~ He could wrestle a galloping moose to the ground, but could he capture her fleeing heart?
Fresh out of divinity school, Rev. Samantha Evans is ready to conquer the world for Christ. She lands in Moose Creek, Maine, a tiny backwater town with more moose per square mile than men. Even worse, one of her new parishioners chews up new
ministers for breakfast and he’s just as determined to send her packing.
Forest ranger, Eric Palmer, is done with women. Determined to live simply with no encumbrances, he’s moved to Northern Maine to study the moose population. With Christmas right around the corner, he runs into his buddy Sammie, the girl who’d been his best friend when they were teenagers. Unlike most of the women in his life, he trusts her implicitly. But could she ever be more than a friend?
When Samantha’s career is on the line, can Eric save her job and rescue his own shattered heart in the process? And how does Matilda the town moose factor in?
Five New Novellas
THE SWEETNESS OF HER LOVE—KIMBERLY RAE JORDAN
James Dawson may have looked like the hero of one of the romances Erin Kirkland loves to read, but she quickly discovers that he is not the hero for her. After all, how can she have a happily-ever-after with a man who doesn’t believe in love or marriage?
~ A wounded heart, a broken spirit, and two second chances ~
Didi O’Brien is engaged—at least she was an hour ago. Now she’s not so sure. Her fiancé, the suave Kevin Cabot, has just revealed that he’s been unfaithful, and he’s not the least bit sorry. Reeling from the betrayal, with her plans for a happily-ever-after life in doubt, she prays for direction.
Middle school teacher, Jake Montgomery, is struggling with some issues of his own. Sadly, a year previously his fiancée had been killed in a car crash. Battling anger and despair, in a mountain-top experience, Jake wrestles with the Almighty, and is ready to live again.
Through a crisis of faith, and glimpses of mercy, Didi and Jake find each other. But can they find the strength to resolve the many obstacles that conspire to keep them apart?
Her name might mean semi-precious, but to him, she was the pearl of great price.
– A Semi-Precious Christmas
On a bright, crisp December morning, jewelry store manager, Peridot Keaton-Jones, arrives at work expecting to find her beloved uncle, Marty. Instead, she’s greeted by the muzzle of a gun pressed to her temple. When thugs assault her, threaten her life, and steal thousands of dollars worth of jewelry, Peri can only pray her uncle is late for the first time in his life.
Christopher Lane is a TV news cameraman in the right place at the right time. He witnesses the heist, calls the police, and offers help when Peri needs it most. She can’t deny her attraction, but is he really her hero, or is he just after a story? And with Christmas right around the corner, can Peri and Chris avert a holiday disaster?
On a whim, Shay Callahan responds to Timothy Flynn’s advertisement for a wife and embarks on a Philippine adventure that will challenge everything she believes
On 4/17/15, Pelican Book Group/White Rose will be publishing my first novella, Manila Marriage App, one of many in their successful Passport to Romance series. To check out books that are available go to www.PelicanBookGroup.com, Christianbook.com, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and Kobo. In addition to the Passport series, there are scads of other inspirational books published by PBG.
Fun, feisty, and flirty, Manila Marriage App is a delightful romance that’s sure to keep the pages turning.
Author of the Grant Us Grace Series
I was drawn into the fast-paced story by its mixture of comedy, awkward moments, pathos, tragedy, physical threats, and crisis—knit together by a light comedic touch and skillful internal and external dialogue. Couldn’t put it down. I’m still smiling as scenes pop back into memory.
-Richard E. J. Burke
Author of the Raising Up Pharaoh Series
“Wow, what fun!!! Jan Elder knows how to paint characters who entice you to read more right from page one. I loved it.”
Author of At The Edge Of A Dark Forest