Eliyana has a birthmark covering half of her face. Her mother and close friend Joshua are the only people who treat her normally. He makes her feel like love is possible. One night her mother does not come home and Joshua becomes her new legal Guardian. Someone is following her. Eliyana soon finds herself in a strange world much larger than she’s ever known. Eliyana holds the answer to defeating a powerful and vile man him. How can an ordinary girl, a blemished girl, become a savior when she doesn’t believe in herself?
Just a Kiss #3, In the Summer Harbor series, by Denise Hunter
Riley Callahan went off to join the army after Paige, the love of his life fell for his brother. He returns an amputee and finds they have broken up and that his parents have asked Paige to care for him. He feels she deserves more of a man than he is now. He is moody, has nightmares and is very independent. She see's his softer side and feelings begin to stir. Will he let her in? Can she really be falling for another Callahan brother?
Brewster McWhirtle’s life has been spiraling downward ever since his wife, Melanie, was killed a year earlier. Now without a reason to push him out of bed each morning, Brewster wonders if he can find meaning in the botanical project he and Melanie once pursued with great passion. With help from a selfless park ranger, Brewster finally begins taking baby steps toward a new life.
After he gifts his wife’s flower shop to a loyal longtime employee, Brewster’s anger, and despair is quieted by the cheerful florets of the blue wildflowers Melanie loved so much. As he tentatively moves into uncharted territory, fate leads Brewster to unexpectedly meet Clotilde, an extraordinary botanical artist, and to become intertwined with a family dealing with devastating personal challenges. As he slowly learns to lean on his reawakened faith, Brewster soon discovers that within an uncharted life, Jesus is always there, just like the wildflowers his wife once adored.
In this inspirational novel, a widower seeking a fresh purpose nudges his way from the darkness into the light with help from God, motivating friends, and beautiful blue asters.