Summer Literary Lighthouse Awards plus Giveaway
Welcome to CWRC's Summer Literary Lighthouse Awards! Here's your chance to vote on your favorite books. Readers will choose their three favorite books based on the cover and description below. Voting opens August 1st and closes August 31st.
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April Gray is sick of lectures on how to become the perfect pastor’s wife. In fact, she’d like to forget church responsibilities and spend her days hiking the Alaskan beaches with her husband—and starting the family she’s dreamed of. But Chad’s almost-compulsive devotion to his congregation is in conflict with her hopes for them. Will his vigilance to the ministry ruin their marriage? Or will the secret he’s kept from her be their breaking point? One thing is certain, a storm is brewing.
Bella is one pampered kitty! She has a warm bed, tasty food, and owners who love her—but she was not always that way. Follow the humorous story of Bella, a sassy cat who started off as a lonely kitten without a home or a family to love her. From dodging raindrops to running from lawn-mowers, being a stray cat isn’t all it’s cracked up to be! Bella ventures on a crazy journey as she moves from place to place, never knowing that what she really needed all along was a family to love her. But change is scary! In order to accept her new home, Bella must learn a valuable lesson: God’s love and assurance can conquer all fear!
Jason has it all—a great family and an exciting, successful career. Mona Foster, President of the United States, wrestles with Christian theology while trying to lead the country. Prime Minister Ben-Zion looks for reality in the Hebrew and Christian Bibles. Marcus Junius is an ambitious, brilliant politician who uses chaos to seize power as millions scramble for answers in the face of tragedy, fear, and inexplicable loss of control. Is their world on the brink of obliteration? Could this truly be the rapture foretold in the Bible?
A romantic saga, this gripping novel covers nearly twenty years in the lives of Shaunna Chatman and Todd Jameson. Constantly thrown together and torn apart by fate, the two are repeatedly forced to choose between love and duty, right and wrong, standing on faith or succumbing to the world’s viewpoint on life, love, marriage and fidelity. With intriguing twists and turns, fate brings together a cast of characters whose lives will forever be entwined.
Barbara Houlton is a best-selling romance author, known for her achingly sweet love stories. However, her own love-life is nothing to write home about. Raped on the eve of her high-school graduation, she was left pregnant and scarred, both emotionally and physically. She has learned to hide the physical scars, but the emotional scars that taint her soul become harder to mask each day. When her father falls ill, she is forced to return home and face Steve, her high school crush. His patient and steadfast love back her into a corner, and she finds that all her weapons are useless. Now she must confront her past, or lose the one man who was able to get past thorns.
When Tessa meets Gunnar, she's stunned. He’s gorgeous, charismatic, and driven. He's also hostile, self-destructive, and an unbeliever... and she's drawn to him like no other. The temptation she feels is as dangerous as it is alluring. She wants to stay away, but God has other plans. The devil intends to destroy Gunnar, and Tessa must keep him covered in prayer. Can she rely on God to keep her from falling... in love, and into temptation? Or will the devil claim them both?
She was content being a single mother and he was happy with bachelorhood but when Jillian and Michael reconnect again after being apart for more than a decade, they learn to trust each other and God through tragedy and life changes. The only question is if they can trust their independent hearts that the feelings that blossom are more than just a bit of nostalgia.
Hannah's whole world collapses when her husband, Eric, is found dead with her young son inside their buggy nearby., Sheriff Quinn Ramsey searches for a killer in a town full of secrets and lies while he deals with his own dark past. A budding romance threatens to consume and destroy both their lives. Can Quinn find Eric's killer before Hannah is cast out of the only community she has ever known and save her son before the killer strikes again? Find out in this thrill-ride mystery romance.
Sheltered on her family’s country estate, Lady Margaret, the daughter of an English Earl, is betrothed due to a family promise. Although Henry, the Viscount Rolantry, has been her best friend since childhood and she is expected to marry him, she never felt butterflies until she meets the Duke of Witherton. Against her father’s wishes, Margaret finds herself captivated by the forbidden duke. Caught between family loyalty and her own wishes, Margaret searches for a way to satisfy both her responsibilities and her longings. When tragedy strikes, Margaret finds herself seeking answers at church. But when she finally makes her choice, through her newfound faith, will she be able to live with the repercussions of her decision?
