IN SEARCH OF EDEN is a story about forgiveness, redemption and finding joy in a broken world.
Miranda DeSpain's life changed forever when her daughter was taken away from her at birth. Ever since that wrenching event, she's been unable to settle down, embrace life. She finds herself starting one adventure after another, trying to forget. As she approaches her twenty-seventh birthday, she determines once again to reinvent her circumstances, to start anew. But she has one loose end to tie up.
Samuel Truelove had lived a blessed life. He was a gifted heart surgeon who had married the love of his life and had a beautiful daughter. But when he is called to perform an emergency surgery, a deadly cascade of events is set in motion and his picture-perfect life begins to unravel. Hoping to escape her grief, his wife Annie Truelove leaves her beloved home in North Carolina and begins a new life in Seattle. When she is offered a prestigious position at the Los Angeles Times, she thinks that she will finally be able to rid herself of the past – until a disturbing headline interrupts her plans and brings her back home to North Carolina. Memories of her former life come flooding back, both the joy and the sorrow. AT THE SCENT OF WATER explores what it takes for two people to allow their broken hearts to heal.
Lenore and Daniel have a cozy home and a wonderful son, a mirror image of his father. Lenore loves her life and wants nothing to change—except one thing. As innocent as it seemed, her request is the beginning of the end, and their life together unravels. Lenore takes little Scottie and begins her quest for meaning, purpose and a new start as far away from those bittersweet memories as possible. Two lives are seemingly shattered, one from the inside out, the other from the inside in. Now Lenore and Daniel need to find a way to move past their pain and find their way back to faithfulness, grace and love.
Mary Bridget Washburn's life is in trouble. Running from her dead-end life as the girlfriend and accomplice of a drug dealer, she barely remembers the girl she used to be. On the other hand, Alasdair MacPherson, the pastor of Knox Presbyterian Church in staid Alexandria, Virginia where Mary Bridget finds herself, barely admits to any problems at all. He's creating an empire rather than a church, with a daily radio broadcast, monthly magazine, and books on every subject in Christendom. However, all is not well in his home. His thirteen-year-old daughter is headed for trouble, his two year old twins aren't receiving the attention they need, and no one is talking about the untimely death of his wife nearly two years before. Can Mary Bridget hide her tainted past long enough to bring hope to a family falling apart?
An endearing, humorous love story, HANDYMAN tells the tale of young Maggie Ivey, an abandoned single mother living in San Francisco. Plagued by a lecherous boss and living in a run-down apartment, she sometime wonders how her dreams of being an artist, and of being happily married with a family, evaporated so quickly. In a fit of desperation, she reluctantly allows her bossy friend (and avowed self-help expert) Gina to enroll her in pop psychologist Dr. Jason Golding's bargain “21-Day Overhaul.” But when Maggie goes in for her first appointment, she finds Dr. Golding isn't what she expected. Sympathetic, down-to-earth and indefinitely practical, the eminent self-help guru embarks on an unusual campaign to help Maggie plug the holes in her life. But as Maggie comes to rely on the doctor more and more, she realizes he doesn't really seem like a shrink at all.