Michael O'Fallen simply wants to survive. A poor Irish boy living in post-Civil War New York, the events of one horrible night send him running far south to unsettled Florida and an uncertain future. Promise-bound to a group of outlaws in an effort to escape his crime, their hidden plans for him loom sinister on the horizon. What is it he's been brought here to do? The oldest of her siblings, Anne Sawyer is the one her poor mama depends on. Her papa is harsh and abusive.
Gio twisted his shoulders, jerking himself upright, and hooked a foot around the door frame. One last try. There had to be a way out. "Sergeant," he shouted. "Stay strong. Don't give up." Don't give up. God, help me. God. He would answer. Somewhere there was a purpose in this. But his doubts rose higher each time Sergeant screamed his name. Giovanni Cavatelli simply wants to survive this one hour balloon flight. Never mind the girl he's flying is antagonistic, overbearing, and stubborn.
She pulled her head back, and the expression she gave him spiraled down into his shoes. He'd blown it. He'd assumed once he held her close, she'd give in to the attraction growing between them. Yet there it was on her face. She wasn't after his money or his status. It'd take way more than either one of those to win her over.
Evan Hawks was told to do his job and avoid the dumb door. And he almost succeeded. When a careless accident somehow bridges parallel universes, he's left with a lot of questions...and a beautiful woman who insists it's 1978.
He dipped his head lower, his lips brushing hers, and a ringing began in her ears. For a moment, she almost believed it was real. He was the boy who'd stolen her heart, and she was there, eager to be with him. This kiss was out of love and not simply to fool their classmates.
What does it mean to be fearless? And how do I get there? Where is the way out from hopelessness and despair? Once crippled by fear, Suzanne Williams shares her personal walk out of the darkness of fear into the health, peace, and freedom promised in God's Word.
"Not what I was expecting."
Accidents happen to Daphne Merrill a lot. So falling face-down at the feet of Carter Pruitt while on vacation miles away from home was simply another in a long list of her misfortunes. Yet what started out as the worst day ever is looking up with each minute that passes. Is it possible he actually likes her for who she is? Or is he yet another person laughing behind her back? These seven days could quite possibly be the best week of her life.
Fall in love all over again. Seventeen-year-old Taylor Lawton has a crush on Timothy Cooper, a boy at her school, and as crushes go, things are normal. He ignores her. She doesn't speak to him. Until their English teacher, Mrs. Walker puts them on a project together. A turn of fate then throws them both for a loop. For an entire week, they will stay beneath the same roof. Will this be too much togetherness? What will Taylor do with Timothy's painful secret? A light audiobook with a touching storyline, this tale is enjoyable for both young adults and grown-ups alike.
"Sweet story, beautifully narrated"
The best way Coralee Pirtle can think of to be noticed by Roger Keen, is to show up at the big pool party in the right suit. Problem is, she doesn't own one and hasn't a dime to her name. Easily solved... she'll get a job. Working alongside Roman Avery at the local hardware store isn't exactly what she had in mind, but how hard can it be? Two weeks, one paycheck, and she's set.
Nadia Asbury knew everything there was to know about Paterson Radovich, his likes and dislikes, what viruses and injuries he'd had, and every Christmas present he'd received since they were ten. He was, after all, her best friend. Yet asked out on a date, she wonders if she knows him at all. "Trust me," he says. And, yes, well, she does, and him more than any other person she knows. But maybe now she doesn't trust herself because what if this is all in vain? Scarier still, what if she loves him?
The last thing Eden Riske expected when she came home was the discernment of fellow teacher Austin Lowell. Football coach, history teacher, fitness buff, Austin is strength and patience in a handsome package. However, it seems even his presence can't stop the rumors swirling around her or the hatred of someone determined to do her harm. But this job is supposed to be her salvation, her way out of her troubled past. Except now, everything is falling apart, and the one thing that might destroy her is the very secret she's held inside for so long.
Locked in the closet with Mr. Irritating, the last thing Aven Modell thought would happen was the kiss of the century. But she was wrong. Aaron Loving might be annoying, but locking lips with him was something she’d never forget. Unfortunately, neither would he. Yet the Aaron who asks for math help isn’t the same guy she knows at school, and her heart is not as certain as she thought. It could be where love is concerned that she has something important to learn. Another young adult romance from best-selling author, Suzanne D. Williams. Sometimes love comes when you least expect it.
Ian McKinney’s wife tried to kill him, and that made up his mind for good. He’s out of the dating game. He has friends, a comfortable job, other things to fill his life. Then Allison Hoff walks into it. She’s never recovered from the death of her spouse and is now trying to somehow move on. Maybe if she loses a few pounds, builds her self-esteem.... But when she asks him to fill in as her date to the Fourth of July police dance, what seems like a beneficial arrangement to them both proves to be very, very wrong.
"Go ahead," I said calmly. "Yell at me. Once again, all I remember is Jordan. Oh, yeah, and I remembered where I kept the chocolate, too. Only now, I think I'll share it rather than eat it all myself or do you have a problem with that?" His reply came out a sort of hissing growl. "You cannot like my best friend." Only one thing appeals to Sedona Keyes as much as chocolate - Jordan Merritt, her brother's best friend. But her brother is against it, so in favor of family peace, she sets her feelings aside.
Dumped in the bay off the California coast by an unknown assailant, Elaine Dodge felt her life gradually fade away. But what had it been over the last five years? Miserable. Her adopted mom is dead. Her friends have turned their backs. She should have expected it to end like this. Except, after being rescued from drowning by Anchor Dawkins, a superhuman boy at home in the water, she's thrown into a world where all is not what it seems. Not her being there. Not who's threatening them. Not their future together.
Headed north to Washington, DC aboard the wrong bus, Phoebe Faegen turns for help from the handsome boy seated on her left. But his instructions are strange from the start and his ability to stop a shooting with just the palm of his hand, when they arrive at their destination, is too much to be believed.
A fall from grace. A miracle of life. A gift of forgiveness. Mari Tatum has a secret. Forced to be Mary, the mother of Jesus, in the church play, she finds herself working alongside Shay McNab, the very boy she's keeping a secret from.