Novels by Irene Hannon
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♦IN HARM'S WAY (Revell, 2010; ISBN 978-0-8007-3312-4)
special agent Nick Bradley has seen his share of kooks during his fifteen years
with the Bureau, from the guy who insisted he’d been abducted by aliens to the
woman who claimed God had told her to assist the FBI by acting as His
intermediary on difficult cases. But Rachel Sutton is an enigma. She seems
normal when she shows up at the FBI office in
♦AN EYE FOR AN EYE (Revell, 2009; ISBN 978-0-8007-3311-7)
As a member of the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team—the nation’s most elite civilian fighting force—Mark Sanders is used to danger. Psychologist Emily Lawson isn’t. Yet danger abounds when a determined killer shatters their unexpected reunion. But who is the target? And why? As they search for answers, the peril escalates. Will they find the killer before he can complete his mission? Or is this new chapter in their long-ago summertime romance destined to have an unhappy ending?
♦AGAINST ALL ODDS (Revell, 2009; ISBN 978-0-800-73310-0)
For FBI Hostage Rescue Team member Evan Cooper and his partner, dignitary protection duty should have been a piece of cake. Unfortunately, Monica Callahan isn’t making it easy. Estranged from her diplomat father, who is involved in a sensitive hostage situation in the Middle East, she refuses to be intimidated by a related terrorist threat back in the States…until a chilling warning convinces her that the danger is very real—and escalating. As Coop and his partner do their best to keep her safe, David Callahan continues his work—triggering an abduction that puts his daughter’s life at risk. And with every second that ticks by, Coop knows that the odds of saving the only woman who has ever managed to breach the walls around his heart are dropping. Because terrorists aren’t known for their patience—or their mercy.
‡A FATHER FOR ZACH (Steeple Hill, 2010; ISBN 978-0-373-87591-7)
serving 10 years for armed robbery, Nathan Clay comes to
‡THE DOCTOR’S PERFECT MATCH (Steeple Hill, 2010; ISBN 978-0-373-87572-6)
After Dr. Christopher Morgan’s one serious romance
ended in tragedy, he moved to
‡THE HERO NEXT DOOR (Steeple Hill, 2009; ISBN 978-0-373-87541-2)
When two fellow officers die in a sting operation
set up by undercover cop Justin “J.C.” Clay, he heads to
‡TIDES OF HOPE (Steeple Hill, 2009; ISBN 978-0-373-87529-0)
fourteen years as a Coast Guard search and rescue specialist, followed by a
three-year stint at headquarters in
APPRENTICE FATHER (Steeple Hill, 2009; ISBN 978-0-373-87515-3)
A man wary of commitments finds himself responsible for two young, emotionally fragile children when his sister dies under tragic circumstances. Help comes in the form of a physically handicapped woman whose deep, abiding faith turns off the anti-religion hero, but whose kind and loving ways begin to melt the ice around his heart. As he works with her to heal the children, he learns much about love’s transforming power—from a special woman, from two innocent, dependent children, and from the Lord…who leads him home.
†WHERE LOVE ABIDES (Steeple Hill, 2008; ISBN 978-0-373-87479-8 )
RITA Award Finalist
From his first meeting with organic farmer Christine Turner on a rain-slicked highway, Sheriff Dale Lewis is intrigued. But Oak Hill’s newest resident wants nothing to do with men in general—and sheriffs in particular. When Dale begins to uncover the secrets of her past, he, too, approaches with caution. He married one emotionally troubled woman, and he has no desire to repeat that experience—even if his five-year-old daughter is enamored with Christine and views her as a mommy candidate. Yet when he discovers that she’s been wronged, his passion for justice compels him to help her clear her name. In the process, love comes calling for both of them. But can they find the courage to trust that the Lord has brought them together for a purpose…one that includes building a new life together?
†A DREAM TO SHARE (Steeple Hill, 2007; ISBN 978-0-373-87467-5)
As the fourth- generation editor of the Oak Hill Gazette, Abby Warner has vowed to carry on the paper's pro ud tradition despite increasing financial problems. But big-city publishing heir Mark Campbell wants to take the paper away from her—and as fast as possible. In a situation rife with tension, sparks fly. But when Mark finds a new purpose for his life in the Podunk town he derided, and Abby begins to realize that there’s more to the playboy heir than she first thought, sparks of a different kind start to fly. Can these two people from very different backgrounds open their hearts to each other and find the courage to embrace the surprising and unexpected opportunity God has sent their way?
†FROM THIS DAY FORWARD (Steeple Hill, 2007; ISBN 978-0-373-87455-2) Award Winner!
HOLT Medallion Winner
a violent attack ended his surgical career and his marriage shattered, Dr. Sam
RAINBOW’S END (Steeple Hill, 2007; ISBN 978-0-373-87415-6)
RITA Award Finalist; National Readers’ Choice Award Finalist
empty and alone after a cross-country search for answers, Keith Michaels takes
refuge with reclusive artist Jill Whelan when a sudden storm strands him on
***THE FAMILY MAN (Steeple Hill, 2006; ISBN 0-373-87392-1)
They’d been childhood sweethearts—Amy Hamilton, eldest daughter in a family publishing dynasty, and Bryan Healey, son of an immigrant from the opposite side of the tracks. He’d wanted marriage; she’d wanted a career first. Unable to reconcile her ambitions with his desire for a home and family, they’d parted. Now, 10 years later, he’s back in town—a widower with a young son in tow…working for the very woman he’d once loved. Neither is ready for the long-buried sparks that flame to life. But can they make peace with their rocky past and forge a future together?
