Where Treetops Glisten

Where treetops Glisten

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“Any book by Cara Putman is an automatic read. Where Treetops Glisten is a hometown WWWII book that will capture your heart with its charm. It made me wish I could experience Christmas in that era. Highly recommended!”

–Colleen Coble, author of Seagrass Pier and the Hope Beach series

Turn back the clock to a different time, listen to Bing Crosby sing of sleigh bells in the snow, as the realities of America’s involvement in the Second World War change the lives of the Turner family in Lafayette, Indiana.

In Cara Putman’s White Christmas, Abigail Turner is holding down the Home Front as a college student and a part-time employee at a one-of-a-kind candy shop. Loss of a beau to the war has Abigail skittish about romantic entanglements—until a hard-working young man with a serious problem needs her help.

Abigail’s brother Pete is a fighter pilot hero returned from the European Theater in Sarah Sundin’s I’ll Be Home for Christmas, trying to recapture the hope and peace his time at war has eroded. But when he encounters a precocious little girl in need of Pete’s friendship, can he convince her widowed mother that he’s no longer the bully she once knew?

In Tricia Goyer’s Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Meredith Turner, “Merry” to those who know her best, is using her skills as a combat nurse on the frontline in the Netherlands. Halfway around the world from home, Merry never expects to face her deepest betrayal head on, but that’s precisely what God has in mind to redeem her broken heart.

The Turner family believes in God’s providence during such a tumultuous time. Can they absorb the miracle of Christ’s birth and His plan for a future?

Available September 16, 2014!


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Shadowed by Grace

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“With an authentic knowledge of World War II history, a gentle hand of artistry, and a heart for true love, Cara Putman has written a story that stole my heart.”

–Cindy Woodsmall, New York Times best-selling author of The Winnowing Season

She found peace in a time of war.

Desperate to save her dying mother, an American woman accepts her newspaper’s assignment to travel to Italy where she takes photographs dangerously close to the front lines during World War II. But Rachel’s real motive in this journey is to find the father she never knew, an artist she hopes can offer the comfort and support both she and her mother need to survive at such a desperate time.

In her quest, Rachel becomes involved with the Monuments Men effort to save great monuments and works of art from the Third Reich. Soon she will find more than she ever imagined—in war, in love, and in God. Read what others are saying here.

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Canteen Dreams


canteen dreams cover 1“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” — John 15:13

In the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, Audrey Stone wants to help in the war effort. But what’s a young schoolteacher from Nebraska to do? When her community starts a canteen at the train station, Audrey finds her place. She spends nearly every spare moment there, offering food and kindness to the soldiers passing through. Despite her busyness, Audrey does allow some time to get to know a handsome rancher.

Willard Johnson worries about his brother who joined the navy to get off the ranch and see the world. When Willard’s worst fear is confirmed, he feels he must avenge by enlisting himself. But will his budding relationship with Audrey weather the storms of war? Or will one of the many soldiers at the canteen steal her away from him?

Can two such determined people find their place in the war and with each other?

Publisher: Heartsong Presents

 

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Sandhill Dreams

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“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine! When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, Nor will the flame burn you. For I am the LORD your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior. Isaiah 43

In Sandhill Dreams, Lainie Gardner finds herself on a train to Crawford, NE, and Fort Robinson. It’s the last place she wants to be, but if she wants to be part of the war effort she has no other options. Tom Hamilton enlisted to work with the thousands of horses at Fort Robinson, and finds himself assigned to the War Dog Training Camp.

From the moment Lainie and Tom meet, sparks hot enough to light the prairie on fire fly between the two. Tom is assigned to train the dogs that have been sent to the army by a patriotic public. The only problem is he’s afraid of dogs after being bit by one as a child. Lainie travels to Fort Robinson to find a civilian job at the post after her plan to ship overseas with the Army Nurses Corp. is ended by illness. Join them in their adventure during the summer of 1943.

Publisher: Heartsong Presents

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Captive Dreams

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Deuteronomy 31:8: And the LORD, He is it that doth go before thee, neither forsake thee: Fear not, neither be dismayed.

With the war that rages in Europe landing at the Goodman fields with the arrival of German prisoners of war, Anna Goodman fears the war will destroy what’s left of her family.

