Devora would be carried away to the Spanish Main where her marriage would be arranged. “It is important you marry Don Nicklas—if only he’ll have you.”

From perilous intrigue at the king’s high court, to battles between Spanish conquerors and English pirates, Captive Heart takes you on a romantic adventure set in a time when love, honor, and faith forged a sacred trust.

Promise Me Tomorrow by Lori Wick

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1897 – Colorado

Katherine Taggert–nicknamed “Rusty” for her curly red hair–shines like a ray of sunshine at her aunt and uncle’s orphanage. Unaccustomed to traveling alone in the pioneer West, Rusty is accompanied on her first orphanage placement trip by the kind but reserved widower Chase McCandles.

When Chase offers Rusty a position in his stately home as a companion for his young son, Quintin, Rusty accepts. But when she realized how little time Chase spends with Quintin, Rusty’s heart is torn. How can she convince Chase that his son desperately needs a father?

And can Chase learn to trust God to help him demonstrate his love and affection for Quintin–and for Rusty?

To Know Her by Name by Lori Wick

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To Know Her by Name (Rocky Mountain Memories)toknowherbyname

1878 – Colorado

Who is this woman? McKay Harrington wondered. After chasing and killing an outlaw in the Boulder foothills, Harrington finds himself critically wounded and dependent upon a mysterious woman named Callie. When Harrington returns to his job at the Treasury Department, an unexpected encounter reveals a dangerous masquerade…
 
Can McKay Harrington penetrate the wall of secrecy surrounding Callie’s true identity to share the saving love of Jesus Christ?
 
And what about the love growing in his heart for this woman of mystery?

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

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1850 – California

In this splendid retelling of the biblical story of Hosea, bestselling author Francine Rivers pens a heartbreaking romance between a prostitute and the upright and kind farmer who marries her; the story also functions as a reminder of God’s unconditional love for his people. Redeeming Love opens with the Gold Rush of 1850 and its rough-and-tumble atmosphere of greed and desire. Angel, who was sold into prostitution as a child, has learned to distrust all men, who see her only as a way to satisfy their lust. When the virtuous and spiritual-minded Michael Hosea is told by God to marry this “soiled dove,” he obeys, despite his misgivings. As Angel learns to love him, she begins to hope again but is soon overwhelmed by fear and returns to her old life. Rivers shines in her ability to weave together spiritual themes and sexual tension in a well-told story, a talent that has propelled her into the spotlight as one of the most popular novelists in the genre of Christian fiction.

Lions of the Desert by Linda Chaikin

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1915 – Egypt

THE DARK NIGHT OF THE GREAT WAR.
A PROVING GROUND FOR COURAGE AND FAITH.

ADVENTURE, ROMANCE, MURDER.

In the Arabian Desert, in the midst of the “war to end all wars,” field nurse Allison Wescott attends to British soldiers who have been wounded in battle against the kaiser’s Germany. Focusing on her duties, she is unprepared for the reappearance in her life of British Intelligence Officer Bret Holden.

As always, Major Holden has a gift for knowing when she needs him most, both for keeping her safe, and for throwing her off balance.

In Cairo on medical leave, Allison and Bret are caught up in a series of strange events: An unexplainable murder. A search for treasure. And frightening encounters with the very people Allison thought she could trust.

Arabian Winds by Linda Chaikin

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1914 – Egypt

For lovely young Allison Wescott, life on the Nile offers both fulfillment as she works on a medical missions boat, nursing the Egyptian Fellahin, after having attended Oswald Chambers Bible College.

Then the Great War (WW1) breaks out during Allison’s holiday with members of a mysterious archaeological club. To her horror, after two bodies are found in the hot desert sands, Allison finds herself under the interrogation of Bret Holden—a handsome British officer who stirs the fires of romance within her. Suddenly a future that once seems so clear becomes shadowed as she is torn between two loves, each as strong as the Arabian Winds.