ALL OUR TOMORROWS (Steeple Hill, 2006; ISBN 0-373-87381-6)
HOLT Medallion Finalist Reissued 2007 (Thorndike large print), ISBN 978-0-7862-9381-0
When journalist Caroline Trent lost her fiancée, gifted photographer Michael Sloan, in a suicide bombing in the Middle East, she was overwhelmed not only with grief, but with guilt and resentment for the role both she and Michael’s brother, David, played in his death. When David unexpectedly reenters her life two years later, Caroline is jolted by the surprising—and unwelcome—attraction that begins to simmer between them as they work to help a gifted yet troubled high school student. But along the way, they learn a lesson of their own about the healing power of love.
**THE UNEXPECTED GIFT (Steeple Hill, 2005; ISBN 0-373-87329-8)
Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award Finalist
In this final book of the “Sisters & Brides” series, workaholic Morgan Williams
doesn’t see how she can take four days off from work—let alone four weeks—to
claim her half of Aunt Jo’s cottage. Nor is she enamored with her disapproving
co-heir, Grant Kincaid. But when circumstances change and Morgan finds herself
**GIFT FROM THE HEART (Steeple Hill, 2005; ISBN 0-373-87317-4)
HOLT Medallion Finalist
In the second installment of the “Sisters & Brides” series, Clare Randall must assist Dr. Adam Wright with his eleven-year-old daughter, Nicole. As Clare strives to help the troubled youngster, she discovers that the girl’s father needs just as much help as his daughter. Love blossoms as she encourages the two of them to become a family—one that she yearns to join. But can she overcome the tragedy in her past and find the courage to take a second chance on love?
**THE BEST GIFT (Steeple Hill, 2005; ISBN 0-373-87302-2)
In the first “Sisters & Brides” book, free-spirit A.J. Williams is
paired with no-nonsense, buttoned-up Blake Sullivan as co-owner of Aunt Jo’s
book store in
CROSSROADS (Steeple Hill, 2003; ISBN 0-373-87231-3)
Tess Lockwood, struggling alone to raise her troubled teenage son, finds an unexpected ally in high-school principal Mitch Jackson. As he works with her to help her son overcome his problems, she finds herself falling in love. But how can she get involved with Mitch without alienating her son, who considers the principal his enemy? Besides, the scars from her marriage run deep, leaving her afraid of another relationship. Mitch, too, has his secrets—and his fears. Yet he is also falling in love. Can Mitch and Tess find the courage to face the demons from their past, put their trust in God, and take a second chance on love?
NEVER SAY GOODBYE (Steeple Hill, 2002; ISBN 0-373-87182-1) Award Winner!
RITA Award Winner
When a tragic accident takes the life of her four-year-old daughter and sends her husband to prison for vehicular manslaughter, Jess Mitchell’s world crumbles. And when her faith provides no answers—or comfort—she abandons it. Now Scott Mitchell has returned, determined to win back the woman he loves. With renewed faith and trust in the Lord, he sets out to convince Jess that he’s a changed man. But can Jess find it in her heart to let go of hate—and the past—and open her heart to love once again?
THE WAY HOME (Steeple Hill, 2000; ISBN 0-373-87118-X) Award Winner!
Re-issued 2006 2-in-1 Love Inspired Classics—ISBN 0-373-65270-4
Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award Winner
Successful broadcast journalist Amy Winter thought work was all she needed to make her happy—until prosecuting attorney Cal Richards walked into her life. With his abiding faith and solid sense of priorities and values, he suddenly had her questioning everything she believed in—and everything she’d stopped believing in. As their paths begin to cross, animosity gradually gives way to respect, then friendship—and finally love. But only by reconciling their differences can they find a future together.
ONE SPECIAL CHRISTMAS (Steeple Hill, 1999; ISBN 0-373-87077-9)
Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award Finalist
Dr. Eric Carlson had learned long ago that marriage and medicine don’t mix. And Kate Nolan had already had her once-in-a-lifetime love. But as Christmas approached, could they learn to let go of the past and open their hearts once again to the gift of love?
IT HAD TO BE YOU (Steeple Hill, 1999; ISBN 0-373-87058-2)
Maggie Fitzgerald had loved Jake West since their first teenage kiss. But then tragedy struck and he left her alone on the eve of their wedding to raise two orphaned nieces. Now, 12 years later, he’s suddenly appeared by chance at her remote inn. Romance blossoms anew, and Jake makes it clear he is eager to make amends. But Can Maggie find the courage to trust again?
