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Charity House series

Charity House series

Offering an oasis of hope, faith, and love on the rugged Colorado frontier.

The Marriage Agreement
 

July 2015, BOOK NINE in The Charity House series

 
Promoted to Wife?

 

Always the dutiful daughter, Fanny Mitchell surprised everyone when she broke her engagement. Now she's working at the fancy Hotel Dupree—and falling for the mysterious, handsome owner, Jonathon Hawkins. But when she and her boss are caught in an unexpected kiss at a ball, will her reputation be tarnished forever? 

 

The son of a woman of ill repute, Jonathon knows that gossip can destroy lives in an instant. And he won't allow sweet, lovely Fanny to suffer the consequences. When he proposes a marriage of convenience, Jonathon believes he can keep his heart to himself. But the more time he spends with Fanny, the more he realizes he may just be in love—with his wife… 

His Most Suitable Bride
 

September 2014, BOOK EIGHT in The Charity House series

 
The Marriage List

 

No one in Denver knows how close Callie Mitchell once came to ruin. Dowdy dresses and severe hairstyles hide evidence of the pretty, trusting girl she used to be. Now her matchmaking employer wants Callie to help find a wife for the one man who sees through her careful facade. 

For his business's sake, Reese Bennett Jr. plans on making a sensible marriage. Preferably one without the unpredictable emotions that spring to life around Callie. Yet no matter how many candidates she presents to Reese, none compare with the vibrant, intelligent woman who is right under his nose—and quickly invading his heart. 

Finally a Bride
 

November 2013, BOOK SEVEN in The Charity House series

 
Reclaiming the Runaway Bride

 

Seven years and two broken engagements haven't erased Garrett Mitchell from Molly Scott's mind. Her employer insists Molly and Garrett belong together. To appease the well-meaning matchmaker, the pair agrees to a pretend courtship. But too late, Molly finds herself falling for a man who might never trust her.

Garrett is a prominent Denver attorney now, not the naive seventeen-year-old who always felt second-best. Surely the string of suitors Molly's left behind only proves her fickleness. Does Garrett dare believe that she has only ever been waiting for him? The third engagement could be the charm, for his first—and only—love.

2014

First
Winner of the 2014
INSPIRATIONAL READER'S CHOICE AWARD for 
Romance Fiction and Short Contemporary, Inspirational Division
The Outlaw's Redemption
 

July 2013, BOOK SIX in The Charity House series

 
CLAIMING HIS CHILD

 

Who would guess the most formidable adversary former gunslinger Hunter Mitchell ever faced would be a fiery, violet-eyed female? Now that he's served his time, Hunter intends to claim the daughter he's only just discovered. While the law is on his side this time, his daughter's devoted aunt certainly isn't.

Annabeth Silks can't bear to let a onetime outlaw take little Sarah. As the daughter of an infamous madam, she knows the hardship of an unstable home. But every glimpse of Hunter's reformed character dares Annabeth to look beyond his past...to the family and future she never thought to find.

Charity House Courtship
 

August 2012, BOOK FIVE in The Charity House series

 

Thanks to a troubled childhood, Laney O'Connor knows the struggles faced by the offspring of society's most desperate women. These young innocents need a safe place, which Laney seeks to provide at Charity House. When foreclosure threatens her haven, she'll let nothing stop her from keeping the orphanage open. Not even handsome hotel owner Marc Dupree. A series of misunderstandings put Laney and Marc at odds, but telling him the truth would mean breaking a promise-and jeopardizing the funds Charity House needs. And as Marc and Laney struggle with faith and trust, a secret from the past could ruin everything....

The Lawman Claims His Bride
 

April 2011, BOOK FOUR in The Charity House series

 

The Marshal's Homecoming

 

For five years, U.S. Marshal Logan Mitchell has dreamed of returning to his sweetheart in Denver. He never imagined he'd find Megan Goodwin locked in a prison cell. Megan has no memory of what happened the night the outlaw was murdered. And though Logan is sure of her innocence, proving it is only half the battle. Remembering the killer's identity will clear Megan's name but could lead danger right to her door. Logan will protect her life with his. But forging a true marriage takes trust, faith and the courage to open their hearts to God's plan-wherever it leads...

Loving Bella
 

May 2010, BOOK THREE in The Charity House series

 

She Was Talented, Famous, Successful...

 

But when a scandalous offer ruined it all, Isabella O'Toole escaped her life as a celebrated opera singer and sought refuge in Denver, Colorado.  Working as an assistant to Dr. Shane Bartlett is worlds away from her glamorous old life--and she loves it.  Loves the work, loves the chance to reconnect with her family and her faith...and slowly begins to love the handsome doctor, as well.  Until her dark secret finds her again, threatening her new life--and her chance for Shane's heart.

Hannah's Beau
 

July 2009, BOOK TWO in The Charity House series

 

A career on the stage is deemed unseemly for any lady, let alone a preacher’s daughter. But then, actress Hannah Southerland is no ordinary lady. When a foolish elopement threatens her sister Rachel’s reputation, Hannah will risk everything to bring her home. Reverend Beau O’Toole, brother of Rachel’s paramour, agrees to help Hannah find the missing pair, but after that they must separate. Beau’s looking for a traditional wife—which Hannah is not. But could this unconventional woman be his perfect partner—in life and in faith?

 

SETTING: COLORADO, 1883

 

Bible Verse: Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. Romans 15:7

The Marshal Takes a Bride

February 2009, BOOK ONE in The Charity House series

 

Unexpected Love 
 

A True Hero Never Leaves a Damsel in Distress--He Marries Her!

U.S. Marshal Trey Scott is fixin' to walk down the aisle just as soon as his stubborn bride-to-be agrees to say "I do." Katherine Taylor's five-year-old sister and an orphanage full of children are depending on her. So why won't the pretty schoolteacher marry him to save her tarnished reputation? Granted, Trey isn't willing to abandon his quest to avenge his first wife's murder. His name alone will protect Katherine until he returns, but she thinks he should leave vengeance to a higher power. Will the sacrifice demanded by the woman he loves be too great to bear...or will it be Trey's ultimate redemption?

 

SETTING: COLORADO 1880

 

Bible Verse: For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him. Isaiah 30:18

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