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Her Holiday Family(Book 5: The Texas Grooms)

A November 2014 release
from Love Inspired Historical

The Christmas Children

Reserved widow Eileen Pierce never considered herself the kind of woman who was cut out to be a mother. She wouldn't know what to do with one child, much less ten. But when handyman Simon Tucker is stranded in town with a group of young orphans just before Thanksgiving, she discovers she can't just turn them away.

Simon knows there's more to Eileen than meets the eye. Though his easygoing demeanor immediately clashes with her buttoned-up propriety, Simon's kindness soon melts Eileen's stern facade. Simon and the children already upended Eileen's quiet, orderly life. Will they do the same to her guarded heart?

Texas Grooms: In search of their brides…

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Her Holiday Family

Lone Star Heiress(Book 4: The Texas Grooms)

A June 2014 release
from Love Inspired Historical

Rescuer Turned Husband?

Plucky Ivy Feagan is headed to Turnabout, Texas, to claim an inheritance, not a widower's heart. That all changes when strapping schoolteacher Mitch Parker rescues her in the wilderness. Straightlaced Mitch has never met a woman like Ivy-beautiful, adventurous and good-hearted-but he already lost love once and doesn't dare try again.

When Turnabout's gossips target Mitch and Ivy's friendship, he proposes to save her reputation. But Ivy doesn't want to marry for honor, and she doesn't need to marry for money. Ivy will only agree to a proposal made for love's sake-but will Mitch make his heart part of the marriage offer?

Texas Grooms: In search of their brides…

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Lone Star Heiress

A Family For Christmas(Book 3: The Texas Grooms)

An October 2013 release
from Love Inspired Historical

An Unexpected Gift

Eve Pickering knows what it's like to be judged for your past. So she's not about to leave the orphaned boy she's befriended alone in this unfamiliar Texas town. Since Chance Dawson's offer of shelter is the only way to look after Leo, Eve is determined they'll have a warm, welcoming home for the holidays.

Chance came from the big city to make it on his own despite a painful secret. But Eve's strength is giving him a confidence he never expected-and a new direction for his dream. With a little Christmas blessing, he'll dare to win her heart-and make their family one for a lifetime.

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A Family For Christmas

December 7, 2013

The Bride Next Door(Book 2: The Texas Grooms)

A June 2013 release
from Love Inspired Historical

Love Thy Neighbor?

After years of wandering, Daisy Johnson hopes to settle in Turnabout, Texas, open a restaurant, perhaps find a husband. Of course, she'd envisioned a man who actually likes her. Not someone who offers a marriage of convenience to avoid scandal.

Turnabout is just a temporary stop for newspaper reporter Everett Fulton. Thanks to one pesky connecting door and a local gossip, he's suddenly married, but his dreams of leaving haven't changed. What Daisy wants-home, family, tenderness-he can't provide. Yet big-city plans are starting to pale beside small-town warmth....

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The Bride Next Door

Handpicked Husband (Book 1: The Texas Grooms)

Love Inspired
September 2012

RT Reviewers' Choice Award Winner

Can she drive away not one, but three suitors?

Free-spirited photographer Regina Nash is ready to try. But unless she marries one of the gentlemen her grandfather has sent for her inspection, she'll lose custody of her nephew. So she must persuade them - and Adam Barr, her grandfather's envoy - that she'd make a thoroughly unsuitable wife.

Adam isn't convinced. Regina might be unconventional, but she has wit, spirit and warmth. His job was to make sure Regina chose from the men he escorted to Texas - not to marry her himself!

Can they overcome the secrets in her past, and the shadows in his, to find a perfect future together?

Handpicked Husband

A Baby Between Them

Love Inspired
June 2012

For two months, Nora Murphy has cared for the abandoned infant she found on their Boston-bound ship. Settled now in Faith Glen, Nora tells herself she's happy. She has little Grace, and a good job as housekeeper to Sheriff Cameron Long. She doesn't need anything more - not the big family she always wanted, or Cam's love...

A traumatic childhood closed Cam off to any dreams of family life. Yet somehow his lovely housekeeper and her child have opened his heart again. When the unthinkable occurs, it will take all their faith to reach a new future together.