*A FAMILY TO CALL HER OWN (Steeple Hill, 1998; ISBN 0-373-87025-6
Re-issued 2005, ISBN 0-373-80975-1)
When Rebecca Matthews saves an injured stranger, she doesn’t realize her life will change forever. For disillusioned reporter Zach Wright, Rebecca is a refreshing—and appealing—reminder that goodness still endures. But a secret from her past makes Rebecca afraid to get too close—until a little girl in need unexpectedly enters their lives and changes everything.
*A GROOM OF HER OWN (Steeple Hill, 1998, ISBN 0-373-87016-7)
Re-issued 2005, ISBN 0-373-80973-5
Re-issued 2006 2-in-1 Love Inspired Classics—ISBN 0-373-65270-4
Gregarious, outspoken Sam Reynolds and minister Brad Matthews are an unlikely pair—until romance breaks down the barriers between them to reveal surprising common ground. But is their love strong enough to allow Sam to move beyond—and Brad to accept—a devastating secret from her past?
*HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS (Steeple Hill, 1997, ISBN 0-373-87007-8)
When architect Nick Sinclair is forced to work with unknown landscaper Laura Taylor, he resents her. But not for long. For neither can deny their mutual attraction. But as friendship blossoms into love, can Laura find the courage to overcome her painful past and take a second chance on love?
A DELICATE BALANCE (Avalon, 1994; ISBN 0-8034-9040-2)
When human resources
consultant Melissa Stewart is hired to straighten out a morale problem at
Linden Electronics, she quickly pinpoints the source—company president Alex
Linden, a hard-driving workaholic. Though impressed by his business savvy,
Melissa is less impressed by Alex on a human level. Unlike him, she is a firm
believer in balancing work and play—a lesson she learned the hard way. Yet as
they work to solve the problems at
A RAINBOW IN THE GLEN (Avalon, 1993; ISBN 0-8034-9012-7
(Re-issued large print 1995 by Thorndike, ISBN 0-7451-2880-7)
Romance is definitely not on
the itinerary when Glynnis O’Connor takes her father to
MIRROR IMAGE (Avalon, 1993; ISBN 0-8034-8990-0)
As a feature writer for
“Profile” magazine, Andee McCreary arrives in the
SPOTLIGHT ON LOVE (Avalon, 1992; ISBN 0-8034-8921-8)
When Kendall Williams is
hired to direct a benefit musical in
WHEN LILACS BLOOM (Avalon, 1991; ISBN 0-8034-8891-2)
Casey Randall has landed a dream job as a photographer with “Journeys” magazine. But complications arise when she finds herself falling in love with her aloof, bitter boss. Jeremy Morgan is struggling with demons from his past, prompted by a debilitating injury that has convinced him that love is not in the cards for him. Casey thinks otherwise. But only if she can break through the shell he’s built around his heart will they have a chance to build a life together.
WHEN THE HEART TAKES WING (Avalon, 1991; ISBN 0-8034-8860-2)
After a whirlwind five-week
courtship, stable, logical, cautious Dr. Elizabeth Douglas finds herself
engaged to one of
PORTRAIT OF LOVE (Thomas Nelson, 1985; ISBN 0-8407-7373-0)
When Jenny Davis inherits her
aunt’s ranch in
IN NAME ONLY (Thomas Nelson, 1985; ISBN 0-8407-7363-3)
The European trip of a lifetime turns into a nightmare for Brooke Peyton when she is temporarily sidelined after being struck by a car. When the driver of the car, Alex D’Aprix, invites her to recuperate in his French Riviera home, she writes him off as a shallow, jet-setting playboy. But after spending time with him, she quickly revises her opinion and finds herself falling in love with her handsome host. When he unexpectedly asks her to marry him as a “favor” to help him out of a tricky business situation, he knows it will be a marriage in name only. Yet she loves Alex, and prays that in time that he will come to love her, too. But will her prayers be heard?
LOVE INSPIRED CLASSICS: THE BEST GIFT & GIFT FROM THE HEART Steeple Hill, 2009 (ISBN 978-0-373-65131-3)
LOVE INSPIRED CLASSICS: NEVER SAY GOODBYE & CROSSROAD Steeple Hill, 2008 (ISBN 978-0-373-65117-7)
LOVE INSPIRED CLASSICS: A GROOM OF HER OWN & THE WAY HOME Steeple Hill, 2006 (ISBN 0-373-65270-4)
TOGETHER AGAIN (Contains “It Had To Be You”); Steeple Hill, 2003 (ISBN 0-373-87130-9)
THE THREE GIFTS (Contains “One Special Christmas”); Steeple Hill, 2002 (ISBN 0-373-87240-2)
CROSSINGS (Contains “A Family to Call Her Own”); Steeple Hill, 1998 (ISBN 0-7934-0528-4)
* “Vows” Series—Through the love of three special men, three friends are able to overcome
the trauma of their past and look to the future with hope.
** “Sisters & Brides” Series—Three sisters inherit very special legacies from a great aunt, which
ultimately lead them to the best gift of all—love.
publishing dynasty in
in the air for three special couples!
♦ Heroes of Quantico Series—Coop, Mark and Nick—three of the FBI’s finest. But each is about to
face a challenge that will push his skills to the limit…and change his life forever.
Lighthouse Lane Series—On a quaint
guide three couples home.