In the 19th century women married for convenience as often as love.
See how God surprises three young women with second-chance love
just in time for the holidays.

*  SEAMS LIKE LOVE by Judith Miller:  Betrayed by the man she
thought God had designed for her, a resident of the Amana Colonies
packs away her wedding quilts as well as any plans for marriage. But
God has other plans.

*  A PATCHWORK LOVE by Stephanie Grace Whitson:  A young
widow is headed west to marry a prosperous businessman she barely
knows in order to give her daughter a better life when a snowstorm
strands them in the middle of nowhere.

*  THE BRIDAL QUILT by Nancy Moser:  A wealthy ingénue--the toast
of New York--inadvertently causes grave injury to a man who saves a
street orphan from her carriage. But then she discovers he is a man
from her past...

Surprised by the possibility of love, each woman must search her
heart, change her plans, make a decision, and patch together a
tender, unexpected life filled with love.
A 3-in-1 collection of Civil War Christmas novellas inspired by the true
story of the Basket Brigade women of Decatur, Illinois. . . .

A Pinch of Love by Judith Miller: Sarah McHenry is drawn to Jacob
Curtis, but can he control his jealousy over her care for other soldiers?

A Stitch in Time by Stephanie Grace Whitson: Lucy Maddox wins the
attention of a handsome private, yet his intentions don’t seem noble to
Silas Tait, who has loved Lucy secretly for years.

Endless Melody by Nancy Moser: Word of Zona Evans’s musical
ministrations reaches her long-lost love, Dr. Cardiff Kensington. Can
love blossom after years apart?
Romance is a delicate dance bound by rules and expectations in
Regency England...

Seven couples must navigate society’s gauntlet to secure the hand
of true love....

Charity and Luke are strangers who were forced to marry three
years ago.
Adelaide and Walter share a love of music and disdain for elitism.
Caroline and Henry are thrown together by three orphans.
Helen and Isaac harbor his unlikely secret.
Esther is empowered to choose between two men.
Sophia is determined not to choose a man like Nash.
Jamie and William face a daunting London season together.

My story is "When I Saw His Face." Esther has been a widow for
six years, and is finally seeing her only child marry and move away.
But instead of being lonely, she rather likes her newfound
independence. That independence extends to her realization that if
she chooses romance again, it truly is
her choice. How exciting!