Who was the handsome stranger who'd saved her life - twice?
That was what Claire Wilcox wanted to know, especially after she'd impulsively invited the man to stay at her shelter for runaways. She sensed there was more to handyman Nick Andrews than met the eye - there was a great loss this loner was trying to run from. Claire knew what running was all about. A former runaway herself, she'd established a haven for troubled teens.
As Nick earned his keep repairing damage to the shelter, he grew closer to Claire, to the kids she cared for…and to the God he'd shut out of his heart. Could Claire's faith begin to fill the spiritual void in his life and give him a new reason to love?
HER FALLEN HERO
Special forces soldier Ben McKaslin returned home with a bum leg, a bad attitude and his career in tatters. Then, in one defining moment, an emergency had him leaping instinctively to the rescue—and locking eyes with the captivating woman he'd left behind. Could this have been God's plan all along?
After her own crushing setback, Cadence Chapman had learned to embrace life to the fullest. But she'd also learned how to safeguard her heart. Yet as sparks reignited between her and Ben while he rehabilitated, she realised she still loved him to the depths of her soul. Dare she pin all her dreams on this embittered military man who had no idea how blessed he truly was?
Responsibility was nothing new to Paige McKaslin.
She had raised her siblings and her son. And though duty was her guiding force, even in matters of the heart, she never stopped counting her blessings - her faith and her wonderful family. Then the McKaslin diner, her livelihood and heritage, burned to the ground....
Paige was suddenly free to discover herself... and a blossoming relationship with rancher Evan Thornton. This intriguing man asked her out on her first date in eighteen years, totally disrupting her routine. Now love was an exciting possibility that made her rethink her orderly life. Could it be that God still had some surprises for her?
When the tall soldier entered the Christian bookstore, Kelly Logan nearly fell over. Could it be Mitch Dalton, the classmate she'd once had a crush on? Skinny Mitch had matured into a heart-stoppingly handsome man. And he wanted her to help him find a present for his mother.
As they discovered the perfect gift, a friendship ignited. But friendship and a common faith was all it was. Mitch was leaving for the Middle East, and besides, after her tumultuous upbringing, Kelly felt relationships were hazardous. Yet, a lingering hope told her that perhaps God had special plans for them....
When Aubrey McKaslin visited reclusive photographer William Corey, she found a man who had given up on life and faith. He said he was happy at his mountain retreat, but Aubrey didn't believe it for a minute.
His eyes signaled a kindred soul, a man who shared her love of art and the outdoors. Spending time together awakened deeper feelings in them both, but could William trust in his faith and rise above his past?
Her husband couldn't remember her Jonas Lowell, a police officer shot in the line of duty, now had amnesia.
And his wife, Danielle McKaslin Lowell, had tried everything to spark his recollection of her and their young children, but he could look at his adoring wife only with a stranger's gaze. His memory of the life they shared-the future they'd dreamed of-was gone.
But with a lot of faith and a sweet new courtship, Danielle's handsome husband just might fall in love all over again.
When waitress Rachel McKaslin reluctantly let Jake McCall move into the apartment above her family's diner, she never dreamed the handsome tech sergeant would be so charming. Soon into their joyful courtship, Jake surprised her by proposing. Now, Rachel prayed their union wasn't just a convenience and that Jake truly loved her.
Jake had promised his dying brother he'd care for his little girl, so he needed a wife. But as he wed this beautiful woman and brought her home, he realized his feelings didn't stem from duty. He loved Rachel McKaslin fiercely. Would God's providence enable him to survive his dangerous assignment and return to confess his true feelings?
To: Uncle Ben From: Mia Re: Thanks to you, we have a whole new family!
Moving to Chestnut Grove was the best thing to happen to Mom and me. It's so neat that a few months ago Mom didn't know she had a half brother-you! And I can tell she likes Jonah Fraser, this really cool carpenter.
I always tell Mom she's got to believe in the power of prayer. But now I have my own special prayer-that mom and Jonah get together to make this the best Christmas ever!