Jamaican Sunset by Linda Chaikin

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1700s – Jamaica

Publicly betrothed to Baret Buckington, her handsome sea captain, Emerald Harwick can scarcely contain her joy. She will manage her plantation’s Great House on Jamaica until his return from sailing with buccaneer Henry Morgan, and then they will marry. Meanwhile, she will begin a singing school and translate the African slave chants God’s songs of redemption.

But then problems out of the past put in an unexpected appearance. Emerald is abducted and finds herself on an unscheduled sea voyage. That long-ago stolen treasure from the Prince Philip comes into play once more. Baret hopes to free his imprisoned father and unearth the treasure.

But Baret’s enemy—pirate Rafael Levasseur—emerges as a final threat to Emerald’s cherished hopes. Can the God in whom she trusts indeed cause all things to work together for good?

The Pirate and His Lady by Linda Chaikin

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1700s – Jamaica

Warm, tropical Jamaica—a hotbed of piracy, violence, and spiritual conflict. Emerald Harwick is caught amidst each.

Her fiance, Captain Baret “Foxworth” Buckington, defies the laws of the Jamaican Council and sails with notorious arch pirate Henry Morgan, hoping to find his imprisoned father among the Spanish dons.

Her marriage delayed, Jamaican law forces Emerald to also put her heart’s desire on hold: teaching Christianity to the African slaves. She fights disappointment and seeks an end to the spiritual conflict with her culture.

Emerald is caught in a web of disillusionment, anger, and fear. As Spanish sympathizers gain the ear of the king, she must face a most frightening possibility: If caught, Baret will be arrested and hanged at Execution Dock.

Whispers of Moonlight by Lori Wick

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Whispers of Moonlight (Rocky Mountain Memories #2)whispersofmoonlight

1870 – Colorado

When Travis and Rebecca marry, rumors quickly spread that he has done so only for her dying father’s ranch. Confused and convinced that Travis can never truly love her, Rebecca strikes out on her own. She disappears to make a new life for herself in a town far away, but her friends there are few, and life is hard.
 
When desperate circumstances drive Rebecca home to Travis, she can see the change in the man she left behind. In her absence, he has grown from a rough-hewn cowboy to a confident rancher.
 
Still, her wounded heart is hesitant. Is she more afraid to love–or to be loved?

Where the Wild Rose Blooms by Lori Wick

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1873 – Colorado

Can love shatter her stubborn pride?
 
In the high mountains of Colorado,Clayton Taggart dreams of the day when he can leave the rough life of a mine surveyor to become a teacher. In the midst of his plans, he meets Jackie Fontaine, a newcomer from the East whose strong willed spirit causes friction from the start.
 
Just as the spark of love ignites, tragedy strikes, leaving Jackie with a secret so terrible she would rather lose Clay than share it with him. Can anything draw Jackie from her self–imposed exile and open the shutters of her blinded heart?

Winds of Allegiance by Linda Chaikin

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British-Russian Savana Rezanov Mackenzie is drawn to two different men–Baron Peter Sarakof, who promises to reunite Savana with her Russian grandmother, Countess Rezanov, and Captain Trace Wilder, an American whose ambition is to see the Pacific northwest belong to the United States.

Golden Palaces by Linda Chaikin

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1097 – Byzantine Empire (Ancient Turkey)

CLOTHED WITH THE PROMISE OF SALVATION, THE KNIGHTS OF THE FIRST CRUSADE FIGHT GALLANTLY TO RECLAIM THE HOLY LAND…BUT ONLY THEIR COURAGE CAN SAVE THEM FROM THE INFIDELS.

Helena of the Nobility has long resigned herself to the control of her aunt Lady Irene, a woman for whom betrayal is commonplace. Having banished Helena’s mother from Constantinople, Irene is now intent on securing Helena’s hand in marriage to a Muslim prince. Betrayed and heartbroken Helena has no other choice but to turn to the rebel Tancred Redwan, a man in whose heart she fears, and in whose honor she finds safety.

