After her husband dies in a tragic accident, Katherine Arnold returns to her hometown in southern Kansas, hoping for a fresh start. She longs to reconnect with family and raise her two young children in peace. But instead, she must cope with an overbearing mother playing matchmaker and a troubled teenaged sister for a roommate. As gossip about her family blazes through town like a wildfire, Katherine wonders if returning home was the right decision. Ryan Hudson is running from dark shadows in his past. Hiding out in Brimsfield is torture for the young police officer who is used to an action filled life in the city. But for now, his only option is to stay put and hope his secret isn't discovered. After their first meeting ends with a parking ticket, Katherine believes Officer Hudson is determined to make her life miserable. However, after learning about his difficult past, she finds herself drawn to the handsome and mysterious stranger. Together, will this unlikely pair be able to move past their circumstances and discover the Beauty Within God's plan?
It's a wonder to behold what happens when love moves in ...Former child star Fiona Hume deserted the movie biz a decade ago-right after she left rehab. She landed in Baltimore, bought a dilapidated old mansion downtown, and hatched dreams of restoring it into a masterpiece, complete with a studio for herself. She would disappear from public view and live an artist's life. That was the plan. Ten years later, Fiona's huge house is filled with junk purchased at thrift stores, haggled over at yard sales, or picked up from the side of the road. Each piece was destined for an art project ...but all she's got so far is a piece of twine with some antique buttons threaded down its length. She's thirty-two years old and still recognizable, but Fiona's money has finally run out. She's gotten pretty desperate, too, and in her desperation she's willing to do almost anything for money. Almost. So it is that she comes to rent out the maid's quarters to a local blacksmith named Josia Yeu. Josia is everything Fiona isn't: gregarious, peaceful, in control without controlling ...in short, happy. As the light from the maid's quarters begins to permeate the dank rooms of Fiona's world, something else begins to transform as well-something inside Fiona. Something even she can see is beautiful.
Join Belle, the Beast, and their friends in the classic Disney Princess film Beauty and the Beast. This Step 2 deluxe Step into Reading leveled reader based on the film features over 30 shimmery stickers! Perfect for children ages 4 to 6. Step 2 Readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories. For children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help.