In this new novel set in the beloved Oklahoma Amish community of Wells Landing, three generations of women challenge themselves and each other to make a fresh start in faith, family—and love. Jenna Burkhart is tired of being “special” and hearing about what she can't do. Even though she suffered a head injury in a childhood swimming accident, she wants a life of her own just like any Amish woman. But now that she, her mamm, and her mammi have moved to Wells Landing, she's having a hard time fitting in. . . . Until she meets Buddy Miller, a boy just like her, who gives her the confidence to reach for the impossible . . . Like Jenna, Buddy is used to being the boy no one expects much from, the one people see as “different.” Still, being around Jenna’s lively, kind-hearted ways makes him strive ever-harder to become the self-sufficient Amish man she deserves. But in the face of family disapproval and their own fears, will Jenna and Buddy's courage be enough to give them a forever happiness together? Praise for Amy Lillard and her Wells Landing novels “An inspirational story of romance, faith, and trust . . . will appeal to fans of Wanda Brunstetter and Beverly Lewis.” —Library Journal “Fans of inspirational romance will appreciate Lillard’s vivid characters and positive message.” —Publishers Weekly
Biblical and Practical Wisdom to Build Empathy, Preserve Boundaries, and Show Compassion
Author: Stephen Arterburn
Publisher: David C Cook
If you live or work with someone who has narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), you probably often feel put down. You feel ashamed of your own needs. Your relationship may feel so out of control that you wonder if you’ve lost your sanity. As a clinical psychotherapist for nearly thirty years, Patricia Kuhlman has worked with many people who have been victimized by another’s NPD. She joins Stephen Arterburn to explore: Practical tools to break the cycle of pain and find healing What narcissism is and how people become narcissists The most current research about NPD How to define, express, and establish personal boundaries A how-to, self-care program including sample responses to narcissistic behaviors Most importantly, Kuhlman offers validation, understanding, and encouragement. Being in relationship with a narcissist can be lonely and confusing. Find stability and truth in this practical guide.
Former football player Adam Mackenzie arrives in small-town Oklahoma to fix up a camp for underprivileged kids. But the city slicker doesn't know horse tack from a touchdown. He's desperate for help—and the pretty rancher next door is the answer to his prayers. War vet Jenna is back home after a stint in Iraq, and she's got a five-year plan: raising her twin boys, running her ranch—and not falling in love. But she can't say no to gorgeous and kind Adam. Can he make her forget all her plans and open her heart to love?
Two beloved novels of family, love and cowboys by bestselling author Brenda Minton The Cowboy Next Door Jay Blackhorse is determined not to be won over by city girl Lacey Gould and her niece. Still, they clearly need his help. Lacey's clueless about caring for the infant her sister abandoned. Jay has a talent for stopping the baby's tears. But when a dark secret from Lacey's past blows into town, will Jay's help be enough? Jenna's Cowboy Hero Former football player Adam Mackenzie hopes to fix up a camp for underprivileged kids. But the city slicker doesn't know horse tack from a touchdown. The pretty rancher next door seems to be the answer to his prayers. Army vet Jenna wants only to raise her twin boys and run her ranch—not fall in love. But can the gorgeous and kind Adam make her open her heart to love?
In this new series set in the beloved Oklahoma Amish community of Wells Landing, three generations of women challenge themselves and each other to make a fresh start in faith, family--and love. Jenna Burkhart is tired of being "special" and hearing about what she can't do. Even though she suffered a head injury in a childhood swimming accident, she wants a life of her own just like any Amish woman. But now that she, her mamm, and her mammi have moved to Wells Landing, she's having a hard time fitting in. . . . Until she meets Buddy Miller, a boy just like her, who gives her the confidence to reach for the impossible . . . Like Jenna, Buddy is used to being the boy no one expects much from, the one people see as "different." Still, being around Jenna's lively, kind-hearted ways makes him strive ever-harder to become the self-sufficient Amish man she deserves. But in the face of family disapproval and their own fears, will Jenna and Buddy's courage be enough to give them a forever happiness together? Praise for Amy Lillard and her Wells Landing novels "An inspirational story of romance, faith, and trust . . . will appeal to fans of Wanda Brunstetter and Beverly Lewis." --Library Journal "Fans of inspirational romance will appreciate Lillard's vivid characters and positive message." --Publishers Weekly
A bad boy romance novella by International Bestselling Author, Nikita Slater. Vince doesn’t deal with women, not unless he needs something. And he needs something from Jenna, something only she can give. One meeting with the sweet little red-headed nurse and he knows he’s in trouble. When she refuses to give him what he asks for, she gives him the one thing he really wants; a reason to take Jenna and keep her. Between a messy divorce, a custody battle and a serious lack of funds, Jenna’s life has slowly gone downhill. When she finds Vince waiting for her in her dark house, threatening to hurt her if she doesn’t do his bidding, she’s pretty sure she’s hit rock bottom. But when Vince decides to make Jenna and her daughter a permanent part of his life, she discovers a love she never imagined possible. But someone from Jenna’s past is angry with the blossoming romance and will do anything to stop it, even if it means killing the object of his obsession. This 27,000 word standalone romance novella is sweet and sizzling with a dash of dark. I hope you enjoy!