THE BEST-LAID PLANS...
Finishing medical school at the top of her class, Chelsea McKaslin always achieves her goals. Now back home in Sunshine, Wyoming, her Christmas goal is to succeed as a pediatrician. In no way do her plans include Dr. Michael Kramer, despite the fact that he's everywhere she turns.
The standoffish widower keeps his distance from her, as if to protect his adorable daughter and himself. Yet the spirit of the season prevails. Soon Chelsea is bonding with little Macie-and her handsome daddy. Will these three hearts thaw in time for Christmas?
The McKaslins of Wyoming: Where family ties lift hearts and restore faith
New neighbor Chad Lawson seems too perfect. At least to Rebecca McKaslin, who's been burned by a Prince Charming–type before.
Worried, her loving family supports her time-out from romance. Yet, as Rebecca gets to know her handsome, churchgoing neighbor, his reliable, friendly nature challenges her resistance to relationships. Soon, she wonders if God put him in her life for a reason. Should she accept this rare gift and risk her heart again?
THE WALLACE FAMILY GIFT
Twenty-five years ago, Dr. Brian Wallace and Belle Colby were married with two sets of twins—toddler boys and infant girls. Then the young family was torn apart. Each took a girl and boy and went their separate ways—never to see one another again.
Brian’s stunned to return home from a mission to find all the siblings reunited at their mother’s Texas ranch. He never forgot Belle, or how much he loved her. Will unanswered questions stand in the way of this family finding their long-awaited second chance?
Texas Twins: Two sets of twins, torn apart by family secrets, find their way home.
Lawman Jack Munroe didn't want to see the truth about his troubled little girl, especially when she was caught shoplifting in Katherine McKaslin's Christian bookstore. Being a single father was hard on a man's faith and patience, and he didn't need the all-perfect Katherine telling him how to impose discipline.
Yet, he began to see the positive effects Katherine had on his daughter...and on him. Jack hadn't been looking for a relationship, but this strong and beautiful woman made him wonder if God wanted him to risk a second chance at love.
To: Ross From: Trista Re: Soul mates You and Kelly share something special. I'd like to find my soul mate, too.
Starting over in Chestnut Grove with an infant was such a major life change. At first, I wasn't sure if I was ready to move on, but it was time to stop dwelling on the past, so I took Kelly's advice and registered with a singles' website.
I met the nicest e-mail buddy, but I also like your new assistant pastor, Scott Crosby. So, big brother, maybe this Thanksgiving we can all give thanks for our blessings-large and small.
Bumping into her ex-fiancé shatters Millie Wilson all over again. Now that she’s back in Montana to care for her dying father, her real burden is the secret she’s never divulged to Hunter McKaslin.
Millie can’t blame Hunter for his anger upon learning he’s a father. He’s never gotten over opening his heart only to have it broken. Yet Millie senses a new goodness in Hunter. Finding their lost dreams now seems possible—if forgiveness and trust can find a place in this fresh start.
The McKaslin Clan: Ensconced in a quaint Montana town, the McKaslins rejoice in the powerful bonds of faith, family…and forever love
Enjoy a special 15th anniversary bonus story from Love Inspired Suspense Key Witness by Terri Reed
When contacted by her long-lost grandmother, Lauren McKaslin wanted to reconnect - with all the warmhearted Montana McKaslins.
For too long, she'd relied solely on herself and her faith. But mistrustful lawman Caleb Stone stood in the way, and his questions about her were intimidating. Was his attention more than a protective instinct? Now that she believed in family again, perhaps this was also the time to believe in true love....
Though she wanted a family of her own, love seemed so unreliable to busy bakery owner Ava McKaslin. Baking and honoring her faith were all she had on her life's to-do list. Until she hired Brice Donovan as her contractor. And her best-laid plans flew out the window!
He'd long adored Ava from afar. Now that she needed his help, Brice wanted to show her how joyful life could be when there was love. He–and he hoped, the Lord–had big plans to give this special woman all the happiness she deserved.