Halfway through her Ph.D., Jennifer Jaine’s faith has been shaken. She has become convinced that the Catholic church’s authority is based on a lie. Desperate to prove herself wrong, she goes to the Vatican, only to be caught up in an international hunt for the truth about the church, the Pope, and how Jesus intended his followers to live their faith.A stolen artifact, a mysterious murder, and an escaping intruder lead Jennifer from the Vatican to the streets of Rome to the Cave Church of St. Peter in Turkey, where she discovers a secret that could delegitimize the Pope. Chased by scheming cardinals and the trigger-happy head of Vatican security, assisted only by an elderly professor, the son of an Italian Mafioso, and a mysterious—but handsome—Turk, Jennifer must decide whether to become complicit in the church’s duplicity or shake the foundations of the planet’s most dominant religion.
C. J . Sansom has garnered a wider audience and increased critical praise with each new novel published. His first book in the Matthew Shardlake series, Dissolution, was selected by P. D. James in The Wall Street Journal as one of her top five all-time favorite books. Now in Sovereign, Shardlake faces the most terrifying threat in the age of Tudor England: imprisonment int he Tower of London.
A JOYFUL CHRISTMAS (THE NETTIE SERIES Book 2)
John Bowser, the new school teacher, returned to West Monterey in the fall of 1937, after moving away eleven years before, and brought some stimulating ideas for the new school year. Emily thought John would be the same person he was when he left town, but she was in for a surprise. Not only had he changed his looks, he had changed his attitude about the church. Velma Everly arrived the day before school started and remained unaware that she was causing problems between John and Emily. It took an accident and some manipulating from Aunt Maude and Uncle Charley to set things straight.
St. Simon’s Sin (The Six Pearls of Baron Ridlington Book 2)
“There’s nothing like a parishioner sitting down and breaking a pew to revise the entire congregation’s view of attending Sunday services.”Simon, Vicar of Ridlington, The Church of St. Simon's, 1814.Simon Ridlington enjoys the position of Vicar in Ridlington’s ancient church, St. Simon’s. It’s full of scandalous legends, wobbly pews—and woodworm. With a dwindling congregation and rising expenses, the last thing he needs is an accounting audit. Even worse? It is to be conducted by Lady Ellsmere. In her youth she was Tabitha Worsley, the one girl who was Simon’s weakness. Fate, he assumes, is having a good laugh at his expense.Tabby never forgot the tall young neighbor who taught her about desire in a sunlit field. Her life since then has taken her down a variety of interesting and often dangerous roads, but now she has returned to Ridlington—and Simon. Is that fire of passion still simmering? It takes a...
Dancing with an Enigmatic Duke: A Historical Regency Romance Book
When Emmeline was summoned to London by her brother, the Earl of Pentworth, she never expected that she would have to fight for her right to choose her own match. She quickly realizes that he is willing to sell her off to the first man who offers. She knows she has to act fast! The answer to her problems comes when she makes an elaborate plan with her brother’s closest friend to pretend to be courting. Having the future Duke interested in her will certainly make her more attractive to other potential suitors. What happens though when this unexpected friendship blossoms into something greater, possibly a match made in heaven?Lord Nash Torrington is beset by matches that his mother insists are splendid, but all he really wants is to focus on his business endeavors. However, it is obvious that his mother will not be satisfied until Nash is properly married...
Jane Austen’s Advice: 100 Lessons on Life
Glean from Jane Austen's six completed novels and discover one hundred life lessons she meant for you. From friendship to developing character, from love and marriage to humanity each lesson gives the dialogue, the scenario, and a personal application bringing Jane Austen's Advice to your mind and heart. The Austen beginner and the loyal Janeite will also find overviews of Jane Austen's six novels, quotes indexed by book and character, and a table of 100 life lessons. If you've always wanted to be a Jane Austen heroine, now you are.
Ethel’s Inspirational Journey: Sweet Mail Order Bride
Ethel Miller is in love with horses. She lives to ride, even though her governess considers her riding to be an unsuitable boyish habit. Ethel dreams of winning a race, but she knows that as a woman, she will never be allowed to even enter one.When her father announces that he is going to sell their horses, Ethel becomes desperate. Becoming a mail order bride, she moves across the country to marry a man she has never before met.But, like her father, he considers riding to be for men and expects her to keep to the kitchen.Will Ethel convince him that she is able to ride? Will she prove she can be a housekeeper and horse trainer? Will her dream ever come true?
Her Christmas Surprise
Meredith has everything in life, a great job as junior partner at her law firm, condo in Park City, and Clark, her successful lawyer boyfriend. When she admits to a friend that she feels like something is missing, she’s convinced to do volunteer work at Christmas time, helping at the local outreach center, to fill that void in her heart.It is there she meets Jonathan, a handsome widower who works by day in construction, and in the evenings, delivers food to families in need. His gentleness and kindness to those in need are in stark contrast to the handsome, but selfish man she has fallen out of love with.When tragedy strikes, she risks losing the very thing she didn’t know she needed most. It will take a Christmas miracle to save the man she’s falling in love with. Will Meredith be granted her Christmas wish?
Asking for a Miracle
Carole Garner's life is smug and secure until she learns her recently deceased Aunt Effie was, in reality, her mother. As she tries to adjust to this shattering news, her husband's infidelity of twenty years ago, comes to light. She leaves her husband and her daughter, and retreats to the home her mother left her. Jack Garner must find a way to persuade his wife to forgive him. He visits her and begs her to return to him. She will, under one condition. He will faithfully attend church with her. Jack, an avowed agnostic refuses. They quarrel. He storms off into the night and meets with a crippling accident. Carole is faced with the most difficult decision of her life. Does she leave her unfaithful husband, or does she hold fast to her marriage vows, trust God, and stay?