New Years Party part 4

A girl. An island. A dream.

Love and danger on Palawan.

Shelby’s life since college is going nowhere fast. So she jumps into a research project on a tiny, isolated island off of Palawan in the Philippines to speed up her goal of getting into grad school.

She imagines beach chairs, toes in the sand, palm trees swaying. But her dream of paradise turns into a nightmare when she finds out family secrets, and troubles and dangers multiply. And to complicate things even more, a good-looking guy cycles into her life and tangles up her heart.

Shelby needs to be tougher than she’s ever been to survive. If she quits, she will hurt her sponsors, ruin her prospects for grad school, and risk losing a chance at love.

Because you love nature, and a touch of romance, read this clean and sweet contemporary adventure tale and imagine your own instant tropical journey now.

The debut novel from Donna Amis Davis, By the Sulu Sea, is for those who enjoy the beach reads of Jenny Hale, Elin Hilderbrand, and Luanne Rice, or the international settings of Alexander McCall Smith.


Religious Fiction. As a young girl, Julia began buying gifts for her future spouse, a man whose likeness and personality she has conjured up in her mind, a man she calls her “beloved.” Soon after the United States enters the Great War, Julia impulsively volunteers as a medical aid worker, with no experience or training. Disheartened by the realities of war, will Julia abandon the pursuit of her beloved? Will her naïve ‘gift scheme’ distract her from recognizing her true “Great Love?” From Philadelphia to war-torn France, follow Julia as she transitions from unworldly young woman to compassionate volunteer.


First in the When It’s Time series

Love to the chords of a classic jazz band, spanned over more than a decade…
Lorraine: plucky and competitive. Isaiah: impish, with a smile that gleams in more ways than one.
From the time the two first square off for a wall ball battle as children, Lorraine and Isaiah can’t help knowing each other. But neither can they avoid passions and misfortunes lining their path to young adulthood. After Isaiah’s family breakup disrupts the haven he’s shared with Lorraine, their relationship is threatened by jealousy, abandonment, and a life-altering trauma too grave to…forget.

As one year follows another, what might it take to reunite this divided man and woman in love: a love unbounded by time?


Three friends, ten resolutions, and a year full of big life changes.

For Emily Fisher and her friends, New Year’s Eve has never been about more than eating cake and watching the minutes until midnight disappear. This year, though, Emily, Sara, and Melissa decide that as they approach the age of thirty, they’re going to make some bold resolutions together and see them through in the year ahead, never guessing how dramatically life will change for them in the process.

As the daughter of a megachurch pastor and the assistant to a sensational and exhausting wedding coordinator, Emily already has her hands full. Using the resolutions as a challenge to make life about more than being a mindless drone at work, she ventures out of her comfort zone – trying new hobbies, picking up new exercise habits, travelling abroad, helping out in new ways at church, DATING – and discovers in the process that there’s more to life than weddings and work. When her family experiences unexpected hardships, Emily is forced to re-evaluate all of her priorities, and the lessons she learns lead her to stronger faith, a new dream for her career, and a romance greater than any that she could have imagined for herself.


A PAST SHE CAN’T FORGET . . .

A FUTURE HE REFUSES TO ACCEPT . . .

Raven will do just about anything to forget a horrific event from the past that still haunts her. Forced to attend church because of a promise she made at a party, she is immediately attracted to the young, handsome preacher, but is unconvinced of his promises of a better life.

Matthew has everything planned out until Raven walks into his church and turns his life upside down. Repulsed by her lifestyle, yet fascinated by her beauty and charm, he finds himself drawn to her by a force he can’t explain.

Raven and Mathew’s unlikely friendship leads them through escalating troubled waters that threaten to doom their growing relationship. Will they survive to learn valuable lessons of grace, forgiveness and love?


It is the summer of 1346. England and Scotland are at war. Earl Raegenhere Auenel of Berwick and Earl Edmund Garrard of Northumberland want nothing more than to end the bloodshed between their lands, and Earl Garrard’s daughter, Lady Cristiana, is the lynchpin in their treaty. Cristiana has rejected sixteen suitors, terrified of marriage for one reason: death. Descended from a long line of women who died giving birth to their first and only children, Cristiana fears she will befall the same fate if she marries. The only thing that gives her any peace and sense of purpose is her work as a midwife, preventing other mothers’ untimely deaths.
Now, forced by her father to give up midwifery and marry Earl Auenel, she must leave her home and the friends she loves to preserve her life, but fate has other plans. When she takes a wrong turn and accidentally ends up in Scotland, she meets the one man who can capture her heart. Will she give in to fate’s plans for marriage, or will she run again?


In Regency-Era England, a young woman is about to discover that fairies do exist—and not all magic is good.

Elizabeth Pendry lives content with her books and imagination. When an unexpected visit from her aunt throws her life into disarray, Elizabeth seeks comfort from her imaginary fairy friends. Little does she know that fairies are real, and that someone hears her.
George Hodge exists in the gap between human and myth. His father is English, and his mother is a Korean nine-tailed fox. George is never sure if he fits in anywhere—until he spies Elizabeth. If anyone will accept him, he thinks, it will be her.

When a dark and sinister magic threatens her family, Elizabeth will have to make the ultimate decision to protect them.


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