A secret baby. A second chance at love. Can a small town cowgirl and a big-time city boy find their happily ever after?
Faith Goodacre has worked her jeans-clad fanny off to make sure her little world is operating exactly the way she wants it. Seven Virtues Ranch is prospering, Daddy is finally back on his feet after his terrible tractor accident, and her daughter, Jasmine, is growing up just fine without the father she’s never met. So when Faith’s high school sweetheart, Cordell Overman, shows up out of the blue to win back her heart – oh, and he’s bought the ranch next door – Faith’s well-ordered world suddenly spins out of her control.
Cord is stunned when he comes face to face with the daughter he didn’t know he had. But there’s no denying those Overman eyes and the cleft in her chin that perfectly matches his own. Now he’s got two women to woo, a rundown ranch to bring back to life, and a whole town to convince that this time around, he’s here to stay. He’s not the starry-eyed kid who left Plumwood Hollow all those years ago, no sir. He’s ready to be the hero of his lady’s heart, the champion of his daughter’s world, and the rancher he’s always wanted to be.
What was it his grandfather liked to say? Oh yeah. Man makes plans, and God laughs. But Cordell Overman is determined to have the last laugh himself, and he’s simply gotta have Faith to make his dreams come true.
A mixed-blood Catholic seminarian struggles to discern his true calling: the priesthood or his ex-lover, a proud but damaged Ojibway man.
It’s been ten years since Emery Matawapit sinned, having succumbed to temptation for the one thing in his life that felt right, another man. In six months he’ll make a life-changing decision that will bar him from sexual relationships for the rest of his life.
Darryl Keejik has a decade-long chip on his shoulder, and he holds Emery’s father, the church deacon, responsible for what he’s suffered: the loss of his family and a chance at true love with Emery. No longer a powerless kid, Darryl has influence within the community—maybe more than the deacon, and he intends on using his new-found power to destroy Deacon Matawapit and the church.
Hoping to save the church, Emery races home. But stopping Darryl is harder than expected when their sizzling chemistry threatens to consume Emery. Now he is faced with the toughest decision of his life: please his devout parents and fulfill his call to the priesthood, or remain true to his heart and marry the man created for him.
She could cross an ocean, but could she ever win his heart? Anglican Mary Langton longs to marry for love. Left at the altar and disgraced in her small hamlet, she is being pressured to marry the eligible son of a London milliner. Puritan Barnabas Horton still grieves the loss of his beloved wife, but he knows his two young sons need a mother.
With tender hearts, Mary and Barnabas take a leap of faith and wed. But when Barnabas’s secret plans to move his family to the New World to escape persecution come to light, Mary’s world is upended. How could she possibly leave her papa and her dear sister? And will she ever reach the secret places of her husband’s broken heart? This historical romance is based on the real lives of Rebecca DeMarino’s ninth great-grandparents, Mary and Barnabas Horton, who came to Long Island in the 1630’s.
AN UPLIFTING TRUE STORY OF LOVE – from love and loss to love once again – a feel-good read
#1 Amazon best seller in Love and Loss, December 2013
#1 Amazon best seller in Educator Biographies, April 2014
#1 Amazon best seller in Love & Romance, April 2014
What if you suddenly lost your partner through life? How would you find the will to go on all alone? Would you ever be able to fall in love again? This is the true story of my journey from grieving widower, not caring if I lived or died, to the once-again happily married man I am today, a man who both loves and cherishes life. My three kitties have given me a new zest for living.
My story begins with loss and tears, but it ends with lots of love and laughter. I hope that you will find yourself both entertained and inspired by my journey.
Emotionally scarred years after her husband died in a fiery Special Operations helicopter crash, Gulf War widow and Alabamian, Emily Ann Meade, is having a near-life-experience. She clings to her vow never to get involved with another man committed to a dangerous profession … until she meets F-16 pilot, Ted Foley, in Hawaii. Although they are mutually attracted, the charismatic widower’s fighter wing in Japan recently lost two pilots in unexplained air crashes.
Allowing her mind to wander through fields of dreams on which she can’t afford the emotional mortgage, Emily lowers her barriers. She discovers Ted’s greatest virtue: he makes the ordinary feel sacred. Healing in shared confidences solidifies their bond. When another crash reignites her fears, the relationship shatters. Unless Emily finds a path through her emotional minefields, she risks never discovering she is rejecting the only type of man to whom she is attracted, a man who leads by example and from the front. And that man’s life could be in danger! Like STEEL MAGNOLIAS and TOP GUN, this inspirational love story and military mystery celebrates the human spirit’s capacity to triumph over tragedy.
“ . . . What would you get if Stephen Ambrose, Patricia Cornwell, and Max Lucado teamed up to create a story? The result, I suspect, would turn out to be something very close to the compelling narrative found in Your Gift to Me.” ~ New York Times best-selling author, Andy Andrews.