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The curiosity keeper / Sarah E. Ladd.
The curiosity keeper /  Sarah E. Ladd.
Born into two different classes, James and Camille shouldn't even know each other. But when the pursuit of a missing ruby brings them together, much more than a mere acquaintance is ignited. The daughter of a curiosity shop owner, Camille would never be considered a lady. Nor does she want to be. With a fiery personality, she dreams of adventures far beyond the walls of her family's modest business. But when her father thrusts a mysterious box into her hands and disappears, her whole world -- dreams and all -- shifts. James is an apothecary, tending to the health needs of the town of Bentworth. His father, a well-known explorer and collector, is quite wealthy from the spoils of his adventures until one risky gamble and a stolen gem leave him on the edge of ruin. Seeking his father's approval, James picks up the hunt for the stolen ruby, leading him to the door of Camille's curiosity shop. With both of their lives in danger as the ruby remains at large, James squires Camille away to the Bentworth School, believing that would be the last place her pursuers would look for her. They both find their hearts and dreams heading in a new direction, but before they are free to embrace their future they must solve the mystery looming around them. The more they uncover, however, the harder it becomes to know whom to trust. And they begin to realize that recovering the ruby may require a great sacrifice: their newfound love and maybe even their lives. --


One perfect gift : a Culdee Creek Christmas / Kathleen Morgan.
One perfect gift : a Culdee Creek Christmas / Kathleen Morgan.
When the job she wants is no longer available, Jessica Ashmore is grateful to at least be offered a temporary position taking care of stroke victim Abby MacKay, but Abby's son Sean, an embittered WWI veteran who many view as a coward and deserter, is not pleased with the arrangement and doesn't hide it very well.


Refining fire / Tracie Peterson.
Refining fire /  Tracie Peterson.
In 1889 Seattle, Washington, Militine and Thane meet while serving the local poor. Though both carry a dark history and a sense of haunting pain, they begin to grow closer and wonder whether God can build something new and beautiful from the debris of the past--


Irish meadows / Susan Anne Mason.
Irish meadows /  Susan Anne Mason.
At the renowned Irish Meadows horse farm in New York, 1911, sisters Brianna and Colleen O'Leary struggle to reconcile their own dreams with their father's plans for the farm and his demanding marriage expectations--


Gone without a trace : a novel / Patricia Bradley.
Gone without a trace : a novel / Patricia Bradley.


The innocent : a novel / Ann H. Gabhart.
The innocent : a novel / Ann H. Gabhart.
Carlyn Kearney has spent two lonely years not knowing whether to mourn or to hope after she receives word from the Union Army that her husband is missing. The war ends without further word. Now penniless, in debt, and forced from her home, Carlyn seeks refuge at the Shaker village of Harmony Hill ... [and] is just settling into life as a sister in the Shaker village when she receives a devastating letter confirming her worst fears. As she wrestles with whether to commit herself fully to the Shaker life, mysterious deaths begin to occur, and Carlyn comes under suspicion. Can Sheriff Mitchell help her expose the true culprit?--Amazon.com.


Hope Harbor : a novel / Irene Hannon.
Hope Harbor : a novel / Irene Hannon.
Tracy Campbell never wanted to leave Hope Harbor, Oregon, or the idyllic three-generation cranberry farm where she grew up. But life--and love--altered her plans. When tragedy strikes and changes her plans yet again, she finds herself back in her hometown with a floundering farm to run and a heartbreaking secret. Romance is not on her agenda. Nor is it on Michael Hunter's. The visitor from Chicago has daunting secrets of his own. But when Tracy recruits him to help save a struggling charitable organization, the winds of change begin to sweep through Hope Harbor, bringing healing, hope, and love to countless lives--including their own--Amazon.com.


In good company / Jen Turano.
In good company /  Jen Turano.
In 1880s East Coast society, Millie and Everett are determined to prove themselves as a nanny and a society gentleman, respectively. They both have one last chance, each other--


The wonder of you / Susan May Warren.
The wonder of you /  Susan May Warren.
While one surprise after another leaves Amelia Christiansen reeling, Roark St. John's continued presence highlights the questions pursuing her. Is she running from the life God has called her to; could finding her place mean leaving home behind?


 

 

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