Orphan Train Bride Collection

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It was a unique time in history, when orphan and street children from the inner cities were placed on trains and sent west to live with families.
In these fictional stories, you will read about ladies who rode along on the orphan trains and found love.

Stories included are:

Orphan Train Bride by Teresa Ives Lilly
Orphan Train Belle by Teresa Ives Lilly
Orphan Train Bride for Christmas by Teresa Ives Lilly
Orphan Train Bride; Healing Scars by Linda Baten Johnson

Children’s Chapter Books:

Orphan Train Riders: Danny’s New Life
by Teresa Ives Lilly
Orphan Train Riders: Kathleen’s Vision
by Linda Baten Johnson

Sheriff Bride Collection

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5 in 1 This Sheriff Bride Series includes Sheriff Bride Sam’s Story, Sheriff Bride Jo’s Story, Sheriff Bride Dan’s Story, Sheriff Bride Rob’s Story and Sheriff Bride Christmas The Inside Man.

Sam’s Story
When four sisters show up in town to fill the position of Sheriff, Mark isn’t sure what to do. This town is no place for women, especially a green eyed beauty like Sam. When the town learns that these four woman can outshoot any man around Mark is forced to accept the girls as sheriff, but when one of them is kidnapped and being forced into marriage, will the other girls be able to save her and prove once and for all that they can do the job. Mark and Sam break down the wall of stubbornness, and realize that love has found them?

Jo’s Story
A young woman tries to find love in a small frontier town where she serves as sheriff. Jo (Josephina) Hardin and her sisters share the position as the sheriff of Waterhole, Texas. When Jo begins to fall in love with Tom Boyd who owns the trading post, she believes that Tom is not interested in her because he wants a real lady to love and not a gun-toting sheriff. As for Tom, he is in love with Jo, but he doesn’t think a decent woman should have to live in Waterhole. They can’t seem to come together but when they are faced with a dangerous situation, will they be able to over come their beliefs and find love?

Dan’s Story
Being one of four sister sheriffs in the small town of Waterhole, Texas is satisfying until Pastor Joshua Plain, the traveling preacher, comes to town, Bible in hand, and God on his mind.
Not looking for a husband, Dan is surprised to find herself drawn to the sandy-haired, blue eyed man of God. Joshua works his way into her heart and Dan finds herself thinking about him, night and day. Her beliefs and a sudden, unexpected choice may put an end to the budding romance, but God has other plans and begins the dance of courtship.

Rob’s Story
Sheriff Rob Hardin has a tough job. With her three sisters no longer acting as sheriff along with her, her brother-in-law insists the town hire a deputy. Rob agrees, but reluctantly. Leslie should be a huge help, and it brings her some comfort to know another female will be sharing her living quarters.

Leslie arrives in Waterhole, but is nothing like Rob expected. Nothing at all! What will happen between the two? Only God can take an unexpected situation and turn it into something neither Rob nor Leslie ever dreamed.

Sheriff Bride Christmas
Always quick on the draw and first to a fight, Gerard’s world was turned upside down the day a slip of a girl sheriff shot his gun hand and showed him forgiveness in Christ. But time doesn’t always heal all wounds. This Christmas, outlaws seeking revenge against the sheriff sisters offer him a deal: the ranch of his dreams and revenge for the life of his sweetheart. Gerard has a choice to make. Will he take the deal and kidnap the Sheriffs’ children to protect his girl, or risk it all to be their inside man?

Best Seller List Mail Order Brides: Sometimes Love is only an Advertisement Away

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Mail Order Brides: Sometimes Love is only an Advertisement Away (9 stories of mail order love)

Snow Globe Romance

 

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When Elsa finds an old snow globe in the attic of the New York City mansion where she works as a cook’s assistant, she is magically transported to the quaint Snow Globe Village where she meets the long lost grandson of her employer and is offered a chance to become the village baker and his wife…
Will Grant convince her to stay in the Snow Globe Village or will she turn the snow globe upside down and take them both back to a place where it would be impossible for them to share a life of love?