Police Officer Tuck Chandler is adept at his job. He’s also good at holding women at arm’s length. After growing up in a wealthy family, Laurie Blake’s determined to make it on her own. When Tuck is assigned to a puzzling burglary involving Laurie’s fledgling photography business, he goes into it with his usual perseverance. He wants to help her – if she’ll let him. As the case unfolds and the mystery deepens, another question arises. Will the past get in the way of their future?
Nadia never dreamed her life would be turned upside down, but that’s exactly what happened after her husband’s murder. After she receives a chilling letter in the mail soon after his death, she decides to move out of town, in hopes to leave it all behind. Trent has been praying for God to lead the right woman into his life. As soon as he lays eyes on Nadia he knows she’s the one. But will the situation they find themselves in be more than he can handle? Will their faith in God be enough to bring them through the uncertain future Nadia faces, letting their friendship grow into more?
Monika Hell seemed to have it all. She was gorgeous, owned a nice condo, an expensive car, an endless wardrobe, and had a great job as a store manager in the mall. But, she was mean, miserable, and worst of all, hated Christmas. Kidnapped from the mall parking lot on Christmas Eve, her life is turned upside down. Now, on Christmas morning, she finds herself in a freezing alley with nothing but the tattered clothes on her back. With no identification, no money, and no one willing to help, Monika is forced to start all over. Could losing everything she'd worked for all her life lead her to find what's been missing all along?
Hattie Arnsby’s been a slave to men and whiskey for the last year. She’s drowned herself in drink to avoid her life at the Red Garter Saloon in Keystone, SD. When a handsome deputy finds her after a year of searching, she finally sees a sliver of hope. Hugh Bradley is deputized to find Hattie and bring her home, but her captors aren’t ready to set her free. He must help her be rid of the drink and the binds of the brothel. But when Hattie’s handed temptation, will she run back to her past or embrace the love growing between them?
She spends Friday nights with charts and graphs. His best friend is a dog named Sebastian. All she’s ever wanted was peace and to feel she belonged. All he ever wanted was to disappear. She’s a city girl hiding in a small town. He’s back home hiding from his past. It sounds like the perfect place for them to find what they've been missing.
No Longer Rejected is an inspirational journey for those of us who struggle to find our worth and value. Rejection can rob us of our joy and peace, but God desires to heal our wounds. It's time we start remembering who we are in Christ. No Longer Rejected walks the reader through several areas of rejection with Biblical examples for each of the areas. This book reminds the reader that we are valued and loved and the time is now to start walking in our divine destiny.
Desperate to escape a dangerous situation, Amy tricks Californian postmaster Adam Emerson into paying her way across the country as a mail order bride, not intending to marry him. But when her plan goes awry and she stays in the town of Green Hill Creek, Adam’s kindness and charm prove hard to resist. As her dream of a new life in San Francisco falters and her past catches up with her, can Amy hold onto the one thing she never thought she’d want but now can’t bear to lose?
Callie Green thought her life was all planned out until her fiance left her at the altar. Stunned, she spirals into depression and uncharacteristic behavior. When she meets JD, her heart is not open for love, but when an unplanned pregnancy changes her life, she realizes he was the man she has been looking for. Now she has to rely on the Power of Prayer to find him again.
Prepare To Meet Your Maker is a 28-page book of short articles that address the most important issues in life: God, man, sin, separation from God,, forgiveness, death, judgment, and eternity. The articles are easy to understand, and meant to cause the unbeliever to see his or her need for salvation through Jesus Christ, and how to live the Christian life. It is also a good witnessing tool christians can use in sharing the gospel with family and friends.
Darlene McGraw, a military wife felt a strange attraction to a charming and mysterious man known as Diethelm. Little did she know she would fall into sin and become ensnared in a world of witchcraft. Can God save her or is it too late? Diethelm the warlock enlist the help of his siblings to break up Darlene's marriage to Dylan McGraw. His plan was to make her his wife and bring her to the coven so he can appease his father's wrath. Will it work or is there higher power working against him?
He's looking for the love of his life; a true soul mate. Disappointed by socialites and debutantes; running out of time; and looking for a bride who won't marry him for his status and wealth; William resorts to a discreet mail order bride advertisement and disguises himself as a mere gentleman country farmer. It's nearly instantaneous attraction from the start when he interviews Miss Alexandra Benningham, a penniless vicar's daughter. She, on the other hand, has no idea she just married a Duke!
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