WHEN WAR AND TREACHERY THREATEN TEAR THEM APART, ONLY HIS SWORD OFFERS A WAY OF ESCAPE….

The Scarlet Thread by Francine Rivers

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1800s/Present Day – Oregon/California

Sierra Madrid’s life has just been turned upside down when she discovers the handcrafted quilt and journal of her ancestor Mary Kathryn McMurray, a young woman who was uprooted from her home only to endure harsh conditions on the Oregon Trail. Though the women are separated by time and circumstance, Sierra discovers that many of the issues they face are remarkably similar . . . and uncovering Mary Kathryn’s story may help her write the next chapter of hers.

The Knight and the Dove by Lori Wick

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1531 – England

When the king commands Bracken to marry, high-spirited Megan is chosen to fulfill the edict. Unskilled in the ways of love, Bracken finds Megan captivating, yet cannot seem to voice his feelings until he almost loses her forever.

Port Royal by Linda Chaikin

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1700s – Jamaica

As the Caribbean Sea teems with piracy and privateering, Captain Baret “Foxworth” Buckington searches for his father. Though declared legally dead, Baret is certain his father is alive, perhaps being held prisoner. Willing to jeopardize his title, his inheritance, and his life in order to find his father, he sets sail and swears vengeance upon Spain.

Amidst the slavery, brutality, and cruel gossip on a Jamican Sugar estate, Miss Emerald Harwick seeks an escape. Rejected by her father’s wealthy family, Emerald is constantly reminded of her deceased mother’s notorious reputation and her father’s escapades on the high seas. Only two things keep her going—working in the Christian Singing School and her plans to secretly marry an indentured servant. In desperation, they plan to leave Jamaica. But Emerald’s father has other plans!

As their paths intertwine, Emerald and Baret set out on a journey filled with danger, intrigue, and romance.

As Sure As the Dawn by Francine Rivers

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70s – Germania

Atretes, a German barbarian who has won his freedom in the Roman arena, finds his life changed forever by an encounter with a young Christian woman. Atretes vows to move heaven and earth to find his son–the baby he thought was dead, and take him back to Germany. Only one thing stands in his way: Rizpah, the Christian widow who has cared for the child since his birth.

Who Brings Forth the Wind by Lori Wick

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Who Brings Forth the Wind (Kensington Chronicles, Book 3)whobringsforththewind

1853 – England

Tanner Richardson, the volatile duke of Cambridge, sees his wife with another man. Misinterpreting the situation, he erupts in rage and throws her and their unborn baby out. Tanner’s anger smolders–until the night he is shot….

Wings of the Morning by Lori Wick

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1850 – Maine and other countries on the Atlantic

Victoria “Smokey” Simmons stands silently on deck as her father’s body is lowered into the Atlantic, asking God for the strength she will need to command the Aramis alone. Not wanting to remain at sea forever, Smokey dreams of the time when she can trade her life aboard ship for a home and family. When she meets another captain, Dallas Knight,  Smokey believes her dream will finally come true. But circumstances beyond their control and the schemes of a cunning pirate threaten to destroy this young couple’s hope for the future.

 

Empire Builders by Linda Chaikin

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1870s – Washington Territory

Steel tracks and the lure of the sea brought them to Washington Territory, but only a few would triumph.

EMBER RIDGEWAY is the vivacious, pampered niece of the railroad tycoon, Mack Ridgeway. Orphaned at a young age, Ember’s struggle for identity in a world of greed leaves her feeling empty and alone. But then Tavish Wilder enters her life, and Ember’s dreams begin to include the one thing her uncle’s money can’t buy.

TAVISH WILDER’S driving ambition is to rise up as a powerful timber baron in the Northwest Territory in order to gain the acceptance he needs to marry the one woman he wants. But life in the train camps is a world away from his dreams, and the road to success is riddled with treachery.

