Lenora's Library - Older Books

A Perfect Love

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A Perfect Love

Steeple Hill Love Inspired
Texas Hearts #2
December 2005

Down to Her Last Straw

When city gal Summer Maxwell came to visit her family's Texas small town, her car broke down nine miles from her destination. World-weary and lagging in her faith, Summer didn't think things could get worse . . . until a handsome stranger came to her rescue and opened her eyes to the joy she'd long been missing.

Landscaper Mack Riley's heart ached to see someone as caring and beautiful as Summer so confused about her life. He wanted to admit his growing feelings for her. But would she trust him after a secret from his past came back to haunt him -- or would their love pass every possible test?


Wedding at Wildwood: Reissue

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Wedding at Wildwood: Reissue

Ever After Love Inspired Collection
November 2005

Isabel Landry grew up resenting the excessive wealth of her neighbors so after college she set out to make a name for herself as a photographer. But due to a promise she made to her grandmother, Isabel finds herself back in her hometown. Upon her return, she is forced to come to terms with her past and deal with the intolerance that had forced her to abandon dreams of being with the man she has always loved.

"Lenora Worth orchestrates ...romance in her classical, emotionally rich style."

(4 stars) Romantic Times, February 1999


Echoes of Danger

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Echoes of Danger

Steeple Hill Women's Fiction
October 2005

What could Dana do to safeguard herself and everything she loved? Mysterious Irish businessman "Bren" offered her a wealth of possibilities, protection and love. Was he the best of Good Samaritans...or a foe with dangerous secrets?


A Certain Hope

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A Certain Hope

Steeple Hill Love Inspired
Texas Hearts #1
August 2005

The road to redemption

When tragedy loomed near, April Maxwell left life in a big city and came home to tend to her father. Her faith and belief in happy endings all but destroyed, April threw herself into working her father's ranch. But as she struggled with this new life, she found herself headlong in a romantic attachment she never thought possible. Rancher Reed Garrison resented April's leaving Texas so long ago, but he loved her still. Now Reed wanted her to suceed, to recapture her joy and love of God. He hoped the tender feelings between them would grow - and that this time, April would be willing to put down roots ... with him.


His Brother's Wife: Reissue

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His Brother's Wife: Reissue

Ever After Love Inspired Collection
August 2005

"Lenora Worth creates another gem--a great, easy, entertaining read for everyone, inspirational or not."

(4 1/2 stars) Romantic Times, December 1999


After the Storm: Reissue

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After the Storm: Reissue

Steeple Hill Reader's Choice
March 2005

In the beautiful North Georgia mountains, blue spruce reach up to heaven. A sense of healing and communion draws Alisha Emerson there. She hopes that, her unborn child can grow up in the promising new world she's begun for them both in the village of Dover Mountain. Then her labor begins unexpectedly, and only with the help of a stranger -- entrepreneur Jared Murdock -- is her son delivered safely.

But is Dover Mountain really the sylvan sanctuary of Alisha's daydreams? For although Alisha and Jared appreciate the love of God and neighbor that village life embodies, Dover Mountain incorporates darker elements, as well. Elements such as unwanted pregnancy, drug abuse, violence and blackmail. Together, Alisha and Jared must brave the storm and seek the rainbow that follows, in this captivating story of love, loss and faith regained.


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A Tender Touch

Steeple Hill Love Inspired
Sunset Island Series #3
September 2004

A Surprise On Sunset Island

Policeman Clay Dempsey was good at his job. But after his beloved K-9 partner, Samson, was injured in the line of duty, they both needed a break. That was why Clay had come to Sunset Island. The last thing he was looking for was a beauiful veterinarian in his life - one with hair dark as night and a gentle touch.

But there she was. Not only could Dr. Fredica Hayes rehabilitate Samson, but she and her adorable son were doing some healing of his own heart. Surprisingly, most of all to himself, Clay realized that Samson might not be the only one to need this woman's tender touch....


After the Storm

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After the Storm

Steeple Hill Women's Fiction
May 2004

In the beautiful North Georgia mountains, blue spruce reach up to heaven. A sense of healing and communion draws Alisha Emerson there. She hopes that, her unborn child can grow up in the promising new world she's begun for them both in the village of Dover Mountain. Then her labor begins unexpectedly, and only with the help of a stranger -- entrepreneur Jared Murdock -- is her son delivered safely.

But is Dover Mountain really the sylvan sanctuary of Alisha's daydreams? For although Alisha and Jared appreciate the love of God and neighbor that village life embodies, Dover Mountain incorporates darker elements, as well. Elements such as unwanted pregnancy, drug abuse, violence and blackmail. Together, Alisha and Jared must brave the storm and seek the rainbow that follows, in this captivating story of love, loss and faith regained.


Heart of Stone

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Heart of Stone

Steeple Hill Love Inspired
Sunset Island Series #2
November 2003

Wills of Iron

No one knew more about heartbreak than Tara Parnell. Widowed and struggling to make ends meet, she was determined to overcome her obstacles with faith and business savvy. The last hurdle was her attraction to handsome businessman Stone Dempsey, the man who seemed determined to ruin all her plans . . .

