It's 1923, and Paris is beginning to recover from the ravages of World War I and the Spanish flu epidemic. Naïve young American Muriel Ross stumbles into a plum assignment photographing antiques for a globetrotting US senator. But events take a dangerous turn when she discovers that her employer is on a mission far more momentous - and potentially deadly - than a mere shopping trip.
Saving a child takes a village. Sometimes saving your own heart does, too. When a concerned neighbor alerts the authorities about a neglected little girl living in a shack, the community sets a plan in motion to rescue her. Through fundraising efforts, Cassie is tucked into the kindergarten classroom of independent, beautiful Kerry McHenry. Kerry sees her own tough upbringing in Cassie's dire situation, so she works tirelessly to guide the young girl.
As the drought of 1930 burns crops to a crisp, Bryony Linwood dreams of cooling winter snows and the life she would have had if Daddy hadn't been killed in the Great War and Mama hadn't moved Bryony and her sisters to their grandfather's struggling tenant farm in tiny Eden, Arkansas. Now Mama's gone, too, and as times grow tougher, Bryony will do whatever it takes to ensure her family's survival.... Michael Heath barely survived the war, and 12 years later all he wants to do is forget.
District Attorney Mitchell Sanderson wanted for nothing and lost everything in a tragic accident. A dogged worker, Mitch's conviction rate earned him respect and trust. Now up for reelection, Mitch's law-and-order persona makes him a shoo-in candidate. But when faith, conscience, and love of a troubled refugee ripple the smooth waters of his existence, can Mitch risk everything for love?
Artist Elle Drake returned to her small town for peace and solace after a devastating breakup. She never expected to find herself posing as a widower's fiancée to help him keep custody of his three rambunctious boys. And she certainly never expected to fall deeply, desperately in love with him.
When Vivienne Le Faye, a girl with profound intuitive powers, inherits a priceless family amulet, her life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. Unaware of her hidden heritage, an ancient family curse suddenly haunts her and in her dreams, a mysterious young man with blazing golden eyes and supernatural gifts appears to protect her. Convinced he's real and positive she has fallen in love with him, Vivienne begins a dangerous inter-dimensional journey to a destiny in a mystical world of wizardry and magic.
Young and impressionable, Lark mistakes a college professor's interest for romantic love. When he offers her the chance to join his efforts to start a school in Kenya, she pictures herself bringing the light of knowledge to hundreds of African children eager to learn. But the menial tasks she's assigned at the school aren't so different from life on the farm where she grew up. Miserable and deflated, with her fragile heart broken, she gives up and returns home.
Josefa longs for the glamorous life of a fashion designer far beyond her small town. But when her aunt announces a plan for Josefa to live with relatives in Texas and prepare for marriage, the headstrong beauty knows she must make an audacious choice.
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