Author: Nicole Richard
Grace Bowman's life crumbled right in front of her. The man who held her heart-her forever-was gone, and her family ties were in tatters. A balloon and a flat tire had her crossing paths with AJ Watson, and she realized normal probably wasn't in her cards. When Grace realizes history may be repeating itself, will she be able to let go of the past, or will she walk away from her future?
Author: Catherine Hall
At the beginning of World War II, twelve-year-old Nora Lynch is one of thousands of London children sent away to the safety of the English countryside. Her surrogate family, Reverend and Mrs. Rivers and their daughter Grace, are like no-one she has ever met, offering shelter, affection, and the sister she never had. But Nora is too young and too naïve to understand the cracks beneath the surface of her idyllic new life at the rectory, or the disappointments of the Riverses' marriage. And as her friendship with Grace grows more intense, she aches to become even closer. What happens next is a secret that she keeps for more than fifty years, a secret that she can begin to reveal only when, elderly and alone, Nora knows that she is close to the end. A beautiful meditation on love, friendship, and family, Days of Grace is a stunning debut that brings a tumultuous era to life. Nora tells her story in alternating chapters from the past and present, projecting her childhood nostalgia with a cinematic glow.
Stories That Celebrate How God Finds Us Right Where We Are
Author: Dawn Camp
Encouraging and Heartfelt Stories of Grace Connect Women's Hearts with God--Now in Paper In this hectic life, it's easy to forget that God is always near, even though he sends us frequent reminders. The beauty amid the mess, a well-timed word of encouragement from a friend, the memories that won't let go of our hearts--they're all ways God extends us grace. But if we're not paying attention, we can miss them. With heartfelt stories from some of today's foremost writers, The Beauty of Grace is a haven of calm contemplation amid the chaos. These inspiring stories helps readers appreciate the benefits of cultivating friendship, waiting on God, choosing joy, staying connected, learning to trust, and much more. Contributors include Jessica Turner, Lisa-Jo Baker, Holley Gerth, Ann Voskamp, Bonnie Gray, Tsh Oxenreider, Leeana Tankersley, Emily Freeman, Margaret Feinberg, and many others.
Celebrating Life in the Midst of the Long Good-Bye
Author: Kara Tippetts
Publisher: David C Cook
“I was here. I saw beauty. I embraced it.”—Kara Tippetts How do you live out extravagant love in the everyday moments? How do you celebrate grace when your life turns out differently than the one you dreamed? Kara Tippetts discovered how to find joy in the small moments of life. She learned how to hold tight to hope even while battling intense physical and emotional pain. And she lived out the truth that God can redeem any story. In her final book, Kara offers gentle reflections on living and dying well. She invites us to cultivate soft hearts even when we face great disappointment. Her ideas for living are hard-won, wrestled with in the crucible of family, illness, and faith. And her constant reminder is that whether we are in the midst of dark days or mundane moments Jesus is always there, life is surprisingly beautiful, and God is forever good.
How God Makes All Things Beautiful in Time
Author: Christine Hoover
Publisher: Baker Books
The Bible says that God makes all things beautiful in their time, but when we look around today we see a broken and marred world. Our reality is so often the "not beautiful" that it's hard to trust that God can make our mess into something good. So how do we live with hope for a future redemption of all things? In Searching for Spring, Christine Hoover takes readers on a treasure hunt for beauty in both familiar and unexpected places. Framed by the changing seasons, this journey will heighten readers' senses and awaken their affections for the creator of it all. For all who are in the midst of suffering, who find their faith withering, who are questioning whether God is at work--or even present--as they wait for something in their lives to become beautiful, this book will be a welcome reminder that God never stops his redemptive work and that there is a time for everything under heaven.
Author: Johanna Michaelsen
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The last 15 years have witnessed an unprecedented explosion of interest in psychic phenomena. Johanna Michaelsen shares an extraordinary story about how she became a personal assistant to a psychic surgeon and witnessed miraculous healings, yet realized the true occultic source behind The Beautiful Side of Evil. Over 235,000 sold!
