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Finding Ever After: four fairytale-ish novellas

By Betsy St. Amant, Pepper Basham, Rachel McMillan and Ashley Clark

Experience a touch of magic with these four fairytale-ish novellas that span over one hundred years. Linked by an illustrated book of fairytales, each novella is an enchanting combination of a beloved classic sprinkled with the author’s own brand of fairy dust.

Between Stairs and Stardust is set in 1913 Asheville, NC at the beautiful Biltmore Estate and includes a budding children’s book illustrator, an out-of-the box heir, and a teensy bit of Cinderella romance.

Entanglements has a Rapunzel twist and is set in 1920’s Boston between a reluctant heiress, a charming piano tuner, and a game of chess.

Twice Upon A Time is a Beauty-And-The-Beast inspired tale that brings a romance novelist back home to her family’s pecan farm… and the ex-fiance she left behind.

Once Bitten is a nod to Snow White that includes a fake date with a handsome woodsman, seven geeks, and the world’s best apple tarts.

 

Additional Info
Release Date: February 14, 2019
Number of Pages: 473
ASIN: B07N16XXX8

To Have and to Hold

By Betsy St. Amant, Katie Ganshert & Becky Wade

They’ve helped orchestrate the perfect day for countless couples. Now twelve new couples will find themselves in the wedding spotlight in the second Year of Weddings novella collection.

Love Takes the Cake: A September Wedding Story by Betsy St. Amant
Charlotte Cantrell is always the baker; never the bride. When Will, a regular at Charlotte’s bakery, catches her attention, she can only hope that he is the reliable man this single mother has always hoped to find. The problem is that he’s regularly stopping in to buy cookies for another girl. But when Charlotte is hired to bake a host of wedding goodies for a difficult bride and finds out Will is the best man, she has the perfect opportunity to get to know him better—and find out how serious Will is about this other girl in his life.

Additional Info
Publisher: Zondervan
Release Date: August 30, 2016
Number of Pages: 363
ISBN-10: 0310395933

Winter Brides: A Year of Weddings Novella Collection

Cozy up by the fireplace for three heartwarming stories of love and weddings in the wintertime.

The honor of your presence is requested at three winter weddings . . .

A December Bride by Denise Hunter
When Layla O’Reilly and Seth Murphy make their engagement public, she knows it’s only to convince a major client that she’s high-society enough to work for his agency. Seth has secretly loved Layla for years, but she’s never given him the time of day. For Layla, this engagement of convenience is the chance to save her career. And for Seth, it’s the chance to finally win her heart.

A January Bride by Deborah Raney
Novelist Madeleine Houser arranges a temporary office in a local bed and breakfast to escape the distracting renovations on her own house. Although she’s never laid eyes on the inn’s owner, an unlikely friendship blossoms between them as they leave daily notes for each other, and before long, Maddie finds herself falling for her mysterious host—a man likely many years her senior—and a man she’s never even met.

A February Bride by Betsy St. Amant
History repeats itself when Allie Andrews escapes the church on her wedding day—wearing the same wedding dress passed down for generations of women in her family, all women with histories of failed marriages. Allie loves Marcus but fears she’s destined to repeat her family’s mistakes. When thrown unexpectedly together for a wedding months later, Allie and Marcus discover their own story might be far from over.

Additional Info
Title: Winter Brides – A Year of Weddings Novella
Publisher: Zondervan
Release Date: November 25, 2014
Number of Pages: 352
ISBN-10: 031033828X

Pocket Prayers for Friends

by Max Lucado with Betsy St. Amant

Pocket Prayers for Friends: 40 Simple Prayers That Bring Joy and Serenity

Some friends are closer than family. They weave their way into our lives, there to celebrate the highs and comfort us through the lows. And for those special friends, Max Lucado offers forty scriptures and guided prayers that bring joy and serenity in Pocket Prayers for Friends.

Additional Info
Title: Pocket Prayers for Friends
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: March 8, 2016
Number of Pages: 112
ISBN-10: 0718077385

Love Arrives in Pieces

For so long, Stella was known for her beauty. Now, with her heart stripped bare, she must discover who she really is.

Former pageant queen Stella Varland doesn’t trust beauty anymore after her divorce. Her appearance betrayed her and led to her brokenness—so instead of being beautiful, now she tries to make beautiful things, but always falls short. So she keeps her passion for her secret art to herself and focuses on her interior design work. But if she doesn’t get another job soon, she’ll be stuck living with her parents.

Contractor Chase Taylor is determined to live a life of no regrets after losing his fiancée in a car crash. Now he lives life at full speed, striving to see how much he can accomplish. He knows if he slows down, he’ll fall apart. So he returns home to Bayou Bend to renovate the town’s old theater, and is shocked to learn former flame Stella is the designer for the project.