Her mother is dead, her father has given up on life, and her brother, Brent, goes missing in action in World War II. Even though she has a full-time war job, she feels she must keep the family farm going so that Brent will have something to come home to. She won’t let herself think that he might never return. Any dreams Anna has for her future are held captive by the responsibilities the war and life have thrust upon her.

If only Anna didn’t have to rely on help from German prisoners — or from Specialist Sid Chance, the cocky know-it-all who oversees the prinsoers’ work. In her heart, she knows she can’t do everything demanded of her, but whom can she trust to carry the burden with her?

Publisher: Heartsong Presents

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Cornhusker Dreams

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Dreams are altered on the Nebraska home front…

World War II changes the dreams and aspirations of three young women who seek to enter the war effort.

Audrey Stone is a schoolteacher who joins a train station canteen to lend her support to deployed soldiers. Local rancher Willard Johnson is ready to go to war to avenge his brother. Can Audrey and Willard fight the demons of war together?

Lainie Gardner’s health won’t allow her to serve as a nurse in the war. Tom Hamilton was turned down as a trainer of war horses. At Fort Robinson, can these two come together to build new dreams that will make a difference in their world?

Anna Goodman struggles to care for her father and the family farm alone. Specialist Sid Chance is stuck on the plains overseeing German prisoners of war. Can Anna and Sid learn to trust and depend on each other?

Can these couples find their place in the war effort and realize the gift of love on the home front?

Canteen Dreams, Sandhill Dreams, and Captive Dreams in one volume.

Publisher: Barbour Publishing

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A Promise Kept

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Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book? When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is with me. Psalm 56:8-9

Josie begins her newlywed life with excitement and love. Art Wilson is everything she hoped for in a husband. It seems her prayers have been answered as many dreams come true. But when one dream dies, Josie is not sure her wounded heart will ever heal.

Art Wilson adores his bride and can’t spend enough time with her. But he never anticipated how challenging marriage could be, especially with the distraction of a new job in a strange city coupled with the arrival of a distant cousin seeking refuge from the bombings in London.

Josie and Art both wonder where God is when one dream dies and another is blessed. Can they keep the promises they made and build a love that will last a lifetime?

Publisher: Heartsong Presents

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A Promise Born

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For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Evelyn is done with promises.

Talk is cheap,” Evelyn Happ declares. Her fiance broke up with her days before their scheduled wedding, and her father seems to specialize in breaking promises. So, in the midst of World War Two, when the Navy WAVES give her a chance to get out of Washington, DC, and contribute to the war effort, Evelyn can’t leave fast enough.

Mark Miller isn’t thrilled when the WAVES arrive to work on the navy’s top secret project in Dayton, Ohio. He figures the distraction they cause doesn’t justify the assistance they provide. That is until a certain beautiful ensign starts offering suggestions that may provide the breakthrough the engineers need to succeed in their mission.

When the actions of a spy put both Evelyn and Mark under suspicion, will the investigation make their relationship another casualty of war, or will it bring the birth of the true promise of love?

Publisher: Heartsong Presents

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A Promised Forged

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Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.
Psalm 40:5

When Kat Miller first tires out for the All-American Girls Professional Softball League, she thinks how exciting it would be to get paid to play the game she loves. But then she actually makes a team. She struggles with long road trips, grueling practices, and the challenge of making time for God. Not only that, but older teammates are jealous of her success and an irritating reporter, Jack Raymond, has a knack for getting under Kat’s skin.

Jack lives with the shame of being physically disqualified from joining the American forces in World War II. Events in his career have left him cynical and distanced from God. That is, until Kat walks into his life. She challenges his preconceptions and refuses to compromise her beliefs, no matter what difficulties she faces. Will the flames of disappointment forge bitterness in his heart, or can the promises Kat reminds him of restore joy to Jack’s life?

Publisher: Heartsong Presents

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Ohio Brides

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Three Ohio women seek God’s promises for peace on the 1940’s home front. Josie is a new bride struggling with dreams unfulfilled. Evelyn serves with the WAVES, but feels unappreciated. Kat becomes a professional softball player amidst criticism. Can each of them find love in such times of trial?

 This volume contains A Promise Kept, A Promise Born and A Promise Forged.

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