KAIN WILDER, Tavish’s father, had sealed his fate on the night of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Could God forgive a past shattered by dreadful secrets?

Their dreams brought them together.
Would tragedy and deceit drive them apart?

Kingscote by Linda Chaikin

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1800 – India

A Web of Treacherous Deceit, and a Silk Heiress Determined to Find Love in the Land She Calls Home.

JACE BUCKLEY, the dashing British officer, has promised to report to Kingscote, bringing with him news of Coral Kendall’s missing adopted son. Coral is overjoyed, but her first priority is a mission school for the untouchables on the silk plantation—and the handsome Dr. Ethan Boswell has committed to fulfill Coral’s dream.

Coral has long delayed choosing between two very different men, but her impending decision is overshadowed by mysterious threats against her and the school Ethan has struggled to build. When the precious Hindi scripture portions given to her by William Carey are found in ashes on the floor of her room, Coral realizes that she must somehow bridge the cultural dissension—before it destroys Kingscote.

Danger follows Jace in his search for Coral’s abducted son, and the boy’s mysterious roots leave Jace entangled in a web of treacherous deceit. Will Jace return to Kingscote in time to claim the woman he loves? Or will the flames of hate destroy all in its path?

An Echo in the Darkness by Francine Rivers

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70s – Rome/Jerusalem

Turning away from the opulence of Rome, Marcus is led by a whispering voice from the past into a journey that could set him free from the darkness of his soul. 

The Hawk and the Jewel by Lori Wick

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1844 – England

Everyone thought little Sunny had perished with Lady Gallagher in storm-tossed seas off the Arabian coast, but the beautiful toddler had been found, taken to the palace of Darhabar, and raised as the ruler’s own child. Now the emir, Ahmad Khan, is sending her home, and Sunny’s uncertain, new life is completely in God’s hands.

Donovan’s Daughter by Lori Wick

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Donovan’s Daughter (The Californians, Book 4)donovansdaughter

1881 – California

When an angry snowstorm forces Marcail Donovan to seek shelter for the night at the town doctor’s house, the pretty new schoolteacher is thrust into a scandal that threatens her career. The unfortunate but innocent circumstances bring harsh condemnation to Marcail, but the compassionate bachelor doctor offers her a way to remain the town’s teacher. Now she must face an inner turmoil worse than any storm. Is Donovan’s Daughter willing to give up her own dreams to bring God’s love to the children she teaches?

Sean Donovan by Lori Wick

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Sean Donovan (The Californians, Book 3)seandonovan

1874 – California

Caught in his first bank robbery, Sean Donovan is sentenced to hang. But Charlotte Cooper, who needs a blacksmith for her livery, has other ideas. By law, a woman of good standing in the community can save a man from the gallows by marrying him. Humbled by the dramatic rescue and renewed in his faith, Sean’s heart goes out to his new bride, a woman whose past has prompted her to guard her heart. Yet could the talk around town be true? Is the fiercely independent Charlotte falling for Sean Donovan?

Swords and Scimitars by Linda Chaikin

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1095 – Byzantine Empire (Ancient Turkey)

WOVEN TOGETHER, THE COURAGE OF THE NORMAN KNIGHTS AND THE STRENGTH OF THE PEASANT HEART BROUGHT AGONY AND GLORY TO THE FIRST CRUSADE…

FRAMED FOR A MURDER he didn’t commit, Tancred Redwan is a knight torn between his father’s Norman blood and the Moorish blood of his mother. Forced to flee for his life, Tancred journeys from the golden hills of Palermo, Sicily to the seven jeweled hills of the Byzantine capitol, Constantinople. As both scholar and warrior, Tancred is caught up in the turbulent events surrounding the First Crusade, until he is suddenly forced to choose which path to follow as Christian Europe arms for the First Crusade to rescue Jerusalem and the Holy Lands from the Muslim infidels.

