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Aloha Hideaway Inn: A Sweet Beach Read (Getaway Bay Resort Romance Book 1)

She's got big plans for her tropical bed and breakfast, but the new high-rise resort in the bay is throwing a wrench into everything. So Stacey Stapleton does what any savvy businesswoman would do—she goes to spy on the resort stealing her business and ruining the beautiful Getaway Bay skyline.Her undercover operation doesn't do more than show her how flawless the Sweet Breeze Resort is—and that the owner is as handsome as he is smart.Though annoyed by the new resort, Stacey focuses on Aloha Hideaway Inn, more determined than ever to give tourists the vacation of their lives. But when a tropical storm hits the bay, she and her guests have to take refuge in the high-rise hotel she hates.Not only that, but the more time she spends with Fisher DuPont, the owner of Sweet Breeze, the more she has to admit that he's not a monster.Can Stacey and the Aloha Hideaway Inn survive strange summer weather, the arrival of the new resort, and the start of a special relationship?Read all the books in Getaway Bay Resort Romance series by USA Today bestselling author Elana Johnson:1. Aloha Hideaway Inn2. Getaway Bay3. Women's Beach Club4. Straw and Diamonds5. The Billionaire Club6. Sweet Breeze Resort7. Rainforest Retreat8. Getaway Bay Singles**Previously titled The Billionaire's Enemy and The Brainy Billionaire

A Pony Express Romance (Wyoming Mountain Tales Book 1)

A Christian Historical Romance Novel After growing up as an orphan, Josiah English wants nothing more than to have his own ranch and raise Arabian horses. Riding for the Pony Express seems like the ticket to his dream. And when he meets the stationmaster’s beautiful sister, it seems he may be within reach of the happy life he craves.Mara Reid is thrilled to finally meet the man of her dreams, and the fact that they both want to raise horses in the Sweetwater River valley seems like confirmation straight from God. But when the Express shuts down and Mara's family home is in peril, the danger looming over Mara's life may not be half as destructive as that threatening her heart.

The Executions (Choctaw Tribune Series, Book 1)

From an award-winning author and Choctaw storyteller comes a riveting tale set in turn-of-the-century Indian Territory.Who would show up for their own execution?1892, Indian Territory. A war brews in the Choctaw Nation as two political parties grapple between old tradition and evolving issues—with eighteen-year-old Choctaw Ruth Ann Teller caught in the middle.In a small but booming pre-statehood town, Ruth Ann’s mixed blood family owns a controversial newspaper, the Choctaw Tribune, infamous for its dedication to unbiased truth. Ruth Ann wants to help spread the word about critical issues, but there is danger for a female reporter on all fronts—socially, politically, even physically.But is the truth worth dying for? When this quest leads Ruth Ann and her brother Matthew, the stubborn editor of the fledgling Choctaw Tribune, to the farm of a condemned murderer, it also brings them to head on clashes with leading townsmen who want their reports about what really happened silenced no matter what.With the execution fast approaching, truth itself is on the line. When the dust has settled, who will survive to know the truth? And can the truth itself survive when all else is lost?The Executions is a story of friendship, faith, and family in a gritty western setting with characters that fight for truth against all odds.“Among the many pleasures of Sarah Elisabeth’s writing are her attention to character, language, and period detail. In The Executions, a story grounded in history and the complexities of pre-statehood Oklahoma, she brings to life, with great heart, the compelling mix of cultures, faith, and political intrigue in the old Choctaw Nation. An intriguing read.”—Rilla Askew, author of The Mercy SeatAbout the Choctaw Tribune series:The Choctaw Tribune series lets you explore the old Choctaw Nation with Matthew and Ruth Ann Teller, a Choctaw brother and sister pair who own a newspaper called the Choctaw Tribune. They're in the midst of shootouts and tribal upheavals with the coming Dawes Commission in the 1890s. These changes in Indian Territory threaten everything they've known and force them to decide if they are going to take a stand for truth, even in the face of death.A historical fiction series with a Western flair, the Choctaw Tribune series explores racial, political, spiritual, and social issues in the old Choctaw Nation—and beyond.Books in the series:1. The Executions2. Traitors3. Shaft of Truth4. Sovereign Justice (Coming August 2021)

Rodeo and Juliet: Sunny Ridge, Montana Book 1

From an award-winning author with more than one million books sold. Enjoy this heartwarming historical romance. Note: this book can be read as a stand-alone.Rodeo has never been closer to achieving his dream of buying his own ranch. But when his trick horse—his partner in every performance—falls for the lovely Juliet and refuses to leave her side, Rodeo’s plans go up in smoke. How can Rodeo persuade his stubborn horse to change his mind? Especially when Rodeo finds himself drawn to Jules, too...Juliet is the careful twin, content to play it safe. She’s not interested in Rodeo—or his horse. But the more time she spends with the stubborn cowboy, the more she realizes there are hidden depths he doesn’t show anyone else. But feeling compassion for the man doesn’t mean she’s falling for him… does it? Rodeo needs Jules’s help to convince his matchmaking horse to perform. Can these two put aside their pasts and embrace a future that fulfills dreams they won’t admit to?Sunny Ridge, Montana series: Twin sisters came west searching for home and found something more.Books in this series:Rodeo and JulietMuch Ado About Josie

