BookRunes has a suggestion for us. An author known to me and a book I’ve read and enjoyed.
Sapphire Ice: A Christian Romance (The Jewel Series Book 1)
To Robin Bartlett, men were nothing more than violent users. After a hair-raising childhood, Robin and her two younger half sisters battled simply to survive. Determined to give her sisters a very different life from that of their mother; to never have to rely on a man for anything, she worked two jobs and put them both through college, while accepting help from no one. Her heart had turned to ice and she had no use for men or God.
Antonio “Tony” Viscolli had grown up on the streets, homeless. At seventeen, he entered a downtown church with the intent of casing it, but found himself on his knees at the alter. After being fostered by the youth minister, Tony followed God’s leading and eventually became a very successful and powerful businessman. In a fallen world, he was a gem.
When Tony bought the restaurant where Robin bartended, she immediately resented his intrusion into her well ordered, but exhausting, life. She suspected his offering her special attention and constant kindness was merely his way of expecting something from her in return, something she wasn’t willing to give.
The suggestion strip has a FREE suggestion from the same author, a book I’ve not read. Excellent news.
Courting Calla: A Christian Romance (Dixon Brothers Book 1)
CALLA VAUGHN has spent the last three years desperately trying to get her life in order so that she can go back to culinary school. No matter how hard she works, though, she feels like she is just treading water and can’t see any way out of the hole dug for her by a con artist who stole her identity.
When flowers she sends to her best friend with a dinner invitation accidentally get delivered to IAN JONES, she decides to cook him the best meal he’s ever had. By the time she admits that the flowers were never for him, he is as convinced as she is that God orchestrated the mistake in the first place.
All that’s left is to tell him the dark secret about her father’s widow. She waits a little too long, though, and is carted off to jail for questioning on felony charges before she gets a chance.
Will Ian understand her situation, or will the deception surrounding Calla destroy any trust he has in her?
This next book was also in the suggestion strip and this is my second time considering it. I’ve not read this author and this time decided I will take a chance to see what she is all about.
Into the Trenches: A Christian Romance
He’s a combat medic. She’s a headstrong soldier. Can their romance survive a tour of duty in the middle of war-torn Iraq? Is faith enough when combat wounds are more than skin deep?
Annelyse’s life is derailed when she discovers her boyfriend has been cheating on her. Left with a broken heart and desperate to get away, Annelyse does the most drastic thing she can think of: join the Army.
Tragedy strikes during a deployment to Iraq, completely shattering all of Annelyse’s hopes and dreams. PTSD, depression, and suicidal thoughts are the combat wounds she must endure while struggling to come to grips with the constant loss of fellow soldiers. How can the statement “God is good all the time” be true even during such dire circumstances?
Join Annelyse on this spiritual journey of hope and healing that will leave you uplifted and encouraged.
It’s a beautiful warm day here and now that I’ve had a break I will head back out to the flower beds. It’s time to start some fall cleanup.
I’ll join you reading soon, it gets dark earlier these days. Sadly.