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Here in Hart's Crossing
Four Charming Small Town Novellas
Robin Lee Hatcher
Aimee Lilly, Eve Passeltiner, James C. Lewis, und andere
Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 46 Min.
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In this wonderful collection of four novellas, a daughter returns home from the big city to care for her injured mother, childhood sweethearts reconnect after decades apart, a single mom finds herself the target of her starry-eyed daughter’s matchmaking scheme, and a young couple struggles to find their own American dream. Celebrating family, faith, and forgiveness, Here in Hart’s Crossing will warm your heart and soothe your spirit.
Brianna Hastings’s life seems dull and full of disappointment until a handsome young man visits her church. She’s instantly smitten by the charming Greg, who leads an exciting, independent life—the kind of life she longs for. But when a college history assignment forces Brianna to interview her great-grandmother about life during World War II, she can’t believe it when Daisy presses her with questions about Greg’s character. “What sort of man is he? Who is he at his core?”
Kimberly Welch lost her husband to a heart attack in the blink of an eye. But she’s losing her daughter slowly, in the day-to-day tension. In three difficult years, Kimberly has gone from Seattle socialite to Kings Meadow charity case, and her daughter is not responding well to the changes. She’s becoming a sullen, cantankerous teen. Chet Leonard lost his teenage son in a car accident. Then his wife abandoned him and their two remaining boys.
After escaping an abusive relationship, Chelsea Spencer flees to Chickadee Creek - the town where her great-aunt Rosemary owns a quaint little antique shop. There, Chelsea plans to help with the shop as her aunt heals from an accident - and perhaps find some healing of her own. Liam Chandler was one film away from a leading role when his brother, Jacob, was stricken with cancer. After spending the last months of Jacob’s life with him in Boise, Liam heads to the vacation home he built outside of Chickadee Creek to get his life and his faith back on track.
Katherine Clarkson has the perfect life. Married to Brad, a loving and handsome husband, respected in their church and the community. Two grown daughters on the verge of starting families of their own. She has it all - until the day a reporter appears with shocking allegations. Splashed across the local news are accusations of Brad’s financial impropriety at his foundation and worse, an affair with a former employee. Without warning, Katherine’s marriage is shattered and her family torn apart.
Libby Blue has found a refuge from her past in the Idaho wilderness. Leaving her ruthless father and a privileged Eastern girlhood behind, she finally has freedom in the Wild West. There, Libby can run a ranch, make her own choices, and never have to answer to any man. But then Remington Walker rides into her life - and he poses a more serious danger to Libby than she’s ever faced. Despite herself, Libby finds Remington breaking through all her defenses, threatening the fragile safety of her Western refuge. But what she doesn’t know is that Remington has a reason for being there.
1864. Back in her beloved Virginia, Shannon Adair nursed injured soldiers back to health. But in Grand Coeur, Idaho - the rough-and-tumble place where her father has been called to lead the church - she's not sure where she fits in. Then a critically ill woman arrives, and Shannon knows her place at last: to care for this dear woman and ease her pain.
Stuff. It's everywhere. And it's not just the physical clutter that weighs us down. New York Times best-selling author Ruth Soukup feels your pain - she has been there too. Through personal stories, Biblical truth, and practical action plans, she will inspire and empower each of us to finally declutter not just our home, but our mind and soul as well. Unstuffed is real, honest, and gets right down to the question we are all facing - how can we take back our lives from the stuff that is weighing us down?
Tenley Roth's first book was a runaway best seller. Now that her second book is due, she's locked in fear. Can she repeat her earlier success, or is she a fraud who has run out of inspiration? A century earlier, another woman wrote at the same desk with hopes and fears of her own. Birdie Shehorn is the daughter of the old-money Knickerbockers. Under the strict control of her mother, her every move is decided ahead of time, even whom she'll marry. Tenley and Birdie are from two very different worlds, but fate has bound them together.