Reunions and Reckonings (A Sweetwater Springs Southern Mystery Book 3)

It’s Homecoming weekend for Sweetwater Springs High and the town is bustling with the excitement of an undefeated team and all that goes along with Friday night lights and football in the South. Old friends (and enemies) from near and far are arriving in town for the big celebration.With her detective boyfriend, the hunky, Hunt Walker, out of town, Glory vows to stay out of trouble, but you know the old saying; “Don’t make a promise you know you can’t keep.”When the daughter of the man convicted of the town’s most notorious murder shows up on Glory’s doorstep and begs for her help to clear her daddy’s name, Glory’s passion for justice is kindled again. Unfortunately, that kindling sets a thirty-year-old murder case ablaze and she finds herself fighting it with a squirt pistol.Can Glory piece together enough clues from years past to convince Hunt to reopen the case? Was the right suspect convicted or has the real killer been living life free and easy for the last thirty years? Old secrets have a way of coming back to bite you. As Benjamin Franklin said, “Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead.”

Hailey's Haven: Christian Romantic Suspense (Smoky Mountain Secrets Book 1)

A safe place to call home...After escaping her abusive foster parents thirteen years ago, Hailey Donovan thought her nightmare was over. Gatlinburg Tennessee had been a safe place to live, until she's nearly hit by gunfire while hiking the Smoky Mountains. Her instincts are to avoid law enforcement, especially handsome park ranger Rock Wilson, but when more gunfire echoes around them, they're forced to work together to escape.More attempts against Hailey convinces her to leave the city to start over someplace new. Rock talks her into staying and fighting against the unknown assailant. Rock senses Hailey has been traumatized in the past, and is determined to uncover the mystery surrounding her. As Hailey and Rock seek the truth behind the escalating attacks, Rock realizes he's also in danger of losing his heart. Can Rock provide Hailey the save haven she desperately needs?

Starting Over (Coastal Holiday Prequel)

*** Amazon #1 Best Selling Author *** A young man comes to Florida with a tie to his past, and the promise of an American dream.A young girl with bright eyes and a quirky personality clashes into him at a shopping mall.At first, their meeting is marked by slight dislike and indifference, and then they are both swept up in a journey of razor-sharp wit and Asian cuisine. That journey is threatened by the shadow of doubt and insecurity, but in the end, love wins.Along with a promise, a promise he had every intention to keep.A promise was where it all started.This is a prequel to the heartwarming and wholesome romance book Starting Over, that will take you away on a beautiful trip to the white sandy beaches of Thailand where true love is possible and anyone can start a new life. With magnificent beach settings and characters that will capture your heart right away, the Coastal Holiday Series is one you won’t be able to put down.

Pilgrima??s Progress (Illustrated): Updated, Modern English. More than 100 Illustrations. (Bunyan Updated Classics Book 1)

Bonus - Includes Part IIOften disguised as something that would help him, evil accompanies Christian on his journey to the Celestial City. As you walk with him, you’ll begin to identify today’s many religious pitfalls. These are presented by men such as Pliable, who turns back at the Slough of Despond; and Ignorance, who believes he’s a true follower of Christ when he’s really only trusting in himself. Each character represented in this allegory is intentionally and profoundly accurate in its depiction of what we see all around us, and unfortunately, what we too often see in ourselves. But while Christian is injured and nearly killed, he eventually prevails to the end. So can you.The best part of this book is the Bible verses added to the text. The original Pilgrims Progress listed the Bible verse references, but the verses themselves are so impactful when tied to the scenes in this allegory, that they are now included within the text of this book. The text is tweaked just enough to make it readable today, for the young and the old. Youngsters in particular will be drawn to the original illustrations included in this wonderful classic.About the AuthorJohn Bunyan was born November 1628, in Elstow, England. A celebrated English minister and preacher, he wrote The Pilgrim's Progress (1678), the book that was the most characteristic expression of the Puritan religious outlook. His other works include doctrinal and controversial writings; a spiritual autobiography, Grace Abounding (1666); and the allegory The Holy War (1682).