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Snow Globe Romance Interview

Snow Globe Dreams (Teresa Ives Lilly)   see review at  Chirp and Chatter

(A guest post by Teresa Ives Lilly)
 
 
Snow Globe Dreams

Have you ever seen a snow globe in a store, and wished you could be transported into the snow wonder world? 
 
I have to admit, I regularly do.  Being born in 1962 I feel as if I missed out on the gentle time of life, when the world was more like ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.’
 
But what snow globe world would you transport into?  A Santa Village, a Thomas Kincaide Village, or even a New York City Village? The possibilities are endless, but for me, it would be a small village, where no cars spoil the road, where people have taffy pulls, sing Christmas carols, bake sugar cookies and understand the true reason for the season is Jesus Christ.
 
Whatever you would like your snow globe Christmas to be, I hope you will consider reading one of my newest releases, Snow Globe Romance.  This is a Christian Romance Novella and will transport you to that village I spoke of.
 
Enjoy the journey.
 
 

Snow Globe Romance
 
When Elsa finds an old snow globe in the attic of the New York City mansion where she works as a cook’s assistant, she is magically transported to the quaint Snow Globe Village where she meets the long lost grandson of her employer and is offered a chance to become a baker and his wife… Will Grant convince her to stay in the Snow Globe Village or will she turn the snow globe upside down and take them both back to a place where it would be impossible for them to share a life of love?
 
 
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A mini-interview with Teresa:

What inspired you to write Snow Globe Dreams?
I was at a thrift store and found a snow globe and thought what a great story I could write about one.

Which character in your new release did you most enjoy writing? Why?

I love the young maid because, although hysterical at times, she is resilient as well.

What, if anything, do you and your heroine have in common?

We both love Snow Globe worlds.

Teresa Ives Lilly writes Christian Romance Novellas.
She lives in San Antonio with her husband and near
her grown children. She loves to hear from her readers at teresaiveslilly@yahoo.com. You can see her other books
at Teresa Ives Lilly.

Enchanted Encounters

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As Wealthy, Debutante Violet Beauchamp travels across country on route 66, she finds a small dog hurt on the road.

Unwilling to leave the dog, she stops at a small Hopi Indian souvenir stand, where she is advised to go to the
Holbrook Wigwam Motel. She is also given an enchanted rock, and told that the next man she sees will be the man she marries.

When she meets motel clerk, Lee, although handsome and kind, she still believe she is destined to marry a wealthy man in California whom she has never met. Once Lee teaches her a lesson in humility and shares the love of Jesus Christ with her, Violet is no longer sure about
marrying anyone but Lee.

Will the enchanted rock give her the man of her dreams, or will God lead her into His plan for her life?

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Enchanted Encounter Review

Great Review for my newest novella, If you love Route 66 and all things 1956
read Enchanted Encounter (Get Your Kiss on Route 66)

Enchanted Encounters Get Your Kiss on Route 66 Author Teresa Ives Lilly.

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Enchanted Encounters Get Your Kiss on Route 66

Author Teresa Ives Lilly.

 I really enjoyed Enchanted Encounters Get Your Kiss on Route 66. It had humour and Lee and Violet are really likeable characters. My favourite  was  lee because I could Imagine both sides of his life very easily and I thought he had charm…

The story itself started when Violet set out for California  in her pink Cadillac while listening to Elvis, until she see something in the road a sweet dog that she thinks she has hit as there was no other cars about. And this changes her plans a little as she now needs to find a vet for the little dog and ends up in a place so far removed from her rich lifestyle. That is where she meets Lee who works in the hotel and right away he clocks her as a spoiled princess and sets about putting a little plan in place where she would not leave without learning a few home truth from Lee, but is Lee all he seems? Does he have secrets of his own that he’s holding back? Will the pair travel the bumpy path closer to each other?  Read this Christian romance to find out.

I liked the small inserts of bible verses in this story and the way that both lee and Violet learned something from meeting each other… He learned that she was not such a cold princess. But a kind-hearted girl born into money. And she learned  of the bible and that it’s okay to question yourself and the way you treat others.

So if you like a story  with great characters and a bit of a magical feel in places. Then why not try this story out and go on a journey with violet and find out just where her path leads.

Amazon Link: Enchanted Encounters Get Your Kiss on Route 66