Free religion and spirituality Kindle books for 30 Apr 18

Lily of the Valley (Hymns of the West Book 4)

by Faith Blum

Unruly schoolchildren, three suitors, and too many things to do

It is Ruth Brookings’ first year teaching school. She wants to instill a love of learning into them, but between the unruly children and persistence of an unwanted suitor, she is overwhelmed.

To make matters worse, when Ruth prays for guidance, she’s answered with a challenge instead: To encourage her friend, Sheriff Micah Carson to find a wifeâ??whether he wants one or not. When she does, he starts to avoid her and the shy teacher wonders if she just lost one of her only friends.

Will Micah start talking to her again? Can God teach her to trudge through the valley and still trust Him when things get tough?

Although this is the fourth book in the series, it can be read as a standalone. Most of the characters were introduced in the first three books of the series, so some character development will be missing in this book, but not so much you can’t enjoy the book itself.

All the Way, a spin-off book about Ruth is also now available for preorder at a special price.

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Excerpt:
Ruth rested her books precariously on her left arm as she put the key in the lock. The lock snapped and she gripped the doorknob. As she turned the knob, a boot thumped on the bottom step behind her. Ruth spun around and her books crashed to the porch as she faced the intruder.
“I’m sorry. Did I startle you?” Micah asked.
Ruth put a hand to her heart as if making sure it hadn’t left her chest. “Yes, you did.” She laughed nervously. “You need to stop practicing your Indian walking.”
Micah grinned sheepishly. “Sorry about that. I thought you saw me. You must’ve been lost in thought under that big hat of yours.”
Ruth huffed. “I’ll have you know this hat was specially made for me by Joshua. He knew I didn’t like bonnets because they shade the sides of my face too much.”
Micah smiled as he bent down and helped Ruth pick up her books and papers. “I know. I just like teasing you about it. How’d the first day of school go?”
“After a minor problem at the beginning, the day went very well.”
“A minor problem?” Micah asked as he picked up the last book and straightened. “This wouldn’t involve my son, would it?”
Ruth cleared her throat. “Um, yes, it would.”
Micah frowned. “What did he do this time?”
“Nothing needing discipline, just a little correction. And it wasn’t just him; John Jenkins, and Clem and Chancy Lancaster were also to blame. I took care of it and hopefully most of their classroom antics will be avoided by splitting them all up during class.”
Micah raised his right eyebrow. “I hope so. Let me know if Jeremiah causes too much trouble.”
Ruth looked up at him with a smile. “I plan to. Just like I plan to tell any of the parents if their child gets to be too much trouble.”
Micah chuckled. “Thank you, Miss Brookings. I’d better get back to the office to make sure Obadiah isn’t getting into trouble.” He handed her the stack of books and papers.
“Your deputy is causing trouble?”
“Nah. He just likes to think he’s the sheriff and do some of the paperwork. Then he messes it up so much I end up spending twice as long fixing it than I would if I’d done it to begin with.”
Ruth laughed and shook her head. “Then you’d better get back fast. I have school assignments to figure out anyway, so I have plenty to work on tonight as well.”
Micah tipped his hat at her. “Talk to you again soon, Miss Brookings.”
“Same to you, Mr. Carson.”



Wickedly Ever After: Halloween Hijinks (Paranormal in Manhattan Mystery: A Cozy Mystery on Kindle Unlimited Book 8)

by Lotta Smith

Ghosts just want to have funâ?¦

FREE on Kindle Unlimited!

As the new Mrs. Rowling, life is supposed to be easy for former FBI Special Assistant Amanda Meyer. Marriage to her drop dead gorgeous boss Rick is everything she dreamed of, unfortunately she can’t sleep, and she can’t even blame the ghost of his late stepmom Clara for popping up in the middle of the night with a tricky request.

Someone staged mechanic Fynn’s death to look like a suicide, and now his unhappy ghost is keeping Clara and her dead friends awake all night. Proving he was murdered will keep the newlyweds hopping, and the real trick will be staying alive in this hilarious eighth book in the Manhattan Mystery Series.

Wickedly Ever After is part of the Paranormal in Manhattan Mystery series. If you like fast-paced mysteries full of quirky characters, unexpected twists, plus romance, you’re gonna love this book.

Buy Wickedly Ever After and start solving your next mystery today!

Paranormal in Manhattan Mystery Series
Each book in the series is a stand-alone story, but your enjoyment of each story will be increased if you read them all.
*Book 1-Wicked for Hire
*Book 2-W is for Wicked
*Book 3-Wicked Little Secret
*Book 4-Wicked of the Christmas Past
*Book 5-Sweet Wicked of Mine
*Book 6-Wicked and Haunted
*Book 7-Wicked, Manor, and Murder
*Book 8-Wickedly Ever After: Halloween Hijinks



Homecoming (Sweet Hearts of Sweet Creek Book 1)

by Carolyne Aarsen

A heart broken twice from love and family. Can a trip to the ranch give her a second chance with both?

