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We write stories of faith, hope, and love.



The Twice-Shy Heart
Once bitten, twice shy…
Monty Chapman returns to Polson’s Crossing, Texas, claiming to be a changed man now that he’s a Christian. While continuing to work as a song-writer, he dreams of establishing a rescue mission. More than anything, Monty longs to put his family back together. Can he overcome the shady reputation he earned in his home town and persuade the love of his life to give him another chance?

Lacy Chapman was devastated when Monty deserted her to pursue a career in music, but that was ten years ago. Now her life consists of running Pearl’s Roadhouse and taking care of her teen-aged daughters. As others begin to accept Monty’s new-found piety, Lacy remains unconvinced. She is certain he has come home to take the Roadhouse away from her. This charming rogue broke her heart once, and she does not intend to let him do it again.

Parisian Surprise

Best friends Allee Bell and Tina Bandolino win the trip of their dreams—two weeks in Paris. Unfortunately, Tina has an accident the day before departure, leaving Allee to go alone.

In Paris, Allee meets Paul Chevalier, a French-speaking Air Force captain assigned to the U.S. Embassy. Despite their mutual attraction, Paul and Allee know two weeks are not enough for love to blossom. . .Or is it?

Texas Runaway Bride
In 1849, Ruth Van Ruekle is an orphaned teenager stuck in a frontier town, working in a saloon. A strange set of circumstances send her on a journey that includes meeting one of her own time-travelling descendants. When she reaches California and reveals her past to her prospective husband, Ruth finds out George has a secret of his own.

Song of the Shepherd Woman
In the first century, Channa’s stepfather gives her to her maternal great-uncle Avram to raise. Avram is known to be a peculiar, perhaps dangerous, man. His wife Yael cannot speak. Nevertheless, they are kind to Channah and teach her how to care for sheep. When her stepfather unexpectedly announces her betrothal to a Jerusalem tanner, the girl is forced to leave the only home she knows. 
Channah looks forward to a loving husband, but soon learns she is to be Enos the tanner’s second wife. The beautiful first wife is barren, and she resents her youthful rival. Channa struggles to adjust to marriage and city life, cherishing the hope of someday having her own child to love.

The Scarlet Cord
Rahab, a resourceful beauty, struggles to survive in the pagan culture of ancient Jericho. As years of harsh labor begin to lift her and her family from poverty, a foreign army threatens the well-fortified city. Rahab is forced to make an immediate decision. Will she put her faith in the fabled walls of Jericho or the powerful God of the Hebrews? Either choice may cost her life.

A Hero's Homecoming
Colonel Rich Martino returns home from overseas to find everything has changed and nothing makes sense. His wife Rita has disappeared. His credit cards are invalid. A stranger is living in his house and he keeps running into people who are convinced he was killed in action months ago. Worst of all, his wealthy father has suffered a stroke.

Evidence Not Seen
Although attorney Jeff Galloway’s career is in high gear, his personal life is a mess. Just before his father returns home from a 27-year stretch in prison, his girlfriend dumps him. When a chance encounter begins to blossom into new romance, soft-hearted Melanie Clark encourages Jeff to find a way to forgive his father’s long absence.

Here Today Gone Tomorrow
Disappointed, dumped, divorced. Everything Casey Slaughter counted on is gone. While contemporaries start their families, Casey works two jobs to haul herself out of debt. Friends and family recommend a new husband to solve all her problems, but Casey resists all well-intentioned advice.

Baxter Road Miracle
Can faith move mountains? The Youngbloods are about to find out.
Henry Youngblood is determined to plant a new church in Buffalo Creek, despite seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Meanwhile, his pregnant wife worries about paying the bills. One daughter dreams of a college education she cannot afford, and the other wants nothing more than popularity. It will take a miracle for the Youngblood family’s dreams to come true.

A Sharecropper Christmas
What kind of Christmas will her children have? The Great Depression left the Shoemaker family hungry and homeless. Their desperate prayers are finally answered when Herbert Shoemaker finds work as a sharecropper. Alice makes the best of the hard times without complaint, though she dreams of giving her little family a special Christmas.

Daughter of the King
A heartwarming story about the resilience of true love, inspired by a biblical account of greatness, courage, and foretold prophecy... Princess Michal was the youngest daughter of Saul, the first king of Israel. In an age when fathers arranged marriages, Michal dared to fall in love with a handsome young musician named David, from the little town of Bethlehem...