Sometimes it takes losing something to realize what you've had all along. AJ is stuck inside a video game with little to no memory of how he landed there. All he knows is that every time he does something right in this strange new world, it earns him currency to get to the next level. Along the way, he meets fellow gamer Clem, who’s as clever and sharp-witted as they come—and a pretty good partner. Together, the two navigate magical worlds that often overlap, bringing the duo closer to the big prize, which Clem thinks is a million dollars. As more and more gamers join the quest, the harder it is for the duo to edge to the top. Trying to survive their new reality, they fight off deplorable characters including a giant, slime-oozing bug, an old woman cloaked in evil, and three questionable boy-beasts. It's here in these alternate worlds that AJ finally figures out what’s been eating away at him for months. And in the end, he finds that the real prize is way better than a million bucks.
Looking for stories with sexy, romantic heroes who have it all—wealth, status, incredible good looks? Harlequin Desire brings you all this and more with these three new full-length titles for one great price! Look for Harlequin Desire’s August 2014 Bundle 2 of 2, filled with even more scandalous stories and powerful heroes! THE NANNY PROPOSITION (Billionaires and Babies) By USA TODAY bestselling author Rachel Bailey New mom and princess-on-the-run Jenna Peters hides out as a nanny, only to fall for single dad Liam. But will he trust in the passion they’ve found when her true identity is revealed? THE FIANCÉE CAPER By USA TODAY bestselling author Maureen Child When ex-cop Marie blackmails reformed jewel thief Gianni Coretti into helping her, she expects the sexy Italian to cooperate—not to suggest they go undercover together as bride and groom! MATCHED TO A PRINCE (Happily Ever After, Inc.) By Kat Cantrell When a matchmaker pairs Prince Alain with his ex, the scandalous commoner Juliet, he refuses to forgive and forget…and then they’re stranded on a deserted island together and old sparks reignite!
This book explores family interaction and family psychoanalysis from varying standpoints used around the world. It illustrates these with extensive clinical cases discussed from varying perspectives. The book is the first in a series of volumes from the International Psychoanalytical Association's Working Group on Family and Couple Psychoanalysis, drawn from its ongoing research into comparative theories and methods of working analytically with families and couples, and with varying types of family structure. It also applies lessons from family psychoanalysis to analytic theory and to the practice of individual psychoanalysis.
Trans People in Love is a illuminating resource for members of the trans community and their partners and families; gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, and intersex people; sexologists; sex therapists; counselors; psychologists; psychotherapists; social workers; psychiatrists; medical doctors; educators; students; and couples and family therapists. Trans People in Love provides a forum for the experience of being in love and in relationships with significant others for members of the trans community. This honest and respectful volume tells clinicians, scholars, and trans people themselves of the beauty and complexity that trans identity brings to a romantic relationship, what skills and mindsets are needed to forge positive relationships, and demonstrates the reality that trans people in all stages of transition can create stable and loving relationships that are both physically and emotionally fulfilling.
