Rumors and Promises
Sophie Biddle, an heiress on the run with a child in tow, considers herself abandoned by her family and God. Wary, self-reliant Sophie is caught off guard when meeting a kind, but meddling and handsome minister at the local mercantile.
In 1900, Reverend Ian McCormick is determined to start anew in Stone Creek, Michigan, believing he has failed God and his former flock. He works harder than ever to forget his mistake, hoping to prove himself a most pleasing servant to his new congregation and once again to God.
While Sophie seeks acceptance for the child and a measure of respect for herself, the rumors swirl about her sordid past. Should Ian show concern for Sophie plight, he could risk everything – including his position as pastor of Stone Creek.
Now the pair must choose to trust God and forgive those who slander and gossip, or run. Will the scandals of their pasts bind them together forever, or drive both deeper into despair?
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Brave New Century –Inspirational Historical Romance from Prism Book Group
Stories of four young women who are each braving challenges at the dawn of the 20th century in the big city. Will they overcome their hardships and find love?
Three Rings for Alice by Lisa Lickel – Love and respect in 1899 Milwaukee is as close as a phone call.
Forgiven by Paula Mowery – When Henry and Jessie meet it seems to be classic love at first sight until a shocking revelation tears them apart.
Flames of Hope by Teena Stewart – Love ignites in the midst of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire.
The Pocket Watch by Kathleen Rouser – Isabel Jones, an orphan, receives a ruby ring left by the mother she never knew and wants more than ever to find her roots. When a young physician, Daniel Harper, rescues her from an oncoming automobile and she finds his pocket watch in a puddle, her circumstances take a turn. She begins to consider what life outside the orphanage could be like. Daniel’s heart has been broken before and the attractive young lady who finds his treasured timepiece wouldn’t be deemed suitable by his social climbing parents.
When Isabel and Daniel work side by side, caring for the orphanage children during an influenza epidemic, she becomes gravely ill. Compelled to redeem the time by helping her find the past, Daniel finds a buried truth that creates an unbridgeable chasm between them. Where will they find hope in a hopeless situation?
Includes stories from all these wonderful authors: Patty Wysong, Linda Glaz, Christina Rich, Karen Wingate, Karen Campbell Prough, Karla Akins, Donna Hubbard Scofield, Elaine Stock, Karlene Jacobsen, Joanne Sher, April Strauch, Anne Garboczi Evans, & Susan F. Craft.