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The Gates Manor Band

  • Julia Burch is a typical fifty-year-old tired of her typical life. But that changes when she answers a mysterious phone call that takes her back thirty years. A series of inexplicable events leaves Julia searching for answers—and forces her to face the source of her unhappiness. However, this is only the beginning; there are others who desperately need the vibrant faith and message of love Julia has rediscovered. Prisoners of the past, they have lost hope for anything better and, for some, time is running out. What follows is a journey that crosses social status, racial lines, and even time itself to unite a group of people called to an adventure that will surpass anything they could have imagined.


Secrets and Surrender

  • It’s been three years since Julia Burch received a mysterious phone call that led to the rescue of her childhood friend, Margaret Gates, from the brink of suicide. But not everyone is happy with Margaret’s survival or her newfound success and happiness. Someone has been waiting for the perfect time to exact their revenge, and that time has finally come. In order to catch the perpetrator, Julia and Margaret must make it appear as if the sinister plan is succeeding. But how far do they let it go? As Margaret becomes entangled in a web of lies, greed, and family secrets, will she be able to hold on to her faith and trust that something good could come from the chaos? In this suspense-filled sequel to The Gates Manor Band, no one—and nothing—is as it seems.


Burnt Toast: Devotions for Imperfect People

  • When given "our daily bread," are you more likely to burn it in the toaster than use it to feed your soul? Do you feel like you are the only one who doesn’t have it all together? The world would have you believe you can’t live victoriously if you’re imperfect. But at the end of the day, it’s not about you having it all together; it’s about God’s faithfulness in working all things together for your good. In her new devotional, speaker and author Jan Hemby shares stories that will inspire you, encourage you, and make you smile. Burnt Toast reminds you that your Heavenly Father is right in the middle of your everyday—sometimes mundane, sometimes crazy—life and will help you see just how much God delights in you. Even if you burn your daily bread and the neighbors have to call the fire department.