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The Lost Box: A Hamilton Harbor Christmas Novella



The sold-out Hamilton Harbor Christmas Pageant, “What Makes Christmas?”, is in jeopardy when the cast is detained in an out-of-town snowstorm. An actress, in town to visit family, agrees to help with the production but the prop box holding the answer to the play’s question is missing. In the quest for THE LOST BOX, a renewed romance and the townspeople come together to reveal the true heart of Christmas.


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Where Blooms Love

Love is in bloom in this inspiring collection of romances. In these seasonal stories, meet a young Loyalist who discovers a wounded patriot hiding in her barn, forcing her to choose between turning him in or first nursing him back to health. When a king issues a one-year challenge between sisters, who will become the next queen and who will find love? A wounded soldier attends a Star Wars marathon and finds his future. And a horse and a baby bridge the way for an unlikely couple to explore a life together.

Across cultural differences, political divisions, and historical timelines, each novella carries Spring's life-giving promise that love unites hearts because God first loved us. Hope blossoms in this fresh collection of love stories penned by these Elk Lake Publishing best-selling authors.

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Christmas from the Heart, A collection of Christmas Romances

A collection of romance stories to warm the heart.

Grab a cup of hot chocolate or warm apple cider, sit by the fire, and fill your senses with the best of Christmas stories offered by the authors of Elk Lake Publishing House. And what better time of year to read Christian romance stories? Experience the joy of Christmas through the eyes of women surprised by love, in these non-tradtional romance stories, meet the innkeeper who moved to the country, got a barn, and had her own birth in the stable. Can sparks fly on an ice rink? Will a runaway find love in the Rocky Mountains?

Despite age, place, or past, each novella assures that love, hope, and redemption are possible because God first loved us. Your heart will be warmed by the seasonal collection of eight Christmas romances penned by these bestselling authors. 



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Designed for Love

Hamilton Harbor Legacy Series, Book 3

A new War Between the States is brewing in Hamilton Harbor, Florida. North and South clash when a local interior designer is pitted against a New Yorker in a competition that will shape the destiny of the small town.

Interior designer Izzie Ketterling wants two things: to be accepted as a professional designer and to champion the preservation of the historic homes on Feldman Square in her hometown.

Reed Harrison’s New York design company has directed him to gain favor with the Hamilton Harbor townspeople in order to obtain a development contract for the firm. However, the developer’s plans could jeopardize the properties Izzie is crusading for.

The two enter a decorating contest fundraiser to restore the abandoned houses and Reed and Izzie are surprised to discover that opposites attract. But the competition turns bitter when their agendas collide.

Praise for Designed for Love

"Designed for Love is charming, with a touch of humor and spunk. Pitts' happily ever after tale is one for your TBR list. Don't miss it."

  ~New York Times Bestselling Author, Rachel Hauck 


Fans of romance will love meeting interior designer Izzie Ketterling and her friends in the panhandle of Florida. You’ll find yourself saying over and over, “this should be a Hallmark movie.” With an authentic southern voice, an unforgettable setting, and colorful characters, I highly recommend Designed for Love.
    ~Debra DuPree Williams, author of Grave Consequences, A Charlotte Graves Mystery

Another Sally Jo Pitts story that delivers intrigue, hilarity, and romance intwined in a perfectly paced plot. A satisfying read from beginning to end.

                                                                        ~Mary A. Felkins, author of Call to Love

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Stumbling Upon Romance
Hamilton Harbor Legacy Series, Book 2

God gives everyone a purpose—what we make of it is our legacy.

Come visit the quaint town of Hamilton Harbor. Nestled on the bay in Northwest Florida, this sleepy community is waking up as revived businesses, new friendships and budding romances come together in the salty coastal air. But renewal also rekindles mysteries from the past and a legacy of faith and hope for the future.

Some secrets need to be uncovered …

Accident-prone dog groomer, Claudia Stewart, is a newcomer to Hamilton Harbor, Florida. She hopes to shed her black cloud image, fit in the community, and find a guy who will knock her off her feet.

Instead, Claudia and her giant schnauzer client knock handyman Pete Cullen off his feet and leave him dangling from an overhead beam.

Pete, rejected by a past love, wants to focus on restoration projects and avoid romance at all costs. But Claudia, even with her bungling ways, threatens to steal his heart.

Was their crash meeting just another one of Claudia’s mishaps? Or did the encounter put them on a collision course with romance?

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And Then Blooms Love

Hamilton Harbor Legacy Series, Book 1

What if a wedding florist discovers she’s married to the groom?

She is determined to forget him …

Hurt by her former fiancé Clifton Davenport, new flower shop owner Emme Matthews, is working hard to establish a successful business and provide for the three-year-old child she is raising. Financial woes plague her, and she is forced to accept a floral job at the Davenport plantation. Not wishing to upset the event, Emme stays behind the scenes, only to learn that the dinner is to announce Clifton’s engagement.

He loved her from the first day he saw her …

Plantation manager Clifton Davenport harbors deep regrets. Two rash decisions not only pushed the family business near financial ruin, but cost him his first love—the girl he knew as Mary Elaine Matthews. She has moved on and so must he. Ironically, his impending marriage to the daughter of a Brazilian oil magnate might be the salvation of the Davenport legacy and the answer to Emme’s indebtedness.

A discovery threatens to change things …

Shocking news  forces Emme and Clifton to face not only the past, but the love they left behind.

What reviewers are saying!

Would make a great Hallmark movie!
And Then Blooms Love develops high intensity complications in the affairs of the heart that hold the reader in tension.
There’s an important message here for men, for those who are fortunate enough to get a second chance.
I loved this book. I began reading and could not put it down.

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