Meet the people who make it all happen - the planners, the photographers, the musicians who have helped orchestrate the perfect day for countless couples - as they find their own happy endings in the second Year of Weddings novella collection.
A third-year law student, Tara Simonetti just needs a job to pay the bills and put food on the table. After her father's untimely death, she's determined to give her small hometown what he didn't have: a good, honest lawyer, but law school isn't cheap. When she answers a want ad that leads her to Elena's Bridal one blustery morning, she feels like she's died and gone to heaven. All of the organza, gowns, and pearls she could ever imagine - her dream job, indeed.
Jessica Mason isn’t looking for love when she meets Ridley Chesterfield. Instead she is still reeling from the tragic, unexpected loss of her husband and daughter - and awaiting the arrival of her unborn child. Harboring the secret of her husband’s betrayal, her pain is deeper than anyone knows. Ridley Chesterfield is hiding out in Hope Springs, Idaho, avoiding a political scandal and the barrage of false media headlines that have tarnished his good name. The last thing Ridley wants is a relationship.
Four brides. One dress. The New York Times best-selling tale of faith, redemption, and timeless love. Charlotte owns a chic Birmingham bridal boutique. Dressing brides for their big day is her gift - and her passion. But with her own wedding day approaching, why can’t she find the perfect dress - or feel certain she should marry Tim? Then Charlotte purchases a vintage dress in a battered trunk at an estate sale. It looks brand-new, shimmering with pearls and satin, hand-stitched and timeless in its design. But where did it come from? Who wore it?
Samantha Winters lives her life the way a good accountant should - measured, deliberate, and safe. After watching her father die in a tragic skiing accident, she decided never to allow risk into her life again. But she didn't count on falling for Nick Chastain, who embodies everything she doesn't want in her safely constructed world, leading to heartbreak. With the charming backdrop of small-town friends, beloved cousins, and a whole church congregation rooting for them, can they set aside the disastrous ending of their first try at love?
Brooklyn Myers escaped her broken home and her embittered, unloving father by eloping to Reno at the age of 17. But when she was pregnant with their first child, her husband abandoned her as well. Not welcome back home in Thunder Creek, Brooklyn stayed in Reno and raised her daughter, Alycia, on her own, doing her best to make sure Alycia never knew the heartache and rejection Brooklyn herself had known.
Riley Callahan has plans to finally reveal his secret feelings for his best friend (who just happens to be his brother’s ex). But tragedy strikes and derails his plans. Watching the love of his life fall for his brother was enough to send Riley straight to boot camp. But over a year later, he's officially a marine, and Beau and Paige are no longer an item. When Riley's tour in Afghanistan is up, he intends to confess his feelings to Paige and win his best friend's heart once and for all.
It's the early 1930s, but Cora Scott is walking in stride as a career woman after having inherited her great aunt's wedding shop in Heart's Bend, Tennessee, where brides come from as far away as Birmingham to experience her famed bridal treatment. Meanwhile, Cora is counting down the days until her own true love returns from the river to make her his bride. But days turn into months and months to years. More than 80 years later, former Air Force Captain Haley Morgan has returned home to Heart's Bend after finishing her commitment to military service.
For 60 years, the wedding chapel has stood silent and empty. Retired football hall-of-famer Jimmy "Coach" Westbrook built the chapel by hand, stone by stone, for his beautiful and beloved Collette Greer, whom he lost so many years ago. The chapel is a sanctuary for his memories, a monument to true love, and a testament to his survival of the deepest pain and loss. Photographer Taylor Branson left her hometown of Heart's Bend, Tennessee, to make a new life for herself in New York.
Can two left feet lead to one perfect romance? Grant Nichols is a genius in the kitchen and a klutz on the dance floor. But his friend's wedding is shaping up to be a shindig the likes of which Kings Meadow has never seen - including dancing. Lots of dancing. Then he learns that a local dance teacher, Skye Foster, is offering dance lessons for the wedding party. The first lesson is free, so what does he have to lose?