Helena of the Greek Nobility holds the key to his decision. Ensnared in a web of intrigue and political maneuvering within the Emperor’s Sacred Palace, Helena is proud and vulnerable—a woman Tancred longs to both rescue and win.

CLAIMING HONOR AS HIS ARMOR AND FAITH AS HIS SHIELD, TANCRED REDWAN WIELDS HIS SWORD AND SCIMITAR IN THE NAME OF JUSTICE. BUT WILL HE ESCAPE THE SCIMITAR OF HIS MOORISH COUSIN AWAITING HIM ON THE ROAD TO JERUSALEM

Under Eastern Skies by Linda Chaikin

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1799 – India

In the Exotic Setting of the Jungle Frontier,
Betrayal and Love Lie Just Beneath the Surface.

DISSENT AMONG the powerful Kendall Dynasty is threatening to erupt over Coral Kendall’s determination to begin a school for India’s forgotten children, the Untouchables. Lurking ominously in the background is Sir Hugo Roxbury, the influential and unrelenting ambassador of the East India Company, who is just as determined that Coral not succeed.

Two very different men wait in the shadows: the adventurous Major Jace Buckley, whose knowledge of India’s underworld could be the key to finding Coral’s adopted son; and the handsome Dr. Ethan Boswell, who has offered Coral a safe and secure escape from the turmoil of her heart.
Coral must choose whom to trust—and the decision will determine the course of her future.

Silk by Linka Chaikin

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1793 – India

Two Worlds Clash as a Young English Heiress and an Orphaned Boy, an “Untouchable,” Become Inextricably Entwined.

Coral Kendall is an heiress to the Kingscote Silk Plantation in northern India in the last decade of the 1700s. Breaching cultural boundaries and shunning the scorn of her wealthy English family, she adopts an young orphaned boy, an “Untouchable” from the bottom of the Hindu cast system, and brings him into her home. Despite their contrasting cultures and backgrounds, the bond of love that develops between them is that of a mother and son. But tragedy strikes when the boy is abducted.

Was there a reason to believe that Gem has not perished?
Was the boy’s true identity what she had been led to believe?
How could she discover the truth?

One man—the bold and handsome, British Major Jace Buckley, who desires freedom from the military to start his own tea plantation in Darjeeling—may hold the key to Gem’s disappearance. Can she gain the Major’s help in discovering the truth and win the struggle for the illusive adventurer’s heart?

A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers

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A Voice in the Wind: 1 (Mark of the Lion)avoiceinthewind

70s – Rome

The first book in the bestselling Mark of the Lion series, A Voice in the Wind brings readers back to the first century and introduces them to a character they will never forget—Hadassah. Torn by her love for a handsome aristocrat, this young slave girl clings to her faith in the living God for deliverance from the forces of decadent Rome.

As Time Goes By by Lori Wick

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As Time Goes By (The Californians, Book 2)astimegoesby

1872 – California

For five years handsome Jeff Taylor has wanted to apologize to Bobbie Bradford in person. But she left town the day after the humiliating episode at the picnic and never returned. Older now, Jeff has grown in his faith and as a man. Still, the news that Bobbie is returning to Santa Rosa while considering Cleve Ramsey’s proposal of marriage comes as a shock. Will their friendship be restored after heartbreaking betrayal? Can love grow as time goes by?

Whatever Tomorrow Brings by Lori Wick

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Whatever Tomorrow Brings (The Californians, Book 1)whatevertomorrowbrings

1871 – California

In the midst of fresh grief and unfamiliar surroundings, Kaitlin, the Donovans’ oldest daughter, must face life in rugged California. Will the men of this restless country take advantage of her innocence? Will she recognize God’s unexpected gift of love? Can she keep her family safe until her father returns? Grief turns to triumph and innocence to maturity as Kaitlin lifts her heart to God for the strength to face whatever tomorrow brings.