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Wings of the Morning by Lori Wick

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Wings of the Morning (Kensington Chronicles, Book 2)wingsofthemorning

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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The Hawk and the Jewel (Kensington Chronicles, Book 1)thehawkandthejewel

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.

A Gathering of Memories by Lori Wick

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A Gathering of Memories (A Place Called Home Series #4)agatheringofmemories

1894 – Wisconsin

 Her heart was fragile from too much pain–would her defenses push Ross away? Ross felt panicked. His words had hurt her. It surprised him, given the way she handled the harsh circumstances of her life. First her mother’s death. Then her father’s. Then losing the land. Was his compassion for the vulnerable young woman turning to love? And if it was love, what would he do now? “Please, God,” he prayed. “Help me. Show me.” A poignant tale about love fulfilled, A Gathering of Memories will capture the hearts and minds of romantics everywhere.

The Long Road Home by Lori Wick

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The Long Road Home (A Place Called Home Series #3)longroadhome

1889 – Wisconsin

“She can’t be dead!” the young pastor cried as he looked down at the still, white face of his new bride. Blinded by bitterness, Paul Cameron leaves his church and flees to a logging camp deep in the north woods of Wisconsin. There he wrestles with his loss–unable to get Corrine out of his mind and unwilling to make peace with God.

When a falling tree crushes his legs, Paul can run no further. Broken now in body as well as spirit, he must face his own heart as he encounters the love of God in the patient care of his nurse, Abigail Finlayson.

The Long Road Home touches shattered dreams with God’s faithfulness and the possibility of new love in this turn-of-the-century romance.

A Song for Silas by Lori Wick

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A Song for Silas (A Place Called Home Series #2)asongforsilas

1889 – Wisconsin

 Amy thought love would never pass her way again. She didn’t know how close it was…until she met Silas. He is an answer to prayer for her injured father, Grant Nolan, who welcomes him with open arms. The brotherly way Silas feels toward Amy soon turns to deeper feelings of love. Silas longs to have his love returned. But his sensitivity to Amy’s reluctant heart and the loss of her old flame keeps him from harboring false hopes for their future. As Silas prepares to leave, will Amy discover the truth about her heart before it’s too late? A tender story of the flowering of hidden love and the nurturing of faith in the farmlands of Wisconsin.

A Place Called Home by Lori Wick

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A Place Called Home (A Place Called Home Series #1)aplacecalledhome

1888 – Wisconsin

As the dim lights of the train station faded, Christine Bennett wondered if she would ever see home again. With the death of her grandfather, Christine experienced a deep loneliness she’d never felt before. The words of his will rang in her ears: “In the event of my granddaughter’s death, everything will go to Vince Jeffers.” Jeffers watched her with an evil look that made her shiver. Now, afraid of what might happen, she was obeying a note she had received saying she was in danger and must leave town immediately. After escaping to the community of Baxter, Christine begins to piece together a new life. The love she finds there, along with newfound faith, sustains her as she faces the threat of danger.

Recovery of the Lost Sword by Linda Chaikin

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1513 – England

Justin and Regina Brice, fictional characters, have a vision for the greatest need facing their day—the Scripture for the common man. They find themselves in conflict with the teaching of the establishment church, caught up in the turmoil involving Marin Luther and William Tyndale, and risking their lives to assist the translation of the Scriptures into English.

The historical events have been woven into a novel. Recovery of the Lost Sword shows the struggle involved in translating the Bible into English. It tell the story of William Tyndale and those who sacrificed their lives and positions to aid him in bringing the word of God to the common man.

From This Day Forward by Kathleen Karr

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1800s – Ohio

What could be more precious than the gift of words–unless it was the man who brought them to her?

Young Maggie McDonald was athirst for knowledge–and books contained knowledge–but Maggie couldn’t read!

Then lively Johnny Stewart burst in to the routine of her life on a warm in Ohio, bringing excitement, and peddling the very thing she craved most in all the world–a McGuffy’s Reader!

The year Johnny taught Maggie to read was the year she fell in love with him, but it would be seven more before they would wed. Then, driven by wanderlust and a desire to share their knowledge of God, they trekked across the face of frontier America with their books and Bibles, leaving behind them strengthened spirits and a rich legacy of love.

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