I love the covers of these books from Faithwords and can vouch for the exceptional quality of Carla's writing ~ she is a wonderful woman, as well!
I've read a number of Ginny's early books so keen to see her back writing historicals.
Shortly after burying her unfaithful husband, Georgia Peyton unexpectedly inherits the derelict Stardust motel from a distant relative. Despite doubts from the community and the aunt who raised her, she is determined to breathe new life into it. But the guests who arrive aren't what Georgia expects: Her gin-loving mother-in-law; her dead husband's mistress; an attractive but down-on-his-luck drifter who's tired of the endless road; and an aging Vaudeville entertainer with a disturbing link to Georgia's past.
Can Georgia find the courage to forgive those who've betrayed her, the grace to shelter those who need her, and the moxy to face the future? And will her dream of a new life under the flickering neon of the STARDUST ever come true?
For Such a Time as This by Ginny Aiken
The first in an inspirational new series, FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS is a retelling of Esther 4:14. Farmers, forced by drought to mortgage their land, hope for relief when the railroad announces plans to build a spur line through their area. Land speculation quickly follows, led by a young banker, Eli Whitman.
Widower Whitman has recently wed Olivia Moore in a marriage of convenience and, while she's proving to be an excellent "investment," his in-laws give him pause. When Whitman's land purchases force Olivia's family off their homestead just as winter sets in, Olivia fears for their safety. Though she swore to stay out of his business, it's up to Olivia to convince her new husband to pull back from his demands in this masterful period romance.