This cowboy's handsome, sexy, and definitely off limits . . . Walker Everett spends his days at the Crossroads Ranch wrangling cattle---and steering clear of anything that would complicate his already too-complicated life. Until Violet Chastain, the ranch's newest employee, asks him to pretend to be her boyfriend for her parents' anniversary party. She's the most beautiful woman he's ever met and needs his help. How can he refuse? Violet isn't about to fall for a brooding bad-boy cowboy, no matter how sizzling their chemistry. But she also never expected Walker to go along with the charade. Before long, he's charming her parents at their weekly dinners and kissing her way more than necessary. Spending so much time together tests the limits of their "just friends" relationship, but what happens when their game of pretend becomes all too real? Includes the bonus story Rocky Mountain Cowboy by Sara Richardson! "A fabulous storyteller who will keep you turning pages and wishing for just one more chapter at the end." --- Carolyn Brown, New York Times bestselling author, on Second Chance Cowboy "Cross my heart, this sexy, sweet romance gives a cowboy-at-heart lawyer a second chance at first love and readers a fantastic ride." --- New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Ryan on Second Chance Cowboy
Amish + Quilts = readers delight! And in this first book in Patrick Craig’s Apple Creek Dreams series, readers will follow Jerusha Springer’s journey out of tragic circumstances to a new life of hope. Jerusha has spent months making the most beautiful quilt anyone in Apple Creek, Ohio, has ever seen, and she knows it’s going to take first prize at the Quilt Fair in Dalton. The prize will be her ticket out of the Amish way of life—away from the memories of her dead daughter and her tormented husband. But on the way to the Fair, she gets caught in the Storm of The Century and Jerusha’s driver crashes their car. While the driver goes for help, Jerusha is led by someone, or something, to the side of a lost little girl. By the time the storm clears, Jerusha finds there is a greater prize to be won than money and blue ribbons. A beautiful story of loss....and redemption.
What does an unexpected baby bring? A marriage of convenience? A reconciliation? A rejection like no other? NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Kathryn Shay delivers an emotional series, About the Baby, filled with sizzling romance, heartfelt pregnancy and baby scenes, and a unique look at the healing power of forgiveness. Fairview, New York is Lily Wakefield’s last stop because there’s nowhere else for her to go. She’s lost everything but the twins she’s expecting. Fleeing from an abusive situation, she goes to this small town hoping to find solace in the grandfather she never knew. Once there, she meets Simon McCarthy, who’s the kind of man she’s always wanted to build a life with. But he doesn’t trust her—with good reason. Simon has made a life for himself in Fairview and wants to raise his daughter in peace and buy the local newspaper he manages. Then Lily makes her way into both Jenna’s and Simon’s hearts. As do her babies. But she could be the one to threaten his stability and all he’s accomplished. Is Simon ready to take that risk? When Lily’s past catches up with her, it seems impossible that she and Simon will ever have a chance at happiness. If you like stories about secret babies, reunion of lost loves, and wounded heroes, follow the full series, which can be read in any order: A TIME TO GIVE, Book 1, JUST ONE NIGHT, Book 2, BE MY BABIES, Book 3. *Originally published in 2008, this book has been revised, updated and modernized. Reader praise for BE MY BABIES: “Kathryn Shay has written one of the best novels this reader has read this year. BE MY BABIES is emotional and filled with love and happily ever after.” “This is a wonderful family drama with likable characters as Gil and Lily get second chances. Simon and Lily are a terrific pairing and love each other. Fans will enjoy this fine homecoming romance.” “Another wonderfully penned story by this amazing author. Very loving and moving story.”
Two babies...one scandalous secret! Discovering he's the father of an orphaned newborn rocks botanist Liam Hawke's world. But that's where nanny Jenna Peters fits in--a single mother herself, she immediately works her magic on his newborn daughter. Soon Liam himself can't resist being spellbound by this beauty. Jenna tries to keep her irresistible boss at arm's length but it's a losing battle. Once Liam finds out who she really is, she'll have to say goodbye to the man she loves and their unconventional family...unless the seductive single dad makes her a proposition this undercover princess can't refuse!
“Jenna” The Triad: Book One By: Janet L. Cooper For two years, Jenna MacKeon has dreamed of a mysterious man summoning her to Scotland. When she makes it to the country, she falls in with the MacEwen clan and falls for the dashing Rory. Meeting the MacEwens is no accident: they have been watching Jenna for years, and are ready to reveal her past and her destiny. Jenna learns that centuries ago the Battle Goddess Morganna imbued a young warrior with magic powers – and she is that woman, called now to right an ancient wrong and bring her family home. With the help of a chatty ghost and her psychic sister, Jenna is ready to take her rightful place. But a dark presence is stalking her, threatening Jenna’s newfound role and her life. Filled with humor, romance, and fiery women, The Triad: Book One “Jenna” is the first book in a thrilling new urban fantasy series.
