SARAH’S SMILE, BOOK 1
A would-be missionary longs to leave heartbreak behind.
A widowed pastor yearns for the way things were.
They shared a past, but can they share a future?
Sarah McCall is waiting to leave for the mission field when the man she once loved steps back into her life. Abandoned as a child by her mother and gambler father, she strives to overcome a tarnished history she didn’t create and a heartbreak she can’t forget. Peter Caswell returns to his Wisconsin hometown a pastor, dedicated to his four-year-old daughter and new congregation. But no matter how hard he tries to move on with his life, he can’t forgive himself for his wife’s death. Although ten years have passed since he left Riverton, Peter hopes Sarah still cares enough to give him a second chance.
They shared a past, but can they share a future?
HOPE’S DESIGN, BOOK 2
An independent city girl aspiring to be a fashion
designer falls for a stubborn artist from the country.
One desires to be known, the other to work in secret.
Hope Andrews, an aspiring fashion designer, struggles with leaving New York City. But with no job, her parents leaving the country, and an abusive ex-fiancé refusing to accept their broken engagement, Hope doesn’t have much choice but to give in to her parents’ wishes that she live with her cousin in a small rural Wisconsin town indefinitely. Talented Benjamin Greene can’t deny his passion for painting, but guilt over a painful incident in his past keeps him from sharing his gift. Tension thickens between the two over how God-given gifts should be used.
Their mutual passion for art brings Hope and Ben together, but will it also drive them apart?
REBECCA’S SONG, BOOK 3
A small-town school teacher who lost hope of having her own family.
A big-city railroad detective driven to capture his sister’s killer.
And three young orphans who need them both.
Rebecca Hoyt’s one constant was her dedication to her beloved students. Now, a rebellious child could cost her the job she loves. Without her teaching position, what would she do? Detective Jesse Rand prides himself in protecting passengers who ride the railroads. But, when his own sister and brother-in-law are killed by train robbers, the detective blames himself. Yet, another duty calls—he must venture to Riverton where his niece and nephews were left in the care of their beautiful and stubborn teacher, Rebecca Hoyt. They need to mourn and heal, but Jesse is determined to find his sister’s killers. Rebecca is willing to help care for the children, but she also fears getting too close to them—or their handsome uncle—knowing the day will come when he’ll take them back to Chicago.
Will Jesse and Rebecca find a way to open their hearts and work together? Or will they, along with the children, lose out on love?
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I would pick Van Cliburn. I could listen to him play the piano forever. When I was a teenager I heard him play
with the Philadelphia orchestra and I absolutely loved it.
Another fan of classical music! I enjoy piano music, too, Faith. I took ten years of piano lessons from early elementary school through high school. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to keep up my skills, but I still appreciate hearing talented people play.
I would take visitors to the state capitol building, Barton Springs Pool, Mount Bonnell, The Bob Bullock State History Museum, and Hamilton Pool. We would have lunch at The Salt Lick and dinner at The Oasis simply for the sunset views.
Perrianne, it sounds like you'd be an excellent tour guide!
The last scene in Pay it Forward when there are hundreds of people and cars coming to pay their respwcts to the boy who started the movement that changed their lives.
Carrie, that's a great scene! And the story is so inspiring. I love movies that keep me thinking days later.
Yes! Me, too.
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I still have a hard time believing that Downton Abbey's Matthew Crawley died! It was a jaw-dropping moment for me when his car crashed and viewers knew he and Mary were not going to get a happily ever after life! :)
Anne, I loved Downton Abbey and felt the same way about losing that character!
1) I would love to see Josh Groban in concert, what a voice! Also I've heard so many good things about the broadway show Hamilton, it came to our city, but tickets were like $200!
Patty, I'm a Josh Groban fan too! It would be amazing to hear him in concert. My husband and I have been watching the original Netflix series called Good Cop. Have you seen or heard of it? It contains both humor and drama. Josh plays a "good cop," and his father (played by Tony Danza) was a "bad cop" who did time for breaking the law. It's interesting seeing Josh in an acting role.