Grace for the Worst in Me
Author: Jan Meyers Proett
As an experienced counselor, Jan Proett has logged countless hours listening to women describe themselves in the worst possible light. She's also plenty practiced at turning that light on herself. In this bracing and bravely personal book, Proett invites women to face the truth about themselves. And the truth is this: no matter how imperfect, fearful, shameful, and downright bitchy we have been, we can be restored. A life of fear and control can be met by peace and freedom. A heart full of rage can be overwhelmed by kindness. The demands of more can be trumped by gratitude and rest. And the best partevery last ugly, nasty place in our hearts can be made beautiful. Beautywhen we take an honest look at ourselves, that's what we'll find underneath all the stuff we've piled on top. No matter who we think we are or what we've done, there's a beauty inside us, a beauty that defines us, a beauty we've forgotten. Rediscover that beauty and let it tell you who you really are.
Author: Sharon Dennis Wyeth
Category: Juvenile Fiction
When she goes looking for "something beautiful" in her city neighborhood, a young girl finds beauty in many different forms.
Author: Nicole Richard
She's a woman running from her past. He's a man with a fractured heart. Natalie Brentwood is determined to escape a life of betrayal and abuse. She vows to live the life she know she deserves, despite the one she's endured. Cy Davis is no stranger to lies and deceit. He's harbored a ten-year grudge that could quite possibly ruin his chances with a woman who blindly captured his heart. But when two people are brought together by fate, can they be the light the other needs? Or will a secret and past insecurity be a test of their love and faith. A story of love and hate and the depths one will go to bury heartbreak that runs deep. This can be read as a standalone. If you prefer to read in series order: Book One - The Beauty of Grace Book Two- Waiting on Faith
Author: Rachael Lucas
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Whip-smart, hilarious, and unapologetically honest, Rachel Lucas's The State of Grace is a heartwarming story of one girl trying to work out where she fits in, and whether she even wants to. “Sometimes I feel like everyone else was handed a copy of the rules for life and mine got lost.” Grace is autistic and has her own way of looking at the world. She's got a horse and a best friend who understand her, and that's pretty much all she needs. But when Grace kisses Gabe and things start to change at home, the world doesn't make much sense to her any more. Suddenly everything threatens to fall apart, and it's up to Grace to fix it on her own.
Author: Amy Clipston
Take a trip to Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania, where you’ll meet the women of the Kauffman Amish Bakery in Lancaster County. As each woman’s story unfolds, you will share in her heartaches, trials, joys, dreams … and secrets. You’ll discover how the simplicity of the Amish lifestyle can clash with the “English” way of life—and the decisions and consequences that follow. Most importantly, you will be encouraged by the hope and faith of these women, and the importance they place on their families. Rebecca Kauffman’s tranquil Old Order Amish life is transformed when she suddenly has custody of her two teenage nieces after her "English" sister and brother-in-law are killed in an automobile accident. Instant motherhood, after years of unsuccessful attempts to conceive a child of her own, is both a joy and a heartache. Rebecca struggles to give the teenage girls the guidance they need as well as fulfill her duties to Daniel as an Amish wife. Rebellious Jessica is resistant to Amish ways and constantly in trouble with the community. Younger sister Lindsay is caught in the middle, and the strain between Rebecca and Daniel mounts as Jessica’s rebellion escalates. Instead of the beautiful family life she dreamed of creating for her nieces, Rebecca feels as if her world is being torn apart by two different cultures, leaving her to question her place in the Amish community, her marriage, and her faith in God.