A Baby Between Them

Once Upon A Thanksgiving

Love Inspired
October 2011

A Two-In-One anthology that contains Winnie's story

Home For Thanksgiving (Book 4: Knotty Pine, Texas series)

All that stands between Ruby Anne Tuggle and a fresh start is an escort to Tyler, Texas. Rancher Griff Lassiter is too kind to refuse, but too wary of being hurt again to offer anything but protection on the journey.

Then a fever forces an unexpected detour and a chance to find the place they both belong...

Once Upon a Thanksgiving

Second Chance Family (Book 3: Knotty Pine, Texas series)

Love Inspired
July 2011


Mitch Hammond is a man of his word. And for Cora Beth Collins that's a problem. The honorable sheriff has vowed never to love again, for fear of wounding someone else. The most he can offer is marriage in name only. But with no other way to adopt two runaway orphans, she accepts.

But despite his intentions, Mitch is starting to want more from Cora Beth...and from himself. For in her trusting eyes he sees everything he hopes to be - as a lawman, a father and a husband.

Second Chance Family

ISBN 978-0-373-82877-7

The Proper Wife (Book 2: Knotty Pine, Texas series)

Love Inspired
March 2011


And not Sadie Lassiter. Eli Reynolds knows what he wants in a wife, and the flighty Texas girl couldn't be further from the mark. Eli has his nine-year-old sister's welfare to consider - Penny deserves a mother who will give her proper care. But when bad weather strands Eli and Sadie together, he sees a new side to her character. She's rash - but also resourceful. Instead of discipline, she has diligent faith. Her housekeeping skills are lacking, but she's filled with humor and sweetness. She may not be a "proper" wife, but to save her reputation - and to take a chance on happiness he'd never expected to find - Eli will take her as his bride.

The Proper Wife

ISBN 978-0-373-82861-6

The Heart's Song

Love Inspired
June 2010

RT Reviewers' Choice Award nominee


Widower Graham Lockwood hasn't stepped foot in a church since he lost his family. So he can't possibly say yes to his new neighbor's request that he lead the handbell choir. But widowed mother Reeny Landry is so hopeful - and her fatherless children so in need - that Graham agree to help.

Suddenly, the man who closed himself off is coming out of his shell. And he finds himself acting the father figure to Reeny's sweet mute daughter and loner son. But going from neighbor to husband is another matter altogether. Until a loving family teaches Graham to hear the heart's song.

The Heart's Song

ISBN 978-0-373-87606-8

The Christmas Journey (Book 1: Knotty Pine, Texas series)

Love Inspired Historical
October 2009


Philadelphia lawyer Ryland Lassiter is everything Josephine Wylie wants - for a brother-in-law! As the sole supporter of her family, Josie's plans for herself have always had to wait. But Ry will be ideal as the new head of the Wylie clan - once he finally realizes how perfect he is for Josie's sister.

Ry knows it's time to settle down. The newly appointed guardian to a friend's daughter, he's ready for a home and family. All he needs is a bride - and Josie's sister is not the Wylie who has caught his eye. If only Josie would see the turth - that the only Christmas present he needs is her love.

The Christmas Journey

ISBN 978-0-373-82808-1

The Hand-Me-Down Family

Love Inspired Historical
March 2009

RT Reviewers' Choice Award nominee

Callie Gray always assumed she would never marry, until she took a leap and became a mail-order bride. But when she arrives in Sweetgum, Texas, she gets the shock of her life. Her husband is dead, and his brother proposes she marry him, for the sake of his orphaned nephew and nieces. Jack Tyler warns her not to hope for a love match?theirs is strictly a convenient marriage. But Callie yearns for a true partnership with the man who has unexpectedly captured her heart. Now she must convince him what he truly needs is a lifetime of love, faith and family?with Callie by his side.

hand-me-down family

ISBN 978-0-373-82808-1

The following books are out of print and were never released as eBooks

released April 2005
NOTE: this book has been revised and rereleased as Handpicked Husband

released January 2004

released December 2002

released November 2001

released February 2001


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