Sheryl Kyle isn’t the trusting type. After all, her abusive late husband and her disapproving stepfather haven’t given her much reason to feel otherwise. But when a rugged rancher named Mark seeks her out she learns her stepfather is on his deathbed. And his dying wish is for her to return to Sweet Creek for one last chance to reconcileâ?¦

Mark can’t help but be fascinated by Sheryl. Despite hearing the worst about her from her stepbrother, he’s drawn to the hauntingly beautiful woman. When his ranching partner suffers an injury at the worst possible time, he’s surprised and delighted that Sheryl agrees to work by his sideâ?¦

As Sheryl and Mark’s friendship deepens, she suppresses her growing feelings toward him. Can she forgive her family and herself before Mark too becomes a man of her past?

Homecoming is the first book in the Sweet Creek Series of Christian romances. If you like chemistry on the ranch, moving tales of redemption, and second chances, then you’ll love Carolyne Aarsen’s tale of old wounds and new loves.

Buy Homecoming today to rediscover the sweetness of life at Sweet Creek



Between Two Worlds: A Clean Amish and Woodcutter Romance

by Etenia Hoffman

A Sweet Clean Amish Romance. Download for FREE with Kindle Unlimited

Emma has lived in the small Amish community of Faith’s Lake for all eighteen years of her life. The oldest of five girls, she takes on the burden on household responsibility when her mother falls gravely ill. As her mother’s condition worsens, she must accompany her into the English world as they seek medical treatment despite the disapproval of the community.

While her mother receives treatment, Emma ventures out into the strange unknown world of cars and mobile phones, and finds herself cornered by street performers heckling her for money. Terrified, she doesn’t know what to do. Then a large man comes to her defense and scares the performers away.

As Emma turns to thank her savior, he looks at her dismissively and walks away. Angered and upset, Emma returns to the hospital and finds him there too. She discovers that his name is Michael and he’s a woodcutter who works on the hospital grounds. While her mother gets treated, Emma takes her lunch out to the grounds every day and slowly, she and Michael begin to talk.

As she finds herself falling for the handsome woodcutter, she must also struggle with her concern for her ill mother and her duties back at home. Can love truly conquer all, or is reality always around the corner to remind one what’s most important in life?

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A standalone short story ending Happily Ever After PLUS 15 free bonus clean romance stories inside!



Does God Control Everything? (Crucial Questions Book 14)

by R.C. Sproul

Most people today believe that we live in a closed, mechanistic universe, that is, a universe that functions from day to day according to certain physical forces and causes. Classical Christianity has taken a very different view, teaching that God is the primary cause of the universe, but also that He is the primary cause of everything in the universe and of everything that happens in the universeâ??in short, that God, not mechanistic forces, is the primary cause of what is and what happens.

In this Crucial Questions booklet, Dr. R.C. Sproul explores and explains the Christian doctrine of providence, the teaching that God is the sovereign ruler of the universe. He then deals with some of the philosophical and theological questions and objections the doctrine raises. His teaching challenges popular assumptions about the universe and exalts God as the sovereign ruler and sustainer of all things.



Hushed

by Joel Patchen

In the wake of the BQB’s assaults, the college town of Eastbrook and its residents must overcome crippling shock and fear. Two promising medical students return to face their demons and pursue their dreams. Each of them must travel their own painful path. Will they discover truth and hope or succumb to the darkness?



The Civil War Bride: Mail Order Bride (Boulder Brides Book 5)

by Natalie Dean

Bethany journeyed out West to get away from the war-torn South. Now she faces more danger than she ever thought possibleâ?¦

1870s Boulder, Colorado

When Bethany Lange answers an advertisement by miners looking for wives, she changed her mind as soon as she got off the stagecoach and saw her potential suitors. By chance, she meets a woman looking for help at a women’s shelter that runs an orphanage, and she jumps at the opportunity.

Good thing she made other arrangementsâ?¦now she’s got two handsome cowboy suitors visiting her at the shelter. Jason and Max.

Jason is humble and kind. But Jason is ready to fight against a gang of outlaws that are chasing renegade Ute and Apaches who aren’t living on the reservation. The last thing Bethany wants is more fighting, as she’s lost enough already from the Civil War.

Max is handsome, good with his words, and quite talented with the horses. But people aren’t always what they seemâ?¦

Not only is Bethany’s heart filled with compassion for the Ute babies in her care, she’s also falling head over hills in love with one of the cowboys.

Will Bethany find the courage she needs to face the danger that lies ahead? And will she have a change of heart about fighting when it comes to protecting the ones she loves?

AUTHOR’S NOTE: Although this 22,000-word novella is book 5 in the Boulder Brides Series, it may also be read as a standalone. If you’ve already read books 1-4, then you’ll see plenty of those courageous characters you love! This book is great for lovers of clean historical western romance. Also includes several bonus books!



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