Forced to work together, Chase and Stella battle their chemistry and their pasts as they struggle to compromise and come together on a vision for the theater. Chase doesn’t understand why Stella is such a subdued version of herself, while Stella doesn’t get why Chase thinks he understands her. Their wills clash as they attempt to hide their brokenness—and their unresolved feelings for each other—until Chase discovers the hidden parts of Stella, losing her trust in the process.

A near catastrophe, a fire, and a small-town gossip mill finally force both Stella and Chase to realize that they have a choice—to hold on to the shards of their pasts, or surrender their fragmented pieces to the One who makes a beautiful masterpiece from the broken.

Additional Info
Title: Love Arrives in Pieces
Publisher: Zondervan
Release Date: June 9, 2015
Number of Pages: 336
ISBN-10: 0310338476
ISBN-13: 978-0310338475

All’s Fair in Love and Cupcakes

Kat Varland has had enough of chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry.At twenty-six years old, Kat is still living in the shadows of her family in Bayou Bend, Louisiana. Still working shifts at her Aunt Maggie’s bakery. Still wondering what to do with her passion for baking and her business degree. And still single.But when Lucas Brannen, Kat’s best friend, signs her up for a reality TV bake-off on Cupcake Combat, everything Kat ever wanted is suddenly dangled in front of her: creative license as a baker, recognition as a visionary . . . and a job at a famous bakery in New York.As the competition heats up, Lucas realizes he might have made a huge mistake. As much as he wants the best for Kat, the only thing he wants for himself—her—is suddenly in danger of slipping away.The bright lights of reality cooking wars and the chance at a successful career dazzle Kat’s senses and Lucas is faced with a difficult choice: help his friend achieve her dreams . . . or sabotage her chances to keep her in Louisiana.

Additional Info
Title: All’s Fair in Love and Cupcakes
Publisher: Zondervan
Release Date: September 2014
Number of Pages: 320
ISBN-10: 031033845X
ISBN-13: 978-0310338451

The Rancher’s Secret Son

A Mother’s Last Hope…

When her troubled teenage son is sent to Camp Hope, Emma Shaver is thrilled and relieved. The therapy horse ranch in Broken Bend, Louisiana, is well-known for giving at-risk teens a new lease on life. There’s just one problem—it’s owned by her old high school sweetheart, Max Ringgold, who doesn’t know he’s her son’s father. Emma didn’t plan on facing her past to ensure her son’s future. But when old feelings for Max resurface, Emma must decide if she will reveal the truth to him and restore her family for good.

Additional Info
Title: The Rancher’s Secret Son
Publisher: Love Inspired
Release Date: January 2014
Number of Pages: 288
ISBN-10: 0373817428
ISBN-13: 978-0373817429

A February Bride

Allie left the love of her life at the altar—to save him from a lifetime of heartbreak. When a Valentine’s Day wedding brings them back together, she struggles against her family’s destructive history. Can Allie ever realize that a marriage is so much more than a wedding dress? History repeats itself when Allie Andrews escapes the church on her wedding day—in the same dress passed down for generations and worn by all the women in her family—women with a long history of failed marriages. Allie loves Marcus, but fears she’s destined to repeat her family’s mistakes. She can’t bear to hurt Marcus worse. Marcus Hall never stopped loving Allie and can only think of one reason she left him at the altar—him. When the two are thrown together for his sister’s Valentine’s Day wedding, he discovers the truth and realizes their story might be far from over. Can Allie shuck expectation and discover who she is as a bride and in the Bride of Christ? And if she ever walks down the aisle, what dress will she wear?

Additional Info
Title: A February Bride (A Year of Weddings Collection)
Publisher: Zondervan
Release Date: January 2014
Available via AUDIO CD and E-book
(Print compilation coming November 2014)
ISBN-10: 149150093X
ISBN-13: 978-1491500934

The Rancher Next Door

For firefighter Caley Foster, every day is an adrenaline rush. Now that she’s back in Broken Bend, Louisiana, it’s clear that putting down roots may be just as tough as putting out fires. To her surprise, sweet Ava next door makes Caley’s new nanny job feel fulfilling. But Ava’s single father, rancher Brady McCollough, is a play-it-safe kind of fellow…not what Caley’s used to facing. He’s focused on protecting Ava—yet he can’t ignore Caley’s incredible effect on her. Or on his guarded heart. And with a leap of faith, they might both find life’s best adventure: love.

