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As Mama bear tucks her youngest cub under the quilts, she gently, tenderly, and reassuringly communicates the message loving parents everywhere (bears and non-bears alike) want their little ones to hear: "We wanted you very, very much, and we are so very glad because—God gave us you."
Perfect for bedtime, naptime, storytime or anytime, God Gave Us You provides a valuable opportunity to build children's self-esteem every day and assure each one that he or she truly is a welcomed, precious, and treasured gift from the Lord.
Also available in the God Gave Us series:
God Gave Us Two
God Gave Us Christmas
God Gave Us Heaven
God Gave Us Love
God Gave Us So Much
Jedediah Reed, a young Methodist preacher with a call to serve the slaves of Nevis, has settled at Selah's family's plantation, the Double T. As Selah's heart is drawn to the same people, their shared purpose brings them together--despite her guardians' concern with a romance that promises little security for the future.
As Jedediah's faith and Selah's abolitionist leanings lead to changes on the plantation, the Revolutionary War continues to build in the States. With the threat of starvation and the conflict with island mogul Angus Shubert growing ever stronger, the future of the Double T and its people hangs in the balance.
Remaining means giving up all she's known and loved . . . and leaving means forfeiting what she's come to know--and love itself.
Most American teenagers want a vacation in Italy, but the Bentarrini sisters have spent every summer of their lives with their parents, famed Etruscan scholars, among the romantic hills. In Book One of the River of Time series, Gabi and Lia are stuck among the rubble of medieval castles in rural Tuscany on yet another hot, boring, and dusty archeological site . . . until Gabi places her hand atop a handprint in an ancient tomb and finds herself in fourteenth-century Italy. And worse yet, in the middle of a fierce battle between knights of two opposing forces.
And thus she comes to be rescued by the knight-prince Marcello Falassi, who takes her back to his father's castle--a castle Gabi has seen in ruins in another life. Suddenly Gabi's summer in Italy is much, much more interesting. But what do you do when your knight in shining armor lives, literally, in a different world?
As the great-granddaughter of a British general and friend to many Loyalists, Verity believed all she wanted was a peaceful resolution. But both the Patriots and the impassioned Ian McKintrick are steadily laying claim to her heart. When faced with the decision of what--and for whom--she will fight, can she set her feet on a new path despite the danger that awaits?
In Cascade, the second book in the River of Time Series, Gabi knows she's left her heart in the fourteenth century and she persuades Lia to help her to return, even though they know doing so will risk their very lives. When they arrive, weeks have passed and all of Siena longs to celebrate the heroines who turned the tide in the battle against Florence--while the Florentines will go to great lengths to see them dead.
But Marcello patiently awaits, and Gabi must decide if she's willing to leave her family behind for good in order to give her heart to him forever.
Fiona Burke has long been obsessed with Ireland’s famed, sixteenth-century pirate queen, Grace O’Malley. Now that she’s on the final stretch of earning her PhD in history, all she needs to do is finish her dissertation—with Grace O’Malley as her subject—then return home to Boston to defend it. Once that’s done she can compete for a highly coveted history professor position.
Fiona arrives in western Ireland aiming to interview the locals and find additional folklore to flesh out her work. But when she encounters Grace’s distant relative—the handsome, commanding Rory O’Malley—she gets seriously distracted. Rory shares her passion for history and Ireland, and cares for his grandfather and great-uncle in a winsome way. Unfortunately he also carries wounds beyond his injured leg…wounds that threaten to dismantle every little bit of a relationship that he and Fiona begin to build.
As a famed TV host becomes intrigued with Fiona—as well as convinced she should do guest appearances on his show—Rory starts to figure out that he might be as interested in his own personal romantic future as he is in Ireland’s epic past. But can he take the steps toward the healing he needs before it’s too late? It all remains to be seen…Once Upon an Irish Summer.
Gabi and Lia Betarrini have learned to control their time travel, and they return from medieval Italy to save their father from his tragic death in modern times.
But love calls across the centuries, and the girls are determined to return forever--even though they know the Black Plague is advancing across Europe, claiming the lives of one-third of the population. In the suspenseful conclusion of the River of Time series, every decision is about life . . . and death.
BOURNE, a novella, picks up right where TORRENT left off...Find out what has happened to men returning from the battle, gravely wounded, to the Betarrinis, fighting for the men they love, and just who is hunting them next...
TRIBUTARY, a novella, picks up a year after BOURNE... Lia struggles to overcome the fear that constant battle has heaped upon her; Gabi and Marcello face an unexpected crisis; and Lord Greco just may be ready to leave the grief and loss of his past behind him, so that he might grab hold of the future...
