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Stunning Miranda Harford once had the world at her feet. She was young, carefree, and desperately in love. But when her new husband left for London without her, her world fell apart. Devastated by his abandonment, Miranda fled their home, taking residence at her husband’s rarely visited countryside estate. For three years, she lived alone. But now, as the holidays draw near, an unexpected visitor arrives . . .
Carter Alexander Harford, Seventh Viscount Devereaux, is a man driven to succeed. His work is his life, and the position of Prime Minister of England is within reach. But in truth, Carter is a man haunted by lost love. Estranged from his beautiful wife, Carter is shocked to find Miranda—the woman he loved and who he believes left him—in residence at his country home. As plans for a holiday party move forward, the uneasy couple realizes that to avoid further scandal, they must keep up appearances in a charade of marital happiness. Thrust together by fate, it quickly becomes clear that they have both been living beneath a conspired cloud of misunderstanding. As family, career, and social pressures threaten to keep them apart, can love have even a glimmer of hope?
When Adriana Chambers observes a stranded motorist struggling to change his tire, she sees in his distress an opportunity to be a Good Samaritan. Pulling over, she offers her help—but she gets much more than the satisfaction of serving. As the beautiful young college student finds herself the only witness to the man’s whereabouts that morning, she is unwittingly drawn into a criminal investigation that tests her powers of deduction. The stranded motorist, Jerzy Grabowski, has been charged with murder. The complication: he’s innocent.
Alongside handsome detective Brad Osborne, her only ally, Adriana embarks on a treacherous journey through the maze of organized crime in an effort to prove Jerzy’s innocence. But when Adriana discovers a connection between this mob hit and the legacy of lies left by her estranged father, her determination to uncover the truth jeopardizes all she holds dear. With time running out, she must untangle the tightly woven tapestry of conspiracy—if she wants to live.
Keene Tempest was born to be a cop. After years spent preparing for a career in law enforcement, he’s finally working his dream job with the LAPD, and his criminal justice degree is almost within reach. The last thing he wants to do is return to his sleepy Wyoming hometown to run the family hotel after the death of his mother. But at the insistence of his older siblings that he honor his late mother’s wishes, what choice does he have?
When Keene arrives at the Tempest Hotel, it quickly becomes clear that all is not as it seems. He’s shocked to learn that his mother’s death was anything but natural—foul play was almost certainly involved. As Keene becomes embroiled in the investigation—and in his budding relationship with lovely local law enforcement Officer Chaille Donovan—the body count rises: another murder victim is discovered, and there is no doubt that this bizarre string of crimes is somehow tied to the hotel—and to him. Against a chilling backdrop of family feuds, shootings, and armed robbery, Keene must draw upon his years of training to unearth a killer. And in a town this small, no one is above suspicion . . .
Twenty-eight-year-old Kelsey Weber is one of the CIA’s finest undercover agents. After two years under deep cover in Salman Nassar’s desert compound, she’s unearthed vital information on the volatile Middle Eastern extremist sect. When her allegiance is called into question, Nassar teaches her a lesson she won’t forget—with a bullet to the leg. Kelsey is whisked out of the field to recuperate in the safety of her missionary parents’ empty Virginia home. But civilian life proves to be more complicated than Kelsey anticipated when she meets FBI agent Noah Cabbott, the handsome neighbor tasked by her parents with safeguarding the family home in their absence. As their relationship deepens, she’s torn by her inability to divulge who—and what—she really is.
In a twist of fate, their separate investigations converge in a horrifying plot that threatens the nation’s security, and Kelsey’s identity is revealed. She and Noah have been assigned as members of a secret task force, united with one common goal: to thwart Nassar’s impending terrorist attack. As the situation grows increasingly dire, she is horrified to learn that there is a traitor in their midst: An agency mole has been leaking information to the enemy. Kelsey’s world is thrown into chaos with the shocking realization that nothing is as it seems, and each step toward the truth draws her deeper into a web of conspiracy more intricate and deadly than she dreamed . . .