Accept my Word: A Historical Western Romance (Rancher's Word Book 1)

A historical western romance set in the 1890s.Rancher Moses Brenner needs to decide whether to stay working on his adoptive grandfather's ranch or pursue a new career. He leaves the ranch for a week to travel to western Kansas, hoping to find the graves of his parents, who were victims of a wagon train attack twenty years ago.Faith Geller's life has been overshadowed by the graveyard in her family's pasture. She was too young to remember the attack that left several people, including some her own family, buried there, but it still haunts her aging widowed father. Faith dreams of leaving her childhood home, but she needs to stay to take care of her father, their ranch, and a motherless infant temporarily in her care.When Moses Brenner arrives to visit the graveyard and ask questions, Faith’s father's memories of the past resurface, causing problems for everyone. As Moses stays on the ranch to help out, the couple realize they are attracted to each other. But facts about their families being in the same incident could ruin a potential future together.

With This Ring (Windswept Bay Inn Book 6)

After her small son, Kevin, asked both God and Santa for a new daddy for Christmas, and then didn’t find him under the tree, school teacher, Jessica Lyons is starting the new year out with a very unhappy six year old on her hands. Kevin can’t understand that she’s only been a widow for 2 years and she can’t imagine marrying again—not yet at least. But, unknown to her Kevin has a plan and has decided that if God and Santa won’t give him what he wants then maybe the police can! When the very handsome Chief of Police, Levi Sinclair shows up as Kevin’s Show-and-Tell he believes, as does Jessica, that her son has asked him there to show him off as the "police chief"—it’s a little awkward when Kevin introduces Levi as his next daddy!Things are getting a bit complicated on the shores of Windswept Bay! Come join the fun in With This Ring book 6 of this captivating series. You’ve watched the four Sinclair sisters fall in love now it’s time to watch the five Sinclair brothers find the women of their dreams.

The Holy War (Updated, Illustrated): Made by Shaddai upon Diabolus for the Regaining of the Metropolis of the World (Bunyan Updated Classics Book 2)

More than 100 Original IllustrationsBonus Content: The Life of John Bunyan, by William BrockFor we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the lords of this age, rulers of this darkness, against spiritual wickedness in the heavens. (Ephesians 6:12)What if you were able to see your life from a spiritual perspective and see the actual reality of the verse above? How does our enemy, Diabolus, plan and carry out his attacks? How do his demons help, and what are their objectives? Why and how must we petition Emmanuel to get His attention and help in this great, holy war?Written four years after The Pilgrim's Progress, John Bunyan followed up with this second allegorical classic, which has touched hearts and minds of readers for generations. The epicenter of this book is the town of Mansoul, its people (such as Conscience, Self-Denial, and Do-Right), and its gates (Eye-gate, Ear-gate, Mouth-gate, Nose-gate, and Feel-gate). The attack by Diabolus and his demons, all of whom have appropriate names, is carefully planned and executed. As still happens to men today, Mansoul fell hard. Emmanuel is of course willing to help, but can only do so on special, seemingly strict terms. As you watch this intense battle unfold, you'll be emboldened to fight with new vigilance, to guard the gates with tenacity, and to rely on Emmanuel's sovereignty like never before.It should be noted that John Bunyan focused not so much on biblical sequence or even perfect accuracy in every aspect. Instead, he honed in specifically on the spiritual battle being waged for each individual soul, filling in other details as needed to create the scenes. In this edition, we updated the text to clarify the meaning of each scene and inserted Bible verses in key areas to bring to light the depth and spiritual meaning of this powerful allegory.About the AuthorJohn Bunyan was born in November 1628, in Elstow, England. A celebrated English minister and preacher, he wrote The Pilgrim’s Progress (1678), the book that was the most characteristic expression of the Puritan religious outlook. His other works include doctrinal and controversial writings; a spiritual autobiography, Grace Abounding (1666); and the allegory, The Holy War (1682).

The Life and Death of Mr. Badman (Updated, Illustrated): An Analysis of a Wicked Man's Life, as a Warning for Others (Bunyan Updated Classics Book 4)

Horror has taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law – Psalm 119:53Updated, Modern English. Illustrated.The life of Mr. Badman forms a third part to The Pilgrim’s Progress, but it is not a delightful pilgrimage to heaven. On the contrary, it is a wretched downward journey to the infernal realms. The author’s goal is to warn poor, thoughtless sinners, not with smooth words they can ignore, but with words that thunder against their consciences regarding the danger of their souls and the increasing wretchedness into which they are madly hurrying. The one who is in imminent but unseen danger will bless the warning voice if it reaches his ears, however rough and startling it sounds. The life of Badman was written in an age when abandonment of moral principles, vice, gluttony, intemperance, habitual lewdness, and the excessive unlawful indulgence of lust marched like a ravaging army through our land, headed by the king, along with officers from his polluted peers. Are we not seeing the same thing, in every way? It is as if this book was written for us who are alive today. About the AuthorJohn Bunyan was born in November 1628, in Elstow, England. A celebrated English minister and preacher, he wrote The Pilgrim’s Progress (1678), the book that was the most characteristic expression of the Puritan religious outlook. His other works include doctrinal and controversial writings; a spiritual autobiography, Grace Abounding (1666); and the allegory, The Holy War (1682).