A baby is dead and Callie Stillman blames herself. Haunted by memories of a tiny coffin, Callie can't understand how God could expect her to put her heart on the line a second time. But the evasive little girl attending her Sunday school class is so obviously in trouble that Callie finds her resolve cracking. Iris and Samantha Evans are living on borrowed time. Deserted, orphaned, betrayed, and deceived, they need rescuing in the worst way.
Caring for a new foster child while running a thriving day care should keep Terri Hayes more than occupied, but her heart longs for something more. She hungers for a family of her own, and at 29, she feels time ticking away. When a busted pipe floods her home, Steve Evans offers her the family's basement apartment as a temporary solution.
"True Friends are a Great Blessing"
Four years ago, Pam's divorce devastated her. The cruelty of her ex-husband crushed her spirit. After battling personal demons, she's finally made a life for herself. Now remarried, raising her kids, working at a job she loves, the scars of Alan Archer's emotional abuse are beginning to fade. Her newfound happiness turns to bitterness when Alan returns to Garfield.
Twice widowed, Kate Archer believes she's better off alone. She's not sure she could survive the heartache of losing another husband. Instead of romance, she pours herself into a project close to her heart: establishing a foundation to meet the needs of military widows - just like the grief-stricken woman she was 20 years ago when her husband was killed by friendly fire.
Orphaned and innocent, Samantha Evans was easy prey for con man Louis Cantrell. He left her broke and pregnant, but she persevered. Four years later, surrounded by a loving family, Samantha's life seems to be headed in the right direction as she cares for her young daughter, pursues her dream of becoming a child welfare worker, and dreams of marrying Patrick Wheeler, the young law student she ran over in the Sonic parking lot. The only thing standing in the way of those plans is Patrick's refusal to accept Christ.
"Another Sharon Srock winner!"
A victim of rape, 16-year-old Scottlyn Rich is disowned by her family when she refuses to abort the child she carries. Determined to raise her baby, she has no idea how to handle the obstacles ahead; she knows only that giving her daughter, Mercie, a chance to live is the most important thing she'll ever do. Widowed schoolteacher Diana Kensington lost everything she held dear the day her husband's plane fell out of the sky. Four hundred and thirty nine days later, she still has no answer to her daily prayer: "What now, God?"
A victim of rape, 16 year old Scottlyn Rich is disowned by her family when she refuses to abort the child she carries. Determined to raise her baby, she has no idea how to handle the obstacles ahead. Widowed school teacher Diana Kensington lost everything she held dear the day her husband's plane fell out of the sky. Can trust be built between these two lost women? Can they work together to fill the void in each other's lives, for Mercie's sake?
"Excellent Series about every kind of 'Mercie'"
Scottlyn Rich is 67 days from her wedding to Grant Weber. When the conversation she hoped would bring reconciliation with her estranged father turns to disaster, she is left adrift and feeling more orphaned than ever. Until her mother walks through the door. Grant Weber has spent two years earning Scottlyn's trust. He can't believe how easily she's willing to accept her mom's excuses about where she's been for the past 17 years. There's something off about Jocelyn Rich and he's determined to find answers.
Two broken hearts, two futures destroyed by death, until a chance meeting in an unexpected place kindles a friendship between Karla and Ian that rockets into a romance neither one anticipated. Can they overcome their grief and the objection of family members to grab onto the surprising future that God has for them?
College student Scottlyn Rich has overcome tragedy - and moved on. She's about to celebrate her daughter's first birthday when she receives news that the young man who raped her has died in prison. Grieving mother Penny Nelson believes there is only one way to assuage her grief - take the baby and raise her. After all, Mercie is all she has left of her son.