Her Good Name
In the 1890 thriving coastal town of Holliston, Maine, the leading lumber baron’s son, Warren Brentwood, III, returns from his years away at college and traveling to take up his position as heir apparent to his father’s business empire. Esperanza Estrada is the daughter of a Portuguese immigrant fisherman who has grown up surrounded by a brood of brothers and sisters and a careworn mother. Unable to pretend she is anything but “one of those Estradas,” Espy has no chance with Warren, no matter how striking she is. When she overhears of a position to clean house at a local professor’s home on Elm Street, she jumps at the opportunity, hoping to be able to run into Warren Brentwood now and again as well as to imbibe the cultural and intellectual atmosphere of the Stocktons. When rumors about Espy and this respected, married gentleman of the community begin to circulate, the entire church congregation and then the community pronounce judgment on her behavior. The man Espy is in love with, Warren, believes the lie and his loss of faith in her causes Espy to give up without a fight. She leaves her family and hometown for the nearest city with little money and no acquaintances and is forced to spend the night on the street. A man who heads a mission for the homeless finds Espy and offers her shelter. Espy finds the true love of God while working at the mission. Will she be able to forgive the townspeople and return home?
The Bitter Road to Dachau
Christian Reger’s quiet, storybook world collapsed in the frenzy of l939 prewar Germany. Joining the Confessing Church to protest Adolf Hitler and Nazism, the fury of the Reich was unleashed. Ending up in the Dachau concentration camp where 10 percent of the prisoners were men of the cloth, Reger struggled to survive. Crammed into the Pastor’s Barracks with other ministers, the clergyman came face to face with man’s inhumanity to man. His struggled to endure asked tough questions about God, suffering, and life itself.
The Secret Road Home: A Novel
A World War II story of faith and courage, The Secret Road Home is based on true accounts of Madame Ann Brusselman’s counter-espionage work smuggling Allied soldiers out of Nazi territory. Jack Martin is an American soldier whose B-17 Flying Fortress plane is downed after a bombing run over Berlin. Captain Martin, who was severely burned in the crash, and his navigator, Hank Holt, find their way to Brusselman’s escape shelter in Belgium. But they are pursued by Gestapo agent Arnwolf Mandel, a vicious Nazi whose own interests will be served if he can capture these wounded Americans. Mandel’s hunt sets off a harrowing chase all the way to the French seaside town of Calais, where Jack Martin learns by surprise that the goodness of God is still at work, even amidst the treachery of men.
Obsession (Toni Matthews Mysteries, No. 1) (Toni Matthews Mystery)
Toni Matthews is a twenty-six-year-old with a firm grasp on her life and destiny—that is until she receives a phone call. While on a fishing trip vacation, her father, Paul Matthews, was killed in a horrible accident. Then, while settling the affairs of her father’s detective agency, she receives a mysterious phone call from April Lippincott, a client of her father’s who was looking for her fifteen-year-old granddaughter, Julie Greene. Toni soon discovers that her father’s fatal fishing trip and the Julie Greene case were related, and she begins an investigation of her own.
Lookin’ Back, Texas
Betty Lynne Davidson is planning her husband’s funeral while overlooking one thing: he’s not dead. When Suzanne Mullins, forty-two, gets the call from her father to come back home to Texas because her mother has gone off the deep end, she knows it will mean having to look at the faulty foundations of their marriage as well as her own. Betty Lynne has always upheld a perfect facade of home and family, and Suzanne has followed suit. But her life with husband Mike and son Oliver is cracking under the pressure of its own unspoken history. Looking her past in the eye once and for all, Suzanne hopes that trusting in God’s love and mercy will set all of this craziness straight—even if it does mean having to watch her father give the eulogy at his own funeral.