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Heino-EarlsCristmasDeliveryThe Earl’s Christmas Delivery, Susan Gee Heino

Mild, Regency, Novella

When the Earl of Bahumburgh’s simple trip home becomes a madcap journey with gold, frankincense, myrrh–even a desperate young woman and bedraggled shepherds–he thinks Christmas is ruined. But when there’s no room at the inn, he finds there might just be room in his heart. Read More

Herriman-IrishThe Irish Healer, Nancy Herriman

Mild, London 1830s

Accused of murdering a child under her care, Irish healer Rachel Dunne flees the ensuing scandal while vowing to never sit at another sickbed. She no longer trusts in her abilities—or God’s mercy. When a cholera epidemic sweeps through London, she feels compelled to nurse the dying daughter of the enigmatic physician she has come to love. James Edmunds, wearied by the deaths of too many patients, has his own doubts about God’s grace. Can they face their darkest fears? Or is it too late to learn that trust and love just might heal their hearts? Read More

Herriman-TreasureJosiah’s Treasure, Nancy Herriman

Mild, San Francisco 1880s

In 1882, Sarah Whittier dreams of opening an art studio run by immigrant women. She plans to use the house left to her by family friend Josiah Cady as collateral for her studio. But will all be lost when the inheritance is challenged by an angry man claiming to be Josiah’s son and legal heir? Rumor of gold nuggets hidden in the house, place Sarah’s life in danger. Her future uncertain and her safety threatened, Sarah has nowhere to turn. That is, unless she can soften a vengeful man’s heart–and they both learn that love is finer than any gold. Read More