American Jessica Montgomery arrives in WW I England to be greeted with the horrible news that local vagrants and homeless folk are being found murdered. With a killer skulking through the North Yorkshire Dales, she and Grandmother Morag McDonald fear for the safety of the orphans living at Hope Orphanage. With the help of local Dr. Garth Samuels, they do all they can to protect them. Is it a deranged individual who is the harbinger of death or could it be something far more sinister? As they search for answers to end the horror, Jess learns who she can and cannot trust, but it may be too late when she finds her own life in danger.
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FAITH IN THE PARKS SERIES
Dedication to Love - Prequel to Mountain of Peril, Faith in the Parks, Book 1
Jillian Spencer is bound and determined to make it as a topnotch newspaper reporter, but in 1940, that’s no easy task. Her chance comes when the president of the United States arrives for the dedication of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and her job is to report on this auspicious occasion. On her way to cover that story, her editor-in-chief redirects her to another news-worthy event, the Tuckaseegee flood, a catastrophic occurrence that occurred two days earlier leaving the lives of many mountain folks in shambles. While gathering information for the article covering the flood, Jill finds herself in a life or death situation.
Cameron Murphy, park ranger at Deep Creek Civilian Conservation Corps., is thankful to have been at the right place, at the right time. He soon learns that the woman he’s just rescued has a tender heart deeply touched by the suffering of his neighbors. He’s more than willing to help with her newspaper article, but as her dark eyes and determination pierce right to his soul, dare he hope that she’ll turn her tender heart toward him?
Mountain of Peril, Faith in the Parks, Book 1
When Molly Walker graduated from college, she was thrilled to be hired on as a ranger at Deep Creek Campground in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. She arrived ready to begin her career and to enjoy all the aspects of her new job, but the one thing she hadn’t counted on was the local poachers and their illegal shenanigans. Molly and fellow ranger Jake Stuart try to put a stop to the escalating poaching problem while protecting the animals. In the meantime, Molly finds that the handsome ranger, who is also a local, is a great partner to have on her side. She also finds that she’s losing her heart to him when she’d planned to stay focused on her career. Can she give her heart and have a career? She and Jake find themselves in a battle against a group of men with a hidden agenda far more sinister than poaching. Can they be stopped before Molly’s life is snuffed out?
Canyon of Death, Faith in the Parks, Book 2
When Kate Fleming arrives at the Grand Canyon National Park, she’s anxious to begin her new job as park service liaison to an archeological team. However, artifacts begin to disappear and the lead archeologist is found murdered. Kate soon receives a deadly warning as well, so archeologist Ethan Wagner steps in to safeguard her. Although Kate finds herself captivated by her ruggedly handsome protector, she already lost love once and refuses to surrender to those feelings again. After a second murder occurs, park police are determined to locate the killer, but it may be too late when Kate finds herself in the cross-hairs.
A Beacon of Love - Prequel to Ocean of Fear, Faith in the Parks, Book 3
Word is the new man in town, Mike Kelly, is an author writing the next “great American novel.” Librarian Ava Sinclair knows that’s not true. He spends too much time fishing and trekking around Cape Hatteras Island. But when men in a black car show up and follow Ava, not only does handsome Mike Kelly get involved, but Ava’s older brother, Sheriff Martin Sinclair does as well. Who are these men and why are they following her? It’s 1928 during Prohibition and things take a sinister turn when rum-runners from Chicago use the sleepy North Carolina town of Buxton to further their criminal enterprise. Can Mike and Martin protect not only Ava, but Buxton and beyond from their corrupt plan? Ava finds herself falling for the blue-eyed stranger who won’t tell her why he’s here. Can he protect her before she disappears from Cape Hatteras for good?
Ocean of Fear, Faith in the Parks, Book 3
National Park Service biologist Ruth Campbell discovers a body on the beach near Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Her life shifts out of her comfort zone, but not nearly as much as when the newest park policeman, attractive Gage Hampton, arrives to take her statement. She’s determined to stay as far from him as possible. Scarred by her past, Ruth attempts to avoid young men, but she realizes that avoiding Gage Hampton will be harder than she thought. Another body washes up with the surf, and Gage is intent on discovering who the killer is. When Ruth’s uncle, Owen Lawrence, arrives searching for a long-lost treasure, both Gage and Ruth find themselves pulled into the search, and things become sinister as the killer grows desperate. Can they find the treasure before the killer does? Or will he silence them and sail away with the treasure too?
