Books by Barbara J. Scott
I’ll Be Home for Christmas (Coming October 24, 2017)
Walkin’ in a winter wonderland is no stroll in the park . . .
Forget asking for a pony. Sophia Tucker and her sisters have inherited an entire horse farm for Christmas. The money from selling the place should be enough for Soph to open her own veterinary clinic. Finally.
All that’s left to do is return home for one last Christmas. But there’s a catch.
His name is Matt Weatherly, a former Marine medic and childhood friend. Nurse to her late father, Matt sets to work helping the Tucker sisters bring the family homestead back to its former glory. However, it’s anything but peace on earth when Matt considers reenlisting. Is it possible for Soph to have herself a merry little Christmas?
[Publisher: Gilead Publishing – October 2017]
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Dreams of My Heart (Coming in 2018!)
The Reluctant Bride Series by Barbara J. Scott
In 1875 Montana Territory, plucky Irish immigrant Kate O’Brien struggles to hang on to her brother’s homestead after his death in a suspicious cattle stampede. If she’s unable to pay off the loan that paid for her ticket to America, she will be forced to marry the banker’s rogue son Rafe Hamilton to cancel the debt or be tossed off her property. When Kate is attacked by a drunken gang, salvation comes in the form of a total stranger.
Texas cattleman Buck McKean drives the men off her ranch and spends the night in her cabin to keep her safe. In 1875, however, this act of kindness poses a profound threat to a woman’s reputation, and the two marry in an effort to resolve the impending consequences. Their marriage of convenience has its surprising benefits as the bride and groom get to know each other. But because of the abuse Kate suffered at the hands of her stepfather, she has sworn she’ll never allow another man that kind of control over her life.
Left at the altar in Virginia City a few years ago, Buck has made his own vow never to give his heart to another woman. But he’s a man who wants a wife…a real wife…and kids. He’s baffled by her consistent and unexpected rejection of his attempts to consummate their marriage. They had a deal after all. But when his advances fail, he decides to court her, to become the man of faith he believes she so desperately needs. Kate’s fear-driven, emotional response to falling in love with her husband is to ask Buck for an annulment, setting off a chain of events that endangers both their lives and puts her in peril at the hands of Rafe Hamilton.
[Publisher: Mountain Brook Ink – April 2018]
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Sleigh Bells Ring
by Barbara J. Scott, Sandra D. Bricker, Lynette Sowell, Lenora Worth
Four authors bring together four compelling and charming stories of four very different sisters on the verge of important decisions. Each hopeful and sweetly romantic tale reinforces the power of family, prayer, and faith. Each novella moves through lighthearted moments as well as introspective ones, offering a balance that maintains interest while taking the family issues seriously. Writing is usually a solitary act, but reader-favorite authors (and friends) Sandra D. Bricker, Barbara J. Scott, Lynette Sowell, and Lenora Worth got a happy Christmas miracle when invited to work together on Sleigh Bells Ring.
[Publisher: Gilead Publishing – October 2016]
by Barbara Scott & Carrie Younce
Against the arid azure sky, darkness was gathering. Seen by no human eye, making no detectable sound, the culprits of hell assembled above the red desert floor of Sedona.” So begins the spiritual battle among the red rocks of Sedona. Christine McKay has spent a lifetime honing her skills as a reporter and becoming an authority on the occult and New Age. But nothing could have prepared her for the terrifying evil she encounters when she investigates a ritual murder in picturesque Sedona, Arizona. Intertwined with the human story, angels and demons battle over the souls of men and women in this exciting thriller while Christine and friend John Delarosa track down the killers of a young man who was crucified upside down in a brutal sacrificial slaying.
[Publisher: Landheart Press – September 2013]
Secrets of the Gathering Darkness
by Barbara Scott & Carrie Younce
Exploring the importance of prayer, this is a gripping story of love and determination in difficult times. Christine Delarosa has been kidnapped and is being held hostage in a desert palace by pagan cult members. A murder investigation brings Christine’s husband John closer to the group who is holding Christine hostage–will he be able to save her from the evil surrounding her?