Link Whitman has settled into the role of bachelor without ever intending to. Now he's stuck in a dead-end job and, as the next Whitman wedding fast approaches, he is the last one standing. The pressure from his sisters' efforts to play matchmaker is getting hard to bear as Link pulls extra shifts at work, and helps his parents at the Chicory Inn.
All her life, Shayla Michaels has felt as if she straddled two worlds. Her mother's white family labeled her African American father with names Shayla didn't repeat in polite-well, in any company. Her father's family disapproved as well, though they eventually embraced Shayla as their own. After the death of her mother, and her brother Jerry's incarceration, life has left Shayla's father bitter, her niece, Portia, an orphan, and Shayla responsible for them all. She knows God loves them all, but why couldn't people accept each other for what was on the inside? For their hearts?
Everything changes one icy morning when a child runs into the street and Link nearly hits her with his pickup. Soon he is falling in love with the little girl's aunt, Shayla, the beautiful woman who runs Coffee's On, the bakery in Langhorne. Can Shayla and Link overcome society's view of their differences and find true love? Is there hope of changing the sometimes-ugly world around them into something better for them all?
Deborah Raney's novels have won numerous awards including the RITA, National Readers' Choice Award, HOLT Medallion, the Carol Award, and have three times been Christy Award finalists. She and her husband, Ken Raney have traded small-town life in Kansas-the setting of many of Deb's novels-for life in the city of Wichita.
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in a small town to attend a wedding.Wally is unexpectedly roughed up and arrested for a crime he didn’t
commit, but the small-town deputy likes Wally as the criminal and refuses to
budge in regards to any real proof, but relies circumstantial evidence to hold
Wally in jail.Dawn, Griff’s girlfriend,
is going on a mission trip to Sudan, which Griff isn’t thrilled about as
tensions in that area are high.Wally is
saving money to pay the bride price to bring his bride, Liberty, to America
from Sudan.Dawn visits Liberty and
gives her news of Wally.As Dawn is
flying away in a bush plane, she sees men arrive in Liberty’s village and
kidnap her.So, begins the search to
find and free Liberty for Griff and Dawn. Bo Rider is undercover at a scientific convention in London
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stories is that they get the story going quickly and readers get to see faith
in action not just in word.This book is
no exception.It takes place in Atlanta,
Georgia.The two main characters are Max
Preston, a U.S. Marshal and Sydney Berry, a forensic artist and expert witness. Sydney has given part of her testimony on opening day in the
trial of a prominent businessman’s murder trial.She is set to give the bulk of her testimony
tomorrow.Due to suspected ties to a
local drug gang by the defendant, Sydney is assigned a protective agent from
the U.S. Marshal’s Office in the person of Max Preston.Upon leaving the courthouse, she is in
immediate need of his protection as she is the target of a drive-by
shooting.She is uninjured, but she has
been put on notice that she is not safe to go home.She and Max head to a safe house, bu…