Additional Info
Title: The Rancher Next Door
Publisher: Love Inspired
Release Date: April 1st, 2013
Number of Pages: 224
ISBN-10: 0373878095
ISBN-13: 978-0373878093

Her Family Wish

Taking pictures of other people’s happiest moments is the perfect job for Hannah Hart. Secretly fearing that she won’t ever have a family of her own, Hannah prefers to hide behind the camera. Until she meets assistant principal Jude Bradley, whose twelve-year-old daughter instantly bonds with Hannah. Jude might just be the man to give Hannah a reason to smile—if he can let go of the past. The more Hannah and Jude discover they have in common, the more Hannah wonders if there’s a family in her future after all…

Additional Info
Title: Her Family Wish
Publisher: Love Inspired
Release Date: April 1st, 2012
Number of Pages: 224
ISBN-10: 0373877374
ISBN-13: 978-0373877379

Addison Blakely: Confessions of a PK

Sixteen-year-old Addison Blakely has tirelessly played the role of PK—preacher’s kid—her entire life. But after Wes Keegan revs his motorcycle into town and into her heart, Addison begins to wonder how much of her faith is her own and how much has been handed to her. She isn’t so sure she wants to be the good girl anymore. Join Addison Blakely as she attempts to separate love from lust, facts from faith, and keep her head above water in her murky, fishbowl existence.

Additional Info
Title: Addison Blakely: Confessions of a PK
Publisher: Barbour Books
Release Date: January 1st, 2012
Number of Pages: 368
ISBN-10: 1616265558
ISBN-13: 978-1616265557

Fireman Dad

Widowed mother Marissa Hawthorne’s little boy wants to be like his new hero—firefighter Jacob Greene. But Marissa and her son lost too much to the profession of firefighting already. She can’t possibly let either of them get close to the man, no matter how noble he is. Especially because her own father is Jacob’s boss. But when Jacob hires her to plan a special birthday party for his niece, Marissa soon learns that Jacob is a hero in many ways. And that taking risks for love is what life and faith are truly about.

Additional Info
Title: Fireman Dad
Publisher: Steeple Hill Love Inspired
Release Date: August 1st, 2011
Number of Pages: 224
ISBN-10: 0373876882
ISBN-13: 978-0373876884

 

Mistletoe Prayers

THE GINGERBREAD SEASON

Allie James returns to her hometown in need of a holiday job. Never did she expect old boyfriend Jordan Walker to hire her as his secretary! Years ago Jordan shredded her heart like wrapping paper. Now he must convince Allie that all he wants for Christmas is her love.

Additional Info
Title: Mistletoe Prayers (The Gingerbread Season)
Publisher: Steeple Hill Love Inspired
Release Date: October 1st, 2010
Number of Pages: 224
ISBN-10: 0373876270
ISBN-13: 978-0373876273

 

Rodeo Sweetheart

To save her family ranch—and her father’s legacy—Samantha Jenson reluctantly runs a dude ranch on the financially strapped property. Among the greenhorn tourists in stiff jeans and shiny cowboy boots: handsome businessman Ethan Ames. Ethan makes Sam remember her own dreams—of love and marriage. But surely he’ll ride out of her life—in his fancy car—when his vacation is over. Until she learns that Ethan isn’t on vacation at all. He has a very big secret. One that just might destroy her dreams of being his rodeo sweetheart…forever.

Additional Info
Title: Rodeo Sweetheart
Publisher: Steeple Hill Love Inspired
Release Date: April1st, 2010
Number of Pages: 224
ISBN-10: 0373875932
ISBN-13: 978-0373875931

 

A Valentine’s Wish

Unless youth pastor Andy Stewart finds a suitable wife fast, he’ll lose his job. Yet the woman of his dreams is his best friend. And Lori Perkins is still smarting over a failed engagement, so he can’t just declare his love. His plan: he’ll be her secret admirer and woo her anonymously with flowers and chocolates. And then, when romance is on her mind, Andy will confess his Valentine’s wish—to spend his life with her. There’s just one little problem. Lori seems to think her secret admirer is someone else!

Additional Info
Title: A Valentine’s Wish
Publisher: Steeple Hill Love Inspired
Release Date: February 1st, 2010
Number of pages: 224
ISBN-10: 0373875819
ISBN-13: 978-0373875818

 

Return to Love

“I’m Not The Man I Used To Be!” If only Gracie Broussard could believe that! Years ago, Carter Alexander broke her heart and betrayed her. Now, just when she needs him most, he’s back—asking her to believe he’s changed. But this time, it’s not just Gracie who’ll be hurt if he disappears. A penguin keeper, Gracie urgently needs to find a new home for her beloved birds. Carter is the only one who can help. He promises that she can trust him, that he’s not the rebel he once was. And that he needs Gracie as much as her birds do.

Additional Info
Title: Return to Love
Publisher: Steeple Hill Love Inspired
Release Date: July 1st, 2009
Number of pages: 224
ISBN-10: 0373875401
ISBN-13: 978-0373875405