Author: Aliya Whiteley
Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)
Nominated for the Shirley Jackson and Saboteur awards, this game-changing story was chosen by Adam Nevill as one of his favourite horror short stories: “What a refreshing gust of tiny spores this novella explodes into, and I inhaled them all with glee”. Somewhere away from the cities and towns, in the Valley of the Rocks, a society of men and boys gather around the fire each night to listen to their history recounted by Nate, the storyteller. Requested most often by the group is the tale of the death of all women. They are the last generation. One evening, Nate brings back new secrets from the woods; peculiar mushrooms are growing from the ground where the women’s bodies lie buried. These are the first signs of a strange and insidious presence unlike anything ever known before… Discover the Beauty.
Five Hundred Ways to Add Elegance, Order, Beauty and Joy to Every Day of Your Life
Author: Alexandra Stoddard
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
Category: House & Home
Offers suggestions for enriching one's daily life; includes advice on organization, decorating, and dining; and discusses the importance of solitude, style, and elegance
Author: Robyn Carr
Welcome to Grace Valley, California— where blood runs thicker…ties are stronger…and love is all the more sweet. Visitors to the town often remark about the valley's peace and beauty—both of which are plentiful. Unlocked doors, front porches, pies cooling in the windows—this is country life at its finest. But visitors don't always see what lies at the heart of a community. Or just beyond… June Hudson grew up in Grace Valley, the daughter of the town doctor. Leaving only to get her medical training, she returned home and followed in her father's footsteps. Some might say she chose the easy, comfortable route…but June knows better. For June, her emergency room is wherever she's needed—or wherever a patient finds her. She is always on call, her work is her life and these people are her extended family. Which is a good thing, since this is a town where you should have picked your husband in the ninth grade. Grace Valley is not exactly the place to meet eligible men—until an undercover DEA agent suddenly starts appearing at all sorts of strange hours. Everybody has secrets down in the valley. Now June has one of her own.
An Epic Paranormal Fantasy Romance
Author: B.C. Burgess
Publisher: Bandit Publishing Company
This is a special edition of the first five books in The Mystic Series: A Magical Journey of Epic Romance Stretching from coast to coast and teeming with loathed villains and beloved heroes, The Mystic Series is a sexy paranormal fantasy filled with emotion, magic and intrigue. Whether the reader is laughing, crying or falling in love, they'll find themselves invested in Layla's fate through the rich dialogue and emotionally driven characters that weave the web of this fiery paranormal tale. If you love hot alpha males, strong heroines, paranormal magic, lots of sexy times, battles of good vs. evil, and epic love stories, you’ll want to one-click The Mystic Series today!
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 3 Fans around the world adore the best-selling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma Ramotswe—with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsi—navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humor, and the occasional cup of tea. In Morality for Beautiful Girls, Precious Ramotswe, founder and owner of the only detective agency for the concerns of both ladies and others, investigates the alleged poisoning of the brother of an important “Government Man,” and the moral character of the four finalists of the Miss Beauty and Integrity Contest, the winner of which will almost certainly be a contestant for the title of Miss Botswana. Yet her business is having money problems, and when other difficulties arise at her fiancé’s Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors, she discovers the reliable Mr J.L.B. Matekoni is more complicated then he seems. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Kristin Cashore
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: Juvenile Fiction
In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called Graces, Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace, the Grace of killing, and teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king.
The Remnant Chronicles: Book Three
Author: Mary E. Pearson
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Princess Lia and her love, Rafe, have escaped Venda and the path before them is winding and dangerous.
Advice and Inspiration from Chelsea Crockett
Author: Chelsea Crockett
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Inspired by Chelsea Crockett’s popular YouTube channel, Your Own Beautiful is a life, faith, and beauty guide, filled with her trademark tips on makeup and style alongside full-color photos, how-tos, and more to help young women with all the big issues they face—from self-confidence and friendship to following your dreams. With her signature grace and wit, Chelsea tackles tough questions through uplifting messages influenced by her faith and life experiences in Your Own Beautiful. “Funny, helpful, and inspirational! This book reveals the secrets to finding inner beauty and happiness.” CHARISMA STAR, Beauty vlogger