Each beat of her heart brings her closer to the truth and closer to him… When Jenna's husband, Paul, dies in a car wreck, he leaves his desperately ill wife one last gift: his heart. Now, as Paul's heart beats strong within Jenna, something strange is happening. Paul is leading Jenna back to Texas -- to a twin brother she never knew he had, and a past he kept secret from her. Mitch Elliot is a mirror image of Paul -- but that can't fully explain the powerful, electrifying feeling Jenna has toward him. Paul's heart is binding her and Mitch in a way that can't be explained -- and leading them both to a truth too dark to face. Torn by two men: Paul, the husband she never really knew, and Mitch, who is shattering all her illusions and awakening her to love -- Jenna knows she must follow her heart … at whatever the cost. Editorial Reviews: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Tina Wainscott is back in a big way, with this imaginative and emotional new tale with a paranormal twist. IN A HEARTBEAT is definitely a compelling and unique story." – RT Book Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Wainscott delivers an unusual and satisfying romance with a supernatural twist." –Publishers Weekly
Luke has almost nothing…no job, no apartment, no stability. His life consists of off-the-books jobs and crashing on the couches of buddies who’ll take him in spite of his screaming PTSD nightmares. He wouldn’t even care about his lack of stability except for one reason: when he comes home from his tour in Afghanistan, Luke is surprised to find he has a two-year-old daughter. He instantly wants to take care of his little girl and protect her from her party-hungry mother. He just has no idea how. Through luck and circumstance, Luke begins fight-training with Marcus Walker, Atlanta’s top MMA fighter. With a proper outlet for his rage and physical tension, Luke pulls his life together one small piece at a time. It’s not until he meets Jennalyn Roche, however, that he understands love, peace, and hope. With the influence of good friends and the woman he calls his angel, even scars as deep as his may heal.
While American music icon Nola Sands is on a goodwill concert tour in China, a baby is thrust into her arms. Nola's well-orchestrated life is thrown out of orbit as she bonds with the infant and resolves to save her from death in the dumping ground of China's orphanages.
Love Inspired brings you three new titles! Enjoy these uplifting contemporary romances of faith, forgiveness and hope. AN AMISH REUNION Amish Hearts Jo Ann Brown Hannah Lambright is shocked to learn she has a baby sister. With no experience raising children, she turns to past love Daniel Stoltzfus for aid.As they grow close, Hannah realizes that if she can trust Daniel not to break her heart again, she may finally get her wish: having a family. APPLE ORCHARD BRIDE Goose Harbor Jessica Keller When he’s given custody of his cousin’s child, Toby Holcomb moves back to his hometown to start anew as a dad. Working side by side with Jenna Crest on her father’s orchard, Toby begins to realize that his life’s happiness may depend on a friend from his past. ROCKY MOUNTAIN COWBOY Tina Radcliffe Joe Gallagher is surprised to find the woman who abandoned him is back in Paradise, Colorado, to be his physical therapist. Single mom Rebecca Simpson knows she hurt the handsome cowboy all those years ago, but if she can earn his trust this could be their chance at forever.
Hi, my name is Emily, and I am eight years old. I have a favorite pair of tennis shoes, a dog named Roxy, a parakeet, and a stick of gum that I am saving for a special occasion. I love dancing, crazy hats, and talking to God! Talking to God helps me choose my thoughts. My mom says, Choose your thoughts. Choose your life. She says its super important to think Gods kind of thoughts! There are all kinds of ways to talk to God. Lots of times when I want to talk with God, I go to my tree house. Its my quiet place, and its just for me. I have all kinds of things in my tree house. I have crayons and paper, clay, and silly glasses. I have dress ups, boxes, and a flashlight. I make things there. Sometimes I dance and sing. I love to practice twirling! Even if you dont have a tree house, you can choose your own place to talk with God. He is always with you. I hope you will use this book to choose your thoughts! Come and visit me in my tree house. Id love to see you!