Brooke Clayton is in trouble. Deep in the shadowy woods outside Nashville, the young activist stumbled on something she was never meant to see—something that she can never reveal if she values her life. Now, as an unknown enemy closes in, she must take drastic measures to disappear. Brooke’s only hope for survival is to accept help from her uncle, Major Christopher Dane, and his team of highly trained operatives. Dane entrusts his niece’s safety to one of his most reliable men, Hunter, a.k.a. Owl. Brooke and Owl go into hiding, posing as a married couple volunteering at a Civil War reenactment site. As Brooke comes to trust her protector, their connection deepens and their cover relationship begins to feel all too real. But when danger encroaches on their make-believe world and explosive truths are revealed, Hunter and Brooke risk everything to expose the discovery she tried so hard to escape—and as peril looms ever closer, it’s too late to proceed with caution . . .
New Mexico, 1879–The Sebastian Hacienda is a lucrative and coveted ranch deep in the fertile wilderness of New Mexico, a property held for generations by the powerful Sebastian family. After the death of his son and heir, proud and formidable Don Sebastian has only one hope for the preservation of his land: his beautiful young granddaughter, Iliana. Desperate, he makes a shocking deal–the property will be sold to Ross Adams, an American cowboy, on the condition that he marry the stunning young Iliana and bequeath the land to her sons. A bargain is struck, but not everyone is pleased with the outcome. Neighboring rancher Ben Purdy has his eye on pretty Iliana–and on ownership of the Sebastian Ranch. In his ruthlessness, Purdy is willing to go to terrible lengths to acquire them both. Even if it means destroying everything in his path . . .
Utah Territory, 1891–Travis Telford was born to be a cowboy. He left his family to chase the dream of someday owning his own ranch, but years of nomadic living as a ranch hand have proven taxing. After several seasons of horse-trading with the American owner of the Sebastian Ranch, Travis finds his life dramatically altered by a routine stop at the property. He finds the ranch in chaos and the rancher’s beautiful widow, Iliana, in the midst of a turbulent land battle. His instinct to protect Iliana is undeniable, and as the danger mounts, only their reliance upon each other has the power to save them.
Whit Eden has come full circle: growing up in a world of gangs and violence, he found redemption in the gospel—and in the love of a good woman. But in a devastating turn of events, Whit’s world was rocked when he was falsely accused of murdering his father-in-law. Though he was innocent, it seemed as if all hope was lost . . . For Whit and Mary Eden, the path toward happily ever after has been strewn with opposition. But now, with a verdict of “not guilty,” it seems as if they’ll finally have a reprieve from the troubles that have beset them. Their joy is made complete with the stunning news that Mary is expecting their first child together, a sibling for their adopted daughter. Yet, even as the young family finds its footing, things begin to crumble for those around them. As they reach out to the struggling families, Whit and Mary must rely on one another more than ever as they embark on a journey of selfless love and second chances.
After years of hiding from her criminal family and recently taking over care for her two younger sisters, Carina Channing is ready to start a new life in Virginia Beach. But cutting ties with the past proves impossible thanks to a mysterious key she received from her imprisoned father—a key her mobster uncle died trying to obtain. After a warning visit from another uncle, Carina and her boyfriend, Navy SEAL Jay Wellman, begin an urgent search to discover the key’s purpose before their enemies intercede. Following cryptic notes left by Carina’s father, they go in search of the lock the key will open—but every step they take grows more perilous because there are others who will do anything to find the hidden location first. With their lives and shared future on the line, Carina and Jay race against time to unravel the threat and the promise this one simple family key holds.
Seldom in Church History does a figure emerge with such compelling strength, diversity of character, and raw bravery as Eph Hanks. Fascinated by the man, Ivan J. Barrett researched journals, and read old letters and accounts written about him. Brother Barrett began to dream of a more complete telling of Eph’s incredible story. This book is the fulfillment of that dream.
Eph Hanks was converted to the LDS Church under conditions of extreme sacrifice. His unfailing devotion to the leaders of the Church, particularly Brigham Young, made him a legend. He rescued handcart companies, carried the pioneer mail across the continent and made peace with the Indians. Eph was well-known for his spirituality as well as his courage. Indians, even those hostile to other white men, would ask him to come bless and heal their sick. Eph fathered three families, founded Park City, and was a fearless hunter and daring explorer. Many times he walked into the very jaws of death and miraculously escaped.
Ivan J. Barrett has faithfully recorded the known facts of the life of this astounding man. Then, like an artist working on fine canvas, he added needed details to create a finished panorama of adventure and romance—a fictionalized life story that will captivate and intrigue you. Share this exciting story with your family and friends. Eph Hanks, Fearless Mormon Scout will appeal to anyone—age nine to ninety.