For once, Stone felt something when he met Tara. Her sparkling eyes and shyness warmed him, but her stubbornness intrigued him even more. Finally, he'd found a kindred spirit and a reason to believe again. Stone wanted her in his life, but this would take some convincing. If he searched his heart, would he help Tara see that together they were a dream come true?


The Carpenter's Wife

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The Carpenter's Wife

Steeple Hill Love Inspired
Sunset Island Series #1
June 2003

Solid as a Rock . . .

No one wanted roots more than Rock Dempsey, who worked as a minister and a carpenter in his small community. He dreamed of meeting a woman whose feet were firmly planted on the ground, a companion to share everything with. Sometimes this dream seemed too far from reality. But then he met Ana Hanson.

Tearoom owner Ana Hanson felt she worked harder than most. Nothing ever came easy and, to make matters worse, she'd never had luck in the romance department. It was difficult to believe in faith . . . until she met Rock Dempsey, who was there in her time of need. Who would have thought that what she needed . . . was him?

Sunset Island -- where love, family and faith bring the Dempsey sons home again . . .


Lacey's Retreat

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Lacey's Retreat

Steeple Hill Love Inspired
In the Garden Series #3
September 2002

The Road to Salvation . . .

Gavin Prescott hadn't had time to blink before he ran into the quaint New Orleans church, clutching a knife wound. There, he saw the answer to his prayers, lost in a world of hurt. Lacey Dorsette York had been minding her own business, asking God for a peace Gavin only dreamed about. Lacey caught Gavin in her arms, took him under her wing -- and into her loving heart. He knew this beautiful woman had appeared in his life for a reason, but did God want him to lead her into dangerous territory . . or show her the path to true love and their very own happily-ever-after?


Something Beautiful

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Something Beautiful

Steeple Hill Love Inspired
In the Garden Series #2
April 2002

Women had been Lucas Dorsette's passion, but one glance at Willa O'Connor, and he knew he would give anything to love and protect her. Yet she was keeping a secret from him, a secret he was afraid she might lose her life to. . . . There had been many disappointments in Willa's life. But there was something about Lucas's mischievous grin and warm eyes that made Willa want to trust her secrets - and her heart - to him.


When Love Came to Town

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When Love Came to Town

Steeple Hill Love Inspired
In the Garden Series #1
July 2001

As far as Mick Love was concerned, the tornado that had devastated tiny Jardin, Louisiana, had nothing on the tempestuous, wildly beautiful Lorna Dorsette. Mick had come all the way from Mississippi to help restore her aunt's ruined plantation - not for a whirlwind romance with a fiery, Bible-quoting blue blood who had more secrets than the murky bayou.


One Golden Christmas

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One Golden Christmas

Steeple Hill Love Inspired
December 2000

A world-weary and commitment-phobic heroine and a widowed hero find their faith in God and learn that love can happen twice in a lifetime.

"Lenora Worth's ONE GOLDEN CHRISTMAS is another jewel shining like the brightest star atop the Christmas tree."

~ (4 1/2 star) Romantic Times, December 2000


The Reluctant Hero

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The Reluctant Hero

Steeple Hill Love Inspired
July 2000

Reporter Stephanie Maguire had found herself in a dangerous situation, when rugged Derek Kane rushed in to the rescue. But no sooner had he brought her to safety than he fled the scene, leaving the lovely reporter’s nose twitching for information about her hero.

Derek wanted to keep Stephanie safe— from him and his past. He was nobody’s hero. The time he spent doing good deeds for others was to pay for his mistakes. But little did Derek know that his steady faith and warm heart had already hooked Stephanie, and she wasn’t about to give up on his story—or his love....

"Lenora Worth delivers a great story with strong, believable characters. Combine an intense romance with solid faith and you have A RELUCTANT HERO. I highly recommend it."

~ Inspirational Romance Page


Ben's Bundle of Joy

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Ben's Bundle of Joy

Steeple Hill Love Inspired
April 2000

When small-town minister Ben Hunter discovered a baby abandoned in his church, he needed help desperately. He found it in beautiful day-care worker Sara Conroy. And the caring heart she showed this helpless child made him wonder if three perfect strangers could somehow become a family.


His Brother's Wife

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His Brother's Wife

Ever After Love Inspired Collection
November 1999

"Lenora Worth creates another gem--a great, easy, entertaining read for everyone, inspirational or not."

~ (4 1/2 stars) Romantic Times, December 1999


Wedding at Wildwood

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Wedding at Wildwood

Steeple Hill Love Inspired
January 1999

Isabel Landry grew up resenting the excessive wealth of her neighbors so after college she set out to make a name for herself as a photographer. But due to a promise she made to her grandmother, Isabel finds herself back in her hometown. Upon her return, she is forced to come to terms with her past and deal with the intolerance that had forced her to abandon dreams of being with the man she has always loved.

"Lenora Worth orchestrates ...romance in her classical, emotionally rich style."