Praise for The River of Time Series:
“Smart…SURPRISING…Sweet.”--Colleen Houck, best-selling author of the Tiger Series
"Disgustingly good. Bergren is a DIABOLICAL PLOT GENIUS." –LoganTurner.com
"Can you say *SWOON*?" –SmallReview.blogspot.com
"The BEST YA I've read this year." –TinasBookReviews.com
"The series I RECOMMENDED MOST in 2011..." --Rachel McRae, Lifeway Bookstores
“CAPTIVATING…” –Shannon Primicerio
“400 pages of non-freaking-stop…” –YearningtoRead, Amazon
goodreads.com ave rating for the series via readers: 4.32* (as of 6/6/12)
Amazon ave. rating for the series via readers: 4.5* (as of 6/6/12)
IT'S ONE THING TO BATTLE FOR LIFE...BUT WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN DEATH ITSELF COMES HUNTING?
The Bettarinis and Forellis have found rich fulfillment together in medieval Italia. But after fighting off countless enemies, they now must face the worst foe of all. As the Black Death closes in upon them, threatening everything and everyone they hold dear, Lia and Gabi–and the knights they love–must dig deep within to decide how they might remain safe…and if they need to risk it all in order to truly live as they’re called.
Praise for the series:
"Disgustingly good. Bergren is a diabolical PLOT GENIUS." --LoganTurner.com
"Smart...SURPRISING...Sweet." --Colleen Houck, best-selling author, on goodreads
"Can you say 'SWOON'?" --SmallReview.com
"400 pages of NON-FREAKING STOP..." --YearningtoRead, Amazon
THIS BOOK WAS PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED AS PATHWAYS. Now edited and updated!
Sometimes It's the Right Guy, but the Wrong Time…
Bryn Bailey has taken a special father-daughter trip to his beloved Alaska every five years of her life. There he taught her to appreciate the wild, rugged country that surrounds their remote cabin on Summit Lake—just outside of Talkeetna—and created treasured memories.
On Summit, there were only two neighboring families, and one had a son just about Bryn's age. An impossibly cute son. Fifteen years ago, Eli Pierce didn't give Bryn the time of day. Ten years ago, he definitely took notice of her too. And five years ago, their serious crush hovered on the edge of love. But Bryn had no intention of staying in Alaska, nor had she quite determined what she thought of God—a serious roadblock for Eli. They separated, each thinking that they were just not meant to be.
Now, Bryn is officially "Doc Bailey" and has volunteered to work for the summer for Housecalls, an outfit who responds to medical needs for those living in the bush, while Eli Pierce's bush plane operation services Housecalls's contract. Thrown together again, neither can deny that sparks are flying. But even if it's finally "The Right Guy and The Right Time," is Bryn in "The Right Place" to welcome love at last? It all unfolds Once Upon an Alaska Summer…
Note: This novel was previously published as Treasure.
Sometimes Your Greatest Treasure Can't be Counted...
Christina Alvarez grew up on stories of her Spanish ancestor's missing treasure ship, La Canción. Now a nautical archeologist, she's determined to discover the final resting place of the fabled ship, and there's only one man who can help her.
Mitch Crawford stumbled across his first find as a college student and together with his partner, went on to earn worldwide fame as they discovered, and salvaged, a dozen more treasure ships. But Mitch crossed the wrong man at the wrong time, and now that man is out to bring Treasure Seekers to its knees. He's managed to steal their last three treasure finds right out from under them…and brought them to the brink of bankruptcy.
Christina arrives on Robert's Foe—a tiny Caribbean island and Mitch's home—ready to convince him to help her find La Canción. But Mitch is in crisis and the two get off to a rocky start. In time, they travel from the turquoise seas of the Caribbean, to the historical center of Seville, Spain, and spend many a romantic eve on Robert's Foe. But can they find their way to the most important treasure of all—their love—in the midst of fending off an enemy willing to do anything it takes to beat them? It all happens Once Upon a Caribbean Summer…
Hounded by the stubborn pursuit of Pierre de Richelieu and journalists chasing the beguiling story of the newest American heiress, Cora fights to remain true to her past, reconcile her present, and still embrace her future. But as Will struggles with her newfound wealth, Cora begins to wonder if their love is strong enough to withstand all that threatens to pull them apart.
As she glimpses the end of the tour, Cora knows it's time to decide who and what defines her . . . and who and what does not.