Glacier of Secrets, Faith in the Parks, Book 4
Photographer Maggie Lawrence is excited about her new assignment at Denali National Park, that is, until her excitement is damped by Ranger Troy Donovan’s refusal to escort her into the wilderness for photos. When an Alaskan senator arrives and Maggie’s assignment changes, Troy is ordered by the powers that be to help Maggie out. When things turn deadly and the senator’s life is at risk, Troy and Maggie find a connection between a thirty-three-year-old Soviet defector’s record and a photo Maggie took on her first day in Alaska. While Troy is investigating deep in the park, Maggie and the good senator are kidnapped. How can Troy rescue them when he must stay on mission? There are foreign operatives in pursuit, and he can’t stop now. This woman who once stirred his refusal of help has stirred other feelings he’s buried deep inside. Now all he can think of is rescuing and protecting Maggie Lawrence.
The Peaceful Valley Wounded Soldiers Anthology
Welcome to Peaceful Valley Rehab Center where wounded soldiers come to rehabilitate. Dr. Alex Hunter, a disabled veteran himself, returns home after years away serving in the military. Turning his family inheritance into a rehabilitation center, he gives these war-weary men and women the help they need to heal. Along the way, not only does Alex find love, but love comes calling for others too. This faith-filled short story series will keep you turning pages to find out what happens next.
PEACEFUL VALLEY WOUNDED SOLDIER INDIVIDUAL SHORT STORIES
The Soldier's Heart - Peaceful Valley Wounded Soldier Short Story 1
Alex Hunter was back. The news didn’t make Beth Hayes happy at all. He’d left her high and dry twenty years ago to join the Army, and she’d been too angry to find out why. All she knew was the plans they’d made together for the future were ruined. Now twenty years later he was back with plans for his grandparents’ ranch. What was he doing out there? Why had he come back? Beth soon found that the skinny teenage boy had grown into a strong, handsome man with a new purpose for his life. A purpose that came straight from his heart. Perhaps the Army had been good for Alex. He’d seen hard things as a soldier and come out strong. Those gray eyes now gazed at her with a promise. A promise that included her.
The Soldier's Hope - Peaceful Valley Wounded Soldier Short Story 2
Sam Reilly’s ice blue eyes were far too un-nerving and held something in their depths Jeannie Mason had never seen before. The cowboy had only been at Peaceful Valley ranch for a few months working with the wounded vets, teaching riding lessons and building their confidence. When Jeannie comes to the ranch to fill in for the owners while they escape on their honeymoon, she soon finds the relationship she’s been in for a while, although steady, is dull as dishwater. Is it possible a relationship can hold more? Can a man make her feel special? Something in Sam’s gaze indicates it might be possible. But who does Jeannie think she is to think she could ever have that? And who is Sam Reilly? Why is he at Peaceful Valley? What brought the handsome cowboy here?
The Soldier's Healing - Peaceful Valley Wounded Soldier Short Story 3
Chef Joy Baker is eager to prepare Christmas for the wounded veterans and their families at Peaceful Valley Rehab Center, and baking cookies and stringing popcorn and cranberries are part of the program. Joy is soon captivated by an adorable little girl who wanders into her kitchen. When troubled veteran, Eli Cooper, the child’s father, attempts to keep Joy at arm’s length, can she help him heal? A homeless man living on the street stirs Joy’s compassion, so she enlists Eli and Kandi’s help, and before long the threesome team up to bring him Christmas cheer that will last far past the New Year.
The Soldier's Help - Peaceful Valley Wounded Soldier Short Story 4
War-torn and battered, Tess Cochran arrives at Peaceful Valley Rehab Center ready to shut herself away from everyone so she can heal in solitude. Physically, Tess is healing nicely, but she’s unable to let go of the pain she carries so close to her heart. She doesn’t want to talk about it to anyone.
Not even handsome and charming Will MacGregor who tries to put her at ease. What’s his story and why is he even at Peaceful Valley? Surely, he’s not a wounded vet.
Tess struggles to reconcile the relationship she once had with God and her belief that He’s now ruined her life. How can she ever move forward? How can she ever find peace? Can Will help her place her burden in God’s hands? Or will she refuse to let it go?
The Soldier's Harvest - Peaceful Valley Wounded Soldiers Short Story 5
Lydia Baker arrives at Peaceful Valley Rehab Center ready to surprise her sister, Joy, but her plan goes awry when Matt Stuart ruins the surprise. The two get off to a rocky start, but when the truth comes out as to why Lydia has really come to town, Matt offers his assistance. Lydia realizes the handsome veteran has talents that may come in handy, and it might be a good idea to take him up on his offer. Matt, a wounded war veteran, has his own personal battles to fight, and not letting this gorgeous woman too close is one of them.