~ (4 stars) Romantic Times, February 1999


I'll Be Home for Christmas

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I'll Be Home for Christmas

Steeple Hill Love Inspired
December 1998

When jaded oil tycoon Nick Rudolph discovers a homeless Myla Howell and her two children on a cold winter night, even this self-proclaimed nonbeliever knows that this is no way to spend Christmas. So he takes the brood under his wing--and the ragamuffin family miraculously captures his secretly lonely heart. Neither he nor Myla can deny there is an attraction, but both have too much pride to admit they need one another. Will God's loving grace show them that "together" they'd always be home for Christmas?

"......will warm the cockles of every reader's heart."

~ (4 stars) Romantic Times, December 1998


Logan's Child

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Logan's Child

Steeple Hill Love Inspired
April 1998

After inheriting her late father's ranch, Trixie Dunaway reunites with her true love, Logan Maxwell. Trixie can't deny that her heart still belongs to Logan--or that she feels a powerful connection to his young, son Caleb, who reminds her of her own lost boy. But she still carries the burden of giving up their baby without Logan's knowledge. When she learns the shocking, unbelievable truth about Logan's child, a heartbroken Trixie prays for God's wisdom in reconciling the past.

"Ms. Worth puts a unique spin on the secret baby theme to make this wonderful love story positively shine."

~ (4 1/2 stars Top Pick) Romantic Times, May 1998


The Wedding Quilt

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The Wedding Quilt

Steeple Hill Love Inspired
November 1997

The handmade quilt had been stored with care--along with Rosemary's cherished dreams. The wedding had been called off and Rosemary had vowed she'd never marry. Then Kirk Lawrence arrived, hired to renovate the historic town church. He wondered about the quilt she treasured and why no man had made her his wife. Could he mend Rosemary's heart and rescue her lost dreams?

"Talented new writer Lenora Worth combines heart-stealing characters and a tragic secret to make this page turner worth every reader's while."

~ (4 stars) Romantic Times, December 1997


Once Upon a Christmas

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Once Upon a Christmas

Steeple Hill Christmas 2-in-1
December 2005

'Twas the Week Before Christmas by Lenora Worth

Upon arrival at her grandmother's Louisiana plantation for the holidays, socialite Elise Melancon is confronted with a shocking request--her grandmother wants her to "reform" a handsome man so he can date another woman! Perhaps Elise will discover that life's greatest gifts don't always come in a box.


Blessed Bouquets

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Blessed Bouquets

Love Inspired Anthology
June 2005

The Dream Man by Lenora Worth


Ever After

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Ever After

Love Inspired Anthology
August 2003

The Wedding Quilt by Lenora Worth

The handmade quilt had been stored with care--along with Rosemary Brinson's cherished dreams. The wedding was called off and Rosemary vowed she'd never marry.

Then Kirk Lawrence arrived, hired to renovate the historic town church. The rugged steeplejack had always avoided serious ties, but Rosemary's tender smile touched his very soul. He wondered about the quilt she treasured and why no man had made her his wife.

Kirk knew that by summer's end, he would restore the old church to its former glory. But could he mend Rosemary's heart--and rescue her lost dreams?


Blessings in Disguise

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Blessings in Disguise

Love Inspired Anthology
May 2003

Logan's Child by Lenora Worth

Debutante Trixie Dunaway had it all. She was the darling of Dallas, but her youthful infatuation with Logan Maxwell had torn her apart. She'd been forced to abandon the man she loved -- and her precious baby -- forever. Now, years later, Logan stood before her, a darling child at his side. Was God giving them a second chance?


Easter Blessings

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Easter Blessings

Steeple Hill Easter 2-in-1
March 2003

The Lily Field by Lenora Worth

World-weary Mariel Evans comes home to soak up the simple life, never expecting to fall in love with Heath Whitaker, a man of strong faith -- or to come to believe that God watches over her, each and every day. But can Mariel let go of her fears and take a chance on love . . . ?


The Three Gifts

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The Three Gifts

Love Inspired Anthology
October 2002

I'll Be Home for Christmas by Lenora Worth

When jaded oil tycoon Nick Rudolph discovers a homeless Myla Howell and her two children on a cold winter night, even this self-proclaimed nonbeliever knows that this is no way to spend Christmas. So he takes the brood under his wing--and the ragamuffin family miraculously captures his secretly lonely heart. Neither he nor Myla can deny there is an attraction, but both have too much pride to admit they need one another. Will God's loving grace show them that "together" they'd always be home for Christmas?

"......will warm the cockles of every reader's heart."

~ (4 stars) Romantic Times, December 1998


Home Again

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Home Again

Love Spell
April 1997

Jody Calhoun and Chase Spence were at odds even before they met. She was an antiques lover who wanted to restore the Victorian mansion known as Spence House to its former glory. He was a wealthy developer who was about to tear it down. But when Jody put herself in front of the wrecking ball, she never dreamed she'd be sent back in time, on a mission to right a wrong for a restless ghost--or that the infuriating Chase would soon be right by her side.


Carly's Song

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Carly's Song

Love Spell
January 1996

Moving to New Orleans to escape her past, Carly Richards is unwilling to complicate matters by falling in love with musician Sam Canfield, who is overcome by his feelings and finds help from an elusive angel.


Dance of the Butterfly

Avalon Romance
December 1995

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River's Call

Avalon Romance
April 1993

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